Author Archives: Kristina Ioannou (Beauty Editor)

Real Girl Beauty: 5 minutes with makeup artist Mia Connor

Real Girl Beauty: 5 minutes with makeup artist Mia Connor

Queen of the smokey eye, Mia Connor is definitely making waves in the beauty world. One peek at her addictive Instagram page is a testament to this. Aside from working with some major brands, Mia has had her makeup mastery published in numerous magazines all over the world and has even released her own set ofREAD ME>>

New & Noteworthy: 13 luxe new beauty buys for the primping aficionado

New & Noteworthy: 13 luxe new beauty buys for the primping aficionado

Time to dig into these new beauty buys! It’s official, beauties, this week’s crop of newbies is seriously grawsome (Urban Dictionary describes this as a synergy between great and awesome)! We’ve got loads of luxe buys to suit every preference, and there’s even something for the lads. Time to get your shop on! Are you lovingREAD ME>>

Get the look: Iggy Azalea

Get the look: Iggy Azalea

“Who that, who that, I-G-G-Y, That do that, do that, I-I-G-G-Y” — if these lyrics have been circulating non-stop through your head since Iggy Azalea released her chart-topping song ‘Fancy’, then you’re not alone. That song has been blasting in the DDG office on repeat, in my car radio, pretty much everywhere I turn! But even moreREAD ME>>

Sheer beauty: 13 best sheer lipsticks that double as balms

Sheer beauty: 13 best sheer lipsticks that double as balms

Introducing the very best sheer lipsticks that double as balms I’ll always have a special place in my heart for tinted lip balms. It started in primary school when Lip Smackers were all the rage (Bubblegum being my fave), and continued on into high school when I was finally allowed to wear proper lippie — a glossyREAD 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>>

Match-maker: 10 super flattering eyeshadow and lipstick combinations

Match-maker: 10 super flattering eyeshadow and lipstick combinations

Fancy-up with these eyeshadow and lipstick combinations Ever discovered the most perfect lipstick only to realise you have no idea which eyeshadow to pair it with? You run the risk of going over the top with a shadow that’s too dramatic or selecting a colour that’s utterly mismatched. But don’t fret; experimenting with new makeup combinationsREAD ME>>

Beauty Editor’s letter: Three glorious days in the desert (aka Uluru)

Beauty Editor’s letter: Three glorious days in the desert (aka Uluru)

Let’s set the scene: a stretch of burnt orange sand peppered with bristly spinifex plants that seep endlessly into the horizon and a ginormous terracotta-tinged rock rising from the plains, lending itself to the already breathtaking landscape. Ayers Rock, peeps, Ayers Rock. I was recently given the incredible opportunity to go on an impromptu vacayREAD ME>>

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>>

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>>

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