By Laura Medina
Will's and Kate's marriage launched this a year ago.
Now, it is time, June 5th, to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 60th year on the throne. One of the world's longest ruling monarch.
Around the corner is the London Olympic on July 27th...for the third time.
Yes. We all got the point. This was meant to be...Cool Britannia, the third time coming.
Making a splash during this past recent Awards Season in Los Angeles to dip its toes in the American market, the decadent shoe brand, Aruna Seth created this very special, limited edition "Jubliee Shoe." A blue wedge with an Union Jack heel that is entirely dipped in Swarvoski crystals is valued at $4,800. The unadorned blue wedge with Union Jack bow coated in Swarvoski crytals is valued at $1,000.
Only 10 pairs created for Harrod's to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 60th Diamond Jubliee. A true and unique British collection.
With a play on "Britannia," Space NK releases its fourth fragrance collection of its "Beautannia" series. Spotlighting singularly British beauty and heritage, this bath and body range evokes seaside scent of the traditional British beach resort where the British go for a holiday, Brighton.
Sea moss, orris, grapefruit, neroli and a tease of cooling mint on sun-kissed skin represent the shimmering seas and hypnotic hedonism.
A misty, floral whirlpool offsets a final earthy green backdrop of musk, amber and vetiver are the jagged rocks and smooth pebbles. Brighton will be available in Bath & Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Body Cream, Bath Oil, Candle, Soap and cosmetic & toiletry bags.
It is Brighton, in a bottle and a jar, an indulgent souvenir, bringing it into your own bath room.
Elemis is a leading luxury British spa and skincare brand favored by as many as 6.5 million spa-goers per year in Britain. The successful combination of natural active ingredients with cutting-edge technology has enabled Elemis to bring to market some of the most influential anti-aging products and professional spa-therapies the beauty industry has ever seen.
Remember, prep the skin before beautifying it.
Lipstick Queen, Poppy King, represent the colors of the Union Jack. The blood red is the blue. The Medium red is the red while the peach is the white of the flag.
Nails Inc. is celebrating their British heritage with these red, white and blue shades, especially for the Queen’s Jubilee. Alternate shades on each finger or create miniature Union Jacks, the ultimate tribute to the Queen.
· St. James – classic blue red
· Floral Street – opaque white
· Baker Street – cobalt blue
Price: $9.50 each, Available at Sephora and Sephora.com
The sentiments are well-felt...not everybody can go to London and party with the Queen or participate in the London Olympics.
Still, this is British thoughtfulness, what we Americans call "hospitality," to bring a little bit of Britannia to your home...all within a reasonable budget.