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If I were to ever subject myself to the tortures of throwing a big wedding, there is no doubt in my mind I would invest in an Alex Perry wedding dress. If I could afford it, I would invest in an Alex Perry dress every time he released a collection. I love his collections that much. Alex Perry is one of those rare male designers who totally understands the body shape of a real woman. The curves, the bumps and how to hold everything in place. There is just no feeling like wearing an Alex Perry dress.

For those of you overseas who haven’t heard of Alex Perry, he is considered the designer of choice for Australian celebrities when it comes to red carpet dressing and their lavish weddings. He is Australia’s best couturier in my opinion. Alex is the design mentor on Project Runway and is a judge on Australia’s Next Top Model (and has been every season since it commenced!). Most recently he has done a few brand collaborations but in my opinion none have really captured the essence of what an Alex Perry design is all about.

Magnolia Silver Jewellery seem to understand that feeling a woman gets when wearing an Alex Perry design and what makes them special. This season they made a move to impress me (yes, I am sure they did it just for me) by collaborating with Alex Perry on a special jewellery collection. Now for a fraction of the cost of one of Alex’s dresses, you can achieve the same joyous emotion by wearing one of his handcrafted luxury jewellery pieces.

Today I want to show you what I consider to be my first piece from the Alex Perry for Magnolia collection. I have no doubt I will be back for more and with Christmas so close I am hoping a few family and friends get this vocal hint about what I want coming my way.  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty October blog post

You’d think October would be exclusively reserved for Halloween themed beauty but nope, Christmas is wiggling it’s way in. The best new beauty October products are mostly dominated with Holiday collections but I’ve tried sticking to just the solo new products that really thrilled me. I will be posting separate gift guides a little later on for all those cool Holiday collections.

For now, discover the best of the best with my Best New Beauty October round-up. Continue Reading

Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway

Want to win the gorgeous new Tarte LIMITED EDITION Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette? Read on to enter and find out how you could win 35 other beauty prizes in this MEGA Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway! Continue Reading

Best Vegan Skincare Brands

Everyone has their own opinion on what skincare should do and be, but for me it’s all about aiming for perfection. I don’t want skincare that does the bare minimum and let’s me age gracefully. I only want to use skincare that WORKS – constantly improving my skin and getting it to function at it’s very best. That’s why I’m sharing with you the best vegan skincare brands.

People often confuse my choice to be vegan as somehow meaning I don’t care about my aesthetics any more. They couldn’t be more wrong! My strict standards for top performing skincare isn’t lessened by my cruelty-free choices. If anything, it makes my standards even higher.

There’s a misconception that cruelty-free and vegan skincare is unable subpar; that they’re less effective than animal-based skincare formulations. While this may have been the case decades ago when vegan skincare exclusively meant “natural” products with little to no scientific basis, skincare development has come a long way since then. Don’t get me wrong, there are still hundreds of natural skincare brands out there that do exactly what I don’t want – they don’t improve your skin, they just make it feel and smell nice – and there is a market for those. Not everyone is deathly afraid of aging like me. However, if you strive for clear, healthy and progressively improving skin despite the years passing us by, than I have exactly what you need.

My list of top performing skincare brands will introduce you to the changemakers. The hard-working, highly efficient skincare that allows you to take charge of your own aging appearance. And it just so happens they’re also the best vegan skincare brands too!  Continue Reading

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