As ever, us beauty ladies bring you all the hottest beauty news. There's no need to look anywhere else- it's all here. Don't say we don't spoil you! With another mini-heatwave on the way towards the end of this week, there really is plenty to look forward to. Read on and swot up, ladies!
Pai’s Organic Facials Come To Lime Wood Hotel
Feeling a little stressed out this week? If so, this might just be the news you were waiting for. Wait for it, ladies, as the gorgeous haven that is the Lime Wood Hotel in the New Forest has just teamed up with organic skincare gurus Pai to launch a unique range of facials in the hotel’s award-winning spa, Herb House. Offering treatments that work gently to restore radiance to delicate skin – whether it be dry or oily, youthful or mature the dynamic duo guarantee each guest will leave feeling utterly de-stressed and rejuvenated. What’s more, the ingredients in the Pai products are all sourced just two hours from Lime Wood itself, making this one seriously special collaboration. All we need now is a spare weekend…
Pai Skincare will launch at Herb House on 19th August. 60 minute treatments will cost £105, and the retail products range from £16-£46
The Lomax Way- Free Personal Training For Life!
Summer might be drawing to a close (sob) but that’s no excuse not to keep your bikini bod in tip-top condition all year round. A hot bod is for life, ladies! If, like us, you find the whole fitness thing a little tiresome at the best of times, then perhaps a personal trainer might be just the thing to whip you into shape and keep motivation at its peak. Think a PT is out of your budget? Think again girls, as the fitness gurus at Lomax have a fantastic offer especially for you. Simply sign up for a free (yes, completely free!) fitness MOT at Lomax Chelsea, an hour’s class assessing strength, flexibility, diet and goals, and you’ll automatically be in with a chance of winning Lomax Personal Training for life. We want. What’s more, The Lomax Way isn’t just about fitness- it’s a whole lifestyle programme incorporating wellbeing and nutrition too, so massages and healthy treats are still on the menu…
For more information visit www.lomaxpt.com
Lulu Kennedy Teams Up With Toni & Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe
It’s a pretty big deal when fashion and beauty collide, so we were over the moon to hear that founder of Fashion East Lulu Kennedy has joined forces with Toni & Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe to create limited edition packaging designs for 4 of the brand’s key products. What’s more, Toni & Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe is the hair sponsor for the Fashion East shows during LFW, so this couldn’t be a more apt collaboration! Fashion guru Kennedy explains, “Hair is as important as an outfit - each has to work with the other. It's a way of interpreting fashion. It's nice to work outside of my usual job and inspiring to see what goes into it." We couldn’t agree more, although we are just itching to get our pretty paws on the gorgeous new products- we’ve got our eye on the Marilyn Monroe-inspired Sea Salt Texturizing Spray, £7.19. Which will you chose?
The limited edition designs hit shelves in September
Ushvani’s Penyepit Facial
When it comes to London’s hidden gems, Chelsea’s Ushvani spa is definitely top of our list. This wonderfully tranquil oasis, just minutes from Sloane Square, is set in a Grade 2 listed Edwardian town house and guarantees the ultimate relaxation for any stressed-out soul. Which, believe it or not, includes us beauty ladies, who were more than willing to head down to the spa to try out their legendary Penyepit facial. Penyepit means ‘chopstick’ in Malay, so yes, you guessed it- this was a chopstick facial! Scrap visions of fortune cookies and Itsu sushi lunches, ladies, as this is one heck of results-driven facial which tackles congestion, fine lines and a lacklustre complexion all in one hit and leaves you with a smoother, plumper, glowing complexion. In our Grazia beauty books, Ushvani really does come up trumps.
Ushvani Penyepit Facial, £150 for 90 minutes
One Direction Fragrance Hits Shelves THIS Sunday
When 1D launched their make-up range, we thought that was pretty awesome, so when our fave boy-band announced they were releasing a fragrance too, we had to sit down. Seriously. Well, ladies, the wait is finally over, as the much-anticipated scent, Our Moment, hits shelves this Sunday! What’s more, those naughty boys have been adding to our excitement over the past few days with a selection of teasers from their ad campaign, with the latest starring Zayn Malik. Although the pint-sized videos don’t give away too much (at 4 seconds each they really are the definition of ‘teaser’) we do know that the fragrance will be “a vibrant and playful fruity floral that reflects the essence of 1D.” Excited? We are.
We cannot wait to get our hands on this gorgeous pink bottle
Get Notting Hill Nails!
Nothing screams August bank holiday more than the Notting Hill Carnival, so make sure you’re 100% in the festival spirit come the big weekender with these stunning nail art designs from make-up maestros Max Factor! We’re loving the ‘Hyper Tropical’ design (below right)- there’s something about that palm tree which seriously puts us in the coconut cocktail-Jamaican mood! Want in? Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be good to go before you can say piña colada…
1. Apply 2 coats of Max Factor’s Max Colour Effect Nail Polish in Mellow Yellow, £3.99 over the whole nail
2. Before the final coat is dry, apply Glossfinity Nail Polish in Flushed Rose, £5.99 to the bottom third of your nail, smudging slightly into the yellow with a small nail sponge to create an ombre effect.
3. For the perfect palm tree, apply Glossfinity Nail Polish in Blackout, £5.99 using a small nail brush to paint on the silhouette outline.
4. Seal your look with a layer of top coat.