Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Hi Guys,

Apologies for the posting hiatus, I have been unwell.

Posting will resume in the next day or so.


Thursday, 4 September 2008

Gisele Joins Max Factor

The perennial brand spokewoman Gisele Bundchen has signed up with Max Factor as their new face for a reported $5 million clams.

What do you think of her latest ad?

pic courtesy Bella Sugar

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

REVIEW: Australis ‘Lash Me’ Mousse Mascara

I reviewed:
Australis ‘Lash Me’ Mousse Mascara in Pitch Black

The Good:
One coat – good coverage, no clumping. Great to wear to work as it lengthens and coats all the lashes without making them look overdone.
Two coats – starting to look like a winner. The wand manages to go over the lashes giving them an extra boost without sticking together.
Three coats – far out! No need for false lashes with this stuff – I’ve got long, thick lashes that defy everything I’ve ever learnt about mascara.
The colour is the blackest black (is that even possible?) I’ve seen.
The royal blue tube is easy to find in a sea of otherwise black tubes in my makeup bag.

The Bad:
It doesn’t curl like it claims.

The Verdict:
I don’t say this often, but I’ll be buying this again and again.

Review length:
2 weeks


Available at:
Priceline & pharmacies

The Australis Ad

Monday, 1 September 2008

Sydney International Beauty Expo

This past weekend saw me schlep from stand to stand at the Sydney International Beauty Expo. There were some great new brands & some exciting new additions.

Pure Fiji introduced the Coconut Milk & Honey range which I mentioned a while ago – it smells better than I imagined! The rich coconut scent from the coconut range is mixed with the sweetness of honey making it irresistible!

I lightened my teeth by 4 shades with Bright Smile in only 20 minutes. They are opening a new shop in Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, so if you are close, go in and talk to the staff as they are just lovely.

Rae Morris wowed a HUGE audience with her tips & tricks. I’ll be relaying many of these to you over the coming months. In the meantime, let’s just say that I feel the need to purchase an airbrush machine.

The installations by the major spa brands (Pevonia, Sothys et al) were bigger and even more impressive than the last time, which I thought was impossible, with fountains, mini spa buildings and huge lighting rigs.

My only complaint was the amount of crap they hand out – I left with around 4kg worth. It is such an enormous waste of resources!

Next up, thinking about what Expo to go to next!

P.S. A big thank you to those who wished me well – I really appreciate it.

Shu Uemura is Back!!

Having disappeared from Mecca Cosmetica shelves in 2005 or 2006, Shu Uemura is making a comeback this month with counters in Sydney and Melbourne David Jones stores.

Australia was a little less pretty without the cult Japanese brand, most famous for their eyelash curler known to make even the shortest and sparsest of lashes look lush. I am really pleased they are back, I had to go all the way to Hong Kong to get my eyelash curler!

Hopefully the pricing will be a little bit more realistic this time...