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Vitis Vinifera = humble grape

I have to admit, when it comes to grapes my mind pretty much automatically goes to an end product – wine! I love grapes to eat, I love them to drink, they look fantastic on [...]

Sensitive skin needs specialist care

Skin sensitivity has become a catch-all term for three distinct types of skin problems: rosacea, contact dermatitis and skin that burns and stings. The common link is [...]

A multitude of benefits

BB Cream took the market by storm only a few years ago, and for those who still don’t know exactly what a BB Cream is, the term ‘BB’ stands for ‘beauty balm’ or [...]

Celebration Clay

De Lorenzo is a company proud to provide uncompromised quality and has continued to strive to be the best for 30 years. De Lorenzo remains fiercely proud of their core [...]

Russian flutters

With everyone from Beyonce and Kim Kardashian opting for Russian Volume lash extensions, it’s no wonder the trend is on an upward trajectory for 2017. And when it comes to [...]

Itching for pretty nails

Beautifully manicured and polished fingernails always make a woman happy – it is the feeling that every part of your body, head to toe, is being well cared for. For most of [...]

Vegan lips

Throughout history, women (and arguably, some men) have adorned their lips with deep and luscious hues of colour to enhance their natural beauty. From ancient Egyptian [...]

Brow Beautiful

Beautifully groomed brows can lift your eyes, soften features and make your face light up. Offering all the tools to naturally enhance your eyebrows, Natio’s popular Brow [...]

Superfood for your skin

When your skin is well fed, it shows, and at Burt’s Bees the belief is that skin is at its healthiest when it’s nourished with natural ingredients – I think most people [...]

Naturally beautiful, day and night

Whether you seek a carefree coverage for relaxed weekends, a professional look to wear to work, or effortless elegance for a special evening, Natio’s new limited colour [...]

Naturally good

The people at Trilogy know that the most beautiful things in life are the simplest. That’s why they have relaunched their Trilogy Body range.   Trilogy Pure Plant Body [...]

Chateau Ambiance

If you are lucky enough to have spent a few hours at a day spa, you will know the importance of atmosphere, surroundings and very importantly, beautiful products. While it [...]

No ‘nasties’

There aren’t too many companies that tick all the boxes for me, but any that use Australian home-grown ingredients without any ‘nasties’, are committed to reducing our [...]

Blonde Bombshell

In 1933, the platinum blonde Jean Harlow was one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood and in the same year she starred in a movie called ‘Bombshell’. At that time, [...]

Fresh Botanical Beauty

A new Sydney-based company JIV.ELAN has developed and is now selling innovative skincare products with an extensive collection of treatments made from fresh botanicals [...]

Natural Australian style

Life is just too short to spend hours to get that ‘natural’ look for your hair, especially as the weather gets better and we want to spend every waking moment outside in [...]

Bronzed beauties

If you love having that bronzed glow throughout the summer months but prefer to stay out of the sun, then Physicians Formula has the answer. Physicians Formula Bronze Booster [...]

Detox your skin

Is your skin looking dull, dry and irritated after the cold months? As we move into the better weather and can spend more time in the fresh air and sunshine we may notice [...]

Brush away screeching and tantrums

There is only one thing worse than having to sleep with your hair tied back when you sleep, and that’s waking up with knotty hair! If that’s how you feel about getting [...]

Slow down and smell the roses

The first thing you will notice about the products by Raw Kaya Organics is their beautiful packaging. 120ml bottles of product with bamboo trim – these will look amazing in [...]

Keeping up to date

It’s easy to get into a rut with your makeup and skin care. Just because something has worked for you for a long time, doesn’t mean it is going to continue to ‘work’ [...]

Now that stinks!

Ever been stuck on some kind of public transport where your nose is close to someone’s underarm? Ever been sitting on a plane when you are forced to wonder if the person [...]

Just for Blondes

While there is definitely a place in society for bright pink or purple locks, the majority of us either can’t (or don’t want to) get away with it, yet there are times we [...]

Sweeter, Juicer Summer Lips

So, summer is all about sun kissed skin, bikinis, beaches and salty hair – well, it is for those who feel they can ‘fit the bill’. For me, summer is all about [...]

Don’t sweat it baby

There aren’t many of those type of people around these days as sweating it out at the gym is seemingly something desirable (guess you can figure out that I am not a gym [...]

Shampoo maketh the DMAN

According to a recent survey, the male grooming sector continues to grow from strength to strength. Since 2012, beauty and personal care launches specifically targeted at men [...]

Daily essentials for beautiful hair

De Lorenzo has just released their Essential Treatments Daily Essentials Pack which holds everything you need to keep your hair in tip top condition every day. The pack [...]

Look good, feel good

It’s been a rough winter for a lot of people and unfortunately I have been one of those who has suffered this year. Coughs, colds, flu (yes, REAL flu), aches, pains, [...]

The Power of Purity

By now you will all know that I love a product that smells great, but the product has to work well too. I admit that I am a bit slow to get onto the A’kin and A’kin by [...]

Top Tips on Winter Skin Woes

We are more than half way through winter and well on our way to spring, warmer days and sunshine, but winter has more than likely taken a toll on your skin. It’s not too [...]

Paula’s Choice Treatment Masks

Paula’s Choice is a fairly new brand in Australia; however it has been in the USA since being created in the mid 90’s being created by Paula Begoun. Starting her business [...]

Matte beauty

I have found that all the Paula’s Choice products I have tried do exactly what they say they will do, so I was not at all surprised that their Shine Stopper was another [...]

Spritz away the gloom

Middle of the day? Afternoon mental block? Tired of sitting at that desk? It happens to all of us from time to time, but you don’t always need to reach for the coffee to [...]

Packed with organic goodness

Enriched with organic ingredients that are designed to hydrate and create the ultimate body moisturizer is musq hand and body lotion. This lotion is enriched with organic [...]

Dear Barber

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, males of the human species would traverse the countryside – over hills, down dales and often across vast open expanses [...]

A make-up kit must

If you are looking for one product that will tone, moisturise, be a perfume and a pick-me-up, then look no further than Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner. For me, mists have [...]

Minimalist style

In bygone eras, women had the time to spend at the mirror, primping and preening as well as selecting and adorning themselves in layers of magnificent jewellery. Lives have [...]

Supercharge your skincare regime

Paula’s Choice Skincare was founded in 1995 by internationally renowned beauty and skincare expert, Paula Begoun, with a commitment to customer advocacy and education that [...]

Red faced?

Embarrassment causes many of us to suffer with facial redness, with symptoms ranging from a slight flush of the cheeks to a bright red and often burning face and neck. But [...]

Delightful digits

When it comes to delightful digits many of us rely on colourful finger and toe nails. We opt for bright, dark, soft and natural colours to suit our mood, our outfit or even [...]

Saving Nemo

How often do you go and pick up your favourite skin care product without a second thought? Have you taken the time to find out if your products are ‘friendly’? I would [...]

Oh BaBy

According to Wikipaedia, blow dryers were invented around the end of the 19th century with the first model being created by Alexander F. “Beau” Godefroy in 1890. [...]

Love Life Skin

Certified organic skincare brand, Bör Organics, is the new morning squeeze Aussies are reaching for to help soothe, brighten and invigorate the skin. Packed full of [...]

Be a Nordic Flower this winter

Drawing inspiration from the calm, beautiful Scandinavian nights, Colour Theory has launched its new ‘Nordic Light’ autumn winter collection that is a mix of neutral soft [...]

Human + Reef + Ocean + Earth

After discovering that her daughters were each suffering from skin sensitivities and having tried many products to help them with no real success, Olivia Gynell decided to [...]

The joke is on me

I was recently contacted by a lady named Mary, who, after reading one of my product reviews, asked if I had tried the ‘Makeup Eraser’. Her brief description of the [...]

Zap the zit

These days I’m not prone to pimples or breakouts, so when I was asked to review a new product on the market that is said to reduce redness in blemishes I wondered who I [...]

Dubai Encore

Dubai Encore: Not 1 but 3 mesmerizing additions to the sultry, smash-success East-meets-West Dubai collection. When the initial 2015 trio of Dubai-centric eaux de parfum [...]

Oils aint oils

Dry skin can be a big problem, I know because I have very dry skin. If I get lazy and don’t moisturise for a couple of days the skin on my legs can literally be cracking [...]

Naturally you

It’s only a matter of days now until Natio’s newest colour range – Naturally You – arrives in stores, but I have been very lucky and managed to get my hands on some [...]

It shows in our skin

‘Our eyes are the windows to our soul’. It’s a very common saying, and it may well be very true, but our skin gives away many secrets to our health. Our skin will show [...]

Retexturise with active enzymes

by Carol Sheridan With the relaunch of the Trilogy Age-Proof range, Trilogy Age-Proof Active Enzyme Cleansing Cream is now available in a convenient and elegant pump bottle. [...]

Back to the basics with detox

by Holly Scaunich In a world where everyone is looking to be as natural as possible, so many products on the market are focusing on what they don’t have in their [...]

Does your skin add years to your age?

Your skin can add years to your age, but it is definitely possible to reduce the signs of ageing by looking after your skin. Dryness, sagging, discolouration and dullness [...]

Help for those tell-tale peepers

by Carol Sheridan I have always loved eye creams but have spent a lot of money over the years on various products that don’t really seem to do much good. Some make your [...]

BO control at your fingertips

by Carol Sheridan In the cooler months of the year I tend to use a roll on deodorant, but I find that most roll on’s don’t give me the protection I need when the outdoor [...]

Rosa Noir for your Valentine

Valentine’s Day, is just around the corner, the day is also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a celebration observed on February [...]

Naturally Natio

by Carol Sheridan I am counting down the days until Natio’s newest colour range – Naturally You – arrives in stores. The range is an alluring selection of gentle earthy [...]

La Diva

Paris, FRANCE: On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the iconic brand Emanuel Ungaro, the Maison hosted a stellar group of celebrities and press from the fashion world [...]

Gorilla Glory

by Rik Barnett A little shop has opened its doors in London town called Gorilla Perfume (over in Camden Passage, Islington). At first glance you’d think this to be a [...]

May the razor be with you

Looking for an inexpensive Christmas gift for the Star Wars tragic in your life? Then the Schick Limited Edition Star Wars Razor Stands may be the answer. To celebrate the [...]

Natio news

Melbourne, Australia: You don’t need to be a professional to perfect this year’s most talked about makeup technique. Master the art of contouring and let your natural [...]

Lose yourself in delicious scents

Let’s face it: nothing quite compares to that glorious feeling of a 5 (or 28!) minute shower in the morning. It’s where we make our most important life decisions; [...]

Think tropical getaway

by Carol Sheridan Think pristine white sand. Think azure blue water. Think fresh breeze rustling the palm trees. Think sitting on a lounge chair by a crystal clear pool with [...]

Trolley Discrimination

by Carol Sheridan Today I visited the newly opened Eastland shopping centre. I have to admit, I was going to be amongst the throngs of people who attended the grand opening [...]

Love you, your skin and your life

When you live in Victoria’s magnificent Yarra Ranges, you are very likely to be akin with the environment, beauty and wellness. Such is the case for founder of Bör [...]

Can you avoid the ageing process?

When it comes to our skin we have to accept that how we will age will depend a lot on inherited factors, but that doesn’t mean our appearance is completely mapped out for [...]

Which Lady Luxe are you?

De Lorenzo S/S 15/16 colour and style trends are inspired by classic luxury and sophisticated glam. Lady Luxe forecasts contemporary summer styles that elude timeless beauty, [...]

Good enough to eat

Fun, fresh and vibrant – these are the principles that define the SODA & Co brand. Founded by avid beauty lover, journalist and mum of two, Liz Riches, SODA & Co [...]

Bake your fake tan

by Holly Scaunich Now that the weather is warming up, it’s the perfect time to get rid of that winter white skin and try a fake tan. Gone are the days where that meant you [...]

Toms shares new private blend

Private Blend Venetian Bergamot is Tom Ford’s singular interpretation of the ingredient long prized by perfumers for its freshness and elegance. The top note of bergamot [...]

Chia – Eat it or wear it?

It turns out that chia seeds are not only a super-healthy food. Squeezing the bejesus outta these little seeds produces a lightweight super-oil, ideal for skincare. Chia seed [...]

Get the oomph without the crunch

by Holly Scaunich Schwarzkopf Professional has added two new products to their range. Both volumising, the OSIS+ Session Label Volumising Root Spray Mousse and Plumping [...]

Lift that gel without damage

by Holly Scaunich ‘Pleasantly surprised’ is the first thing that comes to mind when I think about the Laque Lift gel polish remover, and not only a super simple [...]

Wipe it away

by Carol Sheridan I thought it was about time I wrote something about the Nivea Double Effect eye makeup remover for those who haven’t already given it a try. After the [...]

Don’t sweat it

For some, perspiration and chafing can be a problem all year round, but for others it can just become a problem as the weather begins to warm up. Humidity only makes problems [...]

What’s hot from Clinique

Here is just a quick look at new and coming soon products from Clinique. Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara creates bold and luscious lashes with just a few strokes of an [...]

Don’t compromise your glam

by Carol Sheridan. I have been trialling the soon to be released range by Schwarzkopf Professional – OSIS+ Glamination. It is a range of female styling products that is [...]

Delightful Digits

As the weather gets better, we want to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Nothing speaks of beautiful weather and fun in the sun than colour, lots and lots of bright colour. [...]

Make-up – be gone!

by Carol Sheridan You are tired, it’s been a long day and all you want to do is fall into bed, but you still have a face full of makeup, not to mention the grime that has [...]

Better than Natural Pigmentation

Jojoba has just introduced their natural pigmentation oil which I think is a must have for all aging or blemished skin. The natural pigmentation oil is 99.9 per cent natural [...]

Schwarzkopf Magic

Schwarzkopf Professional continues to provide us with miracles for hair. Their latest must have products in the luxury range include BC Oil Miracle Mists for both light and [...]

Travel Light and Care for your Skin

Packing for a break from the cold weather, or maybe a business trip? If so, there is no need to pack those full size products which can be especially annoying and bulky when [...]

Bloke’s bloke

OK, before I go any further I want to get a few things straight – while I don’t like to think of myself as the stereotypical Aussie male (bogan), I have driven trucks, [...]

Inspired by a Goddess

Molton Brown has unveiled their blossoming new scent in their latest collection – Honeysuckle & White Tea – featuring a bath & shower gel, body lotion and [...]

Hydracure – My Saviour

by Carol Sheridan As we all know, weather affects our skin. In winter we are in offices or at home where there is artificial heating or we are outside where icy biting winds [...]

Caring for mature skin

by Carol Sheridan Mature skin in particular needs specialised care, and with a strong understanding of the harmonious connection between nature and humans, Weleda has [...]

Fake it… but do it well!

Shaking hands is a greeting used by many men, but women in the professional sector use it often too. Imagine – the tailored suit you are wearing is impeccable, your hair is [...]

Kendall’s killer lips

Kendall Jenner has just launched her Pure Color Envy Matte Lipstick shade, exclusively available at for a limited time only. [...]

Glamourflage – anti-aging eye cream

Review by Holly Scaunich Product review – Elegant Eliza Honey Repairwear Lift Eye Cream As someone who works in the beauty industry I would say I’m quite fickle when [...]

Time to muk around!

The weather is turning; leaves are beautiful colours and falling from the trees. The sun is sitting lower in the sky and those winter chills have crept in. It’s time to rug [...]

The creation of a style icon

A very pretty Norma Jeane Mortenson, born in 1926, began her career as a model but by 1946, it was a very sultry Marilyn Monroe who had signed with Twentieth Century Fox. In [...]