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The Smile Clinique

Hi Guys!
Last week I was lucky enough to book into the Smile Clinique in West Leederville, a boutique cosmetic and general dentist that also offers various dermal treatments. I am one of those crazies that absolutely hates the dentist, since I was a kid the smell was enough to put me off for life and scare the crap out of me! I am pleased to report, there was ZERO dentist smell and Sarah and the staff were absolutely amazing. My fear was quashed the minute I stepped through the door and I am pleased to say I genuinely loved every second of my treatment! I wanted both a general dental checkup and clean, as well as teeth whitening so I was super pleased to have it all done at the one place -(as well as some dermal treatments I had been looking into) - ALL offered at the Smile Clinique.

 

 

I'm going to start with the word BOTOX! Yep, it's pretty taboo and I generally think people are afraid of the word but hey - I'm 30, I grew up in the Pilbara and I hated my forehead and those pesky wrinkles that started to creep in. I'm here to tell you all - hey, I tried it, it's amazing and not scary at all! Sarah did a full check of my medical history to ensure suitability, mapped me out and I was good to go! I will note here, I love my crows feet, although they show my age they also show I've lived a happy, laughing filled life :)

 

Teeth Whitening! Ok so this was what I went out searching for. After my clean and dental exam I undertook the in-chair whitening session which took about an hour and a half. The best part about it? I got to watch back to back episodes of Full house on Netflix! Yes sir-ree my friends, you get to watch Netflix whilst your in the dentist's chair! Hashtag WINNING! The results speak for themselves! Check out my pearly whites!
Last but not least, Sarah fixed up some unevenness and chips on my front teeth with composite build up. She used these as minor additions to my teeth to improve their shape, symmetry and to make them appear more well aligned - genius!
I was unbelievably happy with my treatment, and I just had to share my experience. It's hard to find such wonderful service matched with brilliant work so there you go folks! If you do have any questions, feel free to ask myself or of course contact Sarah and the gang at The Smile Clinique. Link below x
Cheree x

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The Perfect Tone of Blonde

Hi guys!
This week I’m going to talk HAIR! In particular blonde, and how to achieve the perfect, cool blonde locks, with the help of my god-send of a hair stylist – Taliya from Harper Hair & Tan Subiaco.

 

Ok, so, I don’t know about you but to me, my hair is my thing. Some girls favour their brows, or their nails or hell, go all out and love the botox, but for me, it’s the hair. I’ve had a few hairstylists over the years, you kind of wander around life aimlessly in search of that person who can some how master the shit out of you hair and just know exactly what to do without really having to say much. Well, I found mine, and she’s been nailing it for me for a little over a year now and I couldn’t be HAPP-I-ER!
I always get compliments on the colour of my hair and that definitely means a lot considering most days I rock around with it in a topknot, sometimes brushed buuuut not much (kids, dude – who has the time for that?)
If people can see past the birdsnest and appreciate the most perfect shade of cool, creamy blonde then I’m one happy camper! I’ll run you through, step by step, the products and method Tals uses to get the most perfect shade of blonde – and some seriously rockin waves!

Wella Blondor for colour. I like close, fine foils for a natural look and alternate between half a head and a full head every five weeks. My hair grows super fast so I opt for 5, but you could definitely get away with every 6 weeks. The Olaplex No.1 is mixed into the colour to kick start the bond multiplying process and work to strengthen every strand (more on this in a minute). 

Tone it baby! I HATE anything brassy or golden so T tones with Wella Colour Touch to bring out that beautiful cool shade of blonde that I love.

Ahhhh the secret ingredient – Olaplex baby! Olaplex is designed to stop breakage in chemically treated hair. Step 2 is popped on after the tone and works to repair hair from within by strengthening, repairing and multiplying the bonds in your hair. I also use the take home step 3 once a week to maintain strength and healthiness. I have been dying my strands for over 15 years now and I can honestly say, it’s never been healthier! P.S Kim Kardashian uses it so it must be good right? 

Pop some Wella Luxe Oil through the ends for instant shine and smoothness. We then use EVO Root Canal for extra oomph at the crown – mist it on the roots of hair at the top of your head for extra shape and volume and then blow-dry with a round brush. Voila!

Taliya and the girls at Harper’s only use Cloud Nine Irons for the perfect waves. They have temperature control which can be adjusted for hair thickness (so you don’t burn the bazookas out of your locks) and the technology of the plates gives the perfect waves every damn time!

You can purchase these in any Cloud Nine Salon or via the link below:

http://au.cloudninehair.com

 

 

So there you have it – my complete guide to creating the perfect blonde waves! Below are my ‘take home’ products that I use between visits to maintain the health and colour of my hair as well as keep my tresses looking totally Bingle Bob on my (not so frequent) nights out on da town! These can also be purchased from Harper Hair.
 

 

*EVO Ritual Salvation Care Shampoo.

*EVO Mane Attention Protein Treatment (as I only wash and and thermal dry my hair twice a week, I use the protein treatment instead of the conditioner for extra moisturizing)

*Olaplex Hair Perfector – Step 3, once a week. This is the last step in the Olaplex system and works to maintain the strength of the hair between salon visits.

*Wella Luxe Oil before blow-drying.

 

If you have any questions on this perfect shade of blonde, feel free to ask, and if your a Perth local do make sure you hit up Taliya and the girls at Harper Hair!
Much love,
C.x
 

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Kid's Spaces Made Easy

 
 
This week I've been working on creating a little kid friendly play area in my living room. Whilst their bedrooms are magical spaces, it's hard to keep an eye on them and I wanted somewhere they could play safely whilst still having adult supervision. Keeping in line with my love of a monochrome, Scandinavian style theme, I've collected some beautiful handmade pieces and whipped up a beautiful temporary space for my little ones, that gets the big tick of approval from them!
 
 
I've used a this beautiful teepee from Fox and Wilder; with a gender neutral colour of white, it made it whimsical and fun with some gum leaves from the garden. Lots of blankets and cushions have made it a warm and inviting space to read or draw. The square box cushion is from Little Connoisseur and is personalised with my son's name. Gracie is lucky enough to have one also and they are the most beautiful baby shower or 1st birthday gift!
 With any kids' space, it's important to ensure there is plenty of activities to keep them occupied and drawn to the area. Keep as many toys as possible, without overcrowding or over-stimulating. I'm a sucker for colour coordination and I love wooden toys!  I've popped lots of books and soft toys in there, along with our standard Star wars and lego - you can't see these, they didn't fit in with my theme so I stuffed them in the toy box (as you do). A full list of brands can be found below.
 
Enjoy,
C.x
Knot Cushion - Out with Audrey (www.outwithaudrey.com.au)
Box Floor Cushion - Little Connoisseur (www.littleconnoisseur.bigcartel.com)
Toybox and Teepee - Fox and Wilder (www.foxandwilder.bigcartel.com)
Timber Hooks - Timber & Co (www.timberandco.com.au)
Timber Beaded Garland - Grimesy & Rat (www.etsy.com/shop/GrimesyandRat)
Print - Yorkelee Prints (www.yorkelee.com.au)
Timber Print Hanger - Interior Motives (www.interiormotivesaus.com.au)
Pear Grid Cushion - Inkibabinki (www.inkibabinki.bigcartel.com)
Woollen Throw - Woollen Collective (www.woollencollective.com)
LuckyBoy Sunday 'Mause' Doll - Yellow Dandy Shop (www.yellowdandy.com.au)
 
 
 

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K H A K I

This season we're introducing the colour  K H A K I  to our colour palette. The thing I love about this colour is that it absolutely never goes out of style and usually makes it's comeback debut every few season's or so. I must admit, at times I think of green and automatically think military/camo/let's join the army, but in fact it's a very versatile colour that really doesn't get enough recognition. The best thing about it - it goes with just about EVERYTHING! From black, white, grey and nude tones, this colour compliments them perfectly. It also favours just about any skin-type. Yep, I'm sold!

For this post I looked at teaming the hue with a mixture of black leather and crisp white to give you two autumn ready, Audrey approved outfits! 

 

Enjoy! Cheree x

 

 

HANNA Khaki Turtleneck Knit $55 || LARA White Boyfriend Shirt $35 || Empire Rose Waxed Trainers, available here || Diavolina Heels, similar here || Celine Sunglasses available here.

GABBY Striped Layered Tank $39 || ERIN Sleeveless Trench $69 || Asos Leather Pencil Skirt, similar here || Tony Bianco Heels, available here. || The Horse timepiece, available here

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