Beauty launch: Ralph Lauren’s Summer Romance

Old scent in a new bottle? Nope, its truly a sexed-up version of an old favourite. Ralph Lauren’s new Summer Romance calls upon the added vibrancy of passion fruit, hibiscus, tiare flowers and apricot musk to reinterpret the classic Romance in a more lush, exotic, tropical Bermuda island-inspired avataar that evokes sugary beaches, fragrant warm breeze and divine sunset strolls.

Lancôme Juicy Tubes B’Day Special

Lancôme’s iconic Juicy Tubes – the first-ever fruit-scented gloss in a tube – celebrates 10 hugely successful years this month. Their b’day treat to all of us? A limited edition version called Juicy Tubes 100% Natural Origin, whose glossy, punchy colours not only deliver a glam effect but also tone up your lips with honey-enriched hydration.

Lancôme also pays an ode to the environment with a special cover box made with an eco-friendly blend of recycled paper and cotton to compliment the organic delight inside. The fun graffiti on the tube itself is a creation by designer Yayoi Kusama who is a pioneer of the environmental art and known worldwide for her contemporary Japanese artworks. Happy b’day 🙂

Britney Spears – Sans the Airbrushing

I am normally not a fan of Britney Spears but her recent decision to let un-airbrushed photographs from her Candies ad campaign do the international rounds is definitely to be applauded. The pix show the 29-year-old pop star complete with larger (than the retouched versions) thighs and marks on her thighs.

After years of working with glossies that insist on brushing away every single pore, freckle and extra mm of skin, its a welcome relief. And nope, there has been no news of readers spontaneously combusting because, egad! Britney has got hints of cellulite. In my eyes, actually, this is the best she has ever looked!!

Beauty launch: Bvlgari Eau D’ete

This new perfume evokes the sensory pleasures of pouring iced water on summer skin – the perfect antidote to this season’s scorching heat. With crisp mint, Italian lemon, Italian Mandarin, violets, jasmine and Fir Balsam, it’s both fresh and energetic, making for a great pick-me-up on a hot, humid, sweaty day.  And it’s a limited edition, so I suggest you get your hands on it rightaway!!