Monday, August 30, 2010

Aroma Facial by Pevonia Botanica




Restore healthy skin balance with this holistic facial treatment by Pevonia Botanica incorporating pure essential oils and blended plant extracts that combine to normalize the pH of the skin.

This signature facial is customized especially for each individual to reflect skin type and specific needs. Specially designed ampoules including; Vitamin C (anti-oxidant and brightening), Collagen (hydrating and plumping), Elastin (firming and hydrating), DNA (refining and smoothing) Propolis (healing and calming) and Vitaminic (nourishing and anti-oxidant) are selected prior to the treatment for outstanding results.

Relax and unwind as your therapist administers this nurturing and hydrating facial proven-effective to improve mind, body and soul, calming nerves and alleviating stress while ensuring excellent complexion results.

RRP: From $110 (60 minute facial)

Results can be maintained at home with Pevonia’s Aromatherapy face oils for Dry, Sensitive or combination skin as well as high-performance spa-at-home facial treatments including; Vitamin C Complexe, Age-Defying Marine Collagen Concentrate, Vitaminic Concentrate, Soothing Propolis Concentrate or Firming Marine Elastin Concentrate for specific skin needs.

Available in selected beauty salons and day spas nationally. To find out more visit www.pevonia.com.au

Friday, August 27, 2010

Dream Diva's tie dye maxi



Dream Diva’s tie dye maxi dress is to ‘dye’ for this Spring/Summer!


The high-end designers have given it a fashionable nod, so has supermodel Jessica Hart.

Why should they have all the fun?

Now real girls can join in on the flirty and fun 70s vibe with the Dream Diva tie dye maxi.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tom Ford Azure Lime




Tom Ford Azure Lime captures the easy style and relaxed glamour of Mustique, a private island nestled in the Eastern Caribbean. “There is a captivating sense of warmth and luminosity there, balanced with an old-world charm that is unique to Mustique,” says Tom Ford.

Opening with a radiant flourish of lime, evocative of the region’s lush citrus groves, Tom Ford Azure Lime skillfully evolves into a casually elegant scent.

The first effervescent inhalation is a lime water infusion paired with juniper berry. Citrus notes of Valencia orange, lemon and bergamot then combine with the wild aromas of Oregon mint and crisp black basil for a brilliant start.

Subtly evolving, the heart reveals an intercontinental richness with the introduction of Egyptian jasmine, Tunisian neroli, violet leaves, and orange flower. South African buchu, a treasured local herb, brings a rush of mint and citrus, softened by delicate Moroccan orris butter.

As the fragrance dries down on the skin, the warm sensuality of sandalwood, patchouli, tonka bean and a musk accord provide the right amount of intensity, while sea moss and oakwood extract lend a charming twist.

The new scent will be offered in the original Tom Ford Private Blend Collection packaging inspired by the dark brown glass coloring of the apothecary bottles used in perfume laboratories. The 50 ml flacon is created to be weighty in the hand and has the sleek architectural look of a chess piece and the 250ml decanter is carved with the highest level of craftsmanship. 



Stockists
Private Blend Azure Lime is available exclusively in David Jones City stores only from October 3, 2010:

Elizabeth St, Sydney
Bourke St, Melbourne
Rundle Mall, Adelaide
Queen St, Brisbane
Hay St, Perth

Visit Tom Ford

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Camilla Babylon Spring Summer 2010 Collection



Celebrity designer and artist, Camilla Franks, will showcase her celebrated Camilla Babylon Spring Summer Collection with a stand alone show on Friday, 27th August 2010 at Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival (RSFF).

Camilla’s RSFF show will celebrate Fashion for Every Body using real women including plus-sized models and individuals with different coloured hair, skin and height to flaunt their assets on the catwalk.

Fashion for Every Body is the core of Camilla’s strong brand philosophy that clothes shouldn’t discriminate against age, colour, size or origin. Women should be able to embrace their natural beauty and inner confidence when they wear Camilla because it allows them to feel glamorous, beautiful and sexy.

Drawing inspiration from far off lands, Camilla’s Babylon Collection will take you on a sensory journey into another world. A mystical palette of vivid hues and dreamy graphics highlights the multi-coloured imagination of The Lost Garden, Atlantis, Bermuda, Chimera, Spirits, Shadows and Pandora ideologies translated into wearable fashion.

Further inspiration behind the collection symbolises Camilla as a little girl. “Turn back time, embrace your inner child and remember when you skipped with a magical spring, danced like no one was watching, sung like heaven was on earth, painted a rainbow in the sky and discovered your own secret garden where the world smelt like roses,” she says.

Visit www.camilla.com.au

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mademoiselle de Cannes by Thierry Martin for Fairfax & Roberts



Summer on the French Riviera with its turquoise pools, sparkling ocean and paintings from the impressionist Cezanne, provided the inspiration for Fairfax and Robert’s creative director, Thierry Martin’s second collection, Mademoiselle de Cannes.

With its magnificent array of colourful gemstones and diamonds immortalized in opulent designs, this ready-to-wear collection embodies
Fairfax and Roberts penchant and talent for sourcing exquisite coloured stones.

This collection is all about “emotion coming from nature,” says Martin, who also dreamed of Cannes’s tanned beauties in bikinis, cocktails at sunset, red carpet events and glamorous celebrities as he was sketching the range.





The Mademoiselle de Cannes Collection was handcrafted and designed at the Fairfax and Roberts atelier. Aquamarines, Ceylon and yellow sapphires, pink tourmalines, citrine, amethyst and diamonds have been transformed into statement rings, pear-cut drop earrings and elegant pendants all set in white gold.

Star of the collection is the celebrity piece: La Riviera mounted on a turquoise choker of stingray with a magnificent aquamarine centre stone decorated with a cascade of deep blue sapphires reflective of the crystal pools of the Grand Hotels on the Riviera.

The Mademoiselle de Paris Collection are works of art in their own right, beautiful and timeless pieces that are available at 
Fairfax and Roberts from mid August 2010.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Garnier World at Floriade




This year’s
Floriade program adds a whole new ingredient to the mix with Garnier World, a living, breathing beauty paradise where you can be pampered with complimentary treatments including mini massages, facials or hair styling. All visitors will receive a free gift to top off their Garnier experience and have a chance to meet Joel Hurrey, resident horticulturalist on Channel Nine’s top rating Domestic Blitz. 

Open day and night from Wednesday 22 to Sunday 26 September.

Visit Floriade

Friday, August 20, 2010

'Come Away With Me' by Jasmine & Will




Inspired by recent travels to Tamworth and the Med, ‘Come Away with Me’ is a fashionable fusion of nautical stripes and gingham, in a simple and stylish palette of navy, white, grey and red.

For the warmer months, Jasmine & Will design duo, Jasmine Lindsay and Kaye Williams, have created a capsule range of thoroughly wearable basics, including drawstring shorts and pants, slouchy singlets, oversized tees, and two-tone bubble dress. 



The oversized check boyfriend shirt is a little bit country, a little bit rock n roll, while the sweet striped swing dress will take you from bedroom to beach and beyond. In fact, each piece is designed to allow you to sleep in comfort, then pop to the corner store in laid back style.

About Jasmine & Will

Jasmine & Will was launched in 2008 by niece and aunt team, Jasmine Lindsay and Kaye Williams. Recognising a distinct gap in the market, the duo set about designing fuss-free yet fashionable loungewear you’d happily be seen in.




Jasmine & Will's collection is Australian-made using only the highest quality locally-sourced fabrics. Available online at www.jasmineandwill.com, plus a small selection of boutiques nationally.

Visit www.jasmineandwill.com

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Channel Sienna's Style for Spring


Spring racing season is almost upon us, and in addition to finding the perfect race wear, every fashionista knows that sporting the perfect hair is also a must!

For this year’s Spring Carnival, channel Sienna Miller’s effortless style using
MyCurl and no-one has to know your secret!

Sienna is undoubtedly one of the lasting It Girls, with a style that is envied and emulated the world over, and thanks to celebrity stylist Dario Cotroneo and his revolutionary hair styling tool 
MyCurl, you can recreate Sienna’s amazing hair at home!



How to recreate Sienna’s race wear ready style using 3 Large 
MyCurl's:

Step 1: Part your hair to the left from hairline to crown, then section from your crown to behind both ears to give three even sections. Starting at the back, spray hair with CAVIAR Anti-Aging Styling Tonic by ALterna. Take one section of hair and roll hair vertically around a 
MyCurl, directing hair away from your face. Secure the first strap around the mid lengths and once the ends are secure, continue rolling the MyCurl to just below the level of your cheekbone. At this point,secure the second strap.

Step 2: Repeat step 1 on either side of the face, directing hair away from the face and securing the 2nd strap below the cheekbone area. Repeat on the right side.

Step 3: Clamp your cloud nine or ghd straightening irons over each 
MyCurl for 10 seconds then allow hair to cool for 15 minutes. While hair is cooling, use a tail comb to lift the crown area up and spray with hairspray, to create more volume while setting.

Result: After hair has cooled, remove all 
MyCurls and massage the root area to slightly to open up the curl. Spray CAVIAR Anti-Aging rapid repair spray by Alterna onto a makeup brush and glide over the top layer of hair, twisting the brush towards the ends to keep ends looking polished. Secure with CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Extra Hold Hair Spray by Alterna and your Sienna inspired hair is ready to go, and last all night!


Visit MyCurl

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Introducing the new look Trilogy Travellers


Trilogy has given their long-haul favourite an overhaul...

Trilogy has chosen the perfect selection of travel-friendly skincare essentials to ensure you arrive at your destination looking and feeling refreshed. Whether you’re off on a short weekend away or a long-haul flight overseas, Trilogy Travellers includes the perfect selection of travel-friendly skincare essentials to counteract the dehydrating and unbalancing effects of travel and to ensure you arrive at your destination  with a glowing complexion.


Trilogy Travellers includes favourites: 
• Cream Cleanser
• Hydrating Mist Toner
• Vital Moisturising Cream


And two new travel-friendly sized products:
• Gentle Facial Exfoliant
• Ultra Hydrating Body Cream with skin illuminating Mica

Trilogy Travellers also now come in a cute cotton travel bag.


Visit trilogyproducts.com

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Block it out with Sass



Herve Leger, Alexander Wang and of course Sass are all rocking the colour block dress in these transitional months, injecting a hint of the 80’s and some bright into your ensemble with understated style!

Muted mauve and maroon tones complement any skin tone with this option and can be tailored for the season with a fitted jacket or coat.


Visit Sass

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tiffany & Co. Leather Goods



Introducing Tiffany & Co. Leather Goods... Magnificently crafted under the direction of Richard Lamberston and John Truex, this modern handbag collection embodies a distinctive sophistication that is always in fashion.


Friday, August 13, 2010

Kelly Rowland Loves Lanolips!




On her recent visit to Sydney Kelly Rowland discovered Lanolips™ and according to her make-up artist she ‘LOVED’ it! Kelly joins other celeb fans of Lanolips™ including Miranda Kerr and Kristy Hinze.

Kelly received the full set of Lanolips™ Lip Ointments:



Lanolips™ 101 Ointment ($17.95) the ultra-nourishing ointment made with only Ultra-Medical Grade Lanolin. A must to soothe dry, cracked skin.



Lanolips™ Lip Ointment with Colour SPF ($13.95) made using the same Ultra-Medical Grade Lanolin found in Lanolips™ 101 Ointment with added pigment. Available in five fun shades: Apples, Rose, Sunshine, Rhubarb and Dark Honey.

Lanolips™ is available from David Jones, Myer, Priceline and selected pharmacies nationally.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Expert Advice from St Tropez




One of the best known beauty skincare experts in the world, Nichola Joss' work is routinely featured in the highest profile magazines, including Vogue, In-Style and Marie Claire. Nichola works with St. Tropez, advising on new product development as well as using St. Tropez products on her A-list clients, including Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Gisele Bundchen and Gwyneth Paltrow. Nichola shares her expert advice for achieving the perfect tan!

What are your top tips for achieving the perfect St Tropez Tan?

1. It’s always important to exfoliate and prepare the skin beforehand; this should be done the day before or the morning of the treatment. Skin needs to feel soft and smooth in texture, use body polish to get skin smooth and silky and soft to the touch. Skin should then be moisturised and massaged.

2. Before application of product make sure skin is clean and dry. Use gloves and a mitt for application and start at the feet and work upwards and outwards. 3. Applying more product rather than less will ensure better coverage and less chance of streaking as the skin will more likely be covered more effectively, the excess colour and cosmetic colour guide will wash off, leaving perfectly covered tanned skin.

4. Make sure all nail beds and cuticles are covered with Vaseline or cream and remember to go over palms, soles of feet in-between toes, ears and nose with a wipe.

5. A dusting of talcum powder into creases of knees, elbows, bums and neck area will ensure that the tanning product will not line or rub away and sweating can affect these areas.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pure Colour by Estée Lauder




Estée Lauder and Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux introduce the new definition of high-impact color with a vibrant collection of eyeshadows that envelop the eyes in raw attitude and style. Long-lasting pigments, fade resistant formulas and four buildable finishes are fused with bold, rich hues to create infinitely versatile eye looks.

From natural to smoldering eye looks, this couture collection of shadows is expertly crafted and specially formulated to maintain the highest quality of color performance, uniting beauty and fashion. Revel in the variety of rich shades from plush purple and antique gold, to smokey graphite and sweet sugar… the new Pure Color for Eyes.




Estée Lauder introduces the next generation of color with high-impact glosses that drench lips in enviably chic shades. Lasting shine, maximum moisture and three multi-dimensional finishes combined with vibrant color and nuanced tones, set the stage for a modern, sensual look.


Visit www.esteelauder.com.au

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Vogue Fashion's Night Out



 From New York to London, Milan to Paris, Tokyo to Rio de Janeiro and now Sydney...

The fashion industry is already buzzing as Vogue Australia is uniting Sydney's CBD designers, retailers, restaurants and bars for a fashion shopping event like no other.

The world's biggest fashion event, Vogue Fashion's Night Out hits Sydney Thursday September 9. Don't miss this global celebration of fabulous fashion and fun.  Start your wish lists now and keep your eye on Vogue Australia for more information and updates in the lead up to this exciting event.
So far we can tell you that the night begins at 5:30pm in Martin Place and ends with a Vogue party at Ivy. You can even shop for good on the night by purchasing the signature Fashion’s Night Out T-shirt from Gap, seen here on Rosemary Smith, from the Vogue pop-up in Martin Place for $25. All proceeds will be donated to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

Date: Thursday September 9
Location: Martin Place Sydney

Visit Vogue Fashion's Night Out for more information

Monday, August 9, 2010

New Season Collection from Dream Diva




Check out the latest looks for plus sized fashionistas from Dream Diva! Including everything from glam gowns to casual tees, the collection features fitting denims and flowing fabrics to enhance and flatter the voluptuous figure.


With an eclectic range of summer soft pieces and chic designs, Dream Diva’s beautiful summer collection will have any girl feeling like a star!


View the entire range online at www.dreamdiva.com.au

Friday, August 6, 2010

Hydrationist from Estée Lauder





Exclusive blend of powerful technologies quenches skin’s thirst immediately… And sustains moisture over time to help resist signs of premature aging…

Did you know dehydrated skin is more prone to signs of premature aging? Almost everything that constitutes skin “aging” can be influenced by dehydration. One of the most effective ways to keep skin looking strong, healthy and young is to keep it continually hydrated. Put simply, skin is a living entity - dependent on water for optimum cellular health and function. Without water, skin is less able to naturally and effectively prevent and correct the premature signs of aging. In fact, almost all of the key age “markers,” such as lines, wrinkles and firmness, identified in Estée Lauder’s exclusive Age Measurement Study[1] can be impacted by dehydration.

The solution to premature aging caused by dehydration? HYDRATIONIST, Estée Lauder’s most powerfully hydrating creme to date. Instantly, thirsty, dehydrated skin is quenched with NEW and exclusive Bio-Mimetic Water to deliver immediate moisture lasting 24 hours. With continued use, Estée Lauder’s exclusive NEW Sustainable Moisture Complex™ with Revival Plant Extract helps boost, balance and maintain skin's optimum moisture levels. Over time, it will help skin retain and sustain its own internal moisture for exceptional long-lasting, youth-infusing hydration. Skin becomes stronger, more comfortable and continually hydrated, and is thus better able to resist the signs of premature aging more effectively.

INSTANT HYDRATION:
HYDRATIONIST immediately replenishes thirsty skin with youth-infusing moisture lasting 24 hours. Hydrated at multiple levels, skin’s moisture balance is restored by exclusive NEW Bio-Mimetic Water with the following three unique features:

  1. Structured: Bio-Mimetic Water is “structured”, so that it is able to easily assimilate into skin for an immediate burst of hydration that reaches deep within to where skin needs it most.
  2. Mineral enhanced: The efficacy of Bio-Mimetic Water is enhanced by the concentration of vital minerals: Magnesium, Calcium and Zinc. When skin is supplied with these nourishing minerals, it is better able to carry out its natural daily functions, such as barrier repair, more efficiently.
  3. Arginase Activator: Once inside the deepest surface layers of the skin, Bio-Mimetic Water helps skin stimulate arginase activity, a natural process that increases the production of urea in skin. Urea is a Natural Moisture Factor and a naturally occurring compound that binds water in skin for increased moisture. As we age, skin’s natural urea production (stimulated by arginase activity) declines. Recent Estée Lauder studies show that Bio-Mimetic Water increases arginase activity by 98%[2].
Results: Skin feels softer, smoother and more hydrated than ever. Thirsty skin is instantly replenished with 81% immediate moisture and stays hydrated for 24 hours[3]. The appearance of fine, dry lines diminishes.

LONG-LASTING HYDRATION: 
New HYDRATIONIST features Estée Lauder’s exclusive Sustainable Moisture Complex™, a blend of powerful ingredients that work over time to help skin naturally build and maintain a strong moisture barrier. This powerful complex helps skin hold and preserve its own internal moisture for deep, long-lasting and sustainable hydration. The Sustainable Moisture Complex™ consists of:
  1. Revival Plant Extract (Haberlea Rhodopensis): A miracle of nature, this beautiful Revival Plant has the amazing ability to dry out and survive drought conditions for several months without harm to its well-being. Upon the re-introduction of water, the plant remarkably recovers and continues to flourish, bloom, and grow. The Sustainable Moisture Complex™ featuring Revival Plant Extract helps skin sustain its internal moisture so that it is better able to adapt to everyday exposures that could cause dehydration.  
  2.  Barrier Building Blend: This unique blend delivers a wealth of our most advanced lipids and triglycerides to help strengthen and build skin’s barrier. A special “ceramide activator” also helps build skin’s barrier from the inside out by helping skin activate its own natural lipid production. Moisture is kept sealed in for deep, long-lasting hydration.
  3. Trehalose: A naturally occurring sugar in skin, Trehalose helps maintain a healthy water balance inside and outside of cells, providing cells with the exact level of moisture needed to function optimally.
Results: Skin’s moisture barrier is strengthened by 50% after fours weeks of continued use[4] and skin’s ability to stay hydrated 24 hours after just one application also significantly improves with continued use. A stronger barrier and sustainable supply of moisture help skin fight the signs of premature aging more effectively.

UNIQUE, SIGNATURE SCENT:  
The signature aqua coral note that lies at the heart of the HYDRATIONIST fragrance is brought to life from the coast of Madagascar. The natural, marine coral scent combines with a hint of algae, fresh ozone, grapefruit, tangerine, and pear to create an aquatic, yet citrusy blend. The natural, green botanical impression is then enhanced with touches of hyacinth, white lily, sheer rose, sandalwood and musk.

USAGE:
Use morning and night after applying your repair serum on clean skin for a more youthful, healthy look. Non-acnegenic. Dermatologist and Ophthalmologist tested.

[1] Exclusive to Estée Lauder, the Age Measurement Study was conducted over five years, and involved hundreds of women from ages 20 – 70.
[2] Based on in-vitro testing.
[3] Clinical results based on Normal/Combination Creme test.
[4] Clinical results based on Normal/Combination Creme test. 

Visit Estee Lauder or phone 1800 061 326

Thursday, August 5, 2010

ModelCo Jet Set Minis



For an island-hopping hue anytime, anywhere – all you need is ModelCo’s new JET SET MINIS Collection.

Chic, convenient, travel-friendly versions of all our hero AIRBRUSH & BODY products, including fabulous new tanning innovations and the cult classics… all custom-designed for glamour on-the-go!

ModelCo’s JET SET MINIS are a must for any globe-trotting beauty-junkie! Handy essentials to keep you sun-kissed and sexy…wherever you roam. 

Upgrade your travel bag, stash in your handbag (for those last-minute emergencies!) or keep in your draw for impromptu after-work cocktails – JET SET MINIS are the smart choice for women who want style, with no compromises.

The JET SET MINIS Collection comprises of: 
  • TAN AIRBRUSH IN A CAN                      
  • TAN SELF TANNING GLOVE
  • *ONE NIGHT TAN                                 
  • *TAN MOUSSE                                      
  • *TAN GLOSS SHIMMERING SELF-TAN     
  • SHIMMER AIRBRUSH ILLUMINISER         
  • *BLEND BUFFING MITT                                            
    TAN PREP BODY POLISH                      
  • TAN EXTENDER SELF-TAN ENHANCER   
  • TAN REMOVER EXFOLIATING SCRUB  
*denotes NEW ModelCo innovations
 
Available on-counter from 1st September from David Jones, MYER, selected Independents & www.modelco.com.au

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Free Give-Away - [A'kin] Body Care Pack




[A'kin] and The Bride's Diary are giving you the chance to WIN an [A'kin] body care pack.

The Bride's Diary team love to give our members free give-aways throughout the year. We are always excited when new products are launched and our members are 'in the know'! And like everything we do at The Bride's Diary, we only promote the highest quality products and services available. So enter today for your chance to win and don't forget to visit often to see what other fabulous products we are giving away.

Blended in the pristine bushland near beautiful Sydney, Australia, The Purist Company brings you the [A’kin] and [Al’chemy] collection of naturally inspired hair, skin and body care products.

The [A'kin] body care pack consists of a body wash, body moisturiser and rosehip oil. Gentler and more luxurious than soap, the body washes are economical and sulfate free; and the body moisturisers include the premier source of omega 3, 6 & 9.

To enter, simply tell us in 25 words or less why you would love an [A'kin] body care pack. Please email your entry to mail@bridesdiary.com.au with 'Competition – [A'kin] body care pack' in the subject line, and be sure to include your mailing address. Entries close 30th August 2010.