Monday, 17 September 2012

Lust-Haves: Pop art!

I think it's safe to say that everyone and their grandma can easily recognise Andy Warhol's iconic artworks. If you are one of the rare people that can't, here's a Google image search I prepared earlier. Known for their bold pops of colour, NARS has used his work as inspiration for their new Holiday Color, Pop and Silver Factory collections! Eyeshadows, eye & cheek palettes, lipglosses, nail polishes, and gift sets have undergone the Andy Warhol treatment - and true to form, it's fun, irreverent and colourful. The collections will be available in Australia exclusively from Mecca Cosmetica in about a month's time (14 October). 

Here's a few snippets of the collections: 


Sunday, 16 September 2012

Giveaway Time! Shu Uemura Ultime8 Cleansing Oil.

Shu Uemura is one of my favourite beauty and cosmetics brands - I could write love songs about their eyelash curler, but I don't because I am not a songwriter, plus I think professing my love to an inanimate object in song would just make me "crazy weird" instead of "cutely weird". You may also remember my conniption over their limited edition collection a few months ago. 

If you share my love for the brand, you will be happy to hear that a new cleanser has joined the coveted Shu Uemura family. Introducing: the Ultime8 Cleansing Oil, combining the powerful yet gentle cleansing of Shu Uemura's famous cleansing oils with higher skincare benefits - all in one step! It treats your skin while it cleanses, thanks to the 8 botanical oils in its formula. 

Each oil brings a different skincare benefit - after 4 weeks of use, users have reported that their skin felt revitalised, more translucent, more radiant, nourished, refined, smoother, suppler and moisturised! 

Want to try out this cleansing oil? You have come to the right place! The lovely people at Shu Uemura has kindly offered you gorgeous Wendy & Co. readers a chance to win one 150mL bottle of the Ultime8 Cleansing Oil, valued at AU$65! 

To enter, all you have to do is make a few clicks and type a few words! 

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And leave a comment in this post with your name and your email address!

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This giveaway will run for 10 days, and will end on Wednesday 26 September at 11pm AEST.
This is open to Australian readers ONLY.
The lucky winner will have one week to reply to my email and provide their mailing address. Otherwise I will draw a new winner.
I will be verifying each entry, and drawing the winner using a random generator.

Good luck!

Monday, 10 September 2012

Lust-Haves: Wang-ed.

Hi lovely people, have you been keeping up-to-date with New York Fashion Week? If not, it's happening right now, like right this second. My favourite show so far has been Alexander Wang, otherwise known as "It". If you ever want to amp up your coolness factor, you just have to ask yourself, WWAWD? (What Would Alexander Wang Do?) Actually it should be WWAWW - What Would Alexander Wang WEAR? And the answer will always be circuitous - You wear Alexander Wang, of course! Who else could make their models glow in the dark?

Images via


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Review: Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser.

You may remember that I bought the Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser when the Kiehl's Chatswood Chase first opened. No? I don't blame you, because I wrote about that a month ago - this really shows how bottlenecked I am in my blog post backlog. 

You may also remember that I have a less than friendly relationship with facial exfoliators, and have been faithful to my Kosmea Daily Facial Exfoliant, the lone rose among the many exfoliants I've tried. I don't want to be premature (not that I really am because this post is way overdue), but I think I may actually love this Kiehl's find even more! 

This exfoliator is a dream for those with sensitive skin like yours truly. The formula is mildly foaming, and is made of such purifying and soothing ingredients as Amazonian White Clay (which also helps reduce the appearance of pores), Aloe Barbadenis, and Diatomaceus Earth (try saying that five times really quickly). It does say it's specifically formulated for normal to oily skin types, but this dry skinned girl has not gone dryer from using this baby. 

This is a really gentle exfoliator, and I find that a tiny dollop (about the size of your pinky nail) is enough to cover your face AND neck. Economical for the win! Gently massage it in a circular motion (try to move in an upward and outward direction) for best results. The cleanser is ridiculously true to its claim of being non-stripping - my skin feels as smooth as a baby's bottom afterwards. 

The best thing about it is that I can use it in the shower! In fact, the lovely sales assistant at Kiehl's TOLD me to use it whilst in the shower. And who am I to disobey?! I was also told that it's not a problem to use it everyday, but I'm extremely risk-averse so I use it every 2-3 days.

A 150ml bottle of Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser can be yours for AU$30, making it a no-brainer. It is really good value for money considering how little you need per use. 

What gentle exfoliators do you swear by? I swear by this one, so give it a go!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Lust-Haves: Vogue's Fashion Night Out Edition.

Can you believe how fast this year has flown by? But this is one of the few weeks where I say that with happiness and a 'spring' in my step (deal with it, my puns are only going to get worse). Why? Duh, it's Vogue's annual Fashion Night Out (VFNO) this Thursday! So I hereby present to you a list of my extra excite-worthy events happening on the night. 

Powerhouse online shopping site ASOS is hosting a pop-up store at Martin Place. There will be special offers, treats, competitions, and copies of the latest issue of ASOS Magazine on hand!

The Benefit counter at Myer George Street is offering us ladies a free Havana Face Powder when we buy 2 products or more in one transaction (one of those has to be the It's Real Mascara).

Want to win a classic Burberry Nude Trench? What a silly question, Wendy. Be in-store at their Flagship Store between 6.30 and 8.30 for your chance to win! 10% of all the purchases made on the night will also go to the Burberry Foundation.

Chanel has created a new makeup collection exclusively for VFNO! Visit the Chanel Makeup Studio in Myer George St to check out Les Twin-Sets de Chanel, a collection of 3 matching lip and nail duos available exclusively on the night.

Clinique is getting into the VFNO spirit and holding a pop-up event in Westfield Sydney! They're giving away a free travel size sample of a customised 3 Step regime and an eye mask with every Even Better Eye consultation. Better yet, have a picture with the Chubby Stick Mascots and you could win all 16 shades of Chubby Sticks!

Fleur Wood
Visit the Fleur Wood store in Westfield Sydney for an exclusive viewing of their Summer '12 collection. They are also holding a lucky dip - win anything from 50% off your total purchase, to a free styling session, or a signed copy of Food Fashion Friends. If you can't make it to the store, be sure to keep a lookout for a limited number of goodie bags making their way throughout Westfield.

Kookai (Sydney Central store) are not doing anything flash, but who needs flash when you have 20% off full priced merchandise? Excludes sunglasses and leather apparel.

Mimco is joining the 20% storewide party, but they are really getting into the VFNO spirit. 1960s-themed wait staff will be in-store with vintage cameras, but they will have me at "candy buffet". Also join Mimco's Facebook treasure hunt for some fun!

What VFNO event are you most looking forward to? You know where I'll be ;)