Highlight with Hourglass

A gorgeous makeup artist friend sent me a hint which led me to the counter at Mecca Myer Sydney when I was away for a weekend. I wanted to try a new highlighter that would work with my pale pale skin, and Hourglass was on my radar. http://mecca.com.au/hourglass/ I picked up Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette…

Sheet mask express facial

Having just been able to research sheet masks for Beauticate readers I’ve found myself a little addicted to the express facial at home. The chemist had a little special on Neutrogena Hydroboost  Sheet masks $15 for 5, so I popped one in my shopping bag along with the baby formula for an afternoon treat… The…

Heaven in the Hunter Valley

My man just took me away for a few romantic nights in the Hunter Valley to the amazing Spicers Vineyard Estate, with what was voted the No.1 restaurant in Australia in 2014   After a day off exploring (attempted cycling to wineries) , eating and drinking our way through the amazing menus at Restaurant Botanica, I took…

Nice price by Natio,

    We have a crazy lifestyle, and catch planes like some people catch buses. Living in two locations leads to two wardrobes, two lots of baby toys, prams, cots…and now two skincare, makeup and perfume wardrobes. While most of my time is in a big city, the rest of the time in outback Australia…

Blonde at Boytoy

What is better than a hairdresser you can trust with your blonde year after year, The duo that is BoyToy hair in Maylands, Magill road. Brother and sister team Philip and Rosemary Di Palo work seamlessly to ensure my real hair colour (… Don’t tell anyone… Black..) turns a soft, creamy shade of blonde every…

My Mascara Secret

It’s  hard as a cosmetic nurse and beauty junkie to pick my absolute favourite tool in my beauty routine as I’m exposed to everything from beauty counters to cosmetically tailored prescriptions for wow results. However, the one and only must in my daily line up is something I have been buying for years. A fabulous…