HOW TO INSTANTLY LOOK MORE POLISHED

There's no denying that the 'I-just-got-out-of-bed-looking-like-this' look is trending but nothing is more elegant or timeless than a well-put together ensemble.

So, in the spirit of all things ladylike, here's 6 ways to instantly look more polished...

1. FRESH MAKEUP

Your mother wasn't kidding. Good grooming is key. A natural, flawless complexion is an ideal way of creating a polished look. Choose a foundation that gives skin...

VIDEO: AROUND THE WORLD IN 12 BOLD LIP COLOURS

A wise woman named Gucci Westman once said: "Try that new lip colour, do something unexpected and surprise yourself."

And, when Gucci talks, boy do we listen.

In this latest GP.TV video installment, you can travel from New York to London and Miami to Rio with a complementing lip colour for each destination – no passport required!

To celebrate Revlon's new ColorStay Moisture Stain range, which yep,...

HOW TO GET SMOOTH SHINY HAIR

The biggest buzzword in the beauty world – oil – is not only transforming skin but also hair.

From limp, fine strands to dry, coarse curls, everyone can benefit from its nourishing properties.

Aside from being weightless, non-greasy and strengthening each strand internally and on the surface, hair oils are also work brilliantly as a styling product.

Enter Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment with its...

THE TRUTH ABOUT MY TEETH

I've got a confession to make.

I'm extremely self-conscious about my smile. I always have been.

Look back on any photo of me and I can't help but do the 'closed mouth smile' thing. Don't get me wrong – my teeth are OK. But, there was a time when they weren't.

Growing up as a kid, I used to get teased. A lot.

You see, I didn't have...

GRITTY PRETTY X BELLABOX

This month, I'm excited to have teamed up with bellabox to curate their September beauty box.

While subscription boxes are nothing new to Australia, what makes bellabox different is that is was created for women, by women just like you.

Founded by a group of young Australian women who were sick of buyer's remorse (paying for expensive beauty products that did not live up to our...

VIDEO: HOW TO CREATE A BROWN SMOKEY EYE

There's something seemingly luxurious about a brown smokey eye, isn't there?

The application – or arguably, the art – of eyeshadow can transform an every day look into a well put together style that just oozes sophistication and confidence.

Sure, the thought of creating smokey eyes can be a little intimidating at times but after watching this easy step-by-step tutorial, which features Maybelline NY ExpertWear...

BEAUTY TALK WITH JOANNE AULD

If there's anyone who has their finger on the pulse when it comes to all things medical skincare, it's Joanne Auld.

Co-founder of The Skincare Company, Auld created her own medical-grade skincare line – together with plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Callan – in an aim to fill a gap in the market based on years of patient feedback.

Combining forty years of clinical experience with Callan, Auld discovered...

NYFW BACKSTAGE BEAUTY: 3.1 PHILLIP LIM S/S 15

At Phillip Lim S/S 15, approachable cool-girl looks captured the attention of show goers who flew to New York City from all over the world.

Lim's niche, so far as it can be defined, is clothing that's dead on-trend yet unapologetically urban and punchy. A Gen Y’s dream, really.

“We have always been a global brand with a global view and we take multiple views on beauty,” says Lim....

NYFW BACKSTAGE BEAUTY: REBECCA TAYLOR S/S 15

If you don't already know the name Rebecca Taylor, you soon will.

Feminine, modern, refined and cool; Taylor is best known for creating designs to complement the eternally-evolving modern woman and help refine her individual sense of style.

After graduating, the New-Zealand born designer left her home country and arrived in New York with just $600 to her name. Fast forward twenty-something years and Taylor has just unveiled...

NYFW BACKSTAGE BEAUTY: PRABAL GURUNG S/S 15

Shrouded in darkness, Prabal Gurung unveiled his S/S 15 collection in New York's Chelsea – adding shoes to his growing repertoire.

cavernous Corinthian-lined post office in Chelsea

“Each season we aim to create looks that will inspire women across the globe to express their own style," says Gurung. "The ultimate goal is to make women feel both confident and beautiful.”

Backstage –...

NYFW BACKSTAGE BEAUTY: MISHA NONOO S/S 15

Ahhh, normcore.

The trend that isn't a trend, that, quite ironically, is now trending.

Yes, the once considered average "I-just-roll-out-of-bed-and-walk-down-the-street-looking-like-this-after-yoga" hair style is in full force.

And, at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York this week, Misha Nonoo S/S 15 led the disheveled hair charge.

“For Misha’s show, we were inspired by the '90s and that edgy, supermodel style," says Matthew Curtis, TRESemmé Global Stylist. "We created...

HOW A MAKEOVER CAN HELP BATTLE BREAST CANCER

Here's a scary statistic: on average, seven women die from breast cancer in Australia every day.

Do you know someone currently suffering from breast cancer?

Or has it previously affected someone you know?

Do you want to do something to help?

This month, David Jones will launch their Beauty for a Cure campaign and deliver a unique customer experience at their flagship David Jones...

WHAT’S THE GO WITH OILS?

There's no doubt about it: beauty oils are the business.

And sure, with hundreds of masks, wipes, and toners claiming to keep your skin’s natural oil production in check, it seems counter-intuitive to want to add more oil to your beauty routine. But, the idea that oils can make skin oilier couldn't be further from the truth.

Enter Sukin BioNatural Skin Oil. This new body oil, which is...

Q&A WITH PHILLIP LIM

Over the past 14 seasons, cosmetics brand NARS has supported 3.1 Phillip Lim on the runway during New York Fashion Week.

Now, the two join forces to reveal a limited edition nail collection: 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS.

The collection, which is sure to be snapped up quick, includes eight limited edition shades and is inspired by the "colours that exist in the shadows". Rich jewel tones and...

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