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16.12.13

LUSH Cruelty-Free Christmas



On Thursday I was lucky enough to be invited to a special Christmas blogging event at LUSH Queen Street, Auckland. It was an absolutely fabulous evening with a great bunch of bloggers and passionate LUSH girls! We had such fun watching Angels on Bare Skin facial cleanser demonstrations, and making gorgeous knot-wrap bags in the Japanese art of Furoshiki. We all had such a great night of fun and pampering thanks to LUSH! 

14.11.13

Breakthrough for Bunnies | China Moves on Cosmetic Testing


Over the past week it has been announced that China plans to phase in regulations that will remove its mandatory animal testing requirements for domestically manufactured cosmetic products. It is estimated that 30,000 rabbits, mice and other animals may be subject to cosmetics chemical testing each year in China alone so this is a massive step forward in ending animal testing and will hopefully set a precedent for other countries who continue to cruelly test products on animals prior to retail sale and human consumption. 

12.11.13

Avon | True Colour Eyeshadow Duo

I have been using Avon's True Colour Eyeshadow Duo in 'Grey Matters' which includes the shadows Pink Glow and Silver! Pink Glow is a light baby pink colour, and Silver is a medium silver/grey pigment, and both have a hint of shimmer to liven them up.

6.11.13

Product Review | Trilogy Everything Balm


Trilogy's Everything Balm is a product I have been using for several months now and have absolutely fallen in love with. Usually I am pretty wary of products that claim to have multiple uses, because surely one product can't be great at everything. But Everything Balm by Trilogy has proved me wrong. It works on everything from hydrating dry skin to protecting chapped lips, helping to heal minor burns and nourishing nail cuticles, to name but a few uses. It is truly a multi-purpose balm!

20.10.13

Product Review | NAT. Agebloc Eyes


If you have been following My Style Anthology for a while you will know that I am a BIG fan of natural skincare and cosmetics! I am however also really wary of products with seemingly wild claims; "loose 10kg in 10 days", or "banish wrinkles over night." So when I heard that the NAT. Agebloc Eyes range claimed to be a natural, non-invasive Botox alternative, needless to say I was intrigued but very wary. Can a cream applied at night and a gel applied in the morning really create the same results as Botox without the pain and expense? The answer to this is a big YES!!!

20.9.13

Product Review | MOREISH Argan Oil

I have been using MOREISH Argan Oil for the past few weeks now, and WOW what an amazing product! 
MOREISH is a beautiful New Zealand skincare brand "developed for women who not only care about beauty, but also believe in the kind of beauty that's more than skin deep." The philosophy behind the company is simple - they don't invest in fancy packaging or glossy magazine spreads, instead their focus is on producing high quality, natural products, and to provide support to both local and international charities.For every product sold MOREISH donates a percentage of the sale to support women's co-operatives in South Morocco, they also help protect endangered Argan forests, and provide funds in support of New Zealand charities working toward the empowerment of women. I love it when companies look beyond their bottom line, and instead see their social responsibilities to the community, and MOREISH is certainly doing this!

I had heard a lot of rave reviews about the wonders of Argan Oil, but I hadn't tried it until I came across MOREISH.  I have been using their Argan Oil on my cuticles and as an intensive moisturiser on my skin and hair, and I have noticed an obvious difference. My skin has not been dry since using the Oil and my hair is looking super silky and smooth. I am really impressed! 


So what is Argan Oil? Argan Oil is a plant oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree in Morocco, and it is known to have amazing properties, including:
  • Argan Oil has a proven anti-free radical and anti-ageing effect
  • Noticeably reduces wrinkles and blemishes and softens the skin
  • Rich in proteins shown to tighten the skin and protect skin's elasticity
  • Nourishes and hydrates dry and mature skin
  • Particularly good for skin irritations as it helps reduce inflammations and restores the skin barrier.
  • Even on oily skin, it doesn't clog pores or leave an oily or shiny effect. In fact, it visibly softens skin.
  • Ideal for use on stretch marks and scars as it's high in Vitamin E which regenerates skin and accelerates healing
  • Excellent massage oil
  • Argan Oil is also ideal for hair care, as it soothes the scalp and strengthens hair, adding brightness, softness and silkiness
I think it is amazing that just a couple of drops of this natural wonder potion can do so much good for your skin and hair. I had thought that the rise in popularity of Argan Oil was merely a fad, but after trying MOREISH's Oil I am hooked and wish that I had tried it sooner. I think you should try it too!

You can purchase MOREISH Argan Oil or any of their skincare products at any Amcal, Unichem, Radius or Life Pharmacies. For more information about MOREISH and their beautiful products you should check out their website at www.moreishskincare.com and for more on their Argan Oil here

13.8.13

Product Review | Dr. Hauschka Pure Care Cover Stick


Dr. Hauschka's Pure Care Cover Stick is a 'must have' in every make-up or toiletries bag! Its light formula completely covers and corrects pimples and blemishes, and unlike other concealers it not only makes the skin look great, but it also works to heal it too. It is truly a miracle product!

19.7.13

Leah Light | VIP Celebrity Salon Opening



What a whirlwind week! Last Tuesday I was lucky enough to be invited to one of the hottest events in Auckland - the VIP Celebrity Opening of the Leah Light Nails and Beauty Studio. Being fortunate enough to have received an invitation, I now want to give you a behind the scenes look at this fabulous event.

Leah Light Nails & Beauty Studio | Manicures and ManiCams


"Leah Light Nails and Beauty is all about pampering you by providing you with that
 something special on those days you want to feel like a star"

After traveling up to Auckland for the Leah Light Nails and Beauty Studio VIP Celebrity Opening (check out my behind the scenes look at the event here) I was lucky enough to secure a time slot for a manicure with the wonderful Charlie for the next day. I am very much a girly girl so I knew that I wanted pink nails with cute decals and glitter, but with so much choice and only 10 fingers to paint, it took a little while deciding on the exact shade and what 3D nail art I wanted. Such a tough decision!

14.7.13

The Body Shop | Beauty With Heart


"We believe true beauty comes from the heart. For us, beauty is much more 
than a pretty face. It's about feeling good and doing good, too."


The Body Shop has always been one of those stores which amazes me; beautiful displays, gorgeous products, and divine scents. But beyond this pleasing aesthetic, The Body Shop brand stands for so much more. They have started a movement which advocates truthful, natural and ethical beauty, otherwise known as 'Beauty With Heart.' What this means is that when you choose to purchase a product from The Body Shop you are not only making a financial transaction in the store, but you have also made a choice to support human rights and fair trade, to protect animals against animal testing, and to help in the fight against global warming and deforestation.

13.7.13

Dr. Hauschka Moor Lavender Body Oil



Wouldn’t it be nice to be held tight, wrapped in a soft soothing cocoon, allowing you to drift away from the stress and pressures of modern living?

Dr. Hauschka have recognised this innate human desire to feel comforted and safe by combining natural calming extracts to create their wonderfully therapeutic Moor Lavender Body Oil. Acting almost as an invisible veil, this organic oil works to shield sensitive souls, anyone travelling, and those just needing to unwind, from the hectic and often overwhelming world we live in today.

Dr. Hauschka’s Moor Lavender Oil is a thick and creamy two-phase formulation which envelopes and warms the skin. Moor extract is prepared in a special rhythmic process, producing a healing energy which helps keep oneself grounded, clear headed, and protected from the negativities and influences of the outside world. This is then combined with the gentle essence of lavender which emits a calming energy, and helps to alleviate muscle and joint pain. Together they form both a nostalgic and protective blend.


If you live a busy lifestyle, are a sensitive person, or suffer from pain, then I would definitely recommend Dr. Hauschka’s Moor Lavender Body Oil. Providing relief on both the mental and physical levels, it is the perfect pick-me-up when the world is getting you down.



2.7.13

ghd | A 'Good Hair Day' Everyday


Bad hair days are but a distant memory thanks to ghd!

The creation of the ghd is the biggest advancement to the hair styling industry in the past decade.  Hitting the market in 2001, ghd now has a worldwide cult following of men and women who have longed for a 'Good Hair Day' everyday. ghd brings this fanciful rhetoric into reality through regular advancements in their technology, and introducing limited edition sets bi-annually to stay on-trend. Their styling tools and products have revolutionised the world of hair grooming, and the brand has grown to become known as the best in the industry!

I have been an avid ghd user for the past 6 years and can attest to the fact that using ghd products eliminates any element of having a bad hair day. Other hair styling tools simply cannot compete in the same league as the ghd; its cutting-edge technology, simplistic yet stylish design, and inherent understanding of exactly what users want, is second to none. 



My ghd straighteners were part of the 2008 ghd and Breast Cancer Awareness collaboration, whereby each September/October ghd brings out a special limited edition set to raise funds for the fight against Breast Cancer. The partnership between the two began in 2004 and has been successful in raising over $2 million for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and has also helped to raise public awareness about the research undertaken into the prevention and cure of Breast Cancer. I absolutely love my ghd's and I am so pleased that I decided to invest in such a good quality product. If you purchase quality over quantity, then particularly with ghd, you will get years of use out of them. 

For those of you who have not had the privilege of using a ghd straightener, you may be asking what all the hype is about. So here is a few fun facts about the latest Gold Classic ghd Styler:
  • Each and every ghd straightener comes with a two-year manufacturers guarantee from the purchase date, which means that within this period ghd will repair or replace your straighteners where they are not performing due to a manufacturing fault.
  • The newer straighteners have a protective plate guard which means that you are able to touch the outside of the plates (obviously not the heated plates themselves!) without getting burnt. This may not sound too exciting but it is a feature that I wish my older straightener had, because I often have to wait 10-15 minutes for them to cool down before packing them away. If you are in a hurry to leave and you need to take them with you, then this can be a real pain!
  • How many times have you accidentally left your straighteners on and had to rush back to make sure they are switched off? ghd is so aware of this common 'mishap' that they have invented the automatic sleep mode function, which switches the straightener off if it hasn't been in use for over 30 minutes. How handy is that!
  • ghd is a universal brand and have a global fan-base, so the introduction of the universal voltage function into each of its straighteners was really important for its users. This ensures that you get the same styling performance wherever you are in the world.
  • There are 3 sizes of straighteners in the classic range to cater for all different hair-types; classic, mini, and max stylers
  • With a ghd straightener, gone are the days of needing separate straightening and curling tools. The newer ghd's have contoured edges which enable them to create perfect, luscious curls, as well as sleek straightened hair. Effectively you are purchasing two products in one!

My verdict is, if you are looking at purchasing a new hair straightener then look no further than the ghd! It is quite a bit more expensive than other brands in the market, but the investment is definitely worth it. If you think of how long cheaper styling tools last, and cost of replacement over time, plus the obvious difference in performance and styling, it makes sense to save up and purchase a ghd!

To show individual flare and personality I would recommend waiting for a limited edition set which often includes a variety of colours, and comes with lots of handy ghd accessories, such as hair clips and heat resistant travel rolls. These sets are a bit more expensive but I have found that the accessories are really worth the extra money you pay. I couldn't live without my ghd heat resistant travel pouch and mat, which are perfect for protecting the precious cargo during my travels. 

If you want more ghd information check out www.ghdhair.com.

19.6.13

Leah Light | Salon Opening Soon


 If you live in Auckland, New Zealand then you are in for a treat!!

Leah Light, New Zealand's premiere Celebrity Nail Stylist is opening her very first 'Leah Light Nails and Beauty Studio' at Westgate Shopping Centre this month! This is BIG news as it means that 'everyday' women can now feel like a celebrity by indulging in the 'Leah Light experience', and be pampered in style with the latest technologies and advancements in nail care. How amazing does that sound!

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care | My Experience


Dr. Hauschka is a German based company which produces 100% natural and organic skin care products. As such all Dr. Hauschka products have been recognised with the BDIH certification mark 'Certified Natural Cosmetics'. Their array of beautiful skincare products are made from only the best renewable natural raw materials, which is in line with their ethos of: "Natures treasures transformed for you!" 

18.6.13

Welcome to My Style Anthology

Hello! Welcome to my blog!

My name is Aimee and I have created My Style Anthology as a means of documenting all my favourite things; products and brands that I love, and any beautiful places or special events which I attend! I am currently studying Law and Commerce at University which keeps me busy, however my passion is in what I call "style" - fashion and beauty. 

|| i ♡ sparkles and bows | i ♡ to sing | i ♡ fashion | i ♡ pink and pretty things | i ♡ cupcakes with butter icing | i ♡ painted nails | i ♡ glitter and lace | i ♡ to tweet | i ♡ reviewing products | i ♡ daisies ||


I am so excited to start blogging and to begin to share my world with you!


Aimee xx
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