Beauty Bites: Pucker Up For National Kissing Day PLUS Get Beach Ready With St Tropez and Xbox 360

17 June 2013 by

Another week filled with more exciting beauty treats- from beach bag essentials to the latest blow-dry haven, we pledge to keep you 100% in the know. Read on and take note, ladies and behold a beautiful week…

Happy National Kissing Day!

Did you know that today, June 20, is National Kissing Day? And, did you know that 88% of British singletons kiss on the first date? Well, whether you’ve got plans tonight or not, we’ve got some expert beauty tips to pucker up the perfect pout! Facialist Emma Hardie believes that the secret behind soft lips is a gentle weekly exfoliation to buff away dead skin, and copious amounts of her Moringa and Rose Lip Balm for a real moisture boost. With lips prepped to perfection, take note of Lipstick Queen founder Poppy King’s advice, “Once you’ve chosen your perfect colour, dab some of the same shade on your cheeks to really bring the whole look together.” With a pout this good, we reckon it’s definitely acceptable to kiss on the first date!

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Get Tanned and Toned with St Tropez and XBOX 360

First thing this morning we nipped down to Covent Garden to hang out with our friends from St Tropez, Nike and Xbox and discover with their help, exactly how you can get holiday ready in tip top time. Want to know how? Arm yourself with St Tropez’s Gradual Tan Plus Firming, £20, which mimics the skin’s natural melanin for a super-healthy bronzed look, whilst firming up any wobbly bits and providing skin with a real hydration hit. What’s more, throw in the new Nike+ Kinect Training for XBOX 360 and you’ll soon be a fat-fighting machine with their bespoke training programmes designed to get you fitter, faster and stronger quicker than you can say Jessica Ennis. We can vouch for the tan (8 hours later and our skin is looking pretty peachy), and now we can’t wait to get our new Xbox set up and ready to go!   


Beach Make-up Classes with Chanel

Still in a tizz over your summer make-up look? Fret no more, beauty aficionados, as Chanel might just have the answer to all your cosmetic woes. On June 19, 26 and July 3, Chanel’s Beauty experts will be holding make-up master classes at their pop-up Covent Garden boutique. Classes include Natural Beach Make-up, The Art of Contouring, Summer Brights and the Smoky Eye, so there really is something for everyone- whether you want to nail the ultimate holiday look or simply want to escape a long-founded beauty rut, we guarantee you’ll leave feeling full of Chanel-esque inspiration. Master classes are free, although for a total steal at £25, we recommend you book yourself in for a personalised make-up consultation to discover the tricks of the trade first-hand.

To book a bespoke make-up consultation, call 020 7240 2001

Kiehls Recruits More Celebrity Fans!

Did you know Kiehls was founded back in 1851, originally as an old-world apothecary in New York? Well, their amazing products have clearly stood the test of time, as breaking news tells us that even more celebs are becoming avid users of Kiehl’s products, including the new Skin Rescuer and magnificent BB cream. A little birdie tells us Whitney Port, Selma Blair and Jaime King are the latest A-Listers to jump on the Kiehls bandwagon, proving once again the brands’ amazing products really do deserve a gold medal!

Hero products? Yep, we think so!

Content’s Summer Wellbeing Festival

Us beauty ladies have always been a teensy bit obsessed with Content, Marylebone’s best-kept secret. The boutique skincare store specialises in organic and natural skincare and stocks some pretty awesome niche and natural brands, handpicked from around the world. So, we were delighted to hear that Content will be hosting their first-ever Pop-Up summer festival from June 24 till July 6. A series of tastings, pop-ups, demos and exclusive previews aim to celebrate healthy living, and with everything on offer from Radiance Juice Workshops to ‘Colour Cleansing’ sessions, this really is one-stop eco beauty perfection! So, if the mud and wellies of a music festival don’t appeal to you, beauty with a clean, green twist definitely will…

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DKNY Towel Treat

When it comes to beach bag essentials, us Grazia ladies always spend so long obsessing over the perfect bikini and SPF that we all too often forget the one item deemed kinda crucial to the whole beach/tan/pool routine- a beach towel. Well, fear not, as DKNY’s hotly awaited gift with purchase promotion hits stores nationwide from 1st July, guaranteed to get you pool perfect for your summer getaway. The official towel of the summer can be yours with the purchase of any 50ml or 100ml DKNY fragrance purchase.

Available at stores nationwide from July while stock lasts.

Kerastase Pop Up Blow Dry Bar Comes To Harrods

Brace yourself ladies- this is exciting news. To celebrate the launch of Kerastase’s Couture Styling range, Harrods’ Urban Retreat and Kerastase have joined forces to offer clients the chance to experience the products first-hand in a brand-new pop up blowdry bar within the salon from 18th-30th June. Appointments are priced at £40 and include a bespoke hair diagnosis, a Kerastase rituals treatment and a blowdry, as well as a delicious glass of champagne, making this a real pampering treat. The best bit? Every day, one Blowdry Bar customer has the chance of winning the complete Kerastase styling range. Hurry on down, ladies- you only have 2 weeks!

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What Is Kate Eating?

K-Mid baby fever has reached an all-time high at Grazia HQ! Our fave princess was looking blooming marvellous on Saturday at The Trooping Of The Colour, only a month before her due date, and we just can’t stop swooning over her glowing skin, locks and amazing pregnancy wardrobe. She’s certainly got pregnant women nationwide looking on in envy at how well she is looking. So, what’s her secret? With more and more women understanding the importance of looking after themselves, and in order to look after their babies, a well-balanced diet has never been more vital. Carrying and having a baby can leave you tired, lacking energy and conscious of your shape- something K-Mid would never let happen! Well, fret not, mothers-to-be, as the food gurus at The Pure Package are on hand to make sure you and your baby are getting the correct supply of minerals and vitamins through an enjoyable diet, delivered daily to your doorstep.  Jennifer Irvine, founder of The Pure Package, believes that convenience is key to healthy eating in modern life, making this an indispensable gourmet service for busy mothers-to-be.

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