Overcoming My Fear of Red Lipstick

Ed’s note: Today’s post was written by one of our readers, Anita Samuel.

When browsing for new gloss, I’d always look to lighter colours and never bothered looking at a red. I honestly thought red would age me or make my lips look smaller. I don’t know what started my fear, but I’ve avoided it like the plague since I first dressed these smoochers in cosmetics, and would always opt for nude or pinky glosses. I figured these lighter colours would make my lips seem fuller, more natural and also complement my olive skin.

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Face of Australia – Massage Therapy Lip Shine


We’re coming into dangerous gloss-wearing weather. A wind might mean hair getting stuck to your mouth. But if you’re willing to risk it or if you’re rocking an up-do then boy, do I have the gloss for you.

Brand/Product: Face of Australia’s Massage Therapy Mineral Enriched Lip Shine in Torquay.

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How To Create The Perfect Vintage Look

Roxy - My Fair Femme Fatale

Ed’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from the gorgeous vintage vixen, Roxy Bourdillon.

My Fair Femme Fatale

1950s-style makeup is classic and flattering, unlike the photo of me without my warpaint. Here’s a beauty guide to help you look retro fabulous.



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Inika Facebook Fan Competition

INIKA_model_Tempest copy

We heart Inika, we really do. They’re certified organic, vegan and halal. And we were super excited to be sent Tempest, their new colour collection valued at $95. So excited in fact that we decided to give it away to one of our loyal readers.

To win, all you need to do is like us on Facebook (if you haven’t already) and submit your name and email address on our competitions page. The competition is open to Australian residents only and closes at 5pm Sunday, 26th of May AEST and the winner will be contacted by COB on Monday, 27th of May. Good luck.

Certified organic and vegan products valued at $95

Tempest is certified organic, vegan, halal and valued at $95

Australis Go Long Lipstick

That's a big handful of lipstick

That’s a big handful of lipstick

Last month we received eight of Australis’ new lipstick range. I was so excited that I took the picture above and posted it onto facebook straightaway. One of our readers asked me when they would be released so she could buy one. After looking down at my gigantic handful of lipsticks I realised that I just had to share the love. Even though I’ve never met our reader Amy I got a lippy over to her stat.

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Natio Paw Paw Lip Balm

Natio paw paw lipbalm with jojoba, honey and cocoa butter

You may have noticed we’ve gone a bit nuts lately in the lipstick department. Kate and I have leapt from our comfort zones into unknown territory and for the most part we’ve been pretty happy  with our new discoveries. However, with all our lipstick shenanigans we’ve been neglecting the glosses and lip balms of the world.

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