Summer has officially kicked off and our favourite celebs have been out and about sporting an array of party-appropriate hair and makeup styles for you to emulate. If you're looking for something a little more subtle, check out Alexa Chung's peachy-keen lip look, or if you want standout eye makeup, try Olivia Palermo's statement-making metallic purple eyeshadow. Click through to see our top five edit!
It might be one place you forget to look after when you're thinking about sun protection, but your lips are one of the more frequent places you'll get burnt. Unfortunately, lip gloss doesn't count — in fact, shiny surfaces attract sunlight so we've dug up ten of the best lip balms featuring SPF. The good news is they also offer the soothing benefits of vitamin E, aloe vera and cocoa butter. Check out our top 10 now!
With Derby Day happening next Saturday and Melbourne Cup just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about the beauty essentials that should make it into your clutch for the big day. And don't despair if you're not off to Flemington for a day of fashions on the field, these purse-friendly products will keep you looking fresh and fab all day long, whatever the occasion!
Joined by her big sisters, Ashley and Mary-Kate, Elizabeth Olsen celebrated her Nylon cover in NYC last night. Wearing a deep berry lip tint and that signature Olsen complexion (read: flawless, radiant and ivory) the Martha Marcy May Marlene actress finished off her look with a denim blue polish. It's a pretty shade that suits all skin tones, and if you didn't manage to snag one of Chanel's Fashion's Night Out denim colours, we've got five great blue finds for you.
Never have we had such a hard task whittling down a HUGE list of new releases to our top 10 must haves. In fact, we cheated. We included 11. But we hope you'll agree that they're all every bit as amazing as we think. From a luxe lust-have in the shape of Sisley's "mask of instant youth" to two bargain foundations that give the prestige players a run for their money, it's a month of innovations including the first hair scrub we've come across. It's also the month that sees the much-anticipated release of Burberry Beauty. And St Tropez Naturals. And COVERGIRL NatureLuxe. And much more!
Neon nails are so hot right now. They're the easiest way to add a pop of colour to your Winter wardrobe and we're seeing plenty of new releases from Bloom (designed by Sass & Bide, no less), Orly and Kit Cosmetics hit shelves. The best way to brighten up a drab day, we've rounded up 10 of our favourite hues — from neon yellow to fluro green, there are some punchy pigments here so be prepared: sunnies at the ready! And don't be fooled by Orly's Flirty and Frolic looking a little pastel-hued in the picture, they still pack a mean punch — just check out me wearing the shades on our Facebook page! What do you think of the colours? Got a favourite one?
Over the years cult Aussie beauty brand Bloom Cosmetics has teamed up with some pretty high-profile local designers to create limited edition nail duos, but none bigger than its latest coup: Sass & Bide! Inspired by the label's S/S 2011 collection "Boogie & the Historymaker," the bold teal (Sass & Bide I) and fluro chartreuse (Sass & Bide II) stay true to the design duo's love of bold, eclectic hues and as usual, $2 from the sale of each bottle will be donated to the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Heidi Middleton, co-founder of Sass & Bide, says: "These vivid shades were designed for the girl who walks to the beat of her own drum and who isn’t afraid to express herself with colour and creativity," so if that sounds like you, pick up a polish pronto.
Sass & Bide I and sass & Bide II are $19.95 each and will be available from August 1.
If you're into matching your makeup to your mani/handbag/shoes then you'll love the latest collaboration from Bloom. The brand has teamed up with another Aussie icon, Boost Juice, to create some mouth-watering balms that are inspired by and named after six smoothies — so now you can match your pout to your punch! Available in Strawberry Squeeze, Mango Tango, Banana Buzz, Watermelon Crush, Berry Bang and Tropical Storm, the balms feature beeswax, jojoba oil and vitamin E to soothe, nourish and moisturise lips. We suggest snapping up these cutie patooties quick-smart! What do you think, are you keen to give them a whirl?
Bloom Lip Balms ($6.95 each) are available now. Stockists: 03 9421 0200.
Winter is proving to be far from a wonderland. All this dreary wet weather is wreaking havoc with people's skin. But we have a solution. Bust out the balms! The big sister to your Summer-friendly lotions, balms tend to be richer and more nourishing so they're often suited to more mature skin. But when the freezing temperatures hit, it's time to break out the big guns. We've rounded up 10 of the best, from luxe to less. Check 'em out!
Now that it's officially stocking season, your nails need to be in tip-top shape to avoid any snags. Enter Annabel Trends Quick Fix Nail Files ($6.95). With 12 mini emery boards in each pack, we're loving the bold and bright prints of their latest oriental-themed designs. The Oriental Fish design sees sky blue nail files covered with Koi fish, while the Oriental Blossom design features yellow blossom atop red files. They're the perfect size for your handbag, ensuring your nails look great on-the-go. Pretty and practical. What more could a girl ask for? Check out more files that'll keep your stockings safe this Winter — which you can buy through ShopStyle!
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