Author Archives: Aleesa

Summer, I’m Not Ready!

The smatter of spring is in the air. That unmistakable stir in the atmos that something exciting is about to happen. Longer sunny days, balmier temps – it all points to the inevitable – sleeveless dresses and swimwear. And hello – I am NOT READY! Continue reading

How-To: Glamorous Makeup While Sailing

Is it just me or has everyone got friends who are either on vacance, or just about to hit the road, plane, yacht or ALL THREE! Take my friend Fiona for instance – she is soon to fly to Croatia, where she will be boarding a yacht from Hvar Island then island hopping around several archipelagos before finishing her trip in Portugal, Casablanca, Marrakesh and Morocco. Hideous! Couldn’t think of anything worse. Continue reading

My Glam Makeover

Well, you can teach an old dog new tricks as I learnt during my fantastic makeover session with my pal Normie. 

See, even though I’ve been a make-up artist since the pre-Jurassic era, and fancy myself a wiz at giving other people make-up advice, I found myself in a deep make-up rut. So, FINALLY it was my turn to be at the other end of the brush and I can tell you – I LIKED IT. No mirror was safe from my loving gaze. Continue reading

Going for Gold with my Fave Primer of the Mo

How does one make small talk with an Olympic athlete? This was the conundrum I found myself in a couple of days ago when I was commissioned to make-up 11 Olympic athletes.

Normally, I fancy myself as being quite the have-a-chat and with all walks of life, (being a make-up artist and all), yet on this occasion, I found myself conversationally stumped. Nada. Nothing to offer. Continue reading

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I’m The Glow Beauty Vlogger Idol Finalist!

Glam friends, if you are not already aware, I am one of the 10 finalists for The Glow’s Beauty Vlogger Idol competition. And I’m really quite chuffed about it. The prize is a 12-week contract with The Glow producing beauty videos, so it’s right up my alley. Not that you could tell if you read my accompanying bio/blurb. Hello! Did someone forget to mention her You Tube Channel, this beauty blog or really ANYTHING mentionable about herself? Maybe. Continue reading

TanOrganic – The Natural Way to Self-Tan

Now, if you are someone who likes to fake tan (even in winter) or perhaps going to an event this long weekend where you might release the old pins, arms or BOTH – I can only highly recommend Tan Organic’s self-tanner. Continue reading

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I Heart Chrissy Teigan

And so my girl-crush with Chrissy Teigan continues, and possibly heightens, to a near creepy type of adulation. Yesterday, she turned her hand to hosting the Billboard Music Awards with Ludicrous and amped it up by looking ridiculously hot in 5 amaaazing outfits. Continue reading

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How to Get Red Carpet Ready

Well, we’ve had quite the time of it on the RC, with Australian Television night of nights – The Logies, then the fabulous Met Ball in New York and yesterday, the BAFTA TV Awards in London. The Red Carpet certainly has had quite the global workout. So, what does it really take to get Red Carpet ready? Continue reading

Sephora Brands Showcase

Well, I had quite the time of it at Sephora’s Brands Showcase on Tuesday.  It was a lovely intimate affair, where one could just saunter casually, green juice in hand, from one brand to the next, learning about about their latest products.

Here are the ones that floated my boat: Continue reading

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The Spa at The Darling

With what could be another craazy week ahead in Sydney – Fashion Week and the like, or just life in this snappy paced city – it’s always good to know there is an oasis of calm right in the middle of it all.

Recently, I was chuffed to be invited to The Spa at The Darling – a very glamorous hotel in The Star Pyrmont for their renowned The Darling Signature Experience.azVW5Kz06n2_L4csZAo49akh8CSwuMA0adwa3Mdllf0,_urUZYbbKCzAF0i0wyDF29Q7J-J-k9dtSQ-fQ2GUc08

The Spa is a moody lit microcosm of complete serenity. It expands over the whole of the second floor, so take a wrong turn from the change-rooms and you could find yourself in someone else’s facial. To avoid such embarrassment, there is enough well-mannered staff to show you the way. Continue reading

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