Monthly Archives: March 2011
hI-tECH new hair treatments to give your spring hair style some added oomph!
Words by Lauren Murdoch Smith
The All New Permanent Blow Dry – Do it if – Without a blow dry, your hair is hard to keep in check and demands a serious amount of styling product. Straight, shiny and kink free is your pleasure —–>
Dip-Dyeing into Summer – Do it if – You’re a colour trialler and love a change with the new season. Experiment with pink, purple and blue and keep your roots light. Check out hot new model Charlotte Free – and of course, Gaga – for inspiration —–>
The Digital Perm – Do it if – Tousled waves are top of your wish list but body building doesn’t come easily to your hair. You’ll be pleased to know the digital perm adds guts to any hair type —–>
The Cherry Wash – Do it if – You’re a red head looking for a boost or you’re stuck in a colour rut —–>
Which one are YOU going to try this spring?!
“Looking at this picture makes me sigh with happiness. Florence knows how to dress. This outfit suits her colouring perfectly and is totally in tune with fashion now. She looks more glossy American fashion editor than British pop star.” – Melanie Rickey (Grazia fashion editor at large)
” Florence is the epitome of old school elegance here. The colour palette looks amazing against her fiery red hair and pale skin.” – XTIE123 (general public)
“Green tshirt, orange skirt? With sequins? Sounds horrendous on paper, but looks great in real life. Well, on Jessica anyway. Very confident, bit quirky, very cool. Hot mama to be.” – David Lamb (fashion stylist and writer)
“Jessica looks gorgeous. Proenza Schouler was my favourite summer collection, and she makes it look so effortless.” – CHAZKING (general public)
” You’ve got 350 Facebook friends; you look at every picture they put up…but when do you ever see them? As a new survey reveals half of us only see our best friends once a month, writer Christina Quaine, talks about the moment she realised her friends had disappeared from her life, and wonders how she went from great mate – to stalemate….” Words by Christina Quaine
I ‘chat’ to my hundreds of Facebook friends online. I write Happy Birthday on their wall, and I comment on their holiday pictures. But when do I actually see them? Two of my close friends, Sam and Katherine, both have babies who I see changing month by month as I flick through their Facebook pictures – but as for getting on a train and going to see them? Well, I haven’t seen Sam in four months, or Katherine for even longer…
The trouble with Facebook is that it’s like rolling news – you can’t tear yourself away from the constant stream of updates. But when you’re confronted with real people down the pub, you’ve got information fatigue because you know it all already.
Apparently, I’m not the only one who’s worried. Statistics show that far from wanting to get fitter or richer this year, half of us said our top 2011 resolution is to see family and friends more often. Shockingly 45% see our best friends just once a month or less – as i write, I haven’t see Amy for 2 weeks and she only lives 20 minutes away.
In an age where Facebook will tell you how your friends are feeling, what they’re doing, who they’re doing it with and when it’s their birthday, it can be easy to forget that there’s no substitute for real-time friend time; the intimacy of having a proper laugh with a mate, instead of typing ‘LOL’ on their Facebook status.
I am probably a rare creature in the fact that I don’t have a Facebook account. I have been pestered on numerous occasions but to no avail! To me (and this is just my personal opinion), I like to speak to my friends on the phone and see them in real life…the people that are important to me I keep in contact with and the people that are acquaintances I accept that they are part of my life during certain stages. I understand when friends and family live in other countries it is lovely to see photos and keep in contact that way, that is a great element of Facebook…what scares me are stories of affairs, people sharing their emotions about the states of their relationships – doesn’t anyone keep anything private anymore? What are your thoughts on the Facebook generation?? Do you think it is taking away peoples social skills – are you worried for the next generation??
Grazia UK Giveaway (28 March 2011) – Get glamorous and help raise money towards the Japan Tsunami Appeal
Whats the Giveaway this week?! – The fabulous Yves Saint Laurent Muse 2 Tote, worth £845!
Whats in the bag?! – Diane by Diane Von Furstenberg’s distinctive luggage tag, Diane by Diane Von Furstenberg travel wallet, The HTC Incredible S phone, Diane by Diane Von Furstenberg phone case and a pair of oversized sunglasses by Diane Von Furstenberg
What do I have to do?! – Call 0911 191 2121 or text MUSE and then your contact details to 85088 (calls cost £1.02 from a BT landline other networks may vary and calls last around 90secs – texts cost £1 plus standard network charge) (not applicable to residents outside of the UK)
Whats the best bit?! – The money goes to a very good cause -> the JAPAN TSUNAMI APPEAL
Favourite Grazia AD this week – Channel 4 – Channel 4 have advertised a new series called ‘Katie: My beautiful friends’ which is on Tuesdays at 9pm on Channel 4. If anyone saw ‘Katie: My Beautiful Face’ you will know how inspiring this young lady Katie Piper is…the advert certainly catches your attention for the right reasons, I didn’t find it shocking..i just felt like i wanted to find out more about the people and their stories. Did anyone see ‘Katie: my beautiful friends’ this week and what did you think??