September 15, 2013

DSC00010No need to visit the beautician any more when you want a facial, you can now have a facial at home after Essenzza, recently launched their all natural Fuss Free Facials.

Specialists in no-nonsense, affordable wellness products, the Essenzza Facial Masks are ready to be applied straight from the sachet. They are made using natural active ingredients and are designed to leave skin feeling smooth, clear and hydrated.

Using Japanese silk masks of the highest quality that cling to every inch of the skin, the silk mask is simple to use and easy to remove, giving the feeling of a luxurious salon treatment without the price tag.

I tried the Anti-Ageing & Antioxidant facial at home and found it really was as easy to use as the box said.   Following the directions, I got the mask in place and lay down to relax for thirty minutes.  When it was time to peel off the mask, it came away easily and left my skin feeling good, just as if I had been to the beautician.

The Fuss Free Facials are available in three varieties, Moisturise & Smooth, Anti-Ageing & Antioxidant and Cleanse & Exfoliate, with each box containing three sachets.

Sandra Tiltman    Photo:  John Pond


September 15, 2013
Lia Weitzel & Daniel Comarmond, Sydney Philharmonia Festival Chorus

Lia Weitzel & Daniel Comarmond, Sydney Philharmonia Festival Chorus

Listen to the music of Cole Porter on Thursday 19 September 8pm and Saturday 21 September 2pm at the Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House with Sydney Philharmonia Festival Chorus & Orchestra Conductor, Brett Weymark and soloists Rob Mallett, Kerrie Anne Greenland, Caleb Vines and Julie Lea Goodwin.

“Cole Porter’s songs are urbane, witty and at times, darn right rude! His songs are a record of a time of decadence and exuberance which will be performed with some of the up and coming stars of music theatre, a large symphony orchestra and chorus” said Brett Weymark.

Sydney Philharmonia offers the opportunity for Sydney to hear the instantly recognisable and memorable tunes of one of the world’s greatest composers with Begin the Beguine, Night & Day, Blow Gabriel Blow, Anything Goes, I Get a Kick Out of You.

Four singers, ex graduates from WAPPA and Sydney Conservatorium, will join the feted Festival Chorus and Orchestra.

Rob Mallett recently toured nationally as Buck in Hot Shoe Shuffle. “Porter’s melody’s are addictive. The wit in his lyrics is magical and relevant today! I feel as rich as he was when I sing them!” said Rob.  Kerrie Anne Greenland is a mezzo soprano who has been in many film and theatre productions. “Cole Porter is actually my favourite composer of all time. His lyrics are timeless, sophisticated and witty I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to sing some of his best work” said Kerrie.

Calab Vines has been in a myriad of stage productions and Julie Lea Goodwin’s professional career began when she was 19 and cast to perform the role of Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera starring alongside Anthony Warlow. Tickets $32-$90 (plus booking fee) http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com

Sandra Tiltman.