Tan Talk

Image credit – Ellie Goulding, Elle UK

If you are desperate for a tan, but don’t want to hit the beach, get over to see celebrity tanning expert James Read at THE STUDIO in Harvey Nichols.  Read counts Ellie Goulding and Mariah Carey as clients and with over 12 years’ experience in the beauty industry, James Read is the UK’s leading self-tan expert. At his studio a bespoke, one of a kind tanning machine is used to create James’ famous layering technique and achieve the most natural-looking, long-lasting tan. You’ll emerge 30 minutes later and almost think that you just came back from an exotic break!  The Signature Tan is £40.00

Or why not turn your bathroom into a tanning station to achieve a natural golden tone.


Just remember to 1.Exfoliate 2. Moisturise all over first, before you apply an even layer of self-tan. Leaving step’s 1 and 2 out will result in looking fake! Be sure to use you Vaseline over eyebrows first to avoid discorlation. Using a Tanning Mitt apply the lotion to the body in circular motions making sure you spread the lotion all way up to your ears. This will ensure a more realistic tan; white around the ears is a dead giveaway and not a good look! For that ultimate home tan, try James Read SLEEP MASK TAN BODY. Infused with Aloe Vera, Hyaluronic Acid and Algae Extract to leave skin hydrated and moisturised, as well as ensuring your tan lasts longer and fades away evenly. Go on, give it a glow!

James Read SLEEP MASK TAN BODY is priced £35.00 from jamesreadtan.com

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Channel Your Inner Superhero with CACI

Beauty icon Gal Gadot is ‘Wonder Woman’
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What does it take to get super-human skin? CACI want to help channel your inner Superhero and as I’m into the Superherohype their call-to -action had me leaping!

I tried CACI’s Hydro Eye Mask  that made me look like a Superhero and make me feel like ‘Wonder Woman’! The anti-ageing skin-quenching mask has ‘wonder’ ingredients that include hyaluronic acid and collagen to hydrate and plump up the skin, whilst green tea and cucumber detoxifies and reduces puffiness around the delicate eye area.

I tried the Hydro Eye Mask that made me look like a Superhero and make me feel like ‘Wonder Woman’!


The CACI Hydro Eye Mask is priced at £25 for a pack of 5, available to buy at http://caci-microlift.co.uk/shop/eyemask/ or at CACI stockists nationwide.

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Cannes Film Festival Beauty: Bella Hadid


Catwalk beauty Bella Hadid wowed the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival 2017.

Taking the plunge, the supermodel captured vintage Hollywood glamour in a pale pink, ultra-leggy strapless Alexandre Vauthier gown and soft curls. View Full Post

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Natalie Portman LOVES Pai Skincare

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Over the past month I have been applying the Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil religiously in the evening, to help restore my dehydrated and parched skin.

This powerhouse oil is rich in omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9 to help regenerate my skin without irritation, plus it’s packed with a highly concentrated blend of organic rosehip to help fight against the ageing process.

Overnight the youth-boosting elixir adds a surge of moisture to keep my skin looking fresh and bouncy.

The Pai Skincare celebrity fans include Natalie Portman who says, I love Pai organic skincare – particularly the Chamomile and Rosehip Cream’. 

Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil 30ml is priced £22.oo from Pai Skincare 

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Holding back the years

The Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Spf 30 by the celebrity dermatologist Dr Murad is new to my bathroom cabinet and is my latest skin saviour.

This groundbreaking primer, moisturiser and sun protection in one features the most unusual ingredients: Shitake Mushroom and Mucor Miehei Peptides to stimulate collagen production, along with a Soft Focus Complex that blurs, softens and primes skin for a flawless complexion. It also contains Barley, Sunflower and Cucumber extracts to mimic the skin’s membrane structure, enhancing its ability to attract and retain moisture.

I use Invisiblur after cleansing and right before applying my makeup, the moisturiser really is a perfect base and leaves my skin looking absolutely flawless and feeling velvety-soft. The anti-ageing shield also softens the appearance of fine lines and is a great product for holding back the years.

Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Spf 30 £55 available at murad.co.uk

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