I never thought I'd see the day when Cheryl would once again turn her back on her naturally dark hair hue in favour of blonde...circa the early Ashley years, but that day has come around my friends. Cheryl was spotted this morning with a newly lightened, honey blonde 'do, which FYI has also been chopped into razored, just-above-the-shoulders cut. I can understand why she's done it. Many of my own hair cuts/colour changes have been down to break ups/new jobs.
A picture is yet to be posted online (apparently the picture agencies are charging extortionate rates for the new shots) but according to L'oreal sources, the shade is being referred to as 'smokey quartz'. Stay tuned Best Tressers. Sx
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Since parting ways with Topshop this year, Kate Moss has clearly missed designing and collaborating with big brands as the model is now rumoured to be launching her own makeup collection with Rimmel later this year. It seems apt she should choose the cool London brand seeing as she remains their most iconic face. According to reports, the collection will launch in October and will feature 6 lip colours and a selection of eyeshadows. I cannot wait to see it! Sx
My love affair with all things K-Mid continues. The hair. The long legs. And now her humble beauty buys. Ahead of last week's ARK Charity event (please refer to the to-die-for pink sequinned Jenny Packham dress), Kate popped into good old Boots on the Kings Road and bought a day and night cream. And as for the brand responsible for her glowing, radiant complexion...Nivea.
Mac's latest collection, Flighty, features a rainbow of feather-light whipped mousse cream shadows, £13.50. The 16 shades build from sheer to medium coverage and are complimented by these 4 limited edition shades of Zoom Lash Mascara, £13.50. The new range is available at http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/ now Sx
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
I love these polishes from Bourjois. So Laque Ultra Shine Polishes, £5.99, have a wide-angled brush that makes DIY manis quick and easy, while the finish is intense and glossy. These shades are new for summer and go on sale at Boots and Superdrug today. I'll be wearing Lime Catwalk on my toes. Sx
|From left: Magenta Show, Lime Catwalk, Violet Couture, Bleu Model, Rouge Fashionista, Jaune Trendy, Orange Creation|
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Pixie's hippy style was made for festivals so it's no wonder then that she scored the look of this weekend's Isle of Wight festival with her bohemian plait and floral facepaint. HOB Salon's Holly Rudge styled Pixie's tousled hair, complete with flower-adorned heidi plait. As for the makeup, well M.A.C artists were on hand throughout the festival for the VIP acts but it was M.A.C PRO Trainer, Dean Rudd, who created this gorgeous makeup look. I can only dream of a world in which it is acceptable to adorn our faces with pretty florals. I mean I'd love to wear this look for a summer picnic or a trip to Tesco but I don't think the world (Aylesbury) is ready for it. Until then, I'll let Pixie carry the floral-face torch. Sx
We gathered at The Dorchester for some lovely pre-Kim canapes (the mini Shepherd's Pies were a particular high point for me) and waited. Kim had been to a signing at Debenhams just before and her team had obviously underestimated the fan-pulling power of the Dash doll. After 45 minutes (and too many olives), she arrived amid a storm of flashbulbs and a surge of people. Her speech on stage was brief and she focused mainly on the collaboration with UK distributor SAS&Company. After that, she swiftly disappeared.
Monday, 13 June 2011
After sampling the new fragrances (more below), enjoying a delicious meal (fish and chips), we were treated to a catwalk of bunny outfits throughout history. Check out the pictures below...
|Me and bunny|
Seeing as there are two scents, one for her and one for him, I decided this would be a good review for E and I to share. Read our reviews below...
Play it Rock is available now from Boots, London Playboy is available exclusively at Tesco from 5th July Sx
Bourjois' single eyeshadows are one of the most iconic products in beauty. I don't know a makeup bag that hasn't at one time been graced with the presence of these cult pots. Their latest eyeshadow installment features revved-up pigment and long-lasting colour in the form of the brand's new Intense Eyeshadows, £6.99. The formula is as silky as you would expect from a Bourjois eyeshadow but the shades are, as the name would suggest, far more intense. I tested a few shades on my arm below - the dark shades are long-wearing and highly-pigmented. The paler colours, however, are lacking on intensity but are pretty and shimmery. The new Intense Eyeshadows go on sale this Wednesday Sx
|From top: 01 Golden Beige (just visible), 08 Sienna Brown, 09 Mocha Brown, 06 Petrol Blue, 10 Charcoal Black|
Friday, 10 June 2011
|Photo credit: Rex|
|Leighton and Vera|
At around 3pm, we were taken through to the Victorian Ballroom and seated at peony-covered tables. The afternoon tea was gorgeous - think crustless, perfectly-rectangular sandwiches and too-pretty-to-eat cakes. Leighton and Vera then arrived in the room. Vera is as chic as you'd imagine (seriously, how does she keep her hair so shiny?) and her passion for the fragrance is palpable. The fragrance has been a year and a half in the making and it seems it's been a rather autobiographical process for the designer. 'A lot of my fragrances have been based on what goes on in my life,' she admitted. The two women seemed to get along really well and definitely had a mutual respect and appreciation for one another's work. Vera said herself, 'I got lucky with Leighton' and revealed that the commercial was shot in freezing 10 degree temperatures without a whinge or diva-ish moan from Leighton (I'm pressuming she means Fahrenheit because if that's celsius, Leighton needs to spend some more time in the UK...10 degrees celsius is positively balmy!). As for Leighton, well apparently the perfume is a lot like herself, 'fun and flirty, quirky and feminine at the same time' she said. 'At first I was telling family and friends, "It's my fragrance" but now everyone in my family has it.'