The Hot List: Luxury Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Spoil yourself, or add these highly covetable items to your wish list this Valentine’s Day, on Saturday, February 14. Flowers are so 2014. And who doesn’t love a little gift to self, or from a loved one? Of course, true love is the greatest gift of all. Happy V Day!

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Supermodel style: The new feminine and elegant Heidi Klum Intimates range is certainly causing a stir; knock his socks off in this stunning Valerie set featuring underwire bra, $119.95 (pictured at top), and suspender belt, $69.95, and thong, $54.95 (pictured). I’m loving the stunning eyelash lace mixed with silk and chiffon for a textural twist. Find it at David Jones via

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Sparkle and shine: Make your skin glow on Valentine’s Day date night with Bare Blossom’s divine mineral Body Shimmer Cream, $31.99. Available in three beautiful, shimmery shades of pink, gold and translucent, this baby will add a delicate sparkle to your skin. The added bonus is all Bare Blossom products are made from natural ingredients, are gluten-free and vegan. Visit

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Velvet goldmine: Perfect your complexion via Issada Cosmetics’s new Mineral Velvet Cream Foundation, $69. On-counter in February, the triple-whipped, mousse-like cream texture is said to give weightless, flawless coverage. The 12 shades are paraben-free, vegan, gluten-free and contain natural mineral sunscreen. Fun fact: each shade is named after a different international city, and in a nod to the brand’s heritage, there’s a shade called Brisbane. Cute. Visit

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Edible blooms: I’m loving this adorable Wedgwood Butterfly Bloom 2-Tiered Cake Stand, reduced to $139. Have him serve you some sweet treats, or treat your lady friends this Valentine’s Day on this gorgeous, hand-drawn beauty, complete with an intricately detailed pattern featuring English and oriental flowers and butterflies. Find it at David Jones via

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Say I do: Love a pink lippy? Pink Holiday Lipsticks from NYC celebrate women’s love affair with pink. From soft pale to vibrant, high-energy pinks, there’s a perfect shade for everyone. The creamy formula delivers highly pigmented, full-coverage colour for a luxe, long-wearing look. My top picks for V Day include Wedding Day, $28.75, the perfect blush pink shade, and Marry Me, $28.75, (pictured) a bright, deep geranium pink with a hint of coral. Gorgeous! Visit

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The black arts: No one does lingerie better than the Italians; case in point: luxury label La Perla, which will have you looking a million bucks in this divine Maison Paragina Chemise, $699. This silk beauty, which also comes in a range of colours, features intricate embroidery and adjustable, over-the-shoulder straps. Find it at David Jones via

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Pocket rocket: This swoon-worthy Valentino Rockstud Wristlet Nappa Flap Clutch, $1999, is small but mighty! Exclusive to David Jones, its silky smooth leather has a studded trim and it also comes in an array of colours. Love! There are three compartments too, for all your lady needs. Find it at David Jones via

Valentine's Day, V Day gift guide, loveThe cat’s pyjamas: This iconic Kitty Flat from Charlotte Olympia, $949, is pure perfection. Even your hardest-to-buy for fashionista will adore these! Exclusive to David Jones, these fancy leather flats feature a luxe velvet finish, gold-tone heel and the brand’s signature embroidered cat face on a rounded toe. Want! Find them at David Jones via

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January 29, 2015

Get Gorgeous: Valentine’s Day Lust-Haves

Valentine’s Day, on Saturday, February 14, is a great excuse to get glam, grab your beloved, and hit the town for a date night, so here’s some handy, new tools for your beauty arsenal. Single and ready to mingle? Fear not – the celebration of romantic love is also an opportune time to pamper and gift thyself! These are a few of my favourite things, new-to-counter. Here’s hoping they help you activate your mojo! Love (and good beauty products) is all your need…

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Love me, thrill me: Pucker up, baby, with the new Guerlain Kisskiss Lipstick, $41, in bold, vampy 324 Red Love. The elegant and versatile lipstick has a silky texture, ensuring softness and long-lasting comfort. What’s more, it’s the perfect, easy-wearing shade of red. Va va voom! Find it at David Jones via

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Fifty shades of sex: The clever people at OPI are cashing in on the February 12 film release of Fifty Shades of Grey with six new limited-edition nail lacquers, including five grey nail lacquers in varying shades and textures, along with one rich red hue. Sexy stuff! Individual nail lacquers are $19.95, or a Fifty Shades of Grey Mini Pack, containing six nail lacquers, is $29.95. The collection will be on-counter from late January at selected Myer, David Jones, Sephora stores and salons nationally.

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Smoking hot scents: The latest fragrance collection by Juliette Has A Gun – The Luxury Collection – which features seductive, new scents Oil Fiction Eau de Parfum, $390 (pictured at top), and Moon Dance Eau de Parfum, $350 (pictured), is a great way to spoil yourself this V Day. Oil Fiction plays with oriental notes of saffron amber and iris, whereas Moon Dance is an extravagant mix of violet, bergamot, rose and Aphrodite’s flower, heightened by a touch of musk. Find them at Libertine Parfumerie via, selected David Jones and Myer department stores and niche perfumeries.

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A crowning glory: Shower time doesn’t have to be boring – add some razzle dazzle to your routine, and protect your blow-dry, with the divine Louvelle Dahlia Turban, $40, at Lulu and Lipstick. Created from stretch, quick-dry fabric with waterproof lining, the pleated turban style is fabulously fun and practical; it also doubles as a hair protector when removing or applying make-up. Visit

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Fresh as a daisy: You’ll be irresistibly sweet thanks to the new Daisy Marc Jacobs Sorbet Editions: two seasonal scents on-counter this February. The first, Daisy Marc Jacobs Sorbet Edition Eau De Toilette Spray, $79 (pictured), is a succulent blend of sheer florals with a hint of fruit. Lush and playfully fresh, it opens with a juicy blend of pear and passion fruit, as crisp jasmine brightens the floral muguet and woody notes leave a warm dry down on the skin. Next up, Daisy Eau So Fresh Marc Jacobs Sorbet Edition Eau De Toilette Spray, $89, is dewy, fresh and fun and said to evoke happiness with a sweet blend of fruity florals. Find the collection at major department stores. Phone 1800 812 663.

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Eyes on the prize: Your beloved may be spellbound by your mesmerising eyes this Valentine’s Day thanks to Issada’s pretty, new Ultimate Eyeliner collection of mineral gel eyeliner pencils, $36 each. On-counter in February, this baby is said to deliver the budge-proof benefits of a gel with the versatility and ease of a pencil. What’s more, it treats the delicate eye area with anti-aging botanicals and minerals. The 10 runway-inspired colours include turquoise, emerald, gold and more. Gorgeous! Paraben-free, gluten-free and vegan, find them at selected salons, spas and clinics and Issada Concept Stores. Visit

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Colour your world: Love yourself sick this V Day with the new Juuce Love Conditioning Colour Treatment, $25.95. An Australian hair care brand, Juuce blends quality ingredients with styling performance and is developed by hair care experts. Its Love Conditioning Colour Treatments are infused with Argan Oil and said to restore colour intensity and shine, refresh brightness and tone in between salon visits, and revitalise dry and dull hair. The colour treatment comes in seven colour levels for all hair types. Find it at Price Attack stores, salons and stockists nationally.

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January 27, 2015

Our (Totally Non-Cheesy) Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Him

Feeling the pressure to find the right Valentine’s Day gift? Take a deep breath: we’ve tried and tested the best gifts that he’ll really love.

Customised pillowcase set
Aren’t these hilarious? Outfit your bedroom with his ‘n’ hers pillowcases! Get creative and think up the perfect pillow for you both – is he a Star Wars geek? Then it has to be Hans Solo and Princess Leia. Does he love food, or lazy mornings in bed? How about Bacon and Eggs, or Donuts and Coffee?
Buy online at Etsy, $32.


L’Ascari Man Candles
Yep – man candles are a thing, and after scoffing at the idea it turns out to be a pretty clever idea. Women love candles, right? But we love the sweet, fruity candles that smell like freshly-baked pie and tropical islands. Guess what? Men don’t really dig those fragrances, so that’s why L’ascari Man Candles, which come in sexy scents like Espresso, Open Field and our favourite, Vagabond – richly spiced, perfect for his office or man cave.
Buy online at Oscar & Wild, $29.


Delicious Love to Cook cookbook
Whether you buy this cookbook because he loves good food or you want to get him in the kitchen more, this is the perfect cookbook for any aspiring chef. Packed with over 140 recipes for everything easy dinner ideas to stress-free dinner parties. Even better, pick a few recipes and cook your own Valentine’s Day dinner.
Buy at bookstores or online, $29.95.


I Love You (I Know) mugs
Coffee, tea or me? Start your day with a smile with these adorable mugs – one says I (heart) You and the other says I Know. Weekend breakfasts just got that much sweeter.
Buy online, $42 for 2.


The best Valentine’s Day card he’ll ever get
OK, so you think Valentine’s Day is a joke and it’s all just a big waste of money. But…when was the last time you got him a card, with a beautifully written message inside? Women dream of hand-written love letters and we think your man would be thrilled to wake up to one on Valentine’s Day.
Buy online, $5.50


Frame his favourite piece of art
You know that poster of his favourite band that’s been lying around your spare room picking up creases? Or that postcard from your last holiday that’s sticky-taped to his computer? Frame his favourite piece of art and hang in somewhere meaningful for him. He’ll be blown away and reminded by your lovely gesture every time he looks at it.

What are you getting your man for Valentine’s Day?

February 5, 2014

5 Sexy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Miss Tickles, resident sexpert and sex toy party princess at Tickle and Delight, shares her top five sexy Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

As Valentine’s Day approaches I’m starting to feel the usual chocolates and roses are just a bit thoughtless. With so many fabulous gift ideas available, why are we sticking to the same overpriced and expensive effortless attempts at romance? So I’ve put together a selection of my top five gifts – guaranteed not to break the bank but will get you both in the mood this Valentine’s Day.


Romantic Rose Petals
At $9.99 this little bargain will seduce your partner without breaking the bank. The organza bag contains 200 faux red rose petals along with scented candles to set the mood. Use the petals to spell out a message of love or to guide your partner to a special place. Team with a few bedroom accessories and you’ll create your very own romantic rose garden.


Lovers Decision Dice
A cheap and cheerful gift, but one that keeps on giving. Of the two metal dice, one contains different body parts on each side whilst the other contains the actions to perform on that body part – i.e. Kiss and Below Waist. With endless combinations I guarantee you’ll be playing this game long after the 14th February.


Kama Sutra Weekender Kit
Perfectly sized to take on a romantic getaway or simply keep in the bottom drawer, this miniature collection of Kama Sutra lotions and potions will have you diving headfirst into a luxurious liaison. Enclosed in an attractive box are massage oils, lubricants, pleasure balms and a feather tickler. The exploration is all yours…


Massage Candles
One of the most luxurious candles you will ever come across is the Flickering Touch Massage Candle from Lelo. This natural soy wax and shea butter candle melts into a luscious oil enabling you to heat up your passion. The oil can be used in couples massage or simply massaged into your skin after a long bath before the Valentine’s Events unfold. These candles come in two flavours – Black Pepper and Pomegranate or Vanilla and Creme De Cacao.


The grown-up game for playful couples. Containing 90 naughty and nice suggestion cards, as well as 2 x dice, a timer, a sheer scarf and play guidelines, In this game of love, you don’t move around a board – you move around each other.

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January 30, 2014