Tag Archives: Beauty
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.
6 Mar, 2015
This week for our Friday Fix we have decided to turn our attention to the number one lady in our lives... our Mother's. The next national holiday is now just around the corner and this Mother's Day we thought it best to show our gratitude to the ladies who raised us.
To help save you time we have searched high and low to find the perfect gift to show our Mother's just how much we love them.
2 Mar, 2015
As London says goodbye to fashion week and awards season comes to an end, Melissa shares all the backstage beauty secrets & holy grail event-prep products so you can look red carpet ready every weekend!
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25 Feb, 2015
A honeymoon in paradise must be done in style, check out Melissa's edit for the ultimate Odabash beach bride wardrobe...
13 Feb, 2015
Today may be Friday the 13th, but tomorrow's date is even more significant... February 14th.
Love it or hate it,whether you are a single lady going out with your girls or a taken lady hoping to make your man’s jaw drop when he see's you, we have the perfect new make-up bag essential to help you WOW this Valentine’s day.
Benefit Cosmetics have already created the UK’s best-selling mascara with ‘They’re Real’ and now have a new offering for us. Claiming that we can say ‘Bye Bye’ to our eyelash curlers, may we introduce the highly anticipated super-curling, super-lifting ROLLER LASH.
5 Feb, 2015
The harsh winter weather doesn't appear to be saying goodbye anytime soon, and whilst we are all lacking some much-needed Vitamin D, our skin is paying for it too!
Too boost lack-lustre skin in these 'between' months, Melissa swears by Vitamin-C infused skincare; available in some of it's purest forms, Vitamin-C is a powferful anti-oxidant that can rejuvinate the complexion, refine skin texture and minimise dark spots in a matter of weeks; so you'll be ready to reveal radiant, summer skin just in time for bikini season!