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Want to be accused of using Botox and Fillers? Then do this!

You must be doing something right when you check your YouTube videos and get comments like this, right?    This lovely woman (that's not her real name by the way, she changed it) left multiple comments all alluding to the same thing - that I must have had work done as my skin is too perfect! According to her - cheek and lip fillers, and botox- although badly done, as I have bags under my eyes.  I don't bite back, usually. But it was 1am, I was finishing off some work, and saw the comment...and I decided instead to use it for educational purposes. I definitely wasn't upset - perhaps, flattered? Obviously my years of working hard at good skin...

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Why the Beauty industry have you wrapped around their finger!

When I worked in the beauty industry, I trained in over 2 dozen different ranges. One of the salons I worked in stocked 10 ranges alone! Everything from the crème de la crème of French skin care (creams and serums worth almost $400), to high-end botanical products (filled with artificial fragrances I might add) and then to acid-based ingredients that were so strong that we had to wear gloves to apply them.The majority of women coming in had major concerns with their skin- it was too dry, too sensitive, too oily, too active - and were willing to pay a LOT of money for a quick fix and a magic potion to correct it.Little did they know that:-The products they were...

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So- what's next for Dusk by Adele?

I promised you news... and I hope I deliver! After the successful first few months of the stunning Dusk lipsticks, I'm ready to drop this news blast. A quick aside; I've been honestly overwhelmed with the reception the lipsticks have received! Really thrilled and I get the biggest kick when I see you all sporting my gorgeous shades! You all know my background. You know I've banged on about skin and natural skin care for as long as I've been behind the keys. And while it may seem that a full cosmetics range would be the natural progression after launching lipsticks (it will be, but not quite yet), what I'll be launching next is a range of organic, cruelty free, natural...

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Red Lipstick for Beginners + How Bright Lipstick Changed my Life

I remember the first time I wore a bright lip. It was this over-the-top coral that I teamed with my bleached blonde hair and a black shirt dress.  It was almost ten years ago, so I can forgive the bad hair and outift... but that lipstick CHANGED. MY. LIFE. Now, it wasn't the product (I can only imagine the ingredients) but it was the confidence that the lipstick gave me. I felt sparkly, alive, bright, and ready to take on the world. Since that fateful lipstick choice, I've been addicted. But it wasn't without it's confusion- buying lipsticks at the store or beauty counter, only to get them home and realise that they just weren't 'me'. That I couldn't pull...

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Colour Inspiration

"The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most" - John Ruskin. This is what I'm loving at the moment.   Photos by Josh Felise, Brennan Ehrhardt, Cindy De Valle, Camila Cordeiro, 

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