Wednesday, 27 April 2011 goodness

I have been meaning to get hold of a Clarisonic cleanser for the longest time. And at last, I think I've found my motivation.

This week, is offering the limited edition lavender Clarisonic-Mia with a Jurlique Skin Brightening set. Now, I'm new to Jurlique but I'm a huge fan of everything I've tried so far. For $149, you get the Clarisonic Mia and full-size Jurlique Purely White Skin Brightening Cleanser and deluxe sample of the Jurlique Purely White Skin Brightening Essence. Sounds good, right? As well as being able to purchase here, you can also enter to win the package on Facebook page.

Obviously the Clarisonic Mia isn't a cheap but of kit so to make it a bargain in anyway delights me. Colour me delighted.

Actually, colour me sunburned because I went to the beach today and the wind ripped my sunscreen right off. Sonofa...

Monday, 11 April 2011

Lush's Japan Aid Soap

Just a quickie because I'm super rushed today but please, please, please check out Lush's Japan Aid soap. For just £5.00, you get a really rather wonderful soap from Lush and all proceeds go to help relief efforts in Japan, via a charity called Peace Boat. The soap is available in all Lush shops nationwide and online.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

TIGI Bedhead Colour Combat

As I may have mentioned several million times, I recently went red (in the head department) and keeping hold of that cover once I've paid a bazillion dollars* for it, is now one of my constant torments.

Happily, I've been giving a few products a go and they're all working out. Whee. Next time I get the roots done, I'll do some before and after shots for you. Honest. If I remember. Anyway, first up on the block is Tigi Bedhead's Colour Combat shampoo and conditioner.
I wasn't sure about this at first as I've been very much leaning towards colour depositing options but I stuck this in the shower, looked at it for a few days and then, one shiny morning, I stepped into the shower to find it smelling of the most delicious toffee-chocolate-candy goodness. Seriously, I wanted to lick the walls. And I clean our shower so I know that wouldn't be a good idea. Turned out, my brunette-coloured roommate had popped open the Colour Combat and that was where the amazing scent was coming from. I immediately caved and washed, rinsed and repeated. It was delicious. Any no colour loss!

I have to admit that I've still been including my colour depositing deep conditioner once a week or so but in between treatments, this is a great, great, great option. Love. My roommate also vouches for it's wonder. The main evidence of this is that we've already gone through one set of the shampoo and conditioner and are currently fighting over the leave-in conditioner.

We used the Colour Goddess version (kindly provided by ABPR) for redheads and brunettes but I'd love to hear from anyone who's tried the Dumb Blonde version. Check out the entire range at I'm also a long-term lover of After Party if you're putting an order in. And when I had shorter hair, I lived and died by Hard to Get. Love.

*This is an approximate cost, submitted to my bank manager on a six weekly-basis.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Headmasters Blow Out Collection

Now, I realise that if you read any other blogs on the entire internet, you've already read about the new Headmasters Blow Dry collection but quite frankly, it's so pretty, I don't care. So you can read on and listen to me prattle on about the pretty or you can scroll down and enter the June Jacobs competition, OK?

So, let me start by explaining that I was supposed to attend the press day at HM when I was in London back in March but sadly, I was otherwise engaged (damnable ill relatives who are now PERFECTLY HEALTHY) so I a) missed out on pretty hair and b) missed out on my beautiful London hairdressing boyfriend, Jonathan. Rowr*. Regardless, I got the press release and died a little bit inside because OMG, these are some fine looking hairstyles.

Dreamy Grunge might be my dream hair. Seriously. I love it but they're all pretty wonderful. Manhattan Curl makes me wish I could pull off that 'together' look (I can't) and Bergdorf Belle, well, firstly it makes me want to go to Bergdorfs but secondly, it makes me want to grow out my hair instead of lopping it off. And I am about to lop it off. Prepare yourselves for that bombshell.

So head on over to Headmasters and take a look at the collection for yourself. I defy you not to find something you love. I'm getting palpitations just checking it out.
But then I'm not healthy, we all know that.

*It's a long story. A friend of mine works for HM and set me up with a blow out with Jonathan a year or so ago, I immediately assumed that he was gay, spent an hour regaling him and my friend with horrifying dating stories and then found out afterwards that he was in fact very straight. For shame. He's bloody lovely and does a damn fine job on your hair. Works out of the Mayfair salon, go and touch him.

Monday, 4 April 2011

June Jacobs & The Single Girl's To-Do List Goodness

I can't begin to tell you how much I love the people at June Jacobs Spa Collections and apparently, they love us too. Which is always nice... Anyway, to demonstrate that love, they want to give one lucky BeautyMecca reader a hamper full of joy (well, a hamper full of their products which as far as I'm concerned, equals joy) worth $1000. Seriously. FOR REALSIES.

And all you have to do to win such wonders is visit their page at - my hangover TV channel of choice - and tell me which product you'd most like to try. All the entries will be chucked in a giant hat, I'm thinking a top hat, and one winner will get the hamper. How awesome is that? And since June Jacobs Spa is being so lovely, the least I can do is throw in a copy of the NOT YET PUBLISHED The Single Girl's To-Do List. Because a home spa night is definitely something that would be on my to-do list.

So here's how to enter. Click here and peruse the June Jacobs goodies and then click on the June Jacobs Facebook page and post on the wall which product you'd love to try. You have until Friday to throw your hat in the ring...

Personally, I'm all about trying the gorgeous hydrating products like the Cranberry Pomegranate Moisture Masque as my skin as been as dry as a nun's chuff lately. Sorry mum.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Nars Manhunt

Just a quickie as I'm in a mad rush (for a change) but I've recently become slightly obsessed with all things ladylike - right on schedule for fashion to take a boho 70s turn of course - and aside from this Marc Jacobs satchel that I need, I cannot step away from slightly 40s style make up.

It's been all black liquid liner and red lipstick for me of late, odd when you think I've gone red with the hair, but it doesn't clash, it just looks polished and put together. Well, until you get to my hair. Messssssy. But I digress, Nars Manhunt, a sheer poppy red, is perfect for this day look. It's not a scary red because it's so sheer and buildable but the colour is true and beautiful. It looks great against my pale skin and goes with pretty much everything. And thanks to the texture, you can even smudge a little into the apples of your cheeks for a coordinating flush which is a real bonus since it can be so hard to get the right blush with a red lip.

And now we've got the sensible reasons to buy it out of the way, let's deal with the fact that it's Nars and therefore epically desirable, amazing tactile packaging, perfectly shaped bullet and worth every penny. Nars gives me a lady boner. Rowr.

Sorry, despite the word usage there, that was incredibly unladylike, wasn't it?
Well, I tried.

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