09 Oct New York Minute

A sizzling instalment of an exclusive editorial collaboration between myself- Oz Beauty Expert and Sonny Vandevelde on the streets of downtown Manhattan. It captures the very essence and mood of NYC during fashion week- fast paced, glamourous and HOT!!! Starring another Aussie beauty, model Rebecca S of...

Read More

01 Oct Nira Alpina Spa, Switzerland

Nira Alpina Spa is a peaceful sanctuary located high in the Swiss Alps. Devoted to holistic spa and beauty treatments, the spa promotes calm and well being among visitors while they relax and unwind in the hot pool and enjoy the magestic view out into...

Read More

23 Sep A Flawless Face

[caption id="attachment_8590" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Wearing both StriVectin Clinical Corrector Anti-Aging Face Tint & Eye Illuminator with a smoky eye and a berry stained lip.[/caption] My idea of perfect looking skin is having an even skin tone, radiance and looking as if you're wearing no make-up at all....

Read More

22 Sep Up Late in New York- Exclusive Editorial

Up Late in New York Starring- Bianca Hepburn, Ford Models NYC. Shot by Sonny Vandevelde. Hair and Make-up by yours truly using beautiful products from Kerastase, Revlon and VS Sassoon. See below for a step by step guide on creating this look.   HAIR I wanted this look to be sleek and...

Read More

18 Sep Bobby Pin Hairstyles

Some really pretty, simple looks can be created using basic bobby pins! In this video I create three different and very pretty looks using some simple pins, bands and tools from Scunci! To view the complete range from Scunci click HERE. Scunci is sold at Big W,...

Read More

17 Sep Inspiring Beauty with Erin Heatherton

I chat with Victoria's Secret 'angel' star Erin Heatherton and discuss all things beauty, inspiration and impulse. Recently in the country as an ambassador for Impulse Fragrances Erin shares her beauty regimen and her love for Australia. She also discusses the excitement of shooting the new Impulse...

Read More

17 Sep Skin Perfect in Sydney

[caption id="attachment_8506" align="aligncenter" width="266"] picture: Style.com[/caption] Every year Australian women spend in excess of $8.0 Billion on beauty. Skin care, make-up, cosmetic procedures, hair removal, and facials are just some of the things in the list of what we like to spend our cash on in order to look...

Read More

15 Sep The Spa at Viceroy, Miami USA

This place is simply breathtaking! The Spa at Viceroy Miami is 28,000 square feet of luxury. A haven for wellness and relaxation overlooking some spectacular Miami coastline. Renowned for it's 5,000 square foot water lounge it also known for it's excellent facials, massage and specific...

Read More

15 Sep Fresh Faces of NYFW

This is the first instalment of my NYC editorial series. Starring the gorgeous Australian model and 'fresh face' Bianca Hepburn. Shot by Sonny Vandevelde Hair and Make-up by me using gorgeous products from VS Sassoon, Kerastase Paris and Revlon. See below for a full 'How To' to...

Read More

10 Sep Body Boost

[caption id="attachment_8452" align="aligncenter" width="478"] Picture by Sonny Vandevelde www.sonnyphotos.com[/caption] New York city has been HOT to put it mildly, you walk out side and you're instantly beading with sweat. Needless to say that the way I have been dressing here is a far cry from the...

Read More

10 Sep NYFW beauty looks

'Less is More' Is the best way to describe the hottest beauty looks this season at NYFW. Bare, fresh radiant skin and sleek smooth wet textured hair have graced the runway over and over again with each show doing its own slight variation but essentially most...

Read More

06 Sep Zimmermann NYFW S15

Day 2 of NYFW and the Zimmermann show was a real highlight! The models wore pretty, lightweight pieces and almost floated down the runway. The swimwear was incredible! I definitely need some of this for Summer. The hair look was a sleek low pony with a few...

Read More

05 Sep NY Toolkit Essentials

I have literally spent the past three days shooting non stop from sunrise to sunset. Ive shot so much amazing content and worked with so many beautiful international models who are busy running around NYC from shoots to castings and back again. As a make-up artist...

Read More

03 Sep Waterlily NYC skin diaries

Ok so, I didn't anticipate New York to be this hot when I was packing my skin care. I knew it would be warm but to put it mildly it is bloody stinking hot!! And while I packed some great creams and serums its been the products...

Read More

01 Sep Inspiring Beauty with Jesinta Campbell

This week I chat with kind, hard working and inspiring model and presenter Jesinta Campbell. Jesinta spills on who inspires her, career highlights and gives her best advice to inspire us to achieving our goals. Beautiful on the inside as well as the outside Jesinta Campbell is driven, passionate,...

Read More

25 Aug Hollywood Smile Transformations

Celebrities are not only the biggest influencers, tastemakers and trendsetters of fashion but they also set the standard of what people believe we should aspire to look like. And celebs definitely put their money were their mouth is when it comes to beauty...

Read More

21 Aug Fabulous Fragrance

  Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream $60 30ml, $90 50ml, $120 100ml. This beauty not only looks amazing but smells divine. Fruity and Floral it buzzes with blackberry, pear and grapefruit, jasmine and wisteria and leaves you with a soft musky, floral note.Buy HERE Marc Jacobs Honey Pink Edition $90...

Read More

11 Aug Hot Celeb Hairstyles

You absolutely cannot get any better than these three HOT celeb hairstyles. Sometimes long hair can get a little boring, and with only a certain amount of ‘go to’ styles up our sleeve it can be tricky to come up with ideas that are not...

Read More

11 Aug Hygienic Habits

Being in the profession, I’m a stickler for hygienic beauty habits. It’s so important that when I’m making up people’s faces, I’m using clean tools and have clean, germ-free hands. But hygienic habits aren’t just something to be considered by the pros. From the kitchen to the...

Read More

03 Aug The Love List

Kerastase Couture Styling Balm $39.00 is a paste/balm that offers heat protection, medium hold and helps mould your style into the texture and shape you want. Great on shorter hair. Click HERE for stockists. St Tropez Self Tan Mousse $39.95  This lightweight, quick drying self tan has long been...

Read More

31 Jul Lite Luxe- Express Skin Rejuvination

Yesterday I popped in to Lite Luxe to experience for myself an express LED light rejuvenation. Nestled in the heart of Double Bay in Sydney's eastern suburbs this salon is the perfect pitstop for the busy woman who wants to improve her skin with out spending...

Read More

27 Jul Witchery SS14 New Mood- Backstage Video

Last wednesday night fashion label Witchery held their SS14 'New Mood' runway show at carriage works in Sydney. It was a stunning show with models sporting chic yet effortless looks created by the GHD hair team and the Napoleon make-up team. I had the pleasure of chatting...

Read More

24 Jul Make-Up Trend- Ox Blood

An ideal colour for the colder months, it seems Ox Blood  is majorly trending in not just fashion but make-up and nails too. This deep wine colour can be really striking, and I really adore the look.  I'm now on a mission to find the perfect...

Read More