Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Going Ga Ga for Hetty Rose

When I came across Hetty Rose shoes I was blown away, theses ultra glam shoes are like no other and I love, love, love them! One of my favourite collections is the 'Keep and Love' (shown above) adorn with special trinkets and gorgeous vintage fabrics, these elegant and feminine shoes are perfect for weddings, summer parties and romantic nights out with your special other.

These gorgeous shoes are hand made by the super talented Hetty Rose in her workshop, where Hetty offers a unique and personal service. You can view Hetty's other collections on the Hetty Rose website, think these are amazing? then you're in for a treat when you see the Kimono collection! - www.hettyrose.co.uk

Written by Angela Clayton

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

My Type of shopper bags!

I can't stop lusting after the new gorgeous shopper bags from What Ever It Takes! They scream Glam, Eco Chic and Hot Hot Hot! The charity programme What Ever It Takes have teamed up with some fabulous film stars and designers to bring out the new range of shopper bags, my favourites are those above designed by Donna Karen, Charlize Theron and Diane Von Furstenberg but you can see the rest of the collection on their website!

Prices start from only £12.99, too good to be true I hear you say!

The Whatever It Takes celebrity artworks have inspired a whole collection of products – from wristbands to clothing, from tableware to t-shirts and stationery – sold to raise much needed funds for key global development projects, you can view all products on http://shop.whateverittakes.org/index.php

Written by Angela Clayton

Friday, 16 July 2010

The Bold and the Beautiful

Feeling bold and in need of a splash of colour to brighten up your day? Then experiment with the flamboyant and ultra stylish statement pieces from Uncommonly Beautiful.

There is no denying I'm a huge fan of bold colours but what I love more about Uncommonly Beautiful is how each piece has been put together! These one off accessory pieces demonstrate an imaginative approach to transforming waste into something so unique and gorgeous! Using found furniture and recycled materials which include clock parts, scrap leather, broken jewellery and gift wrapping. After seeing such beauty I will never look at a broken piece of jewellery the same way again...

Wish there was a way of sending all my broken jewellery to a magical place to give them a new lease of life.... maybe designer Kirsty Kirkpatrick will welcome them with her gifted hands!

You can see her gorgeous designs on http://uncommonlybeautifulrecycledaccessories.bigcartel.com

Written by Nyla Sammons 

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Loofah me up!

Looking for a soap to lather up in for soft and smooth skin? if so you're going to love the loofah bars from Cocoonu!

The organic loofah bars are just the thing to give your skin the luxury treatment it deserve whilst in the shower or the bath, leaving the skin soft and silky! The loofah bars come in 3 divine fragrances: lavender and honey, lime and ginger and my favourite lemon and honey!

Not only do they smell yummy by they look a lot prettier than your usual plain white bar of soap! Cocoonu loofah bars all the way I say! 

The 40g bar is only £2.80 and the 200g bar is £13.00 from www.cocoonuorganic.co.uk

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Swishing away at The Big Swish yesterday!

Yesterday I headed on down to The Big Swish hosted by The Big Wardrobe and fashion stylist Lupe Castro and boy oh boy what a day it was!!!

Like most swish parties you drop off your pre-loved clothes and then a couple of hours later you return when the doors open to swish to your hearts content, this swish however was that and to my delight a lot more! We were all treated to complementary make-overs. the chance to have a henna tattoo and skincare consultations from Dermalogica! And YES all for free..... it was like Christmas came early!

I got a face mapping consultation from Demalogica and then headed over to the bar where me and the girls got our hands on the delicious Platform Big Swish cocktails, after all it was 2-4-1, who could say no to that!

After a fun filled two hours the Swish was opened by the gorgeous Vicky Ogden by announcing the two lucky ladies who won football shirts signed by the Kaiser Chiefs in the prize draw! Was guaranteed I was going to be one of the lucky ladies... or was that all the cocktails talking!

I managed to bag a gorgeous pair of Dune boots, two Top Shop cardigans and a sparkly top from Miss Selfridge, all in a day's work! Now I'm counting down the days to the next Swish party next week Tuesday at The Long Acre in Covent Garden, tickets are booked and hands are at the ready!

Written by Angela Clayton

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Without a doubt I am going to say Yes!

We are all aware of organic face creams and body showers and now thanks to Yes, there is now organic lubricant with a velvety sensuous feel!

Yes comes in an oil based and water based personal lubricant, the oil-based is made with sweet almond and sunflower oil, with cocoa and shea butters and a touch of beeswax and vitamin E and the water-based lubricant is made with aloe vera and organic flax extract with some plant based gums - guar, locust bean and xanthan.

It's time to go down the 'Yes' green route to a happy, fulfilling and sensuous experience!

It's time to say Yes Yes Yes ladies when purchasing Yes products at www.yesyesyes.org
Yes lubricant starts from only £4.99!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

New Product Launches From MÁDARA Skincare

Latvia’s leading natural and organic skincare brand MÁDARA has added two new exciting products - the Delicate Cleansing Milk and Herbal Deodorant - to its award-winning range of skincare products. Both products are ECOCERT certified and contain typical herbs and plants from the Baltic region, which are known for their high level of active ingredients. 

The Delicate Cleansing Milk (RRP £13, 200ml) gently cleanses the skin and is perfect for people with dry or sensitive skin. This sumptuous cleanser removes any make-up and can be used on the delicate under-eye area as it is free from harmful chemicals that can cause irritation. Just massage onto face, then wipe off with a moist cotton pad or rinse with warm water.

The MÁDARA Herbal Deodorant (RRP £9.90, 50ml) is 100% natural, non-staining and provides all-day protection, even on a hot summer’s day! It doesn’t contain any alcohol, which can cause irritation, and its quick-drying anti-bacterial and soothing formula will leave your underarms feeling fresh, while hydrating the delicate skin in this area. 

The products are now available from www.amarya.co.uk and will be available from other MÁDARA stockists over the next few weeks.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Crumbs these are too cool to keep a secret!

If your shopping mantra is cute, girly and playful is a must! then you're going to love these treats from Bedcrumb! Inspired by vintage details and lost treasures, the company's founder Heidi Cannon, has created a wide range of gifts, perfect for all occasions.

The new Marlene lipstick purse and mirror sets are perfect on cotton canvas and are reasonably priced at £14.95 - not bad when the company has such admiral ethics. Got any birthdays to attend and looking for a quirky card (that's if your not tempted to keep it yourself) then check out the Bertie greetings cards which are fun fun fun! finished with ribbons and printed on colourful backgrounds.

You can check out these Fab products at www.bedcrumb.co.uk

Written by Catherine May

Thursday, 1 July 2010

A bag full of style

In need of Summer's hottest organic bag? then check out this bag designed by Jade Jagger, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Carnaby street, with all net proceeds going to support the Environmental Justice Foundation

The colourful print was inspired by Carnaby’s ‘Summer of Love’ as Jade’s own fashion label Jezebel has always been inspired by the never ending summer in Ibiza.  The design features Jade’s classic kiss icon lit up by a colourful rainbow. The large tote shopper is made of 100% organic cotton and features wide shoulder straps and a double internal pocket to keep your treasures safe.

Jade Jagger says: “I think the environment is so important, we must protect it with everything we have as it protects us and all we do. Everyone must make a difference and take a stand and by creating projects like this it is possible to raise the awareness and funds greatly needed to protect the environment.”

We are loving this bag and Jade Jagger! Priced at only £15.00 what more could you want!
Available from the EJF

Written by Nyla Sammons