Thursday, January 31, 2013

Rekorderlig Cider and TONI&GUY Partnership




Beautifully Swedish Rekorderlig Cider is proud to be the official alcohol partner to TONI&GUY in their 50th Anniversary year. The premium partnership allows the worlds most famous hair stylists to offer Rekorderlig Cider to all their customers, nationwide, while they enjoy the award winning TONI&GUY experience.

This innovative collaboration seeks to further strengthen the brand’s unique chic identity by exciting and engaging TONI&GUY customers, targeting both men and women. All clients will be able to sit back and enjoy the crisp, refreshing flavours of Rekorderlig cider whilst being looked after by some of the top hairdressers in the country.

James Friess, Marketing Manager Toni & Guy Australia states "We are very excited to be working with Rekorderlig Cider as our Alcohol partner in our very special 50th year Anniversary. We feel this is a great fit between two premium brands and are looking forward to offering all our customers the chance to enjoy a Rekorderlig Cider while they experience our award-winning service"

TONI&GUY looks forward to offering clients the following Rekorderlig Ciders in salons nationwide; distinctly crisp Pear, Strawberry-Lime and the recently launched Orange-Ginger, a tantalising and refreshing experience.

John Logue, Rekorderlig Cider Customer Marketing Manager states "Rekorderlig is very proud to partner with Toni & Guy hair salons in this very special 50th Anniversary year. We see a perfect marriage of our brands and can't wait for Toni & Guy customers to have the chance to enjoy our Beautifully Swedish Cider while they enjoy their hair appointment."

TONI&GUY salons in Australia are a creative melting pot for hairdressers and clients from all over the country. The salons are a hive of exciting activity which will now offer clients the opportunity to pamper themselves, whilst enjoying the range of Beautifully Swedish Rekorderlig Ciders to complete their salon experience.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tips for Growing Your Hair Thanks to Barefoot Blonde

Dreaming of long, shiny, gorgeous locks for your big day?

Barefoot Blonde shares her tips for obtaining long, luscious hair below...


1.) BRUSH YOUR HAIR/SCALP: STIMULATES YOUR CELLS AND PROMOTES HAIR GROWTH. We all remember Marcia Brady from The Brady Bunch and her saying "100 brushes a day" right? Well, 100 is maybe too much and you don't necessarily want to focus on brushing your hair shaft but more-so your SCALP! This helps to stimulate the cells on your scalp which helps promote hair growth. Whether this is a 'myth' or not, I did it and STILL do it and it seriously helps, a lot. I take a WIRE BRISTLE BRUSH and brush my scalp in U shaped motions. (It will also help if you have dandruff, it gets all the dead skin off your scalp and helps keep your scalp healthy and clean!)

2.) VITAMIN E OR BIOTIN: I have tried both and I actually like Vitamin E a lot better just because it helps with keeping my hair AND skin healthy and it also helps with your immune system, so its more bang for your buck in my opinion. BUT Biotin works just as well at growing your hair. Depending on which brand you get, the dosage you take will be different…

3.) NO HEAT: I know this one is so hard, but this one helps the most. It is too hard for me to do no heat during the winter, I prefer doing it in the summer because I am swimming or at the ocean and air dried hair just seems to go with summer and not so much winter. A couple summer's ago I did absolutely no heat the ENTIRE summer. No blow drying, no straightening, curling, anything. And in those 3 months I saw my hair change ten fold. Everyone asked me what was different about my hair and it was honestly just longer and a million times healthier! I would either braid my hair at night so in the morning it was wavy or put it in two ballerina buns (princess leia style) and sleep with it like that which also made it wavy by morning.

4.) DEEP CONDITION: I deep condition my hair once or twice a week. You CAN over condition your hair and put too much protein into it which will then damage your hair so you don't want to over do it, but once or twice a week will be okay! I use Moroccan Oil Deep Conditioner and Biolage Strengthening Masque. I put it on and if I am in the shower I leave it on for 10 minutes or so while I shave or sometimes I wash my hair with shampoo in the sink, then towel dry it and put the hair mask on and leave it on for about 20 minutes then rinse with warm/cold water. It is better to rinse with warm/cold water because it helps close your hair cuticles locking in the conditioner. The cuticle opens with hot water so rinsing with hot water will wash some of the nutrients out as well.

5.) HEAT PROTECTANT WHEN CURLING: If it is too hard to do no heat at all, make sure when you do use heat to use a heat protectant. You will spray it over all your hair before curling! Good ones I recommend are: Straight Sexy Hair Smooth & Protect Protection Spray, and Heat Protexx Heat Protection Styling Spray. Heat protectants are good because they also give your hair some shine!

6.) DON'T TRIM SO OFTEN!: I am probably the only hair dresser that doesn't believe in hair trims. Or at least FREQUENT hair trims. I used to trim it an inch, and then it would grow and inch, and then voila it was time for 'another trim' and my hair would stay at that same length. For me, I would rather have length than mega healthy blunt ends that always leaves my hair at relatively the same length. So I rarely trim mine. Every month I will go through and trim ONLY my breakage but not my length. And in my experience, few trims have given my hair a chance to grow. (obviously there are exceptions, if your hair is getting TOO wispy then trim it. Or if it is super fried, give it a SMALL trim, you'll have to be the judge of that)

7.) USE GOOD PRODUCT: I use Biolage Shampoo and Moroccan Oil Shampoo. I have to switch off because my hair gets used to products really easily. For my conditioner I also use Biolage and Moroccan Oil. I use It's a 10 Leave-in Conditioner and Moroccan Oil Treatment. I have tried a ton of products, but these are the ones I notice the most differences with and work best with my hair. Not everyone's hair works with every product.. for instance, Pureology Hydrate shampoo and conditioner is really good for blondes, but I bought it and it dries my hair out like crazy!! But for some it helps and they absolutely swear by it. You have to find what works best for you. Ask your hair dresser for recommendations, they will know your hair type and your problem areas and can help recommend something for you.

Visit Barefoot Blonde for more fashion and beauty tips.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wella Launches ILLUMINA Colour


Wella Professionals has launched its biggest innovation in hair colour technology in 20 years – ILLUMINA Colour. Unlike anything seen before, ILLUMINA Colour is set to revolutionise the way we think about hair colour forever.

A product of over 20 years of research, ILLUMINA Color is a premium salon range of twenty intermixable permanent colours that guarantee incredible luminosity for a more sheer, youthful look every time. With three natural, intuitive colour pallets - Warm, Neutral and Cool - Wella has created a hair colour range that reflects the subtly and shimmer of natural, healthy hair.

ILLUMINA Color is for the woman who wants to look effortlessly elegant. Harnessing natural light to reveal the full potential of the hair, ILLUMINA Color allows women to achieve a more natural, high-shine look without the dryness and lack lustre so often associated with hair colour.

Boasting up to 70% more light reflection and superior hair protection than any other colouring agent, ILLUMINA Color is the premium colour service with no compromise on hair health.

“It is amazing how the hair looks and feels after the colour service. It’s like the hair has been rolled in glitter, giving off an amazing sheer look, which looks and feels so healthy,” says Wella Professional Colour Ambassador, Christine Rowe, who has a wealth of industry experience and passion for colour.

Dedicated to improving hair colour technology, 
Wella Professionals has created a truly innovative and revolutionary hair colour range, which is luminous in every 
kind of light.


Monday, January 21, 2013

Swisspers Brand New Packaging Ensures Lasting Freshness



Swisspers have just launched brand new packaging for their popular range of cleansing wipes. A new snap lock plastic device ensures wipes retain their moisture and freshness even when opened.

Swisspers Facial Wipes easily remove stubborn make-up and impurities from the face, neck and eyes. 100% alcohol and oil free, they help to ensure your skin is left feeling extra soft. These wipes are the perfect multipurpose product for busy women!

With gorgeous natural ingredients such as aloe vera, cucumber, camomile and green tea, Swisspers pre-moistened Cleansing Wipes are rich in vitamins and gently moisturising for your skin. Swisspers Facial Wipes are also pH-balanced, so they help maintain proper skin hydration.

Swisspers Facial Wipes come in a convenient re-sealable pack that locks in freshness, perfect for leaving your skin clean, soft and refreshed after use.

Swisspers Naturals Aloe Skin care range is available from Priceline and 
selected pharmacies. 

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Scunci Gets Your Hair Red Carpet Ready

The award season has certainly kicked off and what better way to celebrate than with a few ‘How-to Styles’ from Scunci...

We had to include our very own Naomi Watts and her sultry side swept bob from the 70th Annual Golden Globes. Try the look out for yourself with some helpful steps from Scunci:

Start with clean, blow dried hair and divide hair into a deep side part. If you have any volumising spray handy give a little spritz to your hair. Next, use a Scunci Beautiful Blends Hair Elastic to secure hair you have gathered to one side, but instead of at the roots place it halfway down the length.

Then fold hair up and under in order to create a faux bob. Pin the hair at the nape of your neck using the Scunci Travel Pack Bobby Pins. Lightly spritz the hair with a medium hold hairspray to finish the look.


Emily Blunt’s minimalist hairstyle beautifully accompanied her shimmering gown at this year’s Golden Globes. Her high donut bun was actually inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s timeless look in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Scunci shows us how easy it is to re-create Emily’s look with the Bun Maker.

Simply gather your hair into a ponytail and fasten with the supplied Scunci hair elastic. Pull the ponytail through the hole in the Scunci Bun Maker and slide up to the ponytail base. Spread hair over the bun maker, slowly twisting the hair around & underneath the bun maker. Secure well with supplied Scunci bobby pins.





















All take note; this is how you do volume. "Big Bang Theory" actress, Kaley Cuoco, struck the perfect balance between polished and casual, with her modern pouf and flowing waves at the People’s Choice Awards.

To get the style started, simply take a hair section from the crown of your head by parting it from ear to ear. Brush this hair part upward and tease the hairline.

Now slide the hand Scunci Hi Styles tool onto your scalp behind the teased part. Make sure it is securely in place by pulling your hair up and back over the insert. Next take your front hair section and lay it over the Hi Styles insert so that your hair covers it completely. For an all-day volume look finish your hairdo with a light spritz of flexible hairspray.



 


















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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Turn Up The Heat This Summer in a Victoria's Secret Bikini!

Just when we thought this summer couldn't get any hotter!... The Swim 2013 Victoria's Secret collection is now available in stores and online.

The range features fresh, colourful designs and patterns, with something to suit every shape and taste!

Here is a peek at some of the gorgeous swimwear in the new line...


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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New Additions at PeepToe

The latest editions to the PeepToe range for this quarter evoke a tribal and futuristic look for summer!

We love the new range!



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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Clarins Ombre Minerale Collection

We have the inside scoop on the latest collection Ombre Minerale from Clarins...

Limited Edition Colour Accents Face and Blush Powder:

Inspired by the graphic design of Ombre Minerale, this silky, ultra-fine powder illuminates and mattifies all complexions, leaving the skin with a radiant glow. 

Limited Edition 3-Dot Liner:

A revolutionary pen-like eyeliner that offers long-wearing results. It's soft, three-pronged tip glides easily between lashes drawing a precise line that is never messy or runny. A totally new way to apply liner.
Limited Edition Kohl Eye Pencil:

Kohl Eye Pencil intensely accentuates eyes, thanks to its rich colour pigments and long-lasting wear. The gentle formula glides easily insides the lower lash line or just below the lashes.

Limited Edition Instant Definition Mascara In Intense Plum:

A Clarins innovation: a breakthrough revolutionary double brush. For the first time a mascara combines two types of brushes – a fibre brush and an elastometer brush in one. Fibres coat and thicken lashes, elastometer spikes reach short lashes with precision and optimise distribution.

Result: Thicker, defined and smoothed from root to tip, lashes have a panoramic look and are more glamorous than ever!
Rouge Prodige:

A long-hold lipstick in the seasons most popular colours that provides intense colour, hugh shine and comfort.

The selection is available from February 23, 2013 from leading department stores, select pharmacies and retail specialists, as well as online at www.adorebeauty.com.au 

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Monday, January 14, 2013

The New Season Trend Resolutions

When it comes to style trends for 2013, we've got you covered thanks to 
NET - A - PORTER.

These are the five style mantras you need to know for the new year!

1. Keep it classic with a neutral bag in foundation shades.

Marc Jacobs Two-tone Leather Clutch

2. Walk the line in super-bold stripes


Marc Jacobs striped sequin-embellished jersey top and skirt

3. Think vivid with the new colour-blocked pieces


Hervé Léger Colour-block bandage dress


Roksanda Ilincic Bauman Wool-crepe dress

4. Be a sports star in track-inspired separates

Phillip Lim sequined silk sweatshirt and silk tapered track pants

5. Take the next step in single-sole pumps
Jimmy Choo Anouk patent-leather pumps
Gianvito Rossi Metallic Leather and PVC pumps

Visit NET - A - PORTER and start shopping now!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Eye Candy For 2013!

2013 looks like a big year for celebrity eye candy! Check out some of these latest looks donned by our fave celebs along with our take on the nearest matches at Clearly Contacts.



                  








1. Derek Cardigan 7026 Dark Timber $89
2. Derek Cardigan 7004 Tortoiseshell $89
3. Joseph Wang 4029 Olive $89


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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Loving Tan... For the Most Natural Looking Tan


 

All those late nights and boozy lunches over the holiday break may have played havoc with your complexion. If you’ve not already embarked on a month of detox and dieting, start by spending a couple of days replenishing your body with plenty of water and wholesome foods to rehydrate and replenish from the inside-out.

Here are some tips on keeping your gorgeous holiday glow from the experts at 
Loving Tan:
  • Chances are you soaked up a few rays of vitamin D during the summer holidays and your skin is suffering from a severe case of crocodile scales! The Loving Tan Skin Polishing Glove ($24.99) has been intelligently designed to completely remove dead skin cells to buff your skin back into shape. Not only is it effortless, but it will revitalise your skin leaving it feeling silky and smooth. Experts’ advice polishing the skin in circular motions before soaking in a warm bath for best results.
  • Moisturise, moisturise and moisturise! Whether it’s a cream, butter or oil, lather your skin straight after bathing when it is still damp, you’ll notice your skin literally drinking it up leaving you feeling comfortable and soft.
  • Now for the fun stuff – tanning up! Make sure you take your time and perfect your application! The added instant bronzer in the Loving Tan 2hr Express Tan (34.99) shows where you have applied the product, and with the help of theLoving Tan Deluxe Applicator Mitt ($9.95), it will give you a beautifully bronzed glow, even application with absolutely no streaking!
  • Two hours later and you’re ready to roll, throw on your shorts and hit up that hottie from the beach party who stole your heart!
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Touch of Summer with MAC


M∙A∙C's got the golden touch with their online selection for summer. From Mineralize Skinfinish and Bronzing Powder, to hydrating Lip Conditioners, here's everything you need for those glowing days ahead...

Shop online now at M∙A∙C

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Minimise the Look of Unwanted Pores Instantly!

Those who have large pores look for ways to minimise their appearance, or try to conceal them. Although some think a foundation is an easy fix, finding the right formula can be a challenge. 

To conceal large pores, foundation needs a lightweight texture that provides seamless coverage. As a leader in the prestige foundation category, Clinique introduces a liquid makeup that delivers a nearly poreless look, instantly and over time. Introducing Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Make-up.

This revolutionary make-up incorporates the same high-powered pore resurfacing complex found in Clinique’s Pore Refining Solutions Correcting Serum. Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Make-up instantly disguises the look of pores through optics while working to minimise their appearance over time. This lightweight, breathable formula glides on smoothly and blends effortlessly to help create visibly flawless skin.

HOW IT WORKS:

Smoothes and conceals instantly.
  • Sophisticated spherical optical diffusers and soft focus materials capture and diffuse light to immediately soften and blur the appearance of large pores. 
Refines skin and minimizes pores.
  • Padina Pavonica Extract and Salvia Sclarea work together to build up the pore surface to help pores appear smaller. 
  • Salicylic Acid gently clears out dead and dulling skin cells that build up around the edges of pores, keeping pores clear so they don’t stretch out and appear larger than they really are. 
  • Laminaria Saccharina Extract minimises sebum production that may cause pores to stretch. 
Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup feels comfortable on the skin and blends easily without clogging pores. Skin is left with a natural-matte finish, creating a flawless complexion while diminishing the appearance of pores instantly and over time. Available in 12 shades ranging from fair to deep, for skin types II, III, and IV. Available at Clinique counters nationwide and online for a suggested retail price of $50.00

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