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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…

Fashion Leader – How To Stand Out From The Crowd In Party Season

Fashion Leader – How To Stand Out From The Crowd In Party Season

Are you a born fashion leader? Fashionistas are usually made, not born. So if you don’t feel you have a ‘natural’ talent for standing out from the crowd, then grab these great ideas. You’ll be a fashion leader and only we will know your secret. Sshhhhh. There’s nothing better than getting ready and going to a fun party with your friends and family. It’s the time to show off your fashion leader credentials. Whether it’s an outdoor summer bash or an indoor winter gathering, parties are times to cut loose and have some fun. There may be times when you…

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…

First Appearances: What People REALLY Notice

First Appearances: What People REALLY Notice

First appearances are exactly that – the first time you present yourself to someone. And, as the saying goes, there’s only one chance to make a first impression. We all want to make a good first impression. Seeing people react positively to first appearances, getting those little compliments, and those lingering glances make us feel fantastic. You don’t have to look picture-perfect to make a great impression, either. You don’t have to have a tiny waist or flawless skin and hair to stand out at first glance. Here are the first things that most people are going to notice about…

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…

Best Vaseline Beauty Hacks.

Best Vaseline Beauty Hacks.

Who loves beauty hacks? We all do, of course. There was once a time when every beauty cupboard had a jar of Vaseline inside. With so many new, and expensive, beauty products now on the market it’s nice to know that Vaseline still goes the extra mile with some clever beauty hacks you’ll love. To READ MORE click the title.

A Reader Trials New Makeup

A Reader Trials New Makeup

If you saw some of my Instagram posts, you will have seen the amazing selection of Maybelline makeup I was sent to try. Madeline Cavanagh is a part-time model and make-up artist who is also a reader of Don’t Call Me Penny. She was keen to try some products and provide her feedback to you. Trying new makeup is always exciting so here’s what Madeline tried and what she thought. Madeline says. I’ll start with what I’m impressed with about the new makeup!  Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation. Although the foundation wasn’t my true colour, it still blended in…

Five Must-Have Travel Essentials

Five Must-Have Travel Essentials

I recently went on a South Pacific cruise and it was one of the most wonderful holidays I have ever experienced. I hadn’t ‘cruised’ before so wasn’t sure what to expect; and I was not disappointed. The most compelling positive was having everything in one place, on board – entertainment, fabulous food, wonderful wines, views, fascinating people, leisure activities, even an Art Gallery – and not having to travel long distances for any of it. It got me thinking about other holiday options and what I would and would not need if I chose different destinations. Of course, that led…