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A Natural Summer

In Acne, Complexion, Face, Organic, Packaging on November 14, 2012 at 6:00 am

By Tammi Ireland

Summer is well and truly on its way, and with that comes everyone’s promise to themselves to put less processed foods in their bodies. But what about on your body?

My lovely housemates and I are on a health kick, rising at 6am every morning for a self-run Bondi Bootcamp in a bid to have a healthier Summer and make use of the sunshine.  Now – with thanks to Endota Spa – we also have a more natural pre-summer skincare routine.

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Endota are known for their delightfully-scented organic skincare products and spa offerings.  Our favourites? The Rosehip & Myrrh Face Mask and Kakadu Plum Face Mask (both RRP$35).

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Beauty Q&A: Haley Thompson, Organic Beauty eStore Founder

In Beauty Q&A, Food, Nails, Natural, Organic, Uncategorized on February 2, 2012 at 6:00 am

Haley Thompson, 31, owner of Peachy Clean Organic Beauty Boutique

I met Haley last month at the Perth Online Beauty Meet and was instantly struck by her vivaciousness, natural thinking and knowledge about the organic beauty industry.  Upon reading her age when receiving her answers to this interview back, I must say she’s the living and breathing example of what a healthy lifestyle and natural skincare routine can do for your look!  A girl who quipped she ‘preferred champagne to coffee’, I’d say we have a lot in common.  

Introducing, Miss Haley Thompson(and her store, which you must check out!)…

Daytime Beauty Routine: I love my organic beauty products! When I wake I love a morning spritz of face spray like the Savi Passionflower and Pomegranate spray or the delicious Sodashi Calming Rose spray – I keep them in the fridge in summer so that they’re extra refreshing! I’m on a ‘rose’ kick at the moment! Rose is really great for dry skin. I love my Weleda Rose Creamy Body Wash in the shower, my Weleda Rose Body Oil and I’m loving the Vanessa Megan Rose Eye cream too – I also keep it in the fridge, I pop on the eye cream and use the cool base of the metal jar as a compress to help fight morning puffiness. I mainly use the Sodashi range for face care – their clay cleanser is just the best and if you’ve never tried the Sodashi concentrates (liquid exfoliator) you’re seriously missing out! It’s just amazing!

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A Natural Lip Balm for Night

In Lips, Lipstick, Natural, Organic on January 19, 2012 at 6:00 am

By Tammi Ireland

Night time has never been so fun!  Bathing Beauty Organic Apothecary have just released one of my new favourite products and it comes with a fun name and even more fun tube.  The Hurraw! Moon Night Treatment Balm (RRP $9.50) smells delicious and comes in an oval lip balm tube that makes winding it up and down a helluva lot of fun.

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Super creamy and rich, this organic balm doesn’t have me licking my lips due to nasty chemicals (a sad side-effect of the popular Lucas’ Paw Paw ointment) because I’m smelling my lips instead.  Vanilla and Peru Balsam helps me nod off to sleep, while the Chamomile gets to work throughout the eight hours I’m getting some shut-eye (I lie, but damn I wish it were that long…).

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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.

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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 »

Sexy Beach Hair with One Product (and it’s natural!)

In Affordable, Hair, Hairspray, Hold, How To, Natural, Organic, Sun, Tested, Volume, Weather on December 19, 2011 at 6:00 am

By Tammi Ireland

In the lead-up to the new year, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I put on my skin, in my hair and into my body.  It makes sense as we get older to take stock and see what we could do to be healthier, thus happier, as we also get wiser.  So when I was sent the O&M Original Mineral Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray (RRP $24.99) to trial, I was pretty excited.  Summer was here and I was seeing what actual beach hair looked like (my curls do not approve), so faking it with a sea salt spray was a perfect way to get the look the way I wanted it.

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Not having yet mastered the luscious waves LC pulls off so well, my hair is usually blown straight on day one and then a bit kinky and wavy on day two, the day I prefer.  But, I wondered, what would happen if I used the O&M Surf Bomb on day one?  Amazing things, that’s what! Read the rest of this entry »

The Men’s Room: Natural Skincare

In Alex Perry, Men, Moisturiser, Natural, Organic on September 1, 2011 at 6:00 am

By Mark Reed

The Franc Essentials Sample Set is, for a man at least, perhaps a little too much. It’s five steps, it takes a while. And… it’s too effective. Your skin feels completely different after even the first experience. It’s certainly not an every day process. However…. Hungover on a Sunday morning after a big night? Not feeling fresh? This might be the perfect antidote. I mean, I’d still have the bacon and egg breakfast too, but this will definitely help.

 

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Cleanse is first. I only required a small amount. Massaged in, it felt like it did it’s work, without being harsh on the skin: I don’t think I’ve tried anything that felt so natural before, organic; As if it was mixed from ingredients straight out of the backyard. The natural oils and seeds, and the appealing but asexual scent they give off are surprisingly relaxing.

The Exfoliate is next, and again, the effect is staggering: The natural ingredients really go to work, and you can spend a couple of minutes massaging them into the face in the shower if you don’t watch yourself: For all Franc’s stressing of their natural organic designs, it’s probably not great news for our dam levels. Oh well… If you’re only doing it on a Sunday morning….

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

In Celebs, Colour, Complexion, Events, Everyday, Eyes, Face, Fashion, Fun Stuff, Glamour, Legs, Lips, Makeup, Mascara, Movies, Organic, SATC, SJP, Skin Care, Tested on November 23, 2010 at 6:00 am

After yesterday’s post on how to get Carrie Bradshaw’s amazing Abu Dhabi look, I’m hoping you’re all feeling inspired to try out the power woman look that Samantha Jones rocks so well!

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Sam’s look didn’t change a whole lot from the first Sex and the City movie to the second.  Her hair is longer and more free and she rocked a bit more of a red lip.  Power woman all the way.  I love the way Sam works and her ‘I’m right’ attitude.  She rocks the ‘I am woman, hear me roar’ feel.

Let’s first look at her lipstick  As I said, Sam’s rocking the red lip more in the second movie.  I like Face of Australia Lip Quench Lipstick (RRP $9.49) for its staying power.

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‘Org…’ What Now?

In Anti-Ageing, Complexion, Dry Skin, Eco Friendly, Exfoliation, Eyes, Face, Favourites, Lips, Moisturiser, Natural, New, New Release, Organic, Preparation, Primer, Serum, Wrinkles on October 6, 2010 at 6:00 am

Orglamic.  No, not the word you’re thinking of but still one you want to hear all about! According to the people at Grown skin care, it means luxury organic skin care – not for hippies but for those who are smart about what they put on their skin.

The new range from Grown features six new products and gorgeous new packaging and is available nationally through David Jones, Myer and other selected stockists. Read the rest of this entry »

One Rose Is All It Takes

In Face, Kiss of Approval, Natural, Neck, Organic on July 28, 2010 at 8:00 am

I am super impressed by a single long-stemmed red rose from the boy.  Melts my heart every time and makes me sure I’m onto a great thing. In fact, there is no aspect of the rose I don’t like.  I like the smell, I like the look, I like the romantic connotations, and I love the beauty affiliation.  ‘What beauty affiliation?’ you say.    Well, as regular CC readers will know, the rose hip is the best part of the rose for our skin.  It has anti-ageing properties and is like nature’s wonder ingredient.

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Product of the Day!

In Complexion, Dry Skin, Organic, Product of the Day, Skin Care, Weather on June 21, 2010 at 8:08 am

Evening primrose oil and (organic) rosehip oil are two of the best skin-saving ingredients on the beauty market, so when Trilogy put them together in their Ultra Hydrating Cream it means we should head straight to the shops and stock up for winter.

The beauty of this cream is in its price (cheap!) and its healing properties.  With Omega 3, 6 and 9, avocado oil and coconut oil, skin is instantly more supple and smooth.

After applying this cream my skin was instantly just a little tighter but a lot smoother.  I could feel it straight away but the smell is what got me – yummy!  It brings the scent of summer back to winter hydration. Read the rest of this entry »

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