Author Archives: Kristina Ioannou (Beauty Editor)

Fringe enhancers: The epic guide to all things mascara tips, tricks and products

Fringe enhancers: The epic guide to all things mascara tips, tricks and products

HALL OF FAME: Mascara tips, tricks and products Mascara — the difference between looking as though you’ve had enough sleep and the quickest way to make your blinkers appear larger-than-life. Lash-lengtheners are indeed the best way to add some drama-rama to your fringe in the most flattering way possible, but it takes precision and skill to applyREAD ME>>

Face shapes: How to contour and highlight fair skin the right way

Face shapes: How to contour and highlight fair skin the right way

How to contour and highlight fair skin The art of contouring and highlighting is no easy feat, especially for pale-faced mavens like myself. Overdo it, and risk looking like Frankenstein. Under-do it, and risk looking — er — boring. Thankfully there’s a few useful techniques and plenty of prods that will help enhance your boneREAD ME>>

DDG DIY: Trophy Wife monochrome aztec nail art tutorial

DDG DIY: Trophy Wife monochrome aztec nail art tutorial

Aztec nail art tutorial for beginners Last week we teamed up with the very fabulous Chelsea from Trophy Wife Nail Art to bring you a hot-diggity-awesome nail art tutorial. Consider it mani decor for beginners! YOU’LL NEED: – Top coat & base coat – White polish (we used Kester Black in French White) – BlackREAD ME>>

Skincare salves: 5 quick fixes for your most annoying skin problems

Skincare salves: 5 quick fixes for your most annoying skin problems

How many times have you inspected your skin up close in the mirror and groaned inwardly? You desperately want to eliminate those enlarged pores and get rid of that sprinkling of pimples on your chin, not to mention somehow take control of your oily t-zone, but you just have no clue how to. In fact,READ ME>>

Vacay-ready tresses: Holiday hair tips for travellers

Vacay-ready tresses: Holiday hair tips for travellers

Sun, sand, sea … sounds like the perfect holiday to most, right? Not for your hair. Greater sun exposure, changes in humidity and not to mention the salt and chlorine from swimming can do some major damage to your locks. And while most of us never forget to jet off with a bottle of sunscreen,READ ME>>

Real Girl Beauty: 5 minutes with fashion blogger & stylist Jess Dempsey

Real Girl Beauty: 5 minutes with fashion blogger & stylist Jess Dempsey

You can’t help but love Aussie stylist and fashion guru Jess Dempsey, the brains behind renowned style blog What Would Karl Do. With a beautifully outgoing personality and a wardrobe that would put Anna Dello Russo to shame, we were fortunate enough to interview the enviable beauty about her fave primping prods and grooming routine. 1.READ ME>>

Get the look: Lena Dunham

Get the look: Lena Dunham

She’s an award-winning writer, director and actress, and an all-round awesome chick. Perhaps that’s why we’re so psyched to be featuring GIRLS star, Lena Dunham, in today’s makeup how-to, because if there’s one celeb who’s downright approachable and real, it’s her. Below, learn how to rock her anyone-can-do-it sultry smokey eye: 1. Start off with your eye makeup first, toREAD ME>>

New & Noteworthy: 15 of the best beauty new releases

New & Noteworthy: 15 of the best beauty new releases

If you could see how many new beauty products surge through the DDG office each week, you’d probably have a semi seizure. It can get seriously chaotic, and I’m surprised our postie hasn’t had a breakdown, given that he’s always lugging packages over to our HQ. But, hey, we’re not complaining and after all theREAD 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>>

DDG TV: How to create an easy smokey eye for almond eyes

DDG TV: How to create an easy smokey eye for almond eyes

Watch how to create an easy smokey eye for almond eyes Recently while at a beauty workshop, I got asked what the most complimenting and easiest way was to apply smokey eyeshadow on an almond eye shape. It was an interesting question and got me doing my research right away. It seems that there exists aREAD ME>>

Beauty Editor’s letter: Our date with Chelsea from Trophy Wife Nail Art

Beauty Editor’s letter: Our date with Chelsea from Trophy Wife Nail Art

Sure, there are a bajillion nail art Instagram pages around and loads of nail contraptions on the market, but nothing quite beats having your claws expertly transformed into works of art by talon pro Chelsea from Trophy Wife Nail Art. Chelsea has been responsible for creating next-level digit decor for the past four years andREAD ME>>

Here comes the sun: 14 all-time best bronzers for serious glow-getters

Here comes the sun: 14 all-time best bronzers for serious glow-getters

When it comes to sporting a year-long glow, it pays to be armed with the right bronzing compact and unfortunately that old, crumbly palette you’ve had for years just won’t cut it anymore. Indeed, swishing on a bit of fake bake across your mug is the best way to impart sunkissed radiance, contour your featuresREAD ME>>

5 of the best: 2-in-1 cheek and lip tints

5 of the best: 2-in-1 cheek and lip tints

Ever noticed how glowing and gorgeous a pregnant lady always seems to look, her skin subtly flushed with healthy radiance? It’s a beautiful sight, and one that’s decidedly flattering on the mama-to-be. But, if you’re not exactly with child, there’s another way to achieve that pretty, feminine glow. It’s called lip-and-cheek tints, ladies, and they’reREAD ME>>

Best beauty dupes: 5 Splurge vs save foundations

Best beauty dupes: 5 Splurge vs save foundations

Best beauty dupes: Foundation As much as we all love indulging in lavish, expensive makeup, sometimes we just can’t justify shelling out major $$$ over a bottle of our favourite goop. Yes, exxy beauty products do make some sort of a difference, but there’s loads of high-performance, low-cost beautifiers that work just as well. That’sREAD ME>>

The alchemist: 13 apothecary-inspired beauty products for laboratory nerds

The alchemist: 13 apothecary-inspired beauty products for laboratory nerds

I’m what some may call a beauty packaging aficionado, meaning there’s a slew of products on display in my bedroom and bathroom that I’ve purchased purely for the pretty exterior and have never actually used before. A bit weird, I know, but I just can’t bring myself to crack open the seal. Lately, I’ve taken aREAD ME>>

A-list tresses: 8 famous hair products the celebrities swear by

A-list tresses: 8 famous hair products the celebrities swear by

Craving that perfectly polished, lush, done-to-the-nines kind of hair seen on celebs? Time to quit admiring from afar — now anyone can achieve superstar hair thanks to this crop of A-lister hair prods the celebrities can’t live without. From cleansing shampoos that revive dead locks in a snap to leave-in treatments that smell completely delicious, it’sREAD ME>>

Launching soon: MAC x Rocky Horror Picture Show Fall 2014 Collection

Launching soon: MAC x Rocky Horror Picture Show Fall 2014 Collection

When we caught wind of the fact that MAC would soon be releasing a 21-piece assemblage completely dedicated to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, we couldn’t help but dust off our dancing shoes in excitement. Inspired by the theatrical makeup of the cast, namely Dr. Frank-N-Furter, the range will be dominated by intense cosmetic shades, bursts of glitter, fake lashes suitedREAD ME>>

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>>

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>>

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