BOOKS, Elegance, Fashion, Hair, Lady

Feminine Fashionista 


So, to begin with, I don’t know if I would call myself a “Fashionista”, but if it is defined as a ‘devoted follower of fashion’ then, yes,  I am well on my way to being one. In Melbourne, I went to the L’Oreal Fashion Week almost every September, and loved it……

The VAMFF is a world wide event that has girls from all over the globe attending. And we all know, Melbourne is THE fashion capital of Australia – hence, one reason why I miss that city so much!

This year it is in March and to book your tickets, go to their Events page where you can also see Fashion Weekend Runway showcasing their Autumn/Winter collection looking at the best designer brands and you can watch runway shows by your favourite designers and be the first to discover the trends of the season.

That is if you’re in Melbourne, of course!

Featuring some of these designs:

Anna Hoffman

Arya

Et Al

Isobel Rose

Odeya

There will be a lot of different runways, from gala to premium, and Vogue will be presenting the glamorous collections on the runway and Priceline Pharmacy is supporting the runway too. There are literally sooo many to choose from, and I am particularly interested in the Virgin Australia Grand Showcase celebrating Australia’s globally recognised designers.
Moving on, ……

Recently I bought a Zara top which is totally feminine! It’s lace sleeves leave you feeling feminine and it was such a great buy! I believe it was only about $15 on SALE, but I wanted to share it along with my favourite current dress that I have been dying to share with you for a little while now.

This is me being totally organised! I have a journal where I have learnt to start bullet pointing things to do, and every project, I write down all the things I need to do to get done, to efficiently work well on it, and have it all there in front of me, so I can take the journal to the library, coffee shop, or elsewhere and work on what I love to do!

What I find to be entirely feminine is this “Long sleeve lace dress” from YesStyle.

It is the replica of Kate Middleton’s white lace $3,450 Dolce and Gabbana dress she wore at the Ascot Races in July, 2016.



For me, this is a sensational dress I can wear to a nice occasion, or somewhere a bit more formal. I love it so much I could wear it anywhere, but it has its place to be at a event or wedding and such. I am utterly in love with this feminine dress.


So, I just got my haircut done at New Look Hair Salon, and asked for a style similar to Kate Middleton’s long bob that she had a little while ago. I was so wrapt with the outcome and results were amazing!!!!!! I literally felt like Kate Middleton after it was finished!

I felt like stepping out in style and elegance with my hair done, plus the dress and so I grabbed a coffee (of course) and chilled outside of Sambos, in Scarborough for awhile.



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Beauty, Celebrities, Fashion, Hair, Lady, Uncategorized

How to get a vintage diva look – be glamorous for a day


In today’s world, being a diva has become a negative characteristic, a word often used to describe spoiled celebrities or persons demanding special treatment. However, genuine divas from history were all about being classy, untouchable and goddess-like. The concept of beauty has changed throughout eras, but there’s that vintage look that’s simply timeless. It draws attention and urges us to try to identify with it, so we too can experience what it feels to be in the spotlight as the classiest woman in the room. Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe – these are just some of the names that became symbols for sophisticated and gorgeous looks. Of course, when it comes to being a diva – it’s never just about the appearance. Glamour cannot be purchased, it demands a certain attitude. Here’s how you too can be a diva, even if it’s just for a day.

Hairstyle is all about volume and waves.

Glamour has many different faces, but to get that retro look – think volume and waves. Step away from straight flat ironed hair and experiment with the Old Hollywood style. The length of your hair is not an obstacle: if it’s shoulder length, get inspiration from Marilyn Monroe or Sophia Loren; if it’s short, turn to the absolute queen of the stylish pixie cut, Audrey Hepburn. Short hair is great for reminiscing jazz-era: make finger waves and you’ll be a head-turner! If you have long hair, try glamorous waves: the trick is to curl your hair with a curling iron and then use a simple brush to break the curls into beautiful waves. Here’s an extra tip: spray some perfume on the brush and then comb your hair – it will leave you with a beautiful scent!

Proper skincare and beauty routines

Have you ever seen a diva with pimples or dull skin? Of course not! Commit to a skin care regime to keep your skin healthy and beautiful. This means you should forget about being sloppy: no excuse for sleeping with your makeup on! Invest in quality products and take your skin type into consideration. The basic three steps for every lazy diva-wannabe include cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating. Keep in mind that daytime routine and nighttime routine are different. If you have extremely dry skin, you can use overnight face masks to restore moisture. In addition to this, take good care of your teeth. Just think of Marilyn Monroe and her stunning smile framed with red lipstick, or even Kate Middleton’s perfect pearly whites. Although using home remedies (e.g. baking soda) can be effective, turn to teeth whitening in Sydney for more lasting results worthy of the name diva. Add a glossy red lipstick and you’ll get people wondering from which red carpet ceremony you’ve wandered off.

Makeup with eyebrows in focus

The first step towards getting that diva look is not over-plucking your eyebrows. Sure, Marlene Dietrich made a bold statement with her high-arc thin painted eyebrows, but you may want to skip that. Thick, filled-in eyebrows such as Elizabeth Taylor’s or Audrey Hepburn’s are the way to go. Of course, don’t make your eyebrows too thick if they are naturally thin. The trick is to enhance them and give them more definition since they frame your face. Red lipstick is a must for that retro-diva look and overall – it’s really simple to achieve glamorous makeup style. Just make sure you don’t overexpose your skin to the sun and lay off the foundation.

Outfits that are on point

Glamour doesn’t have to be expensive. The trick is to be savvy when shopping: buy feminine pieces and simplify your look. Avoid costume-like outfits and stick to some basic rules. Whatever you wear, you have to maintain your physique, a good posture, and diva-attitude.

These are some main things you should think about when chasing that retro-Hollywood look. With a little bit of effort, you can be a true diva every day!

Written by Freelance Writer, Zara Lewis

“Also a Featured Regular Writer on www.highstylife.com


You can find her articles on that website plus the following:

Seasonal Beauty Routine Changes well cared skin throughout the year

How to organise your makeup bag 💼

7 Beauty Products

My Top 6 Melt Proof Makeup 💄 Tips

Learn how to accept your body

Finding perfect skincare

Change make you happier

Essential guide to boosting your everlasting self confidence 
If you are a blogger and wish to collaborate with her also, her email is zara.lewis@highstylife.com

Follow High Style Life’s Facebook page too!

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“In collaboration with Exquisite Emmalisa”

Elegance, Fashion, Hair, Uncategorized

Dressing Well


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How do you feel about how you look?

Do you feel the need for a new makeover?

Do you feel like you need to put more effort in making yourself look more beautiful?

Beauty is a widely communicated topic world-wide. We have etiquette experts, leading lady’s in focusing on Makeup and Beauty, socialites in every city that talks about being beautiful in magazines, newspapers, articles are everywhere!

For a while now I have been wanting to target on “Dressing Well”. When I lived in Melbourne growing up I wore special dresses on a Sunday morning to church, and for years I wore only dresses on Sunday mornings, NEVER pants – that was Sunday nights. I used to love dressing up, and powdering my face. I didn’t wear makeup till I was about 16. I started with just eyeliner and lipgloss, but when I entered my early twenties I became obsessed with mascara, and eye-shadow, and contouring, etc.

When it comes to dressing, I have always liked lace kind of dresses – white lace or ivory laced dresses are my favourite because it is so effeminate, delicate and charming. I was a Cue enthusiast and people would brand me with that name! My first outfit I ever bought with my first pay in my first job was a CUE jacket and skirt, and I still have it after 10 plus years! I loved that outfit and wore it a lot.

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I think if you have a corporate/administration job working in an office it is important to impress your bosses with the way you present yourself. I once put in a bit of effort and had a compliment from my boss! He said he was impressed! So, if you do work in an office environment it is imperative that you dress appropriately, and refine your look.

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Currently, Cue has a “wear to work” section on their website, and I think it is the best brand out there if you want to have a Corporate look.

A Work Look

You can pair a classic Black Cigarette Pant with a Georgette Ruffle Front Blouse.

Dresses

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Check out this Black Lace Full Hem Dress for $409. It comes in size 6 to 14. It is made from corded lace, features cap sleeves, a boat neckline and a full tulle skirt. The belt that comes with it is also Rose Gold.

There is also the Textured Lace Funnel Neck Dress for $339 which is a Zip front dress, has a funnel neckline, and a slight A line hem.

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Dressing well involves getting your hair done as well. 

Looking Irresistible involves getting yourself together, and finding the perfect outfit and making yourself look right. If you haven’t seen my post on the brand Irresistible Me, check out the difference of me with my normal hair to wearing the new hair extensions!!! There is such a difference! Making sure you wash your hair at least twice a week, doing a hair treatment or mask once a week and doing a blow wave or straightening your hair is beneficial, and its imperative that you do it regularly if you want to keep yourself well-groomed.

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Now, back to the topic of wardrobe changes, Don’t forget to check out Australia’s In Style Fashion section! There are a few outfits to check out!

One for a Friday night movie:

Shop the look: 1. Equipment shirt, $220; net-a-porter.com 2. Zara sweater, $26; zara.com 3. Jennifer Fisher earrings, $215; barneys.com 4. Adidas sneaker, $100; needsupply.com 5. Adidas pants, $90; adidas.com 6. VOID Watches watch, $155; voidwatches.com 7. Mango bag, $80; mango.com

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A Beyond cozy way to master day to night dressing

Shop the look: 1. Melissa Joy Manning, $165; net-a-porter.com 2. Theory bodysuit, $160; net-a-porter.com 3. G.H. Bass & Co. loafers, $110; ghbass.com 4. Tibi dress, $495; modaoperandi.com 5. Aurelie Bidermann earrings, $320; shopbop.com 6. Mango clutch, $50; mango.com 7. Prada sandals, $1,000; net-a-porter.com

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This is the latest October issue, and in the Style section there is a Coop polyester and cotton dress that can be found on Trelise Cooper’s website.

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Here is a list of websites and style bloggers aiming at  Corporate Fashion Wear:

Closet Affairs Melbourne – Jessica Takla is a corporate fashionista showcasing & blogging about her work wear

The Iconic

ASOS

Corporate Fashion on Pinterest – a collation of pictures, and you can find the websites from there!

Pink Peonies – I just stumbled across this fashion blogger blogging about “all things girly”.

This time tomorrow – Most original wear to work looks, Krystal features daily images of her creative office attire. She loves her stilettos, and doesn’t mind pant suits.

9 to 5 Chic – Appropriate for: A corporate setting or a big, important meeting, her clothes can be a BIT pricey for the average girl, sophisticated, classic pieces like trench coats. If you have a meeting with your top boss—look to her for inspiration!

Viva Fashion – Carmen teaches you how to get that latest look of Pippa Middleton, but with affordable items you can find at places like Kohl’s (american department store) which would be like Myer. She also reviews the latest looks from places like Zara and Target, so you don’t have to spend hours browsing the Internet doing it yourself!

For MORE great fashion, beauty and lifestyle tips head on over to Glitter Guide – My mouth is watering over the photo of a Blush Berry Smoothie Bowl!

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get-inspired-daily

Exquisite Emmalisa

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Hair, Uncategorized

Irresistible Me


Now, This has been what I have been DYING to show you all week!!!!!!

I received an email from Blair at Irresistible Me in New York and when I received an email from a company in New York!!!!!! I was OVER the moon! And even more excited that they have been reading my blog!

I am very eager to share with you two products that they sent me in the post. I really liked the idea of hair extensions as my hair needs volume and a bit of pizz – az to it!

We decided on getting a Medium Brown coloured hair extension clips as my natural colour is a natural brown and the product is in 16 inch (140 g) just incase you are wondering.

I didn’t know how to clip in as it was my first time doing it!!!! And Blair so kindly sent me YouTube tutorials, so that I can learn how to do it properly.

When I received the package I was delighted with the colour as it looked nice and shiny and had a beautiful natural finish. It is in the Silky Touch range.

First off, I would like to say a bit about the company in which I am collaborating with.

Irresistible Me is an American Hair accessory company which has a wide range of hair extensions from pony tails to full lace wigs to clip in and tape in extensions. They currently have a 50% off Labour Day SALE. When you sign up with your email you get 20% off your first purchase!

Now, onto the best part!

I looked at these tutorials online and it helped ssoooo much!!!! I followed the order of the number of clips. For example, the one with four clips I clipped in first, and then the one with three was next and so on and so forth!

Here is a clip to help you when you need to put hair extension clips in.

They have their own YouTube channel in which many other girls share how they put theirs in. It is easy to choose the right shade as there are a number of them to choose from! Medium Brown was a PERFECT choice as it naturally worked with my hair colour! I am so excited to receive these as I can wear them out dining or partying!

 

Here is a BEFORE photo shot of just my natural hair.

 

I clipped in each section and it filled out and created SOOOO much volume!

 

I love how it has created a LUSCIOUS look!

And it has given MUCH length…..

I also received a pony tail clip on the right side of the package which is a weft that belongs to the whole set but I decided to just put this one in on its own in this picture. They put it separately so that clients can check the colour and length. Thanks to Blair she had to kindly explain this to me!

It added a “curl” to my naturally straight hair which looked voluminous once clipped in.

Here is before without the ponytail extension.

And this is after…….

Here is a clip showing how to clip in pony tail extensions.

You can follow Irresistible Me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

They also are on Pinterest! Which is perfect for creating a HAIR board on your account!

I want to thank Blair so much for emailing me and allowing me to review their products, I appreciate it kindly for trying it out! And I am very happy with the result. What a very well renowned genuine company, I must say.

They are very helpful when choosing the perfect colour and length. So, hop on over to their website and check out their beautiful accessories!

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Beauty, Hair, Lady, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

3 Hair Products


Here are some daily use products suited to all hair types and textures:

  1. Shampoo/Conditioner for Fine Hair – Christophe Robin Delicate Volumizing with Rose Extract Shampoo and Conditioner – $48 and $54

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You should find: Two Steps to a Healthy Scalp article on the website. The products are found on the website as well.

Step 1

This purifying, moisturizing, and soothing scrub is ideal as a detox treatment to cleanse and rebalance sensitive or oily scalps, but also as a post-coloring treatment to relieve stinging and itchiness and remove chemical residues left on the scalp.

containing sea salt—a natural exfoliant—which eliminates impurities and support natural blood micro-circulation, providing rebalancing mineral salts. which offers deep and long-lasting hydration even after rinsing. The scalp is soothed, rebalanced, and healthy while the hair is left shiny and completely clean.

Step 2

This hair finish lotion, enriched with sage vinegar, helps to remove impurities from the hair and purify and sooth the scalp leaving the hair lightweight, clean and looks radiant for longer. Can be used everyday on greasy hair coloured or uncoloured hair.

Spray a small quantity (2-3 spritzes) from root to tip on soaking wet hair before towel drying. On dry hair, apply between washes as a refreshing spray and throughout midlengths and ends as a light texturizer.

2. Glossing Product – Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray – $37.95. To order call 1300 437 436 – If you want shiny hair, then this is the product for you! It keeps you from having fizz free hair. Spritz your style with this finishing spray. This is a perfect product for finishing off your style!

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3. HAIR MASK – Morrocanoil Restorative Hair Mask – $51.95. To order call 1300 437 436 or you can shop for it on GOOGLE. If your lengths have been damaged by chemical treatments or heat styling, this argan oil and vitamin infused mask helps to restore them back to health!

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These are perfect for that treatment you have been waiting for!!! These hair treatments will leave you feeling fresh, and ready for a new YOU!

Exquisite Emmalisa