Savar 99% natural skincare range
Have you ever smelt a perfume that made you feel ill ?
For every smell that makes you feel ill there is one that will have a polar opposite effect on you and could make you fee a whole array of different feelings from happy, to energized, to calming, even confidant!
I have put together a list of some essential oils that will help elevate your mood and restore emotional balance to your life.
I find the best way to apply essential oils like lavender I put some drops in a small spray canister with water and spray it on linen.
Also I like to add a few drops to a hot bath and breath in the aromas, this is especially good for my young boys when they are excited and I’d like to calm them before bed. (make sure they don’t drink the water and please make sure to check the potency of the oil you are using most are highly concentrated)
Also burners and vaporizers are a great way to fill the house with a beautiful smell and relax other family members that are under stress.
Essentials for Anger Management
Bergamot, Jasmine, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Palo Santo, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
Essential Oils for Anxiety
Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Mandarin, Neroli, Palo Santo, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver
Essential Oils for Confidence
Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Cypress, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Orange, Rosemary
Essential Oils for Depression
Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Palo Santo, Orange, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Essential Oils for Fatigue, Exhaustion and Burnout
Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lemon, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver
Essential Oils for Fear
Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lemon, Neroli, Palo Santo, Orange, Roman Chamomile Sandalwood, Vetiver
Essential Oils for Grief
Cypress, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Neroli, Palo Santo, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver
Essential Oils for Happiness and Peace
Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Neroli, Orange, Palo Santo, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Essential Oils for Insecurity
Bergamot, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Vetiver
Essential Oils for Irritability
Lavender, Mandarin, Neroli, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood
Essential Oils for Loneliness
Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Palo Santo, Roman Chamomile, Rose
Essential Oils for Memory and Concentration
Basil, Black Pepper, Cypress, Hyssop, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary
Essential Oils for Panic and Panic Attacks
Frankincense, Helichrysum, Lavender, Neroli, Rose
Essential Oils for Stress Reduction
Benzoin, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Mandarin, Neroli, Palo Santo, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
Most of there oils can be found at a local aromatherapy shop, or online.
Google any of these essential oils to read more in depth about each of them.
Two of my favorites are lavender and Ylang Ylang.
Sunglass Hut taps Jerry Hall to star in Mother’s Day campaign with Georgia May Jagger
Ok, Ok so someone that I used to know (when I was a pimply teenager) turned me onto this stuff.
And it is a beauty secret I keep close to my heart but I am sharing it with all of you
It tighten skin and draws out impurities.
Purchase it here
Make a statement without actually having to say anything at all with a clever slogan sweater.
Unfortunately the summer is fading away so time to pull out your peacoats, scarfs, v-neck sweater and this season its all about ‘the cool girls sweater’ Bella Freud. Ever since Kate wore one back in 2003. They are 100% Black superfine Merino wool – divine!
And incase you are asking who is ‘Ginsberg’ read up on Allen Ginsberg just so you can explain the slogan when asked (insert blank look here)
Purchase one here
Reminiscent of the glasses Al Pacino wore in Scarface their beginnings, and then superbly rappers- Kanye West, Will.i.am, RUn DMC, Jay-Z- blazed the trend trail. Don’t be fooled by the myriad knockoffs.
These superfly shades can be purchased here
MODEL – Anja Rubik
With her high cheek bones and her doll like features it is no wonder this model is so highly sought after in the fashion industry.
Here is a recent shoot with Purple Magazine’s 2013 beauty/accessories pictorial looking cocaine chic reminds me of Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface. Which we obviously I love!
Photographer : Katja Rahlwes
Prada Fall/Winter 2012-2013 Women’s Eyewear collection expresses luxury and sensuality within a futuristic setting, where the evocation of geometric space is immediately evident.
The shapes are compact in size and inspired by early 20th century styles, evolving into cat’s eye lines embellished by coloured stones.
Playing with combinations of materials, the collection presents acetate and metal merging into sophisticated structures, where the role of key elements is played by curved or straight upper bars. The resulting creations are invariably expressions of refined femininity.
I will be rocking these timeless glasses. I love them!
This range is available in stores at sunglasshut
I was invited along to view and more importantly touch the Boohoo Autumn Winter 13 range.
Boohoo is an online fashion retailer, if you don’t know about them you are missing out!
I was pleasantly surprised with the materials considering how reasonable the prices are, I got super touchy-feely and I wanted to take a few pieces home with me… check them out for youself online at http://www.boohoo.com/
Here are some of my favs..
While the runways looked to fall 2013, the New York Fashion Week attendees showed everyone how to be fashion forward during the winter. The overwhelming trend? Basic colors like black with pops of vibrant color. Take a look through Tommy Ton’s shots for Style.com to see how fashion week goers kept things bright through the chilly snow…
It’s all about being yourself through fashion.
What better way to express yourself than through an outrageous hair color? This hair dye trend is not going anywhere soon, so go grab your gloves and get to dyeing! From pinks to blues, this trend is a sure fire way to stand out.
Get a little color frenzy inspiration….
Tell us what your favorite online vintage shop is!
THERE’S BEEN a lot of debate on the beauty blogs about whether Tom Ford’s £35 luxury Private Blend lipsticks, launched back in April, are worth it. So we decided to go and check them out for ourselves.
PACKAGING AND TUBE
Wonderful old-school Hollywood glamour and yes, feels good to pick-up and hold. Extremely pleasing to the eye a this is the kind of lipstick you want to nonchalantly pull out of your handbag while on a dinner date to re-apply.
I also got to check out the new Tom Ford Black Orchid Limited Edition collection which comprises of a dark Black Orchid lipstick, a glossy Black Orchid nail polish and pressed perfume. All divinely packaged in black. Two coats of the nail polish on short nails gave a strong autumn look and have lasted without chipping nearly four days, which is a record in my book.
So, yes, the Tom Ford products may be pricey but you are paying for quality, long-lasting products in luxe packaging. Every girl who loves her makeup deserves at least a taste of this.
When the courier arrived this morning I knew what exciting little parcel he would be delivering.
My chic new Jambox! This Hi-Fi Audio wireless is the smallest, best-sounding wireless speaker and speakerphone around.
Two highly powerful acoustic drivers and ultra-small dome produce a wide audio spectrum.
Not only can you take it out to the beach with you but you can play great music anywhere you do not have speakers in your home or other with great sound.
I like to play music in my bedroom and I haven’t hooked up the in-ceiling speakers yet so my only option is to play music through my appletv (which plays out of the tv speakers).
With the jambox I can have my laptop on my dresser and the jambox on my sidetable playing tunes.
It holds up to 10 hours of power and can be updated with apps, software and new features via Jawbone’s MyTalk portal.
I suggest you check it out if you’re looking for a wireless speaker.
The fiercely stunning Georgia May Jagger features in “Moves Like Jagger” for Harper’s Bazaar Australia December 2012.
Stylist Thelma McQuillan perfectly sets the 70′s chic scene for this rock gods daughter.
Above Georgia is wearing a Christian Dior Haute Couture dress, pants and shoes paired with an Eddie Bargo necklace.
Photographer: Jason Kibbler | Stylist: Thelma McQuillan
Are you off to a festival this summer?!
I can help! I have been to so many festivals I have lost count from Coachella to Woodstock, Laneway to Rhythm and Vines.
Indian or flower headdress
anything crocheted (I never thought I would say that!)
heart shaped sunglasses (so last year)
jeans (unless they are super ripped up)
First and foremost you should be comfortable and ready to dance!
OOoo these Lanvin wedges – perfect for Festivals!
What will you be wearing to the festivals this summer?
Have fun, dance a lot and don’t drink too much.. never a good look!
Dealing with under eye circles is a drag but who says we have to deal with them at all?! There are quite a few reasons why we get dark circles under our eyes. And while that might sound discouraging, there are just as many effective ways to remedy the situation! Keep reading below for more info on how we get dark circles and how to prevent them!
Dr. Hauschka Liquid Concealer
Ecco Bella FlowerColor Coverup
Physicians Formula Organic wear™ 100% Natural Origin Concealer Stick
Logona Cosmetics Blemish Concealer
Also some home remedies can be used to minimise dark circles, brighten the eyes and reduce fatigue:
- Cucumber juice is a common remedy. It should be applied daily around eyes and washed off with plain water after 15 minutes.
- Mixing potato juice with cucumber juice in equal quantities helps if there is puffiness along with dark circles. Follow the same procedure.
- Dark circles can also be treated by mixing cucumber juice with lemon juice in equal quantities. Apply daily and wash off with water after 15 minutes.
- Tomato juice is also said to lighten skin colour.
The magazine was founded in 1992 by Elein Fleiss and Olivier Zahm.
It was the result of a reaction against the superficial glamour of the 1980′s inspired by magazines like Interview, and Helmut Newton’s Illustrated, but with the philosophy of what usually is referred to as anti-fashion.
And yet when I search ‘Purple Fashion’ mag nation for a subscription it comes under the subtitle mainstream fashion - I am not too sure the editors will be happy about this. Although it seems that anti-fashion has become more fashionable than ever!
That said I enjoy reading its online version it is a beautiful composition of art and fashion with a little bit of a cheeky attitude towards mainstream anything which I like.
Go check it out online or order a copy from mag nation.
Here are some excerpts from the most recent issue featuring publicity shots with handwritten text by the artists.
check out the mag here
Every girls gotta have one (if you have an ipad)…
There is an exciting new Alannah Hill promotion happening…
It’s the chance to win this gorgeous limited edition travel bag…
Anyone can enter to win:
1.Click on this link and enter your info http://shm.im/4wlgs8 this then shares on your Facebook wall.
“It’s a celebration of the super girls, super sexy.”
Biker jackets, bustier tops, lacing, white shirts and blazers and jeans, and heels you wouldn’t ever want to find yourself coming face to face with (but foot to foot is just fine).
It was so nineties and risked looking tacky but done well enough to look like glammed up over the top rock n roll.
Agua de Coco
Flip Side Circle Dress
Flip Side Backless dress
Flip Side Tropical Playsuit
Flip Side Circle Jacket
Utility Pencil Skirt – Floral
Paperplane Dress, snakeskin
Silk Lace Back dress, Porcelain
Balance Spilt Coffee Dress, Coffee
Ethel Park styles Dree Hemingway in a flower-drenched editorial for Muse Magazine’s fall issue. Cass Bird captures Dree as a floral still life in ‘Red Roses in My Garden’.
Prada presents its 2012 Jewels collection featuring three sets; ‘Ramage’ – showcased on the SS13 women’s catwalk show, is based on ivory and black tones with a ‘ramage’ pattern. The ‘Bloom’ collection was also first seen during the Spring/Summer ’13 show with the use of bracelets featuring two colour floral bouquets on enamel.
Available in-stores from late November.
NOV10 2012 - MAR 03 2013
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki will present the popular photographic exhibition, Who Shot Rock and Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 – Present.
If you see no other exhibition in the next few months GO SEE THIS OR YOU WILL LIVE IN REGRET.
Ian Dickson, The Ramones at Eric’s Club, Liverpool, England, May 197
more info here
Based in Paris. Producer in France.
Pierre dal Corso, is a photographer from Paris, France, and he started his own career only three years ago. He was working as an assistant for ten years before that but he never touched a camera for his own purposes in this time. We are thankful that he decided to pick up the camera and give photography a go for himself the results have been amazing.
Jessica Aggrey’s inspiration comes from a real passion for jewels and gems.
“Growing up in Ghana, West Africa was the start of my lifelong obsession in the way people adorn themselves,” she says, “My paternal grandmother was a gold trader on the coast and growing up I was surrounded by women with great style and an appreciation for jewellery.”
Aggrey has been designing and creating her unique jewellery designs in New Zealand since the early 90’s. After a Diploma at Auckland’s MIT, she set up her first jewellery studio, Tempietto, on Queen St while in her early twenties. She later opened her well-loved store Mettle 22 in Ponsonby where she traded for several years.
Aggrey’s design work is unique in New Zealand and melds her Kiwi love of nature, with the stunning and glamorous adornment she witnessed in her father’s African homeland. All Aggrey’s pieces are hand crafted in both New Zealand and her second home, Bali. Each one is handmade and hand finished, using sterling silver, gold, semi-precious and precious stones.
Jessica Aggrey Jewellery has a classic refinement with a bold current edge, transcending the whims of fashion and creating instant classics & modern heirlooms.
Jessica Aggrey is truly an artist.
I will absolutely be rocking at least one of these pieces around town in the future so watch out!
Her collection can be found online here
Last week Akira Isogawa showed his range with an exclusive fashion show at Nathan Club in Auckland in association with Rolls Royce.
There was a beautiful suncronicity of beautifully-worked textiles, flowing silk, and colors.
The event also showcased his collaboration with Designer Rugs this beautiful ‘floor art’ which was hung on the walls turning the venue into an art gallery.
The rugs will be available exclusively from Designer Rugs in Parnell, Auckland.
About the designer: Akira Isogawa is one of Australia’s most recognized fashion designers, with his Japanese-inspired collections sought after in every fashion capital in the world.
Born in Japan, he immigrated to Australia in 1986 and studied fashion at the Sydney Institute of Technology. Drawing inspiration from contemporary Japanese design.
Here are a couple of his philosophy on design:
“A garment can transcend, giving it a soul.
“I see craftsmanship as an implement with which to realise one’s vision. Past, present and future; that slogan continues in almost everything around which my work evolves. Timeless beauty and femininity in my design is profound, in a way for the wearer to express their inner soul.”
From the runway:
Above Photography Kevin Robinson
Shiboru Round Rug
Akiras garments are exclusively sold online in New Zealand at www.akira.com.au
Its bright, its loud, its busy.. it’s Cavalli! The designer’s new Resort range for his lower-priced Just Cavalli line is a passage to India. You can absolutely picture someone like M.I.A. wearing these clothes in her next music video—particularly when styled with the big gold hoops and embellished trucker hats seen in the lookbook. Check out his use of accessories it’s fantastic Oh how I would love to see more people rock these busy beautiful fabrics this summer.
These watercolor paintings by Portuguese artist Antonio Soares are both breathtaking and sexy.
check him out on Tumblr: http://antoniosoares.tumblr.com/
Marilyn may have been a celebrity in life, but she is a goddess in death, and 50 years later we are still holding true to her beauty blessings. We pay tribute to her in our walk, and in our talk. In our attitudes, and our approach to femininity. With every swipe of our ruby red lipstick we light a candle for the greatest of glamour icons, our first love, Marilyn Monroe.
These products can be purchased in New Zealand at Mecca
Summer is on it’s way…
The venue is incredible (filled to the max with 19,000 seats) I wouldn’t expect any less from Jay-Z!
The Rolling Stones were on form for their ”50 & Counting” tour, from Micks dance antics to Keith Richards and Ron Woods sinuous riffs for which they are renowned.
The Stones are always something to see. They may be the best stadium act ever.
And they always seem to have throw some extra spice into the mix these days by means of guest acts.
For this show it was ”I’m Going Down” Gary Clark Jr. an incredibly talented guitarist and Mary J. Blige who also appeared on stage for their UK tour.
There was talk of former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor showing up but sadly they didn’t. Not that the band needed it
The evening climaxed – predictably, satisfyingly – with “Sympathy for the Devil,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (with full choir), and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”
Then the inevitable cherry on the sundae: “Satisfaction.” Which is – without question – what we got!
And on a fashion note Mick Jagger was looking amazing, changing at least 3x during the show. Mick is styled by his longtime love, stylist/designer L’Wren Scott who desiged his costumes for the Rolling Stones global tour.
I was located inside the tongue where there were at most 70 people so there was plenty of room to dance and we weren’t all squished.
The tongue wrapped around us and Jagger took off circling around us as he went out to address the rest of crowd.
With my elbows on the stage it was incredible to see every expression (and every wrinkle) on Mick’s and Ron’s faces.
I could see just how much they were enjoying themselves on stage it seemed to come together so effortlessly, not that I expected any less after 50 years of practice!
A few shots from the show etc….