Author Archives: Kristina Ioannou (Beauty Editor)

Magnificent mani: 11 new nail polishes to go buy now

Magnificent mani: 11 new nail polishes to go buy now

Looking for new mani looks to nail? Need a new talon fix? So totally over your boring French mani? You’re in good hands! WANT MORE? Check out these new nail polishes! From glitz ‘n’ glam top coats to fresh pastels and attention-grabbing hues, we’ve rounded up 11 of the latest lacquers to give you someREAD ME>>

5 of the best: Spring perfumes to spritz on in the sunshine

5 of the best: Spring perfumes to spritz on in the sunshine

Just as our moods vary from day to day (sometimes minute to minute!), so do fragrances for different seasons. In Summer, we want lightweight perfumes that remind us of beachscapes and sipping on virgin coconut milk. With Winter comes deep, dark olfactory tones while Autumn emanates warm, crisp aromas. And now that Spring is justREAD ME>>

Woke up like this: 9 of the best skincare products for a flawless face

Woke up like this: 9 of the best skincare products for a flawless face

I was recently vacaying in Italy (soz not soz) and noticed something seriously cool: my skin was starting to look JLO-at-the-VMAs awesome! Now, I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I honestly woke up one day, glanced in the mirror and marveled at the fact there was not one blemish on my visage,READ ME>>

Beauty essentials: The 13 best makeup products every gal should own

Beauty essentials: The 13 best makeup products every gal should own

Best makeup products every lass should own The perfect pair of heels or a well-fitted pair of jeans can pull together an outfit like magic, and the same principle can be applied to makeup. Thanks to a few essential prods, you can look amazing in the nick of time. WANT MORE? These really are theREAD ME>>

Sci-fi talons: Introducing MAC Nail Transformations

Sci-fi talons: Introducing MAC Nail Transformations

Introducing MAC Nail Transformations! Get excited to dip your tips in the latest polish technology by MAC! Celebrity manicurist Marian Newman has teamed up with MAC Cosmetics to launch Nail Transformations: nail art that’s all grown up with a scientific twist. This nail revolution allows you to make your own colour and texture with optionsREAD ME>>

Mane changeover: 9 seriously chic Spring hairstyle tutorials for the new season

Mane changeover: 9 seriously chic Spring hairstyle tutorials for the new season

While we’re stoked to be experiencing some kind of sunshine this Spring, we’re faced with the problem of what the hell to do with our hair, now that we can’t hide beneath beanies and hoods anymore. Dammit! WANT MORE? Check out these Spring hairstyle tutorials! But your new season hair awakening shouldn’t have to be suchREAD ME>>

Get the look: Paula Patton

Get the look: Paula Patton

While Robin Thicke hasn’t managed to blow us away with any of his releases since the infamous ‘Blurred Lines’, his ex, Paula Patton, has definitely been making an impression with her classic good looks and flawless makeup mastery. Here, her natural caramel skin tone is played up with loads of highlighting and a pop of pink blush, somethingREAD ME>>

5 of the best: Skincare boosters for a super glow

5 of the best: Skincare boosters for a super glow

Skincare boosters for serious results, seriously fast Sometimes your moisturiser just won’t cut it. Sometimes it needs a little push in the right direction, a helping hand if you will. That’s where boosters come in, the reigning champions of the skincare world that will help amp up your existing regimen. For those times where you wantREAD ME>>

Product smackdown: Chemical vs natural multi-purpose moisturiser

Product smackdown: Chemical vs natural multi-purpose moisturiser

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 Weleda Skin Food, a whole body cream for everyday care of dry and rough skin at any age. Find out what the office gals had to say below! KRISTINA (BEAUTY EDITOR)READ ME>>

DDG TV: How to fade acne scars the natural way

DDG TV: How to fade acne scars the natural way

How to fade acne scars naturally Those puberty blues and breakouts may be a thing of the past, but if they’ve “kindly” left you with a constant reminder of where they once were, it’s time to kick those pesky scars to the curb! And we aren’t talking about anything invasive or treatments that will break the bank.READ ME>>

DDG DIY: How to get rid of blackheads at home

DDG DIY: How to get rid of blackheads at home

How to get rid of blackheads in the comfort of your own crib Blackheads — the little bastards that never seem to go away, no matter how many pore strips I apply, no matter how obsessively I exfoliate my skin. It seems they’ve found a permanent home (my nose) and are refusing to vacate the premises.READ ME>>

Sweet treats: 6 of the best chocolate skincare prods for a healthy (fat-free!) glow

Sweet treats: 6 of the best chocolate skincare prods for a healthy (fat-free!) glow

6 of the best chocolate skincare prods Despite being bad for the hips, applying chocolate to the skin (or namely, cacao compounds) is actually the secret to a glowing visage. Heck yes! This delicious treat is chock full (see what I did there) of potent antioxidants and essential nutrients needed to promote radiant skin. How, youREAD ME>>

Get the look: Chrissy Teigen’s Dewy Skin

Get the look: Chrissy Teigen’s Dewy Skin

Chrissy Teigen, the hottie married to John Legend, is known for her beautifully dewy-fresh skin and natural yet breathtaking makeup. Today we’re walking you through how to recreate this bombshell babe’s red carpet look. 1. Start with your eye makeup first to avoid pigments falling onto your base.  Apply Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in No.23 Dark Sable (deep brown) onto the topREAD ME>>

Butter London Brick Lane Collection

Butter London Brick Lane Collection

    This just in! We are lo-vin’ the new Butter London Brick Lane Collection. Be transported to ultra-hip bustling London with these brand spankin’ new polish, lip, eye and cheek beauties. With shades inspired by exotic spices and bold street art, this collection begs for experimentation. Warm yo-self with the hot autumnal colours and radREAD ME>>

New & Noteworthy: 12 superhero new beauty products to kickstart the week

New & Noteworthy: 12 superhero new beauty products to kickstart the week

It’s no secret that I live for testing fresh lipstick shades, deliciously scented perfumes, glow-getting skincare potions, and top-of-the-line lengthening mascaras, and this week’s crop of newbies has been a total bombshell in all primping departments. Prepare yourself for some very exciting makeup launches, hair colour saviours and loads of other awesome anticipated beauty buys!READ ME>>

Product smackdown: Chemical vs natural eye liner

Product smackdown: Chemical vs natural eye liner

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 SCOUT Cosmetics Mineral Eye Liner Pencil which is said to glide on effortlessly to outline and define your eyes. Is it better than traditional liners? Find out what the office gals had to say below!READ ME>>

Spritz ‘n’ spray: How to make perfume last longer

Spritz ‘n’ spray: How to make perfume last longer

How to make perfume last longer As far as beauty splurges go, perfume is my ultimate indulgence. But there’s nothing I hate more than having the fragrance fade within an hour of spritzing it onto myself. Erm, money back please? Fortunately, there’s a few ways to make scent stick around longer and nope, it doesn’tREAD ME>>

Trending now: It’s time to embrace the bronze lipstick trend

Trending now: It’s time to embrace the bronze lipstick trend

Yep, the bronze lipstick trend is back! Bronze lipstick — not something you’d really consider dabbling with, right? But surprisingly, this unconventional lipstick shade is universally flattering, meaning it can work for almost any skin tone and looks totally babin’. We only need to look to Elizabeth Olsen and Emmy Rossum, who have reignited our loveREAD ME>>

Starry-eyed: 5 universally flattering eyeshadows every gal should own

Starry-eyed: 5 universally flattering eyeshadows every gal should own

The very best universally flattering eyeshadows Eyeshadows aren’t just pretty to look at, they’re also fab at playing up your eye colour and enhancing your star-gazers. With just one swipe of this powdery pigment, you can go from fun and flirty to sexy seductress. But if you’re always reaching for the same old charcoal blackREAD ME>>

Web want: Pigeon & Weasel Beer Bottle Diffusers

Web want: Pigeon & Weasel Beer Bottle Diffusers

With descriptions like ‘deliciously indulgent caramelised figs, enriched with spice, and drizzled with manuka honey’ and ‘a summery blend of creamy young coconut, and fresh kaffir lime’, it’s hard to ignore the mouth-watering scents of Pigeon & Weasel’s diffusers which will undoubtedly take your home life to the next (olfactory) level. It’s even more difficult toREAD ME>>

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