Help the Orangutans by looking after your skin?


Remember my glowing review a while back on Trilogy Rosehip Oil?

“Increased demand for paper products and palm oil has lead to the deforestation of rainforests in South East Asia. Due to the loss of their natural habitat, the survival of orangutans is under threat. The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation actively rescues and
rehabilitates wild orangutans from oil plantations and releases them into wild, protected rainforest habitats.

Trilogy produces effective, quality natural skin and hair care products which are ethically and environmentally responsible. Trilogy supports ethical trade practices, is against animal testing and has recyclable packaging.

This cause means a great deal to Trilogy and we appreciate your support.

Catherine de Groot and Sarah Gibbs
Trilogy co-founders”

image If your a fan and need to re-stock to make sure to get the new release featuring this packaging as $1.00 will go towards Trilogy’s support of the Borneo Orangutan Survial Foundation. A great cause which they raised $20,000 for in 2009!

Stockists :

Trilogy is sold nationally through selected Myer, pharmacies and health food stores. For further information about Trilogy products visit or call 03 9533 1336.



Madame B



Kylies Professional Mineral Makeup

    Kylies Professional Mineral Makeup is an Australian business owned by a local Makeup Artist and Salon owner here on the Gold Coast. The range is hypoallergenic and cruelty free.

• Contains No perfumes
• Contains No Bismuth Oxycloride
• Contains No synthetic colours
• Contains No Parabens or Sulphates
• Is 100% talc free
• Is 100% lanolin free
• Is 100% Gluten free
• Is 100% vegan – No animal content

Here are the swatches on my arms, dry applied on top of the eye and lip primer from the range



These are the brightest colours from the range.

I really love Skye and Water, they remind me of Marie Antoinette for some reason!

My favourite three colours would have to be Mermaid, Amythest and Tangello


The next lot are the neutrals I was sent to try.

Great everyday colours that could easily become staples in your kit.

Bamboo is the perfect matte highlight for me, storm is a lovely greyish taupe and Bark has been my first choice to use on my brows.


Beauty is also gorgeous, its a little darker IRL but just as if not more sparkly!




These are some of the lighter colours.

Gold, Apricot and Diamond all look fabulous over other shadows or alone as a light sparkly wash of colour.

White Light is a true pearlescent white.





Lotus is the blush I was sent, lovely shimmery pinky blush, best applied on cheek bones and not to far onto the cheeks themselves if you are worried about drawing attention to your pores.

Olive is the perfect name for the shadow, it is exactly what it reminds me of with the addition of a slight shimmer.

Spring is a fresh sparkly green, great for the inner v and lid area. Nature is a shimmery forest green that looks stunning as a liner.


My favourite combinations so far are    

Mermaid (lid), Amythest (crease) with Bamboo (highlight)

Tangello (lid), Amythest (crease) with Bamboo (highlight)

Beauty (lid), Onyx (crease), Apricot (inner v) with Bamboo (highlight)

Blossom (lid), Tangello (crease), Wisdom (outer v) with Bamboo to highlight

Bamboo (lid), Stone (outer v) White Light (highlight) with Nature (liner)

Midnight (lid), Skye (crease) Bamboo (highlight)

Yes I may be a little obsessed with Bamboo!


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Madame B


Hairvenly Hair Extensions


The main problem with clip in extensions usually are the weight and quality of the hair, as Hairvenly Extensions are 100% Human Remy hair and also a thick 160grams I have found that they easily blend into the thickness of my own hair. The hair itself is so soft and silky I wish it was my own hair!

As I have recently went blonde from red I still have a mix of golden and strawberry tones so I picked the strawberry blonde extensions from the 11 shades they have to offer. I still have to dye my own hair again and will then dye them for a perfect match. Having 11 shades to choose from I am confident that you should be able to find a set to match. Being 100% Human hair gives you the option of being able to dye them to match your current hair colour which synthetic wefts do not. To blend in seamlessly I layered them slightly as my own hair is heavily layered.

Another plus is the clips are coloured matched to the extensions and have a silicone non slip grip so they are not only hidden, but you can feel safe in knowing that they are secure as well!

Washing them is easy, just shampoo and condition and lay flat to dry. You can also give them a deep treatment once a month or so like you would your own hair.

Visit the website for more tips and tricks on keeping them in tip top condition and some glowing customer reviews.

Here are two video’s I have up at the moment…

Weighing in at 160grams, at a length of 20 inches and being 100% Remy Human Hair, these extensions as they would have to be both my new favourite hair accessory and the best quality extensions I’ve used so far.

I was lucky enough to have been given the opportunity to try these and honestly I can’t stress the importance of thickness and hair quality enough!


Hairvenly hair extensions retail at $199 AUD

10 piece set:
2 x 8inch wefts with 4 clips
2 x 6inch wefts with 3 clips
2 x 4inch wefts with 2 clips
4 x 1inch wefts with 1 clip……

Also, they will be expanding the range soon so keep a lookout for that!

Oh and they also stock the ever popular Moroccan Argon Oil and gorgeous Hair accessories as well.

Madame B


Natio Mineral Range – Swatches


  Australia’s own Natio has just released over a dozen new mineral products to their range.

I was sent these products a couple of weeks ago to test out and have been loving them. Unfortunately I can’t wear the lipstick as I sometimes have a reaction to lavender which this lipstick is full of, so my sister took it and loves the colour! Its a shame because it really is a gorgeous colour. madamebfatale

Here’s a swatch, the colours name is Lip Glow No 4 (sheer dusty pink) , (slightly darker in RL) RRP $15.95


madamebfataleHere are Live (soft pastel pink, slightly on the frosty side) and Soul (rich burgundy red) from the new Full Colour Mineral Lip Gloss range. RRP $15.95

My pick of the these two is Soul, a perfect colour for winter.


Next there are 4 new Mineral Eyeshadow trio’s available in Soft Day (mocha, taupe brulee, soft pink), Smokey Eye (charcoal, mocha, illuminator), Fresh (two soft pinks with creamy taupe) and Subtle Glamour (Shimmery gunshot grey, mauve taupe, gold). RRP $14.95

Smokey Eye Trio

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Subtle Glamour Trio

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As you can see on the back are instructions for an effortless look so they really are foolproof!


These trio’s probably are my pick out of all the new products as they are compact, easy to use (instructions included), a great idea for travel, and the shadows themselves are buttery soft!

The last product I was sent was the Super Long Mascara, I haven’t used this one yet as I already have three mascara’s open so a swatch/review post will come soon! RRP $16.95


Natio never tests on animals, is Australian made and is available from Myer, David Jones, and selected pharmacies.

Originally Released 1st July 2010

Madame B


Heel Huggers, another Gem from Original Sole

Have you ever bought a fabulous pair of new shoes only to ruin the heels on your first few outings? I know I have and this is exactly why I was interested in trialling these out for a few months.

    Protects heels from grass, gravel, wood decks and many other heel hazards.
    Discreet appearance, no adhesive required with heat activated shrink to fit protectors.
    One packet can cover up to 6 pairs of heels and are available in either clear or black.

Whether you spend $20 or $200 on a pair of shoes its always nice to keep them in as pristine condition as possible.  I don’t know about you but I’m always upset with myself when I scuff my heels no matter how much I’ve spent on them.  With this nifty new product all you have to do is cut to fit, slip on the heel and use your hair dryer to shrink to fit to the heel.



Once they are applied the heel huggers blend in nicely with your heels and are barely noticeable. (You do notice them, but not really once they are on from head height).

Another bonus is when the protector starts to wear all you have to do is cut it off and add a new one. So your actual heels are never getting the damage. Available in either clear (for any colour) or black  and come in three heel sizes (widths) so they can be easily applied to almost all heels.

These have been attached to my heels for a few months now and my shoes look as good as new. In my opinion $19.95 to protect up to six pairs of heels is a great investment to pro-long the life of your favourite heels!

These have made me much more confident in wearing my favourite heels to many new places I wouldn’t have before simply from the fear of ruining them.

Madame B


A pair of Heel Huggers were sent to me for review purposes.


I have pictures of them which I will update when I find them, sorry!

Cedel & National Breast Cancer Foundation

Cedel hairsprays are always something I buy, there’s something about the look and the smell. I love it as it brings back so many lovely memories.

Since January 2009 Cedel have been Bronze Partners of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and as of April they have become Silver Partners. Donating $25,000 to the foundation annually, another $16,000 as a sponsor of The Mothers Day Classic and an outstanding 120,000 free pink hairspray cans for NBFC events with an RRP each (that’s almost $500,000 in product!)


“The funds raised through the sales of Cedel Hairspray are helping to fund the research program of Associate Professor Alexander Dubrovnik from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Victoria.
Cedel looks forward to continuing their support in search for a cure of breast cancer, and working with the NBCF to enrich the lives of Australians.”

With an RRP of $3.99 – $4.99 why not go out and buy a great product that supports a cause that affects the lives of so many.










Madame B


Clarins Everlasting Foundation SPF 15- Review


Clarins Everlasting Foundation model “Clarins, the skin care expert, launches EVERLASTING FOUNDATION SPF 15 $65 (AUD RRP), the long-lasting foundation that stays true for 15 hours.”

“What’s the secret? The High Fidelity System,
an invisible microfilm that ensures even coverage and 15 hours of flawless hold. The "Light Optimizing" complex captures, diffuses and amplifies light. Both ensure a radiant and flawless complexion.”

I love spending time on my makeup to get it right before I go out, I do not however enjoy frequent trips to the ladies room to make sure my ‘face’ is still on. This is exactly why I am a fan of a product that lasts, and the Clarins Everlasting Foundation does exactly that. This product was sent to me for trialing purposes and have been using it for close to two months now, (the bottle still has PLENTY left).

Personally my skin is on the drier side so I make sure I moisturise first but with this foundation I’ve actually been skipping my primer and it still lasts! Another plus to this lovely new product is that you really only need a very small amount and with that very small amount I must say it covers like a dream! As you are probably aware by now  I love a medium-full coverage foundation, I love that you can easily thin it down to get the coverage you desire. Your skin is left with a somewhat matte finish, but not dry and dead looking that can be associated with many matte foundations.Clarins Everlasting Foundation SPF 15 30ml $65

Breaking the pro’s down to point form so I don’t ramble on forever…

    Non drying formula that lasts

Triple protection against UV rays

Matte finish without looking dull

  Luxe looking packaging with pump for ease of  use and less product wastage

oh, it has a fruity fragrance! I love products with an added quirk.


Available at Department stores, Clarins Gold Salons and online at

Original release date 10th May 2010

Madame B


Quick tip & Mini Review – None Of Your Frizziness Herbal Essences

image001 “ apply some Herbal Essences None of Your Frizzness Serum(RRP:$9.99 AUD) to a blush brush and lightly sweep over the top layer of hair to smooth any little frizzies”

Who would have thought, not me!



None Of Your Friziness Serum is one of the new products released since Leighton’s new ambassador role. I was sent the product a few weeks ago now and have to say it works like a dream. The scent is gorgeous as usual with all Herbal Essences products, comes in a convenient pump bottle for both ease of use and less product wastage. I apply 1-2 small pumps and run through my hair after blow drying, flat ironing or curling. Definitely lives up to its name by controlling my frizzy strands without interfering with my chosen style,(doesn’t make my curls drop!).

So to sum up its easy to use, actually works, smells gorgeous and its a at a budget friendly price point so a winner all round in my opinion. Cute name too don’t you think!?!

Charles Baker-Strahan, Leighton’s hair stylist and Herbal hair ambassador, says:
“Sleek, straight hair on Leighton really celebrates her beauty which is important to me, but it also highlights her edgier side. She can really go there with fashion as well and I wanted to show the wide range of possibilities we have, not only with Leighton but also with Herbal Essences.”


Madame B