Friday, 30 May 2014

Converse launch 5 new design trainers

CONVERSE announces the launch of its new Converse CONS 

Weapon trainer collection. 

The range features a compilation of five premium sneakers crafted with a modern shape and striking colour palettes that encapsulate the creative spirit. Spanning a diverse design aesthetic, each new Converse CONS Weapon carries a streamlined silhouette with fabrications and design details that are enhanced by the sneaker’s light and edgy look. This exclusive collection will launch throughout the summer with a more expansive Converse CONS sneaker collection set to launch in August.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Lancome launch new Summer Collection for 2014 based on the French Riviera

This month marks the launch of a Limited Edition French Riviera Summer Collection 2014 from Lancôme. 

Inspired by beautiful summer nights on the French Riviera, this Limited Edition collection includes Lancome Star Bronzer (£35) available in Golden Riviera and Vernis in Love.
The gorgeous nail colours are (£13) which comes in Golden Riviera (gold), Nuit d’Azur (electric) and Marine Chic (navy)- my favourite!
There is also a gorgeous 6 colour eyeshadow palette for 2014 for £30. Best colour is the shimmery peachy bronze top left.

Here is there new Lancome Magic Bronzed Brush Star Bronzer in a darker glimmer tone. £32.50

There is also a beautiful Lancome Star Bronzer Palette which contains a Bronzer, Blush and Highlighter £28.50

Best of all is the Lancome Gold Riviera Limited Edition Bronzing Powder that actually looks too delicate to even use because it was so pretty. It is so lovely and subtle in tanning so you can build up the colour. I love the sheen it gives. £31.50

3 lovely smudge eyeliners in gold, blue and black £18.50

Lightweight Lip Balms £15 in O'Honey, Peche Pout, very Cherry and Berry Crush. 

Captured through the lens of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, model Daria Werbowy celebrates her 10th year as a Lancôme ambassadress and is also the face of Lancôme’s Limited Edition Summer Collection 2014. The limited edition launches exclusively in John Lewis this month and nationwide from July 2014.
(The UK website is still only stocking the Spring Make Up Collection so they 
will update the shop in July)
John Lewis will be launching this collection in July as an exclusive: 


Barbour International team up with The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club

Barbour International has announced its associate sponsorship for the third edition of London’s creative custom bike event, The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club 
In addition to sponsoring the event, Barbour International will also collaborate on a custom motorcycle build with the innovative bike collective Spirit of the Seventies, to continue their support for the emerging UK custom bike scene. 
Barbour International, with help from Triumph Motorcycles in the donation of a Bonneville Scrambler, has tasked young UK builders Spirit of the Seventies to embody the Barbour International identity in a one-off unique bike. With input from Barbour International menswear designer, Gary Janes, Spirit of the Seventies British duo Tim Rogers and Kevin Taggart have been tasked to build a one-off bike that embodies the brand’s identity.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

David Beckham launches new swimwear line with H&M

David Beckham will launch a new swimwear range with H&M on May 22nd 2014 which will be available in stores and online. 
The focus of the swimwear collection is on being fit while being comfortable. The price ranges from £14.99 for trunks to £19.99 for board shorts. Here you can see some pieces in the collection.


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

New Fragrance La Bella from TOWIE star Samantha Faiers

Samantha Faiers launches New Fragrance

Newly sophisticated Sam Faiers (Now known as Samantha since her departure from TOWIE) has just launched a new fragrance called La Bella (means The Beauty translated from French). I'm loving her Ombre style Brunette, Caramel locks that also go with the notes in the fragrance. 

The scent is packaged in heavyweight bottle with a diamond cut top and wrapped in a textured cream and gold package. Looks like something from Guerlain and sits pretty in any boudoir. 

The scent is sweet with a floral after note. With a top note of Vanilla, Elegantiris Flower and Benzoin at the heart,with a Caramel base. Perfect for a delicate evening fragrance or for a day event such as a wedding as it is not too heady. Surprisingly it comes in as a Parfum and not a Eau de Toilette which is what you expect from most celebrity fragrances. It means it lasts longer than most.

The fragrance La Bella Eau De Parfum is only £24.50 for 100ml which is very reasonable considering the sexy ingredients and size. You can get it from The Fragrance Shop front he 12th of June. 


Monday, 12 May 2014

Ted Baker Vida Eau de Toilette Review

I have been looking for a perfume that I can keep in my car as I am often out and about in my job as a beauty PR and love a little freshen up spritzer. 
Ted Baker have just launched three lovely Summer fragrances called Cate, Polly and Vida.
All are called Ted's Sweet Treat range and are light yet sweet smelling for a quick boost. 
I chose to review Vida as I was drawn to this cheeky description on the back. Who can resist 'happiness in a bottle' ! Vida is unfused with Grapefruit so you feel refreshed and cleansed and then Raspberry which is a playful note that reminds you of Dewberry Body Shop sweet memories! 
The scent lasts surprisingly well and although sweet, is certainly not sickly. In fact, it smells warm and fuzzy like you have opened some raspberry drop sweets and wrapped yourself in a warm fragrant blanket. It's perfect for on the go and easy to spritz. 

I love there pyramid pink structure of the perfume, it fits in your hand just fine and perfect for a fill up present. Great for travel. The bottles are only 10 ml in size so can go in your see through travel plastic bag no problem. 

Here you can see the perfume fits perfectly in my hand. Great for handbags, travelling and like me- perfect of you want a light spritzer on the go in the car. 

You can buy this perfume for only £15 online at


Sunday, 11 May 2014

Slimming World: Haddock, Perfect Poached Egg and Asparagus Breakfast Recipe - 0 Syns

  Breakfast or Brunch Haddock, Poached Egg and 
Asparagus Recipe
Slimming World- Extra Easy Plan - 0 Syns! 

Here is a recipe i have made up for an extravagant breakfast that is full of vitamins and 0 Syns on Extra Easy for Slimming World. Treat yourself at the weekend to this tasty dish that will also keep you full and brimming with energy. The smoked Haddock with Dill and sweet pepper is perfect with the juicy Asparagus. The perfectly poached egg and Coriander finish it off making the meal really succulent and fresh. 

Time it takes: 20 minutes
6 Asparagus Spears
Smoked Undyed Haddock Fillet (1-2 depending on your serving)
Bisto Chicken Stock Melt 
Free Range Medium eggs (1-2 depending on your serving)
1 x Yellow Pecorino Pepper
Lemon Juice
A handful of fresh Dill 
Fresh Coriander to garnish
1 Calorie Olive Oil Fry Light 
Salt and Black Pepper

1. Line a baking tray with foil (saves you washing up and stops the fish sticking to the tray)
Put your fish skin down onto the tray. 
Lightly drizzle some lemon juice over the fish (Fresh or bottled is fine)

2. Next dust your fish with salt (I prefer Reduced Sodium Salt) and cracked black pepper. This will stick to the lemon juice you have just drizzled. 

3. Then cut your chives and dill quite roughly on a board and place over your fish to cover it. Put the tray into an oven on the top shelf for 25 minutes at gas mark 5. 

4. Get your Asparagus ready on a chopping board. Purple Asparagus like this one will turn a lovely green when I show you a great method to cook it. 

Cut off the ends of the Asparagus. They are fine in soup but too woody for this dish. 

Cut your Asparagus into two

5. Spray a non-stick griddle pan with Fry Light 1 Calorie Spray 

6. Heat the pan and grill your Asparagus for 3 minutes. Then add a Bisto Chicken Stick Melt to the pan and add enough boiling water to cover the Asparagus. (About 1 cm deep will be fine). The water will bubble up. Take a spoon and stir in the stock melt. 
Turn the heat down to simmer lightly, turning the Asparagus over gently whilst cooking. The Asparagus will soak up all this juice and make them lovely and bright. 
This will only take 15 mins. 

4. Next I like to use the Pro Cook Universal Egg Poacher Kit to get perfect poached eggs. Wait until you have ten minutes left on your fish and your Asparagus are nearly done as it so quick. 

Simply fill a saucepan with water and wait till it comes to the boil. Put the egg insert over the top of your saucepan like this. 

Then pop your egg inserts (Comes in the kit) into the holes (Takes up to four eggs)
Spray the inserts with Fry Light Olive Oil Spray.  

5. Then crack your eggs into the inserts. Turn the heat down on your saucepan hob to simmer and quickly put the poacher kit lid on top. The great thing about this kit is you can see through the lid and keep an eye on your poached eggs. Your eggs will take exactly four mins so you can get your fish and Asparagus ready. 

6. After 25 mins your fish will be ready. You can take it out to get to ready while your eggs are cooking. You will see the lemon juice has created a lovely golden juice and the dill will be slightly charred which gives it a great taste. 

7. Then when you have your Haddock and Asparagus laid up ready on your plate then take the lid off the egg saucepan and turn off all heat. The egg cups are fine to touch as they are heat resistant. Simply cut around the egg with a knife to loosen it and then pop it down on your plate like this. 

8. When you lift up the egg cup it will reveal a perfectly poached egg like this. 
Season with cracked black pepper. 

9. I like to slightly cut my poached egg so that the yolk oozes out over the meal. Garnish with Coriander which will complement the smoky Haddock. 

10. Enjoy! It's now my weekend favourite. 

You can get the Pro Cook Egg Poaching Kit here. 
It's on special offer at the moment for only £12. 


Friday, 9 May 2014

Sleek MakeUP launches at Tesco Beauty

For those of you who read my beauty blog, you will know that I am a big fan of Sleek MakeUP, which is a professional performing make up at a great price.
The make-up brand will now be joining Tesco stores and will be available to buy on their online store The Sleek MakeUP offers a range of products with strong pigmentation for long lasting colour and a range of shades to suit any skin tone. Look out for the Contour Shading Kits which are excellent for a three shade blush to highlight, define and add sculpting to cheeks- my favourite! 

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Stunning Alicia Keys announced as face of Perfume House Givenchy

Parfums Givenchy has announced its future collaboration with singer Alicia Keys. Givenchy’s new campaign featuring Alicia Keys will be unveiled in September 2014. 
”Givenchy has long been one of the world’s most iconic luxury fashion houses, and a personal favourite of mine,” said Alicia Keys. “To be a part of their prestige and elegance is a thrilling moment. I’m honoured to introduce the world to the newest scent by Givenchy.” The 15-time Grammy Award winner is currently working on the follow-up to her last studio album, Girl on Fire.

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