CONTOUR LIKE A PRO

Here they are! A video that explains the technique and know-how behind contouring (Part 1) and one that explains and demonstrates application (Part 2). Let me know in a comment if you found this video helpful, and what your favourite contouring products are! If you liked it please give a thumbs up, and subscribe to keep up to date with more of my videos!

WATCH PART 1 HERE

WATCH PART 2 HERE

For more great tips on contouring like a pro, check out videos by Wayne Goss such as this one!

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HOW TO: CREATE NATURALLY FULL BROWS

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HOW TO: CREATE NATURALLY FULL BROWS

Hey lovelies!

This is another highly requested video – this time I go through how to create full, beautiful brows that look natural. I hope you enjoy it! Let me know in the comments below what your can’t-live-without brow products are! 🙂

PRODUCTS USED:

BASE

  • Mac Fix +
  • Nivea Shaving Balm in Sensitive
  • Graftobian Colour Corrector palette in Light
  • Maybelline Loose Powder Foundation in Light

CHEEKS

  • Dior blush in Coral Cruise
  • Too Face Chocolate Soleil

LIPS

  • Nars rouge lipstick in Tolede

EYES

  • Sleek brow duo kit in Dark
  • Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara

BROWS

  • Sleek brow duo kit in Dark

 

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DOWNTON ABBEY LADY SYBIL | MAKEUP TUTORIAL

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DOWNTON ABBEY LADY SYBIL MAKEUP TUTORIAL

Hello fellow beauty lovers!

A good friend of mine (enthusiastically) requested that I do a Downton Abbey inspired makeup tutorial, so here it is!

Hope you’re all having a fantastic week – don’t forget to come say hi on social media! 🙂

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LIST OF PRODUCTS I’M WEARING:

BASE

  • Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream
  • Josie Maran Argan Oil
  • Nivea Men Shaving Balm
  • Graftobian Concealer palette in Light Neutral
  • DiorSkin Forever Foundation in 010
  • Australis Translucent Powder

CHEEKS

  • Ben Nye Fashion Rouge Palette, Vintage Rose

EYES

  • Sephora Sunbleached palette, Secret Boudoir
  • Natio Long Lasting Khol Eyeliner, Black

LIPS

  • Dior rouge in 999

MUSIC

Emotional Piano by triangelx
Old Piano Drama Theme by tyops
Both from http://www.freesound.org

 

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Trend Forecast S/S 16: Western Wildcard

If you read the November issue of Vogue Au you probably found it hard to miss their observation of the reintroduction of cheeky Western add-ons to various outfits. Tassles, suede fabrics and stylishly cool hats are all front-runners you should be sure to include in your wardrobe this summer.

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Adding a dash of the Wild Wild West gives you an edge without coming across as arrogant; fresh, without being garish.

And don’t go overboard; let the style speak for itself. Shoes, bags, jackets and other accessory items should feature your new trims, with simple colour palettes that reveal the true you.

Here are some picks you might like – happy shopping!

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6 Steps to a Blossoming Wardrobe this Spring

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Now that Spring is well and truly in full bloom, it’s time to freshen up our looks! With all the exotic and diverse themes coming into play during the Fashion Weeks, we’ve got a striking yet elegant season ahead of us here in Oz. Here are 6 ways to revitalise your wardrobe this Spring/Summer!

1. Have Your Basics Covered

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Photo from purelyreports.com

I can’t stress enough how important it is to have all of your necessary clothing staples. They act as a backdrop on which you can dress up or down, accessorise, and add personal style. Plus, there’s no need to break the bank with basics: you can search great selections at places like Target, Kmart, and Big W, so you can stay within your budget. Must-haves include basic jeans, leggings, black skirts/pants, white and black shirts, singlets, white, beige and black shoes, and neutral coloured bag/s.

2. Send Out The Flares

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Photo from thefashiontag.com

In keeping with the emergence of 70’s themes in the Fashion Weeks this year, flared jeans are now making a comeback. For warmer months, choose jeans that are a mix of denim with a softer, cooler fabric, like elastic or cotton. Flares are extremely versatile, suited to most body shapes and sizes, and can easily be worn casually or styled up.

3. Denim Dreams

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Photo from vogue.com.au

As with flares, denim overlays are once again a must for our ensemble this Spring. Vests, playsuits, jackets and skirts are the at the forefront of this trend, with edgy lines and a variety of textures, this wearable weave is sure to proudly stand out once more.

4. The Orange Lip

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Photo from beautyrsvp.com

Yes, you read that right – the orange lip, once thought a one-hit-wonder from 2013, is back in full swing this Spring! But beware, not all oranges are for all. Don’t be caught into the trap of mismatching makeup to your skin – head to a professional makeup counter to have yourself colour-matched. If your skin is cool toned, you’ll want a blue-based orange. If your skin has warm undertones, a pink-based orange is the one for you.

5. Get Creative With Colour

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Photos from vogue.com.au

Spring is the best time to play with colour – splashing different hues and tones through your wardrobe is sure to spice up your style, and your life! The top photo embodies what can be done along the monochrome theme, choosing one colour and making sure all your pieces are a shade of that colour. Or, if you’re the more ostentatious type, the bottom photo might resonate with your inner stylist. A combination of opposite colours (such as blue and orange, purple and yellow, and so on), when done well, is sure to attract everyone’s eye!

6. Accentuate With Accessories

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Photos from vogue.com.au

So you have your main pieces sorted for this season, but still feel like you’re missing that something special… well, get creative with your accessories! Jewellery, headpieces, bags and shoes in all kinds of shapes, sizes, materials and colours put the finishing touches on expressing your unique style. And don’t be afraid to go bold by trying new things; you never know, you just might find the brand or designer whose works are perfect for you. Spring is the time for you to blossom, after all! So be confident in what inspires you to look and feel lovely.

Which trends are you most excited about this Spring/Summer in Australia? Let me know in a comment! xoxo

Fashion Flair for the First Time Model

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Modelling is a passion many girls aspire to, but behind the glamour is a lot of hard work. Networking, walking, posing, emoting, and taking creative direction are all necessary for anyone wanting to be the next Miranda Kerr. This weekend I had an opportunity for a young lady in my community to try her hand at modelling in a fashion-themed shoot.

But I didn’t want it to just be about the fashion – or even the outer beauty of the model, although she definitely is stunning! I wanted to tell a story. To direct and create the images in a way that would not only catch a reader’s eye, but their mind and heart as well. I love fashion, but what I love more than that, is being the only one dictating to myself exactly what and how I wear it: which is why I styled the shoot myself! I had Claudia bring along a couple of outfits that she felt comfortable and stylish in, and I mixed them with a few pieces and accessories I had to make the perfect sets for our shoot. Independence, sophistication and style is what I wanted to boom from the images.

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I had another photographer along with me for the chance to shoot a fresh talent in the heart of Brisbance CBD. We played around testing different lighting, angles and positions – the vast array of architecture and buildings to use as backdrops were almost overwhelming. The presence of such stark angles in the stone and marble walls made a beautiful contrast to the casual elegance of the clothes.

Here are my top picks from the shoot – all images and rights are owned by me. Copying, altering or any re-distribution of any kind, without permission, is strictly prohibited.

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Australia, Bienvenido a Mexico!

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Test shot of Frida Khalo for VOGUE in 1937.

The coming of spring brings with it a sweetness and vibrancy like no other: there is something about it which brings out the best in us. Everything from the gentle breeze, blooming flowers and delicious fruits in season call to mind the colours and evolution of style which the fashion world mirrors in perfect harmony. The recent Fashion Weeks have seen a nod to Mexico in droves among the major brands, bringing a youthful, bold and sassy lift to the Autumn/Winter collections. Beaded jackets, mismatching patterns and tasseled ponchos all embodied the exotic culture, reminding us of its history, artistry and gastronomy.

Another solid marker in what reminds us of Mexico is the tender yet fierce legend, Frida Khalo. Known in her time as a subject of mockery for going beyond the bounds of fashion dictated to her (often wearing overbearing dresses and headpieces reserved for religious ceremonies), her rebellious sense of style is now the pioneer of inspiration for this season. We in Australia ought to follow Khalo in adopting a purposeful approach to our wardrobe – looking to what inspires and excites us for direction. This Spring/Summer, bright masalas, deep grey-blues and emeralds are set to be among the top colour choices for reflecting this beautiful season.

Below are my top picks which speak to the fashionista in all of us – all photos from Harper’s Bazaar

ALBERTA FERRETTI A/W 15’/16′

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BURBERRY PRORSUM A/W 15’/16′

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ISABEL MARANT A/W 15’/16′

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ZIMMERMANN A/W 15’/16′

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