Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Go PINK this October with Goldwell and Milk & Co.

Throughout the month of October, Goldwell and Milk & Co. have teamed up with the McGrath Foundation to raise breast cancer awareness and support those who are currently undergoing treatment. The McGrath Foundation aims to provide support for women and their families who have been affected by breast cancer by funding the McGrath Breast Care Nurses, a team dedicated to making the breast cancer experience a little bit easier. The McGrath Foundation has also developed the Curve Lurve program, empowering young women to look after their bodies and take positive steps to promote their own health and wellbeing. 

In support of the McGrath Foundation, Goldwell are donating $1 from every specially marked Pink Super Hold Laquer and Pink Elixir. Milk & Co. are also donating $1 from every product sold from the women's range to the foundation. Not only do these companies make amazing products, it's great to see them supporting such an important cause.

You can find out more about the McGrath Foundation and donate over on their website. You can also check out the full range of Milk & Co. products here and find your nearest Goldwell stockist here.

Friday, 3 October 2014

The New Subscription Box - Love Lois

You could be forgiven for feeling slightly overwhelmed by all the different subscription boxes which have appeared over the past couple of years. There's boxes for skin care, make up, fashion and even pets! While none of the beauty boxes took my fancy, there's now a new subscription box which I think is a really great idea!

Love Lois is a subscription service designed specifically to help women manage their periods, they send out the necessities like pads and tampons, as well as some comforting treats on a monthly basis. You can choose to have your box delivered five days before your period every month, which I think is a fantastic way to remind you that your period is on its way and to ensure that you're well prepared. Or if your period is more irregular, you an choose to have the box delivered in the first week of every month. They have four different plans, which cater to a variety of different needs. There's the Helena - which caters for those with heavier periods, Melina - for those with medium periods, Pandora - which contains pads only, and Tabitha - which contains tampons only. All these plans are also available in an organic alternative.

Now if you aren't already convinced that this is an amazing idea, let me tell you what's in the box.

I received the Melina Regular plan, which caters for those with a medium period which lasts around 5 days. This is their most popular plan.

First off, the essentials. The first box you receive contains two tampon packs, 16 regular and 16 mini tampons, with each following box alternating between one pack of the regular and mini sizes. The box also includes five night time pads and some regular and light pads. Not only have they provided all the essentials but they also include some sweet treats to help make your period a little more bearable. I received two Tea Tonic tea bags (White Tea and Rose Petal - so good!) and some Guylian and Lindt chocolates - which, by the way, are my favourite chocolates everrr.

Depending on what plan you choose, prices range between $22 and $25 per month including postage. Considering everything you receive in the box and the convenience of having to it delivered to your door (never having to worry about running out of pads or tampons!) I think that price is very reasonable! You can easily change which box you're receiving whenever you want and there is no contract so you can cancel the service at any time.

If you're interested you can head over to the Love Lois website to order.

So what do you think? Are you interested in trying out Love Lois? Let me know in the comments!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

What's New - Diptyque Skin Care

Now this is a skin care line which I am very excited about. 

I'm sure by now you're probably all sick of seeing Instagram photos of Diptyque candles slowly burning away (I still can't bring myself to spend $80 on a candle, no matter how good it smells!) but I think this skin care line is something that more of us can get behind, maybe? This range of products is described as botanical based skincare inspired by traditional herbal medicines to uplift the senses and bring out skin's natural radiance.

I'm particularly interested in the Cleansing Balm and the Radiance Boosting Powder which lathers into a creamy cleanser. The Infused Facial Water also sounds lovely and would be great for freshening up throughout the day. I can already image how incredible everything in this line is going to smell! Obviously being from Diptyque this is still very much a luxury range of products, with prices ranging between $72 and $89 for us Aussies. Although it is pricey I think skin care is something which a lot of us like to invest in and, in many cases, you get what you pay for. 

Will you be trying any products from the new Diptyque range? Let me know!

Sunday, 28 September 2014

What I'm Listening To [3]

Who else loves a bit of Childish Gambino? Hope you're all having a great weekend!

Friday, 26 September 2014

Goldwell Dual Senses 60 Second Treatment Review

I love trying out new hair masks because over time I have put my hair through a lot of suffering! From bleaching and colouring it over and over again to heat styling it on a regular basis, my hair has definitely gone through its fair share of abuse. The hair mask I've been trying out recently is the Goldwell Dual Senses 60 Second Treatment*.

I use this mask from the mid lengths to the ends of my hair after shampooing and conditioning like usual and leave it in while I wash my body. As the name suggests, you only have to leave the mask in for 60 seconds to get its full effect, which is great because it means you don't have to stand around in the shower waiting for the mask to do its thing. After rinsing it out it leaves my hair feeling much more nourished and hydrated and once I've dried and styled my hair my ends are much smoother with less frizzy flyaway hairs. Although I can't really judge this mask on how well it maintains my hair colour because I haven't dyed my hair in months, it definitely does make my hair look a lot more glossy and I have noticed that it brightens up even my natural hair colour and adds dimension. It also smells amazing and the colour is a really pretty bright pink. I know that the colour doesn't really make much difference in how well it works, but it's just cute okay? Overall I think this is a really nice hair mask at a pretty affordable price and I would recommend trying it if you have colour treated hair or even if your hair is just damaged like mine.

This mask retails for $24.95 and is available from Hair House Warehouse and Price Attack. You can check out the full range of Goldwell products and salons here.

What's your favourite hair mask or treatment? Let me know in the comments!
*This product was sent to me for review.