REPARE AND PROTECT YOUR HAIR DURING THE CHANGING SEASONS WITH PANTENE

As we wave goodbye to summer, Pantene is the answer to your hair’s woes. Pantene Pro-V Micellar Cleanse and Nourish Shampoo is an ideal product to gently cleanse your hair of impurities caused by pollution and the effects of UV damage. Plus, those searching for a “miraculous” conditioner to help repair the look of sun and styling-damaged hair need look no further than NEW Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle, a deep treatment in a daily conditioner that visibly repairs the signs of up to three months of damage in just three minutes!

City life, holidays, music festivals and the sun can leave hair feeling a little worse for wear.  Hair impurities from the air and shower water, combined with scalp oils and styling residue, can strip hair of its natural strength and free-flowing beauty. Metals like copper, calcium, magnesium, iron and aluminium can be absorbed into your hair, making it appear rough and dull: two things you do not want to take with you into autumn!

Pantene Pro-V Micellar Cleanse & Nourish Shampoo deeply cleanses your hair without stripping it, helping to repair the damage that city pollutants leave behind. Using a unique micelle based formula combined with Pro-V antioxidants, Micellar Cleanse & Nourish lifts mineral impurities. Pair with either the Cleanse & Nourish Conditioner for normal hair or the Cleanse & Nourish Foam Conditioner for fine hair, leaving tresses gently cleansed and beautifully conditioned.

If your hair needs a little more TLC, Pantene’s NEW 3 Minute Miracle contains the power of a deep treatment in a daily conditioner. The intense conditioner strengthens hair at the core, repairing up to three months of hair damage in just three minutes! Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle features up to 2x more conditioning ingredients than regular Pantene conditioners, providing outstanding hair smoothness and shine, while helping prevent split ends and frizz. Pair 3 Minute Miracle with our Repair & Protect Shampoo to complete the regimen for luscious, strong locks.

Why not embrace the changing seasons with an on-trend Autumnal hair look that were all over catwalks this fashion week? Pantene ambassador, Ben Cooke, has a step-by-step guide to achieving healthy, bouncy curls from wash to wear.

  • Wash your hair with Pantene Pro-V Micellar Cleanse & Nourish Shampoo, giving it the nourishment it needs without weighing it down.
  • Next, use Pantene Pro-V Micellar Cleanse & Nourish Conditioner or Foam Conditioner to give it lightweight nourishment. If your hair needs more TLC, use Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Repair & Protect and rinse after 3 minutes. This intense daily conditioner will help repair the look of damage caused by heat and styling, leaving your hair free flowing and looking full of life.
  • After prepping your hair, you are ready to create bouncy curls that last. Twist your hair into sections and clip them up. This will help you curl each piece of hair without any tangles, plus it helps to encourage the curl to stay in place. Unroll each section individually and curl it around a large barrel tong.
  • Remove the tong, gently roll the curl around your fingers and pin it back in place. This will help set the curl perfectly. Repeat this for each section until all your hair is pinned.
  • Let all the curls cool down for approximately 15 minutes. Gently remove the clips and let the curl fall into place, gently combing through with a wide-tooth comb to loosen and add texture. Finish off with a light spray of Pantene Pro-V Volume and Body Hairspray to set in place and create beautiful, bouncy curls that will last all night!

Ben Cooke’s Recommended Products

  • Pantene Pro-V Micellar Cleanse & Nourish Shampoo, £2.99*
  • Pantene Pro-V Micellar Cleanse & Nourish Conditioner, £2.99*
  • Pantene Pro-V Micellar Cleanse & Nourish Foam Conditioner, £2.99*
  • Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Shampoo, £2.99*
  • Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Repair & Protect, £2.99*
  • Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Hairspray, £3.69*

 All available at Boots

Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle also comes in Smooth & Sleek, Volume & Body and Colour Protect. £2.99 (RRP)

esmara by Heidi Klum #LETSWOW – Lidl and Heidi Klum celebrate world premiere

Lidl announces “Heidi & The City” as the theme of the first collection by Heidi Klum for Lidl. The debut range will be premiered on 7th September 2017 during New York Fashion Week at an international fashion event. The collection will be launched in Lidl stores on 18th September 2017.

#LETSWOW Launch Event, New York
On 7th September in New York City, Heidi Klum and Lidl will unveil the highly anticipated #LETSWOW fashion campaign, which was announced at the beginning of August as the brand’s first ever fashion collaboration. The collection will be presented to international press for the first time during New York Fashion week in September.

Ryan McDonnell, Commercial Director, Lidl UK said: “Working alongside Heidi Klum, a highly successful and creative designer, we are bringing affordable fashion to the forefront. The #LETSWOW concept is all about surprising our customers with a trend-led fashion collection at highly competitive prices.”

Globally recognised for its vibrant fashion scene, New York is more than just a backdrop to the launch event because Heidi has drawn inspiration from her favourite city for this first collection “Heidi & The City”.

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The results are impressive. As energetic as New York and as versatile as Heidi Klum herself, the collection offers stylish wardrobe staples with statement prints and modern detailing, realised in: a leopard print blazer, delicate tops, bomber jackets, super-skinny jeans, romantic lace, rock-style leather, vibrant blue and warm cognac. Quality is at the core of the 18-piece collection, with soft suedes and on-trend leather featuring throughout, available at an affordable price point, ranging from £6.99 to £49.99.

“I wanted to create fashion with a wow effect that is easy to combine and makes every woman look fantastic – and all at an unbeatable price,” said Heidi Klum.

Sales launch: 18th September 2017
The collection launches in 670 Lidl UK stores on 18th September. In addition to clothing (in sizes 36 to 44), the range also includes must-have accessories and shoes (in sizes 38 to 41*). Internationally, the collection will be available in a total of 28 countries in over 10,000 Lidl stores to create the perfect day-to-evening looks.

Follow the countdown to the big reveal in September here: https://www.letswow.com/
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ELITE PROTOTYPE LAUNCHES NEW FIVE-STAR LUXURY DRIVING EXPERIENCE ON THE CÔTE D’AZUR

Elite Prototype is an exclusive new Le Mans Prototype luxury driving experience located a short hop from the hallowed streets of Monaco that promises to combine high-octane on-track action with five-star accommodation and the finest dining the Côte d’Azur can muster.

Available from May and boasting exclusive use of the Circuit du Var – a former Formula 1® test track just 40-kilometres from Saint-Tropez – this two-day experience will ally an eight-strong suite of class-leading supercars with expert tuition from a team of highly-skilled and experienced coaches.

Unlike any other driving experience, guests will be given exclusive access to the Ginetta G57-P2 Le Mans Prototype, which comes in at just 900kg and sports a 6.3-litre V8 engine that is sure to give those behind the wheel a rare and truly adrenaline-charged insight into life at the top of motorsport, as will the open cockpit Wolf GB08 CN Prototype race car.

These highly aerodynamic performance vehicles are sure to push any amateur to their limit, as will the Praga R4S, which is an exciting GT3 and Prototype crossover. Couple that with the supercharged V6 Lotus Exige 350, an iconic name within saloon car racing, and guests are guaranteed to fulfil their insatiable need for speed.

As if that were not enough, each evening guests will retire just 30 minutes down the road to their idyllic vineyard base at Château de Berne. Once there, they will be greeted by their choice of Michelin-starred restaurant, soothing spa treatment or access to a range of outdoor activities in over 500 hectares of unspoilt wilderness on the French Riviera.

Packages are available for £12,000 (per couple, with one guest driving) and run from May to October, the first of which could even coincide with a trip to the Monaco Grand Prix – one of motorsport’s triple crown – when it gets underway from May 29-31, following the on-track excitement in the Principality.

Nick Holden, Founder of Elite Prototype, said: “This is unlike any other luxury driving experience on the market today. Not only are we offering guests a high-end cultural excursion in which they will wine and dine in ultimate French refinement, but we are also giving them access to a unique fleet of high performance cars that will guarantee the ultimate race experience they really crave.

“Safety will also be of paramount importance during each two-day event, with briefings carried out before guests are allowed behind the wheel and one coach to every three guests on-hand throughout to ensure maximum performance with minimum risk. All of which, we believe, adds up to the definitive driving experience for those looking to get away from it all and cut loose out on-track.”

Elite Prototype packages can be bought as gifts, while private flights into Saint-Tropez or Cannes can also be added, as can helicopter hotel transfers for those looking to travel from the airport in style. Partners and friends can also attend for the single price.

Those on-site at the Circuit du Var will be treated to a sit-down lunch catered by local suppliers and air-conditioned areas will be available for those looking to relax in-between sessions.

For more information on Elite Prototype and the packages available, please visit: http://eliteprototype.com

Photography: Jakob Ebrey Photography for the Ginetta images

DKNY DEBUTS EMILY RATAJKOWSKI FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2017 CAMPAIGN

Today, DKNY launches the Spring/Summer 2017 intimates, hosiery and sleepwear campaign, titled #GoodMorningDKNY. Featuring actress and model Emily Ratajkowski, the campaign and film were shot by fashion photographer Sebastian Faena on location in DKNY’s native New York.

To complement the launch of the campaign, DKNY introduces a fashion film, set in a quintessential Manhattanapartment. In the film, Emily wakes, exiting her apartment to walk her dog, wearing nothing more than her DKNY bra and briefs. And- because anything can happen in New York– she steps onto the streets, greeting stunned neighbors, onlookers and viewers with, “Good Morning, New York.” The fashion film and campaign imagery, styled by Clare Richardson, will live online at DKNY.com and in iconic New York locations including The High Line, Times Square and in New York Subway stations. There will also be a comprehensive digital media plan across several fashion and lifestyle websites to support the launch.

“I have never been one to shy away from expressing my individuality – DKNY has always been about supporting strong, self-assured women and that is a message very important to me,” says Ratajkowski, “I’ve always been a fan of the brand and this intimates campaign and film are a natural fit.”

In the film, Emily embodies the attitude of a New Yorker – confident and not afraid to make a statement, her authentic charm feels inherent to DKNY’s DNA. Emily wears the black unlined demi bra and matching cheeky boyshort from the new classic lace collection. Additional styles worn throughout the campaign include Emily’s favorite sheer lace bralette and cheeky garter. The litewear collection appears as Emily lounges in bed wearing the ultra-smooth wirefree bralette and low rise bikini and with the mesh litewear bodysuit paired with the new fishnet thigh high in nude.

The DKNY intimates, hosiery and sleepwear spring collections, priced at $12-$62, are available at DKNY, Nordstrom, Lord + Taylor and Macy’s, both in stores and online, as well as select international retailers.

Our Top Christmas Gifts

Now that we’ve overdosed on sugar for Halloween, and frozen our toes off on bonfire night, we can focus all our energy and excitement on Christmas! And what better way to kick off the season than with a sneaky peek at what Liverpool’s Metquarter has to offer?

I’m going to put it out there right now, I’m a complete and utter jewellery addict, and you will inevitably find me lurking under the spotlights in the likes of Mococo, Olivia Divine and Links of London, making endless Christmas lists for my friends and family (to buy for me, not the other way round!).

At the top of my wish list is Links of London’s pretty little sterling silver snowflake charm. Beautiful set on a delicate chain necklace, or added to a collection on a charm bracelet, at £45 it’s not eye wateringly expensive and would make the perfect gift for your bestie. If asking for this yourself and you have varying degrees of expectations, there is also the silver and diamond pave charm for £195, or the 18K yellow gold charm for £395.

#INSPO’s favourite ChloBo has just launched her Love Revolution collection. Perfectly timed for Christmas, I’m in love with the vast use of smokey quartz and white agate for some wintry wonder. The collection is still ideal for the boho lovers out there – I can’t wait to get stacking the beaded charm bracelets – but there’s been a serious injection of glamour into this 70s-inspired collection, with the Revolution necklace (available in gold or silver) as the hero piece.

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Paperchase never fails to deliver at Christmas, and as ever, they have the most fabulous collection of kitsch, vintage-inspired and quirky decorations. I love the nordic-inspired designs, and have my sights set on these wooden snowflake tree decorations (there seems to be a theme this year) along with these copper cookie-cutter fairy lights. If you want something a bit less traditional, check out the surprisingly vast array of flamingo designs (who knew the bird of the summer would still be going so strong at Christmas?) and pair with fluoro baubles and multicoloured owl lights. As ever, I’ll be spending most of my christmas budget on wrapping, wrapping accessories (bits of string with silver jingle bells and a London bus peg, anyone?) and cards. I always ease my spending guilt by opting for sets of the charity cards.

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LK Bennet, Armani Exchange and Hugo Boss will all be here for your Christmas clothing needs, taking you through from Christmas Eve glam, to Christmas day comfort and New Year’s Eve party attire. I’m already dropping hints to the boyfriend about about L K Bennett’s Starla Mini Star Suede Court shoes. Who doesn’t love a star motif at this time of year? The studded design adds a subtle rock chick edge to a classic design, which will amp up my look on NYE. And I’ll be treating myself to the Holly Glitter Flats for the walk home. I may be in agony but I’m still going to look fabulous!

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Don’t fret boys, Metquarter has an abundance of choice for you too. I’m not going to lie, I came over all a flutter at the sight of the Gieves & Hawkes look book at the press day. I do love a man in a well fitting suit. With the likes of All Saints, Jack Wills, Hugo Boss and Armani Exchange on offer, there’s a style to suit every man. And don’t be afraid to embellish over the Christmas season. I’m loving the selection of ties, pocket squares, bow ties and cravats (oh my, this is why my boyfriend refuses to let me style him!) available at T.M.Lewin, the perfect finishing touches to any self respecting party look.

MAC and Illamasqua are my one-stop shop for stocking fillers. Who can resist the pick and mix choice of eye shadows and lipsticks? Suss out your recipient’s favourite shades, or lead them out of their comfort zone with an exciting new pop of colour. I can spend hours testing out MAC’s Mineralise Eye Shadows and Pigment powders for intensely rich colours (*cough* teal *cough cough*). For myself, I always request a fresh new mascara. This year I’m going to give the Maybelline a rest and try out Illamasqua’s mascara in Raven.

Let’s not forget one of the most important aspects of Christmas… Food! I’ve always loved Harvey Nichol’s food hall, with their iconic grey and vintage-inspired photographic printed packaging. When I worked for the company in my twenties, the almond biscotti was a staple gift for everyone in my family – whether they liked it or not. Looking back, I should have shown a bit more creativity and mixed thing up with the christmas spiced biscuits or some turkish delight, but hey, we live and learn. My sisters, cousin and I chip in together every year to get my grandparents a fancy food hamper from old British favourites – Fortnum and Mason has featured heavily in the past. This year the Harvey Nichols Party Starter Hamper is looking like the winner (no, they won’t be hosting Christmas, they just like a drink. Or 10…). If a pre-prepared hamper doesn’t have quite the personal touch you’re after, then why not hand pick a selection of your favourite products and make your own?

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to beat you lot to the shops while everywhere is still fully stocked!

Kerryn Grady

ST GEORGE’S HALL UNVEILS MINTON TILE FLOOR

The famous Minton Tile Floor of St George’s Hall (Liverpool) has been unveiled today. Amongst the world’s finest examples of an encaustic tiled floor, the handcrafted mosaic of more than 30,000 tiles were concealed in the 1860s to allow dancing and events at the prestigious venue.  The intricate and exquisite patterned tiled flooring depict the Liver Birds, the Roman god Neptune, sea nymphs, dolphins and tridents in what was the largest Minton pavement in the world when reconstructed.

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The Hall will be open daily to the public from 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) where visitors will be able to view Liverpool’s hidden gem and gaze again at the site of the Great Hall in all its original grandeur. There will also be Walk the Floor Tours available each day at 10am-11am and 4pm-5pm and A Night on the Tiles; each evening from 6pm-9pm where guests will be able to enjoy the rare privilege of being able to “walk” on the world heritage site floor.

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JOHN LEWIS TO INVEST £4.5MILLION IN FASHION & BEAUTY AT LIVERPOOL DEPARTMENT STORE

John Lewis has announced that it is investing £4.5million into developing the fashion and beauty offering at its Liverpool department store. The refurbishment, which will be completed in November, will see fashion and beauty span across the entire first floor of the shop in Liverpool One, totalling 45,000 sq. ft. The substantial new area will make space to welcome a range of exciting new designers and collections to the shop, as well as creating the perfect shopping environment for customers.

One highly anticipated new addition to the shop’s beauty range and a first for John Lewis is revolutionary makeup brand, Charlotte Tilbury. John Lewis Liverpool will also be the first retailer in the city to stock the leading make-up artist’s exciting collection of award-winning make-up and cosmetics. Tilbury is revolutionising the beauty industry with her must-have colour-curated range for the modern woman – easy to choose, easy to use and easy to gift.

The refurbishment of these departments will also include a refresh for shoes, premium handbags and accessories and sees brands Coach and Longchamp being introduced. The in-store food experience will also be expanded by the introduction of Joe & The Juice. The concession focuses on health and lifestyle food, serving freshly squeezed juice, coffee and sandwiches and is set to open on Friday the 13th of November.

In addition, in November, John Lewis Liverpool will also be the second department store to roll out a new branded lifestyle concept for womenswear – FOUND at John Lewis. The concept will present a boutique shopping environment that brings together a collection of new and niche contemporary brands to womenswear. FOUND at John Lewis will introduce a curated edit of existing and new brands across womenswear, accessories, beauty, homeware and technology which will provide a fresh and clear interpretation of the latest trends and lifestyle directions. It will be a concise and authoritative John Lewis point of view for fashion and the unique concept will encourage customers to really embrace their sense of discovery.

 FOUND at John Lewis - exclusive collection available Nov - Minimum blouse, £50, Urbancode faux fur coat, £219 & BZR by Bruuns Bazaar £99

Twenty seven new brands will be introduced as part of FOUND at John Lewis, including BZR by Bruuns Bazaar, Des Petits Hauts and Samsøe & Samsøe. These will sit alongside accessories from brands such as Nike, Asics Onitsuka Tiger and Jessie Harris jewellery. Iconic, designer gifts for the home from Tom Dixon, Normann Copenhagen, Poole Pottery as well as stationery from The School of Life will all be curated alongside innovative technology brands such as MightyPurse, the latest headphones from Frends, speakers from Braven and phone cases from Skinny Dip London and Sonix.

Chris Earnshaw, head of branch at John Lewis Liverpool, said: “The considerable investment here in Liverpool recognises John Lewis’s commitment to shoppers in the city. Our aim is to offer our customers an unrivalled selection of fashion and beauty brands coupled with the unparalleled expertise of our Partners across these two key departments and also throughout the store. On completion in November, we’re confident John Lewis Liverpool will be the destination for the latest fashion and beauty in the city.

“John Lewis Liverpool will remain open while these refurbishments take place, providing minimal disruption to shoppers. As always, our expert Partners will be on hand to help with any queries customers may have.” 

PANDORA Liverpool store launch re-opening

 PANDORA Liverpool celebrates their official store launch re-opening on Saturday 11th July from 9am – 7pm. 

Spend over £75 and win a beautiful piece of PANDORA jewellery from our life-size jewellery tower. 

To mark the official store launch, PANDORA Liverpool will be transformed using the beautiful satin pink ribbon synonymous with the jewellery brand renowned for its charm bracelets and stacking rings.

All customers who make a purchase over £75 on the day will be able to select a draw from a life-size jewellery tower to win a beautiful PANDORA jewellery gift. Customers will also have the chance to enter into a prize draw to win a bracelet worth £99 RRP by sharing their unforgettable moment.

 

Make your moments unforgettable with PANDORA. 

PANDORA Liverpool, 63 South John Street, City Centre, Liverpool L1 8BU 

01517 076466