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!

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salon melbourne

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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!



Priceline Hair goody bag 2014 + Mini Haul

Last Thursday I picked up the Priceline Hair goody bag 2014, the minimum spend to receive this ‘goody bag’ was $40 (spent on participating brands, see the pic below). I picked up some hair care products that I needed and a couple of other things, while I was there.

Priceline releases 3 goody bags (Gift with purchase) each year. The first one for the year is Hair Care and the other two, Makeup/Beauty and Skin care will be released later in the year.

The Priceline hair goody bag for this year was released on the 13th of February and will be available until  February 24th (or until stocks last)

Priceline hair goody bag 2014

 What I got in my bag (products & shades may vary)

Priceline hair goody bag 2014

Scrunci Bun maker– My hair isn’t long enough to use this yet, so I’m not sure whether I’ll keep it for when it is long enough or just give it to my sis.

Tony & Guy Cleanse shampoo for Brunette hair 250ml– This will definitely get used, as I have brown hair…but it will be a back up because I bought this and the conditioner to make up the $40 to get the bag! haha

Batiste dry shampoo 50ml Tropical scent– I love Batiste dry shampoo and the scent smells nice and summery!

Schwarzkopf Push-Up Volume express mousse treatment 125ml– My hair is dead straight and fairly fine, so I was excited to receive this in my bag. I have tried many volumising products, but am yet to find one that really impresses me.

Colour Xtreme Hair art 75ml in White– I was interested in this product, but disappointed in the colour! White…really? I a guess with some stencils it may look okay, but if I just use it streaked through my hair it will look like I have grey hair!

L’Oreal Elnett satin Extreme hold hair spray 75ml– I know this hair spray is popular among beauty bloggers/vloggers, but I haven’t actually tried it myself. I don’t currently have any hair spray because my hair has been too short to style. Now that my hair is a little longer, it will come in handy. It’s small enough can to put in my bag too!

John Frieda Precision foam colour after-colour conditioner 50ml (sample size)– This was the only product in the bag that is a sample size! The rest of the products you can buy (in the same size) at Priceline. I haven’t coloured my hair in years, but I do remember how soft the after colour conditioners made my hair, so I may still use it.

Pantene 3 Minute Miracle treatment 15ml tube– You can buy this at Priceline, but only in a pack of three. It says it’s for severely damaged hair, which mine isn’t so I will probably give it to my sis or someone else in my family that will use it.

John Frieda Frizz Ease extra strength serum 24ml– Like I said earlier, my hair is dead straight, so it doesn’t need to be ‘de-frizzed’. I think I will be giving this to my mum because she sometimes complains of frizzy hair (hope she doesn’t mind me saying!)

3 hair dye vouchers- I’m not planning to dye my hair any time soon, so I will be giving them to one of my cousins or aunty to use. Two of the vouchers are for two different full-sized hair dyes! (no purchase necessary) I thought that was pretty impressive! The other voucher is for $10 off on John Frieda Salon quality colour.

Priceline hair goody bag 2014

Tony & Guy Cleanse shampoo for Brunettes
Tony & Guy Cleanse conditioner for Brunettes
John Frieda Sleek finish cushion brush
Essence eyebrow designer (pencil) in 02 Brown
Limited edition Batiste summer trio with bonus sleep mask
Halle by Halle Berry Pure Orchid EDP 100ml (not pictured because it was for my mum’s birthday)

Have you picked up the Priceline hair goody bag 2014? or are you planning to?