Freida Pinto to be face of L'Oreal

Hurrah... another non-white face to front L'Oreal campaigns, reports WWD. It was only a matter of time before this beauty was snapped up by a big beauty brand. She was fantastic in Slumdog Millionaire as Latika and, duh, she's a stunner. How many other Indian actresses front campaigns for globally recognised, international conglomerates? Well played, L'Oreal. Heading to India with my husband for several weeks is the second most anticipated part of our journey (Croatia, of course, is number one for me as always). I've never been but because he's Indian he been there loads and can do a little bit of tour guide role play for me!

My interest has always been piqued by Indian beauty rituals and I've had them on my mind ever since an article in The Times about Indian Beauty Secrets was published back in February. Tumerica, Buttermilk, Carrot, Chickpea, Rosewater, Geranium Leaf... Read the article here if you want to find out more.