Hairstyles + Makeup

Beauty Salon Benefits… more than just the gossip, girl

Beauty Salon Benefits… more than just the gossip, girl

There are many beauty salon benefits for those of us who love a little pampering. More than hair, nails, waxing and facials, there’s a secret beauty salon life you may not have considered. When you’re having one of those wild weeks where nothing quite goes your way, you need some love and pampering. So a trip to the beauty salon should be top of your list. Not to simply tame your tresses, but for the beauty salon benefits that accompany any treatment. Although there are many treatments that you can give yourself at home, kicking it up a notch and…

Best Hair Info-graphic for Your Perfect Hairstyle

Best Hair Info-graphic for Your Perfect Hairstyle

Stop looking for the best hair info-graphic because we’ve got it right here on Don’t Call Me Penny. Direct from Lily Jackson Hair + Makeup you’ll fine the best solution for your face shape, type of hair, hair style and hair colour. What are you waiting for? The majority of us tend to stick with the same hairstyle for years on end. We get used to looking a certain way and it can be difficult to get out of the routine. If you like what you’ve got, then there’s no problem with staying with what you know. However, it can…

Maintaining Beautiful Hair As You Get Older

Maintaining Beautiful Hair As You Get Older

Maintaining beautiful hair as we age is a very common issue for many women. Due to hormones and other factors, hair does natural thin over the decades. So how can you minimise the effects of ageing on your hair? If you are finding that your hair is quite dry or frizzy, or perhaps you have more hair in the drain each and every time that you have a shower. When we age, our hair does too, and aging hair can be a real pain. So knowing how to take care of it all is really important. A few simple tips…

Natural Beauty You Can Achieve At Home With Tips That WORK

Natural Beauty You Can Achieve At Home With Tips That WORK

Is this natural beauty? In this day and age, it seems to be all about filters, edits, cosmetic surgery, perfectly sculpted eyebrows, and being ‘flawless’. The problem with that is, anything that doesn’t make the Instagram perfection scales is then seen as ‘less than’. It’s interesting though that natural beauty will still outshine even the most perfectly drawn on lips. Natural beauty is something that we all have. That is why it makes it so special. So instead of covering it up with 75 layers of foundation and contouring your face until it looks like someone else, here are some…

A Beautiful Smile With Six Simple Tips

A Beautiful Smile With Six Simple Tips

A beautiful smile is something everyone wants but few truly achieve without action and help. Don’t rely on what you’re born with. Create the beautiful smile you crave with some expert tips and a little help. Flashing a big and beautiful smile can truly work wonders. Not only can it improve your mood, even when you’re feeling your worst, but it can also help you to look younger, more attractive, and more approachable. Smiles are also highly contagious, which helps others around you to feel happier too. Unfortunately, if your teeth are looking at little worse for wear, you may…

New Job? Confidence Tips To Help You SHINE

New Job? Confidence Tips To Help You SHINE

New job? You may need some special confidence tips to ensure your first day and first impressions really count. How you look is secondary to how you feel – except when you LOOK good you FEEL amazing… especially in a new role. So, you’ve recently secured a new job, congratulations; you’ve achieved something to be really proud of. The next few months will be an exciting whirlwind of learning and developing as an employee.So some extra confidence tips won’t go astray. It can be nerve-wracking when your the new girl at work. Your confidence might need a little boost so…

Great Hair Stylists, and How To Find Them

Great Hair Stylists, and How To Find Them

Great hair stylists have common factors that ensure they attract and keep customers. However, finding them is another issue. So how can you find the perfect hairdresser for you? Why is it that men seem to easily find great hair stylists? Most men seem to have it easy when it comes to salon life (a small trim or buzz cut will be appropriate for the majority of customers). However, for women, visiting a hair salon is often quite a prolonged affair especially for someone who nurses long or unruly hair. We need our hair washed, trimmed, cut, styled, treated, coloured,…

Simple Beauty Hacks For Busy Weekday Mornings

Simple Beauty Hacks For Busy Weekday Mornings

Simple beauty hacks may be the difference between looking fabulous for the day and missing the bus to work. A proper beauty regime takes time. Time that you don’t alway have. At the weekends, you’ll have time to spend hours perfecting your skincare routine and makeup, but when you’re rushing out to work in the morning you may sacrifice huge parts of your schedule. That often means turning up to work with only half a face on, looking like you just got out of bed, which you probably did. But it doesn’t make sense to live like that. While you…

BoHo Dreaming: Easy Bohemian Style for Hair + Fashion

BoHo Dreaming: Easy Bohemian Style for Hair + Fashion

Eclectic, gypsy, sexy, toussled and relaxed – it’s no wonder bohemian style hair and fashion are so popular. You can go all out for a full gypsy/ Coachella festival vibe or just add an accessory or two as a nod to the trend. Either way it’s the gorgeous bohemian style every cool chick has in her wardrobe – from Fergie and Nicole Ritchie to Kendall Jenenr and Gigi Hadid. If you’ve ever browsed Pinterest or Instagram and wondered how these boho girls achieved their stunning relaxed style, here are a few bohemian style ideas! Clothes Bohemian style clothing covers a…

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

It’s so much fun to invent Halloween costume ideas especially if you have time and talent. But what if you run out of time? And don’t really have talent? The time is nearly here, where girls turn into ghouls, the streets are lined with Jack-O-Lanterns and the smell of candy corn fills the air. So do you need a few Halloween costume ideas? Yes, it’s only a few weeks now until Halloween, and you may have already bought your costume ready for going out. If you don’t have the time to be donning the pennywise prosthetics, don’t worry! Today we…

Dia de Los Muertos Makeup

Dia de Los Muertos makeup is where you can go crazy with celebratory sugar skull-styled glam. Do you love to play dress up? Love to play dress up and scare people? The wonderful celebration of life that is the Festival of the Dead – Dia de Los Muertos – comes with sugar skulls, and a tribute to past lives lived well. This video, Dia de Los Muertos Makeup, will give you inspiration when the time comes for life to celebrate death. Now increasingly celebrated in Australia around the time of Halloween, you can see from the fabulous Dia de Los…

Revealing Beauty: How To Make Your Face Look Ace

Revealing Beauty: How To Make Your Face Look Ace

Revealing beauty isn’t always about covering up; often it’s about maximizing the positives and minimizing the rest. The task of revealing beauty and making every part of your face look great is like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle, albeit an anti-aging one! As we get older, our faces reveal more lines and there is an increasing temptation to try and cover everything up, but this isn’t the best way for revealing beauty. It’s like when you accessorize your clothes with style. You pick the right things to complement each aspect so the same rules apply when highlighting your facial attributes….

Fresh Fragrances Winter Makeup Trend Report

Fresh Fragrances Winter Makeup Trend Report

Premier Australian fragrance and makeup website, Fresh Fragrances, has just released its winter makeup trend report for 2017. And aren’t we excited about that! Winter is a great time to change out your summer and autumn makeup for fresh ideas. Experimenting is always fun too, so don’t be a slave to trends. Have a play with new products and looks.Take the tips you need and the styles that suit you and your lifestyle. Leave the rest. Read the Fresh Fragrances blog post on how to get out of your makeup rut. Below you’ll find the Fresh Fragrances Winter Makeup Trend…

7 Tips for Special Occasion Glamour and Glitz

7 Tips for Special Occasion Glamour and Glitz

If you’ve got a special occasion coming up, then you’ll want to look and feel your very best. There are all kinds of things you can do to make this happen. The sooner you start, the better you’ll feel about your special occasion – how about upping your water intake a few weeks in advance to detoxify your body and clear your skin? These tips and tricks will help you out too! Include Texture And Interest In Your Look Your look should have texture and interest to make people go ‘wow!’. Adding a couple of different textures to your outfit…

Absolute Best Mineral Makeup. It’s Inika!

Absolute Best Mineral Makeup. It’s Inika!

The best mineral makeup landed on my dressing table and I was THRILLED. Having used lots of different brands, I’m in love with Inika. OK, I admit it; I’ve never had problem skin. Good genes, thanks Mum! So consequently I haven’t searched high and low for the best products for my skin. My skincare routine has often been haphazard but I have always looked for new and interesting makeup. And now I have found the best mineral makeup. But first, what IS mineral makeup? Given that almost all makeup contains minerals, the easiest description is makeup that contains 100% minerals such as zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, mica and iron oxide and does not contain organic dyes, paraben ingredients, emollient waxes and oils, preservatives and fragrance.