Kiehl's Powerful Strength Line Reducing Vitamin C Serum Concentrate

Why you need Vitamin C in your skincare routine…

If you are concerned about pigmentation, the signs of ageing and sun damage – Vitamin C might just be the skin care ingredient you are looking for.

Skincare Review – Avène Physiolift Range

There is one distinctive advantage of getting older: it means you actually got there and hopefully with lots of laughs and memories. Getting older also means that certain things are…

Three Ways to Wear a Slip Dress

Is there anything that makes you feel more feminine and sexy then a slippery, silky boudoir type dress? I think not. 

Pollogen Divine Pro Skin Tightenting Treatment at Bliss Day Spa

My Skin Tightening Treatment – Did it work?

Make up is my passion, but my first love will always be skincare. A beautiful painting will not look its best on a creased canvas, will it?

Foundation Friday Review – By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation

Welcome to my fourth Foundation Friday Review. Last week I reviewed one of my cheapest foundations: the Aldi Lacura. So this week I am reviewing my most costly, luxe foundation:…

Are you Tough Pretty or Pretty Romantic? – (YSL Black Opium or YSL Mon Paris?)

  Perfume is one of my passions. I feel as if there is something missing when I don’t wear a fragrance. And even though I have my favourite stand by’s,…

Review: Lancôme Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Melting Mask

Whoever invented sheet masks should get a medal. ( I believe it is a Korean invention!)  It is the easiest way to pamper and treat your skin, it is certainly…


“Let there be Light…”

  Omnilux LED Light treatment to be more exact. I have had Omnilux LED Light Treatments many times as an add on to facials over the years, and the result…

Feel Good Inc Sensitive sunscreen

TEN Beauty Brands you probably didn’t know were Australian!

Well hello there Fashionistas! Happy Straya Day! Living in Australia is such a privilege and I am grateful every day for being a part of this culture and lifestyle. My…

Kmart Australia Fashion Haul and Hacks!

Hello Fashionistas! Happy New Year! I have been back at work for just over a week and it has been a bit of a struggle getting back of the swing of…

my top 17 of 2017

My Top 17 Beauty Products of 2017!

Hello Fashionistas! Would you believe it is 2018! It snuck up on me and took me by surprise and here we are. I have put together a video with my…

loreal brow products

Which Eyebrow Product Should you be using?

There are so many different brow products on the market and there seem to be more and more appearing according to the eyebrow trend of the year. So what do…

It’s BACK: FIS 7 Lippies 7 Days Lipstick Challenge!

I thought it might be time for another lipstick challenge. This one is a repeat of November last year: 7 different colours for each day of the week!  Read on…

Bobbi Brown Christmas Caviar and Rubies

Bobbi Brown Caviar & Rubies Collection – taking you from Christmas Breakfast to Christmas Party

It is party season, and the Bobbie Brown Caviar & Rubies Collection is perfect for this time of the year. This beautifully edited  Limited Edition Collection includes luxurious eye, lip,…

Natura Siberica Gift ideas

Three Christmas Gift Ideas from Natura Siberica

Can you believe it is less than a month until Christmas? It has come around so fast! I have started making my lists, and started collecting the first couple of…

L'Oréal Color Riche Matte Addiction in 430 Mon Jules

L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Matte Addiction Lipsticks!

Oh how I love my (second ) job. I get to play with colours, sit in front of a mirror without feeling guilty or vain at all! Three of the…

Sass & Bide Westfield Miranda

Four Spring Racing Outfits from Sass & Bide at Westfield Miranda

  “Adriana”, I said “Help me pick out three outfits for Spring Racing Carnival. BLACK AND WHITE  for Derby Day, GLAMOUR for Melbourne Cup, and FEMININE for Ladies Day. “Sure!”…

Activated-charcoal-in skincare

Activated Charcoal -Why You should have it in your Skin Care Routine!

CHARCOAL has been used since the Ancient Egyptians for its purifying, detoxifying, anti bacterial properties.

Natura Siberica Bath salts

Four favourite Natura Siberica products – and a discount for you!

Every once in a while I need to pinch myself when great brands reach out and want to work with me: Natura Siberica is a certified organic face, hair, bath…


GINGHAM without looking like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz

  It is HOUNDSTOOTH  (think David Jones) funkier little sister. HOUNDSTOOTH  is your 9-5 gal, but GINGHAM parties in the weekend.

5 minute make up

Get ready with me – 5 minute make up!

Hello there Fashionistas! Sometimes 5 minutes is all you have to spare when getting ready in the morning. Is it possible to have a full face of make up done…


Skincare Review – SKINSTITUT

Well hello there Fashionistas! I was lucky enough to receive some Skinstitut products* from to review, in particularly aimed to brighten my skin. After my Bali trip, some of my…

interview with sunita O'neill

Want to know more about Injectables?

  Ever since I revealed What I have Had done to my Face , I am getting pulled aside at events and parties and my private messages have gone crazy.…

L'Oreal Pure Clay Cleansers01

Go Cray Cray for Clay! – L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Cleansers Review

    I receive a plethora of products to review. Some make it to my blog and some don’t. Because I want my blog to be a positive place -thoughts…

Innoxa face palettes

It’s all about the base! – The new Innoxa Skin Perfecting Palettes demo video

Well hello there Fashionistas! Today it is all about the base: the prime, correct, conceal, contour and bronze, before we even start on the rest of our make up! 

BAli 17

My Bali Trip – Part one: Where I stayed, ate and played

Yes, another blog post on Bali. I feel like I am a bit of a local, seeing this was my fifth time there. And I will go back. Again and…


Brand focus and Make Up Demo video – Mirenesse Cosmetics

  Mirenesse Cosmetics is an Australian brand that delivers high quality, innovative products. One of those brands that comes out with an amazing product that is unique and makes you…


Want to know what I have had done to my face?

First of all, this is a NO JUDGEMENT ZONE. Now we have that out of the way: I am 54 this year. I realise that my skin is in good nick…

smith & cult nail polish

Bold and Beautiful – 3 ways to add colour to your make up this Winter

I look forward to Winter and to snuggly, fluffy jumpers, coats, boots and beanies. But it also  seems to be the season to match the colour of your clothing to the weather: grey,…

Etude house peel off gel

Peel off Eyebrow Tint – Etude House Tint My Brows Gel

Fashionistas. Are you brow challenged like myself? Do you not feel complete unless your eyebrows are pencilled/drawn/dipbrowed/gelled/mascara’ed in? Do you have, over the years slowly lost most of your eyebrow…

Becca sunchaser palette

Quick and simple sun-kissed make up | BECCA Cosmetics Sunchaser Palette

  We still have such mild weather in Sydney , considering it is Autumn, but really, Summer days are well and truly finished. BECCA Cosmetics was kind enough to send…

Yorkelee prints

A letter to my family – Mother’s Day wish list

Dear Family Ever year since the Mother’s Day stall at school was outgrown, I get asked: “What would you like for Mother’s Day?”  It differs from year to year but the…

Elizabeth Arden Pro

Skincare Review – Elizabeth Arden PRO

This month I trialled 3 items of the Elizabeth Arden PRO range, and boy, was I excited to start these: they are particularly targeted and promise to help reduce the…

Maybelline New Releases Make Up Demo

Maybelline New Releases for 2017- Make up demo

  Well hello there Fashionistas! I am so fortunate as a Blogger to sometimes receive a bunch of new releases to trial. Some make it to my blog, and some…

Saba westfield miranda-7

Three ways to wear a pleated skirt!

One of the biggest Winter trends this year, is one I took to surprisingly easily. I always thought I was too hippy and short to wear pleated skirts, but I changed…

Swatch Video! The new L’Oréal Paris Infallible Sexy Balm Collection

One of my favourite blog posts to do is swatching different lipsticks. I am a bit of a lipstick junkie and wear a different colour each day. (case in point: my…

My make up lesson at Mecca Cosmetica Westfield Miranda PLUS video!

As part of my MECCA LOOP reward program, I was offered a complementary Make Up Application lesson recently, and last Sunday I finally booked in to have a lesson with…

Kiehl's Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream

Review – Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream

Back in January I was invited to the launch of the new Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream*. It was a fun morning with cooking demonstrations and yoga at Three Blue…

Transformulas review

Skincare Review – Transformulas Skincare

Hello my beauties! I was recently sent a few products from the Transformulas Range to trial and apart from some exfoliating treatments and sheet masks by other brands, I used Transformulas…

what to wear to work

What I Wear to Work – Outfits and tips

As much as I LOVE my Fashionista in Suburbia, I have a day job that I love very much too. I am an Architectural Sales Consultant for Caesarstone. Dressing for…

Priceline Beauty Prescription [LIVE] event with Rae Morris

10 easy make up tips from Rae Morris, Priceline Pharmacy Make Up Director

Renowned as one of the most influential Makeup Artists in the world, Rae Morris is not only a number one best-selling author but also four times Australian Makeup Artist of…

Sephora Exclusive brands showcase 2017

What is new at Sephora – Exclusive Brands Showcase 2017

One of the highlights of January was definitely the Sephora Exclusive Brands Showcase, held at the North Bondi Surf Club. We braved very hot conditions and sweated   glistened our way…

White Haven Emporium

If only Summer holidays could last forever – The Outfits that kept me (looking) cool

I am BAHHHAAACK! I had a wonderful time off. I took a bit of a blogging and work breather over January (if you can call packing for a big move…

How to pronounce Designer Names – Cheatsheet – or how to sound like you know what you are talking about

The wonderful people at have put together a cheatsheet of how to pronounce some of the major designer names. Have you had sleepless nights whether to pronounce Hermès with a silent H and what do you do with the S at the end?

Jeanswest-13 Westfield Miranda

Summer Lovin’ picks from Jeanswest

Have you been to Jeanswest lately? I hadn’t for quite a while, but I picked some really fab casual Summer pieces from Jeanswest at Westfield Miranda* recently.

Nyx Liquid Suede Stone Fox

NYX Liquid Suede Vault – 24 colours swatched!

Oh My Fashionistas! I was gifted a NYX Liquid Suede Vault* – 24 of the most delicious, matte but not drying liquid colours.

IT Cosmetics gift ideas sephora

4 Gift Ideas from IT Cosmetics at Sephora

  Not sure what to get for that person that is OBSESSED with beauty products? (or for your good self?)

L'Oréal Paris Pure Clay Masks

Review: L’Oréal Pure Clay Masks

    I have been waiting for these to come to Australia as soon as I saw them appear on social media, and I was so excited to receive a…


Party Dresses – My 4 picks from Witchery at Westfield Miranda

Silly season is here. Trees and decorations have been up everywhere for at least 2 weeks, and it seems like Christmas Deco was for sale before Easter this year.

7 lippies for 7 days

7 lippies for 7 days – the Players and the Winners!

Hello my lovelies! What a week of lips, pouts and lipsticks it has been!

Nest fine fragrances

In the Spotlight: Nest Fine Fragrances

The launch of Nest Fine Fragrances in Sephora Australia was recently held at the gorgeous Chiswick Restaurant in Woollahra, Sydney.

Sunseeker Westfield Miranda

What’s New in Swimwear? – Sunseeker at Westfield Miranda

Not going to lie. This post was giving me sleepless nights.

Real Techniques or Fake Techniques?

Real Techniques or Fake Techniques?

  It is no secret that I am a BIG fan of the Real Technique brushes.


Spring Trend: The Soft Neutrals: Blush and Terracotta from Seed Heritage

Next in my series of Spring Trends in some of my favourite stores in *Westfield Miranda: one of my favourite trends: the Universally Flattering Neutrals.

Sheike Westfield Miranda

What I wore: The Shire Pink Fundraising Event 2016

Shire PINK Lunch is a community based event raising money for the McGrath Foundation and National Breast Cancer Foundation.

IPL for Hyperpigmentation by Bliss Day Spa

Ever wondered what it’s like to get IPL Treatment for Pigmentation?

I am blessed with skin that is not too bad: apart from brown spots.

veronika Maine, westfield miranda

My Styling Session at Veronika Maine – Westfield Miranda

Veronika Maine rates high on my list of favourite stores, particularly for work wear.

Spring trends in shoes - nine west

8 Shoe Trends you should own this Spring! – with Nine West

Who is excited for new shoes for Spring?

Marie Claire The Ageless Parcel Spring 2016

Review – marie claire The Ageless Parcel Spring Edition

I was recently sent a marie claire The Ageless Parcel* to review.

Spring trends from Katies Westfield miranda

2 Spring Trends to find at Katies: White Jeans and Bomber Jackets

Last week I found some great Spring fashion from Country Road at Westfield Miranda.This week it is Katies turn!

Lip monthly June july august 2016

Product Review – Lip Monthly Subscription bags June, July and August 2016

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know I have been a subscriber for well over a year.

Westfield Miranda CR Spring TRend

My pick of 2 Spring Trends you can totally wear: In the Navy and Off The Shoulder

It is Spring! And do you, like me, get a sudden urge to dump the black clothes and update your wardrobe with something fresh and new?

The Lip Lab Westfield Miranda

How I created the perfect Custom lipstick at The Lip Lab – Westfield Miranda

We have all been there, haven’t we? Your favourite colour lipstick has been discontinued, or you have something with the PERFECT colour but you would really like it in a different…

Davines Love Shampoo and Conditioner

Review – Davines Love Shampoo and Conditioner and Volu Hair Mist

I was first introduced to Davines Hair Care Products at a Vogue Beauty Night in Amsterdam a couple of years ago, where some lovely Davines ladies mixed our own bespoke scented…

Korean Beauty brands to try

3 Korean Beauty Brands to try – is K-beauty your thing?

Korean Beauty Products (or K-Beauty Products)  are extraordinarily popular at the moment.  And why wouldn’t they be? The Koreans have skincare and make up down pat.

Table Eight Shirt Dress Skylar

One shirt dress, three ways…

I do not believe there is a more versatile clothing item than a shirt dress.

Marc Jacobs Air Blush Soft Glow Duo

What is Draping? – with Marc Jacob Air Blush Soft Glow Duo

Just when you thought you got the hang of Contouring, highlighting and strobing, a new technique to chisel cheekbones has come along.

Review and Demo – Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able Foundation

I am fairly happy with my skin. It tells a story.

Lancome juicy shaker

Review – Lancôme Juicy Shaker Apri Cute

    What do you get when you mix a cocktail of Lancôme Juicy Tube with a whole lot of softness, and a little bit of sparkly oily goodness?

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyebrow tutorial

Eyebrow Tutorial – Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade

One of the most requested tutorials is one for eye brows, so how better to show you how to do it than do it in a video?

How I clean my make up brushes

How I clean my make up brushes!

Of all cleaning chores, cleaning my make up brushes  is my favourite one. It is weirdly satisfying seeing them all squeaky clean lined up on my bench.

L’Oréal Paris x Balmain Limited Collection!

I have been an admirer and fan of the House of Balmain for as long as I remember. Their iconic military style double breasted blazers and heavily adorned and embroidered…

Foundation Friday – Lacura Beauty up to 24hr Liquid Foundation

Lacura Beauty 24hr Liquid Foundation from Aldi As per my reader Shaz’s recommendation. RRP $7.99 at selected Aldi Stores. I tried to find this particular one online but couldn’t find…