Tuesday, 28 April 2015

FABY & Butterfly Foundation Fundraising Don’t DIS My Appearance Campaign in May



FABY Nails have teamed up with the Butterfly Foundation for the month of May inviting everyone to paint their middle finger, as a symbol against negative body image – Don’t DIS My Appearance.

Launching on 6th May, The Butterfly Foundation’s new inaugural fundraising campaign, Don’t DIS My Appearance takes a stand against appearance-based judgment and to help fight eating disorders.

In 2014, approximately 1 million people suffered from eating disorders in Australia. The Butterfly Foundation aims to create a world that celebrates health, well-being and diversity.

FABY will donate 100% of profits from online sales of selected nail lacquers sold during the month of May 2015. FABY Nail Lacquer is available for purchase online at www.fabyboutique.com.au or via www.dontdismyappearance.org.au during the month of May.


New to Australia FABY Nails has chosen to support the Butterfly Foundation because we believe in positive body imaging. Commenting on the alignment, General Manager of FABY Nails Australia, Karon McKendrick-Taylor states; “Many people use nail polish to express themselves and their emotions and we believe this campaign is perfectly aligned with FABY’s brand values towards positive imaging.”

Butterfly CEO, Christine Morgan, says negative body image – often perpetuated by the experience of being judged and shamed by others – can be a contributing factor to developing an eating disorder.

“Painting your middle finger is a cheeky and symbolic way of saying, I am more than my appearance, and no-one has a right to judge me based on how I look.

“By supporting the Don’t DIS My Appearance campaign, you are taking a stand against appearance based judgment and helping to affect positive change for those living with an eating disorder,” continues Ms Morgan.




So come on, what are you waiting for, support the Butterfly Foundation by stocking up on your favourite colours are www.fabyboutique.com.au.  Remember FABY will donate 100% of profits from sale of nail lacquers sold during the month of May 2015.




Monday, 27 April 2015

CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY WITH A FABY NAILS - GIVEAWAY UPDATE


Mum’s the Boss Mothers Day pack offers all the essentials to ensure mum is pampered and appreciated. The pack contains two of FABY’s most popular lacquer shades, FABY Red, a vibrant traffic light red that is an elegant classic; and Bon Bon …Ton, a feminine soft pink with a pearlescent hue.

Mum's the Boss Mothers Pack rrp $49.95


The pack comes with FABY’s most efficient and effective anti-ageing base cost, Nourish Base Coat 15ml and FABY’s 240 Grit Edge Natural Nail File. FABY’s Nourish Base coat is perfect for weak and damaged nails, containing high levels of protein and plant extracts to assist nails in staying young and stress resistant. Packaged in a desirable little cosmetic bag, valued at more that $70.

Available from April 2015 in leading salons or purchase on-line at ww.fabyboutique.com.au

To make thing extra special,  Faby have kindly donated 8 wonderful sets to give-away just for Mother's Day.  3 setS via Instragram (@bennie_girl) and 5 sets via my blog.

All you have to do is tell me why you or your mum is deserving of this Fabylous gift pack to be in the running.  For terms & Conditions, see end of post.  Good Luck!


Have you already bought mum's present?  What have you gotten her or if you haven't bought it yet what will you get her.  I'd love to hear gift ideas whether they are handmade or purchased.



WINNERS OF THE GIVEAWAY


It was unfortunate that several entrants had good responses but did not subscribe my blog (as per T&Cs) so they could not be picked as the winner.

Manadachic
Michelle
Temporary_Princess
Lon Rad
Sarah

Congrats to the winners and thank you for your support.  Keep an  eye out for more comps in the future.




Terms & Conditions
To be in the running follow the instructions below;

1.  You must be a follower of my blog.  You can sign up here.
2.  Leave a comment below by answering a simple question in 25 words or less, 
     Why you or your mum is special & deserving of this prize? 
3.  Leave your email address with your answer, or email me your details, so I can identify you.
4.  Please make sure you come back to see if you are a winner.

This competition is open to Australian Residents only. Competition Closes on the 11th May 2015. 
Winners will be notified by email and name posted on this blog.

Friday, 24 April 2015

LAUNCH: SEPHORA AUSTRALIA MEDIA EVENT SHOWCASE

WHAT: Sephora Brands Showcase & Twobirdstalking
WHEN: Tuesday 14 April 2015
WHERE: Australian Technology Park, Sydney


I was invited to the Sephora Exclusive Brands Showcase that was held in the midst of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. 

Being my first showcase I was not sure what to expect. Walking through was like walking into beauty heaven!

I felt quite fortunate to meet the peeps behind the brands that are exclusive to Sephora. Chatting to the representatives asking questions and learning more about their products and upcoming new releases.

Talking to the brand representative's is thirsty work, thank goodness there was a supply of healthy treats like cold pressed juice 'Lucky you' and Almond flavoured milk , salted caramel being my favourite!

Ole 's easy-to-use products are formulated to work "with" the skin to regenerate, hydrate, stimulate and pamper. The delicate scents and gorgeous feel of these treatments are designed to promote wellness, which is an essential component of beauty

Ole henriksen


Alterna is always staying one step ahead of the hair care pack and have developed a line of breakthrough hair products infusing high-quality ingredients with cutting-edge technology. Alterna has pioneered the use of many innovative ingredients, including THC-free hemp seed oil, Italian white truffle oil, and caviar.

Alterna Haircare


Arcona is known for its high quality, luxury formulations and their unparallelled ability to make a positive change to the skin. Only the finest quality, pure and powerful ingredients are used in the products that penetrate deep into the cellular layers of the skin to effect real change, resulting in glowing, healthy skin at any age.

Arcona


COVER FX creates makeup products that help you look your best while actually improving your skin over time. Cover FX will never irritate and can improve your skin during wear and over time.  Free of the Inflammatory 5: parabens, fragrance, gluten, mineral oil and talc.

Cover FX


For over 150 years, Crème Simon kept a simple yet powerful alchemy of dermo-active natural botanical extracts a closely-guarded secret. Crème Simon remains faithful to the original Activ-Fleur Complex, and it is still at the heart of every product today. 

Scientific tests have proven results in boosting radiance, skin cell regeneration and oxygenating properties.

Creme Simon


Dr Jart+ is a dermatological cosmetic brand launched under the belief that scientific and reliable products lead to healthy and beautiful skin.

Dr Jart+


The Formula X philosophy is PERFORMANCE X PLAY. It exists at the crossroads of technology and beauty, efficiency and fun. Their groundbreaking No Compromise formula delivers the ultimate super-talent nail colour, while their breathtaking array of shades and effects provides endless inspiration. 

Formula X


Kat Von D may be best known for her stunning tattoo designs, but it’s her talent as an artist that inspired her new collection for Spring 2015. Kat uses elements of light and dark to shape her illustrations and bring her canvases to life.  With fab contouring palettes and long lasting, highly pigmented ink liners, her products will hit cult status in no time! 

Kat Von D


IT COSMETICS Innovative Technology is IT. Developed with leading plastic surgeons, IT Cosmetics creates clinically proven, innovative problem-solving makeup and skin care products that harness cutting edge, anti-ageing technologies and high performance, skin-loving ingredients to provide serious beauty solutions that help look and feel your most beautiful!

IT Cosmetics


Makeup for ever are releasing an amazing waterproof eyeshadow collection called Aqua Collection. With 15 shades to choose from formula adheres to the eyelids and doesn't run or fade even under the most extreme condition.
  
Makeup for ever


Marc Jacobs beauty is a synergistic collaboration between the designer and kendo.  It’s about the spirit of youth, confidence and experimentation. He inspires you to push the boundaries and create your own style.

Mar Jacobs Beauty


The super stylish Victoria Beckham has collaborated with Nails Inc and released her own collection called Victoria Beckham Collection (squeal). I can't wait to get my hands on it. It's going to be huge.

VB by Nails Inc



Sisters Ally and Taylor Frankel, created NUDESTIX. A simple collection of easy-to-use makeup crayons that cover all the bases and give you a fresh-faced, nude look. Enriched with skin-saving vitamins, antioxidants and moisturisers, each multi-purpose NUDESTIX is loaded with just enough colour to get the job done and leave you glowing.

Nudestix


Founded in New York City in 2004 by makeup artist David Klasfeld, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics started with a pair of Lip Balms, ‘Tarred’ and ‘Feathered’. As an artist, Klasfeld wanted to develop products that met the needs of artists who weren’t satisfied with the traditional options found on the market, through a commitment to innovation in colour, texture and selection.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics



Percy & Reed, a bespoke range of quintessentially British styling and haircare products designed by Paul Percival and Adam Reed, the hairdressing brains (and hands) behind London’s leading hair salon, Percy & Reed. It was a pleasure meeting these two chaps, friendly and down to earth!

Percy & Reed


PER-FEKT is fully committed to launching technologically advanced products that simplify and per-fekt beauty. Merging advanced skincare formulations with colour, per-fekt offers multi-functional products that are quick and easy to apply, long-lasting, and offer an alternative to traditional beauty products.

Per-fekt


An array of rainbow colours was on display for Sephora's exclusive range.  It was the prettiest display, thanks to the creative duo Craig Redman and Karl Maier who specialise in humorous graphic illustrations. 

They enjoy manipulating images and drawings with their instantly recognisable style, and regularly "cool-laborate" with the biggest names in fashion and beauty.

The result of their work delivers images that are fun, colourful creations with vibrant, varied colours and just the right amount of crazy.

Sephora exclusive line including Craig&Karl


Skin Inc is the world’s first Skin Supplement Bar offering customisable beauty solutions to help create an effective and fuss-free regimen, designed for your skin. Skin Inc products feature highly concentrated, pure and active serums and innovative skincare from Japan that combine proven ingredients with the most advanced delivery systems for maximum results.

Skin Inc


Tarte Cosmetics specialises in good-for-you glamour, makeup and beauty products that are eco-friendly and cruelty-free. Their set up was bright and very inviting.

Tarte



After a fun and informative day, I also came away with a goodie bag filled with products I cannot wait to try (and review on the blog for you all!).

A huge thank you to SEPHORA for having me at the event!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

REVIEW: TRILOGY ROSAPENE NIGHT CREAM

In 2014 Trilogy Rosapene Night Cream had been named Best Night Cream in New Zealand Beauty Awards.  With the amount of beauty products on the market, it's becoming harder to prove you have the best product as there are so many to choose from, so to win it's pretty special.


It is designed to work with the skin's own natural process of regeneration which occurs while we sleep. Trilogy Rosapene Night Cream delivers intensive nourishment to leave skin radiant, smooth and healthy.

Rosapene is a trademarked formulation by Trilogy which combines the following ingredients to produce a super antioxidant formula for the skin.  With a combination of goji berry, rosehip seed oil, avocado oil, tomato seed oil, cranberry seed oil, acai seed oil, oat extract, and manuka honey.

The luxuriant, silky smooth texture sinks in rapidly, leaving skin feeling instantly softer, while the gentle signature Trilogy fragrance of frankincense, rose and geranium makes for a relaxing night time ritual.

The moisturiser is thick with medium texture but non-greasy.  You only need the smallest amount for the whole face. The scent is instantly calming as I inhale it in.  

My skin felt and look soft and relaxed.  There was no oily residue in the morning.  After cleansing, my skin still felt soft and supple.  The benefits from using Rosapene Night Cream are only positive.  It is widely known that rosehip oil has amazing effects on skin and this moisturiser is a turbo powered version!

Ideal for all skin types, young and old.  If you want to know more about Trilogy, read about my experience with Trilogy Calming Serum.

Trilogy Rosapene™ Night Cream is certified natural under the internationally recognised NATRUE Natural Cosmetics standard.

Trilogy Rosapene Night Cream (60ml) retails for AUD$44.95. 

Triology are available at selected Myer, Priceline, pharmacies and health food stores.  For more information visit www.trilogyproducts.com.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

EVENT: COLGATE OPTIC WHITE EXPRESS WHITE POP-UP BEAUTY BAR

WHAT: Colgate Optic White Express White Pop Up Beauty Bar
WHEN: Wednesday 22 3.30­pm ‐ 7.00pm
WHERE: Australia Square (Forecourt), 264 George St, Sydney



I attended an intimate launch this afternoon to celebrate the launch of a ground breaking new toothpaste, Colgate Optic White® Express White™, at a boutique pop-­‐up beauty bar in the CBD.

We were given a sneak peek of what was in store for Sydneysiders who visited the tent. Unfortunately for us the storm got the better of Sydney so our venue was moved indoors, warm and cosy, didn't mind at all.



Optic White Range

Free glistening express white manicures and express makeovers were on offer, and a scientific experiment on how effective Colgate Optic White Express White is compared to other competitors.

At the end, a the lovely makeup artists matched a red lippie to my skin and voila I was ready to hit the town to a lovely family dinner.



Go on, go and have your Optic White Express experience tomorrow Wednesday 23rd and Friday 24th. Starts at 3.30­pm‐7.00pm. For more details and bookings please visit: tinyurl.com/ColgateOpticWhiteExpressWhite.

Whilst your there you will have a chance to win a getaway to Jervis Bay taking a selfie and hashtag  it.





So come along and enjoy the glistening new Colgate Optic White Express White Beauty Bar -­‐ your smile will thank you!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

HOW TO: CARING FOR YOUR SKIN IN WINTER

The winter season can be extremely stressful for our skin. When you're outside, the cold temperatures result in poorer blood circulation in your face. As a consequence your skin gets less oxygen and nutrients. Regenerative process in your skin also slows down. Skin can lose its healthy colour and appear pale or dull.

When you're indoors, your skin is losing its moisture due to the heating elements. When you shift between the harsh cold and dry indoors, the difference is so big and stressful to the skin that it cannot balance itself quickly enough, resulting in dehydration, irritation, dilated capillaries and redness.

Here are a few tips to keep your face, body, hands and feet moisturised and hydrated through the winter months.

Dry Skin
Got dry scaly skin on your legs and arms?  Try using oatmeal in your bath. Oats are effective in fighting dull, flaky dry skin as it contains polysaccharides, which become gelatinous in water. They form a fine protective film when applied on skin. The cereal is effective in addressing dry skin symptoms like itching, rashes, scales, peeling etc.


It moisturises by removing the dead skin cells, enhances wound healing and improves collagen deposition and activation of immune cells within the skin. It relieves itchiness and is suitable for all skin types.

Alternatively, if your not into using food to bathe in there are plenty of products on the market that contain oats, goats milk and other ingredients to give you the same results.

Dry Face
It’s unfortunate that the body’s most sensitive skin is always exposed to the elements. During winter, avoid any face products with alcohol, and switch to a milder face wash and a thicker moisturiser. 

Instead of using a mud mask to draw out impurities, try a moisture mask instead to inject moisture back into the skin.

Image taken from www.health.com

Dry Red Nose
You don't want to be the mascot for Red Nose day do you?  When outdoors in cold weather, the blood vessels cut off circulation to the nose. After coming indoors the blood vessels dilate quickly, causing a rush of blood.


To bring the nose back to a normal hue, apply a warm compress to the skin for several minutes after coming indoors. Sometimes a winter cold and the endless use of tissues can make the nose raw and chapped, too. Using extra-soft tissues and bloting the nose instead of wiping helps to. Apply a thin layer of moisturising ointment or lotion to the sensitive area throughout the day.


Rough and Cracked Feet
Can you scrub a pot with your gnarly, callused feet with cracked heels?  To have soft, callus free feet shouldn't cost you the earth. 

Scrub calluses with a pumice stone in the shower on a regular basis to slough off rough dead skin. Every other day I use textured hand gloves to wash my feet every other day to prevent skin build up.  

Image taken from pixgood.com

Before hopping into bed, apply foot cream or any ol' moisturiser will do and pop some cotton socks to bed. As you snooze the cream will absorb and do magic to your feet.  Your feet will be softer, making it easier to exfoliate and be crack free.


Itchy Dry Scalp & Static-y Hair
Dandruff can be a problem in winter. Hot showers contribute to drying out your scalp. So maybe turn down the heat and take shorter showers, yeah right you say! I'm guilty of having longer warmer showers in the winter. 

Image taken from speedyremedies.com

Alternatively you can massage the scalp with Vitamin E, olive, or coconut oil. These oils replenish natural scalp oils and can moisturise dry hair, too.

To prevent breakage or other damage, avoid blow-drying and brushing hair when wet because those locks are most delicate when waterlogged. Brushes with natural bristles help redistribute oils from the scalp to the rest of the hair and also conduct less static than plastic brushes and combs. 


Chapped Lips
Don't wait till you feel that hot stinging feeling, regularly lubricate your lips, this will prevent them from drying out and cracking which can lead to bleeding and scarring.  By keeping a tube of lip balm in several places is a good first step, so there is no excuse not to moisturiser your smacker.


Exfoliating your lips will prevent them from flaking.  You can use a clean toothbrush and very gently exfoliate the lips to remove excess skin.  Slather on beeswax or a lip balm with lanolin and keep reapplying throughout the day. For seriously dry lips, apply honey or Vaseline to the lips for 15 minutes and then remove with a cotton swab dipped in hot water.


Dry Hands & Brittle Nails
The winter and warm air saps the moisture right out of nails, leaving them delicate and susceptible to brittle nails. The best way to treat your digits is to cover up with gloves when outside.  Lather up with hand cream several times a day.  

For intense therapy, before bedtime, apply thick layer of hand cream, then put on a pair of gloves and allow the moisture seep into your skin.  

Image taken from www.handresearch.com

By adding biotin-rich foods (also called Vitamin B7) to your diet, this will assist in preventing your skin and nails to become dry.  Biotin is also very effective when taken in supplement form.


Irritated, Dry Eyes
Wind and dry air are not a good combination for sensitive eyes. 


Sporting sunnies on a sub-zero day might look weird, but the lenses can protect eyes from glare and wind.   Keep some disposable one use eye drops on hand and use it to refresh eye moisture when needed. 


Monday, 20 April 2015

EVENT: COLGATE OPTIC WHITE EXPRESS WHITE POP-UP BEAUTY BAR

WHAT: Colgate Optic White Express White Pop Up Beauty Bar
WHEN: Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th April, 3.30­pm ‐ 7.00pm
WHERE: Australia Square (Forecourt), 264 George St, Sydney
COST: Free



Sydney will be painted a glimmering red and white to celebrate the launch of a ground breaking new toothpaste, Colgate Optic White® Express White™, at a boutique pop-­‐up beauty bar in the CBD.

There will be free glistening express white manicures and express makeovers on offer, symbolising the quick action product.

Delivering the next level in teeth whitening, enamel safe Colgate Optic White Express White has twice the whitening ingredient* to whiten faster. Delivering whiter teeth in three days just by brushing, the new Colgate Optic White Express White is the perfect addition to every woman’s daily beauty routine.

To accentuate your dazzling white smile, you will have red lipstick matched to your skin tone by a team of expert makeup artists. Seasoned manicurists will also paint your nails in on-­‐trend white polish.

After visiting the bar, you’ll be ready for a night out! Colgate Optic White representatives will be on hand to talk through the latest product innovation and you'll get to take home your own Colgate Optic White Express White to try. But the fun doesn’t end there!

Once your express makeovers is complete, you can snap a selfie of your new look in a dedicated selfie zone and upload it to Instagram for your chance to win a weekend visiting Hyams Beach – home to the world’s whitest sand!

Bookings and walk in appointments are available.

So come along and enjoy the glistening new Colgate Optic White Express White Beauty Bar -­‐ your smile will thank you!



ELLA BACHÉ'S PAMPERING MOTHER'S DAY PACK‏



This year, Ella Bachè is offering a beautiful Mother’s Day Gift Set that includes a collection of luxurious products, perfect for mum’s skin! It contains:

Huile Aux Fleurs 110ml
A unique blend of fragrant oils, the Ella Bachè Floral Oil is a delicately textured cleanser that instantly dissolves stubborn makeup and removes surface impurities. Moisturising lanolin comforts the skin and produces a silk-smooth, protective veil, while oils including geranium, jasmine, rose, yang yang, patchouli, petitgrain and rosewood work to soften the skin. 

Moisture-Bath Hand Renew 50ml
This is your mum’s must-have hand cream! Moisture-Bath Hand Renew is an anti-ageing and revitalising, fast absorbing hand cream in a delicate, non-oily texture. It incorporates creamy Shea Butter, Babassu oil, fig and melon to repair, moisturise and soften environmentally damaged skin.

Refreshing Earth Body Lotion 50ml
Rich in antioxidants, this lightweight, soothing and refreshing lotion calms, repairs and moisturises your mums skin! It’s non-greasy formula incorporating Shea Butter, Kukui Nut and Camelia oil, Vitamin E and Green Tea helps the skin recover from dehydrating effects of sun exposure, wind and salt. It’s perfect as a body lotion during the cooler Winter months in icy winds and dry air.

At only RRP $49.00 (valued at $104.50), mother’s are pampered from head-to-toe with just one bag of essential beauty goodies from Ella Bachè!

For stockists call 1800 789 234 or visit our location finder at www.ellabache.com.au

Sunday, 19 April 2015

REVIEW: REMINGTON PERFECT CURLS 2 IN 1

Don't you just love it when new and improved styling tools get released. I certainly do! I'm guilty of getting super excited about a new styling tool, buy it, then take it home only to find that you need some kind of qualification to use it and getting salon results.

That's where Remington is different. They have released a super duper, the most awesomest styling tool ever. The Perfect Curls 2 in 1 style has no additions or extensions. With its simple twist to interchange the barrel size, 19mm barrel for defined curls and 32mm barrel to create loose waves, you could easily create effortless looks in just minutes.  Takes up as much room as a straightening iron, so it's easy to store, pack and travel with.

These are the two barrel sizes. The knob on the right is the piece you twist, it's easy peasy.

32mm barrel

19mm barrel

The curling iron’s ceramic technology distributes heat evenly throughout the hair, while a spring action clip secures the hair and heats up to 200 degrees in 30 seconds. The curler features an automatic safety shut-off, worldwide voltage, and a salon swivel cord. 


The spring action clip secures hair

The protective heat resistant cover on the Remington Perfect Curls curler not only protects both your hair and your hands from the heat, but also helps to evenly guide your hair, resulting in great hair results, frizz-free. 
Whether it’s effortless weekend styles, or race-ready looks, get set to bring on the cooler months in flawlessly curled fashion. 

So you want to know what's on-trend? Check out A/W 2015, front-row Fashion Week A-listers, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jourdan Dunn and Poppy Delevingne fancy do's!

Here are some styling tips on how to achieve each look. alternatively you can visit www.perfectcurls.com.au for styling tips.

Nothing says effortless chic like boho curls. To work Poppy Delevingne’s tousled look, divide hair into 4cm sections and use your Perfect Curls 2-in-1 by setting the barrel width interchangeably to both 19mm and 32mm. Focusing styling to ends, create different shaped curls by using the two different barrel sizes. Finish by working in a sea salt spray and tousle out ends to achieve a loose, natural look. 

Poppy Delevingne

For chic loose waves, set the barrel of your Perfect Curls 2-in-1 to 32mm. Sectioning into 6cm sections, guide hair around the barrel, holding for 8 to 10 seconds to achieve a soft wave. Create the needed shape by focusing styling to ends. Using a natural bristled brush, complete the look by brushing out waves to combine movement. Finish with a light mist of hairspray for added hold. 

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

To channel your inner 60’s starlet, replicate Jourdan Dunn’s retro curls by setting your Perfect Curls 2-in-1 barrel size to 19mm. Begin by parting your hair to one side and starting from the back up, wind 2.5cm sections around the spiral casing. Hold for 10 to 12 seconds before releasing. Use product to set the front fringe into place and finish with a liberal mist of hairspray, letting curls drop naturally without brushing out.

Jourdan Dunn

The Remington Perfect Curls 2-in-1 is available now in stores and retails for $49.95. To find out your nearest stockist visit www.remington-products.com.au.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

FASHION: MBFWA + FAKE BAKE LOOK S/S 2015/16


Creating the Tan Look for IXIAH S/S 2015/16

WEDNESDAY APRIL 15, The Box, Carriageworks

In a showcase fit for royalty, effortless light as air dresses, offset by intricate hand-made tapestries and carefully designed embroideries were the focus for the IXIAH Spring/Summer 2015/16 collection. Presented at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia on Wednesday 15th April, the regal collection was showcased to a full-house audience that included the likes of Sheridan Fisher, Caitlyn Paterson and Erin Holland.

THE CONCEPT 
Designer, Krystal Davis based the collection around the majestic beauty of royal attire, where strong custom-made gold adornments and harnesses complimented bold prints. The strong regal patterns were set alongside a neutral colour palate, lifted by multi-coloured prints that infused a rainbow of soft muted hues, ranging from blush accents to bottle green shades.

Complementing the majestic feel of the showcase, Global leading salon professional self and spray tanning brand, Fake Bake added a bronze element to the collection by providing the show’s tan look. Led by Fake Bake Tan Expert, Sharon Blockley, the brand drew inspiration from IXIAH’s neo-tribal influence to offer a tanned look that beautifully enhanced the collection’s structure and shades.



THE LOOK

Each model was treated to a range of Fake Bake products to create skin luminosity. Here, Tan Director, Sharon Blockley, explains how to recreate the look as seen on the IXIAH runway: 

Starting with fresh dry skin, created the required base by using Fake Bake Skin Smoothie Oil to add moisture. Incorporating a luxurious blend of botanicals and essential oils, this product’s dry-oil formula is easily and quickly absorbed by skin, leaving it soft and radiant.

Then, depending on the desired depth of colour, use a combination of Fake Bake Faux Glow Instant Tan and Fake Bake Bronzer Gel Instant Tan by working the formula onto skin with the provided applicator aid, moving in upward motions. Both products provide an instantly beautiful bronze with a camera-ready finish.

To finish the look, use Fake Bake Tinted Body Glow to accentuate skin luminosity and created a highlight to areas such as the shoulders and legs. This bronze coloured moisturiser works on any skin type to add an instant natural glow.






Fake Bake Faux Glow Instant Tan – RRP $25
Fake Bake Bronzer Gel Instant Tan – RRP $25
Fake Bake Tinted Body Glow – RRP $22
Fake Bake Skin Smoothie Oil – RRP $22


Fake Bake products are available through Priceline, select salons nationally or online at www.fakebake.com.au. For full stockists details please call 1300 787 587

Images courtesy of Maxted Thomas PR & Getty Images