Monthly archive March, 2011

The Naked Truth

The Naked Truth
Age Resistant Cleanser Well, this has to be a first! Darren McKeown’s first skin care range is called Naked Truth because he insists on not giving false promises. So while he is handy with a needle (he’s the same Darren that re-contoured my jaw-line), you’re not going to find anything on the box that promises... Read More

NARS Laguna At Selfridges

NARS Laguna At Selfridges
I really like this little glow making collection from NARS named Laguna. It debuts in Selfridges on 15th April, and Pro-Stylist team members, David Scheffen and Frederico Gregorini will be in store, along with Jason Hoffman (lead trainer from New York) and Benoit Dumont from the National Stylist team. They’re touring London, Trafford and Birmingham... Read More

Paul Smith Is Optimistic (And Showed His Knickers)

Paul Smith Is Optimistic (And Showed His Knickers)
This morning I went along to meet Paul Smith who was showcasing his new fragrances for men and women, Optimistic. I’d expected some sort of blah powerpoint presentation showing intense diagrams of top, middle and bottom notes along with a ton of those paper strips and a room that ends up smelling of vaguely floral... Read More

BB Creams – The Trend Heads To The UK

BB Creams - The Trend Heads To The UK
If you follow any Asian blogs then you might be aware of the BB Cream phenomenon. The ‘BB’ abbreviation stands for ‘Blemish Balm’, but that’s a little misleading in terms of description. A BB cream is tinted moisturiser with additional properties, such as a brightening skincare ingredient, an SPF, some anti-ageing element, hydration, and often... Read More

Wax Manicure with Essie

Wax Manicure with Essie
This morning I had a lovely email from Marian Newman, all-round nail genius, telling me to get my favourite manicurist, David Barton, to do a ‘wax effect’ nail, as she knew I had an appointment with him later in the day. So when I turned up to see the gorgeous new Essie Bridal Shades, I... Read More

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis Washing Liquids

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis Washing Liquids
I’ve heard of posh laundry liquids before – I’ve used a Tocca one ages and ages ago – but I have to admit to being totally in love with Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s range of Aqua Universalis Washing Liquids. They’re ridiculously priced at £29 each so it’s an addiction I’ll just have to get over, but... Read More

Trust Lipstick

Trust Lipstick
If you ever should need an excuse to buy a beautiful red lipstick, there’s such a good one coming up that it’s impossible to resist. Trust is created by celebrity make-up artist, Karen Alder, to raise funds for the Prince’s Trust charity. She herself received support from the Prince’s Trust when she first began her... Read More