The season of horse racing is upon us again. Frantic shopping for the right outfit, shoes and hats can take the centre stage of the racing season. However if you don’t pull it together with the right understated yet elegant hair and makeup, no outfit will dazzle in it’s full potential. We will show you how to attain your picture-perfect race day look.
The key to be successful in creating the perfect look is to be prepared. Have all the products and tools at hand to avoid last minute disasters.
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As you’ll be out in the elements, your skin will be on show so make sure you prepare well.
The first step is your skin care. Use a brightening anti aging moisturiser that will help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Avon Anew Rejuvenate Glycolic Facial Treatment $49.99
Always use a foundation primer that will not only prolong your makeup but will give you a flawless, brighter, illuminated look.
Divina Australia’s Argan Gold Primer $80.00
Next use a foundation that will not only give you good coverage but will stay on and look fresh all day as well as give you sun protection.
Clarins Extra-Firming Foundation SPF 15 $70.00
For the eyes choose classic colours that will enhance your eyes rather than shocking party makeup. Remember this is for day time outdoor wear so your colours need to be more muted. Choose matter or low shimmer colours for subtle beauty rather than glittery bright colours.
Youngblood Pressed Individual Eyeshadow Shades $35.20
Don’t forget to line your eyes. Line your upper lids with liquid eyeliner, or with a pencil for a softer, smudged effect. Finish with two coats of black mascara to polish your look.
Avon Super Magnify Mascara $22.99
For a healthy, easy-to-wear look choose a pretty pink or nude lipstick. To make sure it stays put line your lips with a lip coloured pencil then paint on your colour. Finish off with a small dab of gloss in the middle of the lips.
Eles Micro Bubble Lipstick in Micro Shell $38.50
As a finishing touch apply a small amount of bronzer or shimmer powder to really glam up your look. Be careful not to go over the top, in this case less-is-more.
Eles Colour Tides Mineral Shimmering Powder $99.00
Nothing ruins a perfect look than unkempt nails. Aim for fingers to look glossy and well groomed. Choose pale, sorbet colours or go for the classic French manicure.
Zoya Flash Collection– Six Bright & Bold Glossy Summer Creams $17.00 each
Although most ladies will wear some sort of head piece your hair still needs attention to best suit your head-wear. Always opt for elegant, classy, clean shiny hair.
VS Sassoon miniPRO Goddess $42.95
As a last minute tip: Spring is an unpredictable time of the year, don’t take any chances, secure your hair and headpiece securely and take an extra layer to add at a minutes notice of needed. High heels can also be a killer but never ever be caught bare footed.
As the year is coming to and end much faster that we would prefer, cosmetics companies are gearing up too with some fantastic new product launches. We were flat out just to keep up with them all. Enjoy these brilliant new products to hit the shelves near you.
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Jane Iredale Releases Phoenix Sugar&Butter
shu uemura Face Architect Illuminating Moisture Fluid Foundation
shu uemura red: juvenus vitalizing renewing night cream
The Body Shop – Italian Baked-to-Last Powders
Clarins Instant Light Brush-On Perfector
Clarins Extra-Firming Foundation SPF 15
Phytocare Olive Leaf Extract
ELES – Bird of Paradise
Napoleon Perdis Launches Smart New Foundation and Concealer Pen
Avon Anew Clinical Luminosity Pro Brightening Hand Cream SPF 15
Alpha-H Essential Hydration Cream
Youngblood New Summer Products
Shopping for cosmetics and personal care products is all about having choices. Do you go for the Brand Name products, the well known brands that you feel you can trust? Do you choose by fragrance, colour, texture, price and packaging? Or do you shop by comparing ingredients? Or like most people a combination of all of the above.
Choice is a good thing, however sometimes it can be overwhelming, confusing and even a little annoying, making a purchasing decision that much harder.
We have collected some of natural/organic options to some of the most commonly purchased items today. Mascara, deodorant and hand wash.
We hope this will make your purchasing decisions easier.
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Dermalogica’s Environmental Control System Deodorant RRP $36.50 (64gm)
Environmental Control System Deodorant offers an alternative without synthetic fragrance or alcohol which can irritate the skin especially after shaving. Essential oils of Parsley, Clove, Coriander, Rosemary, Lemon Peel, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree help neutralise the odours which are created not by odourless sweat itself, but by the pungent metabolites resulting from bacterial activity upon the lipid-laden, carbohydrate-rich secretions produced by the apocrine sweat glands.
Sukin Deodorant RRP $5.95 (125ml)
Perfect for use as an invigorating body spray on moist skin post-shower or even between showers to refresh. Aroma-therapeutic essential oils of tangerine, mandarin, lavender and vanilla extract offer a fabulous unisex fragrance and will leave you smelling fresh and clean all day. This Aluminium and Paraben free deodorant eliminates the bacteria that causes odour without using harsh ingredients.
L’Occitane Olive Tree Organic Gentle Deodorant RRP: $26.95 (50ml)
A very soft roll-on deodorant that controls efficiently and durably odors while respecting the skin and its natural eliminating functions. It does not block skin pores. ECOCERT certified. Apply every morning and allow to dry for a few minutes before dressing.
Weleda Deodorant RRP: $19.95 (100ml)
Deodorants work by neutralising odour-causing bacteria that can accompany the body’s natural detoxification without preventing perspiration or disrupting the body’s natural functions. The formulations combine a mixture of essential oils and are free from anti-perspirants such as Aluminium Salts, which are known to interfere with the natural functions of the skin. All formulations are free from synthetic additives, including fragrance, colour or preservatives and made without raw materials derived from mineral oils.
Grant’s Natural Crystal Deodorant with Aloe Vera RRP: $4.95 (40g), $9.50 (100g)
Grants Crystal Deodorant with Aloe Vera is a pure crystalline substance, composed of natural minerals & Aloe Vera extract. The minerals control body odour in a simple and natural way by stopping growth of odour causing bacteria on the skin. Aloe Vera extract provides its renown gentle soothing and healing properties. Unscented and hypoallergenic, making it ideal for sensitive skin. Simply wet the crystal and apply it to any part of the body, for an odour free day.
The Body Shop’s DeoDry Collection Roll On RRP: $16.95 (50ml), Deodorant Stick RRP $16.95 (55g)
DeoDry is the ideal alternative for the many people searching for a natural approach to beauty and grooming. The products are free from aluminium salts and parabens but still deliver excellent dryness and odour control, plus they won’t leave white marks on your clothes. The unique patented technology of natural volcanic minerals in an ultra-fine powder have remarkable water absorption capacity to guarantee dryness. It is this powder that absorbs wetness, so your underarms stay fresh and you can feel confident for up to 24 hours.
Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Brightening Facial Mask, 150g $16.75
A soothing and deep cleansing kaolin-based rinse-off facial mask enriched with licorice extract to help reduce the appearance of skin discoloration. Palmer’s Skin Success Eventone Brightening Facial Mask also contains vitamins C and E and botanical extracts to improve tone and brighten the appearance of skin.
Available only at Priceline and selected pharmacies.
Quyen – Age:32, Skin Type: Dry
What were your first impressions of the Mask when you used it?
The licorice-mint fragrant of this product is very off-putting as it is quite heavy. The cream when first applied is very thick.
How did you find the application and use of the Mask?
A very generous amount is required to be applied on the face and once it is set, it becomes solid and holds the face. It requires a fair amount of scrubbing afterwards to remove the mask. Once the mask is removed, the face is left with a fresh soothing feeling and with any dead skin removed from the face. The skin is left feeling very supple, free of toxins and the tone is even throughout the face.
The cream is very thick and the fragrant is very heavy and rich.
Did you notice any benefits from using this Mask as opposed to others you have used in the past?
The mask does remove any toxins, oils and dead skin that is on the face and allows a soft removal without having to heavily scrub the skin and making it red.
If Price would be of no concern, would you purchase this Mask for yourself in the future?
Due to the fragrance, I wouldn’t purchase this product again however as a mask, it is very effective and yet very gentle on the skin.
This mask would easily be rated at 4 for its purpose to clean and clear the skin properties.
The Commonwealth Games are under way and while not all of us can be there in person to cheer the athletes on, we can show our support by aiming for the Gold.
Here are all the products that will help you get in the mood and aim for your own Gold.
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