Posts tagged ‘hair’

February 24, 2015

Oscars 2015: Beauties and The Grease

The gowns were all pretty meh this year so I thought it might be more interesting to concentrate on the hair and make up. After all, how many of us will ever wear a couture gown but we can all afford even the most expensive lipsticks and contouring powders!

Jennifer Lopez

The cold undertones of the bubblegum pink lippie is such a beautiful contrast to the nude dress and really flatters JLo’s skin tone.

2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals

Thandie Newton and Kerry Washington both demonstrate a perfect classic smoky eyes and rose lips look.

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August 18, 2014

Fantasy Bobs

Bob Michelle-Pfeiffer-Scarface-bob-haircut

The 90s are still riding the trend wave and so now it is the turn of hair…the bob! Of course bob haircuts have regularly enjoyed a comeback as they are so cute but they are a hairstyle I fantasise about having but will never actually get as I am a chicken and love my long curly wurly princess hair.

Soooooooo……. here are my favourite bob haircuts to inspire you (including gorgeous Michelle Pfieffer’s Scarface bob above) if you are braver than me and can handle their high maintenance :

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July 31, 2014

Temples of Va Va Voom with Anju Modi

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Anju Modi Couture Collection 2014

Anju Modi’s couture collection for 2014 was inspired by Varanasi ghats, a city dedicated to the gods.  Bold embroidery motifs reminiscing the temple-laden skyline adorned heavy bridal lehengas in a beautifully balanced colour palette of royal blue through to cherry tones and frosty pastels.

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April 2, 2014



Sometimes after a gorgeous indulgent shower I look into a steamy mirror looking for the blond beauty in the old Timotei ads and instead I see Smeagol from Lord of the Rings. Thin stringy hair sticks to my scalp and I shudder.

Not any more! Enter L’Oréal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo, Conditioner and Serum. Now, L’Oréal is a little iffy on science

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July 17, 2013

Banish the Brassiness

touch of silver shampoo for blonde hair

Whether you have 90s streaky highlights or are more en vogue with ombre, nothing looks better than a hint of blonde in one’s hair to set off in this rare British heat wave.

However, there’s nothing worse

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April 25, 2013

Wax Off




Did I miss something? Poetic?

Ok, I’ve tried to avoid it and ignore it and hope it just went away but I am now forced to join the pubic hair debate that is rocking the nation (well, it is if you read leftie papers).

Like the 30-something journos I am gutted that 92% of 8-16 year olds have seen hard core porn. Hard core! And apparently the effect of this on our children’s minds is that they feel pubic hair is gross and girls need to be bare “down there”.

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June 26, 2012

Manly Moustaches

It’s not Movember, but this film looking at the decline of the moustache in India is really interesting, funny and worth a watch…

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May 21, 2012

Argan Oil

I was recently sent information on Argan oil, traditionally used in Morrocco by the Berber Tribe as a beauty and medicinal product. The oil is said to provide benefits from improving skin, nails and hair. I thought I would give it a go on a recent trip abroad.

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May 10, 2012

Bad Hair Cut

Dear Diary,

I never thought that you could get a really bad haircut until today….. Don’t change hairdressers to get a quick trim!

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May 10, 2012

Wash And Go

The Chanel of hair, Vidal Sassoon passed away of natural causes yesterday at his home in Los Angeles.  London born Vidal Sassoon revolutionised hair and hairdressing with his wash and go cuts

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January 17, 2012

Tilda Basmati-Swinton

I really wish I could pull off my girl crush, Tilda Swinton’s hair she is just too super cool as shown above (image from the recent Golden Globes).

I used to have very short hair

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September 25, 2011

Whose Hair is it Anyway?

When you walk into a hair salon, does your hair become their property and you lose all rights? 

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July 11, 2011

Indulgent Rituals

Last week I was treated to a wonderful Kerastase in-salon hair ritual by a friend in Delhi and my hair still loves me for it. 

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April 11, 2011

Brazilian Blow-dry Can Leave You Bald

The reported levels of formaldehyde have reached 50 times EU limits. Used in the textile industry for straightening wool and a key ingredient in embalming fluid, it is the main ingredient in Keratin based hair straightening product, otherwise known as the Brazilian Blowdry.

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April 7, 2011

Crispy Noodle Wig

If I don’t put a hair oil treatment on weekly, my fluffy curls turn into what resembles a crispy noodle wig.  There’s a new hair oil that I recommend that doesn’t schtink and permanently damage your sense of smell: Dabur Amla Gold.

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March 14, 2011

Blonde Ambition

I have been playing around with my hair since my teens, so boring not to that’s what it’s there for. The first time I got my highlights way back in the 90s my mum sniffed at it and was perplexed as to why I would want to look like a poor field worker. It took a while for me to figure that one out!

After a few years with dark hair last year I went back to being a blondie (highlights) and it got quite an interesting reception in my recent trip to Delhi.

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March 10, 2011

Goldilocks and Her New Hair

Just a quickie about the most wonderful new hairbrush in the world – the Tangle Teezer.

All right, it’s not new for all you Dragon’s Den fans but it is for me.

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