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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 at 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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If you’re going to be flashing your pins like supermodel Bella Hadid and plan to wear one of this season’s hot slinky dresses, legs need to be stubble-free.  Waxing will keep them smooth for up to six weeks. Try a Full Leg Wax at Strip, a Lycon wax experience that is a longer lasting stubble free alternative to standard shaving and leaves skin with a soft sheen.

For hair-free pins get them done professionally at Strip. I did.

Strip Full Leg Wax is priced at £44.00


112 Talbot Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 1JR

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Protect skin, hair, lips and nails in Spring and Summer with sunscreen beauty products that are guaranteed to keep you protected and fresh and keep you looking glamorous just like a screen icon.


Products and Stockists

Green People Scent Free Sun Lotion SPF 30, £21,  Greenpeople.co.uk

Daniel Sandler Retexturizing Face Primer SPF 20,  £20.50 feelunique.com

Laura Mercier Lip Balm SPF 15, £17.50 spacenk.com

Barry M Do It Like A Nude, £4.99 barrym.com

Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil, £21.50 aveda.co.uk



Get the celebrity Look – Gigi Hadid

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Take inspiration  from supermodel of the moment Gigi Hadid and create her #MetGala2016 makeup with these beauty must-haves.

Products and Stockists

Wunderbrow 1  Step Brow Gel – boots.com

BareMinerals bareskin – bareminerals.co.uk

Maybelline Colossal Volum Express Black – superdrug.com

Lipstick Queen St Nude – spacenk.com

NARS Orgasm Blush – feelunique.com


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The Secret Behind My Smile

Screen Shot 2016-04-17 at 19.32.47Our teeth are one of the first things that people notice and our smiles are our best accessory and getting a dazzling smile needn’t cost the earth. See hygienist Grace at SmilePod for the High Gloss Diamond Polish treatment that helps to remove the heavy buildup of tatar using an ultra sonic scaler tip. I must admit that I do frown about the thought of going to the dentist and find the whole dentist chair experience nerve-racking. However at SmilePod and in Grace’s gentle hands I didn’t have a worry in mind. Grace goes to work carefully gliding the scaler tip over tooth surfaces removing buildup and stains that have been modelling in my mouth for the past six months. I’m told by Grace that my teeth are in pretty good shape and that my home dental hygiene is working and to safeguard against further buildup or decay I should book in every seven to eight months for this treatment. After the stain removal step has ended my teeth are given a five minute diamond polish using diamond particles that really tickle my tongue.

The dentists at SmilePod really are experts in achieving that sought after celebrity smile in just under an hour and is the secret behind my smile.

The High Gloss Diamond Polish treatment at Smilepod Covent Garden is priced at £89

For those who are truly dedicated to teeth, SmilePod offers 20% off cleaning (excluding Smile on the Run) Whitening and rejuvenation at Covent Garden Smilepod. This offer runs until 1st May 2016

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