Rachel Bilson Nylon
As a long-time fan of Rachel Bilson‘s style (I’ve been told I remind people of her for roughly 7 years?! COMPLIMENT), I couldn’t be more happy to see her at the front of new hit TV show “Hart of Dixie“. This also means more fashion snaps, of course, and my favourite thus far is Nylon‘s cover for November 2011 (shot by Marvin Scott Jarrett)!

Beauty-wise, we have Davy Newkirk on hair, Amy Nadine on make-up (adore her work), and Stephanie Harmon on manicure. When it comes to the fashion choices, the stylist duo of Michelle Reneau and Beth Hoppe a top and skirt from Marc Jacobs and DKNY jacket. Beautiful.

Artistic Colour Gloss
I have no time for traditional nail polish. In a hands-on career, a simple 30-minute application turns into daily touch ups, and the minute a nail is snagged on a zipper or pin it is all over.

Thankfully, I have just been introduced to the nail treatment favoured by the likes of J-Lo, Victoria Beckham, Beyonce, and Cameron Diaz – Tom Bachik’s Artistic Colour Gloss – an everlasting soak-off gel polish.

I went to Harrods‘ nail loft in Urban Retreat once I heard about the chip-free manicure that lasts 3 weeks. With 22 new shades just released for Fall/Winter 2011, I chose Artistic Colour Gloss’ white polish, shimmer coat and glitter tip from a total of their 66 colours (though hugely tempted by their new neon orange shade!)

Thanks to a lamp that cures the nail dry in 30 seconds, I was completely finished in 30 minutes total with not a smudge to be had. 3 weeks of flawless nail art for 30 minutes? Win. I think I’m addicted. View Post

Lela London as Clara Bow
Charlotte Cave is a London legend. Now 20 years in the industry, she has styled the hair and makeup of everyone from Coldplay to Ellie Goulding (hair lust) and has recently opened up her first salon in Clapham Old Town.

The intimate salon is salmon-coloured with spotlight accents, and a bares no resemblance to the impersonal ‘hair factories’ that London seems to home at every corner. Everything you get here is purely personal with no detail spared. In partnership with Sisley cosmetics, your visit begins with a rave-reviewed face mask and is followed by a mini manicure with a slew of Chanel and OPI nail polishes to choose from. Then comes the make-up. Charlotte knows every tip and trick in the book and her talent is just extraordinary. Don’t miss out.

Yesterday, partnered with her sweet-as-pie stylist Sven, I was curled, teased and coiffed into a modern day Clara Bow for the Playboy party I was attending in the evening. They completely transformed my long, unordered mane with not a snip in sight. I truly believe nothing is impossible at the hands of Charlotte Cave and her terrific team. Check out the website to experience your own piece of beauty heaven.