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Best of Beauty: Travel Loving

Happy Friday, Adorables!

Welcome to another week of Best of Beauty. Today, we’re enjoying a sunny day off here at Adore Beauty thanks to the public holiday, which we’re still not sure what it’s about!

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With the weather well and truly warming up, it seems the bloggersphere is taking travel to the next level, with tropical getaways front of mind as the sun shines.

We’re also checking in with one of Australia’s most creative and successful business women, and getting some glamourous lipstick inspiration.

9 of the World’s Most Relaxing Honey Moon Hotspots – Sportsluxe

Even if you’re not planning a wedding anytime soon, this post if perfect for those of us who have never ending Wanderlust.

The destinations listed in this post are beautiful and romantic, but would also be perfect for the ultimate girls trip!

If you are planning a wedding soon, the team at Sportsluxe have also put together this quick guide to getting perfectly toned arms for your wedding day.

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A Quick Guide to Cinque Terre – A Pair and a Spare

We love to check in with travel and lifestyle blogger Geneva of a Pair and a Spare every now and then as she has some of the most stunning travel diaries on the internet.

Her guide to the stunning Italian city of Cinque Terre is incredibly beautiful and will definitely leave you feeling green with envy… somebody pass me my passport!

Undereye Concealer Smackdown – Shameless Fripperies

Let’s get ready to RUMBLE!
Finding the perfect undereye concealer can be a tough ride, particularly when you’re addicted to shopping online!

This post is the third in the smackdown series from Karima of Shameless Friperries and reviews a few of our favourite concealers including from benefit and Clarins!

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WHO: Lisa Messenger – Beauticate.

In this enthralling post on Beauticate. we take a look into the lifestyle and beauty routine of one of Australia’s most celebrated women, Lisa Messenger, publisher of The Collective.

Lisa’s fabulous magazine, which is now distributed in 37 countries, is the epitome of all things creative, inspiring up and coming business minds.

Her beauty routine is just as fabulous and she is, with L’Occitane and Clinque products on high rotation.

The Only Colour I Wear is the One on my Lips – Harper and Harley

One of the most fabulous bloggers to come out of Australia and take on the world is Sara Donaldson of Harper and Harley. Sara has carved out her niche by only wearing clothes in shades of black, white and grey, playing with texture and silhouette to create stunning outfits.

The only colour that Sara wears is on her lips, and the only lipstick she wears is from Parisienne powerhouse Yves Saint Laurent.

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Best of Beauty: Spring Eats, Outfits and Beauty

It seems as things never slow down here at Adore Beauty HQ! Going strong is our exciting competition where you can re-live your wedding day. We’re giving away a romantic weekend away for you and your loved one in Sydney, which includes luxury accommodation, a beautiful meal and professional hair and makeup to have you looking your best!

We’ve already had loads of stunning entries, all you need to do is upload your favourite pic from your wedding day and share the page with your friends and family so they can vote for you. Enter here!

Meanwhile, in the bloggersphere it seems everyone is getting excited about spring. The warm weather is finally here! We’ve also got some great Instagram tips, gorgeous hairstyles and tasty treats for you this week.

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The Spring Capsule Wardrobe – Sonia Styling

If you need to catch up on what fashion trends are hot for spring, this post from Sonia Styling will be your go-to!

Sonia’s capsule wardrobes are always a hit as she curates the perfect list of must-haves. For this spring you’ll be wearing off the shoulder dresses, stripes, jumpsuits, lace and plenty of chambray!

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Whos: Kyly Clarke – Beauticate
TV Presenter and lifestyle blogger Kyly Clarke always looks graceful and elegant, so we were so excited to read her profile on Beauticate and discover her secrets to constantly looking so stunning!

Turns out Kyly started her career as a beauty therapist so no wonder her skin is constantly glowing (even before she fell pregnant). We also get a little peek into Kyly’s beauty cupboard, which hosts some of our favourite Adore Beauty brands including ModelCo and Dermalogica.

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Simple Half Up Braid Tutorial – Hair Romance

If there’s a hair look that’s perfect for summer and long days on the beach it is this one. A half up braid will keep your hair from your face, while still showing off your beachy waves and giving off relaxed vibes.

The best thing about this tutorial is its super simple to follow so everyone can be a half up braid master!

Top 5 Instagram Tips from One of the Best – Lady Melbourne

Have you ever wondered how Instagram’s elite bloggers and personalities get their images looking so amazing, while yours are always a little bit blurry and new quite framed properly?

Well wonder no more friends, as Elizabeth Briedis, one half of Byron Bay label Spell & The Gypsy Collective, spills her top five tips for getting the perfect shot! Join their 500,000+ followers on their Instagram here.

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Spring Eats – Checks & Spots and Karen Cheng’s Beauty Spot

If you’re looking for inspiration for your next dinner party Clare and Karen have you sorted with a main and a dessert to tingle your tastebuds and blow your guests away!
Clare’s Ricotta and Mint Gnocchi with Spring Peas and Spinach sounds and looks absolutely delish, while Karen has you sorted with a coconut and lime cheesecake. The best thing about these recipes is that they’re healthy so you have an excuse to go back for seconds.

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Tell us, what’s been your beauty moment of the week?

The soft and dreamy bridal look we love (and the products you can use to recreate it!)

It’s that season! Whether you’re getting married yourself or will be doing the make-up of a (few) brides over the next couple of months, check out this romantic look from Youngblood that will have everyone swooning… hubby-to-be especially!

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1. Ensure an even, long-lasting make-up application, by brushing some Youngblood Mineral Primer onto cleansed skin.

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2. Sweep either Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation or Youngblood Loose Mineral Foundation over the face, making sure to blend well along the jaw- and hairline. As a rule of the thumb, oily skins suit powder formulations, while dry suit liquid.

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3. Dot some Youngblood Luminous Creme Blush or Youngblood Pressed Mineral Blush onto the apples of the cheeks for a youthful, healthy flush.

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4. Hide any blemishes, dark circles or freckles with Youngblood Ultimate Concealer.

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5. Make your bride’s eyes pop with the gentle colours of Youngblood Pressed Eyeshadow. We love Gilded to really bring out blue irises.

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6. Enhance the whites of the eyes with a touch of Youngblood Eyeliner Pencil (in Blackest Black), steering clear of the waterline, which can make peepers look smaller.

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7. For a gorgeous, doe-eyed look, apply several coats of Youngblood Mineral Lengthening Mascara. Remember to work quickly, so that the product doesn’t set before the next layer goes on.

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8. Take Youngblood Lipstick (in Rosewater) and colour in the lips, then repeat. This ensures the product stays put all day long, as the bride will be doing a lot of kissing, eating and drinking!

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9. Finish with a coat of Youngblood Lip Gloss (in Fantasy) to add a beautiful sheen to the pout.

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Shop Youngblood here.

Six best celebrity brows

Need a little brow inspiration? Check out the crawlers on these beauty muses!

Keira Knightley



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Khloe Kardashian



Emma Watson



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The jane iredale difference: what makes this classic beauty brand so amazing

With so many mineral make-up brands on the market, what makes jane iredale stand out? Let’s explore the points-of-difference with which this pioneering company continues to amaze us!


Quality formulas with skincare benefits

jane iredale uses the highest quality ingredients available to ensure satisfaction with performance, coverage, application and texture. Their minerals conform to the most current technology available that guarantees broad spectrum sun protection. Their attention to quality extends to the vitamins and antioxidants they use, which are pharmaceutical grade and certified organic where available.


Their multi-tasking products, Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder, PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream and Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser provide four important functions in one: foundation, concealer, sunscreen and active skin care benefits.


Because they use pure mineral pigment with no fillers such as talc, their foundations and concealers give exceptional coverage that requires minimal touch-ups.


Their foundations form a protective barrier on the skin that allows it to breathe and function normally. Laboratory tests confirm that all of their products are non-comedogenic and do not block pores.

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Sun protection

Seven jane iredale products have earned The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation. To earn this seal, a manufacturer must provide scientific data showing that its products sufficiently and safely aid in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin.


The minerals bind together upon application, so they resist running, creasing and smearing. They can easily be removed with a cleanser or our special micro-fibre cloth Magic Mitt, which requires only water for effective cleansing.

Minimal allergy risk

Their products are safety tested, allergy tested, clinically tested and dermatologist tested to ensure avoidance of any ingredients that may be skin sensitisers.


They make a conscious effort to include ingredients in our products that are calming and soothing because they believe that this can measurably contribute to skin health.

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Natural preservatives

In their makeup, where preservatives are needed, they use a combination of natural preservatives, always excluding parabens and phenoxyethanol.

Particle size

They have tested all of their minerals under laboratory conditions. Results show that there are no nano-size minerals in any of their products.

Range of foundation shades

The variety in their shades is sufficient to satisfy the demands of over 40 countries.


The nature of high quality minerals is to interact with light. This is what gives them their celebrated soft-focus effect. Their line includes a variety of foundations that provide a range of finishes from sheer to full, from luminescent to velvety.

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Shop jane iredale here.

Best of beauty: spring racing fever

Happy Friday, Adorables!

We’ve made it to the end of another great week here at Adore Beauty HQ. We’ve got an amazing competition currently running on our Facebook page, and we’ve also welcomed a new brand to the family this week, Aromatherapy Associates.

Meanwhile, it seems the bloggersphere has been all over Spring Racing, with race-days approaching very soon.

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How Ksenija Lukich Gets Photo-Ready for Race Day – Sportsluxe
Stunning E! Australia host Ksenija Lukich is always looking on point, but a long day at the races presents its own beauty challenges.

In this guest post for Sportsluxe, Ksenija takes us through her process for getting ready, and how she maintain her look at the track.
Spring Racing Eats – How to Pack your Picnic – Breakfast with Audrey
As with all major events, from concerts to sports games to festivals, food at the location is going to be expensive. This is no different at the races, so Vanessa Roberts, editor of lifestyle and beauty blog Breakfast with Audrey shows us how to pack our own gourmet picnic at home, and enjoy race day in style (because that $9 bucket of chips is so not stylish).
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The Beauty Products I’m Packing for Spain – Sonia Styling
One of our favourite bloggers, Sonia from Sonia Styling is heading to Spain! And, if we weren’t jealous enough about that simple fact, Sonia has given us a peak into her travelling beauty bag, and we know she’ll be looking fabulous.

Sonia’s holiday fiesta kit includes Dermalogica’s Oil Free Matte SPF 30+ for essential sun protection, and their skin kit for normal to oily skin to save space in her suitcase for shopping!
Get the Look: Phoebe Tonkin – Gritty Pretty
If you haven’t seen this month’s Gritty Pretty magazine, check it out now! The gorgeous Phoebe Tonkin features on the cover, with the perfect sporty makeup and hair look to match.

In this post on Gritty Pretty, Hair Stylist Keiran Street gives readers the low-down on how he created her stunning hair styles throughout the magazine using Adore Beauty’s favourite Wella SP products!
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How to Grow Herbs for Health and Beauty – Beauticate.
We’ve often raved about how food can affect your health and beauty from the inside, so now Sigourney Cantello of Beaticate. is showing us how she grows herbs to be used in her beauty routine.

The video takes us straight into Sigourney’s backyard, with a few elements (including a worm farm!) that you wouldn’t expect in your usual beauty routine.
What are the Last 3 Beauty Products you bought – The Best Beauty Blog
We love to know what our favourite bloggers are buying and trying, so any post that gives us an insight into new additions to a beauty cabinet is a favourite with us.

Ling, from The Best Beauty Blog, shows us the last three products she’s picked up (from Adore Beauty, of course!). A pair of Bioderma products, and the amazing Benefit They’re Real! Mascara are the latest additions to her beauty favourites.

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What’s your favourite thing about Spring?

Best of Beauty: Spring Cleaning

Happy Friday, Adorables!
We’ve made it to the end of another busy week here at Adore Beauty HQ. Plenty of exciting things have been happening around here this week, including the launch of our newest skincare brand, Aspect!
Australia’s bloggers have been equally as busy, and as we begin to seriously prepare for the warmer weather, and just do some general spring cleaning of our makeup and beauty routines.
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Reader Review: Body Creams – Beauticate.
If there’s one things that’s essential for summer, it’s soft, glowing skin. And, after covering up for the last 3 months, battling cold air and artificial heating, our skin usually needs a bit of a moisture boost this time of year.

We’ve been loving Beauticate’s reader reviews series, and this week’s post on body creams is no exception. Check out the reviews for a few of our favourites, including Jurlique and L’Occitane.
Beauty Insider: Put some spring into your Skin – BellaMumma
While we’re on the topic of getting your skin glowing for summer, Emma Hobson, contributor at BellaMummaI, has put together her step by step guide from springing your skin back to life after months of tights, jumpers and jeans!

Emma’s guide includes the best skincare ingredients to get that glow, as well as some simple techniques for dusting off winter.
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Choosing the Right Shade of Blush – Oz Beauty Expert
Contributor Sophie Howe starts this article on Oz Beauty Expert with “Blush is one of the most underrated products of all time”. We couldn’t agree more.

While bronzers, contours and highlighters have been dominating our makeup routines of late, blush is the perfect product to pull a look together, and give a healthy, natural flush. As Sophie rightfully points out, blush is surrounded with fear as women are scared of using too much and looking like a 80s horror story!

This article takes us through how to choose the correct shade for our skin tone, and re-instate blush confidence!
Spring Clean: When to Clean out Your Makeup Bag
While you’re spring cleaning your home and your wardrobe, September is the perfect time to also take a look through your makeup bag and figure out which products it might be time to get rid of.

It’s a sad truth of life that our makeup products do have an expiry date, and if held onto for too long can become a breeding ground for nasty bacteria. This post on Gritty Pretty is your go to guide for spring cleaning your makeup bag.

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GHD Curve – Rebecca Judd Loves
Ever wondered how Rebecca Judd gets her perfect, soft curls every single day?

Wonder no more! The gorgeous Bec takes us through her styling routine with the GHD Curve Classic Wave wand. Her easy picture tutorial is a step by step guide for getting that relaxed but glamourous curl into your hair!
Top 10 Bliss Ball Recipes – Sonia Styling
Bliss balls, protein balls, energy balls, protein bites, whatever you want to call them, these little balls of deliciousness are on trend right now. It’s hard to walk into a café without being tempted by coconut covered spheres sitting on the counter.

If you’re looking to make some of these healthy little treats at home, or just need some weekend baking inspiration, then this post on Sonia Styling is the one for you! Sonia pulls together 10 of her favourite recipes from around the web.

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Tell us below what your spring skincare tip is