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Say hello to the Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo


Sponsored by Olay  If you’re a regular reader around here you’ll understand a few things about my philosophy when it comes to skincare. Firstly, I think the number one key to a skincare routine working is actually having a skincare routine. Secondly, I believe in simplicity of skincare. Thirdly, I don’t think it’s necessary to spend

Escape to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat


We were guests of O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat You know the sign of a good escape? That you’re plotting a return before you’ve even set off for home. We’d only arrived on the mountain at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat 24 hours before but that’s the magic of the place. It was my first visit to O’Reilly’s and

Spring 2015 Styling You Shop

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Pinch and a punch. It’s not only the first of the month, it’s the first day of my favourite season and the launch of the spring 2015 Styling You Shop. The shop concept is still new to Styling You. This is the second time we’ve opened up the pop-up online shop and I’m excited that you’re

The Model and Me: wYse Lifestyle

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How’s the last day of winter looking where you live? The pre-spring sun is doing its thing here. I had planned to do my spring wardrobe edit in preparation for the new season but my office was in greater need of a de-clutter and overhaul. So soothing. The wardrobe can wait until next weekend. I’m already

August 2015 beauty favourites


Hello and welcome to the monthly beauty post where I feature five of my favourite beauty products I’ve been trialling for the past month. Not everything I feature will suit you but I’ll feature it here if it has suited me and has had some point of difference that I think you’d be interested in

How to get your spring wardrobe sorted

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Spring-summer is a very long fashion season in most of Australia. This means that for most of us, most of our wardrobe is devoted to clothes that are geared towards our daily life in those warmer months. It also means that it’s more of a challenge to keep things fresh throughout the season … because

Styling You reader survey 2015

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It’s been a very big year for Styling You. We launched our first online pop-up shop (our second – the 2015 Spring shop – opens for the month next Tuesday!) and the business behind the blog was a winner at the 2015 Telstra Business Awards. We didn’t win at the national level last week but

The Model and Me: Bird Keepers

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We spent the weekend 1000m above sea level in the Gold Coast hinterland. More to come on that later in the week but I have to say I did enjoy the cooler temperatures. It was like our last blast of winter. We cranked the fireplace up and enjoyed the non-humid air. Driving home down the

Feel like a beauty editor with Bellabox

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Sponsored by bellabox Whenever anyone even slightly beauty product-obsessed walks into my bathroom or my office, they tend to either gasp or let out an audible sigh. I have drawers dedicated specifically to hair products, to lipsticks, to BB and CC creams, to illuminators. I’ve also got baskets filled with skincare products. And a trolley filled

How to dress for a conference


Last weekend I attended the 2015 Problogger Training Event – just a *wee* gathering of about 700 bloggers or people wanting to connect with bloggers. The conference is the brainchild of Problogger’s Darren Rowse. It started with humble beginnings as a one-day event in 2010 and has grown to be Australia’s only annual blogging conference.

Styling You ambassador for PeriCoach

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Last week I headed off to Brisbane’s show – the EKKA – with Mr and Master SY. After the compulsory strawberry sundae (it’s an iconic EKKA thing – a $5 layered cone of vanilla ice cream, chopped strawberries, gourmet strawberry ice cream, fresh cream and a strawberry on top – plus all funds raised from

The Model and Me: Surafina

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My wardrobe consists of two extremes. The winter extreme and the summer extreme. In between you’ll find the majority of my clothes, all clothes that fit into the trans-seasonal category. These are clothes that consist of light layers – layers that can easily be added or taken off as the day warms up or cools down.

5 blogging for business tips

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Today I’m heading to the annual Problogger conference. Yes, my non-blogging friends, there is such a thing. This is the sixth conference for bloggers looking to create a business or an income around their blog. I wasn’t at the first one in 2010 but I’ve attended ever since. I remember following the first event roll out

Spring Summer 2015 fashion trends

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It’s a warm day here in Queensland. I’m not fooled though. We’ve still got two weeks left of winter and some cool nights ahead later this week. But. Come that last week in August, the seasonal weather switch really does get flicked. Spring does arrive here very quickly, so it pays to be prepared. First

Instantly Ageless like botox in a sachet

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Sponsored by Foreva Jeunesse for Jeunesse Global If you’re a regular Styling You reader then you know that I’ve been trialling and reviewing all manner of skincare and beauty products for about 15 years now – the past seven years on this blog and before that as a journalist. I’ve seen it all. The good, the

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