Friday, April 26, 2013

Stay Warm As Winter Approaches With These On-Trend Ideas

What better way to wave goodbye to summer than adding some of these earthy toned accessories to our wardrobes and homes!

A textured scarve or ankle boot will be your go-to addition for the cooler mornings. This red wool scarf from Megan Salmon ($189) and suede ankle booties from DUO ($150) will add a pop of colour and dimension to any outfit. Throw on a pair of sunnies from Clearly Contacts such as these Balenciaga dark brown oversized sunnies ($209), classic Ray-Ban tortoiseshell wayfarers ($149) or red Lacoste aviators($129) to complete the look.

Of course we're going to enjoy an extra hour of daylight in the mornings, the Early Sunrise fragrance ($19.99) from Yankee Candle has a zesty awakening fragrance which will lift your mood and boost your energy levels. If you prefer to cosy up on the couch for your morning cuppa, a new throw rug such as this Cassius fringed rug from Rapee ($78) will brighten up your lounge and create a warm and inviting ambience.

Visit Megan Salmon,
 Clearly ContactsDuo BootsYankee and Rapee.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Modern Cat-Eye Specs Are Here! From Clearly Contacts

With high profile celebrities as Rhianna and Miranda Kerr seen out and about wearing bold cat eye glasses, it's clear that cat eye specs are quite literally the cat's whiskers! First made popular in the 1950s and 1960s by fashion icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, cat eye glasses have since been given a modern interpretation as seen with the bold and oversized design of the Derek Cardigan 7005 Black cat eye glasses, RRP $99 at Clearly Contacts.

A great way to inject personality into your glasses style, cat eye glasses also suit almost any face shape. With their universally flattering up-swept lines, cat eye glasses have a remarkable way of brightening your eyes and lifting your natural facial features. If the bold shape of the Derek Cardigan 7005 Black cat eye glasses is a little too daring for your look, fortunately there are a variety of other cat eye styles that feature softer, more subdued lines.

If you're on the hunt for the perfect cat eye glasses to finish off your playful glasses style, we've picked out our favourite cat eye glasses for A/W 2013.

From top left: Derek Cardigan 7019 Black $99; Love L748 Brown Tort $89;
Love L740 Orange Pekoe $69; Love L748 Purple Pink $59
Visit Clearly Contacts.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Say Goodbye To A Lacklustre Crown With Seven Wonders' New Volumising Spray

The bigger the hair, the closer you are to heaven! Introducing Seven Wonders Volumising Spray, the quick and easy way to add some oomph to your hair. 

Seven Wonders Volumising Spray contains certified organic argan oil, meaning that unlike many other hair products, the spray will actually improve the texture and enhance the shine of hair. While other sprays on the market may leave hair feeling crunchy and utterly untouchable, Seven Wonders does not force the user to choose between healthy or beautiful-looking hair. Argan oil hydrates all hair types and, with continued use, will repair and strengthen hair follicles, bringing damaged hair 
back to life! 

"Our Volumising Spray is a welcome addition to the
Seven Wonders range," says Mark Baker, Managing Director of Seven Wonders. "Often, people associate soft, tamed hair with a flat look - we wanted to ensure that our customers could have healthy hair without sacrificing on volume.

"Teasing is a technique employed by many, including hairstylists, but it's hell for the hair. Brushing hair back to the root creates split ends and broken, dull follicles. You might be happy with your hair for a night but it'll be paying you back for 

months afterwards!"

Seven Wonders Volumising Spray gives hair movement and body, as well as adding shine without any greasiness.

For best results, the spray should be applied to the root and blow dried where volume is desired. For the girl on-the-go, the spray can be used on dry hair with a quick squirt, head flip and a run-through with the hands.

Seven Wonders is an Australian natural hair care brand offering a range of salon-grade hair products, infused with organic ingredients. The luxurious Seven Wonders Moroccan Argan Oil range includes Moroccan argan oil treatment, Moroccan argan oil shine spray, Moroccan argan oil shampoo and Moroccan argan oil conditioner.

Seven Wonders Volumising Spray is available in 250mL bottles. RRP $24.95. The Seven Wonders Moroccan Argan Oil range is available at health food stores and pharmacies nation wide, see Seven Wonders for a full list of stockists.

Visit Seven Wonders.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Give Your Mother A Royal Moroccan Mother's Day

Struggling to find the perfect gift for mum this Mother's Day? The luxurious Royal Moroccan range complete with six beautifully scented hair treatment and styling products will ensure mum receives a gift she won't forget, without breaking the bank.

Enriched with natural ingredients including Argan oil, the cult-item-in-waiting Royal Moroccan Serum Treatment, will leave hair feeling stronger and looking lustrous. This non-greasy, light weight formula is suitable for all hair types and an essential for every woman's beauty kit. With a modest price tag of RRP $29.95, this 100mL of Royal Moroccan Serum Treatment is value in a bottle and a surprise mum is sure to love.

Help mum revitalise and repair her locks with Royal Moroccan Hair Mask Treatment. This intensely moisturising solution will come to the rescue of dry and damaged hair, transforming it from dull and lifeless to shiny and full-bodied. At RRP $29.95, this 250ml steal would be a sin to leave on the shelf. 

Put the spring back into mum's step and bounce back into her hair this Mother's Day with Royal Moroccan.

Royal Moroccan products are available from Priceline, with 30% off from Friday 3rd May until Tuesday 14th May 2013. Products are also available online. 

Visit Royal Moroccan.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Experience Greener Pastures by Laura Ashley

We would like to introduce the GREENER PASTURES fashion collection by Laura Ashley. Rich shades of emerald green and teal are core colours for this collection. Peacock prints combined with richly coloured moleskin & cord ensure a truly 'luxe' outdoors mood.

This complex collection has a relaxed yet refined feminine feel which is perfect for both 'chic' and 'off duty' and mixes dressy printed silk and fine layering jersey with simple A-line skirts with chunky knits and fine layering jersey.

Shop Greener Pastures.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Love Fine Romance by Laura Ashley

We would like to introduce the new fashion collection FINE ROMANCE by Laura Ashley

With a nod towards the 70's, Fine Romance is inspired by cubist and expressionist paintings. Abstract prints add a glamorous touch to daytime pieces in washed silks, crisp cotton or tactile knits, whilst updating the ongoing trend for colour blocking, animal print and bold stripes.

Shop Fine Romance.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

K-Middy – Get the Look

Laurel Black Suede $255
Poor Kate Middleton, even now she's bearer of the future King's child, she's received yet another bashing from UK BBC presenter Sandi Toksvig – who's branded her as this century's Jane Austen! With all due respect Ms Toksvig, I'm sure Jane Austen didn't run around a hockey pitch in three inch heels, nor did she single-handedly quadruple the profits of several UK high street retailers by elegantly showcasing their designs to the globe.

Flore Tan $300
With that said, we've extracted an insert from Kate's Royal Guide to Becoming a Princess below, paying particular attention to her footwear wardrobe which details a number of key guidelines so you too can follow in the Princesses footsteps.
  • Keep it classic but add small details, a buckle or a mid-heel are preferred features.
  • Mix it up with different colours and materials, tan leather or mink suede add a dash of decadence to an otherwise plain ensemble.
  • Always team with opaque stockings, a lady never goes without her pantyhose even in the summer months.
  • Think Style, Fit and Comfort - with royal appointments, charity events and tea with Ma'am who can blame a girl for opting for comfort.
  • Re-use and recycle - wear your nude LK Bennett's to 20 different events if you feel like it, as long as it's no expense to the taxpayer.
You can find Kate's boot matches at Duo Boots now.

Monday, April 8, 2013

New Season Styles from MEZI

Black is the new black... 

Step into the new season with the stunning and exquisite Kaleidoscope collection, luxurious leathers and statement pieces by Mezi.

Visit Mezi and start shopping now.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Introducing NEW Estée Lauder CyberWhite HD Collection

At the heart of the Estée Lauder philosophy is the belief that every woman can be beautiful and Estée Lauder understands that for many Asian women this means brighter, fairer, more flawless-looking skin. To support this philosophy, Estée Lauder Research continues to build on decades of studying Asian skin with new research that shows that not only UV, but also now pollution exposure, is a key contributor to the formation of dark spots and that Asian skin is particularly vulnerable. Inspired by these new findings, Estée Lauder introduces the next generation of advanced spot reducing and brightening with NEW CyberWhite HD.

Pollution and Asian Skin:
Building on a history of expertise in the study of Asian skin and the science of brightening, Estée Lauder Research collaborated with leading universities in Germany and Japan to study the effect of pollution on Asian skin versus Caucasian skin. Findings showed that women who lived in areas with high exposure to pollution have a greater risk of developing dark spots than women who live in areas with low pollution exposure1. Furthermore, the study found that this risk is significantly greater in Asian women than in Caucasian women.

The CyberWhite HD Collection 

NEW CyberWhite HD Advanced Spot-Correcting Essence Estée Lauder's most advanced brightening essence, this concentrated formula features the highest level of HD-90 Technology to help dramatically brighten the look of dark spots to. As dullness disappears, light seems to come from deep within skin, which, up close, appears more flawless, fairer and translucent.

NEW CyberWhite HD Advanced Spot Correcting Moisture Lotion in Fresh Moist The first step to high-definition clarity, this treatment lotion helps minimise the look of dark spots and dullness to reveal a brighter, clearer complexion. By preparing skin to absorb the maximum benefits from the treatments that follow, it optimises the brightening benefits of the CyberWhite regimen and helps revitalise skin with fresh waves of hydration as it balances, protects and cushions. 

The CyberWhite HD fragrance was developed in Japan, and features the same beloved signature CyberWhite scent that embodies the purity, tranquillity and peacefulness of the colour white. It was developed using synesthesia, a true multi-sensory method created by two Japanese perfumers who used olfactive elements to reflect the most favoured associations with the colour white. 

NEW CyberWhite HD is part of the complete CyberWhite collection and will be available at selected Estée Lauder counters nationwide and online from March 24, 2013.   
  • NEW CyberWhite HD Advanced Spot Correcting Essence RRP: $140 for 30ml
  • NEW CyberWhite HD Advanced Spot Correcting Moisture Lotion in Fresh Moist RRP: $75 for 200ml 
1. Vierkotter, A., J. Invest. Dermatol., 2010 
(All formulas have been specifically created for and tested on Asian skin in Asia, are Dermatologist-tested and Non-acnegenic.)

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mimco reveals Made for Parade 2013

Behind-the-scenes with Jo Grogan.

Cathryn Wills has collaborated with renowned artist and jeweller Jo Grogan to create a range of one-off bejewelled pieces Made For Parade.

Revealed on the L'Orel Melbourne Fashion Festival 2013 standalone show, the bespoke collection showcases luxe limited-edition pieces which available for purchase post-show now via the Mimco website.

Shop Mimco's Made For Parade.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Art of Applying False Lashes

Glam by Manicare's Beauty Expert, Allie Clark are guiding you to applying false lashes with precision to achieve the perfect lash look.

Allie on the Art of Applying your lashes:
  • Measure the lashes against your eye and trim the band to the correct length (about 80% of your eye width).
  • Holding the ends of the lashes in the tweezers, apply a THIN coat of adhesive to the lash band, being extra careful not to get glue in contact with lash hairs. Let the glue settle for 15-20 seconds.
  • Lift your chin and look down into the mirror, balance the lashes on the tips of your natural lashes and slide the lashes up your natural lash, so that the band is in contact with your eye lid, near the roots of your natural lashes.
  • Gently apply pressure with the rounded nose of the tweezers.
  • Working along the lash towards either end, roll the nose of the closed tweezers up the lashes, pressing the band into the skin.
  • When you get to the edge, work back along so that the entire band is in contact.
  • Gently apply pressure to the inner and outer corners for maximum adhesion.
  • When glue is completely dried (and transparent) apply one more coat of mascara to bled your natural and false lashes together.
The Glam by Manicare lashes are easy to apply, re-usable, lightweight and comfortable and come with a non-latex adhesive which dried clear. The range covers full, half and individual lashes and is available in over 20 styles. Whether be Scarlett, Madonna, Taylor or Beyonce you will be rocking the red carpet look in no time.

For more information visit Glam by Manicare.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

PeepToe Sydney Warehouse Sale – Starts Friday!

Calling all shoe addicts!

The time has come… PeepToe's HUGE Sydney Warehouse Sale begins on the 5th of April!

Get ready and start saving those pennies – there are SHOES from $49, CLUTCHES from $29 and JEWELLERY from $10!

Where: ***NEW LOCATION***

Paddington Town Hall

249 Oxford Street, Paddington 2021

Parking? Street parking only.

Visit PeepToe.

BYS Glitter for Nails How-To Video

With the launch of BYS Glitter for Nails, they have developed a How-To Video to help customers use and master the product. They have also created a super cute Manicam!

Visit BYS.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Update your Autumn/Winter Wardrobe

Scarlet Othello Silk Coat $693

The days are getting shorter as autumn is well and truly on its way! A beautiful bespoke jacket or coat is the perfect way to update our Autumn/Winter transeasonal wardrobes.

Perth based designer Megan Salmon has crafted an eclectic range of coats in rich wools, hand-dyed silk and heavy-weight jersey in deep red and grey hues.

Elegant, flattering and unique, these coats have amazing detailing and look even better in person. The best thing is they're not too bulky so they can be easily worn over slim fitting garments to give a shapely silhouette.

Of course, these jackets deserve to be teamed with equally as sophisticated footwear. For options in knee and ankle boots, DUO has a large variety of made-to-measure glossy riding boots and casual ankle boots, examples can be found below.

Navajo Ankle Boot $175

Megan Salmon is stocked in independent boutiques nationwide.

DUO Boots are available online.