Beauty and Grooming

Sloaney Beauty includes reviews some of the best latest products, treatments, spas and hair care.

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Makeup Trend: Powerful purple eyes

Makeup Trend: Powerful purple eyes

The smokey eye look never goes out of fashion and one of the biggest trends at the moment is a purple twist on this popular make up style. Purple eye shadows are on trend and this is particularly good for those with green or blue eyes because plum shades will really make them stand out! […]

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Carol Joy London facial pop-up at Harrods

Carol Joy London facial pop-up at Harrods

We don’t want to wish our lives away, but autumn is not too far off and we have some exciting news from the luxury beauty brand Carol Joy London that will help us look forward to the change of season. From the 30th of September until the 5th of October Carol Joy London will be hosting their […]

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High Summer Beauty Essentials

High Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer is in full swing and the British Isles is experiencing some glorious weather. We need to take extra care of our skin and hair at this time of year due to humid conditions and strong rays. Beauty regimes can be pretty low maintenance because the focus is on looking effortlessly glamourous in the sunshine. […]

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The ultimate close shave

The ultimate close shave

By ANTONY NEWTON I have tried many different razors but I rarely find one that really performs when it comes to giving a close shave. In fact, when you find such a product that ticks this box, there is no higher accolade and not much more you can say to sing its praises. I tried […]

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Antonia Mariconda’s Essential Sun Protection Guide

Antonia Mariconda’s Essential Sun Protection Guide

We first met the lovely Antonia Mariconda at Royal Ascot. She was a fellow guest of acclaimed beauty brand Carol Joy London in their private box that overlooked the finish posts. Antonia is extremely glamourous and you can tell from her healthy glow that she must know a lot about beauty and skin care – […]

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Royal Ascot with Carol Joy London

Royal Ascot with Carol Joy London

We can’t really think of a more glamorous setting for a Press Day than a private box overlooking the finishing posts at Royal Ascot. For one of our favourite luxury beauty brands, Carol Joy London, it was a case of showcasing champion products alongside champion racehorses. As the Royal Procession passed right underneath our feet, […]

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Color Wow launch brings haircare to a new level

Color Wow launch brings haircare to a new level

By ROSEMIN ANDERSON An event to announce the new Color Wow Creative Consultant, Ken Paves, was recently held in one of The Soho Hotel’s prestigious penthouse suites. It was a truly wonderful affair with the renowned hairstylist to the stars in attendance. Color Wow creator Gail Federici has produced a revolutionary range that promises coloured hair protection like never […]

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Terry de Gunzburg unveils the new By Terry cosmetics collection

Terry de Gunzburg unveils the new By Terry cosmetics collection

Last week The Sloaney Beauty Team had an exclusive preview of the latest By Terry collection of makeup that will launch in September alongside a brand new fragrance. The founder, Terry de Gunzburg, chose to reveal the Rose Infernale products, which are due to hit shelves this autumn, on the first day of the Making Colour […]

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Jo Malone’s Wood Sage & Sea Salt; the British coastline in a bottle

Jo Malone’s Wood Sage & Sea Salt; the British coastline in a bottle

When it comes to fragrances, Jo Malone always seems to get it right. Aside from pairing the perfect notes for each new scent that is released, this quintessentially British brand also tells an enchanting tale that really captures the beauty world when each new product is announced. The launch of London Rain earlier this year […]

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Intercontinental Spa: The SUNDÃRI facial that focuses your mind

Intercontinental Spa: The SUNDÃRI facial that focuses your mind

By LAURA TOOGOOD Regular readers of The Sloaney’s beauty pages will know that I love discovering new facials. They are my favourite type of spa treatment and I eagerly await those precious minutes when I can step away from the rat race and indulge in the ultimate skincare treat. When I heard that the InterContinental […]

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Fake Bake at Home: A professional tanning service that comes to you

Fake Bake at Home: A professional tanning service that comes to you

By EMILY BENNION With summer on the doorstep we are all after that golden glow before we start stripping down to our shorts and summer tops. I was recently lucky enough to try out Fake Bake’s at home spray tan service to make sure I was fully prepped for the sunshine. Having the tan at […]

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5 Summer Beauty Essentials

5 Summer Beauty Essentials

June has arrived and if you haven’t made the transition from spring to summer yet, we have five seasonal beauty treats to help you on your way… Jo Malone’s Silk Blossom We were first introduced to this scent during the Chelsea Flower Show and it tells the story of a blossoming summer. The limited edition […]

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Tobacco Oud: The elite scent by Tom Ford

Tobacco Oud: The elite scent by Tom Ford

By JAMES HASKELL Summer is swiftly arriving upon us; the evenings are getting longer, the days warmer and the opportunities to dress up and socialise are becoming ever more regular. Like most people, one of the absolute fundamentals of presenting myself at my best is to make sure that I smell great. It is always […]

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Sloaney TV meets the founder of Shiffa, Dr. Lamees Hamdan

Sloaney TV meets the founder of Shiffa, Dr. Lamees Hamdan

Earlier this month, Dr. Lamees Hamdan, the founder of Shiffa Dubai Skincare, flew into London to host a series of private appointments to reveal the brand’s latest fragrance. The plush Perrier Jouet Lounge at Duke’s Hotel was beautifully decorated with vibrant flower bouquets and displays of the Shiffa range to mark the occasion.  We were […]

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Liz Earle cleanser wins its 100th award

Liz Earle cleanser wins its 100th award

This week we received an exciting delivery to The Sloaney HQ from Liz Earle. It was an elegant gift to celebrate the fact that the British beauty brand’s cleanse and polish hot cloth cleanser has won its 100th award. The beauty team at The Sloaney were only introduced to the Liz Earle range last year. […]

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A vegan-friendly self tan

A vegan-friendly self tan

The Sloaney team was recently introduced to a home tanning range that has been created by salon-favourite, Urban Tan. Not only does Urban Tan produce excellent results but it also champions a vegan approach to beauty. If you don’t like the full self-tan effect on your skin, but still want to have a hint of […]

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Dr. Rabia Malik joins Grace Belgravia

Dr. Rabia Malik joins Grace Belgravia

Need a non-surgical facial that gets results? Dr. Malik is answer, writes Natasha Eddery We all want to have the best skin possible, but lately it seems the only solution, and trend, is injectables. Although it is the ‘done look,’ my goal is to find needleless, holistic treatments that can achieve healthy, luminous skin and […]

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Tips to keep blonde hair blonde!

Tips to keep blonde hair blonde!

If you have blonde highlights, you will definitely sympathise with the difficulties in maintaining the salon-fresh colour. It can be hard to stop your locks from fading or developing a warmer tone than you desire. For those of you that are struggling with maintaining the bright and glossy finish, we have some key tips to help […]

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Spa Illuminata’s phenomenal technology-driven facial

Spa Illuminata’s phenomenal technology-driven facial

By LAURA TOOGOOD I am so excited to share my latest spa discovery with readers of The Sloaney. Not only have I found a truly beautiful pampering zone in Mayfair, but I have also come across an utterly incredible facial treatment. I visited Spa Illuminata prior to flying out of London for a recent travel […]

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Introducing the London Rain collection by Jo Malone

Introducing the London Rain collection by Jo Malone

We adore Jo Malone and their distinctive fragrances here at The Sloaney. Katie Ann Lamb recently visited the Jo Malone boutique on Sloane Street to create a bespoke wedding scent and we are also pleased to bring you news of the new London Rain collection. The London Rain collection is now available to purchase in […]

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Hair care during cancer treatment

Hair care during cancer treatment

Those diagnosed with cancer are presented with numerous difficult challenges and one of these challenges is the emotional experience of hair loss. 100,000 women in the UK deal with hair loss following cancer treatment each year and it can leave people feeling anxious, isolated and depressed. Professional hairdresser, Jasmin Julia Gupta recognised this difficult experience and […]

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Noble Isle’s impressive bath range

Noble Isle’s impressive bath range

We always save some space in our bathroom for Noble Isle. The fabulous brand never fails to impress in the luxury beauty stakes and offers a range of inspiring scents and nourishing, light products. Last year we fell for the Summer Rising range, which evokes some of our favourite seasonal smells such as cut grass […]

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Natural Beauty: Greet spring with a healthy glow

Natural Beauty: Greet spring with a healthy glow

We are championing the healthy and natural look as a leading beauty trend this Spring. Natasha Eddery recently compiled her ultimate skincare rescue guide (read it here), which recommends the best luxury products for looking after your complexion. This is essential for achieving a healthy glow for spring. However, once you have indulged your skin, […]

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Daniel Galvin Junior’s team of hair experts save the day

Daniel Galvin Junior’s team of hair experts save the day

NATASHA EDDERY visits the Belgravia salon for an emergency colour correction…. If you colour your hair, you will already know that finding the right colourist is not just essential, but also life changing. Yes, it sounds ridiculous to say that out loud, but if you put your faith in a professional colourist and they get […]

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The Winter Skin Rescue Guide

The Winter Skin Rescue Guide

NATASHA EDDERY | SENIOR FEATURES WRITER At this time of year we cannot escape dull looking skin, but we can certainly give it a helping hand. Here is a list of luxury skincare products that will help come to the rescue and fight off the elements during the grueling winter months. Laser Treatment Clinic Ultra-Smooth Sea […]

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The Fake Bake hero product: Airbrush Instant Self Tan Golden Bronze

The Fake Bake hero product: Airbrush Instant Self Tan Golden Bronze

The Sloaney Beauty Team have tried and tested a lot of self tans. We even have a snapshot guide to help you search stores for the best version to suit your needs.  Among our favourite products are those that provide long-lasting colour, a subtle glow for the face and a tan that even helps with […]

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Dry your hair extra fast with Cloud Nine’s Magical Quick Dry Potion

Dry your hair extra fast with Cloud Nine’s Magical Quick Dry Potion

If you have long or thick hair, you will certainly sympathise with frustrations about the time it takes to wash and dry. Whether you are in a rush to leave in the morning or have a swift early evening turnaround that involves showering and re-styling your hair, it always takes longer than you hoped. The […]

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The Burns Night Party Guide

The Burns Night Party Guide

Having just returned from a fabulous trip to the Scottish Highlands, it seems apt to be writing about Burns Night. A host of celebratory events will be taking place on Saturday the 25th of January and although a Burns supper normally marks the occasion, several venues in London are hosting drinks parties. Burns night marks […]

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Discover a beauty oasis at The House of Rush

Discover a beauty oasis at The House of Rush

By LAURA TOOGOOD January is one of my least favourite months of the year. The festive fun is fast becoming a distant memory and after an unusually lengthy break – thanks to the calendar dates of 2013 – the post-Christmas blues have well and truly set in. I am definitely not the only one embarking […]

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NuBo helps tackle cellulite and stretch marks during the January detox

NuBo helps tackle cellulite and stretch marks during the January detox

We love NuBo’s magic skincare products and feature them regularly in our beauty pages. The luxury brand always produces very impressive results, with both an instant and long-lasting difference to the skin evident. Until now we have only tried creams and serums for your face. We were very excited to discover that Nubo has launched […]

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Tips for the perfect DIY manicure

Tips for the perfect DIY manicure

We love top class home beauty treatments here at The Sloaney and while the results may not be quite as good as a trip to the salon, it is certainly an efficient way to look after yourself if you have a busy schedule. Out of all the DIY treatments, hands and nails seem to present […]

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Makeup treats that are perfect for a Christmas stocking

Makeup treats that are perfect for a Christmas stocking

By ELLA BUNTING As a teenager I love trying out girly beauty treats or fun cosmetics and I certainly hope to find some in my stocking this Christmas. I recently tried some fantastic items of Avon makeup and want to share some of my favourites with readers of The Sloaney. Makeup with staying power is […]

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Party Season Hair: The guide to glamourous and soft waves

Party Season Hair: The guide to glamourous and soft waves

We love the idea of loose, soft curls this month for your hair. While this style is relatively low maintenance, it certainly doesn’t lack the wow factor. Flirty and fun, it will suit almost any outfit and it will work well for an evening event or a festive Afternoon Tea. Some of the key rules […]

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Male Grooming: James Haskell finds time for some pampering at Park Plaza’s Mandara Spa

Male Grooming: James Haskell finds time for some pampering at Park Plaza’s Mandara Spa

By JAMES HASKELL I am familiar with spas, although unfortunately normally only for sporting recovery purposes as opposed to all the exotic treatments on offer. In my book, aside from the hardened spa user, they are most often seen as an ideal present for a girlfriend or female loved one. Ladies love being pampered while […]

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Merry Kissmas: Top 5 Lipsticks for the Christmas party season

Merry Kissmas: Top 5 Lipsticks for the Christmas party season

The party season has arrived and at this time of year your makeup is just as important as your dress. We have selected some of the best lipsticks for the festive period and if you need some tips for how to create the perfect pout, read our guide here. Whether it is powerful red lips […]

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The magical power of SkinChemists: Meet Bee Venom and Rapid Facial

The magical power of SkinChemists: Meet Bee Venom and Rapid Facial

By LAURA TOOGOOD I only write about beauty products that genuinely produce results and this month I have discovered a pretty impressive range. Prior to the start of November, I was not personally familiar with the SkinChemists brand, even though one of our writers featured their Snake Venom in our beauty pages almost exactly two […]

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Younger looking skin is just a pinprick away, writes Natasha Eddery

Younger looking skin is just a pinprick away, writes Natasha Eddery

By NATASHA EDDERY A treatment that can slow down the aging process and produce flawless skin is hard to come by, unless, of course, you opt for a quick fix like Botox. Here at The Sloaney our beauty team have tried and tested many different types of facials, some drastic and some not so, but […]

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Sloaney TV: Diptyque Paris launch the Holiday Collection

Sloaney TV: Diptyque Paris launch the Holiday Collection

This week, Diptyque Paris hosted an exclusive preview of their new Holiday Collection. Champagne and canapés were served at their flagship London store on Brook Street as guests sampled the latest scents on offer from the luxury beauty brand. Diptyque has collaborated with Tse & Tse to offer a selection of limited edition products during the festive […]

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Looking for a refreshing aftershave for daytime? James Haskell tries Versace’s Eros

Looking for a refreshing aftershave for daytime? James Haskell tries Versace’s Eros

By JAMES HASKELL I have to say that I am always a little wary of aftershaves and grooming products with sexual connotations in the title. It’s a fine line between keeping the tone on track and becoming something like Sex Panther (Anchorman movie) or a supermarket own-brand such as Satin Night. Or, God forbid, Le […]

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Love Nicole Sherzingher’s hair? She’s a fan of Beauty Works hair extensions and we tried them out at La Durbin Boutique…

Love Nicole Sherzingher’s hair? She’s a fan of Beauty Works hair extensions and we tried them out at La Durbin Boutique…

By HALLE CARLSON For so long I have been hearing lots of buzz about Beauty Works hair extensions and how natural and amazing they are. Nicole Sherzingher is a huge fan of their clip-ins, and with other celebrities also in love with the brand, I thought it was about time I tried it out. Aside […]