The beauty must have from Mason Pearson…

Splurging on a hairbrush may seem a tad indulgent, but we’re yet to meet a head of hair that this brush can’t tame.

hair yeah!!!!

Stylists use it for just about everything without damaging those precious locks. From detangling wet hair, to smoothing frizz and relaxing curls after tonging.
Handcrafted in in England since 1885, Mason Pearson hairbrushes have a world reputation of being the best!

Consider them to Rolls-Royce of hairbrushes!


Your guide to Oscars beauty!

This week we talk Oscars beauty! Which celebs got it right and what were the hero products of their make-up look? We show you how to create your own red carpet magic at home and on a budget!


Get the look here:

  1. L’Oreal infallible 24HR eye shadow in Gleaming Bronze
  2. L’Oreal Hip Kohl eyeliner in Black
  3. L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Blackest Black

Get the look here:

  1. Maybelline SuperStay 14HR Lip Colour in Wine & Forever
  2. Maybelline SuperStay 10HR Stain Gloss in Pleasing Plum.


Get the look here:

  1. L’Oreal True Match Liquid Makeup
  2. L’Oreal Infallible Concealer
  3. L’Oreal Magic Smooth Soufflé Blush in Angelic on

Feb Fresh Sale: New You


Are your new year’s resolutions starting to feel like a distant memory? It’s never too late to kick-start your health and start feeling fresh and cleansed. Amp up the nutrients in your diet and you’ll soon feel your energy pick up, your mood improve, stress decrease and anxiety fade away.

“Eating a healthy, nutrient-dense diet helps to balance hormones and improve immunity” says Cassie Mendoza-Jones, naturopath, nutritionist, herbalist and founder of Elevate Vitality, a boutique naturopathic clinic in the heart of Bondi Beach, Sydney.



Cassie lives for healing power of nature (and a good dark chocolate). She recommends introducing a few nutrient rich ‘super foods’ in to your diet. Here’s the scoop on some of her favorites:



Coconut boosts the immune system, it’s anti-fungal, antibiotic, anti-viral, and antibacterial. It can improve digestion, stabilise blood sugar levels, and increase your energy and metabolism.


Cacao is incredibly high in antioxidants and magnesium, and also contains iron, copper, calcium, potassium and zinc. It’s known for boosting energy and mental alertness, alleviating soreness (perfect post-gym) and sending your mood soaring.


Turmeric is an awesome spice for liver detoxification. It’s super high in antioxidants, reduces inflammation, and protects the liver. It also improves digestion and can lower cholesterol levels. Amazingly, turmeric has been found to possess preventative effects against skin, stomach, colon, prostate, breast and oral cancer in mice.

Maca root

Maca powder is an incredible herb when it comes to balancing hormones. It stimulates and nourishes the hypothalamaus and pituitary glands – the “master” glands that regulate and balance your hormonal and adrenal functions. This herb is classed as an “adaptogen”, meaning it raises the body’s resistance to stress of any kind.


Seaweed – e.g. nori in sushi, or wakame in miso soup – prevents the absorption of and increases the excretion of toxins. Plus it’s delicious, cleansing and high in nutrients like protein, iodine, calcium and B vitamins.

Cleansing veggies

Vegetables from the Brassica family, such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale and cabbage, are incredibly detoxifying. They are high in fibre, and also help to excrete excess hormones from the body


The original superfood, eggs are nutrient powerhouses that support healthy cholesterol and sex hormone production. It’s perfectly acceptable to eat 1-2 organic, free-range eggs a day. Not only are they versatile, but they’re also digested really well.

Himalayan pink salt

Rich with 84 minerals, this salt is wonderful for boosting energy, supporting the adrenal glands and improving mineral consumption. Use it in your everyday cooking, and you can even add a pinch to your water bottle before heading out to the gym. The mineral-rich salt will keep your cells replenished even while you’re sweating it out to Beyoncé.


It may be little, but garlic is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It improves heart health, reduces cholesterol, blood sugar levels and high blood pressure. It also protects the liver, and has antimicrobial and immune-enhancing properties



Follow Cassie’s easy and delicious meal plan below, and you’ll soon the benefits of making the super food change and wonder what took you so long to start!


RECIPES: Recovery Smoothie, Bliss Balls, Crispy Paprika Fish, Bircher Muesli, Wild Salmon Salad, Almond Meal Pancakes, Almost Baked Eggs

For more healing and cleansing meal plans tailored specifically to your dietarneeds, visit Cassie at, and make that change today! 


Kick-start your health now with beauty, healthcare and nutritional products at brandsExclusive’s FEB FRESH sale on now!


The Fresh Feb Sale is On!


Welcome to brandsExclusive’s very special FRESH FEB sale, because it’s never too late to start something new!

Shop across our specially curated, New You, New Home and New Hobby categories and get back on track with those resolutions after the silly season, pursue that passion you’ve always wanted to, refresh your home space or simply treat yourself to something special.

Be sure to check back to the blog this week as we bring you tips, tricks and special advice from nutritionist and natropath Cassie Mendoza-Jones and Personal Trainer Luke Istomin, for freshening up both inside and out!


Picture Book Time

Hey Guys,

Here are some of our favourite looks this week at brandsExclusive HQ this week.


Charlotte wears Maddison Square top and shorts.


Aaron wears shirt by Weathered.


Carlie wears dress by Forgotten Princess.


Domenique wears Forgotten Princess pants and top.

I will leave the story of these picture books up to your imagination!

For even more tips, trends and insider info on upcoming sales, be sure to follow @brandsexclusive on Instagram as I report daily from inside brandsExclusive HQ! Until next week… Have a lovely week!


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Styling: Bianca Pizem Photography: Karim Konrad

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From the barely-there black at Proenza Schouler to the swinging sixties cat eyes at Anna Sui, this season designers offered up fresh takes on the black eyeliner trend, reminding us why this beauty look is an all-time classic.


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Winter Eye Trend: Dark and Dramatic

Let’s face it, winter deserves a little drama when it comes to your beauty look, and designers brought it to this season’s collections via dark, seductive eye makeup that stole the show.

If you  plan to rock the trend this season, just remember to keep the lipstick nude.


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High Brow Beauty

It’s all about a defined, tough, bushy brow for winter. Check out some of the top beauty combos from the runways below.

beauty-trends-for-winter-bold-brows-backstage-at-phillip-limBackstage at Phillip Lim A/W 2013

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