New Release Beauty Favourites June 2013

Happy end of June and let us give thanks to the end of another financial year. Why, you ask. Because if you are lucky you will have a tax return in your not too distant future and that means you can spend it one some hot new goodies for yourself, perhaps some of the hot new goodies I am featuring in this post. June was MASSIVE in the beauty sector and I was kept busy with 79 new launches for the month. That is more products than some online stores even stock!

Picking my favourites was as difficult as ever but I think I have come up with a curated list of life-changers. Take a look and tell me what you fancy.



Is curling your hair an exhausting task? Do you find tongs and stylers too complicated to create captivating curls? The new MiraCurl by Rusk is set to revolutionize at-home curl creation. The device looks weird, but what it does is magical. The patented technology is one of a kind, allowing you to simply clamp a section of hair which is then automatically drawn into a heated ceramic curl chamber. It is something you have to see to believe so watch this video to see it in action. You can create everything from soft to strong curls by using the variable temperature settings, and you can even set the curl direction. It honestly reminds me of something that would have been in The Jetsons.

Australia $199 from Hairhouse Warehouse and selected salons

USA – Unavailable at time of publication (named BabyLiss PRO MiraCurl). Search Amazon for sellers.

UK £170 from Look Fantastic (named BabyLiss PRO Perfect Curl)

Rusk MiraCurl

Rusk MiraCurl

John Frieda

Full Repair is one of John Frieda’s leading haircare ranges, and this month they grew it a little with their new baby, Full Repair Hydrate + Rescue Deep Conditioner. The rich cream is nourishing for very dry and damaged hair. It isn’t greasy but I would still recommend this heavy duty hydrator is best for those with thick hair.

Australia $16.99 from Priceline, Woolworths, Coles, Target, Chemist Warehouse and selected pharmacies.

USA $9.99 from, Walgreens and ULTA

UK £6.99 from Boots

John Frieda Full Repair + Hydrate Rescue Deep Conditioner

John Frieda Full Repair + Hydrate Rescue Deep Conditioner


Looking for more damaged hair help? Garnier Fructis have released a whole new collection just for you, Goodbye Damage. The range consists of Fortifying Shampoo, Fortifying Conditioner and Split End Serum. Garnier love to make big claims with their hair products and this range is no different, with a promise that using these three products can repair 1 year worth of damage in just 3 washes. Personally, I just love the little bottle of Split End Serum which acts as a bandage for those frizzy ends.

Australia – Available from pharmacies, variety stores and supermarkets.

USA & UK – Unavailable at time of publishing.Search Amazon for sellers.

Garnier Fructis Goodbye Damage range

Garnier Fructis Goodbye Damage range



One of my favourite Australian brands, Natio, have just expanded their fabulous nail polish collection to include three hot new shades – Rapture (dark mushroom), Wonder (vivid fuchsia) and Lovely (bright coral). Of course the colours matter but I love Natio’s lacquers because they are cruelty-free and apply like a dream. If that wasn’t enough for Natio this month they have also released three metallic hues as well – Aura (shimmery gold), Sugar Plum (sparkling topaz) and Stardust (silvery greige).

Australia $9.95 from Natio, Myer, David Jones and selected pharmacies.

USA & UK – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search Amazon for sellers.

Natio Metallic Nail Colours

Natio Metallic Nail Colours


Who doesn’t love a bold red nail? Every single woman in this world, and some men, should have at least one perfect red nail lacquer in their wardrobe. It is the ultimate accessory, it makes you feel a million dollars and it looks damn fine. To celebrate Innoxa’s 80 years in Australia, they have released a collectors tin containing their fabulous In The Red nail polish teamed with a limited edition matte Ruby Red lipstick. It makes for a super cute gift ….. for yourself!

Australia $14.95 from Innoxa, David Jones, Myer, Priceline, Terry White Chemists, My Chemist, Chemist Warehouse and leading pharmacies.

USA & UK – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search Amazon for sellers.

Innoxa Ruby Red Limited Edition set

Innoxa Ruby Red Limited Edition set



Healthy Mix foundation has become a cult makeup must have so it is hard to imagine that Bourjois would even try to create another, but they have and I think they have done a wonderful job. The new Healthy Mix Radiance Reveal foundation uses fruit therapy to leave skin hydrated, glowing and with a flawless finish. Available in the same shade range and for the same price, the only decision you really have to make is whether you like the semi-matte finish of the original or this new luminous finish.

Australia $32 from Priceline, Myer and selected pharmacies

USA $16.95 from ASOS

UK £9.99 from Boots and ASOS

Bourjois Radiance Reveal  Healthy Mix Foundation

Bourjois Radiance Reveal Healthy Mix Foundation


The new Summer Mix Collection 2013 from Dior has me wishing for sunshine, icy cocktails and a day bed by pool. Four hot hues of  Diorblush Cheek Creme – Bikini 871, Caprice 851, Panama 651 and Pareo 971 – are just begging to jump in my luggage and jet off to paradise. Like all great things, this collection is limited edition so if you want these creamy delights on your cheeks you better run and grab them now. Oh and did I mention this collection also contains four fabulous nail polishes to mix & match?

Australia $53 from Myer, David Jones and selected pharmacies

USA $30 from Macy’s

UK – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search Amazon for sellers.

Dior Summer Mix Collection 2013

Dior Summer Mix Collection 2013

Max Factor

Hate clumpy mascara? Don’t we all! The new Max Factor Clump Defy Volumising Mascara still gives your lashes the thickness and oomph you crave but without the clingy bulk of clumping. The technology lies in the brush which has evenly spaced, tightly formed bristles that stop clumps before they form and hug the lashes to define and separate. Perhaps I just like the sound of my lashes getting a big old hug.

Australia $24.95 from Myer, Target, Kmart, Big W, Priceline and selected pharmacies.

USA – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search Amazon for sellers.

UK £10.99 from Boots

Max Factor Clump Defy Volumising Mascara

Max Factor Clump Defy Volumising Mascara


CC Cream will be popping up everywhere over the coming months but this month we welcome the Clinique version. Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF30 Hydrating Colour Corrector harnesses the power of Clinique’s award winning Moisture Surge formulas to bring you a smooth cream that will rid your skin of redness, hydrate it like a sponge and give you an even complexion. My favourite part is the SPF 30 broad spectrum protection, which protects you from the harsh sun, while other key ingredients like Vitamin E protect you from other environmental factors. It is an ultimate hybrid of skincare and makeup.

Australia $45 from Clinique, David Jones, Myer, Terry White and selected pharmacies.

USA $35 from Clinique, Sephora, Saks Fifth Ave, Neiman Marcus, NordstromLord & Taylor and Bergdorf Goodman

UK £28 from Harrods

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF30 Hydrating Colour Corrector

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF30 Hydrating Colour Corrector


People for Plants

Jamie Durie is an Australian icon known for his love of gardening and his passion for greenery. I was a little shocked to hear that Jamie had entered the beauty market but when we were introduced to People For Plants cofounders and longtime friends of Jamie, Anna Addicoat and Andrew Brown, we heard a story all too familiar. While pregnant, Anna suffered from skin irritations and that led her husband Andrew to search for something to help his struggling wife. From this People for Plants was born. The CCF-certified cruelty-free products are also ACO-certified organic. The astounding part is really what the products DON’T have that make them a winner – NO parabens, sulphates, synthetic fragrances, artificial colours, petrochemicals, silicones or GMO’s. They really are basically crushed up organic plants and that is a welcome change in this day and age of chemicals.

The range currently consists of 16 skincare products and 5 bodycare products, with a little birdy telling me there will be more to come in the not too distant future.

Australia – Available from Priceline, David Jones, Terry White, selected pharmacy and health food stores.

USA & UK – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search Amazon for sellers.

People For Plants range

People For Plants range

Dr. LeWinn’s

Looking for a new cleanser? Dr. LeWinn’s have four new ones for you and there is no doubt you will find one that you love. There is the new Foaming Cleanser, Gentle Cream Cleanser, Sensitive Cleansing Milk and my favourite, the 4-Fusion Cleansing Oil. The 4-Fusion Cleansing Oil melts away all traces of make-up and impurities leaving skin supple and soft, which is one of the key benefits of a good cleansing oil but unlike others this one is insanely affordable. All their new cleansers have been dropped in price, ranging from $29.95 to $34.95, plus increased in size to 200ml.

Australia – Available from David Jones, Myer, Priceline and selected pharmacies.

USA & UK – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search Amazon for sellers.

Dr. LeWinn's Facial Cleanser range

Dr. LeWinn’s Facial Cleanser range

OP Therapy

Sensitive skin can be especially problematic in the dead of Winter so if you are experiencing painful flare-ups you will be delighted to hear OP Therapy have put together a gift box of goodies ideal for you. The OP Therapy Sensitivity Gift Box gives delicate skin the important elements all skin should receive – cleanse, calm, hydrate and protect. Included in the box is Sea Mineral Wash, Body Hydrator Unscented for Sensitive Skin, Facial Oil for Dry Skin and Leverage for Lips.

Australia $75 from OP Therapy and selected specialty stores.

USA & UK – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search Amazon for sellers.

OP Therapy Sensitivity Gift Box

OP Therapy Sensitivity Gift Box


Whether you are officially classified as having sensitive skin or not, the delicate eye area is a sensitive space for everyone. That is why it is great to hear that Dermalogica have expanded their UltraCalming range to include a great new eye serum. I am already a fan of the UltraCalming range so I kind of already knew that the Ultrasmoothing Eye Serum would be a winner. Just a drop for each eye will help fight fine lines and give you all the anti-aging benefits you need, as well as prevent sensitivity.

Australia $69 from Dermalogica

USA $50 from Dermalogica

USA & UK – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search Amazon for sellers.

Dermalogica UltraCalming Eye Serum

Dermalogica UltraCalming Eye Serum


The Body Shop

You can’t deny that The Body Shop have a knack for creating deliciously scented goods, but this month I think they have hit the ball out of the park. Introducing the limited edition Brazil Nut collection. Oh. My. God – that is all I can say about the scent. I literally had to hold myself back from licking the body butter because I just couldn’t believe something could smell so sweet and not be edible. The collection contains 7 heavenly products for your body – Beautifying Oil, Body Butter, Body Mist, Body Scrub, Eau de Toilette, Shower Cream and Soap. And yes, I do recommend you use them all at once but remember, LIMITED EDITION!

Australia – Available from The Body Shop

USA – Available from The Body Shop, ULTA and

UK – Available from The Body Shop

The Body Shop Brazil Nut Collection

The Body Shop Brazil Nut Collection


Calvin Klein

There is a hot new flavour in town and it comes in the form of ck one’s hottest new edition, Summer, for 2013. The limited edition EDT had me instantly thinking of The OC, palm trees and splashing around in clear blue water with a Pine Lime Coconut cocktail waiting for me back on the sun deck. That image is definitely courtesy of the refreshing unisex scent that captures all of those essences perfectly. A tonic woody fragrance—bright top notes of zesty citrus and splashing waterfall give an immediate freshness. Watermelon and crushed leaves are cooling and transition into the watery, green aromas of cucumber and water lily as the middle notes. As the scent dries down, caraway seeds add a hint of aromatic sensuality, while clean woody notes of musk and moss have a sexy, skin-like warmth. If you aren’t in a summer climate right now grab a bottle and stash it away for when the temperature rises.

Australia $59 from Myer, David Jones, selected perfumeries and pharmacies.

USA $50 from Sephora, ULTA, Macy’s and Dillards

UK £29 from Next

ck one summer 2013 EDT

ck one summer 2013 EDT

Roberto Cavalli

I have been wearing the Roberto Cavalli signature fragrance non-stop and frankly I wasn’t sure anything would knock it off top spot for “sexy, cool” fragrances, but if anything can it is going to be the newly launched follow up, Just Cavalli. The fragrance features a top note of neroli, middle note of Tahitian tiare flower and base note of creamy palissander wood. The bottle is made of pink glass and golden metal, complemented by a pink python-skin collar. Fresh, intense and alluring, Just Cavalli is described as the scent of youth and seduction. Honestly, I would have just bought it for the pink glass alone.

Australia $60 from Myer, David Jones, The Perfume Connection and selected pharmacies.

USA $60 from Lord & Taylor, Macy’s and ULTA

UK £30 from Harrods

Just Cavalli EDT

Just Cavalli EDT

What products would you like to see reviewed or swatched? Have you spotted any of the above new beauty finds in stores? Let me know by commenting below!

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