Beauty News / Weekly Roundup

> Dr Lewinn’s have announced a partnership with the McGrath Foundation to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Dr. LeWinn’s is incredibly passionate about contributing to this worthy cause,” says Dan Spira, Managing Director of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Australasia General Manager. “Breast cancer currently affects one in nine Australian women of all ages and backgrounds, and by collaborating with the McGrath Foundation we are helping to support Australian women and families experiencing breast cancer. We hope our partnership both highlights the valuable work the McGrath Foundation does, and helps to raise vital funds needed for this to continue.” During Breast Cancer Month, Dr Lewinn’s are launching a full-sized Hand & Nail Cream packaged in the signature McGrath Foundation Pink. It will retail at the special price of $9.95 AUD (usually $19.95) and 50c from every sale will be donated to the McGrath Foundation. The limited edition Hand & Nail Cream will be available throughout October 2011 while stocks last from Myer, David Jones, Priceline and select pharmacies across Australia.

> With Father’s Day coming up in Australia, it might be a good idea to check out Dermalogica’s Shave System Kit. The kit contains: Daily Clean Scrub (44ml), Pre-Shave Guard (22ml), Soothing Shave Cream (74ml), Post-Shave Balm (10ml), Daily Defense Block SPF15 (22ml), Invigorating Shave Gel (foil sample) and retails for $68 AUD.

> Benefit have finally released their new “They’re Real” mascara. This bodacious breakthrough mascara lengthens, volumises & curls lashes for a spectacular look! A long-wearing, jet black formula that won’t smudge, budge or dry out… Your lashes will last all day. True Story! I’ve been hearing great things about this mascara and can’t wait to check it out for myself! The Benefit They’re Real mascara retails for $38 AUD and is available for purchase now.

Beauty News / Weekly Roundup

> A big congratulations is in order for ASAP, as their pure mineral make-up won the Judges’ Choice Award for the best mineral make-up at the 2011 Australian Beauty Awards. In addition to this, the ASAP ultimate hydration was a runner up in the Judges’ Choice Award for the best facial moisturiser.

> The freakishly organised like myself should keep an eye on the shelves this August at Myer, David Jones and Priceline for the Dr Lewinn’s Shave and Go Gift Set which would make the perfect present for the dads in your life this Father’s Day. The set contains a Men’s Shaving Cream, Men’s Aftershave Fluid and a bonus Wine Cooler Bag to store important things like… wine. (RRP $39.95 AUD)

> Leading skin care brand Olay revealed the new face of Olay Regenerist, none other than multi AFI and Logie winning Australian actress Rebecca Gibney. Exciting news!

> Fans of Australian skin care brand Trilogy should keep their eyes peeled for two new products launched this week – Age Proof Active Enzyme Cleansing Cream ($39.95 AUD) & Age Proof CoQ10 Eye Recovery Concentrate ($36.95). Both will be available from MYER, Priceline and selected pharmacies and health food stores throughout Australia.

> Another brand that collected a few nifty accolades this year at the 2011 Beauty Awards was ghd, who won Reader’s Choice for Favourite Hair Tool (the ghd Gold Classic styler) and Judge’s Choice Best Styling Product (the ghd Maximise Mousse). They were came runner up in the following categories: Judge’s Choice Best Hair Appliance (for the ghd Gold Classic styler), Judge’s Choice Favourite Hair Tool (for the ghd Gold Classic styler) & Judge’s Choice Best Hairspray (for the ghd Ultimate Hairspray). Congratulations ghd!