Upgrade your make-up and skincare routine in the Very Beauty Event today. There is everything from cult beauty trends to learn about as well as pretty little savings from our favourite brands like Elizabeth Arden, L’Oreal Paris, Rimmel and Bourjois. To start off your shopping, read below on our top products from the Beauty Event, that we know you will love.
The Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Spf50 Hydrating Shield will be your skin’s new best friend. It’s the last step to your skincare regime, acting as a hydrating, multi active skin defender. Using Elizabeth Ardens DNA enzyme complex and anti- pollution shield technology, this lovely little product strengthens and protects against UV and pollution. It’s sheer and so hydrating, leaving your skin feeling and looking younger for longer.
Next we are really loving using the Bourjois little round pot blush to add some colour to the cheeks. The gorgeous soft powder blends seamlessly onto the skin leaving you with a subtle pop of colour. It also smells amazing with an irresistible aroma of rose when you stroke the powder on to your face. The best product in our eyes to complete an everyday, natural look.
To dress up your eyes, what you need is the Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara. We loved the soft big brush, as it gives so much volume and definition to the lashes – perfect for a night out! It also leaves no clumping leaving your lashes looking on point! Definitely a product that would not be leaving our make-up bag.
Lastly we are obsessed with the L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipsticks especially in the shade Mon Jules – perfect for this time of year. The creamy matte finish of the lipstick really adds that extra something to a make-up look. Start by apply it to your cupids bow and then sweep out to the corners, filling your lips to create a flawless pout. It even comes in 30 different colours which is fab!
Tempted to do some beauty shopping now? Then head over to the Beauty Event today to not miss out on any of the amazing offers that we have to show you. Shop 3 for 2 on some of your favourite brands as well as some great GWP offers that we know you won’t be able to resist. Enjoy!
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Michelle Phan, 29, trailblazed her way into the world of fashion and beauty on YouTube. With a growing global community of over 8.5 million, Michelle’s videos have been viewed more than 1 billion times. She also co-founded Ipsy – the world’s largest online beauty community.
#COVERUPGOALS Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield, 6DAXV, £55
After developing adult acne, in March 2015, Londoner Em Ford, 26, began to share images of herself both with and without make-up on social media. After a backlash from haters, she posted the negative comments she received online – which got 10 million views in its first week alone!
A UK vlogger, blogger and author, Tanya, 26, is best known for her fashion and beauty channel on YouTube, where she often replicates sought-after celebrity looks. In 2014, she released her own cosmetics line and now has over 2.7 million followers on Instagram!
#BEAUTYGOALS Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection, 77PHQ, £60
In 2008, Samantha Chapman, 38, began producing make-up tutorials on YouTube under the name, Pixiwoo. Her sister, Nicola, joined her soon after. Together, they produced ‘how to’ videos and beauty product reviews. The sisters also created make-up brush line Real Techniques.
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#MASCARAGOALS Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara, 73tXe, £7.99
Fleur De Force, 27, started making videos on YouTube in 2009, and she has been building her global audience ever since – her videos now attract millions of views per month. Fleur has also brought out her own range of false lashes and her latest beauty book will be released soon.
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Patricia Bright, 27, is one of the biggest uprising vloggers in the UK, with over 760,000 YouTube subscribers. She started her channel in 2010 and delivers make-up and hair tutorials. Plus, she has recently given birth to her first baby. Aww!
#FOUNDATIONGOALS L’Oréal Paris Infallible Foundation, 6cP4d, £12.99
Spot the difference between these identical twins, 22, from Norwich who are obsessed with all things beauty, fashion and music. They have a combined 527,000 Instagram followers – people obviously adore their pretty pastel nails and love for ghds!
After being introduced to all things vlogging by her then boyfriend and successful vlogger = Marcus Butler, Niomi, 23, has now carved out a career of her own on YouTube. With videos and a blog offering fashion, beauty and lifestyle advice, she’s also set to bring out her own cookbook.
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Forget poker-straight locks, it’s all about creating curls and texture this summer!
Take your holiday hair to hot new levels! Ditch your trusty salt spray this season, as the trend for S/S16 is hydrated, healthy and undone. Surf-girl ’dos are fresh and brushed through, relaxed waves have gone catwalk sleek and glam go-tos have been given a modern makeover. Here, ghd show you how to recreate these three swishing looks with straighteners…
Deep Waves- The foolproof way to flawless red-carpet hair
Spritz wet hair with heat-protecting spray, then blow-dry with a paddle brush.
Create a sleek side parting then split your locks into fine sections about an inch wide.
Point the styler down and place at the root. turn 180 degrees to create the wave, then pull through to the ends.
Repeat all the way around until you have a full head of perfectly formed ribbon curls.
lacquer up your paddle brush with hairspray, then sweep through for a soft, 50s-inspired look.
Not Netflix ’n’ chilling tonight? Then let’s get ready to go ‘out’ out!
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Apply bronzer to highlight and lightly contour. Next, swirl a soft pink blush over the apples of your cheeks and blend.
Go for classic smoky eyes with a hint of shimmer. Use the darkest shade on the outer sockets to create that wide-eyed effect.
Tuck the mascara wand close to the lash root, then lightly push upwards as you wiggle the bristles to lift lashes and lengthen.
After tweezing out strays, fill in any sparse areas and create a subtle point at the tail to create natural-looking, tidy brows.
Slick on some lippy, then create curls by wrapping a section around the styler, holding for a few seconds, and then releasing.
L’Oréal Paris Glam Bronze La Terra Tribal in Natural Capri, 74G4N, £12.99 Bourjois Smoky Stories Quad in Upside Brown, 4QFWK, £8.99 Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara in Black, 73ETW, £22.99 L’Oreal Paris Brow Artiste Genius Kit, 6CQN9, £12.99 ghd V Marine Allure Styler, DUVJJ, £129
Forget poker-straight locks, it’s all about creating curls and texture this summer..
Take your holiday hair to hot new levels! Ditch your trusty salt spray this season, as the trend for S/S16 is hydrated, healthy and undone. Surf-girl ’dos are fresh and brushed through, relaxed waves have gone catwalk sleek and glam go-tos have been given a modern makeover. Here, ghd show you how to recreate the first of three swishing looks with straighteners…
Beach Waves- Pure shore texture that takes you straight to cocktail hour!
Apply root-lift spray and brush it through, then blow-dry in twisted sections using your fingers to add texture.
After a spritz of holding spray, take a small section of hair and place the styler roughly at your eye line.
Twist your straighteners 180 degrees, then pull through to the ends to create soft waves.
Once all your hair is curled, plait the top sections and then run your ghds over each braid.
Gently pull apart, brush through and your beautiful beach waves will blend into one sultry style.
Find your match and you’ ll discover the secret to flawless skin. It’s all about the base!
This step is a key part of your base preparation. Use a thin layer of primer and see spots and pores smooth out to leave a silky finish.
Ask for testers and always apply in a well-lit room. Don’t be put of by having to blend a couple of hues together to find the right colour.
Start from the middle of your face and work outwards. A foundation brush will give you a professional finish.
Take a step back to see if any areas need extra coverage. Dot on concealer to also add some subtle highlighting.
A peachy pink shade suits all skin tones. For instant radiance, swirl blusher in small circular motions on the apples of your cheeks.
To help your base last as long as it can, use a puff to ‘push and roll’ a light layer of powder over high-shine areas.
When it comes to contouring, keep up with the Kardashians and Jenners to never miss a make-up trick!
This technique uses dark and light shades to sculpt key areas on the face. As there’s no sign of the trend waning, we help you get clued-up…
For the illusion of fuller lips, take a sharp lip liner (a little darker than your natural colour) and outline a few millimeters outside of your lip line. Fill in with a nude shade, so that the liner is just visible. Use a lighter-coloured lipstick on the fullest parts of your pout to give depth. Imagine there’s an ‘X’ shape on your Cupid’s bow and lighten it with concealer to finish.
Start with getting the right colours to match your skin tone. Pick matte, not sparkly, make-up. Apply your base and build up the darkest hue under your cheekbones to get that ‘pulled-in’ effect. The lighter colour is swept over the top of your cheeks to bring them to the fore. Only now should you use a subtle shimmer over the highest part of your cheekbones to highlight.
EYES, BROWS & NOSE
Contouring around the eyes, brows and nose creates a central focus. Remember, it’s all about sculpting. If it looks ‘dirty’, you’ve gone a shade too dark or you need to blend more to soften the points where the dark and light shades meet. Apply darker shades down the sides of your nose and in the eye sockets and use paler colours along the brow bone, down the length of your nose and on the areas you want light to bounce of.
To celebrate the day of love, Very kicked things off early with a pre- Valentine’s party. It had all the best elements of Valentine’s Day – hearts, pink cocktails, make-up, chocolate dipped strawberries and marshmallows, date night outfits and a bunch of lovely people.
Celebs, bloggers and journalists all popped in to the party in London’s chic Hospital members club, where the room was decorated to match Very’s pink colours and there were balloons and fairy lights. So pretty! TOWIE’s Ferne McCann, the recent runner up of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here couldn’t resist a photo opportunity by the love heart of balloons.
She’s wearing Very head to toe – the V by Very roll neck top and the Rochelle Humes culotte trousers. Ferne revealed that she will be spending Valentine’s Day with a mystery man. What a lucky guy, to be on a date with such a stylish lady!
No party would be complete without food and drinks and the drinks and snacks were in plentiful supply. Made in Chelsea’s Ashley James told us how much she adored the canapes, but not as much as we adored her jacket. She’s wearing the V by Very fluted waffle jacket in the photo below.
Ashley’s spending Valentine’s with her dog Snoop – awwww!
After the snacks and mingling, it was time to check out the clothes. Here are some of the highlights of the current collection that would be great for dates – whether the date’s with mates or a loved on.
There was a lot of love for this suede jacket, which would be the ultimate way to make someone fall in love at first sight. It’s the V by Very suedette biker jacket.
For an attention grabbing arrival, you can’t beat monochrome and stripes. This is the Rochelle Humes sleeveless striped waistcoat.
Want to give off a cute and cuddly nature? Try this V by Very faux fur gilet.
And don’t forget the make-up! Very showcased some of the best-selling beauty products with a Beauty Pick n Mix with brands like Maybelline and HD Brows.
PS For more fashion and celebrity gossip check out my celebrity lifestyle blog Live Like a VIP.
Only air kisses will do this Valentine’s, as this pout’s too good to smudge!
Exfoliate lips to remove dead
skin. Use water and your finger
or a flannel and sugar scrub.
Massage and pat away excess.
Apply balm when your pout is
damp. This locks in moisture. Make
sure the balm goes past your lip
line so colour can glide on easily.
Using a lip pencil, draw an ‘X’ on
the Cupid’s bow. Line the corners
and bottom lip and join these lines
together to create your shape.
Use a finger to rub balm or oil on your teeth so the lipstick won’t stain them.
With a brush, colour your lips.
Blot your mouth and apply
a second coat. Blot again.
Dust a fne layer of translucent
powder over your entire lips
to seal in colour for longer.
Valentine’s Day…you either love it or hate it! We have to admit there’s a few of us at Very HQ hoping that the postman will bring flowers and chocs from a secret admirer…whether you’re out for dinner with that special someone or having a cosy night in with ice cream and soppy films, why not treat yourself this February 14th with a gorgeous new Viva La Juicy perfume!
Don’t wait around this year, enter our competition to win an 100ml bottle of Viva La Juicy perfume and you’ll be smelling gorgeous no matter what you get up to!
Viva La Juicy will have heads turning wherever you go with top notes of wild berries and juicy mandarin gently tempered with honeysuckle, gardenia, and jasmine. Underlying it all are warm tones of amber, caramel, and sandalwood, all wrapped up in a fabulous bottle with Juicy charms!
All you need to do to treat yourself (you deserve it!) and win this fab prize from Juicy Couture is comment below telling us how you would spend a perfect Valentine’s Day. We’re thinking of a pamper day at a luxury spa before a candlelit dinner with some bubbly…
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Sixteen switches for a relaxing and worthwhile rest! They’re so easy, you can do them while you sleep. Well, before bed…
1. Leave-in conditioner
Put onto dry, parched ends to nourish your hair.
2. The silk secret
Cotton pillowcases can cause hair to frizz. Swap to silk ones to help reduce unnecessary breakage.
3. Braid before bed
Wake to mermaid-style locks without the heat damage. Plait damp hair before bed and remember that the smaller the section, the tighter the wave.
4. Hand cream
Smother a generous layer of hydrating lotion on your hands and feet.
5. Zap zits
Soothe spots while you sleep by applying tea tree oil on your blemishes. Its disinfecting properties will help reduce redness and won’t strip your skin of its natural oils.
6. Root cause
Avoid waking up to flat hair caused by greasy roots and use a dry shampoo before bed. Spritz under the hair, close to the roots and scrunch in until the white powder disappears.
7. Brush your lips
Gently exfoliate your lips with your toothbrush and then lock in moisture with an enriching balm.
8. Cold creams
Applying eye cream prior to nodding off is no secret, but how about keeping the product in the fridge? The cooling effect will help to reduce puffiness and comfort your weary peepers.
9. Try a humidifier
For softer skin, use a humidifier. It adds moisture to the air, so it’s perfect for when the heating is on.
10. Rest easy
Make sure to get at least eight hours of shut-eye a night. Aim to turn off your phone and tablet screens 60 minutes before turning in. They emit blue light which can disturb your sleep pattern.
Don’t drop off without removing your make-up. It can attract blemish-causing bacteria.
12. All white
Once a week, dip your toothbrush into some bicarbonate of soda, polish your teeth and rinse. Do it before bed for the best results.
13. Hair mare
Keep your locks off your face while you snooze to prevent breakouts.
14. Oil up
Suffer from hard hangnails? Massage cuticle oil onto your nail beds for total rehydration.
15. Night cream
Whatever your age, use a night lotion or a restorative serum on cleansed skin. These products are able to work their magic without any disruption from cosmetics, the sun and pollution.
16. Joint care
Zones like your knees, elbows and any other areas that are prone to excessive dryness will benefit from an overnight hydrating hit.
Christmas is nearly upon us and here at Very HQ we are just full of festive cheer. True to form, we’ve got everything you need for party season styling, not to mention the must have products for your winter wish list. Now of course this time of year is all about the giving, so we’ve teamed up with ghd to ensure that the best gift you give this Christmas, is a hint!
That’s right ladies, for Christmas without compromise look no further than the limited edition artic gold styling range from ghd. Wrapped up in winter whites and gold, ghd are bringing catwalk inspired trends to the products you know and love. From styling and straightening to bouncy blow dry’s make sure your Christmas is an Arctic Gold One.
With so much to choose from, we have pulled together the top three products we are hoping (and hinting) to see under our own trees this year. We’ve paired the Arctic Gold editions of our favourite products with our how to hair videos, so that you can get amazing salon styling at home.
First on our wish list is the ghd V Artic Gold Styler Gift Set. This gorgeous gift set includes a ghd Arctic Gold V Styler, a protective plate guard and a warm white roll bag, all beautifully packaged in a limited edition gift box. A ghd classic, you can create a range of looks with this amazing styler! Watch the video here for a step by step guide on how to get the perfect super straight look.
Next up is the ghd Air Artic Gold Hairdryer which can help you create gorgeous looking hair in half the time. You can tailor your blow dry based on your hair type whilst still achieving super-fast drying and a frizz free finish. Our favourite for the party season has to be the curly girl next door look. So for a sleek and bouncy blow dry, learn how to add volume with the ghd Air Artic Gold Hairdryer and watch our video here.
Last but not least, we are hinting for the ghd Artic Gold Classic Curl Tong, which helpfully comes as a gift set with roll mat and box! The Classic Curl Tong is designed to tackle curl-drop, giving you shiny, healthy-looking hair that stays that way all day. Simply wrap the hair around the barrel forming a rope like twist, hold for 5-8 seconds and release. You can check out the ghd brandstore for a video on this as well as other looks you’ll love.
So if leaving Christmas in their hands will only end in tears, head over to Very.co.uk and discover an Arctic Gold Christmas and more. It really is the thought that counts at Christmas, so make sure you’re thinking ghd!
See how to get these stunning smokey eyes in our easy tutorial.
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In this video we show you how you can get this lovely smokey metallic eye makeup look yourself at home. This is as part of the Cosmopolitan #FashFest 2015.
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When life gets hectic and it feels like you don’t seem to have enough time in the day, the last thing on your mind might be your skincare routine. Well here at Very HQ we want to make skincare easy so that you can see results fast and with a minimal amount of effort. Check out our Very Beauty School for all the answers to skincare and everything you will need to know about beauty. Whether it’s popping on some moisturiser before putting on your makeup or simply exfoliating your face before bed, it is so important to look after your skin and give it the love and attention that it needs. In celebration of our Very Beauty School we are giving 1 lucky winner the opportunity to take skincare to the next level with our prize bundle from the professionals in skincare, Gatineau.
Give your skin the nourishment that it needs with this top skincare bundle from Gatineau. Keep on reading for the low down on all the premium skincare products that are up for grabs. Not only will they improve and transform your skin but your lifestyle too.
First up we have the Gatineau Aquamemory High Hydration Cream mask. Perfect for all skin types, this cream adds life back into your skin by giving it the moisture that it needs to make it feel and look flawless. It gives the skin a pleasurable hydration boost and that desirable soft feeling that everyone is after. If you want to get rid of dull looking skin and are looking for an intense and effective solution then the Aquamemory High Hydration Cream mask is just what you need. Your skin will instantly look gorgeous with a minimal amount of effort. Pop the mask on before bed and when you wake up your face will be looking plump and dreamy. So bring the glowing look back to your skin with this remarkable product. It is easy as that!
Next on offer we have the Gatineau Aquamemory Moisture Replenish Cream. This quick fix, refreshing moisturiser is magic to your skin. Its cream-gel like texture is smooth to the touch and transforms your face from dry to velvety soft. Enriched with vitamin E and plant extracts, the Moisture Replenish Cream boosts the skins natural defences and instantly moisturises for deep down hydration that lasts. Your skin will be feeling softer than you have ever imagined, all thanks to this delicate transforming gel. It even has a lovely floral scent that is hard not to love. For the most amazing results then this cream gel needs to be applied both morning and night. It is the ultimate skin saver!
Finally the Gatineau Collagen Expert Wrinkle Target will give you everything you need and more. This last product in the Gatineau bundle is definitely something that works miracles. Whether you’re wanting to tackle your wrinkles or simply add the youthful look to your face then the Collagen Expert Wrinkle Target will do just that. Designed to target the face, eyes and lips this innovative roller ball delivers powerful ingredients to the wrinkle, to immediately plump and smooth from within. Loaded with nourishing and powerful vitamins it protects and improves your skins hydration levels. It’s a gorgeous product that you can throw in your bag for when you are out and about and in need of adding some extra plump and moisture to your skin.
So if you are looking to jazz up your skincare routine and give your skin some TLC, then all you have to do is enter the competition to be in for a chance to win all of the above. Simply tell us in the comments section below what your favourite part of your skincare routine is? Is it relaxing with a clay face mask on? Or simply just applying your favourite lip balm? Well tell us now as we would love to know! The competition closes on 6th October so hurry and enter to ensure you don’t miss out. Good Luck!
As we head into the autumn months we understand how an added extra glow can be essential for all our beauty fans out there, not only to look fabulous but also feel better as the cold air is upon us. Here at Very we have our own Beauty School full of tips and tricks to help you achieve an amazing tan as well as being full of all things beauty. Check it out here if you are looking to update your beauty cupboard or after some beauty application guidance including everything from skincare to electrical beauty- we have it all.
To celebrate the Very Beauty School we are giving 1 lucky winner the chance to win some amazing products from the hero brand of tanning, St Tropez. From moisturisers to facial oils we have everything you need to get an A* in tanning whether you’re a regular tanner or a first timer. Take a look below for what you can get your hands on in our ultimate St Tropez bundle. It really is tantastic!
First up we have the St Tropez Self Tan Dry Luxe oil which is perfect for a natural looking golden tan all year round. For those who appreciate the finer things in life then this product really does bring a bit of luxury to your skin. This luxurious oil has so many things to shout about including intelligent self-tanning technology, multiple skincare benefits and a quick drying formula. Not only is this product a non-greasy dry oil but it can also last up to 10 days! Once you’re happy with the shade then you can simply wash the oil off to reveal a long-lasting sun-kissed look. You will be sure to look amazing with your radiant golden glow.
To help maintain your gorgeous tan then the St Tropez Tan Enhancing Moisturiser will do just the job. This moisturiser guarantees gorgeously glowing results as it leaves you with a tan that lasts longer, fades more evenly and keeps your skin feeling velvety soft. It is specially formulated to work hand in hand with St Tropez self-tan to keep your skin looking browner for longer that is as perfect as when you first applied it. It works best used both before applying self-tan as well as afterwards, to really protect your skin from any streaks and patches.
To ensure your face is looking as fab as your skin then take a look at the St Tropez Self Tan Luxe Facial Oil. It is specially formulated for the delicate skin on your face without leaving any greasy residue and only a flawless looking glow. Its lightweight formula is soft and moisturising on the skin, containing nourishing essential oils that include Brazil nut oil, lemonbalm and neroli. This facial oil is the most luxurious facial tan yet giving you a healthy and natural tan that can last up to 7 days. Ideal for a quick fix to add some colour to your face.
For the perfect application using all of the above then you will need the St Tropez Self Tan Applicator Mitt. With the help of this tan applicator mitt you will get a flawless finish with no mess to your bathroom or hands! Within the mitt is a water-resistant barrier so you can be sure that your fingers remain unstained during application. This soft, spongy mitt is easy to use and helps to evenly distribute the tan on your skin for gorgeous results.
So if you are crazy for that bronzed look and love St Tropez as much as we do then simply comment below and tell us what your favourite St Tropez product is and you could win this amazing bundle of products. The competition closes on 5th October so hurry and enter to ensure you don’t miss out. Good Luck!
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***Competition now closed – Thank you for entering*** With every ray of sunshine that pokes through the clouds, we can’t but think of how excited we are for summer to finally arrive! Our woolly knits have had their fair share of wear and we’re ready for our crop tops, peep-toe sandals and healthier looking, sun kissed glowing skin.
Like many, we too have somewhat neglected our skin over the cold, winter months, but now’s the perfect time to get back on track and prep our skin so it is summer ready. We all want radiant, bright skin and the key to this is removing all the dead skin cells just sitting on our skin – which are the culprits of our dull, dry, flat looking complexion – and not just on our face…but body too!
We’ve got our scrubs and loofas on standby for daily maintenance, but our latest obsession is with sonic technology cleansing system – True Glow Exfoliator brush.
This cordless brush is designed to gently exfoliate your skin, whilst removing impurities, make-up and unclogging your pores – it leaves our skin feeling very fresh and smooth indeed; like having a mini facial in 60 seconds!
With the brush oscillation at 300/second, it’s no surprise that the True Glow cleansing system is 2x as effective as any of our thorough, but manual daily cleansing routines.
To help you get your skin summer ready – we’ve teamed up with BaByliss and have 2x True Glow Sonic Technology Cleansing Systems up for grabs for 2 lucky readers. To be in with a chance of winning, simply comment below and tell us what you love most about summer?
See you soon summer! Good Luck!
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The social mediasphere may have gone crazy about #TheDress, but here at Very HQ we know that there is a lot more to your perfect outfit than just the dress! You’ve got to pick the perfect shoes, the bag, the accessories and most importantly the perfect hair!
With spring just around the corner no doubt the prom dress, wedding dress or special occasion dress hunt has begun and things might get a little bit stressful! So, to help you along the way (no we can’t conjure up your fairy-tale dress unfortunately), we’ve pulled together some of our favourite hairstyles which we’re currently crushing over – and showing you just how to create these glamorous dos from the comfort of your own room.
There’s just something so elegant about beautifully structured, but undone curls. The catwalks love them, the fashion magazines love them and we can’t get enough of them.
You’ve got your perfect dress and are keen to pair your outfit with some wonderful curls, but like many of us have two left hands when it comes to wands and tongs –
Curl Secret is your answer. BaByliss have solved all our curling dramas and now, within minutes, you can have a head full of beautiful, even, perfect curls. It may look a little daunting, but it’s the easiest thing to use and actually quite fast – perfect for creating curls for your up, down and half-half hair do’s.
How to Get the Look:
If it’s a half-half do you’re looking to pair with your dress; free-flowing waves full of volume will add a touch of glamour to your look in an instant – and it’s a lot easier to achieve than you may think. For this look we turn to our trusted TRESemmé Salon Shine Waves Wand. Whilst it may take a few goes to get the hang of using a wand, it’ll soon enough be your go-to product for adding gentle movement and bounce to your hair.
How to get The Look:
You may associate the “messy bun” with unruly second or third day hair that you just pop up on to the crown of our head when running late or lounging at home. But a relaxed, non-doughnut-ring stuffed bun with a little bit of texture can look ever so pretty and we love it!
How to get The Look:
Texture is the key to this ever-so-easy look and to achieve this we suggest using the BaByliss Diamond Waves Wand. This wand is perfect for achieving more spiralled curls and the great thing about this look is that both the curling and pinning up doesn’t need to be precise – making it super simple and super glamorous.
To curl the hair:
Now we hope we’ve covered all bases for the look you may want to acheieve, whatever the occassion. Make sure your hair is looking perfect.
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I love lingerie! I like the feel of something silky next to my skin, I like the way good underwear improves my shape so clothes hang better and most of all, I love the confidence I get from knowing I have something fabulous on underneath everything.
If you’re like me then get ready for some inspiration! Cosmopolitan Magazine came up with the best idea ever to host a night specifically devoted to lingerie and I went along to check out the upcoming trends and see what seductive smalls we may be able to get our hands on soon. The event had a 50 Shades of Grey theme, to mark the fact that the film starring Jamie Dornan is released in cinemas on 13 February, but if anything I’d say the theme should have been 50 shades of fabulousness! There were so many beautiful pieces on display and many are available at Very straight away. Very had its own booth at the event so we were able to get close and touch it too, and trust me these feel as good as they look.
Have a look at my photo highlights and get inspired:
Navy blue is a colour I don’t have enough of in my underwear drawer but looking at what came down the catwalk, I’m totally changing that. It’s dark so its flattering but less stark than black.
I really liked a purple set that came down the catwalk. It’s similar to a sexy red but less obvious.
White is the colour of romance so if you’re looking for something for Valentine’s Day that’s flirty and teasing, consider white lingerie.
Light blue can be just as beautiful as dark and this one is great for girly girls. It reminds me of the Fantasie Julie lingerie set.
Black suddenly got a lot more interesting this season with the addition of some twists, quite literally. If you want to blow His mind with the structure of your bra then check out something with a bit of added ribbon like the super sexy Myleene Klass feathers embroidered plunge half padded bra.
I love pink but it’s the cover up that really makes this. Check out the Sorbet Boutique ribbon trim mesh babydoll at Very to blow everyone’s mind.
If you can’t decide between white or black then do both! The detail will draw the eye to the underwear itself, taking attention away from your figure if you weren’t feeling confident before you put it on. Look at the lovely Ann Summers Victoria plunge bra at Very for a monochrome set like this.
Here’s a snap of some of the lingerie I saw (and felt) in Very’s booth which was just a selection of all the gorgeous lingerie available at Very right now..
And there was also an important message for the evening thanks to the Breast Cancer charity Coppafeel. They also had a stand at the booth, highlighting in a fun way the need for us girls to check our breasts regularly. Coppafeel’s messages to check our breasts are also sewn into Very’s lingerie by the sizing label – a gentle reminder for us all to take charge of our health.
What colour was your favourite? Are you excited about Valentine’s Day? Whatever you do, have a love-ly one!
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The BAFTA awards 2015 have shown LA that the Brits know how to do awards shows. The red carpet was a never ending Conga of A’list celebrities – as soon as one passed, another equally famous person followed in their wake. As for the award winners themselves – the Brits cleaned up!
It’s no surprise that Eddie Redmayne won again, adding to his Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards and making an Oscar almost guaranteed. But I’ve got the full list of winners at the end of this blog post so let’s get on with the glamorous business of seeing who wore what. It’s always inspiring to see what works well in a formal environment and then we can try to copy it for our next big events. Personally, I like to try something new and I’m constantly looking at the celebs for ideas. These are my top 10:
(1) Amy Adams
A full length white evening dress always looks fabulous and draws attention, plus its so flattering for most skin tones.
(2) Bond girl Lea Seydoux
I have to admit I didn’t know much about Lea before this, except that she’s starring in the next James Bond film, but something tells me we’ll get to know her soon. I love this yellow dress on her!
(3) Keira Knightley
Keira Knightey disguised her baby bump in a monochrome midi dress – it was all about the texture!
(4) Reese Witherspoon
Reese opted for a brave colour choice as there was nobody else wearing deep purple, but she pulled it off. The shape was very flattering – in at the waist and allowing her to show off her hourglass curves.
(5) Rosamund Pike
Gone Girl actress Rosamund Pike kept it really simple in a black maxi dress and looked effortlessly cool and composed.
(6) Julianne Moore
Julianne was a woman in red as she presented an award during the ceremony. The long sleeves must have come in useful as it was freezing that night.
(7) Felicity Jones
It looked like Felicity was having a Cinderella moment on the red carpet in her fantasy inspired dress with 3D flowers. It must have been a Cinderella year for her too after so many award ceremonies in which her film always wins and good on her for not going too fishtail nor too Hollywood with her style of dress.
(8) Hannah Bagshawe (Eddie’s off-screen wife)
But talking of Hollywood, Eddie Redmayne’s wife looks to have made the transformation. She looked stunning in a silver maxi dress, holding her own against all the A’listers.
(9) Dianne Argon (Quinn in Glee)
Dianna’s strapless red dress really suited her as if you look at her skin it’s flawless. Dressing well on the red carpet is all about knowing your best features and accentuating them.
(10) Natalie Dormer
Natalie is the latest celebrity – after Amal Clooney – to wear gloves on the red carpet. I wasn’t entirely sure of them at first but the blue colour makes them more interesting. They’re definitely a talking point!
What was your favourite look?
And the winners are:
Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland
The Theory of Everything
EE RISING STAR
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter
THE LEGO MOVIE
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
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