Whether it's to get into the Summer spirit or just to add some colour to your makeup routine, a standout lip shade is the quickest way to make the beach-to-bar transition this season. Not into bold lips? These pretty nudes will have you covered. When going for a strong lip hue, all you really need is a light covering of foundation and a subtle dose of mascara — it's best to let your lips do all the talking with this look! These 10 lip shades range from pinks to extra-dark plums, and there's an affordable colour for every skin tone and personality. Click on to find your perfect match!
Welcome back, Sugars. We're slowly getting back into the swing of things here at work in sunny Circular Quay, but our minds are definitely still in holiday mode! We kickstarted our Christmas break with a big event — the premiere of Les Misérables in Sydney, complete with two of the film's stars, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe — but from there on out it was all about big, happy team dinners, Christmas cupcakes, sunny days at the beach, and for lucky BellaSugar editor Alison, a sun-soaked trip to Bali. Click through the gallery to see what else we all got up to, and here's to a fantastic year ahead!
Celebrities have a million excuses to dress up — another premiere, another red carpet, another dinner, or award show — so who better to cull a little party-dressing inspiration from? We've had our eye on this pack of glamazons, like Olivia Palermo, Brooklyn Decker and Ashley Madewke, making the rounds in sparkly cocktail dresses, peplum-trimmed sheaths, and even a jumpsuit or two (more on that inside!) as they've hit their respective events. Now, we're giving you a month-long recap on their gorgeous ensembles to repurpose for your most eventful time of the year. Hoping to nail down your look for New Year's Eve? Or seeking out the perfect little party dress for your best friend's fete? Click on for 31 days of holiday-party material, all courtesy of some very fabulously, festively attired celebs. — Additional reporting by Brittney Stephens
Well, would you look at that. It's Catherine McNeil back on the international campaign circuit! The Aussie supe is doing her thing for US chain Madewell's holiday look book, and doing it well. Ms McNeil has been slowly getting back on the modelling horse so to speak after taking a couple of years off making a local splash for Vogue and for Seafolly, and we have to say — she looks as good as ever. Her tomboy-ish cropped 'do and cool-kid 'tude perfectly sets off Madewell's laid-back take on party season dressing. Madewell may not ship to Oz (c'mon already!), but you can shop a keen edit via Shopbop. Joy.
It's the holiday season, and stars are already getting in the spirit! Anne Hathaway teamed up with Jimmy Fallon for a holiday-themed duet, while Bar Refaeli modelled some cute Christmas-appropriate attire. Also getting into things, Carly Rae Jepsen put her requests in with a cute-looking Santa Claus, while Emily Van Camp decked out her cute Christmas tree. Click through to see stars as they get into the silly season — and if you're still searching for presents, make sure to check out our gift guides!
While America is getting prepped for Thanksgiving, we're doing our homework for the impressive Black Friday sales that proceeds the annual turkey-fest. Akin to our Boxing Day sales, Black Friday (and its online cousin Cyber Monday) is one of the biggest days on any bargain-hunter's calendar. Think big brands and big departments offering big discounts. Luckily, our favourite US retailers are sharing some of the shopping love by extending some of the savings and free shipping offers to Australian shoppers. Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Shopbop, J Crew and Nordstrom (amongst others) are all getting in on the act, which will kick off AU time at around 4pm tomorrow. Do a little research and get yourself ready for some killer savings.
- Bloomingdale's: Between the 20th — 25th of November the more you spend the more you save! Save $25 for every $200.
- Nordstrom: Up to 40% off designer brands and 50% off womens Winter apparel, shoes and accessories, plus $19.95 flat shipping for orders over $100 AUD until Dec 10th.
- My Wardrobe: 20% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY20, or 30% off the Party Edit with code PARTYEDIT30, and free shipping until the 25th
- Saks Fifth Avenue: Up to 70% off designer brands, and get $10.95 USD express shipping on orders of $250 USD or more with exclusive code: HOLIDAY1.
The party season is the perfect time to experiment with sequins and sparkle in your look. But why not think outside your outfit and add some shine to your makeup? If you know what you're doing, then adding sparkle can look fabulous instead of tacky. Try one of these shimmery tips for looking extra special in the coming months:
- Romancing the rhinestone. Take a page from Dior's runway (pictured above), and add some rhinestones to your beauty look. You can use eyelash glue to adhere them, play around with colours, and arrange them in pretty patterns.
- Body and glow. Body glitter makes you want to cringe, right? Reach for a moisturiser with a little shimmer instead. Molton Brown Heavenly Gingerlily Body Cream ($39) adds a light sheen that looks natural, not over-the-top.
- The glitterati. Tap some loose, fine-grade glitter onto the fullest part of your lips to attract light, making them look bigger.
- Heavy metal. A metallic smoky eye is a shimmery update on a classic and is gorgeous for the party season.
We're only a couple of months away from the holiday season, and to kick things off right, ASOS just debuted its Christmas look book chock-full of affordable party-wear options. In fact, there's a look for every party scenario: a flippy little black dress for holiday office cocktails, printed sheaths for Xmas dinners at your beau's parents' house, and even some shimmery tops for hitting the town with your girlfriends. There are also a few statement jewellery options — think jewelled collar necklaces, detachable leather collars, and colourful earrings — to complete your whole ensemble. Take a peek at all of the holiday fun in the slideshow now.
Rihanna donned her latest swimsuit, a leopard print string bikini, for an afternoon on the deck of a yacht off the coast of Portofino, Italy on Saturday. Rihanna drank her friend Jay-Z's favourite champagne right from the bottle and playfully squirted a companion with a hose. Rihanna's bikini and one-piece collection has been on display during her extended vacation around the Mediterranean. Rihanna's ex, Chris Brown, is also in the area and there were rumours that the two were meeting up and had been spotted kissing. Chris's rep denied the Rihanna reunion. Rihanna has been staying connected with her fans through her social media, posting tons of pictures of herself and her friends on Instagram every day.
Since you may be seeing movies with various family members and friends these holidays, it can be a challenge figuring out what the best choice is to see with certain people. That's why we've done the work for you — check out our holiday movie guide to find out which movies you can take your dad, mum, grandparents, significant other, or girlfriends to see (and which movies you should leave them at home for).