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Hair bling: Lady Jayne Metal Hair Cuffs

Hair bling: Lady Jayne Metal Hair Cuffs


After metallic hair cuffs made an appearance at Dries Van Noten a couple of years ago, I’ve been dying to get my hands on one.I was pretty excited whenLady Jayne brought out their Metal Ponytail Cuffs because up until now I hadn’t been able to find any in stores.

I’m loving these! They are so easy to use, and adds instant chic to a simple ponytail.

The Lady Jayne Metal Collection includes 3 styles- full cuff, semi cuff, and bows in gold, rose gold, or silver.

Price: $9.99 for both cuff styles.

Availability: Priceline and selected pharmacies.

Hair bling: Lady Jayne Metal Hair Cuffs


Lady Jayne Metal Ponytail Cuff

This full cuff is best worn in a high to low slung ponytail. Keep it low and texture or high and sleek for a modern look. To use, secure the ponytail with the attached elastic. Then open the cuff and position it around the base of your ponytail.


Hair bling: Lady Jayne Metal Hair Cuffs


Lady Jayne Metal Ponytail Semi Cuff

Similar to the full cuff, the semi ponytail cuff looks best in a high or low slung ponytail. However it is best for longer, thicker hair, as it doesn’t wrap around the full width of the pony. To use, secure the ponytail with the attached elastic. Then slide the cuff over the top of the pony to your desired position.


Lady Jayne has teamed up with celebrity hair and make-up stylist Max May, to create a series of how-to videos featuring the hottest looks for hair this season.

The first of 4 videos is the Ponytail cuff from Lady Jayne’s Metal Collection


note: these products were sent to me by PR for consideration only. See disclosure policy in PR tab for more info.

Posted by on Aug 21st, 2013 in Hair, Reviews | 3comments

Mermaid Blue: Graphic Blue Eyeliner FOTD

turquoise graphic blue eyeliner makeup look

Turquoise/ Azure blue was always a colour that I considered just out of my makeup comfort zone. Whenever I think of bright blue eyeshadow, images of Malibu Barbie and the mother from Bewitched come to mind and scares me off.

A few weekends ago, I tried using the new Face Of Australia Budgeproof eyeshadow as a bold graphic liner- and I quite like how it turned out. No hint of barbie- just a simple, updated take on the cat’s eye.


FOTD: Illamasqua Naked Rose blush, Time Balm, NARS Bangkok, NARS Tzigane lipstick, Face Of Australia Budge Proof Eyeshadow, David Babaii Boho Beach Spray


FOTD makeup breakdown:


– Too Faced Shadow Insurance to prime

– Face Of Australia Budge Proof Eyeshadow in Mermaid Blue* applied with a stiff brush in a thick line across the upper lid and flicked outwards. I used about 3 layers to get this level of intensity.

– MAC Blacktrack Fluidline pushed into the upper lashline and between lashes.


– Illamasqua Naked Rose blush on apples


– NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Bangkok

– NARS Tzigane lipstick applied above Bangkok.


David Babaii Boho Beach Spray* through mid lengths to ends and scrunched through for volume and texture. This stuff smells like summer in a bottle.


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Posted by on Aug 20th, 2013 in Drugstore, Eye shadow, FOTD, Hair, Illamasqua, NARS | 123comments

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MUK hair tools reviewed: Style Stick 230-IR and Curl Stick




The muk Style Stick 230-IR and Curl Stick are the newly released hair tools from muk, and two items that I was VERY excited to try after seeing them in action at the muk media launch.


Style Stick 230-IR




As someone that loves my flat iron to death for both straightening and curling, I was very curious to see how the new Style Stick 230-IR flat iron compares to my trusty ghd. The specs for the Style Stick 230-IR are impressive: tourmaline ceramic plates, adjustable temperature (from  80°C – 210°C), ionic technology to counteract static, sleep mode, universal voltage (great for travelling), and a 12 month warranty. After using it for a month, I’m quite impressed by the Style Stick and I would say that in terms of performance it lies somewhere between the ghd IV and the ghd Gold Series (I’ve previously blogged about the comparison between the two ghd Stylers here) but it does have some perks that even the Gold Series doesn’t have.

The Style Stick heats up to the maximum temperature within about 10 seconds and straightens hair fast-similar to the ghd Stylers. For me, the real test of a good quality straightener is the ability to glide through my (very colour damaged) hair without snagging to create smooth curls- this is where it performs surprisingly well (better than a ghd IV which retails for $249, and almost as good as the ghd Gold Styler, which retails for $269). The curls from the muk Style Stick generally lasts for at least 2 days, which is impressive. The variable temperature settings is a pretty big advantage that the Style Stick has over the ghd family of Stylers- not only does it allow people with fine hair to avoid unnecessary heat damage, and higher temperatures for thick stubborn hair- but it also means that I get better control of how fast I want to work while I’m styling.

I don’t tend to get staticky hair myself, so I would be very interested to hear whether the ionic technology makes a big difference to counteracting static- as far as I know, the ghd family of hair straighteners do not use ionic generators.


 muk says…

The ultimate tool for creating beautiful hair, the muk Style Stick 230-IR utilises a revolutionary strip of powerful far infrared lights imbedded in the iron’s ceramic plate to infuse a gentle heat deep inside the hair shaft. The end result is effectively straightening hair with a single pass, whilst at  the same time infusing hair with amazing shine, moisture balance, and protection against thermal damage.

The Tourmaline ceramic plates provide the ultimate surface for smooth, static free shine. Tourmaline plates are manufactured by combining ceramic and tourmaline ingredients. Because of this combination, muk Style Stick 230-IR offers better results and more heat protection for your hair, compared to flat irons made by ceramic materials alone. 

RRP: $199.95


 Lores Giglio and the muk Style Stick in action!


muk Curl Stick




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Posted by on May 15th, 2013 in Hair, Reviews | 204comments

muk Spa Argan Oil Hair Care Review: Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatments



A month ago, an intimate group of excited Melbourne based bloggers and beauty editors gathered for the launch of the new muk Spa Argan Oil range. muk founders Mark Gariglio, Scott Reynolds, and Janelle Reynolds spoke about the inspiration behind the new muk Spa products and the ingredients that they used to formulate each product.

We were also privileged enough to see a demonstration of the new muk hair styling tools Curl Stick and Style Stick by the artistic director for muk- Lores Giglio (more on that in another blog post).

muk says…

Introducing MUK SPA. A natural based, premium high performance range of five products including shampoo, conditioner, masque, treatment, and spray shine. Muk Spa is designed to restore the vitality and condition of your hair with luxurious formulations containing high concentrations of pure Moroccan argan oil- commonly referred to as ‘liquid gold’. It provides repair, moisture, and softness for dehydrated, damaged and brittle hair with a delicious fragrance of sandalwood and wheatgrass.


The new muk. Spa range consists of 5 hair care and style products:

muk Spa Argan Oil Repair Shampoo 300mL $26.95

muk Spa Argan Oil Repair Conditioner 300mL $26.95

muk Spa Argan Oil Repair Mask 250mL $26.95

muk Spa Argan Oil Repair Shine Spray 100mL $34.95

muk Spa Argan Oil Repair Treatment 100mL $34.95

For a full range of stockists see 


muk Spa Argan Oil Repair Shine Spray,  muk Spa Argan Oil Repair Treatment


The stand out product out of this range for me, and the star of the collection according to muk founder Mark Gariglio (pictured above), is the Argan Oil Repair treatment. It is an oil based serum that is designed to nourish the hair, impart shine, provide thermal protection, and protect the hair from the elements. I’ve been applying a small amount after towel drying and before blow drying – the stuff makes my colour damaged, dry hair look and feel amazing. My colour damaged hair seems to dry faster when using this too- I’m told that the product does this by reducing the porosity of the hair shaft when applied (a life saver since blow drying my porous, bleached hair is the bane of my existence). Once I start swimming again I’m going to take Mark’s advice and apply this to my hair to protect it from chlorine. 

AND- it smells amazing- citrusy, woody, and wonderful. One of these days I will succumb to the temptation to rub the Argan Oil Repair Treatment all over myself. 

A few things to be to keep in mind with this product. Firstly, don’t over apply, or else you end up with crunchy hair post blow drying (I use around half a teaspoon). Secondly, the Argan Oil Repair Treatment is quite thick and rich- it is designed for medium to thick hair and may be too rich for fine hair (use the Argan Oil Shine Spray instead if you have fine hair). Thirdly, be careful with the dropper – the thickness of the product and the large dropper size means that it’s easy to get the product all over the side of the bottle and I’m hoping they change the packaging from the dropper to a pump bottle very soon because I hate losing precious product!


muk Spa Argan Oil Repair Shampoo,  muk Spa Argan Oil Repair Conditioner,  muk Spa Argan Oil Repair Mask


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Posted by on May 3rd, 2013 in Hair, Reviews | 258comments

Hair Products I’m Loving For Colour Damaged Hair

Hi all,

Here are some of the products I’ve been using for my hair- which has been damaged by repeated bleaching (especially at the last salon I went to). While I don’t think any commercially available product will be able to restore my hair structure to it’s original condition, I’m hoping to at least get it looking healthy and reduce breakages as much as possible until it grows out.

I’ve found that this combination of products have worked well for me thus far…



Leave- in conditioner:

Kerastase Oleo Relax

I found that this works really well on towel dried hair before a blow dry to make my hair feel healthy and not so frazzled in the parts that have been over-bleached.

Gloss serum/ mists:

Toni and Guy Gloss Serum*

Works well for straight styles to give it a ‘perfect’glossy look. It can be a little heavy for curled hair.

Kerastase Oleo Relax

When you use it on dry hair, it gives it a healthy shine and controls frizziness.

Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray*

Great for giving glossiness and maintaining frizziness to my hair post styling. 




Redken CAT:

This protein treatment works to fill in porous hair to give it strength. I use it after I shampoo and leave it on for a good 10 minutes and although my hair feels like I’ve got nothing on it after I wash it out, the magic happens after you dry off your hair. 

Kerastase Nutri-thermique

Best. Conditioner. EVER. (full review here)




Sulphate free shampoo:

Moogoo Milk Shampoo (reviewed here)


note: products with an asterisk were sent to me by PR for consideration. 

Posted by on Feb 19th, 2013 in Hair, Reviews | 230comments

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