5 Makeup Tips as We Age (Sigh)

Well, it’s happening isn’t it? Right before our now slightly vision impaired eyes – we are getting older. And daily we’re faced (pardon the pun) with a visage that is different to the one we had a decade ago. What we once could get away with – no foundation, a smidgen of lip-gloss, mascara and a devil- may-care attitude is now far from cute. We need more. A lot more. But certainly not too much. Au contraire. We want the right amount of makeup to feel and look like our cute selves again.

Keeping It Together

IMG_5399-300x300While perched on a roof-top bar, imbibing beverages with my lovely friend on a steamy Friday evening, I glanced at my dear companion and couldn’t help but to notice that she indeed had become quite the hot mess. Foundation was now just a grimy coating of sweat and muck, eye makeup – bleary; hardly a remnant of the blush I had meticulously applied on her some hours earlier – all-in-all: untidy. It wasn’t until I sauntered to the bathroom, that I realised, people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Continue reading

The Emmys 2015 Red Carpet Roundup

Let’s just say it out loud: The 67th Emmy Awards was all about The Strapless Dress. And why not? In scorching temps of 41-degrees (holy Moly hair and make-up) who would want to be caught out in a neck to floor Georgio Armani Prive sequined extravaganza? Yes, Jaimie Alexander, I’m talking to you. Swelter much? Continue reading

A Very Good Hair Day

Really, is there anything better than having a fantastic salon experience and getting the locks styled to their glamorous best? It is one of my favourite experiences in life. So, it was with a kick in my step, that I headed to Element Hair in Woollahra for an afternoon of hair pampering. Hello, heaven. Continue reading

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Makeup Bag Intervention: How-to Update Your Look

We can all slip into a rut with our make-up. Hello, don’t I know it. It’s so easy just to bang on the same thing we’ve been doing for years. Continue reading

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