Monday, May 31, 2010

[A'kin] pureMan



The Purist Company will be adding another accolade to the [A’kin] and [Al’chemy] range of skin and hair care products. Launched in 2009, [A’kin] pureMAN Calming After Shave Balm is already proving to be a winning formula, taking home Winner of the 2010 CEW UK Beauty Award for Best New Male Grooming Product in the Mass Category. 

Voted by beauty industry insiders, the award recognises innovation and creativity in beauty products and is touted to be one of the UK beauty industry’s highest accolades. [A’kin] pureMAN won against the leading brands in the beauty industry and is a testament to the product’s quality and effectiveness. 

The [A’kin] Calming After Shave Balm is part of the [A’kin] pureMAN range of skincare products. It is a quickly absorbing gel with soothing and calming ingredients which is alcohol-free, non greasy. It also acts a powerful moisturiser that hydrates the skin leaving it soft and comforted after shaving. Formulated with selected active botanical ingredients, it is perfect for all skin particularly sensitive, irritated and dry skin. All [A’kin] products are free from sulfates, ethoxy lated and petrochemical cleansers, parabens, propylene glycol, silicones, phthalates, mineral oils, DEA and artificial colours.

Visit www.purist.com.au

Friday, May 28, 2010

His & Hers Scents from Prada




Infusion de Vetiver is the first masculine scent in Prada’s annual Ephemeral Infusion Collection. Launched at the same time as Infusion de Tubereuse the male fragrance is also a modern interpretation of a classic scent. There is a cool escapism to the elegant Infusion de Vetiver. Like all Prada scents, it is full of unexpected combinations: the tender touch of Vetiver is brought alive with notes of Tarragon, Madagascan Pepper and Purple Ginger.


Infusion de Tubereuse joins Prada’s annual Ephemeral Infusion Collection. The limited edition fragrance is a modern interpretation of a classic scent. An unexpected mix of Tuberose from India, Petitgrain Bigarade, Blood Orange from Italy and Dynamone combine to create Infusion de Tubereuse, a delicate impression of this traditional scent.

Available exclusively to Myer from 27th June 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Eles Winter Make-up Trends



This Winter ELES Mineral Makeup launch the new seasonal makeup look – ‘A Touch of Red’, which sees a return to 1940’s glamour inspired by the catwalk and the world’s leading ladies who are already donning this classic trend.

When beauty trailblazers forgo their edgy hairstyles and adopt a feminine look of soft curls and beautiful bold red lips it’s a sure sign Hollywood’s old school glamour has made a comeback. Team this with smoky brown eyes and you're set to smoulder this winter!

Get the look:


Face:

• Prime: Begin by applying Retexturizing Face Primer SPF 20 to create the perfect base for all skin types.

• Base: Using ELES’ cult classic foundation, Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation, blend face and neck areas to achieve truly flawless skin.

• Cheeks: Softly dust the apples of the cheeks with Mineral Blush in Rose Marble for beautiful definition.

Eyes:

• Apply a wash of Mineral Matte Eye Shadow in Cashmere across the entire lid. On the outer third of the eye area apply Mineral Matte Eye shadow in Antique blending so the intensity decreases towards the nose. Define the lower lash line with Powderliner Pencil in Coal, followed lightly with the sponge tip end to soften the look and give you that smouldering finish. Complete the eyes with lashings of Lush Mascara in Black.

Lips:

• Apply Pro Lip Primer (the secret weapon for every beauty bag) to the lips to enhance lipstick wear, prevent colour bleeding and make lips look fuller. Follow with Micro-Bubble lipstick in Red for bold and truly beautiful lips.

ELES Mineral Makeup is available online at www.elescosmetics.com.au and in selected beauty salons and day spas nationally.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Start Your Winter Hair Removal Now...



As winter arrives, so do the layers of clothing – but just because you’ll be covering up doesn’t mean you should let you hair run wild. With our unpredictable winters, you just never know when you’ll have your legs out! Look no further than the new range of epilators from Remington.


At the top of the range is the new Smooth & Silky 3 in 1 Rechargeable Epilator. 42 stainless steel tweezers guarantee fast hair removal for up to six weeks, while 18 massage fingers and Remington’s body curve design ensure minimal discomfort. Unique moisturiser-infused rollers guarantee a silky-smooth finish. Complete with interchangeable precision epilator and shaver head for more sensitive areas, this complete grooming solution also includes an exfoliating glove to keep in-grown hairs at bay.

Second in line is the Smooth & Silky Dual Head 2 in 1 Epilator. Complete with Remington’s body curve system and patented glide technology, it perfectly follows the body’s natural curves to give you precise and gentle hair removal for up to six weeks. It also includes an interchangeable shaver head, perfect for more delicate areas.

If you’re after a more simple but just as gentle epilator then try the Smooth & Silky Epilator. Featuring Remington’s body curve system and massage rollers to ensure total comfort, it operates on two speeds – for fine or thick hair. Its compact size and worldwide voltage makes it the perfect travel companion, helping you stay hair free no matter where you go.

Unwanted facial hair can be a source of embarrassment for women, so take charge of your upper lip with the Smooth & Silky Beauty Groomer. Small enough to remove even the most delicate hair, the Smooth and Silky Beauty Groomer has three automatic stainless steel tweezers for precise and gentle hair removal.

Don’t let the winter blues take over your grooming, battle the cold and get your body smoking hot with Remington’s great new range of epilators. Start now and by the time summer rolls around you’ll be spending more time sitting poolside than next to the tub!

Visit Remington

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pola Galantom Skincare for Men





Pola’s sophisticated men’s skincare range, Galantom, is designed to help combat the harsh environmental effects of day to day life, keeping the skin balanced and nourished.


Pola is a multi-award winning Japanese skincare and cosmetics company recognised internationally as
a world leader in Research and Development. Pola was founded by Japanese businessman Mr Shinobu Suzuki in 1929 and remains family run to this day. Pola products have a legion of avid fans worldwide, are naturally based, and are not tested on animals.


Galantom Shaving Foam
Dual action shaving foam/facial wash. With antiseptic properties, this foam removes dirt & excess sebum leaving the skin feeling clean & refreshed.


Galantom Aftershave Lotion
With a mild sophisticated scent, this lotion helps to treat skin damaged by razor use. The skin is left hydrated and soothed.


Galantom Moisturiser
A non-greasy milk that replenishes moisture and helps to maintain supple skin.


Galantom Cream
Light, non-greasy night cream with superior moisturising properties, leaves rough skin feeling nourished.


Pola is available at leading beauty salons, and online at www.polacosmetics.com.au

Monday, May 24, 2010

Denim Boutique at Net-a-Porter

Have you visited Net-a-Porter's Denim Boutique yet? It's the place to go to discover your new favourite jeans. You can shop by wash, fabric or cut, and because Net-a-Porter know that the ideal pair is all about fit, they will also help you find the perfect match for your shape, with expert tips for finding the right fit and a detailed measuring guide.

We love pieces that perform double duty like these dark-grayjeans with width altering zips across each leg. Team DRKSHDW by Rick Owens' stretch denim pants with ankle boots for a directional evening look.
7 for all mankind's Roxanne skinny jeans are your failsafe day-to-night denim style - skinny but not spray-on and a classicdark-blue hue. Cut from a thicker denim and detailed with love-worn fading, they look as fabulous with a tee as they do with heels and a statement top.
J Brand's mid-blue loose-fit boyfriend jeans are a relaxeddenim choice for summer. Wear this slightly distressed style with a checked shirt and roll-up the hem to show off a pair of fierce heels.

Friday, May 21, 2010

VibrateLash By Divina Australia



New VibrateLash by Divina Australia is the world’s first mineral vibrating mascara.

This battery powered organic mineral mascara vibrates 7000 times per minute, providing 360-degree coverage around each lash from root to tip, delivering clump-free definition, volume, length and curl, all in one easy application.

The micro-pulsing effect of VibrateLash allows the brush to penetrate deep into the lash bed, combing through the lashes quickly and more effectively and replaces some of the best tricks women and make up artists employ when applying mascara, such as wiggling and zig-zagging the mascara brush to achieve maximum length and thickness.

VibrateLash is an organic based, hypo-allergenic, mineral volumising formula enriched with Organic Argan Leaf Extract (a rare and rich natural anti-oxidant that is known as liquid gold in Morocco) to condition lashes, while natural fibres enhance and thicken lashes.

Directions:
• Step 1: Press the black button on the mascara cap to activate pulsation.
• Step 2: Place brush at the base of lashes, move slowly with straight and steady strokes towards lash tip.
• Step 3: Repeat for lower lashes.
• Step 4: Once finished with application, press black button on top of cap to turn off pulsation.

For stockist enquiries, please phone 03 9352 5999 or www.divina.com.au.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Little Luxuries by MOR




Drift into the dreamy world of Little Luxuries, where petite treasures leave you smitten with sweet craving. Slip into your favourite fragrances and enliven your mood anytime. In a moment's notice your senses will soar as you treat yourself to this exquisite alluring delight.



Beautifully packaged and formulated, Little Luxuries dance in the highly desired MOR fragrance offerings of: 


• Snow Gardenia
• Cassis Noir
• Belladonna
• Lychee Flower
• Marshmallow


Available as:

• Body Butter RRP - $16.95
• Perfume Oil RRP - $19.95
• Lip Nectar RRP - $19.95
• Hand Cream RRP - $12.95
• Soapette RRP - $9.95

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Marcello de Cartier Saddle Bag



It is the bag everyone has been waiting for: the hands-free saddle bag, both elegant and perfect. A companion of freedom that is flawless and dependable, intimate and knowing.



This all-in-one bag is ready to travel at the drop of a hat, transport everything you need and more, and adapt to whatever conditions a sudden departure may bring. En route for Seoul, Rio, Berlin and Paris... A city break, safari or cruise, in white or beige, black or red, or ebony tones: the Marcello de Cartier saddle bag.



Conveniently capacious, it features a supple flap perforated with top-stitched corners and emphasised by a band in matching tones, a stippled logo tracing its path to the back of the bag and an animal-skin lining. Worn short or long depending on the strap length selected, the Marcello de Cartier saddle bag adapts to any situation and offers three sizes for three adventure-fuelled looks, from the smallest, most intimate version, to the largest, maximum version.

Visit www.cartier.com

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cannes Opening Night


Cannes opening night is always full of glamour and gorgeous gowns. The red carpet for the premiere of Robin Hood this year was no exception. Here are a few of our favourites...

Cate Blanchett in Alexander McQueen

Eva Longoria Parker in Pucci

Kate Beckingsale in Marchesa

Natalie Imbruglia in Alberta Ferratti

Salma Hayek in Gucci

Visit Who for more opening night glamour.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Can I Borrow That?




‘Can I Borrow That’ is an online boutique, which hires out designer dresses and gowns bought from internationally acclaimed high-end labels. Designers include Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce and Gabbana, John Galliano, GF Ferre and Roberta Scarpa. The designer dresses are available in a range of styles and sizes.




Styles include feminine chiffon maxi dresses in a pastel colour palette, featuring floral prints. Animal, dogtooth, argyle and graphic print dresses in vivid indigo, coral and pink. Short structured LBD’s with detailed sweetheart necklines and sequined embellishment. Organza and silk evening gowns in vibrant primary colours with rouged bust lines and fishtails’. Cropped summer dresses in yellow, peach, lime and pink with hibiscus prints and halter necks. Structured cocktail dresses with accentuated shoulders in metallic and brocade fabrics pay a nod to one of the seasons principal trends. ‘Can I Borrow That’ caters to all occasion wear needs from black tie events to summer barbecues their designer wear boasts versatility and exclusivity.


Borrowing a dress is a simple six-step process and generally costs one fifth of the retail price.

• Browse- peruse the garments
• Select – choose a dress
• Borrow – click ‘borrow’
• Receive – the dress is delivered in 2 days to your preferred address
• Return- send the dress back in the prepaid envelope provided
• Confirm- receive a confirmation email when CIBT processes your return.

Entrepreneur and Managing Director of CIBT Michelle Auhara, noticed a niche in the market 6 months ago, stating:

“Our society is constantly celebrating occasions, Spring Racing, Cocktail Parties, Christmas, Birthdays, New Years Eve, Dinners, etcetera. International high-end designer dresses are not readily available to the Australian demographic and the cost is exorbitant. Women are also disinclined to wear a dress twice, so I felt CIBT was a way to provide women with a viable, affordable alternative.”


Visit www.caniborrowthat.com.au

Friday, May 14, 2010

Jimmy Choo at Bondi Junction

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Jimmy Choo will be opening their third freestanding location in Australia at Westfield Bondi Junction.


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The new boutique will showcase the extensive Jimmy Choo shoe, handbag, small leather goods, sunglasses and soft accessories collections in a unique space that will reflect the global design store concept, echoing the sensibility of the Jimmy Choo brand and evoking the architectural glamour of a 1940's boutique.


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Visit Westfield Bondi Junction or Jimmy Choo for more information

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Chanel Cruise 2011 Collection



The Chanel 2011 Cruise Collection in St Tropez caught our eye this week, epitomising 1970's glamour and opulence and reflecting the sun-soaked atmosphere of St Tropez.




Damien Woolnough from Vogue.com.au described the collection...


"The collection started in a frenzy of pastels, skimmed across a sea of white with Freja in a suit to rival Bianca Jagger’s legendary bridal ensemble, glittering takes on the iconic Chanel suit and cool camel pieces.

Even the accessories, from gingham cuffs, mid-heel silver sandals and patchwork bags were made to raise smiles. The models, including Abbey Lee, Jacquetta Wheeler and Anja Rubik, were already smiling when they pulled into the port on motorboats to begin their casual saunter down the runway. The upbeat mood called to mind the sexiness of Gianni Versace’s supermodel-laden shows in the nineties, but the style statements were pure Lagerfeld."




Visit Vogue for more on the Chanel 2011 Cruise Collection.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Travel Chic...

Whether you're travelling to Canberra or the Cook Islands, a balance between style and comfort is key. Whether you choose cool loose-fit chinos and a sharp tailored blazer or an elegant Breton stripe tee and slouchy harem pants, simply finish with statement accessories for the most sophisticated start to any getaway...


A.P.C. Cotton and linen striped jacket




A.P.C. Cotton and Linen Striped Jacket

Sharpen separates with A.P.C.'s navy and white cotton and linen-blend striped jacket. Partner this smart summer staple with tailored shorts and caramel-tone extras for instant city style. 


J Brand Inez cropped cotton pants

J BRAND Inez cropped cotton pants

Every capsule wardrobe needs a pair of taupe cotton-twillpants and this cropped style from J Brand are perfect for the new season. Roll up the hems and slip on a tank and heels for a relaxed daytime combination.

Maison Martin Margiela Large canvas holdall

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA Large canvas holdall

Maison Martin Margiela's large light-gray canvas holdall is a chic and practical choice for weekends away. Wear it with off-duty casual separates to travel in style.

Bloch Delux Court ballerina flats

BLOCH Delux Court ballerina flats

Bloch's light-gray leather ballerina flats are ideal for easy chic. Team them with a sweater dress and an ultra-feminine necklace for off-duty elegance.

Mulberry Ink-print bamboo-blend scarf

MULBERRY Ink-print bamboo-blend scarf

Mulberry's blue ink and bird print makes this white bamboo-blend scarf a covetable accessory to take you into spring. Wear it wrapped multiple ways or tied to your satchel to maintain preppy perfection.

Visit Net-A-Porter for more travel fashion ideas

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Nudie Coconut Water


Anne Hathaway loves it, Gisele drinks it and Madonna and Demi rate it so highly they invested their own money in it! We may not yet have the answer to eternal youth, but coconut water could be the closest we get – and now thanks to the good folk at nudie, it’s available here in Australia… NOW!

Celebs are crazy for coconut water with leading US brands stating it has amazing health benefits that help turn back the clock and promote smoother, more youthful skin. Described throughout the US and Brazil as ‘nature’s sports drink’ because of its super rehydrating qualities, coconut water has been dubbed as perhaps the best natural way of quenching thirst and replacing lost electrolytes from exercise or illness, with 15 times the potassium and more electrolytes than leading sports drinks.


And, with research by nudie showing that 64% of Aussies are not getting anywhere near the recommended eight glasses of water a day and more than three quarters (82%) wishing they felt more hydrated on a regular basis, new nudie coconut water is the perfect, hassle free way to stay hydrated.

So what exactly is coconut water? Not to be confused with coconut milk, coconut water is the clear liquid inside young green coconuts, extracted at seven months before the coconut grows its meat. However, nudie coconut water is extra special as it’s available in four delicious flavours including nudie coconut water straight up, nudie coconut water with pomegranate & acai, coconut water with lychee & lime and nudie coconut water with orange & passion fruit - all with low acidity and no preservatives, no additives and no sugar so that you can enjoy them guilt-free.

Launching this week into independent retailers across Australia, nudie coconut water will soon be available in the chilled juice section off all Coles and BI-LO stores. nudie coconut water has an RRP of $3.50 and comes in a 350ml bottle. 

Visit www.nudie.com.au/coconutwater for more information.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Rosemount Australian Fashion Week

Sydney's week of weeks - Rosemount Australian Fashion Week is over. With the hype and frantic pace of RAFW a distant memory, now is the time to look back and reflect on the gorgeous, adventurous and stylish offerings from Australia's fashion elite.  RAFW showcased such a range of Australian style, from Alex Perry's sumptuous, glamourous creations through to the outrageous and theatrical stylings from Romance Was Born. Here are just a few of our favourites from the week...


Alex Perry


        


Alice McCall




Bianca Spender

        


Jayson Brundson


Dion Lee




Romance Was Born