Tag Archives: Beauty
2 Jul, 2015
As we enter the peak of the summer season, Melissa was craving a little something to treat her skin from all the jet-setting and fun in the sun. Her dermatologist Rita Rakus suggested that she try the Hydrafacial; a non-invasive treatment that promises instant rejuvenation, without the usual poking and prodding often associated with the extraction process. So, Melissa decided she would put it to the test!
30 Jun, 2015
As the heatwave in London takes over, Mollie King talks post-flight skincare, lost luggage and her Odabash wishlist...
10 Jun, 2015
Since contouring and highlighting has taken the makeup world by storm, a range of complexion enhancing concealers that brighten, add radiance as well as tackling problematic areas have taken pride and place in Melissa's makeup up bag; and if there's anything a successful business woman raising a family in London like Melissa knows about makeup, it's how to multi-task! Whether Melissa just needs a little boost on a minimal makeup day or a red-carpet ready look, here are her top 3 favourite concealer hybrids that'll ensure you are looking complexion perfect for summer.
2 Jun, 2015
Before the Made In Chelsea style blogger jet sets across Europe throughout the summer, we find out what's in her Travel Tote to master the ultimate beach style!
1 May, 2015
As another extra-long weekend begins tonight, we have decided there will be no excuse for us ladies not to spoil ourselves with a little pamper session over the coming days.
Whether it’s treating yourself to a massage, doing an at home pedicure or even just fake-tanning for the nights out ahead we insist you light some candles, have a nice soak in the bath with a good book and give yourself some well-deserved rest and relaxation time – after all what woman can fail to feel fabulous after some self-indulgence!
This week's Friday Fix and one product that we will be making sure is part of our pamper routine is the new Moroccan Rose Gold Glow Perfect Dry Oil from Melissa’s favourite skincare experts REN.
24 Apr, 2015
Inspired by this week's London sunshine and a recent visit to the esthetician, this week's Friday Fix is on recommendation from Melissa as the ultimate beauty tool for supple, radiant skin.
21 Apr, 2015
1. Melissa has released a debut handbag collection for SS15, which will you be rocking on the beach this year?
The Zig zag pouch - it’s the perfect accessory for that beachy vibe but I’ll be taking it to music festivals and bbq’s too!
2. What Sun-seeking destinations can you look forward to?
I’m off to a little island off of Singapore to film a t.v. show soon and I cannot wait to live on the beach!
3. In case you lose your luggage at the airport, what emergency items do you make sure are packed in your travel holdall?
I’ve learned the hard way to always pack the essentials in your hand luggage, so – a black bikini (this color looks great on your first day when you’re not tanned yet), this Summer I’m wearing the Martinique Bandeau and pairing it with the Jessica cover up in Navy. Big shades from Anine Bing, Lancome Imanance Tinted Moisturizer with SPF so my skin is still protected; and a good book - right now it’s The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.
4. Post-flight beauty – how do you refresh your skin after a long flight?
The failsafe trick - splash some cold water to awaken the skin and then use a gentle exfoliator (I love Kate Somerville’s) to scrub away all the "yuck" from travelling. If I have time, I’ll throw on Eve Lom’s Moisture Mask while I unpack – a good way to multi task! And then apply a thick cream to sleep in, like Sisley’s.
5. What’s on your wish list from the Melissa Odabash SS15 Collection?
The Melissa dress in yellow knit looks very sexy – I have known Meli for 10 years and she knows how to make a woman feel sexy! I also love the new sporty vibe of her designs like the Bali bikini.
6. Hotspots for your upcoming trip to Singapore?
I have no idea yet, all to be discovered! But I did visit Bali last year and can highly recommend morning coffee and book browsing at Drifter, learning to surf on Seminyak beach, Potato Head for dinner at sunset and Favela for late night cocktails and dancing!
Louise released her debut style guide 'Front Roe: How to Be the Leading Lady in Your Own Life' earlier this month, which is now available to purchase from Amazon; From staple wardrobe pieces, perfume etiquette and swimwear TLC, the guide offers an answer to the most common fashion queries.
We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win their own copy with a personalized note from the fashionista and her favourite Melissa Odabash hat - the 'Eva' trilby!
Winner announced on Friday 24th April 2015.
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17 Apr, 2015
Just as the attendees of last week's Coachella have finally recovered from their fun-filled antics Friday has come back round again, meaning it's time for Coachella Part 2!
If we do say so ourselves, we had some major style envy from all of the usual suspects including Kate Bosworth, Alessandra Ambrosio and Kendall Jenner, although they probably saw last weekend as the fashion warm up! This week the trend stakes will be raised even higher and what better way to be ahead than to showcase the Pantone 'Colour of the Year' Marsala in any way possible.
This rich colour, which can be classed as a dark red/burgundy shade, is the perfect way to set off a tan and contrast with the classic boho creams and browns that are often the go-to uniform of Coachella.
If like us you want to stay away from darker clothing now Summer is on the way the best way to display your trend knowledge of this tone is to incorporate it into your beauty look, whether it's a dark stain on your lips or a pop on your nails.
Personally, we think Chanel's Le Vernis in 639 Exception is perfection and flawless way to incorporate this craze into your Coachella wardrobe.
7 Apr, 2015
20 Mar, 2015
Today is the first official day of Spring, and although it may not feel like it yet, Summer will be on the horizon before we know it. One of the ways we plan to get beach-body ready is to ensure our skin has a natural, bronzed glow in time for the summer months - or for any upcoming holidays for those who are lucky enough to go away sooner!
Top luxury tanning and skincare brand Vita Liberata have recently launched a revolutionary new product which will change the way we fake-tan our faces for good.