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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Elizabeth Arden's classic new fragrance



There’s always a bit of a do when a renowned cosmetic house launches a fragrance. At the unveiling of Elizabeth Arden’s new signature fragrance Untold, the beauty press were invited to mingle at The Gherkin. As well as enjoying the amazing panoramic views, flutes of champagne and dancing disco girls, the fragrance got everybody talking with their ‘untold stories’ that define and inspire.


The Gherkin was a smart booking,. The faceted glass bottle isn’t too dissimilar in design to the London landmark, making the juice  look chic and thoroughly modern. As for the scent, it’s a sensual floral that manages to be both feminine and grown-up – think sweetly womanly, rather than saccharine girly. Notes include sparkling pink pepper, pear, blackcurrant bud, Egyptian jasmine and patchouli heart. Mmm, sounds sumptuous  as well as smelling delicious. By-the-way, what’s your untold story?

Untold Eau De Parfum costs from £35 for 30ml and is available from 1st September

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Holiday have-musts!

Although not exactly my desert island essentials – I went to mainland Turkey! These two newly discovered beauty goodies are already on my list for my next getaway in September.

In the past, when travelling I was a slave to my styling brush and hairdryer. No more. Oh yes, Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray has transformed my holiday hair. It’s so liberating just to wash, condition, spray and ruffle dry with fingers. It’s like skinny dipping! My humidity besieged hair would normally frizz if not groomed and glossed, but with this it took on a whole new beach vibe. All Kate Moss textured waves and mermaid ripples and body. Totally a hair rescue!

My second saviour was Suti’s Peppermint Water Organic Facial Toner. With a couple of quick sprays, it gave my fatigued and hot skin a sparkling wake-up moment. The peppermint was a tonic to weary senses and skin wasn’t left feeling wet then Sahara desert dry like it can with water sprays. The only downside is it’s in a glass bottle so you have to be careful when slinging it around in your beach bag.  So, summing up, if I was stranded on a desert island these would guarantee I would have sexy beach-strewn hair and fresh looking skin when my SOS flare was finally spotted!

Toni&Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray, £7.99 available from Boots
Suti Peppermint Water, £18.50 available from