I'll be straight with you. Being a beauty editor
is as cool as it looks. I get to play with amazing products everyday, put my trend forecasting skills to work and attend launches on behalf of the Sugar Network to learn about exciting new innovations in skincare and makeup. But, I'm also one very busy lady.
I start at 7am everyday, and it's a whole lot of multitasking from that point onwards — right up until about six or 7pm. From tweeting during events, to updating the
BellaSugar Australia Facebook page in cabs (I'm always running late for the next thing!), meeting my more-than-hourly story deadlines and then hoping on a train home with a bevy of products to test and trial all set to review for you the next day — to say it's fast-paced is an understatement!
This week was a mixed bag of holiday season launches (including one at
the coolest penthouse apartment in Sydney), a one-on-one skin consultation and mini facial to learn about Dermaviduals, a late night trip to Camden to see family and friends, my weekly Bikram yoga session (they call it the torture chamber but gosh I feel so zen afterwards) and then there's the very amazing Dream Ball tonight, which last night saw me tanning, facialing, blow drying and nail painting in preparation.
Add to all that my addiction to the Domain app in my daily search for an apartment in Sydney — me and the boy are ready to buy, how
very mature — and up to three beautician appointments a week to keep me looking the part, and you've got yourself a week in the life of a beauty editor. Ready?
I was mostly in the office on Monday so I kept it pretty minimal with the makeup, but went loud with neon nails!
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And what do you know, off came the neon halfway through the day, and on went the white polish and OPI's Shatter. I change my nail polish more than my knickers.
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I fell hard for this Total Intensity Eyeshadow from Prestige, and promptly put it on!
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Alison on her way to Bikram.
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I went very ladylike on Tuesday with
Chanel and bright pink CK One Color gloss. Everyday is like dress-ups on my face...
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Every Tuesday I do a colour story on Bella, so I visit my beauty cupboard to look for inspiration. Notice the neatness, that took me 15 hours to sort out!
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I had a coffee date with L'Occitane at the Park Hyatt on Tuesday afternoon. Selfie central...
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The goodies Zoe from L'Occitane kindly passed on. Love holiday season launches, everything is so festive!
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After a 12-hour day, I hoped on the train home to Redfern. PS — Likey my new Scanlan & Theodore boots?
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Just call me the bag lady and then phone me a chiro, ladies. Prods to test for review on Bella.
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I started trialling some new toothpaste this week in an effort to get whiter teeth — tiny toothbrush head is surprisingly effective.
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Wednesday's makeup look was nice and tonal. I love matte eyeshadow and that
Tom Ford bronzer? Well, it owns my heart.
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What's in my makeup bag you ask?
Lots of lip products. I'm often (read: always) running late for events, so I like to do a bright lip. Polished, chic, fast.
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I picked up this new hair cuff from Lovisa — great for bad hair days!
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In my job, I don't get in trouble for painting my nails at work — quite the opposite actually! I wanted to recreate the nail look I saw on the Rag & Bone runway at New York fashion week.
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Here it is... how wonderfully crisp!
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I jumped on Ali, our fashion ed, when I saw her amaze bun. It's all about the hair donut people. Hair. Donut.
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Me + late + cab + lipgloss. Daily occurrence.
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I had Estée Lauder group's holiday launch at Top of the Town in Darlinghurst, Sydney, on Wednesday afternoon. Best view in Sydney and they had a real Christmas tree!
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Michael Kors collab amazingness.
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And their new colour offerings to get us into the Summer spirit.
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La Mer packs — need I say more?
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Thursday's makeup look was classic. I am so obsessed with Make Up Store's Lipstick in Redilicious right now.
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My daily supplement regime. Gruelling but very rewarding.
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Snapped! Alison has to work pretty fast, so she interviews people on speaker at her desk and records it on her phone.
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I had a coffee date to talk all things ghd and Dr. Lewinn's at Opera Kitchen. How bloody beautiful is this view?
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This job is like Christmas everyday, minus the sleep in.
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Oopsie, don't tell the boss. Pop snapped me sneaking a look at Domain for a house. You see, it's just so hard to find a good one in Sydney!
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On Thursday afternoon I met with the team from Dermaviduals. They took a very scary picture of my skin to reveal all the damage I've already done. Awesomely confronting.
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Then they gave me a mini facial to soften to blow...
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I went straight from my Dermaviduals appointment to Camden, about 50 minutes west of Sydney. Ah, peak hour traffic.
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After two hours on the road, I arrived at a friend's for dinner and baby holding. Does it suit me?
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Last night when I got home (at 1am), I went into prep mode for the Dream Ball tonight. It's pretty swanky, so I need to look my best. Two of my fav tanning products to put a... Spring in my step.
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Not very glamorous, I know, but it was all about the at-home facial. Here's the dark circles under my eyes drinking up the
Thalgo hydrating eye pads!
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I had a little fashion parade at home before bed (walking zombie styles) and decided on my
Camilla and Marc dress and Zara heels for the event. If in doubt, go the LBD, right?
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All matchy-matchy with my black and gold Zara box clutch. Can't fit anything in it, but it looks good.
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I'll wear my lovely new
Chanel Noir — very much a special occasion scent — and go the gloss with tinted Lanolips.
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Friday morning makeup is pretty minimal — just some BB cream and highlighter. I'll be doing a full face of makeup tonight so I want to give my skin some time off today.
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And that's a wrap! Can you see my halo (halo, halo)?
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