Monday, 23 April 2012

HEALTH & BEAUTY | Royal facials are the bee's knees.

Could the next step to being a princess be found in the abdomen of bee? Maybe not, but apparently, as revealed in the Daily Mail, bee venom facials and face masks are key to Ms Middleton’s radiance and wedding day glow. That dress and that man might have a little something to do with it too.

Dubbed ‘Nature’s Botox’, the face mask contains apitoxin, or bees venom, which is mixed with shea butter, manuka honey, essential oils and other secret ingredients to form this 

Queen Bee of these products is beautician, Deborah Mitchell whose skin care range, Heaven, and particularly these treatments are favoured by celebs such as Dannii Minogue and Victoria Beckham as well as the Royals.

For a 50ml pot it will set you back around £50 depending on the brand you go with but that’s a small price to pay for beauty fit for a queen. Get mine in the post.


Wednesday, 11 April 2012

FASHION | The Mulberry seal of approval.

Mulberry announced in February that it would be naming a bag after the retro styled songstress Lana Del Ray. This honour has previously been bestowed to a mere handful of icons including one of the most contemporary influential trend setters, Alexa Chung. The launch of the Del Ray at Mulberry’s AW12 show at LFW was complimented by a performance by it’s namesake at their Savile Club supper showing this could be the start of something beautiful.

It seems that being immortalised in leather by this legendary brand could be confirmation of fashion status as Alexa is certainly a la mode for the foreseeable future, reaching greater heights this year being awarded British Fashion Council’s Young Style Ambassador. The girl who used to grace our T4 telly is now internationally renowned for being the ideal of British fashion.

Could this be the same blissful fate for Ms Del Ray? A muse for music lovers with a delicious, gravely voice and haunting music she has already enchanted the fashion world with her Bambi eyes and nostalgic style. In such a short explosion into the public eye, the New Yorker has made cover girl on British Vogue where the likes of Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and Alexa Chung have sat before her. With the Mulberry seal of approval it’s merely a case of watch this space.