Winter wonder nails!

This autumn, go military tough with battleship grey or army khaki, or inject a dash of glamour with pillarbox red or rich mulberry.

Zoya has covered all bases this season with its new Wonderful collection. Check out the Kelly (battleship grey), Shawn (khaki green), Kristi (classic red), Stacy (rich mulberry), Cola (warm reddish brown) and Burke (creamy berry red) shades. Delicious.

For a professional finish, begin by applying Zoya Anchor Basecoat to strengthen nails and help colour adhere, then use the ultra-strong Armour Topcoat to preserve colour and prevent chipping.

Zoya Professional Lacquer – £10.00 
Zoya Anchor Basecoat – £9.25
Zoya Armour Topcoat – £9.25

Zoya products are available from leading professional salons, spas and branches of The Organic Pharmacy and Aveda.  For stockist details call 01753 573423 or buy online at


High Street Fashion Week: coming soon!

22 of the UK’s hottest high street brands have signed up to this year’s High Street Fashion Week, which for the second year will centre on Oxford Street, from 6-10 September 2010.
The high street’s precursor to London Fashion Week will kick-off in style at The Mayfair Hotel with The Glammys. Hosted by T4 presenter Jameela Jamil, the inaugural awards will see high street fashion fans across the country crown their favourite fashion retailers for the new season.
The public vote opens today at, where voters can choose their favourites in eight Glammy award categories, which embrace wearable and relevant fashion for all sizes and ages.
The Glammy Award Categories

• The A/W 10 Look  – the best overall look for AW10
• Perfect Plus Size  – chic and on-trend fashion for curvy girls
• Eco-Warrior – excellence in ethical and green fashion
• Finishing Touch – the must-have Autumn accessory
• Fabulous 40s – savvy style for the over 40s
• Boy Wonder  – best of the AW10 menswear
• Dream Dressing Room – fitting rooms with the fashion factor
• Power Window  – most creative window on the High Street

High Street Fashion Week sees the UK’s fashion flagship stores on Oxford Street unite for a fashion week dedicated entirely to the public. Retailers will be treating shoppers to spectacular fashion shows, celebrity hosted champagne receptions, fashion tutorials and exclusive discounts on the new Autumn/Winter 10 ranges.
Voting for The Glammys closes on 3 September 2010.

Love shoes? See Vivienne Westwood’s biggest collection at Selfridges

Love shoes? Then hotfoot it down to Selfridges pronto. The Oxford Street store is showcasing the largest collection of designer footwear by Vivienne Westwood in a world premiere.
Featuring more than 200 pairs of shoes, Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition – 1973-2010, showcases the British designer’s outstanding creativity through the years.
Who could forget that moment when Naomi Campbell tumbled on the catwalk while wearing a pair of Westwood’s? The shoes in question were The Super Elevated Gillies and will form part of the collection.
Other favourite designs include the Rocking Horse (an instant collectable), and Vivienne’s Pirate Boots, which remain in demand to the present day.
The range is on show at The Ultralounge, Lower Ground Floor, Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street London W1 1AB. Map.
Find out more at

Love fake tan? Here’s how to avoid the Oompa Loompa effect.

Worried you might have committed a radio-active orange mistake when applying your fake tan? Make sure you don’t do a Lindsay Lohan or Katie Price by following the Tan Tone Chart.
Designed to give us girls an indication as to where we fall on the tanning scale, the chart is out now in Debenhams.
Director of Beauty, Sara Stern, says “The bronzed look is a key trend for this summer. However, our research shows that an astonishing 70 per cent of fake tanners get the look wrong, with the top three sins being using the incorrect product for their desired colour, applying too much product and topping up too often. We want to encourage a healthy glow, whilst avoiding the dreaded orange.”
And if you’ve gone a shade to far? “We even have products such as the St Tropez tan remover on hand, to help customers who are more orange sinners than bronzed winners," says Sarah.
So make sure you’re faking it fabulously this summer.

The cream with electric results?

A revolution in skincare is about to hit the beauty counters – and a waiting list for it is already growing.
The Johnson & Johnson brand RoC® has been looking at the the relationship between bioelectricity (the electrical currents that flow through all plants and animals) and skin repairing.

Their scientists have discovered that the frequency of bioelectric signals within our bodies diminishes as we age, so they have developed a revolutionary technology which harnesses its power, by creating low level micro-currents to help rejuvenate the skin.

Delivering anti-ageing results, this new technology will be available later this year, as RoC® E-Pulse™ Skin Electro-Stimulation Technology™.
Visit and sign up to be the first to try the skincare range.

Add real va va voom to your lashes

Lash experts Malika have introduced a brand new collection of lashes to make your peepers pop. Featuring seven luscious lash looks, the Dressed Up Lashes will add true Hollywood style to your look.
Iconic lashes (£8)

With three super-sultry looks, ranging from Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe to Brigitte Bardot, Icon Lashes are perfect for a daring night on the town. 
Fantasy lashes (£8)

For the ultimate avant-garde gaze, Fantasy Lashes are just the thing. Available in Cindy – a touch of whimsy and sparkle with a feather effect, Naomi (you can’t be missed wearing these light-catching sparklers!) and Helena, Claudia and Linda (tipped with glittery frosting).
“We searched the world to really find the best possible quality for our lashes, says Malika’s founder and creative director Ritu. "And these soft, 100% human hair eye fans are easy to apply, super comfortable to wear and amazingly durable! If you treat them right they will become your favourite party accessory, as you can happily wear the same pair over and over again.”
Application tips:
• After finishing your eye makeup, curling your lashes and applying mascara, pick your lash of choice and apply glue to the base rim of lashes. Next, wait a few seconds to let the glue set. Apply roots of false lashes to the roots of your own. Press down first in the inner corner of eyes and then press down following along the lash line to the outer corner. Keep pressing lashes down until glue has dried and – ta-da – a gorgeous long lasting lash effect!

• For a simple lash treatment and some extra TLC for tired and dry lashes, rub a little almond oil into roots and follow through onto tips of lashes, removing makeup. Super nourishment!

• Available from all Malika salons. To find out more visit