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Original Mineral nyc Salon Front Doors

Finding a hairdresser to entrust with your hair can be stressful and scary. Well, it is for me. I have never had “my own” hairdresser. I have always jumped between places and I didn’t even have a method to choosing where I would go. I would end up going somewhere that is nearby to home or work, or I would pick a place based on how it looked, or I would just go somewhere that stocked products I liked. I could count on one hand the number of hairdressers I have actually returned to more than once, and that frustrates me some what. As I get older I want to find someone that knows my hair and that I can just sit down and trust they will do what looks best.

My recent hair makeover at Original A Salon has me thinking that this could potentially be that place. However, I am a commitment phobe so I thought I would ask Alan Buki, owner of Original A Salon, what I should be looking for when choosing a hairdresser. I hope his expert tips help you too.  Continue Reading

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

Love Those Lashes Paddington Boutique

Last year I discovered threading as a form of hair removal and it opened my eyes to a [painful] world of perfect eyebrows and silky smooth skin. Since I last spoke about my threading experience I have had the treatment a few more times and I tried to maintain my brows by tweezing between sessions. However, when I got sick at the end of last year all my beauty routines flew out the window and I was left a hairy mess. I tried to pluck myself into order but it was hopeless, I needed a pro and luckily some had just opened up near my favourite cafe. Love Those Lashes is a boutique lash & eyebrow salon in Paddington, Sydney (and they also have a location in Melbourne) so I went along to see what they could do with my brows.

After my first attempt with threading I learnt not to wear any makeup because I get teary and it just ends up running all over my face, so apologies for the makeup-free eyes.  Continue Reading

Suigo Rose HairSpa Shampoo Treatment

Less than a couple of months ago I shared my review of a rather unique hair salon treatment by Suigo known as the Natural Infused HairSpa. If you missed that post I do recommend jumping back to read it because today I am going to give you my review of the at-home maintenance HairSpa products. The concept behind the Rose HairSpa is to clarify and cleanse the scalp so that oxygen and the nutrients of the hair products can reach deep down into hair follicles, rebuilding weak or damaged hair.

The at-home Rose HairSpa range consists of a Gentle Shampoo, Gentle Conditioner and Energy Hair Treatment. I decided to use just the shampoo and treatment because I have very fine hair and using a conditioner as well as a treatment would be too rich. I often find treatments are versatile enough to be used in a short amount of time as conditioner or for a longer period as a hair treatment.

My salon experience was fabulous but would the at-home hair products do the treatment justice? Let’s find out. Continue Reading

Hair treatments go hi-tech with Suigo

How often do you go to the hairdresser just for a treatment? Not for a haircut or a style, just for a good dose of healthy hair therapy? If you are like me than the answer would be not at all. Occasionally I will get someone to do a treatment during a haircut appointment, but the health of my hair and scalp is never something I have been concerned with previously. For those of you who have been following this blog for a while, you may remember I started a quest earlier this year to thicken my limp, fine hair and to stop the shedding that would leave me knotted in a spiderweb of hair each time I washed it. Today I am here to tell you that I think I have found the solution to all my hair problems …. with Suigo!

Suigo (pronounced s-way-go) is a haircare and styling brand that was developed in Japan, but I had never heard of it until the Australian representative contacted me. After looking into what the rep claimed to be a revolutionary hair system, I thought it would be impossible to achieve the results they claimed. I am a realist but nevertheless I like to give new beauty inventions a try to see if the impossible could actually be possible. I will explain it further in my review but let me tell you now, I had to eat my words after experiencing it. AND I have a giveaway at the end so you can put your own hair to the test.

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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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