Winter Skin SOS

Winter Skin SOS

Calling all winter brides! Go for glow with this luxurious new, limited edition treatment from Jo Malone - the perfect antidote to winter-weary skin. Wrapped in Malone's signature cashmere blankets and enveloped in the heady scent of the new Vanilla & Anise fragrance, this blissful facial will leave your complexion hydrated to a satiny-smooth finish and encourage the kind of radiance any bride would want come her special day, whilst a heavenly neck and shoulder massage will help elevate any pre-wedding stress. £65 for 45 minutes, www.jomalone.co.uk

Dolce & Gorgeous

Dolce & Gorgeous

Lucky Manchester beauty fans: this week sees the opening of the new Dolce & Gabbana cosmetics counter in Selfridges, Trafford Centre. Head over to check out the beautiful collection of silky lipsticks, velvety eyeshadows and wow-factor nail polishes, plus excellent quality pencils and powders. The collection was designed by the famous Italian duo in collaboration with world-class make-up artist Pat McGrath - she's the hottest name backstage at fashion shows, on major ad campaigns and magazine shoots - so you can be sure the products are of the highest quality and finish. The packaging is sublime: think clickety-click compacts and smooth gold casing, so they're as wonderful to look at as they are to use. Our must-have wedding day buys? The Glow Bronzer Powder (£29) for softly sculpting the cheeks, and the not-too-sticky Lipgloss (£18).

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www.dolcegabbanamakeup.com

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The Ultimate Tanning Website

The Ultimate Tanning Website

I love this new website www.thetantalist.com - dedicated to 'fake' tanning. It's launched by my gorgeous friend James Read - the best spray-tanner in town who bronzes all us beauty editors, plus loads of celebs like Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Lady Gaga.

His new project is the world's first tanning community website, where you can find out about the best shades for different skintones, get tips on application and maintaining your tan and see how real people on the streets of London are wearing their tans in a brilliant photo gallery. James advises on the best brands for the type of tan you want to achieve (he swears by St Tropez) and suggests a fresh new way of thinking about your tan to suit the seasons and fashion trends. If you've never had a spray tan before it's a great place to see tans in action on real people in broad daylight (rather than on glossy starlets in the glow of a fashion shoot) and read James' expert comments.

It's also great for seasoned tan pros too. Spray-tanned skin can sometimes look a bit flat and uniform in the plink of a camera flash and this site has definitely made me think about photographing myself before a big event in my outfit to see where I need tweaking - whether it's a touch of gleamy moisturiser on the shoulders or a bit of blusher to lift up the face - and if I need to tone down next time to suit the type of weather or lighting at the event.

Don't forget, James has answered all your tanning dilemmas in this fab Q&A HERE

Beauty Bargains

Beauty Bargains

Erm, excuse us, why did no one tell us about Wahanda until now?
It's a completely brilliant spa website (www.wahanda.com) that lists thousands of salons, spa hotels, day spas, gyms and beauty therapists with incredible deals on treatments, packages and overnight weekends.
It's full of fantastic discounts, like 50 per cent off haircuts and massages, two for one pamper days in luxury spa hotels, great value gift vouchers (for mums and bridesmaids!) and free deals, like skin analysis checks and consultations for procedures such as Botox and teeth whitening.
If you're thinking of booking some facials in the wedding run-up, need a low-cost manicure or want to send a cute, original 'thank you' gift in the post to your maid-of-honour, there's so much on here it would be such a shame to miss out on all the great offers.
There's also a clever 'community' section where real people have reviewed spas and treatments, plus there are blogs from industry experts like personal trainers and facialists.
We love!

www.wahanda.com
www.wahanda.com/inspire/pamper-days