Wednesday, 26 March 2014


The hydrator - A hydrating foundation that will tackle flaky skin without leaving it looking patchy

Max factor whipped cream foundation £9.99

Wrinkle smoother - An anti - ageing foundation to conceal pesky wrinkles and give you a more youthful appearance  

Garnier miracle skin cream £12.99

Spot friendly - A base to cover breakouts as well as preventing future blemishes 

Maybelline superstay better skin foundation £8.99

Shine beater - A foundation that keeps shine at bay and has amazing staying power

Collection lasting perfection foundation £5.99

Sensitive Solver - A gentle base that won't irritate a dry and sensitive complexion 

Rimmel london BB cream matte & stay matte primer £6.99

Fake tans can get you that gorgeous glow even when the sun isn't quite out yet - check out Melissa Melody's best ways to fake it this season

Hair straighteners are a styling tool we now can't live without. Whether you're fighting the frizz or creating curls, these are the models you want...

                                                Babyliss Pro Ultra Wide Styler, £46.99

These Babyliss Pro Ultra Wide Stylers are perfect for creating big curls, soft waves and stylish flicks in thicker or Afro-Caribbean hair.

GHD Gold Classic Hair Straightener, £125

GHD's old faithfuls are still the best. The gold series of GHD hair stylers are still one of the best performers in the hair straightening category. 
They changed the face of frizzy hair and revolutionised curly haired girls' hair forever.
Jose Eber World's Fastest Flat Iron, £99.99
Not only does this Jose Eber Iron heat up in an amazing five seconds, but it maintains the temperature which means your hair is exposed to damaging heat for a minimum amount of time.
Beauty Editor Melissa Melody April 2014 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014


Sunday is the perfect day to show our mums just how much we love them. What could say it better than a pampering beauty  treat to make her feel special?Here’s Melissa Melody's pick of the best gifts


How do French women have such amazing skin? It’s probably thanks to the array of great skincare brands tucked away in their pharmacies and clinics. Luckily, more of these hidden gems are gradually becoming available in the UK, and one such brand is Dermaceutic. Their Oil Reducing Mask uses a potent combination of glycolic acid to remove dead cells and purify the skin, helping to mattify and control oily, breakout-prone skin.

So what exactly are these alphabetically confusing creams all about? Put simply, BB Cream - otherwise known as Beauty Balm - is tinted moisturiser with added skincare benefits and CC Cream is the same but with added colour correction, making it perfect for targeting skin concerns such as redness and sallowness.
Other big plus points; they’re much more lightweight than foundation, packed with antioxidants and often contain a high SPF, making them the perfect make-up bag update for the warmer months.

Using concentrated vitamin C to take the BB cream to a new level, Kiehl’s Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream works to conceal imperfections while helping to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and offering maximum SPF protection. 30ml, £23.50.

Innovative haircare brand Ojon has earned a reputation as an expert on dry, damaged locks. The secret to its success is a balm, used in Central America for 500 years, that is at the heart of all its products. Its latest launch is Rare Blend Deep Conditioner, an intensely hydrating yet lightweight daily treatment containing nourishing butters and restorative oils that help repair and strengthen hair, as well as maximise shine. 150ml, £29

Our neck and hands can quickly develop telltale signs of ageing. One of the best new breakthroughs to treat these areas is Dr Sebagh’s Supreme Neck Lift. The formula contains Glycolift, which acts like a “second skin” to give a lifted, firmed effect, as well as a powerful hyaluronic acid to intensely hydrate. In addition to this, an extract from date palm kernels gives the cream antioxidant and anti-wrinkle properties, leaving skin looking and feeling firmer, smoother and more even. 50ml, £120

Initially created by two sisters simply looking for products that really worked for their complexions, Radical Skincare has become an efficacious brand whose formulas pack in the highest number of active ingredients possible. Radical’s latest breakthrough is the Youth Infusion Serum. The dual formula intensely hydrates while repairing the skin, thanks to a cocktail of actives that stimulate collagen production and dermal rejuvenation – along with Radical’s own antioxidant complex to boost skin-cell defences. 30ml, £110

All products can be seen in Selfridges stores In London and surrounding stores.
 Beauty Editor Melissa Melody 2014

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

I've become fixated with the practice of adding an ultra-fine line of eyeliner along the upper lashes. I never knew it existed and suddenly, now, I'm seeing it everywhere. (so prevalent for the coming spring/summer season)? The invisible line is in attendance. "Oh yes, the invisible liner trick. Not often talked about, but by God it's a good one," 

THE Perfect Mascara

THE perfect mascara is something of a Holy Grail in the beauty world, and we're spoiled for choice when it comes to the selection. Not too heavy, but then not too light, and definitely with no clumps - we want lengthened, defined and evenly coated lashes at the stroke of a wand.
Here, we've picked the 10 very best mascaras - from subtle, daytime formulas to those that promise doll-like wide eyes and impressively curly lashes. So whatever your criteria, it's sure to be met here.
£22.00 Kevin Aucoin 

£7.99 Max Factor

£22.00 Lancome

£9.99 Revlon

£4.99 Maybelline 

£9.35 L'oreal

£16.50 Clinique

£19.50 Benefit 

£23.00 Dior 

£25.00 Chanel 

RIHANNA's first collaboration with MAC sold out within three hours of going on sale, so a preview of the second round of products - RiRi  MAC Summer - is one to take note of indeed.
RiRi Woo - the red lipstick responsible for the aforementioned "Sold Out" situation on the MAC website - is back alongside two other matte lipstick shades, the berry Heaux and violet Riri Boy. Joining them is the Hibiscus Kiss Powder Blush Duo and the Barbados Girl Lustre Drops, the latter of which is a creamy highlighter in a rose gold shade.
Hibiscus Kiss Powder Blush Duo. £20

                                                Heaux Lipstick. £14

RiRi Boy Lipstick. £14

RiRi Woo Lipstick. £14

Barbados Girl Lustre Drops. £17.50

Friday, 14 March 2014


The luxurious range of 'Chantecaille' make up and skin care has some great additions to there range , take a look at the beautiful collection which would be perfect for any bride -to-be for a long lasting effect for your special day , there is even a goodie bag which you can take on your honeymoon …

Real Skin
-Our best-selling translucent gel foundation with a subtle dose of corrective color
-Revolutionary Japanese technology introduces light-reflective micro-particle powder
-Amino acids and Vitamin E smooth and refine skin, increase hydration by 60%
-SPF 8-10

White Tiger Poudre Délicate
-Featherweight, hydrating pressed powder
-Mattifies skin for a smooth, luminous effect
-Infused with Tahitian Monoi to hydrate skin
-Special-edition compact with image of Royal Bengal Tiger includes ultra-soft puff

Hydra Chic Lipstick
-Modern full-impact formula delivers 6 hours of great color.
-Releases a sophisticated saturated color with a natural satin finish.
-Natural extracts of papaya and orchid help to soften lips and provide anti-oxidant, anti-aging protection.
-Raist, a natural sugar derivative, provides superior hydration.
-Packed in a slim stylo for precise application.

Papillons Eye Shade
-Trio of superfine holiday eyeshades inspired by the graceful butterfly
-Beautifully hand-designed, artisan compacts
-Two principal colors complemented by two detail colors
-Portion of sales benefit Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Foundation

Le Stylo Ultra Slim 
-Create expertly defined eyes, effortlessly
-Water-resistant, long lasting formula
-Delivers intense, saturated color to the lash line instantly
-The calibrated tip glides on smoothly, without tugging or pulling

Le Must Have Set
-A limited-edition kit of our best-selling products that will instantly enhance everyone’s natural beauty
-Faux Cils Mascara - The ultra-conditioning formula instantly lengthens, thickens andplumps lashes for a super dramatic, eye-opening effect
-Gel Liner in Hematite -The first long-wearinggel liner housed in a wooden pencil. The dual effect brush can be used to create a precisely defined eye or a sultry smoky look
-Lucky Brilliant Gloss - hydrates lips, leaving them soft, supple and never sticky. Microspheres of vegetal polysaccharides gently plump lips
-Rose Eye Makeup Remover- gently dissolves all types of makeup while protecting, brightening and hydrating the eye area. 82% Naturals.

Poudre de Perle
-The smart formula replaces traditional talc particles with weightless, silky, and translucent optics that ensure skin clarity and luminosity
-Particles of zinc, iron, and mica provide natural, mineral protection and fortification from environmental elements
-Tiny light-reflective pigment particles coated with skin-friendly natural ingredients ensure comfortable and enduring wear
-Option to re-fill.