The ones that will always inspire.
Brooke Testoni's diary on her style, lifestyle and travel
The ones that will always inspire.
It has been a while since I have shared all things beauty on the world wide web, so I thought it was about time to share a little thing or five for Marie Claire magazine! Looking after myself, whether it is my skin, hair or my general wellbeing is something I take quite seriously. We are not getting any younger!
Here are my top five beauty products I use on on a daily basis. Now, it was quite hard to pick five. I do have a lot of products I am fond of, but lets not overwhelm you!
Every workday is different so I thought I would film this video to show you what I’d usually get up to.
Let’s talk morning. I am a morning person, I literally jump out of bed, shower, put on La Mer Revitalizing Hydrating Serum, a little bit of bronzer, drink my weak coffee and tousle my hair. I’m out the door in 20 minutes. Exact. My serum is like the ‘holy grail’ of serums, it is the only product that works for me in all seasons (aka harsh coastal Australian Summer and the freezing blizzards of New York City Winter!), and also keeps my 28-year-old (wishing it was 21 years old) skin plump. Whether I’ve been up all night writing for the blog (air conditioning can wreak havoc!) or coming off back to back shoots outdoors, this product really helps to combat any dullness and give my skin back its spark.
My mornings in the office usually consist of emails and planning for upcoming shoots. In the afternoon, I usually spend it shooting content for the blog or Marie Claire magazine. I usually shoot around six different stories. Well, on a good day.
Evenings are for catching up with friends – often at Bistro Moncur because it is amazing and well, hey, it is around the corner.
My favourite time of day is when I get home. I throw on my linen pyjamas, wash my face and apply my serum for the evening. Nighttime is when your skin gets a chance to rest and repair so you want to nourish it with the best you can afford – inside & out. I also cannot (!) go to bed without having a green tea. It is a tradition my sister and I have and delivers incredible benefits for your body.
Take a look at what 1 minute in my day looks like. Enjoy.
…. so I may as well stay in the spirit and wear it.
When I saw this palm collection, I didn’t even know it was Bassike.
Bassike you for surprised us with a cheery print, which made us all warm and fuzzy inside. Just looking at this dress makes me want to fly to to Maui, drink Pina Coladas and party like The Rat Pack did in the 60s.
It is 2017, and feels like it is 2005. The year I graduated, got overly drunk and wore a pink satin dress to my formal. Time goes way too fast….
Every. Single. Year: I go through my wardrobe and give away almost everything (yes, a HUGE spring clean) to charity, so I can start FRESHHHH for the new year. I believe that if you haven’t worn it in the last year, get rid of it. Unless it is a ski jacket or something but you get the gist.
Lets list the items I have been constantly wearing as of late and what I would classify as a staple:
What else am I forgetting?
Being women, we tend to hoard a ridiculous amount of fashion but in reality how much of it do you wear?
Come on friends, it is time to be brutal. I swear you will feel uber fresh once you are done!
I might even film myself going through my cupboard for a laugh. I haven’t even started on the shoe wardrobe.
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Overloaded beaches, sweet and salty cocktails, peeling brown skin and an influx of ‘pluggers’ (aka Aussie words for flip flops). Yep, it is Summer here and I love it. Unless it’s those unbearable hot days when you can’t escape the heat and every family from NSW has decided to camp out on the beach and you cannot find an area of sand to put your towel – I don’t like Summer on those days.
But overall, Summer has to be the best/funest season in Australia. We really like to embrace it, and our designers know how to truly design those little dresses we want to wear everywhere with flats or sneakers (sorry, I am not a plugger girl). So everyone living in the Southern hemisphere, or to those in the Northern hemisphere who are escaping the chill of Winter (come to Aus!) it is time for a dress overload. These are a few of my favourite designers, who won’t break the bank.
Pfeiffer the label (two of my favourites own this ‘oh so rad’ label)
Reformation (An eco sensation – come on, by kind to the planet)
Rouje (the ultimate new range by Parisian Jeanne Damas)
Sir the label (two of my other favourites own this effortless label)
Sir the label forest green dress
Shop Summer dresses below: