The Beautyheaven site corners a gang of chicks (and me) to talk our 'must-have' beauty lotions and potions . .

Invisible Zinc, Chanel; the state-of-art Next of Skin salon, Potts Point; Tom Ford’s for Estee Lauder’s Black Orchid svemnt and Johnson & Johnsons ‘Holiday Skin’.

Renya Xydis of Valonz and Salon X salon; Colorstay lipsticks from Revlon ; Tan In a can from ModelCo and SK11 ‘s Treatment Essence.

Great Lash mascara from Maybelline; TransFormaton creme from Jan Marini; La Prarie’s Eye Creme; and Stress Relief Eye Masks from Estee Lauder.

As someone whose working lifeis as a pop culture commentator and journalist, it has also revolved around finding and fossicking through what is good, bad and ugly about some of the things in the beauty world.
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So, will an all-juice cleanse make me feel fantastic? I'll let you know in 5 days . .

I am starting a 5 day ‘cleanse’ first thing Monday morning.

Basically it’s all about having 6 types of nutritionally sound ‘juices’ being delivered each morning (it’s $295 for the five days) to my home.

Happily, I am not even mildly freaked out by it, although my intake of a huge bowl of pasta this evening may be telling me something else.

So, I am kinda excited by what the ‘cleanse’ says it will bring me.
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Fashion Friday: a few style and beauty jolts to get you through the weekend . .

Tom Ford’s Black Orchid scent and Kristy Hinze, the latter will be heading to Brisbane for the Mercedes Brisbane Fashion Festival next month
To top of a hot week of style snippets, I’m starting a new weekly frock spot: Here are a few fashion,beauty and lifestyle jolts that should get you through the weekend. And of course, if there is breaking style news over the weekend _ a nail is chipped or a hair extension is found floating down Oxford or Collins street, you’ll read about it.
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'Super' model detained in Paris by cosmetic surgeon .. oh and how I hate that 'super' term . .

Supermodel detained in Paris World Breaking News News.com.au

As brief as the above story is, on fast-moving website news.com.au, it seems hilarious (if it is to be true) that Dutch model, Karen Mulder, would be ‘detained’ in Paris by police for alleged threats to her cosmetic surgeon.
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Look rich . . without having to hock the home

And now for something completely different (and that’s what I’ve always said this blog will be about) happens to comes from an innovative businesswoman by the name of Vicki Jones. And it’s a pure and simple value-for-money style scenario.

A former and well renowned TV exec, Vicki has added the ever-affordable St Tropez collection of jewels to her style portfolio. And what perfect timing.
Vicki already has the ‘Hotel Luxury Collection’ (‘hotel’ begging and linen you can buy online) and now she’s swept up ‘St Tropez Jewels’, which she says is ‘designer jewellery without the designer price!’.

I had a look at the website and yep, there are seriously fantastic earrings, brooches, rings, bracelets and ‘pearls’ that will make us look like a Rockefeller, even if we are more Rhonda from Rockdale.

Vicki says St Tropez has assembled an exclusive range of beautiful fashion jewellery from leading Australian and International jewellery designers with style and price setting it apart from so many ‘fake’ jools we see around the place.

There’s bridal, red carpet, everyday and exec-style pieces too.

And the best part is they’ll ship it around Australia for a flat rate of $12.00.

Vicki says many of their clients purchase pearl and cubic zirconia pieces as `travelling jewellery’ so that they don’t need to worry about the potential loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars (we wish) if their ‘real’ gems were lost or stolen when they are travelling.

Take a look at http://www.sttropezjewels.com.au/