Pretty as a pixel: 10 top beauty apps to make buying makeup a breeze
Wouldn’t it be great if we could buy a lipstick or a foundation with confidence, knowing that it would be perfect for our skin?
Facials - How to choose the beauty treatment that's right for you
When you head to a day spa or a beauty salon for a pampering, there are often a lot of facials on offer. The choice can be bewildering.
How to reclaim your life: A beginner's guide to permanent hair removal
Fitting in a trip to the beauty salon every six weeks to deal with hairy legs is usually the last thing on anyone's to-do list. It's no wonder that permanent hair removal sounds like the perfect solution.
Top 5 Aussie Denim Designers
Ever since Sarah Jessica Parker squeezed into a pair of Sass and Bide jeans on "Sex and The City", thus propelling the label into legend status, the forward-looking fashion crowd has been clamouring for the next big Aussie designer to make a splash. These are our picks of the top denim designers in the market today.
The Prime Factor - makeup that lasts all day
From weddings to work-functions, races to all-night parties, a lot of effort goes in choosing the right outfit for a big event. So we don't want our makeup to let us down. Who wants to get to the late afternoon only to find their lipstick has faded, their mascara has smudged and there's barely a trace of colour left?
Strutting their stuff – Top 5 Aussie designers
Which Aussie designers are making an impact on catwalks from Paris to New York? We take a look at 5 top designers making a splash.
Different methods of hair removal and their benefits
There are many options available when deciding on hair removal, including temporary and permanent removal. Below is a list of popular methods in use in Australia.
Different types of nails and their benefits - i.e. gel, acrylic
Women worldwide use a number of nail treatments to keep their nails looking attractive. Some women wear false or gel nails to stop them from biting or picking at nails or for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays or trips overseas. Today there are a range of artificial nails or nail enhancements treatments from which women may choose.
Getting a tan - spray tans, tanning beds and other alternatives
Tanning is the process of darkening the skin, and has been in and out of fashion many times over the centuries, with darker skin often being portrayed as more attractive or healthier than pale skin. There are a number of options to consider when seeking a tan. Below are the benefits and negatives for some of the alternative methods.
Hygiene concerns - are there standards that salons must comply with?
Beauty salons and beauty parlours undertake a variety of procedures, some of which penetrate the skin or that may draw blood. It is important that these treatments are carried out by trained professionals and proper hygiene standards are followed.
Wax vs permanent hair removal
What is the difference between wax and permanent hair removal techniques and which one is right for you? Many women use waxing as a method of removing unwanted hair on the face, legs, underarms and bikini line. Men also regularly use waxing to remove hair on the chest, back and legs.
What are some of the more effective organic facial treatments?
Use of organic skin care products is growing at a rapid rate. What constitutes an organic facial product? These products generally consist of ingredients that have not been exposed to chemicals, and do not contain unnatural preservatives. People with sensitive skin or allergies may benefit from using more natural skincare and makeup ranges. Some people are concerned about the use of toxic chemicals or testing on animals and feel that choosing more natural organic treatments is both healthier and environmentally sensitive.
What are the benefits of a manicure or pedicure?
Nothing looks better than clean well-maintained fingernails and freshly painted toenails in summer. Regular manicures and pedicures will enhance the health of your fingernails and toenails, promoting faster growth and maintaining well moisturised cuticles.
Permanent and Temporary Hair Removal
Unwanted hair can be an embarrassing problem for both men and women. During puberty our bodies experience hormonal changes which trigger hair growth. There are a number of motives for removing unwanted hair, including social, cultural or religious reasons. Hair removal has been a common practice for centuries and most processes involve some discomfort or pain.
Beauty products and allergies – things to watch out for and alternatives
Beauty products can be used safely by the majority of people. However, others suffer ongoing sensitivities or develop an allergy over time to certain products. Allergic reactions are not uncommon and include irritant contact dermatitis with symptoms of itching, burning or redness on the area to which the product was applied. Another type of common reaction is allergic contact dermatitis in which a person may experience swelling, burning and even blistering. This can be quite severe and require medical treatment.