Part One: Are you even Legit?

So I asked my very best BFF what else people would like to know and she said ever so wisely, “what to look out for at a beauty salon that indicates they’re legit and hygienic” among other things. So I bring to you the ever so brilliant Sister from Another Mister Series – Part One:…

Just Got Real

A crazy exciting announcement: Morgan & Elwood just became a real live thing! Gone are the endless days of planning in my head, the never ending business plan, and notes scribbled everywhere. It’s ALIIIVVVVVEEEEE people! So sure it’s not the full plan yet but I had to start somewhere so I have officially opened my…

#kyliejennerchallenge

I can’t even start typing this without laughing, and crying a little inside. This is dedicated to the hundreds and hundreds of poor teenage girls who are ending their week with horrendous bruising around their lips from trying to get the Kylie Jenner lip look. So. So funny, and so sad for you and your…

Who Run the World?

Time for a feel good wonder, because while beauty and makeup are my thang, the other half of the equation has a little more substance and purpose in life. I have been a super lucky duck to have been surrounded with some of the most incredible women during my life and when I was teeny…

Salon Ettiquette

I like to hope that a beauty salon really should in essence feel like your home away from home – that’s my dream anyhow, so I totally understand some behaviours that go on when a client walks into a salon, but there are some who either don’t get the concept, or get the concept a…

Teenagers Know Everything

And to this day I still think that is a valid expression, despite the sarcasm with which my parents used to say that to me.. So now my semi-extended family includes several teenage girls and they are the funniest, most gorgeous, mood-lifting Angels that ever walked the earth. Lucky. When I was a teenager I…

DIY Romance Factor

As a follow up from my last post, I had a brainwave moment (these are rare) and realised there may be a hell of a lot of you who want to know more about how to do your own wedding makeup, and while my earlier breakdowns are useful for the fundamentals, some may have zero…

Bridal Herrr and M’up

Being the ripe age of 26 it appears everyone my age is getting married, which is good news for me as a makeup artist because it means wedding season is back on and I get to play “dress ups” doing hair and makeup for brides. For those of you who are engaged, you might find…

Face like a Kraken

As Sydney comes into Summer we have some amazing weather involving 30 degree days and cracking Summer thunderstorms in the evening. Excellent for ruining any Friday and Saturday night plans. So instead of that night out in the city, or a post-work trip to the beach, lets catch up and go over some stuff about…

I work out…

Well at least I used to. Prior to this week I was happily chipping away at my Taekwondo grading, training twice a week – an hour and a half each, gym at least twice a week, and walking/outdoor session at least once a week. I even just came up with a fantastic weekly schedule for…

Budget Bombshell

Most people I meet (mainly the gentlemen) love this statement “God you must spend a lot on makeup”. Or the ladies often phrase it a little more politely, “oh I could never afford to look like that every day”. WRONG! There is a huge misconception that taking care of yourself is expensive, that products are…

Wanna look hot for summerrrrr

I’m not going to lie, I had a fake tanning malfunction the other day. Absolutely no discredit to the actual product which I love but it just goes to show that even the most beauty savvy ladies can have a fight with their goo cabinet (aka my entire bathroom) and lose. Needless to say my…