Tuesday, 18 May 2010

New Indiba Deep Beauty Treatments available at Urban Retreat

New Indiba Deep Beauty Treatments provide a pain-free solution for skin rejuvenation. The treatments use a regenerative radio frequency to raise the internal temperature of skin which helps to rejuvenate the face and body. Having combined technology with therapeutic efficacy, the treatment harnesses the Proionic effect to mobilise ions and provide energy inside the body, bringing new life to the skin, both in firmness and tone. The use of radio frequency improves the visible signs of cellulite, regenerates cells, reshapes the body and lifts and firms targeted areas. For the face the treatment Improves sagging skin, bags and dark circles, fine lines and deep wrinkles, double chin, scars and delivers overall skin luminosity.

The Return of Bikini Boot Camp at The Grove

The Grove in Hertfordshire (www.thegrove.co.uk), London’s Country Estate, has announced the return of Bikini Boot Camp. Running right through until mid-September, this year’s 3-day programme has taken the successful Bikini Boot Camp to the next level, with new elements including, power yoga and circuit training on the beach to complete pampering in the spa. Summer 2010 sees the launch of a 5-day camp where recruits are able to take part in tennis, boxing, indoor cycling, dancercise as well as the classic Bikini Boot Camp challenges of circuit training on The Grove’s famous urban beach, walks along the canal, power yoga and fitness ball training.

The Estée Lauder Companies to acquire Smashbox Beauty Cosmetics

The Estée Lauder Companies announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Smashbox Beauty Cosmetics, a privately held cosmetics company based in Los Angeles, California. The acquisition is expected to close in July 2010, subject to certain conditions, including regulatory approval. Smashbox’s significant presence in assisted open-sell environments and specialty distribution channels will expand The Estée Lauder Companies’ product offerings and reach new and younger consumers in these high-growth prestige channels.

Lands' End launches new Autumn/Winter collection

For the Autumn/Winter 2010 collection Lands’ End’s has created a modern line called Lands’ End Canvas. The new collection is an expansive line of versatile clothing for men and women that reinterprets Lands’ End’s American style and combines it with modern, lived-in sensibility and fit. The Lands’ End Canvas collection features casual apparel, swimwear, outerwear, shoes and accessories for both women and men that are relevant to a modern lifestyle. Lands’ End designers have redefined the brand’s heritage pieces with new fits and fabrications while also introducing new items in premium fabrics with soft washes.

Exclusive Charity Wine Tasting Weekend with Jancis Robinson

FT wine expert, Jancis Robinson OBE has joined forces with Mike Armitage, founder of the Interesting Wine Club, to auction a Charity Wine-tasting Weekend (July 16 - 18) for six wine lovers at Briancon, Mike’s maison de maitre in the Dordogne. All monies raised will be donated to the newly formed UK charity arm of the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) of which Mike is a Trustee. Selected fine wines and champagnes from Mike’s wine cellar are on offer accompanied by three days of food in the company of Jancis, a leading wine expert and writer. Guests will be met on arrival at either Bergerac airport or Angouleme train station and whisked on to a vintage champagne and wine reception; on Saturday, tutored tastings of German wines accompanied by foie gras and a vineyard visit to taste one of the great Monbazillac’s are followed by a ‘Burgundy dinner’; Sunday will include a ‘Bordeaux lunch’ by the pool.