Join Caci in Supporting Dress for Success

Next week, from July 23rd – July 29th, Caci clinics nationwide are doing something very special. They are swapping handbags for facials in support of Dress for Success.

We’ve all got a handbag that has taken a backseat. So why not dig it out of your wardrobe and swap it for a little TLC for your face?

All you have to do is take a look inside your wardrobe (and your heart) and find any spare, new or gently used handbags and fill them/it with any accessories you might have (think tights, jewellery, makeup, toiletries, belts, scarves and socks). Just make sure the handbag is suitable for a job interview (no clutches or canvas totes). After that, all that’s left to do is bring it into your nearest Caci clinic and swap it for a 30-minute facial voucher.

Dress for Success helps women achieve economic independence by helping them back into the workforce. As part of their wraparound service, Dress for Success volunteers equip women with a complete outfit ahead of their job interview. But they are short on handbags and accessories. This is where Caci comes into the picture. Last year they donated over 1000 handbags, which was enough to last Dress for Success for the whole year.

Being a business driven by women, Caci clinic is proud to support Dress for success in their mission to empower women back into work.

For more details, click here.


How to Make Your Spray Tan Last Your Whole Holiday

There are more spray tan horror stories then there are actual horror stories. The concept seems so simple, yet they have the potential to go so wrong.

A patchy tan is one of the biggest fake tan disasters waiting to happen. If you’re not aware of how to prevent it, chances are you’ll become its victim. So, to aid you in fake tanning success, we’ve put together a few tips on how to make your tan last the distance.

Here’s how to avoid a spray tan nightmare, and make it last the test of time…


In the lead up to your big appointment, plan your hair removal schedule. Shaving or waxing just before your tan can result in a patchy job, due to hair removal tearing away the first layer of skin. If you wax, do it 48 hours before treatment. If you shave, do it 24 hours before. No excuses.

You’ll also need to exfoliate your skin. Do this with an oil-free body scrub and up the ante with a pair of exfoliating gloves or a brush.

Top tip: take a shower before you tan to wash away any excess lotions and remove any sweat that might react with the tan.

On the day

Avoid putting on any makeup, deodorant or lotions as it’s best to be totally fresh when having fake tan applied. Also avoid wearing any jewellery as you don’t want it interfering with (or getting covered by!) your spray tan. Another handy hint is to wear baggy clothes to your treatment as tight clothes will ruin your tan.

Straight after

Make sure your spray tan artist dries you using the spray tan gun, with no mist coming out of it to speed up the drying process. Another important rule is not to get wet during the tan’s development time – no exercise, no running around in the rain, and nothing that will make you sweat. Also, stay away from perfume or deodorant while your tan sets to avoid a streaky mess.

The following day

Keep your skin hydrated at all times with a lightweight body lotion. A patchy tan is the result of skin drying out so avoid this at all costs!