How to Find the Best Blush Colour for Your Skin Tone

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Spring is in the air...

The sun is shining, our boots have been tucked away for next season and as our days get brighter so does our wardrobe.

Big in beauty this season will be beautiful blush with fresh dewy skin and soft hair and barely there eye makeup looks. To soften your look and add a little contour, colour and charm to your makeup routine this season try adding a little rosy cheek to your rotation.

With so many shades and options purchasing a blush can be confusing and almost daunting! To help you figure out which tones compliment your skin we've included a how to guide via our friends at Jane Iredale.

How to Find the Best Blush Colour for Your Skin Tone

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What blush shades work best for fair skin?

When you have fair/light skin, your best blush shades are soft pink, light coral, and peach.

For ladies, with light skin tones and cool or pink undertones, you should wear the soft pink shades for a natural look and the peach/coral shades for a pop of colour.

If you have a light skin tone and warm or golden undertones, try wearing the peachy coral shades for a natural look and the soft pink blushes for a pop of colour.

What blush shades work best for medium skin?

For those with a medium skin tone, try rich pink, warm mauve, and deep peach blush shades.

If your undertones are cool or pink undertones, you should wear the rich pink or mauve shades for a natural look and the deep peach shades for a pop of colour.

Ladies with warm or golden undertones should wear the deep peach shades for a natural look and the rich pink or mauve blushes for a pop of colour.


What blush shades work best for dark skin

Women with dark skin look wonderful in deep fuchsia, berry, warm brown, raisin and tangerine blush shades. Cream blushes are a great way to get high-impact colour that still looks natural.

If you have cool or pink undertones, wear the fuchsia or light berry shades for a natural look and the tangerine hues for a pop of colour.

Those with warm or golden undertones, should wear the warm brown or tangerine shades for a natural look and the pinks and berries for a pop of colour.



When to wear warm and cool blush tones

There’s a simple trick to deciding whether to wear a warm or cool tone blush. For a natural look, choose a blush with the same undertone as your skin. If you want a bold looking blush, pick one with the opposite undertone as your skin.

Therefore, if you have a warm skin tone (a yellow undertone), choose a warm blush shade for a natural look and a cool blush shade for a pop of colour. Vice versa if you have a cool skin tone (a pink undertone).

Warm Blushes: Coral, Peach, Tangerine, Brown

Cool Blushes: Fuchsia, Pink, Raisin, Berry

Neutral Blush: Mauve


Practise makes perfect

Come have a play at our makeup bar and explore our Jane Iredale range. 

Have a special occasion or event to get ready for? Take the hassle out and enjoy a herbal tea or champagne as one of our expert beauticians helps you put your best face forward.

Explore our makeup application offerings here!

Dry Body Brushing for Beauty (Inside and Out)

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Regular dry brushing the skin using a natural bristle brush is proven to do more to ease dimples and tone the body than any potion or cream. It doesn’t just stop at cellulite — dry brushing is great for overall health and well-being.Just a couple of minutes of dry brushing daily will promote lymphatic drainage, helping the body metabolise and flush toxins more efficiently, discourage fluid retention and soften and tone the skin. Its benefits are immediate and long lasting.


BODY BRUSHING FOR EXFOLIATION

As we grow older, our skin becomes less efficient at shedding layers of dead skin cells — but dry body brushing is fantastic at exfoliating these dead skin cells.Dry Body Brushing is also a wonderful (and eco-friendly, bye bye plastic micro-beads) way to exfoliate the skin and prepare it to better absorb creams and serums. Other natural exfoliants such as walnut shells or apricot kernels are often too abrasive for the skin and actually create micro-perforations. The coarse bristles of a Dry Brush are just strong enough to reveal new radiant skin, without damaging the epidermis (the outmost layer of skin).

DRY BODY BRUSHING FOR SMOOTH SKIN

Alongside smooth skin, the regular use of body brushing encourages cell turnover so skin both looks and feels supple. Whether you shave or wax, a quick brush is great for keeping ingrown hairs and clogged pores at bay. Those undergoing laser hair removal will also find that the process helps to loosen zapped hairs from the root, resulting in less shadows and even less spikiness.

To read on about Laser and why hair removal at MISS FOX is world class click here.

DRY BODY BRUSHING FOR CELLULITE

Whilst dry body brushing isn’t a complete cure for cellulite (hello Venus Legacy), it does help to mobilise and contribute to the even distribution of fat deposits under the skin. Whilst it may not completely flatten cellulite, it has been proven to give your body a smoother and firmer look and feel.

Gentle brushing even helps to bring nutrient rich freshly oxygenated blood to the skin’s surface, which gives it better tone and elasticity.

DRY BODY BRUSHING FOR YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Bacteria, toxins and waste from our blood filter through the lymph nodes where these substances are destroyed. Dry body brushing thoroughly stimulates the lymphatic system, and by doing this you are directly assisting in removing pathogens. This strengthens the immune system and lessens its susceptibility to illness.

Have you considered adding Dry Brushing to your massage treatment? For a divine massage that also work to give your body a little detox, read on about our Massage add-ons here.

DRY BODY BRUSHING FOR ENERGY

As blood flow and circulation is stimulated by the gentle brushing action, it lends the body, skin and mind a much needed boost, making it a beautiful morning ritual. Body brushing is best done before hopping into the bath or shower, the process only takes a couple of minutes, and should only be done on dry skin.


HOW TO DO IT:

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Illustrations by Louisa Cannell

Begin at your feet and in gentle, firm motions move the brush upward toward the heart.
Similarly, when you start on your arms, begin at the hands and work upward. Use firm, small strokes upward, or work in a circular motion. For the stomach, work in a clockwise direction. Harsh exfoliation is never the point; be sure not to press too hard or use a brush that’s too stiff. Any kind of brushing or exfoliation should be gentle and should never break the skin.

Dedicate at least three to five minutes to brushing.


Add body brushing onto your next treatment at MISS FOX or purchase your own take home brush next visit.

WHY I'M DELETING THIS WORD FROM MY VOCABULARY by Sheryl Thai

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Last night I got to share my journey at MISS FOX Melbourne with Victoria Fox. 

I first met Victoria when I joined Entrepreneurs' Organization almost 5 years ago, with the hopes of meeting a group of entrepreneurs that were wiser and more experienced than me so that I could 'soak up' all their knowledge, give me the answers to life and show me the pathway to "success". 

Little did I realise that this pathway to success and all the 'silver bullets' I thought would be the key and solution to life's problems ...did not exist. Yes, I was so very, very naive. 

I remember going on our first 'Forum Retreat', not really knowing what to expect, but excited that I'd be surrounded by multi-millionaires that had their sh*t together and were just killing it on all fronts. I just wanted to soak up all their successes and have it rub off on me.



Ooh boy. Was I in for a real treat.

I started crying uncontrollably just 30 mins into the first workshop. I didn't show emotion back then, so it was weird and embarrassing. It was the first time I opened this can of worms, an unravelling of my true self.



I had worked so hard on business, setting goals, hitting them and moving that goal post again... I never sat down to ask myself - what was it that I was working so hard for? Was I actually even happy with my life - every single part of it? 

In reality, whilst on the outside, business seemed to be going so well, growing, expanding, building. I started getting invites to speak at events. Our social media was off the hook. Everything looked pretty amazing - and don't get me wrong, I was always so grateful for every cupcake we ever sold, every dollar we earnt.



But something was wrong. 

I had buried myself. The true me was buried somewhere deep and it had this little moment to make itself heard. Unfortunately, it came out in ugly snotty sobs in front of 8 new friends.

Fortunately, these guys were the most non-judgemental, compassionate people I could trust 10000%. 

Since then it has been an unravelling of a deep understanding of who I truly am, to my core. My patterns, what motivates me, why I'm good at some things and not others, how I am able to create, how I sabotage myself.



Most of all though, it's been a journey to loving myself. 

I used to think that self-love, self-care is just all so la-di-da. I've been taught to work hard, everything comes first, success comes first before you. That is, until everything starts to crumble. Adrenaline only gets you so far.

Over the last few years, I've come to the realisation that the word SUCCESS no longer lives in my vocabulary because it's a neverending chase and only gives me the illusion of happiness.

 So instead I'm replacing it with my values - Growth, Honesty, Integrity, Inspiration. What does "integrity" look like to me? How can I feel "inspiration" daily? Do I feel "growth"?

If these words resonate, I'm sharing this with you because I've found there is another way to live. It's uncomfortable, ugly and so NOT fun when the can of worms start spilling out but wow, it feels good to be free when you deal with it all.



Surround yourself with people you can trust, find people that aren't doing the normal stuff, find the crazy ones to show you the way, find those that don't judge you for who you are but only encourage to be more of YOU. They exist.



- Sheryl Thai


Sheryl is a MISS FOX Self Care Ambassador. She is co-founder and CEO of the League of Extraordinary Women and Meet Your Maven mentoring platform. You can connect with Sheryl at @hatchthatdream

FULL MOON IN PISCES

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Presiding over this months Full Moon is the highly mystical and creative water sign Pisces. 

Emotionally empathic, Pisces is ruled by the planet Neptune who governs our dreams, daydreams, mysticism, intuition, healing and creativity. 

This month’s Piscean Full Moon, in the heavens is connecting to it’s own ruler; the planet Neptune, who also rules unconditional love. 

Greatly magnifying the importance of exploring and trusting our own experience of “the mystical way of the heart”. 

Pisces being the last sign of the zodiac, this Full Moon symbolises a circle being completed in our lives. Their is a more profound crone wisdom that comes at the end of this cycle. A time when we are stepping into a new reality, we our reborn to a new dawn. 

Rather than being a sign  of it’s own flavour, Pisces is a synthesis of the previous eleven zodiac signs, much like a rainbow. This is symbolic of healing, love, tantra and bridging all boundaries. 

This months shift is supported by a rare and auspicious pattern that the Full Moon is making with other planets, know as a “Mystic Rectangle”. 

This configuration of planets highly complements this stage of personal evolution and spiritual enquiry. 

The Piscean moonbeams invite us to draw on our faith and step forth into the light by dissolving boundaries, letting go of the past. 

Blessing us with healing and the opportunity to develop a greater sense of harmony and balance in our life. 

This is something we experience at a deeper more spiritual level as Pisces is connected to the higher self, with our spiritual truth leading us. 

Release, merger, forgiveness, acceptance, healing, divine union and unconditional love are all pearls bestowed to us under Neptune’s gaze.

Allowing ourself to float away into daydreams, exploring symbols we see in our dreams at night, seeking guidance through divination, tantric unions, opening up to creativity and spending time in nature particularly by water, are all wonderful way embrace this months Moon.

Much luna love, Natta
You can connect with Natta via personal consultation at MISS FOX and at a very special event coming soon...

📸: via the extraordinary Sabrina Kaici

From our Director

WHAT IS THE SOUL?

In holistic philosophy you will hear about a mind-body-spirit or mind-body-soul approach. But what is the spirit, and what is the soul?

At MISS FOX we use the term “spirit” and “soul” interchangeably to keep things simple. The soul is not a mythical being, nor is it a new age or religious concept. 

The soul is the essence of who you really are — beyond your body, beyond your circumstances, beyond the stories we tell ourselves and are told, beyond the thoughts and feelings we have, beyond our personalities. 

The soul is the centre of your being, your core consciousness. And what is consciousness? It simply means your awareness — such as how many colours and sounds you can perceive, how much emotion you feel, how deeply you connect with people, or even how much of your potential you are realising.

Your soul is the part of your being that is connected to the Universal consciousness. Think of it as the wise, inner part of you, that is connected to something bigger than you. Some people refer to the soul as the Higher Self. It is the “Best” version of yourself as it is the part that is all knowing, and all loving, connected to the wisdom of everything else that exists in the Universe.

If you have ever received support or guidance from a loving little voice within, this is your soul. It is that part of you that seems to know what to do, which direction to take, what you must learn from every lesson, and what you need to experience so that you can understand and grow.

Perhaps you have not connected with your soul, or feel like you don’t have one, or that you aren’t able to receive guidance from it. Your soul has always existed and always will. If you wish to connect with it, it is there to support you on your journey, align you with your true self, and guide you to your destiny. 

When your words, actions, behaviours and intentions are aligned with your soul’s path, things can more naturally and easily unfold in a state of flow, filled with more meaning, purpose and love. You do have free will to go against your soul, or even deny its existence, though in these cases life might feel as if you are swimming “upstream” or against the current.

Through alignment with your truth, through love, through creative expression and service, the soul “evolves” and your consciousness or awareness can expand. This is the  evolutionary journey of the soul and its purpose in our life. The more connected you are to the soul, the more connected you are to the field of infinite possibilities, your greater purpose, and a more fulfilling experience of regular life.

If you would like to experience a guided meditation to connect with your Soul, visit www.victorialucillefox.com for a free download.

I’ll leave you with a beautiful definition of the Soul that made Oprah cry:

From our Director

WHAT DOES HOLISTIC MEAN?

When I started MISS FOX, holistic philosophy wasn’t front of mind — in fact I thought holistic just meant burning incense and dinging bells at the end of your massage, and I wasn’t that into either either of those things. I was into offering people a great time.

I was intent on creating something that maintained an extremely high quality and service standard, and was beautiful to look at and experience. Why quality and service? Because I was fussy, and I’d been inspired by some really great service experiences all over the world (and some really terrible ones). Why beautiful? Because how things look and feel is part of the fun.

So, what does holistic actually mean? A holistic approach recognises that the mind, body, spirit and emotions are all intrinsically linked and must be treated as a whole for optimal well being. Nothing occurs in isolation, everything in our life is interconnected. Therefore, one activity in one area of our life will affect all other areas. Looking after one part treats the others, and by the same token, not looking after one part affects the others.

Holistic takes into account the physical, social, mental, spiritual, environmental and emotional aspects of life and considers them when providing a service or solution.

Holistic isn’t just about balance. You can’t do great in one area expect it to correct or compensate for another area. In order to be considered "well," it is imperative for none of these areas to be neglected.

Holistic is not something limited to the wellbeing industry or your personal health either — it is a philosophy that steps back and focuses on the “big picture” to bring better health and life force to any situation. Whether it be a corporate organisation, your family ecosystem, or your own self care, you can apply and practice a holistic philosophy with almost anything to optimise it's wellbeing and performance.


Let’s explore interconnectedness: You might have experienced damage to your gut after a round of antibiotics, and felt how that affected your digestion, and then your mood. You might have changed jobs or offices (or gone on vacation) and suddenly your anxiety and neck pain went away. You might have seen how emotional stress and lack of sleep shows up as dryness or dullness on your skin. Or, you may have been surprised that after you started journalling daily, you began sleeping better, and when you began sleeping better, your immune system improved. This is the interconnected nature of all things, and this is the power of holistic solutions.

At MISS FOX, our menu is designed to subtly and elegantly lift and nourish the spirit, the mind, the emotions and the body at the same time. This means that we address the business of your self care with reference to the whole belief and whole vision. So how does that manifest in a practical way? We only offer treatments, products, quantities and services that make a positive contribution to the whole, and don’t cause damage the ecosystem. 

When it comes to skincare, holistic philosophy really shines — and shines a light on the backwards nature of most modern beauty therapies. Holistic means that we don’t damage the skin to get a result. Rather than wounding the skin, which causes inflammation, and over time weakens it, holistically-based therapy makes skin stronger and healthier so it can naturally look its best. 

Here’s a thought: If you were wishing to take care of a damaged liver or a kidney, would you poke hundreds of tiny needles into it, pour acid over it, or sandpaper it hundreds of times — not forgetting to look at it every day and sigh and tell it how bad it is? Yet as an industry and individually, we do this all the time to our skin, the largest organ of the body.

When you create the optimum conditions by nourishing, feeding, nurturing and loving the skin, you allow nature to do what it does best: thrive, be sustainable and be beautiful beyond anything we can manufacture. 

Where else are you taking an isolated or ineffective approach to wellbeing? When you stop taking a small picture approach of treating symptoms in isolation and move towards seeing an overall vision for health, things become simpler. Though we’ve essentially always practiced a holistic strategy in our own special and luxurious MISS FOX way, we truly consider treating you as a whole person now more than ever before. Have you seen our new offerings of holistic skin analysis, counselling, life coaching, energy healing and naturopathy? Have you noticed that everything we offer is non-invasive? Have you noticed that we largely work with organic and botanically-based products? Have you felt the healing energy of our staff and space? Have you felt the joy of giving through our partnership with B1G1?

There is method to everything that is, that isn’t, or has been removed from our menu and space, and it’s coming from a deep reverence, fascination and love for the interconnectedness of all things, and a more loving approach to life.


If you haven’t already, we invite you to take to your own holistic philosophy to improve your life. Start with improving your self care. Not sure where to focus? I’ve created a Holistic Self Care quiz right here to get you thinking and get your started.