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The final day of Cosmoprof North America fast approached and I awoke that morning with stress on my mind. After Day 1 and Day 2, I had only managed to see a quarter of the exhibition floor. ONE QUARTER. I had 5 hours left and approximately 500 stands to see. Ok, 100 stands per hour, that sounds easy, right? WRONG.

My feet were blistered, I was tired and my shoulders couldn’t possibly carry another branded bag. But, this was the new career path I have chosen and by god I was going to do it. This was the day I wanted to cram as much in as possible, and the more I moved through the isles, passing dozens of stands, I noticed the trends really starting to emerge.

Hair Feathers and Hair Tinsel

The biggest and by far most ‘outrageous’ trend on show was the hair feathers craze. There were plenty of exhibitors who purely sold Hair Feathers, and many others who also were selling Hair Tinsel. I briefly mentioned this in my Day 1 post, when I came across Hair Flairs. After seeing how many stands were flogging the stuff, I decided to return to the Hair Flairs stand and ask them more about it.

 

Every where I looked, people wore hair feathers

Hair feathers

The result was this …. Continue Reading

Best Beauty Advent Calendars

Picking the best beauty advent calendar for yourself each year is tough, I totally get it. This year the choices are even bigger and better so I’ve rounded up the best beauty advent calendars for you to choose from. Past favourites like The Body Shop, Look Fantastic and NYX Cosmetics are back with their beauty advent calendars, plus some new ones to spice things up.

Unfortunately, many sell out the minute they are released and by the time you see them touted by your favourite Instgrammers you’ve already missed out. Don’t worry though, there are still heaps around that you’ll love. Treat yo’self, ladies!  Continue Reading

Deciem NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum

Have you noticed there’s been a bit of chatter about copper peptides in skincare lately? The biggest player on the scene right now is NIOD’s Copper Amino Isolate Serum (CAIS), and it has people swearing that this is a liquid version of the second coming.

Unfortunately when an ingredient becomes trendy we see the market flooded with products claiming to be using the best of it. Copper Peptides are that hot-new ingredient right now but what exactly are they? I’ve chatted with Deciem’s co-CEO, Nicola Kilner, to get the lowdown on copper peptides and how you can make sure you buy a product that works.  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty October blog post

You’d think October would be exclusively reserved for Halloween themed beauty but nope, Christmas is wiggling its way in. The best new beauty October products are mostly dominated with Holiday collections but I’ve tried sticking to just the solo new products that really thrilled me. I will be posting separate gift guides a little later on for all those cool Holiday collections.

For now, discover the best of the best with my Best New Beauty October round-up. Continue Reading

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