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THE ESSENTIALS #9; THE STANDOUT SERUM

There are serums, and then there are serums. The former only really preserve the skin’s current condition and prevent it from ageing, while the latter work to undo the damage by immediately lifting the complexion and preventing skin from worsening. Lancôme’s Visionnaire is the latter.

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NEW FACE; KIM RIEKENBERG


Get up-close and personal with Kim Riekenberg, one of my favourite girls in town at the moment. German born and passing through town for Sydney Fashion Week on her way to NYC, this fun, sassy, down and out awesome babe is one I will be keeping an eye on.

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THE ESSENTIALS PT. 7; CLEANSING WITH MOLTON BROWN SKIN

It’s obvious that the big guns at British brand Molton Brown love a good holiday; their top sellers including the Re-Charge Black Pepper Bodywash uses Madagascan peppercorn and the Naran Ji Hand Wash uses neroli from Seville. So it’s no surprise that the latest must-have from Molton is Kalahari inspired.

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BEAUTY NOTES FOR ANJA K’S LATEST RMK CAMPAIGN

Step behind the scenes of Anja Konstantinova’s latest RMK Autumn/Winter 2013 Campaign, and see how I created each of her three distinctly different looks shot by 3 of Sydney’s most discerning photographers.

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THE ESSENTIALS PT 6; GET EVEN! BRIGHTER, RADIANT, CLEARER SKIN!

StriVectin are well-known in the industry as a super science-y and extremely effective skincare brand, so when they claim that their latest products can repair skin discolouration, age spots and sun spots, we believe them.

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THE NEVER ENDING SUMMER


As we count down the last few weeks of warm weather, I’m going to show you a few moves to make you look and feel like it’s Summer all year round!

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THE NEW TEXTURE IN HAIR!

Look out Sea Salt Spray there’s a new kid on the block and boy has it got some moves for you! I can’t believe I’m even about to say this but this hair product could possibly be my new favourite product.

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THE ESSENTIALS PT 5, SLEEP TIGHT WITH BIOTHERM

In case you didn’t know, night creams are pretty important (in fact, as important as, or even more than your day cream). It’s no longer good enough to slather some Sorbolene or just any ol’ cream over your skin before bed.

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CONTOURING; YOUR SECRET WEAPON!

The secret’s out, get the celebrity treatment and learn how to contour your face in a few easy steps.

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TOM FORD JASMIN ROUGE LIP COLOUR COLLECTION

Who do you think of when you think of red lipstick? Marilyn Munro, Debbie Harry, Dita Von Teese, what about Kate Moss or Audrey Hepburn? Well now we can add Tom Ford to the list. The cosmetic king has just release a vey tight limited edition range of four red lip sticks.


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SHE’S ALL THAT! STOP MOTION MAKE-UP TUTORIAL

I was inspired by photographer Guy Bourdin and the images he took of all these brightly coloured women and of these old YSL cosmetic campaigns Irecently found in some old Italian Vogue from the ’80’s.

Playing with such bold colours, I felt I needed to do it in a more interesting way than a straight-up tutorial. Stop motion is about taking a single shot after every single stroke, which meant I would draw a fraction of say the lipliner, take a shot, and then draw a little more. Yep, it’s time consuming but so worth it once you have the finished product!

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ALYS IN WONDERLAND

“I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?

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I HEART PARIS; CONTRASTING COLOURS IN NEON SHADES

Contrasting colours- you can make them as obvious or subtle as you like. Flashes of colour over the lids as liners, electric lips and neon nails, it’s all about having fun and being a little daring.

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THE ESSENTIALS PART 2; THE DREAM EYE CREAM

Are you of a slightly older vintage or have a passion for adventurous outdoorsy sports like surfing or horse riding? Well if so you’re going to love me after this post. Introducing Perricone MD’s Acyl-Glutathione Eye Lid Serum.(With such an unpronounceable name and a very particular usage, this eye cream has got to be incredible right? Right!)

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CALL ME MAYBE; WEARABLE, EASY TO ACHIEVE STYLE!

I’m all about keeping things simple when it comes to makeup. Less is more and simplicity is definitely the key when it comes to looking young, effortless and carefree. In this story, I show you just how easy it is to get this look with a few key products and the right application techniques.

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NEW FACE TO WATCH; GABBY DOVER


New face Gabrielle Dover had been modelling 4 days when I had the opportunity to meet and work with her. The Lou Dillion look  a like from Berry is NYC bound already, after her agency Priscillas had her place within hours of being put on the books.

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