5 FACE MASKS THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR SKIN

If you're one of those people who forgo face masks as part of your regular skin care routine, then keep reading.

Face masks are an important part of any skin care regimen because they offer an added skin boost from the usual cleanser and moisturiser routine.

Sure, they can seem somewhat inconvenient for the time-poor — they are an extra skin-care step that requires up to 20 minutes of downtime...

MEET THE 4 HAIR PRODUCTS YOU’LL ONLY EVER NEED

Sometimes life can be complicated. But, your hair shouldn't be.

Essentially, your hair care should be kept very black and white: just four easy-to-use products which clean, condition, treat and style your strands.

Enter eponymous hair care brand, David Mallet.

Born in Australia but now based in Paris, Mallet – who calls Kate Winslet, Natalie Portman and Diane Kruger some of his regular clients – is considered...

10 (REALLY GOOD) REASONS WHY YOU NEED THIS OIL IN YOUR LIFE

Depending on where you are in the world, you could be sunning yourself in Greece, lapping up some Vitamin D in New York's Central Park or breathing in the fresh ocean air of the Maldives.

But for us here in Australia, winter is upon us. Sure, it's considered "mild" as opposed to the rest of the world but here's the thing: regardless of whether it's cold and windy or hot and...

BLUE JEAN BABY

If you've been waiting for a legitimate reason to wear denim on denim since, well, Justin and Britney stepped out in that outfit, then here's one: Jeans for Genes Day.

Jeans for Genes is an Australian charity, which raises funds to help support the vital work of Children’s Research Medical Institute (CMRI) for research into birth defects and diseases such as cancer and epilepsy. This selfless work is in...

COULD THIS WATER CHANGE YOUR SKIN?

To be perfectly frank, yes it could.

In France, thermal spring water is treated with reverential awe. So much so, legendary French pharmacy brand Uriage has its own thermal spa centre located at the foot of the French Alps and has been tending to the sensitive skin of thousands of people since 1823.

Do you live in France and have chronic eczema, psoriasis, sensitive skin, arthritis or even...

INSTAGRAM DIARY: BALI

If you follow me me on Instagram, you would know I was extremely lucky to travel to The Mulia Resort & Villas located in Nusa Dua on Bali's south coast for #InstaMeet – a gathering of social media personalities.

Together with fashion blogger Nadia Bartel, hottest-mother-on-Earth Lindy Klim, Big Brother contestant Tully Smyth, health and...

ART ATTACK

3.Jul

Makeup giant, Napoleon Perdis, has collaborated with iconic American photographer Slim Aarons.

The legendary lens man, who died in 2006, spent his life taking photos of "attractive people, doing attractive things, in attractive places" and is often considered one of the greatest photographers of his time.

As a long-time fan of Aarons' work, Perdis secured the exclusive rights to Poolside Gossip (pictured left)which was...

5 MINUTES WITH ZOË FOSTER BLAKE

At 33, Zoë Foster-Blake has a CV that reads like a seasoned veteran’s: beauty editor, columnist, author of Air Kisses; Textbook Romance; Amazing Face; Playing the Field; The Younger Man and The Wrong Girl; and of course, avid lover of orangutans.

As a new mother to 7-week-old son, Sonny, the beauty expert – who...

THE SECRET TO MY SKIN (WHICH IS NO LONGER A SECRET!)

I'm lucky to have good skin. I know that.

But, I also work at it. Like, reaaaally work it. I clean it, nurture it, feed and water it daily.

About eight years ago though, that wasn't a case. Blame it on stress but my skin was a far departure from what it is now.

My skin used to be covered in blemishes. Big, sore and angry blemishes. My skin...

CREAM OF THE CROP

If a moisturiser ever bore a silver lining, ARgENTUM's La Potion Infinie would quite literally be it.

Harnessing the strength of silver hydrosol, this anti-oxidant rich face cream– designed for both men and women – treats skin ageing, blemishes and oxidative stress.

Produced in very small batches to maintain purity and efficacy (with each cream conscientiously given it's own serial number marked the base of the jar), the intensely...

THE ELIXIR OF YOUTH

Contrary to old wives tales, not all oils make skin oilier.

In fact, some oils – like Sodashi's new Samadara Ultimate Age-Defying Elixir – can be supremely hydrating, deeply nourishing and – hold the phone! – even skin repairing.

As an alchemy of botanical oils, the intensive overnight treatment diminishes fine lines, reduces pigmentation and refines the appearances of pores.

Sure, oils aren’t anything new to the...

HOW TO CARE FOR WINTER SKIN

Have you ever wondered why your skin breaks out in winter?

Sure, some places get snow while others get harsh winds, but regardless of where you live, the cooler climate brings a change to humidity and temperature levels.

And, as those temperatures nose-dive, too does our skin's moisture levels. The change in seasons can make skin become dry and dehydrated, causing the pores to become lodged with dirt, debris and...

TRAVEL GUIDE TO NYC

New York City: the city that never sleeps.

A concrete jungle that can swallow you – and your heart – whole.

Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to visit New York for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with Maybelline New York. During my stay, I took comfort in secret restaurants and tucked-away cheese bars as not to freeze from that small gentle thing called, oh, the polar vortex.

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BEAUTY JUNKIE

17.Jun

A couple of months ago, I opened my door to ASOS magazine, who paid me a visit and took some snaps of my home office – which you can now find in their latest issue.

While it's no secret beauty editors are privy to an endless supply of beauty products, the truth is it's quite rare that others get to see just exactly how a...

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