Stepping Stones

On Thursday the Realize Beauty team were lucky enough to be invited to run a Cosmetic Kitchen pamper day for some of the ladies at the Stepping Stone crisis centre. The centre helps people who have found themselves homeless get back on their feet by providing  shelter, food, friendship and support.  We spent an hour making some indulgent treats before one of our Massage Therapists demonstrated how to give a hand massage.

If you would like our Cosmetic Kitchen to visit your workplace, community centre or private party give us a call on 0434 022 856.  Our expertise covers the making of your own cosmetic products, massage therapy, make-up artistry, image consulting, hairdressing and much more. We are  available for bookings in and around Sydney.

This Christmas, Give Hope

Confession: As far as Church goes I am a strictly Christmas, weddings, baptisms and funerals kind of girl, that’s just how it is. The reason for me going tonight was to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and to pass on the traditions of my childhood to my children. 
“Hope = Life”
All so often at Christmas we become fixated on getting the right gift for everyone, buying every variety of cheese, wine and fruit known to man and frantically trying to fit in our hair cut, manicure and fake tan before the big man arrives. But is that enough?

Whatever your religious belief, your ‘life’ circumstances or your personal happiness score Christmas is a great time to put all that aside and think of others.  With another year neatly ticked off and (hopefully) a few days taken at a slower pace, there may finally be time for us to ask ourself  “What can I do to help someone?” 

As I said in the opening, I don’t go to Church regularly but tonight I was struck by the “take-home” message – Give Hope this Christmas.   I invite you to consider this over the coming days as we all have special gifts, talents and energies that when shared can enrich the lives of many. So, whether you choose to donate to charity, volunteer for a few hours, make something or just lend a  friend an ear or shoulder to lean on, enjoy the experience of giving hope, because to give hope is to give life.

The Beauty Bus – What a Great Idea!

On this rainy Friday in Sydney we wanted to share with you news about an exciting new  wellness organisation  “The Beauty Bus”. This Los Angeles based charity  is  set to change the lives of the terminally ill and housebound by bringing the salon to your home.

The charity was set up by Beauty Industry Girl, Alicia Marantz Liotta (click for link to her blog)  and her cousin who were motivated into action after loosing their 28 year old  sister / cousin to a degenerative neuromuscular disease.   The charity, which was over a year in the making launched  in January 2009 and is building up momentum thanks to the support of a team of willing volunteers and supporters.

To read more about the Beauty Bus follow this link.  Also you can follow the Beauty Industry Girls blog by checking out our “Great Blogs” list.

Let’s help take the beauty bus global!

The Worlds Greatest Shave

We dyed our hair for the Worlds Greatest Shave. Come and see and support this great cause.

Look Good, Feel Better. The Power Of Cosmetics

Being diagnosed with cancer is devastating enough but the side effects of loosing your hair, itchy and dry skin, rashes and light sensitivity can crush what is left of the patients self esteem.