It has never been easier to make a statement with fashion, Nail art is proving to be ever popular and a trend that looks to be staying with us for a while.

We are all aware, when it comes to accessorizing, the finishing touches are often the most important, it’s often the small things that can make a big difference to any look.  Wearing a colour popping  fabulous pair of shoes, or a statement necklace is enough to transform a little black dress, from simple to unforgettable in a flash.  Bright red lips made popular in recent times by singers, Gwen Steffani and Xristina Aguilera, both famed for being trend setting fashionistas will glam up any daytime look, in one swipe of a lip brush.  This season we have seen a creative theme across the board with clothes, makeup and shoes,  but the most popular is right there at our fingertips, Nail art.

The colour choices we have  to adorn our nails in is infinite, but now ladies, its time to go that one step further, our nails have become a blank canvas for imagination, colour, and art.

A trend that was only once possible to achieve by taking ourselves to the nail salon, and most likely costing us a small fortune, has now become a trend that we can experiment with, in the comfort of our homes.  More and more labels and cosmetics companies, are being brave and producing a range of nail art products made easy for us to use at home. From a simple high shine metallic silver or gold nail colour, from the likes of Benefit and Channel, to art pens, from Sally Hanson, and L’oreal, which have slim tips, making it easy for us to add a splash of colour, using polka dots and stripes, and lets not forget the magic of the nail foil, Rio nail products and Barry M have a range of intricate patterns already printed on a thin foil that easily coats your nail leaving your nails look like they have had a professional makeover.

The possibilities are endless, from chic to grunge, sweet to quirky, there are no holds barred when it comes to ideas, we have seen nails transformed into strawberries, tuxedo’s, and even computer game characters.

So whatever the occasion, whatever your style, be bold, get those fingernails popping.

It’s  Beard Week 2012 and with a growing popularity among celebrities who wouldn’t want one.

‘It is a man’s duty to attempt to grow a beard at some point in his life. One might say, that to most young men it is the sign of becoming a man. To middle-aged men it is a sign that he is in control of his appearance or perhaps sometimes, a beard is born out of plain laziness.”

These are the words of Ken Picton’s Senior Stylist and Prynhawn Da presenter Daffyd Rhys , here are his top tips to grow and maintain the perfect beard.

Growing Your Beard
 If you’ve made a decision to grow a beard, the most important thing is to be
confident in your decision to grow a beard. Don’t let other people’s
personal opinions change your decision. The best time to start growing a
beard is on holiday or the week before. This will give your beard the chance
to develop enough growth so that when you return to work it will look
substantial. It will take approximately four weeks for your beard to start
to take shape. Please refrain from attempting to shape your beard before 4
weeks, even if you are only going for a goatee or handlebars as this may
result in you shaving off a little too much.
Shaping Your Beard
 Once you have grown your beard to a reasonable thickness and length, it is
time to start the exciting part of finally shaping your beard. The best
place to start is the neckline; using any good neck trimmer from the
high-street, start shaping the neckline at your desired perimeter. Do not
shape the beard at the cheekbones as this will create an unwanted almost
cartoon-like effect. Most good beard trimmers will have a grade setting.
This will be your best friend when trimming your beard. Start short at the
beard line and work your way up to thicker/longer areas.
 Although the skin is covered with hair, you must take care and remember to
look after this area with your chosen cleansing and moisturizing products.
Remember to shampoo your beard. Some shampoos will include exfoliating
beards, such as a Mens Exfoliating Shampoo and this will aid in getting
rid of dead skin cells that are stuck around the root of your hair and that
may cause irritation. Why not also try a Mens Mint Shampoo, which
will invigorate your skin and give a great tingling sensation in the
morning. If you do not normally use a conditioner on your hair it may be
worth applying a small amount on a twice weekly, daily basis as the texture
of your beard may be coarser than that of your hair.

Last but not least, try to set yourself a 6-8 week target. This should stop
you getting tempted to shave it off and will give your beard a chance to
develop to its full potential.’

With a growing popularity amongst many celebrities such as David Beckham, George Clooney and Robert Pattinson, it has never been so on-trend to grow your beard, and wear it proud. With names like these coering their chiseled chins, who wouldn’t want one?
Good luck and happy bearding!

Cameron Diaz wows on the cover of the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar Magazine.

Looking sultry in a white dress that is falling from her shoulder, Diaz has never looked in better shape.  The 39-year-old actress, says she’s never felt better and healthier. Inside the magazine is a pictorial of classic shots showing

 just how fabulous Diaz is.  The interview, that accompanies the photo shoot, is very honest and  the star reveals some of her
preferences in places and people. The  star says she  loves London and particularly parks:

”What I love about London is all the green spaces – you know how every little neighborhood will have a little park or a square…. I like to get walking in a city. I always find myself in very interesting places. I love London.’

Cameron also speaks about how British men put a twinkle in here eye:

I love their sense of humor and the sense of chivalry and charm. It’s something that is innately a part of the culture – we don’t have that over here, it’s not the same in America.”

This issue is on sale now. 

Keeping ours bodies  healthy is so important, and our hair is no exception.

We are now officially in springtime, altough the weather may be telling us different, the constant rain and cold weather, is not only affecting our daily routines, but it’s taking a toll on our tresses. Keeping your hair looking healthy and in great condition does take a bit of work, but it’s definitely easier than you think.

Here are a few essential Hair friendly rules, and if you stick to them, your hair will be looking thick, healthy and shiny through rain or shine.

Conditioning is the best way to give your hair the nourishment it needs to stay strong, and protein is the key to your hair not just looking healthy but being healthy. So always chosing a conditioner that has protein is essential.  Everything you put into your body will eventually show itself in your hair’s condition, so having a good hair friendly diet is also important.  protein rich foods are of course important.

Eggs are one of the best protein sources you can find. They also contain biotin and vitamin B-12, which are important beauty nutrients.  When it comes to foods that pack a beauty punch, it’s hard to beat salmon, as a hair and body health food, loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, this high-quality protein source is also filled with vitamin B-12 and iron.

Other foods that are good for your hair, are Dark Green Vegetables, like broccoli and spinach, are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which your body needs to produce sebum.  The oily substance, secreted by your hair follicles, is the body’s natural hair conditioner. and Oysters.  Oysters are a well publicised  aphrodisiac, but they can also lead to healthy hair, so you can’t go wrong with adding the odd oyster to your diet. The ingredient that helps your hair in oysters is Zinc, which is an antioxidant, you can get zinc from eating meats like beef or lamb also.

So now you’ve eaten your way to having beautiful locks, it is important to treat your hair kindly so it stays that way, here are some top ‘be kind to your hair’ tips

  • never use hair bands that have metal joiners on them, and always use hair bands that are covered with fabric.
  • wet hair is very vulnerable, so always towel dry your hair and avoid brushing it through untill almost all the water has gone
  • people with fine hair are often reluctant to condition their hair, but if you avoid putting conditioner on and near the roots, but concentrate on the mid section and the tips will give your hair the moisture it needs without flattening and weighing the hair down.
  • using cool water to rinse your hair after washing will seal the cuticle of your hair leaving it shinier
  • a weekly treatment to dry damaged hair with avocado oil or macadamia oil (hair treatments containing these oils)

So there you have it, looking after your hair, will keep it healthy and strong, and looking fabulous, along with the rest of you.

Hair dresser Vidal Sassoon CBE has died  at his home in Bel Air, Los Angeles, in the presence of his family.

Vidal Sassoon (17 January 1928 – 9 May 2012)

In June 2011 it was reported that Sassoon had been diagnosed with leukaemia two years earlier, and was receiving treatment in Beverly Hills and London, his death is said to be as a result of his Leukaemia.  A memorial service has been  planned for a later date.

His family issued a statement that read

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Vidal Sassoon CBE, who died this morning at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones. The 84-year-old hairdresser was born in 1928 and sadly lost his battle with leukaemia today. He became the most celebrated hairdresser in the world having begun his career as an apprentice during the Second World War, going on to revolutionise an industry through his iconic haircuts, salons, schools and product lines. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 20 years Ronnie, his children, grandchildren, family and friends”

  Neil Cornelius, the owner of Sassoon’s first solo venture, said that his death was the loss of a

“hairdressing legend. It is very, very sad because I grew up in the East End like Vidal and from the age of 11 I wanted to be a hairdresser like Vidal. I remember the first time I met him. I have washed the hair of Princess Diana, I have met Nelson Mandela, but meeting Vidal Sassoon topped all of those. I know it sounds crazy but I could not sleep on the night before i met him for the first time. He was a hairdressing legend.”

Twitter, and websites have been inundated with words of grief and respect for Vidal Sassoon, including from other hair stylists,   Lee Stafford said that

“Sassoon revolutionised the way everybody wears their hair today, he also made British hairdressing the best in the world, he was my hero.”

Tabatha Coffey wrote on Twitter

“my great day turned into a devastating day. RIP Vidal Sassoon thank you for all you have done for our industry and for me.”

John Barrett of the John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman said that Sassoon

 “was the creator of sensual hair. This was somebody who changed our industry entirely, not just from the point of view of cutting hair but actually turning it into a business.”

R.I.P Vidal Sassoon CBE

Today marks the first Anniversary of the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since, Britons took to the streets to celebrate in traditional british manner, of street parties, and bunting, making our nation smile for a day, during these economically critical times. Hundreds of millions of people across the world watched, as TV channels broadcast live. Kate Middleton walked down the isle, at Westminster Abbey, in a beautiful lace Alexander McQueen dress.  William, waited at the front of the Abbey, looking every inch a Prince, in the Red Irish Guards Tunic, uniform.

Well a year has past and what a year it has been for young Royal Couple, a year that has seen the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge  mark several important milestones including their first Royal overseas tour to North America, the announcement of a number of charitable patronage’s, Kate’s first solo public speech, as well as an addition to the family in the form of a pet cocker spaniel, Lupo, a spokesman for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has confirmed that they are spending the weekend of their first anniversary “privately”.

In a year in which the spotlight is well and truly on all things British and London related, British toy company, Arklu, and photographer Duncan Raban have imagined what this weekend, might entail.

Photograph by Duncan Raban

Duncan explains the motivation behind his photos: “I love to put children’s toy characters into real life human everyday situations. I guess this fun concept seems to bring out the childhood in people’s hearts and it’s been so much fun watching people enjoy this kind of theatre on the streets.”

Whatever the couple have really been ding this weekend to celebrate their first anniversary, im sure they have taken timeout to spend with each other and look back on their amazing year.

Happy Anniversary

William and Katherine

from the Sataloma Team.


Sataloma TV, on YouTube is launched this week.

With lots of Video’s to feast your eyes on, bringing yo all the new music artists, that we have featured at Sataloma News, entertainment news and broadcasts, interviews and reactions to current issues.

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World sensation Lana Del Rey looks stunning in a white swimsuit on the cover of Rolling Stone’s May 2012 issue.

In it, the singer explains her feelings about success and criticism after visiting Saturday Night Live performance.

Lana Del Rey is an American singer and songwriter. She has been described as a “self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra.   Del Rey’s major-label debut album, Born to Die, debuted at number one in seven countries, including the United Kingdom.

 The album has spawned two worldwide top 10 hits: “Video Games” and “Born to Die“. her next release will be ‘Blue ‘Jeans’ out later this month

Holly Willoughby is looking red-hot on the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Britain’s favourite tv presenter, and mum of two, Holly Willoughby is on the cover of the April issue of Cosmo Magazine, and she is looking smoking hot!!

Holly talks candidly to the magazine in an interview, telling all about family life, working with the silver fox that is Mr. Philip Schofield, and the secret of looking sexy, even when you have two small children at home and you hold down more than one full-time job. Gorgeous cover star Holly Willoughby reveals all about Cosmo’s fave topics: sex, love and lust  “I’ve always found that if you dress sexy, you feel sexy”, says Holly – and she’s a gal who’d know!



Top tips to make the most of your wardrobe this spring.   With the clocks going forward this weekend to welcome the start of spring, now is the perfect time to delve into your wardrobe to rediscover clothes from seasons gone by.  Research by home furnishing experts IKEA reveals that on average Brits are hoarding £1,212 worth of clothes in their wardrobes and the official arrival of spring on 21st March is the perfect time to uncover these hidden gems. Despite having wardrobes filled with the latest fashion, almost half of Brits claim to be bored with their clothes and only 3% say they feel excited about choosing a different outfit each day. A third also admit to wearing only 10% of their outfits, resulting in £1,090 worth of clothes left hanging on the rails untouched. According to the survey, we are not making the most of the clothes we already own and the lack of excitement around the contents of our wardrobes is due to poor organisation, as almost half of the nation describes the state of their wardrobe as ‘unorganised chaos’. Almost a quarter admit to grabbing the first thing that comes to hand each morning with a further 23% rotating the same old trusted outfits over and over again.  There are simple, affordable steps that can get your clothes in order this spring.

Bedrooms expert Pippa Swain commented, “Our research shows that despite having a wealth of outfits to choose from, Brits are often left feeling frustrated and uninspired by the contents of their wardrobes. Instead of buying new clothes, money savvy Brits should invest in storage solutions that help rediscover the items they once loved. ”

Grace Woodward

Celebrity stylist Grace Woodward has teamed up with IKEA to give some top tips on how to spring clean and reorganise your wardrobe chaos, she comments: “Just as you have many different roles to play in a day, so does your wardrobe. It needs to organise your clothes, hang them properly, show off your best bits and keep all those things you’d rather forget cleverly hidden away.. The key to great styling and feeling confident about what you wear all starts with your wardrobe – the home of your fabulous fashion and source of inspiration”.

Grace Woodard’s Top Tips for getting the most out of your wardrobe:

1. Clarity is Key: One of the worst wardrobe habits is hoarding clothes that we never wear, I recommend clearing out your wardrobe every year considering the season coming.  If it doesn’t fit or can’t be worked it into an outfit then you need to get rid!

 2. Hang with pride: Once you have de-cluttered the next step is reorganising! It’s important to make the most  of the space within your wardrobe, never over fill – you don’t have to hang everything. .

3. You Are Your Canvas: Making a great outfit is like painting, you are using colour and texture to create something interesting to look at. People think they don’t have time but if you know where to reach in and grab those little extras like accessories then your look becomes more interesting.

4. Kick Off: I encourage people to have a shoe to suit every mood, but we are emotional multifaceted creatures and so the shoe collection can get quite large. Shoe racks and boxes are the key to footloose and fancy free self-expression – a total must for good shoe care too.   Boxes with clear fronts, help keep dust away and make it easy to choose the right pair for your outfit.