Skincare

Turn Back The Clock With These Ingenious Anti-Aging Tips

Turn Back The Clock With These Ingenious Anti-Aging Tips

Everyone says that there are only two certainties in life: taxes and death. But, the way I see it, there is also another certainty that everyone fails to mention. And that is the fact that we will all age! Not all of us are happy about the aging process, even though it is something that we are unable to escape. But, thankfully, we don’t have to give up and become wizened old women. There is plenty that you can do to try and turn back the clocks and retain some of your youthful good looks. Interested in what you can…

New Beauty Products Reviewed

New Beauty Products Reviewed

New beauty products are always great to try. So when I review new beauty products, I use them for several weeks, even months, before I write about the results. Lately, I have the pleasure of trialling several brands including Jane Iredale (makeup), Alpha Keri (skincare), Matrix Biolage new ‘Sugar Shine’ treatments (haircare), Lano (cleansing), and also YSL ‘Mon Paris’ (perfume). This collection covers many of the important Spring makeup and skincare must-haves. To READ MORE please click the link.

Dry Skin Nourishment : Beyond The Soap Dish

Dry Skin Nourishment : Beyond The Soap Dish

Dry skin is a nuisance. It can itch, flake, and even split. When you’re in a hurry in the shower, it’s tempting to just grab your soap bar and get on with it. But chances are it’s your soap that’s causing or exacerbating your dryness. For SOLUTIONS please click the title.

Luxurious Raw Botanicals from Babs Bodycare

Luxurious Raw Botanicals from Babs Bodycare

Babs Bodycare is a luxurious new Australian range so I was keen to try a couple of their face and body oils. I tried my first face oil years ago – it was Clarins Blue Orchid Oil – and I LOVED it. But I had no benchmark back then, and I probably used too much. So have they changed much? It’s not much fun waking up with greasy skin which may be why many Australian women have opted for oil-free skincare. Despite my virginal foray into face oil back in the day, face and body oils have been around for…

Côte Noire : Your French Style Home

Côte Noire : Your French Style Home

Create your own French style home with the gorgeous new Côte Noire collection which beautifully combines the best of stylish Paris and the exotique Black Coast. Côte Noire has created a luscious collection of lavish products from hand & body creams, candles, vegetable soaps and more. You’ll have a French style home that’s more French than France. Côte Noire has artfully recycled materials including glass, cardboard and foam to create fresh and beautiful packaging for their products, not to mention their use of renewable ingredients whenever possible. Luxurious bath bon bons have been hand-made using only natural ingredients. Candles, diffusers…

Divine New Skincare Products

Divine New Skincare Products

Every girl loves skincare so here are some of my favorite divine new skincare products that are perfect for gifts. PLUS, something very special for the boys, new grooming products my partner has been trialing; and he’s loving them. Listen to what Tamara Shaw from Shaw Beauty has to say about taking care of your skin, beauty routines and choosing a great day spa. I interviewed Tamara on my 88.9FM Fashion + Home radio show. Then check out my top recommendations for divine skincare products; gifts for you or someone else. https://soundcloud.com/user-560907416/beauty-tips-treatments Bör Organics Nicole Richardson is the Australian entrepreneur…

Beautiful New Sugar Scrub from Soda and Co

Beautiful New Sugar Scrub from Soda and Co

Regular listeners to my Fashion + Home radio show on 88.9FM will know how much I love a little EXFOLIATION. Well, I have been using the new Sugar Scrub range from Soda & Co and it’s DIVINE. You may notice that after being cooped up in winter clothes for months on end, especially here in the Adelaide Hills, your skin will need some new season rejuvenation. Maybe you have noticed little bumps or pimples on your skin, especially around the thighs and upper arms. I had a big night out on Saturday so during my prep I hopped in the…

Fix Five Common Beauty Woes Naturally

Fix Five Common Beauty Woes Naturally

These are not beauty issues we like to think about, but for many acne, wrinkles, dark patches, cold sores and hair loss are a reality. It may seem easier to cover them up than correct them, but there are natural remedies for these five common beauty woes. Tyler Tolman is an holistic health expert and coach who runs an in-demand juice fasting and healing retreat in Bali. I interviewed him on my Fashion + Home radio show and he was FASCINATING. Currently on a national Australian tour, he shared his top tips for treating common beauty woes – naturally. ACNE Cause:…

Five Must-Have Travel Essentials

Five Must-Have Travel Essentials

I recently went on a South Pacific cruise and it was one of the most wonderful holidays I have ever experienced. I hadn’t ‘cruised’ before so wasn’t sure what to expect; and I was not disappointed. The most compelling positive was having everything in one place, on board – entertainment, fabulous food, wonderful wines, views, fascinating people, leisure activities, even an Art Gallery – and not having to travel long distances for any of it. It got me thinking about other holiday options and what I would and would not need if I chose different destinations. Of course, that led…

Elemis Skin Care 35% Savings

Elemis Skin Care 35% Savings

Until July 12th, you can save 35% on Elemis luxury British skincare at Alive Skin + Hair. Loved by women who take care of their skin, including Victoria Beckham, this is a GREAT offer for a limited time. Stock up on winter-friendly moisturiser, an exfoliate (a must-have in any bathroom cupboard) or treat yourself to something luxurious given the Elemis Skin Care 35% Savings.

Fitness Meets Fashion : St Tropez

Fitness Meets Fashion : St Tropez

I laugh in the face of cold weather; it won’t stop me keeping up appearances…and a tan. Luckily it’s real easy with St Tropez. I first used St Tropez last year, having tried numerous self-tanning products relatively unsuccessfully. And now, St Tropez has teamed up with ‘We Are Handsome’ Activewear for a new campaign. There were three key benefits I liked about St Tropez; ease of use, especially with a mitt practically no smell didn’t come off on my white sheets EVER! So I thought I’d share with you some top tips for a top tan plus yummy images from…

Sins of the Beauty Editors

Sins of the Beauty Editors

Believe it or not, even Beauty Editors don’t always follow their own advice. We can provide YOU with the best industry information on new products, best skincare, make-up tips and techniques. But when it comes to ALWAYS following our own rules, we can slip up. Shock! Horror! I asked beautyheaven.com.au Beauty Editors what they thought their worst naughty habit was, and got some surprising answers. and mine? Can you identify with these naughty habits? What’s your worst makeup or skincare ‘sin’? Are you relieved that Beauty Editors are human too? For more skincare advice see how to get super-moisturised skin…

Elegant Eliza New Repairlift Skincare

Elegant Eliza New Repairlift Skincare

There are so many skincare options available it’s sometimes hard to fight your way through all the promotional spiel and flashy advertising. I am often sent products to try and l like to give them at least a couple of weeks use before I decide whether I like them or not. I made a pretty quick decision on Elegant Eliza by Glamourflage – I really liked this range from the moment I started using it. Promoted as a ‘repairlift’ range I was keen to try the honey and royal jelly based selection of skincare. As the Elegant Eliza story goes,…

A Tip to Get Super Moisturised Skin

A Tip to Get Super Moisturised Skin

I have dry skin so I am always on the lookout for luscious lotions and shower solutions, because I want easy-care super moisturised skin; I don’t want to spend AGES moisturising. Am I asking too much? Doesn’t super moisturised skin need time spent on it? Not now. I was introduced to Sanctuary Spa, a beloved UK skincare brand, by their Australian PR company. Yes, PR companies do send me products to try. But I ONLY report on the products I truly love; and I truly love Sanctuary Spa. In fact, I went out an BOUGHT more products and have also…