From product launches to celeb skincare secrets to the latest spa getaways, it really is all go on the Grazia beauty desk this week. Been too busy salivating over British Bake Off to catch up with the hottest beauty news? Fear not, fellow Graziettes as it’s all here, especially for you. Read on and learn, read on and learn…
Chanel Launch Le Rouge Photo Booth Pop-Up
One of the staple items in every girl’s makeup bag has to be a Chanel lipstick; certainly this was the ultimate grown-up item that we all lusted over as teenagers! Make-up gurus Chanel say that lipstick is ‘a state of mind, a natural confidence, an outward expression of personality’ and we couldn’t agree more; everybody knows how transformative the perfect shade can be. To celebrate their iconic lip products, Chanel have opened a gorgeous pop-up photo booth in Covent Garden that allows you to virtually try on your favourite shades and textures with the help of a Chanel expert (and without the mess of testers and wet wipes) In the mood for a total transformation? Chanel experts will also be on hand for a full makeover and Chanel manicures. Want in? You better hurry, as this super-chic pop-up is only open until the end of November. C’est magnifique!
Juliette Has A Gun’s Latest Offering
Here at Grazia HQ, we are big fans of uber cool beauty brand Juliette Has A Gun so were over the moon to hear news of their latest olfactory offering, ‘Anyway’. Created by perfumer Romano Ricci (great grandson of Nina Ricci, we’ll have you know), this gorgeous fragrance really is one of a kind. Made with 15 notes- a blend of musks, woods and flower petals- the result is a fresh and gentle fragrance which is suitable for men and women alike. The best bit? Grazia readers are entitled to a free sample of the scent, available from the Juliette Has A Gun counter in Selfridges from 17-31 October. Priced at £65 for 50ml, this is totally on our Christmas wish lists.
Boots Unveil Yet Another Incredible Beauty Offer Of The Week
We’re in the midst of a full-blown love affair with high-street saviours Boots. Not only are they our go-to for when the sniffles or sore throats strike (cue insane amounts of Lemsip, Strepsils, etc) but it seems they’ve got our Christmas shopping under wraps, too. With a new (and amazing) deal out each week from now until 25th December, there are plenty of bargains to be had. This week’s offering? A rather fabulous Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Winter Essentials Kit, priced at just £24.50 from Friday 25 October whilst stocks last. Coming in at better than half price and perfect for winter skin SOS, what’s not to love? We’ve also got our eye on the gorgeous carry case which will be the perfect antidote to the January blues.
ghd Is Sponsoring The Victoria’s Secret Show
After seven consecutive seasons of success at some of the biggest shows in London and Paris Fashion Weeks, British brand ghd have signed their biggest sponsorship deal yet; a multi-year sponsorship of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show! Way to go, ghd! ghd stylers and hairdryers will help create the iconic looks on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk from2013 onwards. “We are certain that ghd tools will help us to achieve the iconic Victoria’s Secret hair styles we have become famous for.” remarked Monica Mitro, executive producer of the catwalk and executive vice president of brand communications and events at Victoria’s Secret. In addition to the collaboration, a pop-up ghd salon will be in select Victoria’s Secret stores with a full range of products and professional stylists on the run up to the catwalk to give you a taste of the Angel’s style. Set to air on December 10th, we cannot wait to see two of our favourite brands coming together for one of the biggest events in the fashion calendar. Stay tuned!
Daniel Hersheson’s Flagship Salon Reopens
Ah, house of Hersheson- how we love you. Team Grazia beauty have long been fans of the British based brand, known in the industry for their unrivalled session work, fashion-forward approach and technical wizardry in cutting and styling- there really is no stopping Mr Hersheson! The best kept secret of models, celebs and fashionistas the nation over, Hersheson’s salons really are the epitome of luxe hair care. So, you can imagine how thrilled we were to hear that the brand’s flagship salon has just reopened after months of restructure and redesign. Located in London’s uber-cool Conduit Street, the salon offers a totally unique experience- private pedicure rooms, a gallery-like space (complete with digital moodboards), complimentary I Pads and a roaming check-in service. What’s more, the swanky new salon will be the hub for the brand with a look book of 8 iconic haircuts, should you be lacking hair-spiration upon arrival at the salon. We’ll see you there…
Potting Room Spa At The Pig Hotel
When city living all gets a bit too much, we all need to take some time to escape, relax and unwind. Located a stone’s throw out of London in the heart of the leafy New Forest, The Pig Hotel in Brockenhurst is the perfect safe haven from your hectic schedule. Here at the beauty desk, The Pig really caught our eye when we discovered that they had opened a charming new treatment room, Potting Shed. Offering a variety of sumptuous treatments up to two hours long, let your cares be massaged away and your inbox backlog disappear in a cloud of the finest organic essential oils. We’re lusting after The Pig Signature Treatment, 120 minutes of pampering including a foot soak and scrub, full body massage, reviving facial and a tension-easing scalp massage. Total bliss, we say.
Emma Watson’s Skincare Secret
She’s known for her ethereal glow and English rose complexion, so it’s no surprise that when it comes to the celeb complexions we covet- Emma Watson is high on our lists! What’s more, a little birdie informed us Grazia ladies that the secret behind Em’s gorgeous glow is no other than secret gem MV Organic Skincare. Emma gushed, “I have super-sensitive skin, I travel a lot and I'm constantly in and out of make-up. MV Skincare is the best range I've found; It smells incredible and it's not packed with hundreds of nasty chemicals. I can't live without it." We can certainly vouch for MV’s organic goodness and highly suggest you invest now before the onset of winter. Cult products include their Gentle Cream Cleanser, £32 and the Rose Soothing and Protecting Moisturiser, £68. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and facialist Nichola Joss are all fans too. If it’s good enough for the stars, it’s certainly good enough for us! Available at www.beingcontent.com
A Dance Class With A Halloween Twist
Classes can be booked at www.seenonscreenfitness.com
Looking for some serious Halloween fun this weekend? Head on down to Seen on Screen’s fitness studio and get involved in their latest dance class offering- with a Halloween twist! This clever, London-based fitness company run dance workshops that teach routines inspired by the stars and taught by professionals who have actually danced with the stars themselves. Who said anything about the treadmill? This is one seriously cool workout! At 1.30pm this Saturday 26 October, the class will be ‘Single Zombies’, teaching a spook, zombie-themed version of Beyonce’s Single Ladies. Straight afterwards at 3.30pm the class is ‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back), featuring the routine from the classic graveyard scene. Guests are strongly encouraged to come dressed up in their finest Halloween gear. Spook-tastic fitness? We love.
Benefit Release Beauty Advent Calendar
We don’t know about you, but every year we can’t help but be slightly envious of the littleuns in our lives that are still old enough for advent calendars. A treat every day, for the best part of a month? Sounds good to us! Luckily the Benefit Christmas fairy has answered our wishes this year with the adorable ‘Countdown to Love’ advent calendar! Behind every window is a Benefit treat, including travel sizes of all your favourite products like ‘The POREfessional’, ‘High Beam’, and ‘BADgal Lash’. It’s available exclusive to select Debenhams, Benefit Boutiques and www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk, so hurry up and get yours before they all get snapped up!
By Tor Cardona and Rhiannon Chalmers