Tanning trials and tribulations

Tanning season is upon us ladies (and gentlemen), and to celebrate the arrival of 30 degree (Celsius!) weather, summer storms, white beaches, and an influx of mozzies and flying ants, I thought I would save you the trouble of hunting for the perfect fake tan, and discuss my own findings. A child of one white,…

“One more facelift & you’ll be able to blink your lips”

Morris – First Wives Club Another in our “Sister from Another Mister” Series, we discussed writing about the differences between normal cosmetic skincare and cosmeceutical skincare. I have already touched on this a little but I thought what might be even more useful is to tell you guys a little about the way skincare products…

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…