Wednesday, 22 September 2010

LatestinBeauty have had a makeover!

It is not just our members that are looking gorgeous from all their fabulous beauty samples; we have had a makeover too!


We have been working hard behind the scenes to give you a new, fresher and more beautiful LatestinBeauty site! We really hope that you like our makeover results.

Don’t worry your membership will not change and you will still enjoy all the great LatestinBeauty membership benefits, plus still get to order a new Beauty Box every month with your choice of samples. Your membership log-in details will also remain the same. We have just made things a little prettier and easier to use...

LatestinBeauty Blog has moved homes!

We also have a NEW bigger and better LatestinBeauty Blog with more beauty product reviews, beauty news, advice, tips and inspiration from our beauty experts, plus great competitions and offers! You can still reach this from all areas of the LatestinBeauty site, however if you wish to go directly you will need to bookmark this new location!

http://www.latestinbeauty.com/blog/

Enjoy

LatestinBeauty Team
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Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Swiss Apple Overnight Skin Renewal Serum

This product is best for: highstreet shopping, anti-aging skincare,

Price: Bargain

Every now and then a new product is launched that gets over night cult status and is hailed as the next ‘must-have’ product. Boots had their No 7 Protect and Perfect Beauty Serum and now Superdrug have Swiss Apple Overnight Skin Renewal Serum.

This revolutionary new anti-aging product gives the term ‘an apple a day’ a whole new meaning and is flying off the Superdrug shelves. The product contains Apple Stem Cell Extract which is being hailed a revolutionary hero ingredient in the fight to reduce the signs of aging. Clinical trials showed a significant decrease in wrinkle depth for 100% of the subjects! The facts speak for themselves…

Superdrug are not the only guys to realise the wonder of the Apple Stem Cell, it’s favoured by celebrities such as Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez and Helen Mirren, plus used in creams by well known beauty brands such as 3Lab and Lancôme. So why the hype for Superdrug? Well that’s down to the cost… Superdrug are offering their product for lesss than a fifth of their retail costs at £9.99*.

The Swiss Apple Overnight Skin Renewal Serum is in Superdrug stores now.


*introductory price, increased to £14.99 thereafter

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Have you suffered a disastrous hair or beauty treatment?


Did it happen recently, and are you still suffering from the consequences?

You might have suffered hair loss or breakage, burns, infections or skin damage at the hands of a hair or beauty practitioner. Or maybe you haven’t suffered any physical damage, but your hair or beauty treatment has left you embarrassed to leave the house.

Optomen Television is looking for stories for a new series that aims to educate the public about the dangers of unregulated salons, and we want to hear about your real-life experiences.

If you’re still carrying visible evidence of your shoddy treatment, then please e-mail beauty@optomen.com or call 020 3227 5946.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

THE Nail Doctor nail care tips

I have just got back from holiday and my nails have definately seen better days! The sun, sea, chlorine and gripping too hard on my glass of sangria have taken its toll. They are brittle, dry and keep splitting – I think its now my nails turn for a bit of TLC. So I am taking them to see The Nail Doctor!

The experts at THE Nail Doctor have been keeping our nails in top condition for years with their fab nail problem solutions. So, we asked them for their hot tips to keep your nails in talon perfect condition.

Check out their top nail care tips below:

1. Always wear a base coat-especially when wearing dark/bright colours

2. Never over buff nails-gentle buffing once a week for visible ridges/splits is plenty

3. Preferably remove cuticles with the appropriate product rather than cutting them off-this causes cuticles to grow back thicker and faster.

4. If a dark polish fan, try to give nails a break and go bare for a day or two. Pigments dry out the nail and can be the cause of ridges and splits.

5. Get into the habit of massaging a nail oil into your nails before bed-you’ll notice the difference

Plus they checked our nails into rehab to get them back to full health. For 10 days THE Nail Doctors have prescribed me with THE Nail Doctor Rescue Me, a strengthening duo of basecoat to nourish think, weak nails followed by Rock on Hardener to create a durable protective barrier from damage.

I am going to start applying the treatment tonight and will feedback on the results!

THE Nail Doctor products can be bought nationwide at Boots.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Beauty Tip: How to tan, safely!


Every week we will be giving you expert beauty and make up advice from the resident LatestinBeauty expert, Lina Cameron.

Our first tip is how to tan...safely!

We all know when summer is “supposedly” here. Supermarkets, pharmacies and beauty stores line their shelves with sun protection products. Milky textured, oily smooth, sweet smelling lotions and potions get us in the holiday mood.

However, though easily forgotten, the best advice I can give is to use a sunscreen every day come rain, hail or shine.

Through progressive education we have come to learn that the negative impacts of the sun’s harmful rays are not reserved for the months of June to September – holiday season. Instead rays are present all year round. Even on cloudy days!

THE SCIENCE BIT: There are two types of rays in particular we should be weary of.

UVB Rays: These penetrate until the superficial layers of the skin. They are responsible for delayed tanning and burning; in addition to these short-term effects they enhance skin ageing and significantly promote the development of skin cancer.

UVA Rays: These are more powerful and penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. They are responsible for the immediate tanning effect and can also contribute to skin ageing and wrinkling. Recent studies have found that UVA rays may be responsible for inducing skin cancer. For this reason the industry has started producing sunscreens that will protect your skin from both UVA and UVB radiation.

From an early age make the application of sunscreen an integral part of your beauty regime. Prevention is always better than cure and I consider SPF 45 a MUST HAVE! Don’t be put off by the high factor number, long gone are the days of thick creams that never seem to absorb. There are now foams, oils, gels and sprays. I love Linda Meredith SPF 45 because it’s so light in texture, smells amazing and is the perfect base for make-up.

image credit m_bartosch / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Monday, 16 August 2010

Paul and Joe Clair De Lune Collection

This product is best for: online shopping, designer make up, all skin types

Price: Treat yourself

I hate to say it, but I think we may have said goodbye to summer, and A/W 2011 is truely upon us. I am not a lover of this time of year, but seeing all the new make up ranges hitting the stores is making life a little more bearable. And this Clair De Lune Collection from Paul & Joe is one of the highlights! Its kitsch and fun, and utterly gorgeous!
The collection is synonymous with French style and chic allure and has been inspired by the beautiful and majestic Parisian skyline. Like all Paul & Joe make up collections the colours are all completely wearable for all skin tones and the packaging is almost as pretty as the the products inside! This is one make up range you wont be hiding in your dressing table drawer!

The eye palette in the Paul and Joe Clair De Lune Collection come in three limited edition collections. Each contains five beautiful hues to give you a luminous yet quintessentially French style.

067 Silvery Moon – Midnight sky tones, from deep dark blue to a dusky silver
068 Paper Moon – warm autumnal browns and berry pinks
069 Blue Moon – the perfect sophisticated party palette with rich pinks and gold and blue
However my favourite item in this collection is their purr-fectly cute feline Lip Treats. Creamy in texture these Lip Treats contain olive and apricot seed oil to add not only colour but moisture to your pout!

Friday, 6 August 2010

Edward Bess Make Up

This product is best for: online shopping, designer make up, all skin types

Price: Treat yourself

We love Zuneta.com. We love them for selling beauty products that actually work. We love them for finding hidden cult beauty gems we may not have had the pleasure of knowing about. And now we love them for introducing us to Edward Bess.

Edward Bess started his career as a model and then followed his true passion and created a stunningly beautiful, and wearable, make up range with flattering shades to suit all women.

Originally only available to those lucky ladies in NYC but now, thanks to Zuneta, Edward Bess make up is now available in the UK. It is sleek, it is sophisticated...and it is flying off the shelves!

Check out the video below and find out why we all heart Edward Bess and hear about the amazing new Edward Bess make up range.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Celebrating Vaseline


There is something to be said for a product that has reached is 140th birthday and is still going strong! Happy Birthday Vaseline!

This cult classic may be an oldie – but it's still a goodie and to celebrate Vaseline have give their tub a new makeover!

Vaseline has many manybeauty uses; it is why no bathroom cupboard is without. How do you use yours?

Check out some of our favourite’s uses of Vaseline, some of which you may know already – but many could surprise you!

Lip balm – apply Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to soften and smooth the appearance of lips

Lip gloss – gives lips a glossy, shiny look

Lip exfoliant
– rub Vaseline Petroleum Jelly over lips and then use an old toothbrush to scrub away dry skin, to leave lips feeling smooth and soft

Hand moisturiser
– Apply Vaseline to your hands, then put on a pair of gloves and allow moisture to soak into the skin overnight

Shaving
– spread an extremely thin layer over the area that requires shaving to help the razor glide over your skin easily

Perfect cuticles
– makes cuticles softer and smoother after daily application of Vaseline

Before a manicure
– apply to cuticles to soften the skin and enable them to be pushed back

Protects a manicure
- put Vaseline Petroleum Jelly around the base of the nail to stop nail polish staining the skin

Brightens faded nail polish – rub over old nail polish to make it look new again

Foot moisturiser
– apply all over before putting on bed socks for smooth feet and toenails

Eye makeup remover
– heavy-duty mascara and eyeliner glides away when wiped with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly and cotton wool

A great cleanser
- apply a little on some cotton wool and use to clean your neck and the backs of your ears.

Night face cream
– a beauty secret of Marilyn Monroe: rub Vaseline all over the face before bedtime

Night eye cream
– warm a small amount of Vaseline in the palm of the hand and dab under the eye area before bed

After shaving
– apply to freshly shaved legs. It won’t sting and also provides a protective barrier

Cheek highlighter
- apply to the apple of cheeks for an instant glow

Cream blusher
- mix a little Vaseline with lipstick to make a unique cream blusher

Homemade lip gloss
- mix the powder of your favourite pale eyeshadow with Vaseline
to make a new shimmering lip gloss

Base for eyeshadow
– smooth a thin layer over eyelids before applying eye shadow, making the colour look glossy and more evenly spread

Homemade eyeshadow
- use a touch of Vaseline with di"erent eye shadows to create an entirely new pigment

Makeup highlighter
– apply just beneath the brow bone for a dewy look that shimmers and catches the light

Mascara alternative
– apply to eyelashes for a dewy, wet defined look

Protecting your eyelashes
– apply to lashes before bed for a safe way to condition your eyelashes

Sealing split ends
– gives hair with split ends a healthy look, rub into the ends for instant moisture

Taming eyebrows
– apply a very small amount to unruly eyebrow hairs

Making perfume scent last longer
– rub a thin layer of Vaseline to pulse
points to encourage the fragrance to last for longer

Hair dye stains
– smooth Vaseline around the hairline before applying hair dye to avoid chemicals touching and staining the skin

Protect eyebrows from fake tan
– wipe over eyebrows before applying fake tan

Removing false eyelashes
– use on a cotton bud along the lash line to remove sticky eyelash glue

Prevent uneven tan lines
– rub into dry patches on the body before applying fake tan

Prevent lipstick stained teeth
– rub over teeth before applying lipstick

Soothe a dry scalp
– a small amount can be used to moisturise and condition a dry scalp before hair washing

Hair gel
– can be used to slick down fly away hairs

Choppy hair
– smear a small amount into hands before scrunching through hair for a choppy, edgy look

Silky eyelashes
– apply a little Vaseline on an eyelash brush and leave on

Dab on cheeks
- to help glitter stay in place



Phew....enough? I could go on!
Avaliable now from all good stores, priced at £2.50 from Boots.com

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Benefit Cosmetics launches on JohnLewis.co.uk

I love shopping at John Lewis, there is something quintessentially British about it – and I always know I am going to get good service. That goes a long way with me, manners cost nothing. Lately I have been using their website, same amazing products but allows me to be a little lazy and do my shopping from the comfort of my sofa!

So it was with great delight for me when I was told that JohnLewis.co.uk have launch new beauty ranges to their website – one of which is my favourite kitsch brand, Benefit Cosmetics. High quality products, bang on trend , but with a sense of humour!

To celebrate their launch on JohnLewis.co.uk we take a look at their top five best sellers.

Benefit High Beam
A gorgeous, creamy, face highlighter. Dab this on your cheekbones for a young, radiant and fresh complexion or try mixing this with your moisturiser or foundation for a sexy glow








Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara

Benefit BAD gal Lash is loaded with a big, bad wand and tons of black mascara... it's like an instant set of false eyelashes.






Benefit You Rebel
Benefit You Rebel is a defiantly different tinted moisturiser with SPF 15 and loaded up with soothing aloe, antioxidant Vitamin A and E for soft, supple skin. Its thick formula allows for full coverage whilst still soaking into the skin for a lightweight feel.







Benefit Some Kind-a Gorgeous

Benefit Some Kind-a Gorgeous. This oil-free cream-to-powder formula gives a finish which is practically invisible, making it suitable for any skin type. It gives the benefit of foundation but without that heavy feel on your skin allowing you to fake your foundation.




Benefit Sugarbomb
A blusher in a box! Four unique shades of rose, pink, plum & peach which all blend together for a delicious 'sugar flush rush'. Swirl & sweep on with the accompanying flush brush

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Cat Deeley fronts Pantene Aqua Light hair care range

Many women either find that too much washing of their hair leaves it heavy and lifeless, but too little is dry, brittle and dull. Know the feeling? I do, I often feel that my hair doesn’t look as fresh and weightless as I would have liked, even when I have only washed it a few hours earlier.

We aren’t alone! A survey carried out by Pantene Pro-V revealed that we all get frustrated with not being able to get the hair we want. A problem they are now calling 'the need for the Swish Factor’ – the clean, swishy hair of girls in the hair ads! Let’s face it; we all want to look like we have just stepped out of a salon.

To help us achieve this Pantene UK have created a new range called Aqua Light. The collection of shampoo, conditioner, intensive treatment and leave-in treatment spray each contain unique technologies that help combat the causes of heavy lifeless hair, whilst injecting fresh, fragrant bounce and vitality - and more importantly give you the ‘Swish Factor’!

Pantene have also now got their own Swish Idol, in the form of Cat Deeley. The UK’s favourite TV presenter was yesterday named as the face of Pantene Aqua Light – and they couldn’t have made a better choice. Let’s be honest, who hasn’t wanted that girls hair even back in the days of Ant and Dec! Yesterday we caught up with Cat to find out why she wanted to be part of this new range.

Cat explained how she is a low maintenance girl. ‘When I am not working I just use my eye lash curlers and slap on some Clinique Lip gloss. I am all about products that make life easy and manageable.’ A girl after our own hearts. She told us that she loved the new Aqua Light range by Pantene and she admires the fact that Pantene really listen to women and provide a solution, at an affordable price.

Check out behind the scenes video of Cat Deeley making her Pantene Aqua Light commercial.



Miss Deeleys favourite product is the Aqua Light Lightweight Nourishing Mist, which is designed to instantly nourish your hair with virtually no weight. ‘Sometimes if I am really lazy and haven’t washed my hair for days I spray in to freshen up my hair and give it some life, or I spray in when damp, twist my hair into sections, sit in the sun and wait for it to dry. This gives me that perfect beach babe look’. Ahhh, she makes it all seem to easy!

Discover more at the Pantene Aqua Light site or buy the range now at Boots.co.uk

Five minutes with... DIANA VICKERS

At latestinbeauty.com we try our best to help you find the best beauty products to get you feeling confident and looking fab! So with your skin glowing and your hair glossy all that is left is to find you the perfect stylish attire. And that’s where our friends at dressmedaisy can help.

If you can’t find what to wear or don’t have time to trawl through all the high street websites then head over to dressmedaisy as they bring you their hot fashion picks and provide you with your own personal shopper to help find you the perfect item or outfit! Plus this week the seriously hot and seriously stylish Diana Vickers has taken over Daisy HQ to talk about all things fashion and give you tips to recreate her gorgeous quirky style.

We couldn’t resist popping in for a cuppa and a five minute chat with our favourite pop starlet and surprise surprise managed to turn the conversation round to beauty! We just couldn’t help ourselves...

Check out the beauty style of Diana Vickers:

What skin type do you have?
Fair, combination skin, mostly dry

What is your skincare regime?
Sensitive baby wipes, wash and moisturise. I have a special moisturiser and face wash made up by my dermatologist

Why is a skincare regime important?
I used to suffer from acne and I have very sensitive skin so it’s important to get a good skincare regime to help it stay fresh and clear

What is your favourite beauty brand and why?
oooh toughy…I’d say Bobby Brown do really good moisturiser and make up preparation. Their foundation and concealer make my make up stay on all day. Most importantly I like the glowing skin make up look it gives.

If you could only have one make up / beauty product in your handbag what would it be?
Rose lips Vaseline

Have you had any beauty or hair disasters?
My stylist cut my hair and took a massive chunk out so I had to have a fringe cut to stop it looking silly!

Are you a makeup junkie or do you prefer going au natural?
Definitely au natural

Which celebrity has great skin or make up style?
Cheryl Cole has amazing skin and I adore Kate Moss’ make up style

Lipstick or lip gloss?
Lipstick

Pencil liner / liquid liner?
Liquid liner

What is your everyday hair regime?
On a non work day I’ll just scrunch it a bit with my hands and I’m good to go but on a work day I use Bumble & Bumble hair products and put some rollers in to give it body

Which celebrity has great hair?
I admire P!nk because she’s not afraid to experiment with her hair and it always looks really cool
Name a makeup crime that you hate?
I can name two; streaky fake tan and lipstick on your teeth!

Tell us a beauty secret?
It’s not really very rock n roll but you can’t go wrong with decent night’s sleep and drinking plenty of water


Diana’s new single ‘The Boy Who Murdered Love’ is out now taken from the no.1 album ‘Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree’.

Monday, 26 July 2010

17 Xtra Matte Top Coat


This product is best for: nail trends, high street shopping

Price: Bargain!

Beauty trends change so quickly. One minute we should be experimenting with smoky eyes and the next it is all about going au natural! It’s the same when it comes to nail polish and that is why we are loving a fab new product from 17!

To help you embrace the new trend that is matte nails they are introducing 17 Xtra Matte Top Coat Polish. Apply over your favourite nail polish colour and this will convert your shiny polish into a smooth and chic matte finish! No need buy a whole new set of matte colours to be part of the fashion pack!

Plus, as with all of 17 products, this is not going to break the bank either. Priced at only £3.99 the 17 Xtra Matte Top Coat is available in Boots from November.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Dr. Bronner's 'All-One' Organic Lotion

This product is best for: dry hands, sensitive skin, organic skincare, online shopping

Price: Treat yourself

It seems that everyone is going organic these days – and we have another gorgeous treat for you.

You may have heard or used the fantastic range of soaps and balms from Dr. Bronner’s but now they have launched a Magic Moisturising Lotions line to the UK. Available in a range of fresh and mouth-watering flavours including Orange Lavender, Peppermint, Patchouli Lime and Lavender Coconut, all of which have been certified organic.

I was lucky enough to try out the Lavender Coconut Dr. Bronners ‘All-One’ Organic Lotion for hands and body. The bottle says this cream is lightly scented but I would say it has a pretty deep smell of lavender, perfect if like me it’s something you love! It’s a fresh and light cream which is packed full of essential oils. This does mean you need to allow the cream to soak in as at first it feels quite greasy but the result is worth the wait! My skin feels soft and nourished without being sticky. Plus I keep getting gentle scents of Lavender wafting my way throughout the day.

If you want a light and organic moisturising product this is definitely one I would recommend.

Dr. Bronner’s Organic Lotion costs £6.06 and is available UK nationwide including Liberty, select Waitrose stores and leading health shops including Fresh & Wild, Planet Organic and Whole Foods. To find your nearest stockist call 0845 072 5825 or visit kinetic4health.co.uk


If you want to discover a new beauty cream to suit you, try before you buy, by ordering your next set of beauty samples at LatestinBeauty.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Neal’s Yard Brightening Serum and Daily Brightening cream


This product is best for: organic skincare, high street shopping, anti-aging, skin pigmentation

Price: Splash the Cash!

We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak at the new products Neal’s Yard are bringing out later this year – and let me tell you, they are fab.

If, like me, you are a fan of Neal’s Yards beautiful organic and natural products – you are going to love their new skin care offering. They are hailing it as the secret to flawless skin and boasting about the fact it’s also been certified organic by the Soil Association. You can’t get much virtuous than that right!

These days so many of us suffer from skin pigmentation. It’s caused by a number of possible elements; sun, hormonal imbalance, pregnancy and of course stress! And let's face it, who isn’t a little bit stressed? With this in mind Neal’s Yard have created its Brightening range which works in synergy to nourish the skin and combat skin problems.

Start the day with a small blog of their Brightening Serum – don’t be fooled a little goes a long way. This is a concentrated serum treatment to boost and brighten skin with hydrating tara, collagen-boosting alfalfa and raspberry seed oil to soften, smooth and refresh. Follow this treatment with the Neal’s Yard Daily Brightening to moisture and nourish your skin. I can guarantee your skin will feel soft, smooth and result in a more luminous complexion.

This is Neal’s Yard at its best!

The Neal’s Yard Brightening range will be in store from September.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Melvita Extra-Rich Hand Cream

by Sarah-Jane


This product is best for: dry hands, sensitive skin, organic skincare, online shopping

Price: Treat yourself

Melvita - Which means honey (mel) and life (life) in Latin, is actually pretty new to the UK however it is the largest organic skincare range in France, so they must be doing something right! Their philosophy is At The Heart of Nature, and their whole range is certified organic by Eco-Cert. That is pretty good going and credentials we think it’s worth shouting about!

I have vowed to start looking after my hands and nails by treating them to some moisturisation every day. I don’t leave the house without using my face cream, so why should my hands not get the same regime?

For the past two weeks I have applied Melvita Extra-Rich Hand Cream. It is as says on the tin, extra rich. The cream is thick but silky and nourishes my hands even at their driest. You need to leave it for a minute or so to really sink into the skin and avoid any greasy residue. The Melvita Extra-Rich Hand Cream contains aloe vera, cocoa and shea butters combined with the repairing qualities of argan and hazelnut oils to leave your hands instantly soft and smooth. Plus the citrus twang to the scent leaves you fresh and revitalised. The perfect morning hands treat.

If you haven’t tried the Melvita range I would definitely recommend it. The Melvita Extra-Rich Hand Cream is available now at LooksFantastic.com at £15.00 for 150ml tube.

Discover more skincare beauty samples at LatestinBeauty

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Tigi Bed Head Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray

by Sarah-Jane


This product is best for: thick hair, hair volume, online shopping

Price: Treat yourself

I have to tell you about a new product I bought this weekend. Its fab and I seem to have developed a bit of a beauty crush on it!

There is nothing worse that lank lifeless hair. I like mine to have body and lift – just like a movie star, oh how glamorous. I was looking for something that would hold my thick hair without turning it into a crunchy mess, which I find from so many hairspray type products do. I was recommended the Tigi Bed Head Queen for a Day Thickening Spray and so went straight out to buy it. Well you can’t get more glam than royalty, can you?

You apply the spray to wet hair and then blow dry as normal, or like me I sprayed all over my already dry barnet for mega root lift and texture. It adds real volume to your hair which held well throughout the day, but still allowed the hair movement for a perfectly natural finish. Plus the spray comes in a gorgeously bright purple can which looks perfect on my dress table! Simple things...

Tigi Bed Head Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray is normally priced at £11.30 for a 30ml spray, however LookFantastic.com are selling this now for £9.65

Friday, 16 July 2010

Boots No 7 Christmas Collection

We were lucky enough to be invited to a sneak preview of the Boots No 7 Christmas collection. It seemed slightly wrong to be getting into the festive spirit in July but that changed as soon as I saw the collection.

From subtle shimmers to bold highlighting, there is a a look to suit everyone. The new Boots No 7 Christmas collection proves that Christmas doesn’t have to be all about excess as they treat us to products that add elegant and subtle touches of colour and sparkle.

Our particular favourites were the Mirror Ball Highlight Compact, a stunning highlighter powder. Add a dusting to accentuate your cheekbones with an iridescent gleam. Or for a slightly more dramatic party makeover try the liquid Stay Perfect Eyeliners in striking shades of Purple, Gunmetal and Blue. Sexy, sophisticated flashes of shine – which stay put all night long.

The new Boots No 7 Christmas collection will be in store and available online from 3rd December ready of the festive season.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Holland & Barrett Free Skin Care Consultations

Here at LatestinBeauty we believe that we need to understand our unique skin types and profiles before we buy products to ensure they are really suited to us. That’s why we are excited to discover that Holland & Barrett are holding FREE skincare consultations with Yin Yang Skincare experts nationwide – to celebrate the launch of the all-natural British beauty range into its stores.

Their trained experts will be able to advise you how best to improve the quality of your skin via your skincare routine, lifestyle and ingredients and recommend products to look out for. Plus as an added treat complimentary mini-facials will be available in selected stores.

The Yin Yang’s range have a uniquely fermented soya protein base to them. This mimics the skin’s own proteins for rejuvenating and restorative benefits. And all the Yin Yang products are balanced to a pH level of 5 to give you optimum skin health – to maintain and support the skin’s natural acidity.

Visit Ying Yang Skincare for details on times and dates or ask at your local Holland & Barrett store.

Rapid Lash Enhancing Serum

by Sarah-Jane

This product is best for: long eye lashes, high street shopping,

Price: Splash the Cash!

Every woman wants longer, thicker looking lashes. It’s why between us we spend thousands of pounds on new mascara products that all promise to enhance your lashes. Well now Rapid Lash has come on the scene and is claiming to clinically prove it!

Using Rapid Lash Enhancing Serum every day for eight weeks will apparently give you 50% longer looking natural lashes! It contains an innovative high performance formula to improve appearance, protect against breakage and be full of vital proteins and vitamins to replenish and fortify lashes and brows.

It sounds too good to be true right? Well you can try for yourself as Rapid Lash Enhancing Serum went on sale in Boots stores and online yesterday, priced at £39.99. Get your elbows out as I think you may be joining the rest of the female population at the till.

We have managed to get our hands on one so if you want to wait 8 weeks we will let you know the results!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Beautifully Delicious Honey and Almond Scrub

by Sarah-Jane


Body Scrub Review

This product is best for: high street shopping, normal skin, self tanning,

Price: Bargain!

I have been using quite a bit of fake tan lately and so needed to find a good body scrub as part of my fake tanning prep! It’s not easy being gorgeous hey?

I tried the new Honey and Almond Body Scrub from Beautifully Delicious. The bottle says it’s almost good enough to eat...and they aren’t lying. It has a beautifully sweet honey aroma, which isn’t too sickly, and the scrub was full to the brim with fine pieces of walnut shell allowing me to exfoliate any dry skin.

I have been using this once a week and my skin feels flawlessly smooth, moisturised...and smells absolutely great (until I apply the fake tan...!)

The Beautifully Delicious scrubs are also available in Papaya & Mango and Coconut & Shea and priced between £3.98 and £4.99. You can purchase these directly from Beautifully Delicious or from Boots.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Festival Hair Styling

by Sarah-Jane

So, it’s that time of year again, where we gawp at picture after picture of Kate, Sienna and co trotting around VIP areas at the hottest festivals, looking unbelievably stylish, enviably gorgeous and as though they have not given their hair any thought whatsoever. NEWSFLASH! They have indeed given it lots of thought and used key products to create the perfect festival looks.

I am off to V Festival next month so called on top industry stylists Mark Leeson and Leo Bancroft share the secrets on how to recreate their festival dos.

Kate Moss
Leo said: “Kate suits most hairstyles and over the years has tried almost everything. She always returns to her long, messy look, as seen at Glasto recently. Kate has had hair extensions applied to give her some length and volume back after a recent shorter look. Ask your stylist for advice on how extensions can help you achieve this look. For those of you with mid-long hair, it’s really easy. Use a sea salt spray on day old hair and srunch the ends with your hands. Glam grunge, it’s that simple.”

Jameela Jamil
“Rich brunette tones are a key trend right now and this moody, bitter chocolate colour is perfect for the gorgeous Jameela’s laid back festival style. To get the look simply blast hair until it is almost dry, using your fingers as a comb. Always apply a heat protection product before drying. Split hair into four sections (imagine four bunches) then twist each section and roll up into itself, securing with a hair grip. Apply heat for a few minutes then allow to cool. By the time you’ve packed your RayBans you’ll be ready to roll. Simply remove clips and run your fingers through to break up the curls. Finish with a spritz of sea salt spray to make sure your wave stays put all day long.” Says Mark.

Florence Welch
Leo says: “Florence has become a huge hair icon - her flame haired locks are everywhere. The colour aside, Florence often embraces her hair’s natural texture and never opts for anything too polished. This is the biggest theme on the 2010 festival circuit – glam grunge. A key product to create this look is Shu Uemura Liquid Fabric Mineral Texture Spray. Apply to damp hair and diffuse or allow to dry naturally for easy to manage, frizz free curls and waves. “

Emma Watson
Mark says: “The plait has made a huge comeback this year, the side plait and fishtail plait in particular. It has become the hairstyle du jour for stylish girls and women everywhere. Emma’s messy plait is a sure fire winner in the festival style stakes. This style works best on unwashed hair. Start by sweeping all the hair round to the desired side then plait loosely leaving an inch or so at the bottom. Secure with a covered band then gently tease the plait with your fingers to mess it up a little. Mist lightly with hairspray such as Goldwell Brilliance Sparkling Fix to give staying power and you are ready to go.”





Friday, 9 July 2010

L’Oréal Paris iPhone app

I have to tell you about a new application for you lucky iPhone owners from L’Oréal Paris. I downloaded it the other day and have been hooked. It’s a beauty junkie haven and a great app for those that want beauty tips and advice.

The application allows you to browse L’Oréal’s gallery of makeup looks, watch tutorial videos and complete the skincare and hair colour diagnostics to receive personalised product recommendations. Plus, and this is my favourite bit, the application has an interactive scanner which allows you to scan the barcode to get more product information and advice....or even find the nearest store to buy. Nifty!

If like me you love L’Oréal products then I would definitely recommend downloading this now, whether you just want advice on which products to use or just need some inspiration for a new makeover. It’s quick and easy to use and more importantly free to download.

Get the L’Oréal Paris app on your iPhone now....because it’s worth it! (Sorry I couldn’t resist).

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

French Connection Beauty Bargains

by Sarah-Jane

This product is best for: Sun Goddess, Bargain Hunters, High Street Shoppers,

Price: Bargain!

I love the summer, not only because the sun comes out to play - but also because all my favourite high street stores start their summer sales to make way for drab winter knits, knee high boots and beauty products to save your skin from harsh weather conditions! None of which I want clogging up my cupboards...yet anyway.

I went shopping this weekend and had a wander around the French Connection sale to find an outfit for my holiday next month. There were jumpsuits, maxi dresses, pink shorts, blue shorts, sheer blouses, and platform heels - a true fashionistas haven.

However what did I come out with? The Bronzing Essentials make up kit from the FCUK beauty range! I may not have a new dress to wear but at least I know this will give me a sun-kissed glow with from a silky bronzer and shimmer on my cheekbones with the Satin Finish Illuminating Lotion. The perfect size to fit into my ever bulging suitcase and what's more it only cost me £4 instead of £8, leaving me more cash to splash on more of their fantastic beauty products!

The sale runs across the whole French Connection store but make sure you check out the beauty range and grab a few bargains before they sell out!

Monday, 5 July 2010

TIGI Urban Anti+dotes Shampoo and Conditioners


This product is best for: dry hair, damaged hair, urban living

Price: Treat yourself!

Last week the lovely guys at my hair product favourite, TIGI, invited me down to the Bedhead Studios in Battersea to look at their new Urban Anti+dotes hair care collection - plus see their masters at work!

Now we all wish we could claim to be hair care angels but let’s face it the lure of over-dying, over-tonging and straightening is just sometimes too much to resist. And that’s where this fantastic new Bed Head Urban Anti+dotes hair care range comes in! For once we are encouraged to not lie about our hair sins and misdemeanours, but instead face up to them – and treat it!

Anthony Mascolo, TIGI’s International Creative Director said "hair has never been in more need of help with all the damage inflicted upon it from straightening irons and too much product. Once damaged, hair becomes coarse, porous, weak and difficult to manage and ultimately it will look unhealthy and neglected."

To help combat badly conditioned hair the new collection of detoxifying, repairing and rejuvenating shampoos and conditioners come in three prescription levels which are designed to drip-feed your hair with essential hydration and nourishing ingredients to help you repent against your hair crimes of the past!

Tigi Urban Anti-dote #1 – Re-energize Shampoo and Conditioner – for normal hair that needs a daily pick me up

Tigi Urban Anti-dote #2 – Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner – for dry, damaged hair that needs a moisture fix

Tigi Urban Anti-dote #3 – Ressurection Shampoo and Conditioner – for weak, brittle, chemically treated hair that needs an intensive intervention

It’s great to finally see a hair brand that doesn’t make you feel ashamed of your bad hair habits! We sat down and had a chat with the TIGI guys to hear more about the company and their products. All the hair designers have an influence in designing this new range so you know that as trained professionals they are looking for a product that actually works and it was amazing to witness firsthand the passion they have for it!

I collered one fo the stylists to get my own personal hair therapy and once I had confessed all, I was diagnosed as needing to use the Urban Anti=Dote #2, Recovery, designed to give a moisture fix to my dry and damaged locks. I used the shampoo and conditioner the next day...and it’s great. My hair was shiny and manageable and smelt great due to the scent of of Goji Berry and Papaya in the formula. If like me live in the reality of a busy urban lifestyle these are definitely worth a try. Make sure you pick the best prescription for your hair type – and give your tresses some TLC!

This range is available now at professional hair salons. For UK stockists visit tigihaircare.com or call 0844 844 094


If you like professional hair care ranges you try the Lumenèsse Age-Defying Colour Care, avaliable in Hydrating or High Volume ranges. This specialist hair care range has previously only sold in hairdressing salons across America. However you can now buy online at the new LatestinBeauty Shop, £13.99 for a 350ml bottle.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Shower treats good enough to eat

by Sarah-Jane


This product is best for: normal skin, high street shopping, fruity buys

Price: Bargain!

Everyone seems to being going smoothie crazy this summer! First we had a hair range from Schwarzkopf and now Radox are introducing Shower Smoothies. There are five delicious flavours to choose from and they all look good enough to eat. Whether it's the natural blend of chamomile and real cranberry in Soul Soother or a blend of coconut, real almond bits and myrrh in Totally Tropical, you will be sure to find your morning fix. My bathroom is starting to look like a health food shop with all these new summer products, but what’s good for the inside has surely got to be good for the outside?

I am a big fan of fruity flavours. There is something invigorating about a big burst of juicy fruitiness to wake you up in the morning so I couldnt't wait to get in the shower and try one. Surely they also count to your five a day which makes up for the piles of toast I consume after.

I honestly could not decide which flavour to try for, as they all smelt so gorgeous. In the end I opted for the Soul Soother as this looked like it packed a good punch to kick start me in the morning. It was a creamy and thick consistency that lathered well into smooth velvety foam. However I have to admit I wasn’t sure I liked there being real cranberry seeds within the cream as I literally felt like I was washing with a smoothie from my fridge! Still my skin was soft and moisturised and it was certainly a nice and refreshing start to my morning.

Radox shower smoothies are on sale now – plus for a limited period boots.com is offering them at £1.24 which is ½ the original price! Don’t miss out

Monday, 21 June 2010

Passing the Test of Line


This product is best for: high street shopping, natural makeup, long lasting makeup

Price: Treat yourself!

I had heard of long lasting make up – but felt quite sceptical about it. I had visions of drag queen streaks of eyeliner and clumpy lashes, thick applications to last the promised length of time. So when I was offered the chance to try Colorsports collection...I passed it on to a friend to try. My reasoning being that she goes for natural tones in her beauty style, and if it impressed her, then I knew we could be on to a new winning product!

Colorsport claim to be the ultimate in long lasting makeup providing luscious lashes and beautiful brows that can last for as long as 30 days! The perfect solution for busy mums, sports enthusiasts....or the good old fashioned party animal!

We all know how frustrating it is to spend hours beautifying yourself only to look in the mirror a few hours into an event to find yourmagic has disappeared. (Or rather smudged to the corners of your eyes). So I had my fingers crossed that Colorsport have found a way for us to look beautiful 24/7 without having to devote our lives to the task!

My friend tried out the Long Lasting Eye Definer.
“As an eye liner novice, I was a bit sceptical at how ‘user friendly’ the product might be, however I found using the liner pretty easy. It enabled me to get close to the lash line and so achieved a natural look which was what I was after. The black/brown colour is more natural than plain black. The colour could be as light or dark as you wanted as you can build colour with further applications. I was quite surprised that the liner seems to stand the test of time and yet is also easy to remove with eye make-up remover. I always had visions of the panda effect from eyeliner with dirty smudges around my eyes as the day wore on, but this stayed firmly in place and didn’t fade. I can’t believe the difference eyeliner makes to my eyes, they stand out and it made my lashes look thicker, longer and more dramatic!”

I have been trying to get my friend to try eyeliner for years – and it seems that I need to learn a few persuasions skills from Colorsport as they have succeeded where I have failed. She had instant sexy eyes in one stoke and is now a true convert!

I am off on holiday next month so am going to try out the Long Lasting 30 Day Mascara and brow dye kit! It sounds perfect for hassle and streak free beach beautiful makeup! Let’s hope there not a drag queen in sight! I will let you know my thoughts...

Colorsport retails at Boots, Superdrug and Asda. The Long Lasting Eye Definer retails at £6.99

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Beat the Heat with Summer Styling

by Andrea
Now that the sun is finally shining it’s about time to flaunt your summer style. To help you get set for summer some of the beauty industry’s most notable experts have picked their must-have collection of products. Stylist Sam McKnight, celebrity facialist Antastasia Acrhilleos, make up artist Caroline Barnes and celebrity hairdresser Ben Cooke give you their top tips to achieve a sexy summer glow, with minimum effort.

1. Sam McKnight says that this summer “hair is all about volume. Volume brings hair alive, adding style and finish, it’s not just about ‘Big Hair’ it’s about having shiny, glossy hair that looks and feels great.” Prepare hair using Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Shampoo & Conditioner which helps protect hair during the styling process.

2. Ben Cooke recommends Herbal Essence Beautiful Ends Leave In Conditioner to combat the summer curse of dry and frizzy ends!

3. According to celebrity facialist Anastasia Achilleos ‘Exfoliation should be your first step to a radiant glow, as it will help reveal newer, fresher-looking skin behind the dullness. Always following with a nourishing lotion such as Olay Total Effects Moisturiser which offers the perfect summer solution to your face combining seven anti-ageing benefits in one pot

4. Radiant skin is this summer’s must-have, get that right and you will have little else to look great (except your hair). When out in the sun, Anastasia recommends using a moisturiser containing broad spectrum UV Protection to block UVA/UVB rays and provide much needed antioxidants.

5. For summer make-up, Caroline Barnes, Max Factor MakeUp Artist recommends putting the emphasis on your eyes. “This means the way you make up your lashes is crucial, as they’re going to stand out more against summer pastel shades. When applying mascara looking down on a mirror held at chin level encourages you to brush right from the base of the lashes to the tip. To target tricky to reach bottom lashes, hold the brush vertically and use like a paintbrush”.

6. “To create a professional perfect complexion use a foundation brush to apply your base. Start from your t-zone and blend outwards to your hair line using your brush to build up where necessary and feather out to the edges for a seamless finish” advises Caroline.

7.Vibrant Curve Effect Lip Gloss gives your lip shape for the extra boost, but for more pout power use a natural lip liner first to trace a beautiful lip shape and then apply gloss. This will make the colour more intense but more importantly when the gloss wears off you are left with a great shape”, concludes Caroline.

8. As hems get shorter and we dare to bare in our bikinis, it’s important to have smooth and silky legs. Skincare therapist Nichola Joss recommends shaving with water and a shaving gel as hydrated hair is easier to cut. Change blades regularly for maximum performance and remember there are a few oil glands on the legs so it’s important to keep skin moisturised. As an added indulgence use Gillette Satin Care Lavender Kiss – it combines the soothing benefits of lavender with skin-nourishing ingredients to protect the skin’s natural barrier.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Fragrance of the Month: Versus by Versace

by Sarah-Jane


It's funny how an appearance from the ever elusive sun puts a spring in my step. I am not the best with the winter weather; cold, dark, dismal - and that’s just my mood! Suddenly I feel like I am shaking off that gloom of the colder months and am ready to embrace summer.

I like to wear perfumes that reflect my mood and so have been looking for a fresh and upbeat scent. My little bit of summer in a bottle! And I have found it in the form of the new Versus fragrance by Versace.

An intensely fruity number with notes of apple and lemon whilst also bringing in romantic floral and sensual musk and patchouli notes which gives it edge and reflects the rock n'roll Versace brand. It’s the type of fragrance that I would wear by day as it never tires and each time I have worn it I have picked up a different fragrance note.

The fragrance comes in a deep purple bottle that fades upwards to clear; apparently coming back to the brands ethos of a game of opposites! Empty to full spaces, cold to warm, melodious to lively, classic to audacious, sublime to rock and roll! I have to agree this perfume is certainly one of extreme characters - it reminds me of myself moving from winter and summer!

This is a summer must have - and I have a feeling that likely a winter must have too as I pick out a completely different note with my change of mood. You can buy this fragrance at most department stores and I have found it online at Boots for £30 for a 30ml bottle.





Check out the fragrance samples we have avaliable for our members to try at LatestinBeauty.com

No pain, no gain!

by Andrea

This product is best for: spa treatments, tension back areas, Elemis lovers

Price: Treat yourself!

I was treated to some Wahanda vouchers the other day, lucky me!

I have seen and heard of the site but never ventured online to try it for fear it would bombard me with offers that were always too good to be true... but I couldnt have been more wrong. The site offers a comprehensive listing of everything health and beauty related which are near to your chosen location. So, if you’re wondering where your nearest spa is, whether to wax or shave, what to eat before yoga or maybe you’re just curious about colonics - Wahanda has the answers. It’s like having your own beauty advisor. The thing I liked most was that its not just the big chain spas but your local salons too. Plus there were hundreds of GENUINE discounts and offers to take advantage of.

I didn't know where to start....and could have spent well over my allocated £75 voucher! However I decided to treat myself, and my boyfriend, to a deep tissue Elemis neck and back massage (£37.50 each for a half hour session) at the Amida Spa in Beckenham! I was a little tired and was looking forward to a Sunday afternoon of pampering until I realised that deep tissue, really is DEEP tissue. My therapist worked on my back for a solid half hour and attacked a problem I have had under my shoulder blade and lower back. Fingers, arms and even elbows were buried deep into the muscles. Relaxing it wasn’t as I battled with the pain vs pleasure of the treatment, and whilst my therapist may of had the strength in her hands of a body builder, she was informative and gentle with a relaxing massage at the end of the treatment. The salon accepted my vouchers with no problem, making them a gift I could get used to having! Wahanda is a great way to find out what treatments are avaliable in your area from a completely unbiased source.

I have already signed up to the Wahanda newsletter to see what other treatments I can book myself in for...maybe something a little more soothing next time!

Visit Wahanda now and find the perfect treatment for you or show your boyfriend how much he means to you...with a nice deep tissue massage. It will certainly sort the men from the boys! .

Monday, 14 June 2010

Festival Beauty Must-Haves

Ever wondered how the celebs still look great after a night camping under the stars! Our Guest Blogger, makeup artist LeSalonDeBeaute, reveals her top 5 festival beauty products to keep festival fabulous with minimum effort!

I'm not a festival goer. I've always fancied myself as one but I just know that the reality is that it's not for me. For starters, I'm seriously geographically challenged! I can barely find my own house every day let alone a tiny tent in an ocean of tents across a field of fields. Then there are the crowds. I'm only small. I'd lose my friends in all the throngs of people. Combine that with not being able to find my tent and I'd be in all sorts of trouble. So I stay away from the festivals. I did go to the O2 Wireless festival once! That was great fun! Ever so civilised standing around in Hyde Park with cups of Pimms and watching Rufus Wainwright and Keane. Much more my cup of tea. Mmm... tea... yummm. Another reason festivals aren't for me. Can you take a tea pot there with you?

Anyway, while I watch festivals on TV and dream about looking as cool as Sienna in a boho dress and wellies, I ponder what festival beauty products I'd take with me. What kind of moisturiser does one need when sleeping in a teepee?

1.The very first thing that came to mind to combat festival hair was dry shampoo! It's just not possible for a girl to look glamorous with greasy hair! It just can't be done! I'd go with Batiste. For me it's the brunette version. You can nearly make it through a week without washing your hair if you've got a can of this handy! I also love that it's totally cheap and cheerful! You're not going to get upset if it gets washed away in a flash flood while you're crowd surfing in front of a stage elsewhere.

2.Technically this next one is two items. But I've decided to class them together as one! In case the sun does decide to shine down on Blighty, you have got to have sun screen! I swear by Institut Esthederm. They also have one that is a face cream with their special sun screen combined and it will do gorgeous things to your complexion. Now, these guys don't have an SPF number. You get one, two or three suns. Three suns is more for skiing or if you're going to trek to a pole. For a festival I would go with two suns, and I have incredibly fair skin that burns really easily. This sunscreen is great because it encourages all your own melanin to rise towards the surface of your skin. That means when the lotion starts to wear off, you'll have your own natural protection helping you out rather than just leaving you high and dry to burn to a crisp. It's the only lotion I've used where I've never ended up with some kind of burn.

3. So you're going to need something to wash all the mud off your face at the end of the day. Well, I've heard the stories of what the facilities are like at a festival! I don't think I'd be taking my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish out there! No, I think this calls for Simple's Gentle Cleansing Wipes! Easy to pack, no running water required, effective but gentle on pretty much any skin type! In fact, I keep these in my makeup kit for almost every client I work on.

4. Now, me being me, there is no way I couldn't have just a little makeup, even at a festival. I think I'd pretty much stick to just two items though. Something to even out my skin tone and mascara. For foundation, I'd go with my new favourite, bareMinerals Original Foundation Powder. Just swirl the kabuki in the pot, tap off the excess and buff it into your skin! Trust me, this will last ALL DAY! It will give you a gorgeous complexion as well as a little more sun protection.

5. As far as the mascara goes, obviously it NEEDS to be waterproof! I love Rimmel's Waterproof Volume Flash mascara. It gives you those gorgeous, thick lashes you love in a super inky black. I like to really wiggle it into my lashes to get loads of definition around the eye - almost like wearing eyeliner without the hassle of having an extra step in your morning makeup regime. And this stuff isn't going to budge! You'll probably need to take it off properly with an oil makeup remover when you get back home!

I hope that helps your wash bag packing dilemmas for wherever you're heading this festival season! Stick to those basics, add some killer sunglasses and someone is sure to think you're with the band!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Hot Pink in the City

by Sarah-Jane


This product is best for: make up addicts, party girls, online shopping, fashion make up

Price: Bargain!

I have finally managed to get all my girls together for the night to see the highly anticipated Sex In The City 2 movie, and I can’t wait! My boyfriend can’t understand what the fuss is about as we discuss outfits, swap stilettos and mix up one too many Cosmopolitan cocktails. He doesn’t know what he is missing!

I needed to complete my outfit with a gorgeous nail polish – it is going to be the home of many a cocktail glass after all. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out that Nubar had created the fabulous Summer In The City nail polish collection to celebrate the film!

I was like Carrie in a shoe shop when I set eyes on the four fabulous nail sets which have all been based on the fashion capitals of the world, with each character representing a different city. Whether you’re feeling stylish like Carrie, classic like Charlotte, professional like Miranda or sexy like Samantha Nubar has a shade to suit all.

I was feeling pretty brave and treated myself to the Hot Pink from the Sex and the City 2 Samantha collection – and it’s definitely a show stopper! The colour is bright and applied evenly, smoothly and only needed two coats! I have used Nubar Nail polishes before and I love them. They are chip resistant and the colour doesn’t fade.

Nubar Summer in the City nail polish collection is available at beautyshed.co.uk who are currently offering 4 colours from any of the City choices - and only pay for 3! £24.00 for a set of four, thats more money in your Manolo blahnik fund!

Friday, 4 June 2010

Three is the magic number!

by Sarah-Jane


This product is best for: make up addicts, party girls, highstreet shopping, fashion make up

Price: Bargain!

They say ‘three is the magic number’, and when it comes to these NEW statement shadows from Collection 2000, nothing could be closer to the truth! Inject some colour into your look with the perfect way to say goodbye to a cold and drab winter and hello to summer! It’s about time...

There is a choice of five colour palettes in the new Colour Intense Trio Eye Shadows from Collection 2000; candy shop pinks, golden browns and in-your face greens and purples which can be worn on their own for a burst of block colour or blended together for a more dramatic style.

I tried the gorgeous pastel pink blue and peach eye shadows in Candy Shop and they were beautiful. The pigments applied evenly with a pretty shimmer that opened my eyes up and lasted all day. With three colours in one palette it gave me the confidence to put eye shadow colours together which I may not have tried before.

At only £2.99 each you can pick a palette for every summer outfit! You can purchase directly from Collection 2000 website or will find the range stocked in all Superdrug stores.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Natural Nutrition for Hair




This product is best for: normal hair, dry hair, coloured hair, highstreet shopping

Budget: Bargain!

Schwarzkopf have developed the ultimate recipe for beautiful hair – and all you need to do is add water!

A new hair range from Supersoft has got my tastebuds tingling. Supersoft Smoothies are the first hair care range to combine yoghurt proteins with fruit extracts to gently cleanse, moisturise and nourish the hair making it softer and stronger.

The range comes in five luscious favours, so whether you want to fight the frizz or pump up the volume there is a smoothie shampoo and conditioner combination to suit you. I tried The Red Berries range for coloured hair with a UV filter to prolong colour intensity. The shampoo whipped up in to a frothy lather and the conditioner was thick and creamy and left my hair smooth soft and manageable. They smelt fab too – good enough to eat!

Feed your hair now, Supersoft Smoothies are priced around £1.79 and are available at Superdrug



Plus if you have dry hair or need a volumnising shampoo and conditioner then order the new shampoo and conditioner samples from Lumenesse in your next LatestinBeauty Goodie Box.
*Stocks are Limited

Monday, 31 May 2010

Totally Radical!

by Margo



This product is best for: sun damaged skin, prematurely aged skin.

Price: Treat yourself

If you have reached a certain age like myself, selecting and discovering the most effective anti-ageing products becomes a bit of a hobby. With so many products to choose from, miracle claims and enticing advertising I get completely overwhelmed with the whole process. Because I am often disappointed with my purchases I end up throwing the majority of them away. Usually they are either too strongly scented, irritate my skin, or are way overpriced and not all that anyway. The search continues….

My latest find is SKIN.NY™ (NY stands for Nurture Yourself) Radical Restructure Complex. What impressed me most about this brand is that it is the first cosmetic skincare brand to have its trial results published in the British Journal of Dermatology and the American Journal of Dermatology has also recognised the study and the formulation’s efficacy in reducing the signs of UV damage, ageing and acne scarring.

The ingredient that makes SKIN.NY™ Radical Restructure Complex and products in the range so effective is QAL-100™. QAL-100™ & Vitamin A (Retinol) are the only substances clinically proven to noticeably treat aged & sun damaged skin. SKIN.NY was developed by Prof. H Beitner, Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the Karolinska Hospital in Sweden. Dr. Beitner, an expert in UV damaged skin has dedicated his career to finding the solution to prematurely aged skin. He clinically trialled Skin.NY for 3 months and found it dramatically improved skin condition after four weeks.

SKIN.NY™ Radical Restructure Complex is an intensive anti-ageing treatment, which absorbs quickly into the deepest layers of the dermis where its active ingredients support, restructure and renew the skin, actually reversing sun and life-damage! RRP £55

Celebrity fans include Yasmin Le Bon, Jodie Kidd, June Sarpong and Helena Christensen! If it's good enough for them...

Thanks to Latest in Beauty trial samples of SKIN.NY™ Radical Restructure Complex and complimenting product Radical Eye Contour are available from May 2010. Definitely worth a try!

For more info visit skinnycosmetics.co.uk

Friday, 28 May 2010

The beauty of charity

by Sarah-Jane

This product is best for: Charity, highstreet shopping, sensitive skin


Price: Bargain! (proceeds raising vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support)

I heard today that Simple have teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support to help raise £50,000 to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. Macmillan are a charity close to my heart. I have been witness to the difference their work makes and so am delighted to show my support and take part in The Simple Challenge.

The Simple Challenge is designed to encourage people to simplify their beauty regime by making it quick and easy to wipe, wash and moisturise,with beauty packs filled with three products from the fantastic Simple skincare range. There are a choice of packs avaliable each suited to your particular skin type. With no perfume and no colour, the most common causes of skin irritation, Simple products are suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.

Join in The Simple Challenge now by purchasing your pack exclusively from simple.co.uk/macmillan. Each Simple beauty pack costs £10 with a donation of £2 from each pack going directly to Macmillan Cancer Support.


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