StyleNest http://www.stylenest.co.uk The Fashion & Lifestyle Destination for the Modern Woman Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:04:12 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Shiseido launches new AW14 make uphttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/the-beauty-spot/shiseido-launches-new-aw14-make-up/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/the-beauty-spot/shiseido-launches-new-aw14-make-up/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:46:30 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=87981 Shiseido have launched a beautiful new colour collection for the AW14 season, as well as two exciting new products. Their best selling lip collection, the iconic Lacquer Rouge lip glosses, has been updated for this season with five luscious new colours, ranging from soft, dusky pinks to earthy purples, which saturate lips with rich, high […]

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Sheer and Perfect Foundation_smk_pr_sapc_1 (1)Shiseido have launched a beautiful new colour collection for the AW14 season, as well as two exciting new products.

Their best selling lip collection, the iconic Lacquer Rouge lip glosses, has been updated for this season with five luscious new colours, ranging from soft, dusky pinks to earthy purples, which saturate lips with rich, high shine colour and leave them feeling moisturised and comfortable, even in winter. Their Luminizing Satin Eye Colour Trios have also been updated, combining rich autumnal shades such as greens and purples, with soft pinks and blues, to give you striking colours when worn alone, or endless colour combinations when blended together.

Taking away the need for a liquid and finishing powder, they have also launched a new compact foundation, a favourite of ours here at StyleNest, the Sheer and Perfect Compact. Using Shiseido´s Advanced Optical Illusion Technology to hide flaws with an ultra light coverage, it has been specially developed by Shiseido to cancel out ´colour noise´, meaning it hides any redness and skin discolorations, giving a beautifully even, radiant complexion. The powder is incredibly quick and easy to blend, thanks to it´s light pressure release technique, which disperses the powder particles quickly and smoothly onto skin upon application, and gives a flawless finish that lasts all day.

Their award winning Future Solution LX skin care regime has also been given a very exciting and innovative new update, with the addition of the new Shiseido Future Solution LX Total Radiance Foundation. Bringing together Shiseido´s advanced skin care technology with the perfect colour and coverage of their foundations, this new addition to Future Solution FX range will give you a beautiful complexion by eliminating a variety of skin concerns, at the same time as providing flawless, lightweight coverage. Dullness, dark spots, uneven skin tone, and even sagging and wrinkles, will all be reduced, and skin will be glowing from the inside and out with a beautiful, radiant finish.

All products are available now nationwide and from shiseido.com

Click here to read about the new shu uemura collection with Karl Lagerfeld

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Friday 21 Novemberhttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/fashion/new-in-this-week/friday-21-november/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/fashion/new-in-this-week/friday-21-november/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:14:57 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=88896 We’ve rounded up the best New in this week pieces…

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We’ve rounded up the best New in this week pieces…

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Maternity Wear AW14http://www.stylenest.co.uk/fashion/best-of-fashion/maternity-wear-aw14/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/fashion/best-of-fashion/maternity-wear-aw14/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:14:11 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=87754 Inspired by glamorous mothers-to-be Blake Lively, Kate Middleton, and Zoe Saldana, StyleNest have rounded up a collection of this season´s most stylish maternity clothes to take you through your own pregnancy with sartorial elegance. Click here to read about Henry Holland x Mr Men

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Inspired by glamorous mothers-to-be Blake Lively, Kate Middleton, and Zoe Saldana, StyleNest have rounded up a collection of this season´s most stylish maternity clothes to take you through your own pregnancy with sartorial elegance.

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Coffee and Sour Cherry Triflehttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/pudding-and-dessert-recipes/coffee-and-sour-cherry-trifle/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/pudding-and-dessert-recipes/coffee-and-sour-cherry-trifle/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:30:40 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=88727 Serving a trifle at a supper party is guaranteed to bring a gasp of delight from your guests. Choose a glass serving bowl for maximum effect and serve in little bowls, allowing room for second helpings. Serves: 8 Preparation time: 4 hours Cooking time: 30 minutes What You’ll Need: 100 g sour morello cherries 50 […]

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TrifleServing a trifle at a supper party is guaranteed to bring a gasp of delight from your guests. Choose a glass serving bowl for maximum effect and serve in little bowls, allowing room for second helpings.

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 4 hours

Cooking time: 30 minutes

What You’ll Need:

  • 100 g sour morello cherries
  • 50 ml dark rum
  • 30 g dark chocolate, shaved or chopped into shards
  • 40 g whole almonds (skin on)
  • 175 g trifle sponge
  • 5 leaves of gelatine
  • 125 g demerara sugar
  • 600 ml strong coffee (or 6 tbsp of instant coffee dissolved in 600ml of hot water)
  • 300 ml real vanilla custard
  • 200 ml double cream

Useful Equipment

  • mixing bowls
  • vegetable peeler
  • sharp knife and chopping board
  • baking tray
  • glass serving bowl
  • small saucepan

What To Do:

  • Soak the cherries in the rum in a small bowl, for a few hours or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 140°C/275°F/gas mark 1. Spread the almonds on a baking tray and roast for 20 minutes. Cool, then chop.
  • Cut the sponge into small cubes and scatter into a glass serving bowl.
  • Soak the gelatine in a small bowl in cold water for about five minutes.
  • Heat a small saucepan and dissolve the sugar in the coffee, then remove from the heat.
  • Squeeze the excess water from the gelatine and whisk the softened leaves into the hot coffee to dissolve.
  • Scatter the sponge with the rum-soaked cherries and pour over the coffee. Allow to set in the fridge.
  • Cover with the cold custard.
  • Softly whip the cream, then paddle the cream over the custard and scatter with the chocolate and almonds.

Good Food For Your Table, published by Salt Yard and priced at £25 and available here: online.melroseandmorgan.com

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BabyBjörn Baby Carrier We and Dots Collectionhttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/kids/treasure-chest/babybjorn-baby-carrier-we-and-dots-collection/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/kids/treasure-chest/babybjorn-baby-carrier-we-and-dots-collection/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:21:25 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=87766 The Baby Carrier We is the latest in a long line of brilliant BabyBjörn parenting products. A company that has been established for over fifty years, the family-owned Swedish brand are known for putting the needs of parents first. Famous for their baby carriers, BabyBjörn were the main pioneers of baby-wearing way back in the […]

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Baby Carrier We - Dots, CottonThe Baby Carrier We is the latest in a long line of brilliant BabyBjörn parenting products. A company that has been established for over fifty years, the family-owned Swedish brand are known for putting the needs of parents first. Famous for their baby carriers, BabyBjörn were the main pioneers of baby-wearing way back in the 60s. With the Baby Carrier We, a new generation is born, charting the brand’s evolution and latest design innovations.

Suitable from birth up to three years old, the We allows parents to carry baby on their front during the first stages of infancy. Once little ones reach the first year milestone, they can be carried on the back, a simple adaption made with one swift movement. Jakob Wikner, Head of Product Development at BabyBjörn, says, “All our baby carriers have been designed to create closeness between newborns and their parents, and that is something we will never compromise on.”

The Baby Carrier We was made following hundreds of interviews with test families in several countries, identifying the specific needs of modern families. A stunning design, the We is an ergonomic baby carrier with extra comfy adjustable padded shoulder straps and waist belt. Complete with three front and back carrying positions, it provides support for the child’s head, back and hips.

Joining the Baby Carrier We in BabyBjörn’s latest line of launches is their Dots collection, a limited edition range designed by the brand’s Assistant Director Karin Hoxter. A chic theme introduced exclusively for BabyBjörn best sellers, the Dots pattern makes its debut on the Baby Carrier We, Baby Carrier One and Bouncer Balance Soft. The Dots design brings BabyBjörn bang up to date, creating a much coveted buy for all little cutie pies.

The Baby Carrier We RRP: £84.99. Available in stores from October 2014.

www.babybjorn.com

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Paramounthttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/restaurants/paramount/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/restaurants/paramount/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:26:04 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=88854 Paramount restaurant, the stylishly chic restaurant and bar with sweeping and spectacular 360-degree views across central London, recently launched their innovative / inventive Foraged Menu. Inspired by fresh, seasonal British fare, each dish is carefully crafted by head chef Krysztof Zachweija, renowned for his modern European dishes and reinventing British and French classics. Priced at […]

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ParamountParamount restaurant, the stylishly chic restaurant and bar with sweeping and spectacular 360-degree views across central London, recently launched their innovative / inventive Foraged Menu. Inspired by fresh, seasonal British fare, each dish is carefully crafted by head chef Krysztof Zachweija, renowned for his modern European dishes and reinventing British and French classics. Priced at £70, the menu offers 4 courses set in beautiful surroundings with unparalleled views and is available until the 24th November.

StyleNest recently went to put the newly launched Foraged menu to the test. Stepping out of the elevator on the 31st floor of Centre Point at Tottenham Court Road, we immediately soaked up the chic interiors and buzzy atmosphere whilst an attentive waiter took our coats and showed us to the bar.

A Thursday evening and the place is buzzing with businessmen, young couples and groups of friends enjoying post work cocktails. If you want to impress a first date, here’s where to take them.

Whilst we waited for our table by the window, we perused the extensive cocktail menu and decided on a Rosebud Fizz – a sweet, fizzy and frothy concoction made from Rosebud infused Bols Genever, Yoghurt liqueur, fresh lemon juice, rose syrup, egg white and topped with soda. Blown away by the exhilarating views we looked straight down Oxford street, watching hurried people shopping and Christmas lights glittering as the evening darkened.

We were soon shown to our table, perfectly situated by the window with breathtaking views overlooking the city, grade listed buildings lit up and nestled between towering sky scrapers and roads beginning to glitter and crawl with lights.

Our attentive waiter talked us through the Foraged menu and recommended the pinot noir. We were soon presented with our first course, the Pressed Hare & Pheasant Terrine with Marinated Pheasant Egg, Hawthorn Berry & Rosehip Jelly, Ground Ivy and Wild Borage Flower (picked by the chef himself).

The terrine was rough, chunky and substantial, the way a terrine should be.

Next came our fish course; Seared Hand Dived Scallop with Dublin Bay Prawn, Hay Baked Mackerel, Razor Clam, Wild Sea Beets, Gutweed and Sandworth. Beautifully presented, the dish was an array of flavours topped with seaweed, a sort of hay and froth. The scallop and razor clam were both divine, although the prawn was hard work and we suggest not attempting to eat the hay as it turns out it is purely decorative.

Finally we were presented with our main course, Seared Yorkshire Venison, Venison Ragoût, Pied de Bleu & Pied de Mouton Mushrooms, Crispy Moss, Douglas Fir Pine Oil & Birch Jus. This course was by far our favourite and the venison was undoubtedly one of the finest venisons I’ve ever had – if not the best – with beautifully pink, tender and juicy meat and accompanied by a separate pan of rich ragout, almost a meal in itself.

To top it all off we were presented with a dessert of Forest Blackberry Beignet, Crabapple Compote, and Pine Ice Cream. The beignet were like miniature doughnut balls spaced out between small scoops of refreshing and creamy pine ice cream and tangy blackberries.

Each meal was perfectly timed so as to leave enough space between each course and two hours flew by leaving us feeling comfortably full and satisfied, and eager to come back.

With four delicious and adventurous courses with 360 unparalleled views of London at £70, this tasting experience is worth the price and we hope this Foraged menu comes back again soon.

www.paramount.uk.net

Click here to see StyleNest’s review of Kettner’s

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Anti-Aging Heroeshttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/best-of-beauty/anti-aging-heroes/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/best-of-beauty/anti-aging-heroes/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:16:24 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=88052 StyleNest rounds up the best anti-aging heroes, covering mature skin and hair beauty must-haves. From replenishing hair masques to overnight serum, moisturiser and eye creams, we’ve got it sorted. Look no further than our edit of anti-ageing heroes.

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StyleNest rounds up the best anti-aging heroes, covering mature skin and hair beauty must-haves.

From replenishing hair masques to overnight serum, moisturiser and eye creams, we’ve got it sorted. Look no further than our edit of anti-ageing heroes.

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Liver and Bacon Pie with Suet Pastryhttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/family-friendly-recipes/bacon-and-liver-pie-with-suet-pastry/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/family-friendly-recipes/bacon-and-liver-pie-with-suet-pastry/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:11:07 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=88722 The ultimate winter warmer, serve with a mound of silky smooth mash potatoes and a pile of savoy cabbage and leek. Serves: 4 Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 35 minutes What You’ll Need: For the filling: 400g lamb’s liver 1 x 184g pack of spoiltpig smoked streaky bacon 2 tablespoons plain flour 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 […]

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Bacon and Liver Pie The ultimate winter warmer, serve with a mound of silky smooth mash potatoes and a pile of savoy cabbage and leek.

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

What You’ll Need:

For the filling:

  • 400g lamb’s liver
  • 1 x 184g pack of spoiltpig smoked streaky bacon
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 150g button chestnut mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 300ml lamb or vegetable stock, hot

For the suet pastry:

  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 70g shredded suet
  • 1 beaten egg or milk, to glaze
  • Black pepper

What To Do:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan oven 160°C, gas 4. You will also need a 1 litre pie dish.
  • Cut the liver into strips about 1cm thick. Cut the bacon into strips the same size as the liver.
  • Toss the liver in the flour until lightly coated.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy, deep frying pan, then quickly stir-fry the liver and bacon until lightly browned. Remove from the pan to a plate and set aside.
  • Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook until lightly coloured. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, for a couple of minutes, then add the thyme and stock. Bring to the boil, stirring. Return the liver and bacon to the pan and stir together.
  • Spoon the mixture into the pie dish and leave to cool while making the pastry.
  • For the pastry; Combine the flour and suet and a little seasoning in a mixing bowl. Stir in enough cold water, about 5 tbsp, to make a soft but not sticky dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and gently roll out to an oval slightly larger than the pie dish.
  • Dampen the rim of the dish, then gently lift the pastry over the filling and press the pastry to the rim to seal.
  • Trim off any excess pastry with a sharp knife, make a steam hole in the middle and press the back of a fork onto the pastry rim to decorate.
  • Brush with the beaten egg or milk and sprinkle with black pepper.
  • Bake for 30–35 minutes until golden brown, then serve hot.

www.denhay.co.uk

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Drink it uphttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/the-beauty-bird/drink-it-up/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/the-beauty-bird/drink-it-up/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:24:36 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=88758 I’ve decided, after counting nine products during my bedtime skincare routine the other night, that there is no room on my face for any more. For the time being, anyway. Thankfully, I’ve found another way of squeezing in skin firming ingredients, via a different route. It’s all about drinking, something I’ve shown myself to be […]

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I’ve decided, after counting nine products during my bedtime skincare routine the other night, that there is no room on my face for any more. For the time being, anyway. Thankfully, I’ve found another way of squeezing in skin firming ingredients, via a different route. It’s all about drinking, something I’ve shown myself to be rather good at in the past.

Sadly, however, I’m not talking cocktails. These are collagen drinks, the latest approach to ‘beauty from the inside out’. I’ve been giving some a try over the last couple of weeks and here are my top five.

First up is Gold Collagen Forte (£39.99). The box holds ten mini ‘shot’ bottles that contain hydrolysed collagen and a blend of borage oil and vitamins – perfect for the run up to a big night out or event. The packaging is gorgeously exotic looking, and although the shots aren’t delicious, they have a sharp, fruity taste that is certainly palatable.

Gold

 

Also in a ‘shot’ style bottle is Thalgo Booster Collagene Youth & Glow Elixir (£29.50). Again, you get ten mini bottles and the idea is that you do a three-month course periodically as a skin booster. The bottles contain marine collagen, vitamin C, anti-oxidant nutrients, vitamin E, selenium and hyaluronic acid – and taste a lot better than tequila.

 

Thalgo

Wassen Collagen (£19.99) is a purse-friendly option if you’re just dipping your toe into collagen drinks (so to speak). Instead of ready-made shots, these are sachets that look a bit like café-style sugar tubes. You pour the contents into a glass and make a not-too-unpleasant orange flavour drink with water. A great choice for when you’re travelling.

Wassen

 

Collagen Re-Nu Liquid Shot from SkinPep (£38.99) is blackberry flavoured, contains stevia instead of sugar and comes as granules in a big resealable bag, which you mix up into a drink. What I like about this one is that it is aimed at hair, nails and joints as well as skin, contains flax seeds and is vegan-friendly.

Skinpep

 

Finally, The Phytocollagen Molecule from Fountain (£39.99). I love the way you can either take this directly (two teaspoons) or add (it’s apple flavoured) to other things like smoothies. As well as 5000mg of hydrolysed collagen in each serving, it contains marine wild phytoplankton, which notches up over 65 nutritional properties. And it looks gorgeously fancy on your kitchen shelf.

 

Fountain

 

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Richard Ward Top 5 tips for healthy hairhttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/hair/richard-ward-top-5-tips-for-healthy-hair/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/hair/richard-ward-top-5-tips-for-healthy-hair/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:12:59 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=87344 StyleNest have teamed up with Richard Ward to bring you his top tips for healthy hair as the seasons change. Celebrity and royal hairdresser Richard Ward recently launched The Chelsea Collection Keratin Luminiser. Winter fast approaching, this clarifying shampoo is designed to detox and revitalise tired tresses. Described as his tool kit must-have for a […]

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StyleNest have teamed up with Richard Ward to bring you his top tips for healthy hair as the seasons change.

Celebrity and royal hairdresser Richard Ward recently launched The Chelsea Collection Keratin Luminiser. Winter fast approaching, this clarifying shampoo is designed to detox and revitalise tired tresses. Described as his tool kit must-have for a sparkling ‘do, the Keratin Luminiser enhances colour clarity. Providing a brighter tone, locks look replenished and refreshed.

Tip 1.

Trim your hair regularly. A good cut approximately every 8 weeks will help your hair stay smooth, shiny and split-end free.

Tip 2. Avoid washing your hair too frequently. Washing your hair too much can strip it of its natural oils and proteins, which are essential for keeping hair hydrated, shiny and healthy; stick to twice a week if possible – use a clarifying treatment like my Keratin Luminiser (£5.99 / Waitrose) which is designed to detox and deeply cleanse build-up in the hair as well as brighten and rejuvenate dull tresses.

Tip 3. Understand and use the right products for your hair type. There is a treatment for every hair concern out there, from a dry scalp to hair losing vitality; ask your hairdresser to analyse your hair and recommend the right products for your hair type.

Tip 4. Avoid using too much heat. Hairdryers, straighteners and tongs can all damage the hair if used frequently; it can become dry, brittle and dull. If you use heated tools every day, try to give your hair two days off each week and ensure you always use a heat protector to avoid unnecessary damage.

Tip 5. Have a healthy diet. Leading a healthy, varied diet with the right foods and plenty of water will encourage your hair’s health as well as your general health. Hair supplements can also be taken to give hair that extra boost.

Richard Ward Chelsea Collection Keratin Luminiser is available at Waitrose stores nationwide. www.richardward.com

www.waitrose.com

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