Wednesday, August 21, 2013

CosMedix | C.P.R Serum & Reflect

C.P.R Serum - Calm, protect, restore recovery serum

It might not look pretty, but just a kiss of CosMedix C.P.R Serum is all it takes to start calming irritated, inflamed skin. Within minutes, skin feels calmer. Within weeks, there's a total turnaround. This concentrated blend of vitamins, antioxidants and soothing naturals quickly calms visible irritation and redness, while helping to restore the appearance of damaged skin.

Why it Works

Packed with a concentrated blend of nature’s most potent restorative ingredients, C.P.R by CosMedix infuses the skin with the nutrients it needs to kick start recovery. Whether recovering from post-procedure irritation or chronic inflammation (i.e. rosacea), C.P.R. will help your skin make a total turnaround.

Active ingredients: 
  • Blue Agave – Calms and conditions stressed and damaged skin; potent antioxidant source 
  • Arnica – Minimises the appearance of discolouration and sensitivity following minor burns, irritation and aggressive exfoliation 
  • Tamanu Oil – Soothes and restores skin with a trio of lipids 
  • L-Bisabolol and Azulene – Calm and replenish stressed, damaged skin 
  • Green Tea – This well-known extract is an antioxidant powerhouse, making it a potent weapon in the fight against premature ageing. 
  • Totarol – Powerful antioxidant; shown to combat visible irritation and clarify irritable, hyper-sensitive skin 
  • Vitamins C and E – Antioxidant properties, help stimulate renewal, brighten visible discolouration, fight UV-induced stress.
Most people don’t realise that approximately 90% of what we perceive as inevitable ageing is caused by sun exposure. Apart from skin cancer, UVA and UVB rays are the major contributors to dehydration, sun damage and premature ageing so protecting your skin all year round from these harmful and damaging effects is the first essential step in maintaining a luminous and youthful appearance 

REFLECT - Antioxidant Moisturising Spray SPF15

Introducing REFLECT by CosMedix, the FIRST titanium dioxide-based, non-chemical spray on environmental protector that offers broad spectrum SPF 15 in a non-irritating, oil-free formula.

Combining nature’s own protection along with potent skin-specific antioxidants, L-Glutathione and L-Superoxide Dismutase, CosMedix Reflect delivers superior moisturising and calming benefits in a convenient light weight environmental spray!

Suitable for all skin types and conditions, including oily, impure skins and post all in-clinic procedures, CosMedix Reflect is easy to use…. Simply spray and go!

Directions: Pat onto clean, dry skin, avoiding the eye area. Use after peels or other resurfacing treatments and before outdoor activities. If using at the beach, reapply after getting wet or perspiring. Pat over makeup during the day for added UV protection. Reapply as needed.
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

THAT BIRD LABEL | A New Australian Fashion Label

After years in the dreaming, Australian online retailer birdsnest, designs and launches a collection of vibrant and flattering styles for Summer 2013/14

This month, Australian online retailer birdsnest unveils its first fashion collection with the launch of THAT BIRD LABEL. The new label features a collection of Summer dresses and styles designed exclusively by the online retailer.

THAT BIRD LABEL has been designed as a range of women’s dresses and styles to flatter every female silhouette. The styles are fused with handpicked, rich, eclectic, and brightly coloured prints.

THAT BIRD LABEL has been a long time dream for birdsnest. Jane Cay, founder of birdsnest, explains that “We feel so in touch with our girl, we have always wanted to present her with a range that is truly unique and designed just for her. Our customer feedback was telling us that there was a gap in the market for affordable styles that lifted the spirits while also answering the body image concerns of women.”

birdsnest is uniquely placed to design for Australian women, having surveyed more than 50,000. “They told us intimate details about their style, including body shape, favourite colours, and style personalities. We know that more than 50% of us think we have tummy issues, and 51% of us love wearing blue. This really gives us an amazing insight into what Australian women want,” says Jane.

Jane, a Cooma (NSW) born and bred girl, who launched and has run the online site since 2008, believes that the success of birdsnest is based on the company’s commitment to delivering empowering style support for real women, and delivering a unique and personalised online shopping experience. Jane adds, “That Bird Label just builds on birdsnest’s commitment to offer inspiring wardrobe solutions for Australian women.”

“A driving force behind this dream has been our head buyer and visionary Peige.” Peige Eber, another Cooma girl with over 20 years shop floor and buying fashion experience, lives and breathes the birdsnest range. She lent her eye and direction to the new label.

“Hands on experience has taught me the shapes and colours women love to wear. We are drawn to prints because they can lift our mood in an instant and make us stand out from the crowd. This was the founding premise of the label we have had such fun creating,”
said Peige.

Two talented, young designers worked on the development of THAT BIRD LABEL under Peige’s creative direction and Jane’s savvy business intuition. Hannah Knight and Penelope Murdoch, fresh faces from The Canberra Institute of Technology‘s gruelling Bachelor of Design course joined birdsnest to design the launch label.

“It has been an amazing experience, one that I can’t wait to continue,”
says Hannah.

Key pieces to watch in the new collection are the beautifully crafted ‘Lori’ (Lorikeet) dress which has a fitted bodice and flared skirt, and the ‘Robbie’ shift dress which features a 3⁄4 sleeve and is as flattering as it is versatile.

Just as it is no accident that every style is named after a native Australian bird, every detail in THAT BIRD LABEL has been carefully fine-tuned to deliver the birdsnest vision.

Penelope explains, “That Bird Label is a celebration of women. It is inspired by the beautiful silhouette of the female body. The fabrics used in That Bird Label are vibrant and expressive. They utilise different prints and celebrate colour. They are designed to capture the wearer’s personality and make her feel beautiful and empowered."
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Friday, August 9, 2013

Essenzza Fuss Free Facials

Specialists in no-nonsense, affordable wellness products, Essenzza has recently launched its all-natural Fuss Free Facials. Using Japanese silk masks of the highest quality that cling to every inch of the skin, Essenzza Facials give the feeling of a luxurious salon treat without the fuss or price tag.

Unlike many traditional face masks, Essenzza Facial Masks are ready to be applied straight from the sachet. The silk mask is simple to use and easy to remove, for the time-poor woman who is looking for a quick-fix to add to her beauty regime. Made using powerful, natural active ingredients, Fuss Free Facials are designed to leave skin feeling smooth, clear and hydrated.

The product comes in three varieties – Moisturise & Smooth, Anti-Ageing & Antioxidant and Cleanse & Exfoliate.

Essenzza Fuss Free Facials are available at leading pharmacies, health food stores and online at Essenzza

RRP $14.95 for a pack of three.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Fara Almasi Designer Couture

Hi Girls,

 I have been busy for 2 weeks researching and looking for new ideas in fashion and bridal direction in 2014-15 over at the Hong Kong fashion week. It was amazing although hard work as well. My research was not only to look at pending bridal trends it was for fashion trends too as they are closely entwined, and I would like to share it with you too..

As you know bridal direction has very much  been influenced by the iconic Kate Middleton wedding dress. She brought attention in the fashion world to different shapes and sizes of lace, much as Queen Elizabeth did in the 1800’s.
I think the fashion and bridal industry was very ready for it. We were tired of bling, stiff fabrics and such strong looks for brides. Her image and re-imagining of lace was a fresh breeze blowing through the bridal world and I have to say I am certain that lace will be in vogue for the next year or so.

Bridal trends never change as rapidly as fashion does but it will be influenced by fashion. The softness, sheerness, feminine soft and flowing look will be in, but it might start to be influenced with the upcoming fashion trends which are more heavy gupur, embroidery, digital printing in soft floral and lace pattern embroidered on silk.

When I went to the seminars, we were not allowed to video or take photos, however I took some notes and I took photos from cat walks and magazines which I would like to share with you here.

The fashion trend is influenced by the environment, people’s psychology as well as technology and Winter 2014-15 will most likely be all about the following:

•    Rich colours, deep rich brown, burgundy, charcoal, deep yellow and different black tones.
•    Patterns will be embossed, snake pattern, marble pattern and tapestry print - all printed on fabrics.
•    The technology of digital printing allows a broad range of prints which next season will be influenced by cultural elements, religious paintings, mosque mosaic modernity, Mythology and ancient statues.
•    Lace is heavier, gupur, punch lace, handmade lace and a more antique look.
•    Fabrics are more embossed in leather or snake pattern, feathers, fur, embellishments such as punch studs, Eastern European, Russian handmade sentimental elements.
•    Floral patterns more in line with romantic and renaissance art.
•    The textile patterns are more blurred and craft elements incorporated like Persian carpets patterns.
•    Pants are more high waisted with big pleats and skirts are long and flowing with wide belts to emphasise the waist.
•    Crochet net and lace pattern are printed on fabrics.
•     Knit wear is embossed with leather look or leather sleeves with fur cuffs.
•     Jackets are tailored or very loose and cocoon shaped

I hope you enjoy my sneak peak of fashion trends for 2014-15 and let’s see what really takes off out of all these elements.

Love Fara xx

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Go Ahead, Lash Out!

Introducing, LashesMD; a clinically proven and spectacular non-prostaglandin eyelash formulation that conditions eyelashes and brows to help prevent loss and breakage.

Surpassing all expectations to leave your eyelashes appearing amazingly gorgeous, dense and lush, LashesMD is enriched with a proprietary blend of peptides, natural plant extracts and specific cytokines, that target concerns associated with thinning lashes and brows. 

With regular use, lashes are strengthened to resist damage caused by make-up removal, eyelash curlers and the environment. Within weeks your lashes will noticeably improve in volume, texture and density!
Features and Benefits
  • Drug free - no Prostaglandin
  • pH Balanced
  • Paraben and hormone free
  • Cruelty free (no animal testing)
  • Strengthens and conditions lashes to help prevent lash loss and breakage
  • Promotes naturally thicker, fuller-looking eyelashes and eye brows
  • Non-irritating and clinically proven
  • Results in just 21 days
  • No prescription necessary
Key ingredients

  • SymPeptide XLash (Glycerin, Water and Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17) - strengthens, lengthens and thickens eyelashes
  • Sodium Hyaluronate – provides superior hydration

For optimum results, apply sparingly to clean and dry upper lash line (as though applying eyeliner) every night before bedtime.
RRP $99

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