My past week has been a really exciting beauty week
Started off the week by deciding that my hair colour was really too dark, so I visited Nico – my wonderful hairdresser for the past decade – for some very blonde foils. I'm not so good on the selfies, but hope that this gives you some idea (of the hair colour – not my photography prowess).
On Tuesday I did a Priceline run, and came home with the haul below of Nude by Nature products.
Total cost – $19.95 for the Pore Refining toner, $29.95 for the 24 hour Anti-Aging Moisturiser and $2.50 for the little hand cream to take me over the $50 mark to claim the other three products as a GWP. Inside the gift bag were a 50ml Natural Tinted Mineral Moisturiser, 4g Virgin Blush and a 20ml Nature's Soothing Eye Cream.
Since trying the BB Cream, I've been impressed with Nude – a company that claims to take the concept of minerals to the next level, taking out the bismuth that can irritate sensitive skin and appear cakey on the skin. Nude claims to leave only the ingredients that help to create the perfect, flawless, airbrushed complexion, NATURALLY!
Then on Thursday night I went to the opening of The Laser Lounge in Morningside, Queensland. This is the fifth Australian salon for sisters and co-founders Gita Coorey and Bita Beyzaee – two in Sydney that Katherine has written about before, Paddington in Brisbane, a recent opening in Adelaide, and now our second one in Brisbane.
The Laser Lounge is a boutique laser clinic, specialising in laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation and non-surgical cosmetic enhancements.
The night began with a Danne-Montague-King (DMK) Enzyme Therapy Treatment demonstration. Then Tamara from Palomar gave a presentation on the latest news and technologies in laser hair reduction, focusing on the launch of Australia’s first Palomar Vectus Laser at The Laser Lounge, Morningside.
For more on the great night click here. I think I will be indulging in many of the great treatments offered by The Laser Lounge. Who doesn't want great skin, and a hairless body?!!
I am going on Tuesday for a DMK treatment and will post you more on this later in the week.
And on Friday, after a big lunch, I went to have my fortnightly nail gelling. Sue is a fabulous nail artist, who's creative talents until now have been wasted on me. Here is a sample of some of The Nail Den work on others more brave than myself, from their Facebook page.
But on Friday Sue got me after I'd had a couple or three drinks. And I came out nail arted – sort of like when people drink too much then go and get a tattoo – but mine is not so permanent!!
What do you think though? I think they are very pretty – subtle – and not too over the top……..
Topped the week off by having someone tell me on Friday night that they thought I looked just like Quentin Bryce. Quite a compliment!! Especially in the week of International Women's Day, and our Governor-General is such a beautiful and inspirational Australian woman. (Personally I think it is just that we have similar hair styles – she's far classier than me, a fair bit older and much slimmer). Would you have been flattered or offended?
So, did you have any great beauty insights this week?