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Which spring 2014 fashion trends are for you? Part 1

Spring 2014 fashion trends metallics

Spring has sprung in my part of the world. It did take its time to reach the forecast 27 degrees yesterday and today is forecast at only 22 but there is a distinct seasonal change in the air. Whenever that happens, I get a sudden urge to re-organise and re-edit my wardrobe. I know this

How to create a simple red lip look

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Do you use YouTube tutorials for makeup application tips? I do. Especially when the women delivering those tips into my computer or tablet screen are relatable to me and my lifestyle. As you know I’m all about the simple beauty routine. I’m not a young, single woman with time on her hands. I need quick

The Model and Me: Elm

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Hello first day of spring. You make me so incredibly happy with your mild sunny days and cool, doona-worthy nights. You remind me that it’s time for a pedicure, that regular leg-scaping is now mandatory and that it’s time to re-organise the wardrobe and re-discover what I wore last time it was warm. It’s also

Build an online community that you love #pbevent

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When I started blogging, I didn’t really know what blogging was. I was the accidental blogger. I had a website on a blogging platform and I added content but I wouldn’t have called myself a blogger. Mostly because I didn’t know what a blogger was. That all changed about 18 months on. The reason for

Join me for NIVEA Q10 money-back challenge

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Sponsored by NIVEA Australia It’s a funny thing, the change in seasons. I don’t know about you, but for me it prompts me to make changes in my life. Not necessarily big stuff, just stuff that I like to change up a bit every so often. My wardrobe is an obvious one as the weather

What to pack for a weekend conference

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I spent some time yesterday planning and packing for the next three days. I’m heading down the road to the Gold Coast, picking up my partners-in-crime room mates at Brisbane Airport on the way. Our destination is the QT Gold Coast and the fifth annual Problogger Training Event, at which I’m speaking at on both days.

Beauty favourites August 2014

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Last week at an Unlock Your Style book event, a lovely reader told me that these monthly beauty favourite posts were some of her favourites. They helped her think outside the square and seek out beauty products beyond the ones she normally bought. This was music to my ears and a kick up the butt

The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders

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When my blogging friend Emily announced that she was starting her own online clothing store, I took immediate notice. See, Em has a natural way with relaxed style. The kind of effortless, casual style that suits anyone with even a hint of boho love in their wardrobe. If you follow along with my #everydaystyle outfit

The Body Shop is falling for you

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Sponsored by The Body Shop The year was 1986. I was a fresh-faced 19-year-old uni student travelling in the UK. My obsession with fashion and beauty shopping had well and truly kicked in, fuelled in this moment by the fact that I had access to shops and brands I’d only ever read about. The Body

When was the last time you had a bra fitting?

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Do you think that our hang-ups with getting a bra fitted can be traced back to the first time? I know mine probably can be. I didn’t even want to acknowledge that I had boobs, let alone have my mother see them and declare that those tiny puppies needed to make a trip to Myer

3 Unlock Your Style events, 3 days, 1 car

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Sponsored by Ford Australia for Kidspot Voices 2014 Hello. My name is Nikki. I write a blog. I wrote a book. Call me old fashioned, it’s lovely connecting with everyone in the online world and I’ve built a business on doing just that but nothing beats meeting the people from behind the screen. Which is

The Model and Me: wYse lifestyle

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Did you get caught in the rain event at the weekend? Aside from the fact that I find it fascinating that we are now calling a day of precipitation an EVENT, I did make the most of the last blast of winter and pulled on the boots, faux fur collar and coat for a farewell party.

Tell me about yourself

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The Styling You community is a growing one. I’m so grateful to all the beautiful women who come and visit my blog every day. Thank-you. I think I have a handle on who you are and what makes you tick but I’m a curious person and would love you to tell me about yourself. I haven’t

Help! My skin looks stressed

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It’s been a full-on couple of months. Nothing traumatic, just intensely busy. Whenever I find myself in these kind of intensely busy times, guess where it shows up physically? Yep, my skin. The psoriasis on my scalp has flared up like it’s been fed a super growth fertiliser, which I guess it has … in the

Whose TV style do you like?

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It’s less than a week since Nina Proudman left our screens – leaving our wardrobes floating in limbo land, unsure we’ll ever get a new Nina-inspired fashion moment again. Apart from working your way back through four years of Nina posts here, what’s a girl to do? Look elsewhere for a little on-screen inspiration? Are

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