19 of the Best Beauty Gifts this Christmas

It’s December 2019 and you know what that means! Mariah Carey’s All I want for Christmas is on repeat, my Christmas tree was up two weeks ago, and I’ve already done 50% of my shopping. I flippin’ love Christmas in case that wasn’t clear. This isn’t my first Christmas Gift Guide, but a new year…

How to: Winter Sexy

I know this doesn’t exactly align with any of the northern hemisphere readers, but you can file this in your ‘to read’ pile for later. Winter in Sydney is a funny one anyway, we have the bluest skies, the least rainfall but we also get super excited about bringing out our boots, cute jackets and…

5 minute makeup cheat sheet

My utterly hilarious friend was looking at a Facebook post the other day at someone showing their “4 minute makeup look”. And to be blatantly honest, our reactions weren’t exactly stellar. This was the not so good side of ‘is she actually wearing makeup’ which is funny because normally I’m ranting about the other end…

What’s inside my professional makeup kit

I forget all the time that my big professional makeup kit is every girls’ dream…. In fact it used to be MY dream. I was a skinny, awkward 12 year old dreaming of a shiny makeup case filled to the brim with colours and glitters and a million lip glosses and it’s funny to think…

Love is in the air…

Here’s a bit of a soppy one for you today, get the tissues ready, pour your third glass of wine, or put some love songs on YouTube in the background. A simple question I’m often asked is ‘do you get a lot of bridezillas’ or other nightmare clients, and my answer to this question is…

Changes in trends in the last 10 years alone

Hi beautiful people, this year marks my tenth year as a makeup artist and hair stylist and a lot of clients recently have been asking me if I’ve seen many changes in style over the last decade (!! eeek!!!). It’s crazy to think that yes, ten years ago the work I did for clients, whether…

Create & Use Face Charts like a Pro

Ohhh my goodness I’m excited to write this post for you today because face charts for makeup artists are like colouring in books and arts and crafts for kids. This is one of my favourite things to play with when (ha..if) I have time and most of my makeup creativity comes out.  When you’re doing…

Delicious Valentine’s Day Makeup

Happy freakin VALENTINE’S DAY!!!! Whether you’re in a relationship or not, whether you care about Valentine’s Day or not… it’s a fantastic excuse to get dressed up and look absolutely drop dead gorgeous! I personally am celebrating alone, or potentially with my roomie having come to terms with the fact I may be a spinster…

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…

Always more gloss

Last in the line of tutorials is adding spectacular COLOUR to your now fabulous face. I love this step because 9 times out of 10 I so cannot be bothered (e.g. work face) so when I am actually going somewhere exciting and I make it to the lips and cheeks stage I’m like a kid…

Glorious Pro Level Brushes

Let’s return to our step-by-step and talk about some tools of the trade before we get overexcited on the topic of eyes. There is constant debate about brushes swirling around which ones are necessary, how much you should spend and whether you really even need them so I can only give you my perspective. But…