Emma Watson launches her Lancôme Rouge in Love collection at Selfridges

Discover what happened when Emma Watson visited Selfridges London for the launch of her Lancôme Rouge in Love collection.

During an interview with Selfridges Buying Director, David Walker-Smith, Emma reveals why she feels such a connection to Lancôme, her favourite shades of lipstick from the collection and what her all time favourite book is.

Shop Lancôme Rouge in Love now: http://bit.ly/nqbeja
Find out more about Emma’s collection: http://bit.ly/wfOWeV


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How To Winterize Your Beauty Routine.

Hope you had a lovely weekend! Cold winter weather can have damaging and negative effects on skin, making it important to “winterize” your regular beauty routine to avoid dry, chapped, flaky skin. Author, blogger and “DIY” beauty expert Erika Katz (author of Bonding Over Beauty -more information on Erika below) would like to share with you her favorite beauty tips for gorgeous winter weather skin. Here they are, below!

  • Exfoliate skin once per week with an exfoliating sugar scrub. Click here to see how to make it. For dry hands, rub a rich moisturizer all over (Erika recommends Shea Butter creams) then wrap your hands in a warm wet wash cloth. The heat will help hands retain the moisture. You can also wear gloves. This is great when you are watching TV.
  • Before bed, use a rich night cream with an oil base. In the winter we need creams with oil not water. Water freezes on the skin and does not give it the proper moisture. Each day after the shower before skin is dry, rub baby oil all over your body to seal in moisture.
  • For feet, rub moisturizer on dry feet, then put on warm sock. You can warm your socks in the dryer or microwave.
  • For chapped lips, brush lips with a toothbrush to remove dead skin. Then, rub lips with vitamin e oil. If you have A&D ointment left over from the baby, which is actually great for chapped lips too.

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Melissa McCarthy for Ivory Soap!

Ivory brand spokesperson and Oscar nominee, Melissa McCarthy is returning to host Ivory’s Facebook community, “The Soap Dish” this Friday, Feb. 17, where she will engage with women and dish about life’s simple truths. Just in time for award season, McCarthy will be interacting with Ivory’s Facebook fans and dishing about everyday topics ranging from motherhood, marriage and meatloaf to much more (samples below).

“I grew up using Ivory and that smell always reminds me of when I was a kid.” McCarthy said.
“As a working mom of two, I love anything that simplifies my life. So when one bar of soap can handle backyard dirt, spaghetti hands, and the unidentified crusty bits under my girls’ necks – I’m in.”

To visit Ivory’s “The Soap Dish” forum and dish with Melissa McCarthy and other moms on what complicates their lives, consumers can visit Ivory’s Facebook fanpage at: www.facebook.com/ivory.

Quotes:
Q. What’s your simple solution for a clean house?
A. Ben and I call it the “Magic Bag” – we just shove everything in a big paper bag and pretend it disappeared.

Q. Who is your all time favorite movie/TV mom?
A. The mom from Good Times. Esther Rolle.

Q. If you had the chance to join any reality show, which would it be?
A. I’m pretty much dying to ride shot-gun with Guy Fieri and sample roadside diners along Hwy 55.

Q. What’s your shower song?
A. I’ve convinced myself I sound just like Adele. I shared this with my husband who had no comment.

Q. What’s the quirkiest thing you have in your purse/diaper bag at all times?
A. I don’t know why but I always have their dirty socks in my purse.


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Avon and Estée Lauder under fire as Peta reveals cosmetic brands ‘ordered animal testing’

PETA has lashed out at Avon and Estee Lauder after finding the cosmetic companies are paying for animal testing. The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals announced on their website today that the skincare companies are no longer “cruelty-free” because they are being forced to follow regulations enforced by the Chinese government.

According to PETA, Mary Kay was also included in the list of companies that “harm animals” in the Asian country.

British brand Avon, who recently hired Alesha Dixon as the face, branded the claims ‘misleading’ but admit they are forced to conduct testing in China due to health laws.

A spokesperson said: ‘Some select products may be required by law in a few countries to undergo additional safety testing, which potentially includes animal testing, under the directive of a government or health agency.

‘In these instances, Avon will first attempt to persuade the requesting authority to accept non-animal test data.

‘When those attempts are unsuccessful, Avon must abide by local laws and submit the products for additional testing. In 2011, this affected three tenths of one percent of Avon’s products.’

‘There have been some incorrect and misleading claims made by animal rights organisations. Avon neither conducts nor requests animal testing.’

Estée Lauder have yet to comment.

Both brands have been ‘cruelty-free’ for two decades following campaigns by Peta in the late 80’s.

Does this new revelation by PETA make you want to stop using the brands? Does it affect your decision making?

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