Sunday, 13 December 2009

Love, love, loving these polishes

A sneak peek: shoes to lust over, polishes ditto. At a PR preview for 2010's beauty must-haves, we discovered these swoonworthy polishes, created to match Georgina Goodman's 'Love' shoes. (And we all do love shoes...) Think: sparkling indigo or a fabulous flesh-tone, which looks very sexy indeed on tanned feet. We predict both shades will be hot, hot, hot once the weather gets - well, hot...

Friday, 11 December 2009

Look out for our Awards stickers!

A few weeks ago we hosted our very first Beauty Bible Awards - and many of the brands featured in our books are now helping beauty-hounds take a short-cut to the products our testers loved, by splashing pink Beauty Bible Awards stickers on the winning lotions and potions, powders and paints. We spotted this from Organic Surge, in Boots, flagging up their Beauty Steals... (If you click on the picture you'll see the stickers better!)

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Full of the joys of a Chanel spring

Pretty, pretty, pretty. Previewed on gorgeous mood boards at Chanel’s spring-summer open day: all their sherbet-y, ultra-wearable shades for next year, from a collection called Les Impressions de Chanel. The soft, neutral palette really is like an Impressionist painting and Beauty Bible particularly swooned over a liquid illuminating highlighter (Soleil Tan de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid) which gives a soft, sun-kissed glow, and the string-of-pearls temporary tattoos (alas, those were for the catwalk show only. But worth trying to recreate at home with an eyeliner!) On these dark, gloomy, windswept, sodden days, it’s good to feel like spring is around the corner. Can’t wait to get our hands on this collection, early in 2010. Counting the days, actually…

Wild man of beauty

Alan Mackenzie is a man on a mission: not just to create reasonably-priced natural cosmetics, but also to do good while he’s doing business. Creator of Organic Surge (several products feature in Beauty Bible Beauty Steals), his new, slightly more upscale venture is Wild Organics: bath and body care using wild-harvested ingredients from Brazil, Egypt, Croatia – and his native Scotland. Over tea at Providores (keeping up our cake quota), Alan explained the extra feel-good factor from Wild Organics: you get prettily-scented, Ecocert-certified ‘smellies’ (you can see them demo-ed on QVC), and because a percentage of sales goes to his chosen charity Freedom From Fistula, women in Africa have access to a simple but life-changing operation (we won’t go into the slightly gory details in this fluffy pink zone, but you can log onto the website below to find out more…) Our favourite Wild Organics creation, meanwhile? Just loving the Marshmallow Butter Sugar Scrub…

Wild Organics at www.wildorganics or