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How to define your eyes with makeup

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Day to day, I don’t wear much eye makeup. A base eyeshadow and a little mascara maybe but generally that’s about it. What I’ve discovered over the years, though, is that this is far from enough eye makeup for me when it comes to photoshoots or events – particularly night time events where you might

July 2015 beauty favourites

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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

Beauty travel essentials (plus essential extras)

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I am a lover of beauty products. If you are a regular around here, you already know that, right? If you’ve landed on this page in the hope of finding the secret to packing light when it comes to beauty travel essentials, I have to warn you. This IS my version of packing light when it comes to

Look fabulous in five minutes with this clever makeup routine

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Editor’s note: Please welcome today’s guest blogger: Gillian Moody from Champagne Cartel. With an extensive background as a professional makeup artist, she is sharing her tips on how to save time in the morning with a five minute makeup routine. I used to be one of those people that would love taking my time to get ready for work in

Top tips for gorgeous day to night makeup

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Editor’s note: Please welcome today’s guest blogger: Gillian Moody from Champagne Cartel. With an extensive background as a professional makeup artist, she is sharing her secret tips on how to easily achieve beautiful night makeup with Styling You readers. I don’t know about you but I love being invited to a party. Champagne, girlfriends, giggles – hurrah! On the

June 2015 beauty favourites

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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

Teenage beauty: 5-minute makeup

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Editor’s note: Samantha (Sammy) is Miss SY’s best friend from school and a journalism student. Each month she shares some style and beauty tips that are relevant to teenage girls of all ages – please leave us a question if you have a teenage style/beauty question you’d like answered. Now that winter is well and truly here, we

10 ways to change up your winter beauty routine

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It’s the second week of winter and my skin is already protesting. Along the bottom of my chin line it’s become red and irritated – and not smooth like the skin on the rest of my face. I remember this happening last year. It’s a combination of internal stress and external aggravators that bring on

May 2015 beauty favourites

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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

What are your cult beauty products?

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What makes a beauty product a cult beauty product? There are a couple of things that come into play. Generally a beauty product becomes known as a cult beauty product because even though they were first released years ago, they are still selling by the truckload. Beauty companies thankfully take this demand as a good

NIVEA CELLular Anti-Age skincare range

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Sponsored by NIVEA Australia I’ve mentioned the NIVEA CELLular Anti-Age skincare range here briefly before (maybe you’ve started using it?). At the time I did mention that using it felt like I was cheating on my skin’s former NIVEA favourite, the Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle skincare range. In this post, I want to go into a

How to wear red lipstick

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If in doubt pop a lippy, I always say. It’s part of the Styling You manifesto and something that I embrace on any given day. Mostly, I’ll reach for a nude/neutral shade to suit my lip colour but lately I’ve been powerless to stop the call of the red lip. It’s a makeup look I’ve

April 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

How to swap to natural beauty products

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Editor’s note: Please welcome Claire Charters to Styling You. Claire is a blogger at simpleluxeliving.com, a lifestyle blog curated to inspire readers to live a more luxe yet simpler, gentler, kinder and conscious life through DIY projects, gardening, mindful consumerism, wellness, decor ideas and more.  With conscious consumerism on the uprise, many of us are seeking out

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

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