The Golden Globes - Our Top 10

Starry Starry Night!! The Golden Globes never fail to kick off awards season with more than a sprinkling of stardust! As a prelude to The Oscars its the first event of the year we get to see our favourite A-listers grace the red carpet in custom made and couture and last nights ceremony certainly didn’t disappoint in the style stakes. With Lady Gaga’s Cinderella-esque Valentino gown and Lupita Nyong’o’ s by appointment Calvin Klein creation, it was a night of high glamour and more is more!

Heres our pick of our favourite looks!

1. Lady Gaga in Valentino 2. Isla Fisher in Monique Lhuiller 3. Julia Roberts in Stella McCartney 4. Regina King in Alberta Ferretti 5. Claire Foy in Miu Miu 6. Jodie Comer in Ralph & Russo 7. Lupita Nyong’o’ in Calvin Klein 8. Emmy Rossum in Monique Lhuiller 9. Sandra Oh in Versace 10. Kristen Bell in Zuhair Murhad.

Review: The Plasma Shower Facial at Skinfinity

A few weeks ago I visited the Skinfinity skin clinic in Leeds to undergo a Plasma shower facial treatment. Personally I think the name itself sounds intriguing and having had laser treatments in the past I was curious to speak to the consultant about what the treatment actually entails and ultimately see the results. The facial is non invasive which is a huge plus for me as I’m a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to needles and surgery (not that I judge anyone else who opts for more intense methods of skin rejuvenation, I’m very much each to their own!) and also has limited downtime, again another huge bonus if you don’t have the option of taking time off whilst you recover.

Skinfinity Clinic Exterior

Skinfinity Clinic Exterior

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When I arrived at Skinfinity, which is a lovely clinic with a very relaxed environment, I was introduced to Dr Gareth O Hare who spoke with me at length about the treatment itself and the equipment used to carry it out. The plasma facial is given using a Plasma BT device which can be used for a variety of skin procedures. Dr O Hare though mainly uses it for reducing excess skin on eyelids, reducing eye bags, and softening permanent creases/wrinkles in the skin. It can also be used for removing small benign moles or skin tags. The plasma device fires a type of energy into the skin, causing it to tighten. 

The Plasma BT device is an alternative to surgical removal of excess skin on the eyelids, known as blepharoplasty. With the plasma device, there are no cuts, stitches or scars. After just 3 sessions, 6 weeks apart, excess eyelid skin is significantly reduced. Wrinkles can also be treated around the eyes (crow's feet), cheeks, forehead, and around the mouth. The skin is usually slightly red, with small brown dots where the plasma energy has touched the skin. These side effects usually settle after 4-7 days. 

Dr Gareth O Hare and me with the Plasma BT Device.

Dr Gareth O Hare and me with the Plasma BT Device.

For the Plasma shower facial itself Dr Hare places a serum on the skin before using the Plasma BT device to fire tiny shots of energy across the targeted areas of the face. This feels like a very light sunburn and only lasts a minute or so. It is a gentle, non-invasive skin treatment that can be used to help with a variety of skin issues, including acne, excess pigmentation, and dryness. It works by opening up the tiny channels in between your skin cells, allowing any products placed on the skin afterwards to be absorbed more deeply. The clinic uses the Tebiskin range to enhance the treatment and four of the products were used on me.

  1. Gluage serum: Boosts production of hyaluronic acid, makes the skin more hydrated and smooth

  2. SOD-C serum: a combination of several different anti-oxidants, helps even out skin tone and repair damage from sun exposure/pollution etc.

  3. HYAL cream: a concentrated hyaluronic acid moisturising cream. It works by attracting more water into your skin cells, leaving it softer and smoother.

  4. UV-Sooth: a factor 50+ moisturiser with hyaluronic acid and an anti-oxidant. This is Dr O Hares favourite product in the Tebiskin range and comes highly recommended by him.

I found the treatment to be extremely quick in comparison to other treatments I’ve had with a wealth of benefits. Although not something I would consider as a long term method of managing skin ageing it’s definitely a great treatment for instant rejuvenation! Practically painless with very little downtime and almost instant results the Plasma facial is a fabulous facial for a big event such as a wedding, red carpet, graduation etc or as a special treat when you’re feeling tired and rundown. Wether you’re looking for a festive glow for the Christmas party season or to reboot in the New Year I can highly recommend this treatment at Skinfinity.

For more information please visit www.skinfityclinic.co.uk

LFW-Styled by Lines

“Launched in Spring 2014, Ellie Lines is a British luxury dress label which focuses on 100% silk in Ellie’s exclusive prints and is manufactured in London where she is based.

Working for many years as a fashion stylist with various international publications, designers and people within the film and music industry, Ellie Lines nurtured her love of beautiful pieces and used this as the inspiration behind her collections. Inspired by the jet-set era of the 60’s and 70’s encapsulated by the photography of Slim Aarons in his book Poolside, Ellie has created dresses that are luxurious, stylish and above all fun, each piece designed with a friend in mind, capturing their spirit and personality to create stunning dresses that real people will enjoy.

Gracing an array of glossy magazine covers and charted by Grazia as ‘Label To Watch’, the brand has a loyal following from the likes of Style Queens Claudia Schiffer, Fearne Cotton, Emilia Fox, Melissa Hemsley, Sarah-Jane Mee and Holly Willoughby to name a few. 

The latest collection see’s the introduction of separates to the brand. Continuing to design with friends in mind, they are true classics that you can always rely upon to take you from the office to the party. Pulling together her knowledge of how a really great pieces work with themes from the past, Ellie has created a timeless collection that will always be your friend. 

Natalie wears the Carly Fantasy Dress to attend London Fashion Week

Natalie wears the Carly Fantasy Dress to attend London Fashion Week

To view more of Ellies collection or to book a private appointment at the London showroom please visit http://www.ellielines.co.uk

Boohoo Premium

Gotta go big or go home? Start your look the luxe way with boohoo Premium. A limited edition collection that has your going out game down, there's only one rule: more is more. Think embellished everything, oversized tassels and a killer fit. They're the statement makers your wardrobe's been waiting for.

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Presenting a capsule of contemporary fashion focused statement separates including bandage dresses, luxurious outerwear and detailed jumpsuits.Influenced by the 80's and 90's era, exaggerated sleeves, hardware, tassles and corset detailing add a luxe feel, while vintage glamour style ensembles make for for stand-out party look.
 

Feminine and flirty, the modern collection oozes confidence showcasing hero pieces such as the hot pink bandage floor length frill dress adorned with gold studding and the oversize transaparent mesh bomber with bronze beading throughout paired with the classic 80’s style mini skirt. The debut collection consists of optic whites, blush pink, gold and rose gold palette with doses of black, red and corn flower blue perfect for long summer nights and party holiday destinations.

From dramatic daywear to dynamic occasion dresses, it caters for your premium wardrobe in lace, faux leather and extreme embellishment. Available in sizes 8-14, the collection will have seasonal drops throughout the year, perfect for the edgy, cool boohoo girl with a difference.

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Shop our favourite pieces below.

Neom Holiday Heroes

The summer is officially here and that means one thing....Holidays!!!!! It also means there's a certain amount of stress when it comes to packing. With highly priced luggage allowances, carry on plastic bags and 100ml liquid rules, deciding on the essentials can be a bit of a nightmare, especially if you're anything like me and you want to take all of your favourite products. Well fear not help is at hands from the lovely folks at Neom.

Neom Organics have created two travel collections to enhance your wellbeing journey. The Holiday Heroes Kit and Wellbeing Discovery Kit both include powerful therapeutic minis packed full of the purest possible essential oils, to keep your skin feeling nourished and hydrated, whilst providing true wellbeing benefits; to relieve stress, aid sleep, boost your energy and lift your mood. 

Holiday Heroes

Travel calm from take-off to touch down with the new Holiday Heroes Kit, comprising of six holiday essentials. Create calm and banish any pre-flight nerves with the Nourish, Breathe and Calm Hand Balm and spritz the Energy Burst On The Go Mist on touch down to instantly re-energise. Prep your skin and mind for a relaxing day in the sun with the Great Day Body Scrub and keep skin glowing with the Great Day Bath and Shower Wash. The Great Day Lotion will help to nourish skin, whilst the Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist helps you drift into a deep night’s sleep, wherever your travels take you.

Holiday Heroes £45
Holiday Heroes contains: 10ml Nourish, Breath & Calm Hand Balm, 5ml Energy Burst On The Go Mist, 50g Great Day Body Scrub, 50ml Great Day Bath and Shower Wash and Lotion and a 5ml Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist. 
 
 

Wellbeing Discovery Kit

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The Wellbeing Discovery Kit is a curated collection of Neom’s 5 best sellers to start you on your wellbeing journey. Begin your day with the Great Day Body Scrub to lift your mood, whilst nourishing the skin. On the go, practice some quick mindful breathing techniques and boost positivity with the Nourish Breathe and Energise Hand Balm. The Real Luxury Body and Hand Wash and Lotion will help provide stress relief after a busy day and the Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist will prepare you for a peaceful night’s sleep.

Wellbeing Discover Kit £36
Wellbeing Discovery Kit contains: 50ml Great Day Body Scrub, 10ml Nourish Breathe and Energise Hand Balm, 50ml Real Luxury Body and Hand Wash and Lotion, 5ml Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist
I absolutely love these kits!!, I'm a huge fan of Neom anyway and so these handy kits mean I can take my favourite wellbeing products on holiday with me. I love using the On The Go mist on long haul flights to settle me before take off and then again when we land to energise. My personal holiday hero though is the Real Luxury body & hand wash from the wellbeing kit. Packed with aloe vera, my skin feels super soft after using in the shower and the fragrance leaves me feeling uplifted and ready to start the day!" 
Available at www.neomorganics.com /Leeds, Wimbledon and Kings Road stores. 

YSL Beauté Spring 2017-The Street and I collection

INTRODUCING SPRING 2017

THE STREET AND I COLLECTION

 

 NEW BABY DOLL KISS & BLUSH DUO STICK- £26.00

Inspired by the Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Lip and Cheek, a new member of the family takes centre stage. Two colours, playful and enigmatic, to be used singly or blurred together, in a compact balm that glides easily over lips, or cheeks or both. A smooth matte finish to bring lips and cheeks to life. Quick and easy, BABY DOLL KISS & BLUSH DUO STICK can be applied in almost limitless ways, whether you’re after a playful pop of colour, or intense drama and a statement look. 

 

FACE PALETTE COLLECTOR – I HAVE A BLUSH ON YOU £42.50

A colourful crush of orange embossed with the edgiest “brick wall” effect, the perfect blush for a young, fun complexion. Sweep it on in bold strokes, layer up the intensity; be subtle or sensual, the choice is yours.

COUTURE PALETTE COLLECTOR – KEEP AN EYE ON ME £42.50

Audacious and different, a combination of colours encapsulating the shades of the street. A shimmering pale pink to bring light under the brow; a hard city grey for lining or creating a smoky eye; a flash of orange, a duo of pinks to brighten up the evening cityscape.

DESSIN DU REGARD ARTY DUO £20.00

One pencil, two colours, and one genius applicator to sharpen your line, smudge and blend where needed.  Apply each limited edition shade by itself, or with its partner; create a strong opaque mono-colour, or go for a harmony of pink teamed with bold coal grey.

DESSIN DU REGARD – N°8 BLANC ARTY £20.00

A whiter shade of pale: white is the makeup artist’s secret weapon, a way to guarantee a wide-open eyed effect that’s daring, luminous and ultra-graphic.Ready for spring, the Dessin du Regard N°8, Blanc Arty, is the perfect tool for self-expressionists everywhere.

 GLOSS VOLUPTÉ £22.00

A slick of gloss, in two attention-grabbing shades, to add extra dimension to your look.Voluptuous, sensual, in iconic fuchsia and orange. Statement colours for an eye-catching look.

ROUGE VOLUPTÉ SHINE £22.00

Four new spring shades inspired by bright, graphic, city colours, join the ever-renown Rouge Volupté Shine collection. Make a colour statement by mixing up the shades, one on each lip, or enjoy the potent pops of colour singly.

LA LAQUE COUTURE: THE LIMITED EDITIONS £19.00

The contrasting colours of the city come to life as a limited edition accessory: an orange inspired by street art; and an urban take on asphalt grey.

LA LAQUE COUTURE – N°80 BLANC ARTY £19.00

Perfect illuminating coverage, with a shiny finish, the white lacquer is surprisingly refreshing and offers a new take on spring nails.  Apply as one coat for an ultra-fresh look, or add two layers for extra sophistication. You can also apply it as a base coat, under your colour, to enhance the brilliance and strengthen the shade.

Prices from £19.00 - £42.50 Available nationwide now.

www.yslbeauty.co.uk 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Lips-The Colour of Spring 2017

Make like the beautiful Lily Collins and add a touch of drama to even the most princessy of looks with a statement red lip!

Lily Collins at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.

Lily Collins at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.

For centuries red lips have epitomised female beauty eventually becoming a make up bag staple in the 1940's and 50's thanks to screen sirens, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Rita Hayworth and 2017 looks set to be another year where we celebrate this make up classic. As seen on the likes of insta girls Gigi Hadid and Hailey Baldwin and the current crop of leading female talent including the stunningly beautiful Jenna Coleman, we've picked our favourite red lipsticks to keep you ahead of the game this spring/summer! Whether you're polished to perfection or working a relaxed look the red lip will keep you bang on trend this season. 

Clockwise from top left: Lancome £19, YSL £26, Maybelline £4.60, Mac Caitlyn Jenner £16.50, Nyx £5.65, Estée Lauder£25.50