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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 #8: THE FACE TAN


Apologies in advance, if you’re anything like Max and I and your daily routine already comprises of about seven steps and you really don’t need to add another product to the mix – but, we’ve found one you must seriously consider. Come on, do it for us!

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BAD BOYS DON’T DRY


The look this Winter for the boys is all about the wet look! It doesn’t have to be a complete style change to add a breath of fresh air into your look it can be just as easy as changing the texture and finish.

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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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ALL EYE’S ON YSL BEAUTE; WATERPROOF EYELINER


If you don’t have the steadiness to use a liquid liner or your pencil always smudges in the most awkward ways, then this is the pencil for you!

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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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THE ESSENTIAL PART 4; THE DAY CREAM

La Mer La Mer La Mer, why can’t you be within my budget? This cream is like a Chanel 2.55 or Proenza PS1, you save and save, it becomes a part of your wardrobe and you can never go back. Toting one of those icons or patting on La Mer does something to you; it makes you stand up a little straighter and adds bounce to your step.

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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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THE ESSENTIALS PT 3; THE EVERYDAY EXFOLIATOR

So we’re told by the beauty industry that we have to exfoliate every second day, about three times a week. But if you’re like me then chances are you only do so once a week, at the most!

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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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