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Boost your skin this winter with a face serum

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I made it a bit of a mission/treat this year to book in for a monthly facial. I’ve always loved a facial and a fully aware of the skin benefits that come from a thorough salon cleansing and targeted moisturising  but I’d always been a bit ad hoc with when I had them. Yep, #firstworldproblem

How to protect lips in winter

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Excuse me a moment … my lips are talking to me. Well, not so much talking as screaming. They are not happy. It’s been at least 35 minutes and 23 seconds since my last lip balm application. They are at cracking point and they want me to do something about it. Let me silence them

Take the test – how old is your skin?

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Sponsored by My Beauty Potential I’m writing this post on the back end of some birthday celebrations. Mine. As a true Gemini, I don’t shy away from an extended birthday festival. I give scant thought to the number ticking over and plenty of thought to how I’m going to treat myself. This year proved to

Beauty favourites June 2014

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Did you hear the big beauty news yesterday? We already knew that cosmetic retail giant Sephora was coming to Australia but it seems that we will get the US prices as well. I’m not really surprised as I’ve noticed over the past couple of years many cosmetic brands reducing their retail prices in Australia. Competition

Newsy bites and style insights

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It’s been too long between newsy bites posts so thought I’d better rectify that right now. Don’t hate me but as you’re reading this, I will be waking up at or leaving this magical place. More on that and what I’ve been up to soon. In the meantime, I’ve got some style insights to share.

Should you change skin care products?

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Ahh, should you change skin care products? This is a topic I get asked about quite a bit. I usually respond with two things: 1. Are you consistent with what you currently use? 2. Are you happy/unhappy with the results? These two questions are super important for a number of reasons. The consistency question is the

Beauty favourites May 2014

Beauty Favourites May 2014

It’s a marketing minefield out there when it comes to what’s new in the beauty industry. Product-wise, each month I share with you five of my beauty favourites. Things I’ve been using during the past month that I’m likely to keep in my beauty kit long after the trial period has finished. Things I’m likely

Save time on your hair with bhave Smoothe treatment

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Sponsored by bhave My hair is no stranger to all kinds of in-salon treatments designed to bring it under some kind of manageable control. Chemical straightening? Yes, I’ve been on the receiving end of that. Had it done a couple of times about a decade ago and used to marvel at how I’d wash it

Beauty favourites April 2014

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It takes a few things for a beauty product to catch my attention and take up valuable bathroom real estate. 1. The product needs to be easy to use. 2. It needs to have a point of difference. 3. It needs to make me feel good when wearing it or after using it. Simple really.

My top 5 lipstick colours

My top 5 lipstick colours

There’s a reason that if you look in any of my handbags, makeup kits or on my desk you’ll always find more than one lipstick floating around. You’ll also find lip balms and glosses. My lips feel bare without something on them. I’ve even been known to turn around should I find I’ve left home

Beauty favourites March 2014

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Any talk of beauty products here on Styling You is always with simplicity in mind. Our lives are generally busier than we’d like them to be. Bathroom time is at a premium. Me, I’m a card-carrying member of the I’m So Vain Society and do make my bathroom time a priority so have had to

How to save money on makeup

How to save money on makeup

The Lipstick Index was a phrase coined by Estee Lauder’s Leonard Lauder in the early 2000s. The phrase was based on a perhaps surprising economic indicator – surprising to men and economists maybe. In a nutshell, when times were and are tough, cosmetic sales were said to increase. The theory was that when budgets are

The one minute makeup

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You know I’m not one to fuss around when it comes to spending time on my everyday makeup routine don’t you? Sure, if I need to get my fancy schmancy on then I’ll go all out and allocate appropriate time or out-source to achieve the required level of makeup brilliance to suit the occasion. But

5 minutes with Zoe Foster Blake

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I’m sitting writing this post at the hairdressers. The morning after I met beauty guru and all-round fabulous woman Zoe Foster Blake. Of all the possible bad timings that could occur in my hair-colouring maintenance cycle, this was the worst. On Tuesday night my roots were boasting 5 weeks and 6 days of re-growth. Oh, the

Beauty favourites February 2014

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My husband jokes that living with me is like living in a combination of Priceline, Mecca Maxima and the whole beauty floor at Myers AND David Jones. Except he’s not really joking. I am surrounded my new potions and lotions and lippies and nail polishes. And I like it very much, thank-you. I’m very grateful

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