Beauty

Nail news: Uslu Airlines non-toxic nail polish remover



More on nail products sans nasties. The pioneering Uslu Airlines nail range has just introduced the first solvent-free nail polish remover. The water-based Bio Nail Polish Remover may take a little time to work (it takes 30 seconds to dissolve crystals which activate when applied to your nails) but the result is a toxin-free, whiff-free manicure.

And while we’re on the subject of Uslu Airlines, don’t forget that this German brand has some of the best nail colours out there, check out these Bernhard Wilhelm beauties for starters…


Bernhard Wilhelm JAG


Bernhard Wilhelm SMV


Bernhard Wilhelm MAU



My-Wardrobe meets Max Factor



Here’s a clever fashion-meets-beauty promotion to take advantage of. My-Wardrobe has hooked up with make-up artist Caroline Barnes and Max Factor to give away a handpicked Colour Elixir Lipstick with selected AW dresses sold between 25th October and 1st November. The special lipsticks (which were previewed by Pat McGrath at the Gucci AW11 show – remember that delicious Mulberry lip?) have been specially colour-matched by Barnes within seven season-appropriate shades.

I was sent a few samples and have been wearing Ruby Tuesday for the last week, brushing on two coats, blotting to a stain, then diluting the effect further with Blistex lip balm. You know how hard it is to get that ‘perfect red’ but this one has come pretty close so I’ll keep on using it.

What I really like though is the  co-branding of this exercise. My-Wardrobe doesn’t sell make-up but this is a simple strategy to engage with beauty-lovers in a useful and novel way (plus the lipsticks are free! Who wouldn’t love that?). Earlier this year, My-Wardrobe did a similar hook-up with OPI, showing off the new summer wedges with OPI’s nail colours in an attention-grabbing editorial.

Anyway, there’s only two days left to take advantage of the offer so if you want in,  pick a dress and expect a free lipstick in your package…