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THE MEN’S ROOM: Dry Shampoo for Festival Season

In Hair, How To, Men, Multitasking, Sun, Uncategorized on January 30, 2012 at 6:00 am

By Mark Reed

Summer; It’s the festival season. If you plan in advance, you could almost spend every weekend between now and March and some gathering of musicians or another. The heat, the smells, the crowds, the questionable sound quality, tall people, people who spend $160 on a ticket to a festival just to be seen there, don’t know any acts, and then plonk a further $180 down on drinks in the alcohol enclosure, blissfully unaware that they deprived a music buff of a ticket to this now sold out venture, the queues for the “toilets” so long they’re visible from space… I do it every year, and against all expectations, I love it.

Until a few years ago, festivals in Australia were overwhelmingly single day affairs. With Southbound, and July’s Splendour In The Grass, we’re moving towards a multi-day, european model.

That means camping. If you thought the smells were bad at a one day event… Read the rest of this entry »

Adult Acne – No One Wants It

In Acne, Health, Lotion, Moisturiser, Multitasking, Natural, Pimples on July 5, 2011 at 6:00 am

By Tammi Ireland

Three months ago, my skin decided to revolt against the relative-perfection it had provided me throughout my life and burst out with adult acne on my forehead.  Goodbye top knots, hello Cousin Itt hair waves to cover anything above my eyebrows. But I love my top knot and acne at this age just.won’t.do.

Cue frantic search for any possible clearing agents.

Don't do this. Ever.

While I quickly eliminated the (already minimal) breakout-inducing foods from my diet, I looked into the best topical product to reduce redness and bumps.  PHYT’S Certified Organic Skincare came to the rescue with their Creme S (RRP $71).  Specially formulated with sulphur for breakouts along the forehead and temples, Creme S smells like it works (read: not like flowers) and that’s because it does. Read the rest of this entry »

Get Her Look: MIRANDA | Sex and the City 2 – the Movie

In Colour, Complexion, Everyday, Face, Hair, Hairspray, How To, Lips, Lipstick, Makeup, Movies, Multitasking, Relaxation, SATC, Scent, Shampoo & Conditioner, SJP, Tested on November 25, 2010 at 6:00 am

On Coveted Canvas over the past week we’ve been looking at the makeup looks of Sex and the City 2 with Charlotte, Samantha and Carrie‘s how to’s. Now we’re rounding up the four fabulous friends with Miranda, the lawyer, mother and good friend.

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Miranda’s makeup is a little more playful in the second part of the movie when she has more time for her.  Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick in Pink Shimmer (RRP $9.95) is not a likely choice for a red head but works well because of its shiny qualities.  Other colours great for those with fair skin and flaming hair include red, bronze and nude.

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Pretty Old Face

In Anti-Ageing, Celebs, Complexion, Dry Skin, Everyday, Face, Industry Insiders, Invisible, Makeup, Models, Multitasking, Natural, Skin Care, Sun, Tan, Tested, UVA, UVB, Weather, Women, Wrinkles on October 11, 2010 at 6:00 am

I like to think that when I’m 40 I’ll have the soft skin of a baby, wrinkle-free and of the perfect tone.  Of course, given I spend a lot of time in the sun this is cause for prevention.  As you know, sun damage causes premature aging, wrinkles and pigmentation of the skin – nobody wants that!

One of Invisible Zinc‘s faces, the 40-something and fabulous Elle MacPherson showcases the kind of skin women over the age of 35 dream of.  No doubt she was told in her modelling days to slip, slop, slap but no one wants to wear a thick sheet of sunscreen under their foundation – too sticky, too gross.

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Tinted Moisturiser Test: Jane Iredale

In Colour, Complexion, Everyday, Foundation, Illuminator, Moisturiser, Multitasking, Primer, Skin Care, Sun, Tested, Tinted Moisturiser, UVA, UVB on September 22, 2010 at 6:00 am

This is the first post in what will be semi-consecutive posts welcoming back the return of tinted moisturiser.  While it never truly went anywhere, tinted moisturiser has connotations of sneaky ways to wear makeup to school when you weren’t allowed (“Miss, it’s moisturiser!”) and a go-to when you couldn’t afford or weren’t allowed to buy actual foundation.

Jane Iredale’s version – Dream Tint – has set the bar high in my trial.  The coverage is fabulous and the colour matches perfectly to my skin tone.  Plus, it’s thick and rich and extra moisturising.  I applied it, as suggested in the packet, with a blending brush and a little goes a long way.  Jane Iredale are definitely onto a good thing with Dream Tint!

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Squeaky Clean!

In Exfoliation, Face, Multitasking, Scent, Skin Care, Soap, Tested on September 3, 2010 at 6:00 am

I’m a sucker for a new beauty product, especially if it comes to me in packaging that’s out of the norm.  L’Oreal Perfect Clean in Glow does just that. I’m going to describe it as a microphone shape, which works perfectly because you use it in the shower – just where some of my best singing takes place.  In the place where the actual mic would be is a white removable exfoliating pad that looks like one of those brushes your dad wraps around his hand and combs his hair with.  Didn’t much make me want to put it on my face to slough away dead skin cells, however it’s not at all harsh on the skin.  The little pokey bits (the ones that do the sloughing) are actually soft bits of rubber and I am not ashamed to admit I had quite the fun time playing with the exfoliating pad in the shower while thinking how best to attack my day.

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‘Getting Down & Dirty with Dermalogica’

In Anti-Ageing, Breakouts, Celebs, Chapped, Cheeks, Complexion, Dermalogica, Dry Skin, Events, Everyday, Exfoliation, Eyes, Face, Favourites, Flourish, Fun Stuff, Hands, How To, Industry Insiders, Kiss of Approval, Lips, Moisturiser, Multitasking, Neck, Packaging, Preparation, Primer, Redness, Skin Care, Tested, Tip, UVA, UVB, Western Australia on August 23, 2010 at 6:00 am

Last Tuesday night the lovely editor of Flourish magazine online, Jane and I attended a Blogger event at Dermalogica‘s WA headquarters in Fremantle.  The first to arrive amidst an August shower, I was greeted by three lovely smiling (and completely flawless) faces, one of which was Claire Crouch’s – the company’s corporate trainer.  Claire grew up in London out of the harsh sun and thus has magnificent skin and a killer sense of humour.  I liked her immediately.  In front of the pretty faces sat a large plate of scones from which I was too scared to take on account of their delicious-looking, but will-definitely-drop-on-the-clinical-Dermalogica-floors cream fillings.  Instead, I took a glass of champers.  Damn.

Jane arrived not long after and we had a quick tour of the complex.  It’s all very white and bright and exciting because that’s exactly how you want your skin to be!  There were two training rooms, a face-mapping stall set up, a kitchen area with fridge, microwave, herbal teas, etc and bathrooms too.  The facility is there for therapists who use Dermalogica products to go and get the low down on ingredients and skin health so they can then transfer it to their customers.  Brilliant!

Tina, Jane, me and Claire in front of the Dermalogica shop (I want it all!)

After our tour, we headed into Room 2 where a powerpoint presentation and lots of Dermalogica goodies were set up for us, amidst notepads, pencils and information booklets.  We took a seat and Claire launched right into explaining the five Dermalogica steps to healthy skin, while Tina kindly demonstrated (how brave!) as we went along.  Much information was shared and it is my beauty editor duty to pass it on.  So grab a cup of green tea and settle in for a mind-blowing info sesh that will change your skin forever! Read the rest of this entry »

Poppin’ and Lockin’

In Cheeks, Colour, Lips, Multitasking on August 16, 2010 at 6:00 am

As you know, I love a bright punchy lip.  Hot pink used to be my colour of choice, but now I’m into the oranges!  On the weekend my all black uniform, oops I mean outfit, was boring until I added a punch of orange lip stain from kit Cosmetics‘ Duo Cheek & Lip Creme in ‘Pretty Cheeky’.

This awesome duo has pink on one side (because I know I’ll head back to that trend again) and orange on the other side.  And it’s not just a duo in colour – you can use both palettes on cheeks or lips.  Perfect!! Read the rest of this entry »

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