So you’ve been seeing a guy for a while and he’s invited you over to his for some drinks and to watch a movie. There’s no secret that this is going to turn into an adult sleepover, but what should you pack so you’re prepared but don’t seem over prepared?
This can take a lot of time and consideration, and TBH we know that you ladies don't have time for that. We’ve decided to take the stress out of this situation and highlight the essentials that every woman needs in their naughty night bag
The secret to successfully packing for an adult sleepover all lies in the bag. No one wants to be that diva who needs a whole suitcase for one night. Opt for a medium sized makeup bag, that has enough space for all of your essentials, yet doesn’t look OTT. Select bags in neutral or dark colours because you don’t want anything to scream “Look at me! I’m staying the night and I’m prepared!” Go by the mantra subtle is sexy.
Take it off
There’s nothing sexy about waking up with panda eyes and smudged lipstick after a night of fun. Makeup wipes in these scenarios are your BFF. You’ll wake up looking fresh, and what’s more irresistible than that?
Keep your skin silky smooth and pack a tester moisturiser for your face and body. Get your man in on the fun and have him help you with those hard to reach places. Hey, a girl has gotta moisturise!
It’s the age old question that separates many women. Do you pack foundation or not? There’s no way your man would be scared of seeing your bare face (he’s sure to have seen a lot more) but it’s always nice to have an option for a light coverage. Opt for a light weight primer (to make sure everything stays in place during the fun), BB cream will give you a gorgeous glow, and when paired with a light dusting of bronzer he won’t be able to keep his eyes off you.
All in the eyes
It’s proven that eye contact builds sexual tensions and can help get the sparks flying. So why not give him something to look at? Pack an eyelash curler and your favourite mascara to perfectly frame your peepers.
Keep those lips moisturised and pack a lip balm. No guy loves red lipstick smudged all over his face, so opt for natural matte tones.
Tame your mane
Avoid waking up with your hair in a tangled mess and pack hair clips, dry shampoo and texturising spray.
Listen up ladies. Party season is just around the corner and we have something that is going to take our favourite time of year to the next level.
How would you like to stay in luxury accommodation, be pampered from head to toe and indulge in a delicious breakfast to kiss away last night’s festivities? Sounds like a dream, right? Well, thanks to Brisbane Riverview Hotel, we had the opportunity to experience this slice of heaven. And now you can too!
Gather up your ladies because you can’t miss this offer. Until the end of December Brisbane Riverview Hotel are offering their exclusive Blow Inn Package. For just $199 you’ll stay in a luxurious room for the night and spend your afternoon having your hair and makeup professionally done at the Blow Inn before heading out on the town. Plus, for a small additional fee you can indulge in a delicious buffet breakfast the next morning. Think croissants, fresh fruit, macaroons, scrambled eggs... what more could you want?
It’s important to treat ourselves, and what we loved was that the team at Brisbane Riverview Hotel really went out of their way to make us feel special. The stunning Brisbane River views left us in awe and the afternoon of pampering had us ready to slay the night away.
After its $6 million renovation in 2014, Brisbane Riverview Hotel is steadily making its name as one of Brisbane’s best kept accommodation secrets. Plus, with the hotels central Hamilton location it’s the perfect retreat to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Yet being just a 15-minute drive from the airport, CBD and short walk to Fortitude Valley, Brisbane’s bustling nightlife is at your fingertips.
To look and feel your best and have guaranteed stories to last a lifetime thanks to your girls weekend away, book your Blow Inn Package now!
It's time to refresh the classic staple and flare things up
This season it’s all about the cropped flares! They are the must have addition to your denim collection! From A-list celebrities like Alessandra Ambrosio, to fashion ‘it’ girls like Alexa Chung, you’ll find everyone rocking this trend.
The best part about it is, you don’t have to be rich and famous to join in! Anyone (yes, even you) can achieve this figure flattering, vintage inspired look without breaking the bank. If you’re anything like me, you’ve religiously worn your skinny jeans for the past few years, but a new style has hit the streets and it’s time to jump on the bandwagon!
If you’re ready to flare things up in the denim department, here’s how to do it...
Be a master of street style and take advantage of the hot trend while it’s still chilly outside. Pair them with your favourite coat and ankle boots. Tip: to master the cropped flare, make sure the hem sits just above where the boots end.
This look can turn from daytime to nighttime in seconds with a few minor additions. Wear with heels, a silk cami and a fitted blazer for a night out on the town. Or pair them with a tee, sneaker and chic loafers for your everyday look. The cropped hem means most shoes pair perfectly with them. Yaaas, you just can’t go wrong!
For the DIY girls out there, are you wondering what to do with those flares you bought in the height of the 70’s trend? Grab some scissors, and evenly cut them into a crop. It’s better to cut off too little than too much so measure carefully beforehand! Leave the frayed hem and voila! You’ve transformed your denim into one of the must have items of the season.
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Whether you are in a relationship and you wish to make space for a new, more empowering romance with your current partner, or are wanting to attract a new relationship altogether, it is important to create space to attract the ‘new’.
Here’s 6 ways to create that space.
This means making time to nurture your existing relationship and making the effort to keep the connection and love alive. That may include date nights, weekends away, surprises, common projects or goals, etc. If you are seeking a new relationship, it means freeing up your time to go out socialising, on dates, and spending time with your new partner. Is there anything preventing you from making the time to take this action?
Have you made space in your life for someone else? For example, do your pets sleep with you leaving no room for a partner? Do you clutter up your environment with “stuff” to fill the needs that are not being met in your current relationship? If so, declutter your environment and fill that space with the love and connection that you really seek.
Are you still holding onto your ex’s engagement ring and energetically sending out vibes that you are “engaged”? Do you still see your ex’s friends in hope of keeping that door open with your ex even though you want to move on? Is your ex still on your mind? Are you still upset with your current partner for what they did years ago or what they have not done that you want them to do? Have you let go of these attachments and sent the vibe that you are available to either deepen your current relationship or attract a brand new one?
Have you let go of past limiting beliefs about relationships? For example, fear of getting hurt, fear of failure, I can’t trust people, fear of being alone, feeling not worthy? Do you have clarity as to exactly what you do want in a relationship rather than what you don’t want? Have you set a specific goal with your current partner to strengthen your relationship or a goal to attract a new partner (depending on your situation)?
Have you let go of past anger, hurt, resentment, betrayal, rejection, disappointment, fear, loneliness, sadness? Is your heart healed and ready for a new relationship either with your current or new partner? Have you fully forgiven your ex’s and current partner so you can put the past behind you and move forward with unconditional love?
Are you too much in your comfort zone and unwilling to change your life to include another person? Too set in your ways and think that your way is the right and that your partner needs to change for you? Is your current lifestyle (like partying all night) out of alignment with the relationship you really want (to settle down and start a family)? Are there any habits (smoking, drinking, overeating, being messy, hoarding, etc) that you need to shed to keep your existing relationship empowering or to attract the partner you really want?
Make a note of which of the above apply to you, and which changes you are now committed to making and by when. Take action to let go of the “old” so that you are free to create the “new” you desire in your relationship with a partner.
Dr. Vesna Grubacevic is an author, speaker, media commentator, the founder and Performance Transformation Expert® with award-winning company, Qt. She is the creator of breakthrough behavioural change techniques, holds a PhD, a BEc and has over 35 years’ business experience. She is passionate about helping people to improve their relationships and confidence. Her Amazon best-selling book, Stop Sabotaging Your Confidence, has also been gifted to Hollywood and Australian award winners, nominees, hosts and celebrities. For more free resources on improving your relationships, please visit www.qttransformation.com.
Boyfriends, for the most part, are amazing. They’re cute (when they want to be), make you feel special and are essentially one of your best friends. Yet that doesn’t counteract the fact that, like anyone you spend a whole lot of time with, they get on your nerves.
Now, we’re not advocating keeping secrets from your significant other, but there are certain things that are best kept on the DL when your boyfs happiness is concerned.
Here are the 7 things you should never tell your partner.
1. That the guy you had a casual fling with forever ago is at the same party as you.
So, you’ve gone out for a close friends’ birthday party, and your boy has opted out on this celebration to give you girl time. So when he messages you asking how the night is going, please don’t tell him that the guy you had a few casual encounters with before your current relationship is there and making eyes at you from across the room. Your guy does not want to hear that, and while some people are into the whole jealousy thing, for the most part you won’t get the reaction your looking for.
2. That your fave contestant on The Bachelorette is so romantic and that your boy could pick up some tips.
This is pretty self-explanatory. No guy wants to hear that their wooing ways needs a little work (even if it does). There’s much more subtle ways to tell your guy that watching Netflix at home doesn’t count as a real date.
This especially counts if you two are living together and sometimes opt for 2 minute noodles over a roast. We’re all about treating yourself, but maybe don’t reveal how much your most treasured pieces in your wardrobe really cost.
4. You’d constantly stalk his ex on Facebook before things got official.
Admit it, we’re all guilty of this one! While your guy is bound to know you’re sometimes a little crazy, he doesn’t really need to know the extent you went to know everything about his past in your early days of dating.
5. That you overshare a little too much about your relationship with your BFF.
Especially when wine is involved, it can be hard not to tell your BFF everything. But we can gurantee that your man would hate it if he knew that your BFF knows exactly what he likes in the bedroom.
6. How much you dislike his best friends.
Now this one is within reason. Your guy is sure to have some amazing mates, but when there’s that one who is an obvious player and always makes annoying remarks about how your man is whipped and has changed since you two got together... yep he’s not one of your faves.
7. That you would actually prefer to do anything else than watch him play sports.
Even organise your wardrobe, which you’ve been putting off for months. As part of being in a relationship you have to support your significant other, even if you tend to daydream about Liam Hemsworth during his football matches (he doesn’t need to know about that one either).
8. During his guy’s night you obsessively check his social media to see what he’s really up to.
Look, we’re not saying you have #trustissues. Just that you have his best interests at heart.
9. How much you cried and ate a whole tub of mint choc chip ice cream when you almost broke up.
No one wants to appear clingy or too attached, especially in the early stages of a relationship. While your guy is sure to be concerned if he really knew how much your almost break up did affect you, he doesn’t need to know how much, right?
Conjure your couture dreams and obtain the wardrobe of your fantasies with Modsie.
Ask any self-confessed fashion addict about the latest Fashion Week and we can guarantee you’re in for a treat. From their favourite designs that strutted down the runway, to the outfits spotted in the front row, you’ll be given a crash course in couture. Forget delectable cuisine, all fashionista’s need to feel sustained is well executed clothes and immaculate style.
However, the sad reality is that whilst the fashion obsessed would love nothing better than an enviable closet, many of us don’t have the cha-ching to fuel this dream. Introducing Modsie, the online marketplace who exclusively sells pre-loved luxury pieces for up to 70% off their original retail price.
Established in 2015, Modsie caters to those who have a thirst for lovely, lush and luxe things. The first of its kind within Australia, the community can buy and sell authentic lust worthy pieces from fellow fashionista’s wardrobes.
Boasting a wide array of second hand couture for both men and women, you can choose between living lavishly with Fendi or making a Balmain impact. Simply discover affordable, quality additions for your closet, effortlessly. Plus, with its 48-hour delivery option on select pieces, you’ll never be left with nothing to wear again!
Do you have a beloved Chanel bag that you adore, yet it doesn’t suit your evolved personal style? Give a fellow user the opportunity to let your pieces shine to their full potential and get the wear they deserve. Selling is simple on the site, and with its effortless and quick upload time, it proves that Modsie caters to the modern muse.
In 2 ways you can upload your items for free on the site. Select the Classic Sale option to fill out the details of your product, snap a pictures and upload your listing to the site. Or if you’re short on time, allow the experts to take matters into their own hands. Through a simple request, you can ship your items for Consignment Sale. What’s more, a small commission of 20% on Classic Sale pieces and 30% on Consignment Sale items are only taken when your pieces are sold.
What sets Modsie apart from the pack is their passion for immaculate service and their fight against counterfeit. Thanks to their highly trained Quality Control team, every piece on the site is thoroughly inspected to ensure its legitimacy and condition. Shop with peace of mind with this in-depth procedure knowing that the ruby red soles on your newly purchased Louboutins are genuine.
Just like any boutique store, all Modsie payments are secure. Choose from debit, paypal and credit card to purchase the pieces you’ve fallen head over YSL heels for. Or if you are lusting over an item, yet can’t afford it straight away, the By Now Pay Later option is for you. With this method you can pay off your purchases in small weekly or monthly installments. What are you waiting for? Delve into a treasure trove of affordable luxury with Modsie today.
Find out the secret to lush, silky smooth tresses with SOHO Hair Co.
What’s something that Beyoncé, Princess Kate and Gigi Hadid have in common? No, it’s not just their fame, but that these powerful women all have completely lust worthy locks. The truth is, incredible tresses can mean the difference between an amazing or completely humdrum day. With good hair comes a certain confidence that leaves you determined to own your destiny.
Enviable locks doesn’t happen by accident, but rather through an appointment with a skilled artisan. That’s why we’re so excited to introduce you to SOHO Hair Co., the salon that will transform your tresses.
Director, Joseph Vincenzino began the SOHO dynasty in 2009 as a one-man operation. Now with a team of leading stylists, brand new location and unique L’Oreal partnership, the salon is making sure their name is being heard loud and clear within the industry.
Located in Melbourne’s well-heeled suburb of Essendon, escape the hustle and bustle of the CBD for a pampering, tranquil experience. As soon as you step onto the boutique salon’s trendy, lime-washed floor boards you’ll be transported to interior heaven. Think chic, white industrial design with minimal accents of copper lighting, emerald foliage and a dimmed hair-spa station.
Experience SOHO and never again be tempted to cheat on your hair stylist. Why you ask? Because the salon is adamant about meeting your every desire, ensuring that you are wholly satisfied with your head-turning new ‘do. It’s guaranteed their passion will leave you wanting more.
From the second you arrive at the salon you’ll be treated like a VIP. With every cut, colour or styling service, your tresses will indulge in a deluxe, nourishing cleanse at the hair-spa using only Kérastase products. If your mane needs some TLC, you can’t go past the Kérastase Ritual which is created with your specific hair concern in mind.
Working on the premise of delivering a superior service through personalised care, your hair is in safe hands. Through consultation, your stylist will take into account your requests, face shape, hairs natural texture and lifestyle. They will then give you honest advice on the cut, colour and treatment that will suit both your wishes and strands.
How often have you unsuccessfully attempted to style your crown just like they do in the salon, only for it to look not quite right? It’s a fact that hair artisans have the breathtaking ability of making styling look so effortless. Don’t even get us started on the coordination required to juggle the hair dryer, round brush and master the wondrous technique. Thanks to the SOHO team’s devotion to working with your natural texture, you can easily maintain your mane between visits. Plus, with their complete range of Kérastase products you’ll be able to optimise your hair regime at home.
What are you waiting for? Make every day a good hair day with SOHO Hair Co.
Alex Perry Hotel and Apartments and Delfina's Bistro put on a spectacular launch and birthday celebration for Brisbane.
The red carpet was rolled out in Brisbane on Friday, October 14 for Delfina’s Bistro's official opening at Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments, as well as Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments' 1st birthday celebrations.
In true Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments style, the star-studded guest list of VIPs strutted down the red carpet for an unforgettable soiree. And Delfina’s Bistro put on a delectable offering of canapes and impressive cocktails for party-goers to enjoy.
Radio star from 97.3FM, Robin Bailey hosted the evening's event and welcomed attendees to the spectacular affair.
Special guests, Abbey Coleman from HIT105, Amy and Emma Sheppard from Sheppard, Ben Zabel from Ben From Brisbane, Rachel Moore from The Bachelor, and Rhys Chilton and Dale Brown from the Bachelorette mingled amongst the crowd.
The trends dominating the male hair scene this spring summer 16/17.
With summer just around the corner it’s time to update your hairstyle. A fresh cut can instantly update your look and we can guarantee that these styles will leave the ladies (or men) swooning.
Here’s the top hair trends for spring summer 16/17.
Undercuts have been having a massive moment for a while now, and what’s so great about this style is that it’s easy to maintain and you can style it heaps of ways. You can wear your hair swept back, to the side, pulled forward and if you must, tied it in a knot.
As they say curls get the girls. If you're blessed with curly hair keep it short and tousled. Steal some of your girlfriends texturizing spray to add extra volume for this look.