Monthly Archives: March 2010

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GIRL CRUSH: JANE RICHARDSON

Last week we were lucky enough to have a make-up tutorial with international make-up artist, Jane Richardson from NARS. Having worked on top NARS shoots along side the one and only, Francois Nars and on Catwalk shows from Marc Jacobs to Thakoon we were truly in girl crush mode as she transformed our bare faces and eye bags into shimmering photo-worthy reflections. A full report will be making it’s way to our beauty talks section on HQhair.com very soon… so watch this space.

Check out Jane in action at the Thakoon New York Fall/Winter 2010 runway show:

WE LOVE NEW STUFF!

Just in time for Mother’s Day on March 14th we’re now stocking brand new Aromatherapy Associates products from their anti-age line! The new products include Rich Repair Nourishing Cream, Fine Line Face Oil, Intensive Skin Treatment Oil, Overnight Repair Mask, Instant Skin Firming Serum and an Introductory Set which includes 6 anti-aging products. We also have a fantastic Aromatherapy Associates promotion on at the moment, you can get a free starter kit worth £30.00 when you buy two or more Aromatherapy Associates products. Below is the image of the free gift, isn’t it great?!

We LOVE the brand new OPI Hong Kong Collection, which includes 12 gorgeous colours that you just won’t find anywhere else! The colours capture the bright lights and unique style of Hong Kong’s breath-taking cityscape. We cant get over how much we love the shade, Hot & Spicy we have never loved orange so much! OPI have also launched two sets perfect for gifts or just to treat yourself, Hong Kong Collection Gift Set and Hong Kong Luxury Collection.

HQ NEWS

We’ve had jam packed month here at the HQ offices which is why we have been ever-so-slightly rubbish on the blogging front, so to make up for it here is an update on products, promotions and general beauty goss!

Fancy winning a pink VESPA?! Well thanks to luxury hair brand, Fekkai you can! We teamed up with Fekkai this month to bring you an exclusive competition to win a gorgeous pink VESPA which is worth £2000 and five runners up can also win £60 worth of hair products! PLUS we also have a free shipping promotion when you buy two Fekkai products! Click here for more information and to enter the competition and hurry because the competition ends on March 14th!

Want the perfect orgasm? No we’ve not turned into an x-rated website, we’re talking about NARS for course! This month saw the launch of the hugely anticipated NARS Orgasm Illuminator, the latest in the extremely popular Orgasm collection. This sheer weightless fluid will melt into your skin and shimmer flecks of gold, peach and pink. Us girls in the HQ office have tried and tested the product and can assure you it will become a daily make-up essential. Check out our NARS feature to see more in the Orgasm range.

OPI has gone Alice in Wonderland crazy to celebrate the launch of Tim Burton’s remake. The nail experts have released 4 exclusive colours that are fit for a Mad Hatter’s tea party as well as a mini pack collection.

South Beach Rocks has welcomed a brand new look collection that we’re all very excited about. We especially love the new leather-style bracelet which has been seen on a whole host of celebrities including Vanessa Hudgens and Lindsay Lohan. Barneys New York have a version on sale for $225 and ours is a mere £4.95! Now that’s a bargain. Also keep your eyes peeled for the lucky bracelet which the likes of Madonna and Britney love!

Last month HQhair welcomed Lulu Time Bomb to it’s shelves, a brand new range of anti-aging skincare designed by the one and only singing sensation, Lulu. Lulu created her own range of anti-aging products after feeling the pressure to look young from the entertainment industry, after trying many other brands of anti-aging skincare she was disappointed in the results so decided to take matters into her own hands, “As an entertainer looking youthful is critical and I want to perform ‘til I drop. So all it took was those first few wrinkles…I started doing my own “research sessions” and product testing. I wanted to understand what was happening to my skin, and what could be done about it. The most important thing I learned is that as we age, our skin stops doing naturally the things that keep us looking young – it stops regenerating, sloughing off dead cells, and producing natural oils in abundance – and because of this, our skin starts to become dull, dry, uneven and wrinkly”.

Lulu’s products have been designed to especially combat these issues. The products that sold out in a matter of hours on QVC are now available from HQhair and have already caused a storm with customers and are a perfect treat for Mother’s Day!

Speaking of Mother’s Day we have put together a little product selection to give you ideas of how to treat your Mum with March 14th we especially love the L’Occitane From Provence With Love Gift Set, it’s just perfect to spoil your Mum!

We are also loving the new range of Alpha H products which include an exclusive HQhair kit, perfect for Alpha H virgins! The kit covers all bases including ageing, sun damage, acne and scarring. You’ll also save yourself over £18, now that sounds great! The kit includes, Triple Action Cleanser, Liquid Gold, Balancing Moisturiser, Micro Cleanse, plus the famous Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask!

This month we have also been given a heads up to a number of up and coming beauty blogs, so if you’re anything like us and love to hear what other people think about the latest beauty products check out these blogs Bubblegarm, Cosmetic Candy, Lip Glossiping and Vex in the City.

Gaaah, no wonder we’re more exhausted than a two-timing footballer! This month shall be just as busy with new products from Aromatherapy Associates, Urban Decay, Too Faced, Benefit, Rodial, Butter London and Sebastian so keep checking back!