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Original Mineral nyc Salon Front Doors

On 18 June 2013, Australian hair company O&M opened their doors at their very first international salon. The lucky city of choice was New York and I think their pick couldn’t have been better. You may remember me talking about O&M’s introduction to the US market way back when I met with them at Cosmoprof 2011. The interest from the market was strong and I can’t help but think the brand will be taking over the USA before we know it. O&M.nyc is their newest venture, and I am sure it won’t be their last.  Continue Reading

Latest DIY Hair Dye Header

Do you prefer to dye your own hair? Is a trip to the salon for a bit of colour in your locks out of the question? Are you on a budget and your roots are rearing their ugly head? If you answered yes to any of those questions you will be happy with my post today. Dying your own hair doesn’t have to be a nightmare and with the latest batch of new home hair kits you will find it easier than ever before.

These days it isn’t all about simple one tone hair. Colour, ombre and multi-faceted colours are mainstream now and some of the products I am going to show you will help you achieve those runway looks in your own bathroom. Are you ready for some DIY hair action? Continue Reading

I won’t lie. The morning may have started off a little rusty after a little dinner session with Katie Cazorla the night before. I totally blame Katie. She is a bad influence. However, I had no time to be rusty because Day 2 of Cosmoprof North America kicked off bright and early at 8:30am.

Day 2 was all about brands. I wanted to see some brands, experience some of the products and get a glimpse of new releases. Nails seemed to take centre stage on this day and I will be doing a separate post to show just all the amazing stuff we can expect to see over the coming months.

Deborah Lippmann

Manicurist extraordinaire, business maven and surprisingly talented singer, Deborah Lippmann, was extremely kind to offer up her morning to sit with us beauty bloggers to discuss her new collection. If you aren’t familiar with the Lippmann Collection of nail lacquers than you are missing out big time. They are just beautiful!

Deborah talked us through her inspiration behind how she comes up with colours, and it is crazy. Here are some things I learnt that I never knew.

  • Deborah started out in life wanting to be a Jazz singer. She still sings and has released an album, but it is more of a recreational focus.
  • All the names of her nail lacquers name are actually names of songs.
  • She will often have to create colours for celebrities or fashion designers based on their outfits … sometimes with only hours notice.
  • All her lacquers are 3 free (free from Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP)  and not tested on animals.

Aside from all that, the most refreshing thing about Deborah is how down to earth she really is. She is entertaining, amusing and genuinely sweet. Go girl!

Details: Deborah Lippmann lacquers are available in the US and Internationally. You can purchase online from Beauty Bridge (International Shipping available) or visit the website to find your nearest stockist.

 

Deborah tells us some amusing stories

NYX Cosmetics

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I haven’t dyed my hair in at least a year, maybe more. Home hair dye kits have been banished from my life for at least 5 years, and the reason being was that I would end up with more of it on my bathroom walls than in my hair.

Being an incredibly uncoordinated human being, things that require a tiny bit of skill often ends disastrous for me. All the home hair dye kits I have used previously involved strategically applying a very runny liquid to my long thin hair. Continue Reading

Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway

Want to win the gorgeous new Tarte LIMITED EDITION Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette? Read on to enter and find out how you could win 35 other beauty prizes in this MEGA Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway! Continue Reading

Best Vegan Skincare Brands

Everyone has their own opinion on what skincare should do and be, but for me it’s all about aiming for perfection. I don’t want skincare that does the bare minimum and let’s me age gracefully. I only want to use skincare that WORKS – constantly improving my skin and getting it to function at it’s very best. That’s why I’m sharing with you the best vegan skincare brands.

People often confuse my choice to be vegan as somehow meaning I don’t care about my aesthetics any more. They couldn’t be more wrong! My strict standards for top performing skincare isn’t lessened by my cruelty-free choices. If anything, it makes my standards even higher.

There’s a misconception that cruelty-free and vegan skincare is unable subpar; that they’re less effective than animal-based skincare formulations. While this may have been the case decades ago when vegan skincare exclusively meant “natural” products with little to no scientific basis, skincare development has come a long way since then. Don’t get me wrong, there are still hundreds of natural skincare brands out there that do exactly what I don’t want – they don’t improve your skin, they just make it feel and smell nice – and there is a market for those. Not everyone is deathly afraid of aging like me. However, if you strive for clear, healthy and progressively improving skin despite the years passing us by, than I have exactly what you need.

My list of top performing skincare brands will introduce you to the changemakers. The hard-working, highly efficient skincare that allows you to take charge of your own aging appearance. And it just so happens they’re also the best vegan skincare brands too!  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty September 2017 beauty products

Wow, guys. This month is absolute madness in the beauty launch calendar. The best new beauty September launches have come in strong from the likes of Fenty Beauty, Too Faced, St Tropez, Nip + Fab, Katy Perry and more.

Discover the best of the best new beauty products with my Best New Beauty September round-up. Continue Reading

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