Guerlain Terra Tropica

Guerlain Terra Tropica

If you aren’t already bronzered-up, there’s a new entry into the Beautiful Bronzer category; Guerlain Terra Tropica . It’s a John Lewis exclusive and costs £45 – to my eyes, it’s stunning! I love how bronzers have totally upped the ante this year – genuinely I don’t think I’ve seen better or more gorgeously embellished that what’s on offer this year. So, Guerlain Terra Tropica has the right mix of blush and bronze so you can pick and choose whether you want to use a swirl of both or individual shades. It’s super-size (although I don’t have a sample here so can’t say what super-size exactly means). A little tip from Olivier Echaudemaison is to use the ‘Figure of 3′ method of application – so start to the side of the forehead, swoop round, in at the cheek and then swoop the jaw-line.

It’s launching this month (available in stores already but not yet on-line).

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Get the Look: Memorial Day Weekend w/ Olia!

From beach escapes to barbecues, packing the right items for a Memorial Day Weekend getaway is so important. And lets be real—forgetting items at home more often than not gets the best of us. We’ve partnered with Olia from Love, Olia to round up some of her favorite summer makeup tips & essentials! Plus, she’ll show you how to use them all in a video tutorial below. Score!

And if you want her recommendations for what to wear with your summery beauty look, check out her fashion picks at her blog.

Now onto the beauty products!


“Let me start by saying I have always been a huge fan of Benefit Cosmetics. Ok really—with that packaging, how could you not be?! I remember when I was younger I secretly wanted to be one of those Benefit girls behind the counter (hey, I guess I got my wish today in a different form!). One of the main reasons I love Benefit is because not only are the products great, they are packaged so perfectly. Plus, since many of the products have multiple uses (lip/cheek stains, etc..), they’re SO easy to travel with. Here are my faves to give off that summer glow you want for Memorial Day Weekend. Scroll down for the full tutorial and products!


Step 1:

 I love to use the big easy multi-balancing complexion perfector because it spreads so easily, is lightweight and gives a velvety finish. I just apply it with my fingertips to moisturized skin.


Step 2:

Next I apply the hoola bronzing powder to my cheeks, forehead and chin for a more “tanned” look.


Step 3:

I love to use sugarbomb face powder as an everyday blush. It has different peach shades that blend perfectly together for a little pop of color on the cheeks.


Step 4:

Brow zings is a great kit to help you get perfect brows! Plus, it travels easy. After, I like to use the high brow glow right underneath my brow arch to highlight it.


Step 5:

I LOVE they’re real! mascara! I love to use it on my top and bottom lashes.


Step 6:

To instantly brighten eyes, apply ooh la lift to under eye area. Apply 3 dots and tap with fingertip to blend.


Step 7:

I love the ultra plush lipgloss in lollibop! It’s a perfect everyday color and moisturizes my lips so much!


Make sure to watch the full video tutorial below! — xo Olia”

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Sunday Tittle Tattle: New Hair and Naughty Bear.

blonde hair

1) New hair – I’m a new woman! Blonder, a bit shorter, perfect for a bit of a springtime lift. Many thanks to Nicola Clarke and Andreas Wild at John Frieda for a superb job – I must get myself some of the Sea Waves sea salt spray (here) that Andreas spritzed through my hair before drying it. The whole textured, shaggy look really sets off the blonde highlights and makes everything look beachy and beautiful! I went to the John Frieda salon in Mayfair – you can find all salon details here.

british shorthair cat

2) Naughty Bear: Mr Bear is wreaking havoc at my parents’ house! I’ve had to order a cat tree with scratching posts to stop him attacking their leather chair and headboard and John Lewis rug. (Reported to me in that order. Also he broke a glass fruit bowl by jumping in it, and smashed two bottles of beer that my brother had been saving for his relaxing weekend drink!) Naughty, naughty Bear. Oh, how I miss him. I’m counting down the weeks! (If you’ve missed my recent updates, he’s at my parents’ because our holiday let we’re staying in doesn’t allow cats.)

Read previous episodes of the Sunday Tittle Tattle…

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