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SPRING TREND: Ombre Eye Liner

Spring has finally sprung and I cannot contain my excitement! Warmer weather is on its way and it is just what the doctor ordered. What I love about spring, apart from the Magnolias blossoming in my garden, balmy days, and bare arms (on the tradie kind), is the new fashion and beauty trends that spring up (pardon the pun). One new beauty look that hasn’t been recycled from previous springs (I’m looking at you fuscia lips) is Ombre Eye Liner. Not just for your tresses, which is still major this season, ombre liner can be just as fun and stylish....

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Mineralogie's NEW BB Creme Skin Perfector!

You’ve seen ads on the TV and in magazines but what the hell is BB cream you still ask? Well let me clear it up for you. BB actually stands for Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm depending on what the product’s claims are. BB creams can differ from one another but essentially they all are a foundation, sunscreen and moisturiser in one. Mineralogie’s NEW BB Crème Skin Perfector is the crème de la crème of BB creams. I can confidently claim this as the ingredients in it are unique and the result really does speak for itself. Only the purist...

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Winter Skin Survival

We are well and truly in the dark depths of winter now and what a chilly one it has been (for those of us in the southern hemisphere anyway).  While here in Melbourne we have enjoyed some beautiful unseasonal sunny days, but my, has it been deceivingly cold! I’m not a huge fan of winter and not just because most of the season my hands and feet are in a perpetual state of numbness. I dislike it mainly because my skin decides to flip out and transform from (usually) normal to combination. I tend to get flaky at the top of my...

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GET THE LOOK: The Great Gatsby

Is it just me or is The Great Gatsby everywhere at the moment? It's for a good reason. It was written at a time where decadence reigned supreme and Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of the classic American novel brings the opulence of the 1920’s to the big screen. And boy does he do it in rip-roaring style. In fashion terms, over the top beaded flapper dresses, cute cropped hairdos and fabulous makeup are the some of the images I conjure up when I think about the roaring ‘20’s. I love this period in fashion’s history and am glad to see...

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GET THE LOOK: Baroque Beauty

Despite the heatwave we have been experiencing here in Melbourne, it’s hard to believe that we are now in fact in Autumn. It’s a sad time of year for me as summer is my season. However, I have come to terms with the fact that cooler days are on their way and I’m ready to embrace all things autumn; along with the gorgeous colours that are popping up on runways the world over (Yay for new season fashion!). Trawling for fresh new beauty looks after the end of my ‘barely any makeup look’ summer, I have stumbled across the most beautiful...

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Valentine's Day Beauty - Two Makeup Looks for the Day of Love

The annual day of celebrating love is just around the corner. Whether you’re a hopeless romantic and long for this day to come around or view it as nothing more than a marketing gimmick you can’t deny that warm fuzzy feeling you get when a single red rose is delivered anonymously or a date is requested. Yes, I admit that the day has definitely become over commercialised in recent years but I do believe that any day that celebrates love is a good thing. For this reason I will be boarding the love train with my love this 14th of...

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WING IT! Mastering Liquid Eye Liner

Winged eye liner is one of those looks you love or love to hate. Not because it doesn’t look absolutely fabulous and give you that chic, glamorous look like no other can. No, it’s because it does but seems so damn tricky to perfect that it ends up in the ‘too hard basket’ along with French braids. I used to think this until I persisted and got the result a little more Bridget Bardot and a little less Amy Winehouse (RIP). You see, apart from wonky, uneven lines the biggest issue I had was drawing my lines on too thick. So,...

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The Big Smoke

My sun hat has been placed back on the hook, my beach towel is washed and put back in the linen cupboard, and my no makeup rule has been put to bed. That’s right, holidays are over. And while I do feel a pang of sadness, I am also excited about what 2013 has in store and what it will give us in the beauty trend department. Well, I am happy to report that one of the first to emerge is as new and fresh as this year.   Smoky eyes have always been a makeup style staple. It is...

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