Salon Melbourne 2014

On Sunday I attended Salon Melbourne, an industry trade event for Salon owners, employees, students and anyone else that works in the Salon industry. I was there as ‘Media’ (even though my pass says ‘Exhibitor’ lol).

salon MelbourneI decided to have a walk around before I took some photos and to see where the brands were, that I wanted to come back to later (to do a little shopping).

Here are some of some photos I took and what I purchased on the day.

salon melbourneHow cool is this haircare ‘claw machine’ that was at the Redken exhibit? I was tempted to try my luck because I am pretty good at these types of games (I have many plush toys from the machines in my local cinema foyer), but the line to have a go was quite long every time I walked past. Such an original and creative feature. It was definitely something that grabbed people’s attention (pun not intended…I realised as I typed it haha).

 Salon Melbourne

 The Lime Crime booth, it was definitely the busiest on the day! So crazy… I only picked up one thing, but you’ll have to wait until the end of this post to see what (sorry).

salon MelbourneOne of the Eye of Horus displays. I did intend on picking something up, but by the time I came back around to their booth, I had already spent over what I intended to. The staff at the booth were so lovely and one of the women told me that they plan on releasing a gold eye pencil soon (you heard it here first! 😉 ) I’m looking forward to that and I am lucky that one of my local pharmacies stocks Eye of Horus!

salon melbourne

salon melbourne

salon melbourne
The photos above are from the Tony & Guy 50/50 runway show. It showcased styles from the past 50 years, with modern twists. The styles were stunning! Tony & Guy is one of my favourite salon brands.

salon melbournesalon melbourneThe Napoleon Perdis stand was busy, but still not as busy as Lime Crime! NP is still one of my favourite high-end makeup brands, I wish I could afford more products though!

Salon Melbourne haul

salon melbourneEye Kandy glitters, liquid sugar & brush (in the pink and black pouch)
Lime Crime Velvetine in Pink Velvet
OPI Muppets Most Wanted ‘When Froggy Met Piggy’ duo
Orly in ‘Pixie Powder’ from the Surreal collection
Orly FX in ‘Spazmatic’
Orly in ‘Forever Crimson’
Orly lolly bag, organza bag that contains 10 assorted minis

This post is already long enough, so I will post up some swatches and more details on the items I picked up over the next couple of weeks.

I really enjoyed attending my 1st Salon Melbourne, it was a little hectic but worth it. Thanks to Amreeta from Maxted Thomas for organising my pass, it was great meeting you. I look forward to attending again next year. I think I will plan better next time!



Favourite Aussie Beauty Products

As today is Australia Day, I thought I would share with you (some of) my favourite Aussie beauty products.


favourite aussie beauty products

My two favourite powders to set my makeup are the Ready Set Go finishing powder from Australis and the loose translucent powder from Face Of Australia. Both are very fine milled and are great at keeping the shine away.

favourite aussie beauty productsOne of my favourite highlighters ever (not just an Aussie favourite!) is the Australis Mineral Face Highlighter in ‘Pearl’. It is a pink toned highlighter, so perfect for cool toned skin and leaves a subtle glow. I love using  this to highlight the top of my cheekbones and my cupid’s bow.


favourite aussie beauty productsMy favourite Aussie go-to mascara is the Multi Mega lash from Australis. It’s light, stays on all day and defines lashes! Great for days where you want defined lashes, while still appearing natural.

favourite aussie beauty productsMy favourite Aussie high-end eye shadows are the color discs by Napoleon Perdis. The texture of them is silky smooth and the colour pay off is the best! My favourite base shade is ‘Trench Coat’, a gorgeous taupe.


favourite aussie beauty productsThe best lip liner you will ever find is the Infinite colour lip liner in ‘Clearly Sealed’ from Models Prefer! When you can’t find a lip pencil to match your lipstick, this product is the solution. While it doesn’t give off any colour, it will keep your lipstick from bleeding!

favourite aussie beauty productsMy favourite Aussie lipstick, hands down is the Colour inject mineral lipstick from Australis! It is really opaque, great colour pay-off and is moisturising. My favourite shade, is the limited edition ‘Lick the icing’ and a purple shade from a few years ago which was just called ‘Limited edition 01’ (I think).


favourite aussie beauty productsI love nail polish and have many favourites, but picture polish is one of my favourite Aussie brands! Favourite shade-Tiffany! As the name suggests it is the colour of those little blue boxes…you know the ones 😉

favourite aussie beauty products

Another of my favourite Aussie polishes are the minis from Chi Chi. Favourite shades- Cat fight, a beautiful pink/purple metallic with a hint of blue shimmer and High Heeled Housewife (love the name) a taupe/brown shade.


Do you have any favourite Aussie beauty products? let me know in the comments below