How To Style Shift Dresses

Dresses are the perfect summer option since they’re easy to style, won’t take up too much room in your suitcase and can be easily transformed from day into nightwear. Shift dresses in particular can suit a multitude of body types and are super-flattering for all ages. Don’t believe us? Get inspired with a few of our summer favourites below – you won’t be disappointed!

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Stiletto heels

Candela Novembre makes this look feel so effortless – and it is! Style your favourite shift dress with stiletto heels and a cute clutch for evening drinks by the sea.

How To Style Shift Dresses


Finish off your summer look with a classic pair of aviators which are also flattering on everyone! Choose gold or silver accents to match your heels or handbag.

How To Style Shift Dresses

Tote bag

Why choose a neutral or black handbag when something printed is so much better? This summer handbag is perfect for storing all of the essentials (including a towel for a sneaky trip to the beach!).

How To Style Shift Dresses


If your shift dress is also sleeveless, accessorise your look with layered bangles. Silver, gold, rose gold or anything in between is ideal – just remember to take them off if you’re heading to the pool or the beach.

How To Style Shift Dresses

Statement necklaces

If your shift dress is a little on the plain side, spice it up with some statement necklaces. They aren’t too pricey and can be worn so many times with many outfit combinations!

How To Style Shift Dresses

Mini bag

Complete your outfit with one of the seasons hottest trends – the mini bag. Throw it over your shoulder, fold up the strap and use it like a clutch, or just carry it under the crook of your arm.

How To Style Shift Dresses

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Emma Roberts’ Heat-Proof Summer Braids

Looking for a quick, heat-proof hairstyle for a summer party? Actress Emma Roberts was recently spotted with these stunning summer braids, which are perfect for keeping the frizz away and take just 5 minutes to prepare on medium-length hairstyles.

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1. Use a conditioning treatment on the length of your hair, making sure to let it absorb for 5-10 minutes before washing out with lukewarm water. It will help to keep any excess frizz away – especially mixed with the summer heat!

Emma Roberts' Heat-Proof Summer Braids

KMS TameFrizz Conditioner, $28.95

2. Let your hair air-dry, then apply a hydrating serum on the outer layer.

Emma Roberts' Heat-Proof Summer Braids

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3. Divide your hair into two sections, and comb out any knots or kinks. Separate your fringe or smaller layers and pin them to the side, then start a small braid from the top of your ear. Take the braid over your parting (just like a headband), then pin it down.

Celebrity hairstyles: Emma Roberts' Heat-Proof Summer Braids

4. Repeat the same step on the other side, then set it all with a hairspray.

Emma Roberts' Heat-Proof Summer Braids

Joico K-Pak Protective Hairspray, $30.75

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How To Style Gladiator Sandals

There’s no denying that gladiator sandals are a summer staple – they are so easy to style with almost any clothes, come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be worn anywhere from the beach to the bar. Whether you’re going to a festival or simply catching up with friends for dinner, below are some easy ways to style gladiator sandals this summer.

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Mini dress

A classic mini dress is a must-have during summer since it’s so effortless and keeps you cool. A pair of brown or black gladiator sandals add the finishing touches to this stylish look.

How To Style Gladiator Sandals

Denim shorts

What better way to ease into summer weather than with a pair of denim shorts? Whether you like them long, frayed, distressed, or high-waisted, they are an easy way to transition your wardrobe from spring to summer.

How To Style Gladiator Sandals

Shift dress

If you’re planning to take your outfit from day to night, a smart shift dress is the perfect option. It will keep you cool without compromising your style – just pair with a clutch or small bag which fits the essentials for an evening of parties.

How To Style Gladiator Sandals


A pair of flat gladiator sandals is the best way to dress down an evening look. Gigi Hadid was spotted wearing a chic white jumpsuit with black and gold sandals in New York City recently – perfect!

How To Style Gladiator Sandals


If you prefer to show off your legs like Chrissy Teigen, then a short playsuit will be your BFF this summer. Finish off the outfit with a fedora to protect yourself against the sun and a pair of chic gladiator sandals.

How To Style Gladiator Sandals

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How To Naturally Lighten Your Hair

Ever wanted to lighten your hair without using harmful chemicals which can damage your hair and scalp?

There are actually a number of ways to naturally lighten your hair which are safe to use for all different ages. Try some of our suggestions this summer without using ammonia or peroxide on your hair.

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Lemon juice has been used for many years to bring out the natural highlights in blonde and brown hair. Apply it directly with your fingers, then use a comb to distribute the juice on your ends. Let it soak for 20 minutes, then wash with lukewarm water and mild shampoo.


Ever since I was a kid, my mum would fill a bowl with lukewarm water and drop 3-5 chamomile bags into the mixture. All you need to do is dunk your ends into the water, then wrap hair into a towel. Let it sit from 30 minutes, or air-dry naturally in the sun.


Treat your hair to a honey mask which will keep it soft and smooth, but will also lighten up your ends. Ideal for men and women with light brown hair since it will make it look shiny and clean.

Apple Cider Vinegar

The no-poo method (washing the hair without shampoo) has actually proven to lighten hair over time. Cleanse your hair and scalp with a mild apple cider vinegar solution which will give your hair natural highlights!

Baking Soda

Who knew? Apply 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda onto your scalp which will help to keep your colour lasting for longer. This is also a great idea for men and women who want to keep their salon colour from fading fast.

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How To Style Cropped Trousers

While the weather gets cooler, it’s time to pack away those shorts and skirts in favour of trousers and pants.

Cropped trousers are one of the easiest ways to keep warm without compromising your personal style this winter. If you’re looking for a few ways to style cropped trousers over the cooler months, keep reading!

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Strappy heels

The best part about cropped trousers is that they can take you from the office to the bar in about 2 minutes. Swap your ballet flats for strappy heels and a clutch bag for the perfect going-out look which will also keep you warm.

How To Style Cropped Trousers


Who knew that the humble belt could go such a long way? Style your hip-hugging cropped trousers with a statement belt for an easy day or night look.

French Voguettes such as Emmanuelle Alt and Geraldine Saglio provide endless inspiration for this look – you won’t be disappointed!

How To Style Cropped Trousers


For more of a casual daytime look, a pair of classic Converse sneakers is the best way to stay stylish without going OTT. A comfy coat and slouchy leather bag is the best way to finish off this effortless look.

How To Style Cropped Trousers

Oversized sweater

Work it this winter with an oversized sweater and your favourite handbag for dinner or drinks. Not only is this the perfect combination of high and low, but it will also keep you super warm!

How To Style Cropped Trousers

Crop top

For a special occasion such as a friends birthday gathering, you could get away with a crop top – just like Vanessa Hudgens. Keep a streamlined silhouette which is tailored to your body shape for best results.

How To Style Cropped Trousers

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Dakota Johnson’s Voluminous Bob Tutorial

Do you want voluminous bouncy hair like Dakota Johnson? We fell in love with her entire look at the annual Met Gala, and have come up with an easy tutorial to get the look at home. Enjoy!

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Dakota Johnson's Voluminous Bob Tutorial


1. Use a volumising shampoo and conditioner to make the most of your hair in the shower. Most of these formulas are actually root-lifting, which means that hair won’t look flat and lifeless.

Dakota Johnson's Voluminous Bob Tutorial

Joico Colour Balance Shampoo and Conditioner, $29.95 each 

2. Once you’re out of the shower, attach a diffuser to your hair-drier to add some more texture. This is essential if your hair is naturally quite straight.

Dakota Johnson's Voluminous Bob Tutorial

Vidal Sassoon 2200W Hair Drier, $44.95

3. Use one pump of a volumising hair mousse, and apply liberally to the roots of your hair. Scrunch the hair between your fingers, then release.

Dakota Johnson's Voluminous Bob Tutorial

Garnier Fructis Style Volume Restructure Mousse, $7.49

4. Apply a lightweight serum to your ends, this will add some extra shine to your hair. Don’t go overboard and apply it onto your roots. It will only weigh down your hair and make it feel oily.

Dakota Johnson's Voluminous Bob Tutorial

Marc Daniels Moroccan Argan Hair Serum, $12.99

5. If your hair requires a little extra body, use a thin curling iron to create the illusion of extra volume. Remember to curl away from the face, then shake the hairs before misting with setting spray.

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How To Style Maxi Skirts in Winter

Just because the winter weather is rolling around, doesn’t mean you should be packing away those maxi skirts just yet. Layer them up with coats, jackets, boots and other warm accessories to make the most of your summer wardrobe in winter.

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A long-line knit is the perfect way to dress down your maxi skirt without feeling the cold. Choose a slouchy fit for extra warmth and comfort for a chic, day-time look.

How To Style Maxi Skirts in Winter


A bright, colourful scarf is another amazing way to style your favourite maxi skirt. Not only will it keep you warm, but it’s a great way to take your look from day to night.

How To Style Maxi Skirts in Winter

Leather jacket

Stay warm and comfy with a fitted leather jacket to complete your entire outfit. This is the perfect way to keep warm and stylish for the colder weather.

How To Style Maxi Skirts in Winter

Long cardigan

Pair a comfy cardigan to give your look some extra style for the day time. This is a perfect look for heading to the shops, movies, or even a casual coffee date.

How To Style Maxi Skirts in Winter

Denim jacket

Wear one of your best denim jackets (but remember to layer underneath) for the perfect high-low look.

How To Style Maxi Skirts in Winter


Since it’s coat season already, style one of your favourites with a classic maxi skirt. The look is really easy to recreate and can be accessorised with a clutch or heels.

How To Style Maxi Skirts in Winter


For more of a sophisticated dinner date, finish off the look with a classic black jacket and strappy heels. Not only is this appropriate for the colder weather, but it can also keep you warm as well.

How To Style Maxi Skirts in Winter

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Recreate Olivia Wilde’s Slicked Back Ponytail

Are you ever out of hairstyle options during the middle of the week? Try this easy slicked-back ponytail, inspired by actress Olivia Wilde at the Finding Neverland film premiere in New York City.

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To help you create this look, we have named some of our favourite products and tips in the easy tutorial below. Enjoy!


1. A hairstyle like this actually works well on 1-2 day-old hair, since the oil will actually make it last longer. However, if your hair has been freshly washed, apply a mousse to the roots for a little extra texture and body.

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John Frieda Luxurious Volume Building Mousse, $6.25

2. Once hair is completely dry, use a thick brush to hide any bumps or knots, then secure into a high ponytail. If your hair is on the thicker side, you may want to use another elastic over the top, just to keep it in place.

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3. If you do find any bumps throughout the top of the ponytail, carefully comb them backwards and apply a little hairspray over the top. This will keep them looking flat and discreet.

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L’Oréal Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hair Spray, $14.99

4. For the ends of your hair, use a shining serum to draw attention to the ponytail. Apply a few pumps in the palm of your hand and apply throughout the entire ponytail.

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Kiehl’s Since 1851 Silk Groom Serum, $24.68

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How To Style Fringe Clothing

Although it might remind you of the wild-wild west, never fear, fringe is back bigger than ever! There are subtle ways to incorporate this tricky trend into your wardrobe, without of course looking like a cowboy… Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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Accessories are just some of the most subtle ways to ease yourself into a new trend. A beautiful fringe clutch can spice-up any outfit, regardless of if you’re wearing a LBD or denim jeans.

How To Style Fringe Clothing


This one is for the daring dresser, especially if you want to make a big statement for an evening of dinner and cocktails. A fringe skirt looks amazing with a strappy pair of stiletto heels, or even just classic sneakers.

How To Style Fringe Clothing


Who would’ve thought that heels with a bit of fringe could drive so many people right into lust? That’s exactly what happened when blogger Aimee Song posted her amazing Shutz Shoes fringe stiletto’s, which gathered 46,000 likes and over 1000 comments. We’re already making our order…

How To Style Fringe Clothing


A bohemian-inspired poncho is the perfect spring accessory, especially for festivals or concerts. Why? It’s quick and easy to wear, and doesn’t feel like it’s too overwhelming for the heat.

How To Style Fringe Clothing


Jazz up your standard moto-style leather jacket by investing in a fun piece with fringe. It’s perfect for those who have a predominately black colour palette and want to add some texture into their monochrome outfits.

How To Style Fringe Clothing


Finally, a fringe scarf adds the finishing touches to a winter-inspired outfit. Not only will it keep your neck warm, but it looks amazing when paired with a classic black blazer or thick coat.

How To Style Fringe Clothing

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Do’s and Dont’s For Cutting Hair At Home

Whether you simply want to give your hair a bit of a trim, or even cut yourself some new bangs, there’s nothing wrong about cutting your own hair at home.

Although we don’t recommend our guide below for any drastic makeovers, read through some of our great tips to get rid of any stray hairs.

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DO: Use sharp scissors

Use special hair scissors which are available at all drugstores in your city. They are super-sharp and won’t leave your hair blunt or damaged.

DON’T: Cut wet hair

If you’re planning shorten those layers in your fringe or length of your hair, make sure to work on dry hair. This way, it’s easier to see if you’ve made any mistakes rather than waiting until your hair dries.

DO: Divide hair into small pieces

Take it easy and cut your hair in small pieces, rather than putting your hair into a ponytail and going all Edward Scissorhands into your longer strands.

DON’T: Cut hair without doing your research

There are so many video tutorials on YouTube which show you step-by-step ways to cut hair at home. All you need to do is find one which is suited to the type and texture of your hair.

DO: Use a mirror

That is, at the back of your head. This way, you can easily see if your hair needs straightening or if it looks nice and even.

DON’T: Cut your hair before a big event

Or colour it yourself if you have an event just around the corner such as a wedding or formal. If something does go wrong, you can always slick it back into a ponytail, or put it up into a bun.

DO: Remember, it grows back

If you have made a mistake on your hair (we’ve all done it), remember that it does grow back. You can always go to the hairdresser and they can fix the problem in the meantime – just use this as a lesson!

What are some of your DIY hair blunders? Let us know in the comments.

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5 Ways To Style An Ear Cuff

Spice up your accessories by investing in a trendy ear cuff for 2015. These are fantastic pieces of jewellery which come in many shapes and sizes, and don’t require you to have pierced ears to wear them.

We show you just a few different ways to style your ear cuff for any type of occasion.

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Side braid

A simple side braid is the best way to show off your ear cuff without going over the top. Start as close to the roots as you can, and pin back the braid behind your ear. The rest of your hair will look bouncy and voluminous, so it’s best to part your hair at an angle.

Wear this look like Cara, and accessorise with some other minimal jewellery such as a stud earring or tiered necklace.

5 Ways To Style A Ear Cuff


A high ponytail is a no-fuss way to style thick hair, especially on a hot, humid day! Comb out any front or side bangs for that dishevelled look, and straighten the rest of your hair so it looks super-sleek.

5 Ways To Style A Ear Cuff

Low bun

Make like Lara Bingle and bring all your hair into a low bun, to draw attention to the ear cuff. This is a fool-proof hairstyle which is appropriate for a wedding, work, or even a more casual look. Pair with a bright, bold lip and a bronzed glow to bring out the colours of the ear cuff.

5 Ways To Style A Ear Cuff


For thin hair, keep it simple by tucking away any strays behind your ears. Pin away any loose hairs on the side, for a casual look which is wind-proof. Wear a top or dress which will only draw attention to your ear cuff, and keep the rest of your makeup looking minimal – but a pop of colour on the lips or cheeks never hurt!

5 Ways To Style A Ear Cuff


To achieve a casual look, we have taken inspiration from actress Diane Kruger to wear an ear cuff with a hat. Not only is this the best way to hide a bad hair day (we are all guilty of it!), but also to soften the dimensions of your face. Keep hair simple by leaving it down, or fasten into a side braid or ponytail.

5 Ways To Style A Ear Cuff

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How To Style A Silk Blouse

A silk button-down blouse remains a classic piece in a modern girl’s wardrobe. Worn by the greats including Jane Birkin, Bianca Jagger, and even Brigitte Bardot, it’s an easy way to bring some sophistication to your outfit.

Whether you prefer to tuck or un-tuck, below are just a few different ways to style the perfect silk blouse.

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Denim cut-off

Make like Alexa Chung and wear a slim-fitted silk blouse with your favourite pair of denim shorts. Heels work well if you’re heading out for dinner, otherwise black ballet flats are always better for a casual day out.

How To Style A Silk Blouse

Pencil skirt

Bring a level of sophistication to your outfit by wearing your silk blouse with a form-fitting pencil skirt. Whether you prefer a leather, cotton, or polyester blend, it’s just important to feel comfortable in whatever you’re wearing.

How To Style A Silk Blouse

High-waisted trousers

If you’re heading out for some casual work drinks, spice up your outfit with some high-waisted trousers. They will elongate your legs, especially when paired with nude shoes or sandals.

How To Style A Silk Blouse

Mini skirt

A leather mini skirt is an essential in any girl’s wardrobe. Wear with tights during the colder months, and let your legs out during the warmer weather with your favourite handbag and flat sandals.

How To Style A Silk Blouse


A classic pair of boyfriend jeans and a silk blouse are best friends forever! They are the perfect outfit you can literally put together in 2 minutes (or whenever you don’t have half the morning to get ready).

How To Style A Silk Blouse

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Get The Look: Selena Gomez’s Voluminous Curls

There is no denying that singer and actress Selena Gomez, has some of the best locks in the business.

While we love her hair looking super-straight and sleek, there’s just something about a curly hairdo which is perfect for creating drama on sad, lifeless hair. Create this look at home by following our five simple steps below.

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1. Start with hair that has been freshly washed and blow-dried, preferably using a volume-maximising shampoo and conditioner. Work the product into your scalp, and massage for a few minutes into the follicles of your hair.

Get the look - Selena's Voluminous Curls

Carolyn Harding Volume Maintenance Shampoo Wash, $13.99

2. When you’re just about finished in the shower, rinse hair one last time with cold water – this helps to keep hair shiny and frizz-free! While your hair is still wet, use a leave-in conditioner to control dry hair, and lock-in moisture without leaving hair too oily.

Get the look - Selena's Voluminous Curls

KMS California MOISTREPAIR leave-in conditioner, $31.95

3. To create Selena’s signature curls, use hot rollers or a curling wand. In this case, we suggest using a curling wand since it’s so much easier to use! Depending on how thick or thin you want your curls, choose a larger barrel for big curls, and a smaller barrel for tighter ones.

Grab small pieces of hair, curl from root to tip, and remember to style hair away from your face. This will ensure that your curls look natural rather than framing the face in an unflattering way.

Get the look - Selena's Voluminous Curls

John Frieda Curling Tong, $49.99

4. Spritz hair lightly with a heat protecting spray, and make sure to keep product away from the roots. Curl your hair working in sections, and start from top to bottom (this ensures that the curls on the top remain intact).

Get the look - Selena's Voluminous Curls

TRESemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray, $8.04

5. Take small strands of hair from above the ears, and pin back to the sides to achieve this bombshell look. Make sure the pins are the same colour as your hair – this will disguise any hair faux-pas!

Get the look - Selena's Voluminous Curls

Lady Jayne Bobby Pins (Black), $2.99

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Flattering Hairstyles For Thick Hair

Thick hair is by no means the easiest texture to style; braids never stay in place, buns often feel too heavy, and curls never hold their intended style! If you want to branch out and create a fuss-free hairstyle for your thick hair, then simply try a few hairstyles below.

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No-fuss bun

Rather than combing through all your hair and twisting it in a bun, this is a much easier style which is accommodating to thicker hair.

Divide your hair into two sections, and create a bun on the top part of your head. Divide the middle sections into two, then twist them around the bun and secure with a clear elastic. Super easy and won’t have your hair falling out of place throughout the day!

Flattering Hairstyles For Thick Hair

Voluminous ponytail

Divide your hair into two sections just like the previous hairstyle, but spray some texturising product at the roots for extra lift.

Tie the first ponytail (the upper layer), securely with a hair elastic, then do the same with the bottom. It should blend in seamlessly if your hair is one colour.

Flattering Hairstyles For Thick Hair

Classic bob

Why not get the chop and use your thick hair to pull off a short bob. Not only is this hairstyle really easy to style (especially if you hair is naturally quite straight), but you have enough volume to pull of this look without ageing your face.

Remember to apply a deep-conditioning mask to your ends once a week to keep your hair looking healthy and fresh.

Flattering Hairstyles For Thick Hair

Textured braid

Although this style only suits girls with longer layers, feel free to try it on your thick hair as well! Create a loose braid at the nape of your neck, and progressively make the braid tighter as you finish up with a clear elastic.

Tug at each side to make it more lived-in, then use a dry shampoo to create the illusion of more volume. A fishtail braid also looks really on thick hair as well!

Flattering Hairstyles For Thick Hair

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How To Style Leopard Print

While leopard print may be a no-go zone especially if you’re into the monochrome look, it’s actually really easy to incorporate into your own personal style if you want to embrace prints. We’re not suggesting that you have to coordinate your entire outfit with your shoes, bag, and even nails – but just one statement piece is enough to safely embrace this trend.

If you’re still curious, here are just a few simple ways to wear leopard print and still keep your own style.

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The best way to make your leopard print item pop is by pairing it with other basics. This look by Julia Restoin Roitfeld is perfect since all the other items are relatively subdued, and the dress is unique since it’s quite sheer.

A classic black, tailored blazer always brings a level of sophistication to a cheeky night-time ensemble.

How To Style Leopard Print


No one can carry off leopard print quite like Olivia Palermo, and this is a way to wear your item on a day-to-day basis. Pair with other basics such as a great fitting white or black shirt, denim cut-off’s and neutral flats for a stylish look.

How To Style Leopard Print


Spice up your look by choosing a pair of statement sneakers to wear on a casual basis. Make sure the fit is amazing, and take into consideration whether you want to wear socks with them, or go sock-less! Wear with denim jeans or leather pants for a classic model off-duty vibe.

How To Style Leopard Print


Wear a leopard print blouse with skinny black jeans or tucked into an A-line skirt for a glamourous look for day or night. Make sure the fit suits your body shape – and roll up your sleeves if you want to show some extra skin!

How To Style Leopard Print


Nothing beats a summer sandal, and leopard print is just magical when paired with a fresh summer glow. Accessorise your nail polish to suit with your sandals (black and white is always a winner), and keep your heels silky-soft by regularly exfoliating.

How To Style Leopard Print

How would you wear leopard print?

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Get The Look: Kim Kardashian’s Relaxed Curls

You can now recreate Kim Kardashian’s signature loose curls with just a few products and simple techniques. Nail this classic look which is appropriate for a formal event, birthday party, or even if you want to feel glamourous while doing the weekly shop.

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1. Wash your hair with a sulphate-free formula (this will keep coloured hair from losing it’s shine, and will protect your scalp from nasty chemicals which can cause dandruff).

Get The Look: Kim Kardashian's Relaxed Curls

Royal Moroccan Hair Repair Shampoo Sulfate-Free, $17.99

2. Apply a nourishing treatment such as Argan Oil to your ends – perfect for women suffering from split-ends, dry hair, or even the over-bleaching their ends which leaves hair brittle.

Get The Look: Kim Kardashian's Relaxed Curls

Lee Stafford Argan Oil, $20.95

3. Blow-dry hair with a diffuser, this may take a little longer but will cause minimal damage to your hair. Don’t forget to use a cool setting as well!

Get The Look: Kim Kardashian's Relaxed Curls

VS Sassoon Expert Turbo Dryer, $51.99

4. Divide hair into two parts using a hair clip to remove the top layer from the bottom. Apply a heat-protectant spray to your ends, since this will ensure that no additional damage will occur as a result of styling products.

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Joico Smooth Cure Thermal Styling Protectant, $26.95

5. Use a curling wand to take sections of hair about 2 inches thick and curl away from the face. This is important since you will achieve a natural curl, always remember this rule! Work from top to bottom to ensure that the outer layers of hair won’t drop.

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6. When you’re done, loosen the curls with a wide-tooth comb.

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Model’s Prefer Wide Tooth Comb, $4.99

7. Spritz some finishing products through your ends to keep your hair looking fresh and defined for hours!

Get The Look: Kim Kardashian's Relaxed Curls

John Frieda Frizz Ease Perfect Finishing Polishing Serum, $16.99

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How To Style Timberland Boots

Arguably one of the biggest trends of the early 2000s, Timberland boots are back and better than ever. They come in a variety of colours (dusty rose, matte black, and even their signature tan colour) and are the perfect piece of footwear if you want a little urban-influence to your outfit.

Here are just a few different ways you can style your own pair of Timberland boots.

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Boyfriend jeans

What better way to create a casual look without feeling too underdressed? Pair your favourite boyfriend jeans with classic Timberland boots, and a bomber jacket for the perfect low-key look.

How To Style Timberland Boots

Flannel shirt

Create a laid-back vibe by wearing your Timberland boots with a flannel shirt. A string of celebrities such as Kanye West, Scott Disick, and Ashley Tisdale rock this signature look since it’s timeless. If the weather is a bit too warm for the flannel shirt, tie it around your waist!

How To Style Timberland Boots

Denim shorts

Who doesn’t love a classic pair of frayed denim shorts? Make like Khloe Kardashian and transition your Timberland boots for the warmer weather by pairing with a white shirt.

How To Style Timberland Boots

Oversized jacket

Whether you like an oversized parka, boyfriend-fit blazer, or even a classic leather jacket, you can always pair these essential items with Timberland boots. Style with your favourite pair of black skinny jeans to keep warm and chic in the colder weather.

How To Style Timberland Boots

T-shirt dress

For an easy urban-vibe, wear an oversize t-shirt dress with your Timberland boots. This look combines both feminine and masculine trends, which are perfect if you want to get street-style snapped!

How To Style Timberland Boots

Get your own pair of Timberland’s from $249.95 at selected retailers

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How To Avoid Razor Burn

Let’s just set the record straight – it’s not only men who suffer from the terrible side effects of razor burn!

Sometimes even shaving your legs with a fresh blade and layers of shaving gel isn’t enough to keep the itchiness and sensitivity away. Follow just a few of our tips to get flawless legs in no-time!

RELATED: To Shave… Or Not To Shave?

DIY shaving lotion

Don’t use the same old-shaving gel packed with countless chemicals and fragrances which are probably breaking out your skin in the first place. Make your own with just a few handy ingredients straight from the pantry.

Mix together equal amounts of rubbing alcohol, witch hazel (or any other toner), 8 aspirin tablets and crush until they form a fine paste. Apply this to your skin after shaving to prevent any future rashes or razor burn.


After shaving your legs, it’s important to wash-off the product with lukewarm water. We don’t want the water to be boiling hot since it could only irritate your skin as well as your pores. Pat your legs dry with a towel, then immediately apply a thick, hydrating moisturiser to your legs.

Pay attention to problem areas such as ankles, behind your knees, and your knee caps since they require some extra care. This will prevent any future rashes from popping up all over your skin.

Clean razor

Sometimes using a razor which is old or blunt can lead to endless skin conditions such as razor burn. Every time you finish using it, rinse well with soap and warm water to remove any hairs or shaving gel which can build-up, and clog the blade. Pat dry with a towel and store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or running water.

Shea butter

Over-exposed pores can usually be a nightmare to deal with, especially since they can bleed when interacting with a razor. If you suffer from these bumps, it’s important to use an oil-free shaving lotion which won’t harm your skin.

Shave carefully in large strides, and don’t unnecessarily go over the area more than once. When your legs have dried, apply a sheer butter over the area and relax – this will soothe your legs and will eliminate any bumps on your pores.


Do you exfoliate before or after shaving? The best time to give your skin a little TLC is before going in and shaving your legs. Run a shower or warm bath and soak for 10-15 minutes. Now is the best time to exfoliate your entire body with a formula which isn’t too drying – but still leaves skin looking and feeling flawless. Wash-off the product, then use a mild shower gel before shaving.


Did you know that deodorant helps to eliminate any side effects of razor burn? Dab just a bit of the thick formula on your bumps and razor burns to instantly soothe irritable skin (but only use a stick-deodorant!) Aerosol cans should not be used on exposed or cracked skin since they can make the area feel 10x worse.

Do you have any tips for treating or avoiding razor burn?

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5 Ways To Style A Midi Dress

If you want to fill your wardrobe up with versatile staples, look no further than a midi dress. Whether you choose to wear it while you’re walking the dog, heading out to the beach, or even dressing it up with a pair of sky-high stiletto heels, a midi dress is bound to be a wardrobe staple for every woman. Get inspired with just a few of our suggestions on how to style this accessible piece of clothing

RELATED: Footwear You Need This Summer

Crop top

Why not take advantage of the warmer wear and pair your midi-skirt with a crop top? This look is effortless and since there are so many crop tops available, it’ll be easy to find one which suits your taste.

A great outfit comes down to finding pieces which flatter your body shape, but also about keeping good proportions so remember to keep these valuable lessons in mind.

5 Ways To Style A Midi DressBody-con

A body-con midi dress is totally on trend at the moment, especially since the look is so effortless and sports-luxe. A higher neck-line balances out the proportions of the outfit, so you can pair it with cute summer flats, or even some block-wedges for more stability for an evening out.

5 Ways To Style A Midi Dress

Leather jacket

Don’t worry about the colder weather making you switch your midi dress for a pair of pants! Wear a cropped jacket to keep you warm and make your outfit look extra chic.

A pair of court heels and statement clutch will keep the theme of the outfit fluid.

5 Ways To Style A Midi Dress

Oversized bag

Invest in a sturdy leather bag if you plan to wear your midi dress during the day. Not only does a larger bag make the outfit more casual, but you don’t have to worry about carrying just the main essentials in your purse!

5 Ways To Style A Midi Dress


Make your midi dress look appropriate for the day time by choosing a style which is made of jersey or cotton. These materials are more breathable, and are suitable for keeping cool during the heat.

Finish off your look with espadrilles – they are trendy at the moment and won’t terrorise your feet like 10-inch heels!

5 Ways To Style A Midi Dress


Match your midi skirt with a similar shirt for a timeless look. Now is the best time to wear this trend since coordinates look amazing on every body shape, and you can also mix and match the pieces with other parts of your wardrobe.

5 Ways To Style A Midi Dress

How would you style a midi dress/skirt?

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Get The Look: Behati Prinsloo’s Fresh Makeup

Besides being one of the most successful Victoria’s Secret models, Behati Prinsloo is renowned for her funky and off-beat sense of style, and natural depiction of beauty. The Namibian supermodel has a signature fresh makeup look which includes glowing, radiant skin coupled with chiseled cheekbones and natural brows.

Recreate one of her signature makeup looks with just a few essential products which are all under $50!

RELATED: The Dangers of Mineral Makeup


Start with the eyes if you’re using darker shades to avoid fall-out on the rest of the face. Carefully prime the eyes with a matte eye primer – this will allow your makeup to last the distance without rubbing off from sweat or natural oils.

Get The Look: Behati Prinsloo's Fresh Makeup

Models Prefer Eye Primer, $13.99

Then use a light nude and press it gently across the entire eye. Take a darker colour on a fluffy brush, and concentrate the product on the outer corner of the eyes. Make sure to blend this out seamlessly so you don’t see any harsh lines.

Get The Look: Behati Prinsloo's Fresh Makeup

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette, $45.60

To finish up the eyeshadow, use a metallic to cover the rest of the eye leading into the inner corner, this will really make your eyes pop!

Essence Mono Eyeshadow, $1.42

Essence Mono Eyeshadow, $1.42

Curl your lashes as usual, and apply a mascara from root to tip. This is essential in creating a natural makeup look and will avoid clumpy lashes.

Get The Look: Behati Prinsloo's Fresh Makeup

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, $29

Get The Look: Behati Prinsloo's Fresh Makeup

Clinique High Impact Mascara, $38


Moisturise the skin and apply a tiny bit of foundation onto the forehead, cheeks, chin and nose. Blend with a stippling brush to achieve a flawless finish.Push the product into problem areas such as bumps or acne scarring to make skin look airbrushed.

Get The Look: Behati Prinsloo's Fresh Makeup

Burt’s Bees Radiance Day Creme with Royal Jelly, $39.95

Set your makeup with a translucent setting powder and dab softly under the eyes, on the chin, and also the sides of the nose. These places are notorious for producing a lot of oil, and a setting powder will let them remain matte for as long as possible.

Get The Look: Behati Prinsloo's Fresh Makeup

Jurlique Finishing Powder, $45


Bring some definition to the face by lightly contouring the cheekbones. Suck in your cheeks, and apply bronzer underneath the line of contour. Blend it out into the hairline until the contour looks seamless and natural.

Get The Look: Behati Prinsloo's Fresh Makeup

The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer, $27.95

Apply a light blush over the top of your cheeks, and stick to a neutral pink which suits every skin tone. A liquid blush is also a good idea for the summer since it’s easy to apply, and will bring a subtle pink glow to any skin tone.Screen shot 2014-10-28 at 11.33.33 PM

Becca Beach Tint, $42

To finish the entire look, apply a highlighting creme over places where the sun would naturally hit your face: over the cheekbones, lightly on the brow bone, on the temples of your forehead, and on the cupid’s bow (just above your lips). Lightly dab with your finger or a small foundation brush for a flawless application.

Get The Look: Behati Prinsloo's Fresh Makeup

Revlon Highlight Palette, $26.95


For the lips you can keep the look neutral by applying a clear gloss, or staying within the shade of a nude or muted pink.

Get The Look: Behati Prinsloo's Fresh Makeup

Napoleon Perdis Lip Lacquer, $23

Use a lip liner if you have a little more time to be precise with your application, but a tinted gloss works just as well, and doesn’t require too much maintenance throughout the day.

Get The Look: Behati Prinsloo's Fresh Makeup

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm, $35

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How To Make Perfect Poached Eggs

We’ve all experienced it before, right? A delicious poached egg made by a friend or from your local café is one thing, but creating your own is more like a disaster. The egg is too runny, over-cooked, or simply doesn’t resemble a poached egg at all! Below are just a few tips to create the perfect poached egg without losing your sanity!

RELATED: Creamy Mushroom Soup With Poached Egg

Method 1: Vinegar

  1. Use a large, deep saucepan, the bigger the better – and combine a generous serving of vinegar with 2 litres of water.
  2. Bring the water to a boil by cooking it on a high, then reduce back down to a medium as the pot is boiling hot.
  3. Crack one egg into a tiny cup or bowl making sure to remove any remnants of the shell with a spoon or fork (be careful not to burst the yolk!). Then carefully transfer the egg into the simmering water, try and get as close to the water as possible.
  4. Then, all you need to do is let the egg simmer for about 3 minutes before removing with a ladel.

Method 2: Without vinegar

  1. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil, this could take anywhere between 5-10 minutes.
  2. Pierce a hole into the egg with a pin or safety pin, then completely submerge into the boiling water for 10 seconds. Remove the egg with a spoon, then set aside.
  3. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer, and crack the egg into the water. Remove any cracked shells with a spoon!
  4. Leave egg to cook for 2-3 minutes and remove with a ladle and remove excess water with a paper towel.

Method 3: Microwave

  1. Fill a small cup with a splash of water, then crack into the water a raw egg. It should sit on top of the water.
  2. Pierce the yolk slowing with a fork, this will prevent the egg from opening and exploding.
  3. Microwave for 30-60 seconds depending on the power of your microwave. Put a thin paper towel or a saucer over the top of the cup to keep it all together.
  4. When you’re done, just simply flip the saucer over!

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Ultimate Oral Sex Guide

Do you know how to give the ultimate blow job? Well, there’s not a one-size-fits-all, step-by-step guide that anyone has come up with yet that can satisfy everyone, so why bother! What we are going to tell you is if you want to make his toes curl, the ultimate tip is to talk dirty to him and ask him while you’re down there. There’s not a man alive that has said, “I wish she wouldn’t talk dirty to me.” He knows what he likes, way more than we do, so we don’t need to go there.

Instead, we’re going to offer ways to improve your performance and technique. Stuff like how your attitude affects your performance, ways to reduce that annoying gag reflex, swallowing, spiting alternatives and using peppermint – all to make the experience better, for both of you.

Let us introduce, the Ultimate Oral Sex guide.

1. Attitude

The No.1 way to boost your performance is in your attitude. It doesn’t matter if you suck like a damn Hoover, your man wants to feel like you are loving it down there and the entire experience is irresistible to you. Image if the tables were turned and he had a half-assed attitude, like he was doing you a favour, or worse he didn’t really want to be there and it totally grossed him out. It wouldn’t exactly be a turn-on.

If there are certain things you don’t like or want to do, you need to think about what they are. Either find a solution, get used to giving very mediocre oral sex, or opt out all together and just don’t do it. Sex is about enjoyment for both of you. Your brain is your largest sex organ, so it’s no surprise that giving an incredible blow job needs to start here.

2. Reducing the gag reflex

Now we’ve covered your attitude, there’s lots that can be done to reduce the gag reflex. The key is remember to breathe! The gag reflex is primarily to stop us from choking, so if you are getting oxygen into your lungs, this will reduce it.

Remember, practice makes perfect. Some women have fixed really bad gag reflexes by practicing. The more you practice, the deeper you will be able to go. Other women have recommended throat numbing sprays, like the ones dentists use or sex products specifically designed to reduce the gag reflex. There’s a wide variety of options available.

Position is another key element. Some positions make it better, while others can make it worse. If it’s a problem for you, then finding the right position may be a solution. Also, being in control can be another factor. If your man’s hands are on your head, it takes away your control. You may need them off your head, so bind them up, then you can be in complete control of how deep and fast you go.

3. Swallowing and spitting

Oh, the million dollar question – what to do when he comes? Semen has an unusual taste and texture, so it’s a personal preference whether you swallow it or choose another option. If your man really likes you to swallow and it’s the taste that is the turn off, add some flavoured lube or tasty spread, which will reduce the flavour. Another tip is to have his penis deep in your mouth, so it basically shoots down your throat without touching your taste buds. This is where sprays might come in handy.

If the thought of swallowing is totally out of the question, don’t beat yourself up about it. There’s lots of other things you can do, just before he comes. For example; a popular one to finish him off, is by rubbing his penis between your breasts as you squeeze them together or you could finish him off with a hand job and direct him to come on your body somewhere. Mix things up a bit, get creative and don’t let the prospect of not being able to swallow be the one thing that affects your attitude.

4. Peppermint

If you want to give him a real treat, plus help with the taste, suck on a peppermint or gargle some mouthwash, just prior to oral sex. It will give him a tingling sensation when it comes in contact with his delicate skin. Make sure the actual peppermint doesn’t touch the skin, because it can burn and irritate. This won’t only work for him, but will also feel similar to you, so get him to try it next time he’s heading down there.

We’ve aimed to focus on the most significant things that affect performance. Of course, there’s so much more to it. If you have some secret tips you’d like to share, don’t be shy, we’d all  love to hear about them.

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How To Get Shiny Hair Overnight

It seems that both women and men are going to great lengths in order to achieve shiny hair overnight. The last few years have seen a progressive increase in hair masks, vitamin supplements, and even expensive Keratin treatments which are only temporary.

Try some of these tips and tricks the next time you’re going to spend half a fortune (and maybe some of your sanity) on achieving shiny hair.

RELATED: 5 Overnight Beauty Treatments 

Aloe vera

While we knew that aloe vera is known for revolutionising skin, did you also know that it’s the perfectly inexpensive way to shiny hair. Feel free to buy an aloe hair mask from the drugstore, or simply create your own at home. Extract some aloe vera leaves and mix with 2 tablespoons of yoghurt before applying directly on your scalp.

If you’re daring enough, leave the treatment on all night with the help of a shower cap, or simply wash off with lukewarm water after an hour.


That’s right, we’re actually suggesting you wash your hair with beer. Almost any kind of beer is perfect to use since it’s packed with vitamin B (how fitting), and gives all the essential proteins which hair needs. Drench your ends in beer then wear a shower cap to sleep, or simply just wash it with shampoo if the thought of beer in your hair doesn’t quite work out.

Olive oil

Now this can get a bit tricky if you don’t thoroughly wash out the olive oil after you’re done, but it’s truly a lifesaver for damaged hair! Apply just a few drops of olive oil onto 2-3 day hair, and leave overnight. It’s best to keep the solution away from your scalp, since it can really leave your scalp feeling super-oily! Wrap hair in a thin towel, then just wash-off with shampoo first thing in the morning.

Coconut oil

This inexpensive treatment is readily available at the pharmacy, and works well with almost any problem you’re currently experiencing. Use the coconut oil at room temperature, then comb through the ends of your hair. Make sure to smooth the product over problem areas such as damaged ends, split hairs, and hair which has been destroyed by peroxide. It’s best to keep this product on for 2-3 hours, then wash clean with shampoo when you’re done.

Follow-up with a purifying conditioner which will seal your ends, and allow hair to dry naturally.

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5 Ways To Style Birkenstocks

Love them or hate them, but Birkenstocks are back and in a big way! Slides have slowly crawled their way back into fashion with design houses such as Celine opting for fur-lined slides as the next big thing. If you’re curious about this trend, and how to incorporate it into your own style – watch this space.

Duster coat

The best way to get noticed wearing a pair of Birkenstocks is definitely the high-low appeal. This means wearing clothes from a variety of high and low end designers to create a unique look. Since we’re already in spring, as the weather warms-up wear your sandals with a long duster coat, leather skirt and long-sleeve shirt for a trans-seasonal look.

Distressed denim

For a laid-back look why not invest in a pair of well fitted jeans to wear with your Birkenstocks? This look is classic, will never go out of style and is oh-so comfy!


Make like an Olsen twin and bring a little bit of glam to your look by pairing your Birkenstocks with a pretty summer dress. Since we’ve already showed you how to wear white lace, incorporate this classic look into your spring/summer wardrobe without breaking a leg in sky-high stilettos.

Fuzzy jumper

Lesson 2 on how to keep it casual – pair your Birkenstocks with cut-off shorts and a fuzzy jumper. This understated look is still refined since the jumper is a major look-at-me piece without the risk of feeling underdressed.


Yes, overalls. Take a little (okay, a lot) of inspiration from the 1990’s and channel this easy-breezy look with a plain white t-shirt and leather backpack. All in the name of comfort dressing!

How would you style Birkenstocks?

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How To Flat Lay – For Instagram

First of all, for those who aren’t sure, a “flat lay” is a display of items on a flat surface and photographed from above. A favorite technique of fashion bloggers, the flat lay has exploded on Instagram as a way of exhibiting your latest clothing items and accessories. It’s a great way to share your #ootd (outfit of the day) or just expend some creative energy.

1. What should you be snapping?

It’s best to start with one or two statement pieces, and fill in the gaps with smaller accessories or decorative pieces. It looks amazing when things fit together like a puzzle. Experiment with folding, overlapping (not too much – you don’t want it to look cluttered), and arranging and rearranging to get the perfect look!

Your flat lay should also follow a theme. You might want to flat lay your whole outfit or contents of your purse, but perhaps you want to pick a theme likes “essential beach items”, or color scheme for the best effect.

2. Basic background

You will often see flat lays on white surfaces (a lot of bed sheets) or wooden floors. Whatever you choose, keep it simple – you don’t want your background to distract from your pieces.

3. Angles + lighting

The point of the flat lay is to get an aerial shot from directly above the display. Therefore, depending on the height of your flat lay surface, you will need a chair or stool to boost you up.

It is also vital to position your flat lay in a place with a lot of light. It’s best to get an evenly lit shot, with few shadows that keep highlight some pieces, while keeping others in the dark. Choosing the right surface is actually trickier than it sounds.






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