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FATHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS: For Rest and Recuperation

In Father's Day, Favourites, Mark Reed, Men, Relaxation, Spa on August 29, 2012 at 6:00 am

By Mark Reed

As you may have read in my previous review on BodyScience products, I recently gave myself an ‘owie’ (as Ralph Wiggum might put it) at the gym. BSc’s line helped get me back on the running road.

But the soreness persisted.


It’s a busy life right now. I work 6 days a week most weeks, and my brain is nearly always gaming things through, going over and over work stuff. I’m not complaining; I love my line of work, it’s just… Sometimes you need to take your foot off the pedal. Pay attention to you. Relieve the soreness, yes, but ease the mental soreness too. Read the rest of this entry »

‘The Beauty Night’ and why you must schedule one

In Acne, Affordable, Anti-Ageing, Arms, Bath, Body Butter, Breakouts, Cleanse, Clinique, Colour, Complexion, Dry Skin, Eco Friendly, Elbows, Exfoliation, Eyebrows, Face, Favourites, Glamour, Hair, Hands, How To, Knees, Legs, Maintenance, Moisturiser, Nails, Natural, Night, Pimples, Preparation, Relaxation, Scent, Shampoo & Conditioner, Shaving, Skin Care, Sun, Tan, Tested, Tools, Treatment, UVB, Wellbeing, Women on November 23, 2011 at 6:00 am

By Tammi Ireland

Ladies, you have to agree with me there is nothing better than feeling sexy, confident and beautiful – just for you.  But how do you get that way if you’ve worked three different deadlines in a row, felt sick from lunch and been told some horrible news?  You schedule it!  Just like your dentist appointment or meeting your superiors, this is important, too.  Once a week is all I ask, and I’ll explain why it’s so great right now…

Tonight was my ‘Beauty Night’.  I try to schedule one a week or – failing that – one a fortnight.  On ‘Beauty Night’ everything gets done. And I mean everything.  Here’s my ‘To Do’ list…


Obviously there’s no way I could (nor should) do all these on a daily basis, so scheduling one night a week to check everything off the list is not only a great idea, but also something to look forward to.  Because you feel AMAZING afterwards.


It’s all in the products you use – ‘Beauty Night’ is not the night to skimp on products. On ‘Beauty Night’ it’s the best of the best.  Here are my must haves, working down the ‘To Do’ list: Read the rest of this entry »

Current Obsession: Tangerine Lipstick

In Evening, Events, Everyday, Everyday Essentials, Face, Favourites, Lips, Lipstick on November 14, 2011 at 6:00 am

By Tammi Ireland

Summer is fast approaching and there is one lipstick that will take you from day to night – NARS ‘Heat Wave’. I have never fallen so head over heels for a lipstick, let alone one with a matte finish, but the tangerine colour that pops loudly and proudly is a necessity for any summer wardrobe.


Wear it with an all-black outfit at night, a coral top on the weekend, jeans and a simple white tee at a picnic, or – my favourite – with a top-knot and a blazer at work.  Whatever you’re wearing, Heat Wave will amplify your look, ten-fold.  Fucking hot.


$58 from Mecca Cosmetica, and it pays for itself in compliments.

‘Invest Now, Rest Later': Wise Words from a Cosmetics Founder

In Face, Favourites, Industry Insiders, Inspiration, Interview, Natural on April 7, 2011 at 6:00 am

By Ali Sims

Founder of La Glam Minerals 2009, Amanda La Monica, is one of Sydney’s most sought after bridal makeup artists. An editorial favourite, business woman and mother, her hard work and success is a credit to her life philosophy “Invest Now, Rest Later.”  Amanda’s also been nominated for the 2011 Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female awards.  Here she takes us on the journey of creating her business and explains why natural is best.

The La Glam range.

Amanda La Monica

When and why did you create your mineral makeup line? Why natural? Why Vegan?

LaGlam was created in 2009, I wanted to create a brand that was natural and could offer my clients everything that they asked of me.  I am not vegan myself, however I believe if we can go back to basics and be as natural as possible with what we’re using on our skin then that’s got to be the better way. These days so much research is released showing causes of different diseases and I believe this is why people are looking towards more natural products rather than using chemicals etc.

How does the philosophy of your makeup line “Look and feel glamorous naturally” translate into your everyday life?

I believe that a woman should look naturally glamorous or beautiful without looking like she’s trying or that it’s intentional –a natural beauty is most appealing.

How do you look and feel glamourous naturally?  What do you do in your everyday life that adds a bit of glam?

My hair and makeup is always done, even for the early dash to school for drop off. By my makeup being done I don’t mean full glamour makeup but showing effort in my presentation to look natural but beautiful. Using LaGlam I can achieve this in less than 5 minutes giving me more time to get the kids ready! Read the rest of this entry »

The New Olsen

In Celebs, Favourites, Lipstick on March 9, 2011 at 6:00 am

She was around at Sundance Film Festival this year thanks to her performance in Silent House, and since then, she’s been popping up on fashion blogs everywhere.  With her dark hair and more casual style, Elizabeth Olsen is fast become a favourite to this brunette beauty editor!


More than her hair and style, I love the third Olsen’s red lips in the above pic.  They’re not bright, but they are a stand out.  A deep red adds a little extra vamp to the classic lip colour.  Want to copy?  Tom Ford’s Private Blend Lip Colour in ‘Smoke Red’ (RRP $65) is the perfect match!


Buy yours at David Jones counters today.

T x

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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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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Product of the Day!

In Favourites, Fragrance on October 28, 2010 at 6:00 am

Another perfume love for you CC‘s, this time courtesy of Paris. One of four fragrances released at once, Inedite by Lubin is a musky scent in a supremely cool, architecture-inspired bottle.  Wood and sharp lines make this one for display.

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‘Org…’ What Now?

In Anti-Ageing, Complexion, Dry Skin, Eco Friendly, Exfoliation, Eyes, Face, Favourites, Lips, Moisturiser, Natural, New, New Release, Organic, Preparation, Primer, Serum, Wrinkles on October 6, 2010 at 6:00 am

Orglamic.  No, not the word you’re thinking of but still one you want to hear all about! According to the people at Grown skin care, it means luxury organic skin care – not for hippies but for those who are smart about what they put on their skin.

The new range from Grown features six new products and gorgeous new packaging and is available nationally through David Jones, Myer and other selected stockists. Read the rest of this entry »

Colour My Lines!

In Eyes, Favourites, Party time, Trend on September 1, 2010 at 6:00 am

I love, love, love winged eyeliner.  It’s just so hot on any woman at any time of the day.  You can extend the line at night for some extra va-va-voom or just wear it to the outer corner of your eye during the day.  The thing is, CCs, I cannot use a liquid eyeliner pen for the life of me.  No siree!

That’s why I was thrilled when I discovered Clinique‘s Brush-on Cream Liner in True Black.  It’s a little pot of highly-pigmented colour in a gel/cream form that you dip your (supplied) brush into and scribble over yourself however you like.  And if your brush goes dry there’s no need to buy a new one like you do with liquid eyeliners.  Nope, just pop that beauty back into the pot and we’re away again.

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