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toxic chemicals in cosmetics to avoid

Editor’s Note: It all started on one rainy evening when I had a dinner date with my friend Liv, a professional makeup artist. She specialises in natural cosmetics. I was complaining about strange things happening to my skin and when I told what brand of skincare I was using, she laughed, "No wonder it's full READ MORE

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brown lipstick dior rouge unique 103

Oh the 90's... grunge boots, checked skirts, Nirvana, chokers and of course, brown lipstick! It's funny how fashion and makeup trends are so reliably cyclic. It seems like yesterday, but it was exactly 20 years ago when I bought my first brown lipstick in September 1995 in London. I was so obsessed with this stick READ MORE

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sonailicious at beauty expo australia 2015

As you know, I spent last weekend at Beauty Expo Australia and well, it was a nail art paradise! From unbelievable Japanese nail artists to exciting new launches and Expo specials; there was everything any beauty and nail art lover could dream of. Over the two days I saw and tried a huge variety of products and now, after READ MORE

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bright red lipstick

Are you a fan of red lipstick? Then you totally should add Givenchy Le Rouge 305 Rouge Egerie to your must-have list. This bright red lipstick is pure perfection. Take it from a self-confessed red lipstick enthusiast (plenty of evidence on CrashingRed). Yes, it comes at a price, but this lipstick is worth every cent! First of READ MORE

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healthy new year resolutions

Hello, hello! Hope you had a fantastic Christmas break and are feeling ready to tackle the new year. And why not kick it off with a few healthy New Year resolutions? As someone said "healthy body, healthy spirit". Feeling beautiful and healthy will ultimately make you feel more confident, happier and make it easier to READ MORE

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10 gold makeup ideas

Party season is the perfect opportunity to bring out your inner glitterati and wear gold... not just on your nails! There are dozens of ways to incorporate gold into your makeup, from super easy looks like gold glitter eyeliner to more complex makeup, like the black and gold smoky eye look, for example. So here's READ MORE

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dior diorific ardent shock review swatches

Christmas is a magical time when dreams can come true. So true to my little tradition, instead of waiting for Santa, I got myself some early Christmas presents. Well, you can't rely on men for things like that. So as soon as I knew the new Diorific 'Golden Shock' collection hit Australian shores I marched READ MORE

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