#DDGfinderskeepers: Join DDG’s November photo competition and win!

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For the month of November we want to get your creative juices flowing with a fun Instagram treasure hunt competition. We've got 20 prompts which are open to interpretation by you guys and we want to see what you come up with. Every time you post one of these photos use the hashtag #DDGfinderskeepers so that we can see them as the month goes on and then once you've snapped all 20 pictures use the hashtag #DDGallthethings so that we know you've completed the challenge.

We'll be picking one winner at the end of the month who'll score an awesome box of beauty goodies as a prize, so get your thinking caps on and start picking out your filters now!

Here are the prompts you'll need (we'll be sharing them on Instagram each week in case you need a reminder as well!):

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You must post a photo for each prompt to be eligible for the big prize. The prize contents may vary form those pictured above.

Witches Brew cocktail recipe: Its happy hour at DDG | lifestyle feature recipes  pictures

Witches Brew cocktail recipe: It's happy hour at DDG

When I say that this cocktail is suited to anybody with a sweet tooth, I really mean that this one is for those of us living with lollyteeth on a near-permanent basis. I tried to keep the sweetness to a minimum with the mixers so that you're not instantly curling into the fetal position with stomach cramps, but really if you're not after a sweet drink then this one is not for you.

WANT MORE? If you liked the look of our Witches Brew cocktail recipe, then check out more cocktails here!

This witchy cocktail was inspired by magic potions and definitely needs to be adorned with lolly snakes at all times. We also upped the sugar facto by rimming the glass with pop rocks so you get those tingly pops in your mouth with every sip (which is very strange but also kinda fun!). Have a play around with flavours that work for you and enjoy the excuse to get silly on sugar like a child that is Halloween.

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WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Ice
  • Tequila
  • Capi grapefruit soda
  • Cranberry juice
  • Lolly snakes
  • Pop rocks

HOW YOU MAKE IT:

  1. Fill a chilled martini shaker with ice and add a shot of tequila.
  2. Add a cup of grapefruit soda and a quarter of a cup of cranberry juice.
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. To prepare your glass, start by crushing your pop rocks a little bit. The easiest way to do this is with two metal baking dishes. Put some baking paper at the bottom of one, cover in a layer of pop rocks, then cover that with another piece of baking paper and push down on it all with the other baking tray. They pop as they crush, so expect that!
  5. Moisten the edge of your glass (with a bit of fruit such as lime or strawberry if you have them) and then dip and roll the edge of your glass in the pop rocks.
  6. Pour your cocktail into the glass and adorn with lolly snakes.

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What are your thoughts on our Witches Brew cocktail recipe? Tell us in the comments below!

Web want: A customised photo wall from Poster Candy | home sweet home lifestyle feature daily want  pictures

Web want: A customised photo wall from Poster Candy

While my personal Instagram account is pretty much just littered with photos of my dog with the occasional family snap or funny bit of graffiti thrown into the mix, I am constantly in awe of those Insta-famous photographers who seem to effortlessly make even their morning cup of coffee look so cool it could have been styled by a whole team of professionals. If you like looking at the artistic beauty in your account — or even if it is just filled with all your favourite travel spots or drunken nights out with your friends — then you might be interested in turning your snaps into a poster that you can hang on the wall.

I just ordered one (like right this second!) to commemorate some of my favourite pictures of my models from Sizeable with the big plans of getting it framed and putting it up on the wall of my future office when we hit the big time (or having something beautiful to remember it by if we go bust!). The process is so easy to do (especially if you're getting the images from Instagram where they're already square) and is fairly customisable so you'll have the perfect number of pictures for your needs! I ordered a 50 cm x 70 cm poster in landscape with 48 images on it and a white background which cost me about $60 (plus postage).

SHOP IT: Poster Candy posters, $15 - $99, postercandy.com.au

What are your thoughts on these Poster Candy photo posters? Tell us in the comments below!

Roadtested: Mox flats | feature fashion daily  pictures

Each week it is our pleasure to send groups of DDG readers the latest and greatest goodies to try for themselves and share their experiences with the rest of the DDG community. If you want to be included, just make sure you sign up for our call outs each week and get involved with the site so we know you're as serious about all things DDG as we are!

This week on the trialling block ... Mox flats

FEATURED REVIEW

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My name is ... Maria Harvey

And I have/am ... Well as I am testing shoes, not any skincare or make-up, I can tell you I am a shoe-a-holic with 90 pairs last count! When I design an outfit I start at the feet and work my way up!

I just tested ... Mox Shoes

Here's what I thought ...

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"Well how lucky was I being picked as part of the Mox shoes trial team!

I am a self confessed shoe addict (90 last count!) with plastic/rubber shoes being right up there as a fave!
Now I was a bit confused by the colour names, they weren't totally clear, but the customer service from Moxie was so good that I have a black pair on the way as the navy was not quite me. So 10/10 for customer service straight up!

The style is funky and they mould straight to your foot. We're big time boaties, so for me, they're the perfect fit for jumping in and out of boats. No biggy if they get wet! So that was a bonus!

I loved teaming them with rolled up jeans, and wore them with a flirty frilly beach dress and they still looked cool! I stand up paddle board so I gave them a whirl out in the water — because I could — and they were actually quite good for helping with grip on my board — and I felt a bit spesh having such pretties on my feet while out on the river!

I loved them — they're cool, they're funky, they're fun and I can't wait for them to expand their designs into thongs and sandals! They're on the right track!"

Would you buy it? Definitely

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My name is ... Meagan Sharman

And I have/am ... Avowed sneaker lover

I just tested ... Mox shoes

Here's what I thought ...

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"When I first received the Mox shoes in the mail I was so excited to see them not in a box but in a lovely string bag (hello, tomatoes at the supermarket). My second impression was how light and lovely they are to wear, not to mention how gorgeous they look on. Like all new shoes they took a while to wear in but after wearing them for about a day and a half they were quite comfortable. I can only imagine they'll become even more comfortable the longer I wear them.

Also, my feet didn't slip and slide in them. The shoes are breathable and really set off anything you would like to wear with them. The smell is okay, the plastic smell isn't terrific but didn't seem to last that long, how cool is it that they can be worn in water, out on the street and to the beach!! All in all I really liked them and think I will get a lot of wear out of them during the summer months."

Would you buy it? Definitely

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My name is ... Joanne Cardamone

And I have/am ... Mother of one, working hard at creating quality in Vocational Education

I just tested ... Mox shoes

Here's what I thought...

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"Ok, seriously THESE ARE THE BEST GOOD LOOKING COMFORTABLE SHOES!!!! No joke!!! Roadtested: Mox flats | feature fashion daily  pictures

When I first saw them as I opened my package, my first thought were, hmmm rubbery plastic looking shoes, these may not be comfortable and will make my feet sweat. They arrived in their own Mox string bag, perfect for Summer so that if you go to the beach you can hang them out to dry. Mox are made from 100% man made rubber.

When I first put them on to check if they were the right size and fit, I was truly amazed. These shoes really mould to your feet and have quite a bit of give in them. The basket weave pattern design on it really is quite soft on my feet and looks so nice. They don't pinch no matter how much I move my feet. So I thought perhaps then I don't need to wear them in. Now to trial them around town!!!

The first time I wore them was to take my daughter to her swimming lessons. These were so comfortable to walk in and being waterproof, even better for this outing. I found that they were perfect around the pool, they grip really well to the floor.

Next outing, a nice walk up the street, a test for comfort on a street walk. It was a warm day taking these Mox shoes out for a walk. I thought that these being so flat, they may not be comfortable after a long walk. I walked for one hour solid and briskly, these shoes were made for walkin'!!! There is no terrible wear underneath as I thought it could have been being quite thin on the sole, my feet were comfortable even though there is no "cushioning" but the softness of the rubber does the job. My feet didn't sweat either as the weave design allowed airflow through. I was also surprised that even though there were so many 'holes' in the design I might cop some street debris and dirt in my shoes, but I found that I got very minimal dirt, this was a definite wow!!!

The last challenge — off road!! I often take my daughter to the park, this means sand, lots of dirt, bark, uneven surfaces etc. This was a test to see how durable and comfortable these shoes would be. Seriously, I am truly amazed. I thought my feet might hurt as you can pretty much feel most things as you are walking, but even going over bark and dirt areas, my feet were comfortable like the rubber sole even though is quite thin in comparison to other shoes, really does cushion (although I probably wouldn't want to go over rocky surfaces). I did get some dirt and small sticks going into the shoe but it was very minimal, with a quick taking them off and shaking them and dusting off my feet, they are ready to go again. They really do cope with different surfaces.

Thank you so much DDG for letting me trial these shoes, they are now one of my favourites, I will definitely be looking at getting another few colours in the range (as there are currently 12 different colours from moxonline.com.au )"

Would you buy it? Definitely

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My name is ... Natalie

And I have/am ... I have size narrow feet

I just tested ... Mox shoes

Here's what I thought...

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"Light and comfy. Feels like I'm not wearing a shoe. Due to the design your foot gets air, which makes them good for hot days. I can dress them up or down. I LOVE them and will be buying another colour. I highly recommend them."

Would you buy it? Definitely

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My name is ... Kelly Arthur

And I have/am ... Work in an office, swim train and go to the beach when I can!

I just tested ... Mox shoes

Here's what I thought ...

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"I've worn these shoes to work, shopping, swimming, training and am taking them to the beach this week!

I got the platinum colour (silver) and they came in a cute black string bag.

The size was good and they're comfortable, but they cut into me a bit across the top of my foot near my big toe. I've been told I can warm them in the sun or with a hairdryer and stretch them a bit so I'll try that.

Overall a very cute and comfy shoe — I need to get more colours!"

Would you buy it? Probably

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Have you tried Mox shoes before? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!

 

Beauty discussion: The bleached brow trend | feature beauty trends 2 beauty 2  pictures

First we're told to grow our brows out, pencil them in, tattoo them, even add brow extensions! Now, we're being told to bleach them for a barely-there effect. What the fug? I mean, since when did shunning eyebrows classify as a beauty statement? Has no one seen the celebrities without eyebrows Tumblr page?

The bleached brow-pocalypse trend received widespread attention after Miley Cyrus posted about it on Insta, Katy Perry erased her brows entirely for her latest music video and the famed Kendall Jenner walked down the Marc Jacobs' runway show looking like an alien with just a hint of arch showing. Now it seems the anti-eyebrow movement is being supported by beauty bloggers, makeup artists and the odd IGer globally.

Which raises the question: is this something the everyday gal would try? I mean, dear readers, are you willing to forgo your arches just coz?

Image courtesy of NARS

Tell me what you think in the comments below!

Bargain buys: 10 chic saves under $50 | hot 10 galleries feature fashion daily  pictures

Unless you have a strategically planted money tree in your backyard, the season of giving can really take a lot out of you (and by you I mean your bank account). With gifts for family, friends and pets (I can't say no to a dog bow tie) what's left for ourselves? *dramatic violin music plays softly in the background*

Want more savvy saves? Click here!

The thrill of shopping for someone else is always great but I know I'm not the only one who ends up shopping for myself, so to keep those spending urges at bay check out these snazzy saves under 50 bucks. This week's bargain buys feature an OTT statement necklace and the chicest French inspired iPhone case. Save don't spend, and browse the buys now!



Image courtesy of Dasha Gold

Which bargain buys do you dig? Tell us in the comments below!

DDG TV: Alexa Chung makeup tutorial ... starring Alexa Chung! | how tos feature ddg tv beauty tips beauty 2 beauty 2  pictures

Alexa Chung is the queen of day-date makeup while Lisa Eldridge is the corresponding queen of anything-awesome makeup. Pair these two talented gals together and we have ourselves the perfect beauty tutorial! Below, learn how to achieve Alexa's look (yup, she actually stars in the video!), which is an ode to the ever-modern cat eye and was inspired by Jane Birkin. It's an effortless and easy look to wear and one that anyone can master at home. Give it a try!

Tutorial courtesy of Lisa Eldridge

Love this Alexa Chung makeup tutorial? Tell us in the comments below!

Claw colours: 14 of the best Summer nail polishes to go buy now | nail it feature beauty 2  pictures

Now that the sun is out, it's time to ditch the deep, mysterious plums and bewitching emerald polish hues in favour of vibrant, bubbly lacquer shades that will get you in the mood for any Summer soiree that's thrown your way.

From sunny citruses, to beachy corals and all-around brights, there's a fun colour to match all of your pretty sundresses and strappy sandals.



Image courtesy of Kester Black

Which of these best Summer nail polishes will you be buying for the sunny season? Tell us in the comments below!

What we wear: Midi skirts and slides | what we wear what to wear fashion daily feature fashion daily casual friday  pictures

I used to consider wearing skirts to work as having a really low comfort factor — that is, until I met the knit skirt. As stretchy as it is forgiving, this little number is like being pants-free 9-5 without having an emergency meeting with HR. Draping a leather jacket does nothing to hinder the comfort factor and adds a nice bit of tailoring. See the rest of the look here ...

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I've layered up a bundle of gold goodness courtesy of Nasty Gal. I was wearing an awesome choker from Lovisa but I accidentally broke it that morning *sad face*. Shop my layered necklaces here, here and here.

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Lovin' these snazzy specs from Cheap Monday, the minimalist design with a subtle cat eye and tortoise print makes them super versatile.

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Outfit breakdown: skirt and top from Boohoo (love a bargain!), leather jacket from All Saints (also love a splurge) and slides are Sol Sana.

What do you think of this week's what we wear post? Tell us in the comments below!

Top shelf: 3 styling tips for tall women | feature fashion daily curvy  pictures

Top shelf: 3 styling tips for tall women

I'll admit that being too tall has never been an issue for me (I'm generally short enough that I can easily walk under cupboards that most people hit their heads on) but I do have a few friends who somehow manage to complain about being too tall. Now I'm not going to minimise their struggle or anything — because every body shape and size comes with its own unique challenges that we can never understand unless we experience it — but the biggest issues that face our tall sisters generally relate to fit (why does nobody make jeans that go all the way to my ankles?) or just being compared to their shorter friends and not wanting to look like they're standing on a box in every single picture!

Rather than trying to minimise or hide any of your extra-long features, we want you to embrace these three styling tips and really own your height.

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Play with bold prints and colours

All of us shorties are constantly told that you need to stick to a neutral colour palette in order to appear taller because bold prints and colours can swamp your frame and not only make you appear shorter but kinda makes it look like you're playing dress up with your mum's clothes. For tall sisters the opposite is true. Your extra height means you're far less likely to be swamped by any look, so give big, bold patterns a try or inject lots of bright colours into your wardrobe. This also works with loose silhouettes (there's a reason models are generally super tall!) like the above trapeze dress which would look like a walking tent on a short girl but on a tall lady looks super luxurious.

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Embrace the midi skirt trend

While maxi dresses would seem to be the obvious choice for tall ladies (because of the extra fabric at the bottom) we implore you to get into the whole midi skirt trend. Maxi skirts and dresses tend to make you look extra long because the single column has a tree trunk effect, but with midi skirts your silhouette is broken up, which is far more flattering and also gives you a chance to show off your lovely pins without getting inappropriate. The loose A-line designs also help to add shape to your figure if you're very slim and willowy.

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Don't be afraid of heels

There seems to be this misconception among tall ladies that they can't wear heels because then they'll look too tall, but we say that if you want to wear them then go for it! Think of it this way: towering over people has never made supermodels resort to just wearing flats, so embrace your height and then kick it up a notch. We do recommend that whether you go for heels or flats that you make your shoes a little bit fancy. People will see your height and will automatically look down at your feet to see if you're wearing heels (it's just an instant reaction!) so you may as well give them something to look at!

Images courtesy of Maura M, Dasha Gold and Daggi Str.

What are some of your styling tips for tall women? Tell us in the comments below!

5 of the best: Natural sunscreens | skincare make your mug glow galleries feature beauty 2  pictures

Sunscreen should be a mandatory beauty prod in your grooming loot for the obvious reasons — to protect against sunburn and scary melanomas — but it can be a bit of a whirlwind trying to figure out which sunscreen is best for you. I personally like to use natural sunscreen options, as I find these are more gentle on the skin and blend easier.

As a guide, physical sunscreens contain either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide which reflect or scatter UV rays, while chemical sunscreens absorb the UV rays before they can do damage. The reason I like to choose physical SPF options, is because I often find chemical blockers can irritate the skin and pose more of a risk of absorbing into the bloodstream.

If you're opting for a more natural sun protection option this Summer, below check out five of my current faves that will slip slop slapping a'plenty.



Image courtesy of dollarphotoclub.com

Have you tried using natural sunscreens before? Tell us in the comments below!

Eat this: Spaghetti and Eggplant Balls recipe from Veggie Zest | lifestyle feature recipes  pictures

Eat this: Spaghetti and Eggplant Balls recipe from Veggie Zest

I'm a bit obsessive when it comes to my spaghetti. While I try to mix it up a bit, I do tend to have either bolognese or meatballs at least once a week. No-carb diets? Not in my house! But the thing is that I'm actually not that big on mince. I need to get my boyfriend to get the cooking started every time because I can't stand the smell of mince when it is in the "just started cooking" phase and in general I think that I don't want to eat too much anonymous meat, so I've been looking for similar but different alternatives for a while now.

WANT MORE? If you liked the look of this Spaghetti and Eggplant Balls recipe, then check out more from Veggie Zest here.

This Spaghetti and Eggplant Balls recipe from Veggie Zest is pretty much the well-duh alternative I've been hunting for. In general, two of the best vegetables to replace meat with are mushrooms and eggplant, so making meatless meatballs out of eggplant is a bit of a no-brainer that I probably should have thought of earlier. I love that these balls are baked instead of fried and also that they have the delicious crunchy breadcrumb coating. I absolutely can't wait to try this one out!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

For the eggplant balls

  • 1 large eggplant, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • salt

For the sauce

  • 4 medium fresh tomatoes, pureed
  • 1 red bell pepper, roasted, skin removed and pureed
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 2 dried red chili, chopped (optional)
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt

Head on over to veggiezest.com for the full instructions and more delicious vegetarian recipes.

What are your thoughts on this delicious Spaghetti and Eggplant Balls recipe? Tell us in the comments below!

Puppy party: 7 of our favourite dog costumes | pets and kids home sweet home lifestyle galleries feature  pictures

Puppy party: 7 of our favourite dog costumes

So Halloween might be a little bit too close to really make the most of these costumes, but if you're being honest, it's not like you're taking your dog to any Halloween parties anyway. I'm not going to lie, the closest I've gotten to getting a costume for Dexter is the turtleneck jumper that he wears when we shave all his hair off prematurely and he starts to shiver on his morning walks, but that doesn't mean I haven't thought about it.

WANT MORE? If you are loving these dog costumes, then check out more pet stuff here.

I personally think that if you're going to be the kind of [awesome] person who dresses their dog up in a costume then you have to match the dog's looks and personality to the costume. This website Costume Crazy has done that perfectly (just look at the triceratops!) and got me thinking about what I can dress my little Dexter up as. I'm thinking that now that he's shaved we'll have to go with Falkor the luck dragon from The Neverending Story — with a little Bastian riding his back. Okay, I need to make this happen. Like, right now!



Image courtesy of Costume Craze

Which of these dog costumes was your favourite? Tell us in the comments below!

Skincare craze: 9 miracle working beauty oils to get acquainted with | skincare make your mug glow galleries feature beauty 2  pictures

Beauty oils have blown up in a big way in recent years, gaining cult status for harnessing major beauty bonuses. Indeed, it seems like everything you can press some oil out of has become liquid gold for your skin.

But if you're unsure which oil you should be reaching for, or what exactly these antioxidant-rich beauty elixirs actually do, below we school you on 9 miracle-working potions that should be your top shelf priority when it comes to grooming your body's largest organ.



Image courtesy of African Botanics

Do you use beauty oils in your skincare routine? Tell us in the comments below!

Take it from the experts: 6 top tips from fitness professionals | home sweet home lifestyle galleries feature  pictures

Take it from the experts: 6 top tips from fitness professionals

The recurring theme in all of these exercise posts that I've been doing seems to be the fact that I am a generally unfit person who likes to exercise when I'm actually at the class but getting me to go to classes regularly is a whole other matter. In the back of my mind I think I'd like to be a fit person but to get to that level I need to learn to resist the siren song of my couch.

WANT MORE? If you liked our top tips from fitness professionals, then check out more of our exercise posts here.

So to try to inspire me to get moving with more frequency and to start working my way up to being the type of person who posts fitspirational photos to Instagram (because if you're not 'gramming it then it's not happening!) I enlisted 6 fitness professionals to get their top tips for living a healthier, more active lifestyle.



Image courtesy of Dollar Photo

Which of these top tips from fitness professionals resonated with you? Tell us about your fave (or your own bit of advice!) in the comments below!

On the fringe trend: 3 ways to shimmy and shake this season | what to wear fashion daily night owl feature fashion daily casual friday  pictures

Not unlike the pom pom to the beanie, the fringing to a garment or accessory is just plain fun. Whether you prefer the mellowed out fringing of a kimono or prefer a tailored taupe jacket — embrace your inner cowboy!

Wine and Dine: Whether you're sharing a beverage with your bestie or it's date night but you want to keep it a polished x relaxed hybrid, this ensemble is your saviour. The slouchy white knit brings out the wash of these awesome jeans, while the patchwork and fringe detail create some interest. Finish with mules for badass fashion status.

SHOP IT: Chic Wish Contrast Deep V-Neck Sweater in White, $38.90, chicwish.comWitchery Lana Fringe Bag in Black, $349.95, witchery.com.au, Junya Watanabe Comme Des Garcons Patchwork Ripped Jeans, $1035.00, farfetch.comNineties by RMK in Black Leather, $139.95, theiconic.com.au

Saturday Shopping: For some casual fringing action, go down the hippie path and throw on a kimono. Pastels and prints are trending high and so are longer length designs. This look is great for lazy stylers hitting the shops or heading to brunch, just sub in the heels for white Cons!

SHOP IT: Sportsgirl T Back Tank in White, $29.95, sportsgirl.com.au, Sportsgirl Embroidered Dream Catcher Kimono in White, $79.95, sportsgirl.com.au, Bardot Jordan Jean in Light Vint, $127, bardot.com.au, River Island Light Blue Contrast Toe Cap Point Court Shoes, $100.00, riverisland.com.au 

Ladies Night: Beige and black make for one dynamic duo. For your next weekend rendezvous team your leather pant and black crop knit with a beige/taupe fringe jacket. It'll add a splash of sass while still complementing the look!

SHOP IT: Topshop Suede Feel Fringe Jacket by Rare in Taupe, GBP39.00, topshop.comNew Look Black Long Sleeve Rib in Black, $33.00, newlook.comTopshop Leather-Look Seam Detail Joggers in Black, GBP38.00, topshop.comPixie Market Street Platform Slip On Shoes, $55.00, pixiemarket.com

Images & outfit inspiration courtesy of Tina Astra, Cara McLeay & Konstantina Tzagaraki

For more outfit ideas click here!

What do you think of the fringe trend? Tell us in the comments below!

Web want: Anthropologie lipstick holders | feature beauty trends 2 beauty news beauty 2  pictures

If you're anything like me and cosmetic clutter is the very bane of your existence (sorry, bathroom basin), then these decidedly chic brass lipstick holders from Anthropologie are basically your answer to world peace.

Rather than cram all of your favourite lipsticks into the one makeup box, or in my case, scatter them across pretty much every corner of the house, stash your bullets in these displays for better organisation and a touch of vintage appeal.

SHOP IT:

1. Tiered Vestige Cosmetics Holder, $38, anthropologie.com, 2. Round Vestige Lipstick Holder, $28, anthropologie.com

Do these lipstick holders tickle your fancy? Tell us in the comments below!

Strand saviours: 7 genius beauty hacks for the hair | hair styles beauty 2 galleries feature beauty tips beauty 2 beauty 2  pictures

The very best beauty hacks for the hair

When it comes to beauty, we've all got more than a few tricks up our sleeve. And when it comes to maintaining shampoo-ad-worthy hair, well, those tricks are always very welcome.

To ensure your mane game remains unscathed, we've sought out 9 top beauty hacks for the hair that are time-saving and as clever as can be. Flyaways and frizzy strands, begone!



Image courtesy of Redken

Got any beauty hacks for the hair to add? Tell us in the comments below!

The choker necklace: 15 neck nuzzling pieces to befriend this season | galleries feature fashion daily  pictures

I get so nostalgic around a choker I just want to throw on my bubble backpack and settle into some Daria. I have photos of when I was about eight rocking an elastic choker, long sleeve top with fringing and vintage wash jeans with embroidery (Gwen Stefani, eat your heart out). I hope I'm not the only one who went kicking and screaming as the choker took a backseat in the 2000s. But now it's back and there's a style for everyone.

Want more new season trends? Click here.

For die hard 90s revivalists, you have the buffet of velvet, gothic cross and elastic-fantastic pieces to go nuts with. If you prefer a polished or glam look then there are plenty of crystal, rose gold and glitzy pieces to don. And finally, for the minimalists there's simplistic fine necklaces and pearl detailing to take your pick from. Personally, I'm all for layering up my neck to the point where I may need something to support it post-trend (Rihanna knows what I'm talking about). So, embrace your inner 90s chic, because at some stage we all wanted to be Sabrina the Teenage Witch.



Image courtesy of Free People

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Eat your TV: 12 TV-inspired recipes

There's no denying that I'm a bonafide TV fanatic. I've got the squarest eyes going around and my couch is so accustomed to my presence that there's a dip in it from where I sit. While some people are probably quite saddened by the fact that I spend the majority of my free time in front of the TV, I personally just love it so much that I couldn't give a damn what they think. There is no limit to my TV-loving madness. I go for wildly popular dramas like Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones and their far less popular (and okay, sometimes kinda crap!) counterparts like Once Upon A Time or Reign. I also watch heaps of comedy (Oh, how I mourn 30 Rock!) and have loved cartoons ever since the days when they were made for me (in fact, I've been going a bit of an Animaniacs binge lately).

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I'm the type of person who gets involved in pretty much any TV show after about 30 seconds (and can tell you exactly what's going on somehow — it's a gift!). Just give me a remote and a comfy couch and I'm one happy camper. These recipes are inspired by some of my favourite TV shows and if you're into the idea of matching your food to your viewing fare then you can't go past these gems.



Image courtesy of Bakers Royale

Do you have any favourite TV-inspired recipes? Or a good idea that relates to your favourite show? Share it with us in the comments below!

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