Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Bronze Goddess by Estée Lauder

If there’s a beauty collection that is synonymous with summer, it would have to be Estée Lauder’s Bronze Goddess collection. Launched each year with a theme that evokes a heady dose of sunshine and all things paradise, this year’s collection is inspired by the tropical hues of the Caribbean.

Beautifully packaged in gold cases, sunset hues and vivid bursts of colour transform a wintry complexion into a summer-ready one – eyes seduce with shimmering aquatic hues and glistening golden tones, lips entice through bright pinks and corals, while skin is given a sun-kissed glow with matt and liquid bronzers, and illuminating powder gelée, which can be worked up to create a highly pearlised look. Housed in the classic semi-transparent golden bottle, the rerelease of Eau Fraiche Skinscent couldn’t be more welcomed – fresh, floral, and with a hint of coconut, the luscious soft scent emanates pure summer perfectly. 

Conjuring the intoxicating sensation of shimmering waters, soft sandy beaches and the scent of tropical air, the collection covers everything you’d need to transform yourself into an enviable Bronze Goddess.

Bronze Goddess 2013 Colour Collection

Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent £45.00
Pure Colour Illuminating Powder Gelée in Heat Wave £30.00

Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick in Fuchsia Fever £19.50

Bronze Goddess Hilary Rhoda 

The Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess collection is available now with prices starting from £14.50.

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Friday, 10 May 2013

To dine for... Absolut Elyx Single Estate Feast at HIX

“The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it…I can resist everything but temptation.” Oscar Wilde took the words right out of our mouths when we heard about the new bespoke menu at HIX-inspired by Absolut Elyx – the new single estate, handcrafted luxury vodka.

Absolut Elyx, recognised as the world’s best vodka awarded by the prestigious San Francisco Spirit Competition, and HIX, renowned for its unique take on British seasonal cuisine, are collaborating to create a series of bespoke dinners at the original HIX site, the Oyster and Chop House. Both are known for their use of the best quality ingredients and a meticulous eye for detail – to say we’re in for a treat really wouldn’t cut it. 

With a menu boasting produce sourced from the finest single estates around the UK, each of the five courses are married to a specially created vodka cocktail to create the ideal combination for a truly indulgent experience. A taste of what you can expect? One offering: marinated Manx queenies with cucumber and wild chervil teamed Smoking in the Sea cocktail – smoked (that’s right) Absolut Elyx with lime and falemum, strained over cucumber and wild chervil iceberg. Refreshing, unique.

HIX menu

Marinated Manx queenies with cucumber and wild chervil

New Forest meringue

Elyx martini

 The Abosult Elyx Single Estate Sharing Feast is available at the HIX Oyster and Chop House on 20th May, 3rd June, 17th June and each month until December 2013. The five course dinner is available for £70 per person and can be booked here

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Thursday, 9 May 2013

N°5 Culture Chanel at Palais de Tokyo

There is no need for any attempts at defining it figuratively or descriptively – N°5 is a perfume that travels afar. It crosses countries, gardens, books and artistic movements, spanning all periods with knowing assurance. First launched in 1921, the perfume is a mere 8 years away from celebrating its centenarian and will have an exhibition dedicated to it on 5th May for a month at Palais de Tokyo.

With the support of Chanel, a beautiful garden designed by Piet Oudolf – whose recent projects include the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London and the High Line in New York – provides the introductory setting to the exhibition. The exhibition itself will examine how the famous fragrance is linked to specific historical events, art movements and personal experiences of Coco herself via visual art, photographs and archive objects.

Loved by multiple generations for its timelessness and embodiment of all things Chanel, Coco simply yet poetically describes the perfume as “a perfume with the scent of woman.” An exhibition not to be missed by Chanel and fragrance aficionados alike.

Gabrielle Chanel in a hotel suite at the Ritz in Paris, 1937. Photo François Kollar ©

N°5, Extrait, CHANEL by Daniel Jouanneau & Didier Roy

Exhibition runs from 5th May – 5th June.
For further information visit the Palais de Tokyo website.

My piece above is published on www.theglassmagazine.com where I regularly contribute.