Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Top Tips From Kevin Murphy


With the change in seasons and cold, wet days becoming more frequent, your hair can start to suffer and have a mind of its own. But don’t fear – international hair master Kevin Murphy has some tips on how to prep your hair to handle the humidity as best you can.

“On humid days, what you put in your hair and what you keep in your handbag are as important as how you style it, never leave home without your dry shampoo or powdered texturiser, they are your best friend on damp days” says Murphy.

“The most painless way to deal with humidity is to go with a low maintenance hairstyle. For the very humid days, go for a sleek ponytail, a bun or a messy plait. Try and use products that don’t contain too much moisture as this only attracts more moisture.”

“You can create a loose messy braid and go for the modern milk maid look.”

Murphy also recommends keeping your hair off the shoulders and neck so the movement created from the damp air looks intentional, FRESH.HAIR and POWDER.PUFF work perfectly for a fresh, tousled, ‘weather friendly’ style.

“If you have thick hair, go with wavy or curly hairstyles. Humidity is great for creating curl, just use a light lotion and stay away from heavy moisturisers and waxes. Lightweight products and lotions work best in humidity, and if you want a style with volume, you can create it by teasing at the roots,” explains Murphy.

There are a few tools Kevin Murphy recommends to fight the frizz during the change in seasons, which we’ve included below.  

Please call 1800 104 204 or visit www.kevinmurphy.com.au for stockists.

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Provides a strong but weightless hold. Wheat Protein seals moisture into the hair, preventing breakage and keeping hair healthy and shiny while allowing for movement.
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Powder.Puff uses metamorphosis technology to leave the hair texturised, weightless, residue-free…and big!

Acts as a blender and lightener for blondes, as well as a pocket-sized dry shampoo.



Actively cleans the hair while giving body and texture; the formulation removes excess oil and odours.

This wide toothed comb enhances texture and movement in the hair as well as removing flyaways.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

APRIL 2014 - Her Fashion Box

Would you believe me if I said my March box arrived a week before I received Aprils box? Well that's exactly happened to me, Her Fashion Boxes just seem to be arriving later and later as time goes on. I felt left outta the loop on Aprils box as there wasn't much follow up by the social media person. There was an email sent out in the last couple of days of April, promising that boxes would be mailed out the next day. couple weeks later, still nothing. At this point I was very annoyed, as I didn't receive a email back with a follow up, nor a reply back to facebook, twitter or Instagram comments.

There wasn't a reason given for why the boxes were so late, just that the team have been working really hard getting them out. I totally understand things happen and are completely outta people's control but it's quite frustrating paying for a monthly subscription, not getting it on time and not getting a form of contact back. For a service you're paying for turns out like this, kinda makes me want to cancel my subscription.

Anyways enough about my rant / sooking. haha lets just start this:

Bonus Gift: I received a Her Fashion Box tote as my free gift for completing March's survey. Great little bag for shopping or carrying my Uni books.
1) Cedel - Coconut Bay Hairspray ($4.99)
I love my hair products and I love hairspray even more! I love how the fragrance smells exactly like coconut. Which is quite refreshing! I've perilously owned this. it's super lightweight, non sticky and easy to brush out. The packaging is also very cute and funky.

2) Manicare - Fashion Nail Shaper ($1.95)
I'm not much of a nail person. However I'm a sucker for packaging and this packaging is adorable. It'd definitely come in handy, something small to throw into your bag.

3) Urban Rituelle - Coconut & Honey ($4.95)
Im a fan of Urban Rituelle and loved their perfume bottle in February's box. However this certain product won't be used by me. Don't assume I'm being rude, I'm actually allergic to soap, along with honey. However it does smell lovely. I may pass this onto a friend or keep for a giveaway.

4) Mor - Five Sachets Of Hand Cream (80ml - $14.95)
I've tried a few of these hand creams before and I love them! The formula absorbs into the skin quickly, helps soothes dry hands leaving them feeling pampered, restored moisture and with a lovely scent. I'll most likely save these for a giveaway or pass onto someone.

5) Her Fashion Box - Luminesce Socks ($24.95)
These are cute knee high socks and perfect for the colder months but I don't see myself wearing them. I'm not really a huge fan on knee high socks nor do I see what makes these socks worth $24.95? I'll wear them around the house, but doubt I'd wear them outside.

6) Her Fashion Box - White Noise Earrings ($19.95)
Another product I won't be able to use, only because I no longer have my ears pierced. However theyre cute and love the detail. Another product for a giveaway.

7) Her Fashion Box - Coraline Cuff ($19.95)
I already own a similar cuff in pink. It's a cute bracelet to add an extra pop to an outfit. I love the look, colours and spike details! definitely going to get a lot of wear.

Overall: 5 outta 7 products will not be used by me, so this months box is disappointing. It really wasn't worth waiting for, however I'm sure these products are more appealing to others but if I wasn't allergic, had my ears pierced and hadn't tried some of these products before I would of enjoyed this box. But I'm excited for May's box for their designer collaboration, so fingers crossed May's will make up for Aprils.

Friday, 16 May 2014

LUSH - Fight Against Animal Testing!

Leading ethical retailer, LUSH Cosmetics has this week partnered with animal rights groups;Humane Society InternationalBe Cruelty Free and Humane Research Australia, to stage a national campaign (May 12 – 18 2014) calling on the Australian government to follow in the steps of the European Union and ban cosmetics testing on animals.

Throughout LUSH’s 25 stores across Australia, staff will be handing out educational material to customers this week about a parliamentary bill that is currently up for debate in the Australian Senate called the ‘End of Cruel Cosmetics’ bill. If passed, this bill will mark the end of animal testing for cosmetics in Australia. LUSH is encouraging customers to sign a petition in support of this bill online at: http://bit.ly/HSIbecrueltyfree. On Saturday 17 May at midday, a minute’s silence will also be held in LUSH stores nationally to honour all of the animals who have suffered due to cosmetics testing.

According to Hannah Stuart from Humane Research Australia, “Testing cosmetics like mascara and shampoo on living creatures is a completely unnecessary cruelty and it’s time Australia joined a growing number of countries by banning it. Without a legal ban in Australia, there is nothing to prevent cosmetics animal testing now or in the future, and cosmetics tested on animals overseas are still sold in shops throughout the country.”

Since its inception over 30 years ago, LUSH Cosmetics has been committed to end animal testing in the cosmetics industry. To LUSH, ‘fighting animal testing’ is more than just a slogan or marketing initiative; it is a genuine practice. LUSH does not and will not test any of its products or ingredients on animals, nor buy ingredients from suppliers who engage in any animal testing.

Despite many practical alternatives, laboratory testing of product and various toxic substances on animals is still commonplace in the cosmetics industry. Throughout the European Union, however, animal testing of cosmetics is already banned ­and a sales ban was implemented in March 2013. Outside the EU animal testing for cosmetics continues and is even a legal requirement in some countries. This inspired LUSH co-founder Mark Constantine to recently develop The Lush Prize (www.lushprize.org), a fund of £250,000 to reward outstanding contributions toward ending the use of animals in product safety testing.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

REVIEW: Give Me Clean Hair Dry Shampoo - Eleven Australia

What do you do when you wake up with a few minutes before you have to fly out the door and there's no time for a quick shower? How about when your already-fine hair looks flat? Whatever your hair emergency may be, there's a good chance that dry shampoo can fix it. From greasy roots to lifeless locks, every girl can benefit from this hair helper.

 So when it comes to styling my hair, I always turn to Eleven Australia. Eleven is an Australian brand that is used by many of Australia’s top hair stylists. They've a wide range of products from treatments, to styling products, and of course shampoo and conditioners. So you'd understand why I grab their products over anything else.

RRP: $22.95

Eleven Dry Shampoo claims to remove excess oil, leaving your hair refreshed without using water. With a light scent of coconuts. This product helps take away the greasy look around the hairline and crown. Eleven Dry Shampoo comes in a nice looking 130g white aerosol spray can, with simple orange writing. It is a simple, yet very stylish and modern looking spray can, which is also very easy to use.

The product is super easy and quick to apply. Start by shaking the can and spraying at least 25cms away onto the roots of your hair. Allow the product to fully absorb any excess oil, before working it through with your hands to disperse it. Just like other dry shampoos I've tried, it leaves my hair feeling thick, matte and straw-like. Which isn't appealing, but in saying that. Eleven Dry Shampoo is far from that and doesn't leave behind white residue or any other dullness.

Overall I really like this dry shampoo - It gets rid of left over oils until I wash it later that night. It also gives an extra boost of volume. It has a floral and coconut scent, which is lovely. The scent does last all day. It's a great product for in between washes. It's definitely been my favourite go-to dry shampoo lately. I would different recommended to anyone who's seeking to try new products.

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Friday, 9 May 2014

Clear Eyes by Murine Wipes

                      Murine launches new revolutionary Clear Eyes by Murine Wipes®

Clear Eyes by Murine Wipes® are both Ophthalmologist and Dermatologist tested and recommended, and can be used daily to refresh tired eyes, remove makeup, ocular secretions and scales, sweat and crusted eye matter.

 Murine has just launched new single sachet Clear Eyes by Murine Wipes®, ideal to refresh tired gritty eyes for busy people on the go.

The new Clear Eyes by Murine Wipes® are uniquely textured hypoallergenic wipes for effective, gentle cleansing around eyelids, lashes and general eye area.

The new single use wipes are carefully pH balanced to match the natural pH of human tears, making them ideal for contact lens wearers and can be used on sensitive skin, especially the delicate skin around the eyes.

Clear Eyes by Murine Wipes® are free of alcohol, fragrances, preservatives, and are enriched with soothing chamomile extract.

Each pack of Clear Eyes by Murine Wipes® contains 30 individual single sachets which can be easily popped in handbags, sports bags, purses, car glove boxes and glasses cases – for convenient and easy use no matter where you are.

Clear Eyes by Murine Wipes® can also be used directly from the sachet or as a hot or cold compress.

Clear Eyes by Murine Wipes® are great for:
·         Quick eye makeup tidy ups
·         Cleansing and refreshing infected eyes
·         Refreshing sweaty eyes after a workout
·         Refreshing dry eyes associated with menopause
·         Calming aching eyes affected by cold or flu
·         Refreshing dry and tired eyes after long drives, flights or hours staring at the computer
·         Calming itchy eyes affected by hayfever
·         Refreshing dry and tired eyes from wearing contact lens

Top tips from Clear Eyes by Murine Wipes® for maintaining good ocular health:
ü  Drink plenty of water to keep your whole body, including your eyes, hydrated
ü  Ensure you remove contact lens and any eye make-up before sleeping
ü  Keep a single sachet Clear Eyes by Murine Wipes® on hand to refresh your eyes when feeling tired or gritty
ü  Try to get quality sleep and avoiding repeated late nights
ü  Make sure you wear sunglasses while in high UV or glary environments
ü  Take regular breaks from your computer screen – look away from the screen every 5 minutes and focus on something further away

Clear Eyes by Murine Wipes® RRP: $16.95
Available at pharmacies nationally or call 1800 788 870 for stockists details.

For more information about Clear Eyes by Murine Wipes®, please visit 

Tuesday, 6 May 2014



 Australia is thrilled to be the official hair partner of Foxtel’s new talent series The Face Australia, starring supermodel Naomi Campbell. Smash hit TV franchise, The Face Australia, is a reality modelling competition series which sees three supermodels mentor teams of up and coming models competing to become The Faceof a major Australian brand.

Campbell, an industry juggernaut, has mentored on both the UK and US versions of the show, and is heading up the Australian version with fellow supermodels Nicole Trunfio and Cheyenne Tozzi.
Co-Creative Director of ELEVEN Australia, Joey Scandizzo, and his team are the creative force styling the hair for makeovers, campaign shoots and the runway finale.

The Face is a great opportunity for talented, young Australian models to break into the supermodel world. My team and I are so excited to be supporting them during what could be a life-changing experience.”
“I’ve been in the hair and fashion industry for a long time, and have worked with models who have started their careers on shows like The Face. It’s a great platform that provides an opportunity to stand out from the crowd.”

The final episode of The Face Australia will air on Tuesday 6 May at 8.30pm on FOX8.
Proudly Australian made and owned, ELEVEN Australia is a fresh approach to professional shampoos, conditioners, treatments, styling and lifestyle products. Healthy hair and glowing skin has never been so simple and affordable.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Are You The Next Rimmel London Beauty Insider?


Calling all beauty queens! Stop daydreaming of internet stardom and listen up. A simple #selfie could launch your beauty blogging career! It-girl beauty brand Rimmel London has announced that entries are now open for the 2014 Rimmel London Beauty Insider. If you consider yourself a bit of a beauty buff and have dreamed of being a beauty blogger, this is the gig for you! As the Rimmel London Beauty Insider you will get to test out the exciting new Rimmel products before they hit the shelves and have your reviews published in Girlfriend magazine. You’ll also get to learn the tricks of the trade from the very best, with a money-can’t-buy experience of meeting Australia’s #1 beauty vlogger Lauren Curtis.

 - $500 stash of Rimmel London makeup
A one-on-one mentoring session with Australia’s #1 beauty vlogger and YouTube sensation Lauren Curtis
Star in the behind-the-scenes video at the 2014 Rimmel London Girlfriend Model Search winner’s shoot

  1. Re-create Kate Moss’ beauty look (see image above) using Rimmel London makeup and nail products
  2. Strike a pose and take a selfie showcasing your rockin’ beauty skills
  3. Send in your picture via email to rimmelbeautyinsider@pacificmags.com.au and
    answer in 25 words or less what your must-have Rimmel London product is and why
  4. Competition closes Wednesday 21st May 2014, with the winner drawn on Thursday
    22nd May 2014. All details in the May issue of Girlfriend, visit www.girlfriend.com.au for full terms and conditions. 

Sunday, 4 May 2014

New Product: Colour Theory's Primer:

Colour Theory's Primer: The Make-Up Essential No Woman Should Be Without!

A primer serves as a layer between skin and foundation, and creates a more even surface to apply foundation or tinted moisturiser. This beauty must have creates a smooth canvas for your foundation by filling in fine lines, wrinkles and large pores to make skin appear velvety smooth.
 To achieve flawless, glowing skin look no further than Colour Theory's Primer - a top seller in the Colour Theory range and the make-up essential no woman should be without!
If you're prone to shiny skin and an oily T-zone, then Colour Theory's Primer can help control shine. It will keep shine at bay throughout the day (so no oil-blotting papers are necessary!) and will ensure that your make-up remains nothing less than stellar by day's end.
The lack of shine will also thereby increase the longevity of your make-up and your foundation will stay in place throughout the day - no slipping and sliding!  
Delivering a naturally flawless and radiant finish, Colour Theory's fragrance free, clear and lightweight primer formula can be worn alone or used as part of a daily make-up routine to help achieve the appearance of velvety smooth skin instantly.  
No need to spend $40 on a primer any longer. Colour Theory's primer is amazing value at only $10. Once you try it, you won't want to be without this make-up bag must have.
Colour Theory is a colour cosmetic range for face, eyes, lips and nails, with shades on offer that cater to a variety of tastes, skin tones and colourings. And with 4 simple price points, $4, $6, $8 and $10, the range is easy to shop.

To achieve a flawless look every time, colour your world with Colour Theory.
Available exclusively at most Amcal, Amcal Max and Guardian Pharmacies, part of Australia's largest network of pharmacies.
Shop online at amcal.com.au

The Eyes Have It - Boots Laboratories

3 Eye Creams from Boots Laboratories to refresh, revitalise and rejuvenate tired eyes.

Eyes are the windows to our soul, but the delicate skin around our eyes can reveal a lot about us, showing telltale signs of our age, health and wellbeing. Considering our eyes bear the full brunt of ageing and life stress in the form of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness, you need an eye cream that actually works to help refresh and leave you feeling rejuvenated.

Whether you’ve been partying all weekend long or up all night with a crying baby, Boots Laboratories have three eye creams that have been specifically created to help with the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness. 

Serum7 Fine Lines Eye Cream - 15mL $26

Reduce the appearance of fine lines with this anti-ageing eye cream that helps to smooth the delicate skin around the eyes and reduce puffiness and dark circles. Tired skin is re-awoken and boosted with radiance. Skin is left looking and feeling softer and healthier in just 2 weeks.
  • -Visibly smoothes fine lines in 2 weeks
  • -Deeply hydrates to give more supple, soft and healthy looking skin in just 4 weeks
  • -Hypoallergenic carefully formulated to minimise the risk of allergies
  • -Formulated to combat early signs of ageing 
Serum7 LIFT Deep-Wrinkle Eye Cream - 15mL $28
  • Tighten and brighten the skin around the eyes with this powerful anti-wrinkle eye cream. The delicate area around your eyes is especially vulnerable to losing definition and radiance so this hardworking formula helps to lift and firm the skin whilst reducing the appearance of deep lines, wrinkles and dark circles. The skin around the eyes will appear refreshed, brighter and healthier looking.

    • -Visibly firms and lifts the skin
    • -Boosts radiance around the eye area
    • -Visibly reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles
    • -Hypoallergenic and formulated to minimise the risk of allergies
    • -Developed for deeper set lines and wrinkles

      Radiance Boosting Eye Balm - 15ml $22
      This delicate eye balm soothes and brightens the delicate eye area helping to combat puffiness and dark circles. Radiance Boosting Eye Balm contains the unique ingredient Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) extract which restores radiance and leaves skin looking more supple, soft and healthy.

    • -Reduces dark circles and puffiness
    • -Hypoallergenic and suitable for sensitive skin
    • -Paraben free