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Paparazzi Perfect – and that’s a wrap!

In Ali Sims, Bronzer, Events, Everyday, Everyday Essentials, Eyes, Face on April 4, 2011 at 6:00 am

By Ali Sims

I’m going to get straight to the point and start by saying, ‘Thank you Australis, you are awesome.’

This past weekend I was lucky enough to try the new ‘Paparazzi Perfect’ Range by Australis which I can say with 100 per cent certainty is fabulous from beginning to end – that is before some strawberry/kiwi/watermelon cocktails to after said cocktails!

My Australis Beauty Routine

Let me start by honestly saying I was a little apprehensive as to how the ‘Paparazzi Perfect High Definition tinted moisturiser’ would go because for the past year I have been using another brand of tinted moisturiser.  Maybe it was the Myer assistant that introduced me to it or my laziness to try other brands, but I never really had high expectations for the simple tinted moisturiser. I didn’t spend hours agonising over colour/coverage/consistency as I would if I were purchasing a new foundation. It just simply ticked two boxes: it was a moisturiser (tick) with a small amount of SPF (tick).  And that is where my problem lies. Never did I consider that a tinted moisturiser could actually tick that third box being coverage. I am now officially a convert to Australis.

Paparazzi Perfect High Definition Tinted Moisturiser: a hydrating moisturiser (tick), SPF 15 (tick), perfect coverage ALL night (tick, tick, tick)!

Tip: Tinted moisturiser is perfect for ladies like me with normal/dry skin as it is very moisturising. If you have normal/oily skin I would recommend setting the tinted moisturiser with a light translucent powder brushed over your T-zone (forehead and nose).

After the perfect base, it was all downhill from there (just to clarify because I wouldn’t want any misinterpretation, I use downhill as a positive term). Read the rest of this entry »

No Pandas, just Black Swans

In Eyes, Primer on March 3, 2011 at 6:00 am

Black Swan may have brought Natalie Portman an Academy Award, fiancé and a heavenly pregnant glow, but for the rest of us it simply reintroduced fiercely lined, winged and bold eye makeup.

Natalie Portman took winged liner to a whole other level in Black Swan

Sure, loud mouths dripping in colour may be having their moment in the sun but in the blink of an eye; the eyes will have it once more.

Big, bold brows and glowy skin will be back with a vengeance for the cooler months and nothing compliments this trend more than even bolder eye makeup.

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Salon Review: Total Brow

In Brows, Celebs, Eyebrows, Eyes, Face, Salons, Tip, Western Australia on February 24, 2011 at 6:00 am

I’ve long been told my eye brows were ‘to die for’.  They’re thick, black and long.  Up until I learned how to handle a tweezer, ‘they’ were also an ‘a’. Yep, I was the child with an almost uni-brow.  Pretty.  When I did finally discover the way eyebrows can frame your face, I became pedantic in shaping them to perfection.  Never going too thin, I was sure I had the look down-pat.  Then there was a revelation.

After hearing fantastic reviews, I decided I’d let the experts have a go at taming my brows.  I thought I could learn a thing or two.  Turns out, I learned 98 834 things!

Camilla Belle and the eyebrows we all covet

The 30 minute consultation at Total Brow in Inglewood, Western Australia started with a chat about what I want from my brows.  I told my amazing brow specialist, Amy, that I would like to keep them natural and thick.  She squealed with delight, as thick brows were in (and always will be, in my opinion)!  We then had a chat about what was wrong with my brows – or what I’d been doing wrong for the last 10 years – and how we would go about fixing it. Read the rest of this entry »

Loving Leopard

In Accessories, Affordable, Colour, Eyes, Face, Fashion, Glamour, How To, Lips on February 17, 2011 at 6:00 am

The leopard trend has been huge for almost a year now, and it’s not looking like heading off any time soon.  While the Louis Vuitton leopard scarf will remain on my wish list thanks to its hefty price tag, there are other ways to incorporate the foxy animalistic print into your wardrobe.  Being a beauty blog, we’ll give you the top two beauty items you’ll need to make this fierce look even fiercer.  Roarrrw!


Here’s what you need….

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The ONLY Makeup Products You Need!

In Affordable, Brows, Clinique, Colour, Complexion, Concealer, Evening, Everyday, Eyebrows, Eyes, Face, Gloss, Lips, Lipstick on January 11, 2011 at 6:00 am

Sometimes one’s makeup bag can be a little intense.  Multiple eye shadows, cremes, mascaras, eye lash curlers, lipsticks, lip glosses, lip balms (in all different colours!), lip pencils, powder blush, creme blush, brow gel … you see what I’m getting at.

Well, I’m here to name 2011 the year of ‘ZEN’ and that means minimum makeup – just what you need, nothing else!

Streamline your makeup kit so it's not as haphazard as this.

Here’ my take on the streamlined makeup bag (or purse, because they’re smaller).


Everyones eyes would pop with a bit of colour, but choosing many individual colours is just silly (and often expensive).  Instead, chose a quad palette that you know you’ll use.  Taupe is the most used colour, so I’m recommending you pick up a Becca Smoky Eye Palette where you can use the browns for day, and the black for night.  Simple! Read the rest of this entry »

Your Guide to New Years Eve Party Makeup

In Bronzer, Brows, Colour, Complexion, Concealer, Curls, Dermalogica, Evening, Events, Exfoliation, Eyebrows, Eyes, Face, Fashion, Favourites, Foundation, Fragrance, Fun Stuff, Glamour, Gloss, Hair, Illuminator on December 30, 2010 at 6:00 am

So, the end is near.  2010 has been a helluva year and as it comes to a close, we’re all making final arrangements on how to bid adieu in style.  Personally, I’m celebrating with a low-key house party.  And what will I be slapping on my face come 5pm tomorrow?  I’ve got a few options to share with you…


There are a bunch of ways you can look smokin’ hot during the final hours of 2010, and they all involve preparation.  Be sure to tick (fake) tanning, moisturising, hair removal and priming off your list before you even look at that foundation.

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Get Her Look: SAMANTHA | Sex and the City 2 – the Movie

In Celebs, Colour, Complexion, Events, Everyday, Eyes, Face, Fashion, Fun Stuff, Glamour, Legs, Lips, Makeup, Mascara, Movies, Organic, SATC, SJP, Skin Care, Tested on November 23, 2010 at 6:00 am

After yesterday’s post on how to get Carrie Bradshaw’s amazing Abu Dhabi look, I’m hoping you’re all feeling inspired to try out the power woman look that Samantha Jones rocks so well!



Sam’s look didn’t change a whole lot from the first Sex and the City movie to the second.  Her hair is longer and more free and she rocked a bit more of a red lip.  Power woman all the way.  I love the way Sam works and her ‘I’m right’ attitude.  She rocks the ‘I am woman, hear me roar’ feel.

Let’s first look at her lipstick  As I said, Sam’s rocking the red lip more in the second movie.  I like Face of Australia Lip Quench Lipstick (RRP $9.49) for its staying power.

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Get Her Look: CARRIE | Sex and the City 2 – the Movie

In Blush, Bronzer, Celebs, Colour, Events, Everyday, Eyes, Face, Fashion, Fragrance, Fun Stuff, Gifts, How To, Lips, Lipstick, Makeup, Movies, Nails, Primer, SATC, Scent, SJP on November 22, 2010 at 6:00 am

Growing up, I would watch Sex and the City religiously.  Often out of the eyes of my parents, I’d watch Carrie date countless men, muse on her relationships and write about them in her column.  I’d admire Miranda’s work ethic and Samantha’s no-holds-barred attitude, and I’d love Charlotte’s determination for the picture perfect romance.  I learnt a lot from those four friends, be it that clashing prints work, that I want to be a writer, that friendship is one of the strongest bonds you will find in life or that romance – any and every type – is just fabulous.

SATC the TV series.

When the first movie came out, I was beyond thrilled.  I hated it in cinemas but loved it during the re-watch.  The second movie was cheesy, a full romp.  But the fashion was wonderful and the friendship stronger than ever.

SATC the Movie.

What I most loved in SATC2 was the makeup.  The girls had each changed just a little.  Samantha was rocking a powerful red lip, Miranda had a more relaxed attitude thanks to the fact she quit her job, Charlotte was mostly the same, save for a bit more pink (influenced by her girls?) and Carrie – with the biggest noticeable change – had a more tanned, bronzed makeup.

Throughout the week we’ll be showing you how how you can use their makeup progression for inspiration.  First, the star of the show, Carrie Bradshaw…

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How to Achieve the Flawless Makeup Look

In Blush, Bronzer, Complexion, Concealer, Everyday, Eyebrows, Eyes, Face, Favourites, Golden Rule, How To, Lashes, Makeup, Mascara, Rules on November 19, 2010 at 6:00 am

On Saturday morning at 9.30am, four ladies headed into Bella Hart Beauty Emporium in Subiaco with little or no makeup on to learn how to apply their makeup to look like supermodels – naturally flawless with glowing, spectacular skin.

When I was doing modelling, the very first thing I learnt was that this look – the look where it seems you’re wearing nothing at all – was the hardest of all looks to achieve.

Get this look!

Makeup artist, Rachel, took the four girls through the looks and showed them how to get the fabulous skin they’d dreamed of; the kind you only get from eating raw foods, drinking litres of water and staying out of the sun.  Except we faked the look with great products.

Here, I regurgitate the steps so you at home can copy the look:

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The Best of Beauty

In Affordable, Awards, Bath, Blush, Body Butter, Bronzer, Brows, Brushes, Cheeks, Colour, Complexion, Concealer, Dry Skin, Events, Everyday, Exfoliation, Eyebrows, Eyes, Face, Fashion, Foundation, Fragrance, Gloss, Hair, Lashes, Legs, Lips, Lipstick, Magazines, Moisturiser, Primer, Serum, Shop on November 8, 2010 at 6:00 am

There’s a magazine on the stands that you all should know.  It’s called Allure and it’s a bit of a beauty bible.  There’s no Aussie version but the October American issue has just been released with Blake Lively on the cover and a whole lot of great articles.  My favourite is by far Best of Beauty where “the 190 greatest shampoos, lipsticks, moisturisers, concealers, frizz busters, mascara, wrinkle fighters, and more – handpicked and field-tested by Allure’s editors”.

Blake Lively covers Allure's Best of Beauty Issue

Here’s my selection of the top products within Allure’s Best of Beauty:

Beige Eye

‘Many so-called beige shadows are too white, too golden, or simply too boring.  Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Beige has a delicate sheen that flouts the blah stereotype.’

Grey Eye

‘Swipe on Laura Mercier Lustre Eye Colour in Celestial, a stormy shade of pewter, and voilà: instant smokey eyes.’

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