Essential Makeup Brushes – Real Techniques, Bobbi Brown, MAC…

For a really long time the only makeup brush I owned was a huge fluffly 140 MAC powder brush - which I hardly ever used because my face is tiny - and an excellent-until-washed domed Smashbox powder brush. I don’t know why it took my so long to develop my makeup brush collection, but I’m …

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Face Halo Make Up Remover Review

I’m a longtime fan of Australian beauty Youtuber Chloe Morello and watch her videos pretty regularly. She’s refreshingly casual for a Youtuber and her colloquial ‘Australianisms’ remind me of home; so she’s got a lot going for her in my book. So when she posted about her new venture, Face Halo, I was pretty keen …

My morning skincare routine

As with all my beauty routines, I find myself in a constant rotation of what product best serves my skin at any given time. In the positively freezing German winter my skin is dry AF and it can feel like no level of moisture will ever satiate my sad, thirsty skin. In the precious summer, …

How to Style Curly Hair

Curly hair. You either love it or hate it, but if you have it, I guarantee you’ve done both at some point in your life. It really is a blessing and a curse. As I child, all I wanted in life was to have straight blonde hair like the girls in my class. In my …

How to colour your hair purple

Sure, Kelly Osbourne did it first, but Nicole Richie really took it to the next level. What am I talking about? Lilac hair, of course! Richie the reality star, ex-party girl turned fashion designer and one of my all time favourite style icons took the plunge and embraced the pastel look earlier this year. Following …

Why everyone should wear sunscreen

Slip, slop, slap.  A message that has been drilled into Australians of my generation and younger since before we could say G'Day. In the harsh Australian sun, UV rays are at some of the most dangerous levels in the world.  Coupled with our general culture of being outside, spending hours languishing on the sand and …

How to get effortless, wavy hair

It's taken some trial and error, but I think I've finally worked out how to get the perfect curl using my straightening iron. It's the elusive at-home styling skill equivalent akin to a colourist achieving the perfect shade of blonde; many times you think you've got it, but often it's just not quite right. As …

My salon experience at Maison Tsumiki

It may seem counter intuitive, but to be best in hair this season, put down your brush. Trends in hair change with the season, just like fashion.  Where beautiful hair was once synonymous with luscious Victoria secret curls, the cut due-jour is more on the minimalistic side. Sure, Kate Moss has been rocking grunge hair …

The truth behind BB creams

BB creams, are they the real deal or a marketing ploy?  Not a new debate, but one that still raises its head amongst beauty media and forums alike. Appearing on the market in 2011 after finding particular success in Asian countries, BB Creams aka beauty balms or blemish balms offer a more streamlined beauty regime, …

My travel beauty essentials

Spontaneous, last minute flights, meeting new people and immersing yourself in a new culture.  Life is pretty peachy when you’re a jet setter. Flip the coin though, and the dark side of travelling can rear its ugly head.  I’m not talking about a running-with-the-bulls-incident-gone-wrong sort of dark side, but more of a how-on-earth-am-I-going-to-fit-all-this-in-my-suitcase kind of …