Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Luxury Clothing and Swimwear Brand Aqualuxe

New luxury swimwear fashion brand Aqualuxe brings you the highest quality clothing to provide stylish women with swimwear cover ups and poolside glamour.
The Azure Kaftan in powder blue from the Capsule Collection

The beautiful range comprises of two debut collections – The Capsule Collection and The Luxe Collection.
Esmeralda in Khaki Green from the Capsule Collection

The Capsule Collection offers a variety of simplistic, chic designs including the Azure, the Carmela, the Valentina and the Cacia – all available in a variety of colours including Powder Blue and Dusky Pink.
Valentina in Dusky Pink & Demi in Cerise Pink from the Capsule Collection

The Luxe Collection is perfect for those striving for that added extravagance with their intricate knitwear range, with their hero style the Carmela Luxe Knit available in Classic Black.

Carmela knit from the Luxe Collection

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Garden Party Chic by Dower & Hall

Ones To Watch - Krasimira Stoyneva AW17

#WearHairNotFur is the motto of Krasimira Stoyneva`s signature

 "My aim is to make an ultimate luxury alternative of fur by using synthetic hair. Using hair allows me to create an endless possibilities of colour and texture varieties in my garments. It gives it stand out shout and incredible luxury feel. I believe that hair with all its potential will become new material to be used within the fashion industry. I would love to be one of the pioneers that made that possible."

In this way, the hair fabric has soon become the brand trade-mark.

 In every collection the designer presented a young minded and self-confident woman; a creative person with a strong personality and a very unique style: “she can be what she likes to be, she likes to feel free, she only needs to imagine ..... ” said Krasimira to describe her vision.

 The innovation is a constant research for Krasimira: the hair changes meaning and shapes in every collection.
 Materials, fabrics and patterns are the main elements that characterise the label.

Valerie Moser Cotton Clutches - Wearable Art

This year, Valerie Moser has announced the ‘Chaotic Bliss’ collection, new for 2017 - a graffiti-like collection with bold paint strokes, feminine figures and daring free-hand painting.

Valerie Moser’s hero product is its range of contemporary clutch bags. Featuring vibrant, hand-drawn images printed onto a natural fabric, its selection of clutches turn an accessory into a wearable form of art, providing a practical yet fashionable outfit addition to see users through from day to night. Earthy tones such as khaki, turquoise and red prevail throughout, alongside accents of black, white and neutral tones. The beautiful mess of the lines make for creatively fun, edgy and intricate compositions.
Like the rest of the Valerie Moser range, all bags are handmade to the highest quality, featuring motifs infused by the designer’s personality, printed onto a natural, tactile cotton fabric.
 Valerie Moser commented, “Being trained in graphic design and typography, I am always drawn to fashion that is bold, daring and tells its own story. No other article enables such expression as a handbag. Even a simple, basic outfit can be injected with character with the bag that is worn alongside it. With this in mind, I created my range to enable my clients to portray their personality using the artistic designs that I create.”
 Ms Moser added, “The name Chaotic Bliss is my description of Bali which oddly creates a link with Greece, my home, as both places share this raw, beautiful, messy feel. Every visual element is absorbed and constitutes a source of inspiration for me as a designer.”
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Monday, 17 April 2017

Paul Costelloe AW17 Collection

For AW17 Paul Costelloe’s inspiration is taken from Alison Weir’s historic novel ‘The Lost Tudor Princess’: the Life of Margaret Douglas Countess of Lennox’. Like the beautiful and tempestuous Margaret, the collection is bold in spirit, dominant in image and strong in content. 

With a nod to the Tudor period, sleeves are exaggerated and lengths are diverse, with styles such as bell, hanging and semi puffed sleeves bringing back the excitement that was once relished by courtesans of the great Palaces.

One quilted leather dress emulates the Tudor man’s skirted jerkin/doublet worn with paned sleeves (cut-outs) revealing the fabric underneath – then the height of fashion

The collection takes part of its colour palette from Weir’s line; ‘From the store at Whitehall…cloth of gold in crimson, russet, tawny and yellow, mulberry

… white and cream, and wool furred with powdered ermine.’

Never compromising on quality, this season sees the best of European fabrics used including:

Italian quilted cottons and silk jacquards, 

Irish tweeds from Magee’s..... 

, the finest wools and cashmere from Como,

 Pure French cottons and English latex.  Here the ruffled shirts echo the long linen shirts worn by the Tudor man and the latex leggings their hose. 

Outerwear dominates the collection with statement coats and jackets.  All will be ideal for the winter races.

The brand's trademark feminine baby doll dress makes an appearance in silk jacquard with the low square Tudor style neckline.

Also loving the deep patch pockets on the skirts!!


Celebrities Spotted in Alesha Dixon x Collection

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Nannic UV-Shield - Instant Spray on Sun Protection

It is important to reapply your sunscreen throughout the day, but how do you prevent your carefully applied makeup being ruined and wiped off at the first re-application of sunscreen?
Solution: You go for an instant  spray on sunshield which can be used over makeup.

Launched this year, Nannic spray on UV Shield not only protects the skin from UVB nd UVA, but has the added bonus of helping improve skin firmness, moisturising the skin, helping protect against hyperpigmentation and reducing skin scaling. It is oil free and does not stain clothes. Price £37.99

Here are some facts  to consider:

Fact 1: absorbed chemical UV-filters are scientifically known to penetrate and cause hormonal alterations.
NANNIC UV-SHIELD contains encapsulated UVB-filters. This makes it safe for human metabolism, because harmful chemical UV-filters no longer are able to penetrate into the skin.
NANNIC UV-SHIELD renders safe protection ON the skin, no harm in the skin.

Fact 2; nano sized particles and silicones are prohibited in spray form for facial applications.
NANNIC UV-SHIELD is free of nano-particles and silicons.

Fact 3: we must not only protect against burning but also against ageing.
 NANNIC UV-SHIELD also actively protects skin cells against UVA-damage.
NANNIC UV-SHIELD protects the skin towards UV-B, UV-A, infrared, and visible lights. It transforms absorbed UV into harmless thermal energy.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Cantu haircare launches into UK

Haircare range, Cantu, has announced its official launch into the high street through Boots and Superdrug stores nationwide and online.

Cantu creates awardwinning haircare products especially suited for natural and textured hair types. Made with 100% shea butter, the range provides highly moisturising, nourishing, reparative and protective qualities to meet the distinctive needs of textured hair.
More and more often, people are embracing their natural, beautiful, textured hair and owning their unique style. Cantu’s ethos is to celebrate these strong, gorgeous women and their strong beautiful hair, because perfectly natural is what they’re all about.
With a significant lack of products for wavy, curly & coily hair types in the market, Cantu was created out of frustration and lack of assortment to cater to these unique needs. Cantu is one of America’s fastest growing textured haircare brands with award winning products, including the No.1 Leave-In Conditioner.
Therefore, Cantu’s most natural progression was to come to the UK and provide its expertise to the British market.
The 100% shea butter and coconut oil infused range includes a complete regimen of Cleanse, Condition, Curl & Control products:
Sulphate-Free Cleansing Cream Shampoo £6.99
 Sulphate-Free Hydrating Cream Conditioner £6.99
 Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream £6.99
Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment £5.49
Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream £7.99
Coconut Curling Cream £7.99
Coconut Oil Shine & Hold Mist £6.99
Define & Shine Custard £5.49
Coil Calm Detangler £6.99
 Daily Oil Moisturizer £6.99

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

KnoW Cosmetics arrives in the UK

A new range of cosmetics have arrived on UK shores, promising quick-fix glamour and solutions for every day makeup challenges. Fresh from Canada where it's taking the beauty world by storm, the next generation KnoW Cosmetics is the secret weapon for professional results.
Beauty-loving Brits can now pick up the four-piece range at Superdrug,
 John Bell and Croyden and

The range includes:
No Bleeding Lips™ Secret Lip Liner £12.50 - a clear lip liner that can be worn with any shade of lipstick or lip gloss, including bright and bold colours.
Applied around the lips, No Bleeding Lips™ will stop bleeding and feathering.
Easy to use, dermatologically approved, this wax based formula is waterproof, smudge proof, gluten free, and long lasting (5+ hours).
Free of preservatives, paraffin, mineral oil and animal derived ingredients, No Bleeding Lips™ is perfect for every skin tone and all skin types Simply twist the pen up (not too much as the pen doesn’t wind back!), draw around the outer edges of your lips before applying your favourite lipstick or lip gloss

No Thin Lips™ Secret Lip Plumper £15 - a smooth, colourless secret lip plumper that instantly plumps and volumizes lips.
 Formulated with Aloe extract and Vitamin E, No Thin Lips™ Secret Lip Plumper will keep your lips moisturized, hydrated and voluminous. T
he Rapid Plump Complex, a blend of sensory ingredients and menthol, stimulates blood flow to the lips while advanced peptides increase hyaluronic acid production resulting in a full looking lip.
No Thin Lips™ Secret Lip Plumper is perfect on bare lips for a plump natural look, or apply it over or under your favourite lipstick or gloss. Apply as often as you desire.

 No Dark Shadows™ £15 - a silky, light, blendable complexion enhancer and concealer that works hard to conceal imperfections.
The light diffusing pigments in the formula softens the look of dark circles and highlights your best features for a contoured makeup look.
The long-lasting, buildable moisturizing formula can be applied alone or blended with foundation to perfect the complexion.
Offering medium coverage, it's waterproof (lasting 6+ hours) and is free of mineral oils and parabens. Available in 2 tones: WOW -rose undertones and PIZZAZ - yellow undertones

NO BARE BROWS™ Universal 4 in 1 (four in one) Brow Fix £18.00
 With a universal brow colour at one end and invisible taming wax at the opposite end, NO BARE BROWS™ works for everyone.
Caps with built-in sharpener and brush keep all brow tools conveniently together to create brows that wow.
From a light application for blonde or taupe tones to an increased buildable colour for darker and bolder brows, NO BARE BROWS™ is customizable allowing you to achieve the colour you want. The invisible taming wax maintains the shade and defined brow shape. Waterproof and long lasting, l. Apply brow colour to sparse or uneven brow areas. Build to your desired shade & shape with varying amounts of pressure and strokes!
For blonde or taupe tones, apply pencil with a light touch.
For darker or bolder brows, build colour with increased pressure or repeat strokes.

New: Korres Castenea Arcadia Anti Ageing Range

The new KORRES Castanea Arcadia collection is a global innovation in anti-ageing; for the first time the potent anti-wrinkle power of pure Lupeol [Chestnut Tree derived] is incorporated in a cosmetic formula to deliver optimum preventive and corrective anti-wrinkle action.

KORRES Lab focused on Lupeol; the most potent active against wrinkles, found in the Castanea leaves – a compound with scientifically proven strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action. A significant active for the medical and pharmaceutical world that has never been used as a cosmetic ingredient before, as it cannot be diluted or absorbed by the skin.
KORRES is the first skincare company worldwide to incorporate pure Lupeol in an anti-ageing formula.
KORRES Lab developed the innovative molecule Active HALupeol. An active hyaluronic acid matrix transfers pure Lupeol to the deeper layers of the skin, for targeted, effective action.
An innovative, potent anti-wrinkle molecule, fighting wrinkles in all dimensions - depth, width, surface.
Further studies proved that Active HALupeol demonstrates both preventive and corrective anti-wrinkle action, through its activation on 3 levels – cellural, genes, extracellular matrix.
The range includes;
Anti wrinkle/firming & brightening face serum - all skin types.  94.9% natural content  £39.00
Anti wrinkle & firming day cream for dry/very dry skin 93.3% natural content £39.00
Anti wrinkle & firming day cream for normal/combination skin  95.3% natural content £39.00 ]
Anti wrinkle & firming eye cream - all skin types  96% natural content £36.00
Anti wrinkle & firming night cream - all skin types  96.1% natural content £39.00

Available from John Bell & Croyden and online:

New: butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Nail Tinted Moisturizer

Now you can reap the benefits of your skincare routine for your nails with butter LONDON’s new Sheer Wisdom Nail Tinted Moisturizer.
Delivering the same benefits as your favourite tinted moisturizer, Sheer Wisdom helps to nourish and hydrate nails while delivering a sheer tint of colour for naturally healthy looking nails.
Available in a range of six shades to compliment every skin tone, this sheer tinted nail treatment is the smartest way to care for nails.

 Featuring new, revolutionary Micro Smart Active Technology, Sheer Wisdom delivers controlled, time-released ingredients to lock in moisture and help repair nails immediately and over time:
 * Vitamin E provides antioxidant protection
 * Tea Tree Oil works to revitalise brittle nails
 * Keratin helps to promote stronger nails
 * Arginine prevents nail breakage to help nails look their best
 The formula is 8 Free: No formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, xylene or TPHP. 
butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Nail Tinted Moisturizer RRP: £15.00 Available in 6 shades.

Available to buy instore at John Bell & Croydon and online via

Gottex Swimwear - Limited Edition Jewel Box Collection

World renowned luxury swim and beachwear label Gottex present celebrate their 60th Anniversary this season with a limited edition collection entitled Jewel Box.
Here's a selection:

Velvet Citrine at £415.00.

 Black velvet swimsuit with plunge back and yellow gold embroidered tulle at the neckline.

Star Sapphire at £259.00-

A baroque pattern of flourishing vines stitched on mesh. The design imitate the wrought iron portcullis of a castle.


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