One of my favourite brands Make-up Forever launches exclusively in Debenhams Beauty Departments 19th May.

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Launching exclusively 19th May Make-up Forever makes a come back in the perfumery departments of Debenhams. I’ve used this make-up brand over the years and have always enjoyed the colour schemes and textures when working with these products. Here’s some you might like to seek out from top left,  Pro Bronze Fusion and Kubuki Brush £28, Plexi Gloss £16, Aqua Liner £16, HD Pressed Powder £25 and the Face & Body Foundation £27. Make sure when you’re visiting to bring your Debenhams Beauty Club Reward Card.  As a member you will get points & rewards and be entitled to free make-overs and skin care consultations. Debenhams Beauty.



NEW Early Defence skincare from No7 helps to maintain and protect the skin for later years.

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I think most people understand the effects of the sun on the skin and most of the damage is made in the early years. Using sun screen is very important to prevent long term damage and skin cancers. This new range from No7 Early Defence Skincare range offers the age group 25-30 years a chance to help maintain and keep the skin looking younger and in good condition, whilst helping to protect against UVA and environmental damage.

Dr Mike Bell, Skincare Scientific Advisor for Boots UK, says “Protecting your skin for the sun and environmental stress is really important, particularly if you want to proactively delay the signs of ageing.  With Double Defence technology we have created a powerful and broad-spectrum antioxidant complex which had been designed to neutralise damaging free radicals that cause the skin oxidative stress, helping you to keep your skin looking younger for longer.”

The patent of Double Defence includes ingredients of Ginseng, Mulberry Vitamin C, Lipochroman, Vitamin C, Rice peptides and Alfalfa which all help towards protecting and repair along with N0  7’s unbeatable 5* UVA technology offering the skin advanced daily protection from the sun and environmental stress to help it look younger for longer.

The NEW line up consists of No7 Early Defence Day Cream £19.50,  No7 Early Defence Night Cream £19.50,  No7 Early Defence Eye Cream £13.50.

From the trials made over a two week period more than 90% of women found it super light and gentle on the skin, 85% felt they were looking after their skin longterm and 80% said their skins were more radiant after this time. Time for you to try for yourself.

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Sanctuary Spa collaborates and launches New Cooling Sorbet and Air Whipped Souffle body care range with chef Tess Ward.


It was such a delight to be taught how to make the most delicious souffle’s and sorbet’s by Chef Tess Ward @TessWardChef  for the launch of the Sanctuary Spa’s @sanctuaryspa newest Air Whipped Souffle and Cooling Sorbet body care.

For the summer months ahead these new products will bring a decadent dessert from the kitchen into the bathroom.  Air Whipped Souffle is super light and has the consistency of a smooth buttercream that melts onto the skin as it hydrates and leaves the body with a delicious scent good enough to eat. The Air Whipped Souffle range includes a Body Scrub £8, Creme Souffle body moisturiser £10.50 and a Shower Souffle £7.


The New Cooling Sorbet Body care has all the freshness of a fine Sorbet that’s cooling, refreshing and melts on the skin. It has to be the best wake up call for a summers morning with a Cooling Body Sorbet £7 to add a light moisture, Cooling Shower Drench £7 and a Cooling Glacial Scrub £8.

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Available from May 2015 in Boots stores, for the latest news, product ranges click the link Sanctuary Spa.

NEW Instant Glow Piz Buin Illuminating sun spray SPF15 & SPF30.


This is certainly a favourite sun care range for me Piz Buin with it’s distinctive smell of summer. Instant Glow has an illuminating finish due to light reflecting pearls leaving a very flattering effect when sprayed onto the body. I have used this on my face and I have to say it’s great having sun care with an illuminating finish with an added SPF30. It’s very important to use sun care all year round to reduce any long term skin damage, preventing premature ageing and any other serious skin problems. It’s not until later in your life that you see the damage done from your early years in the sun. Here’s some great advice from Dr Jennifer Jones, Consultant Dermatologist.

“ It’s important to make sure you use sun protection from
the very first day of Spring to keep skin protected from
the sun’s rays. Having been covered by clothing over
the winter months, skin is especially sensitive to UV rays
on first exposure so whether you’re at home or abroad
it’s important to use proper protection every day.”

NHS advice on Sun Safety. 

Piz Buin Instant Glow SPF15 & SPF30 £16.99. Boots & Superdrug.



ILLAMASQUA To Be Alive make-up collection launching 1st May.


In true style Illamasqua have created a make-up collection for those who love to be different in style and fashion. I love this blue feel in every way and offers room for such creativity for the make-up user. I can see so many ways of applying these items to create something quite individual. Alex Box creative directer says ” Blue is the colour of pure of mind, healing clarity and stillness that gives way to movement and spirit, the authentic self and true gesture.”

Available 1st May maybe drop into their store in central London W1 Illamasqua. 


NEW Palette in Spirit £34 includes a cream & powder texture,  NEW Glamore Lipstick in Vendetta £18.50, NEW Shine Lip Gloss in Iridesce £18,  NEW nail vanish in Prismatic £14.50.

Real hands on fashion advice from Alicia/Kay helps to engage and develop your own fashion style.

CaptureAlicia and KayA quick update about the fabulous fashion duo Alicia and Kay. They invited me to visit one of their morning workshops at the Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa  and found the experience very helpful with lots of hands on friendly advice. These workshops help to reinforce, add and back up all the useful content online that clients individually subscribe too. I met some great women who’d really benefited from their service and couldnt wait to come back for another hands on future workshop.

Here’s the original post from the initial launch in February 2015.

Everyone suffers fashion disasters over the years.  It just gets complicated knowing what works for you at different phases of your life when there’s so much available in the shops and online.  A Government campaign   Love your clothes  have stated that there are an estimated £30 billion worth of clothing sitting in the backs of our wardrobes for over a year.  That’s just incredible to think that many people buy clothing in the wrong size, shape, style, and colour to add to already unworn clothing in their wardrobes. I find it completely shocking that we would want to waste our money and time in this way.

Recently I visited the Hoxton Hotel in Holborn to meet Alicia and Kay the founders of   who are absolutely passionate about utilizing clothing you currently own by finding key items within your budget to add to your wardrobe. The idea is to create a capsule collection for spring/summer and autumn/winter so eliminating any future dilemmas of what works for you in wearable clothing, footwear and accessories. It’s teaching simple styling techniques that really work for you personally and it totally makes sense and brings women together.

Click here aliciakaystyle to see where your nearest styling classes will be running and maybe you have what it takes to become a fashion stylist yourself.

“A Stylish Woman Makes Fashion Her Own.” says Alicia and Kay and I tend to agree. Fashion style is completely personal and wearing clothes you feel comfortable and confidant wearing is everything no matter where it’s from or what budget you spend.

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John Frieda’s new improved Beach Blonde & Frizz Ease Forever launches with another fabulous party in London’s OXO Tower.

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John Freida’s new and improved Beach Blonde hair collection adds to your hair colour and texture by helping to create the feel of summer hair through fragrance, natural extracts and sea botanicals. Starting at the top with Beach Blonde Kelp Help Deep Conditioning Masque £6.25 to instantly improve the condition of your hair, Beach Blonde Cool Dip Purifying Shampoo £5.99 and Beach Blonde Sea Waves Salt Spray £6.99 to get that tousled, beachy summer look.

Then there’s the the famous Frizz Ease created by John Frieda back in 1989 it was the first of it’s kind on the market for that unmanageable frizzy hair. This is the newest and latest Frizz Ease Forever Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner £7.99 and the Frizz Ease Forever Smooth Anti-Frizz Primer £9.99.

Here’s pics and You Tube promo for the Pre party bash in London’s OXO Tower. Available at Boots.






Avon’s NEW Super Extend Winged Out Mascara launches 5th March.


Avon’s latest mascara launches 5th March and in keeping with the 60’s lashes trend for SS15 the Super Extend Winged Out Mascara £8.50 will absolutely do the trick.


Clarins “Garden Escape” spring/summer make-up collection 2015.


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In true style Clarins floral inspired make-up collection focuses on offering a sheer, natural subtle finish. A Limited Edition spring/summer 6-colour eye palette £32   either use straight from the palette or slightly dampen to add a stronger effect. Blusher Prodige 08 Sweet Rose £26 is soft, fresh with a majority matt and part iridescent blush to sculpt and highlight all in one go.

The Crayon Khol Eye Pencil 09 Intense Green £17 can be added inside the lower lash and the immediate eye area softened by a brush on the opposite end of the pencil.

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New Joli Rouge Brilliant Sheer Shine Lipstick £19 is moisturising, soft, shiny, vibrant and bright.

lipstick joli rougeNew colours added 22 Coral Dahlia & 23 Rose Petal.

Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector £18 Introduces six New Shades, 01 Rose, 02 Coral, 03 MyPink, 04 Orange, 05 Red, 06 Rosewood.

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New Limited Edition Instant Lip Light Comfort Oil £18 rich in hazelnut oil, mirabelle & organic jojoba oils that adds a sheer wash of colour softens the lip, and as the name suggests a subtle flavour of 01 Honey and 02 Raspberry (only online).  The Garden Escape make-up collection available on counter & online.
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