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Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in Fashion

In the new fashion-era of mix-and-match and anything (almost) goes, sequins have hit the high street making their way into daytime dressing.

So how can the over 40 woman wear one of this summer’s most dazzling fashion trends without looking like a Studio 54 disco ball? The secret to pulling off the daytime sequin look is about effortless basics in classic styles. A chic and classic silhouette including elegant tops, classic-style blazers and jackets, skirts and pants are the key to pulling off the daytime sequin look – AND beware too much dazzle! A sprinkling of sequins is the ageless way to go.

Don’t be shy. Add some razzle dazzle to your summer wardrobe, here’s how:

A CLASSIC SILHOUETTE

Avoid trend-driven looks that belong on a twenty-something. A classic silhouette is key in pulling off sequins over 40.

Witchery sequin crew tee $89.95, David Jones

THE KISS RULE

The KISS rule is so important when wearing sequins by day. Over-sparkling will catapult you into Tina Sparkle territory. Limit sequins to one piece during the day.

 

Seed Heritage tee $59.95

NO TRENDS
Leave trend-inspired ensembles to the 20-somethings and opt for classic cuts and silhouettes instead.

 

Witchery V-neck tank $129.95

TOO TIGHT, TOO REVEALING, TOO MUCH!
When it comes to sequins by day, leave the skin-baring to Cher. Also avoid anything super-tight at all costs.

 

EVENING SPARKLE
Effortless, classic silhouettes in tonal colours is the best option. Avoid fussy styles and keep accessories simple and classic.

Macgraw ‘Ziggy’ dress $1050, David Jones

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in Beauty, Make Up

One of THE most essential beauty steps that the over-40 woman simply cannot miss is wearing mascara. With just a few waves of the wand, you can look ‘wide awake and alert’ in an instant.

New Age Mascara

If you are still using your favourite brand from 25 years ago, it’s time for a change. Mascara is no longer a little tube of black liquid with a basic brush – it’s a technologically advanced beauty product that can lengthen, lift, curl, add volume or literally grow your lashes with just a few sweeps.

And a one-size-fits-all basic brush? Mais non. Today’s wands resemble space-age tools that are designed for your specific needs. Curled, separation, lengthening or fullness – there’s a wand to suit every lash type.

How to Choose the Right Mascara

With so many brands and products on the market, how do you choose the right one? These simple tricks will take the guesswork out of choosing a mascara to suits your needs:

1.  Firstly consider what you want your mascara to do. Are you eyelashes straight and need a lift? Do you like the look of curled lashes? Do you have thin lashes and need volume? Or are your lashes short and need lengthening. Once you understand the look you want to create, choosing the right mascara will be easier.

 

2.  The style of brush generally determines the look of the mascara:

If your lashes are on the thinner, shorter side, a mascara brush shaped like a comb will help grab and coat every single lash with minimal clumping.

Perricone MD No Mascara Mascara $44, Mecca

Tapered wands are great to plumpen and separate lashes due to the volume at the base and thinning out towards the tip. It’s also particularly good for getting in the corner of eye and also along the lower lash line.

Lancôme Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara, $52, David Jones

To add lift and curl to lashes, choose a curved wand.

Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara, $56, David Jones

To add volume and fullness choose a brush that is large and fat.

Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara, $19.95, Priceline

If you need to lengthen lashes, opt for a thicker brush with a tapered tip.

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara, $42, Bobbi Brown

3. Tips and Tricks

  • For best results, apply two or three coats
  • If your lashes are sparse, consider using a lash primer to promote lash growth
  • Try a lash lift which can last up to 12 weeks and alleviates the need to apply mascara everyday.  Caution – may not be good for those with sensitive eyes.

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in Beauty, Make Up

Want to add a radiant and youthful glow to your face in just seconds AND without the need for complicated highlighting products?

Peachy-pink blush.  Guaranteed to brighten and revitalise your complexion in one quick sweep.

If you’re feeling tired and you’re skin is looking a little dull, add a pop of peachy-pink to your cheeks for an instant glow.

Though there are many great products and shades, a peachy-pink blush suits women of all ages and skin types. A few sweeps by day will provide a soft, sun-kissed glow or for evening blend and build for sultry radiance. Even on those ‘no-makeup’ days a sweep of peachy-pink blush will give you a lovely glow.

BEAUTY TIP: Never skip blush – even if you prefer a minimal makeup look. Blush will wake up your entire face and add fresh and youthful glow. Without it your face can look tired and washed out.

I absolutely can’t live without Nars Orgasm blush a peachy-pink with a subtle shimmer. Years later I’m still wearing it night and day and never tire of it’s flattering glow. (So beloved is this cult-classic shade that a collection has been built around it which includes lip gloss, illuminator and nail polish).

If, like me, you want fuss-free and glowing beauty in seconds, meet your new beauty BFF.

Nars ‘Orgasm’ blush $44, www.mecca.com.au

TIPS FOR APPLYING BLUSH

As we age we lose layers of superficial fat just beneath the surface of skin. Apply blush along the tops of the cheekbones instead of just on the apples of your cheeks.

Image Credit: Apex Beauté, https://apexbeaute.wordpress.com

 

 

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in Fashion

As the weather heats up, a fabulous frock is a summer style essential for balmy days and nights.

Whether you prefer a wrap dress, off-shoulder style, maxi or midi, a summer dress provides effortless style from casual BBQ’s to cocktails by the pool.

Shop some of our favourite styles to suit all occasions during the holiday season:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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