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The Winter Facial

In Breakouts, Life Reset, Pimples, Redness, Skin Care, Weather, Women on July 6, 2012 at 6:00 am

By Tammi Ireland

Winter can wreak havoc on your skin. The changing temperatures and dehydration caused from airconditioners and biting wind chill almost always result in redness and break-outs, neither of which are fun.  This winter, take time once a week to have a mini facial at home – your skin will thank you for it.


First things first – wash all the day off.  Using Garnier’s ExfoBrush in a very warm shower, swirl this magnificent product around and around to slough away dead skin, clean off makeup and stimulate blood to the surface, which will result in plump skin.  The ExfoBrush is my favourite Garnier product – I seriously cannot get enough! Buy one from your local supermarket tomorrow, you won’t look back.

Next comes treatment of any issues you have. Read the rest of this entry »

WELLBEING: How does stress impact our bodies?

In Anti-Ageing, Everyday, Redness, Sexy, Skin Care, Sleep, Smile, Wellbeing, Western Australia, Women, Wrinkles on July 20, 2011 at 6:00 am

By Marian Rubock

We all experience the feelings of stress at some stage in our lives. Although we can recognise the emotional signs, do you know how it can impact on the health of your body and skin?  Our body can react to stressful times by affecting the way our internal organs operate and this can lead to other complications. Sometimes, our system may find it hard to digest and absorb nutrients from food. When this happens, we call it ‘malabsorption sydrome’.

This breakdown in our system can also lead to conditions, such as ‘pernicious anaemia’, which simply means our body has lost the ability to produce enough red blood cells, due to a lack of vitamin B12 absorbed in the system.

During stressful times, because we may not effectively digest food or absorb nutrients, our bowel lining can also be damaged. When this occurs, naturopaths refer to this as ‘Leaky Gut Sydrome’ and essentially means the cells of the intestinal lining widen, allowing toxins and undigested food to enter into the body.

All of these effects to our internal system can also lead to hair loss and this will have all been started by stress as the catalyst, which shows it plays a huge role in our lives.

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Now let’s take a look at the impact this has on our skin. Just like the rest of our body, our skin relies on receiving nutrients via our blood supply. If our body is in stress mode from poor diet, unhealthy lifestyle, as well as an overactive brain, it can result in digestive upsets, like irritable bowel, poor sleep, increased moodiness and cravings for sugary foods. If this continues, it will lead to a reduction of the blood supply to our skin and hair translating to possible hair loss and unhealthy skin. This may take the form of acne, rosacea, dermatitis, and unusual rashes just to mention a few. Read the rest of this entry »

Green Covers Red – Check Mate

In Colour, Face, Primer, Redness, Win on January 5, 2011 at 6:00 am

Do you suffer from rosacea or redness of the skin?  Tired of using concealers and foundations only to have a tinge of redness peak through from beneath? Here, my friend, is your saviour…

Love a secret!

L’Oreal Studio Secrets Anti-Redness primer.  Green neutralises red, making your skin look perfectly matte and perfect for foundation application or just to put on after a little summer sunburn (which you shouldn’t have in the first place).  The pigmentation is huge and it’s a little runny, so you need only the tiniest amount (not even a full pump).  On the plus side, this means it will last for-ev-er!

RRP $37.95.

T x

P.S.  Have you entered our Wella Blonde Makeover competition?  You can enter more than once!


Tinted Moisturiser Test: Invisible Zinc

In Face, Invisible, Natural, Primer, Redness, Skin Care, Sun, Tinted Moisturiser, UVA, UVB, Weather, Women on September 30, 2010 at 6:00 am

I’ve always been excited to test Invisible Zinc’s products.  Back in the day when Megan Gale was their face, I was all over their stuff.  I was in the modelling industry and Megz was my idol (thanks to my “resemblance” – I wish!) but I’ve since seen beautiful face after beautiful face endorse IZ and it’s because their prods are amazing!

Currently, Elle MacPherson shares the IZ spotlight with Jerry Hall and Georgia-May Jagger.  I adored Jerry Hall in The Graduate recently and GM has an amazing sense of style – a great way for IZ to tap into the young and old markets.

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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 »


In Benefit Cosmetics, Breakouts, Complexion, Concealer, Face, How To, Invisible, Moisturiser, Natural, Neck, Preparation, Redness, Scarring, Skin Care, Soap, Sparkle on June 28, 2010 at 9:10 am

Everyone gets them.  Some (lucky ones!) only get them once a month, others live with them everyday but nobody wants them. Blemishes.  Ergh, go awayyy!

In this special Coveted Canvas post, we’ve wrangled together the best products to get rid of those nasty blemishes, give you tips on how to cover them up if you get one before a hot date (isn’t that when we always get them?) and let you in on a few teeny secrets on how to prevent them.  Now team, get into combat gear because this is war!

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Video: Perfect Everyday Makeup!

In Breakouts, Brushes, Cheeks, Colour, Concealer, Dry Skin, Eco Friendly, Everyday, Eyes, Face, Favourites, Foundation, Fun Stuff, Gloss, How To, Kiss of Approval, Lashes, Lips, Makeup, Mascara, Natural, Preparation, Primer, Redness, SATC, Tested, Tip, Tools, Videos on June 10, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Finally, the first Coveted Canvas Vlog, Perfect Everyday Makeup! This baby took ages to upload, so I hope you enjoy it.

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And here are the products I used…

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Tested: NEW Clinique Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Powder

In Breakouts, Brushes, Colour, Complexion, Concealer, Face, New, New Release, Redness, Tested on May 6, 2010 at 11:12 am

A huge part of the reason I don’t have more make-up free days than not is because of the natural redness that overtakes my cheeks and nose.  It’s not pretty and it certainly doesn’t portray the healthy, glowing look you’d like to think you’re wearing.  That’s why when I tried Clinique’s new Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Powder, I was quietly excited.  Could this be the powder that allows my skin to breathe and me to save an extra 15 minutes a day without having to apply my makeup?  Yes!

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