Archive for the ‘Beauty’ Category

35 ways to shake up your style in 2016

Shaking up – or unlocking – your style is a way to help you feel good about yourself. It’s an outside-in mentality for me. If I’m feeling good about what I’ve dressed myself in, then my mood in generally better and I’m more motivated to do whatever the day has planned for me. This philosophy

A simple summer everyday makeup routine

This is the last full week of the summer school holiday/work juggle. I have a lot to tick off on the work front so I’m pulling out all stops in the motivation department. Step 1: get up to alarm and exercise. Tick. Step 2: shower and get changed out of activewear into a “work” outfit

Summer hair care boot camp: styling tips

Sponsored by Schwarzkopf  Did your hair survive the Christmas break? Did it go to the beach? Did you follow my tips for caring for your hair when swimming? Of COURSE you did. We all want hair happiness, don’t we? This summer hair care boot camp series is all about helping you to fall in love with

Top 20 beauty products 2015

It’s here. The Styling You top 20 beauty products 2015. This list features products that were released on to the market in 2015 as well as some previous releases that I discovered and fell in love with. Most of the products below come from the posts I featured each month up in my monthly beauty favourites posts. Others have

Summer hair care boot camp: home maintenance

Sponsored by Schwarzkopf  Fun fact: I was offered a hairdressing apprenticeship when I was 15. Yes, despite managing to drench at least three elderly clients at the basin during a week’s work experience at a salon, I was asked whether I’d like to join the team. Back in the day, plenty of my friends left school

17 summer beauty tips for 2015

The heat is definitely on. Now that I’ve got you not giving a toss about putting on a swimsuit and splashing around at the beach or in a pool this summer, it’s time to talk summer beauty tips. My 17 spring beauty tips were all about possibly changing things up for the season ahead. My

November 2015 beauty favourites

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

LED light facials visibly improve your skin

“You’re famous,” my 10-year-old son announced last week as I picked him and his mate up from school to head to swim squad. “What makes you think that,” I asked, perplexed as to why this was his opening statement after six hours of learning between handball games. “Everyone in my class has seen you on

Teenage beauty: 5-step skincare routine

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. Skincare. It can be a love-hate relationship for

How to contour face makeup

If you’ve come here looking for a war-painted, extreme, Kardashian-like version of makeup contouring, you’ve come to the wrong place. Back to Google you go. I’m not one for fads (oh, you got me … except pineapples) and when it comes to makeup, for me, it’s all about playing with different products to create an

Summer hair care boot camp

Sponsored by Schwarzkopf  I haven’t always had a love affair with my hair. No. As a small child, I was not given any creative input when it came to how my hair would look. I was so DESPERATE for long hair I remember getting in trouble on school assembly in Year 2 for wearing my

Now add honey – and a spoon full of confidence

Sponsored by Olympus Imaging Australia Today I’m getting all fancied up for a Melbourne Cup lunch. There will be an outfit photo posted and, yes, it will be very much removed from my work-from-home, minimal makeup everyday style. The professional hair and makeup will happen. I’ll be spray tanned. And I’ll be frocked up. Superficial

Everyday moments that matter in a SY work day

Sponsored by Nair  If you’ve been a reader here for some time you’ll know that I’m a big fan of lazy-girl beauty short cuts. This doesn’t mean that I let maintenance slip … well not always. It does mean that I stock my beauty cabinet with products that mean I can get the beauty essentials

October 2015 beauty favourites

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

10 summer beauty and fashion essentials

Sponsored by Olay Embracing long warm days and balmy evenings is what summer is all about. Being prepared for said warm days and balmy evenings will only enhance your enjoyment of the season. I have a list of non-negotiable summer beauty and fashion essentials that work for me. They may just work for you too.

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