Now that spring-esque temperatures are finally in the air, it’s safe to say you can now officially start getting excited about summer. True, that means bikini season is encroaching way faster than we’d like, but it also means exciting nail colours, skin-buffing prep and easing your way into that tricky 5-a-day (78% of us struggle to reach this every day- who’da thunk?) Read on and take note of the hottest things going down in the wonderful world of beauty…
Marchesa and Revlon Team Up
3D Jewel Nail Appliqués embellished with Marchesa designs? Yes, please!
Stop press, ladies- Marchesa is teaming up with Revlon to create a beauty line! The first fruits of this stellar collaboration will be 3D Jewel Nail Appliqués that nod to couture Marchesa gowns. Now, this sounds like our kind of beaut-fash collaboration! In due course, the collection will also include nail polish, eye makeup, lip products and tools. What’s more, Revlon has also been lined up to create the beauty looks that will grace the Marchesa catwalk at NY Fashion Week. The best thing? You don’t have to wait too long to get your hands on the new beauty booty- the first collection will hit UK stores in September.
Grazia Tries Out Eleven Hair Salon, Mayfair
Now, whilst you might be busy slaving away on that bikini-bod, don’t forget to whip your tresses into shape this summer, too! All too often neglected in the run-up to summer, it’s uber-important to give post winter hair a bit of TLC before the onset of the summer hols. As a slave to the bottle (bleach, of course), my platinum locks are frequently left looking more parched than perfect, so I snapped up the opportunity to head down to London’s first-ever JOICO flagship salon, Eleven Hair, in Mayfair to experience the legendary K-Pak Hair Rejuvenating Treatment. This signature JOICO treatment claims to rebuild damaged hair from the inside-out with its nifty five-step system. All the magic happens whilst you lie comatose in a seriously plush leather chair, with an incredible head massage to boot. I was then whisked upstairs for a speedy yet flawless blow-dry and walked out the door with a seriously glossy head of bouncy blonde locks. Book yourself in now, ladies, this is the real deal when it comes to a real hydration hit that actually lasts. My hair has never looked this good.
Joico's K-PAK Hair Rejuvenating System, £60, Eleven London
Is Gucci Launching A Makeup Line?
What was that you said- Gucci makeup? Yep, you read that right, although if the rumours are true, you’re going to have to sit tight until 2014 to get your hands on the collection. The latest buzz in the beauty world is that Gucci are set to make their first foray into the cosmetics industry sometime in 2014, already having several blockbuster fragrances under their belt including Gucci Premiere and Gucci Guilty. We wait with bated breath...
Steal Shingai's Jewel-Encrusted Style!
Not long ago, we brought you L’Oreal Mizani’s Shingai Shoniwa’s exclusive beauty secrets right here on Grazia Daily, so you can imagine how excited we were when we saw her last night at the star studded L’Oreal Colour Trophy held at the Grosvenor House in London. The Noisettes songstress was seen sporting an elaborate tousled up-do topped off with a gorgeous bejewelled hair accessory. We were lucky enough to catch up with celebrity stylist Charlotte Mensah who revealed the secrets behind Shingai’s gorgeous look. Hair guru Charlotte armed herself with two secret products- Mizani’s Supreme Oil, £12.95 and Gloss Veil Shine Spray, £12.50 to ensure Miss Shoniwa’s tresses were red-carpet ready. Take note, ladies!
Nails Inc Emerald Nails
Team Grazia Beauty have always been huge fans of Nails inc, and have loved every one of their gorgeous polishes, always happy to pay homage to our capital with their clever street-name colours. So, we are over the moon to be able to announce the arrival of Queen Victoria Street, a dazzling emerald polish guaranteed to make nails really pop this summer! You’ll have everyone green with envy, trust us.
Nails inc Queen Victoria Street Polish, £11, is available now
Aromatherapy Associate’s Rose Hydrating Face Mask Achieves Hero Status
When a product reaches hero status we know it must be good, and this amazing face mask from Aromatherapy Associates certainly deserves its new title, we think. The transparent gel formula of this uber-hydrating mask makes this one of the most versatile treatments we’ve seen for a while- apply in-flight for soft, supple skin come touchdown at said destination or keep in the fridge to soothe parched skin après-sun. It’s time to get your glow back, ladies.
Aromatherapy Associate’s Rose Hydrating Mask, £36
SaVse Extend Their Raw Smoothie Range
We have to admit we were a little sceptical when we first tried SaVse’s raw smoothies a few months ago- broccoli, beetroot and strawberry, anyone? However, we’ve been hooked ever since, and in blind taste-testing before the smoothies launched earlier this year, 98% of people couldn’t even taste the broccoli. With bikini season just around the corner, SaVse have released two new smoothies, now with yoghurt, totally revolutionising vegetable consumption. Choose from Super Yellow (mango, passion fruit, pineapple and yoghurt) or Super Pink (rhubarb, carrot, strawberry, apple and yoghurt) and kick-start your 5-a-day, today!
£2.49 for a 250ml bottle, visit www.savsesmoothies.com for stockist information