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How to cope with stress at Christmas

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Sponsored by NIVEA Australia It’s December. There is no longer any hiding from Christmas and all the silliness that goes with it. I’m guessing that most of you are thick in the middle of the silliness right now. If you’ve got kids, school has either finished or you’re spending every second evening at end-of-year concerts.

Share your everyday style

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It’s really so, so easy to get into a wardrobe rut. I find that mid-winter and mid-summer are key times when that happens to me. I’m either too cold or too hot to show the care that I should. Yes, you read that correctly. I may turn up here every day dishing out style advice

The power of colour in a good hair day

The power of colour in a good hair day

Sponsored by Schwarzkopf Australia I remember the first time I coloured my hair. Do you? It was with lemon juice. Not even lemon juice out of a lemon. No, I used that yellow squeezey bottle of lemon juice concentrate. I was 17 and not happy that my hair was verging on the moussy side of

Christmas Day beauty tips

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What kind of Christmas Day have you got planned? We’ve only done one really dressed-up Christmas Day in recent history, opting for a fancy hotel lunch that bought on a food coma that lasted for days … just without a fridge full of leftovers. I’d do the hotel gig again in a flash but definitely

Christmas party beauty tips

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It’s now officially less than a month until Christmas. I KNOW. Half of you are running and hiding as I type; the other half are probably wondering why it’s taken me so long to get on to the topic of Christmas on this blog. See, I don’t stick to any rules or traditions surrounding when

Newsy bites and style insights


This week’s newsy bites feature a range of interesting emails that came through the SY inbox.  From a brand who listened to their customer concerns, to a new website that will tell you exactly how to recreate makeup looks.  We’ve got it all this week, so grab a cuppa – or a glass of wine

How to take a compliment about your looks

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Sponsored by Schwarzkopf Australia I’ve just come back from spending six days in Bali with 10 beautiful women. Beautiful women on the inside and out. Beautiful women who know who they are. Beautiful women who are not afraid to show who they are through the clothes and makeup they wear – and the way they

Makeup tips for oily skin

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I have oily skin. In the past, this was something I was ashamed of, as if it was something I could fix by not doing something or by doing something better. Over time, I have come to realise that this is just my skin. I can’t actually change the amount of oil I produce. Sure,

Beauty tips to get your body beach ready

Beauty tips to get your body beach ready

If you’ve arrived at this post expecting to find some miracle pill or diet that will have you looking how you think you need to look for a beach holiday this summer, you’ve come to the wrong place. The place you’ll find here is one of body love and acceptance. Don’t worry, it’s a daily

Do you really need a makeup primer?

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I was first introduced to the wonder that is a makeup primer about nine years ago when getting my makeup done for a photo shoot in my former life as a journo. I was already writing about beauty at the time but was not as obsessed interested as I am now. I was always curious

Hair products for psoriasis that won’t strip your hair colour

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I’ve had psoriasis since I was about nine years old. (Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that shows itself as an overproduction of skin cells that appear as lumpy, itchy scaly clumps. It’s not curable, just controlable) My dad has had it pretty much forever. Mine arrived post parentals’ divorce. I was a kid who internalised

Hair, beauty and spa directory

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I’m heading to the Gold Coast today for the Problogger Conference. Not only am I excited that finally we have a blogging conference being hosted in my home state but also that the conference is being held in a hotel with a fabulous spa. Regular readers here will not be surprised to learn that I’ve

3 steps to fun nail colours for spring

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As the calendar clocked over to September 1, I realised two things. I only have three months left to realise my New Year’s Resolution of making Daniel Craig fall madly in love with me. And it is finally, joyously, officially, wonderfully, spring. Which means, in no particular order, it’s time to; find where my legs

3 easy makeup artist tips you can try at home

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Sponsored by Maybelline I’m far from an expert in the makeup department but I am very much like the proverbial (makeup) sponge when it comes to building my knowledge in that department. A bit like you can layer your foundation to build coverage on your face, I’m all about layering all the information I’ve ever

How to choose a BB cream

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Hands up if you used a BB on your face this morning instead of foundation? If I could actually see this virtual show of hands I would imagine I’d see about half of you with your hands in the air, waving about madly because you’re still so damn excited that you ever jumped on board

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