Hair Trend: Smudging

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Dario Controneo of DARIO Salon, an awesome and celebrated hair stylist (who I'm lucky enough to have worked with in the past) has released a AW14 Hair Trend Report and you can imagine my delight to discover my "hair plan" for the season was totally on point! "Smudging: Softer than the Ombre and favoured by the likes of Jennifer Anniston and Kate Hudson, 'Smudging' exposes the natural underlying pigments in your hair to brighten up your tired re-growth. In simple terms, 'Smudging' softens the ... [ Discover More ]

Curvy Hair Romance

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Earlier this week I shared my hair story and I asked a few friends if they'd like to share theirs and I'm happy to say they have. Each lady has a different story to tell, different tips to share and the best part... baby pictures! Natalie - XL as Life What is your natural hair colour?  A mouse brown colour, which now has a 5c round size patch of grey. What made you feel like it was time to change your look?  I never thought I'd ever go blonde, but spending 2 weeks on an ... [ Discover More ]

DIY Brunette to Blonde

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I was a blonde baby, I got it from my Dad. I'd shake my little sand covered booty all over the Gold Coast beaches when I was a toddler, soaking up the sun and making friends with tourist's kids was what I did best. My family then moved to the Northern Territory where our outdoor lifestyle continued and I was a tall blonde string bean who lived in the pool. Then I got my period, I got boobs and my whole universe changed. I became self conscious and way too concerned about following in the ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Boho / Homemade

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Summer time and the livin' is easy... if only in my head. I've been lucky and missed most of the winter, soaking up the New York City heat. Coming back to a bitter cold winter was a bit of a shock but two weeks later I was sunning myself in Darwin. SS14 Fashion Week is fast approaching and I'm waiting with baited breath. I'm also planning the Danimezza SWIM 2013 Lookbook with full force so summertime style, make up and locations are all I can think of... in my head I consider myself already ... [ Discover More ]

Cheap Easter Gift in Less than 1 Minute

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We'd spent all weekend up the coast relaxing and forgetting about the real world only to return home to a never ending to-do list. One of those things was Easter, the time of year when mothers across Australia get their craft-on and buy all the feathery, shiny and crepe-papery things from the $2 shop. I already had a game plan, I had to make some for Aidan's teachers and a few for his friends. It was so simple that I could: Make it in a Minute! Here's what you'll need*: Printed Paper ... [ Discover More ]

How to Ensure Long Lasting Nail Polish

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Let me start by saying I love Shellac and I'll go and get my nails done any chance I can get BUT sometimes the budget just doesn't allow me to dote so heavily on my digits. This is where the humble art of DIY nails comes in. I'm not going to talk to you about how to do the crazy and ultra cool designs. Before you can really venture into that arena you really have to nail the basics... see what I did there? Boom-Tish. Just like any piece of art it all comes down to the foundation you start from, ... [ 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 ]

Dinosaur Haircuts

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Usually Aidan has no problem getting his hair cut but for the last couple of months he's been chucking up a fuss whenever we take him to the hairdresser. So I decided to take things into my own hands and bought a pair of scissors from the pharmacy, giving him one last chance to go the professional route before lopping his locks. Now cutting the hair of a squirmy wriggly toddler can be tough but I think I nailed it thanks to a parents biggest weapon... distraction. I filled the sink with ... [ 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 ]

Monica’s Quigo Nursery Part Two

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I didn't think I'd be talking about babies anytime soon on my blog but as it turns out, for the last month I've been consumed by the plans, thoughts and little cute things all revolving around them... I blame Monica. This is her sweet little two week old "Skyla" and below are the finishing touches that Monica and I added to the nursery before she was born... ... all thanks to Bosch Quigo. After the LAST POST all there was left to do was add the finishing touches and install the shelves. ... [ Discover More ]

How to “Fix” your Portraits with Face Cam iPhone App

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When I first came across the Face Cam App for iPhone on iTunes it came highly recommended and as I love a good photography App I decided to pay the $0.99 and try it out. The features looked promising and I was excited by an app that seemed quick and simple to use. However I really wasn't expecting how completely unrecognisable the photos could become with only just a few tweeks (their Photo Makeover App is even worse) so I thought I'd share with you the things I love (and disagree with) about ... [ Discover More ]