I’ve had the chance to use SENSAI SILKY DESIGN ROUGE £28 and it feels smooth, soft and silky as it easily glides onto the lip. In the image above there’s a slight edge to the crayon offering an added lip liner if you need to use one. Red lip colour can be tricky to match to your skin tone and the shape of your mouth. I’m sure you’ve all had that experience of a colour looking great on someone else and doesn’t work for you. SENSAI have created a collection of varying degrees of red tones to suit many skin tones and complexions that also reflect the changing seasons in nature. When trying these lip crayons for the first time make sure you take a friend, apply over a lip primer and view the finished effect in daylight. Department stores are famous for bad lighting and pigments are always distorted. Ingredients include sunflower oil and Japanese Koishimara silk so adding moisture and softness.


SENSAI SILKY DESIGN ROUGE £28 exclusive at Harrods May 2016 Twitter @sensaibeauty Instagram @sensaibeauty



Loving this make-up range as it’s varied and has something for everyone. This simple look is easily achieved with just a few key items and the red lipstick finish is ultimately the classic look.  Lord & Berry make-up range sponsored the fashion brand for LFW Pringle Of Scotland reflecting the fun and easy attitude towards wearable fashion that lasts and timeless.


The teatum jones show was such a delight and i loved every single piece of clothing at this show. There’s the ethical human story that consistently inspires these designers.  This season the designs were created around Agnes Moirragh Bernard who founded Foxford woollen mills  (wonderful human story) offering an individual style while using aztec prints and natural fabrics. Clothing is something we should carefully buy for its sense of timeless fashion and longevity.  Orly Made in LA created the most wearable nail design I’ve seen this season.



Trilogy very rarely have their own dedicated press events so thankfully I managed to make it to the Scream Gallery in EastCastle St W1 ( which is certainly worth a visit).  I love oils of any kind as they are versatile and can be mixed with any of your products. I’m always changing my skin care and never look at the instructions. For me the three heroes above deliver everything that’s written about them and more to be honest. One thing for sure you won’t ever be disappointed with this brand. It’s a genuine certified and organic range and everything I’ve tried so far feels and smells delicious.  Infact it was another amazing product called the Very Gentle Calming Serum in the range that I was introduced to first.  I’ve worked with many products and there are great ones out there. It’s not until you try something out for yourself especially in an emergency you have no idea whether it really works. The Very Gentle Calming Serum happens to be the owners own personal favourite.  So instinctively  i picked up the product and slung it in my bag and thought i might need it this time. It turned out I’ve needed this product on two separate occasions and it honestly begins to deliver within 30 seconds and continues to affect the skin long after application.  So for those of you who just find yourself plagued with redness and sensitivity and fail to find a solution.  This product works wonders. Trilogy has no preference on who use their products it works for everyone all ages and genders.

very-gentle-calming-serumLook online Trilogy and try it for yourself. There are many other brilliant products available to buy in pharmacy’s and department stores nationwide.

This is all for Valentines and I couldn’t resist this painting below on sale in the Scream Gallery @ScreamEditions, The Perfect gift for Valentine’s Day from the artist William Blanchard.  Love is like a Butterfly.

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This very impressive salon occupies 9,000 sq ft in George Street on two levels. It’s the largest hair salon in Europe. Although don’t let that put you off because of it’s scale.  This salon has the real wow factor as soon as you walk through the door. It feels communal and friendly and know you’re going to be well looked after by the best experts on hand.  It’s the modern day West End lux hair experience where the salon offers every expertise, hair products, community, open loft uncluttered planning, large discreet windows with a full bar and catering to the highest standard with necessary wifi access.  Myself and Rebecca Barnes from Pro Hair & Beauty and author of the brilliant blog Beauty Voyage were attending the Gold Class presentation of their award winning real hair extensions available in this W1 salon.


It’s very important to care about the environment we live and be ethical when it comes to what we buy and source our materials to sell on for profit. So when I discovered Gold Class hair extensions source hair from Indian Hindu Temples I was equally impressed. The tradition of pilgrims tonsuring in Hindu temples means shaving your hair to show humility through devotion and letting go of the ego. The Temples then sell on the hair to raise funds for their upkeep and for community projects. So you can be self assured no one in the chain is being exploited unnecessarily by the time the hair gets to you as a discerning customer

imagesClick here for further details and opening times Daniel Galvin Flagship Salon.  Click here to learn more about  Gold Class .


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I’m a big fan of Origins and have always worked and used the make-up, skin care and tasted the herbal teas. They were one of the earliest major brands in 1990 who anticipated the current big trend of natural health & well being in skin care, make-up, supplements & teas.  So launching this new app for 2016 brings the whole Origins experience to a full circle. The fact you’re able to carry this portable personal trainer, nutritionist and life coach perfectly into your pocket means you’re able to pick it up anytime, anyplace, anywhere.

Madeleine Shaw’s Origins “Glow Girl” leads the way for new anticipated product launches starting in April 2016.  The Glow Girl app takes a good look at an all round health, fitness and nutritional way of living your life day to day in an eight week holistic realistic programme. We learn in various ways and speeds so an app like this supports and helps you go over things in your own time and documents your progress.  It’s a great way of helping you think and focus on what’s really good for you all round in your health, beauty and wellbeing.

Get the app here Origins Glow Girl.  Guides by Madeleine Shaw.



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The latest Limited Editions on counter from the Sterling Nights Collection Bobbi Brown. Sterling Nights Eye Palette £59.
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Limited Edition Sequin marbleized eyeshadows are available in four shades in a stylish mirrored compact. The intense pearl infused baked pigment creates a multidimensional effect on the skin that’s lightweight and has a velvety texture and finish.  The names of the products are certainly in the news with the British Astronaut Major Tim Peake going into space today.

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This is the pencil version of the Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner. This gel eyeliner is one of my favourites to use and a cult-classic. Rich in colour and has a sharpener in the end cap.  Available in a new deep evergreen shade. £18.50.

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Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is offering complimentary Party make-up lessons to achieve a festive look with Bobby trained make-up artists. Limited Edition Lip Color come in shades of Nude, two vibrant oranges and a Vixen red £20 in a black and silver case. See the collection online Bobbi Brown.

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Bobbi App to find your nearest studio to schedule an appointment.

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I just couldn’t resist going to the first ever wedding showcase at Trinity House ( click on the image above to see the short film). I absolutely love history and for me buildings add structure to our everyday lives and help us piece and trace the lives of those who lived before us through social history.  This is still a private working building ( not open to the public) given a Royal Charter in 1514 by Henry VIII to look after the well being of seafarers, safety of shipping and later the headquarters of the General Lighthouse Authority (GLA), for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar. I’m sure you’re not surprised to know it faces the River Thames, Tower of London and the fascinating All Hallows Anglican Church which has another incredible history all of it’s own and the oldest Church in the City of London dating back to 675 AD.  You have to visit the Church’s Crypt where you’ll find remnants and history of the earliest settlements of Roman London.  The infamous diary writer Samuel Peyps ( who lived across the road) watched the great fire of London from the Church’s Tower.

This venue feels and looks like a private residence where you’ll feel completely at home. Guests will enjoy the history and spectacular views from every window in this building. If you wanted to have a more traditional wedding ceremony/blessing before the wedding reception and party, All Hallows Anglican Church by the Towers across the road offer a refreshingly friendly and progressive view for all couples. I wanted to add one more thought and fact about hiring this venue for your wedding or ceremony occasion, the fees you pay to Trinity House will help towards the amazing list of Charities they support.

Click on this link to find further info Trinity House Weddings & Civil Ceremonies   including prefered suppliers and testimonials.

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The luxury brand Eisenberg Paris based in Monaco has made its way over to Britain with a very French flamboyant flavour. The Trio-Molecular Formula is patent to this brand worldwide. These key ingredients help to regenerate with enzymes by removing dead skin cells and alleviating dullness, energises with Cytokine extracted from milk improving firmness and appearance, oxygenates with Biostimulin extracted from fresh tissue of young beech shoots to stimulate tone and elasticity and Paraben free.

Boots UK seem to be ever expanding their beauty ranges from all parts of the world and now offers some of this range through  click & collect.  Eisenberg Paris is very extensive for face and body for men and women, including suncare, make-up range, and 15 very individual fragrances.

Luckily i had the chance to try out the Firming Remodelling Mask  applied and left on for five mins followed by the Face Refining Serum  it certainly had a slight firming effect and left me with bit of an instant fresh faced finish ready for make-up. Another favourite is the All Over Nourishing Cream night treatment which builds up a gradual illuminating glow that really worked for me.

I couldn’t resist these beautiful paintings below attached to each of the fragrances. The artist who created them Brazilian painter Juarez Machado created a painting for each scent to interpret each of the emotions. Have a look online to see what Boots UK are doing.



Rosie Fortescue with Nailed London Noodle NudeSo you’ve seen the show and know the cast and now the latest beauty launch from Rosie Fortesque. It was great to be invited to see the range at the Soho Hotel and fell in love with the colour CITRON-ELLA as i love anything unconventional.
Rosie did say to me that she used to bite her nails when she was young and through sheer will power stopped biting them overnight. That certainly takes some doing, ” I wanted to be able to wear nail colours like the ones I’ve created and developed for NAILED LONDON, ”  Rosie says. There are 28 shades of colour including a base coat, nail lacquer for high shine & top coat all at £7 each.
Below left is LONDON CONUNDRUM,  CITRON-ELLA ( my fav) & THIGH HIGH. Love the names.
Have a look at Rosie’s Runway AW15 nail trend report below for some ideas. All products available in Harvey Nicks & Feelunique from 15th September 2015.
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Click on the image above and you will see the latest film from Kenzo to promote FLOWERBYKENZO. Absolutely love the backdrop to the filming shot around the impressive Brasilian National Congress in Brasilia built at the end of the sixties by Oscar Niemeyer. Just an amazing building. The idea being that a flower will grow in an urban landscape, reflecting the feminine and beauty in the most desolate of places.  Here’s some images from the boutique in Bruton Street W1.

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Kenzo’s inspiration from the beginning is based on the photographer Marc Riboud’s image, La jeune fille a la fleur  that went around the world taken on the 21st October 1967 in Washington. The girl in the photo a young American girl Jan Rose Kamir who took part in a protest march against the Vietnam war.