Every thing you will need to Survive this Summer/Party season!
Summer is finally here and so is the party season! So if you have had too much fun, sun, sand, surf and way too much food and drink coupled with lack of sleep, I’m sure your skin is ’worse for wear”. Never fear, here are my favourite party skin savers that will not only hide all signs of fatigue but are also good for you. These are also a must to pack for those summer holiday beauty bags!
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Simply Radiant RRP: $49.95
Australia’s first skin health anti-oxidant drink with scientifically proven ingredients to increase skin hydration and elasticity, promote healthy skin, help decrease premature aging effects of sun damage and provide nutritional support for collagen production.
Aum’s Line Minimising Cream 30ml RRP $29.95
The ultimate anti ageing cream with Aum’s signature Marine Complex, Hyaluronate, Kudzu and Matki to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Senna helps protect against photodamage.
Day by day, skin appears firmer, replenished and more radiant.
Shu uemura White Recovery EX+ Pure Vitamin C Intense Brightening Serum 30ml RRP$120
A new intense brightening serum that contains the ultimate whitening combination act at the source of pigmentation for fast, effective, noticeably brighter skin and faded spots.
Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator 30ml RRP $105.00
Instantly illuminate skin for immediate radiance. The serum also features exclusive CorrectTone Technology, a powerful, comprehensive triple-action complex comprised of highly-effective anti-spot ingredients, powerful anti-oxidants and soothing anti-irritants to address the look of every key sign of uneven skintone.
Estée Lauder Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator RRP $95.00
Instantly cools, massages and re-energizes the look of tired, puffy eyes, while innovative, exclusive Triple-Optic Technology instantly makes dark circles look lighter. Brighter, more rested-looking eyes are revealed immediately.
Youngblood Mineral Illuminating Body Tint RRP $52.00
Adding a sexy sheen to bronzed limbs in summer, Youngblood’s Mineral Illuminating Body Tint uses the power of minerals to give you a safe, sun-free glow all year round. A non-streaking luminous body tint that adds a gloriously golden glow to the arms, legs and décolletage.
Youthful Skin For All Ages
We all want to look our best, regardless of our age. Hence the reason we choose good clothing to highlight our assets, exercise to tone our bodies, use skin care to maintain and improve our skin and use cosmetics to enhance our beauty.
Our needs and requirements change all throughout our lives but one thing remains constant; that is our desire to look our best. At every age we face different challenges and knowing how to respond to those challenges will greatly help to sustain your beauty. Here is a quick run-down of how the skin can change and behave throughout the years.
A woman in her 20s
The twenties are fantastic years and so many of us wish we could freeze time here. You are in the prime of your life and your skin shows it. The skin has started to settle down, the hormonal upheavals are over and the skin is plump and healthy. However the skin renewal process is starting to slow down already and stress may show itself in the form of breakout. This is the time to develop really good skin care habits and start to get stricter with your skin care regiment. Start to introduce exfoliation, night cream and stay vigilant with your sunscreen.
Ella Baché Age Protection Cream, RRP $119.00
DermaQuest Skin Therapy Retexture Serum, RRP $110.00
Avon Solutions Youth Minerals RRP $16.00-$24.99
A woman in her 30s
While time seems to speed up in your thirties with career, kids and families unfortunately you skin starts to slow down. First signs of aging is noticed in the form of fine lines around the eyes and mouth and the skin is starting to lose its elasticity and moisture. This is the time to get really serious about your skin care. As well as moisturiser, sun screen and exfoliant, use eye cream and a weekly face mask. Ensure your body is well hydrated and schedule in time to exercise and relax regularly. While most skins start to get drier this is not always the case. As hydration is essential, opt for gel based oil free moisturisers. Also look for moisturisers with added anti-oxidants and other anti aging ingredients.
Shu Uemura Depsea Hydrability Intense Moisture Filling Mask
ASAP super A serum 30ml RRP of $79.00
Yes To Carrots Daily Cream Cleanser – RRP $14.95
Lancôme Génifique Youth Activator 30ml RRP $115.00
A woman in her 40s
In your mid forties, your body is likely to start gearing up for menopause. This change in oestrogen levels will affect your skin, leading to noticeable changes; break outs, hot flushes, age spots, excessive dryness and deeper wrinkles. Your skin care needs to reflect these changes and you need to asses each concern to pick the right product to best address the issue. Exfoliation is vital to help the skin remain soft and fresh. Moisturisers need extra help in the form of serums so look for ones with extra hydration, vitamin boosters and anti-oxidants. This is also a good time to think about using whitening product or products that will help in evening the skin tome and reducing pigmentation. Introducing facial oils especially at night is fantastic as it will greatly help with dryness and added nutrients. Facial masks are essential as well as visiting a skin care specialist (Cosmetic Physician) to correctly address the skin’s needs and put you on a maintenance routine.
A woman in her 50s and Beyond
At this age the skin is really starting to thin as well as show age spots. The youthful plumpness of the skin is not there any more, lips may appear thinner and eyes may also be drier. On the other hand, older women often have a velvety, peachy texture to their skin and a lot of issues faced in earlier year have resolved themselves. As ever sunscreen is still important in the skin care routine but most important is moisturization. Heavier creams are beneficial as well as facial oils. This is the time to pamper yourself so indulge in a weekly facial and a facial massage to encourage circulation. Don’t forget the rest of the body, exfoliate and moisturise all over regularly.
Shu Uemura Whitefficient Whitening Emulsion
SK-II Whitening Spots Specialist RRP $175.00
Kiehl’s Ultimate White Activated Whitening Cream
Skin Care For All Ages
Regardless of your age, there are certain steps you need to take to ensure you always look your best. Genuinely healthy skin is a result of a healthy routine and lifestyle.
Exercise regularly to ensure blood circulation, relax your muscles and most importantly, get rid of excess toxins through sweating. Drink plenty of water throughout your day to help keep you hydrated and also flush out the toxins from you system and use a sauna or a bath regularly. This will also help to relax you which also aids in a healthy complexion. Consume plenty of anti-oxidants and greens in your diet and follow the rules of healthy living.
Through these simple steps that anyone can and should follow, a healthy and beautiful skin can be achieved and enjoyed all throughout your life. Good skin is not an accident for most of us but with a few simple disciplines we can look our best regardless of our age.
Did you leave your shopping to the last minute?
Well don’t panic. There are some beautiful and affordable gift packs that will be more than welcome for anyone who deserves a little luxury, a little pampering and a little love.
We have gathered together all the essentials for that top to toe glamour that is so desired at this time of the year, with all the parties and functions you will want to look you absolute best. These gift packs will help you achieve the Glamour Girl Look!
Skin care is such an important aspect of our life so it’s extra nice when someone gives it to us as a gift especially if it comes in a beautiful gift box with extra little bonuses.
Want to catch the wave too? We bet you do! And with VS Sassoon’s new Wave Envy™ styler you can do it in a minute!
*Ceramic Technology™ including ceramic plate and ceramic barrels giving even heat distribution for luscious locks!
*Three variable temperature settings to suit all hair types, 160°C, 180°C and 200°C.
*Ultra hot, ultra fast and ready to use in seconds!
The Wave Envy™ is THE essential tool in your hair styling kit. Create effortless, natural, and inspirational waves this season. One good “wave” and you will be definitely back for more!!
B: OPI Mini Muppette – $24.95
Muppet Mania comes to Australia, collect this limited edition Mini Muppette range of four mini (7.5ml) metallic and sequin and glittery lacquers; featuring Wocka Wocka, Designer de Better, Warm & Fozzie and Excuse Moi!, retailing for $24.95 at selected salons and David Jones.
C: Fabulous Feet – RRP $34.50
Step your toes into the award winning Nail Envy in either Original or Sensitive complete with unique pedicure socks,
D: Wella Professionals Enrich Pack RRP $44
The Wella Care & Styling Enrich range helps to tackle split ends while boosting hair’s shine, smoothness and moisture levels. Enrich also contains silk extract and shea butter leaving hair instantly full of shine and soft to touch.
The Enrich pack contains Enrich Shampoo, Enrich Conditioner, Enrich Intensive Treatment Mask for lush hair full of movement and Wella Professionals Stay Styled Finishing Spray, the perfect everyday hairspray.
E: Wella System Professionals Gift SetSP Gift Set- RRP $64
The Wella SP offering combines innovative product formulas and a revolutionary, personalised hair care service. Exclusively customised to suit each client’s individual needs, SP is the ultimate in hair perfection.
Consumers who purchase any SP Shampoo and Conditioner will receive a complimentary Intensive Treatment Mask, Treatment Spoon and exclusive satin lined gift box to take the products away in. As SP is a personailised brand, consumers can purchase the products as prescribed by their hair stylist, rather than be restricted to pre packed set
F:VS Sassoon miniPRO
Model VS2338A RRP: $26.95
The VS Sassoon miniPRO™ collection takes your favourite styling essentials and turns them into compact, travel sized styling tools for on the go glam greatness. They include the same great quality and features you have grown to love AND they fit into your handbag!
*Easy action, simply press your hair between the barrels.
*Ceramic Technology™ provides an even heat distribution for a silky smooth finish!
*Ultra hot, ultra fast and ready to use in seconds!
Men can be quite hard to shop for. We have featured some of our favourite small gifts that are sure to tickle his fancy and are sure to be used instead of thrown in a dark drawer and forgotten about.
Top Gear 3D The Stig Body Wash (250ml) ‐ $10
For all rev‐heads and lovers of Top Gear, this is the perfect gift for those who want to bring a little masculinity into the bathroom.
A 3D statue of the much‐loved Top Gear character “The Stig” filled with body wash will be a hit with the big boys.
Available from Coles
LYNX Africa Gift Set ‐ $10
This Coles exclusive gift set contains the number 1 selling scent for men, Africa, including a Body Spray, Anti‐Perspirant and a novelty pen.
The perfect stocking‐filler for boyfriends, brothers and sons this Christmas.
Available from Coles
We all need small treats and gifts that won’t break the bank. Here is a collection of fabulous gift packs that will please the most discerning recipient.