May 24th, 2013
I know I am going on and on about winter lately but it seems to be especially cold really early this year. We are barely out of Autumn but the morning and evening temperature have me digging out the gloves, scarves and sleep socks. It also means I have been pulling out the fail-safe cold weather beauty essentials and keeping them within arms reach.
Today I want to share with you what beauty products you will find on my bedside table if you walk into my bed room right now. Read more »
May 22nd, 2013
I have mentioned previously that pants are the bane of my existence. I even tried to recruit you to choose pants for me, but despite my attempts I still hadn’t found pants that fit me. Now that winter is showing itself I had to take the plunge and buy pants once and for all. With the help of my friend Jacquii (the brains behind fashion blog Couture Caddy) we hit up Sydney CBD with a mission. So, did we achieve any success and what is my beef with pants in the first place? Where do I start!
My Problem With Pants
Having a minimal budget to spend on an entire new winter wardrobe (more on that another time) meant I had to try and make the money I do have get me the most versatile items I could afford. I don’t go out much socially but I do have a lot of work events to attend, which means I needed comfortable but stylish pants that could be worn with almost anything. Sounds simple enough, right? Wrong. In my case I have to factor in my 155cm stature, and a medium sized waist, tiny hips and big thighs …. which all adds up to frustration.
I see a lot of styles I like but the major problem I find when it comes to trying on pants is that if I get a size that is small enough for my waist and crotch length, I have the problem of not being able to pull them up past my thighs. However, if I find pants I can actually pull up past my thighs, I have the problem of them being baggy everywhere else. Frustration at its most frustrating. Read more »
May 21st, 2013
One of my favourite things to do as a child when I visited my late grandmother as a child was look through her big dressing table at all the old and delicate beauty bits she had. She didn’t really collect or keep many things but she had some small perfume bottles that kept me mesmerised. In later years when my interest in cosmetics grew, my mother would tell me about all the cosmetics they had when she was a teenager. I would always comment that I wish there was some still around for me to see.
The one thing I will always find fascinating with cosmetics is their history, and recently I was lucky enough to get a glimpse at some pictures of Bourjois cosmetics products over the years. I just had to share them with you because I think they are ingenious and I wish some of them were still on sale, even if they were completely impractical. Read more »
May 20th, 2013
This competition is proudly sponsored by David Jones
Gift With Purchase offers are one of the things that excite me most about shopping for beauty products. The little gifts, trying things you have always wanted to try, discovering new products, and just the overall thrill of getting rewarded for shopping! Recently David Jones held an epic Gift With Purchase promotion that was so popular the supply of gifts ran out in record time. I am referring to the legendary David Jones Beauty Bag, valued at a staggering $350, and thanks to the kind people at David Jones I have one to giveaway to one lucky reader.
What can you expect from this mystery beauty bag? Let me give you a taste. Freshly packed in a super handy, David Jones Beauty cosmetic bag (and not one of those too-small skimpy sizes you usually get with GWPs), you get an array of deluxe minis and full size beauty products from some of David Jones leading brands (which you can now buy online at the David Jones website), including: Read more »
May 16th, 2013
Ok, straight off I have to tell you I have already lied. There is not 5 things. There are 10 things. Frankly, people make way too many mistakes before they opt for plastic surgery so there is no way I could leave it at just 5 things you need to know. You need to know all 10 so I have recruited Kate Moreland, the director of Clarify Clinic, to tell us about the 10 most common mistakes she sees from people considering plastic surgery.
Even if you or someone you know isn’t necessarily considering plastic surgery right now, you should definitely read this because it is something you cannot discount down the track.
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May 15th, 2013
Do you prefer to dye your own hair? Is a trip to the salon for a bit of colour in your locks out of the question? Are you on a budget and your roots are rearing their ugly head? If you answered yes to any of those questions you will be happy with my post today. Dying your own hair doesn’t have to be a nightmare and with the latest batch of new home hair kits you will find it easier than ever before.
These days it isn’t all about simple one tone hair. Colour, ombre and multi-faceted colours are mainstream now and some of the products I am going to show you will help you achieve those runway looks in your own bathroom. Are you ready for some DIY hair action? Read more »
May 14th, 2013
Crows feet are often the first wrinkles women start to notice on themselves. Those fine lines branching out from the outer corner of our eyes reveal so much about how we care for ourselves. Dehydration, sun damage and repetitive face movements are the most common causes of crows feet. Before you go grabbing a needle filled with Botox, no matter how much damage you have already done you can still prevent further damage. For those of you who are yet to see the signs of crows feet forming, now is the time to take my tips into action so you can prolong having to take any drastic action in the future.
Don’t get me wrong, I am all for using injectables and fillers when the time comes, but a few changes in your daily life can make an impact (and my tips are all much more cost effective). Read more »
May 13th, 2013
It may be winter weather down in Australia but unfortunately being a female means we aren’t off the hook for hair removal, no matter how cold it is. For me, winter is the season of the razor. The thought of having my skin open to the fresh air longer than a minute is just too much to cope with, so I don’t want to stand around waiting for depilation cream to work its magic or have to fiddle with wax. I want to be in a nice hot shower, swipe a razor and get back into my toasty pyjamas. The downside to shaving is that it can be the most dehydrating way to remove hair, and if you couple that with the already dry winter air you can turn into one big flaky skinned mess. Eek. Hopefully the Gillette Venus ProSkin MoistureRich razor is the answer to your worries, but you will have to read my review to find out. Read more »