Giveaway Time: $100 Gift Voucher from Vanity Box Skin Couture!

Fancy being pampered from head to toe in the absolutely stunning room above? Thanks to Vanity Box Skin Couture, this dream could soon be a reality!

Deluxe. Opulent. Bliss-inducing. All words that describe a trip to Vanity Box, and one very lucky Wellness WA reader will be heading there with a $100 gift voucher in hand to experience the treats of your choosing.

The beautiful (inside and out) owner Suzey will provide our winner with a stunning experience, no matter what you decide to choose! Take a look at the recommendations page to see what’s available!

My top picks are:

♥ Eyebrow Transformation – $46
♥ Deluxe waxing of your choosing – various prices
♥ Vanity Box Deep Tissue Massage – $70 for 30 minutes
♥ CoffeeBerry Natureceuticals Lunchtime Yoga Facial – 30 minutes $110

I can guarantee that this is a competition you don’t want to miss out on!

To be in with a chance to win, make sure you like Wellness WA on Facebook or Twitter and leave a short & sweet comment with why you’d like to win!

Winner will be chosen at random via on the 15th of October! Looking forward to reading your entries 🙂 Good luck!!! X

For more information about Suzey’s wellbeing routine – click here.
For my full review of Vanity Box Skin Couture – click here!

Be well,



Beauty & Wellbeing Routine: Suzey Luong, Owner of Vanity Box Skin Couture.

First up, briefly tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m the owner and operator of Vanity Box Skin Couture Perth, a Hollywood Regency inspired, appointment only salon that specialises in bespoke face and body treatment sessions. I’ve always been passionate about all things beauty related so it was no surprise I would become a beauty therapist. I love my job! I get to make women feel like a million dollars after they have a treatment. It’s such a joy, I am really lucky, and it’s a dream come true that I now have my own salon!

Tell us about your daily beauty routine.

Ok where do I start! Being an owner of a beauty salon I have an endless choice of products and always like to mix it up so my skin keeps improving. At the moment I’m loving Priori CoffeeBerry Natureceuticals as it’s the first and only natural skincare brand to deliver “Cosmeceutical” results designed for the eco-concious, earth friendly consumer.

At the moment every Morning and night I cleanse my skin with Priori Revitalizing Cleanser which is a 99.2 % natural formula fortified with CoffeeBerry extract, natures most potent antioxidants to fight free radicals and the causes of skin aging.

After Cleansing Morning and night I apply a small amount of Priori CoffeeBerry Brightening Facial Complex which helps reduce the appearance of an uneven skin tone in a natural way.

I then apply a small amount of Priori CoffeeBerry Radiance Eye Serum around the delicate eye area to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

Almost done! I then apply a small amount of Priori Coffeeberry Day Complex in the day and Coffeeberry Night Complex at night.

Lastly if it’s in the day I apply my 30+ True Solutions cream and Touch of Priori Coffeeberry 25+ minerals to protect my skin from the harsh environment.

All Priori products are available in salon.

What’s the one beauty treatment you can’t live without? And your favorite place to have it done?

My most favorite treatment is the Priori WOW Facial. It’s a Priori facial using the Idebenone products that honestly makes you look as if you’ve had a mini facelift without the surgery! My favorite place to have it done is the W Retreat Seminyak Bali where my Fiancé and I got engaged, it’s the most amazing place ever!

Who do you trust with your hair in Perth, and why?

I’ve been seeing Anita Green the owner of Salon 44 in Claremont for years. I trust her with my hair as she always listens to what I want and always gets my cut, color or blow-dry perfect every time.

Favorite budget / at home beauty treatment?

My favourite at home beauty treatment is Dry Body Brushing with my Elemis cactus bristle brush. Its so stimulating and great for combating dry skin and cellulite!

Your three, absolutely cannot live without, favourite products?

Oooh this ones hard there’s so many!

♥ First one is my NARS orgasm blush
♥ Second is my NARS sheer glow foundation in Barcelona
♥ Third is my NARS Niagara lipstick

As you can see I’m a lover of NARS! It’s amazing makeup!

Do you have any secret tips you use to keep looking / feeling great?

My secret is lots of sleep and water and a monthly facial (at the moment I’m having the Priori Coffeeberry Yoga Facial). Totes Amazing!!!

What beauty treatment/ wellbeing activity would you love to try but haven’t yet? (Due to time, money, scared etc!)

I would love to try a short stay wellness retreat at the ISIKA Spa at the Burswood Entertainment Complex where a personalized itinerary is developed based on your desired health outcomes and incorporates spa treatments, fitness programmes and water therapy.

Describe a typical day of eating for you.

I try and follow the Paleo diet as much as I can as it is based on how our ancestors used to eat and as our Paleothic ancestors had virtually no ailments or diseases I try and eat this way!

My day starts with a glass of water with a drop of apple cider vinegar followed by a green smoothie.

An hour later I have an egg and bacon muffin. It’s basically a muffin with no bad carbohydrates. All you do is line a muffin tray with bacon,break an egg in the middle sprinkle with organic cheese and chives and bake for around 10 minutes.

For lunch I usually make a tuna salad or have organic soup that I make the night before.

Dinner is usually a recipe chosen out of my favorite book ‘The Green Grocer’ by Leanne Kitchen. It’s a great book that teaches you to respect the source. And eating as well as you can by developing your knowledge of the ingredients that form the basis of the meals you set on your table.

One night a week I have cheat night in which I have what ever I feel like for dinner followed by dessert of some sort.

Describe your fitness routine.

My fitness routine consists of two training sessions in the gym with Elizabeth Rose from ‘Life with Elizabeth Rose’. Elizabeth has created for me a weight, strength & resistance training program which consists of a variety of exercises using dumbbells, a swissball and different equipment in the gym to shape my body.

Three days a week I go to Bobbi’s Pole Studio Perth to do two pole classes and a splits and flex class which is a Yoga/Pilates/Dance class rolled into 1!!!

Do you take part in any alternative therapies or take supplements? If so, discuss.

I start each morning with a green smoothie followed by a couple of spirulina and iron tablets.

How do you like to relax? What are your favourite ways to de-stress?

To de-stress I like to book a massage, my favorite is deep tissue as I get a lot of knots from massaging other people.

If you have any questions for Suzey, please leave them below! 🙂

Be well,


Beauty Salon/Spa Review: Priori Yoga Facial & Deep Tissue Massage at Vanity Box Skin Couture, Perth.

A few weeks ago I got to spend some time at what I'm not afraid to say is the most elegantly decorated spa I've ever had the pleasure of being pampered in. And Vanity Box Skin Couture in Perth (the intersection of East Perth, Highgate & Maylands) isn't just a pretty face, though their exquisite decor is the initial drawcard, it's the warm welcome, ambiance and list of 'little extras' about a mile long that really impress. This is definitely your go-to if all out luxury and service is on the cards.

My purpose for visiting Vanity Box was to spend an hour and a half with the gorgeous and delightfully friendly owner, Suzey, to road-test one of her 'bespoke' treatments. Basically this means that you book in for a certain amount of time, and in consultation with Suzey decide on the day what you most feel like having done. Genius! It makes sense to be guided by what your skin and body need at the time, and I've never come across a service like this before, so I was very excited to see what she would suggest for me.

The room I was in, stunning right?!

My afternoon of delights starts with some candle warmed berry tea, while the strains of classical music wash over me and the relaxation process begins…

For someone so petite Suzey has strong hands, which are capable of tailoring the massage treatments to your liking, from tender butterfly kisses, all the way up to strong deep tissue work. My massage was a mixture of both, the preceding deep tissue working out all of my computer slouching sins, while the follow up gentle massage sent me to the brink of sleep. The classical music played during the second half of the massage transported me to a perfectly choreographed ballet, where her hands were the world renowned dancers, and my back the stage.

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The Priori Natureceuticals Coffeeberry Relaxing Yoga Treatment (75 mins) is said to be an intensely relaxing anti-ageing treatment that reduces tension and stress levels as well as brightening the skin. This is where the little extras really kicked in.

♥ My face was massaged extensively during the facial, which was a very enjoyable experience and is meant to help with relieving stress.

♥ I was brought a much appreciated hot water bottle (with plush covering) and a warmed eye bag as it was chilly that day, both of which I loved.

♥ While the face mask was setting I received the longest and most glorious arm massage ever. Divine.

♥ Post-facial I was offered a light mineral makeup application, I gratefully accepted as my skin has been playing up lately and the thought of going bare-faced was a little scary on that day 😉

The second room at Vanity Box – so pretty, this one's my fave!

With my bespoke treatments complete, relaxed muscles and brighter complexion in tow, I couldn't help but think that Vanity Box has completely hit the nail on the head in terms of combining stunning surroundings, wonderful service and a sense of being welcome in those who visit.

This gorgeous spa is the definition of opulence – without the attitude.

Vanity Box Skin Couture
Dilhorn Manor
178 Claisebrook Road
Perth Western Australia 6000

t : +61 8 6468 6471
m : +61 433 133 573
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price list: available here

Have you heard of this spa before? What do you think of the decor? And how about the sound of a yoga facial? Lets chat below!

Be well,



A Few Weeks in the Wellness Life: Puppies, Green Smoothies, Kale Flowers & More!

Take a look at some of the things that have been keeping my wellbeing buzzing the past few weeks! Starting with the gorgeous roast veggies with olive oil above… I just love the colours, and they were deeeeee-licious!

Yummy grilled mushroom, tomato, haloumi, rocket and spinach stack with pesto & some delicious soy sauce type thing! Washed down with a green smoothie – it is of course still Green July!

Speaking of Green July, here’s a yummy smoothie I prepared a few days ago. I’ve just started getting into smoothies with lemon, apple, greens and UDO’s Oil in them and am LOVING the combo!

I had the opportunity to check out Vanity Box Skin Couture this weekend just past, and let me tell you – it is incredible! I’ll be giving you an in-depth look at this one-of-a-kind salon in the next few weeks, but let it be known this place is in a class of its own! Check out the website for some stunning visuals!

I have cute writers! The lovely Adriane sipping on an Eden’s Green Smoothie. These are the best, and she is pretty good too.

My boyfriend is sweet and bought me kale flowers after we had an argument, they are so pretty!

MORE Green Smoothie goodness, I’m a bit obsessed at the moment, in case you couldn’t tell ;)!

One of my all time favourite combos. Magnesium bath salts and a relaxing bath oil. Ulllllltimate bliss. I’ve found that I’m having way more baths than usual at the moment due to the cold weather, anyone else?!

And last but not least, my little houndly obsession for a few weeks – this pup was in the office I’m interning at for a while, and I was in love. Unfortunately now she is gone, but too cute not to post a pic.

Thanks for reading 🙂 If you have any questions be sure to let me know!

Be well,