Glasto might be over, but that’s no reason for despair, fellow beauty buffs. Now that July is here, surely it's officially summer, right? Cue colourful make-up, summertime pop-ups and exciting beauty launches. Don't say we don't spoil you...
Shu Uemura Art Of Hair To Launch Pop-Up at BoxPark
It’s all about the beauty at BoxPark this month- yesterday, BeautyMART launched a pop-up at the trendy Shoreditch shopping venue, and news today informs us that Shu Uemura Art of Hair will be hosting an exclusive BoxPark pop-up from 5-7th July, offering an express styling and lash application bar. Perfect for anyone in a hairstyle rut, there are 4 different looks to choose from- the powder bun, absolue wave, gloss pony or definer quiff- which will you go for? What's more, the styling session will be with one of top stylists from the Jones & Payne team, so you're definitely in good hands. Simply call 0207 613 6553 to book your complimentary 20-minute appointment.
Per-Fekt Beauty CC Cream Comes to Selfridges
If you’ve already caught up with this week’s issue of Grazia, you may have come across our rather awesome feature on packing up the perfect beauty bag for your summer holiday. Whilst we understand there is, unfortunately, such a thing as a baggage allowance, we reckon this newby from skin gurus Per-fekt should definitely make the cut when it comes to your summer beauty regime. Per-fekt’s new Skin Perfection Gel CC Cream SPF30 is made for girls on-the-go and already has a huge celeb following over in the U.S. Coming exclusively to Selfridges on 15th July, this nifty little compact is jam-packed with aloe and vitamin C to soothe hyper-pigmentation, colour corrector technology to ensure a natural colour tone, and an SPF to boot. Get this in your beach bag now!
Blake Lively is already a huge fan, and we reckon you will be, too!
Davidoff Cool Water’s Love The Ocean Campaign
Davidoff Cool Water has always been a Grazia beauty desk summer favourite, so we were over the moon to hear that, for the second year running, the fragrance house have teamed up with The National Geographic to support its Pristine Seas mission to identify, study and protect fragile marine ecosystems across the world. Limited edition bottles of Cool Water for both men and women are on counter now, and the sale of one bottle will protect 10,000m2 of ocean. Beauty to save the planet? Yes, please!
Charli XCX- Max Factor’s newest face
It’s all happening over at Max Factor- only last week did the make-up maestros release stunning new imagery of Gwyneth Paltrow, and have just unveiled rising pop starlet Charli XCX as the face of its new WILD Collection, launching this week. Charli, the vocals behind super-catchy chart topper “I don’t care” says, “It's cool to be part of the Max Factor WILD Collection. I love having bold and bright eyes when I'm on stage so I'm super excited to play around with the new collection”. Well, neither can we Charli! The new collection is jam-packed with a kaleidoscope of colour and gorgeous new products, including mega volume mascara, shadow pots and shadow gel pencils. Things just got wild!
YSL’s Forever Light Creator App
Skin looking more drab than fab? If so, log on to Facebook and you might just find the answer to all your beauty woes! If a lack of sleep, too much caffeine and stressful days have taken their toll on your complexion, YSL’s new Forever Light Creator is guaranteed to inject some serious luminosity to your skin. The new serum is designed to act on 3 aspects of the skin’s radiance- relief, colour tone and transparency, hence generating unprecedented light and incomparable skin quality after only 7 days. Want in? Register on this Facebook app to receive a 7 day free trial ahead of the nationwide launch on July 10th. It’s time to see the light…
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Eve Snow- The Glastonbury Nail Secret
Whilst we’re sad that Glasto is over, the thrill of pouring over celeb festi-beauty looks is really rather exciting and definitely cheered up our Monday morning. When we caught sight of Alexa Chung’s white nails and Rita Ora’s stunning red manicure we couldn’t help but wonder how on earth their nails looked so perfect and chip-free post the carnage of Glasto. Their secret? Eve Snow’s nail lacquer- infused with gingko balboa, vitamin E and argan oil, these nifty little polishes condition and nourish nails for a smooth finish. What’s more, the quick dry formula makes colour touch ups easier than you can say glamping…
White or red? The choice is yours...
Ah, how we love the good old British summer. Picnics, Pimms and strawberries and cream, summer really wouldn’t be summer without lounging around in one of London’s greener spots. So, you can imagine how excited us beauty ladies were when we heard that Benefit have been unveiled as the official make-up partner to Barclaycard’s British Summer Time in Hyde Park from 5-14 July and will be hosting a beauty fayre every day for the duration of the festival. With make-uppers, games, prizes and a photo booth to capture your new look, we reckon this is one beauty bonanza you won’t want to miss out on. Roll up and get gorgeous, we say.