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COVERS: Introducing Tory Burch’s first beauty collection - including fragrance, body, colour and home. The scent is floral peony and tuberose blend with crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli, anchored by earthy vetiver. New and exclusively at Harrods from the 20th January 2014.

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Contents 6 esprit News What’s making news this month in the beauty industry, including our regular contribution from author, perfume blogger and two-time Jasmine Award winner, Persolaise - this month he takes a look at some of the best fragrances of 2013

20 Red Carpet Beauty With so many glamorous award ceromonies and prestigious events taking place at this time of year, looking your best can take plenty of preparation time...Jocelyn Bailey examines some of the many ways to help achieve the ‘red carpet’ look

Owner & Founder/ Editor Lorraine Wilson-Morris Business Communications Manager Maria Tatchley Art Editor / Production Terry Wilson Regular Contributors Graeme Wilson Imogen Matthews Jocelyn Bailey Penny Farmer Persolaise Tricia Welch

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24 Mother’s Day feature While chocolate and flowers remain a popular choice for Mother’s Day, fragrance and beauty gifts are becoming increasingly popular...esprit takes a look at some of the many products available for that special mum

26 Beauty Related Some of the products making their way into the marketplace this month include new fragrances from Dolce&Gabbana with the introduction of the Sicilian inspired, Dolce...Balmain’s flirtatious and bold scent, Extatic Eau de Parfum...and Calyx, a rediscovered fragrance launching from Clinique.

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editor s welcome Welcome! Goodbye and good-riddance to the January ‘Blues’ and I’m sure a number of people will be saying this too.


Furthermore, those who over-indulged before and over the festive period normally use the start of a new year to challenge themselves to return to eating healthily, avoid alcohol, and take regular exercise. If you’ve managed to complete this exercise for the whole of January, then I take my hat off to you. I did one of the three! Hopefully, as the milder weather of spring approaches, February is the start of when stores and beauty companies prepare for the one-day celebratory occasions, such as Valentine’s Day followed by Mothering Sunday, where brands and beauty products are given more visual impact, as fragrance continues to be a popular gift for a loved one. In this month’s issue we have a Mother’s Day spread which includes a great selection of gift ideas for Mummies of all ages. It’s worth a peek!


If you want to know how the celebs went about looking their ‘beauty best’ for walking the ‘Red Carpet’ at the recent Golden Globe Awards, then take time to read our four-page special starting on page 20. Finally, I would like to wish Linda Key, formerly esprit, all the best in her new venture, as she is now managing The Fragrance Foundation UK under her own company name, Linda Key Connections. Enjoy the read!


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20 Years of Looking Good and Feeling Better Brow Arch March

2014 is going to be an exciting year for Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) as they celebrate their 20th Anniversary. As well as having a calendar packed full of awareness events and fundraising campaigns, LGFB are preparing to support 20,000 women and teenagers suffering with the visible side effects of cancer treatment through their free skincare and make-up workshops, self-help materials and their new Mobile Service. Here’s a summary of their key activities Masterclasses Masterclasses are an extension of LGFB’s core Programme and in 2014 they will provide practical support to 3,000 women and teenagers suffering from the visible side effects of cancer treatment. LGFB volunteers will spend two hours taking attendees through a specially designed 10-step skincare and make-up regime. Skincare products will be provided but the beneficiaries attending the Masterclass will be asked to provide their own colour products, such as foundation, mascara, eye shadow and lipstick, allowing LGFB to reach a significantly wider audience. The new Masterclasses will be held at cancer support groups, Macmillan Centres and in other venues such as Bannatyne Health Clubs.

Take Part in the British 10k London Run for LGFB Last year, LGFB had 110 runners pounding the streets of the capital and for this year’s event they would like to reach 200 runners - 10 for every year that LGFB has been running! The British The LGFB Bare London 10k Run Escentuals Team at is one of the the 2013 10K Run country’s most


prestigious road races and will be held on Sunday 13th July 2014. If you would like to take part please send an e-mail to:

New Awareness Video January 16th saw the launch of Look Good Feel Better’s latest awareness

Stars of the LGFB video - available to view on Youtube

video, this was filmed to highlight the importance of the workshops and the impact that it has on the women that attend them. You can find the video on LGFB’s Youtube channel or at

LGFB goes mobile 2014 will also see the launch of LGFB’s first mobile information unit, which will be launched in June as part of the charity’s ‘Feel Better Week’. The unit has been funded with the proceeds from ICAP’s 2013 Charity Day and will travel across the UK throughout the summer. In addition to highlighting existing workshops, it will also visit local communities not currently supported, raise awareness of Masterclasses and LGFB’s Confidence Kit.

March 2014 introduces the first Brow Arch March, an annual campaign in association with Look Good Feel Better, Benefit Cosmetics and Debenhams. You could call it the girls answer to ‘Movember!’ Anyone visiting one of the 50 plus Debenhams Benefit Brow Bars in the UK during the month of March can help to raise vital funds and awareness for Look Good Feel Better. Customers can have a complementary brow shape (worth £11.50) for a suggested donation of £5, with the full amount going directly to LGFB.

Feel Better Week Following the huge success of Feel Better Week 2013, LGFB have exciting plans to build their annual fundraiser. Running from Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th June 2014, the week is an opportunity for companies, brands and individuals to come together and help raise incredibly valuable funds and awareness for the charity.

2014 is set to be a challenging and exciting 20th Anniversary year for Look Good Feel Better as we continue to build on our ambition to reach 50% of women newly diagnosed with cancer in the UK. We hope to reach at least 20,000 women and teenagers this year and it is the continued support of the beauty and fragrance industry that will enable us to achieve this. The LGFB team has worked hard to create an exciting calendar of events and I’d like to invite esprit readers and their companies to get involved in any way possible - see our website for more ideas

Sarahjane Robertson, Executive Director, Look Good Feel Better




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Shhhh!… Did you know that Mothering Sunday evolved from the 16th-century English tradition of visiting one’s mother church on the fourth Sunday of Lent, when apprentices and women in service were released from work and reunited with their mothers? By 1914 (exactly 100 years ago), when a woman named Anna Jarvis succeeded in making Mother’s Day a recognised holiday in the USA, that custom had declined. But as the American version grew, the traditions merged, albeit on different dates. (In the USA, Mother’s Day occurs in May.) Chocolate and flowers remain popular gifts, but perfume and beauty gifts are increasingly popular, helping to account for the £400m* we spend on Mother’s Day each year. That’s one-third more than what the nation spends on Valentine’s Day. With 70% of us waiting until the week beforehand to buy their gifts, here are esprit’s recommendations for those lastminute customers.

For vintage fans

plus added shea butter and cocoa seed butter for maximum hydration.

Affordable: Fenjal Classic creates the luxurious scent of a spa, so it’s perfect for pampering. Fenjal Classic Creme Bath Oil, £8.07 for 125ml, leaves skin soft and silky. Fenjal Classic Creme Body Wash, £4.27, is the shower version and both can be followed by the hydrating Body Lotion, £5.36.

Mid-price: Ideal for turning any bathroom into a rose garden, Dr Hauschka’s Rose Nurturing Bath Essence, [3] £16, is a creamy bath milk containing rosewater, essential rose oil and extracts of rose petals. With added almond and avocado oils, it leaves skin soft and protected.

Mid-priced: Bringing back memories of the 1970s, Aqua Manda [1] is surely nostalgic heaven. With essential oils of mandarin and ginger, and balanced by lavender, patchouli, cinnamon and aromatic herbs, it costs £27.50 for a 20ml purse spray from Debenhams.

Luxury: Givenchy celebrates 10 years of Very Irresistible with their Very Irresistible Collector’s Edition, [4] featuring 10 pinkred roses on the bottle and 10 special types of rose within it. Priced at £58.50 for 50ml. Super-luxe: Cartier Les Heures de Parfum [5] are three fragrances from Mathilde Laurent, all based around the exotic scent of oud. Rich, deep and profoundly feminine, Oud & Rose is exclusive to Harrods from March, priced at £276 for 75ml.

Luxury: A timeless floral with an opening of neroli and papaya that dissolves into a bouquet of white amaryllis and waterlily, Dolce & Gabbana’s [2] new Dolce EdP comes in a vintage-style flacon with thick glass, flower stopper and black ribbon, priced £45 for 30ml. Exclusive to Harrods from February 5th, then it goes nationwide from March 6th.

For fruit fanciers

Affordable: Boutique’s best-selling Nectarine Blossom & Grapefruit bath and bodycare range features skinnurturing vitamin E and honey, as well as a fragrance of mandarin, neroli, freesia and peach. The Body Care Duo (with Soothing Bath & Shower Gel plus

Affordable: Lanolips Rose Balm Everyday for Very Dry Hands & Nails, £9.95 for 120ml, is a lightweight moisturiser that’s quickly absorbed, while Rose Balm Intense, £8.99 for 50ml, contains the same medical grade lanolin

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Mum’s the word Moisturising Body Lotion) and Hand Care Duo (Cleansing Hand Wash plus Softening Hand & Nail Cream) make perfect gifts at £12 each, while individual products cost £5-£6. Mid-priced: For candle fans, Champneys Spa Indulgence Distant Shores Fragranced Candle [6] contains a cheerful citrus blend of grapefruit, lemon, orange peel, cedarwood, mango and passion fruit; while the Citrus Blush version features a zesty blend of orange peel, lemon oil and cardamom, priced at £12 each. Alternatively, for customers’ looking for a more coffretstyle gift, Champneys’ Citrus Blush Mini Collection, also £12, contains dinky 50ml sizes of shower gel, body lotion and body scrub in an elegant cosmetics purse. Luxury: The new Pear and Pink Magnolia line from Crabtree & Evelyn [7] features a juicy, aromatic, fruity-floral fragrance accented by creamy lemon, passion fruit and violet. The most luxurious product in the range is the fluffy 250g Body Soufflé enriched with shea butter, £22.

For cherry blossom aficionados

Affordable: Sanctuary Spa’s heart shaped gift box [8] contains ten best-

selling body products to indulge a much loved mum: Body Wash, Body Lotion, Body Scrub, Luxury Bath Float, Foaming Bath Soak, Body Butter, Body Moisture Spray, Salt Scrub Sachet, Heel Balm and Hand Cream. The limited edition, decorated with a hand-painted intricate design of swallows and cherry blossom, costs £22 from 1st February - 2nd April, and then returns to its normal price of £45. Mid-priced: Calvin Klein’s Endless Euphoria [9] is the latest edition in the Euphoria line and features a cherry blossom top note against a violet heart. The fresh, fruity-floral is uplifting and feminine and costs £36 for 40ml. Luxury: Inspired by the Japanese symbol of spring, beauty and love, Guerlain’s Cherry Blossom [10] is an uplifting, luminous floral with a rich cherry, lilac and jasmine heart, freshened by discreet green tea and bergamot. Available from Harrods and costs £168.

For beautiful skin

Affordable: SteamCream [11]) all-in-one moistruiser for face, body and hands, has introduced its new Limited Edition Always Tin, which features a lilac design and contains pure lavender essential oil, ideal for balancing, soothing and calming

the skin. Along with the combination of other oils and natural ingredients, the cream uses an oat milk base that also helps to nourish skin as it contains high levels of iron, zinc and vitamin B. SteamCream is priced at £12.95 and is available from April at Selfridges, John Lewis, and Mid-priced: Elemis Pro-Collagen Treats [12] is a nifty skincare duo in a keepsake vanity case. It comprises Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm with precious natural oils and waxes to melt off make-up whilst caring for skin, plus partnering Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment with its skin-brightening, line-minimising, elasticity-boosting, almost weightless formula. Priced at £49, it saves £29.50 off the full cost of both products. Luxury: BeautyLab Black Diamond skincare is so precious that it had a pre-launch waiting list of more than 6,000 customers. The rare diamond content helps energize cells, soothe skin and reduce wrinkles, whilst simultaneously converting UV-light into a subtly flattering blue glow that reduces shadows and discolouration. Hero of the range is the Energising Serum, priced at £90 for 30ml. *Market figures by Mintel

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a look at what’s new in the marketplace Sicilian inspiration Dolce, the new fragrance from Dolce&Gabbana, is an emotional and sensory journey inspired by the Mediterranean island of Sicily. A gentle and feminine mix of white flowers combined with the freshness of neroli leaves is defined by the use of white amaryllis, a south African flower utilised for the first time in a scent. The fragrance opens with a sweetsmelling explosion of neroli leaves and papaya flower, blending with heart notes of white water lily and white daffodil that are counter-balanced with a background of warm, sensual musky accords of cashmeran and sandalwood. Dolce’s elegant packaging is reminiscent of a vintage flacon - thick clear glass with softly curved lines give the bottle a contemporary edge. The flower stopper pays tribute to Sicilian customs, crafted to portray the marzipan sculptures seen in traditional Sicilian confectioners. A thin black grosgrain ribbon presented in a bow, conjures images of white shirts and bow-ties that were a signature of early Dolce&Gabbana catwalk shows, adds the finishing touch. Dolce EdP 30ml, (£45); 50ml, (£62); 75ml (£73); Perfumed Body Lotion 200ml and Moisturizing Perfumed Shower Gel 200ml are now available exclusively from Harrods and nationwide from 6th March 2014.


Bold elegance She’s the incarnation of Balmain’s style… sophisticated with a rocker touch, charismatic, flirtatious and bold…but combined with elegance - now that reflection of fashion, glamour and daring has been captured with the launch of Extatic Eau de Parfum, an olfactory metaphor of the Balmain woman. A floral oriental created by Emilie Coppermann, Extatic bursts forth with a radiant harmony of crystalline rose, nashi pear and osmanthus. Voluptuous aromas of chocolate-scented orchid and iris combined with jasmine create a sexy bewitching heart, ending with a base of amyris and cashmere wood notes wrapped in a touch of Barenia leather. Housed in a bottle that looks both classic and fashionable, a dress code of black and gold, structured with accentuated shoulders - a subtle fusion of refined materials contrasting glass and metal with shiny and brushed surfaces, finished with a chiselled, ribbed cap, evoking both jewellery and drapery. Balmain Extatic Eau de Parfum Natural Spray, 40ml, (£36); 60ml, (£46) and 90ml, (£65) is now available from selected department stores nationwide.

Per-fékt’s perfect skin Per-fekt Beauty has introduced Skin Perfection Conceal, a new multi-purpose all-in-one concealer, colour corrector and foundation. Using licorice root extract, this silky smooth coloured gel perfects and conceals the appearance of skin blemishes, brightens and lightens, reduces discolouration and age spots, whilst providing skin with anti-ageing benefits. Vitamin C provides skin with long-term protection against free-radicals, encourages

hydration and leaves skin feeling treated. Designed for use under the eyes or on the face as a spot treatment, this multi-talented gel reduces irritation, redness, smoothes and disguises imperfections while providing a natural airbrushed finish. Celebrity fans include: Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Kristen Stewart. Available from Selfridges and





Calyx rediscovered First introduced in 1986 as a fresh, modern, energising fragrance, Calyx’s instantly recognisable citrus floral scent has now been reintroduced by Cliniuque, adding to the brands vibrant portfolio of fragrances. It was developed by Perfumer Sophia Grojsman, after being inspired by the intoxicating aroma stemming from the combined fragrance of a grapefruit and orange tree during a trip to the Mediterranean. The seductively fruity grapefruit signature note, weaves through the fragrance maintaining a balance between sweetness and tart. Top notes of grapefruit, mango, passion fruit, mandarin, papaya, guava and green leaf are combined with the floral heart of freesia, muguet, rose, neroli, jasmine, lily and marigold, which blend with a base of oakmoss, orris, sandalwood and vetiver. Launched exclusively in Selfridges and Brown Thomas during January, Calyx 50ml (£46.00), 100ml (£66.00), will be available in Debenhams from 6th-27th February 2014 and online at from 28th February 2014

Avoidable pollution Clarins has extended their range of anti-pollution products by introducing its first cleanser - Extra-Comfort Anti-Pollution Cleansing Cream. Designed to eliminate all traces of pollution, Extra-Comfort Anti-Pollution Cleansing Cream also detoxifies, cleanses and nourishes skin, weakened by the urban environment. Known for its wealth of benefits, moringa seed, is the key active ingredient. Its detoxifying properties not only work on the skins surface, but also the epidermis to ensure skin regains its youthful qualities and radiance. Natural proteins within the extract contain purifying properties that contribute to the elimination of pollution. Exceptional nourishing benefits are provided with the addition of jojoba oil, mango and shea butter, helping reinforce and strengthen the skins barrier and prevent dehydration. Presented in a 200ml flip cap tube, Clarins Extra-Comfort Anti-Pollution Cleansing Cream is now available, priced at £25.00.

Perfect locks Following the successful launch of TOWIE’s Joey Essex ‘D’Reem Hair’ range, the TV personality has been involved in developing a new ladies hair styling range called ‘A-Lister Locks’, exclusively available at Tesco and The four products in the range include: Volumising Powder; Sea Salt Spray; Super Shine Spray; and Extreme Hold Hairspray. Prices start from £2.99.

Calorie-free chocolate tipped nails! Ciaté has introduced a newly formulated collection of Chocolate Scented Nail Polish Removers. The range infuses delicious scents of white, dark, mint and orange chocolate into each delectable formula, adding a distinctive, mouth-watering aroma to each one. These removers not only help to gently remove polish but will also nourish nails and leave them with an irresistible chocolatey fragrance. Presented in an elegant glass bottle, the new and improved Ciaté Chocolate Nail Polish Removers are acetone free, making them gentle on the natural nail plate and also suitable for acrylic nail extensions. The non-drying formula also has added vitamin E and B5 to condition and care for nails. To activate the fragrance, use the Ciaté Chocolate Nail Polish Remover with a cotton pad to easily remove the nail polish, leave for a few seconds and then experience the aroma of the chocolate fragrance. Ciaté Nail Polish Removers are priced at £10.00 for 150ml.





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