Thursday, 14 July 2011

New Nail Colours .. TO DIE FOR!

Becca has long been one of my fave cosmetics brands.. their mineral bronzing powder and foundation stick are make-up bag musts!

Kylie an Danni Minogue, Kate Moss and Beyonce are all fans of the brand.. which for some reason is no longer available in stores (it used to be in Space NK and Liberty of London).. don't worry though, you can get it online at

This season, they've introduced their first collection of fast-drying, long-lasting colour. Those peaching pink colours will be perfect for the beach.. I've already got a wee space in my suitcase for them!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Katie Holmes New Fashion Collection

Been taking tips from your buddy Victoria, Katie? You're just not a bona-fide celeb these days, unless you've got your own fashion range!
Katie Holmes is the latest addition to the Hollywood fash-pack.. her range, Holmes and Yang, is avalable for the first time in the UK, exclusively at Harvey Nichols. Although it's been on the go for a few years, it hasn't had the same level of media attention and celeb endorsement as her bff, Victoria's collections,  but with Katie doing her PR launches in London and New York, that could be about to change. Katie might just give Posh a run for her money.

The AW collection is available now at Harvey Nichols, London.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Get the Look Summer Special - Part 2

 Check out part 2 of the latest series of Get The Look here...

Lorraine's Lovely Topshop Dress

Loooooving Lorraine's gorgeous embroidered dress on TV this morning. I bought the red one just yesterday, in Debenhams!  It's a simple shift with a little bit extra style.. perfect with nude heels now, and in Winter, you'll be able to work it at the office with opaque tights and a fitted blazer. £55 @ Topshop (click on the blue dress to go directly to the Topshop page)

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Lots of Lovely MAC makeup!

Wow! Today I got a sneak preview of all the new MAC products that will be hitting a counter near you in the next few weeks and months... you'll want it all!

Updating your makeup is just as important as updating your wardrobe, to keep your look on-trend.. and MAC know just how to do that, after all, they've done the makeup for the models on just about every one of the AW designer catwalks! I've been given this amaaaazing glossy book, that shows EVERY show, EVERY look and step-by-step instructions on how to create it, and what products to use - Genius!

You can see in the first pic, the Blumarine page, which is one of my favourites, and below are the Emilio Pucci and House of Holland looks..Love it!

First product on my must-have list is the new Mineralize limited edition eyeshadows from the Semi Precious collection, which is available this month. The colours are mixed with semi precious stones - bronzite, black tourmaline, pyrite and lepidolite, to greate shimmering, marbelized colours that can create a whole range of looks.

I tried the eyeshadow in Quartz Fusion, both wet and dry. As you can see the dry application gives a more glittery, sheer finish, while the wet application gives you a more shimmery colour.There are 12 limited edition colours to choose from.. which go perfectly with the new Creamsheen glosses. These ones are more lipstick-y than the regular Lip Glass colours  - even when worn alone, they give a richer, fuller colour. And what's more, it stays in place all day, with no stickiness.

Also new for July, is the Fashion Flower collection, with lots of girly, pastel shades with pretty petal designs on the shadows and blushes..

These sparkly Lipgelles will give you the sparkliest pout out! You can wear them alone or over lipstick. The Now in Season shade gives a golden sheen, while the Fashion Flower is more shimmery silver.. and the Budding Beauty shade has a bit more of a peachy colour, as well as sparkle... and they all smell good enough to eat!

 I'm aleady hooked on the Alpha Girl shade of Beauty Powder (below) - a soft peachy, pink shade that's perfect for adding a girly flush to your cheeks!

The complete collection

So that's all for now.. should keep you makeup-addicts busy until next month, when MAC release their NEXT new range of covetable cosmetics... Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Mens Beauty on The Hour - 5/7/11

 Tune into The Hour at 5pm to see the results of our mens beauty product tests! We roped in a rocker, a rugby player, and a builder, to test some of the latest mens cosmetics on the market. From ab toning creams, to eye wrinkle serums, and even hair straightners.. see how well they really scrub up on the show tonight!

Just click on the product photos below, to buy...

Clarins Ab Firming, £28.60

Clinique Age Defence for Eyes, £23

Cloud Nine Micro Iron, £54.95

Xanthe Quick Fix ,£30.55

Marbella Bikini Fashion

The Marbella Club villa was the location for our summer bikini shoot, featuring Stephanie @ Model Team.
This stunning villa can be rented for parties and weddings, and is in-demand as a photoshoot location.. infact Melissa Odabash was shooting her new range of bikinis there, just a couple of days after we left.

 For this shoot our makeup artist created a shimmering, golden look... HOT!
Last shot done! Looks like some people are pretty happy to be finished work for the day!

Friday, 1 July 2011

Reader Question

Hi Julie,
I was wondering if you could tell me where you got the blue animal print dress that you wore on STV's the hour on tuesday 28th June?
Thanks :)

A: Thanks for your email! I'm so glad you liked it! It's by one of my favourite brands, Closet, which you can find at Dorothy Perkins and Awear. You can see most of the range here...

The dress I'm wearing is no longer available online, but I found it in Dorothy Perkins in St Enoch Centre, Glasgow just last week.. so if you're fast, you might still be able to snap one up! The range is price from £30-£55.

Even better news.. I've told Closet how much I love their dresses, and they've given me TEN Closet dresses to give away this week in The Daily Record! Check out the paper on Monday, to find out how to enter. x