Cinematic Beauty: Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard

This is the first in an occasional series called Cinematic Beauty.

I’ll be taking a look at those women whose style, beauty and talent transcends time and place. Taking inspiration from both classic and new cinema. Their look, their talent, their style, their classic and timeless beauty.
This week, in keeping with the recently announced 2015 Oscar nominations, I want to shine a little light on the French actress, Marion Cotillard who as been nominated for her role in the film Two Days, One night. Directed by the Dardennes brothers from Belgium.

The diet starts tomorrow!

The diet starts tomorrow

Here we go again. Promises, promises.

Alright, so you’ve told yourself this before and now here you go again. The diet starts tomorrow, just after this last piece of cake, or you’re  just going to finish off all the treats left from Christmas.. then you’ll start. Truly, the diet really does START TOMORROW!

Rocking a red lipstick on the Golden Globes red carpet!

rocking a red lipstick

Can you rock a red lipstick? Should you?

While watching the 72nd Golden Globes I couldn’t help but notice the quintessential red lipstick making an appearance on a fewer of the older women at the awards. Now, red lipstick is one of those makeup statements that becomes tricky as you get older. Personally, I hate any makeup trend or makeup advice that dictates how we choose to look as we age, after all, you’ve got so far in life. Do what makes you happy right? Well, sort of. 
Unfortunately as we age, our ‘makeup look’ can become dated, or the choice of colours that once looked amazing, just doesn’t seem to work any more. Last decades look begins to make us just look older than we actually are or naturally look.

Welcome to a brand new year of The Beauty Issue

Welcome 2015

Could 2015 be your year of AMAZING?

There is something renewing about the end of one year and the entry and welcoming of another and as the years changed hands, I had a thought and an idea that perhaps declaring 2015 The Year of Amazing would set the year off to a great start. A better year than the previous. One with more success, more happiness, more peace.

The Beauty Issue’s first birthday!!

The Beauty Issue First Birthday

The Beauty Issue turns one.

I’ve been thinking for the last couple of weeks how I could celebrate the milestone of the first anniversary of THE BEAUTY ISSUE.
What could I do to mark the occasion in a memorable way that would mean something. At this time of year there are many gifts and giveaways on offer for people just like you.

Sunscreen, sun beds and the myth of the safe tan.


Sun beds banned!!

This week the decision to ban commercial sun-beds was passed in 4 states of Australia and will become effective on December 31st. This seems like a LONG overdue ruling but a very welcome one in my opinion. 

Why the ban?

Or why in a country like Australia with so much sun would there ever be the need for anyone to bother with sun beds.

5 Books I loved reading in 2014.

5 books I loved reading in 2014
As the year draws to a close, I thought I’d go back and take a look a few books I found to be good reads. No fiction in this lot unfortunately and with that comment, I will be making a pact with myself to find more time for fiction next year. 
But nonetheless as Christmas is a time of reflection I thought I’d share my 5 top reads for 2014 and why. It’s quite the mix but all are truly worth a look.