All posts tagged: beauty

Beginner’s Guide to Bronzing & Contouring (Blogger’s Fave Products)

Bronzing and highlighting is one of the most crucial steps in your makeup routine, as they add light and shadow to your face and allows your face to have that accentuated definition. However, with so many bronzing products (you cannot go wrong with Hoola Bronzer), it can be tricky to perfect and we’ve had those tragic moments where we look back and can’t decide if we were mauled by a wild bear or didn’t blended our contour correctly. Here is my take on how to ‘beat your face to the Gods’ ( a new term that beauty influencers have now been saying) and make sure you know exactly how and where to apply your bronzing, contouring and highlighting products. PRODUCTS: You want to start off by deciphering what kind of products to use. By determining your skin type (oily, combination and dry) you can then decide on what products would be the most applicable to you. For example for oily skin it’s best to choose powders for less shine and liquid and cream products will …

Winter’s Night Out In Syd |OOTN

The best part about a night out with friends is the preparation bit, getting excited about what to wear, visualising exactly how you want your hair and makeup would look (not that it ever looks the same as how you envision it) and of course, those pre-going out selfies. If you want to go the extra mile and be super fancy, head to Hotel Palisade at Millers Point in Sydney, a gorgeous European styled building tucked away on a quiet street overlooking the whole of Sydney including views of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. They serve delicious cocktails and gourmet finger foods such as lamb cutlets, grilled prawns and truffle fries. For a glammed up night club, you cannot go wrong at Marquee located in The Star Casino. If you buy the early bird tickets (before 11pm) you can grab a great deal of paying only $21. Outfit details:  Dress: Kookai Heels: Tony Bianco You can purchase my look directly here 🙂 xx

Wonder Woman Gal Gadot’s Fashion & Beauty Hacks

Hollywood’s current superstar and superhero Gal Gadot has everyone talking about her latest action packed film, Wonder Woman directed by the brilliant Patty Jenkins. This film is a serious must see not only to marvel at the stunningly beautiful Gal Gadot but also appreciate a film where the witty kick ass hero is actually a warrior princess/Amazonian goddess. Whilst we’re still in awe at how she managed to repel bullets and protect herself and the war torn cities, the biggest question in our minds is how after all that she still looks as glamorous as ever. Here are a few of my favourite beauty and fashion looks from Gal Gadot and how to achieve them: Face: In the film Diana’s face was as flawless as her character, a bronzed Amazonian goddess so to achieve this look it is imperative to start off with the perfect base and work from there. My favourite primer is Benefit’s Porefessonal primer. To achieve that naturally golden finish, apply a cream contour on the hollows of your cheekbones, the arch …

May Faves | Nudes, Green Gables & More…

We have officially reached the mid year of 2017! It’s crazy to think how fast time is passing and it makes me EVEN MORE nervous to realise how there is still so many things I have to yet to do. That being said, May for me was a frenetic (fave new word of the week hehe) month. It was the busier latter half of semester at uni where everything was due sporadically and all at once.  It was also my first time at Mercedes Benz Fashion week and there were events almost every weekend for me related to fashion and bloggers and just another excuse to brunch with friends. I do have quite a few random favourites across all spectrums including a show I am now addicted to, and a must try winter tea. Fashion: Knee-high boots May was the official turning point for the colder months ahead and I am definitely not one for the chillier weather so throughout May I was wearing my black suede knee high boots from H&M I bought a few …

Affordable Fashion Straight From The Runway 18

Being a fashion journalist student is kinda like holiday-ing at a beautiful resort but unable to understand/speak the language; challenging but rewarding. I’m able to read and write and gain behind the scenes exclusive knowledge of the latest trends and runway styles but being a university student, simply cannot afford most of the pieces. I understand the daily struggle of browsing through your favourite designers only to realise that the one thing that’s within your price range are a pair of heavily reduced socks. That being said, I have located my favourite FRESH OFF THE RUNWAY looks and trends duplicates that are super affordable and stylish. Check them out and let me know your thoughts. Xx  Piu 1 Uguale 3 RTW Fall 2017 Shop similar HERE: (opens in new tab) 2. Christina Economou 2018 Resort New York Shop similar top HERE: (link opens to new tab) Shop similar bottoms HERE: (link opens to new tab) 3. Just Cavalli Resort 2018 Paris Shop similar jacket HERE: (Link opens to new tab) Shop similar jeans HERE: (Link opens to new tab) 4. Valentino …

Just For You On Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just over a week away, so if you haven’t yet thought about the perfect gift to spoil the most important woman in you life, it’s time to do so right now. Forget the typical flowers and candles, your mum is one of the most special people in your life, so it’s important to give her something that reflects her importance and uniqueness. Language of Flowers book, at Anthropologie.com This beautifully illustrated paperback book reveals the different flower types and colours with their meanings, i.e. love, desire hope etc. Even if she isn’t an avid reader, this book will look perfect on any tea table or as home dĂ©cor. Giorgio Armani Si Rose Signature Couture collection Delicate and powerful, Sì Eau de Parfum embodies the very essence of your mother. This intensely feminine reinterpretation of the original eau de parfum adds two rose accords to give an unexpected twist to the Sì trademark chypre. Rosy Rings room diffuser in Apricot Rose This delicate diffuser has light notes of apricot and rose to leave the room …

February Faves

Being the shortest month of the year, February felt almost non existent. But at the same time, it also felt like one of the longest months as it was a month full of departures for me. In saying that, I had a lot of free time this month and spent a lot of days browsing endlessly and I managed to find a lot of fave goodies. I’ve divided it into categories because I do have quite a few to share and thought it would be easier to read this way. Enjoy! To Read: We need to talk about Kevin I purchased this book in December and only got into it this month once the festive holiday season died down and found myself being so attached to it. It’s a psychological drama (what a surprise) book that delves into the life of 15 year old Kevin who killed his classmates in a high school massacre. It’s written through letters in the perspective of his mother as she turns back to her past, her honest opinions on being a …

College Bag Essentials | Whats In My Bag

With the last day of Summer coming to an end and as we are now approaching the THIRD month of the new year, it’s time to replace your sunglasses with prescription glasses and your playsuits with pens and pencils as we head back into the college/school period. Knowing what to bring, what to wear and where to go is a hassle and with the stress of a new environment and figuring out your timetable and classes, the worst thing for anyone on their first day would be to forget to bring something crucial. Going into my third (and final year) of uni, its fair to say that I have a sound knowledge of the essentials and survival kit of what to bring so I decided to share them with you. Backpack/large tote bag with comfortable straps: An average uni day is divided into two sections,  60% walking to your lectures and 40% of the time actually being in class so you need to make sure that you have a practical bag with comfortable straps. I …

Valentines Day Lookbook | 2017

Happy Valentines Day everyone! With this special day coming up in less than a day, I have put together a lookbook for every Valentine’s Day related occasion. Whether it is a romantic night out on a la carte dinner overlooking the backdrop of your local city, or a cute date that requires an outfit practical enough to walk in (or at least look like you’re comfortable), this lookbook has got you covered. And to all you single gals out there, happy Gal-entines Day. Who says you can’t still have fun with all your favourite girl pals and dress up or have a quiet night with the people who mean the most to you. Whatever your plans, make sure it’s a good one!! CLICK HERE to view the FULL video !

January Art Gallery

Before we begin this post can we just take a minute to realise that we have successfully reached the END of the first month of the new year?!?!? This also means for us Australians and everyone else who lives in the Southern Hemisphere that we are halfway through Summer! This month had been a successful one filled with many trips to the beach, post Christmas shopping sprees, my birthday, lazing around with my boyfriend before he leaves in February to med school and of course, more time working on my Instagram posts. As I mentioned previously, each month I will share an ‘inspiration’ mood board collating all the photos that have inspired me. In January I was inspired by dewy red cranberry makeup looks, the women’s march and the collective love that everyone had as they stood together in solidarity to speak up to what they believed in and of course anything that sparkled. Leave me a comment and let me know what you were inspired by and what your favourite inspiration picture was ^_^