redcliffe style2

 

BEAUTIIIIIIIIEEEEEEESSS!!! Grab a fistful of change from your car, ladies, ’cause it’s time to go bargain shopping.  For the next two days Priceline are giving you 40% off all cosmetics.  I’m excited, you’re excited, we’re all so bloody excited!!! Read more…

tahiti bikini

 

My Beauties!  I know it’s been a while since we last spoke here, but so much has been going on this past month that I just haven’t had either the time, energy or sometimes motivation, to write.  Don’t worry though, because apart from low iron (getting it checked today) everything else is just fabulous.  So won’t you sit back, relax and indulge me, as I tell you all about it. Read more…

bikini

 

I turn 40 this week, so Husbo is taking me on a trip to Tahiti.  We are staying in those bungalows over the water and doing absolutely nothing.  My holiday dreams are about to come true, and I’ve bought myself a very special bikini for the occasion. Read more…

priceline

 

It’s on again, Beauties.  Priceline is having their skin care, sun and tanning sale, with 40% off all of it.  It’s like f*cking Christmas for product junkies and beauty lovers, and I for one, am excited out of my pants.  I have been asked for a lot of product advice lately, so here are my top picks for natural skin care and awesome tanning products from Priceline. Read more…

fitspo

 

Time to fess up.  Is your fridge covered in magazine pics of chicks in bikinis?  Assuming they are there for ‘fitspiration’ or god forbid, ‘thinspiration’, and not just for perving on, are they actually helping you to achieve your goals or are they just making you feel even more shit about yourself? Read more…

2015

 

Au revoir 2015.  You’ve been a blast.  This year was a big one for me getting out of my hermit blogger comfort zone.  I met amazing new people, took on new challenges and have lined up some very cool new writing opportunities for 2016 (how many times can I write ‘new’?!).  Anyway, I couldn’t have done any of it without the love and support I receive from you guys, though, my beautiful readers.  So here is a wrap up of your favourite posts from this year, starting with the best/most awkward story ever.
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thankyou

 

Hiya Beauties!  I’m sorry if it seems like I’ve left you in the lurch recently, it’s just that, I’m fippin’ exhausted.  The year is coming to a close, my brain isn’t functioning and I have an RSI/Carpel Tunnel/gammy wrist situation happening, which is messing with my Instagram and typing game.  Not to mention the fact I can’t do yoga – the one thing that I know will make all this shit better.  Read more…

thankyou

 

Coming to an inbox near you (yours to be specific), is the first Loveface monthly newsletter, and it’s all about YOU!  Read more…

gifts for good

 

Now, some of you crazies have already done your Christmas shopping, wrapped the gifts and put them under the tree you’ve had up since July.  For those of you haven’t even thought about present buying yet, there’s a really cool way for you to do your Christmas shopping and spread your generosity and good cheer a little bit further.
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bondi sands 2

 

I love a bit of fake tan for my pasty skin and it’s no secret that my favourite brand of all time is Bondi Sands.  Not everyone wants the same thing from a tanner, so I’m giving you the low down on three different formulations and how best to apply them for a perfect result every time.
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eco essentials

 

Hey Beauties, if I told you that you could took take 50 bucks to the local shop, buy 5 eco friendly, natural, cruelty free products, that are just as good, if not better, than their super expensive and toxic counterparts, with enough change left over for 8 Paddle Pops (yours to do with as you please), would you wanna kiss me and marry me?  Yes?  Well pucker up and turn on the bain marie, ’cause here are my favourite 5 daily essentials, that tick all those boxes and more. Read more…

monster

 

As a follow up to the post I wrote about my eating disorder and lack of body confidence as a teenager, I thought it only polite to share with you how I manage to love and accept my body as it is today.  So here is the first in a series of posts about ‘My Happy Body’. Read more…

immortal

 

Whether you’re heading into summer, like we are in Australia, or you’re about to rug up and prepare for snuggle weather, an SPF is essential for keeping your skin protected from incidental sun exposure.  It just so happens that I’ve found a fantasic hand bag friendly sunscreen and it’s 100% natural.  Bonus. Read more…

sportsgirl2

 

Let’s continue on from the last post and gush a little more over the beauty offering from Sportsgirl, shall we?  They have some fabulous stuff available to scratch your beauty bargain itch, with the lipstick range being the absolute stand out. Read more…

scrub

 

Hands up, who let’s their body hide away in trackies and jeans all winter, while the dead skin builds up to a crusty dry mess, that even the unshaven hair can’t break its way through?  Yeah?  OK, well, you know your legs aren’t like a plastic container you’ve left in the fridge too long, that now contains a liquified ‘mystery meal’? You can’t just throw them in the bin and get new ones, like Tupperware (OK, maybe not actual Tupperware, because that cost you two week’s rent, but you know what I mean).  You either need to fix that shit, or keep wearing pants.   Read more…

brite

 

Pastel hair is cool as shit right now.  If you’re scared to embrace the trend for fear of looking like double entendre slinging, Mrs Slocombe from Are You Being Served, then you needn’t worry your pretty little heads, because I’ve got you covered.  Just sit back, relax and stroke your pussies while I give you the run down on getting some lovely pink bits.  (Apologies to anyone under 35 who is completely baffled by this paragraph – go ask an elder).
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teenage

Today’s post isn’t funny.  Today’s post is a deeply personal and honest account of a difficult time in my life that I rarely talk about.  The time I had an eating disorder. Read more…

cropmakeup

 

You may remember my genius theory from my first review of Crop Natural Skincare, which justifies all spending at the supermarket as a necessity.  Well, if you are smart enough to subscribe to this gem of awesome living, then get ready to load some more guilt free booty into your trolley, because you can now go nuts on makeup. Read more…

nutrir3

 

It’s no secret that foaming cleansers and I have been broken up for a while.  I gave them so many chances but they didn’t have my best interests at heart, so I had to move on.  Sometimes I find myself pining for their quick, easy, instant gratification, but I know it’s just going to end in tears.  Fortunately, I have a cleanser in my life now, that gives me all of that and expects nothing in return.

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blush

I haven’t touched any cream to powder makeup since the nineties.  I thought it all crawled into a hole to die, taking overly plucked brows and Right Said Fred with it.  Well, somebody must have said “massive comeback”, because it’s everywhere again.  (Fred and the brows are still in the hole though…for now). Read more…

redcliffe style2

 

Hey Beauties, are you looking for me?  Well, I’m not here.  I’m over at Redcliffe Style this week sharing my hot tips for getting a glowing face when winter has you feeling like a zombie.  I’ll be back next week with some makeup reviews.  In the meantime, head on over and discover the coolness that is Rachel from Redcliffe Style and read my little guest post while you’re there.  Dare ya! Read more…

goldwell kerasilk

 

Arghh, I’m such a quitter. I gave up on my dream, my goal, my life’s purpose.  I cut my hair before it got to official mermaid length – you know, when it covers your boobs, so you can go out in public without a top.  I feel like such a failure, albeit one with a really cute new ‘do. Read more…

pubes

So at the last three social gatherings I’ve attended, I have been involved in multiple conversations about pubic hair.  Somehow I was singled out as the ‘go to pube girl’ and hit up with questions about styling options and removal techniques. Read more…

flight3

 

Winter is killing me.  Not literally of course.  Not in a ‘winter is coming, everyone is gonna die’ Game of Thrones kind of way.  It’s just wreaking major havoc with my skin, killing my confidence and my selfie game.  There aren’t enough filters in the world to fix the mess that is my face at the moment. Read more…

brainwave2

 

Hello my lovely and beautiful people who love lovely and beautiful people doing lovely and beautiful things for other lovely and beautiful people.  This week I’m letting you know how you can be one of those lovely and beautiful people too, by buying lovely and beautiful stuff for little lov… oh, I’m sick of that now… kids, for your kids, buy stuff for your kids to help other kids.    Read more…

metallix3

 

I feel like the term ‘must have’ gets thrown around way too much in the beauty world these days.  It doesn’t sit well with a super stubborn brat like me, who hates being told what to do and although I like to recommend lovely things to you here on the blog, I don’t ever want to tell you that you ‘must have’ them.  Today however, I might need to make an exception. Read more…

moreish2

Following on from the previous post in which I declared my hatred for foaming cleansers, I thought it only polite to introduce you to their current creamy replacement and a couple of her gorgeous friends. Read more…

liquid

If your skin is feeling dull as dog shit, no matter how many times you exfoliate it or smother it in vitamin rich serums, then you might like to consider a liquid illuminator. Read more…

seq8

This post is a self indulgent outpouring of love and gratitude to some very fine women, who I had the pleasure of dining with on Saturday afternoon.  I met them on Instagram, and in the same way that it’s possible to meet the love of your life at the pub (albeit under dodgy circumstances), you can also make wonderful lady friendships via social media. Read more…

bondi2

 

So, Saturday night turned out to be a major test for my confidence and I’m happy to say that I passed with flying colours…I think… Read more…

puretopia

 

I’m going to a party on Saturday night and I’m wearing a short little black dress playsuit.  Right now my legs are lily white, hairy, scaly and covered in bruises, veins and insect bites.  I have some serious work to do. Read more…

nudewear4

 

I got to do my thang last weekend.  With three different women.  It was awesome. Read more…

nude

 

‘Don’t judge a book by it’s cover’, is solid advice that your mother (unless she’s a judgmental bitch of course), has probably given you over the years. In the world of beauty this adage can be aptly applied to Nude By Nature, but more along the lines of ‘don’t judge a high quality natural cosmetics brand by its initial dodgy, yet somehow brilliantly effective, ad campaign’. Read more…

neon2

 

I started writing this post about my pretty orange nail polish and as I waffled on and on with uninspired blah, my words suddenly began to take on some substance as I discovered a stupid habit I have.  I apologise unnecessarily for not being perfect – and I do it quite a bit.  Read more…

thailand

So, about 10 years ago, my life was at a crossroads.  I was 29 and had wasted the previous decade trying to be a grown up.  It was time to burst out of my safe little bubble and experience life, so I went to Thailand on my own. Read more…

Shopnate

It’s great to donate.  I love it.  It makes me feel good to forward my money on to someone who needs it more.  Sometimes I feel a bit guilty though, when I spend it on frivolous crap, knowing that it could be helping someone more deserving.  Read more…

 Mask

I woke up with brand new skin today.  It was a congested, sensitive mess yesterday, with rough scaly bits and bumps everywhere.  Tight, dehydrated and dull as dog shit.  Today it is smooth as bro, thanks to some good old Kiwi lovin’. Read more…

beauty salad 4

 

Let’s keep this delicious ball rolling with another skin loving recipe from Cat Woods.  I made this for lunch today, and it tasted like summer on a plate.  Later in the day I used up the leftover ingredients and made a smoothie.  If my day didn’t have to be G Rated, I would’ve whipped up a Mojito with them instead. Read more…

feed your face

 

Loveface is being blogjacked again.  This time by the lovely Cat Woods from Core Integrity With Cat.  Her blog features all of her passions and is a great one to drop by for really interesting health and fitness articles and of course, a whole lotta beauty.
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hair 3

 

I considered calling this post ‘My Everyday Hair Routine’, but who am I kidding?  I’m lucky if I can get my hair brushed let alone washed each day.  It’s more like twice a week for me, and dry shampoo takes care of the rest.  Read more…

smell

In the past two weeks, Husbo and I have become the neighbours from hell for the poor lady next door.  We have unintentionally pissed her off in so many ways with our destructive and disruptive DIY projects, yet she is so determined to maintain a peaceful existence with us, that she has taken it all in her stride.  Last night, however, almost broke that friendly camel’s back, with a big ol’ stick of stink. Read more…

lauren

Hi beauties!

A big thanks to Kate for letting me take over her blog for a guest review! We’ve been friends for over 10 years, and I was lucky enough to meet her at a time in my life when I really needed some confident, encouraging and awesome women in my life. Read more…

brows3

 

Along with contouring, false lashes, BB, CC, DD (whatever) creams, eyebrows seem to be a great big hairy buzz in the beauty world right now, and of all these current trends, I think they are the most important. Read more…

mcgrath

 

Hello my beauties!  It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month so today’s post is a little bit different.  Throughout October, both Milk & Co and Goldwell are helping to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation, by donating $1 from selected products towards this amazing charity. Read more…

crop

 

So I have a theory, and it goes a little something like this – ‘Everything at the supermarket is a necessity’ – because groceries are a necessity and supermarkets sell groceries.  Everything at the supermarket is ‘groceries’, therefore, everything at the supermarket is a necessity. Read more…

sugar

 

I’m going on a diet.  Now, before you try to punch me through your screen, it is not for the purposes of weight loss.  My motivation to change what and how I eat, is mostly due to the persistent psoriasis in my scalp, which happens to be an auto immune condition – something that the ‘I Quit Sugar’ diet claims to assist.
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kiwi

 

New Zealand holds a very special place in my heart and I’m fortunate enough to visit her a few times a year.  I suffer withdrawals if I haven’t felt the terrifying touch down onto the windy Wellington tarmac in a while, and I think I need to feel that thrill again soon. Read more…

pure

 

A few months ago, my skin went mental.  I’ve told you all about my battle with acne, but I also break out in hives at times of high stress…or maybe it’s cheese, or the stress of not having enough cheese… Read more…

body

Right, sorry about this, but I have to just get something off my chest.  I read an Instagram comment last night that really got me worked up.  It deals with the issue of body image and, in my opinion, body shaming, but not in the way we are used to. Read more…

indie4

 

Ever since I started high school at age 12, I’ve had acne to some degree.  I’m 38 now, so that’s a long time to deal with something that most people only experience through their teenage years, if at all.  Apart from clothing choices, it’s never really held me back, it’s just been an annoying nuisance. Read more…

thankyou2

 

You know I loves me a bit of Thankyou action.  The body, food and water brand is probably the most socially conscious enterprise you could find in the retail space.  Definitely the kindest brand available at your local supermarket.  With proceeds going towards funding water, food and hygiene projects around the globe, it’s exciting to see there are more products we can buy to support this amazing life changing movement. Read more…

milk2

 

There are so many awesome brands out there in the market place, doing amazing things with products, design and ethics, it can be very easy to let a whole bunch slip by and never experience their greatness.  Fortunately there are some out there who give you a little nudge by sending presents in the mail.  Milk & Co gave me such a nudging, and I was only too happy to receive it. Read more…

lips

 

Big lips?  I’ve got ’em, and yes, they’re great.  Only thing is, the bigger the surface area, the more susceptible they are to the elements, and the worse they seem to show the damage. Read more…

ageless

 

As much as I dislike the word ‘aging’ or any derivative of ‘age’ when it comes to beauty, I’m not going to be a dick about it and forgo trying amazing products, just because the name of them shits me a bit.  Not everyone in the cosmetics consuming world has an issue with it, in fact I’m sure that it’s a draw card for most.  Even me, I have to admit, because more often than not, a brand’s anti aging range, is usually its most potent, and full of all the best ingredients.  The Sukin Purely Ageless products are a perfect example of this.
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tjk

 

This is a very special review for me, as it is a first for loveface.  A few weeks ago, a beautiful box of exquisite hair treats arrived on my doorstep – a gift from the other side of the world.  Tabitha James Kraan had sent me her freshly released line of organic hair care products and I was going to be the first person in Australia to try them.  Dogs ran riot all over the neighbourhood, as I squealed with extreme delight.  Read more…

bella

 

I have been meaning to tell you about Bella Luccè for some time, but shiny things keep distracting me and hogging my attention.  I simply must focus now and share this beautiful natural cosmetics brand with you ASAP, because you will love me forever if I do.  Read more…

bra

 

This post was meant to be about using up unwanted skin care products on your boobs and chest, but it would have only been this long… Read more…

elixery2

 

I’m back, beauties!  In a brand new location.  We have just moved from our huge modern apartment, overlooking the Gold Coast coastline, into a tiny old cottage with a big yard for the little ones to run wild in.  It’s freezing cold and my poor skin is dry and chapped, but I have managed to bring joy to my face after a week of moving and suffering the westerly winds, with a new favourite lipstick – Lakshmi, by The Elixery. Read more…

madara

 

Sorry, but (part of) this review is NSFV – not safe for vegans.  Why?  Because, lanolin, that’s why.  My lips love the stuff and who am I to deny them?  They are demanding fleshy divas who pretty much run the show, that is my face, so I give them a healthy dose of Latvian lanolin love from Madara.
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glitter3

 

Right, let’s get back to a bit of old fashioned frivolity after last week’s ‘hemorrhage of opinions’, and glitter up with a fabulously unnecessary product, that serves no other purpose than to add an explosion of sparkly fun to your fingers and toes. Read more…

aging

 

Firstly, let me clarify that this rant is an opinion piece all about me, my personal experience with aging and how I forsee myself dealing with it in the future.  This is not a judgement on anyone else, their decisions, actions or opinions.  It’s all about me, me, me.   I will also preface this by acknowledging that I’m currently 38, some of you maybe older, some younger, but I can only speak from where I am now and my journey in getting here. Read more…

bethatgirl

 

It may be a big call, but I think this could be my favourite nail colour of all time, or maybe it’s just because purple is the new everything for me right now.  Nails, lips, eyes, accessories, clothes.  I’ll have it all in purple please. Read more…

cleanse

So in my review for Balm Balm, I waffle on about my favourite type of cleansing ritual and how it is the most effective for removing makeup and impurities, whilst maintaining balance and comfort in the skin.  Well it’s all true, I didn’t lie, but sometimes, and let me quote the voice of our times here, “ain’t nobody got time for dat”.  Therefore, I like to keep an arsenal of lazy cleansers on hand to satisfy my quick cleansing needs. Read more…

face

 

I don’t have time to keep my finger on the pulse of all that is new and exciting.  In the world of makeup, that is almost impossible – unless you have a team…I need a team…  So many brands with so many products, launching every day, week, month, season.  It’s crazy. Read more…

tan

 

My tumultuous relationship with the sun began as a child, with weekends and holidays spent at the beach or playing sport.  Mum would literally slap sunscreen on us – you had to dig your feet firmly into the ground so as not to fall flat on your face.  A small but forceful woman from whom I inherited my skin genes.  Fair, with olive undertones, that tans well without too much burn.  Read more…

mirror3

 

Yes, I know this is a beauty blog, so this may sound hypocritical, but MIRRORS ARE THE DEVIL AND MUST BE DESTROYED!  I believe mirror abuse is causing us to obsess over perceived imperfections, making us feel a bit shit about ourselves, when in reality we are actually quite lovely. Read more…

meltaway

 

My head is all over the place at the moment, as we made a very impulsive decision last week to buy a house.  The day before signing the contract we had no intention of buying a property, but a little bargain became available in an area we like, so we snapped it up.  Not only are we going to be house owners, but renovators – two things we swore we’d never be.  Oh well. Read more…

sukin4

 

I hate to admit it, but back when I worked at my former spiritual home, Mecca Cosmetica, I was a brand snob and a firm believer in ‘you get what you pay for’.  Ironically, I got a lot of stuff for free, as well as a very generous staff discount and allowance.  That’s not to say that my name didn’t almost always appear on the top customers list.  Yikes, considering my discount, that’s a lot of product. Read more…

hair pic

 

When I was little I wanted hair like Miss Piggy, the pioneer of Victoria Secret hair, and undoubtedly their inspiration and muse.  On occasion, over the years, I have managed said Pigginess, with the right stylist (not me), and moments of low humidity.  These days, however, the goal posts have been shifted and now I want to be a mermaid. Read more…

value resize

 

No, I’m not talking about getting a bargain or your belief system.  Not values, but value.  Do you value yourself, and what are you worth?  Again, not in dollars, but in time and a bit of self love – no, not that kind of self love, although… Read more…

new lash

 

I have a couple of secrets that I don’t often share.  One is my love of interpretive dancing to REO Speedwagon’s ‘Keep On Loving You’, in my lounge room.  The other is that I’m envious of my 18 month old babies’ eyelashes. Read more…

zuii lores

 

During my pregnancy, I tried to change all of my skin care over to natural, preferably organic, products.  Beautiful and effective skin care is pretty easy to find in the world of naturals, so it wasn’t too hard.  In fact this blog came about because there is so much great stuff out there, giving even better results than their synthetic counterparts. Read more…

When I first started on this kind beauty journey, I came across an Australian brand called Zuii.  Read more…

thankyou lores

 

The grey clouds parted over the supermarket health and beauty aisle and a ray of pure, angelic light shone down on a bottle of hand wash, leaving all else in darkness.  It was a sign.  It had been chosen. Read more…

How do you respond to a compliment?  Especially one about how you look? Read more…

DSC00813_Lowres

 

Dress Code: Ladies, please don’t wear black. Read more…

I have a bit of a process when it comes to discovering new skincare brands.

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I love essential oils.  I even dabbled in aromatherapy in my 20s, doing short courses and mixing up concoctions.  Unfortunately, I had a condition called ‘Short Attention Span’, so I let it…oh, look, a puppy… Read more…

DSC00697_Lowres

 

Ok, so I don’t work.  Well not for money anyway.

I’m a stay at home mum with twin toddlers, and that’s enough for me to cram into a day.  When I did work though, I was surrounded by awesome women with amazing style and creativity.  Both my peers and my customers were walking style crushes and one day I got crushed, bad. Read more…

Like many of us when we fall pregnant, Priti NYC founder Kim D’amato, set out to go organic and natural for the well being of herself and her baby. Read more…

DSC00944_Lowres

 

Who’s Moby you ask?  Electro music bald guy from the late 90s, early noughties?  Anyone?  Yeah, Moby… Read more…