Archive for the ‘Beauty’ Category

June 2016 beauty favourites

Hi Beauties, it’s time again to delve into my bathroom cabinet and see what I’ve been trialling on my skin, hair and face. Each month, dozens of new beauty products land on my desk (and I frequent all manner of beauty counters and supermarket aisles) for possible trial, review and feature here. It’s a hardship

13 ways to change up your beauty routine for winter

I feel a bit cheaty writing this post as it feels like I’ve just dipped my toes into the crispness of winter before whisking them (and my entire body) away for a couple of weeks of summer in Hawaii. But I’ll persist because, despite spray tanning and pedicuring it up before I fly, I will

May 2016 beauty favourites

Oh MY, aren’t you looking utterly gorgeous today. Hope you’re feeling that way too. It’s time again to delve into my bathroom cabinet and see what I’ve been trialling on my skin, hair and face. Each month, dozens of new beauty products land on my desk (and I frequent all manner of beauty counters and

21 beauty hacks, tips and short cuts to make your life easier

I’m a low-high maintenance girl when it comes to my beauty needs. My vanity rules and fuels my need to polish my look with all manner of salon and home beauty essentials. Everyone’s vanity meter is different. You might be horrified to know that I’m writing this without a scrap of makeup on my face.

How to create a lipstick wardrobe?

If there is one thing I can’t leave the house without, it’s lippy. Oh, ok, you got me … my preference is also that I’m fully clothed and not in danger of embarrassing my son on the school run. But apart from clothes, there has to be something on my lips. I seriously do not

April 2016 beauty favourites

Hello Beauties. It’s time again to delve into my bathroom cabinet and see what I’ve been trialling on my skin, hair and face. Each month, dozens of new beauty products land on my desk for possible trial, review and feature here. I KNOW. Tough doesn’t come close to describing this aspect of my job. For

5 scalp friendly shampoos

I know I’m not alone in this struggle so I thought I’d do an update of this post I wrote a few years ago. I’ve been a psoriasis sufferer from the age of nine. Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that shows itself as an overproduction of skin cells that appear as lumpy, itchy scaly clumps.

How to get the perfect eyebrow

In my formative and early adult years I really did not pay enough attention to my brows. By enough, I mean ANY attention. I truly did not understand the power of the brow and its magical abilities to make or break a face until a little more than five years ago. Yes, I’m a late bloomer.

March 2016 beauty favourites

Hello Beauties. It’s time again to delve into my bathroom cabinet and see what I’ve been trialling on my skin, hair and face. Each month, dozens of new beauty products land on my desk for possible trial, review and feature here. I KNOW. Tough doesn’t come close to describing this aspect of my job. For

How to remove fake tan

I’ve got those long-weekend feels happening. And by feels I mean prepping, planning and packing. We’re heading to the beach. The forecast is hot, hot, and hot – so like all good girls who like to be sun-safe, I’m packing the hat, beach shelter and I’ve booked in for a spray tan. While ever it’s

Book now for the inaugural Style + Champagne event

I’ve been hinting at it for some time now but it’s here: news and details of the inaugural Style + Champagne event. I’ve teamed up with the fabulous duo from Champagne Cartel (Gillian Moody and Carolyn Tate) for these events. We’ve been inundated with requests from our fabulous online communities to host events and are pleased to announce

How to get the most out of an eyeshadow palette

There is something about an eyeshadow palette that seduces me in with promises of fabulous colour contouring combinations. Only … I’m guilty of sticking to the same one or two colours in a palette, leaving the others lonely and untouched. Why stick to a palette then? Good question. I’m glad you asked. I have two reasons:

Teenage beauty: 5-step makeup routine

Editor’s note: Sammy is Miss SY’s best friend from school and a journalism/PR 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. Ahh Makeup. It’s been a long love-affair between us

Beauty favourites February 2016

Hello beauty lovers. If you’re new around these parts you may not be up to speed on this monthly post. In a nutshell, for a girl who’ll go gaga over a new lipstick release, I have THE BEST job in the world. Each month, dozens of new beauty products land on my desk for possible

Summer hair care boot camp: the results

Sponsored by Schwarzkopf  My hair has been severely tested this summer. Humidity is not my friend. It’s not the friend of my hair, nor of my ankles and my general disposition, come to think of it. Much as I’d love to walk around in an air-conditioned bubble, it’s just not possible. So, I choose to

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