Lucire

Lucire: News

Share 


December 20, 2014

News round-up: Paolo Roversi’s Shang Xia images; Lamborghini’s Pirelli Edition; Estée Lauder buys Glamglow

Lucire staff/9.39

Pin It



Shang Xia, a Chinese lifestyle brand, has launched its new Le Chant du Thé campaign images, photographed by Paolo Roversi. Jiang Qiong Er, the artistic director of Shang Xia, with the collaboration of the Fred & Farid agency in Shanghai, and Roversi himself, came up with the concept, playing on the brand’s Chinese roots. Jiang says, ‘More and more Chinese people, after spending so long dominated by western style, have a need to return to their own cultural heritage.’ By linking it to tea, at the core of Chinese civilization, the photographs feature tea leaves and even a pool of tea, alongside the Shang Xia Lan Yue leather and bamboo bag, the Sculpture overcoat in cashmere felt, and Bridge, a tea service crafted in bamboo.


   Italian supercar brand Lamborghini has announced a limited-edition Aventador LP700-4 Pirelli Edition, celebrating its collaboration with the tyre manufacturer. Pirelli has equipped Lamborghini cars since the beginning in 1963, and the Pirelli Edition, for which orders are being taken now, will be available for delivery in the northern summer. Coupé and roadster models are available. The Pirelli Edition features a two-tone colour scheme (matt black detailing combined with a body in Giallo Spica, Rosso Mars, Bianco Isis, Nero Aldebaran, Grigio Liqueo or Grigio Ater, or gloss black for the upper parts of the car and the air intakes, with four matt finishes in Bianco Canopus, Nero Nemesis, Grigio Adamas or Grigio Titans for the remainder). There’s a smidge more information on the new model at Lucire Men.

   Estée Lauder will acquire Glamglow, a Hollywood skin care brand with a collection of high-end treatment masks, with the deal to close in January.
   The current line includes five mud-based facial skin mask products, each targeting a different skin care concern: Youthmud for anti-ageing, Supermud for problem skin, Thirstymud for hydration, Powermud for deep cleansing, and Brightmud for the under-eye area. A range of daily cleansers will appear in January.
   The four-year-old company, originally called Hollywood’s Boutique Secret, already retails in Sephora, Douglas, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdale’s and, from January, Nordstrom.







Share 'News round-up: Paolo Roversi’s Shang Xia images; Lamborghini’s Pirelli Edition; Estée Lauder buys Glamglow' on Delicious Share 'News round-up: Paolo Roversi’s Shang Xia images; Lamborghini’s Pirelli Edition; Estée Lauder buys Glamglow' on Digg Share 'News round-up: Paolo Roversi’s Shang Xia images; Lamborghini’s Pirelli Edition; Estée Lauder buys Glamglow' on Facebook Share 'News round-up: Paolo Roversi’s Shang Xia images; Lamborghini’s Pirelli Edition; Estée Lauder buys Glamglow' on Fark Share 'News round-up: Paolo Roversi’s Shang Xia images; Lamborghini’s Pirelli Edition; Estée Lauder buys Glamglow' on Google+ Share 'News round-up: Paolo Roversi’s Shang Xia images; Lamborghini’s Pirelli Edition; Estée Lauder buys Glamglow' on LinkedIn Share 'News round-up: Paolo Roversi’s Shang Xia images; Lamborghini’s Pirelli Edition; Estée Lauder buys Glamglow' on Newsvine Share 'News round-up: Paolo Roversi’s Shang Xia images; Lamborghini’s Pirelli Edition; Estée Lauder buys Glamglow' on Orkut Share 'News round-up: Paolo Roversi’s Shang Xia images; Lamborghini’s Pirelli Edition; Estée Lauder buys Glamglow' on Pinterest Share 'News round-up: Paolo Roversi’s Shang Xia images; Lamborghini’s Pirelli Edition; Estée Lauder buys Glamglow' on reddit Share 'News round-up: Paolo Roversi’s Shang Xia images; Lamborghini’s Pirelli Edition; Estée Lauder buys Glamglow' on StumbleUpon Share 'News round-up: Paolo Roversi’s Shang Xia images; Lamborghini’s Pirelli Edition; Estée Lauder buys Glamglow' on Twitter Share 'News round-up: Paolo Roversi’s Shang Xia images; Lamborghini’s Pirelli Edition; Estée Lauder buys Glamglow' on vk.com Share 'News round-up: Paolo Roversi’s Shang Xia images; Lamborghini’s Pirelli Edition; Estée Lauder buys Glamglow' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'News round-up: Paolo Roversi’s Shang Xia images; Lamborghini’s Pirelli Edition; Estée Lauder buys Glamglow' on Email Share 'News round-up: Paolo Roversi’s Shang Xia images; Lamborghini’s Pirelli Edition; Estée Lauder buys Glamglow' on Print Friendly
December 18, 2014

Sponsored video: Chloé keeps it youthful and fresh this Christmas

Lucire staff/9.44

Pin It

A Lucire special promotion

Above Clémence Poésy.

Chloé has managed to be ahead of the curve this decade, from signing two up-and-coming actresses at the beginning of the decade—Imogen Poots and Camille Rowe Pourcheresse—and, more recently, Clémence Poésy, all of whom exhibit different facets of the brand when it comes to its fragrances.
   Chloé has managed to be true to its youthful, natural image, while injecting a sense of seduction and modernity. It’s completely in line with the Chloé clothing line—and it’s imperative that the two work side by side.
   The fragrances, which are from Coty Prestige, are distinguished not just by their scents, but by the faces that promote them. Poots, Rowe Pourcheresse and Poésy speak to the younger demographic sought by Coty. Their natural look—the actresses themselves are regularly photographed wearing nude make-up—ties in perfectly with the natural scents of the Chloé fragrances, which are always subtle and never over the top. Chloé, which was a trend-setting brand in 1950s Paris, happily works in its home city in its promotions.
   Chloé Love Story, which was launched in July, is a perfect example, featuring orange blossom, neroli and jasmine stephanotis. The signature Chloé scent, meanwhile, is fresh, floral and smooth, with pink peony, freesia, lychee as top notes, magnolia flower, lily of the valley, and rose in the middle, and cedarwood, amber and honey as basenotes. Roses de Chloé features Damascene rose and magnolia, while See by Chloé has bergamot and apple.
   The range is one of the most youthful and well defined that we know.
   Chloé is having a busy Christmas season, focusing on the messages of love, joy and happiness—wishing you a happy holiday season from Chloé fragrances. The New Year is going to see even more promotions: as Chloé leads up to the 40th anniversary of its fragrances in 2015.


Post sponsored by Chloé

Share 'Sponsored video: Chloé keeps it youthful and fresh this Christmas' on Delicious Share 'Sponsored video: Chloé keeps it youthful and fresh this Christmas' on Digg Share 'Sponsored video: Chloé keeps it youthful and fresh this Christmas' on Facebook Share 'Sponsored video: Chloé keeps it youthful and fresh this Christmas' on Fark Share 'Sponsored video: Chloé keeps it youthful and fresh this Christmas' on Google+ Share 'Sponsored video: Chloé keeps it youthful and fresh this Christmas' on LinkedIn Share 'Sponsored video: Chloé keeps it youthful and fresh this Christmas' on Newsvine Share 'Sponsored video: Chloé keeps it youthful and fresh this Christmas' on Orkut Share 'Sponsored video: Chloé keeps it youthful and fresh this Christmas' on Pinterest Share 'Sponsored video: Chloé keeps it youthful and fresh this Christmas' on reddit Share 'Sponsored video: Chloé keeps it youthful and fresh this Christmas' on StumbleUpon Share 'Sponsored video: Chloé keeps it youthful and fresh this Christmas' on Twitter Share 'Sponsored video: Chloé keeps it youthful and fresh this Christmas' on vk.com Share 'Sponsored video: Chloé keeps it youthful and fresh this Christmas' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'Sponsored video: Chloé keeps it youthful and fresh this Christmas' on Email Share 'Sponsored video: Chloé keeps it youthful and fresh this Christmas' on Print Friendly
December 14, 2014

Global beauty news: Alive Skin & Hair launches, Living Nature opens Tokyo store, Spiezia Organics rebrands

Lucire staff/11.46

Pin It



Above Alive Skin & Hair offers Australian and New Zealand customers a range of 3,000 beauty products.

Alive Skin & Hair has launched, stocking over 3,000 hair care, make-up, beauty and skin care products, targeting Australian and New Zealand customers. The website stocks brands including Alpha H, ASAP Skincare, Dermalogica, Elemis, Jane Iredale, Joico, Matrix, Moroccanoil, Skinceuticals, St Tropez, Thalgo, and Youngblood, supplied straight from the manufacturer, and sold ay 15 to 35 per cent off the recommended retail price. Alive Skin & Hair can ship the same day for orders placed before 12 p.m. AEST, and shoppers earn points with each purchase. There are experts to help with online and telephone enquiries. Alive Skin & Hair also gives shoppers the chance to choose two new samples to try, for free, with each order.
   New Zealand natural skin care brand Living Nature has gained a bigger footprint in the Japanese market with a concept store on the second floor of the Grand Tree Musashikosugi Shopping Centre near Shibuya, Tokyo. Operated by @Star Japan, the Living Nature distributor there, the new store reaches thousands of Japanese shoppers, located a few minutes from the busy Musashi–Kosugi train station, which sees 390,000 commuters per day. @Star Japan, meanwhile, has operated since 2000, and has had a long-standing relationship with Living Nature.
   In a release, @Star sales and promotion manager Ai Takahara said, ‘This development of the concept store provides a way to engage with consumers and enable our highly trained staff to share their experience of the Living Nature range, which offers truly natural products for face and body.’
   In Cornwall, England, Spiezia Organics has rebranded, and is about to launch three new hair and body products, containing 95–8 per cent certified organic ingredients and botanicals. Its Organic Gloss shampoo features ingredients including lemon peel extract, zizyphus joazerio bark extract and dandrilys; its Organic Shine conditioner helps stimulate hair growth with ginger oil and lemon peel extract, and contains royal jelly to strengthen the follicles and prevent hair loss; and its organic hand and body cleanser has aloe vera gel, radish oil and lemongrass oil. Spiezia Organics’ commitment to the environment extends to its 100 per cent sustainable packaging, while it is the first UK company to have Soil Association accreditation across its whole skin care range.

Share 'Global beauty news: Alive Skin & Hair launches, Living Nature opens Tokyo store, Spiezia Organics rebrands' on Delicious Share 'Global beauty news: Alive Skin & Hair launches, Living Nature opens Tokyo store, Spiezia Organics rebrands' on Digg Share 'Global beauty news: Alive Skin & Hair launches, Living Nature opens Tokyo store, Spiezia Organics rebrands' on Facebook Share 'Global beauty news: Alive Skin & Hair launches, Living Nature opens Tokyo store, Spiezia Organics rebrands' on Fark Share 'Global beauty news: Alive Skin & Hair launches, Living Nature opens Tokyo store, Spiezia Organics rebrands' on Google+ Share 'Global beauty news: Alive Skin & Hair launches, Living Nature opens Tokyo store, Spiezia Organics rebrands' on LinkedIn Share 'Global beauty news: Alive Skin & Hair launches, Living Nature opens Tokyo store, Spiezia Organics rebrands' on Newsvine Share 'Global beauty news: Alive Skin & Hair launches, Living Nature opens Tokyo store, Spiezia Organics rebrands' on Orkut Share 'Global beauty news: Alive Skin & Hair launches, Living Nature opens Tokyo store, Spiezia Organics rebrands' on Pinterest Share 'Global beauty news: Alive Skin & Hair launches, Living Nature opens Tokyo store, Spiezia Organics rebrands' on reddit Share 'Global beauty news: Alive Skin & Hair launches, Living Nature opens Tokyo store, Spiezia Organics rebrands' on StumbleUpon Share 'Global beauty news: Alive Skin & Hair launches, Living Nature opens Tokyo store, Spiezia Organics rebrands' on Twitter Share 'Global beauty news: Alive Skin & Hair launches, Living Nature opens Tokyo store, Spiezia Organics rebrands' on vk.com Share 'Global beauty news: Alive Skin & Hair launches, Living Nature opens Tokyo store, Spiezia Organics rebrands' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'Global beauty news: Alive Skin & Hair launches, Living Nature opens Tokyo store, Spiezia Organics rebrands' on Email Share 'Global beauty news: Alive Skin & Hair launches, Living Nature opens Tokyo store, Spiezia Organics rebrands' on Print Friendly
December 10, 2014

News in brief: Chanel’s Paris–Salzburg collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume

Lucire staff/10.59

Pin It


Karl Lagerfeld has unveiled the 13th Chanel Métiers d’Art collection in Salzburg, Austria, recognizing its historical connection with Gabrielle Chanel (she got the inspiration for the Chanel jacket there, at the Hotel Schloss Mittersill, then owned by Baron Hubert von Pantz, with whom she had a fling). Lagerfeld discusses his collection in the video clip below, which showcases the Paris–Salzburg collection, featuring Cara Delevingne, who not only closed the show, but is the face of the collection itself.
   The presentation, at the Leopoldskron château, showcased the fine work of the feather-workers, milliners, tuckers and bootmakers. Lagerfeld took inspiration from traditional Austrian clothing, revisiting the dirndls and lederhosen, using loden, tweed, felt, leather and satin cashmere mix, taffeta and lace. Evening dresses featured pin-tucked fronts, frills, pleats and voluminous sleeves.
   ‘You can take inspiration from the apron, from the sleeves, from all the little details, but you have to forget it all and we do it in a new way,’ said Lagerfeld. ‘The star of Salzburg is about the jacket, but what I like is the craftsmanship, the embroidery with all the feathers. There is an unbelievable craftsmanship in all those clothes: most of the embroidery includes stones and many feathers, it’s like fur, it’s like flying fur. If you look at them closely, it’s quite unbelievable; when you see them or you touch them. So I tried, with beautiful fake pearls, to make interesting pearl jewellery that looks like embroidery. It’s the updated version of what I think it should be, could be, and had to be today.’
   In New York celebrity sightings, Lady Gaga has been spotted wearing the Blake wide-brim hat in oyster felt with pearl trim from Eugenia Kim’s fall 2014 collection last week, while Eva Longoria wore a Ralph & Russo spring–summer 2014 white silk crêpe cap sleeve embellished jacket with structured peplum, pencil skirt and black alligator belt to the ninth annual L’Oréal Women of Worth event.
   L’Oréal Paris notes that Longoria’s look uses True Match liquid foundation in C2 Rose Vanilla, the Volume Million Lashes Excess in Extra Black, Color Riche Le Kajal in 501 Oriental Black, the Super Liner Brow Artist Plumper in medium to dark, and the Elnett Volume Excess hairspray. Blake Lively, very much this year’s L’Oréal Paris celebrity with all the attention she garnered at Cannes, was also at Women of Worth, her look accomplished with True Match in N3 Creamy Beige, the Glam Bronze Powder Duo in 101 Blonde, the Flash Lash Butterfly in Intenza, Txt Wave Creating Spray, and the Nude Rose Color Riche La Palette.

   Polish model Anja Rubik, 31, meanwhile, has released her new perfume, Original. At Colette in Paris, she discusses some of her beauty tips from her career, including using eyelash curlers and moisturizing your skin. Rubik also reveals that Brigitte Bardot is her ‘ultimate beauty’, and rates Charlotte Gainsbourg and Patty Smyth highly.
   The perfume scents are those that have followed her over the years, namely white lilies and green tea, while the black-and-white imagery was inspired by her love of black-and-white photography and the work of Robert Mapplethorpe.
   Carrera y Carrera is going from strength to strength: the Madrid-based luxury jewellery brand has opened a boutique in Macau, as a first beach-head into China. Manuel Carrera, a fourth-generation descendant of the Carrera family who founded the brand, was on hand with CEO Svetlana Kupriyanova.
   Finally, in the main part of our site, travel editor Stanley Moss fits museums and great food into 48 hours in Torino, while publisher Jack Yan tests the BMW X1 Sdrive18d—readers might like the title.


Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Delicious Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Digg Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Facebook Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Fark Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Google+ Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on LinkedIn Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Newsvine Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Orkut Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Pinterest Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on reddit Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on StumbleUpon Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Twitter Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on vk.com Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Email Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Print Friendly
December 6, 2014

Camille Cerf, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, crowned Miss France 2015

Lucire staff/23.11

Pin It


Laurent Vu/SIPA

Camille Cerf, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, has been crowned Miss France 2015 tonight from the Zenith in Orléans.
   Cerf is 19, and is 1·8 m tall. She is in her second year of business school, and says her ambition and spontaneity are her best qualities. She had emerged as an early favourite online.
   Hinirere Taputu, Miss Tahiti, was runner-up, Charlotte Pirroni, Miss Côte d’Azur, was second runner-up. Malaurie Eugenie, Miss Aquitaine, and Alyssa Wurtz, Miss Alsace, were fourth and fifth.
   The placings were determined by the viewing public, who made their decision through SMS and telephone voting.
   The live telecast on TF1 is expected to get near a 40 per cent share once ratings are confirmed.
   This year’s show featured sets commemorating different genres of film, such as dance, music and musicals (including the films Chicago, The Great Gatsby, Grease, Flashdance and Dirty Dancing), romantic comedies, and Disney–Pixar cartoon Frozen (the top five appeared as Elsa, the Snow Queen). The final evening gown set saw the top five in designs by Nicolas Fafiotte.
   Former Miss France winners were also present, including Delphine Wespiser, Miss France 2012, Malika Ménard, Miss France 2010 and Marine Lorphelin, Miss France 2013.
   Last year, Miss Orléanis, Flora Coquerel, was crowned the 2014 winner, watched by an audience of 8·3 million on television.
   The judging panel comprised Patrick Bruel (presiding over the jury), Olympic swimmer Laure Manaudou, singer Shy’M, TV and radio host Jean-Luc Reichmann, humorist Stéphane Rousseau, comedian Philippe Bas and Miss France 2008 Valérie Bègue. Comedian Kev Adams made a surprise appearance during the evening, with one performance.
   The top 12 contestants were Miss Aquitaine, Miss Roussillon, Miss Guadeloupe, Miss Picardie, Miss Provence, Miss Tahiti, Miss Île-de-France, Miss New Caledonia, Miss Alsace, Miss Côte d’Azur, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Miss Centre.
   Thirty-three contestants, aged between 18 and 24, competed for the title.


TF1

Above Flora Coquerel appeared on stage alongside Miss France organizer Sylvie Tellier and host Jean-Pierre Foucault.

Share 'Camille Cerf, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, crowned Miss France 2015' on Delicious Share 'Camille Cerf, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, crowned Miss France 2015' on Digg Share 'Camille Cerf, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, crowned Miss France 2015' on Facebook Share 'Camille Cerf, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, crowned Miss France 2015' on Fark Share 'Camille Cerf, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, crowned Miss France 2015' on Google+ Share 'Camille Cerf, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, crowned Miss France 2015' on LinkedIn Share 'Camille Cerf, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, crowned Miss France 2015' on Newsvine Share 'Camille Cerf, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, crowned Miss France 2015' on Orkut Share 'Camille Cerf, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, crowned Miss France 2015' on Pinterest Share 'Camille Cerf, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, crowned Miss France 2015' on reddit Share 'Camille Cerf, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, crowned Miss France 2015' on StumbleUpon Share 'Camille Cerf, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, crowned Miss France 2015' on Twitter Share 'Camille Cerf, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, crowned Miss France 2015' on vk.com Share 'Camille Cerf, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, crowned Miss France 2015' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'Camille Cerf, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, crowned Miss France 2015' on Email Share 'Camille Cerf, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, crowned Miss France 2015' on Print Friendly

Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins

Lucire staff/11.16

Pin It

Click here for the latest: Camille Cerf, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, crowned Miss France 2015


Miss France

Above Miss France 2014, Flora Coquerel, with her 1953 predecessor, Denise Perrier, who also took out the Miss World title.

Miss France 2015 will be announced tonight from the Zenith in Orléans with a live broadcast on TF1, starting at 8.55 p.m. local time.
   Last year, Miss Orléanis, Flora Coquerel, was crowned the 2014 winner, watched by an audience of 8·3 million on television.
   Thirty-three contestants, aged between 18 and 24, are competing for the title. Over the previous month, they have been to Paris and Punta Cana (in the Dominican Republic), before heading to Orléans.
   There have been changes to the judging line-up, after actor Alain Delon resigned in the wake of comments supporting the National Front. Patrick Bruel has taken his place as the president of the jury, joined by Olympic swimmer Laure Manaudou, singer Shy’M, TV and radio host Jean-Luc Reichmann, humorist Stéphane Rousseau, comedian Philippe Bas and Miss France 2008 Valérie Bègue.
   One constant has been the presence of MC Jean-Pierre Foucault, who will host for the 20th time. In one departure from the past, viewers will determine the winner and two runners-up with telephone and SMS voting. Previously, they only chose the top five.
   The lead-up to the final on Saturday night has been controversy-free after the settlement with former Miss France organizer Geneviève de Fontenay last year.
   The only controversy of note in 2014 has been the delayed broadcast for the Réunion Islands and French Polynesia, meaning they cannot participate in live voting.
   De Fontenay’s rival competition, Miss Prestige National, takes place on January 18, 2015, in Kirrwiller, near Strasbourg.


Miss France 2014’s eventful year by Le Parisien

Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Delicious Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Digg Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Facebook Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Fark Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Google+ Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on LinkedIn Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Newsvine Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Orkut Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Pinterest Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on reddit Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on StumbleUpon Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Twitter Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on vk.com Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Email Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Print Friendly
November 30, 2014

Extra Christmas treats from the Body Shop

Eleanor Wright/23.13

Pin It


The Body Shop USA

We couldn’t get enough of the goodies from the Body Shop we looked at in last month’s post. Now we are looking at their new range of Christmas gift sets titled Love, Peace and Joy, each one coordinated to a specific scent including the Frosted Cranberry and the Glazed Apple range reviewed last time.
   Lucire tried out the Schoolbook of Joy: the Vanilla Edition (NZ$65), with a few products from the Vanilla Brûlée line. It features the essentials from soap and shower gel to lip balm and soap, all assembled into this adorable hand-crafted book-shaped package. The packaging, made in Nepal, is inspired by the Children in Education initiative with War Child, which provides children in a country affected by war the opportunity to attend a class. This collection is the perfect combination of essentials products providing an all-round heavenly scented experience.
   The shower gel is soap-free and the natural ingredients, including Fair Trade honey from Ethiopia, effectively cleanse the skin without removing moisture. The gel-based liquid is ideal to use with a loofah or just in your hands, leaving a clean feel with a reminiscent vanilla scent. This can be purchased individually (NZ$24·50) in a larger quantity, however, the gift size is ideal for travelling around this summer.
   The limited edition heart-shaped soap is the perfect addition or alternative to the gel. The little heart contains shell powder to exfoliate your skin leaving it feeling soft and fresh without drying it out along with the rich infusion of the Vanilla Brûlée fragrance.
   The body butter is a definite favourite for the delicate scent and lavishing buttery texture. This particular item contains the Community Fair Trade shea butter which locks in the moisture without leaving a sticky or oily residue. It is perfect for any time of the day and will complement the cleansing and exfoliation of the soap and shower gel. This can also be purchased individually for NZ$36·95.
   Finally, the lip balm, secured in the staple silver tin, is the perfect component to keep by your side throughout the day. It contains beeswax from locally sourced materials in a remote region of Cameroon, which provides a sweet and creamy application with a smooth subtle vanilla scented finish. By itself it retails for NZ$19·95.
   Along with the Body Shop’s organic and fair trade policy this set is an ideal Christmas gift to add a little joy into someone’s beauty régime this Christmas.—Eleanor Wright



Share 'Extra Christmas treats from the Body Shop' on Delicious Share 'Extra Christmas treats from the Body Shop' on Digg Share 'Extra Christmas treats from the Body Shop' on Facebook Share 'Extra Christmas treats from the Body Shop' on Fark Share 'Extra Christmas treats from the Body Shop' on Google+ Share 'Extra Christmas treats from the Body Shop' on LinkedIn Share 'Extra Christmas treats from the Body Shop' on Newsvine Share 'Extra Christmas treats from the Body Shop' on Orkut Share 'Extra Christmas treats from the Body Shop' on Pinterest Share 'Extra Christmas treats from the Body Shop' on reddit Share 'Extra Christmas treats from the Body Shop' on StumbleUpon Share 'Extra Christmas treats from the Body Shop' on Twitter Share 'Extra Christmas treats from the Body Shop' on vk.com Share 'Extra Christmas treats from the Body Shop' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'Extra Christmas treats from the Body Shop' on Email Share 'Extra Christmas treats from the Body Shop' on Print Friendly
November 23, 2014

Tested: we indulge in the Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 selection

Lucire staff/9.46

Pin It

The Body Shop’s Christmas shopping selection has some of its most indulgent products, and Lucire has tried some of them out.
   There are plenty of products in the Body Shop’s Glazed Apple body care line, from the very simple but effective Bonbon Soap (NZ$10·25) to the indulgent bath jelly (NZ$33·95). The soap has a faint apple smell: it’s subtly scented and does not feel “chemical”, thanks to its plant-derived ingredients, such as its moisturizing sodium palmate. The bath jelly is also subtle but the smell gets released in water—don’t be deceived if you take the lid off for a sniff, as it’s quite lovely when mixed.
   The Glazed Apple lip balm (NZ$19·95, above right) is hydrating, and a wonderful addition to gift-giving this season. If you really want luxe, the Glazed Apple body butter (NZ$36·95) is rich with a more noticeable scent—it’s a must if you wish to spoil someone special.
   The Body Shop also has Frosted Cranberry, and Vanilla Brûlée products, which we have sampled in the past. These favourites are back for Christmas 2014.



   When it comes to make-up, the company has it covered there, too. We’ve tried the eyeshadow palettes, namely the Frosted Pastels (NZ$50), which are on-trend with its shades for summer. We love the fact they haven’t been tested on animals, and the cute packaging. If you’re not that sure of how to apply the eye make-up, the Body Shop provides instructions, complete with the order of what goes on first.
   The Sparkler (NZ$50), meanwhile, is a spritzer that gives a fine dust of shimmer for your skin, available in Glazed Apple (which we tried), Frosted Cranberry, and Vanilla Brûlée. You do need to get in the right light to show off the sparkle.
   The Body Shop’s Lip and Cheek Doll (NZ$49·95), a lip and cheek stain, has a limited-edition packaging for the holiday season. It has a natural colour, which you can build on, and it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. As a highlighter on the cheeks, it gives a healthy glow.


   The Glitter Eyeliner (NZ$24·95) is easy to apply, though you do need two layers. However, it lifts the eyes and gives a nice effect.
   Trying the Body Shop’s Colour Crush nail colours (NZ$12·95 each), which are happily free of harsh chemicals, we noted the base went on very well. We sampled Red My Mind, which was a deeper orange, Mint Cream, which we could only describe as very mint, and the Body Shop Green, a very Christmas colour. There was an easy application for all three, with none getting on the skin. For extra embellishments, the Body Shop’s nail art pen (NZ$15·95), with fine and thick ends, proved to be a very effective and precise tool.
   Meanwhile, to remove nail varnish, the Body Shop has an acetone-free formula that uses sweet almond oil, soya oil and Community Fair Trade sugar cane essence. The smell’s still quite strong, but the non-drying formula is effective and worked better than a rival product we compared it to.
   Get in to the Body Shop today for a one-stop location for some great Christmas presents.

Share 'Tested: we indulge in the Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 selection' on Delicious Share 'Tested: we indulge in the Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 selection' on Digg Share 'Tested: we indulge in the Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 selection' on Facebook Share 'Tested: we indulge in the Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 selection' on Fark Share 'Tested: we indulge in the Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 selection' on Google+ Share 'Tested: we indulge in the Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 selection' on LinkedIn Share 'Tested: we indulge in the Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 selection' on Newsvine Share 'Tested: we indulge in the Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 selection' on Orkut Share 'Tested: we indulge in the Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 selection' on Pinterest Share 'Tested: we indulge in the Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 selection' on reddit Share 'Tested: we indulge in the Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 selection' on StumbleUpon Share 'Tested: we indulge in the Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 selection' on Twitter Share 'Tested: we indulge in the Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 selection' on vk.com Share 'Tested: we indulge in the Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 selection' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'Tested: we indulge in the Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 selection' on Email Share 'Tested: we indulge in the Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 selection' on Print Friendly
Next Page »

 

Get more from Lucire

Our latest issue

Lucire 33
Check out our lavish print issue of Lucire in hard copy or for Ipad or Android.
Or download the latest issue of Lucire as a PDF from Scopalto

Lucire on Twitter
Lucire on Instagram