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BEAUTY BUSINESS WITH RICHARD KAVANAGH

Over the years, I've had the pleasure of watching New Zealand-born, Sydney-based hairstylist Richard Kavanagh work his magic at various runway shows backstage. While some other extraordinary hairstylists tend to style strands with an air of finesse, Kavanagh is different. Now, that's not to say he doesn't do a mean...

24 January, 2014
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SPRING/SUMMER HAIR

Want to know what the most anticipated hair trends are? "Hair colour was a key component this season," says Guido Palau, Redken Creative Consultant. "Young designers today are looking fo chic, cool styles — and one way to do that is through hair colours. When colour looks artificial on purpose — like...

23 January, 2014
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WHITE ON WHITE

Pairing a structured silhouette with a basic cotton blouse and then adding subtle yet contrasting details — hello Triangl bikini top — is the perfect way to make your outfit just that little bit more interesting. And, why not throw in a pair of leopard heels. Well, just because. For a...

13 January, 2014
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FUZZ FREE

Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz has revealed how she stays in shape with her new book, The Body Book. She also mentions going bare downstairs using permanent laser hair removal is a "crazy idea" because it lasts "forever." The blonde beauty encourages women to leave their lady bits "fully dressed". According...

9 January, 2014
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STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE

Did you know that a bottle of Thierry Mugler Angel and Thierry Mugler Alien perfumes are refilled every 7 seconds around the world? In fact, The Source, a unique and economical refill service — located at leading Myer and David Jones stores around Australia — has helped save 2.3 million bottles and...

8 January, 2014
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GIF TUTORIAL: CONTOURING

Want to chisel your cheekbones, sculpt your nose and raise your eyebrows? Find out how with this GIF tutorial I recently created (exclusively for ModelCo). Essentially, contouring uses shades and highlights to streamline the facial contours. And, the best part is you don’t need to be a makeup artist to...

7 January, 2014
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DETAILS

You know the candles. You can recognise its humble glass jar and perfectly Parisian emblem instantly. You can even smell the scent of Baies or perhaps Ambre from a mile off. We are, of course, talking about Diptyque. And now, much to the delight of Diptyque die-hards, the legendary French...

30 December, 2013
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BEAUTY BREAKTHROUGHS

Earlier this week, I appeared on Channel 7's The Morning Show to discuss the new beauty breakthrough ingredients. Listed below are the skin benefits of each ingredient: JOJOBA OIL — BENEFITS: Super hydrating thanks to Vitamins A & E Packed with antioxidants — anti-ageing Anti-inflammatory & anti-bacterial — good for sensitive...

20 December, 2013
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BACKSTAGE BEAUTY: CHANEL PARIS-DALLAS

Last week, Karl Lagerfeld reinvented the West with Chanel staging its tenth Métiers d'Art show in Dallas, Texas. Every December, it's a major event on the fashion calendar as Chanel pays homage to the skilled artisans who contribute to the work of the fashion house. And, the guest list, of...

18 December, 2013
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THE CHRISTMAS EDIT

This Christmas, add a little decadence to the festive season with these luxury gift ideas. What are you waiting for? Simply click on the images and add to cart! Happy Holidays. 1. Aesop Intensity Pittura Intensa Gift Kit 2. Estée Lauder Pure Colour Sumptuous Extreme Delectable Eyes Set 3. Grown Alchemist Travel...

13 December, 2013
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BEAUTY BUSINESS WITH JOCELYN PETRONI

Have you ever met one of those people who you know is doing what they're born to do? Jocelyn Petroni is one of those people. Considered by celebrities and beauty editors alike (including yours truly!) to be Sydney's best facialist, Petroni is continuously in demand. With over a decade of...

10 December, 2013
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HOW-TO: FIX SPLIT ENDS

One day, you're sitting there and you look down and realise your hair is starting to look, well, a little ratty. Upon inspecting your dry and dehydrated ends, you notice an unsightly split end. You naughtily peel it apart and feel unashamedly satisfied that you got the little bastard. Then,...

6 December, 2013
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NATURAL SELECTION

The process of going organic can be expensive and confusing. Particularly, when it comes to skincare. That is, until new Australian-made skincare brand People for Plants came along and simplified things. Co-founded by Andrew Brown, Anna Addicoat and celebrity horticulturist, Jamie Durie; the range is completely certified organic. So, why...

2 December, 2013
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UNDERNEATH IT ALL

I choose lingerie that is both beautiful and functional as a part of every day life. I've also been wearing Elle Macpherson Intimates for years so when I was recently approached to take part in 'The Collective', Elle Macpherson Intimates' latest social media campaign, I didn't even have to think...

27 November, 2013
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HOW-TO: GET CARA DELEVINGNE’S POWER BROWS

Victoria's Secret supermodel Cara Delevingne is having a moment. And, so are her brows. But what exactly makes those power brows so in demand? "They're runway brows," says Amy Jean Linnehan, Brow Expert and Founder of Amy Jean Eye Couture. "They're practically untouched which is quite eye catching. They are...

25 November, 2013
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BEAUTY BUSINESS WITH SHELLEY BARRETT

As a former modelling agent, Shelley Barrett had a constant parade of makeup artists, models, hair stylists and editors pass through her door. Of them, many spoke of the desperate need for a fake tan that didn't turn skin into that shade of oompa loompa orange and an eyelash curler...

21 November, 2013
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ESSENTIALS

These are a few of my favourite things... {CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT}: Byredo Inez & Vindooh 1996 Eau de Parfum, NARS Lipstick in Heat Wave, Chanel Le Vernis in Rouge Rubis, Diptyque Figuier Candle, Elle Macpherson Intimates Lace Bra, YSL Y-Mail Zip Wallet, Calvin Klein Rose Gold Watch, Aesop Protective...

18 November, 2013
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BRIDAL BEAUTY

On your wedding day, you want to look and feel beautiful. But, when it comes to selecting The Perfect Hair Style to complement The Perfect Dress and The Perfect Makeup, well, that's when things can start to get a little stressful. Here, Gritty Pretty asks the hard-hitting bridal questions to...

15 November, 2013
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DIVINE DIPTYQUE

Enter 34 Boulevard, Saint Germain, 75005 Paris into Google Maps because that's where Diptyque's story began in 1961. If you look closely, the address — which is where Diptyque's flagship store is still standing — marks the border of the brand's instantly recognisable candles. Diptyque began with three friends: Christiane Gautrot, an...

13 November, 2013