Beauty

All I want for Christmas is… Selfridges’ beauty advent calendar



Selfridges L'Oreal advent calendar

Each window houses Selfridges’ most popular beauty products in a dinky miniature size, including Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil, Lancôme Teint Miracle and Mini Juicy Tube, YSL Belle D’Opium, Kiehls Creme de Corps and Emporio Armani Diamonds. These sold out in double quick time last year so I really hope Selfridges has upped its order this year.

Selfridges advent calendar, £70, on sale in October



Nail news: !!Ellesse!! !!Wah Nails!! !!Sophy Robson!!



Ellesse Wah Nails
This summer is shaping up to be quite the celebration of all things Italian. Prada’s IPO, Firenze4Ever and Versace dominated June, while so far, Masters of Style and Dolce & Gabbana (just launched their own etail site and now stocked at Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter) have taken over July. This weekend sees more Italia loving with the Ellesse heritage pop-up boutique (at 77 Redchurch St, E2) screening stylish Italian movie classics. Adding to the fun, Wah Nails will be on hand to add some suitably colourful cheer to your nails with a special menu of Ellesse-inspired designs (above).

In other nail news, the one woman dynamo that is Sophy Robson has only gone and developed a range of nail art in collaboration with OPI and Sephora! There are also nail art ‘recipes’ and how-to videos as part of the package. How ‘wow’ are these cherry blossom nails?

[Image credit: Cherry Blossom nails via SophyRobson.com]



Hero tool alert! No more half-used tubes




How’s this for a cool beauty tool you never knew existed? Into The Gloss featured a Jurlique ‘tube crimper’ and everyone went mad asking where to buy one. Here’s the answer. You can buy the Tube-Wringer® from Tubewringer.com in three different strengths.

No more wastage of expensive toothpaste and hand creams, or having to resort to scissoring tubes in half to eke out the contents. All we need now is a prettier version (rose gold?) – and something similar for the pump dispenser…

[Main image: Into The Gloss]