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Make-up artist Erika La’Pearl has revealed her secrets to getting Cardi B’s latest signature make-up look using ICONIC London!

Thursday, 14 March 2019 09:57

'RGB Universe' Opens at Hoxton Square

Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, London, has been transformed into Instagram-heaven with Carnovsky's 'RGB Universe'.

Thursday, 14 March 2019 09:25

Summertime Essentials

It may not feel like it just now, but spring is coming, and summer will be here before you know it!

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 10:07

Mothers Day Gift Selection

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Photo by Unsplash

Mothering Sunday in the UK is observed on the fourth Sunday of Lent. Traditionally, it was a day when children who had left home to work were given a day off to visit their home town or village, and spend some time with their family.

Centuries ago, in a very religious United Kingdom, it was considered important for people to return to their home or 'mother' church once a year. So each year everyone would visit the main church or cathedral of the area where they were born or brought up. For this reason, most historians think that it was the return to the 'Mother' church which led to the tradition of children, particularly those working as domestic servants and apprentices and living away from home, being given the day off to visit their mother and family. It became usual to pick wild flowers along their journey to present to their mother, or at the church.

These old religious ideas have contributed to our current tradition of spending time with, and giving gifts to mothers, grandmothers, aunts and sisters – those who have had a caring role in our lives as we have grown up.

As is common at every gift giving time of year, the question of what to buy is uppermost in everyone’s minds – and not least here at Fashions Finest Headquarters! As usual we have searched for some beautiful, creative and interesting gifts and ideas for Mothers and care givers everywhere to enjoy and cherish.

Say It With Silk:

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A beautiful silk scarf is a thoughtful, and timeless gift, for any age woman. There are so many styles to choose from, and you can easily find something in her favourite colours.

John Lewis has a great many styles of silk scarves to choose from in their collection, with prices varying.

The Gift Of The Glow:

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Help your mother achieve her glow goals with this exclusive collection of Mio's bodycare essentials. Mio’s body glow kit will amplify her natural radiance, enhance the health and vitality of her skin, and give her skin what it needs to be as strong as she is.
The beautifully presented pack contains four Mio minis and a full size Body Brush for £32.00 with free delivery available.

Great Scents:

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Missguided’s fragrance Babe Dreams is the delicate and ‘dreamy’ feminine scent of sweet chypre scent, cushioned by a base of patchouli, rich amber and vanilla. The heart is an infusion of velvety rose with orris and violet whilst the top notes compliment with bergamot, pink pepper and red fruity accords.

A great gift for her in spring and summer, because of it’s lightness and slightly sweet scent.

Available From The Fragrance Shop from £8.00

Hair Care:

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Design.Me has come up with a complete hair care and styling range to ensure she has no more bad hair days…ever!

From sprays that allow her to blow-dry in half the time, and afford super volume, to treatments that will keep her luscious locks conditioned and shiny, she will love the gift of enhancing her hair care routine!

Available at Sally Beauty from £9.95

 

Radiate Beauty:

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Give her the gift of radiance! J.ONE HANA skin cream, from South Korea is perfectly portioned in spherical capsules for ease of use, and formulated with the super-powered antioxidant - Nobel Prize-winning ingredient ‘fullerene’.

The cream works to help neutralise skin-damaging free radical activity while nourishing with a blend of macadamia and sunflower oils. Fullerene acts to visually plump and brighten the appearance of skin, while concentrated peptides work to visibly firm the skin for a toned, glowing appearance.

Available from Boots online or instore, with prices starting at £22.00

Youthful Skin:

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DAYTOX is a great gift to keep her skin looking and feeling as youthful as she does, and Daytox gradually helps to detoxify the skin and restore its fresh appearance. This is thanks to a combination of clinically tested active detoxifying substances, medicinal plants and precious oils that stimulate and support cell renewal.

Available from Amazon £18.00

Bags Of Love:

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Help her to refresh her accessories with this stylish grab bag, available to buy from Debenhams department stores or online, at £39.00.

Finished in grained faux leather, it features multiple compartments for all her essentials and adjustable grab handles too. With this beautiful tan - brown leather material, this type of gift will stand the test of time.

Flower Power:

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A bunch of flowers say I love you just as well as any gift, and even the humble daffodil can brighten up a room with its bright and sunny colour and mellow scents.

If you want to splash out on flowers, then online companies such as interflora can do same day deliveries for Mother’s day, and offer some stunning bouquets!

Lovely Bubbly:

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Give the gift of a personalised bottle of bubbly for mother’s day, and help that hard working lady to relax and unwind with a glass of something special. You can make the message as sweet or as funny as you like, and it’s a great way of showing you have put a lot of thought into her gift.

Available from gettingpersonal.co.uk for £34.99, with next day delivery available!

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 10:49

New head of fashion design at UEL

London fashion designer Beatrice Newman, who has dressed top stars throughout her career, has joined the staff at the University of East London (UEL) as head of the fashion design department.

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 10:05

Occasion Wear For Spring/Summer

The idea of a summer wedding may be perfect for the bride and groom, but for the guests, it can be challenging to find a dress that is fit for the occasion without causing overheating. However, there are a number of dresses perfect for a wedding, or any other event you might be attending in spring or summer, that will allow you to stay elegant and stylish whilst in the sun. Here, we’ve got a few examples.

Friday, 01 March 2019 09:58

The Future is Female!

A new exhibition, showcasing multidisciplinary artworks created by international female art leaders in the 21st Century, opens this month at the Dellasposa Gallery in London.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 14:27

Frank Wright's 'Finlay' Suede Derby Shoe

Frank Wright, British shoe makers since 1885 have come up with some fantastic new designs for their spring/summer 2019 collection, which ooze classic design, but with plenty of added modern styling.

Thursday, 21 February 2019 20:39

Get The Brit Awards Makeup Look

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Here’s the low down on the best red carpet looks from the Brit Awards last night. Showcasing the best celebrity makeup looks with Illamasqua and Eyeko.

The Classic Red

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Jess Glynne showcased a classic red lip on the carpet at the Brit Awards. The A-List staple can be taken straight from the red carpet and recreated at home with Illamasqua’s Lipstick Collection at a cost of £20.00 Available to buy here.

Smokey And Seductive
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Maya Jama’s smokey and seductive eyes can be perfected with Illamasqua’s Elemental Pallete, at a cost of £38.00. Effortlessly transform your look with these highly pigmented shades that work for both day and night time looks. Available to buy here.

Framing The Soul

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If eyes are the window to the soul, then eyebrows are the frame! Eyeco’s creamy brow powder in one end, with an angled brush on the other end define, shape and fill-in your brows effortlessly, for maximum impact, with minimum input. Available from here at a cost of £18.00

Thicker Lashes

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Dua Lipa took her eye makeup to the next level at this year’s Britt Awards, stealing the show on the red carpet. To achieve her look use the EYECO lash alert, at a cost of £19.00. A botanical fuelled energising formula, infused with caffeine and a double dose of fibres to lift the sleepiest of ‘bed lashes’ for perkier volume, curl and care all day. Lash alert will improve long term elasticity and resilience for naturally thicker lashes around the clock. Available to buy here.

Thursday, 21 February 2019 11:18

Mary Katrantzou - best LFW brand at Instagram

Instagram is a key promotional channel for fashion brands of all sizes.

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