Beauty & Wellbeing Crushes: Sunflower seeds, Bobbi Brown, Omnilux and more!

1. Australian Grown Sunflower Seeds

I recently became interested in how I could get more Vitamin E in my diet as it’s said to be fantastique for the skin, brain and overall wellbeing. Sounds good to me, I thought, and went on my merry way to buy some sunflower seeds, which are little treasure chests of vit-e (along with lots of other nutrients)!

Unfortunately I was disappointed at how hard it was to find Australian grown and produced sunflower seeds – they were all imported from overseas. I decided to check with Organic ‘n Green, the place I buy my organic veggies from and lo and behold they stock certified organic Australian grown sunflower seeds as well – this company never ceases to impress me!!

I’m now the proud owner of some sunflower seeds that were grown within our shores, and I’m loving adding them to my salads and trail mixes πŸ™‚

2. The tastiest drink!

Today I had this smoothie, and it was totally delicious, I call it the Double Whammy Banana & Blueberry Smoothie:

♥ 1 x cup of Vitasoy vanilla soy milk
♥ 2 medium sized ripe / just overripe bananas (decadent in these times!)
♥ 1 x cup of frozen blueberries (or more if you prefer)
♥ 1 x cup of baby spinach
♥ 1-2 tsp wheatgerm

Whiz it all up and you are left with a tasty dream treat. Vanilla soy milk is SO much more palatable than regular soy milk, in my opinion. The vanilla Vitasoy can be hard to come by but if you see it, pick some up, I bet you’ll like it!

3. Omnilux

I’m still going with my Omnilux sessions! For best results you need to have at least 2 sessions a week over a 4 week period. I just had my third treatment today. I can definitely tell the difference in my skin the day after! The other interesting thing to note is that the red light is about 40x brighter than the blue light! For me, the red takes me about 5-10 minutes after the session is completed to re-adjust to normal vision (with goggles and cotton wool) but with the blue or white light it’s no problem at all! I’m currently having my sessions at Skin Deep in the city and I always look forward to my next sesh :)!

Eyeliner – & Brush

4. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner & Brush

For the ‘makeup skills challenged’ among us, and I firmly plant myself within that group, this little duo from Bobbi Brown is a lifesaver. It is SO EASY to create a great eyeliner look with these two products, that it’s almost ridiculous. It lasts a long time too and comes in 10+ classic & quirky shades. There’s a reason why this pair have earned cult status worldwide and consistently make it into the top tens of industry experts… but if you’re like me, and still traversing the lower slopes of the makeup mountain (where do I come up with this!) then these are solid beginners companions. Highly recommend. Available online at the official Bobbi Brown online store.

Hans Bruechle..!

5. Date my Mate

Here’s something fun that’s a little bit different! Local fella and man of various infamy, Hans Bruechle, and a friend have teamed up to do ‘Date my Mate’ which is a web series dedicated to reviewing ‘everything in Perth’ as well as getting in a few sneaky dates here and there. The catch? They choose each others dates! Makes for some good giggles.

In the latest episode, Hans heads to the day spa and his mate takes on a brutal personal training session. All while trying to woo a ‘lady’ of the other ones choosing!

Date my Mate: Episode 3

That’s all for now my darlings! Please feel free to share your current beauty & wellbeing crushes with me!

Be well,


Day Spa Review: Omnilux and Visia Face Analysis, Skin Deep Medi-Spa, Perth CBD.

A slightly more relaxing portrayal of Omnilux.

I’ve been intrigued with Omnilux for quite a while now, but nothing quite cemented the interest like hero dream-bebe Zoe Foster and her unforgettable words at the PRIMPED look book event last year:

β€œYou can drink 48 tequila shots and still have glowing skin”

Well then. We by no means suggest you do such a thing, but it’s good to know the option is there.

With this little thought wailing around in my brain for the past 12 months, along with some unshakable pimples and a desire for clearer skin – I bit the light therapy bullet and booked in for a sesh of Omnilux at Skin Deep Medi Spa in the CBD.

A photo of me having my Visia Analysis done… πŸ˜‰

First up though, I had my skin analysed by Lauren, the spa manager, with a Visia Skin Analysis machine. For those of you who hate close-ups, you’re not going to like this! However I see it as a necessary evil to help uncover what the main areas of skin concern are. So a bunch of photos are taken from all angles with your head in the machine and once finished you’re shown the pics and talked through the problem zones.

My personal areas of concern were dehyrdation around the eyes, uneven skin tone and acne bacteria, mostly on the chin πŸ™

A regime of both Omnilux red (collagen & lymphatic stimulating & healing) and Omnilux blue (acne bacteria destroying, pow pow) is recommended, as well as some light chemical peels and exfoliation suggested (but I don’t think I’m quite ready for the peels yet!)

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Twenty four hours pass and I’m back in the medi-spa for my first Omnilux treatment (the red one to start with)…gulp!

A hop, skip and a double-cleanse later, I’m lying on the treatment bed with my hair in a disposable cap waiting to make friends with this piece of machinery that is promising me pretty skin.

The first thing to note is that the lights sit just a couple of centimeters above your skin, unlike in the image above where it’s shown to be about 30 centimeters away. I’m a bit claustrophobic so I asked the therapist to stay with me during my first treatment and she was more than happy to do so. As it turns out, if you feel that it’s too close they can move it back a bit, or you can wiggle down out of it for a minute.

Secondly, even with little goggles on and my eyes closed – THE LIGHT IS SO BRIGHT! It gets better after a few minutes but I hadn’t read about that anywhere so was surprised.

Throughout the treatment I’m aware of a slight warmth, but it doesn’t feel hot.

The twenty minutes pass pretty quickly with chatting, and you can probably bring in your iPod if you like, or just relax to the peaceful music that is piping through the spa.

A vitamin B serum is applied to my skin, which apparently helps, as well as a moisturiser. For Omnilux to be most successful, you need to have two treatments a week for a month, and then you can dial it back to once a month. It takes a few sessions to really start seeing a difference, but today I’ve felt that my skin might just be looking that little bit better already…


Time will tell though, and I’m excited to continue on my journey to Zoe Foster worthy skin.

Omnilux revive (red) is $95 a pop & Omnilux blue $75, they’re not cheap, but if they do as promised I’ll be more than happy to keep making the room in my budget.

I went to the Skin Deep Medi-Spa located at:

Shop 4 Central Park Building
777 Hay Street, Perth
Western Australia 6000
T. (08) 9226 2997

Or you can find another salon in Perth that provides Omnilux here!

Have you tried Omnilux yet? Would you? Do you have any other questions for me? Comment below!

Be well,



Omnilux in Perth!

Today feels like one of those potentially historical moments in time, when you discover something amazing that could knock you out of your skincare rut and maybe even change your life.

This may sound dramatic, but I have high hopes for my newest finding: Omnilux Therapy!

After reading a great article by the lovely Ms. Zoe Foster of PRIMPED fame (click here), my brain cells have been tingling with anticipation of trying this somewhat miraculous sounding beauty treatment.

There are two types of light treatments available:

Omnilux Revive – “It is a non-surgical light therapy to help combat visible signs of ageing, plumping visible fine lines and wrinkles and maximising the benefits of your skincare.”

Omnilux Blue – “Omnilux Blue led light therapy is a special frequency of light that penetrates the dermis to kill the bacteria that that lie deep in the follicles causing infection and acne. Omnilux treatments allow the skin to heal naturally improving the skin texture and clarity.”


In lay(wo)mans terms, the Omnilux safely recreates specific wavelengths of light which when applied to the skin work a variety of different voodoo magic tricks by regenerating cells and killing bacteria to give you: a) clear, plump, healthy skin with minimal lines and/or b) greatly diminished signs of acne and redness, depending on which type of light you choose to use.

Here’s an example of a girl who has used the acne-specific Omnilux light:

(sorry everyone, the photo seems to have disappeared off the internet for now… I’ll work on getting another one asap!)

That is a very exciting before & after series for anyone who has ever suffered bad skin, which includes myself.

It’s been approved by the FDA as completely safe!

Beauty editors the world over are swearing by it as their new holy grail for a gorgeous complexion!

And my interest has most certainly been piqued.

So while this information is all well and good, what you really want to know is where you can possibly get such space-age sounding, too-good-to-be-true technology in our little town of Perth, yes?

Well as always, I’m here to help!

My favourite place to have an LED light treatment done is at mi:skn, they are also some of the most affordable in Perth!

307 Lord Street (cnr Court Street)
Highgate WA 6003

Absolutely Beautiful Skin Care and Body Treatment Centre

Shop 22,
Noranda Palms Shopping Centre
58 Benara Road
Noranda or phone us 08 9275 7577

Shop 4, Marmion Village Shopping Centre
19 Sheppard Way
Marmion or phone us 08 9448 8300

Offering Omnilux Revive and Omnilux Blue.

Advanced Beauty Concepts

Claremont – Platinum

Shop 11 Bayview Centre
(upstairs next to Country Road)
1 Leura Street, Claremont 6201

Ph. 9385 5500
Fax. 9385 5522

Mosman Park

Shop 2 Mosman Park Shopping Centre
50 Harvey Street. Mosman Park

Ph. 9384 0011
Fax. 9384 0511

Offering Omnilux Revive.

Bayview Day Spa
Phone +61 (08) 9384 8106
Address Shop G18
Bayview Shopping Centre
Claremont, Western Australia 6010

Offering Omnilux Revive and Omnilux Blue.

Duncraig Beauty Centre
Phone 08 9447 8860
Address Shop 16B/50 Marri Rd, Duncraig 6023, Perth, Western Australia

Offering Omnilux Revive and Omnilux Blue.

Fresh Therapy
Shop 163, Garden City Shopping Centre
125 Riseley Street
Booragoon, Western Australia, 6154
Phone: 08 9315 2060

Currently waiting on confirmation of which Omnilux service they provide.

Julie’s Frangipanis Beauty Salon & Reflexology
43 Rockingham Beach Road
Rockingham, Western Australia, 6168
Phone: 08 9527 2622

Currently waiting on confirmation of which Omnilux service they provide.

Luire Claremont
Times Square
Shop 20 Avion Way
Western Australia 6010

Phone 9383 3352
Fax 9383 3356

Offering Omnilux Revive.

Luscious Therapy
51 Scarborough Beach Road
North Perth
Western Australia 6006
Phone: +61 8 9444 0029

Offering Omnilux Revive.

Serene Day Spa
82 Scarborough Beach Road
Western Australia 6019
Bookings and Information (08) 9245 8188
Fax (08) 9245 8338

Offering Omnilux Revive.

Skin Deep Salons (Note: You will need a PDF reader to use this website as all their information is contained within PDF files)

Skindeep Medi-Spas
Shop 5 Mullaloo Plaza
Koorana Road, Mullaloo
Western Australia 6027
T. (08) 9307 6998

Skindeep Medi-Spas
Shop 4 Central Park Building
777 Hay Street, Perth
Western Australia 6000
T. (08) 9226 2997

Skindeep Medi-Spas
117 Birkdale Road
Western Australia 6014
T. (08) 9387 5414

Skindeep Medi-Spas
Cnr Labouchere Rd., & Preston St.
Western Australia 6152
T. (08) 9368 0829

All offering Omnilux Revive and Omnilux Blue.

Skin Evolution @ Cosmetic Studio
327 Rokeby Road
Subiaco, Western Australia, 6008
Phone: 08 9388 8818

Currently waiting on confirmation of which Omnilux service they provide.

You may also be interested in your own personal Omnilux which can be used in the comfort of your own home: Procyte – Omnilux new-U LED Light Techonology to treat wrinkles!

I cannot wait to try Omnilux Therapy and report my findings. In the meantime, if you have or are thinking of undergoing treatment with Omnilux somewhere in Perth, send me an e-mail or leave a comment and let me know how it went / your thoughts! I’d love to hear πŸ™‚

Be well,