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Four Things You Need To Eat In Sicily

Head south – and bring your stretchy pants.


Sicily is known for many things: hot weather, tanned men, the Mafia, but let’s honest, the real reason people (me) go there is for the food, right?. Before I even touched down in Catania, I had planned my eating schedule, in a truly selfless act so that I could write this here article about the four things you need to eat in Sicily. My pants may be tighter for it, but I am one happy little piggy who is still dreaming about the daily sweet treats. Read More

The Genius Trick For Painting Your Non-Dominant Hand

It’s easier than you think.


As a Beauty Editor you learn many things: How to have the confidence to walk into an event where you know no one (and not cry); how to chase down an arancini ball from across the other side of room and make it yours and how to walk down stairs without spilling your champagne. You also learn a thing or two about makeup application.

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The Only Glossier Products You Need To Care About

The best Glossier products, rated by us.

As a Beauty Ed I get asked what the best Glossier products are all.the.time. But, here’s the thing: up until a week ago, I had never seen a Glossier product IN.REAL.LIFE.  Travesty, I know.  But they don’t ship to Oz (whyyyy are we always the poor cousins?) and I’ve had no fixed address for the last year so at least there’s a decent explanation for this oversight.

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The One Serum Every Beauty Editor Owns

And why you need it in your life.


I’m not one for grand, sweeping statements. Actually, that’s an outright lie – over exaggerated enthusiasm is totally my thing. I mean, everything better when it’s “THE BEST” or “AMAZING”, or said with wild, OTT hand gestures – right?  Also, I’m half Italian so it’s my birthright to be dramatic. Allora!
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You Don’t Know Clean Until You’ve Been Hammamed

There really is a right way to wash yourself.


I’ve been cleaning myself for 37 years now and I always thought I was quite good at it. I love a bath, I own a few fancy body washes and sometimes I even dry brush (Ha! As if!  no one actually dry brushes, that’s just something beauty editors always say to do. Who has time for that craziness?)

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Where To Find The Best Pizza In Naples

And no, it’s not “everywhere”.


I don’t know about you, but when I travel sometimes I fall so deep into the Google/ blog/ Insta vortex looking for “the best” of something that I come out the other end needing a nap… or a hug… ot sometimes both. And then I still don’t have any idea where to eat, and I’m so exhausted that I just eat a packet of Doritos for dinner. Read More

Hey India, where are your tampons?

Yes, this is a post about sanitary products.


So, yeah this isn’t the most glamorous topic, but it’s a sucky reality for us girls so I’m going to talk about it anyway. And, as much as I’d like to travel period-free, skipping along the beach in white jean shorts and laughing joyously with friends, sometimes that just ain’t the reality. Read More