We've got one POPSUGAR Australia editor preparing for a trip to New York, another scrubbing her body with coffee, and a third using hair clips to solve a very ordinary hair problem. But it doesn't end there, beauty lovers. Our health and beauty editor has been trialling a new perfume that's bringing many boys to the yard, and a bronzing palette that will light up your life. Step this way.
When the models in Dion Lee's Spring/Summer 2013 private show made their appearance, we were completely focused on the clothing. . . until the models turned around. There, perched on the back of their heads, were divine slivers of silver cutting across their straightened locks. Call them head braces or call them halos — either way, they're hands-down the coolest way to accessorise right now. The silver ones featured in Dion's show are from cult Aussie jewellery label Sarah & Sebastian, but chain stores are embracing the trend, too. And it's not all about halos — click through our gallery and you'll see that cool metal headwear can take on many forms. From shell-shaped clips to gold spears, bun crowns and more, the opportunities are endless. This way. . .
Spring racing season body prep has launched into full gear, and we don't know about you, but our minds are also firmly fixed on hair accessories. Fascinators are very pretty, chic and polished, but what about the ladies who want to look less Kate Middleton and more Alice Dellal? You know, a bit hot mess like? Well, this is when races beauty gets exciting and original. Whether you're thinking about wearing your hair up, down, or half-up-half-down; we've got an edgy hair accessory for you. There's even something in here for the flower child in all of us, because believe it or not, that look is subtly sexy, too. Just ask Alexa Chung. Click through to find your perfect match.
We've been seeing a big spike (sorry, couldn't help it) in the number of metal hair accessories out of late, and we think it is a really simple and affordable way to inject the hardware trend (think studded loafers and metal-tipped collars) into your hair and beauty look. Emma Stone rocked a gold chain headband to one of her many The Amazing Spider-Man press appearances and ever since, we've been keeping a sharp eye out for ways to get the look at home. If you're worried it's a little too edgy for you, don't be. Our top five metal hair accessory picks cater to all looks and styles, so click through to pick the one that's right for you.
In honour of Carey Mulligan's recent nuptials to rocker beau Marcus Mumford, we're doing a little bridal fantasising and thinking of all the possible ways she may have worn her signature pixie cut down the aisle. Given Carey's love of all things classic with a modern twist, we're predicting (or hoping?) that a beautiful head piece in the form of a band, birdcage veil or barrette may have been her accessory of choice. Take a walk down our imaginary aisle and see which hair jewels we hope Carey wore for her big day.
Last year it was all about Twilight and True Blood but this year the Gleeks sung their way to the top of this category. Don't tell me you haven't noticed it? Ponytails are everywhere, side braids and rope braids have become common styles . . . even cool girls liked Alexa are following in Quinn Fabray's footsteps and accessorising with cute hair accessories. And not since the Constance steps have we seen so many headbands. From Natalie Portman to Kim Kardashian, Lauren Conrad to Ashley Greene, it's influencing EVERYBODY's style.