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I’m not exactly getting married anytime soon but I swear everyone around me has been getting engaged lately and I suspect a few more friends will be soon too.
All Most people love weddings and aside from the whole ‘spending the rest of your life with the person you love’ thing, the planning is surely the second best bit.
I’m one of those people who really likes to live vicariously through the engaged and I’m constantly asking people about their plans. I know a lot of people hate this but for the most part those planning their weddings are really excited to talk about their big day and I love to share in their excitement. That’s why I am very pleased that in just under a month the fifth Ultimate Wedding Planning Party is going to take place. I will be in my absolute element surrounded by plenty of happy brides-to-be and vendors showing off their beautiful goods.
Taking place at the Sydney Opera House (imagine getting married there!?) the Ultimate Wedding Planning Party has a ‘Vintage and Classic’ theme and aims to inspire with designs from Rachel Gilbert, Henry Roth, Michelle Roth, Collette Dinnigan, Kristi Bonnici and a little Ermenegildo Zegna for the grooms.
In terms of the Wedding Planner, photographer and the all important cake, Anthony Del Col of Staging Connections, Rachel Bentick from Inlighten Photography and Sweet Art will all be on hand as well as pampering from Bobbi Brown and Jo Malone. A selection of stationery, honeymoon ideas and food by ARIA Catering will be there to spark ideas and get the wedding juices flowing so that you can tick off everything on your dream wedding list.
Tickets are still available and are $60 a pop of 2 for $100. Ticket holders each receive a gift bag valued at over $500 so you’re basically being rewarded for going and there are lucky door prizes including a honeymoon at a six-star resort in Mauritius which kind of makes me want to go out and get engaged to someone right now.
Tickets and more information are available from
For those who have no weddings planned or coming up on their social calendar, here are a few wedding tid-bits:
- The Best Wedding Paula Joye ever went to
- My all-time favourite wedding dress:
- My favourite celebrity wedding fact:
Robert De Niro served as an usher at Mariah Carey’s 1993 wedding to Tommy Mottola and Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand were among the guests.
You may have seen on twitter or instagram that I was eating one of the limited edition KISS ice blocks last night and in doing so, I decided to get in the spirit of things and apply a bit of KISS makeup. Colouring in 1/4 of your face with black eyeliner seems like heaps of fun at the time but what to do when you want to remove it?
You get your she uemera skin purifying oil out and amend the situation is what you do! Three pumps is the recommended dose for a face full o’ makeup but obviously I needed a little more (5 in total) to get rid of all of the above.
You will be so impressed by how quickly this works! Being an oil means that it can remove a wide range of makeup products as well as pollution and other nasties picked up by the skin during the day. The irony of waterproof makeup is that even the tears you cry from trying to scrub your slap off don’t help remove it but this is not the case any more – shu uemura is here for the little guy, the emotional one, the crier in all of us and with a couple of squirts of cleansing oil will have every last bit of eyeliner off your waterline.
You’ll see below that after one application to dry skin, the black had already come off most of my cheek, out of my eyebrow and off my nose. I was reluctant to put it on my eyes at first but when I did I was able to open them (even with water dripping off) and felt no pain or other sensation. If you’re reading this blog you’re probably an extremely intelligent person (with excellent taste to boot) so I don’t have to tell you that that last line is not an invitation to put the cleansing oil in your eye, but just a comment that it is a sensitive product that won’t sting your peepers.
Obligatory pros and cons. Let’s start with the bad news. shu uemura is a high-end brand so inherently its prices reflect its quality and status. A 450mL bottle (huge!) of skin purifying oil starts at $110 (you’re looking at $125 for the ultima8 sublime beauty cleansing oil, the cleansing beauty oil premium A/O advanced formula or the whiteefficient clear brightening gentle cleansing oil) and for how well it works as not only a makeup remover and cleanser but also a moisturising product, I believe it is worth the price although I can see how people could be put off by paying over $100 for it. The only other negative I can think of is that, as you can see, it is effective on fairly heavy-duty makeup and if you’re not a big wearer of makeup you may not see the value in something so powerful. I don’t wear tonnes of eye makeup everyday but I would most certainly use a product like this when I come home from going out as it is so important for the skin to be clean before bed. I’d say that if you generally only opt for a tinted moisturiser and a bit of mascara each day then this type of product probably isn’t for you (unless, of course, you’re looking for a really great cleaner in general).
On the plus side, the cleansing oil “respects skin’s natural moisture balance, and is designed to improve the condition of skin every time you cleanse” – I took that straight off the press release and I have to agree. My skin feels BEAUTIFUL after use and is shiny and glowy but not in the oh-no-I’ve-depleted-my-skin’s-natural-oil-supply kinda way; it just feels as if it has almost melted into my skin and plumped it up. Don’t worry if you have naturally oily skin, either. Oil + oil does not equal an automatic no-no. So long as you’re cleansing properly and applying the correct oils (killing two birds with one stone if you just use this product) you will notice improvement, as the skin won’t be producing excess sebum due to clogged pored and you’ll notice a reduction in that oil slick you’ve been fretting over.
Lastly – and not to say this makes it any more or less effective – but the scent of the oil is lovely. Asian botanical oils such as ginger root and camellia are infused to maintain the skin’s moisture while the rosemary leaves skin feeling fresh.
shu uemura is available exclusively at David Jones and you might see these new oils advertised in the windows of David Jones Elizabeth Street. Bright, bold and reminiscent of carnival or, more locally, the upcoming mardi gras, this is for die-hard makeup lovers who fear their daily foundation-ing and constant mascara-ing are polluting their skin. It will last you a good few months and will almost certainly improve your skin’s condition.
For stockists call: 1300 651 991
I haven’t updated in ages – soz, you guys!
I’ve been super busy lately being ill and not in the “fully sick” kind of way. I’ve been having headaches for weeks now which is very unusual for me, I had a huge cyst in my nose and swollen eye and cheek. I had some antibiotics but it got worse so now I’m on more which are stronger and hopefully do the trick. If I don’t update for a while after this then I’ve probably
died from a brain infection still been too busy.
To cheer myself up, I bought this adorable Miu Miu headband yesterday. The irony of buying a headband to fix my headaches is not lost on me. It’s from their 2013 Resort collection and I’m absolutely in love with it. Unfortunately, Miu Miu’s Sydney boutique is on my bus route so I’m tempted on the daily with bits and pieces in the window and finally caved. I own A LOT of headbands but nothing like this. Soooo pretty.
Speaking of pretty headbands, I debuted this divine George Giavis teddy bear one the other night for the launch of the brand spankin’ new Eclipse by ghd. I bought it at Charlie Brown on the Gold Coast and it is so me. I’ve always been addicted to teddy bear accessories – I love the silhouette of them. The George Giavis headbands are a really good fit, too. They’re not cheap but definitely worth the price and you can pick them up here or at Charlie Brown stores.
Here are a couple of other outfit shots from the night. My dress is from Bluejuice and the jacket is an old one from Review. Shoes are my go-to black pumps from Sergio Rossi and black Prada clutch.
Don’t remember taking this one. What the ffff?
I got sent this new white drawing pencil from Shu Uemura a couple of weeks ago so I decided to try it out. I don’t normally do black, silver and grey makeup but the white inspired me and I wanted to stick with the monochrome theme so I put the white on the inner corners of my eye to open them up and used Rimmel’s Kate Moss Union Jack palette for the main part of the lid. I’m also loving the new Rimmel Match Perfection foundation at the moment. It really does blend to your skin tone and it goes on smoothly, smells good and is a decent price. Winner.
You’re going to flip out over the new Eclipse. The demo video showed afro hair going to straight with just one ‘go’ of the ghd. I have very fine hair so I’m lucky but this is a blessing for girls (and guys!) with super curly or frizzy hair. Look at the picture below of one of the models from the night:
I’ll give you more information as I can later on and I’ll try to put up a post another post soon – I promise!
Christmas is supposed to be a happy and joyous time of the year but often it’s just so damn stressful. These days people usually have everything they want so thinking up something special and unique can be really difficult.
I’ve thought of a couple of things – which hopefully you haven’t – to try to make this arduous task that little bit easier.
For the Corporate Type
It’s pretty hard to buy someone a suit and unless the recipient is useless at shopping for themselves buying ties, shirts and cufflinks can get old really quickly. Fortunately, Herringbone has a bespoke service whereby the client can choose their new suiting from a range of the finest wool, linen, cashmere and cotton or shirts from 150 fabrics with individualised embroidery, collars, cuffs and buttons including mother-of-pearl. The initial service from fitting to final product takes just four weeks and, of course, is quicker for each design after that. With bespoke shirts starting at $179 and suits from $1395 this is an interactive, personalised and luxurious gift, perfect for the Scott Disick in your life.
Herringbone bespoke shirting is available at all Herringbone stores across the country and bespoke suiting is available by appointment at selected Herringbone outlets.
For the Legend With Awesome Taste in Music and Stuff
Obviously if you know someone who only listens to the best music – that is, Mariah Carey – then they will probably already have tickets to the biggest show of 2013, but if you’d like to convert someone into a Mariah fan you might be able to nab some of the last remaining ones off Preferred Seating, Ticketek, Ticketmaster or eBay.
If that fails, Legally Blonde the Musical is almost at the end of its run at Lyric Theatre at The Star and will begin a season at Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane from 12 March 2013 and Princess Theatre, Melbourne from 9 May. Legally Blonde the Musical is fun, light-hearted and quite hilarious and is, from memory, suitable for all ages. Hey, it might even teach your kids something about acceptance and strong work ethic! Tickets for Sydney are going cheap and Brisbane tickets are on sale now as are Melbourne.
For the know-it-all who you’d love to school
I meant to blog about this book a few months ago but with Christmas mere days away and the time you have to think up clever presents becoming less and less you’ll be thankful that I’m telling you now. Zombie Tits, Astronaut Fish and Other Weird Animals, the debut from Bec Crew, is the most unique, adorable-yet-intelligent, imagination-invoking book I have ever read. As a child I had a fascination with stories in which animals talked; Brambly Hedge, Animals of Farthing Wood, Blossom: A Fairy Story, and anything by Beatrix Potter or Enid Blyton so for me this was a journey back to happier times with some actual education thrown in.
Reading like a (non-heavy) text-book mixed with something by Kenneth Grahame, you will be swept away to a world of crude monkeys, socially awkward newts and lonely, pensive spiders. There is some mention of masturbation and a couple of penis jokes but otherwise it’s totally tame, wholly informative and nothing short of entertaining. With most book sellers pricing this under $25, it’s the perfect gift for the person who needs to learn a thing or two, thinks they already know everything and needs to be brought back down to earth or just anyone who appreciates all that is weird and wonderful in this world. You will not be disappointed with this one.
For the health nut…or the person who needs a little nudge in the right direction
Wouldn’t you love to give the gift of health for Christmas? Well, if you’ve been reading my blog for a while now you will know that I love me a bit of an Urban Remedy cleanse. I recently tried out a ’6 pack’ which is not a detox as such but 6 lemon, cayenne pepper, stevia and water drinks which I had 1 of each day (I had mine in the morning to kick-start my metabolism). I also tested out some ‘Amazeballs’ which are a new addition to the Urban Remedy brand and each contain almonds and mixed nuts, cacao, spirulina powder, sesame seeds, vanilla and coconut. A box of four will cost you $10.95 and take the hassle out of finding healthy snacks while you’re trying to cleanse. The Amazeballs come in three flavours: Green, Chocolate and Almond and while they were very delicious, extremely filling and obviously beneficial to my health, if I have to give some criticism, they were a little bit crumbly and a tad too expensive.
They are free from sugar, wheat, dairy, gluten and yeast so if you find yourself having trouble getting an allergy-free, tasty snack then you might be willing to pay ~$2.75 for each one but I’d like to see them come in a pack of 5 or 6 for the price.
Amazeballs are not available for sale on their own but order any juice pack at www.urbanremedy.com.au and create an add-on to sample these tasty treats.
It might be a bit tricky to order an actual detox for someone over the Christmas period, but a voucher for post-holiday season when it’s time to kick-start the year and get back into work mode won’t go astray and vouchers start from $75.00 so it’s well within most people’s budgets.
For the neat-challenged
You would have also seen me talk about Borne Naked bag liners in the past and more recently take part in Borne Naked’s Bagvember. The party season means smaller, clutch-style bags and Borne Naked have come up with a mini liner for your favourite party bag so you don’t ruin the delicate lining with sharp keys, sticky lip gloss or soggy chewing gum. The Borne Naked bag liners are also perfect for any impending travel over the Christmas break and customs/security will love you for having a clear toiletries bag when they search your luggage.
The new mini liners also have a pretty silver trim and are priced at a tiny $19.95 and comes with a free makeup brush set. Stuff their stocking with something they’ll actually use, why don’t you?!
Of course there are a gazillion other things to buy your loved ones this Christmas but for something a little bit different, go for one of the above. And for those smart asses who are wondering, no, I didn’t get paid to suggest any of these, they’re just products and services I like and are so handy and neutral that it’s hard NOT to please someone with them – I sourced them all on my own. Ha!
What’s the most unusual gift you’ve ever received?
I’ve been sharing with you a few of my favourite skin care products and finally we come to the Antipodes range which I began using about 5 months ago.
I’ve never really used products like this before – an intensive, hard-working thick avocado and pear nourishing cream and a light but effective skin-brightening and tone-correcting serum. Normally I’m more of a gentle cleanser, neither oily nor dry moisturiser and the occasional toner but since using these two Antipodes products I’ve noticed a big difference in my skin tone and the rate at which blemishes heal.
I alternate between the two and I only ever use these products at night because, as I said, the Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream is quite thick and I can feel it literally melting into my skin as I fall asleep. It seems to react really well with natural body heat and it’s not something I’d like to apply makeup over. When I wake up in the morning my skin is glowing and I never really feel the need to wash it off completely, I just rinse it off in the shower.
The marigold in it will help to heal old scars and the Vinanza grape is great for neutralising free radicals that our skin produces when in contact with the elements and pollution on a daily basis. Ylang Ylang and sandalwood will help you drift off to sleep after application.
a 60mL jar of Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream will cost you $49 which I feel is excellent value. I’ve barely gone through half a jar since starting it in June although, as I said, I do not use this every night. Even as a nightly product I think this is an extremely fair price and your skin will be left so supple each morning that it could even be enough to replace a daily moisturiser under your makeup.
The Apostle Skin-Brightening and Tone-Correcting Serum is a totally different kettle of fish. Speaking of fish, it’s completely the opposite – it smells INCREDIBLE. Even if it had no benefit to my skin I’d probably slap it on every other night because its scent is so stunning.
This too contains the Vinanza grapes which are used to make sauvignon blanc in the Malborough region, so you know it’s gotta be good for you
The serum itself is a sheer light red colour and is more on the liquid side than a gel. It only takes a few drops to get complete coverage but this won’t soak in straight away and I find there’s usually a bit of a residue left on my skin. It’s not a bad one; it doesn’t bug me, but some people like their products to be out of sight, out of mind and this can leave the skin feeling slightly tight (like when you put on a cleansing mask) and with a certain feel to it. As I said, it’s not something to bothers me but I like to disclose these things.
While I don’t feel as though my skin is as moisturised as it is when I use the Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream, I do notice a difference in discolouration, scarring and overall unevenness of skin tone. I suppose it really depends what your skin woes are and which product, if not both, you would prefer.
The Antipodes Apostle Skin-Brightening and Tone-Correcting Serum is $59 for a 30mL bottle.
You can find both products at David Jones and at www.antipodesnature.com
I wrote this on the weekend but completely forgot to post it!
On Saturday morning I went for breakfast at a new joint in my ‘hood. Top Hat Coffee Merchants has been getting some good reviews on twitter for its awesome coffee but the ‘Tokyo’ jaffle is my fave. The egg is fried into the bread and with the ham and tomato chutney it’s so delicious and I’ve never had a jaffle like that before. Might go back for another on the weekend!
On Saturday night I was re-united with a friend who I’ve known for 60% of my life who has just moved back to Sydney after living in London for two years. We had drinks at hers in Bondi and then headed down to Paper Planes for dinner. I can’t believe I hadn’t been there before! Paper Planes is owned by the same people as LL Wine and Dine in Potts Point which I love but don’t get to much any more.
Paper Planes is bigger and louder but perfect for big groups of friends and the food is absolutely beautiful. One dish that’s been playing on my mind is the duck ramen. But we also had plates of sushi, scallops, gyoza and chilli edamame. The cocktails were very good and I was paying for it the next morning.
I don’t even remember going to sleep but I woke up in my friend’s little sister’s bed (she wasn’t there!) and found myself cuddling this little teddy bear. It’s so well loved. Aawwww!
Sunday was a complete write off and I just went home and lay in bed all day.
I didn’t do anything of note on Monday but Tuesday was Melbourne Cup day and I had a lovely lunch at the Opera House.
Did not win any money in the Cup or the $100 million lotto. Seriously bad money mojo right now.
On Wednesday night the Big Brother finale was on. As a staunch Layla supporter I was very excited and watched it from the comfort of my bed with Count Louis Francois Von Trapp (that’s his full name. His father was Austrian, I’m sure). We were really pissed off when Ben won because we hate bullying.
Thursday and Friday were another two very busy but very uneventful days. Hopefully next week will be a little more interesting!
I keep getting emails from
voyeurs people asking me to share more personal information about myself on my blog. While this is a bit weird/funny I suppose it is up to me to divulge how much/little as I want so I thought I’d do some weekly wrap-up type posts. Trust me, I’m not very interesting and you’ll get bored with them pretty quickly. That’ll teach you for prying.
Beginning last Saturday, October 20 I went to Westfield Bondi Junction to help mum find an outfit for Melbourne Cup and ended up finding 3 new bikinis which soon became early Christmas presents.
Here’s two of them:
The blue one with crystals is by Kachel and is quite blingy and not my usual bikini style but I think that’s what’s good about it – it’s always good to mix it up.
The turquoise one is Jets and I love the colour and the ruffles. Obviously it’s going to look way better when I have a tan (and if I ever get my abs back).
Speaking of getting abs, on Sunday I saw the super easy recipe for Matt Moran’s orange, pistachio and almond florentines in the Sun Tele. I started making them before I realised I didn’t have oranges or pistachios so they became lemon, almond and pecan. They were still delicious and I used a lot more chocolate on them than you were supposed to. The recipe’s here.
Monday was ‘wear pink to work day’ in aid of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and a lovely pink morning tea was put on for us. Big shotouts to ghd for supplying one of their gorgeous limited edition cherry blossom straighteners for our raffle – I love companies that have a heart! ($20 from the sale of each of these straighteners is donated to the NBCF so it’s the perfect time to upgrade or replace your old straightener)
I wore my faithful old Lover anorak and one of my prettiest Alannah Hill headbands which I never get much of a chance to wear anymore.
On Tuesday night I had a meeting at the Sydney Swans and I got to hold the premiership cup! This was so exciting and I couldn’t stop smiling all night! It’s not as heavy as I thought it would have been but I still had to hold it with two hands. Let’s hope for another one next year!
Wednesday lunchtime I went to check out the adorable new Collette Dinnigan for The Australian Ballet for Target range which will be in stores in November. The media viewings were held in the Opera House and I always love a bit of a stroll down to the harbour in my lunch break. It’s one of the best things about working in the city. Although the trek back up the hill was murderous in the heat. I did walk past Diane von Furstenburg on her way to lunch at ARIA, though, so that was a highlight.
On Wednesday night I had my bi-weekly sewing class and I got stuck into the new top I’ve been making. It’s a little more complicated than I thought and I had to put some elastic in the front to create a bit of a puff in the body. I just need to do some overlocking, attach the big collar and trims and then I’m done. Should be finished at my next class. Yay!
Thursday was really busy at work so I have nothing to share, but Friday was exciting as I came home to two boxes of online shopping!
I ordered some stuff for work and a dress for Melbourne Cup. The hat I’m wearing to lunch on Melbourne Cup day is a bit ummm….outrageous so I had to find a very specific dress to balance it out. I’ve found a great one which is still fun yet demure and is the PERFECT length for me to be able to wear it to work after the event. Do you know how difficult it is to find knee-length or longer dresses for someone who is 5’10″ or taller? So hard.
One of the pairs of pants I bought is pretty average so I’m sending it back but it’s a good thing as I really should be saving right now.
I am, however, keeping this Vanessa Bruno blouse and these BCBG Max Azria pants (not to be worn together):
I love watching the parcel get closer and closer to home on their website. It’s addictive.
So that brings us up to today. That’s been my week. Next week is actually looking a lot more exciting so it will be worth checking back in for that one, I promise
Jennifer Lopez has done it again. Amidst a world tour, raising twins, romancing a hot young thing and oh, you know, being one of the world’s sexiest women, J Lo has brought us another killer fragrance that is set to blow (or should that be “glow”?) you all away.
Perfumiers the world over are kicking themselves for not thinking of a light-up bottle before J Lo did with her latest creation. When I opened the packaging I subconsciously pulled out the activation toggle so the light still took me by surprise upon the first spray. Yes, every time you spritz yourself you’ll get a dazzling light straight from the bottle. The few moments (15 seconds, actually) of “glowing” will automatically switch off but the scent will linger all day.
Since the light-up feature is so special Glowing would almost be forgiven if it didn’t smell so good but much like J Lo’s first scent, Glow (which to me smelled of soap, talcum powder and general cleanliness – yum!), Glowing is a neutral and inoffensive smell which is perfect for that hard-to-buy-for woman in your life and with Christmas a short 8 weeks away, gifts this universally pleasing are excellent to have in your Christmas present artillery.
Available in three different sizes (75ml, 50ml and 30ml [which does not light up]), Glowing is a mix of florals and citrus with top notes of bergamot, mandarin and cypress, middle notes of orange flower, muget des bois and cassia flower and dry notes of sandalwood, amber sultan, vanilla, vetiver, patchouli and cashmere musk. See, something for every taste!
I’ve been wearing it for the past few days and have had soooo many compliments already. People seem to be really awakened by the smell and tend to look at me wide-eyed before exclaiming how beautiful it is. It’s also been described as ‘masculine yet feminine’ which I think is quite apt since a lot of male fragrances feature citrus while the soft florals in the mid notes are very womanly.
I usually like to give at least one “con” when I’m reviewing something I’ve been sent but I honestly can’t fault Glowing – even the price is good! 75ml will set you back $85 with 50ml at $65 and 30ml at $45. I guess, if anything, the bottle when un-lit is a little plain but anything more than a sleek column inspired by Baccarat crystal would look super tacky when lit up so it’s pretty perfect. Sorry, I tried but I just can’t find anything wrong with it!
You should be able to find Glowing in your local Myer from NOW and it is also stocked in selected pharmacies but for specific stockists call 1800 812 663
What do you think of a light-up perfume bottle?
Due to popular demand I’ve decided to share with you all my skin secrets of the moment. I started last time with the Clearasil Perfectawash system and now I have something totally different – skin health from the inside.
I often talk about my bout of acne and the scars it left me with and how lucky I’ve been to reduce 95% of the scarring. I still have a lot of blotchiness and a few pigmentation issues on my chin but the overall condition and look of my skin nothing like it was. I was usually pretty good at covering up the cysts when my acne was at its worst but you can see a few in this picture:
and the visible ones there are the ones which were really bad which left the scars I am still dealing with today.
I have a mostly balanced diet, although I never deny myself anything, but the one thing I do really well is drink a lot of water. I’d estimate between 3 and 4 Litres a day which I would definitely contribute to good skin but the other thing I swear by is Blackmores Radiance.
Now I know I harp on about Blackmores a lot on here and twitter but no, I don’t get paid by them to write these things, I just really trust and love this brand because I get real results when I use their products.
I was put onto Radiance a couple of months after I started on Blackmores‘ other skin product, Nails, Hair and Skin (which I still take as well) and it’s a more luxury, more concentrated product that will give serious results. While it is aimed at a slightly higher age group I don’t believe you’re ever too young to start worrying about the effects of ageing.
With active ingredients like vitamin E, green tea, grape seed, selenium and zinc, Radiance works to increase moisture, decrease free radical effects of pollution and enhance skin elasticity and collagen production. I would definitely agree that since taking radiance, my skin has improved greatly in terms of moisture, plumpness and the diminishing of scarring.
The pill is taken twice a day (morning and night) and is a bit of a larger pill of a dark green colour. Oe box will set you back $66.95 which is a one month supply. The price is up there but it’s a helluva lot cheaper than a monthly facial that only works on the surface of the skin. Radiance, when taken regularly, will have you glowing from the outside in and is setting the skin in the right direction for old age.
For more information on Radiance (including what medications it may not be taken with) please have a look at the Blackmores product page.
I’ve seen Radiance at all my local Priceline stores but please have a look, again, at the Blackmores page for a stockists closest to you.
How do you feel about skin health from the outside? Would you prefer to work on the surface of your skin or do you believe that when it comes to a glowing complexion, a bit of both is best?
Today we got a sneak peek at Mariah’s new line for O.P.I. which is rumoured to be released January 2013. This collaboration is a perfect match with Mariah’s nails always being immaculately polished in pretty tones and having “500 hours of beauty school” under her belt.
The colours, from what I’ve seen so far, are so pretty but I’m a bit disappointed with the names. I’m a huge pun-ophile and I would have loved to have seen some names like:
-Butter-fly (a lemon yellow)
-Always Be My Baby Pink (pink)
-Purple Takin’ Me Higher (purple)
-Fanta-sea Blue (teal or turquoise)
-Vanishing (a nail polish remover)
and so forth.
Instead we have some names that are a little disassociated with the colours and a few Mariah-isms especially for the loyal lambs.
- Pink Yet Lavender
- Stay The Night
- Get Your Number
- The Impossible
- A Butterfly Moment
- Can’t Let Go
Here are some pictures from O.P.I’s Twitter account…
What do you think? I’m a fan, I think the colours are fabulous “daaaahliinnngg” and will obviously be buying them all!