Annie// Naturally: Smokey

April 13, 2017

Annie, a curve model for Viviens brings our favourite kind of loves. All that gorgeous natural beauty but with a country flavour! Hailing from Bendigo, this 18 year old beauty can be found away from shoots on the farm playing in the dirt. This is a great way to look at beauty; it doesn’t have to apply to just your city gals or glamour queens.. beauty impacts all and every goddamn lady deserves to feel beautiful- because they are! Even if you’re covered in cow shit, paint, oil or food it doesn’t stop or prevent you from feeling beautiful and...

Courtney// Naturally: Edgy

April 6, 2017

Courtney is a wild woman. Not just in the way that she deeply connects to nature, through being a florist but also in how she connects to herself. As an artist, she’s known to connect to her feminine side through exploring the power of the vagina (her recent exhibition at The Laneway Loft wowed all that attended!) and in her quest for gender equality. Maybe wild woman doesn’t cut it; it’s that she is such a proud woman, she encourages us to stand strong in our individuality and view beauty in the bold. Her approach to her look is no...

#BACKYOURBEAUTY

April 2, 2017

Think of a time you felt most beautiful… Maybe it was when you had just finished a yoga class and caught a glimpse of yourself in the mirror post session and could see a faint outline of a muscle; it could have been when you felt like shit but your husband looked over at you and told you he loves you “without all that gunk on your face” or maybe its when you put on your fav dress, did your hair and chucked on that new lippy. Whenever it was… what was it in that moment you felt that way?...

Priming: What does it mean and is it worth the extra step?

March 30, 2017

Primer is one of those beauty items that we have all been told we need but many still mention their confusion with whether it’s necessary or not. Let us tell you the truth … it can be a crucial step with the look, feel and longevity of your makeup! We all have different skin types and with that comes primers to suit them: For those with oil skin, a silica-based primer is great as it absorbs excess moisture and oil which prevents it from coming up and breaking down the makeup on the surface of your skin. For those with...

REVEALING MY AUTHENTIC SELF

January 2, 2017

For as long as I can remember I’ve been big. I have this memory of being 8 years old and tearfully asking my relatives at Christmas if I was fat – and being horrified by their reply, which only had the best of intentions but had the absolute opposite effect: “Don’t worry Hilary, it’s just baby fat!” ……….What?!?!?! Were they serious?? I really was fat….?? From then I started viewing myself differently; from that moment on I have only ever seen myself as less of a person, not normal but FAT. This status of being fat followed me through my...