09 October 2013 by

Beauty Bites: Scarlett Johansson Sizzles In New Dolce & Gabbana Campaign, Uniqlo Launch DIY Hair Site & MORE

Too busy working your socks off to swot up on the latest beauty news? Aware of OPI’s new collaboration or the new diet craze threatening to knock the trusty 5:2 off its top spot? Fear not, as us beauty ladies have got it all here for you, right at your fingertips. Read on and enjoy- you can thank us later…

Scarlett Johansson Channels Hollywood Glamour In New Dolce & Gabbana Campaign

Image courtesy of Dolce and Gabbana

Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey. Together. In one seriously stunning black and white, retro-glam ad campaign. It’s honestly almost too much for a Thursday afternoon. We just can’t stop staring at the gorgeous Scarlett- with her hair loosely tied back off her face to highlight those serious cheekbones, we’ve never seen the blonde beauty looking quite so radiant. There’s just something about the black and white, too, which adds an old-school charm to the new ad campaigns for Dolce and Gabbana’s cult fragrance, The One. The new campaign also includes a rather fabulous little trailer which we cannot wait to share with you. Ready for some serious eye candy? We are.

Do Your Hair The Uniqlo Way

Which style will you go for?

We’ve long been fans of cult Japanese brand Uniqlo, always stocking up on their bargain cashmere and amazing denim whenever we can. So, you can imagine our utter glee when we discovered that the clever people over at Uniqlo HQ have just unveiled their latest creation, Uniqlo HairDo. Want to know more? Read on. Simply log on and you’ll find 16 quirky DIY hairstyles designed to go perfectly alongside your new AW Uniqlo outfit. Trust us- you’re gonna be hooked pretty soon. On-trend outfits and amazing hair? We’re sold.

Liverpool Fashion Week Implements No Sunbed Rule

Bronzed beauties at House of Holland SS14 (Jason Lloyd Evans)

Today’s full beauty marks go to Liverpool Fashion Week. Why? Well brace yourselves ladies, as breaking news reaching Grazia HQ informs us that the city’s fashion week is banning models who use sunbeds in a bid to try and cut rates of skin cancer. Earlier this year, Liverpool was revealed as having epidemic levels of teenage girls illegally using sunbeds, with some girls going under the UV lights from as young as 13. In fact, 50% of 15-17 year olds in Liverpool have used sunbeds, compared to 11% nationally, so hats off to LFW for making such a bold beauty statement. Although the bronzed look was all over the catwalks at the SS14 shows (House of Holland, Topshop Unique and Preen to name a few), the organisers behind LFW, starting 14 October, are ready to show Liverpool that the faux glow can be achieved safely. As Amanda Moss, organiser of LFW explains, “We hope that by showing how gorgeous our models look at this year’s Fashion Week, we will help sunbed users in the city realise they don’t need to get on the beds to look great. Our girls can still have that golden glow, but they’ll get it from a bottle, not the beds.” Well Liverpool, you have team Grazia beauty’s full support- bring on the bottle, we say!

OPI Teams Up With Gwen Stefani

Could this be the hottest manicure for 2014? We think so...

January is usually a pretty dull month, right? Broken New Year’s resolutions, the guilt of Christmas excesses and freezing temperatures never fail to make us feel a tad depressed. Well brace yourselves ladies, as January 2014 sees a serious beauty launch that promises to change all that. Breaking news reaching Grazia HQ informs us that nail legends OPI have teamed up with Gwen Stefani to launch a new nail collection with a punk twist, inspired by the 2013 Met Gala theme “Punk: Chaos To Couture”. Rock, on! We’ve got our beauty eyes on the bold red hue “Over and Over A-Gwen”, inspired by the pop starlet’s signature red lip. OPI’s Executive VP and Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann said, “Gwen uses beauty to accessorize her style. OPI wanted to create a collection as dramatic, diverse and glamorous as its namesake.” Who said anything about January blues?

Shu Uemura Unveil New London Flagship Store

Now that's what we call a pretty shop window...

Us beauty ladies need no excuse for a spot of retail therapy, especially when it comes to beauty products, so you can imagine our utter glee when we found out that cult Japanese brand Shu Uemura have just unveiled a new flagship store just a stone’s throw away from Grazia HQ. What’s more, to celebrate the brand’s 30th birthday a new retail design concept has been incorporated into the store, offering customers the Shu Uemura service on a whole new level. With the beauty space now divided into different areas (get ready for ‘Shu Lash’, ‘Shu Skin’ and ‘Shu Brow’ stations) this really is one heck of a beauty experience you certainly don’t want to miss out on. Want in? Just head on down to the new store on Monmouth Street from today, 8 October and get ready for a serious beauty splurge.

Equinox Raises Awareness of Pilates Reformer This Breast Cancer Month

Equinox, Kensington

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month now in full swing, we were over the moon to hear that premier fitness club Equinox Kensington is raising awareness of the incredible benefits of Pilates Reformer following breast cancer surgery. Equinox Kensington offers Pilates reformer classes, the pro behind the Equinox class? None other than Jayne O’Brian, Pilates Reformer coordinator at Equinox who became an expert in how to combine Pilates and breast cancer recovery after training with the Pink Ribbon Programme. She says, “The exercise goals of Pilates Reformer are to reduce pain, improve range of movement and flexibility, regain strength and mobility and restore quality of life.” Jayne now creates bespoke exercise plans for survivors, taking into consideration surgery type, post-surgery therapy and the client’s history.


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