10 Must Have Items For your Travel Bag

Sunday, 23 March 2014

I know when I'm travelling I want everything to be as easy breezy with minimal effort as possible. Not packing or bringing the right items can really put a damper on a holiday, get away or business trip. Who doesn't love the feeling of knowing you can just reach in to your bag and grab a much needed beauty tool or item to refresh or rejuvinate after a long day out or travelling? That lip balm you could just grab after a long flight? or a mini compact mirror to reassure yourself you are looking devine after strolling around all day? You need it all!  Here are our 10 must have products you need in your bag right now! You can thank us later ;) 

    1. EOS LIP BALM 

This cute ball of goodness is all the rage at the moment. Its compact, ergonomic and comes in all different flavours! It is also a cheap purchase! RRP $3.30 US! STOCK UP A hand bags best friend! 

"100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth."



Sometimes picking up a good book and getting lost a little calms the souls and gathers your thoughts. But a pocket sized inspirational quotes book is somewhat a therapeutic self help session while enjoying a cup of coffee. Fits perfectly in your bag.  A little gem to have around when you need some inspiration in your life. 

3.Perfume Oil

Sometimes your fragrance just doesn't stick or last as long as it should. Make some room in that bag for a new product that will keep you smelling oh so sweet all day long! The Body Shop has a collection of fragrant oils that you dab on your pulse points ( Neck, wrists and even rub on your legs!) So your skin feels soft and stays smelling beautiful!

4. Eye Shadow Pallette

All make up wears of eventually and it's always nice to have back up when an unexpected event, meeting or gathering may arise. Make sure to have an all in one palette that can cover the main points of your face. NARS THE HAPPENING PALETTE is perfect. All palette sections can be used for high lighting features, blush, contouring and of course adding definition and colour to the eyes. So much in such a little package! RRP $65.00

5. Hydrating Spray Lotion

Be it coming off a plane, the weather or just dehydration dry skin does not feel pretty. Nor does the icky feeling when dousing yourself with lotions, only having to rub it in contentiously. As stated earlier we want a efficient and fast way of getting the job done so Vaseline Lotion Spray is at your service. Just like any aerosol can it's as easy as spray a light mist when you see fit, give it a lit rub over and your done! Minus the repeated rubbing in and sticky feeling you get for awhile! Great when on the run and need a quick moisturising! RRP $9.99 

6. Cleansing Wipes 

It's always a good idea to carry wet wipes with you wherever you go. Refresh and eliminate bacteria and dirt from your tired skin. Conveniently packaged with a resealable tab so you will always have fresh wet wipes ready to go.  We recommend Face Of Australia for it alcohol free ingredients that doesn't dry out your face and cheap price tag. RRP $4.95 

7. BB Cream 

BB Cream as been a life saver in creating the perfect skin tone, eliminating tonal imperfections and giving a sheer natural finish. A great addition to your bag when you need a light make up refreshment. Light on the skin with a flawless natural looking effect. RRP $60.00

8. Mobile Battery pack 

If you are a mad mobile user like us then you will understand the pain of desperately finding your charger or wall socket to power your phone up. Well those days are a thing of the past! Have a back up battery pack that is built in with the case. This allows you an extra full battery to get you through the day hassle free and ready to go. ( Obviously will have to re-charge the battery pack for the next use though). RRP $45.00 

9. Mini Shaver 

Good things come in tiny packages! and this little tool is a god send! Small enough to put in your bag and its cute little design makes it nearly impossible to be pointed out as a razor. Care free, hair free!  RRP $9.50 

10.  Hair Care Set 

You didn't think we would forget the hair did you? Bring limp and dull hair back to life with this little set. It's always good keep a texturizing product for days when your just isn't liking you. It may just need a little TLC. Dry Shampoo for dirty hair, hair spray , mouse or if your lucky all three in a nice little set. RRP $65.00 

Steven Khalil Amazing Creations!

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Steven Khalil is fast becoming one of Australia's best designers! He has dressed the likes of Jessica Mauboy, public figures, probably half if not all of the WAGS of Australia for big events and some of the most beautiful wedding dresses for the rich we have ever seen! His intricit detail that brings textures and fabrics to make something so timeless and unique is why he is now being sort out by so many brides and eager gown wearers! He celebrates the female figure and keeps all aspects of the dress flattering from top to bottom ( we could not see any fault with any of his stuff). We couldn't find too much on the designer except his dresses are popping up all over instagram, facebook and other social media sites asking where the hell they can get their hands on a S.K design. Why his dresses are not being publisized or worn but the U.S elite or rich is beyond me and I'm sure its not going to be too long until it catches on. Move over Versace, Valentino and Chanel, Austrlia has finally got some competition to show off to the world. Before you get too excited expect the starting price for one of these beautiful pieces at $4000 but hey who's complaing if your looking for WOW factor on your special day or night out.

Photos from Steven Khalil website

Style On The Runway! Mel&Co Spring/Sum


We have waited so long to have this posted!
Here is our footage from Spring/Sum Fashion Show! 
All garments available at www.melandco.com.au

Digital Vs Floral Prints

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Forget the pretty, girly sense of the word floral this year's floral print are big, bold and has a somewhat geometric touch to the mix. Not in the mood to be too lady like? but still want a fresh floral look? Digitally ehanced floral prints are everywhere at the moment! Hitting the runway with every label, everywhere. You can understand the hype over it can't you? 10 times the colour and effects 1000 times the wow factor all in one garments! Who would really need to accessorize? 
We have our very own digital/floral piece just for you! Below...


Who Loves Short Shorts?

Love: Nike Sky High Dunks

Nike have come out with a girl's version of the Nike High Tops similar to the Isabel Marant, Beyonce' rocked in her film clip "Love On Top". There is a little feature that stands out for us though, it is the built in wedge/heel giving you that extra height without it being obvious. The sneaker heel! This sparked a trend for a new style of sneaker specifically made for women. Street cred and stylish! R'n B singer Cassie was spotted in them in her single "The Boys" featuring Nicki Minaj. With the trend of Sports Luxe happening at the moment these shoes are perfect with any sporty get up, jeans and a tee or team with a tight LBD dress for a night out! A versatile closet keeper!

Golden Globe Awards 2014

Our Favourite from this year's Golden Globes!  

Cate Blanchett in Armani 

Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Robert Cavalli

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior 

Emma Roberts in Lavin 

Sofia Vegara In Zac Posen 

Kate Mara in J. Mendel 

Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad