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5 TIPS TO MAKE NAIL POLISH DRY FASTER

Someone once said patience is a virtue. That person probably never wore nail polish. You know that devastatingly painful moment, which so many of us have experienced: perfectly polished nails ruined in a matter of seconds. And usually due to random, unnecessary things like picking up your keys or going...

12 June, 2014
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IN BLOOM

I’ve been in a devoted and long-term relationship with Frédéric Malle’s Carnal Flower. It’s been, oh, I don’t know maybe nine wonderful years together. But,

30 April, 2014
Life & Style

SURFBOARD

At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia recently, I was honoured to be made a Fashion Ambassador by the NSW Government and Destination NSW. Now, I have

27 April, 2014
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THE BEST NAIL LOOKS FROM MBFWA

Like the perfect pair of heels to a little black dress, nails help complete a fully-fledged look. At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, designers proved that

22 April, 2014
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GIVEAWAY: REVLON BY MARCHESA

GRITTYpretty has teamed up with Revlon by Marchesa to giveaway this INCREDIBLE Marchesa midnight blue and crystal clutch (valued at over $2000!). For the chance to win, simply: Repost this image on Instagram Follow and tag @revlon and @eleanorpendleton Valid entries must use the hashtags #revlonbeautytools #marchesa #grittypretty   A...

24 March, 2014
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THE W EDIT: THE TOP 3 BEAUTY LOOKS FOR AUTUMN/WINTER

After returning from New York Fashion Week, I’m thrilled to report the colour du jour for the cooler months is oxblood. Yes, deep burgundy hues were everywhere on the international runways. From skirts and coats to lips and nails — this wine-coloured hue is undoubtedly having its moment. For this...

17 March, 2014
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TONERS ARE BACK!

There's been a '90s resurgence of late. Yes, spaghetti straps, midriffs and foundation-free skin à la Kate Moss and Calvin Klein campaigns are back. Thankfully, kitten heels are not. One thing we are welcoming with open arms (or pores), however, is toners. "Toners help re-balance the skin. They also remove remove...

14 March, 2014
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IF THE FOUNDATION FITS

As a beauty writer, I often get asked what I look for when writing about a beauty product. At times, it can be difficult with hundreds — if not thousands — of products flooding the market each week. But, something that always remains a constant for me is finding a point of...

11 March, 2014
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I SEE RED

Red nails are perennially chic. But, finding the perfect red isn't always easy. Enter Chanel Le Vernis in Holiday — the ultimate rouge hue. "Red is making a come back with '90s make-up and matching red nails — as seen at fashion weeks around the globe," says nail guru (and my...

10 March, 2014
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WHAT ARE MICELLAR CLEANSING WATERS, ANYWAY?

Micellar cleansing water? Come again? What on earth is that? Ask any makeup artist if they use micellar cleansing waters and they'll probably respond by saying, "60 per cent of the time, it works every time". Well, if they're die-hard Anchorman fans they will. But, really... Any beauty shoot I've...

4 March, 2014
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BEAUTY TALK: ERIN WASSON

When I was in New York recently, I was lucky enough to sit down and chat with super babe, Erin Wasson. Here, she exclusively chats to GRITTYpretty about her latest musings...

2 March, 2014
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TOUSLED WAVES

Short of being reincarnated as Gisele Bündchen, the easiest way to get tousled waves is with a curling tong. When creating textured tresses, the key is to not curl sections perfectly. To recreate this look at home, follow my steps: STEP ONE: Begin by washing your hair and thoroughly towel-dry....

28 February, 2014
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WHAT’S IN MY MAKEUP BAG?

One of the most common questions I get asked on Instagram is what makeup I wear every day. So, to answer your question, I've listed some of my current favourites and why they're staples in my cosmetics case. Tell me, what day-to-day makeup essentials do you swear by?  

24 February, 2014
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WINTER BEAUTY BUYS

Dropping temperatures and cold winds can go hand-in-hand with dry, sullen skin. But—they don't have to. Cold winter air lacks humidity and dries up your skin's natural oils, causing it to lose moisture. The solution? Skincare products that offer intense hydration. When planning your winter skincare regimen, you should consider...

20 February, 2014
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LE PARFUM

Guillaume Henry, creative director of Carven, wanted a fragrance that embodied the spirit of the French fashion house. Of course, when it comes to scent, even a fashion designer with an ultra-sophisticated sense of smell is an amateur — partnership with a professional perfumer is a must. And, who better...

18 February, 2014
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TREND ALERT: WHITE NAILS

Considered minimal and chic, white nails are hanging around for yet another season. But, can everyone wear it? "Yes, anyone can wear white nails," says Gaynor August, Salon Director of Sydney's Lash & Lacquer. "But, there are many different looks and effects to suit certain complexions." If you're new to wearing...

17 February, 2014
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NYFW BACKSTAGE BEAUTY: GIULIETTA

At Giulietta A/W 14-15, romance was taken into a fairytale direction complete with floral-printed catwalk. Inspired by a girl getting lost in the forest, the Giulietta collection went to dark places, weaving a wicked magical tale consisting of substantial fabrics, flattering jumpsuits, and plenty of jewel tones. Makeup Director, Dominique...

16 February, 2014