Saturday, October 22, 2011


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miss chew


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

On a break!

Hi lovelies, I thought I would just write a quick post to let you know what's going on with me right now. I love blogging, I really do, anyone that knows me knows how passionate I am about beauty but right now I am struggling. I am moving house this weekend and between my work, packing and exercise I have no other spare minutes left in my day. I hope once I get into my new place I will have more time to set apart to blogging but right now my balance is so out of whack. There is so much I want to tell you about and believe me, when I am back I will be back with a bang, I just can... not right now. I may still post here and there but I really hope you can be patient with me. 

You all mean so much to me, and I promise to be back better than ever, very soon! I promise.

With love 

miss chew


Saturday, September 3, 2011

August Empties 2011

Another month has gone my dears... and now the fun begins for us in Aus, SPRING!!!
This month was a biggie for me with the products I finished up and here they are...
The products are:
  • Schwarzkopf Extra Care Ultimate Repair Conditioner- really loved and will rebuy
  • Naked Tan Goddess Bronze Self Tanner- my go to tanner and have used many bottles
  • Gilette Fusion Hydr Gel (from the man in my life)- the boy loved it
  • Revlon Age Defying Concealer with SPF 25- such a great creamer under eye concealer that lasted for yonks!
  • SK-II Skin Signature Sample- so luxurious for your skin and you only need the smallest amount

and number 2...

  • Lancome NEW Visionnaire-which I will be raving on about very soon, I can't believe I am out already!
  • Schwarzkopf Extra Care Liquid Silk Repair and Gloss
  • Rexona Hypo Allergenic- the only deo I use
  • Batiste Coloured Dry Shampoo- the only dry shampoo I buy on repeat
  • Yes to Carrots Facial wipes- loved them!
  • Dermalogica Clean Start Wash Off- Great for pimples
  • Dermalogica Brighten up tinted moisturiser with SPF-loved this, so creamy and perfect to balance out your skin
So there you have it... quite a lot huh?

Can't wait to see what September brings us!

Please feel free to link your empties posts below... Love seeing them!

miss chew


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Schwarzkopf Extra Care Ultimate Repair Range

Hey lovelies, I just wanted to apologise for my absense lately. I normally blog 5 days a week and lately I have been really slack. I have had a lot going on in my life with a friend of mine passing away and work being really stressful, coupled with having to look for a new place to live has been been really hard and I know blogging has been taking a step back. Now that I have found a place I now have to begin packing. I have so much blogging to catch up on and I really want to tell you all about the amazing products I have been using but I just haven't had the time. Sorry guys, I will really try and start making more time for you.

Today I want to talk to you about one of the newest ranges from Schwarzkopf Extra Care range called Ultimate Repair Range. I have been using the Shampoo and Conditioner for weeks now and finally have gotten around to telling you all about it. What makes this Shampoo and Conditioner pretty darn amazing in my books is the liquid keratin which helps to repair hair damage caused by such things are bleaching your hair and heat styling both of which I can really torture my hair with and I know my long strands really need the extra TLC. The Keratin also helps fill in the gaps in your hair cuticle. I know and you should know too that when you heat style your hair such as straightening and curling you should use a heat styling product to protect your hair, but how many of us do this everytime? I know I really don't (bad blogger) these guys help to repair that damage that has been done. 
I have found that these products to me have a slight smell of chocolate! Noms! And my hair really does eat it all up! Since I have been using this range my hair feels really soft and really shines, which I always think is a sign of healthy hair. 

I haven't tried the treatments yet but they are high on my list. 

Please let me know if you tried these guys, what did you think?

miss chew


Please note these products were offered for consideration

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Looks I am loving right now... Just add pink...

When in doubt, update your look with a hot pink lip! Instant hottness.... trust me!

It really brightens up your day!

miss chew


Saturday, August 27, 2011

INTERVIEW: Wella Care and Styling Ambassador Travis Balcke

Here at miss chew I love to bring you up to date trends, and tips and tricks from the experts and so I bring you another interview with Wella Care and Styling Ambassador Travis Balcke.
Travis travels to Fashion Weeks across the globe each year to style models’ hair for catwalk shows. He is no stranger to creating celebrity looks, having styled Lady Gaga’s hair for the Alejandro video to name just one.
Travis’s styling expertise has also seen him working on international jobs such as Calvin Klein and Italian Vogue, so this guy really knows his hair. I was able to ask him a few short questions and also pick his brains on how he created one of his gorgeous looks. 

1. What do you see as the key hair-do trends for Summer? Long, loose, feminine enhancing natural texture, polished beautiful hair

2. What do you see as the hot hair colours for Summer? Textured and multi-tonal blondes working with pearl & creamy tones on the mid lengths and ends with warmer biscuit tones through to shortbread colours on the roots will be the season’s hottest colours! Wella has actually just released four fabulous new shades of blonde for summer which help achieve these tones

Re-creating the look:

  1. Shampoo with Wella Professionals Brilliance Shampoo then condition with Brilliance Conditioner (both RRP $24) to create weight-less shine and help retain colour in hair. Apply Wella Professionals “Velvet Amplifier” (RRP $24), which works like a make-up primer, preparing hair for further styling. Apply Wella Volume Boost Mousse (RRP $24) and then blow dry with your hands to create volume with natural texture
  2. Part hair loosely on the side
  3. Roll hair around itself on side one, creating a loose victory roll, which should sit low. Make sure it’s not too symmetrical
  4. Roll the hair into a loose shape and fasten with grips/bobby pins
  5. Repete these steps on side two  
  6. To personalise with accessories in this picture I used gold slides
  7. Finish with Wella Professionals “Stay Styled” (RRP $24) to secure the look keep it natural with a soft shine
Just gorgeous huh?
 I hope you have found this interview helpful. I really love the Wella brand and every shampoo, conditioner or styling product I have used I have not been able to fault, they are salon quality and only sold in salons for a reason. If you haven't tried this brand before I highly recommend you do. 

miss chew


Friday, August 26, 2011

SK-II: A Journey to learn about the miracle that is Pitera

Recently I was invited to learn more about the SK-II miracle ingredient Pitera at their pop up exhibition in Sydney CBD (Cate Blanchett who has been the face of SK-II for 10 years opened this exhibit earlier and apparently her skin does actually look that good in real life!) I have been using SK-II for a while with their Facial Treatment Essence which you can view here. I love it and have noticed a change in my skin tone whilst using it. Whilst watching the presentation it made me fall in love with it all over again. 

To those who are new to the brand the way the ingredient Pitera was discovered by "A Japanese monk visiting a sake brewery who noticed that the brewery workers had extraordinarily soft and youthful hands. Even an elderly man with pronounced wrinkles on his face possessed the silky smooth hands of a young boy."After a series of experiments a team of skincare scientists discovered the secret; a clear, nutrient-rich liquid that could be extracted during the yeast fermentation process. They named the liquid 'Pitera', which, over time, has become known as the 'Secret Key' to beautiful skin. Developed by SKII, Pitera is a yeast ferment filtrate of sake. It contains a natural collection of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and organic acids and helps restore the skin's natural renewal process- sounds great huh?

Listening to the presentation

We were then introduced to the Vision Scope which I will explain more in a second
The amazing range
Beauty Bloggers
Then after the presentation we were each introduced to the Vision Scope. This little device magnifies your skin 40 times over, making us all shudder and my morbid fascination is pricked by the opportunity to get a closer look into my skin. To use this machine a handheld device is placed against various points in my face to get a picture (literally) of how my skin looks. The first image taken looks at my skins texture and pores which you can see below. From this image they are looking at the size of my pores and the overall condition of my skin. The little blue dot shows where they placed the machine on my face. Underneath the image of my face shows on a scale the condition of my skin, my skin is towards the greater end (phew) with some slight dryness which considering this was taken at night is normal.

The second image shows the elasticity rating of my skin out of a 100. The elasticity is a sign of your skins ageing, I was a bit shocked by this number and when I went back the next day for a facial (I know, hard life) and when I had no makeup on my number was actually 85, funny how end of day and wearing makeup can actually affect the number you receive.
The next image looks at my wrinkles they take this image out of the corner of my eye, now I didn't really think I had wrinkles, yet, but I am developing dehydration lines which is the beginning of wrinkles, so I was advised to really amp up the eye creams so make sure these do now start getting deeper... eep! See the faint lines going across?

The next image looks at sun damage on my skin you can see in this image I have a slight dusting on my skin which is clusters of melanin which I know is something I really want to reduce and fade, I feel like I can see them on my face and see faint sun spots and I want to get that even toned Cate Blanchett skin. This is where I was recommneded the Cellumination range to help even out my skin colour- I am dying to try this! Luckily I don't have much more sun damage as I try very hard to maintain good sun protection, as we all should!
The last image assess the overall skin tone and my skin is about average, again this looked different the day after once I had no makeup on as the makeup can muddy the scan.
So I learnt a lot about my skin through these scans, my skin is overall in good condition which means all the hard work I put in is paying off!
The Chair for my amazing facial!!!!
I had the most amazing facial and finally got to try their miracle cloth mask which I have heard so much about which is full on concerntrated Pitera, and I got one to take home which I will talk about soon. I know I am eager to to expand my range of products but even since using my Facial Treatment Essence every day in my routine again I am again seeing that glow to my skin, I forgot how great it can make my skin look. 

The last thing I wanted to mention was the new introductory kit they have launched:
This kit is fantastic, for the price I got for the Facial Treatment Essence which is the same size of mine 75ml you get the Facial Treatment Essence, mask and try the Facial Treatment Clear Lotion which has AHA's to chemically exfoliate the skin. The mask alone cost $30 and then you add in the lotion, so it is so worth it. If you have ever been wanting to try SK-II then this is a great way to start and that Facial Treatment Essence will last you ages, you only need a tiny amount onto your hand and dab it onto your face. 

So that's enough for me, now I want to know, have you tried SK-II before? What do you think?

miss chew


Monday, August 22, 2011

Hair Inspiration Part 2- need more Balayage!

I know I posted a blog called Hair Inspiration a little while ago when I first dabbled in Balayage,when I got my hair done, don't get me wrong I loved it, but like when I first wanted a fringe, first I got just little bits of hair cut, then I went blunt fringe and this is the same!

So I have been scouring Pinterest to find images to represent how I want my hair to look and here they are...

On the left is Leigh Campbell beauty ed of Cosmo- I love her hair!
What I am noticing is hair is moving from Balayage to a more subtle ombre hair which is more subtle and more blended and I love that, don't you?

So what do you think? 

miss chew


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