Bridal Lingerie Editorial

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In February I was sent an editorial outline for Plus Model Magazine containing my schedule of content for this year, it was exciting! What excited me even more than my agreed contribution was the gaps open for editorial consideration. Opportunity is golden and I grasped it with both hands. The first opening was in the April Bridal Issue so taking into account deadlines I had to organise, shoot, edit and submit within less than two weeks. I don't have a local established team of creatives that I ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Time Saver

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I'm chronically 15 minutes late, ask anyone who knows me. I never intend to be, I just have trouble prioritising and as an added bonus I feel like I have the capacity to do ALL THE THINGS all at once... it drives Steve up the wall. Time just never seems to be on my side and my day-to-day outfits usually reflect that. It needs to be an effortless, simple outfit to get me out the door on time. For a fancy event I'll usually allocate half a day in order to get ready and arrive in the city on time, ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Secondhand

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In the name of multitasking I present my second look photographed on the same day... and yes it did involve a quick outfit change in a public park because I'm a risky dare devil like that. I'm also a bit of a cheater, the dress isn't secondhand but the handbag is, that totally counts right? After the epic wardrobe clear out of January 2014 I found myself with no secondhand garments so I went to my ever faithful stash of Glomesh to bring an outfit to life and make the cut. You've got to admit, ... [ 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 ]

Aussie Curves – Celebrity Copycat / Stripes

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There was no way that I was missing this week's theme, I was still deeply regretting not being a part of stripe week so I decided to roll the two into one. In the end I think it all worked out brilliantly. I google searched something along the lines of "Celebrities wearing bold stripes" and who should pop up but my girl Taylor Swift. With my new hair extensions it just made it all too easy so I sucked up my poor sick little self and got down to business. I've only had the extensions for a few ... [ 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 ]

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 ]

Lusty Lashes

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Last Thursday I got dressed up and headed into the city for an event showcasing GLAM by Manicare products. I've never met anyone who hasn't heard of Manicare or used their products before. I'd tried a few of their lashes and didn't mind them but was keen to learn a few more tricks to apply the suckers. This isn't even half of the booty we got to take home with us after the event, totally crazy. It was good to get a full view of the range and be able to rip things open and actually try them ... [ 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 ]

PSFWA – Part Four

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The Clothes Swap in Part Three was full on and fabulous, talk about a bonding experience! That night if felt like I only closed my eyes for a moment before we were up and at 'em again for a brand new day. Suger  jumped into the kitchen as everyone else was still waking up and getting ready and make THE most delicious pancakes I'd ever had... like ever. I really wanted the girls to feel at home so I also stocked up on breads, fruit, muesli, cereal, yogurt and even Pop Tarts. It was a full on ... [ Discover More ]

Curvy Chic Lingerie

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Model: Delphina Shakallis  Lingerie: Curvy Kate Australia + City Chic Make Up: Amy Sheree Styled & Photographed by: Danielle Melnyczenko Accessories: Stylists Own k EDITED TO ADD: There have been a few comments about how photoshopped these images are so I thought I'd post a before and after. Delphina has magical skin, that was one of the reasons I knew she'd be perfect for a lingerie shoot. I've applied a general action over ... [ 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 ]

Aussie Curves – Tribal

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It's fun to break out of the mould a little, to try a look that's a little bit out of the square and for this week's theme "Tribal" I thought I'd do exactly that. I'm currently on Hayman Island so when planning my outfit the tribal theme was definitely injected with a bit of a tropical jungle vibe. Jacket - Virtu Tank - TS14+ Skirt - Crossroads Necklace & Earrings Set - Wild Bling Shoes - Target This gorgeous neon tribal necklace from Wild Bling arrived late last week with ... [ Discover More ]

Get the Look TS14+ MSFW

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I love going backstage, it's often my favourite thing about a runway show. Everyone is rushing around, I'm trying my best to stay out of the way and catch those moments of clarity in between. It's the only time you're really allowed to move, to document and see the candid human energy behind a show. Whilst the show was taking place in the tent, hair and make up was being sorted just across the road in Town Hall. It really did feel like a "hive" of activity, especially with the honeycomb ... [ 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 ]

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 ]

Sushi Surprise

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This morning I woke up bright and early as my living area was being turned into a studio. Another shoot for Pose and the theme was "angel", not usually my cup of tea but that's what Pose it all about, the opportunity to explore creatively. This is Jess the model and Amy was on make up but I'll talk more about that shoot in another post. After they'd left I decided to treat myself to sushi so I drove down to a yummy little place in Windsor Mall. I forgot that as it was Sunday the Windsor Markets ... [ Discover More ]

10 Things to Take to an Event

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#1 - PENS: Don't assume that they will be at the event, you will need one to write down product codes you love, names of people you want to google when you get home, notes of what was on the menu and writing down your details for others if you happen to loose or run of business cards. #2 - BUSINESS CARDS: Take five times the amount you think you'll need, it's better to have more than less. You may be handing your card to someone and then out pops somebody new asking if they can have one as ... [ Discover More ]