Month: October 2014

The Importance of Eyebrows

The importance of eyebrows, and well maintained ones at that, is something I cannot stress more. I myself was guilty of eyebrow negligence until I hit the age of about 22. By negligence, I don’t mean waxing – most women have that under control (although if you don’t please get on to it, because that’s the most primitive step to great eyebrows). Now picture this; you’ve lathered on your moisturiser, primer, foundation, powder and bronzer. You have slicked winged liner like a goddess. In other words, your makeup looks fab. So you leave the house feeling great and ready for a night out. But hang on…you didn’t touch your eyebrows. So despite applying about 5 different products to your skin, you haven’t touched your brows… Unless you have the most gorgeous, thick, dark eyebrows a girl could have, your poor unattended eyebrows can’t possibly look their best with all that other gunk on your face. Am I painting a picture yet? Here’s some celebs with and without their eyebrows – which is essentially what you …

The ONLY 5 Lipsticks You’ll Ever Need

You probably own about 20 different lipstick colours if you’re like me. And they probably all fit into the 50 shades of nude or red category. The problem is, there are just too many shades these days, and it can get very overwhelming. Not to mention, you have to have some confidence to even give half of those deep purple or brown colours a go! But if you do like to splash on some colour occasionally, or even more often than not, I have come to realise that there are 5, just 5, colours that will see you through every occasion, season and makeup look. Before I list these 5 colours let me just talk about the product. I use M.A.C, because they have a great range, they are relatively cheap compared to your other large cosmetic brands, and if you pair them with the right lip liner (I’ll go into this next), then they will last all night. So I can just picture you cringing when I say lip liner. I used to be …

5 Staple Items Every Young Professional Woman Needs

If you are required to dress corporate for your job, then you probably endure the same daily struggle that I do, where your brain has an internal battle between ‘must look good’, ‘must look appropriate’ and ‘I am too tired to think’. Now, truthfully, even I have my days where I just ‘don’t have time’ to put the effort I’d like into my work wear. Some days, I will just chuck on whatever I can find and hastily shove my hair into a donut and pin it back. I’ll even walk into the office with the most basic makeup on, in an attempt to get to my desk before 8:30AM. With all that in mind, I will make an effort to dress thoughtfully around 90% of the time for work days and believe that young women in a sea of black suits and white shirts should and can, dress their age and still look both stylish and professional. Staple Items You Need in Your Wardrobe…Pronto 1. The most fundamental item that every corporate woman should have in …

Getting Into the Spirit…Spring Racing Season

It’s that time of year again. If you’re a Melbournian then you definitely understand that the Spring Racing carnival is THE time of year to get into the current fashion trends and enjoy a track-side beverage. It’s all fun and games until you don’t prepare yourself or plan ahead and end up shoe-less, sunburnt and not so fancy. These are some of my personal tips to get you through this spring racing season. Do your research (not much is required!) for the days you’re planning to attend. By this, I mean, if you’re going to Derby Day – you need to understand that the tradition is to dress in black and white (monochrome). It’s so important to uphold these traditions. There’s nothing worse than not dressing to reflect the theme. A few quick hints for dress codes: Derby Day: black and white Oaks Day: florals, feminine themes on this day Cup Day: go for bold, brights, wear your biggest and best head pieces for the ladies Stakes Day: is a little more relaxed and casual. …