PICK OF THE DAY: VVB NAILS INC

I adore the shades of the VICTORIA, VICTORIA BECKHAM NAILS INC in Judo Red and Bamboo White they compliment her range beautifully and i'm sure there will be a barrage of copycat colours. The red is a vibrant orange red and the white described as 'delicate bone' has a...

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PICK OF THE DAY: ORLY BONDER

The brand ORLY has interesting origins with it's founder Jeff Pink being credited for coining the phrase "French Manicure" when he launched a get the look kit in the late 70's. With it's patented gripper cap it's a brand often used by professionals for it's sleek...

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PICK OF THE DAY: CHEEKY FREEZE FRAME

Feeling CHEEKY? The FREEZE FRAME MAKE UP SETTING SPRAY by CHEEKY will keep your makeup in place all day (and night). Spritz at arms length over your finished look and you won't have to worry about reapplying. Buy online at www.urcheeky.com or why not visit one of...

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PICK OF THE DAY: GINVERA GREEN TEA MARVEL GEL

My first trip to HOUSE OF GLAMDOLLS was for the monthly 'tea with Yoda' session. Led by industry expert David Horne, this is a chance for makeup artists of all backgrounds to come together to discuss the industry over tea and cakes (which were delicious). As part of...

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MINMAXBEAUTY: HIDE, SEEK & CONCEAL

READ FULL ARTICLE CONCEALER - BY CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ A makeup-artist favourite and therefore also truly loved by Ruby Hammer and the MINMAX team. It’s key benefits include great blend-ability, high coverage and the moisture complex which locks in moisture. And who can...

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Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm

  Everyone knows I'm a fan of easy-to-use make-up essentials and Clinique's Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balms are no exception. Following in the footsteps of Chubby Sticks for Lips and Eyes, these chunky sweep-on blushers give a gorgeous glow to cheeks in seconds....

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PICK OF THE DAY: CLARINS LIP COMFORT OIL

I can't help but be excited by the new CLARINS LIP COMFORT OIL, as a fan of hair and face oil already I love this concept. It's non oily (once applied), non sticky and is 100% natural using hazelnut oil as a preservative. The easiest way to describe the formulations...

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INTELLIGENT LIFE: TO CONCEAL, THEN REVEAL

    READ FULL ARTICLE Is there room in the calendar of Middle Earth for Lothlórien Fashion Week? If so, here’s the design that would rouse the line of orcs on the front row: a hooded cloak, conjured by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative directors of...

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UDO’S CHOICE RUBY HAMMER

After discovering Udo’s Choice Ultimate Oil Blend Ruby was amazed that a simple change in her diet produced such amazing results. Ruby talks about life's greatest lessons, definition of happiness of her definition of beauty in this beautifully personal look at her...

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PICK OF THE DAY: TATA HARPER BE FIERCE

I love this organic lip balm from TATA HARPER beautifully moisturising and it includes Spanish Lavender (the latest wonder ingredient). It is purported that it can restrict muscle contractions to decrease the look of expression lines - either way it keeps lips...

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THE 10 MINUTE WINTER FACE

It's winter, if you hadn't noticed already! Along with shorter, darker days, skin has the additional challenge of dealing with extremes in temperature and less outdoor activity. This can mean a complexion that looks dull and less than radiant. Luckily, I've got a few...

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MAULI RITUALS: MY MOTHER’S LEGACY

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE A native Brit of Bangladeshi parents, Ruby Hammer MBE, continues to enjoy a high-profile career as an internationally acclaimed make-up artists and branding creator and consultant. Home is in West London and shared with her husband and Soho...

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MINMAX BEAUTY: THE NUDES

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE This week, with the launch of our “Great Hair, Don’t Care” story it’s all about natural beauty – enhancing what your momma gave you! So we can’t forget to tell you about our favourite neutral eyeshadow palettes – 2 of which Ruby Hammer, our...

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PICK OF THE DAY: CHANEL ALLURE GLOSS

I adore everything about CHANEL'S ALLURE GLOSS - the simple one click black case makes you feel like a true 'Bond Girl' whilst the gloss glides on with an intense yet high shine finish. If you are looking for a handbag gloss this is the one for...

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PICK OF THE DAY: RMK FOUNDATION BRUSH

The one piece of advice that i will never stop giving is always buy the best brushes that you can afford. The RMK FOUNDATION BRUSH is domed allowing you to use it from any angle with soft yet firm bristles delivering a perfectly smooth finish. For the best results...

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