15 Aug Tresemme Split Remedy

After my month long trip to the tropics my hair was suffering from all the sun, salt and chlorine. It was dry, brittle and had loads of split ends. After making a serious effort to hydrate and repair my hair with serums, masks and the...

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03 Aug Make-up And Hair

Last week I worked on a campaign shoot for fashion label Ladakh. Gorgeous model Belle looked stunning and was a great sport while shooting on the beach in tiny dresses in the freezing cold! This stunning image was taken by talented fashion photographer Natasha Cole. To create...

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13 Jul U little Beauty!

Putting your hair through a month of constant sun, chlorine and salt is nothing short of hell for your hair. And that's exactly where I'm at. After my month long tropical hiatus my hair is suffering, it feels dry brittle and porous. To give my hair...

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05 Jul Winter Make-up at its Best!

[caption id="attachment_3877" align="aligncenter" width="316" caption="Deltas stunning cover shot from last month"][/caption]   Abbey Lee Kershaw on the cover of the latest issue of Vogue I love these images, and although this winter chill is pretty hard to take after a month in the tropics these pics made me...

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01 Jun Lipstick Revolution- Lipstick or Lipgloss?

I was going to call this post 'The Great Lipstick Debate' I anticipated that after researching what my readers prefer 'lipstick or lipgloss' that the results would be equally divided into lipstick die hards and lipgloss addicts. Maybe the debate is just going on in...

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30 May Fluro Nails

If you don't have a Neon nail polish yet you need to get one! Call it colour therapy, but there something to be said about wearing fluro nail polish -it makes me feel happy! After a bit of road testing here are the best of the...

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21 May Extreme Hydration

Ever had the feeling that your skin may be thirsty? I do regularly and no matter how much water I drink sometimes my skin is just really dry. When it feels this way it looks dull and fine lines are more apparent. I wish my...

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14 May Wish Shoot with Model Tess

I worked on this shoot for WISH on friday with the gorgeous model Tess. The range was gorgeous, full of digital prints in bright colours and pastels. These images were shot by Thom Kerr who never fails in creating stunning images for his clients, no...

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10 May Body Bliss-

  My body butter addiction is still going strong and I am pleased to say that I'm currently feeding my addiction with some absolutely mouth watering Cinnamon and Cocoa body products. And let me tell you cocoa and cinnamon is a perfect combination! it really does...

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27 Apr Whats your Make- Up Age?

Its a common mistake made by millions of women to try to cover the signs of ageing with make-up. More often that not, packing on the makeup will actually highlight the fine lines on the face rather than hide them. Teenage skins can get away with...

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20 Apr Hair and Make-Up Idea

Here is another instalment of my Video blogging, a hair and make-up idea for those of you in need of a little inspiration. This is my favourite hairstyle at the moment! Firstly sorry for the bad lighting...

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18 Apr Shooting for Wish with Shenay…

Here's a nice sunny image to warm up this miserable day ! This stunning shot is from a shoot I worked on for Wish last week. The range was Wish Casual 'Shadows and Sunlight' and it was filled with spring time light knits, jackets and...

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13 Apr Shooting for Truese with gorgeous Caris

Yesterday I was working with fashion label Truese shooting their new range 'Touch of Venus'. Taking the images was the fabulous Thom Kerr who has just returned home from NYC after shooting the images for Kimbra's new album. This stunning image of gorgeous Perth model Caris...

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11 Apr Does ProActiv really work?

Yes we've all seen the ads with the big name celebs, but these days you just can't believe what you see on TV. The half hour commercials with pop stars who swear by Proactiv make me want to believe it works, but I still find...

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09 Apr Shooting for Wish

  Last friday I was on set shooting for Wish's latest range 'Mistaken for Strangers'. The range which is available June/July still had that trademark 'Wish girl' look yet was a little more classic with clean lines and bold colours. Lots of Mustard, Royal Blue and...

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03 Apr Kiss Nail Dress

I dont know about you but with two little kids its nearly impossible for me to get my nails dry without getting them all mangled. I was getting ready to go out on saturday night and I remembered I had some Kiss Nail dress in...

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28 Mar Dsquared Milan Fashion Week 2012

  At Milan Fashion Week this year, Dsquared2 turned the runway into a 60’s high school prom, with models sporting diamantes and leopard print heels. Sam McKnight, Global Ambassador for Pantene, recreated the 60’s look for hair with a bouffant beehive, using Pantene styling products to...

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26 Mar Simple Skin Care

Last week while staying at my sisters house I needed to borrow some moisturiser. I searched through her cupboard which is full of $100 foundations and other high end make-up and skincare products and the only moisturiser I could find was a $10 bottle of...

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20 Mar Brow to Brow- decade to decade

Eyebrows are the ultimate facial accessory of today. When people ask me for advice on shaping their brows the one thing I can't stress enough is DO NOT OVER PLUCK!!!! I admit I have been an over plucker in years gone by and now that...

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19 Mar Avacado Obsession

I'm an avocado addict! One of my favourite things about being in NZ is that Avacados are grown so abundantly here that they only cost 50 cents!!!! And needless to say I'm taking full advantage. I 've been eating them with every meal and as...

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17 Mar Dry skin saviour- Palmers Body Lotion

[caption id="attachment_3347" align="aligncenter" width="486" caption="Watching the sunset over Whale Bay NZ with my Palmers in hand!!"][/caption] As a result of flying and staying in hotel air-conditioning while on holiday my skin has been feeling super dry. You may have seen my post on bathing in the...

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13 Mar DIY Eyebrow Waxing

I've never been able to get DIY eye brow waxing right. I found that  pre waxed facial strips just aren't  precise enough and could easily lead to waxing off chunks of eyebrow (or eyelashes- ouch!) Now I've found a really easy to use and VERY precise...

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08 Mar Volcanic Mud

  Over the next 2 weeks my family and I are travelling around New Zealand. Being the beauty enthusiast I am  I couldn't come here and not go to the Rotorua area to bathe in the volcanic mud. For more than 700 years the Maori people have...

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05 Mar Retouching Kate…

[gallery] I've written about the pro's and con's of retouching before but this has just reinforced my view that retouching is being taken too far. Kate Winslet is the face of Lancome, and yes Kate is gorgeous but in some of these images promoting lipstick and...

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01 Mar Blumarine A/W12 Milan

I love this hair, and its pretty easy to achieve all you need is a little volume at the roots! Created by Sam McKnight Global Ambassador for Pantene this look just requires a smooth blow dry and a little back combing at the crown of the...

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29 Feb Eminence in Skin Care

[caption id="attachment_3234" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Me with a coconut mask on during my treatment[/caption] A couple of days ago I was invited to the Amora Hotel Spa to be introduced to Eminence Organics, an active skin care range which is launching some new additions to it's Vitaskin...

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29 Feb Moschino Cheap and Chic A/W 2012

[slideshow] The hair look at the Moschino Cheap & Chic look was all about fun. The collection had an eclectic feel with more than a hint of the ‘60s. I also Love the glitter lip! I think this look is amazing, Im definitely thinking of doing...

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