If you're planning on spending a little bit more on mum this year to show her that you love her, then have we got some suggestions for you! When it comes to beauty products, often the most expensive items fall under the serum, perfume and skincare categories. Why not splurge on the special woman in your life and treat her to something luxe that she wouldn't ordinarily be able to afford, or treat herself to? Step right this way golden child.
Easy, care-free beauty is something to look forward to in the Summer, but becoming delinquent with your daily upkeep can cause your hair and skin to go from glowing to dull very quickly. Luckily, it's easy to breathe life back into your routine with a few simple steps. Give yourself a seasonal tune-up with these beauty-saving products, after the jump.
Admit it: sometimes you roll over in bed without removing your makeup (oops!). It happens to the best of us. But in 2013, resolve to wash your face every night to have healthier, clearer skin. Get a few simple tricks to make remembering easy when you read on.
'Tis the season to be jolly but also, to jump on a plane and take a much-needed holiday. When it comes to travel, it's important to downsize on the products, but that doesn't mean compromising on quality. A holiday is about rest and relaxation, so why not give the gift of hassle-free, plane-ready beauty goods this Christmas? They key ingredients to good holiday skin include hydration in the form of miracle face and body oils, beauty balms and bronzed makeup. Come fly with me?
We don't know about you, but when we're shopping for a new lipstick, we're always drawn to the brights. Bold, matte orange? Oh yes please. Hot glossy pink? Get on our lips! But after seeing the very charming SK-II spokesperson and actress, Kate Bosworth, on the cover of Harper's Bazaar earlier this week, we couldn't help but notice her very plain but very sexy pink-nude lip. Different from a normal beige-nude, a pink-nude should match (and accentuate) your natural lip colour. We did some investigating to find out the exact lipstick brand and shade name Kate is wearing on the January cover of Harper's Bazaar, and also threw in another four options to get you in the mood for pink-nude. Lesson learned: Mute lips are sexy. Thanks Bozzie!
If you're hoping to get all of your Christmas shopping out of the way this weekend, you're going to need a list. Have a good think about what you want to buy each person... and then resort to a gift pack! That's always the way, right? But buying a gift pack needn't be a backup present, because this time of year brings with it amazing value when it comes to bundling beauty products. Your loved ones will thank you, we promise. Click through for our top 10.
I'm literally bursting at the seams to tell you what beauty products and pretty things I think you should add to your Christmas wish list. After ticking off the boyfriend and the always challenging Kris Kringle — why not look after the real number one? Of course, it's hard for me to pick favourites as there's so many innovative ingredient combinations, life changing creams, high-pigment lip products and last-all-day foundations that have hit my desk this year; but there's certainly more than a few memorable ones. Ready to find out my Christmas wish list must-haves?
Model-turned-snapper-turned-blogger, Zanita Morgan, is quite possibly one of the coolest girls we know. Just take her blog intro, for example. It reads: "I divide my time between snapping outfits and testing models, travelling overseas and collaborating with fellow bloggers to create personalised editorials. My blog is the story of my progression as a self-taught photographer." Um, can we please have her life?! Naturally, we wanted to know exactly how she keeps her skin so clear and what prods she likes to use daily, click through to find out.
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Sydney's beauty media has been in a bit of a stir this week, following the arrival of the beautiful Kate Bosworth. Here on the back her announcement as SK-II's newest ambassador — she joins Australia's screen darling, Cate Blanchett. I attended a dinner in Kate's honour last night, and then settled in for a chat with the pretty blonde first thing this morning. We had our interview filmed — so stay tuned for our lovely edit — but in the mean time, read the full interview and find out what she had to say about her skincare routine, favourite lip products and how she styles that famously tousled hair. Keep reading.