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    Get The Look: Kylie Jenner Full Lips

    There’s been a crazy amount of controversy surrounding Kylie Jenner’s instant plump pout. Everyone wants to know just how she does it, suspecting the secret to having newfound full lips must be fillers.


    Recently Kim Kardashian filled the public in on the secret to her youngest sister’s success. Kim kicked the gossip to the curb when she denied all rumors of Kylie having plastic surgery, and revealed that her sister is just extremely good at applying makeup. Apparently Kylie’s a pro at using makeup, specifically lip liner, to accentuate and enhance her own features. Despite Kim’s claims speculation continues. Nevertheless even if Kylie has had a bit of work done, I’m convinced you can get a similar look by using only makeup.


    Make-up is a glorious thing and now you know you can use it to achieve fuller lips instead of getting fillers in your lips, you can save yourself a whopping amount of money and pain. VIP’s, you can achieve a similarly full pout with lip liner so stock up on your favourite shades and start enhancing your lips.

    Follow the chart below for a fuller kisser


    In order to achieve this look, the key is filling in right up to your lip line as well as the creases of your lips to accentuate your shape. You must use a darker lip liner and a lighter filler. I’d recommend using Rimmel’s 1000 kisses lip liner for a lasting finish. To get a look much like the one in the chart use the shade called Cocoa Mandoria. For the same glossy filler, use Rimmel’s Provocalips Lip Colour and pick the shade called Make Your Move. If you prefer a matte look to go with Cocoa Mandoria lip liner, go for MAC’s Brave.

    Get to pouting and let us know what you think!

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    VIP Beauty: Teeth Whitening

    There is one thing that all celebrities make their mission to have. It’s bright, white and a guaranteed head turner. Yes, our celebs just can’t do without a dazzling Hollywood smile.

    sam halle cherylFrom reality star royalty, to Hollywood legends and pop star personalities, this luminous look is simply essential for each and every VIP. That must include us too then!

    Normally, our celebs spend a whopping amount of money trying to buy their perfect smiles – hundreds, sometimes thousands. Nevertheless VIP’s, don’t fret! You don’t have to spend a ton of money in order to get your sparkling set. You can achieve whiter teeth the affordable way and even do it in the comfort of your own home.

    I’ve been on the hunt for the best home whitening kits on the market and I found two great options.

    Luster Premium White Luster Pro Light Teeth Whitening System £49.99


    This American bestseller launched in the UK this summer, available for purchase at all boot stores. It comes with a whitening mouth rinse solution, an activator whitening gel and a dual action whitening light which has it’s own timer. This kit’s really simple to use as well. All you do is rinse your mouth with the whitening mouth rinse, paint your teeth with the whitening gel and then use the light to cover it for 2 minutes. Now, this kit is easy to use but a tad bit repetitive because you must repeat these steps 20 times which equates to an hour of whitening. But, the good news is you only have to do it once a week. What also makes this kit so good is that is doesn’t make your teeth sensitive afterwards, so it’s pain free and that’s always a plus.

    Pearl Drops Pure White Whitening Kit £24.99


    This kit has been around for a while. It’s definitely an oldie but goodie. It comes with a brush on brightener serum, an activator serum and a pure white tooth polish. After brushing your teeth, apply the brightener serum and wait 30 secs. Then do the same with the activator serum again waiting 30 secs. After rinsing, wait 20 minutes without any consumption to brush on the tooth polish for 2 minutes. The downside with this is there is a lot of waiting involved and you have to repeat the ritual everyday however, you only have to do it for 10 days. Not so bad if it’s the price you pay for smile brightening pearly whites.

    Both of these kits are designed to restore the natural whiteness of your teeth, so for those who go weak at the knees for a cigarette or some Starbucks, these kits are ideal for you.

    Let us know which one worked for you!

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    Sleek MakeUp Launches New Collection

    When it comes to make up palettes, Sleek is definitely my number one go to for sparkling sultry greatness. So when I heard they were launching a new range of beauty products, I was literally counting down the days until I went to the Sleek MakeUp Launch Party and finally had their new products in my hands.

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    And it was well worth the wait!

    While I was there, I discovered three new beautiful palates that I know you won’t want to miss out on.


    Precious Metal £9.99

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    Precious Metal is gold, glossy and all round good.  The colours are rich and shimmery so it promises you a radiant glow. It’s creamy dewy texture makes it easy to use for blending, so easy that if you wanted you could probably apply it with your fingers. Use Precious metal to highlight your face, lifting your cheek bones for more of a defined contoured look. This is also a multi-functioning palette, which means you get your money’s worth, using it as either eyeshadow or for a nice glistening shine on top of a bronzer.

    In addition to the collection, Sleek have two brand new Eye and Cheek palates that are travel size so you can bring them with you everywhere. It’s really easy to open and close because of it’s snap shut magnetic mechanism, and it comes with a mirror and brush. Colours in these compacts also have a high pigment which makes them long lasting.

    See You At Midnight £9.99

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    With inspiration from Sleek’s Romance i-Divine Palette, See You At Midnight has a range of deep purple tones and an option of either gold or brown suitable for all skin tones. Equipped with four eyeshadow shades and two intense blush colours, I would say this palate would be fantastic for an iridescent evening look.

    Dancing Till Dusk £9.99 

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    These shades were influenced by Sleek’s Au-Naturel i-Divine palette and also have a mix of eyeshadow and blusher. Dancing Till Dusk includes browns and golds which work great for cheek and eye definition. Both coral and pink blushes are bold and bursting with colour, which work well for a fun and flirty look. I’d recommend using this palate for a cheeky night on the town.

    As well as those, Sleek have a new range of lipgloss “Gloss Me” colours to try out – all of them luscious and totally wearable. Sarah Jane Crawford who hosted Sleek MakeUp’s launch tested and wore a gloss with red tones and looked amazing.

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    Along side the make-up, Sleek also have a new collection of “Sleek Loves Gel Nails” varnish available. I tried this out and the colours provide complete coverage and give you a silky smooth finish. My favourite was this beaut up in the forefront called Purplesque.

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    As all the glam goodies made their debut, Sleek gave us a fashion show in which  the new collection was used and put to the test. Here’s some looks from the show.

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    Gorgeous right?


    Try them out and let us know what you think!

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    VIP Beauty: Berry Lips By MAC

    Lips made from the deepest merlot red wine and a pout that’s dark and dangerous. Vamped up lips are back to give your look some bite this autumn.


    From intense plum hues to blushing berry reds, our celebs are wearing splashes of colour from every dark fruit in their basket.


    Vanessa Hudgens tries out a burgundy matte finish and looks to-die-for. The rich colour compliments her skin tone so well and makes for a great contrast to her blonde ends. Rihanna’s lips are purple and powerful and the deep plum colour really accentuates the shape of her lips. Cara Delevingne stains her lips with a red wine satin finish and looks ever so stylish and elegant.

    All three lip styles are bang on trend and you can try them out, so go ahead and discover your dark side with MAC cosmetics. MAC offers an overwhelming, endless range of lipsticks to transform your lips into pout perfection, but I’ve handpicked the best looks for this season.



    Diva is a dark, sexy red tone that gives your lips that extra plump and looks great combined with a smoky eye. It provides a matte finish but it’s still quite creamy so it won’t dry out your lips. Wear this burgundy beauty with MAC Nightmoth lip liner.



    If you like edge and a lot of it then you must purchase Cyber. It’s a dark and daring blackish-bruised grape tone with a satin finish. With this lipstick, keep the rest of your make up toned down and simple because a splash of cyber is honestly all you’ll need. Match your perfect purple pout with MAC Vino lip liner.




    For a juicy berry stain pick Hang-Up. It’s a reddish plum colour like Diva but has more pinkish tones. This sultry shade has a cremesheen finish which gives it more of a shine than satin would. Cover your lips with this ripe cranberry red and finish it off with MAC Nightmoth lip liner.

    LINGERING KISS          


    Part of MAC’s recent A Novel Romance collection, Lingering Kiss is a deep blackened plum shade. It can be described as a mix of all of the above. Lingering Kiss is plum red like Diva and it shares Cyber’s wine-like tone, but it’s not as dark and deadly.  It has hints of Hang-Up’s red hue and gives off a matte finish. Use this unique tone with MAC Currant lip liner.

    Try them out and let us know which one’s your favourite!

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    Deals to Solve the January Blues!

    January may be the month of doom and gloom, with no money left after Christmas to have a pamper session (or two). But fear not VIPs, for we have the solution! Just because you live like a VIP, doesn’t mean you have to splurge like one! So here are some fab deals to turn that January frown upside down!

    5. If you’re looking for a weekend retreat, then Amazon local have some incredible deals lined up over the next couple of weeks for The Hilton Hotel chain. First off, kick back and relax at their Middlesex branch (it has a tube station – climb off the rock for a day and don’t freak out you city girls!). You can enjoy a spa day from just £60 – that even includes a one hour treatment! For an extra £39 you can even include a 90 minute Tranquility Face and Body Ritual. Lush.

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    4. Secondly, there are loads of deals for eating out at the moment – but this one caught our eye: A, because we love seafood, and B, it’s at The Hilton again (this time inner city). Enjoy a scrummy seafood platter for two people at the Larder Restaurant for £31, including a bottle of Prosecco. For an extra £8 make it champagne – no spraying it around though LMFAO style!


    3. If you’re jealous of Kim Kardashian’s ultra defined eyebrows and want to recreate the look without the hefty price tag, then Wowcher holds the solution! For £109 you can have one area of semi-permanent make-up at HD Permanent Makeup in the swish Knightsbridge. You can choose from eyebrows, lipliner or eyeliner – imagine the time it will save you in the morning!

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    2. If you’re feeling really thrifty but still want to take some time to relax, then this deal is perfect for you! Amber Beauty in Victoria are offering a spa day, including a 55 minute treatment and full use of the spa facilities for an incredible £29 per person, saving you 55%! (More money for shoes!) You can choose between a facial, massage or take half an hour of both!

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    1. After all that pampering, wining and dining, it’s probably time to hit the town and have a few cocktails! WAX London are offering cocktail making classes for up to six people, including a tasting platter, all for £26. Groupon have got this deal all wrapped up with a bow on it – they are even chucking in a cocktail on arrival! Not only is it a hilarious way to spend an hour with some friends – let’s face it, you’re no Heston Blumenthal, but you’ll kick your Saturday night off in style! Enjoy!


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    Top 5 VIP Deals…Luxury For Less

    Hey VIPs… Christmas and the posh party season seems a distant memory, and you’re wishing there was some more sparkle in your rather dreary 2014. Are we right? If yes, then look no further, we have the solution!

    Whether it’s rest or play, here are some of the top deals out there to ensure you can live every day like you’re a VIP – and trust us, they’re fabulous!

    5. If you’re bored of work already and want some fun time by getting out of the city, then why not play like the Made In Chelsea cast – and go clay pigeon shooting?! A steal at £39 Groupon have got this deal all figured out – warm soup and bread is even included, as well as unlimited clays for your 60 minutes of shooting. Grab the hunters and a flat cap, and go explore the countryside!

    Made In Chelsea boys Spencer Matthews and Andy Jordan showed us how to play with the rich kids last series

    Made In Chelsea boys Spencer Matthews and Andy Jordan

    4. After all that shooting you’re probably going to be pretty hungry, so zip over to the Kings Road Steakhouse in Chelsea for a five course meal and wine flight. Run by the infamous Marco Pierre White you can experience the best of the best, with the menu including braised rump steak with creamed potato, salad of crab la russe and fruits in red wine jelly (plus two more delicious courses). You will also receive three glasses of specially selected wine, one of which is a Prosecco Brut, all for a bargain £75 – thanks Living Social!

    Kings Road Steakhouse

    Kings Road Steakhouse

    3. With bargain deals on beauty treatments and spa days, it can be difficult to know which ones are really worth it. Harley Street is renowned for its exclusivity, and thanks to Wowcher you could save £321 on a full medical MOT at the Medical Express Clinic – after all the wine it’s probably important to check up on your health after all! For £79 this deal is a total bargain – plus you’ll receive the very best treatment, if it’s good enough for the celebs, it’s certainly good enough for you!

    Harley Street is the 'Go To' place for any celebrity treatments

    Harley Street is the ‘Go To’ place for any celebrity treatments

    2. If you’re more of an adrenaline junkie than this deal is perfect for you – VIP UK Experience days are offering nine or 12 laps in a super car! You can choose from Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, Aston Martins and more, plus you get to zoom around a huge circuit! Priced at just £119 for nine laps, or £149 for 12, you save an incredible £300 – nobody on your instagram has to know the cars aren’t yours!

    Nobody has to know it isn't yours!

    Nobody has to know it isn’t yours!

    1. So, you’ve been pampered, shot some clays, been wined and dined and had an adrenaline kick… What more could you want? Well, by now you’re probably pretty tired from all that socialising and living like a VIP, so perhaps a holiday is in order? Starting from an amazing £125 per person, Living Social are offering a two or three night stay in the beautiful Budapest! Nothing says celebrity like jet-setting around the globe! Be the envy of all your friends, kick back, relax and enjoy return flights from London airports, breakfast everyday and a stunning hotel located close to Budapest’s many attractions! We’ve got our eyes on the thermal spa at the Gellert Baths.

    Nothing says celebrity like jet setting

    Nothing says celebrity like jet setting

    So there you have it – the best ways to live like a VIP, for less!

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    Luscious Lashes like Kim Kardashian

    Throughout the numerous seasons of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the marriages, the divorces, the rap star baby daddy (yes, we mean you Kanye West!), Kim Kardashian’s majestic eye lashes have always been a constant in her life – long, luscious and voluminous and so easy to recreate with Benefit’s they’re Real! Mascara.


    Look at those lashes!

    False lash application can be a stressful situation (anyone else ever spent what seems like forever trying to get your false lashes to stick only for them to start to peel off after an hour into your night out?).  So unless you’re Kim Kardashian and have a personal make up artist on standby ready to reapply your false lashes when they inevitably start peel off, Benefit’s they’re Real! Mascara is the perfect false lash subsitute.


    Benefit they’re Real! Mascara

    This £18 mascara gives you dramatic lashes within minutes.  With its domed tip, you can really get to the roots of your lashes without stabbing yourself in the eye which is a massive bonus!


    Don’t even pretend like you don’t want lashes like these!

    It’s no surprise that this mascara is currently the UK’s no.1 bestselling mascara so check it out and let us know what you think?  Will you ditch your falsies for Benefit?  Let us know what you think!

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    Inside GUILD Salon Chelsea’s Launch Party

    This week a trendy new Parisian-style salon and beauty parlour opened its doors on London’s exclusive King’s Road, in the heart of Chelsea. GUILD’s flagship UK salon held its launch party in style with celebs such as Katy B, Martin Kemp’s model/DJ/photographer daughter Harleymoon Kemp and Made in Chelsea stars attending the party, and the Live Like a VIP team were there too.


    First up, I had a chat to the GUILD salon team, and some top hairdressers in the beauty world, to see what they were excited about and what they were looking forward to with the salon – the buzz seems to be about bringing Parisian chic to London. Respected hairdressers Phillipe Hostalery and Phillpe Gentner  own a GUILD in France and this is their first in the UK.


    Although the launch party started early (6pm) it was soon in full swing, thanks to Harleymoon Kemp; who unsurprisingly has a good understanding of music, with parents like Spandau Ballet ’s Martin Kemp and Shirlie Holliman from Wham! and Pepsi and Shirlie. It was pretty cool to see the salon’s reception turned into a DJ booth.


    The most glamorous VIP guest of the night was Katy B, who has ditched her red locks in favour of a brunette look, dip-dyed to dark blonde; a look which went down well.


    Also joining the party was Chelsea’s own Hugo Taylor. I have a feeling that this salon is going to be a big hit with the Made In Chelsea stars. It’s on their doorstep and the ethos is to make every girl look coiffed and fabulous – a perfect prep for a social event that evening!


    During the earlier part of the evening, the team were giving demos and guests were taking up the opportunity to be the salon’s first cilents. I noticed the theme of the evening was big, bouncy and beautiful hair naturally. I really want to come back and do it properly myself – look at how stylish the hair area is:


    What I like about GUILD is the fact that it’s a one-stop shop for a night out – upstairs is the hair styling and cutting facilities, whilst downstairs there is a hair colouring centre and a gorgeous white beauty room, which reminds me of a spa. The colouring centre has a glamorous feel, a bit like a photography studio.


    Among the many guests – enough to see the upstairs and the downstairs of the salon completely full – were representatives from in-house brands such as Shu Umera and Redken. I was given a goodie bag of items to test when I left, and I can recommend Davine’s Natural Tech range, which the salon stocks a big range of.


    If you want to visit GUILD yourself, and see what makes the salon a VIP experience (I can tell you now that the team have been flown in from France, giving it an authentic Parisian feel, and they even offer you champagne while tending to your locks) check them out online here.


    Telephone: 020 7352 9002

    Tweet us if you spot a celebrity inside (@zoegriffin)

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  • VIP Video Pick: Jennifer Lawrence Hugs Fan

    Sometimes when you see what a celebrity is like on a video it gives you more of an insight into their character than just looking at photos.When we saw this video of Jennifer Lawrence, we fell in love with her even more.

    We love it when stars show their humble side – and it’s not often that Oscar-winning celebrities are so down to earth that they break out from the barriers of a red carpet premiere to console a crying fan – but that’s exactly what Jennifer Lawrence did at the premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in London last week.

    Jennifer spotted the crying fan mid-interview, and walked off to move the security barrier to get to the girl; leaving the red carpet so she could reach down to her wheelchair and give her a hug. The scene was captured on film, and is definitely one of the most heart warming VIP videos we’ve seen. Take a look here:

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  • VIP Video Pick: P!nk’s True Love

    Sometimes it’s good to read about the gossip, but sometimes you want to sit back and listen to a celeb to see what they’re really like and how they live. Each week, we’re picking our fave VIP video and this week the star of this video is Pink.

    Ever since Pink’s song ‘True Love’ featuring Lily Allen entered the charts in the summer, we’ve been swooning over how cute her tiny toddler Willow is. Willow and P!nk’s husband, Carey Hart, both make an appearance in the music video for the hit; Carey’s first music video cameo since ‘Just Give Me a Reason’ and earlier appearing in the video for ‘So What’ – about their then separation.

    It’s great to see how P!nk’s personal life has come along over the years (we feel as though we’ve been growing up alongside her!) and the ‘True Love’ video certainly left us wanting to know more about what’s been happening behind the scenes. So we were delighted to find this candid interview with the star. What do you think? Tweet us your thoughts @zoegriffin.

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