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#CHMReviews - the new Perricone MD PRE : EMPT SERIES

By Dani Guinsberg

This is one of the best new skincare launches ive seen. The new Perricone MD PRE : EMPT SERIES contains the perfect set of skincare to take to shoots with me. From the skin perfecting serum to the brightening eye cream this brand has it covered.

Founded in 1997 Dr Nicholas Perricone has produced amazing results with skincare alone. So far I have tried our the exfoliating pore refiner which not only exfoliates but helps to refine pores with DMAE and fruit extracts. It's gentle enough for sensitive skins too!

The SKIN PERFECTING serum helps to combat fine lines and hydrates the most parched of skins. It makes the best pre makeup treatment. The BRIGHTENING EYE TREATMENT takes down puffy eyes and really helps diffuse dark shadows and hydrate fine lines making it a perfect primer for eye makeup.

Lastly it's great to have found the OIL FREE HYDRATING CREAM which unlike many oil free products actually delivers perfect hydration to the skin due to its moisture binding contents of hyraulonic acid and super nourishing vitamin B5.

I've added this entire range to my makeup kit which already models and actresses alike are commenting on hydrated their skin feels

#CHMReviews - Estee Lauder Repair Mask

By Gabriella Palmano

Gabriella has recently returned to the Carol Hayes office after a trip to Thailand.  The delicious Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Mask helped ensure that she was rested and radiant after the 15 hour journey home, ready to scout some stunning new London locations !

Introducing Jay Blades, as he shows you how to ‘restore’ a table in four easy steps on This Morning.

If you’ve ever wondered what to do with your old furniture, you need to know about Jay Blades who runs Jay & Co.

Don’t chuck it, restore it….Jay is set to make you re-think your furniture options, in the same way our chefs of today have made us re-think ‘how we prepare and eat our food’.

Watch the video here -

Jay is a furniture expert and tv presenter, who has immense knowledge on how to literally turn ‘an old pre-owned wooden table ’ into an ‘attractive, modern table ’ that anyone would love to have in their home!

For further information on Jay please view this link:

For booking enquiries
or call Karin on 020 7482 1555 at Carol Hayes Management.

Don’t chuck it – Restore It – Says Jay Blades of Jay & Co – written by Gemma Broadhurst

Don’t chuck it – Restore It – Says Jay Blades of Jay & Co – written by Gemma Broadhurst, Head Of Talent at Media Recruitment

My poor husband. For the past few days I find myself constantly starting sentences with ‘Jay says…’ and ‘That’s not how Jay would do it...’.

I went along to Jay Blades  workshop last Thursday at the Heal’s store on Tottenham Court Road. You would not think that two hours of listening to someone talk about paint could be so interesting, but it really was…
We learnt all about the preparation of how to paint old furniture.

I guess if you are going to listen to someone talk about how many coats of paint you should use on your old Ikea drawers, it helps that Jay is a fascinating – and a really, funny man. Jay not only restores and re-designs old furniture but he presents on TV and teaches his viewers how to restore and up-scale old furniture. Jay also works with disadvantaged teenagers with his social enterprise, where he teaches them ‘furniture restoration skills’ which they can then use on a practical level.

Jay is full of tips of the trade, like the best thing for cleaning furniture (Sainsbury’s Basic Baby Wipes by the way); and the stuff “manufacturers don’t want you to know about”. Apparently, you should be painting multiple layers with the smallest amount of paint on your brush, giving the wood a dry brush, rather than slapping it on; that way, paint will last a really long time, and you get a better finish.

Now as someone in the process of doing up an old Victorian terrace, that hasn’t been touched since the 70s – I’m talking no central heating and padded wallpaper on the walls AND ceilings – this sort of advice is pure gold, shame I didn’t know this before spending £122 on Little Greene…for 2 cans!! (Although he did congratulate me on my choice of paint!)

If there’s something you want to do, but have not felt confident enough to tackle – do go to one of Jay’s workshops. Or if you are thinking about starting a business of upcycling furniture and want to know how the tradesmen do it, make sure you do a workshop with Jay.

Personally, I can’t wait for the upholstery course he’s planning - seeing as I’ve just pulled apart an old headboard, and unsuccessfully tried recovering it.  I can hear my husband now:

‘That’s not how Jay would do it’.

For further information on Jay: or to go to one of Jay’s workshops please visit:

#CHMReviews - KISSED BY Mii

by Dani Guinsberg

I was very fortunate to be invited for a pre wedding spray tan but a new and exciting mineral makeup and skincare company called Kissed by Mii.

Being quite wary of self tans and spray tans having had a few bad experiences I was not too sure what to expect - I have to say that it took under 15 mins to apply had no smell and within 20 mins I had my clothes back on and already looked like I had had a day in the south of France - 8 hours later it was time to wash it off and what I was left with was the most beautiful tan that was true to my olive skin tone - so far people have said how well I look rather than they love my tan which in my view is a good thing.