“Rare Bloom” : Aveda’s Latest Make Up Collection


We are so excited about the launch of Aveda’s “Rare Bloom” make up collection! Aveda have released this limited edition collection of fashion colours to compliment this season’s best trends.

Using plant power and natural minerals (not synthetic minerals made in a laboratory), Aveda has perfected the fusion between natural products and bright, on-trend colours. The strong lip trend isn’t going to go away in a hurry, and Aveda are on top of  that, with a bright “Magenta Berry” Nourish-Mint Smoothing Lip Colour (RRP $29.95), and an awesome lip liner to nail that crisp outline. For those a little shy, we have a much tamer “Sheer Peony” Mineral Lip Colour, which still delivers a fantastic colour. These are complimented by two bright shades of Rehydrating Lip Glaze (RRP $34.95), “Pink Hibiscus”, and “Fire Poppy”.

The collection also comprises of four brand new shades of Petal Essence Eye Colour. The shades are “Coriander”, “Plumeria”, “Indigo Sky”, and everyone’s favourite “Rose Gold”. These retail for $24.95 each. And to top it all off, a gorgeous Petal Essence Eye Definer, (RRP $29.95) in the most gorgeous shade of Turquoise that we have ever seen.

These are strictly Limited Edition, and are sure to go, so ask your stylist for your Complimentary Finishing Touch to try them out and have a play with these brave colours. We love what Aveda’s Global Artistic of Makeup, Janell Geason has done with her model below!


Photo Shoot = SUCCESS!

So. We had our photo shoot on Monday. This shoot was for two purposes, the main one being to create our images to enter in the national Aveda Colour Harmony Awards. The second was to create a collection that our team can proudly display in the salon, and know that it was all our own doing. I am very proud of my team’s efforts both in the lead up to the shoot and of course their work.

Tom McEvoy outdid himself shooting our work, and we cannot wait to see him add his arty touch to turn our images from photographs to art. This Melbourne-based photographer is 50% photographer, 50% artist in our eyes. We have given him free reign, and I must say we had a great time collaborating with someone as fun and creative as Tom. Melanie from Day Of The Doe helped with styling the shoot and providing some amazing props for us to use. Check out her skull art on instagram @dayofthedoe .

A big thank you to Tom, Mel, our spunky models, and of course my talented stable of stylists. Stay tuned for our art-ed up professional images, but for now here is a sneak preview of terrible quality iPhone photos taken by various members of our team on the day. These ones are going to look even worse once we see Tom’s shots!


Hands Up Who’s 100% Happy With Their Skin?


Yep I thought so! Let’s face it we all have challenges, and we can help. Here is how!

Step 1: Take our Cobaarz Eco Salon Skincare Quiz and see where you fit in.
Step 2: Pop in to our Warragul salon for some free samples and see how YOU go. Let’s go!

What is the primary concern you have with your skin?

a) pigmentation
b) dullness and clogged pores
c) acne / oil
d) sensitivity
e) wrinkles/fine lines
f) no real challenge

What is your ultimate skin objective?

a) bright, clear skin with reduced freckling/sun spots
b) radiant skin
c) skin free of acne and oil
d) not having redness/irritation
e) tightening of skin and reduction of fine lines
f) easy-care routine with basic skincare

What is important to me with my skincare routine?

a) Natural ingredients that reduce pigmentation without harmful
bleaching agents
b) Mineral-based exfoliation and intense moisture
c) Acne-control without harsh chemicals or dryness
d) Fragrance free routine to abolish allergic reactions and redness
e) Natural boost to the skin’s collagen levels to turn back time
and diminish the signs of ageing
f) Replace chemical skincare with easy-care naturals to maintain
normal skin.

MOSTLY A:- Looks like you need Aveda’s Embrightenment range. This range is clinically proven to redice dark spots by to 34% in just 8 weeks. Our highly concentrated plant-based brightening blend will blast away pigmentation naturally. With ingredients like organic Shae butter for moisture, this will get you on the right track to clarity.

MOSTLY B:- Reduce dullness and give your skin a boost with Avedas Tourmaline range. Finely ground mineral tourmaline particles work to both gently exfoliate and draw moisture to the skin. For radiance, naturally.

MOSTLY C:- Aveda’s Outer Peace family is the one for you. In clinical studies, 92% of participants noticed a drastic reduction of acne is just 4 weeks. Using natural astringents such as citrus and tea-tree extract, here is how to get clear skin, without harsh drying, the natural way.

MOSTLY D:- Well we know how hard it is to have sensitive skin. That tight irritated feeling… Aveda’s All Sensitive range is great to soothe and condition sensitive skin. With soothing oat extract and organic aloe, you will feel soothed, clean, and noticeably less red!

MOSTLY E:- Aveda’s Green Science range is clinically proven to yield reslults in 4 weeks. It contains cactus extract, to help boost the skin’s collagen levels naturally, plumping the lines out from within. Naturally, and without injectables! This, funnily enough is our most popular skincare range, and can be used for prevention and treatment of fine lines and loss of skin elasticity.

MOSTLY F:- You are the kind we all envy…normal skin! Aveda recommends their Botanical Kinetics range to keep normal skin beautiful. It’s easy care, tailored for semi oily/semi-dry, and is rich in plant and flower extracts to take care of your skin without parabens and chemicals.

Seablossoms…Coming Soon…

Aveda’s done it again with their latest make up collection, “Seablossoms”. Pastelly, summery seaside fun! Match your make up with this season’s pastel hair shades… Check it!

What do you think? Hit or Miss? Get yours @ Cobaarz. We can’t wait to have a play!