60 Things I Adore

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This post is sponsored by Active Skin I'm lucky enough to get the opportunity to try some pretty cool things (across all budgets) and this year was no exception so I thought I'd share with you a pretty intense list of things that I adore. Seriously, it took days and many edits to come up with this list and I could have added more. Some I've discovered and bought myself, others have been gifted by brands (and bought again myself) and there are also things I aspire to own... enjoy! The ... [ Discover More ]

10 Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

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I spend a fair amount of my time on instagram, it's one of my happy places. Not only do I enjoy sharing snippets of my life there but I love to delve into others. I'm always interested in discovering new fun accounts so I thought I'd share a few of mine (in no particular order) and I hope you share a few of yours in the comments below... enjoy! @agirlastyle : Pink, gold, luxe, floral, feminine and parisian. @abeachcottage : Dreamy vignettes and soft Australian ... [ Discover More ]

Tarazz Beauty Brunch

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Last Friday I was invited to the very first beauty launch of Tarazz at The Sailor's Club at Rose Bay. A really beautiful space over the water, looking out across the marina and flooded with light... I wanted to move in and call it home. I got frocked up and headed into the city early, I was really looking forward to catching up with the Tarazz team who were flying up from Melbourne for the event. Guests started trickling in and I soon found myself surrounded by beauty editors from all ... [ Discover More ]

How to buy Benefit Cosmetics Products

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I can't remember the exact moment I discovered Benefit Cosmetics but I've been a bonafide BeneBabe for a few years now. I love it's reflective qualities, the lightness of the product on my skin and most importantly, how they do what they say they'll do. I've featured many different items on my blog, included them in how-to videos and I've been sure to share any discount codes I find along the way. I was inspired to write this post as I get asked this question a lot, only yesterday a new haul of ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Oversized

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This is me, trying to catch up. Rushed after a full day of juggling work and a sick baby. I know "Oversized" week is well and truly over but here I am with an outfit, a few poses and a positive attitude to tick things off my to-do list. When I stared blankly into my wardrobe the first thing that jumped out and bit me was my giant black fuzzy wuzzy jumper from 17 Sundays. It's definitely my guilty winter pleasure. The knit is super stretchy, the fibres are smooth and silky even Aidan loves ... [ Discover More ]

Eye Lash Extensions

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Late yesterday afternoon I nervously headed to one of the local beauty salons to get eye lash extensions applied. If I'm honest I always thought it was a bit silly to pay upward of $100 every 2-3 weeks just for long lashes but after having what felt like permanent panda eyes during FFFWeek last year I started to reconsider. As much as I liked the look of false lashes (and I have gotten better at applying them) they're time consuming and tedious when you're in a rush. Peeling them off and ... [ Discover More ]

The Ultimate Makeover – Part One

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In the early hours of the morning almost exactly a year ago today, I headed into the city to donate some of my time and skill to a worthy cause. I was to capture the special moments of the Ultimate Makeover for five very special women who will forever be engrained in my memory. Cancer effects so many of us at different stages and ages in our lives, directly or otherwise. Stylist Donny Galella wanted to use his talent, contacts and generous nature to create an experience to make life a little ... [ 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 ]

The miniMAG

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I published the 9th issue of my beloved little miniMAG tonight and as the weeks go by more and more people are signing up so I wanted to take a moment to let you to know it's making my heart sing, thank you! I'm still playing with it, seeing which days suit, what content you love to read and I'm loving all the questions that keep flooding in which I try my best to answer as promptly as possible. This is a passion project for me and I thank you again for reading. If you haven't yet, feel free to ... [ Discover More ]

Sephora Ships to Australia via Tarazz

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Towards the end of last year one of my friends who works for Tarazz.com.au told me a little secret... that they would become the platform for shipping Sephora products to Australia! For people in the know, for people who have stepped inside Sephora's glossy doors of awesomeness this was HUGE news. Do you have any idea how hard it was to keep my mouth shut?! I was given a $100 giftcode by Tarazz to buy whatever I liked. It took me THREE MONTHS to decide on what I wanted to order, how insane is ... [ Discover More ]

Lazy Girl Backyard Party

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Stephanie was moping around the house earlier today, complaining of boredom. It was hot outside and we were both too lazy to actually go out and do something so I grabbed the outdoor umbrella, a couple of tables, cushions and rugs and set up a little lazy girl party in the backyard just for the two of us. Obviously we had some snacks, cool drinks, a big pile of magazines to read and some sunscreen to slop on. Steph has been paying me out for how white I am, you could almost say I am ... [ Discover More ]

A Date with Dettol

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Sponsored by Nuffnang When someone invites you to a intimate get together to learn more about "New Dettol Touch of Foam, the easiest way to steal a moment of softness in your busy day." you kind of want to go along and see what all the fuss is about. A day at Sheraton on the Park for manicures in Sydney's CBD didn't sound half bad either! I got dressed up in my best spring brights: my skirt and top were from TS14+, the hot pink blazer was from Crossroads and my big chunky statement ... [ Discover More ]

How To Look Good When You Work Out

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I hope you guys enjoyed this week's Aussie Curve's post where I reviewed my new activewear from Virtu and shared that it's ok to "break the rules", that you can be attractive whilst you're active. Today I wanted to talk to you about the things I love to use for a workout. The gym is great but I'll be honest, I haven't been in ages. Since our dog Toby passed away I've preferred to take Charlie (our younger dog) for regular walks to keep him from getting too lonely. I couldn't walk them both ... [ Discover More ]

Teeth Whitening in 20 Minutes

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Today I somehow remembered (in between doing the laundry and ordering last minute business cards) that I needed to get my eyebrows and lashes done so I called my lady in a panic. Rachel from Celeste Visage (in South Windsor NSW) is an absolute doll and always fits me in. We have boys the same age and love getting together to chat about beauty/kids/husbands/business/etc. Whilst I was getting my eyes done she asked if I'd like to try out her brand new whitening system... sure!  Now you're ... [ 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 ]

My Portrait Couture Gallery

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As I explained earlier this week, the photoshoot experience with GM Photographics was pretty awesome. Everyday that went past waiting for the finished images to arrive was torture but they were worth the wait. The session and prints were a gift for me to review so I was so excited to see how they'd turn out. They arrived in a sleek, beautiful presentation box embossed with the GM Photographics logo on the cover and Portrait Couture embossed on the spine. It was all just a bit fancy. Inside ... [ Discover More ]

GM Photographics Portrait Couture

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Before I left for New York I was treated to something very special, a Portrait Couture session with GM Photographics. Now lets get real here, I'm not camera shy and I've done my fair share of professional and amateur photo shoots but this was probably one of the most comfortable and relaxing ones I've done. Working with Simona from GM Photographics was so easy and honestly a pleasure. Being a former model herself she knew how to put you at ease as well as show you the best poses to enhance ... [ 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 ]

Mummy Beauty Fashion Blogger

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I get asked all the time to sum up my blog into one category. Am I a beauty blogger, a fashion blogger or a mummy blogger? To be honest I kind of resent the fact that I have to "fit in" anywhere. I'm confident enough to believe that I'm unique and coined the term "Vanity Blogger". As a vanity blogger you just write about you, what you're interests are, what your passionate about with the freedom to delve into any category you like. It's like a lifestyle blogger who's very self indulgent, shares ... [ Discover More ]

#NNF2012 Stunners

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At NuffNang Fashionopolis last weekend I took the time during lunch to photograph a few of my twitter peeps who were in attendance. I planned on just emailing the photos to them but I really wanted to share their gorgeousness with you all. Enjoy! Inspired Wish Smaggle Omega Check out the official photos from NuffNang Fashionopolis, so many awesome outfits. ... [ Discover More ]

Glossybox

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When I added my PO Box address to the contact information on my blog I was scared, excited and nervous about what might grace me each day when I trundled down with Aidan to check it. One year on and no nasty surprises so I'm taking that as a win. Late last year I was surprised to receive a parcel, I took it home and Aidan and I ripped into it. I was delighted to find I'd been sent a Glossybox, something I'd heard a little bit about online. Basically it's a monthly subscription but instead of a ... [ Discover More ]