SPRING RACING BEAUTY

Spring Racing Carnival is upon us and while the dress and headpiece definitely are important, so too are makeup, hair and accessories.

To ensure you look polished all day long, here's some beauty tips for creating the ultimate trackside maquillage:

MAKE YOUR LIPSTICK LAST

If you're going to commit to a bold pink or red lipstick, which is perfect for Crown Oaks Day, then you have to really commit....

VIDEO: HOW TO CREATE TEXTURED WAVES USING A GHD

These days, using a ghd to create curls is a lot like a chocolate brownie.

Everyone has the best recipe for it, and no two methods are exactly alike.

But, rather than swearing by a single wave strategy, I've compiled some of the best tips from professional hairstylists I've interviewed over the years to come up with a routine of my own.

If you've ever wondered how I get...

THE SECRET TO A PERFECT TOP KNOT

Since Lanvin’s spring/summer 2010 collection, the top knot has become the go-to do for every occasion.

Céline's Phoebe Philo loves one, Daria Werbowy rocks the style regularly and even Susie Lau (blogger behind Style Bubble) sports the top knot on a daily basis thus making it her signature.

Recently, while shooting in 32 degree heat in New York City with Sara Kerens, I was forced to embrace the...

ALEXANDER WANG X H&M

If you're Alexander Wang and you're launching a capsule collection with retail giant H&M, you launch it with a bang, that's what.

As the first American designer to be invited by H&M – joining the likes of Versace, Marni and Maison Martin Margiela – Wang decided his would be a collection of fashionable athletic wear.

So, it was only apt that the sports luxe show was held last...

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT FRAGRANCE | PART II

Perfume and personality go together like Yoncé & Jay.

Sure, it can be a daunting task rummaging through hundreds of the latest fragrances but finding the right scent that says "you" is half the battle.

If after reading these shopping tips, you are still left scratching your head wondering, "What fragrance speaks to me?" then this...

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT FRAGRANCE | PART I

For some, like me, fragrance is arguably the most important accoutrement.

However, walk into any retail store and one might understandably be intimidated by the abundance of perfume bottles on offer.

So, with so much choice crowding the shelves, how does one select the right perfume?

"First of all, one must understand that fragrance is connected with our olfactory," says Erica Moore, fragrance evaluator at Fragrances of...

HOW TO GET THAT PERFECT SUMMER GLOW

We all have our faithful roster of beauty products that we swear by daily.

But, if the long weekend's high temperatures were anything to go by, our skin, hair and our makeup regime are in need of a serious shake up.

These 7 simple and seasonal swaps will help keep your pores clear, your hair healthy, and your skin bronzed (not burnt!).

Follow my lead and make the...

VIDEO: HOW TO APPLY SK-II FACIAL TREATMENT ESSENCE

I'm not going to lie.

I know a thing or two about baking a mean chocolate fondant.

I can get that cake as light as a cloud on the outside but warm, oozy and deliciously decadent on the inside at the same time. Oh, and I also know how to make your skin glow. Like, really radiate.

I've been using SK-II Facial Treatment Essence on my skin...

BESIDE THE SEASIDE

Do you want to go to the seaside?

It's a very excellent question often asked by a band called The Kooks.

Drawing inspiration from the mineral scent of rugged seaside cliffs, Jo Malone's new Wood Sage & Sea Salt collection encapsulates the beauty of an English coastline.

Waves break white water and the air fills with salt and sea spray. It's lively, spirited and oh so blissful.

Combining...

THE TOUSLED EFFECT

Nonchalantly tousled hair sends a message that says, "My life is too fun and I’m too busy to brush or style my hair. Oh, and you know what? I don’t give a sh*t."

Every rebel-without-a cause since Rebel Without A Cause — think James Dean and Kristen Stewart, Leonardo DiCaprio and River Phoenix – all have one thing in common: an uncalculated, textured, tousled 'do.

And, upon arriving at JFK to...

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...

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