Aussie Girl Style: How to Achieve Their Laid-Back Beauty (Guest Post) Guest Author: Sophia Smith

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Aussie Girl Style - Featured Image

Aussie Girl Style - Featured Image

Sure enough, there are gorgeous women all over this lovely planet of ours, and they all have that special something that makes them unique and distinctive. When it comes to Aussie girls, they’ve been blessed with a wonderful climate for a good part of the year, which enables them to rock that laid-back effortless look, both in regards to fashion and beauty.

You might think that it’s easy for them to look flawless and sun-kissed given the fact that they’ve been blessed to live in such a wonderful and sunny country, but that nonchalant beauty can be yours. Today, our goal is to give you the skinny on their fashion and beauty secrets so that you too can look as ‘slightly-underdone-stunning’ as they do.

Don’t take clothes too seriously

Aussie Girl Style - Don't take clothes too seriously

The first thing to bear in mind is that clothes and fashion are here for you to play with. Never be a slave to trends but embrace the ones you truly like and make them your own. An Aussie girl, even when she’s ‘dolled up’ doesn’t look like she’s trying too hard or that she’s overdressed. Don’t be afraid to put comfort first, because fashion doesn’t need to and shouldn’t be uncomfortable. These women look so laid-back precisely because they know which garments make them feel good, and that shines through.

An abundance of accessories is a myth

Aussie Girl Style - Don't take clothes too seriously

You might have this preconceived notion that Australians take forever to get ready when it comes to going to the beach, and that aside from perfect swimwear they spend hours accessorizing. Well, we’re here to shatter that myth into a million pieces. Aussie girls are completely unfazed by accessories. What’s more, they actually prefer singular statement pieces and clean simplified lines.

Yes, the bohemian style has been characteristic for the gals Down Under, but in the recent years, they have been turning to simplicity and sophistication as their guiding stars. Less is more, and that’s another secret of a laid-back style.

Anything goesAussie Girl Style - Anything goes

As said previously, a true Aussie girl isn’t afraid to play with clothes. Given that the tides have turned and now designers are catering to the needs and demands of people instead the other way around, just looking at the collections of some of the most promising Australian designers will make you realize that these gals have mastered the art of mixing different prints and incorporating diametrically opposing styles into one single outfit, and they make it work. Avant-garde tops with simple jeans, geometric cuts with simple striped shorts, oversized pink with red bags and zebra shoes – you name it, they’ve pulled it off.

The lesson: never be reluctant to match the unmatchable – with the right ‘who cares’ attitude, you can pull off any combo that pops into your head.

All about that care

Aussie Girl Style - All about that care

Yes, yes, fashion tips are valuable, but we know that the truly priceless secrets you’re after are the beauty and skincare ones. You just look at Margot Robbie and you’re filled with a mixture of admiration and envy.

Well, buckle up, because these secrets are about to be revealed. Good times and breathtaking Australian beaches are something you simply can’t put a price on. However, these girls of summer know that sun protection is not a matter you want to take lightly.

Aside from always turning to trusty sunblock and moisturizers with a serious SPF, these gals don’t shy away from seeking additional help to keep that skin radiant, plump and healthy. The ‘better safe than sorry’ motto is what they’re guided by and touch-ups in the form of microdermabrasion at a professional skin care clinic are the equivalent of their fountain of youth. Even the goddesses of summer need a helping hand to remain as healthy and youthful-looking and they’ve definitely discovered their Holy Grail.

Stranger things

Aussie Girl Style - Stranger things

Now, the list of much beloved and cherished skincare products Aussie girls swear by will come as a bit of a shock – but just remember their flawless complexion and you won’t doubt them. First in line is emu oil, yes, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. The scent is a bit sharp and overwhelming, but given that it has the power to shrink an angry zit, help nix bikini-line bumps and reduce inflammation and even ward off minor infections – it’s totally worth putting up with.

Mineral foundations that contain kaolin clay are also one of the favorites, because nothing saves you better from a shiny T-zone than the mighty clay. Now, there is one product developed by Australia’s very own Miranda Kerr and her team and Kora Cosmetics and it’s the Luxurious Rosehip Oil. The reason this product is receiving so much love lies in its ability to reduce wrinkles, and give the skin that glowing dewy look – AKA the Australian signature look. Finally, the biggest secret of them all is plenty of time in the water; even if you’re not graced with an ocean nearby, there’s always the pool. Hydration is crucial, so fill up that bottle and don’t stop before you see the bottom of at least 8 glasses.

Author BIO:

Sophia Smith is Australian-based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends, DIY projects and natural beauty products. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.

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A Floridian’s Guide to Summer Skincare My 4 Step Nighttime Skincare Regimen

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Beauty Products

After much trial and error, I have found a great summer skincare routine that I perform nightly that really works for me.  I wanted to share it with you in the hopes that it may give you some ideas of things to incorporate into your routine if you are feeling that something is lacking or you want to add something different.  My routine is very basic and I believe that that is why it works for me.  I used to spend a long time in front of the mirror at night, but I’ve cut that time in half by just using four simple products.

Beauty Products

I.     Soap & Glory Vitamin C Facial Wash

Soap & Glory Vitamin C Facial Wash

This is one of the best face cleansers that I have ever used!  It’s designated for all skin types so it’s okay for my skin which can be more dry, especially in the winter (although Florida winters aren’t nearly as harsh).  I received a sample of this facial wash in one of my beauty boxes and fell in love.  I just had to buy the full size.  The tiny granules gently exfoliate leaving the skin feeling soft and supple.  I use this product in conjunction with my Olay Spin Brush and my face and neck feel extra clean!  Proper cleansing is the first step to a flawless complexion.

II.     L’Oreal Revitalift Bright Reveal

L"Oreal Revitalift Bright RevealThis product was a game changer for me.  I read some articles from top dermatologists who said that cleansing wasn’t enough.  These skin doctors recommended using high potency Glycolic acid pads all over the face directly after cleansing several times a week.  With my skin being a bit dry, I use them three-to-four times per week.  The results are instantaneous and brilliant!  The pads are soaked in 10% Glycolic Complex.  It removes any dead skin cells that cleansing leaves behind.  But best of all, it leaves your skin looking radiant!

III.     Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Concentrate (Face Booster)

Olay Regenerest Serum

Serums are very popular these days and for good reason.  They deliver a ton a vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other good stuff directly to the skin.  Serums or concentrates are not diluted like some lotions or creams.  They are infused with the good stuff and small quantities will do wonders.  This particular serum or concentrate really packs its power when combined with its companion (see below).  They work in tandem to instantly smooth skin’s texture.

IV.     Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream

Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream

The final step in my nighttime skincare regimen after cleansing, using one Glycolic acid pad all over my face and neck, and applying the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Concentrate is applying the Olay Regenerest Micro Sculpting Cream.  This cream works with the Miracle Boost Concentrate (see above) to produce amazing results.  Just wait until you wake up the next morning and see your complexion!  I’ve always been a big proponent of Olay products because I’ve been using them since I was twelve.  I believe they are second to none.  The Olay Regenerist product line could stand side-by-side with any more expensive brand and come out on top!

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What does your nighttime skincare routine consist of?
Will you incorporate any of the products that I use into your routine?

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