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As promised yesterday, here is a sneak peak at OPI’s new collection for Fall (Spring for us southern hemisphere residents), Touring America. I did break the news about this collection back in March but all we had was a simple bottle shot of the collection. Now I can show you the official swatches you will see on those little plastic nails in stores, YAY!

I really do love the story behind this collection and the name says it all, Touring America. It has been a good 10 year dream of mine to do an American road trip, but until I can afford to do that, I can rejoice in the fact that this collection gives me a tiny piece of some great American landmarks.

Some of the colour names match their respective colours perfectly. For example, you have I Eat Mainely Lobster which really does look like the colour of lobster. Then you have Honk If You Love OPI (I do, I do!) which is a stunning dark grape colour, but I just don’t see how honking is related to purple. Of course I realise I am being too literal but that is an issue I battle with daily. Why can’t I just enjoy the fun?!?!

The Colours

The colours shown below, starting at the top right and zig-zagging down, are:
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Female Hair Loss Before and After

Female hair loss and hair thinning are a growing sector within the beauty market. I used to think female hair loss was a beauty issue and as such could be treated with beauty products. Self-inflicted hair loss is my most common concern. I blamed my tight braids, hair irons and chemical damage. However, the fact remains that the leading causes for female hair loss are health related.

When my normal amount of hair fall dramatically increased, with noticeable receding of my hairline, I panicked. I didn’t know where to begin with treating it but I couldn’t understand why it was happening. I’d stop styling my hair in tight do’s, I rarely heat style and I haven’t dyed my hair in almost 2 years. I ruled out self-inflicted hair loss so I went straight to my GP (doctor) to ask for advice. It turns out that my female hair loss was completely reversible for less than $20!  Continue Reading

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Trefiel Lace Face Mask, Moisturising sheet mask skincare.

If you follow beauty on Instagram it’s highly likely you’ve seen the Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask. They look like a piece of black lace, often seen adorning the faces of cute beauty influencers. What they actually are is a range of sheet masks. Really pretty sheet masks.

The Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask is available in four formulations – Moisturising, Brightening, Repairing and Toning. Trefiel initially launched with just the Moisturising mask but later rebranded and added 3 more masks to the line-up. I chose to review their original Moisturising Face Mask.  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty June 2017

The best new beauty products on shelves this June include some exciting releases in makeup and skincare. Too Faced’s latest colour collection has moved beyond the USA, Dermalogica are hoping to give us fuller lips, and Nip + Fab have expanded on their hugely popular skincare ranges.

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