Author Archives: Kristina Ioannou (Beauty Editor)

Lusting after: Bobbi Brown Smokey Nudes collection

Lusting after: Bobbi Brown Smokey Nudes collection

If there was one makeup brand I’d happily marry, it would be Bobbi Brown. Their latest Smokey Nudes collection is, in a word, HAWT (and it’s just because of its muse, Kate Upton). Featuring a versatile eyeshadow palette that creates smokey eye looks that work for both day and night, paired with matte, sparkle and metallicREAD ME>>

DDG TV: Blood splatter Halloween nail art tutorial

DDG TV: Blood splatter Halloween nail art tutorial

Listen up, Halloween-loving peeps! If you haven’t yet got your costume sorted for the scariest day of the year, then perhaps this Halloween nail art tutorial will come in handy. Featuring a seriously eerie blood-splattered design (don’t worry, it’s fake!), it’s safe to say your friends and fam will be seriously spooked when they bearREAD ME>>

Beauty discussion: Are eyebrow rings a thing?

Beauty discussion: Are eyebrow rings a thing?

Brows have gone next level, and I’m not talking in an outgrow-your-arches-and-achieve-world-peace kind of way. First it was the one earring trend, and then braid and nail piercings decided to join the party and now Rodarte has made rows of eyebrow rings the new ‘thang’ for the season. Gulp. The look pays homage to the ’90s eyebrowREAD ME>>

Pout perfection: The 20 best lip balms of all time

Pout perfection: The 20 best lip balms of all time

Lip balm, a classic crowd-pleaser, an age-old beauty soul mate. There’s so many reasons why many a lass will remain forever faithful to these trusty tubes of goodness, namely because they make the pout feel soft and sumptuous, can be applied on-the-go, are small enough to stow away in the handbag, and can smell prettyREAD ME>>

Trackside radiance: 8 essential skincare products for a glowing complexion this Spring Racing season

Trackside radiance: 8 essential skincare products for a glowing complexion this Spring Racing season

Whether it’s Derby Day or Melbourne Cup, a day at the races is the ultimate beauty test. Skin needs to be well prepped in advance to ensure a glowing complexion and makeup that lasts from morning to evening. That’s why we’ve rounded up the top prods as recommended by skin experts, to keep you lookingREAD ME>>

Web want: Too Faced Smitten Kitten collection

Web want: Too Faced Smitten Kitten collection

There’s nothing I don’t love about the new Too Faced Smitten Kitten collection. The slew of vibrant, rich colours for lips and eyes have turned my world the right side up and I can’t stop swatching every single shade. Indeed, you’ll be smitten too over the four fresh shades of the best-selling Melted liquid lipsticksREAD ME>>

New & Noteworthy: 12 new beauty products to help prettify your Monday

New & Noteworthy: 12 new beauty products to help prettify your Monday

A new week, a new beauty haul post. This class of primping newborns is guaranteed to impress the socks off even the most discerning of beauty aficionados. From aromatic treasures to freakin’ awesome packaging and superhero ingredients that will totally change up your beauty game, it’s safe to say this gallery is about to make you go broke.READ ME>>

Beauty hype: Introducing Glossier by Emily Weiss

Beauty hype: Introducing Glossier by Emily Weiss

With its brand motto ‘skin first, makeup second, smile always’ you’re pretty much sold before you even begin to delve into the products themselves. Ladies, introducing Glossier: the brainchild of beauty guru Emily Weiss from one of my favourite blogs, Into The Gloss. I have looked up to this lass for eons, and not justREAD ME>>

DDG TV: Ariana Grande hair tutorial

DDG TV: Ariana Grande hair tutorial

While rumours circulate that Ariana Grande is a bit of a diva, we’ve been too preoccupied with her enviable tresses to really give a fug. The pint-sized starlet makes up for what she lacks in height in hair (and attitude), and one style she’s perpetually seen sporting is the preppy-chic one half-up high ponytail. Adorable, right?READ ME>>

Spook street: 10 of the best Halloween makeup tutorials on the interwebs

Spook street: 10 of the best Halloween makeup tutorials on the interwebs

Quite frankly, I think the most exciting part of Halloween, aside from carving out pumpkins and then throwing them until they smash (not actually sure if this is normal protocol, but it’s definitely on my bucket list), is sussing out other people’s themed get-ups. But if I’m going to be even more frank, it canREAD ME>>

Beauty Editor’s letter: Advanced Avenue Skincare HydraFacial review

Beauty Editor’s letter: Advanced Avenue Skincare HydraFacial review

INTRODUCTORY BEAUTY RANT My skin has been dyinggggg for a VIP treatment lately, so when I was offered a complimentary HydraFacial treatment at Advanced Avenue Skincare, I couldn’t have been more psyched. Thank you, work perks! Interestingly enough, I’ve actually been to the clinic a few times in the past, so I knew I wasREAD ME>>

Spooksville: 18 Halloween nail art designs for trick-or-treat enthusiasts

Spooksville: 18 Halloween nail art designs for trick-or-treat enthusiasts

Check out this Halloween nail art! Halloween costumes. Meh. Halloween nail art — now that’s what I’m talking about! Indeed, dressing up your digits for Spooksday is not only super creative, but loads of fun and you can get away with pretty much any design you want (blood stains, anyone?). WANT MORE? Check out this Halloween nail art!READ ME>>

Luxe to less: 13 SPF moisturisers for a sun-savvy base

Luxe to less: 13 SPF moisturisers for a sun-savvy base

When it comes to fighting wrinkles, sunscreen and hydrating moisturisers are the most potent weapons, so you’d be silly to skimp on these crucial steps. But because mornings can be tough, multiple face products don’t always make the cut. Enter: time-saving moisturisers with SPF and we’re ready to go! The merging of the two skincareREAD ME>>

Web want: Queen Beyonce nail decals

Web want: Queen Beyonce nail decals

Boring nails? Put a Yonce on it — quite literally. Yes indeedy, you can now whack Bey Bey onto your claws thanks to a set of flawless nail decals by talented artist Sara M Lyons for Emerging Thoughts. Each pack contains 42 decals, with 21 different designs including Jay Z’s mug, ‘Bow Down’ (bitches) andREAD ME>>

Wild & free: How to take care of curly hair

Wild & free: How to take care of curly hair

Curly-haired babes should know that taking care of those coiled tresses can be hard work. In fact, it often takes quite a few Holy Grail products to keep things in check and even then, the hair can look like a force field of frizz. But fear not, we’ve got all the advice you need to keep that fabulousREAD ME>>

New & Noteworthy: 12 beauty newbies deserving of your love

New & Noteworthy: 12 beauty newbies deserving of your love

In the lead up to the most busiest time of the year (Spring Racing Carnival, Christmas, your dog’s fifth birthday), this gorgeous slew of newbies will have you looking fresh and smelling just as good. There’s everything from multi-tasking base prods that give a whole new meaning to the word ‘flawless’, skincare gems that willREAD ME>>

How to: Victorian Gothic braid tutorial

How to: Victorian Gothic braid tutorial

Braids will always have a special place in our beauty-loving hearts, and this Victorian Gothic-inspired ‘do created at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week by Kevin Murphy and his team is no exception. The style poses a slight nod to the 40s in the shape of the hair, but the silhouette is very small and wispy, reflecting the elegant designsREAD ME>>

Spritz ‘n’ sip: How to match your fragrance to your cocktail

Spritz ‘n’ sip: How to match your fragrance to your cocktail

How to match your fragrance to your cocktail We all know about matching your perfume to the occasion or even your outfit, but how much more fun is it when you can match your eaux with your favourite cocktail? Your tipple of choice is about to get a whole lot more exciting, now that youREAD ME>>

Web want: Flash Tattoos

Web want: Flash Tattoos

Blame it on Beyonce. Ever since the megastar showed the world the beauty that is Flash Tattoos via Instagram, it seems we all can’t get enough, myself included. The temporary tattoos come in a range of tan-loving metallics and feature diamond and chevron shapes. They’re organic, non-toxic and last about six days and look seriously stellarREAD ME>>

Nude skin is in: 8 barely-there, no-makeup makeup essentials

Nude skin is in: 8 barely-there, no-makeup makeup essentials

We’re all about the no-makeup makeup look! We’ve all had those times where we’ve gone out in public makeup free and had someone comment on whether or not we’re ill. Douchebags. There’s nothing wrong with wearing no makeup, though; in fact, more power to ya — you let that natural beauty shine, girl! But for thoseREAD ME>>

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