The show must go on…

…and it did at soundvision on Saturday night at La Trobe University, despite the pouring rain that occurred during the more family-friendly hours of 4 – 6 pm.  While it was a shame for my colleagues who organised the event, lots of people still turned up after the rain had stopped to see acts including Emma Donovan and The Putbacks, The RAAH project and The Bombay Royale.  That’s Melbourne weather for you in the Spring time – it can be anything from freezing cold to blistering heat to pouring rain as we saw on the weekend.IMG_6555

Speaking of Spring, many of us have started hitting the gym or the track in an effort to get fit for summer which includes baring more of our bodies.  My local beauty therapist at Pretty Intense has been busy since the end of Winter with more people spending money on grooming and preening.IMG_6556

They stock a lovely local product made on the Mornington Peninsula called Olieve & Olie, which I have my eye on as Christmas gifts.  While I do love high-end products like Aesop, they carry a pretty hefty price tag and I’ve also been given some more affordable skincare created by Melbourne naturopath Jacqueline Evans.  I also like the ‘man candles’ from another local company L’Ascari which come beautifully packaged (they also do solid cologne and fragrance) while I have also placed a recent order for some new nail polish from Australian-made, cruelty-free and vegan Kester Black.IMG_6554

When I worked as PR for Aveda many years ago (which incidentally was also founded by an ex-male hairdresser turned skincare entrepreneur), they didn’t produce nail polish in their cosmetic range due to the amount of chemicals in most commercial products.  It’s been great to see that more environmentally-friendly nail polish like Kester Black is now available.  There’s not long now until Christmas although we will still hold out in our family until December to start hanging our decorations and putting the tree up…

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