How-to: prevent scent clashing

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So, you’ve found yourself the ultimate signature scent. It’s pretty, it’s feminine and you’re in love with it. But then you soon come crashing down from your fragrance high because your realise this: it clashes with the scent of your body wash. And your body lotion. And your hand cream. Bummer.

Scent clashing is a common problem, beauties. But that doesn’t make the situation any less annoying. In fact, this issue is seen as so seriously pesky, many brands have created product ranges in the same scent family just to solve it! And solve it they have done.

One such perfume family is the brand spanking new Crabtree & Evelyn Himalayan Blue Fragrance Collection. It’s fresh and citrusy – making it perfect for summer – and features the utterly delicious notes of mandarin and orange leaf mixed with a hint of lemon. Love a little floral touch to your juice? You’ll find rose absolute, pink pepper and Himalayan golden champaca blossoms in this one too. Pretty!

But how is this divine new range going to prevent scent clashing? Well, you’ve just got to…

SHOWER IN THIS… Crabtree & Evelyn Himalayan Bath & Shower Gel
This bath and shower gel conditions the skin with botanical extracts, while leaving behind a subtle spicy scent.

HYDRATE WITH THIS… Crabtree & Evelyn Himalayan Body Lotion
Enriched with ingredients from the Himalayan Mountains (read: champaca and green tea extracts), this nourishing lotion also contains green tea oil and shea butter.

SPRITZ ON THIS… Crabtree & Evelyn Himalayan Blue Eau de Toilette
This EDT is your main fragrance source, as its fragrant blend of citrus, floral and spicy base notes of patchouli and exotic woods will linger for hours.

TREAT YOUR PAWS WITH THIS… Crabtree & Evelyn Himalayan Hand Therapy
Want to enhance your scent’s staying power and nab noticeably softer hands? This rich moisturising hand cream will do just that.

Yep, a collection like this is the perfect way to ensure you’re getting the absolute most out of your favourite juice, without any unfortunate scent clashing...





Do you suffer from scent-clashing issues, too? Or do layer your favourite scent like this already? What is your favourite fragrance?


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Posted by: Marza (Australia)

love the new hand cream

Posted on: September 14, 2012 (Sep 14, 2012 12:05pm)

Posted by: JaneyPooh (Australia)

I love fresh and citrusy. I will be checking this range out soon.

Posted on: September 14, 2012 (Sep 14, 2012 12:19pm)

Megan Gale’s beauty secret

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Megan Gale’s skin is pretty flawless, so if she’s vouching for a skin care or make-up product (or in this case, both), we’re totally on board.

The product she’s loving right now? The new L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Total Repair 10 BB Cream. It’s a unique face cream that not only provides a flawless, beautifully natural complexion, but it’s got the added benefit of being an anti-ageing treatment that fights the 10 signs of ageing, too.

So why does Megan Gale love it? Watch the video below to find out…

Like what you’ve heard so far? Find out more about L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Total Repair 10 BB Cream:
Look younger with less fuss
Make-up must-haves for the mature woman
Protect and correct your skin
Anti-ageing made easy

Find out more about L'Oreal Revitalit Total Repair 10 BB Cream here (and enter the comp for your chance to win one of 100! BB Creams)

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Wouldn’t you love to have skin as flawless-looking as Megan’s? What do you look for in a BB cream?

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Posted by: Snazzie (Member since 2008, Australia)

Who wouldn't love to have skin as flawless-looking as Megan's?

I love the whole idea of bb creams but so far have only tried the Garnier one. I liked it but it left my skin looking a little shiny . . so I'd love a bb cream with all the wonderful benefits and no shine :-)

Posted on: September 13, 2012 (Sep 13, 2012 5:14pm)

Posted by: Roxymisha (Australia)

I have not used a BB cream. Not convinced yet that it would be suitable for my skin type.

Posted on: September 13, 2012 (Sep 13, 2012 5:16pm)

Video how to: get rid of knots and tangles

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Your world is about to be rocked, beauties, especially if you’ve got unruly strands that refuse to behave…

Say hello to Tangle Teezer – the revolutionary brush that is changing ladies’ lives the world over. OK, OK, that does sound a little dramatic, but it is the highest selling hairbrush in the UK, so at least I’ve got some stats to back me up.

And why is everyone going absolutely nuts for a hairbrush? Good question, and this is the answer: this innovative brand has created a small range of handle-less brushes with flexible plastic bristles that gently glide over your knots to untangle them in a pain-free fashion. Yep, no more pulling. No more tugging. And no more yanking. Just knot-free, silky hair.

Oh, but there’s more. The patented bristles on these bad boys ensure your hair isn’t broken, so you’ll never find chunks of hair or split ends caught in the brush after you’ve used it. It’s incredible.

But enough jibber-jabber from me. Watch on as Kate and I talk you through this Tangle Teezer hair wonder, and show you just how well it really works when it comes to fighting messy, ratty ends…

Tangle Teezer Salon Elite

Tangle Teezer Magic Flowerpot

Tangle Teezer Compact Styler





Have you heard of Tangle Teezer before? Does your hair knot and tangle easily? Are you keen to try out this super-spiffy brush?


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Posted by: Thepinkshoe (Australia)

I haven't heard of this but don't knowif I should bother. I bought the Michel mercier one recently and it was so bad. It didn't glide through my hair- it just made it frizzy- so disappointed. Don't think I'll waste my money on another possible gimmick

Posted on: September 13, 2012 (Sep 13, 2012 1:06pm)

Posted by: JaneyPooh (Australia)

Awesome! I am so getting the magic flowerpot so my toddler can brush his beautiful curls with ease. He always gets a conventional brush tangled up.

Posted on: September 13, 2012 (Sep 13, 2012 1:32pm)

Five things we can all learn from Lea Michele

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As you may well know, I'm all for having a style guru to follow and mimic. Where else are we supposed to gather inspiration from? It’s especially helpful to have a celebrity beauty muse with similar colouring to you in mind. It's the perfect way to discover which hair and beauty looks may or may not work for you without having to get your guinea pig on.

But sometimes we are lucky enough to stumble across a celebrity that can be held up as the ultimate style muse and teach us all a few valuable lessons. Enter Lea Michele.

Though she plays the uber-annoying Rachel Barry in Glee to a tee, when she hits the red carpet Lea couldn't be any further from her slightly dorky alter ego. In fact, she hits the mark almost every time, which is why I've chosen to catapult her to ultimate style muse status.

Here are five things we can all learn from Lea Michele...

Keep it clean

No matter how formal your event, it's always best to look as though you're not wearing a whole lot of make-up (even if you are). The trick is to keep your skin looking dewy and fresh without too much added colour. This means not being heavy handed with your bronzer and blush - and making sure you blend whatever you do apply well. For a natural-looking, even complexion we love Revlon ColorStay Whipped Créme Makeup for its dreamy, air-whipped finish.

Less is more

Lea knows the importance of keeping your make-up minimal. With the casual chic look reaching new heights in the popularity stakes, it makes sense to take it easy with the slap. Be sure to choose to highlight either your eyes or your lips with a bright, stand out hue - and leave the rest fairly neutral. Of course that doesn't mean you have to leave your lips bare if you choose to rock a smoky eye - but if you want to embrace this young Hollywood trend properly, keep your pout decorated with pastel pink hues or nudes that pack a punch. We love Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Buff or Rosey.

Highlights are hot

Yes, if you ever wanted reassurance that highlighted locks were still hot, hot, hot, look no further than the image above. Lea shows us why lighter peek-a-boo strands poking through are the order of the day when you're talking tantalising tresses.

Stay age appropriate

This one seems kind of obvious, but you'd be surprised how many people are swayed by new trends - some that really don't translate across all age brackets. Take beach hair, for example. This can generally only be pulled off at a red carpet event by a small number of celebrities, but Lea knows that due to her age, sense of fun and flirty nature she fits the bill perfectly. As a young woman in her 20s, she also knows that a low-cut frock doesn't seem out of the ordinary like it could for those much younger or older. Keep it flirty yet tasteful at all times and you'll always come out on top.

Smiling is sexy

The pout is out. Nothing is sexier than a pearly white grin. Take care of your teeth, and your perfect smile will be reward enough. Use a whitening toothpaste that works hard to provide a whole mouth clean and you'll be smiling bright a la Lea in no time. We love Colgate Total® Whitening Toothpaste because it provides 12-hour protection against bacteria and plaque for healthier teeth and gums.

Do you like Lea's look? Which celeb is your hair and beauty muse?

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Posted by: Sezaluke90 (Australia)

Love it and i agreed less is more!

Posted on: September 13, 2012 (Sep 13, 2012 6:44am)

Posted by: JaneyPooh (Australia)

Love the hair and makeup. And definitely agree that for most occasions less is MORE.

Posted on: September 13, 2012 (Sep 13, 2012 7:37am)

Spotlight on: hand creams with sunscreen

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Here are two things you should know by now:
1)    Your hands can show your age.
2)    The sun ages your skin if you don’t wear proper sun protection.

Keeping those two things in mind, it makes sense to have one hard-working hand cream with SPF coverage on…um…hand at all times (especially coming up to summer), right? Right.

So if you don’t already own one of the best weapons against ageing hands, you might want to get one of these creams with sunscreen...

Other hand creams to help ageing skin…

Is a hand cream with sunscreen something you’d like to invest in?

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Posted by: softness (Member since 2007, Australia)

A revolution for handcreams! Yay!! Now if only handcreams were like this 30 years ago!

Posted on: September 12, 2012 (Sep 12, 2012 5:05pm)

Posted by: sassylily (Australia)

The evodia cream looks so pretty

Posted on: September 12, 2012 (Sep 12, 2012 5:13pm)