Author Archives: Kristina Ioannou (Beauty Editor)

Claw colours: 14 of the best Summer nail polishes to go buy now

Claw colours: 14 of the best Summer nail polishes to go buy now

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 toREAD ME>>

5 of the best: Natural sunscreens

5 of the best: Natural sunscreens

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 areREAD ME>>

Skincare craze: 9 miracle-working beauty oils to get acquainted with

Skincare craze: 9 miracle-working beauty oils to get acquainted with

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 beautyREAD ME>>

Web want: Anthropologie lipstick holders

Web want: Anthropologie lipstick holders

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 prettyREAD ME>>

Strand saviours: 7 genius beauty hacks for the hair

Strand saviours: 7 genius beauty hacks for the hair

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 hairREAD ME>>

Mani talk: Flash tats … for your nails!

Mani talk: Flash tats … for your nails!

When we first heard of Flash Tattoos, our curiosity was definitely piqued. Celebrities, festival goers, Instagrammers, bloggers, even the little old lady next door were emblazoning themselves with these metallic body art designs, and to be fair, they looked kind of wicked. To add to the fun, there’s been a few daring divas uploading pics ofREAD ME>>

New & Noteworthy: 13 new skincare products to indulge in

New & Noteworthy: 13 new skincare products to indulge in

The flowers are blooming and the sun is shining, and though it may be hard to believe, the time has finally come to show some skin. But if you’ve been skimping on the cleansing and moisturising routine and wouldn’t even know what an eye serum or body lotion looked like if it approached you inREAD ME>>

Get the look: Shanina Shaik’s eyebrow tutorial

Get the look: Shanina Shaik’s eyebrow tutorial

It’s no secret that Shanina Shaik’s eyebrow game is strong and it’s no secret that we’re more than a little bit obsessed with her arches here at DDG. Which is why today we’re bringing you a quick eyebrow tutorial on how you can get this model babe’s amazing, filled-in furry caterpillars in a few swiftREAD ME>>

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>>

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