LMFF 2013: runway 5 & 6


On Friday I headed along to see Runways 5 & 6 at L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival… As usual, the L’Oreal Powder Room looked super stylish and was swarmed by Melbourne fashionistas itching to get their nails and lips done, and tutorials on L’Oreal Paris’ new Nude BB creams.

Here are some of my highlights from the Runway, featuring sass & bide (pic 1 & 2), Lucette (pic 3), Rodeo Show (pic 4), Bul (pic 5 & 6) and the Runway 6 finale… A sea of Pure Scarlet… L’Oreal Preference Hair Colour, P67… The amazing and official hair colour of LMFF 2013.

And finally, the bottom pic is a TV presenter outside the shows explaining to his audience that milk crates were the only way to get to model height at LMFF. LOL!









Turtle xox

All images by House Of Turtle


H-O-T Trends: L’Oreal Paris Spring Racing Looks

Go to L’Oreal Paris Beauty Confidential to view these H-O-T Trends
Not sure what to do with your make up for the races this year? Or, how to make the most out of your outfit and hat/ fascinator? Then be sure to check out the L’Oreal Paris Spring Racing Carnival edition of Beauty Confidential which features H-O-T make up trends and how to guides from make up Director, Rae Morris.
I’m loving the ‘Soft and Sweet’ look for Oaks Day, and the ‘Sultry and Smokey’ look for Derby Day.
Be sure to also enter their fab competition to win a VIP race day for two!
Turtle xox 

The WOW Effect… Ssshh, it’s a secret… L’Oreal Studio Secret that is

The WOW effect!
“Make-up artists often say that a successful complexion depends on the attention give to it. As long as you already have the winning combination: the right texture, the right colouring, the right coverage, the right luminosity and the right application! Now that all women have access to professional tools, look out: the ‘wow’ effect is everywhere!”
– Linda Evangelista

Discover the secrets of professional make up with L’Oreal Paris Cosmetics’ new Studio Secrets Professional range.

Inspired by fashion icon and supermodel, Linda Evangelista, Studio Secrets Professional is the first ever professional make-up range created with an educational-style approach. The idea is to teach every woman to discover how she can easily apply make-up in the comfort of her own home, and look like a professional.

This unique range utilises highly advanced formulas to create products that offer instant, breathtaking results using a record number of tailor-made shades… so you can choose what products, textures and colours will suit you perfectly, every time.

I gave the Studio Secrets Professional Primer a go, and there is no doubt that this is a must-have product when applying make-up. It instantly smooths out lines and creates a picture perfect complexion by masking wrinkles (thank god!!) and uneven texture. After applying, my skin looked and felt smooth and velvety. The best thing about it is, that it’s great for fixing that clumpy look foundation can sometimes give you. It also keeps your make-up on all day. A winner in my book!

Some of us may not have the height to match a supermodel, but this range will make sure we look just as H-O-T!

Check out which products suit you best online, and how to apply them, at L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional.

Range exclusively available at Priceline.

Turtle xox

Images courtesy of L’Oreal Paris


Become a Facebook Fan and WIN

Just a quick competition for my fab readers… Become a fan of the House of Turtle Facebook fan page and go in to the draw to win a L’Oreal Paris Double Extension Beauty Tubes Mascara.

Existing fans automatically go in the draw to win.

Prize drawn this Friday 11 December 2009 at 12.00pm.

Turtle xox


Competition Update: And the winner is… Distressed Denim

House of Turtle recently ran a competition for readers to win a prize pack including a fabulous range of new L’Oreal Paris Cosmetics and a Chanel wide-angled mirror and Noir Ceramic.

The challenge for entrants was to tell us their fave items for spring. There were some great entries, which made it a tough job for the judges to choose the winner.

That said, the fabulous prize goes to Jamie for her inspiring entry, which even included a fully styled look via Polyvore. One hundred points for going the extra mile!

Here’s Jamie’s entry:
“My favorite? Has to be distressed denim, particularly the heavily distressed Siwy Hannah in Tempest. And with that must, MUST come a bit of a glam look.

It was hard for me to really try to explain it, so I wanted a visual. Polyvore was perfect.

And, the Noir Ceramic goes AMAZINGLY with the fashion-forward look, if I do say so myself!

We also loved Felicity’s ‘Mimco swan brooch poem and Silvia’s White t-shirt‘ entry, so we are sending you both a L’Oreal Paris Glam Shine.

A big shout out and thank you to L’Oreal Paris‘ Dorothy and Chanel‘s Luisa for their time to judge the entries and for donating such fabulous prizes.

Turtle xox


Click here for more details about the competition. Click ‘Comments’ to see the entries.

Competition Update: 3000 Hits Competition!!! Comment now to win – Deadline extended and Prize value increased!

L’Oreal Paris Minerals Blush

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Shine Gelee lip gloss, L’Oreal Paris Infallible Concealer and
L’Oreal Paris Extra Volume Collagen Mascara
Chanel ‘Noir Ceramic’ nail polish

I’ve got some exciting news about my 3000 Hits Competition

1. I’ve extended the closing deadline to Friday 11 September, 2009 (midnight, eastern standard time)
2. I have two guest judges who will be helping me select the winning entry – Dorothy from L’Oreal Paris Cosmetics and Luisa from Chanel.
3. And finally – here’s the list of what’s included in the prize pack (valued at approx. $200) for one lucky winner – with thanks to L’Oreal Paris and Chanel.

The prize includes:
A collection of newly released L’Oreal Paris products:
– L’Oreal Paris Minerals Blush
– L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Shine Gelee lip gloss
– L’Oreal Paris Infallible Concealer
– L’Oreal Paris Extra Volume Collagen Mascara
And, Chanel ‘Noir Ceramic’ nail polish and a Chanel wide-angled mirror.

Note, only one winner will be selected to win this prize pack. The winner will be announced on Friday 18 September, 2009.

So get your entries in now and spread the word to your friends to win this fabulous prize. You can enter as many times as you like. To enter, add your entry to the Comments section of this post, or the original post. Further details below.

Good luck!

Turtle xox

Check out the original post and entries at:
3000 Hits Competition!!! Comment now to win

Casa di Tartaruga is about to reach 3000 hits. A feat I never thought possible in the short time I have been writing this. So, thank you to my lovely readers for all your support.

To celebrate – I’m running a competition! All you have to do to enter is tell me in a few words what your fave fashion item for Spring will be for 2009. The most innovative ‘answer’ will win (note, not just the item, the reason).

Extra credits will be given to those who post a link to the item. Answers must be submitted via the ‘Comments‘ section of this post.