There's no denying that Australia has bred some seriously smokin' ladies. So to wrap up our Australia Week coverage (who says we can only have a day?), we're revealing the beauty secrets behind 10 home-grown hotties. So if you want to know the secret to Cate Blanchett's glow, the shampoo that Elle MacPherson swears by, the makeup brand Miranda Kerr loves or the nifty trick from Nicole Kidman for getting your red hair to be ultra rad, just keep reading!
Breast cancer is the most-commonly diagnosed cancer amongst women, affecting 1 in 8 Australian women in their lifetime. In 2012, a staggering 14, 610 Australian women are predicted to be diagnosed with breast cancer but 89 percent of them will survive at least five years after diagnosis.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so we've been sharing ways that you can support the cause (and keep your eyes peeled for more!) but there’s something you can do for free: spread the word that early detection is the key to surviving breast cancer.
Toby Bateman knows a thing or two about men's style. As the buying director for global fashion e-tailer MR PORTER, we knew he'd be the perfect guy to dish handy hints on buying for dad, or any other man in your life, ahead of Father's Day this Sunday. From chic leather carry-alls to sporty but relaxed tees, MR PORTER knows how to cater for hard-to-buy-for men in the most stylish way possible. Read up and pass it on...
What would be your top 5 picks for a Father’s Day gift for the quintessential Aussie dad?
A pair of Orlebar Brown swim trunks — tailored, structured with ease, and a flattering short altogether. It will make dad feel like James Bond, or at least a real guy version of Daniel Craig who will be seen sporting the ‘Bulldog’ length in the upcoming Skyfall. A leather holdall for a weekend away, dad deserves both. A white Oxford shirt — Thom Browne's is new classic, a regular staple. Oliver Peoples Sunglasses — a brand to rely on for classic mid century frames in modern colourways. Designed in LA and made in Italy, Oliver Peoples is a perfect combination for the Aussie dad with European sensibilities and beach on the mind. A weekend T-shirt — dads need a bit of play, especially with the kids.
Going sheer doesn't carry with it the taboo it used to. But just because we're all over our initial fears of the trend doesn't mean we should lean too far to the other side of acceptance — namely, revealing way too much in our see-through and semi-sheer gear. As with all skin-baring fashion trends, there are a few keys to getting it right and keeping it classy. Keep these tips on hand to avoid ever coming face to face with a sheer fashion faux pas: Three street stylers who got it sheerly perfect
- You can wear a sheer blouse to the office, but you do need to layer up underneath. The only time it's appropriate to go sheer on top with only your underthings underneath is after hours or on weekends. Otherwise, add one of these to keep your look PG when suiting up in a semi-sheer blouse or button-down.
- Half the fun of a sheer maxi skirt is showing off your legs and letting them breathe. Of course, you don't want to reveal too much below the torso, so be sure to invest in a half slip.
Women with deeper skin tones look best wearing more heavily pigmented bronzers, but if you're on the paler side, bronzers can often overwhelm your complexion. Don't worry, though; you don't have to look like an Oompa Loompa to get a sun-kissed glow. Find out how to bronze the right way when you read more.
Naomi Yasuda has tinted the talons of celebrities like Lady Gaga, Keri Hilson, and Kim Cattrall. Now she's designing a manicure for you. This nail art look is inspired by graffiti, but it also evokes a Jackson Pollock painting gone bubblegum bright. It's a foolproof, easy design that anyone can do; all you need is an old toothbrush and your favourite neon polishes. Want more tips and designs from Yasuda? See her nautical polka-dot nail art, too.
Perhaps you're a regular at the dermatologist and go once or more a year, but maybe you've never made a visit to the skin doctor before. Whatever the case, you can get more out of your visit if you're prepared. Here are a few points to consider so that you can make your next trip to the derm a breeze. To find out what they are, just keep reading.
If you like the look of painted fingernails but hate polish chips, the solution could be as simple as adding one more step to your paint job. That's the advice of UK-based celebrity manicurists (and Rococo Nail Apparel creators) Ange and Vernice Walker. Their manicures last an average of 10 days, all because of a few easy tips.
Start with a perfect foundation Before applying the first coat of polish, buff nails. Next, do what the Walkers call "squeaking." "You wipe the nail with polish remover to make sure it's free of any oils or product prior to application of colour, then give it a little squeak," Ange says. Then apply a basecoat .
It's an almost-universal experience: your complexion has been fine for a while, and then one day, almost out of nowhere, you're in breakout city and your skin looks worn out and defeated overnight. You're cleansing and using a daily regimen, so what could be wrong? Well, if it's not stress or hormones, it could very easily be one of these smaller, less obvious culprits.
As the temperature begins to drop, it's time to think about how your skin might change and adapt to the cooler weather. And what better way to start than with a clean makeup bag? Also, since expired cosmetics can cause skin irritation and eye infections, it's important to replace them before they go south. Unlike food, though, cosmetics aren't required to have an expiration date on their packaging. Instead, you'll have to keep track of when you opened them. Most products have a jar symbol, in which the number signifies the number of months you have until the item is no longer usable. If you have a hard time keeping track of when you've bought things, just use a Sharpie to write down the purchase date. If you know how to take care of your cosmetics, your makeup should serve you well. But use common sense: if your gloss is gloopy, your nail polish is separating, or your lipstick has a funny smell — it's time to bid it adieu. To see guidelines for when to replace your makeup, read more.