Thursday, 13 January 2011

MAC Wonder Woman

You heard it here first remember... MAC are meant to be producing a make up collection around Wonder Woman. Well if it makes me want to spin round and turn into a superhero, I`m up for it! I`m guessing bright packaging, powerful names and strong colours??...

OMG is three years old!!!

It doesnt seem like 5 minutes ago I was knee deep in paint, cardboard boxes, rubbish and dust, renovating the building, getting ready to launch OMG Hair & Beauty. But here we are 3 years on and we are alive and kicking! Which considering what our economy has gone through in the last couple of years, thats an achievement I`m proud of. Being awarded Best Small Beauty Salon 2010 and Best employer have been key highlights for me over the last few years, but without sounding too sickly, every day something happens that makes me smile. From seeing an employee do a really good job to receiving an email of thanks or a box of choccies from a client, its all worth the hard work in the end!
I`m looking forward to cakes and bubbly with our lovely clients tomorrow and handing out our 20% loyalty cards (if you haven`t tried our hair or beauty department before, come in and pick up a card).
Just a mention to my little sis Bex. Without her hard work and total and absolute commitment and passion for hairdressing, OMG would be nothing. Love u always. x

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

We are SHATTERED!

We are all "shattered" at OMG! Well, not literally, but our nails are! Katy Perry has collaborated with OPI, and the limited edition range they have come up with is amazing! No word of a lie, but within 8 minutes of putting the stand out, one bottle was gone!
With four polishes called Teenage Dream, The One That Got Away, Not Like The Movies and Last Friday Night in the collection, I`m convinced they are going to fly! Even without using the shatter effect, they are lovely colours in their own right. But what does make them pop is when you apply the black shatter polish on top. Literally, in front of your eyes, magic happens! It leaves your nails with a kind of crackled glaze effect. or actually, what it says on the tin - a shattered look!
You can use any OPI polish as your base colour, it worked really well with the designer silver that they do.
One key tip, the base colour must be absolutely dry before you put on the shatter. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

Friday, 7 January 2011

Choo the rumour

If all rumours are true, then Tamara Mellon launches Jimmy Choos long awaited perfume next month - perfect timing for Valentines Day! Its meant to have a modern, fruity whiff, with green top notes, exotic tiger orchid, sweet toffee and Indonesian patchouli.

So if a pair of Choos are out of the question, surely we can justify a mere reported £45 for a bottle. And if you`re like me, its not just the scent that appeals, its the bottle design too. Would we expect anything else?! `Im also looking forward to seeing the adverts, as apparently theres no supermodel, but Tamara herself.

Dermalogica keeps delivering!


I`ve long been an advocate of Dermalogica (been using their range now for about 8 years) and its the primary skincare line that I stock in OMG.  Yes I love all things girly, the more pretty, fussy, quirky the better! I`m a sucker for anything with flowers, bows and sparkle!! But theres something very grounding and reassuring about Dermalogicas no fuss packaging. In my experience, I have only found their products to deliver results, every single time. So its no suprise that they picked up two awards in the UK Beauty Awards 2010.
Best New Skincare Product  C-12 Concentrate, the outright winner of the Best New Skincare Product, is a silky-rich, high potency treatment which brightens, minimises discolouration and improves skin clarity. I used this on a pesky pigmentation patch above my eye that randomly appeared last year and its gone now!
Best New Men’s Grooming Product  Invigorating Shave Gel.  Described by the judges as the “perfect product”, Invigorating Shave Gel is a multi-use, oil-free shaving aid that infuses skin with antioxidants, helps delay the signs of ageing and gives a “barber-close” shave. I used the hubbie as a guinea pig and he loved it!

But for me, theres another hero product I wanted to share with you. The multivitamin power concentrate capsules. Its recently won the best Luxury Anti-Ageing Product as voted by Stylist readers. It comes in a handy tin and accompanied by a teenier travel tin too! The capsules are silver fish shaped, that you just twist and squeeze. Pure, concentrated vitamins A, C and E helps reverse the signs of premature aging while defending against future free radical damage. Every January I treat my skin to a course of these capsules, just popping on my skin each night before I put my moisturiser on. And it genuinely improves my skin. I`m not sure if I like the title of the award "luxury" as that implies expensive. But for £40 for a months supply of capsules, with the results it brings, I think thats good value.