Strapless dresses: Step into these knockout frocks!

By (DDG$: 5320) , on 26.02.14 3 comments

Strapless dresses: Step into these knockout frocks! | hot 10 galleries feature fashion daily  pictures

From cocktail parties, to after dinner drinks, weddings, and everything in-between ... Strapless dresses are so-hot-right-now!

The strapless dress gets reinvented every decade into another incredible design, whether it's the 1950s prom style, 1960s delicate lace, 1980s bold floral with a full skirt or the minimalist 1990s. There is definitely a strapless dress for every soul, shape and size and it's all we're seeing sashay down the runways at the moment.

You can grunge up your minimal black strapless with a leather jacket or a sheer spot blouse over the top, or opt for a floral full skirt and some seriously colourful pumps to take it to the next level. With a buffet of dresses, as Craig David would say, 'What's your flavourrrr?'



Image courtesy of louisvuitton.com.au

Which strapless dress do you adore? Tell us in the comments below!

Beauty recipe: Make your own DIY acne serum a la Queen Coco | skincare make your mug glow how tos feature beauty tips beauty 2 beauty 2  pictures

The queen of holistic health and beauty — Teisha Lowry — has been kind enough to share one of her favourite all-natural acne serum treatments today, the perfect skin pick-me-up for any lacklustre complexion. Here's what she had to say:

"Treating acne naturally can be challenging, but what most people don't realise is that acne, pimples and blemishes are a hormonal imbalance inside your body, not your skin going all crazy because it's trying to peeve you off. Many people, especially teenagers or young adults, treat acne and pimples with harsh cleansers and prescription medication, but the side effects of these treatments is a little scary. If you are suffering from acne, you need more than just a pill and some antibiotic creams.

Acne needs a much gentler approach when treating it topically. Gels, serums or tonics are a great treatment for that ... but one of the most overlooked medicinal oils is Tea Tree. This oil is native to Australia and has some astronomical healing powers — especially for acne sufferers, because its antimicrobial and antifungal properties clean, speed up and draw out the infection. It also smells refreshing. When you combine Tea Tree and Coconut Oil (at the correct ratio) it produces a serum, which makes the oil feel lighter on the skin. You'll notice the redness reduce straight away as the antiseptic properties go to work immediately and evenly. Your skin will also feel really cool and less irritated! Here’s a great little treatment I use on my friends and family for when they have some unwanted blemishes." 

YOU'LL NEED

- Indah Virgin Coconut Oil

- Organic, premium grade Tea Tree oil

DIRECTIONS 

- Mix 6 drops of Tea Tree oil to 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil. If you feel it stinging too much, take the drops back to 5 or 4, as you don't want to irritate the skin. If your Coconut Oil is solid, you can warm the jar in a bowl of hot water – do not microwave! Stir in really well until you can see it go super clear or the consistency looks thinner.

- Apply to face before bed and let it absorb into your skin overnight.

- Rinse with warm water in the morning.

Behold ... soothed, healed, glowy skin!

Tutorial courtesy of Queen Coco aka Teisha Lowry

Are you going to try out this DIY acne serum? Tell us in the comments below!

Mane event: 11 new hair products you need now | hair styles beauty 2 galleries feature beauty 2  pictures

New hair products to add to your beauty shelf

There's a surplus of flashy follicle enhancers that have been hitting the shelves lately, so we've decided to throw some of our all-time favourites into one big gallery for your viewing pleasure.

If you're looking to tame a wayward mane, we've got the perfect leave-in lotion for that. In split-end central? There's a magical serum that will deep-condition war-torn tresses. And how about that colour fade? Don't fret, we've found the perfect treatment to refresh your dye job almost instantly.

WANT MORE? Have a gander at these new hair products, too!

It's time to fill that empty space on your hair care shelf with new products that actually work with one or more these super stylin' hair weapons.



Which of these new hair products will you be adding to cart? Tell us in the comments below!

Eat this: Cauliflower Mac and Cheese recipe from Love & Lemons | lifestyle featured hp main recipes  pictures

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese recipe from Love & Lemons

Mac and Cheese is easily, hands down, without a doubt one of my all-time favourite foods. If you're thinking I went a little overboard with qualifying it there, then you probably don't understand the full power this comfort food has on some of us. Especially when you take into consideration the fact that I'm generally not a huge fan of dairy-heavy meals or even really cheese, for that matter. If I'm sharing nachos with somebody I tend to pick around the edges and leave them the extra cheesy pieces. But for some reason Mac and Cheese just holds a special place in my heart. As if I needed another reason to love them, Love & Lemons created this incredible Cauliflower Mac and Cheese recipe that made my heart skip a beat.

WANT MORE? This Cauliflower Mac And Cheese recipe is amazing, but if you're after something lighter, try these cauliflower steaks.

I also happen to be a massive fan of adding vegetables to everything that isn't meant to have vegetables, and as the carb-lovers dream, Mac and Cheese is generally a veggie free zone. But the depth of flavour that the cauliflower cheese sauce adds is absolutely incredible. They also give you the option of making this recipe completely vegan, so even those of you abstaining from animal products can get some soul loving in your life.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • 1 big head of cauliflower (4 loose cups, chopped, plus extra small florets to leave whole)
  • 12 oz brown rice elbow pasta
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3/4–1 cup cashew cream (see recipe below) or sharp cheddar
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • salt & pepper
  • pasta water, as needed to thin

Head over to www.loveandlemons.com for the full instructions and more mouth-wateringly amazing recipes.

What do you think of this Cauliflower Mac and Cheese recipe? Tell us in the comments below!

Store crush: Outergold | hot shops feature beauty news beauty 2  pictures

Stumbling upon a website that not only stocks some of my favourite cult products (hello, Embryolisse), but also hard-to-find beauty brands like Uslu Airlines and Rodin that are barely available in Australia is like coming across a gold mine — only better. So you can imagine my reaction when Outergold made a sparkling debut online. Aside from a super cool website design, the overall vibe of the site is probably its best selling point. There's only a select few products available to purchase and they're the kind of items that are dearly loved by the owners — two music-industry marketing executives who know their beauty shiz — so you just know that what you're throwing in your shopping cart is pure, top notch quality.

Now excuse me while I go back to completing my Rodin Lip Balm purchase ...

 

Have you checked out Outergold yet? Tell us in the comments below!

Up and coming designer: A Brand Called James | galleries feature fashion daily bag ladies  pictures

I love a dynamic duo, whether it be an illuminator and bronzer, popcorn and chocolate or sleep and more sleep. I doubly love it when the dynamic duo is two friends who are part-time graphic designers and creators of A Brand Called James and part-time hustling Melbourne babes kicking ass.

The label A Brand Called James was founded in 2013 in a bid to combine the duo's love of fashion and design to create innovative, one of a kind handmade bags from old books sourced from thrift stores around Melbourne — so original (why didn't I think of that?). Each book is restored and brought back into the world as a fashionable, unique and one of a kind piece of arm candy. So you have to pay a fortune, right? Nope, handmade quality bag goodness, and totally affordable. Plus, the girls have just released suede slouch bags as well (poor, poor credit card).



Image courtesy of abrandcalledjames.com

Which A Brand Called James bag do you love? Tell us in the comments below!

Say cheese: Cheesecake recipes to make you drool | home sweet home lifestyle galleries feature  pictures

Cheesecake recipes to make you drool

Okay, truth time: I don't really like cakes. I can taste them and see that, objectively, the flavours are delicious. And I am obsessed with chocolate in all its forms — except when it is baked into a cake. See, there is something that I just don't like about cakes and it doesn't matter how dense, moist or small they are. I'd always just rather eat the icing. But not cheesecakes. Cheesecakes are a whole other beast entirely.

WANT MORE? If you're after even more cheesecake recipes, then try this one.

The thing I love about cheesecake recipes is how you can start with a simple base and turn it into something amazing. Different toppings or a swirl of flavour or hell, even a chocolate crust can all elevate this simple dessert to a whole other level. Even the raging debate between baked and frozen cheesecake recipes is a debate I'll gladly take part in. And to be fair, I'll taste test any recipe you bring me!



Image courtesy of Brown Eyed Baker

What's your favourite type of cheesecake recipe? Tell us in the comments below!

Real Girl Beauty: 5 minutes with Nourished Life owner Irene Falcone | feature beauty trends 2 beauty tips beauty 2 beauty 2  pictures

Irene Falcone lives and breathes the certified organic, toxin-free life, after ditching the heavy-duty preservatives found in traditional cosmetics in favour of all-natural, chemical-free beauty and healthy living products. Her personal journey led her to launch www.nourishedlife.com.au, an online portal that connects her customers to all-natural, high quality beauty, lifestyle and superfood products. Today Irene chats about some of her favourite prods from the site as well as her naturally beautiful makeup regime.

1. What inspired you to start your online store?

I have always been obsessed with beauty products, but a few years ago, after being fed up with feeling tired all the time I decided to change my entire lifestyle and “go organic”. This meant changing over all my beauty products as well as my diet. I found the process of swapping all my beloved products very confusing and overwhelming. I created Nourished Life so other Australian women wanting to do the same could have one place to find all the information and products they could need to live a more toxin-free life.

What are your top 5 can't-live-without beauty products?

- Eco Tan Certified Organic Fake Tan

- Lavera BB Cream

- 100% Pure Black Tea Mascara

- Acure Moroccan Oil

- Egyptian Magic Cream

2. What’s your favourite hairstyle to rock during the week?

I love a pin straight, slicked back ponytail.

3. How do you keep your skin in shape?

I only use organic skin care products! Right now I'm loving the Dr Alkaitis raw organic skin care range. This range is massive in the US, especially among celebrities and models (who rely on perfect skin for their jobs), but only just hit the Australian market last year.

Which beauty secret do you swear by?

A good night cream can knock years off your face the next morning!

4. What's your best tip for starting your own business?

Only do what you love.

5. What’s the best beauty advice you've ever been given?

Always smile.

6. How do you unwind on the weekends?

I love sitting in my garden reading the paper with my husband while the kids are buzzing around. To me that is pure bliss.

7. Describe a typical working day.

My day is actually pretty hectic. I love taking phone calls and helping customers find the right products for them so I spend a lot of time talking on the phone. When I’m not talking to customers I’m seeking out and researching new toxin-free goodies for the shop!

8. Favourite fragrance? What does it remind you of?

Jasmine! It reminds me of high school in Summer, racing home and jumping in my friend’s backyard pool in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

9. Favourite beauty brand and why?

I love all the brands that I stock, but I am totally obsessed with the 100% Pure brand! The range includes skincare and cosmetics and all the products are made with fruit and vegetables. This is the beauty brand to watch!

10. If you could wear one colour of polish for the rest of your life, which would it be and why?

The RGB in TOO RED, it’s the perfect candy apple red!

11. Walk us through your daily makeup application.

I'm actually a real multi-tasker with my makeup now that I'm running my own business and a bit time-poor. I always use a primer after my moisturiser, then a good dusting of mineral makeup (I love the La Mav mineral makeup), then I use a lip/cheek tint (like the 100% Pure Cherry lip/cheek tint), a volumising mascara (Lavera maximum volume mascara) and I'm done!

13. What do you love most about being an online store owner?

I love everything about owning my own store, but interacting with my customers and being able to help them make the move to natural and organic products really rocks my world.

14. Favourite celebrity hunk?

Ryan Gosling.

15. If you could be any superhero, who would it be and why?

Wonder Woman. That Magic Lasso would come in very handy at Nourished Life HQ.

Visit www.nourishedlife.com.au for your toxin-free, all-natural beauty fix

Got a question for Irene? Ask away in the comments below!

New and Noteworthy: 23 best beauty products of the week | galleries feature beauty 2  pictures

23 best beauty products that you need to know about

Is it just me, or do you get a ping of excitement every time you hear the words "best beauty products" or "NEW IN BEAUTYLAND?!". I knew I wasn't alone. We beauty addicts have to stick together! That's why I'm here to provide you with the latest and greatest prods of the week.

Jam-packed full of seductive scents, radiant illuminators and the newest skin and hair must-haves, this week's list of beauties is bound to impress. Go ahead, check it out, but I take no responsibility for the inevitable dent that will be apparent in your wallets in a couple of hours. I guess we need these products in our lives, right? I won't judge.



By Elena Eve 

Which of these best beauty products will you be trying this week? Tell us in the comments below!

Thigh high boots: How to wear them (without giving off the stripper vibe) | how to wear galleries feature fashion daily  pictures

The transeasonal season is upon us — yay (said no one ever), it's basically when we have to play 'Guess Who' with the weather each morning and dress in a million strategically placed layers in order to get through the day.

So what to do? Invest in do-it-all thigh-high boots, that's what! Take the draining guesswork out of dressing in the morning (it's bad enough you can't stay in bed all day) with more ways to wear these trendy sole covers than you could poke a stick at, we say thigh not? HA.

Boho ladies, rock a maxi-dress for a gypsy outfit or go classic-chic in leather layers and monochrome — too easy. Plus, you can shop each look. I mean you can also give me your credit card details and I can just do it all for you, but I'm 99% sure that's illegal (Editor: Yep, it's illegal). Ok thanks, we won't do that — ENJOY!



Image courtesy of They All Hate Us for Witchery.com.au 

Which thigh high boots do you love? Tell us in the comments below!

WIN: A year long cosmetics shopping spree from Skin O2 worth $600 | win 2 subscribe comp feature sponsored  pictures

 

This might sound a little bit shallow, but the girls in this office are obsessed with our skin. It might come from the fact that we are so surrounded by beauty products that we just want to try everything. A slight blemish can send us into a tail spin of products to test until the little creature (because my pimples take on a life of their own!) finally disappears. That's why we always love to share with you all the beauty products that are rocking our world — and Skin O2 has been doing just that lately.

Created by the famous Gold Coast Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr Atia, their products are a powerful combination of nature and science. Their products are cruelty free, dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic, which makes them safe to use on even the most sensitive skin. Their makeup is chock full of powerful ingredients that help you achieve better skin while covering up imperfections — such as a foundation that not only lets your skin breathe, but helps you achieve a brighter, clearer and more youthful complexion!

WHAT CAN I WIN?

One lucky lady will win a year-long shopping spree from Skin O2 to the value of $600

(6 x $100 vouchers)

This competition is now closed!

And the winner is... Suzie Elovalis! 

Competition conditions:

  1. Entries open 10am, 24th February, 2014 and close 10am, 24th March, 2014 (Australia EST). Winners will be announced here, and via email by April 7th, 2014.
  2. You must be a current, valid DDGDaily.com email subscriber to be eligible to win (if you are not already subscribed, by entering this subscriber only comp you are also giving permission to be added to our weekly email updates list).
  3. One entry per form (per person)
  4. This is a game of chance; winner will be selected by computer generated random drawing.

Now that you've got your entry in, why not click through to skin02.com.au now and check out their range of products?

Day to night: Best makeup to get you from your desk to the d floor | galleries feature beauty tips beauty 2 beauty 2  pictures

Best makeup for day to night 

Let’s face it, ain’t nobody got time for applying a whole new face of makeup before they leave work for a night full of (hopefully) exciting rendezvous. I also have a theory that those nights you quickly get ready on the run usually end up better than the ones that involve elaborate planning, don’t you think? No? My night just involved watching New Girl reruns anyway.

WANT MORE? Check out more best makeup looks here

Which is why we've whipped up a gallery with the best time-saver tips to have you from work to the d-floor in about 3 minutes. The trick with doing this is to get products that can multitask like a boss. We're talking multi-function lip liners, bronzers, illuminators … the whole caboodle (great word. Excellent job, Oxford). So get your credit cards at the ready for some prods that are juggling whizzes in the multitasking area.



What are your best makeup prods and tricks for perfect day to night transitioning? Tell us in the comments below!

Tantalising talons: A DDG Moodboard full of NYFW AW14 nail trends | nail it moodboards feature beauty 2  pictures

NYFW AW14 nail trends hot off the runways

Talon trends — sometimes you love 'em, sometimes you hate 'em. At this current time, I'm torn between absolutely adoring the nail looks that debuted at the recent NYFW shows and going through the whole 'WTF' phase at some of the freakin' weird designs. Cray-zay beauty talk aside, I've thrown together an inspo board full of some of my favourite nail styles from the AW14 catwalks, including a little debrief about each look.

1. Zoya for Mark and Estel: A simple, elegant look that plays up the impact of full coverage makeup, only for your nails.

2. Zoya for Zimmermann: This berry polish hue was perfectly matched with a dramatic, vampy lip and paired with a nude chevron at the base of the nail to bring out the dark and moody maroon hue.

3. Zoya for Zang Toi: A half moon with a brilliant jade shade was created to complement the Shanghai 1930s inspired collection.

4. OPI for Degen: Models wore short, squared tips featuring a totally rad blue sky cloud nail design on all fingers except ring fingers, which were painted with a rainbow atop a chrome, glitter base.

5. OPI for BCBGMAXAZRIA: Models wore OPI nail lacquer in Passion to complement the collection's warm muted pastels.

6. Zoya for Timo Weiland: This is the perfect soft, metallic black to complement an edgy yet feminine collection, and the pearlescent finish of the lacquer is to die for.

7. OPI for Assembly: To capture the designer’s minimalist modern Egyptian aesthetic, OPI manicurists buffed models’ nails to a high shine and added a black Swarovski crystal at the centre of the cuticle line.

Which of these NYFW AW14 nail trends are you crushing on? Tell us in the comments below!

What to wear (Curve edition): Falling for Fall | what to wear fashion daily feature fashion daily curvy casual friday  pictures

 

Lately this crazy Melbourne weather has left us feeling like Summer will last forever (and I mean that in the worst possible way!), but to all you fed up, hot and sweaty ladies out there, I promise you that cooler days are ahead with Autumn just around the corner!

Now, I love Summer just as much as the next person, but every year when the end of Summer starts rolling around, I crave that drop in temperature. It allows you to go about your daily business without worrying if your makeup will melt off your face and you can finally stop avoiding the colour grey (hello, sexy sweat patch).

So here is an outfit which gives me hope for these so called “cooler days”. Summer, I do love you, but it’s time to pack up your bags! Oh, and if you also wouldn't mind taking all the extremely annoying and pesky flies with you, that would be ace!

What to wear (Curve edition): Falling for Fall | what to wear fashion daily feature fashion daily curvy casual friday  pictures
Fuchsia lipstick, $12.95, Shanghai Suzy, ddgdaily.comFloral oversized scarf, US$34.00, urbanoutfitters.comBasic black tee, $13.97, bonds.com.auMidi skirt with bib detail, $51.94, asos.comTassel ankle boots, $49.95, Spurr, theiconic.com.au

Image by Colours & Curves, words by Kate Harper

Get the look: Charlie Brown and her monochrome pad | home sweet home lifestyle galleries feature  pictures

Charlie Brown and her monochrome pad

Charlie Brown is in the midst of a fashion revival — which is comforting, considering the number of Aussie labels that have shut up shop or found themselves in some sort of turmoil recently — with Zanita Morgan signing on to shoot her latest collection and big bright things in their future. Perhaps one of the things that has kept Charlie Brown (the designer behind the brand) in such good stead is her unwavering commitment to her brand vision. Just like her designs, her home is bold, quirky, and comes with an easy elegance.

WANT MORE? If you prefer your pad to be more bright than Charlie Brown's, then check out Elina Dahl's airy home.

I love how she's not afraid of black on black. How even the darkest rooms have a light feeling to them. And of course, the gilded accents don't hurt when you're going for a glamorous look. Charlie Brown's home is the perfect example of using your art to add colour to a room, all while keeping everything bright.



Image courtesy of Photographer Dominic Loneragan for Citizens of the World

What do you love about Charlie Brown's home? Tell us in the comments below!

Sign up for DDGs Secret Bloggers Business eCourse now! | feature sponsored  pictures

Are you a blogger?

Would you like to know how to make more money from your blog?

Have you always dreamed of quitting your day job so you can blog full time? Or even part time? 

Then I am here to help!

 

Sign up for DDGs Secret Bloggers Business eCourse now! | feature sponsored  picturesHi, My name is Kate McKibbin, and I am a full-time professional blogger. 

In fact, I am the owner, and Managing Editor of the blog you are reading right now, Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily.

I started DDG over 7 years ago, as a way of earning some extra " shoe money"  to supplement my income as a fashion journalist so I could actually afford to buy some of the gorgeous things I was writing about every day.

Fast forward to today, and DDG is one of Australia's biggest independent fashion websites/ blogs, which earns multiple six figures every year, and has a team of seven amazing staff.

Over the last few years I have been asked again and again how I turned my " passion for fashion"  (god I hate that phrase!!), into an amazingly rewarding and profitable business.

You see I am not a makeup whiz, I can't bake to save my life, I don't have a wardrobe full of designer clothes (well, I have a few, now), and I don't have a flock of highly styled and unreasonably photogenic children. So just what is the secret for being a "normal person" and having a successful blogging business? Well,  it's just that. I always treated my blogging like a business.

And you can too!

I was lucky enough to have a background in both publishing and advertising, and a degree in Business as well, so I had a head start.  The rest I learned the good old fashioned way, with seven-years of trial and error, hard work, and occasionally even a few tears.

Now I have turned my biggest blogging business lessons into the 6 week Secret Bloggers Business eCourse, that I know will help any blogger, old or new, to go pro with their blog, and start turning their hobby into their career. 

This is the stuff that no one seems to like to talk about, the real stuff that works from someone who has been there, done that, and bought the t-shirt (in at least 3 colours!) .

Topics include: 

Make real money - Figuring out the best ways for your blog to make you money. How much should you charge.  Creating a Media Kit. Blog ad networks and more...

Being your own ad agency - How to impress the pants off your clients so they come back again and again.

Planning - Creating a posting and marketing plan that works.

Social Media - How to figure out what will work for you, and how to make it REALLY work for you!

SEO that doesn't suck - How to make SEO second nature (and not scary or mind exploding at all!)

Short cuts & life savers - The best tools and tricks to save you time every week so you can dedicate as much time as possible to doing the things you love!

And lots, lots more!!

 FOR FULL DETAILS CLICK HERE! 

 Who is this course for?

- Anyone who has been blogging for 6 months of more, and loves it like crazy.

- Anyone who wants to turn their passion project, into a profitable one.

- Anyone, who blogs about anything, in any style, who is ready to go pro!

 

 This is the very first time we are running this course, and as well as six weeks worth of invaluable information and advice, you'll also have a life time of free access to our private blogging community, where I will personally be answering questions through out  (as well as some very special guests!) 

 

 It all kicks of Tuesday, March 18th 2014! 

 

Places are limited! Don't miss out!  Sign up for the Secret Bloggers Business eCourse now!

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Skinny Piña Colada — Its happy hour at DDG! | lifestyle featured hp main feature recipes  pictures

Skinny Piña Colada recipe

In case you were wondering, yes, I do like Piña Coladas, although I'm not thrilled about getting caught in the rain unless it's one of those lovely Summer showers that have to be just right. The only thing I don't enjoy about Piña Coladas is how heavy they can be. And yes, I mean both in terms of my thighs and how it makes my stomach feel afterwards. I love the flavour combination — I mean, does it get any more Summery than coconut and pineapple — but that heavy consistency just drags me down.

WANT MORE? If you liked our Skinny Pina Colada, then check out our summer iced tea recipe.

Our Skinny Piña Colada has all the lovely stuff without any of the added weight. It's a light drink, thanks to the fact that we've replaced the coconut cream with coconut water. It is one seriously refreshing bevvy that is sure to help recharge and rehydrate you after a long, hot day.

Skinny Piña Colada — Its happy hour at DDG! | lifestyle featured hp main feature recipes  pictures

 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Coconut water
  • Pineapple juice
  • Rum
  • Ice

HOW YOU MAKE IT:

  1. Place ice in a martini shaker.
  2. Add 1.5 shots of rum (approx. 60mls), 1/3 cup coconut water (80mls) and 1/4 cup pineapple juice (60 mls).
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Pour into the glass of your choosing, and enjoy!

Skinny Piña Colada — Its happy hour at DDG! | lifestyle featured hp main feature recipes  pictures

What do you think of our Skinny Piña Colada recipe? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Double up: 7 lipsticks that double as blush | lip service galleries feature beauty 2  pictures

Lipsticks that double as blush — it's genius!

Like most girls, we absolutely love when a beauty product is versatile and multitasking. Not only does it mean that we can make extra room in our makeup bags, but we can also save a little cashola and actually justify the purchase. Now there's even more reason to save $$ and make the most out of your products, namely your lipsticks.

Did you know that you can create the perfect matching duo by using your lipstick as a blush?! That's right, many lippie formulas double as blush. If you're sporting a creamy, satin, or even matte lipstick, then you can whack some on your cheeks for a pop of colour to help brighten up your complexion.

On that note, here are our favourite seven lippies that work perfectly as blush, including tricks on how to apply them.



By Elena Eve

Did you know your fave lipsticks double as blush? Have you tried wearing lippie on your cheeks before? Tell us in the comments below!

What to wear (Under $200): Slip it on! | what to wear fashion daily feature fashion daily casual friday bargain buy  pictures

 

Ok, so I will be the first to admit that I am obsessed with slip dresses. My mum, on the other hand, is not so impressed with this craze, likening this style dress to a nighty that shouldn't be worn outdoors. Her comments are somewhat true — the slip is very PJ-esque, but that is what makes it AH-mazing! They are so unbelievably comfortable that you will forget you are wearing a chic and sexy dress.

And whilst on the topic, has anyone else noticed that it has become socially acceptable to flaunt sexy lingerie in public? Lacy bralettes under sheer shirts or low cut singlets are everywhere. And although the slip is not as much of a statement as the bralette, it is equally sexy!

The slip is perfect for a night out, and as it is so simple in design, you can go to town with accessories and makeup! As much as I love a bold accessory, I also love to keep things simple, and I paired the light grey slip with some dainty jewels and some amazing metallic heels. The best part? This outfit is an absolute steal, with the whole look adding up to the peachy sum of $192.93 (to be exact!).

What to wear (Under $200): Slip it on! | what to wear fashion daily feature fashion daily casual friday bargain buy  pictures

 

Ear cuff, $12.95, sportsgirl.com.auCami slip dress, $43.12, asos.com9 rings set, $22.70, etsy.com, Leather zip pouch, US$40, Baggu, urbanoutfitters.comMetallic embroidered heels, $70.00, boohoo.com

Image from Illias Fashion, words by Kate Harper

Cheap fashion: 10 top notch Summer buys under 50 smackaroos | hot 10 galleries feature fashion daily  pictures

Your cheap fashion guide to the fashion week trends

With the fashion week train now stationed in Europe our peepers are only getting more eye-massaging radness, thanks to live runway shows, instant front row pics on Instagram, and of course the street style crashing Pinterest on the daily — it's fashion carnage, and I'm on cloud 9!

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It does induce a slight reaction of "omg-I-have-no-clothes-help-me-I'm-poor", and by slight reaction I mean side effects of LFW may include waking up in a cold sweat at 3 AM mumbling lace tops and midi-skirts — shhhh ... go back to sleep. The DDG fairies (because fairies are cute and dainty, unlike elves) have waved our magic wands and sourced fresh off the block fashion finds for next to nothing! Who said cheap fashion has to equal last season's sloppy seconds? It was probably Anna Wintour but just ignore her and her stiff upper lip.



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