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Inject colour and fun into a monochrome beauty cabinet to celebrate the return of warmer weather.

There is something fun and frivolous about party season products.

As summer approaches, sunny and lighthearted relics take prominence on your bathroom shelf, where moody ouds make way for sea-soaked florals.

So why not lighten up your shelves and spirits with these kooky bathroom finds and indulge before a party to amplify your smile and swagger?

Want to bring a bit of fun into that holiday mode? Here’s your lucky 13.

1. Carven L’Eau de Toilette

Carven L’Eau de Toilette is the fragrance of summer, all floral lightness and freesia notes. Designed by perfume legend Thierry de Baschmakoff, the scent opens with citrus notes of Italian Lemon and balances with a delish duet of Sweet Pea, Peony… and a touch of Musk.

A cheeky garden romp, anyone?

2. Rock & Ruddle 

Rock & Ruddle hairbrushes balance kitschy fun with quality, made with natural boar bristles which act as a conditioning treatment for the hair.

These bristles are made up of microscopic scales that release and drag the natural sebum down the shaft of the hair and help keep hair clean due to the scales picking up dirt and excess oils. Thus, they stimulate the scalp to encourage hair growth!

Let your inner child pick the pattern and giggle to yourself as you brush those post-beach tresses.

3. It’s Personail 

Now that school is out for summer, you can lose the French polish in favour of a more playful look. Made of 100% nail polish, the range of adhesive designs mould to the nail exactly as a nail polish does. In just 10 minutes, you’ll get a set of playful-glam nails, and your manicure can last up to 3 weeks if used with Personail Fast Glass Top Coat. Whether your vibe is tropical or art deco, there’s a pattern to suit every personality.


We Are Feel Good Inc. are Australian made sunscreens that fabulous on your bathroom shelf in an assortment of radiant colours. These guys are good for the environment and soul, being preservative, para and paraben-free, as well as free of reef harming UV filters, oxybenzone and octinoxate from their formulas! Feel good stuff that performs in harsh environments.

5. Kevyn Aucoin Diamond Eye Gloss

This multi-tasking all-rounder will bring sparkle to your face with an innovative, non-sticky gloss that yields a modern high-shine finish.

Basically, you can transform the finish of your favourite makeup with a mere dab of this shimmering gloss to your lids, cheekbones and lips for an on-trend, runway-inspired party look. And if that wasn’t enough, this gel-like formulation is infused with vitamins A and E and aloe vera to nourish and condition.

6. Lady Jane Pastel Snagless Elastomer Elastics

These snagless and seamless hair elastics are perfect for a fun and sleek, all day invisible hold. Best of all, they won’t damage your hair, with an advanced elastomer material that is super-stretchy, designed to bounce back to shape after use.

Check out my tutorial!



Party hair calls for versatility, be it switching between poker-straight blowdries, scrunched high-definition curls or the slick wet-dry look currently being rocked out by KKW. This top-agent mousse can be used with or without heat to create volume, separation and texture. To achieve Kim’s look, simply apply the mousse, spin thick sections between your fingers and allow them to dry. When you want to switch up your look, just brush out without residue and you’re done.

8. ModelCo TAN WATER

Want a perfectly natural, radiant tan that’s effortless to apply, or revive an existing tan in just a few spritzes? Simply spritz this lightweight Tan Water over your face and body, and watch it develop gradually over four hours into the most beautiful bronzed glow.  I love that it doesn’t leave skin muddy or dirty like with creamier formulas. Skin-loving ingredients such as Green Tea Extract, Rose Bulgaria Flower Oil, and Coconut Water hydrate and illuminate. Try it with a mitt for more even coverage.

9. ZOEVA Plaisir Vol 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Look no further than this delicious palette trio for party-ready eyes that will hold up as beautifully at a brunch as they do on the dance floor. With three different colour schemes, this is the ultimate mix of mattes, pastels and delightful pearlescent tones in warm, plummy and oh-so-flattering shades. For a friendly price, the quality is premium, with some of the best wearing pigments on the market. The cardboard packaging makes the palettes ideal for travel or carrying in your handbag, as it won’t crumble or break. Buy this summer, wear all year round.

10. KAT VON D BEAUTY Ink Well Long-Wear Matte Eyeliner

Once again, Queen Von D delivers with this super lightweight, smudge resistant, long wear liner that won’t smudge on your lids. With its precision applicator, your line will dry quickly and won’t rub off on hooded lids, which means you can go to the beach bar or dance the night away without seeing double in the mirror. The best bit? An array of fun colours that will make your eyes pop without altering your makeup routine. Don’t change a thing  – just pop a swish of liner over the top of whatever you’re doing!

11. Linda Jeffreys LIQLIPS™

I am loving this new liquid-to-matte lip by Aussie make-up legend Linda Jeffreys. The formula dries evenly and lightly without being heavy or chalky, rich in hydration and antioxidants – which means it’s perfect even in the heat! Enriched with moisturising Coconut Oil Vitamin E, these lip tubes are both enriching and comfortable. Linds has kept it chic, with an array of nude and classic colours.

12. KMS Style Colour

Want a colour change without the commitment? These waterproof hairsprays go on with a hint of pearlescent colour and can be used with hot tools for a soft-style finish. I love to also cover up regrowth and achieve a sense of fun in otherwise conservative styles. Shake the can for 6-10 clicks before spraying for an even application!

13. CINCH Face Cheat Moisture + Glow

Just like the name says, this clever little spray acts as a 72-hr moisturiser, illuminator, pore refiner and primer all in one! No matter how hard your party schedule is, you’ll foolproof your way to get high gloss, dewy skin. While you experience instant glow, proprietary Superox – C™ works long term to boost skin luminosity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.





Words: Alina B / Product Review: Max May / Photographer: Bonnie Hensen / Model: Elodie Russel / Stylist: Molly King / Hair & Makeup: Max May

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