Thursday, February 7, 2013

If I had my childhood again...

Globe Stubby skateboard

If I had my childhood again, there are two skills I would persevere a little longer to master. The first is riding a bike (no joke, if I have to turn my head I can't help turning the whole bike, and if I have to slow down I generally fall off) and the other is skateboarding. 

There is something so cool about cruising down the footpath on four wheels; I wouldn't even need a bevvy of tricks to pull, just the wind in my hair and tuk tuk of concrete joins under my feet would be enough.

One thing's for sure though, skateboards weren't nearly as chic as this Globe stubby back in the eighties. I've got serious design envy! Maybe I should put one away 'for Junior'...


Friday, February 1, 2013

Freebies I have re-bought : Pureology

Pureology Precious Oil Shampoo

As an unwavering professional haircare convert (don't get me started on supermarket shampoos) there is little anyone can do to drag me away from my two favourites: Kerastase and Pureology. Both pricey - yes, but when you are spending hard cash on having your hair coloured and cut, why wouldn't you take good care of your investment with good products too? Treating $200 highlights with $5 shampoo is like going to Merediths and drinking Spumante with your Beetroot and Duck Meringue.

A few months ago I went to the launch of Dry & Tea in Newmarket (more on that gorgeous place next week) and was given some Pureology Precious Oil shampoo and conditioner to try. I was very sceptical and didn't even put it on my hair for a week, too worried that the so-called 'Oil' would weigh down my fine hair. It didn't. The opposite in fact! My hair has been light, lush and so so strong ever since. I have re-purchased once in 6 months (the bottles last forever as you only need a little) and am totally addicted to my morning sniff of creamy caramel-ly lather, not to mention having hair that feels like silk.

At a recent press appointment, my hair (almost 12 weeks since my last colour and cut - thanks pregnancy) was examined under a microscope and the condition from root to tip was as good and consistent as if it had been cut last week. Not bad for a bleach and blast addict.

What about you? Which hair products do you use and why?