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TSS Selection of Japanese Themes in/on other formats

Samurai Usuba Kabuto Namiki Sake Note: Prestat (London) also has a shop in Tokyo. Co-owner, Nick Crean says the Peach and Assam Tea Thins (see below) are very popular with their Japanese customers 1.2 of Disclaimer applies Advertisements

How To Wear : Hi-Waist Slip by Miraclesuit

THE PRODUCT Miraclesuit Sheer Slip. A Shapewear undergarment with double panels for Extra Firm Control designed to flatten the tummy and shape the hips. Made from Nylon, Elastane and Spandex and has a Gusset that is 92% Cotton. Colour: Black (also available in Nude) Size S,M,L,XL,2XL Design and Decoration: Plain. High waist. Double sheer panels. Built in Panty. Elasticated waist. Flat seams and hemlines. With Edge technology designed to create a smooth look under clothes THE PLACE Online retailer of intimate apparel FIGLEAVES THE PRICE £43.00 THE PROMOTION STATES Miraclesuit Look 10 lbs lighter in 10 seconds TSS TESTER SAYS The tester is female with a full figure (size 16 UK). In the morning of the test she put on the slip (size XL 14-16 UK) to trial. She reports that this was not a strain to do and that the sketchiness of the fabric immediately felt comfortably light, figure hugging and secure across the body. Over the top she pulled on a close fitting to-the-knee pencil skirt. The tester reports that the lining of …

Review of WILDER (a book of 21 fashion knits for women)

Title: WILDER By Kim Hargreaves Edition: Paperback Publication: April 2016 ISBN: 9781906487256 Size: 215 x 280 mm Pages: 105 RRP Price: £17.95 Amazon http://amzn.to/29YAfex   TSS Says: 21 Knit or crochet patterns to make women’s knitted fashion pieces i.e. LAKE (a long line tunic with deep vents); SONG (a semi fitted sweater with cables and braids); WEST (a lacy scarf), PRAIRIE (a sweater with eyelets and button edgings) and BIRCH (a crochet beret). The ‘how to make’ methods are in the traditional knitting pattern format, with text being black on a white background which means instructions are very clear and makes reading easy on the eye in any daylight setting or under artificial lighting. The design of this book and the photography is extremely pleasing. The three images above are from the book (image source: http://www.knitrowan.com), you will see that the model is pictured wearing the knitted items in natural outdoor settings in green or farmed fields, or in front of heritage style  buildings and fixtures. The Rowan yarns used are natural i.e. cotton and soft yak, and in …

Layer it on, Don’t Cake it on

After profiling ARTDECO as a recent Business of the Month, choosing now, to take a look at ArtDeco’s Latest Trends in Make-up MAKEUP Layering   NUDE+CONTOURING+STROBING Available from http://www.beautybay.com from Mid May 2016 onwards Many comparable quality cosmetic brands tend to uphold a capsule range and rarely introduce a new collection, yet ARTDECO (as revealed in the BotM feature), have introduced many MakeUp collections over the years in line with women’s fashion phases and fashion icon partnering; some to celebrate the colour work of professional visual artists; and those ranges designed to work in with high profile events and seasonal trends etc. ArtDeco’s contouring powders, powder eyeshadows and powder blushers are designed, in shape, to fit in a Beauty Box Quadrat which fits in a handbag and can be mixed and switched around to suit. So it is best to sit up and listen when ARTDECO tells us what is in vogue. So what are they saying? What they are saying this spring is that the achieving of a flawless Nude Look that is natural …

ARTDECO Cosmetic Group is TSS Business of the Month for April 2016

asking 5 interview style questions to profile German Cosmetic’s company ARTDECO Can you define ARTDECO in a few short sentences? ARTDECO is a leading brand for colour cosmetics and though it is Germany’s number one cosmetics brand there are many more strings to the ARTDECO bow. ARTDECO sells in Canada hugely, and in 15.000 cosmetic institutes, 6.000 perfumeries, 350 exclusive department stores and 150 duty-free shops worldwide. ARTDECO is a favourite choice with make-up artist’s who can fulfill their client’s needs expertly when working in the professional arena, and ARTDECO has repeatedly been voted as the most popular makeup brand in beauty salons. ARTDECO’S main competitors are global brands, so the market is challenging, but ARTDECO combines numerous collections into one integrated concept and so is quite unique in that sense. ARTDECO is relatively new to the UK Mainland but the appointing of new handlers in 2014 means it is beginning to raise its profile here too, however, ARTDECO has been long time present in Debenhams department stores nationwide Who founded the company and when? …

TSS Product of the Month Statement Necklace by www.graceandvalour.com/

Statement necklace with turquoise faceted clear stones is the chosen Product to feature this month (April 2016) at TSS   visit http://www.graceandvalour.com TSS Product of the Month for April – a sparkly Statement style Necklace by @GraceandValour https://t.co/iTKsw9H6ut pic.twitter.com/BycFgbvcZx — TSS NEWS (@TSSComms) April 20, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Shoe Heaven (this way)

‘2 &3/4 hours in and this is what I’ve done so far (see pic). Nice quality, pieces handle well, and, as with all jigsaws…a bit addictive, particularly in view of the subject matter! Once a pair of shoes starts to come together, you want to see them finished. Can’t wait to start on the floral DMs! I like the fact there’s no swathes of sky, it’s a nice ‘busy’ picture with plenty of detail to keep you hooked…even N (husband) was drawn in!’   Review by a lover of fashion shoes, Bev of N W Leicestershire   UPDATE RECEIVED 17 OCTOBER 2015: Bev Says ‘Ta Dah! Finished! The work is complete!

Three from the ArtDeco Celebration Make-Up Collection

for the lips: Magic Fix (£9.10) – A top coat for locking your lipstick firmly in place. Boxed and packaged in a tiny opaque glass bottle, with a screw top, with a small wand brush which remains suspended in the clear solution until all is used up. The liquid has a strong scent which falls somewhere between having a chemical and a natural, sweet fragrance. The brushing is very fine and tickles slightly when applying, the lips tingle and a slight stinging sensation can occur momentarily.  Dries almost immediately.  Having applied the Magic Fix there is no taste evident on the lips, and the lipstick becomes waterproof and smudge-proof and stays put for a fair while even after eating/drinking. Ingredients include Bergamot and Lavender oil to give calming effects and should not be the cause of any excessive drying of the tender skin of the lips  8/10     for nails: Ultra Quick Dry Top Coat (£7.35) – use in a well ventilated room – Application is smooth, with no mess, and dries quickly. The packaging …

Ella Henderson Batiste collaboration

‘As a regular and long term user of Batiste Dry Shampoo, I was thrilled to receive the new ‘Sweet and Seductive’ fragrance in collaboration with Ella Henderson, the face of the new ‘Ready For It’ campaign. As much as I love Batiste, I was not expecting to like this as much as I did, however the fragrance certainly lives up to its name and I personally think it is my favourite out of the collection. I am trying to get out of the habit of washing my hair everyday and after spraying on my hair before bed, the next day I received numerous compliments about how nice my hair was smelling and how good it looked. I found it gave my hair a lot of volume and without any chase of grease, allowing me to skip washing it for two days. ‘Sweet and Seductive’ was also a hit with my daughter and step-daughters who are big Ella Henderson fans. We will definitely be stocking up – well done Batiste!’ A product review by Guest Blogger Amy …