Death Rays

It’s no secret these days that sun tanning not only causes serious skin cancers but also pre-mature aging. Hence the rise of so many fake tanning products now available and SPF being added to our makeup. For some reason even with all these ‘safer’ alternatives slip, slop, slapping just isn’t cool.

Living in the “sunshine state’, so close to the beach, I see people tanning in the sun or solariums constantly.

I myself aren’t much of a tanner, I quite like my moon tan but on the odd occasion I do apply a light gradual tanner ( my choice: Dove Summer Glow Body Lotion RRP$10.52) to kind of even out my freckles, or to make my legs look a little less ‘transparent’. If I’m feeling a little more daring as rare as it may be, I may go on step further and apply an all over tan. I’ve had pretty good results with SugarBaby Suntanned Sweeties Golden Glamour ($RRP19.95 AUD) it’s a spray can type tan) and I’ve heard many great reviews of St Tropez tanners.

*When choosing a fake tan its best to choose one that states that it has an ‘olive’ (green) tint as you are more likely to want an island chic glow rather than a Sunkist orange, (if you get my drift).

olay spf kit spf 30+ (more…)

Trend: Smouldering Glamour – Smokey Eye & Red Lips


Backstage images of Sophie Theallet, makeup created by Lena Koro for Nars.

“We wanted to fuse together both colour and light. We were inspired by Chavela Vargas, the Mexican singer,” said Lena Koro. “Polished and bright- and coinciding with the prints of the clothing.”












Nars is exclusive to Mecca Cosmetica in Australia.


Madame B


Trend : Fresh Faced – Nude Lips, Sculptured Cheeks.

Here are a few gorgeous backstage photo’s from 3.1 Pillip Lim women’s show for some fresh faced inspiration! Makeup created by Lisa Butler for Nars Cosmetics.



“Youthful elegance was what we were aiming for,” said Lisa Butler about the look. No shine…polished, radiant skin “with dimension through sculpted cheeks.”



Nars is exclusive to Mecca Cosmetica in Australia.


Madame B


Harajuku Lovers Summer Makeover

Harajuku Lovers Fragrance: N.1. A Fatal Attraction to Cuteness

sunshine cutie (suhn-shahyn) (kyoo-tee) n.1. A super cute, sun-loving, beach-bumming doll who would never compromise on fashion for a day at the beach!

Here with a new look,

HJL Sunshine Cuties group bottle shot

The fragrances stay the same, the dolls just have a cute new summer wardrobe!!!

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“LIL ANGEl” (an’jel) n. 1. One of the celestial beings attendant upon God. 2. A kind and lovable person. 3. The love who watches over me. 4. Slang. Someone who doesn’t get caught. 5. Cute little booger nose on my shoulder. 6. Wings that flutter.

A citrus gourmand

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“BABY” (baŸbe) n., pl. ~bies 1. A very young child. 2. The youngest member of a family or crew. 3. My main squeeze, my honey, my plaything. 4. What boys say. 5. Hot sexy thing that makes me go crazy.

A dewy floral

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“G” “Your look is so distinctive like DNA, like nothing I’ve ever seen in the USA – a ping-pong match between eastern and western did you see your inspiration in my latest collection?”

A creamy musk

HL_Summer_Love_04.27.2009_FRONT_CLNT v6(lo)

“LOVE” (luv) n. 1 A. An intense affectionate concern for another person. B. A passionate attraction. 2. A beloved person. 3. A strong liking or enthusiasm for something. 4. A zero score in tennis. 5. To feel love for. ~ In love. ~ Enamored. ~ v. Loved, loving.

 -A fruity floral

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“MUSIC” (MUlSIC) N. 1. The art of organizing sound. Vocal sounds having some degree of rhythm, melody, and harmony. 2. A musical composition or body of such compositions. 3. The soundtrack of my life, feel it, shut up and listen, keep on dancing. (see also) life.

A sensuous floral

Previous releases included a winter wardrobe. These are limited edition so if you collect make sure you don’t miss out!

Harajuku Lovers Sunshine Cuties fragrance set available now (released 11 April)

5 X collectible eau de toilette 10 Ml ea $140.00

Madame B