The Dark Side: Top 5 Autumn/Winter Beauty Products

The big chill’s coming, baby, and with it a plethora of fab, new autumn/winter beauty products to love, on-counter now. It’s time to embrace your dark side with sexy, new, heavier fragrances and makeup in these gorgeous, darker hues. You’ll also need some TLC in the colder weather, so it’s an ideal time to invest in some lush body-care products. These are a few of my favourite things!

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Go for gold: Soccer star and doting dad, David Beckham, has never looked hotter. His secret? It’s allegedly Instinct Gold Edition, which was recently launched to celebrate 10 years of the sexy men’s fragrance. This limited-edition fragrance is said to capture “the elegance, style and modern masculinity that is synonymous with David himself,” according to the PR, so you might want to get it for your man, girlfriend!

The new fragrance is a classic fougère, blending an instant flash of freshness with a vibrant heart. Dynamic and masculine, Instinct Gold Edition has an invigorating blend of lemon and bergamot oil. David Beckham Instinct Gold Edition Eau de Toilette, 50ml, is $39 at leading department stores.

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Pure velvet: Rimmel has launched a new era of matte colour with the launch of Apocalips Matte Lip Velvet and Velvet Matte Nail Collection. This means ‘the London look’ just got sassier. The Apocalips Matte Lip Velvet, $15.95, has a new, mousse-like texture which is said to quickly set to a unique velvety matte finish with a flattering soft-focus effect. It comes in a powerful palette of four volcanic shades from rose through to a zesty orange.

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Meanwhile, the Velvet Matte Nail Collection, $8.95, has some of the most opulent jewel shades of the season. I love them! These fashion-forward nails are the business, ladies – no top coat needed. Choose from slate grey, purply red, dark cobalt or inky black. Put it in your diary, ladies: these babies will be on-counter from March.

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Killer moves: There’s not a pop star alive, at the top of her game, who doesn’t have her own fragrance. So, try Killer Queen’s Spring Reign by Katy Perry for something different this autumn. The fourth fragrance to join Katy Perry’s royal fragrance family, Spring Reign is a fresh and fruity floral featuring notes of pink freesia, may flower rose and violet petals. Housed in a pretty jewel-shaped bottle, Katy Perry Killer Queen’s Spring Reign Eau de Parfum, 100ml, is available for $69.

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Flower power: Waterlily Skin Body Spa, a new, luxury skin and body-care brand formulated with the purest botanical ingredients, will help save your skin this autumn. The Waterlily collection features a vast selection of daily cleansers, hydrating toners, smoothing exfoliants, rich mineral masques, performance serums, moisturisers, eye treatments and lip and blemish repair, all formulated with the highest quality aromaceutical essential oils and exotic infusions.

My top pick is the Pink Frangipani Collection, which has lashings of exotic frangipani absolute coupled with neroli blossom and sweet orange rind to promote beautifully rejuvenated skin. The Pink Frangipani Collection Body Wash is $37; Body polish is $50.50; Infused Salt Glow is $59; Body Balm is $53; and the Pink Frangipani and Pineapple Hand & Body Créme is $49.50.

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March 9, 2015

Beckham’s close shave worth $5 million bucks

Beckham’s close shave worth $5 million bucks

Beck’s close shave
Recent revelations about David Beckham from the ?Sleazy Senorita? and the Aussie callgirl obviously haven?t hurt the soccer stars marketablitity. The UK’s News of the World has now reported that Beckham has just landed a $5 million dollar deal with Gillette to star in a worldwide advertising campaign. A highly placed advertising source told them: “Gillette landed him before the scandal – but believe it’s done nothing to dent his marketability.” According to the leading UK tabloid newspaper, Beckham will appear in adverts around the world promoting razors and shaving foam after Euro 2004. The source added: “If anything, David is even more popular than ever.”
Can?t wait to see the spin on that campaign. See how using Gillette razors can help you escape a close shave with your wife? Do you think that has any thing to do with his new ?do? ? appearing with wife Victoria last week with his blonde locks shaved off?

We’re yet to see the end of Paris
One night in Paris
Just when you thought we had heard the last of this taudry little sex scandal, Paris Hilton‘s infamous home video of her having sex with former boyfriend Rick Salomon is going to be released in adult film stores. Red Light District Video, a suburban Los Angeles porn production company, said on Thursday it has acquired rights from Salomon to distribute the full 45-minute video under the title One Night in Paris. A spokeswoman for the company said the homemade tape, parts of which surfaced last year on Internet porn sites, will be released commercially in adult video stores on June 15. Ohh goody can?t wait for that one to hit our local Blockbuster store!

Michael Jackson, in court on Friday
Jackson sacks lawyers
Just days after being charged with child-molestation charges, Michael Jackson has sacked his two A-List lawyers Mark Geragos and Benjamin Brafman. He has replaced them with just one attorney, high-powered criminal lawyer Thomas Mesereau Jr. Published reports state the King of Pop tried to acquire Mesereau’s services previously, however the attorney wasn?t willing to divert his attention away from defending 1970?s TV star Robert Blake for the shooting death of his wife in 2001. In a statement released on Monday, Jackson said ?Let me make it clear, I have not replaced my defense team, I have replaced the lead attorneys?. According to Brafman, the decision was ?unavoidable under the circumstances? and “based on recent developments and discussions with various persons in the Jackson camp.” Jackson is expected to plead not guilty when he appears in court on Friday.

A not happy Britney Spears
Spears in tears
Britney Spears is making her way to London for the European part of her world tour, however her life apparently isn?t all roses. Earlier this year she was seen frolicking on the beach with her new man looking carefree and happy. All that has changed, however, with the release of new tabloid reports. Apparently her new man hasn?t been honest with her, omitting to tell her he has a wife and children at home. Britney was seen sobbing on the way to the airport before boarding the plane to London. According to reports, this tearful display is just another sign that Britney?s mental health is unstable. Her unhappy state is seen in her new video clip Everytime, which shows her overdosing on pills and slashed wrists. The suicide scenes had to be removed from the clip before its release due to the outcry in the US. There are also rumours the star is using prozac and binge boozing all in an attempt to overcome her depression.

April 27, 2004

Victoria tells Parky she is ‘happy’ with Becks

Victoria tells Parky she is ‘happy’ with Becks

Victoria Beckham has put an end to intense speculation that her marriage to football superhero David Beckham is on the rocks. In an interview with UK TV host Michael Parkinson, she announced that she wants a bunch of kids with spunky Becks and that she is she is ‘happy’ with her husband. She says: “I love David and the boys more than anything in the world. And I think there are a lot of people who don’t like that.”

Victoria, who is mother to Brooklyn, four, and one-year-old Romeo, says: “We have a fabulous, long dining room table at home, and we want to fill it. I have visions of me and David when we’re older and having kids running around everywhere. ?We’ll definitely have more children. We love each other, you have to remember that. It’s not about competition. You should see me with a football – there’s no competition at all.” Mrs Beckham went on to say she is partly responsible for his meteoric rise, but added that she owes him a lot too. “I think I wouldn’t be as famous if I wasn’t with David. And I don’t think David would be as famous if he wasn’t with me. I think we really complement each other. It’s all so superficial – at the end of the day we are going to get old and wrinkly at some point.” How cute! As for her music career, which she is apparently about to re-launch, Mrs Beckham claims it?s just “a hobby”.

Beckhams meet the Queen

Golden goal-kicker David Beckham was recently awarded a medal from Her Majesty for his services to the national sport. Here?s a snippet from the poppet, revealing why he is a superstar football player and not, say a brain surgeon. “This is just an amazing day,” said David. “It’s a dream come true. It’s definitely on a par with my football medals – if not better. “Her Majesty said she was very pleased to be giving me this award. She asked if it was exhausting travelling around the world to play football matches, and I said no, because I am used to it now. I know Her Majesty is a football fan because when I was at a Number 10 reception, the Prime Minister told me he had watched a World Cup game on television with the Queen and William and Harry.” Well said, Becks.

Granny says ‘nothing wrong’ with Timberlake’s penis

Justin Timberlake‘s granny is incensed that Britney Spears has suggested that her grandson has a peeny weeny. Granny Sadie (Bomar) says Spears wasn’t being truthful when she hinted on TV last week Timberlake isn’t well endowed. His 70-year-old grandmother said: “I helped raise him – and I can assure you there is nothing wrong with him physically.” Justin must be dying with embarrassment that Granny Sadie has waded into the war of words about his size! Wonder whether Cameron Diaz wants to add her 2 cents worth? Or should that be two cent-imetres?

Opps she did it again!

Nope we aren?t talking about Justin Trousersnake this time! Britney Spears? new album has debuted at No. 1 in the States, and she is in the zone, all right!! The pop tarlets sexy fourth album, In the Zone racked up more than 609,000 copies sold in its first week, according to industry figures. The disc, which contains the single .Me Against the Music with Madonna, has received mixed reviews from critics but obviously the public loves it! It showcases an all-grown-up Britney, panting about her sex drive, her shopping sprees and her all-night partying. Good news for the pop princess but not as good as her second album Oops! … I Did It Again which sold a whopping 1.3 million copies in its first week in May 2000! Seems like Brits is not all washed up as some would have us believe?


December 2, 2003