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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

11 ways to shake up your beauty routine

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I had a facial last week. No biggie, you say? Well, yes … and no. See, the thing is I actually do believe that I deserve a bit of regular pampering (budget permitting). And my skin is not getting any younger. Yes, I’m generally happy with how it looks and I am Miss Good Two

6 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

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WARNING: this post comes with a High Schmaltz Content alert Most people I know either fall into two camps: the pro-Valentine’s Day camp or the against-Valentine’s Day camp. Me? I’m very much with the pros. Love me a bit of romance. Yes, I do. And thankfully so does Mr SY. We may have an aversion

GlamPalm hair iron: is this your new styler?


Sponsored by GlamPalm Australia I blame my hair. I do. I’m no expert in this hair styling game but what I do know is that my hair has been responsible for my never-ending quest to find and adopt solutions that wrangle it into some kind of shape. I don’t have curly hair. I don’t have

How to change hairdressers

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There’s a lot to be sorted when moving. A lot. You’ve all played along with my internet saga? Well yes, that’s kind of fixed. I have internet but the accounts and plans are still all mixed up. They keep phoning Mr SY who’s successfully delegated all communication about communication to me for the past decade

A simple summer makeup look

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I’m almost there. Packing and unpacking is bad enough but add in record January temperatures and then yesterday’s humidity of a gazillion percent and, let’s just say, I’m a little over it. Call me crazy but do you know what’s getting me through … apart from nightly glasses of icy cold Villa Maria Sauv Blanc?

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