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Posted by on Jan 29, 2019 in Beauty, Make Up

As you age, your lips can lose fullness and form a thinner appearance.

So when it comes to choosing lipstick for mature lips, shade selection is vital to make lips look fuller. If you love a bright lip by all means go for it, however for a universally flattering flush, neutral shades are generally more flattering and youthful – and choosing one staple shade for day and night makes your daily beauty routine quicker and easier!


Beauty tip: The first step to healthy, fuller lips is to apply a hydrating balm daily. Keep one in your bag and apply as needed throughout the day.

Welleco Organic Cacao Lip Balm, $29


CHOOSING THE RIGHT NEUTRAL FOR YOUR SKIN TONE

  • Neutrals and nude shades for mature women are completely different to younger women which are usually light and beige in tone – and on mature skins are very unforgiving and can make teeth look yellow.
  • Mature nudes and neutrals are soft shades include caramel, peaches, roses that provide a natural flush to the lip (rather than a ‘painted on’ effect).
  • The general rule of thumb to find the perfect neutral or nude shade, choose a colour that is two shades darker than your natural lip.

LIGHT/FAIR SKINTONE

Best neutrals for fair and fair skin tones include peaches, apricots, light or rose pinks.

Kat Von D Beauty lipstick in Melancholia, $30, Sephora

MEDIUM SKIN TONES

Beige nudes similar to a dusty rose will flatter medium tones. Avoid cool undertones that run the risk of washing out your complexion.

Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani lipstick No. 103, $55, David Jones

OLIVE OR LIGHT BROWN

Caramel-toned nudes with peachy bases complement olive or light brown skin tones.

Stila Shimmer Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, $32, Mecca

DARK SKIN TONES

Warm shades flatter dark skins as does nude/neutral shades in the plum family. Avoid matte formulas and opt for creamy, hydrating or gloss finishes.

Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo in ‘Liberator’ $46, Mecca

Posted by on Jan 29, 2019 in Fashion

[Image credit: 1968, model Verushka by @francorubartelli]

Yves Saint Laurent first created the  “Saharienne,” or safari jacket in 1967 as a one-off design for a photo shoot for Vogue Paris and debuted it in a runway show of the same year.

Saint Laurent’s reworking of a men’s jacket into elegant womenswear’s became an immediate success and was later available in a ready-to-wear version at his revolutionary ready-made boutique Rive Gauche and sold like wild fire.

To this day, safari style remains a revolving fashion trend and is currently one of the hottest looks of the season. The beauty about safari style is it’s versatility – from the boardroom to the beach, you can conjure up your very own urban safari.

OFFICE SAFARI

Relaxed, tonal silhouettes of belted jackets, fluid pants, button and pocket details add a touch of African plains to your everyday work wardrobe.

All items Country Road [Image Credit: Country Road]

Forever New ‘Imogen’ petite safari dress $139.99

All items at Witchery [Image Credit: Witchery]

All items Forever New [Image Credit: Forever New]

WEEKEND SAFARI

High-waisted shorts, jumpsuits and utility style dresses in laid back cotton and linens are perfect for relaxed weekends.

Viktoria & Woods ‘Oasis’ jumpsuit $309, David Jones

Forever New ‘Estelle’ utility dress $89.99

Seed Heritage jumpsuit $149.95

EVENING SAFARI

Soften safari reworked in fabrics of silk and satin and add chic animal prints in leopard and zebra work so well for night-time safari dressing.

Witchery longline trench $249.95 and wrap dress $129.95

Witchery animal print georgette top $129.95, skirt $149.95, shoes $179.95

Witchery animal print top $119.95, relaxed pant $99.95, heels $79.95

Posted by on Jan 22, 2019 in Beauty, Hair

We all love the look of sun-kissed and tousled waves but long days on the beach can leave hair dry and damaged.

If you’re planning a beach getaway this long weekend, these five easy beauty hacks will ensure hair remains healthy and shiny all day – and night – long.

PRE-BEACH

Sun exposure from long days at the beach can leave hair dry and brittle. Before heading to the beach, protect hair from harsh UV rays with a quick spritz with heat protector – it also helps to prevent colour fading.

Bumble & Bumble Daytime Protective Repair Fluid, $66, Mecca

WET HAIR CARE

Hair is weakest when it’s wet and much easier to damage. To gently detangle wet hair, use a wide-tooth comb (or your fingers). Work in sections – start with the ends of your hair, then the middle to the ends, and finally roots-to-tips.

Mason Pearson detangling comb $39.95, David Jones Tangle Teezer $21.99, Priceline

FROM BEACH TO BAR

If you’re rushing from beach to bar, recreate a natural beach tousle with a spritz of sea-salt-infused texturising spray to add texture and volume to hair with the added benefit of adding moisture lost from the sun and sea.

French Girl Sea Spray $18, Mecca

PROTECT, REPAIR AND ILLUMINATE

Beach life can strip and split hair. Reduce the effects of chlorine and salt water with a deep cleansing shampoo followed by a conditioner or cream to rejuvenate hair exposed to sun.

 

SEXY EVENING HAIR

A sexy, tousled undo goes hand-in-hand with beach life. Après-beach create a quick and sexy updo with a texturising spray that offers natural looking hold and texture. Finish by pulling out some soft wisps around the face to soften and flatter. 

Hair by Sam McKnight Easy-Up Do Texture Spray, $49, Mecca

Posted by on Jan 22, 2019 in Fashion

As the Aussie holiday season draws to a close the upcoming Australia Day long weekend is the last opportunity for a beach getaway.

If you’re heading to your favourite seaside location, these four summer essentials will ensure are all you need to hit the beach in style.

SHORTS

Shorts are a summer mainstay and judging by the search results of ‘Reese Witherspoon wearing shorts’, they are a go-to summer essential. For a relaxed yet chic vibe, you can’t go wrong with tailored shorts and pretty blouse. Add wedges and a straw bag and you’ve got the perfect long-weekend ensemble.

Jacqui E sateen short sale $34.97; Zara top sale $22.95; Colette Hayman ‘Bailey’ straw bag sale $48.99; Country Road ‘Khloe’ wedge $159; Country Road ‘Agatha’ tassel earring $49.95; Witchery ‘Verona’ sunglasses $69.95.

KAFTAN

As a cover-up on the beach or for relaxed evenings at your favourite restaurant, a kaftan is the perennial summer holiday essential for every body shape, style and age.

Blue Bungalow ‘Clarissa’ kaftan $129.95; Sportsgirl sun hat $39.95; Nine West ‘Foudre’ thong $69.95; Turkish Towel Co towel $29.95.

RELAXED LBD

Like the kaftan, never leave for a summer vacay without a relaxed black dress. Short or long it’s a style essential that will take you from beach to bar and everything else in between.  

Country Road frill sleeve linen dress $159, round straw bag $149 and ‘Liv’ slide $129; Colette Hayman layered heart necklace $9.95.

MODERN RASHIE/ONE PIECE

Did you know that rashies’ were invented in the 70s to stop surfers chafing on their surf boards? Fast forward a few decades and they are the number one ageless swim essential for over-40 women who want a fashion-forward without having too show a little too much skin. Brands like Une Piece have morphed the rashie into a one piece that is stylish, sexy and sun safe. Brilliant!

Une Piece Midnight Botanical rashie $229; Thomas Sabo ‘Infinity’ anklet $179; Chuchka neoprene tote $109, Sunburn Swimwear.

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