Beauty Mart

The third floor of Harvey Nicholls, London, is home to a fantastic new concept concession store- Beauty Mart. I popped along one day last week with Sabrina and Jessica and was absolutely taken back by the amount of fabulous products and incredibly helpful beauty advisors.

The concept of having all of the testers out, organised to absolute perfection to try to your hearts content thrills me and now I know what wonders they stock, I can't wait to go back and pick up a few bits and pieces. From lower end products to higher end, they have it all and even if you don't really need anything, it's so worth a little look.

Sorry this post is incredibly photo heavy, but I thought it was all too exciting not to share with you all.

What do you think of the look of the Beauty Mart? What products stand out the most to you?

Mavala Heavy Metals

Purple Sensation

Paradise Blue 


If you're a fan of metallic nail shades, then look no further. Mavala have a new collection set for Autumn/Winter and it comes in the form of five shades that make up the Heavy Metal Collection.

Vibrant Pearl, Satin*, Platinum Marble, Paradise Blue* and Purple Sensation* are the shades that complete this metallic finish standout range.
They are each extremely pigmented nail varnishes and I didn't even find the need for a second coat to achieve a great shade and finish. They are pretty high shine and like I said, if you are a fan of metallic foil like finishes, then you need look no further.
They dry in around a minute, which is a must for me. I'm not the most patient person when it comes to waiting for my nails to dry, so these are a winner in my opinion.

Mavala is well known for its small 5ml bottles and at only £4.30 for such a good quality, they are very much worth it.

Though I don't think for me they are the most wearable shades, I do think they will be absolutely perfect for Autumn/Winter, especially over the Christmas period. 

They are available to buy in both John Lewis and

Are you a fan of metallic nails? What do you think of these shades?

Chantecaille Cheek Shade- Delight

Whilst visiting one of my favourite stores, Liberty, I had my inevitable look around the beauty counters and without any exaggeration, knew I had to get this Chantecaille Blush as soon as I saw it. 
I think the lady on the counter wanted me to buy a blush from another collection, but I was so adamant that this was the one I wanted. It looked to be apart of the colour family I always go for, and feel most comfortable with on my cheeks. 

It's called Delight and it is matte Rosy Peach Pink shade, that I must admit looked a lot more on the Peach spectrum in store and when I got home and tried it with my make up, though it is lovely, I was a little disappointed. Other than the shade, the thing that sold me most of this product was how soft and delicate it feels on the skin. It's made up of micro particle technology that produces an extremely light and fine powder that feels so soft when both swatched and on the skin. Another selling point of this product I have found out when researching into it further, is that it also includes Vitamins A, C and E which somehow help with anti-aging. I'm not so sure on how a blush would do this, but it certainly sounds good.

The colour pay off is very strong. It's really super pigmented and although it does blend out pretty easily, you do have to be quite light with it at risk of looking too flushed and Pink cheeked (or clown like!).

The downside of this product is that at £24, there is only 2.5g of product. It's pretty packaging with a mixture of a shine and frosted finish, but I do think that for such a tiny blush it is quite expensive and I'm not sure if it's really worth it. I do like it and the shade is nice, but I don't love it. I have noticed that I don't reach for it as much as I do other blushes, which with me says a lot. 

Have you tried any Chantecaille blushes? What do you think of them?  

The Clarisonic Mia 2 Launch

Today Clarisonic held a very lovely event in the heart of London to showcase the new addition to the Clarisonic family- The Clarisonic Mia 2.

We were introduced to both the new skin cleaning system and the older products- the Clarisonic Opal which is used with a serum for around the eye area, the Clarisonic Skin Cleaning for Face & Body and the Mia. Having never tried a Clarisonic before, I was tremendously excited and loved to hear what make up artist, Daniel Sandler  had to say about them during the brilliant presentation that he gave us. He has been using them on his clients for the past six years and rates them very highly, and if it's good enough for him and his celebrity clients then I certainly can't wait to give it a try!  

They have worked hard to create a product that has the popular factors that both the Clarisonic and the Clarisonic Mia have and qualities that users of the previous products have wished for.
Unlike the Clarisonic Mia, the Mia 2 has two speed settings that both work with the patented T-Timer, a fabulous function of the skin cleansing system. It works over a minute and beeps at times when you should move onto the next section of your face, to ensure that you use it sufficiently and don't over cleanse.
Like the original Mia, it's still super compact and very cute looking and has the compact magnet charger too, but the Mia 2 also comes with an additional little travel case which is absolutely perfect for me, when I'm constantly on the go.

The Clarisonic team were very generously and very kindly gave me one of these to try and so I will be sure to let you know my personal experience with it very soon. For a product that is supposed to clean your skin six times better than a standard cleanse, I'm hoping for smoother skin and clearer pores.

The Clarisonic Mia 2 will be available exclusively at Space NK from September 2012 and nationwide from December, priced at £130. 

Have you ever used a Clarisonic? I would love to know your thoughts.

Upcoming Summer Market on the 4th of November 2012

We are very excited for our next event, it's not far away now and we are pulling out all the stops to make it a step above the rest.

Details to follow, watch this space.

Tresemmé Texture Event

Tonight I attended the fabulous Heron Tower for Cocktails and Canapés forty stories high at Sushisamba and dinner at the most amazing restaurant Duck & Waffle all in aid for the lovely Tresemmé Texture Event. 
We was all absolutely spoilt and seriously fed so much. I'm pretty sure I have never eaten that much food in my entire life and I am in no way, shape or form complaining. The sharing dishes we were served weren't the usual meals that I would go for and were probably a little adventurous for me, but nevertheless, absolutely incredible. Who knew Duck, Waffles, Egg and Maple Syrup piled on top of each other would taste so good?

Over the most amazing clear views of London, amongst the most delightful company, we were taken through the Tresemmé Texture range and demonstrated how to use them in order to achieve the perfect loose tousled textured look that I know so many of use strive to have. I certainly love this look so I took in all of the information very carefully and can't wait to put what I learnt to use and share it all with you.

The range consists of four products; Velvet Créme to help define and enhance any layers you have in your hair whilst giving a hold and fab matte finish, a Tousled Wave Spray to give your curls definition in an undone loose fashion whilst leaving your hair soft and bouncy, a Backcomb Dust that creates lift and volume without having to backcomb and a Texture Style Divine Definition Spray to give you fab, seperated layers leaving short to medium hair looking terrifically texturised. 
I'm most looking forward to trying the Backcomb Dust on my hair. I have tried quite a few similar products and have had mixed experiences, but hearing absolutely amazing things about this one has left me very excited!

These four Tresemmé Texture products each cost £5.50 and will be available as of 1st October in Boots.

Do you strive for the perfect texturised hair or are you more of a perfectly neat fan? Will you be trying any of the Texture range?