Author Archives: Kristina Ioannou (Beauty Editor)

New & Noteworthy: 18 pretty rad new beauty products

New & Noteworthy: 18 pretty rad new beauty products

Buying a new pair of shoes is always an interesting experience; you’re weary at first, unsure if the kicks will match all the outfits you have planned in your mind but suddenly there it is — absolute outfit synergy! Much can be said when you discover the perfect lipstick or find a skincare prod that clearsREAD ME>>

Get the look: Abigail Spencer

Get the look: Abigail Spencer

Abigail Spencer, aka Harvey Specter’s hot girlfriend in Suits, first grabbed my attention when I noticed how impeccably flawless her skin and blow-out seemed to look in every single episode. Sure, bae probably has a team of makeup artists and hair stylists on call, but I still think the lass is just downright molecularly blessed.READ ME>>

Beauty Jet-setter: The top essential primping products you need on your travels

Beauty Jet-setter: The top essential primping products you need on your travels

POST BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE BODY SHOP I’m what you call a serial globe-trotter, meaning I find it almost impossible to stay in one place for too long. The way I see it, those cocktails at sunset aren’t going to drink themselves in Mykonos, and who wouldn’t want to be coasting along in aREAD ME>>

Fuzz free: 5 ways to nail hair removal

Fuzz free: 5 ways to nail hair removal

Considering it’s now shorts season and soon to be swimsuit season, we’re all over the hair removal upkeep to get rid of unwanted fuzz and stubble. Shaving, waxing, lasering, epilating, tweezing — it’s a must. But we can’t say it’s an easy process, and more often than not, our de-fuzzing ventures can result in total havoc.READ ME>>

Makeup how-to: Pink out loud

Makeup how-to: Pink out loud

Spring emerges with a pop of sophisticated colour — skin is luminous with the kiss of bronze and berry cheeks, eyes are sophisticated with a vintage cat flick and lashings of mascara while lips steal the show with a burst of vibrant pink. Today’s makeup how-to shows you exactly how to emulate this flirty-fun vibe:READ ME>>

Amazing arches: How to match your eyebrows to your face shape

Amazing arches: How to match your eyebrows to your face shape

Eyebrows have the ability to complement and counteract your face shape and facial features, and because of this very reason, it pays to know which style suits you. In the great words of eyebrow artist Jazz Pampling, brows should frame your face, not be the prominent feature. If your brows enter a room before you do, theyREAD ME>>

Sunny superstars: 7 best gradual tanners for glow-tastic limbs

Sunny superstars: 7 best gradual tanners for glow-tastic limbs

We all know that if you’re not careful when applying fake tan, you can end up looking like a distant cousin of an Oompa Loompa — a nightmare for the more melanin-challenged among us. There is, however, one very notable exception to the fake bake rule: gradual tanner. The perfect option for commitment-phobes that wantREAD ME>>

Trend alert: The brick-red lip is back in for Spring!

Trend alert: The brick-red lip is back in for Spring!

I recently scored an amazing opportunity to sit front row at this year’s MSFW Designer Series, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that the berry-themed lip is back in for Spring. That’s right, beauties, all those burgundy tones we saw last year are making their way to a beauty counter near you, and IREAD ME>>

Fresh faced: How to Spring clean your skincare routine

Fresh faced: How to Spring clean your skincare routine

Congrats, ladies — you’ve made it through Winter’s harsh temps and are now ready to embrace the Spring sunshine. But as the weather changes, so too should your skincare regime. It’s time to banish rich moisturisers and thick lotions to the back of your beauty cabinet, and opt for stronger SPF, lighter serums and all-over brighteners.READ ME>>

Nail selfies: 10 of the best nail art snaps from Instagram this week

Nail selfies: 10 of the best nail art snaps from Instagram this week

Calling everyone who loves fabulous nail art but lacks the time or energy to pull it off these days. We’ve got the next best thing: Instagram nail selfies! We’ve been stalking the Insta stratosphere for some of the hawtest talon looks around, and have surfaced with 12 clever creations that will revive your love forREAD ME>>

6 of the best: Colour correcting hair products for botched dye jobs

6 of the best: Colour correcting hair products for botched dye jobs

These colour correcting hair products will save your mane from disaster! So you’ve decided to set up salon at home, and unwrapped the towel only to find that your hair colour looks totally different to the model’s on the box. Crap. Before you freak out, we’ve actually got a few handy prods that can helpREAD ME>>

Get the look: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Spring Racing Carnival edition)

Get the look: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Spring Racing Carnival edition)

Attention, ladies! Spring Racing Carnival is fast approaching and if you’re planning to head to any exciting trackside soirees, we’re here to make sure your beauty look goes the distance and remains paparazzi perfect all day. Take cue from the ever-amazing Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to keep you as a frontrunner in the beauty stakes. GET THE LOOK 1. Race dayREAD ME>>

New & Noteworthy: 15 best new beauty products worth forking out cash for

New & Noteworthy: 15 best new beauty products worth forking out cash for

It’s time to cast your eyes over a crop of fresh, sparkling and shiny best new beauty products that have just hit the shelves! Your must-have list includes everything from deliciously scented body scrubs to wicked-cool fragrances and face-perfectors that will give you modelesque skin in a flash. Browse through and get prepared to lookREAD ME>>

Get the look: How to create loose waves on long hair

Get the look: How to create loose waves on long hair

How to create loose waves on long hair If you’re growing your hair, the warmer months are the perfect time to embrace longer locks, which never go out of style. For long-haired beauties, this season is all about soft S-waves and loose layers (think Gisele Bundchen and Blake Lively). Below, celebrity stylist Dario Cotroneo, owner ofREAD ME>>

6 of the best: Superhero long-wearing foundations for airbrushed skin

6 of the best: Superhero long-wearing foundations for airbrushed skin

These long-wearing foundations go the extra mile To me, a long-wearing foundation is the best kind of voodoo. A resilient formula that can help me achieve the appearance of smooth, even, pore-less skin is right up my alley, but they don’t come by every day. It’s taken me years to actually find a foundation thatREAD ME>>

Eye spy: How to find the best eyeliner for your skin tone and eye colour

Eye spy: How to find the best eyeliner for your skin tone and eye colour

How to find the best eyeliner for your skin tone and eye colour When it comes to eye makeup, the possibilities are often limitless but there’s also a lot to consider. Does the liner match the colour of your eyes, your skin tone, and even your hair colour? Will it complement or detract from yourREAD ME>>

Get the look: Gypsy flapper waves

Get the look: Gypsy flapper waves

Behold … the modest braid has been reinvented, all thanks to Kevin Murphy and his Session.Stylists at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week’s designer series. Inspired by 1940s South European Gypsies, this is a timeless look that can be donned at your next fancy dress event or when you feel like channeling the gypsy-chic, flapper vibe. GET THE LOOKREAD ME>>

Saving face: 5 skin sins you need to avoid now!

Saving face: 5 skin sins you need to avoid now!

Here are the skin sins to avoid We’re all guilty of trying to cut corners here and there when it comes to skin prep, but is this doing more damage than it’s worth? Yes indeed it is. Here’s how to avoid the most common skin sins and save face: #1: THOU SHALT NOT SLEEP INREAD ME>>

DDG DIY: 3 simple ways to wake your eyes up … using food!

DDG DIY: 3 simple ways to wake your eyes up … using food!

Kitchen DIYs that don’t require any cooking skills are the best kind, amiright? Even better, pantry beauty hacks that require only one ingredient are heaven sent. Going the extra mile, foods that help give us the wide awake, replenished eyes we so desperately crave are ZE best! So on that note, here are three specialREAD ME>>

Finishing touch: Master your look with finishing hair products that last the distance

Finishing touch: Master your look with finishing hair products that last the distance

It’s always those little, last details that count and much can be said when it comes to styling your hair. Indeed, adding the finishing touch to a well-coiffed style is the cherry on top of the cake and will make you look nicely primped and polished. Better yet, you’ll be able to prevent your maneREAD ME>>

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