Author Archives: Kristina Ioannou (Beauty Editor)

DDG DIY: The liquid liner credit card trick

DDG DIY: The liquid liner credit card trick

Try this liquid liner credit card trick Liquid liner is like the LBD of beauty; a surefire makeup staple. But if you haven’t yet mastered the perfect flick, today we’re teaching you a quick and easy fool-proof way to create the perfect cat eye silhouette without smudges or spills. YOU’LL NEED – Liquid liner penREAD ME>>

Spa-chic: How to be your own at-home facialist

Spa-chic: How to be your own at-home facialist

How to be your own at-home facialist I gotta confess something. I’m usually pretty OCD about my skin health, but the past few weeks I’ve been neglecting my mug in favour of being a total lazy pants. Each night, there’s nothing more I want than to sink into my sheets and not have to worryREAD ME>>

Real Girl Beauty: 5 minutes with Trophy Wife nail artist Chelsea Bagan

Real Girl Beauty: 5 minutes with Trophy Wife nail artist Chelsea Bagan

1. Can you chat a bit about your career as a nail artist? I started as a total hobbyist, I doubted myself for a long time that it could become anything too serious, but I threw my whole self into it and am so proud of where it has gotten to. We are just aboutREAD ME>>

Nail files: 8 unusual ways to use nail polish

Nail files: 8 unusual ways to use nail polish

Unusual ways to use nail polish If I were to count the amount of nail polishes sitting in the DDG office right now, I know I’d be here all night. And in all honesty, sometimes it pains to me to see some of my favourite lacquer potions dry up right before my very eyes, neverREAD ME>>

New & Noteworthy: 12 hot new beauty products to cater for everyone

New & Noteworthy: 12 hot new beauty products to cater for everyone

On our radar: New beauty products While everyone leaves the country for their usual mid-year jet-setting holiday (jealous), we get to meander with zillions of beauty newbies and share them with you all, so suck on that, vacationers! WANT MORE? Suss out these new beauty products This week, we’ve got some revived classics and the perfectREAD ME>>

Get the look: Ariana Grande

Get the look: Ariana Grande

Rocking a faux glow isn’t always easy, but Ariana Grande time and time again makes it looks effortless. The budding singer, and former Nickelodeon star, is making some serious waves in the music industry and turning more than a few heads. So today’s Get The Look post is dedicated to all things Ariana, because whoREAD ME>>

Nature’s best: 6 green DIY beauty recipes for glowing skin

Nature’s best: 6 green DIY beauty recipes for glowing skin

There’s a bit of a green revolution going on right now, and peeps are taking it pretty seriously. Green juices, green detox meal plans, green living … heck, even green Nike kicks are the ‘thing’ these days. The ‘going green’ manifesto has also extended to the beauty realm, with more than a few DIY beautyREAD ME>>

Beauty product smackdown: Chemical vs natural eye cream

Beauty product smackdown: Chemical vs natural eye cream

Each week the DDG office will be testing an all-natural beauty product against its chemical counterpart to see which is most effective. Today we’re reviewing AUM Firming Eye Cream from aumbeauty.com. Anti Age Organics, shortened to AUM, is a range of all-natural products specifically for helping the skin stand the test of time. Their firming eyeREAD ME>>

Travel scents: Destination-inspired fragrances to wear on your next vacay

Travel scents: Destination-inspired fragrances to wear on your next vacay

Destination-inspired fragrances for your next adventure Whether you’re jetting off overseas or hunkering down somewhere nearby for a relaxing staycation, it’s fair to say your holiday experience just won’t be the same without a signature scent. In fact, it would be sadly bland. Fragrance has the ability to instantly transport our heart and mind to timesREAD ME>>

Sneak peek: Get a load of the new MAC Simpsons Collection

Sneak peek: Get a load of the new MAC Simpsons Collection

The MAC Simpsons Collection looks seriously epic! I’ve always been a die hard Simpsons fan since forever. My entire childhood was spent watching Foxtel’s Saturday Simpson Special marathons and I’d vote Homer over Peter Griffin any day. So when MAC announced they were going to be stamping their latest collection with Marge Simpson’s face, I prettyREAD ME>>

That time that I discovered I wanted to be a Beauty Editor

That time that I discovered I wanted to be a Beauty Editor

Post brought to you by Dr Lewinn’s It’s a funny thing, trying to work out what you want to do for the rest of your life.  On the one hand, you’re faced with pressure from your parents and teachers who know what’s best for you (apparently so) and then on the other hand, you’re facedREAD ME>>

Hydration hit: How to find the best moisturiser for your skin type

Hydration hit: How to find the best moisturiser for your skin type

How to find the best moisturiser for your skin type Moisturiser is pretty much a no-brainer but the quest to finding the perfect one is not always an easy task since there seems to be more formulas coming out every day than there are selfies on Instagram. It’s enough to make your head spin! ButREAD ME>>

Hair happy: 5 easy Winter hairstyles for any kind of weather

Hair happy: 5 easy Winter hairstyles for any kind of weather

Easy Winter hairstyles for any weather condition Everyone craves hair that can withstand wind, rain, and humidity and since it’s around that time where those in the Southern Hemisphere are either braving the cold or heading off overseas to master the heat, we thought it only fair to create a tress-tactic guide for looks you canREAD ME>>

Real Girl Beauty: 5 minutes with makeup artist Anna Milczarczyk

Real Girl Beauty: 5 minutes with makeup artist Anna Milczarczyk

Meet Anna Milczarczyk, the super talented Australian makeup artist responsible for some of the most gorgeous beauty looks we’ve ever seen. Specialising in dewy, glowing skin and flawless makeup application, and creator of the photo that stole our beauty loving hearts (see here), there’s no doubt that Anna is a makeup messiah in the industryREAD ME>>

Insta-awesome: This NailSnaps app turns your Instagram pics into nail art!

Insta-awesome: This NailSnaps app turns your Instagram pics into nail art!

Introducing the NailSnaps app … the coolest thing since sliced bread Mani looking a little boring at the moment? Put a selfie on it. Like, seriously. With the release of the new NailSnaps app, you’ll be able to transform any of your Instagram photos into actual nail stickers. The revolutionary app allows nail art toREAD ME>>

New & Noteworthy: 14 ridiculously rad new beauty products

New & Noteworthy: 14 ridiculously rad new beauty products

There’s nothing like twisting off the lid on a new face cream that smells simply plush or sampling a lippie that works in perfect synergy with your skin tone. With that in mind, we’ve assembled 12 new-to-counter beauty prods that were too good to keep to ourselves. From a game-changing liquid liner, to an iconic limitedREAD ME>>

Pin it: 8 seriously clever ways to use bobby pins

Pin it: 8 seriously clever ways to use bobby pins

The bobby pin — so small, yet so genius. That’s right, those cheap-as-anything pins hiding in the bottom of your handbag are actually wunderprods when it comes to whipping up fabulous hairstyles and can save the day when a ‘do falls flat or loses its edge. Just like you can throw on a bold lipstick to pepREAD ME>>

Beauty product smackdown: Chemical vs natural face wipes

Beauty product smackdown: Chemical vs natural face wipes

Each week the DDG office will be testing an all-natural beauty product against its chemical counterpart to see which is most effective. Today we’re reviewing Yes To Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes which is said to help wipe away impurities like dirt, sweat or makeup with the benefits of cucumber and aloe vera, which soothe and condition theREAD ME>>

Beauty Editor’s letter: I’ve been mystified by Argentum’s La Potion Infinie!

Beauty Editor’s letter: I’ve been mystified by Argentum’s La Potion Infinie!

I am a total suck when it comes to exxy beauty products and luxurious packaging, so when the wondrous ARgENTUM La Potion Infinie graced my desk, I was pretty pumped. Y’see, since its recent inception, this has been a bit of a wunderprod in the beauty blogosphere. I’ve been reading rave review after review andREAD ME>>

DDG DIY: Caviar stripes nail art tutorial

DDG DIY: Caviar stripes nail art tutorial

Caviar beads, metallic silver stripes and pastel purple claws = the raddest mani ever! Today we school you on how to dress up your digits for the weekend with a semi futuristic style using the downright easiest nail art tutorial around. YOU’LL NEED – 1 nail polish for your base colour – A second nailREAD ME>>

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