To celebrate Molton Brown's milestone birthday, London based designer Giles Deacon has created a limited edition candle snuff lid, only 400 in existence, exclusively at Molton Brown.
inspired by Molton Brown's seventies roots, the keepsake marks Molton Brown's journey from hand mixing products above a salon in South Molton Street, to the global success the brand enjoys today, with products available in over 70 countries worldwide.
Speaking about the project Giles says, "I love Molton Brown, it's a brand i have grown up with. They have always been champions of quirky, colourful design and are proud of their strong British heritage which is something I admire. I wanted to create a timeless design that nods to seventies London style - a bit eccentric but fun with a sense of humour."
Shop the Molton Brown Patchouli & Saffron Candle with Exclusive Giles Deacon Snuff Lid (£55).
We wouldn't be surprised if the ultra trendy EOS lip balm (£9.99) is flying off the shelves right now, after this week Kim Kardashian professed her love for the super cute egg shape balm on Twitter. Kim tweeted a picture of her favourite lip balm saying: "Look what I got in my Easter basket! EOS obsessed!" Kim isn't the only one tweeting about her favourite everyday beauty essentials, yesterday Victoria Beckham randomly raved about the Tangle Teezer, a fantastic detangling hair brush! Shop the original EOS lip balm from Nelly, alternatively shop the very similar and slightly less expensive egg shape Balmi lip balm (£5) from Start London below.
Described by Illamasqua as being inspired by the 'fagility and beauty of irregular markings upon bird eggs', we can't think of a sweeter nail polish to wear over Easter than the amazing limited edition Illamasqua speckled nail polish (£14.50). Available in a selection of adorable pastel duck egg shades, we can't wait to get our hands on one! Shop this super unique nail look from Selfridges and Debenhams below.
Our friends at Molton Brown are urging us all to get in the party mood for their 40th anniversary celebrations by offering two free travel-size shower gels when you spend £45 or more. The offer runs until the 7th April and all you have to do is ask in store or enter code 40GIFT online at www.moltonbrown.com. So stock up now and receive your free shower gels, the perfect traveling companions for an Easter getaway!
The Body Shop are celebrating the EU ban on animal testing this month with the launch of their new cruelty-free make-up collection created in collaboration with Leona Lewis. The springtime collection which includes gorgeous skin shimmers, eye shadows, lip glosses and a fragrance is available to buy from March 27th.
Leona said about the collaboration: "I'm so excited to present my first ever make-up collection, designed to celebrate cruelty-free beauty at The Body Shop. With on-trend looks to suit every skin tone from fair to dark, high shine lip glosses and a wild, liberating fragrance, you'll go wild!" Shop more great Body Shop beauty below.
Kate Middleton's big, bouncy and luxurious looking blow dry is one of the most requested styles at hairdressers, so how excited would you be if we told you it is actually very easy to achieve yourself at home? All you need is the hottest new hair appliance right now called a 'hot air styler', which is a rotating hairbrush that blows out heat while you style the hair in the same way a hairdresser would blow dry your hair professionally! These hot air stylers like the Babyliss big hair (£45) and Vidal Sassoon shine envy hot pro air styler (£34.99) add volume and shine to the hair and the heat they give off is equivalent to a hair dryer, which means they are less damaging than ceramic straighteners when it comes to creating an everyday polished style!
We still wouldn't be without our trusty ceramic straightening irons of course, GHD ceramic straighteners (£110) are still in our opinion, one of the best. Similarly, now that we're moving into summer, we love to create carefree Coachella style locks with a waving tong like the Tresemme professional volume tong (£24.91). Shop hot air stylers for the must-have Kate Middleton blow-dry below.
Caroline Flack proved that she can make a fashion statement as she dips into the 60s trend. Dressed in a gorgeous monochrome Asos dress, the Xtra Factor presenter, who is known for her girl-next-door fashion style definitely had heads turning at the Galaxy pop up event. We love this look on her! We will be rocking Caroline's show stopping 60s inspired Asos dress with a pair of Nanette by Kurt Geiger and Dolce & Gabbana classic cream lipstick in nude, teamed with Topshop's Glasshouse palette and Yves Saint Laurent long lasting eye-pencil to recreate the bold eyes.
Shop Caroline Flack's Asos dress and stay fashion forward in this fun SS'13 trend, a must-have for every wardrobe!
We loved the make-up worn at the Oscars as much as the dresses, in particular Adele's enviable flawless beauty! So, we were pretty excited to hear her make-up artist Michael Ashton reveal some of the products he used on Adele for the ceremony, which happened to include a great value Maybelline Gel Liner (£7.99). Michael of course also used a host of other fabulous face products including a number by Giorgio Armani. He told The Huffington Post about Adele's make-up look:
"Beautiful brows can make the most of your look. Brush them into place using a clear brow gel and then using feather strokes, fill and define with Giorgio Armani Brow Defining Pencil. Create a sultry eye by highlighting and contouring the socket with Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Quad #6. Then, extend the eye line with Maybelline Gel Liner and pump up lashes with Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara."
If there's someone who knows how to look picture perfect, it's Olivia Palermo. Clearly very capable at doing her own make-up like a professional, she never looks anything less than flawless which is why we admire her beauty as much as her style. So the fantastic news for us is that she recently revealed the contents of her make-up bag on her blog Olivia Palermo, so we can now recreate her immaculate beauty look ourselves! She said:
"When it comes to my beauty products, I rely on ones that stand strong through more flight hours logged than I can count, from country to country, and climate to climate. I’m sharing a small but elite selection of my beauty gems. " Shop Olivia's best kept beauty secrets below.
- L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray
- YSL Perfect Touch Radiant Touch Foundation
- Burberry Foundation
- Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact
- Guerlain 6 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette
- SK-II Skin Signature Cream
Source: Olivia Palermo Instagram
The Burberry show at London Fashion week was an extra special one for us, because we were given exclusive access to the backstage area to spend time with the beautiful Cara Delevingne and Burberry chief make-up artist, Wendy Rowe.
All of the make-up used backstage was Burberry. Wendy Rowe said: "The Burberry make-up look is polished and confident, you want to feel comfortable in what you're wearing. That way you're always going to pull it off. I am keeping the skin fresh and natural while the collection itself has a nod to the 60's so the eyes are strong with gel liner and plenty of mascara. But I also wanted to keep the look modern by adding a luminosity to the eyes to reflect the gold accents in the collection." Create a similar fresh face look with Burberry Sheer Fluid Foundation (£35).
Cara Delevingne's own philosophy to make-up is very similar to the Burberry one. Her top beauty tip is simple: "Don't wear too much make-up, it's always best to keep your look natural, let your natural beauty come through. Emphasize your features instead of covering them up. So many girls wear too much make-up. It's always best just to keep your look natural. Oh and have great eyebrows!"
The lip look was important because the collection is called 'Trench Kiss'. Wendy said: "The lips are a nude pink, fresh pretty and most importantly kissable!" Get the look using Burberry Lip Glow (£18.50).
Wendy used darker shades of foundation to sculpt and contour Cara's face. Once the base was complete, Wendy further contoured the cheeks using Burberry Light Glow Earthy Blush (£29) for the most natural finish effect.
Check out the rest of the behind the scenes action from the Burberry AW'13 London Fashion Week show below! Missed the show? You can catch it in full here.