Amazing/intriguing/kooky image for new Lady Gaga Fame scent . . .

Beauty news just in from the Coty folk . . .   and remember, it's on media release speak, so it goes on. And on. And on. Enjoy . .

"Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning artist Lady Gaga announced today the worldwide release of her first fragrance, LADY GAGA FAME, in September 2012. Gaga’s first fragrance, released through the Artist's own Haus Laboratories in association with Coty, is the latest breakthrough expression of her creativity.

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Ricki-Lee joins the Covergirl beauty beat

Today, a campaign for newly appointed Covergirl cosmetics ambassador; Ricki-Lee, will be rolling out in stores around the country.

The new image of songstress Ricki-Lee was revealed to Sydney’s beauty set last night at a party held on the rooftop of the Museum of Contemporary Art, where Ricki-Lee performed for Covergirl for the first time.

“I could never have dreamed I would one day become a Covergirl joining the ranks of Drew Barrymore, Sophia Vergara, Ellen DeGeneres and Taylor Swift," says Rikki-Lee.

"I think I will need to pinch myself when I first walk into a supermarket and see my face in the beauty aisle. It really is such an honour.”
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*Laser*: Beauty beams a Clear + Brilliant path

 In this line of media biz fire, I get invited to try out quite a few beauty treatments, lotions, potions and various things . . . and this one got me kinda excited, especially as the term 'downtime' was hardly applicable.

I've never been compelled to go hardcore when it comes to face works - I look after and maintain my skin with a series of light dermabrasions, light treatments and cosmeceuticals liked Rationale and Aspect Dr - all of which have stood me in pretty normal-looking stead. And of course, some Botox, that did soften that angry line between my eyebrows. (I still can't stand it when people lie about having it, btw . . .)
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Model Nikki Phillips and her plans to become the new June Dally-Watkins

Enterprising model and jewellery designer Nikki Phillips plans on taking the ‘good behaviour’ guns on, having created a 2-day course she thinks will assist young women on their ‘life journey’...

According to Ms Phillips, Nikkinc "will become the go-to place for building your child’s future career," goes the spiel.

Nikki hosted the opening of her new concept over drinks in The Passage, in Sydney’s Darlinghurst last night, and says her courses will be fun-filled and interactive, focusing on developing confidence and esteem skills.

"Whether they (students) are interested in modelling, TV presenting or are just shy and need to create that confidence," she says.
"We pride ourselves on helping build that confidence whilst also teaching helpful skills that later can be applied to auditioning or interviewing for their first job."

Nikki says she has called on a slew of ‘celebrity’ friends and business associates as instructors within her courses. Visit for more details. for more details.

Hard & tough for 20 days: One Shellac and I'm a Shelladdict

A whole lotta of pals, whose business is knowing about this stuff 24/7, have been going on about Shellac.

When I first heard about it I wondered how shellacing, which is essentially a high gloss varnish used on hardwood floors and smarty-pants furniture, could be a happening thing for your fingernails.

But, after a forty buck glossy manicure that lasted just on three (yes 3!) weeks, without a chip or a break, I am seriously impressed. And for someone who ruins any kind of mani the second I jump into the car, this is yet another way to downsize the time any of us want to spend on maintenance.

The only sign that the end of my first shellacing was nigh came the other night, when I started to slightly peel one off between clapping (and celebratory drinking) at the Sydney opening night of the musical Hairspray.

Shellac isn’t about fakes nails, or talons or acrylic claws or stick-ons (many of those were on stage at the show, btw) but about an application process.
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