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SIMPLICITY

Sometimes, life's greatest pleasures are the the simple things. Enter Australian skincare brand, Aēsop. Founded in 1987 in Melbourne and recognised all over the globe for their signature packaging, Aēsop's clean lines, no-fuss approach, and socially-aware brand values are what really set the brand apart. Aēsop believe in developing potent...

24 September, 2013
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CK ONE COLOR | POP UP STORE

Have you got any lunch plans today? Because now you do. If you're in Sydney, come and meet me between 12PM - 1:30PM today at Westfield, Pitt Street Mall (right next to Zara and Nespresso). I'll be hosting CK ONE COLOR's pop up store and I'll be chatting about makeup...

20 September, 2013
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GRITTY PRETTY X SHISEIDO

As a beauty writer, I'm fortunate enough to see a lot of new, old and iconic beauty products land regularly on my desk. But, with the large amount of products launched onto the market each month, the journalist in me ensures I remain skeptical. Earlier this year, I was introduced...

18 September, 2013
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ALICE + ELLA

Alice McCall and Ella Baché, that is. The Aussie fashion label has recently joined forces with skincare brand Ella Baché to design the perfect summer tote. "I am really excited to work with Ella Baché and especially on a collaborative tote bag, where you can chuck your swimmers or workout...

17 September, 2013
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BODY ATTACK

It's pouring rain in Sydney today so I started trawling for some brighter inspiration. When 'Pray for Surf', the latest campaign by Luv Aj came across my screen, it immediately had me thinking about body and skin (even though I can't really cope with the thought of being in a bikini...

16 September, 2013
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NYFW: DION’S DEBUT

Last night, Dion Lee presented his debut collection at New York Fashion Week. Lee seamlessly mixed winter silhouettes with summer fabrications and vice versa for a season-less compilation. To complement the bright structural dresses and heavy patent details, KMS California Hair Directors Sophie Roberts and Wayne Chappell coiffed a natural...

12 September, 2013
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NYFW: TOUGH GIRL

If you follow me on instagram, you'll know that I lost my shit over the Alexander Wang S/S 13-14 collection on the weekend. Fashion designers of late have been doing dances around the '90s decade and now, we're seeing the trend translate to tresses. Redken Global Styling Director, Guido Palau,...

10 September, 2013
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BEAUTY BUSINESS WITH LINDY KLIM

Last month, when I was on a three week sojourn in Bali, I caught up with the incredibly beautiful Lindy Klim, who has recently launched skincare line, Milk & Co. Lindy and her husband Michael (Australian Olympic swimming gold medalist), along with their three gorgeous kids divide their time between...

6 September, 2013
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LIP SERVICE

Earlier this week, this beauty stopped me mid-scroll on the 'gram. This makeup look (pictured left) was unveiled at the Workshop spring/summer 13/14 collection at New Zealand Fashion Week. Amber Dreadon, MAC Cosmetics Senior Makeup Artist, the artistic genius behind this seriously bold lip says, "The girl in the Workshop show is...

4 September, 2013
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BRONZE AGE

Over the weekend, I headed home to Terrigal, a tiny coastal town on the Central Coast of New South Wales. The sun was shining and that was all the excuse I needed to bare legs and arms. This flattering Maurie & Eve peach dress was just screaming for bronzed, metallic...

2 September, 2013
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MOUTHING OFF

You only have to look to Christy Turlington and Helena Christensen to understand the beauty of the perfect nude lip. But, in truth, the perfect nude lip is never naked. To achieve a beautiful buff pout, you need a lip colour that balances your skin tone, essentially avoiding the too...

30 August, 2013
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MARKET HQ X MBFF

On Saturday, I attended Market HQ's debut show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival at Sydney's Town Hall. Before models hit the catwalk, I popped backstage to find out what the beauty looks were. Nigel Stanislaus, Makeup Director for Maybelline NY Australia created not one but three makeup looks for models and...

26 August, 2013
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BALI INSTAGRAM DIARY

If you follow me on instagram, you'll know that Mathew and I recently returned from three blissful weeks in Bali. For me, this year has been one of immense change so this trip - and I know it sounds cliché - really was life changing. While I'll let the pictures...

22 August, 2013
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CARNAL FLOWER

When it comes to perfume, I'm what some might call persnickety. You see, I've never been one of those Chanel N°5 only kind of girls. Now, please allow me to point out that I think there's something wonderfully romantic about loyal fragrance fanatics. But the truth is I'm just too moody...

19 August, 2013
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STROKES OF GENIUS

Sometimes the most simple beauty looks are the hardest to achieve. Take liquid lined eyes, for example. Sure, feline flicks look easy but for most us, at some point, we've ended up with black liquid liner too high on our eyelids or maybe even way up near our brows. We've...

14 August, 2013
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THAILAND INSTAGRAM DIARY

If you follow me on Instagram, you might know that recently I was lucky enough to travel to Phuket, Thailand and stay at Cape Panwa Hotel. I had never been to Thailand before (unless 48 hours in Bangkok counts?!) so I didn't completely know what to expect. I had been told the...

29 July, 2013
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SHADES OF GREY

In a bid to find The Perfect Grey Polish, I've put my talons to the test. These four fine shades - ideal for work and weekends - came out on top. Say hello to... Essie Nail Lacquer in Chinchilly ($18.95; adorebeauty.com.au) YSL La Laque in Gris Underground ($39; 1300 651 991...

25 July, 2013
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ROUGE AWAKENING

As a beauty editor, I've tested my fair share of lipsticks. Red, in particular, has grown to become a firm favourite. But, when faced with never-ending beauty counters, finding the right red just for you can be a little bit daunting, yes? Put simply red lip colours are split into...

22 July, 2013
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MY MUST-HAVES

Right now, these three items are on high rotation in my Céline Trio Bag. YSL Y-Mail Zip Wallet, $650; cultstatus.com.au. I receive compliments whenever I pull this out. It's one of my most prized possessions. YSL Top Secrets Beauty Sleep, $99; 1300 651 991. Once a week, I pop a...

19 July, 2013
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THE TRUTH ABOUT OILS

I'm sure you've heard about oils. You've probably tried leave-in argan oils like Moroccanoil. You may even be a fan of face oils, which when used as a night treatment can rehydrate the skin wonderfully. But what about oil shampoo? Seems odd to fight oil with oil, doesn't it? Well,...

17 July, 2013