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Beauty Q&A: Clinique It Girl, Paige

In Beauty Q&A, Clinique, Everyday, Everyday Essentials, Eyes, Face, Lips on July 14, 2012 at 11:30 am

By Tammi Ireland

We’ve met Perth’s own 2012 Clinique It Girl, Rebecca, so now it’s time to meet one from the east coast of Australia, where Coveted Canvas is now located. Introducing Paige Penning…


Paige Penning, 19, Student of Psychology and Marketing

You’re 6 months in – what’s been the best thing so far? Being able to use and show off all my brand new and exclusive Clinique products! I also enjoy that it’s help me kind of get some direction to what I want to do career wise, I love beauty and makeup things and being an It Girl has shown me a whole other world in the industry rather than just painting on makeup.

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Review: Refresh Plus Eye Drops

In Everyday, Everyday Essentials, Eyes, Face, Hair Expo 2012 on June 26, 2012 at 6:00 am

By Tammi Ireland

When it comes to a hangover, your eyes will always give you away. Whether it was copious amounts of red wine catching up with friends, an all-nighter in front of the computer, or too much sugary birthday cake at your cousin’s 21st the night before – bleary eyes scream ‘hungover and dead tired’ no matter how much you smile.


So what’s the best way to look great at work the day after a big night out? Eye drops. Wine, lack of sleep and sugar all dehydrate the eyeballs, so an eye drop or two in each eye before you start to get ready for the day will have you heading forward in leaps and bounds. Read the rest of this entry »

Combating Adult Acne

In Acne, Everyday, Everyday Essentials, Skin Care on June 7, 2012 at 6:00 am

By Tammi Ireland

Adult acne can be one of the more embarrassing skin problems women are faced with.  We’ve past our teenage years, surely the acne should stay in the 1990s, too?  Hormones, weather and stress can all contribute.  Sadly, salon acne treatments can be expensive.  However, with a good  skincare routine comes clearer skin, and if that routine is acne-specific, all the better.


Natio have released an adult acne range that starts from only RRP$9.95, in all major stores now.  The cleanser is a particular favourite of mine, thanks to its pure consistency.  The clear product is a little watery, but good in that you only need very minimal to lather and see results.  Best of all, I noticed it’s not stripping and I can still complete my skincare routine without dry skin at the end of it.  Built in Cleanser-Toner means eliminating another step, always a plus.  Check out the range at Myer, Priceline and pharmacies today.

Body Science RTD – Protein Shake

In Everyday, Health, Wellbeing, Women on March 30, 2012 at 6:00 am

By Tammi Ireland

You may remember when I wrote about Body for Women’s Protein Shakes and how they’d significantly helped me on my way to reaching the goal of running a half marathon this year.  Well, I’ve just discovered Body Science also do Ready To Drinks (RTDs), which are essentially pre-made protein shakes in a bottle that you, well, shake and then drink.


These have been amazing as I try to get more sleep in the morning.  Literally grab and go, I can shake one of these puppies and down it in no time, in preparation for a harder workout.  The taste is even better than the ones I have to make myself (how do they do this?) but they cost more eventually, so I’d stick with the powder if using everyday.  But if you’re in a hurry, on holiday, or even staying over at your boyfriend’s house… stick a Body for Women On the Go in your purse and …GO!


How To With House Of Ernest: Top Knot

In Evening, Events, Everyday, Hair, Hairspray, House of Ernest, How To, Salons on February 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm

By House of Ernest lead long hair artist, Joshua Congreve

We’re lucky to have House of Ernest, Perth, on hand to show us how to get the best looks and report back on all the fashion shows happening in the exciting corners of the world!  First up, the salon’s lead long hair artist Josh shows us how to create the Top Knot – one of our editor’s favourite looks.  Hairdressing for 8 years, Josh has worked with various magazines for their covers and with celebrities including Kelly Rowland and Carson Cressley, and is currently preparing a trip to Sydney to put on a show to inspire other Hairdressers at the Sydney Hair Expo.  We hope to catch up with him when he’s here!




Step 1: Bring hair into a high ponytail on the top of you head, being sure to smooth the hair on your scalp into the pony. Read the rest of this entry »

The Best Beauty Tip I Learned Last Year

In Complexion, Concealer, Everyday, Eyes, Face, How To, Illuminator, Industry Insiders, Red Carpet, Supermarkets on January 16, 2012 at 6:00 am

By Tammi Ireland

Last year was a huge year for Coveted Canvas.  We increased our Facebook followers by hundreds as more and more beauty lovers joined the conversation.  We won an award from beautyheaven for our blog post on epilating.  We made friends from blogs in Australia and overseas.  And we grew the Coveted Canvas community in Western Australia, where it all began. But what you may not know is I’m learning as the site grows and grows, and it’s only fair for me to pass on my knowledge to Coveted Canvas’ loyal readers – it’s why I started the site after all.

So, without further ado, here’s the top beauty tip I learned in 2011…


As with most of the Aussie beauty industry’s great hunks of knowledge, the tip came from our country’s star beauty writer Zoë Foster (who now writes over at our favourite current affairs site, Mamamia).   Read the rest of this entry »

New Year’s Resolutions

In Everyday, Fun Stuff, Glamour, Hair, How To, Industry Insiders, Inspiration, Natural, Organic, Party time, Resolutions, Sun, Wellbeing, Women on January 2, 2012 at 6:00 am

By Tammi Ireland

Happy New Year, beauties! Another year gone and it’s time to reflect on what we want for 2012.  Hopefully you’ll all have nursed your New Year’s Eve hangovers away by now and have a pen handy because it’s time to make our New Year’s Resolutions.


Some people I know don’t believe in resolutions, saying they only lead to guilt and disappointment when you can’t check them off at the end of the year.  However, I think having goals are a great way to ensure you stay focussed on what was once – at a moment of downtime – important to you.   Read the rest of this entry »

Current Obsession: Tangerine Lipstick

In Evening, Events, Everyday, Everyday Essentials, Face, Favourites, Lips, Lipstick on November 14, 2011 at 6:00 am

By Tammi Ireland

Summer is fast approaching and there is one lipstick that will take you from day to night – NARS ‘Heat Wave’. I have never fallen so head over heels for a lipstick, let alone one with a matte finish, but the tangerine colour that pops loudly and proudly is a necessity for any summer wardrobe.


Wear it with an all-black outfit at night, a coral top on the weekend, jeans and a simple white tee at a picnic, or – my favourite – with a top-knot and a blazer at work.  Whatever you’re wearing, Heat Wave will amplify your look, ten-fold.  Fucking hot.


$58 from Mecca Cosmetica, and it pays for itself in compliments.

WELLBEING: Vitamin D for Healthy Skin

In Everyday, Face, Skin Care, Sun, Tan, UVA, UVB, Wellbeing, Western Australia on October 28, 2011 at 6:00 am

By Marian Rubock

These days we often hear about the benefits of vitamin A, E and C for general wellbeing and glowing skin. Vitamin D, however, is often overlooked, yet it is just as important, if not more so. Vitamin D plays an important role in helping to reduce wrinkles and prevent conditions such as acne, so it is well worth making sure you are getting enough in your day-to-day life.  Vitamin D is a powerful antioxidant and anti-carcinogen which can assist in the prevention of skin cancer, heart disease, diabetes and skin problems such as psoriasis.


It can also:

  • Enhance absorption of calcium and regulates phosphorous levels in blood.
  • Help with prevention of depression.
  • Help maintain a healthy immune system.
  • Assist with sleeping and anxiety.

All these benefits contribute to maintaining healthy skin. For example, while there may be no direct link between a vitamin D deficiency and acne, ensuring you have sufficient vitamin D can help resolve acne by making the skin and body healthier as a whole.
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Beauty Q&A: Kimberly Nissen, beauty blogger

In Beauty Q&A, Events, Everyday, Everyday Essentials, Face, Interview on September 19, 2011 at 6:00 am

Kimberly Nissen, 25, blogger, writer and internet addict

On September 24, Australia’s beauty bloggers will gather in Sydney to partake in a weekend full of knowledge, networking and new product information.  Sure to be a hit, I’m devastated I’ll miss it, but with the magic of the Internet, I’ll be watching everything unfold from Mykonos.  One of the event organisers is Kimberly Nissen, a beauty blogger from the fair city itself.  Here, we ask how she got to where she is today, and what she wore on the way.

Beauty routine, day: It is a long one! Cleanse, Vitamin B Serum, Beta Serum, Spot Fader Serum, Moisturiser, Solar Gel, Sunscreen.

Makeup, day and night: I follow the same routine day and night, and just change the colours I use to match my mood. Foundation, Concealer, Brow Gel, Eyeshadow, Eyeliner, Blush, Bronzer (sometimes), Highlighter, Lip Balm, Lipstick.

Beauty routine, night: It is actually very similar to my daytime routine. Cleanse, Vitamin B Serum, Beta Serum, Spot Fader Serum, Moisturiser.


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