Stick to the confines of traditional makeup and you’ll get stuck in a rut. Hence this ethereal look, from Dundas AW19 Couture, appeals. Agreed, it is left of centre but, surprisingly, this painterly melange of watercolour brights – aka a splash of colour in all the wrong places – can actually be wearable. Just take note of the following… With the exception of a cream blush and a touch of highlighter, keep skin bare. Applying eyeshadow with a light hand and damp brush achieves that delicate wash. Unless you want the Scary Hot Mess look, don’t be tempted to add a million colours. I can’t do without... relaxing in silence in an infrared sauna pod I was recently asked what my favourite luxury was. For many years it was time, but now more than ever, it is silence. For many of us, silence is becoming as rare as hens’ teeth. If, like me, you don’t have time to take a monastic vow of silence (ah, the bliss!) then the next best thing is the Glow … [Read more...] about Mix it up with watercolours for your eyes
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She never puts a foot wrong when it comes to fashion. And former Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins has stepped out in a glamorous ensemble for Polo in the City, in Centennial Park, on Saturday. The 34-year-old stunner opted for a figure-hugging black frock that showcased her slender torso. In fine form! Former beauty queen Jennifer Hawkins steps out in an elegant black frock for Polo in the City, in Centennial Park, on Saturday. She opted for a figure-hugging dress that showcased her slender torso with a mid-length skirt that featured ruffled detailing Her dress flared out to a mid-length skirt that draped over in two layers and featured ruffled detailing. She completed her ensemble with a pair ballet lace espadrilles and accessorised with a wide brimmed straw hat adorned with a black ribbon. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Jennifer who? Elyse Knowles wows crowds at a Myer show in... 'I don't see myself as a model': Jennifer Hawkins humbly... Bringing the … [Read more...] about In fine form! Jennifer Hawkins steps out in an elegant black frock as she leads the star studded arrivals for Sydney’s Polo in the City
The world needs more new Christmas music: it sounds like something only a raving maniac would say, but there’s a grain of truth in it. The pantheon of celebrated Christmas pop songs is a surprisingly small. There have been attempts to expand the canon over the years by including songs that were relative flops on release – Elton John’s Step Into Christmas, left in the dust by Slade and Wizzard back in 1973, or the Waitresses’ Christmas Wrapping, in at 45 with a bullet in 1982 – but you could still fit the lot on one CD. And it’s the absolute apotheosis of music you’re going to hear whether you want to or not. In Britain at least, the only way to avoid repeated exposure to Wonderful Christmastime and Fairytale of New York over December is to adopt a lifestyle of hermetic seclusion with no access to broadcast media and no contact with your fellow man, or to spend the entire month wearing earplugs, drastic approaches both. For all the opprobrium … [Read more...] about John Legend: A Legendary Christmas review – tasteful covers need a tot of sherry
In agreeing a deal to guarantee the Irish border remains invisible, with no checks fuelling inter-community tensions, the UK is moving the border to the Irish Sea. But the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) fears it will create an unwelcome new Brexit burden in Great Britain, forcing manufacturers to take on a mountain of paperwork and breaching Theresa May’s promise that east-west trade would remain unfettered. While the DUP softened its previous opposition to such an outcome, Sammy Wilson, the MP for East Antrim, raised concerns about the impact facilitating Boris Johnson’s new deal would have on businesses exporting from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. Why is a barrier in the Irish Sea being discussed? If all goods entering the island of Ireland are checked before arrival for standards and tariffs, then cross-border trade can continue to flow unimpeded. It will also protect the single market and reduce the chance of suspect goods making their way to the continent via … [Read more...] about The ‘Irish Sea border’: what does it mean for GB business?
What started with a cheeky wolf whistle ended in marriage – but not until 30 years later. The course of true love certainly didn’t run smooth at the outset for Dawn and Mark Andrews. They fell for each other as teenagers but they drifted apart, despite faithfully corresponding for 18 months by letter. The years passed and both married other people yet they never stopped thinking about one another. But an amazing coincidence in 2013 reunited them and turned both their lives around. Dawn had split from her husband and Mark’s sister set up his profile for him on Facebook complete with picture. That very afternoon Dawn spotted Mark on the social media site. And he was newly single. It had been decades since Dawn had seen Mark but she recognised him straight away. She said: “He was just as gorgeous with those boyish good looks and lovely smile. “I sent him a message which read ‘Didn’t we write lovely … [Read more...] about ‘My teenage sweetheart sailed back into my life 30 years after first meeting’