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What beauty products to pack for a tropical holiday

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Oh hello. I’m leaving on a jet plane. TOMORROW. Yesterday was – and today will be – a GSD day … my term for getting sh*@t done. The to-do list is a bit ridiculous but I do my best work under pressure plus we’ve got a farewell dinner tonight – not for me but for my

Your style questions answered

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Welcome to a regular post I feature here on Styling You. Whenever I get a fashion or style question that I think others may be interested in, I’ll answer it in a blog post like this. If you have a question you’d like considered for this, please email me: nikki@stylingyou.com.au – I can’t answer all

Escape to Byron Bay

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The family and work planets aligned on the weekend and planted us back in Northern New South Wales’ beautiful Byron Bay – almost a year since we last visited. Miss SY had a 21st to attend and is still trying to get her hours sorted for her licence so wanted to drive. Mr SY wanted to

The Model and Me: That Bird Label

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I loved sharing my love of the TV wardrobe as worn by Claire Underwood. It was interesting in the comments how many others loved Claire’s style too … but, like me, don’t have much occasion for embracing it. My office is at home. I only maintain a small part of my wardrobe for occasions that

How to dress like Claire Underwood

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If you’re scratching your head and wondering who the heck Claire Underwood is … it’s ok, she’s fictional. She’s not part of my imagination. No, she’s part of the imagination and genius that is the writing and production team behind Netflix political intrigue series, House of Cards. Claire is played by Robin Wright and stars opposite

Your beauty questions answered

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I started my “your style questions answered” posts in response to the number of emails I get from readers asking for specific style advice. After last week’s post, I receive a few beauty questions, so like all things I start around here, I thought, why not? Maybe you’ve got a burning beauty question too? If

Escape to the QT Gold Coast

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Since we moved from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane so many have asked us whether we miss the beach. DER! Of COURSE we miss the beach. Having it on our doorstep was something we tried not to take for granted when we lived at the Coast. This meant that most holidays and long weekends we’d

The Model and Me: Verily

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My love of the go-to dress is no secret around these parts. Frocks that go the distance, can be dressed up or down … they are the wardrobe pieces that I can always rely on. Sunshine Coast-based designer Leonie Macleod has long been creating designs that I can rely on for that very task. Leonie’s label

What to pack for a health retreat holiday

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Sponsored by Female for Life Somebody pinch me. In less than a month I’ll be winging my way to Koh Samui, Thailand, to spend the good part of a week at a health retreat. Absolute Sanctuary to be exact. Now, the last time (and my first visit) I visited Koh Samui, it was our honeymoon – 10

Your style questions answered

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Welcome to a regular post I feature here on Styling You. Whenever I get a fashion or style question that I think others may be interested in, I’ll answer it in a blog post like this. If you have a question you’d like considered for this, please email me: nikki@stylingyou.com.au – I can’t answer all

Garnier Miracle Skin Cream

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Sponsored by Garnier Australia A survey last year of more than 1500 Styling You readers revealed that more than 40% of have bought and used a BB cream based on my recommendation. Maybe you were one of them? We’ve been talking up BB creams here on Styling You for almost three years when Garnier launched

The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders

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YOUR casual wardrobe might be confined to the weekends and holiday but mine is an (almost) everyday affair. This means I’m always on the lookout for key smart-casual pieces that are comfortable enough for working at home but also look the business should I have to step out of the house on mum duties or

How to update your wardrobe for winter 2015

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I’ve been out twice this week. On school nights. In the name of fashion research. I know, I know. It’s a tough job … The biggest thing I took away from my research in terms of how to update your wardrobe for winter is that the update can be as simple as adding key show-pony pieces in

Save your winter soles with FRANKiE4 Footwear

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Sponsored by FRANKiE4 Footwear I remember the first time my feet slipped into a pair of FRANKiE4 Footwear shoes. It was very much a happy dance moment. A COMFORTABLE happy dance moment. Like any woman with half an eye on fashion trends, up until that point I’d pretty much sacrificed any foot comfort for a

March 2015 beauty favourites

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Hello, 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 hearing

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