They’re Worth It! Zoe Saldana Joins the Many Faces of L’Oreal Paris

Zoe Saldana is the latest in a long line of celebrity beauties to join forces with L’Oreal Paris.

Zoe Saldana has been named as L'Oreal Paris' Latest Spokesmodel

Zoe Saldana has been named as L’Oreal Paris’ Latest Spokesperson

The Avatar and Star Trek actress is set to join a long list of gorgeous ladies to represent the cosmetics brand. Saldana spoke to E!News gushing,  “As a L’Oréal Paris spokesperson, being able to say, ‘We’re worth it,’ means so much to me… I am thrilled to join this beauty journey with such an inspirational brand.” I Can’t wait to see the campaign. Until then, here is a look at some of the brands previous spokespeople and their campaigns.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively L'Oreal Paris

Blake Lively L’Oreal Paris

Blake Lively can do no wrong in my books.  I feel like Blake is a brilliant (also new) addition to the L’Oreal team! Not only is she absolutely gorgeous but she is a great role model, actress and down-to-earth girl.

Eva Longoria 

Eva Longoria L'Oreal Paris

Eva Longoria L’Oreal Paris

Actress Eva Longoria has been a brand ambassador for L’Oreal for quite some time. Mascara, foundation, lipstick, shampoo, you name it, Eva’s made it look incredibly desirable.

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore L'Oreal Paris

Julianne Moore L’Oreal Paris

Julianne Moore is bringing some pale perfection to L’Oreal. Moore looks fresh as a daisy in her latest campaign…I’d imagine I’m not the only one wishing I’ll look half as good when I hit 53!

Julianna Marguiles 

Julianna Margulies L'Oreal Paris

Julianna Margulies L’Oreal Paris

Julianna Margulies  is also one of L’Oreal’s ‘older’ ambassadors, although I say that with caution as 47 is by no means old. The actress can be seen looking fab onscreen and offscreen for the brand.

Beyonce

Beyonce L'Oreal Paris

Beyonce L’Oreal Paris

When does Beyonce not look amazing? The superstar’s campaign caused some controversy a few years ago after the brand were accused of whitening B’s skin. While Beyonce has not been seen onscreen or in print for the brand recently her campaign was one of my favourites.

Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole L'Oreal

Cheryl Cole L’Oreal

After an absence from the X Factor judging panel, Cheryl could be seen hair whippin-and-a-flippin’ for L’Oreal. Now that she is back on the X Factor , I don’t doubt that Cheryl will be debuting a new ad to run during the X Factor ad breaks when the show returns… if only to rub it in Simon’s face!

For more famous spokespersons  vist http://www.loreal-paris.co.uk/spokespersons.aspx

 

6 Spring Trends for 2014

Spring is finally here! While the Irish weather is as unpredictable as always, the daffodils and buds on the trees assure me that it has arrived. With each the new season comes an array of new fashion and beauty trends.  Here are my six favourite trends.

Print and Floral 

Alberta Ferretti Spring Floral runway looks and Primark Bomber Jacket, £15.

Alberta Ferretti Spring Floral runway looks and Primark Bomber Jacket, £15.

Graphic floral blooms were heavily featured on the Mulberry and Christopher Kane runways at London Fashion Week. Italian designer, Alberta Ferretti displayed an incredible line of simple, white girly dresses with minimal floral appliques. Primark, which is now available on ASOS.com, already have numerous similar styles for sale at a fraction of the cost. If floral is not your style, Aztec is another print trend for spring. A pair of River Island or Miss Selfridge Aztec leggings with a plain block top is the best way to go when it comes to Aztec.

Pastels

Burberry S/S 14 Pastel looks and L'Oreal Colour Riche Pastel Nail Polishes.

Burberry S/S 14 Pastel looks and L’Oreal Colour Riche Pastel Nail Polishes.

Lilac, purple, powder blue and yellow hues were dominant on the Topshop Unique, Burberry, Matthew Williamson, and Versace runways. If you aren’t brave enough to wear the graphic floral prints next season, pastel colours are a great alternative. They’re soft girly and perfect for spring. Instead of head to toe pastels, pair pastel pinks, mints or blues with crisp white, cream or brown. A pastel cardigan with a white t-shirt and denim jeans is the best way to incorporate this trend to your spring wardrobe. The Topshop Unique collection will be available to buy later this year online and in store if you want an actual piece from the runway. Pastels nail polishes are a huge trend this year already. My personal faves include any from the Barry M Jelly Collection. L’Oreal also have an extensive range of pretty pastels this year too. All available at your local Boots or Superdrug.

Embellishments

L-R, Burberry pastel embellished skirt combo, Dolce and Gabbana embellished florals, Burberry embelished skirt and Dolce and Gabbana belted and embellished dress.

L-R, Burberry pastel embellished skirt combo, Dolce and Gabbana embellished florals, Burberry embelished skirt and Dolce and Gabbana belted and embellished dress.

Burberry displayed heavily embellished looks at London Fashion Week, which the Highstreet will be quick to follow. To incorporate embellishments to your spring and summer outfits, opt for subtly. The Burberry S/S 14 line had embellished belts and skirts, keeping the rest simple. To keep costs low try updating accessories you already have with jewels and studs from craft shops.

Monochrome

L-R, Floral Monochrome at Ralph Lauren, subtle Ralph Lauren monochrome and Burberry printed monochrome

L-R, Floral Monochrome at Ralph Lauren, subtle Ralph Lauren monochrome and Burberry printed monochrome

Classic black and white was heavily favoured on the catwalk by Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren and Fendi. Many of the designers opted to keep it chic with alternating black and white tailored trousers and blazers. To add some variety to this look, follow in D&G’s footsteps and opt for monochrome polka dots. Boohoo.com and New Look have an extensive range of monochrome to match any budget.

An Orange Lip

Kate Bosworth wearing an Orange lip and a model from the runway sporting the trend.

Kate Bosworth wearing an Orange lip and a model from the runway sporting the trend.

I’ll admit, it’s not for everyone but this trend is huge this season. From bloggers to the runways, the orange lip is taking over. Not a trend I’ll personally be sporting but when done correctly it looks great.

 Rounded Sunglasses   

Tori Birch, Burberry, Prada and Ralph Lauren rounded sunglasses.

Tori Birch, Burberry,  and Ralph Lauren rounded sunglasses.

Keep your eyes protected with rounded sixties style shades for the upcoming season like those displayed on the Ralph Lauren , Tori Birch and Burberry models. How very Jackie O!

Let me know your favourite look for Spring 2014!