Thursday, 19 January 2012

Wish 'Shangri La' Competition



One of our most loved fashion brands have put together an amazing 'supermodel' like gift package competition... do you want to know what it feels like to be a supermodel? Well my friend, this competition will blow your fashion & beauty conscious mind!! 

 The new face of Wish Winter Fashion  2012 will be, for the second time in her modeling career, the face of the 'Aussie' fashion brand. Wish are giving you the chance to win their 'Shangri La' competition, & all you have to do is guess the correct supermodels name!  Check out the full competition details on the Wish website for hints on who the supermodel is. 

What you win: Jet-set away & live it up for 2 nights at Sydney's top hotel 'Shangri La',  $1000 to spend on Wish Winter Fashion & indulge your-self with the most intense supermodel beauty gift package ever!! Gift package includes products from these dazzling beauty brands  ...


Original & Mineral hair treatment & gift Set

Non artificial, no ammonia haircare products that help you free your hair from stress & restore it to its natural beauty. O&M products will inspire you to live naturally & feel amazing about your healthy, clean & vibrant hair! O&M says call time on chemical overload. Check out their website & blog for all their haircare secrets. 


Nvey Eco pure organic make-up gift set 

I've only just been introduced to this makeup brand and I'm already in love. Good for your skin and good for the environment, free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, talc, sodium laureth sulphate (SLS) & is NOT tested on animals

I cant wait to get my hands on their full organic range! Curious? check out their website or enter this competition :-)

Vani-T sunless tan treatment at Dr Naomi

This gift package is amazing! As a tan (sunless tan) fanatic I absolutely adore Vani-T fake tans. Natural oils, high in vitamins, & organic ingredients with no parabens, sulphates, talc, artificial colours, & they DON'T test on animals, oh & their packaging is 100% recycable.. voted number one fake tan with celebrities! If you haven't already tried Vani-T's sunless tans, I highly recommend you do. Full range on their website.
  Now that's what you call a green-based tan!

Make-Up by Rachel Montgomery 

Two sets of Lash Republic Parisian Romance Signature Collection Lashes

These amazing lashes will not only enhance your natural eyelashes but add volume & lengthen your look, bringing out your inner goddess...perfect for a holiday to Sydney, or where ever your heart takes you!

Lash Republic by Milan & Co is an online luxury brand where you can buy high quality, light weight & beautifully designed false eyelashes. Deemed by leading make-up artists (such as my favourite make-up artist Rachel Montgomery) as their favourite custom designed false eyelashes ever! 

Check out the Lash Republic website for all their unique eyelash styles.

This competition is bound to make you feel relaxed & well pampered; with breathtaking beauty gifts, $1000 spending money on Wish winter fashion & a 2 night stay at Sydney's top hotel 'Shangri La' could you not be smiling til your cheeks hurt!?


What to do when you've been naughty

So, the holidays are over and you've eaten and drank too much, stayed out too late and generally over-done it in so many ways that can leave you looking and feeling more ugly step-sister then Cinderella.

Beat the bloat. Drink a cup of herbal tea each morning and night, and sip on water throughout the day to minimize bloat. Dandelion root tea is especially good for flushing out your system. Minimise your salt intake; when you're having decadent meals, stay away from sodium for the rest of the day. It's also a good idea to steer clear of carbonated beverages - even diet ones! The chemicals make you retain fluid and can increase your craving for sweets.

Cut out a few things. If you pass up candy, for example, you could save at least 300 calories a day; white bread, up to 1,000 calories a day; red meat, 200 calories a day; and cheese, several hundred calories in one sitting.

Skipping meals is bad for you! Don't fast all day in anticipation of a giant feast, or think you're losing weight by doing so. You'll be so hungry by the time you get to dinner that you're likely to eat twice what you might if you ate right all day. It also slows your metabilism down therefore increasing the amount of fat stored.

Set a goal. Eat healthy for a solid week right after the holidays, and then keep it going for as long as you can after that. Some juice cleanses are a good weight loss tool - but not the ones that leave you famished or fad detox diets (such as the lemon one we've all heard of; which has been deemed by nutritionists as one of the worst detox diets currently on the market). Fad diets will leave you feeling lethargic. A good cleanse SereneMuse recommends is BluePrint Cleanse, as it provides adequate calories. The safest bet however, is to stick with small portions of whole grains, lean protein, raw vegetables and healthy fats like those in avocado and almonds.  An amazing breakfast to kick start your metabolism and boost your energy everyday is eggs with one yolk and dried oregano, spinach, or basil for flavour.