Dry shampoo – every girl’s lifesaver. Sometimes you’re too busy to wash your hair, other times it’s out of pure laziness, but whatever the reason, I’m sure we can all agree it’s an actual godsend. One thing I’ve never thought about, […]

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Does Dry Shampoo Brand Matter?

Dry shampoo – every girl’s lifesaver. Sometimes you’re too busy to wash your hair, other times it’s out of pure laziness, but whatever the reason, I’m sure we can all agree it’s an actual godsend. One thing I’ve never thought about, though, is the brand of dry shampoo I’m using. Weird, right? In a world where choice is practically limitless and variety is the spice of life, I’ve somehow managed to use the same old can of floral-scented Batiste stuff since I was about 13.

Does Dry Shampoo Brand Matter?

This begged the question: does brand really matter when it comes to dry shampoos? I set out to find out whether they’re all the same deal or whether there’s a magical dry shampoo saviour out there that does things to our hair we can only dream of. Without further ado, here are our four favourite dry shampoos…keep on reading to find a new must-have!

Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo

Smooth, shiny and hydrated are words that come to mind when I think of Moroccanoil products. Infused with argan oil, their dry shampoos are no exception – they’ll give your hair new life, injecting it with volume and eliminating oil and buildup. Unlike a lot of dry shampoos, though, Moroccanoil doesn’t leave the hair feeling brittle, sticky or dried out. Blonde girls can go for their light dry shampoo with violet tones to keep hair from looking brassy, whereas brunettes have the option of their dry shampoo for dark tones, which sprays out dark to blend easily into the hair.

The verdict: Perfect for girls with drier hair who want to maintain their moisture; great for adding a little boost to your colour.

Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Shampoo

This talc-free dry shampoo from Pureology keeps your colour in mind by using their famous AntiFade Complex to help maintain vibrance. This has to be some kind of trickery, we’re sure – what dry shampoo prolongs your colour as well as doing all the other fab things a dry shampoo is supposed to? Pureology found that when using this twice a week instead of washing hair that day, the life of users’ colour was extended by 4 weeks. If that’s not a haircare miracle, I’m not sure what is. In terms of the actual hair refreshment, a few quick sprays of this will help cleanse the hair and give it a bit of a boost, but unfortunately it doesn’t have any miraculous effect on styling.

The verdictThis is a magical product if you’ve got coloured hair and want to help maintain it without having to use a colour-save shampoo and conditioner every day.

Evo Water Killer Dry Shampoo

Hairdressers love Evo, and for good reason. This brand is not only super fun, but delivers salon-quality products you can use from home with no worries. The Water Killer Dry Shampoo is not only a hair revitaliser, but it’s also a protectant and a styling spray. Ticking off those boxes already, we see… It uses rice starch and no nasties like talc or parabens, so it’s also fantastic for your hair and isn’t going to completely strip it of its natural oils. This’d be the best addition to the handbag or travel makeup bag, we think – you’d be able to style and refresh your hair on the go and all in one.

The verdictA handbag essential. Girls on the go will love how easy it is to give hair that little boost and also protect against heated tools and help with styling.

Label.M Dry Shampoo

Finally, we’ve got Label.M’s contribution to the dry shampoo world. The first thing to catch the eye is their sleek, dark grey packaging – froth – but it’s what’s inside that really counts, and this product is a revitalising dry shampoo mist that leaves hair feeling velvety smooth and soft. This is quite a mattifying dry shampoo, so if you’re looking to maintain a brilliant shine, it’s not the one for you, but if you need to damp down that greasiness a little bit to get through the day, then it’ll be right up your alley. This product will also help give the hair a little bit of texture, so it’s great as a standalone styling product.

The verdict: When those super-greasy days get you down, this is the one. Give the hair a beautiful matte smoothness, and rough it up a bit to create style and waves.

Do you have a dry shampoo brand that you swear by, or are you a serial user of the one product? Let us know in the comments!

Alpha-H‘s Liquid Gold is possibly their most hyped product. It’s known for its miraculous skin-healing properties, and has surely become a staple in many a skincare routine. If you’ve got acne scarring, pigmentation issues or are worried about the visible […]

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Alpha-H Liquid Gold vs. New Liquid Gold Rose

Alpha-H‘s Liquid Gold is possibly their most hyped product. It’s known for its miraculous skin-healing properties, and has surely become a staple in many a skincare routine. If you’ve got acne scarring, pigmentation issues or are worried about the visible signs of ageing, this product needs to become part of your repertoire. Recently, though, Alpha-H came out with the Liquid Gold Rose.

We’re intrigued just by the name, seeing as rose gold has quickly risen the ranks to become total aesthetic goals – just the bottle is making us practically drool. So, what are the main differences between the original, beloved Liquid Gold and the shiny, new Liquid Gold Rose? We’ve trialled both products and are here to give you a full breakdown of which product will work best for you.

Alpha-H Liquid Gold vs. New Liquid Gold Rose

Liquid Gold

So, if you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t tried out the Alpha-H Liquid Gold ($47.96) just yet, let us fill you in. It’s a glycolic resurfacing treatment that you apply every second night, simply by pouring a small amount onto a cotton pad or similar and swiping around the face, avoiding the eye area. The consistency is reminiscent of a toner, but it’s so much more than that. The low pH levels of this product help the skin to regenerate as you sleep, tackling concerns such as acne scarring, the signs of ageing, sun damage and hyperpigmentation. It’s suitable for all skin types, including those oily-skinned guys and gals, as the formula won’t clog up pores or cause breakouts. Wake up to newer-looking, more refreshed skin that’s clearer and stays cleaner for longer!

Liquid Gold Rose

The Alpha-H Liquid Gold Rose ($49.60) features a new and improved formula that’s infused with a ton of goodies to help improve skin hydration, something which the original Liquid Gold doesn’t focus on. Soothing botanicals such as Rose, Lotus and Orchid Petal extracts, Scandinavian Red Algae and Dead Sea Salts help calm redness and combat skin issues while maintaining moisture. The hydration you’ll experience is ‘multi-layer’ – that is, it’ll penetrate the skin on a deeper level to ensure that moisture is locked in and actually lasts.

Which Product is Right For You?

So, now comes the eternal question – which of the two is your best bet for that ultimate skin-resurfacing experience? It seems as if the Liquid Gold Rose does everything that the original Liquid Gold does, with the added bonus of being super nourishing and hydrating. This may not be the best for your skin, though – if you’re oily and don’t have luck with products labelled as ‘moisturising’ then we’d say go for it with the original Liquid Gold. It’ll help new skin to turn over, and although it won’t impart that moisture, it also won’t dry you out. Your skin should feel more balanced and healthier after a few weeks of recommended use.

If your skin needs a little boost in moisture and could use some antioxidants to keep it feeling plump and healthy, Liquid Gold Rose will definitely be up your alley. Make sure you get your hands on the Liquid Gold Rose quick-smart, though – it’s limited edition!

Both products are intended for use every second night. After the skin is dry to the touch, follow up with your regular moisturiser or serum. For intensive results, forgo any subsequent products and use Liquid Gold or Liquid Gold Rose as the final step in your nightly routine.

Have you tried Liquid Gold or Liquid Gold Rose? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Generally, when using a new product, the most reading I’ll do is quickly glance at the instructions to ensure I’m not putting things in the wrong places or doing something that may ruin my face forever. Aside from this, though, […]

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The Quirky Packaging You Have to Stop and Read

Generally, when using a new product, the most reading I’ll do is quickly glance at the instructions to ensure I’m not putting things in the wrong places or doing something that may ruin my face forever. Aside from this, though, it’s a pretty gung-ho process that involves haphazardly slathering on product, whether that be skincare or makeup, and hoping for the best. I could assume most regular beauty users are pretty similar in their habits – after all, does anyone have the time to painstakingly read every word on the back of their moisturiser, eyeshadow palette or mascara?

That being said, take this as your official encouragement to stop and read the packaging when it comes to these two brands. You may learn something new about how to use their products, sure, but our motivation here is all in pursuit of a good giggle. These brands are quirky, sassy and full of humour, and their packaging is nothing but reflective of that.

Evo

Evo is the fun and funky professional haircare brand you never knew you needed. As your bathroom fills up with their gorgeous products, your hair will be positively loving it. Don’t just lather on the shampoo and be done with it, though – the sassy words of wisdom on their packaging are too good to miss. Each of their products, from protein treatments to salt sprays, features a few choice words that will simultaneously describe the product and have you gasping for air with laughter. Remember: “your hair is like a lover, ignore it and it will run off, shag your best friend and be sewing alfalfa sprouts into your new leather couch before you’ve had time to take your house key back.” Ooo-kay. Grab some snarky Evo for your shelf here.

The Balm

The Balm’s retro, pin-up style packaging has caught eyes since they started up in 2004. But, have you ever looked a little closer? If you have, you’ll know that their product names are often tongue-in-cheek and worthy of a little chuckle as you apply your blush or eyeshadow. Take their Balm Girls lipsticks – Ima Goodkisser, Mai Billsbepaid and Anita Boytoy are all shades available for you to choose from. If you pick up their Meet Matt(e) palette, you’ll find eyeshadows named after various men – all Matts and all mattes, naturally – whereas their Balm Appetit palette combines the quirky boys name theme with some foodie puns. Shop all your fave The Balm products here.

What do you think of Evo and The Balm’s quirky packaging? Let us know this, and the brands with the best packaging, in the comments!

If you’re up with different haircare treats and tricks, you’ve probably heard of Evo for their salon quality products that are fun, funky and effective. Better yet, I’m sure the phrase ‘Evo Fabuloso’ is definitely something you’ve come across at […]

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What is Evo Fabuloso and Why is It So Popular?

If you’re up with different haircare treats and tricks, you’ve probably heard of Evo for their salon quality products that are fun, funky and effective. Better yet, I’m sure the phrase ‘Evo Fabuloso’ is definitely something you’ve come across at least once, right? But what exactly is Evo Fabuloso? It’s not one particular product, nor is it the brand name itself. It’s actually a range within the Evo professional haircare brand that’s become super well-known for being an amazing player in the colour maintenance game. Intrigued yet?

What is Evo Fabuloso and Why is it So Popular?

The Fabuloso range of conditioners have gained popularity for helping people maintain that ‘fresh out of the salon’ vibe from home. There’s nothing more depressing than when your blonde starts to fade or turn yellow, but this miracle worker – the Evo Fabuloso Platinum Blonde Conditioner – stops exactly that from happening. Your platinum will stay fresh and totally in check with this little purple-toned blessing. It also deeply nourishes and softens the hair for an ultra-luxurious conditioning treatment. Hi, beautiful, soft, model-blonde hair! Evo Fabuloso products also boast a 3 minute turnaround, so your hair will go from dry and dull to soft, detangled and vibrant in practically no time at all. Yep, you heard that correctly.

Who Can Use Evo Fabuloso Conditioners?

If you’re not a platinum blonde, though, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a product in the Fabuloso range for you!

The Evo Fabuloso Light Beige Conditioner is perfect for maintaining paler blondes that aren’t looking for that bright, white tone that comes with purple conditioner. If your blonde is more caramel or golden-hued, incorporate the Caramel Conditioner into your routine and notice how long your colour lasts! Brunettes need only turn to the Chestnut Conditioner to keep their colour a rich medium brown. For the fiery redheads comes the Copper Conditioner, as does the Mahogany Conditioner for those with a darker, more brown-toned red. Finally, if your hair is a bright, purple-toned red, you’re included too – give the Purple Red Conditioner a test run. Evo Fabuloso conditioners are perfect for the full range of hair types, but will restore some serious health back into dry, damaged hair especially.

L-R: Evo Fabuloso Platinum, Light Beige, Caramel, Chestnut, Copper, Mahogany & Purple Red.

How to Use Evo Fabuloso Conditioners

1. Wash hair as usual.

2. Towel dry hair.

3. Spread 4-8 pumps of Evo Fabuloso Conditioner throughout the hair, depending on length, with a comb or fingers.

4. Leave product in for 3 minutes.

5. Rinse out thoroughly, until water runs clear.

6. Dry and continue as usual.

7. Bask in your amazing results!

All Evo Fabuloso conditioners are ammonia and peroxide free, and do not contain nasty sulphates or parabens. To maintain optimum results after leaving the salon, precede your Evo Fabuloso conditioner with the Evo Fabuloso Preserve Colour Maintenance Shampoo.

Have you tried any Evo Fabuloso products before? Let us know in the comments.

Going by the fantastic calendar of events we’ve seen these past few weeks, it’s safe to say the month of May is a beauty addict’s Christmas. From Coachella to the Met Ball, so much has been happening, and we’re living […]

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Our Fave Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Looks

Going by the fantastic calendar of events we’ve seen these past few weeks, it’s safe to say the month of May is a beauty addict’s Christmas. From Coachella to the Met Ball, so much has been happening, and we’re living for it. Now, one of Australia’s most pivotal fashion events has rolled around – Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, held in Sydney. We’ve scoped out some of the emerging beauty trends from the runway for you to enjoy (or perhaps not?). Here are our top three faves, all of which we’re crazy excited to see replicated.

Trends from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week We Can’t Wait to Copy

1. Dion Lee – No-makeup makeup

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This year, despite the very nature of high fashion, no-makeup makeup looks reigned at Fashion Week, letting the designs speak for themselves. Barely a shred of makeup was visible on the fresh-faced models that walked for Dion Lee, MBFWA’s opening show. The girls at Dion Lee showed off their naturally flawless skin with what seemed to be just a sheer foundation, peachy blush and light lip stain. A quick dash of colour in the brows and these models were set to show off Lee’s designs on the makeshift runway constructed at the Sydney Opera House.

To create this look at home, the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation will give you that light, fresh base. Blend a creme blush onto the apples of your cheeks, run an easy-to-use pencil through your brows and finish everything off with a hydrating lip product with a pop of colour. Props also must go to the beautiful Joanna from our Brickworks Salon who helped create the simple, sleek hair looks with Redken for the show – make sure to check out her adventures here.

2. Alice McCall – Muted berry eyes

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Red tones around the eyes are always quite taboo – up until recently, most of us regular gals have been told to stay away from them, often in fear of looking like we have pinkeye. With major palettes featuring reds and pinks front and centre this year, though, we’re starting to ‘warm’ up to the idea…pun intended. Berry tones somehow manage to go with almost everything, and Alice McCall proved this on Day 2 of MBFWA – models showcased smoky berry shadow, swept both on the lid and tightly to the lower lash line, creating a super sultry look. The shadow was also extended out to mimic a wing effect, elongating the eye.

Use shades like Muse, Icon, Venus and Divine in the Lime Crime Venus the Grunge Palette to recreate this look at home. Pair with a flawless-looking foundation and a subtle, pink blush to top off the look.

3. ZHIVAGO – Metallic lips

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There’s a reason ZHIVAGO has been applauded by celebs like Lady Gaga and Kylie Jenner – their designs are glamorous yet daring, and always turn heads. If there was a designer we expected to showcase metallic lips complete with glitter, studs and rhinestones, it was definitely this Perth-based label. Colours like fuchsia purple and bright aqua graced models’ lips, creating a bold accent against their sleek gowns.

The Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipsticks are ideal for a stay-all-day, ultra-matte finish. If you want to really amp up the look, go with one of their metallic shades. Achieve the sunkissed cheeks models showed off with a warm mineral bronzer. Of course, don’t forget the eyes! Get that neutral yet smoky look with a palette that combines both a lighter, warm shade and some sultrier colours.

As MBFWA continues, we’re sure to see some more fantastic, noteworthy makeup looks – plus, we haven’t even touched on hair yet! Let us know in the comments what your favourite MBFWA look has been so far, or which designer you’re excited to see show their collection later on in the week!

Just like protein is a super important component of a balanced diet, it’s also a necessity if you want strong, healthy hair. Making sure you consume enough protein is a good start, but if you’re looking for model-shiny hair with […]

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Why Your Hair Needs Protein

Just like protein is a super important component of a balanced diet, it’s also a necessity if you want strong, healthy hair. Making sure you consume enough protein is a good start, but if you’re looking for model-shiny hair with minimal breakage, protein treatments are definitely the way to go! Whether you opt for a leave-in treatment every few weeks or something a little more intensive to renew colour-treated and dried out locks, your hair will soon be begging for more.

Why Your Hair Needs Protein

So, let’s break it down – in order for our hair to stay looking luscious and strong, we need to replenish the keratin that’s being produced. Without protein, keratin production will slow down, meaning more breakage and fallout. That’s where protein treatments come in. Although a protein-rich diet is definitely the best way to keep hair follicles super strong from the inside out, applying a mask or leave-in treatment that’s got the added benefit of protein will help fortify the hair externally. Do yourself a favour and make those gorgeous, elaborate styles a much simpler reality by giving your hair a bit of love! You’ve got a few options: masks, protein packs, sprays…the list goes on! We’ve made finding your perfect protein treatment a little easier, though – here are our favourites across the board!

Our Favourite Protein Treatments

The Evo Mane Prescription Protein Treatment ($31.31) is our go-to remedy for repairing damage. This product will literally reconstruct the protein in your hair, only strengthening the hair follicles more and more as you continue to use it regularly. Simply pop this onto wet hair in the shower and leave for 3 minutes, after which you can rinse it all out thoroughly. It’ll leave your hair feeling smoother, stronger and really thick and shiny, too. After a few weeks of use, there’ll surely be less hair clogging up that shower drain! Instead, picture thicker-looking hair that snags less easily and feels silky and beautiful. This product is perfect if your hair is brittle or dry and really needs a bit of a lift.

It’s also vital that we protect our hair from heat damage, so using a product that does this and helps restore protein is practically a two-in-one miracle. We love the Label.M Protein Spray ($37.36), designed for every day use before heat styling or simply heading out into the elements. Spray this onto dry or damp hair and distribute through by massaging the product in. Your hair will stay strong through the use of heated tools like straighteners, and it’ll be totally prepared against breakage. This product also helps protect against colour stripping, so your desired look will stay truer for longer. You’ll love this spray if you’re short on time and need to give your hair that added boost of protection while running out the door!

If your hair is in need of intense rejuvenation, the Power Base Protein Masque from Original & Mineral ($35.15) has been known to work wonders, especially with broken and colour-treated hair. Infused with wheat protein for fortification and sweet pea and apricot oil to instil moisture, use this between shampooing and conditioner for at least 2 minutes. If you want to amplify your results, leave this on longer and let it deeply hydrate your hair. Rinse out after the desired length of time and feel the difference immediately! This masque is definitely for hair in desperate need of hydration and repair, especially bleached or colour treated hair.

Have you ever used a protein treatment on your hair? Let us know your favourite products in the comments!

We love keeping an eye on the hottest celeb/ beauty bloggers instagrams for inspo in everything beauty. We’re loving all the pastel hair trends (unicorn anyone), glitter cheeks and no makeup makeup of the moment but there’s something else we’ve […]

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One Brand Beauty Bloggers Can’t Stop Talking About

We love keeping an eye on the hottest celeb/ beauty bloggers instagrams for inspo in everything beauty. We’re loving all the pastel hair trends (unicorn anyone), glitter cheeks and no makeup makeup of the moment but there’s something else we’ve spotted! Professional makeup brand OFRA seems to be the topic of conversation among some of our fav bloggers so check out some snaps below of their favourite products!

Beauty Bloggers Can’t Stop Talking About OFRA

Ofra was created by therapist and makeup artist Ofra Gaito. With over 20 years of industry experience, Ofra has established itself as a leader of innovation within the beauty industry. This not just another skincare and makeup line – Ofra is leading the way in manufacturing professional skincare and makeup.

1. @NikkieTutorials

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Probably the most well known, NikkieTutorials who is blowing up everywhere after her “power of makeup” video and worked with OFRA on the above collab* (*exclusive to OFRA online). Her lipsticks are a gorgeous nude, metallic brown and bright coral with a three toned highlighter to match!

2. @Looksbyana

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This stunner finished off her bold eye look with the perfect nude! Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Sao Paulo.

3. @Iamjustamakeuplover

Olena OFRA

Olena knows how to make those green eyes pop with a heavy dose of OFRA highlighter – gorgeous!

4. @michelletrinity

michelle trinity OFRA

Peach is the must have colour of the season thanks from launches from Kylie Jenner + Too Faced and Michelle proves a simple peach eye matched with a nude lip is understated beauty at it’s best. Add a touch of the best selling OFRA highlighter in Rodeo Drive and you’re good to go!

5. @nicholewonders

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SPOTTED! Nicholewonders raving about the pigmentation of the OFRA highlighter in Rodeo Drive. And how could she not with that colour pay off! Suits a huge range of skins, thanks for pointing out Nic!

6. @rachleary

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Rachel proves the tan skin and bronze eyes will never go out of style. The perfect look for the beach, Rach also LOVES Rodeo Drive highlighter from OFRA. It’s confirmed – this is a MUST HAVE.

Have you seen anyone else loving OFRA?

If you want to give it a try you can shop the whole brand online at RY here.

Whether you know exactly what your mum wants this year or you have a “don’t get me anything” kind of mum, we’ve got you covered with the Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2017. RY is offering a huge range of gift […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2017

Whether you know exactly what your mum wants this year or you have a “don’t get me anything” kind of mum, we’ve got you covered with the Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2017. RY is offering a huge range of gift packs, beauty essentials and accessories to say thank you to our mums for all they do everyday. No matter your budget you can find something that your mum will love, and will make her love you more than her other children/pets (which is the goal, isn’t it?).

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2017

1. The Jojoba Company Pamper Pack $39.95

Can’t take your mum out for a pamper sesh – no problem! Bring the pampering to her with this great pack from Australian owned and made Jojoba. Containing everything you need for deeply moisturised and nourished skin including 100% Natural Jojoba Lip Balm, 100% Natural Australian Jojoba, Silken Melon Body Lotion and Lemon & Coconut Hand Cream.

2. Moroccanoil Repair Trio Pack $71.90

Is your mum’s hair in need of some tender loving care but she’s too busy doing things for everyone else to make it to the salon? Moroccanoil haircare works from the inside out to completely nourish and repair broken or dull hair follicles. Give your mum some shine with this trio that contains Moroccanoil Repair Shampoo, Conditioner and mini original oil.

3. Napoleon Perdis Cheeky Tone and Bright Palette $79

Is your mum cheeky? Does she love to dress up on the weekends and go down to the tav to put a cheeky bet on? Let her express her cheeky side with this great, 6 pan palette from Napoleon Perdis that has a variety of shades sure to suit her complexion. Your mum will be looking radiant AF.

4. Payot Ultra Nourishing Protective Duo Pack $110

No one wants to admit they’re getting old and they certainly don’t want to be told they’re LOOKING old so help your mum preserve her youthfulness with this great duo pack from Payot. Containing the nourishing and restructuring cream for dry skin and an ultra-nourishing dry oil that helps restructure dry skin.

5. ghd Platinum Tropic Sky Styler $295

Is it just mine or does everyone’s mum have the same hairdryer from 1989 that they bought from the department store and claim it “works fine”. Mum, please. Here’s a ghd, style yourself crazy. The latest wanderlust edition of stylers from ghd have the gorgeous tropics pattern that will make her feel trendy too!

6. Alpha-H A-List Kit $55.96

Your mum is the real MVP for somehow managing to love you unconditionally and never gives up on you no matter how many times you don’t listen to her and do something dumb AF. She sometimes even manages NOT to say “I told you so”. For this she deserves A-list skincare to go with her A+ attitude. The Alpha-H A-List line up is the real deal with cult status Liquid Gold along side the acclaimed Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask. Daily staples Balancing Cleanser, Gentle Daily Exfoliant and Protection Plus Daily SPF50+ complete the pack for all round glowing skin!

7. DeLorenzo Rejuven8 Trio Gift Pack $39.95

You can never have enough hair care! DeLorenzo seem to have mums in mind with this great trio for hair rejuvenation. The purple floral print of the front is sure to be a hit with mum’s and that price ain’t too shabby either!

8. Sigma Bunny Eye Brush Set $75.80

My mum’s a cool mum! – said no daughter ever. But if your mum thinks she’s cool and experiments with eye looks and shadow etc she needs the best tools! The best makeup brushes on the market are without a doubt Sigma. This cute Bunny Eye Brush Set feature pale blue handles and the top 7 best eye brushes from Sigma to make the best eye looks. Bonus points if you apply a stunning eye look on your mum for mother’s day lunch this year! Kit contains: E05 Eye Liner, E30 Pencil, E40 Tapered Blending, E55 Eye Shading, E60 Large Shader, E65 Small Angle and E70 Medium Angled Shading.

9. Alpha-H Vitamin Profiling Kit $103.20

Alpha-H knows that your mum might not pay attention to her skin or even know what type her skin is to know what products she should buy. The Vitamin profiling kit makes it easy! Containing four amazing serums to combat various skin concerns – your mum can pick and choose depending how her and her skins feels that day. Some of the skin concerns the Vitamin Profiling Kit can help combat include: uneven skin tone and pigmentation, anti-ageing, sensitive or irritated skin, oily or acne prone skin, and dehydrated or dry skin.

10. Ecoya Candle and Diffuser Set $71.90

Make mum’s home smell amazing! Does your mum loving entertaining and have all her friends over to get rip roaring drunk on a Wednesday? I mean drink tea and quietly discuss serious topics? Either way, eliminate pesky odours and have the house smelling fresh and clean with the Ecoya duos complete with candle and diffuser. Scents include Vanilla Bean, French Pear, Sweet Pea & Jasmine, Lotus Flower and more!

11. Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque Trio $65

This pack is not just great value, containing three of Dermalogica’s most popular masks in convenient 40ml sizes, but giving your mum a mask is a good chance for her to sit down and chill out for half an hour. Create an at home pamper session for the two of you (win-win) and make mum’s day this mother’s day.

No matter who you are or who your mum is, spoil her the best way you can this mothers day.

You’ve only got one mum – so make it count.

It was ON at the Met Gala 2017 last night where all eyes were on the red carpet for the most out there looks, hair trends and beautiful gowns. There were a few standouts that we could go on about […]

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5 Must Have Hair Trends from Met Gala 2017

It was ON at the Met Gala 2017 last night where all eyes were on the red carpet for the most out there looks, hair trends and beautiful gowns. There were a few standouts that we could go on about like Rihanna with THAT makeup and Kim Kardashian with barely ANY makeup. In a simple Vivienne Westwood gown the Queen of Social Media still stunned but yet we wanted MORE from her. Maybe a bit understated, yes, but is everyone forgetting that one year she went as a floral couch? It’s called growth, ladies.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit celebrating "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" on Monday, May 6, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)Still Fierce, Still Fab

The one thing we’re still seeing as the hype from Coachella dribbles out is coloured hair! It makes us want to colour our hair even more, even if it’s just to match our dress for one night (here’s looking at you Cara Delevingne) so check out the best Met Gala 2017 Hair Trends below!

5 Must Have Hair Trends Met Gala 2017

1. Rita Ora

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Who doesn’t want a Rita Ora wrapped up in a big red bow? Yes please! Once linked to Rob Kardashian, the artist shows she’s well moved on with a geometric styled pixie cut in beige blonde. Use Evo Fabuloso Light Beige Conditioner in pre lightened hair forinstant hair colour combined with a nourishing treatment to condition, repair, add shine, instantly tone and intensify hair colour. all within just 3 minutes.

2. Donatella Versace

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Donatella, who now famously told Kylie Jenner to go blonde (and if Donatella tells you to be blonde, you go blonde) proved you can still keep up with the hair trends even if you’re about 800 years old. If yellow isn’t your favourite colour, get the same look with Evo Fabuloso Copper Conditioner streaked through your blonde hair.  Contains no ammonia & no peroxide for gentleness on the hair and scalp.

3. Cara Delevingne

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Cara’s channelling an out of this world look with these alien vibes – which, to be honest gives us mere mortals more strength than anything. Someone with that amount of beauty can’t be from earth, surely. Although her hair was apparently painted on, get the silver look by toning your blonde hair to an inch of it’s life with a purple shampoo or conditioner. Evo Fabuloso Platinum Blonde Conditioner is a best seller for a reason –  with a smoothing / anti static effect this conditioner polishes the cuticle to reduce frizz and give brilliant shine while restoring and maintaining hairs moisture balance.

4. Ciara

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Ciara’s trotted back on the scene with matching silver/blue hair and eyes – stunning on her complexion! Finger waves a’la 1950 brings this look sophistication that might otherwise have ended up slightly overdone. Lime Crime’s new semi-permanent unicorn hair dye – Blue Smoke gives us all the Ciara feels and if you don’t want it so blue – wash it out after half an hour for a more pastel look.

5. Nicole Ritchie

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Surprisingly, out of nowhere Nicole Ritchie captured my eye and heart with bright purple hair, block roots and an Elsa style pastel blue gown. The little beauty proved she’s still got it as she swept around the carpet a picture of grace and elegance. Get her purple locks with Lime Crime Semi Permanent Unicorn Hair Dye in Pony.

What was your favourite look from the 2017 Met Gala?

Are you tempted to dye your hair now?

 

Before you get carried away fantasising about your perfect Frank or Bruce f*ck boi, I am of course talking about the range of brushes from evo haircare (duh!) that HAPPEN to be named after men. The whole evo range really […]

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Do You Want a Hank or a Bruce?

Before you get carried away fantasising about your perfect Frank or Bruce f*ck boi, I am of course talking about the range of brushes from evo haircare (duh!) that HAPPEN to be named after men. The whole evo range really embodies funky, quirky naming and descriptions of all their products – so why should the brushes be any different? If you want to know the difference between a Hank or a Bruce, or any of the other great brushes – keep reading below!

A Hank or a Bruce?

The Difference between the Evo Brushes

Hank –

The Hank

Hank is a ceramic radial brush available in a range of sizes. Hank is perfect for blow drying – he has small holes in the barrel to allow air to circulate as you dry which creates more volume. The metal barrel is coated in ceramic to speed up drying time, while heat resistant nylon bristles help reduce frizz. Hank is perfect for the girl who wants some extra bounce, particularly those with thick, curly/ wavy hair.

For smooth, straight hair; blast hair until its 80% dry then working with small to medium sections, place Hank at the roots and apply heat from your hair dryer at the barrel. Keep the tension as you move Hank through the hair, directing heat at his barrel as you go.

For maximum volume; work with medium sections, place Hank at the roots and apply heat from a hair dryer as you lift the hair, pulling the brush from roots to tips. Keep the tension as you move Hank through the hair, directing heat at his barrel as you go.

Bruce

Bruce

Bruce is a radial brush made with natural bristles. Also made for ease of blow drying, Bruce will also help distribute natural hair oils through longer hair while polishing your hair nice and smooth. Made with natural boar bristles to stimulate the scalp, reduce frizz and add shine, Bruce is perfect for a girl with thick, wavy/ curly hair that want smooth and shiny hair. Use the same way you’d use Hank but worse (kidding!).

Pete –

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Pete can be considered your all rounder. He is multi-purpose with natural rubber, soft cushion pad for gentle styling and ball-tipped, high heat-resistant ionic pins that help reduce frizz in all hair but can particularly help with detangling. Use Pete to detangle, straighten (without volume), or smooth hair when creating up-dos. Pete can be used on all hair types, but medium to long haired girls – he’s looking at you.

For a thorough blow dry, blast hair until its 80% dry. Brush the hair in a downward motion from root to tip, while applying heat from a hair dryer. Use a hair dryer with a nozzle to concentrate the air flow, providing a smoother finish

For a quick blow-dry, work with large sections and place Pete flat at the roots and turn him while you apply heat from a hair dryer.

Bradford –

Bradford

Bradford is your well dressed chap that did not come to mess around. Dress your hair up with Bradford’s natural boar bristles to stimulate the scalp, reduce frizz and add shine and natural rubber, soft cushion pad. Like Bruce he will help distribute natural oils through the hair but also helps with your hairs overall condition – especially long or thick hair.

For best results from Bradford, blast hair until 100% dry, then gently detangle with a wide tooth comb. Working with medium sections, place Bradford at the roots and sweep him through to the very end, baby.

Conrad –

Conrad

Bradford and Conrad went to the same high school and hung out in the same crowd but Conrad swings both ways (if you know what I mean). Use Conrad in your daily grooming routine, or in your man’s daily grooming routine!

All evo brushes have handles made from fsc certified, sustainably grown hardwood gathered from well managed forests so you’re not leaving any heavy environmental footprint.

Check out the range of evo brushes here and let me know – are you a Hank or a Bruce man?

Cult beauty – we’re talking about those highly sought after products everyone seems to need to get their hands on. They’re this season’s social media darlings, featuring on your Facebook or Instagram feed with what we’re sure is relative frequency. […]

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The Best Cult Beauty Buys

Cult beauty – we’re talking about those highly sought after products everyone seems to need to get their hands on. They’re this season’s social media darlings, featuring on your Facebook or Instagram feed with what we’re sure is relative frequency. It seems as though having a few of these little gems in your regular routine will catapult you straight to beauty blogger status.

The Best Cult Beauty Buys

Rest assured, if you haven’t explicitly heard of brands like The Ordinary, SACHAJUAN and Ofra Cosmetics, you’ve definitely seen their products somewhere. Keep reading to find out our favourite cult beauty brands and the hero products that are totally worth the hype.

1. SACHAJUAN

Straight outta Sweden, SACHAJUAN was the brainchild of two innovative hairdressers back in the late 90s. Since starting out, they’ve grown their brand to epic proportions, eventually branching out to Australia in recent months. They’re known for their effortless approach to haircare, with their models often wearing messy, lived in styles. Their products definitely live up to all the buzz surrounding the brand, and come in cool, minimalist packaging everyone would love to have cluttering up their bathroom counters.

The SACHAJUAN Ocean Mist ($35) is potentially the most talked-about product from their line. A few spritzes of this wondrous product and your hair will be left in beachy waves without the crunchy feeling that often comes from sea and salt air.

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Another bestseller is the SACHAJUAN Hair Repair ($35), an intensive treatment for dry, damaged or frizzy hair. Forget time-consuming and messy hair masks – this is an alternative that’ll only take up a little bit of that precious Netflixing time. Simply pop it on your hair in the shower after shampooing and lather for 5-10 minutes, really letting it soak into the follicles. The result? Soft, strong and silky hair.

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2. The Ordinary

We’ve already raved about DECIEM’s The Ordinary, but take this as confirmation that the obsession is real. The Ordinary’s whole ethos is grounded in simplicity – as each product only contains one or two active ingredients, they’re able to keep price points so low, your spare change can buy you a whole new skincare routine! Not only are these products dirt cheap, they’re also incredibly effective and easy to incorporate into your daily routine.

The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2% ($17.90) is the perfect first product to kickstart your collection. Featuring two next-generation concentrations of retinol, this should be used once nightly to help keep signs of ageing at bay. Simply apply gently to all areas of the face and let it work its magic overnight, filling in those fine lines and reducing further wrinkles!

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Another fave is The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil ($18.90). Rosehip seed oil has gained recognition for helping to deeply hydrate the skin and slow down signs of ageing, as well as tackling a variety of skin conditions like psoriasis and rosacea. By cold-pressing this product, the utmost quality is maintained. And all for less than $20 – it’s a skincare miracle!

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3. Ofra Cosmetics

If you’re a regular Instagram addict, there’s a 99.9% chance you’ve already drooled over some of the gorgeous products from Ofra Cosmetics. From pigmented golden highlighters to a multicoloured array of liquid lipsticks, this brand has begun their inevitable takeover of the beauty industry. Their collabs with the likes of Nikkie Tutorials, Kathleen Lights and Manny MUA have amped up the hype surrounding this brand even more.

The biggest hit out of the whole collection is the Ofra Highlighter in the shade Rodeo Drive ($35). A gorgeous, golden hue, this’ll help give your skin a sun-kissed glow reminiscent of beach-bound supermodels. They use ‘baked’ technology to help amplify the pigment, so your highlight will be shimmery and on point all day long.

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The Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks ($22) are the newest product on beauty bloggers’ lips (literally), considering their amazing pigmentation, creamy feel and range of vibrant and unique colour choices. Whether you prefer the sweet nude-pink Aries or the sultry dark red of Havana Nights, there’s a hue that’ll look fabulous both with your everyday look and in your makeup bag!

ofra_long_lasting_liquid_lipstick_6gShop the full ranges of SACHAJUAN, The Ordinary and Ofra Cosmetics products at RY.com.au. What’s your favourite ‘cult beauty’ product range? Let us know!

Caring for your skin should be easy, and perhaps even something you look forward to of an evening. However with tricky titles and ingredients you’ve never heard of – you might not know where to begin with your skincare. Thalgo […]

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Thalgo Buying Guide

Caring for your skin should be easy, and perhaps even something you look forward to of an evening. However with tricky titles and ingredients you’ve never heard of – you might not know where to begin with your skincare.

Thalgo is a luxury skincare range that incorporates rich marine elements to produce real results. This popular range has been changing skin around the world for over 50 years. Read our Thalgo buying guide to help you on the road to glowing skin!

Thalgo Buying Guide

To help make things easier we’e divided the products into the 6 basic skincare steps. Cleansing, Exfoliating, Toning, Moisturising, Specialised Treatments (serums) & Eye Care. Didn’t know there were 6 steps? You’re in the right place. Come on the Thalgo journey and experience your best looking skin ever.

Thalgo Cleansers:

Eveil La Mer – available in a range of formulas to suit your skin needs including cream, lotion, water, or cleansing milk this range is perfect for sensitive skin and will remove all makeup.

Marine – a more effective, purifying option to leave skin feeling very clean but hydrated.

Pure – a light cleanser that removes all traces of makeup leaving skin fresh and radiant.

Thalgo Exfoliators

Softness Exfoliator – great for dry sensitive skin, this is a gentle but effective exfoliator that uses jojoba oil micro-beads.

Exfoliating Lotion – a more intense exfoliator for those who have visible pigmentation marks, your skin will be visibly brighter and more rejuvenated.

Resurfacing Cream – a highly effective exfoliator that does not dry out the skin. Improves skin’s texture for more luminous complexion.

Thalgo Toners

Eveil La Mer – a part of the beautiful Eveil La Mer range for sensitive skin, this toner perfectly completes your cleansing routine.

Makeup Remover & Toner – formulated with micro bubbles to completely remove all impurities and makeup in a single step.

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Thalgo Moisturisers

Cold Cream – probably the most known and loved product from the Thalgo range this is a must have moisturiser for dry skin that experiences tingling, overheating and redness. Enriched with cold marine cream this moisturiser replenishes, soothes and repairs all dry and sensitive skin for guaranteed comfort for up to 24 hours. This cream is also available in a rich version for even more relief.

Hyaluronic Cream – the best moisturiser for fighting anti-ageing. Skin will appear plumper and visibly firmed while face wrinkles are filled.

Silicium Cream – a rich cream that melts into skin to help with skin slackening and re-sculpt facial contours.

Exception Ultimate Time Solution – containing a new cellular regeneration power for ultimate comprehensive anti-ageing action. The deliciously luxurious and melt-in texture envelops normal to combination skin in infinite softness.

Thalgo Specialised Treatments

Cold Cream Marine Multi-Soothing Concentration – use along side Cold Cream for visible redness correction in 7 days. Up to 40% reduction in the amount and intensity of redness when used in combination.

Silicium Concentrate – use in combination with Thalgo Silicium Cream above to help with firming and tightening of prematurely aged skin.

Hyaluronic Filler – contains a high concentration of Marine Hyaluronic Acid for high-precision filling action, that acts at the very heart of the most pronounced wrinkles for an amazing instant smoothing effect.

Smoothing Brightening Fluid  – lightweight brightening fluid for those wishing to brighten and smooth their complexion and prevent and reduce pigmentation marks. Helps your skin replenish production of youth proteins.

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Collagen Eye Roll-On – for all those wanting to diminish the appearance of puffiness, dark circles and fine lines around the eyes this combines a concentrate of anti-puffiness, anti-dark circle and smoothing active ingredients for ultimate anti-puff weapon!

Thalgo Silicium Eye Cream – the ultimate lifting treatment, this cream helps reshape and redefine the eye contour area and correct the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness for eyes that radiate youthful beauty.

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Thalgo is a beautiful skincare brand that uses marine complexes from the sea to offer a range of skin benefits. The range is large so hopefully this buying guide will get you well on your way on journey to beautiful skin.

One of the great things of working in the beauty industry is the great range of products that come across our desks as RY Beauty Editors. With so many new launches and releases it’s hard to pinpoint our favourites but […]

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Top 5 Products our RY Beauty Editors are Loving!

One of the great things of working in the beauty industry is the great range of products that come across our desks as RY Beauty Editors. With so many new launches and releases it’s hard to pinpoint our favourites but there are some products that have never let us down, and that we rely on every day. If you’re looking for the best of the best, believe us – we’ve tried a lot and figured out what really works. If you’re looking to shake up your beauty routine stay tuned and try out some of the products the RY Beauty Editors are Loving!

Top 5 Products our RY Beauty Editors are Loving!

1. As someone who has spent a long time trying to cover up redness and pigmentation with heavy foundations, concealers and more – I was not convinced there was skincare on the market that would make me feel confident without any makeup on. After studying nearly every redness/ pigmentation product there was in great detail I decided Skinstitut Even Blend Serum satisfied nearly everything I was looking for in terms of formula, price and application. But would it deliver on results? When I first squeezed the red liquid out I was nervous, to say the least. I would describe the formula as half gel/ half serum as it was a bit thicker than I expected but absorbed quickly after applying. Don’t expect to see results straight away – there’s no tingle that is synonymous with Alpha-H Liquid Gold and no instant glow but after about a week the redness that plagued my cheeks, nose and chin had lessened, I was experiencing no breakouts – and even better the acne scars and freckles I had started to fade! The serum is only $30 and it lasts for EVER. I have been using for three months nearly every day and it has not run out yet – Renee, RY Content Manager.

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2. I am lucky to have an even, olive complexion with hardly any breakouts (it makes the girls in the office particularly mad because I’m British – shouldn’t I be red and pasty?) but I am all about prevention and the new Vitamin Profiling System from Alpha-H made it SO easy for me to find the perfect serum for me. With the new Alpha-H profiling I fell into the Normal/ Age prevention skin category and was therefore recommended the Alpha-H Vitamin B with Copper Peptide. I love how light this serum feels on my skin, it doesn’t clog my pores at all. I apply a bit in the morning before starting my makeup and am amazed by the glow my skin gives off after! The copper helps to keep my skin firm so I can stay looking youthful for years to come (hopefully!) – April, RY Brand Manager.

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3. I try not to wear a lot of makeup at work through the week as my skin tends to breakout easily and I honestly can’t stand a thick face of makeup at work. But on the weekends I love getting my glam on and I’ve been on the hunt for a great cleanser that can remove all traces of makeup while not causing any breakouts. Skinstitut L-Lactic Cleanser answered my prayers! I love the smell it’s really fresh and my skin feels really nice after – really clean and smooth but no tight feeling which I hate! – Kari, RY Customer Service Assistant/ Makeup Artist

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4. I’ve lived on the Gold Coast my whole life and love the whole culture here – the sun, surf and sand! My pale complexion, on the other hand, does not! I keep my face out of harms way with SPF and a hat but when I want a little extra colour without having to spend an hour doing my makeup – Eco Tan Face Tan Water is a lifesaver. It’s super easy to apply, doesn’t go blotchy on my skin and gives me a really natural looking glow. It’s made with all natural and organic ingredients too and really makes my skin glow. This one is a must have in the beach bag! – Taren, RY Marketing Manager.

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5. Finally a scrub gentle enough to use every morning. Before I was recommended the asap Daily Exfoliating Facial scrub I was frustrated by bumpy skin that felt rough no matter how hydrated it was. The secret of this scrub’s effectiveness is that it uses both chemical (glycolic acid) and physical (round beads) to exfoliate and gently buff off dead skin cells revealing skin that looks and feels smooth, supple, hydrated and renewed. I use this scrub every morning to rid my skin of cells shed overnight and I feel it assists with application of my daytime skincare products and makeup. I happily recommend this scrub to anyone that comments on my skin. Aimee, RY Marketing & PR Assistant.

Are any of these your favourite skincare products too?

Maybe it’s time to give them a go!

Coachella hit the California desert with force over the Easter long weekend. For those who were lucky enough to make it there – we hate you and your colourful life. For those who were left stranded on the other side […]

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HOW TO: Coachella Beauty 2017

Coachella hit the California desert with force over the Easter long weekend. For those who were lucky enough to make it there – we hate you and your colourful life. For those who were left stranded on the other side of the world, we did what anyone else would do: Watch and follow those who were there on Facebook, Insta & Snapchat and frantically pin the best beauty looks on Pinterest for the unlikely event that we get to attend in the future.

If you have ‘Chella envy or you’re going to a local festival (that isn’t anywhere as good lbh) and want to get inspired – check out the best of Coachella Beauty 2017 and re-create it yourself!

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Oh, RiRi you out Chella’d yourself

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HOW TO: Coachella Beauty 2017

 

1. Joan Smalls Joan-Smalls

The Puerto Rican beauty stunned in the laid back festival wear Coachella is known for. The number one hair trend at Coachella was bright coloured of course! If you don’t want to commit to a permanent dye solution you’re in luck! Lime Crime have come out with Unicorn Hair Semi-Permanent Hair Colour in a range of bright, fun colours. Try Bunny through your ends for a shade similar to Joan’s. To complete the look – make your brows bold and arched with Poni Cosmetics Brow Powder – Chestnut and line those eyes with a smokey eye pencil such as Curtis Collection by Victoria Glide on Gel Eyeliner.

2. Ariel Winter

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This young stunner proves she’s more than her Modern Family roots with a sweeping mane of strawberry hair. Try Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Semi-Permanent Hair Colour in Strawberry Jam for similar colour payoff. A flush of Mirenesse Marble Mineral Blush in Rose Diamond will brighten up those cheeks and get fluttering lashes with Model Rock Lashes Kit Ready #43.

3. Kylie Jenner

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What’s Coachella without one (or both) of the Jenner sisters honestly? Kylie Jenner stunned with not one but TWO different coloured hair styles. Highlighter yellow had everyone turning their heads but I feel the purple might be more appealing to most. Don’t forget to leave a block of roots for on trend perfection! Get Kylie’s standard peachy eyes and matte lip look with Maybelline Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette & Lime Crime Velvetines Matte Liquid Lipstick in Buffy.

How to Use Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Semi Permanent Hair Dye

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It seems we can’t look anywhere without seeing new Unicorn themed products hitting the market left, right and centre. From brushes, highlighters and holographic lipsticks in combined colours of the rainbow it could be said that we’re trying to recapture the spirit of our youth. In that way, the unicorn trend could be considered merely for children. But if you think about a unicorn – a rare, one of a kind, mystical creature I think the Unicorn trend represents finding your own self and expressing your individuality. Lime Crime fully embody this with their range of lipsticks, shadows and now of course with their Unicorn Hair.

Step One: Massage the colour into pre-bleached, shampooed but not conditioned hair from root to tip (or leave an inch for block roots as desired). Make sure all hair strands are completely covered in the colour.

Step Two: Leave the dye in for 1-2 hours – the longer you leave the colour the better the results will be. If you are looking for a softer, more pastel look the colour can be washed out after 30 minutes.

Step Three: Thoroughly rinse dye out of hair until the water runs clear. Wash with your favourite shampoo and conditioner as per usual.

Step Four: To extend the life of your colour use a colour saving shampoo and conditioner in between colours.

Shop full range of Lime Crime products here for true and get your Coachella on no matter where you are.

It’s not often that skincare comes across our desk that is both highly active AND affordable but DECIEM have nailed both with their latest launch: The Ordinary. The range is pumped full with your favourite active ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid, Lactic […]

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Cult Skincare You Should Be Using

It’s not often that skincare comes across our desk that is both highly active AND affordable but DECIEM have nailed both with their latest launch: The Ordinary. The range is pumped full with your favourite active ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid, Lactic Acid, Retinol, Magnesium & Niacinamide – just to name a few. With nothing over $20 in the whole range – this is cult skincare you should be using.

Cult Skincare You Should Be Using

DECIEM has a reputation for doing things differently – they’ve created some of our much loved products of 2016 from brands such as NIOD, Hylamide & Hand Chemistry that focus on advanced, functional beauty, and the latest range The Ordinary breaks through traditional skincare rules. The Ordinary offers familiar, effective clinical technologies that hope to create a conversation around honest pricing for skincare.

The Ordinary range is split into 5 categories – Vitamins and Retinoids, Direct Acids, Hydrators and Oils, More Molecules & Colours (yet to be released). Below is a table that outlines the products from the range, formulation type, where in your skincare routine you should use, any conflicting products and time of use to help you better understand The Ordinary

The Ordinary – How to Use Table

PRODUCT FORMAT REGIMEN STEP CONFLICTS TIME OF USE
100% Cold Pressed Virgin Marula Oil Oil After Water Solutions Any Time
100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil Oil After Water Solutions Any Time
100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil Oil After Water Solutions Any Time
100% Plant-Derived Squalane Oil After Water Solutions Any Time
Advanced Retinoid 2% Emulsion Before Oils/ Creams PM Only
Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% Water Solution Before Oils/ Creams AM & PM
Caffeine Gel 5% + EGCG Water Solution Before Oils/ Creams AM & PM
High-Adherence Silicone Primer Emulsion Last step of skincare as a makeup primer Any time
High-Spreadability Fluid Primer Anhydrous Solution (no water) Last step of skincare as a makeup primer Any time
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Water Solution Before Oils/Creams AM & PM
Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% Water Solution Before Oils/ Creams Ideally PM
Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% Water Solution Before Oils/ Creams Ideally PM
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate Solution 10% Emulsion After Water Solutions AM & PM
Matrixyl 10% + HA Water Solution Before Oils/Creams AM & PM
Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA Emulsion Last step of skincare as a moisturizer (before makeup primer) AM & PM
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Water Solution Before Oils/ Creams Vitamin C AM & PM
Retinol 1% Emulsion Before Oils/ Creams PM ONLY
Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% Suspension After Water Solutions Niacinamide Ideally PM

Best Selling The Ordinary Products

If you still don’t know where to start – try using our best selling The Ordinary first. With products as little as $8 – what have you got to lose?

1. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 $12.90

the_ordinary_hyaluronic_acid_2_b5_30mlNot your traditional Hyaluronic Acid. You might not know but the natural function of HA is NOT to boost skin hydration, as many HA products claim. Instead, HA can sometimes sit on top of the skin, too big to penetrate and ends up drawing moisture out of the skin. The Ordinary HA combines three forms of HA with varying molecular weights, as well as a HA cross polymer, to offer multi-depth hydration and visible plumping without drawing water out of the skin.

2. The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors + HA $9.80

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Keep your skin protected and well hydrated with natural moisturising factors including multiple amino acids, fatty acids, triglycerides, urea, ceramides, phospholipids, glycerin, saccharides, sodium PCA and hyaluronic acid.

3. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 30ml $9.90

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Niacinamide or Vitamin B3 reduces skin blemishes and congestion. The Ordinary wants to be honest by saying that Niacinamide is NOT an acne treatment – it will just reduce the appearance of blemishes. Try using Benzoyl Peroxide to eliminate acne.

All DECIEM products are manufactured in house in our own GMP-compliant factory licensed by Health Canada and are not tested on animals.

Are you going to give The Ordinary a go?

Let me know if you have below!

Hunting for the perfect set of makeup brushes can be You want them to be functional, but look great. They need to be fluffy enough to thoroughly blend, but not so fluffy that brush hairs litter your cheeks. They need […]

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4 Brush Sets You Need to Know

Hunting for the perfect set of makeup brushes can be You want them to be functional, but look great. They need to be fluffy enough to thoroughly blend, but not so fluffy that brush hairs litter your cheeks. They need to be sturdy, but also travel friendly AND affordable. Okay, that’s a lot of requirements – but trust me, the search is over.

Real Techniques, the makeup brush brand we know and trust from Beauty Bloggers Pixiwoo (you might know them from, oh I don’t know their millions of views on YouTube and makeup tools such as the Expert Face Brush and Miracle Complexion Sponge) have released new makeup brush packs that have everything you’re looking for and more!
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Real Techniques NEW Brush Sets:

The new brush sets from Real Techniques feature the sturdy, great quality brushes you know and love from Real Techniques PLUS a handy Brush Cup to keep your vanity looking great AND the brush sets work out to be less than buying the brushes individually. Keep reading to see which of the Real Techniques NEW Brush Sets are right for you.

1. Real Techniques Sculpting Set $47.50

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Create defined contours or simply highlight your best bits with the sculpting set. Featuring Sculpting Brush, Fan Brush, Setting Brush & Brush Cup.

2. Real Techniques Flawless Base Set $47.50

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A flawless face could not be easier to create with this 4 piece brush set. Containing Contour brush, Detailer brush, Buffing brush, Square Foundation brush & bonus Brush Cup to ace your base.

3. Real Techniques Enhanced Eye Set $45.00

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Create any eye look your heart desires – fast. Always wanted to master that smokey eye, now is your chance. Featuring Medium Shadow brush, Essential crease brush, Fine Liner brush, Shading brush, Lash Separator & Brush Cup.

4. Real Techniques Brow Set $47.50

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Don’t be ashamed of thin or unruly brows – the ultimate at home fix, this brow set contains everything you need for fleeked brows: Brow scissors, Slanted tweezer, Brow brush, Brow Spoolie brush, Brow highlighting brush & handy case to keep everything together.

Which of the new Brush Sets do you have your eye on?

No matter your choice, these Real Techniques NEW Brush Sets will have your face, and vanity, looking beat as hell.