City Chic Outlet Shopping

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On Sunday Jo had organised an Aussie Curves Meet Up Event at the City Chic Factory Outlet in Campbeltown, NSW. Jo and I were on the tail end of a huge weekend (more on that later) but we were still excited to go shopping with Claire, Rachel and Sunny. I've only been there once before and I have to say that going with a group of friends is way better than going alone. Of course I didn't want you to miss out on the fun either so I filmed it all... City Chic Outlet Store Brands On Sale 32 ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Campari House, Melbourne

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The last six months have been intense personally, along side of that Aussie Curves has exploded into the community I had always dreamed it would be. Everyday hundreds of people apply to join the private facebook group and there are thousands upon thousands of instagrams using the hashtag #AussieCurves to connect and inspire. I was asked over the weekend how I felt about AC and all I could say was... I'm blown away. I always knew that with positive intention and peer support the community would ... [ Discover More ]

How I Curl My Hair

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Those who have followed me for awhile know I'm a teeny tiny bit vain about my hair. I've learnt over the years that it always looks best when I embrace it's natural state, if I try to make it be other than it is, it fights back against me. I was obsessed with straightening my hair for a couple of years then I suddenly realised that I'm not a slick and straight kind of girl. I'm a messy, curly wurly girl and that's just as sexy. My hair has a lot of volume but these days I'm actually trying to ... [ Discover More ]

SWIM+

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The response to this year's issue of SWIM+ has moved me more than you know. I'm so very very thankful for all of you who took the time to look, to share and to comment or message me about it. It takes a lot of work, a lot of planning and what feels like a million emails but it's the personal heartfelt and often tearful messages from you that make it all worthwhile. Everyone who collaborated on this years issue did it with joy and out of love and I'm forever grateful because without them it ... [ Discover More ]

Taylor Swift Make Up

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Last week's Aussie Curves theme was Celebrity Copycat and I chose to rip off Taylor Swift's style promising to share my make up tutorial  with you all later in the week. Unfortunately time slipped away due to the SWIM+ launch but here it is all ready to go below. I thought today would be great time to share it with you all seeing as it's Melbourne Cup Day and this soft, dewy retro look would compliment any outfit choice. In order of appearance... Porefessional - Benefit Cosmetics Stay ... [ Discover More ]

SWIM+ 2013 Behind the Scenes

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This Friday is the launch of SWIM+, my annual swimsuit summer inspired lookbook for curvy women over a size 14 and it's absolutely FREE! The swim and resort wear is photographed on gorgeous Australian models sized 16-20 styled and shot by me. I wanted to show consumers how garments looked on women who needed a little more physical and emotional support from their summer attire. From shyly showing the internet my body in a cheap ebay halter suit in my backyard, to posing on a yacht with my ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Celebrate

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I've sat on this post all week because for me it's a big one. This post is meant to sum up all my feelings about Aussie Curves, how thankful and grateful I am for your contributions, for reading, for even caring. This post is meant to express how the challenge has changed me, how it has altered my self awareness, how it has moved me. This post is meant to sum up all the emails, comments, tweets, messages and updates I've received about the project, about how it's changed your lives, your self ... [ Discover More ]

It’s a Girl Thing

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A few weeks ago I headed into the city really really early to work out... I'm serious. I'm not a morning person so I'm still in shock that I actually managed to make the train and stay awake for the entire journey in and then punch out a work out. Did I mention I'd be working out whilst surrounded by polished magazine people and fitness bloggers? You could also say I was the token big girl but that didn't stop me being me and doing my thing... I was looking forward to trying the Pilates ... [ Discover More ]

How to Take a Pretty Licence Photo

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Licence photos aren't meant to be flattering but that doesn't mean you shouldn't at least try. I renew mine every year mostly because I like that I have the opportunity to take a new photo. As I sat and thought about how I could make "Danimezza's Drivers Licence of 2013" super awesome it also dawned on me that other people might give a crap about this sort of thing too so I decided to share my tips... enjoy! Lighting for these photos are always terrible so the best way to combat darkness or ... [ Discover More ]

How to Apply False Lashes

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Sponsored by Tarazz Earlier this year I placed my very first Tarazz order of Sephora products. After being introduced to the cosmetic powerhouse in New York last year I couldn't wait to get my hands on more goodies, especially at very reasonable prices compared to Australia's overpriced counters. Fragrances, skincare, make up... it's all there. In my last order I bought some high quality lip products and an eye lash applicator. When I showed you a few were keen to see it in action so here ... [ Discover More ]

Cardio Tennis

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Sponsored by Nuffnang Australia When I was asked if I would like to review an exercise class, I have to be honest, I hesitated but the opportunity to hit things and wear a cute outfit sealed the deal. A high energy, tennis based cardio workout for an hour one afternoon, sure no worries I could handle it. Tell me... does this look like the face of someone who handled it? Errr... no would be the answer. That class kicked my fat chunky ass. I burned in places I'd never burned in before. ... [ Discover More ]

How To Look Good At Everything

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Last week I had half an hour to get ready and I needed to be presentable pronto. These are the products I used to get my look in no time at all. So I decided to recreate the look for you on camera showing you exactly what I used. As usual this self confessed Bene-Babe (Junkie) dove into her stash... honestly I don't why I bother looking at any other brands anymore so expect to see a lot, this isn't a sponsored post though. You can even WIN a kit of your very own at the bottom of this post! I ... [ Discover More ]

How to Look Good When You Feel Crap

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Last week I was feeling pretty miserable, gross and unapologetically sick so to drag myself out of my funk I decided to put my face on and get out there... even if it was only to the post office. I thought it might inspire others to do the same so when you're feeling "blah" like I was, think of me and this little video. What do you do to feel better?   ... [ Discover More ]

Winged Eyeliner

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A lot of people asked me to do a video tutorial showing how I do my winged eyeliner. As usual, a disclaimer: I'm not a qualified make up artist. This is just a representation of how I do what I do, the products I use and how I personally use them. Enough hoo-harr... time for the video! Magic Ink - Benefit CosmeticsBuy AUS / Buy US  What are your favourite eye liner products?   ... [ Discover More ]

L’Oreal Revitalift BB Cream

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It's time for another mid-week beauty post and this time I'll be talking about the new L'Oreal Revitalift Total Repair 10 BB Cream, the first anti-aging BB Cream. BB Creams are all the rage and it's not just a passing fad but the new innovation in skincare and make up fit for our new fast-paced lifestyle. I've tried other BB creams but I haven't shown them on the blog because, well, I didn't like them. This one I like, so much so that I made a 2 minute video about it... I was sent both the ... [ Discover More ]

How to Make a Video Beauty Tutorial

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It would seem you guys loved my video tutorial and some might say I'm crazy stupid but I wanted to share how I created it. A lot of my friends are bloggers and I know we're always looking for new ways to create and share content. I don't have a DSLR that shoots video, I don't use fancy lighting... anyone can do what I've done. Here we are in my little studio which is really just a fancier name for "spare bedroom". The curtains are pulled all the way to one side to let in lots of natural light ... [ Discover More ]

Quick Natural Make Up

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You guys have been asking for this for awhile now so I'm finally delivering. Every couple of weeks I'll be sharing a video tutorial showing how I do my make up, my hair and how I care for my skin. I can say this with certainty because I filmed several episodes in one day and they're all ready to go. Now I hate to ruin the vibe here but lets make something completely clear before we start, I am not a beauty expert and I make no claims to be. However I am a beauty product consumer and I have ... [ Discover More ]

Kidspot Ford Territory Top 50: A Woman’s Perspective

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Having the Ford Territory parked in my driveway has been ever so lovely but really in the end, it's just a car... albeit a luxurious car that gets me comfortably from point A to point B. What really sets it apart from the one I have now is in the details. I can easily find happiness in the littlest things and thankfully the Territory has plenty of them, so many in fact that I have to list them all! Diesel - When Steve and I bought our car we ummed and ahhed about getting a diesel engine ... [ Discover More ]

Colour Correction at Stevie English Hair

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Over the Christmas holidays I did something very silly... I box dyed my hair. I know, I know, lots of people do it and I used to do it for years, it's an OK thing to do but my hair hates it now. I switched to Original Mineral hair care had a lot of luxurious salon colour treatments all last year, so after just one box dye application my hair felt like it had shriveled up and died. Yes, I'm very dramatic when it comes to my hair. My first mistake was picking one of those foam dyes, my second ... [ Discover More ]

Kidspot Ford Territory Top 50: Childhood

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 If you've voted, commented or shared any of my posts for the Kidspot Ford Territory Top 50 Competition, thank you so much. If you haven't there is still time, just click the link, click on my face and enter your email address to go in the running to win $5000 cash! This week's post is all about "childhood" so I decided to mix up parts of my past with parts of our present. I hope you enjoy the video and the little sneak peek into what it was like for me growing up, almost a total contrast to ... [ Discover More ]

Kidspot Ford Territory Top 50: Day In My Life

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On Tuesday 15th May 2012 I decided to film everything I did that day for my entry in this weeks Kidspot Ford Territory Top 50 Bloggers Competition prompt "Day in my Life". It was a huge day but an even bigger drama trying to get the video uploaded. I hope you enjoy the sneak peek into my life and yep, this was all done in one day. I love my life. VOTE HERE ... [ Discover More ]

Kidspot Top 50 Bloggers Nomination Party

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The opportunity for entries to be apart of the finalist selection has closed and it's been wonderful to look through all the posts and be reminded that we're all here, doing what we do for the same reason. The response I've received for my video entry has blown me away, thank you all so much for your support. There is still time to vote for your favourites so if you haven't yet, click HERE. You can also check me out (as well as some of the other Top 50 Bloggers) in my mini interview with ... [ Discover More ]

TS14+ Winter 2012 Catalogue Shoot

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Sometimes the most magical things happen when you least expect it. You could be sitting on your couch in your PJs, reminding your toddler for the millionth time that jumping off the couch isn't as cool as he thinks it is and then BAM you get a phone call about something awesome. I was lucky enough to receive one of those calls and I can't even begin to describe how surreal it all feels. I've been working with TS14+ behind the scenes for months, they're just one of those companies that got me, I ... [ Discover More ]

LIVE CHAT- Bree Warren, Plus Size Model

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I'll be interviewing Bree Warren, Australian Plus Size Model and regular face of ASOS Curve on Thursday 22nd March at 9pm AEST, check your local time here. This is how Spreecast works: RSVP by clicking the button below, you don't even need to sign in! You can participate in real time, interact with other attendees, comment and ask questions, it's awesome. Click the "Chat" button on the side of the Spreecast frame and a pop up window will open allowing you to see all the attendee ... [ Discover More ]