Beauty Bites: Lisa Laudat Reveals The Secrets Behind Cheryl Cole's Fishtail Plait PLUS Nicole Kidman's Favourite Eyeliner

21 May 2013 by

Aerin launches new Seashell Colour collection

Oh, how we do love to be beside the seaside! Just in time for summer, Aerin have launched this beautiful new collection, guaranteed to keep you looking bronzed and beautiful over the next few months. The makeup is just divine, incorporating a sophisticated-neutrals palette, illuminating bronzer, natural lipsticks and shiny glosses. Our favourite product? The multi-purpose beach cream, which adds a super-subtle shimmer to both tresses and skin après-sunbathing. A beach-bag must-have, we say!

Aerin Seashell Colour will be available from 20th May 2013

Cheryl Cole’s Fishtail Plait- Get the Look at Home!

Ever since we laid eyes on Cheryl’s fishtail plait on Saturday in Cannes we’ve been in total hair-heaven, albeit green with envy, too. We just love the effortless glamour of Chezza’s loose plait- with oodles of red-carpet volume and cute ribboned sections, we reckon Miss Cole’s fishtail-spin would be the perfect festi-chic hairdo for when tresses are looking less than perfect! Lucky for you, we managed to catch up with Lisa Laudat, the genius behind Cheryl’s look, who has put together a step by step guide on how to get the look, exclusively for you!

Step One: Prep wet hair with Elnett Heat Styling Spray Volume at roots, set in rollers and dry.

Step Two: Section an inch of hair from each temple and secure at the crown with an elastic.

Step Three: Take the remaining top section of hair and backcomb to create height and volume. Secure by twisting the lengths and pinning over the elastic.

Step Four: Starting with mid-section of hair at the back of head, loosely plait and work in larger sections of hair from underneath & behind the ears until the plait reaches nape of neck, then secure with a ribbon.

Step Five: Take all remaining lengths and work into a demi plait before securing with another ribbon.

Step Six: Fix style with Elnett hairspray Normal Hold

Richard Ward In-Bloom Blow-Dry

With Chelsea In-Bloom, the alternative floral art show taking place throughout Sloane Square and Duke of York Square all this week, Grazia-favourite hair gurus Richard Ward have launched a flower inspired blow-dry to celebrate the floral festival. The In-Bloom Blow-Dry features an uber-pampering Couture Hair treatment followed by a blow-dry which is complemented with a freshly cut flower of your choice. What’s more, the service will be available all summer, and guarantees to bring a bit of sunshine to even the dreariest of British summer days! We love.    

The one-hour bespoke service costs £60 and includes a personalised hair treatment plus the price of the flower or accessory of choice. Visit for more information.

The Secret Behind Nicole Kidman’s Perky Peepers at Cannes

Remember Miss Kidman’s futuristic up-do last week at Cannes? Well, turn her around, look a little bit closer, and you can’t fail to be impressed by both her bold brow and those perfectly lined peepers. Her secret? Makeup artist Kay Montano revealed that she used Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner pen in black as well as Eyeko Brow Gel to create this stunning red-carpet look. Makeup maestro Miss Montano said, “Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner Pen is such a staple, both professionally and personally. Its unusually fine brush makes it so versatile.” Time to stock up, ladies!    

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