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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

Happy Friday, Adorables!

It seems as things never slow down here at Adore Beauty HQ! This week we were very excited to launch our latest 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. We’ve continued to shiver through 15 degree days here in Melbourne, but there is no doubt warmer weather is coming. 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!

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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

The hairdos we’ll be wearing this summer

The world’s most trusted hair stylers, ghd, have launched their key hair looks for Spring/Summer using the new ghd platinum.

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Inspired by hair trends seen on the international catwalks, ghd hair director Mary Alamine has created three sleek hair looks.
“The new ghd platinum styler allowed me to create the several distinct looks quickly and easily with the style and shine staying locked in all day – I couldn’t have managed without it!” she says.

Here are three ‘dos you can expect to see this coming season:

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  1. On towel dried hair, apply ghd total volume foam from mid lengths to ends and ghd root lift spray to the roots.
  2. Using ghd air professional hairdryer and a ghd natural bristle radial brush, blow dry the hair smooth, directing the hair away from the face.
  3. Once hair is 100% dry, use the ghd platinum styler to straighten hair, directing the hair from the roots away from the face.
  4. Using a ghd tail comb, section top half of hair into 3 sections – 1 large top section lining up with ends of each eyebrow, and 2 side sections from top of ears to meet top section.
  5. Clip away the large top section.
  6. Take 2 side sections and using a ghd oval dressing brush, brush into a small ponytail at the back of the head. Secure with a hair tie, keeping it as flat as possible.
  7. Bring the large top section down and using the ghd platinum styler, smooth hair back from the roots and over the small ponytail to cover.
  8. Spray top and side sections with ghd final shine spray and ghd final fix hairspray for hold.
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  1. On towel dried hair, apply ghd total volume foam from mid lengths to ends and ghd root lift spray to the roots.
  2. Using ghd air professional hairdryer and a ghd paddle brush, blow dry the hair smooth, directing the hair away from the face.
  3. Once hair is 100% dry, use the ghd platinum styler to straighten hair, directing hair from the roots away from the face.
  4. Secure slicked back ponytail at the nape of the neck.
  5. To create the chignon, twist the ponytail clockwise and then wrap around the hair tie to create the bun. Secure with bobby pins.
  6. To finish, spray ghd final fix hairspray for extra hold.
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  1. On towel dried hair, apply ghd total volume foam from mid lengths to ends and ghd root lift spray to the roots.
  2. Using ghd air professional hairdryer and a ghd paddle brush, blow dry the hair smooth.
  3. Once hair is 100% dry, use the ghd platinum styler to straighten hair from root to tip.
  4. Create a deep side part using a ghd tail comb.
  5. Using a ghd oval dressing brush, brush hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with a hair tie.
  6. To cover the hair tie, take a 3cm wide piece of hair from the ponytail and wrap around hair tie.
  7. Secure with a bobby pin underneath the ponytail.
  8. To finish, use one pump of ghd smooth and finish serum over top of the hair for added shine.
  9. Spray ghd final fix hairspray for hold.

Shop ghd here.