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WE SHOW YOU HOW TO HAVE FUN WITH CHRISTMAS CRAFTS SHAYNNA BLAZE INTRODUCES HER NEW RANGE ‘Elegant Muse’ WE SHOW YOU HOW TO DECORATE THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS MAKEUP FEATURE - BOTANICAL ORGANIC & NATURAL FASHION STYLING TIPS WITH STYLISTS DANIELA GARLAND & AMALIA SIMPSON

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EDITOR: Priscilla-Anne Green

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Who is Lily? She is the person we all aspire to be. Successful career, beautiful family, motivated, ethical, healthy, loving her lifestyle. In this issue we introduce Shaynna Blaze and Molmic’s collaboration on a beautiful new range of furniture ‘Elegant Muse’. Plus we show you how to decorate the home of your dreams. We also have Christie Blizzard with lots of ideas for kids bedrooms.

In health and fitness we have Trainer to the Stars Ashley Borden’s Tips. Fiona Caddies tell us how to improve PMS symptoms, we explain the 10 Must Have Summer Essential Oils and Miss Nutrition explains the Beauty Benefits of Butter.

In Fashion we have Summer styling tips from Amalia Simpson and Daniela Garland. In beauty we have tracked down our fav’ Botanical, Organic and Natural Makeup brands. Plus we found some great Natural Body, Nail and Hair products to get you through Summer.

In Business we have the pleasure of interviewing the CEO and Horticultural Specialist from Jurlique. Plus the entrepreneurial women running Nourished Life, Harlow and Tan Organic give us inspiring business tips.

As part of our ongoing Community Partnership with Domestic Violence Support Charity Empowered and Beautiful we have a story by one of their Advisors on his journey to becoming a survivor.

We get into the Christmas Spirit with some gorgeous Christmas Craft Ideas and over 150 Christmas Gift Ideas.

So sit back relax and ENJOY!

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CONTENTS

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business & career 52 58 64 70

Harlow - An Aussie Made Label An Organic Entrepreneur Jurlique - Natural Business Nourished Life - Naturally an Online Business

family & kids

52 Harlow - An Aussie Made Label

92 Get Crafty this Christmas 116 Christmas Gift Guide

64 Jurlique - Natural Business

116 Ch Christmas i Gift Gif Guide G id

92 Get Crafty this Christmas

All content in Lily Online Magazine is intended as a guide only and should not replace seeking your own professional advice. Lily Online Magazine and all its contrinutors accept no reponsibility for losses, injury or outcomes experienced by readers of this magazine.


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interior design 10 Top 10 Tips for Decorating your Kids Room on a Budget - Christie Blizzard Top Tips to a Fruity Finish - Christie Blizzard

14 16 Create the Home of your Dreams 28 Molmic and Shaynna Blaze - Elegant Muse

104 Summer Shoe Essentials

50 Five Tips to improve PMS Symptoms - White Zebra’s Fiona Caddies

health & lifestyle 44 The Beauty of Butter - Miss Nutrition 46 Trainer to the star Ashley Borden gives us some Tips 50 Five Tips to improve PMS Symptoms - White Zebra’s 62 72 84 148

Fiona Caddies 10 Must Have Essential Oils for Summer Makeup - Botanical Organic and Natural Body, Hair and Nails Naturally Surviving Abuse

fashion 36 96 104 106 110

Summer Fashion Inspiration Summer Style with Stylist Amalia Simpson Summer Shoe Essentials Lily’s Picks - Summer Fashion Daniela Garlands Styling Tips

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LILY’S REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS

THIS ISSUE

AMALIA SIMPSON

PRISCILLA GREEN

DANIELA GARLAND

Personal Stylist and

Editor of LILY Online

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Leonie is an experienced yoga instructor specialising in yoga and meditation in the workplace which are all skills which utilise the concept of flow. ‘Flowing Life’ works with people and organisations who are seeking to enhance their health and general wellbeing and recognise that the body and mind must be integrated and functioning in harmony. Visit www.flowinglife.com.au

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TOP 10 TIPS FOR DECORATING YOUR KIDS ROOM ON A BUDGET

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CHRISTIE BLIZZARD Written by Christie Blizzard Interior Design and TV Presenter www.christieblizzard.com

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regular presenter on Channel Ten series, The Renovator- Christie is a specialist in Australia’s children’s playrooms and nurseries- a designer who is fostering creativity in children from an early age and encouraging parents and children to collaboratively work together to help their collective visions come to life.

‘Creativity starts from an early age. It’s a time to build creative confidence and celebrate our children’s BIG imaginations using a stylised selection process. If I gave my children the opportunity to completely redecoration their rooms they would wake up in a bouncy castle (not ideal to complement the rest of the home). The idea is to select pieces that interest our children and create accents within their space. It’s a beautiful process.’

Top 10 Tips for creating the perfect space for your little one without breaking the bank.

1. Keep it simple and add playful decadence! A neutral colour palette is the key to a great child’s room because you can subtly or dramatically change the room by adding cost-effective accessories like bed linen, cushions and throws.

2. Something New. Not just Pink and Blue Paint is your best friend. Use it. Don’t be scared. It’s costeffective, has loads of impact and can be modified over time. Think outside the square and embrace some new not-so-predictable shades. A playful orange tone is a hit with both genders and very on-trend is monochrome so black and white is great for both boys and girls too. If you’re not sure about making such a bold statement, a feature wall is a great way to inject some colour into a room while still playing it safe. To do this, simply map out your artwork on the wall using a soft lead pencil and get ready to splash some colour!


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3. Growth Spurt! There’s a lot of paraphernalia that comes with kids so good storage is essential. Invest in something that can adapt as your child grows with shelves, drawers and hanging space so you can hide the contents behind closed doors.

4. Wall Stickers. Create an artistic focal point in the nursery with wall stickers. When they’ve served their purpose they can be removed easily and you won’t have to repaint the wall. Love Mae is a charming online store which has a great selection of fabric wall stickers – we’re particularly drawn to the ‘Little Critters” and “Floating Feathers’ designs. I also LOVE the team at Urban Walls and Vivid Wall Decals too. Lots of simple options here that don’t lock you into a themed room.

5. Upcycle. Markets and garage sales provide a day out for parents and children to explore charming pieces that can be brought back to life. I recently sourced a beautiful wicker bedside for $4, sprayed it with gold spray paint and has become a beautiful signature piece for the home!

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6. Frame it. Art can be found anywhere. Special wrapping paper, tea towels or big sister’s painting. Different sized frames will add texture and dimension to the room and inspire conversation.

7. Layering effect. Have some fun with the bed and go OTT with throws, cushions and special toys which will add a punch of personality to their room.

8. Future-Proof. Future proofing their space and makes sure it can grows with them. If you buy a throw for your cot linen, be sure it will match what you have in mind when they jump into their “big kid bed”.

9. Budget Stretch. Make your budget go further by buying key pieces of furniture that are versatile. For example, many cot styles adapt into

junior beds and the right chest of drawers can double as a change table.

10. Blackboards. These are a novel way kiddies can draw on the walls (without being scolded). Select one wall to feature (ideally opposite the bed) and cover. Such a dramatic injection will capture your little one’s personality – and art can be updated each day... All you need is the chalk!

Christie Blizzard www.christieblizzard.com A big kid at heart, Christie specialises in enchanted children’s design projects creating modern spaces where children (and their dreams) can grow. ‘I’m passionate about creating inspiring places for little treasures. From parties through to bedrooms and nurseries. My designs grow as your children do and are affordable and practical.’ A regular resident on Channel Ten series, The Renovators, Christie made it to the final elimination round.


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TOP TIPS TO GET A FRUITY FINISH WITH CHRISTIE BLIZZARD Written by Christie Blizzard Interior Design and TV Presenter www.christieblizzard.com

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OES SUMMER LEAVE YOU FEELING A LITTLE FRUITY? As summer rolls around for me every year, I take delight in walking through the fresh produce section and the amazing smells of peaches, mangos and all things summer. I get inspired, I gain more “bounce” in my step and suddenly everything I touch has more energy and more flair.

Summer for me is my favourite time of year and I love to extend this not just beyond the shopping trolley, but through the home too. It isn’t just a new cushion or a wardrobe cleanout. Summer for me is a time to update, pack away the old and add some vibrancy with the new. This season in particular I am excited because ... ‘Guess what is on the lips of all good designers?, Fruit! Yes, I said it, FRUIT! Here are some budget busting finds and some decedent delights to help you update your little one’s space and make it picture perfect for the silly

Top Tips To get a Fruity Finish!

1) HEALTHY START Accent your child’s room with fruit, but don’t make your child’s room look like a fruit bowl. The idea is to inject freshness and fun into the room.

2) FRUIT SALAD

4) DON’T USE REAL FRUIT As tempting as it is, a bowl of lemons or apples just won’t go the distance. If you would like to consider real fruit as decor, be sure to keep them in a vessel that can be changed from time-to-time and is up high enough so your little one won’t eat the produce. If real fruit is a must, fill a vase with glorious green apples as a “sometimes” decoration, rather than chucking a fruit bowl on the desk.

5) DIY If you are crafty consider painting your own canvas or framing a fruit-inspired tea towel. If your child is old enough, make a day of it and have them create their own fruit-inspired wall art. Image: www.littleville.com.au

Use these elements to match in with your existing pallet. For girls, consider the cherry print or a watermelon rug that works with what you already have. Make the fruit trend work for you.

3) BUY IN PAIRS To keep things consistent, use two fruit-themed items. Just one will have no purpose / balance in the room so always good to off-set it with another fruity fun piece.

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Using fun wall stickers (pineapples, apples, pears from places like Vivid Wall Decals) means you can make a statement without it being a permanent one. From just $25 you can give yourself a fun feature wall that can be removed when you need a new look.

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6) KEEP IT FRESH Don’t like fruit? If fruit just isn’t your thing, use the colours as inspiration and build from there. Reds, greens and yellows are very on-trend and can still give your child’s room a summer flavour but won’t leave a bitter taste in your mouth.

7) BUDGET CONSCIOUS? Check out etsy.com there are so many gorgeous handmade options from some amazing artisans that will make your fruity palace unique.

8) WALL STICKERS The fruit fad will give your space fabulous pops of colour and bring their room alive.

Make your own ottoman. If you are lucky enough to have a great local vintage shop or an ability to track down items online, find an old-fashioned fruit crate and make your own seat cushion using foam and strong, fruity colours which doubles as a storage box.

10) FRUITY TANGO This gorgeous trend will inspire some amazing, fun spaces. That is the whole idea. Take risks with colour, be playful and enjoy this limitless fad before it is last season’s flavour.

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WE SHOW YOU HOW TO CREATE THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS BREATHTAKING INTERIOR DESIGN STARTS WITH THE RIGHT SELECTION OF STATEMENT FABRICS, SOFT FURNISHINGS AND WALLPAPERS.

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This summer it’s all about tropical prints combined with monochrome patterns to create a new edgy and modern look.


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BORĂ…STAPETER

Prismatic patterns the signature design of Sven Markelius. This wallpaper in his trademark Pythagoras pattern in a digital-print.


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GEOMETRIC & BOLD

BORĂ…STAPETER

Wallpaper Design by Arne Jacobsen. Add some depth and interest to your walls while maintaining a sleek and current look.


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BORĂ…STAPETER Wallpaper from the collection POETRY can create a dramatic feature.

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ECO WALLPAPER

Wallpaper from the collection Dimensions can add a 3 dimentional aspect to your feature wall. www.radfordfurnishings.com

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INFLUENCED BY THE BEAUTY OF NATURE AND ITS ELEMENTS

ECO EARTH

This wallpaper range has a

modern yet earthy look that creates the perfect backdrop to a stylish yet comfortable living area.


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FRESH FLORALS BY

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This stunning collection features gravure printed wallpapers that draw inspiration from the classic arabesque patterns and colourful designs of Kashgar and Samarkand.


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CLASSIC MODERN LINES

DESIGNERS GUILD

You can easily create a coordinated and cool modern abode with the collecion of wallpapers, fabrics, furniture, cushions, throws and accessories from Designers Guild.


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FOR MORE INSPIRATION ON HOW TO CREATE THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS Visit the Radford website to find their gorgeous brands, ranges and stockists.

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ELEGANT MUSE

CARY’S GENTS CHAIR,

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Shaynna’s desire was to design a furniture collection that is not just for a living room space, it can find home in a quiet reflective corner, an entrance hall, a cosy reading nook or bedroom space.

GRACE COUCH GOLIGHTLY OTTOMAN

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ELEGANCE & From the beginning, Audrey Hepburn was the CHARM muse. With a charming colour palette of snow whites, stone neutrals and calming blues this collection is a true balance of inherent softness and refined detail.

AUDREY LADIES CHAIR

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‘Elegant Muse is a range I designed through my love of classics and wanting to create a timeless range.’ Shaynna Blaze.

TAYLOR DAYBED

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GRACE & ‘It is a balance between structure and support and a STYLE gentle softness to entice you to sit and never leave.’ Shaynna Blaze

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‘It’s the small details that make all the difference; detailed stitching like an elegant suit and fine arms and legs to drape over with elegance and grace.’ Shaynna Blaze.

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‘Our development team were able to interpret Shaynna’s design brief and understood the direction and quality behind the idea of the collection and the class and sophistication of the Elegant Muse’. Molmic Founder, Molly McMahon

CARY’S CHARM

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THE BEAUTY

OF BUTTER

Information provided by Miss Nutrition WEBSITE: www.missnutrition.com.au

FOR TOO LONG HAS BUTTER BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A VILLAN IN THE QUEST OF GOOD HEALTH? Reducing healthy sources of dietary fat has contributed to a serious decline in our wellbeing, and those of us that speak out against the anti-fat establishment are still largely ignored. Butter is a completely natural food essential to your health - especially when you eat organic. Miss Nutrition is a specialist in Strength & Weight Training, HIIT Training and Circuits; a professional athlete and Fitness Super Model who is leading a movement to educate Australians about the importance Vitamins & Minerals and Nutrition has on everyday functioning. She invites you to learn about the BEAUTY OF BUTTER - (REAL BUTTER) and the role it takes in helping to protect hormones, insulate the body and nourish the skin.

BEAUTY OF BUTTER . High in Vitamin A – Great for hair, skin, 1 nails, stomach, immune system, adrenals and thyroid. Butter contains an extremely bioactive and well absorbed form of vitamin A. . High in CLA – Conjugated Linoleic Acid is 2 known to be anti-cancerous and to a lesser extent a fat burning agent.

. Source of Palmitoletic Acid – A monounsaturated fat that is GREAT for the 3 heart and circulatory system, protects against infection through antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties. . Contains Butyric Acid –This little gem 4 feeds our good gut bacteria. It also has anticancer properties. Low levels of butyric acid in the gut mean our good stomach bacteria don’t thrive and we open ourselves up to infection from parasites, pathogens and increase our risk of things like ulcerative colitis, chromes disease, colon cancer and IBS. . High in Selenium – Selenium is super antioxidant. Crucial for thyroid, metabolism 5 and immune function. . Butter improves absorption of nutrients. Many vitamins and other nutrients are fat 6 soluble. This also means that in the absence of fat they WILL NOT be absorbed effectively by the body. Supplements and even fruits and veggies should ALWAYS be consumed with a fat source so you get the most out of them.


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“ REDUCING HEALTHY SOURCES OF DIETARY FAT HAS CONTRIBUTED TO A SERIOUS DECLINE IN OUR WELL-BEING” . Prevents Goiters – Iodine is crucial to many 7 systems in the body especially for pregnant or breastfeeding females. Butter is a great natural source.

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. Great for cooking – The fats in butter are very stable up to very high temperatures. Cooking with fragile polyunsaturated oils oxidizes the fat in them which then causes ALL kinds of problems in the body.

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Butter Contains anti-oxidants protects against free radical damage. 9.thatAnti-Oxidants. Protector- Protects against 10gastrointestinal infections in the very young or the elderly. Want to read more of Miss Nutritions Tips!

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TRAINER TO THE STARS ASHLEY BORDEN

GIVES US SOME TIPS ASHLEY’S CLIENTS HAVE INCLUDED CHRISTINA AGUILERA, NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, MANDY MOORE AND RYAN GOSLING, THIS IS ONE TRAINER THAT KNOWS WHAT WORKS! The SOS food plan sounds like a great practical approach to meals can you tell us a bit about how you came across this concept? I started the SOS food plan because of my own struggle with food and trying to find the “perfect diet”. News flash: there is no such thing. After treatment for a serious eating distorter in 1990, I emerged with a newfound respect for balanced eating, the concept of the S.O.S Food Plan was hatched. I found that using scales and measuring my food always made me feel crazy and I had to find a way to eyeball my food and find proper portions without hauling out my scale. I started to use fist and hand sizing to eyeball food and estimated portions and, It worked!

What are the main benefits to this approach? Seeing whole foods on your plate (lean

proteins, vegetables, fruits, low glycemic carbs and good fats) in the category of hot, cold, colorful and crunchy is a basic tool I used to stop binging or over eating. Most people tend to binge on foods with no texture and the color of cardboard. Whole foods on your plate that combine the textures above helps you select foods rich in anti oxidants, fibre, protein and good carbs. The fibre and crunch slows down eating making you more satiated as you slowly eat.

How does this work with children and keeping meal times less complicated for mums wanting to try it? The concept of meal time is very basic with colorful, whole food prepared for meals. It’s easy for mums to feed their brood while keeping their portion control in check without over thinking mealtime. If you are eating healthy and fresh foods, your children will benefit from the same food plan. Less sugar and refined white flower equals less hyper activity, better sleep and focus.


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urcing policy that looks beyond the o elimination of chemicals so you can safely navigate yourself around the organic landscape. ‘Each week we open our home to celebrate and socialise our favourite organic and eco-friendly products. If we don’t personally use them, we won’t endorse them’, says co-founder Bjorn Miller. Just FACE IT - all ingredients of products sold on the website have been listed to ensure you are purchasing the very best in living organics, now that’s beautiful!

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ASHLEY BORDEN IS A FITNESS AND LIFESTYLE CONSULTANT TO SOME OF HOLLYWOOD’S MOST RECOGNISABLE FACES AND WORLD-CLASS ATHLETES. Her unique approach to fitness can be attributed to having tackled her own personal struggles, transforming them into a positive philosophy and dynamic training program – making her one of the most sought-after experts in her field. Borden’s tips and techniques have been featured in InStyle, Vogue, Elle, Allure, Shape, and the Los Angeles Times, to name a few. Most recently she can be seen on The Cooking Channel’s Drop 5 Lbs as a co-host. She is also an advisor for Livestrong.com and Fitness magazine.


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FIVE TIPS TO IMPROVE PMS SYMPTOMS

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WHITE ZEBRA’S FIONA CADDIES EXPLAINS HOW TO COMPLETELY CHANGE YOUR EXPERIENCE The majority of women have at least one PMS horror story up their sleeves. Whether it’s mentally attacking your partner for breathing too loudly or having to take two days off work to cope with the cramps from hell, research has shown that eight in every ten women experience PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome) symptoms of some kind.

headaches, fatigue, increased appetite and yep – you got it - longing for sweet foods.

But the truth is that although PMS is very common, it’s actually not normal.

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LILY Online Magazine Until then, you can follow these five easy steps to support and nurture healthy hormonal balance: . Manage stress Known as the ‘stress hormone’, cortisol is a 1 vital hormone secreted by your adrenal glands throughout the day. In small doses cortisol can have a positive influence on the body, but when excreted in higher and more prolonged doses, it can negatively impact your cognitive function, sleep patterns, blood pressure, thyroid function, blood sugar levels, bone density, immunity, abdominal fat and more. And although cortisol doesn’t cause PMS directly, as cortisol production is favoured over progesterone even when oestrogen levels are normal, this sneaky stress hormone can actually manage to make PMS symptoms worse.

You can then follow it up with a relaxing sleep ritual that allows you to wind down at least an hour before bed. Next, aim for eight hours of quality sleep a night and you’ll see some positive changes in your health, energy levels and hormone balance before long. . Get help from an expert 5 And finally, consider visiting a naturopath for herbs or supplements to help improve your liver function. A naturopath can also help with herbs for managing stress, improving sleep quality and improving progesterone production. Healing your hormones needn’t be a difficult task: with the right approach and mindset and by following the above tips you can start balancing your hormones and combating PMS almost immediately.

To help combat this reaction, you can actively engage in activities that calm and relax your nervous system. Our top five relaxation boosting activities are meditating, journaling, practicing yoga, creating a gratitude journal and spending time in nature.

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Fiona Caddies is on a mission for women to stay Beautifully Balanced and entice women to Join the White Zebra Movement. Inspired by the distinctive stripes of a Zebra, (each cloaked in their own ‘personal barcode’).

. Boost your intake of greens Cruciferous and green veggies such as 2 broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, cauliflower and bok choy contain Indole-3carbinol, which is a powerful agent used in detoxifying the liver and helping to process hormones along better pathways. Aim for a splash of greens in every meal and you’ll be well on your way to balanced hormones. . Eliminate processed foods Research has shown that simple carbohydrates 3 such as white bread and sugary snacks like croissants, cakes and cookies can increase PMS symptoms such as irritability and water retention. As a general philosophy for happy hormones, our motto is to eat as close to what nature provides as possible. If you’re feeling stuck (and are really craving something sweet!), you can always try swapping a sweet treat for a healthy raw dessert. Check out the White Zebra blog for some easy dessert ideas.

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. Invest in your sleep It’s now common knowledge in the medical and wellness world that there is a symbiotic relationship between sleep and hormones. Hormonal imbalances can cause chaos with your sleep patterns and in the same way, disruptions to your sleep quality and length can negatively impact your hormone balance. The secret to healing your hormones from the inside out? Chomp down on magnesium rich foods like leafy greens, nuts and seeds, fish, whole grains, beans and lentils.

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and endless rounds of asking myself ‘am I nuts?’. Now I wonder why I waited so long.” are some of the pits and peaks of your What experience? “The pits and the peaks sometimes happen within minutes of each other.” Kerry explains. “The Peaks: • Being able to create garments that you know make your clients feel amazing • Having direct contact with your clients and hearing from them about what they like – they are the best market research and making them feel amazing is the reason we do what we do – each review we get makes my heart sing, it reminds me that we are on the right path • Knowing that you are ultimately creating your future and having fun along the way • Being stocked by stores who get our aesthetic and are willing to do something a little different, it especially rocks our world when we get stores who have never stocked beyond a size 14 taking us on • Being able to provide work for garment makers in Australia – we manufacture here and buy all


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our trims and fabrications from local suppliers, some will say it’s not good business sense, but it’s something we pride ourselves on

asked you for advice about starting Ifasomeone business like yours, what are your top 5 tips?

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1. Plan - but not too much or you’d never do it

• Managing Cash flow - every business has this challenge. You need to be incredibly nimble to keep all your suppliers paid and your overheads in check.

2. Your customers can be your biggest cheerleaders or your biggest critics - listen to their feedback and park your ego at the door

• Isolation - often times it is just me in the studio. You need to schedule time for interaction or you get to the end of the week and realise you have not had one non business related conversation. • Knock backs - it isn’t always smooth sailing. We are looking to grow our distribution into boutiques, because we know that our customer prefers a retail boutique experience – retail has been hard in the past few years and finding a place for something new is a bit of a risk for retailers in this climate, and so the knock backs are hard to take when you know you have a great product. hat are your goals for your business? What direction do you envisage your business W going? “Our vision is to continue to grow whilst continuing to offer our customers great fashion, and to one day have our own flagship store. My love of fashion does not stop with clothes. I have a major love affair with accessories, shoes, bags and especially jewellery. If you look at any of our styling you may be able to pick that up! I’d love to create a VISIT full line that embodies HARLOW the ‘Harlow’ look.

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I am sure there are other women with the soul of a rock Chick out there - my goal is to find them and ntroduce them to Harlow.”

“ LISTEN TO FEEDBACK AND PARK YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR”

3. Cash is king - no matter how much you think you know about managing money, the first year will teach you how little you know 4. Build a trusted group of advisers - be they your suppliers, friends or others who you respect. You need honesty and perspective from people you trust and have your best interest at heart – it truly does take a village. 5. Have faith in yourself and remember why you started this - was it to have fun? To have a better lifestyle? Whatever it is that started this odyssey for you check in occasionally and make sure it is still serving you. See more of the Harlow range on the following pages.


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ENTREPRENEUR WE INTERVIEW AN INSPIRING WOMAN, NOELLE O’CONNOR DEMONSTRATES HOW DETIRMINATION AND COMMITMENT ARE THE KEY TO SUCCESS.

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ell me a bit about your product, Tan Organic, the organic nature of it and the ethical side of the product? TanOrganic is a certified organic tanning product so when we set about developing the product I noticed that there were tans on the market that were claiming to be organic but when I did do some more research they weren’t actually organic, and they had some questionable ingredients in them. None of them were fully organic when they stated they contained organic ingredients. Our TanOrganic products are actually organic, so we started developing a formula that was certified and actually good for your skin. Because we are 84% Aloe Vera based, the product is very moisturising. It took us about 18 months to get our eco certification and we are now the first and only certified organic tanning in the world! 64% of what we put onto our skin can be absorbed to our skin so if we care about what we eat, we really should

care about what we put onto our skin. Our tan stays on the skin for 5-7 days so I really wanted to develop a product that was good for the skin and that was okay to leave on for long periods of time. We also care about the protecting the skin against sun damage; we are a very ethical company. Our packaging is all in glass packaging and our packaging that we use for travel retail is in a PLA corn so we don’t use any petroleum or plastic. All our products are recyclable or the use of a sustainable packaging which is 100% compostable. We also donate a percentage of our profits to a charity called Trek stock, which raises funds for the awareness of cancer in teenagers, through fashion, music and art.

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I started as a beauty therapist; my first business was a little room behind a hair salon that I opened with a 2000-pound credit junior loan. I built that to a successful chain of salons that I was about to sell out in 2008 before the Irish economy crash. How I made the shift was having my own salons to being a distributor because I was very much into natural products.


LILY Online Magazine I was the first person in Ireland to bring the concept of mineral makeups into Ireland. Followed by distribution I started sourcing products but then I started to see that they could be better so I then continued with my own brand that was exactly what I wanted it to be.

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I’ve had many pits and peaks – a constant rollercoaster. In 2008, I had a very successful spa business that I had built into a $2 million business from a $2000 credit loan. I also had a very successful distribution business. The economy crashed in 2008 just as I was about to sell my chain of spas, I lost everything. In 2009, I was in the worst state so that’s why I went onto the Dragon’s Den. In 2010, after working on Tan Organic and coming up with a new business concept there was a big high because we had a phenomenal response to the product and people really liked the product that was genuinely organic, not just claiming to be organic, so we had a massive demand of the product. It sold over $1million retail in the first three months of pharmacy retail. We then had a real problem where I had a cork, I wanted the product so natural, and I was so fanatical about the packaging that I stupidly put on a cork that was too small. We then had to recall the product. When I look back now it was blessing in disguise because it wouldn’t have travelled well. We then re looked at our packaging, we’ve had to relook at the market. The business is always up and down but we’re very excited in launching to Australia because you are so passionate about organic. You’re so conscious about skin damage and skin cancer awareness and safe tanning. You also have the largest number of VISIT homeopaths per capita in the world. It is such TAN ORGANIC a sweet spot for my www.tanorganic.com product so I’m very excited about this.

“ IT SOLD OVER $1MILLION RETAIL IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS “

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hat are your goals for the business? What direction do you envisage your business going? We are very excited to launch into Australia! We are also launching into the UK in 2015, we are also launching into the USA. We have some exciting R & D going on where we want to be the very first organic sunscreen so there isn’t as much nasty chemicals going on in your skin when you’re trying to protect it. It is so important to protect your skin against sun damage but then it is hard to get that natural and organic. We would also like to do more with our charity; we are very passionate about our sun smart campaign and making people aware of sun damage in Australia. You are much more educated, more than anywhere else in the world. We need to educate people in the rest of the world to bring to your level of education. (Continued following page) Watch the Dragons Den video below. CLICK HERE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHNDG2wjwZA


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hat advice would you give to anyone starting a business like yours? I would have to give advice about Ithatsuppose business before ethics. The mistake I made was I did everything by myself to save on costs. I should’ve got a team around me sooner – marketing, finance etc. Also, bringing someone in that’s an expert. Branding is very important. To hire experts that can manage your message across your consumer properly. There can be many mistakes delivering a message incorrectly because there are experts that can do it. Any message, ethical brand, or visions that you have you need to hire experts to deliver your message to the consumer properly.

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You need to be passionate about and enjoy you do. 1.what Surround yourself with people who are 2.smarter than you. 3. Make sure you learn from your mistakes. . Choose a perfect PR partner and a branding 4company that can deliver your message is very important. They are the main things that I would advise anybody on.

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. Also, never dismiss online. It has had an 5 absolutely massive growth, and it really is where everything is! Whether it be bloggers, Facebook, Twitter, digital media, etc. Online is extremely important in building a business these days.

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OILS FOR SUMMER Written by: Michelle Reeve - Founder & Managing Director Waterlily Australasia www.waterlilyskinbodyspa.com.au

WHETHER YOU SIMPLY ENJOY THE TANTALISING PERFUME OF ESSENTIAL OILS OR ARE LOOKING FOR SIMPLE YET EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS TO BOOST WELLNESS AND VITALITY, NATURE’S AROMATIC ELIXIRS PROVIDE THE ANSWER. Here are 10 must have essential oils that deliver rejuvenating benefits, not least of all soothing relaxation for the mind and glowing luminosity for skin!

Pressed from the rind, Lemon (citrus 1.lemon) is uplifting and antiseptic.

Not only does the oil promote clean and clear skin, lemon also inhibits the anti-elastase enzyme that causes fine lines and wrinkles. A gently purifying oil to effectively clarify skin while defying the signs of ageing!

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. Geranium (pelargonium graveolens) with its dappled leaves and vibrant bouquet is ideal for all round balancing. From regulating hormones to nervous function geranium helps to holistically maintain and harmonise the body’s optimum levels for wellness. These regulating effects also work within our skin to balance oil and hydration levels. A great remedy for combination and oil prone skin types while gently toning and moisturising the complexion.

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.Relaxing Lavender (lavendula angustifolia) coaxes you into a peaceful slumber, yet conversely energises cell regeneration to stimulate new growth warding off the effects of ageing. The oil penetrates deep into the dermis to target scarring and skin damage while soothing fine lines and wrinkles. An effective remedy to quickly heal burns, blisters, bites and stings.

. Fennel (foeniculum vulgare) boosts detoxification by activating the 4 lymphatic system. The lymphatics are responsible for eliminating toxicity and can be prone to congestion causing uneven skin tone and texture. Fennel is a great addition to creams and lotions to assist with cellulite, fluid retention and to gently purify and cleanse the body.

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. Mandarin (citrus reticulate) not only feels sunny and uplifting with its deliciously aromatic ester notes, but is a model oil to encourage circulation improving the condition of the skin.


LILY Online Magazine It is also gently depurifying to decongest, strengthen and cleanse. Topically mandarin is excellent for toning the skin and increasing elasticity. Especially great to guard against stretch marks.

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About the writer: Michelle Reeve is the Founder and Managing Director of leading Spa Wellness brand Waterlily Australasia. Michelle has built the Waterlily brand into a range encompassing over 150 professional Skin, Body and Spa rituals. Creating Waterlily from grass roots demanded a savvy marriage of business acumen and bulldog determination.

It is a restorative oil used to remedy many skin conditions but also excellent for relieving nervous tension including anxiety, depression and stress.

Michelle is an expert in a range of natural medicine modalities; however it is her extensive experience in Aromatherapy which inspires and drives her passion to continue to deliver a true active aromaceutical Spa Wellness solution for Spas around Australia.

. Jasmine (jasminum sambac) apart from its exquisite floral notes and aphrodisiac properties, is indicated for problematic skin to equalize sebum, the skins natural oils while minimising sensitivity and inflammation.

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.Ylang Ylang (cananga odorata) flowers have long been a part of the beauty rituals in the islands of Asia and South Pacific. The local women have been using the crushed essences of the golden ylang ylang flowers to create conditioning hair treatments for shiny lustrous locks, and exotic body perfumes to entice and lure potential partners!

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. Frankincense (boswellia carteri) works at a cellular level to combat dry skin.

It has been renowned for its anti-ageing ability to protect skin cells from free radical and photo damage while stimulating new cell growth. Recent research has also shown remarkable results in the correction of DNA mutations. Frankincense also has the added benefit of inducing calm and stillness by slowing and deepening the breath for effective and aromatic stress relief.

Water Lily has a range of Daily Cleansers, Hydrating Milk Cleansers, Gel Cleansers, Toners Hydrating and Purifying Toners, Exfoliants, Mineral Masques, Serums Moisturisers, Eye Treatments and many more.

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. Clove (syzygium aromaticum) is a 9 wonderfully analgesic oil to release aching tired limbs. Add a few drops to a full cream glass of milk and pour into a drawn warm bath for instant relaxation while restoring and fortifying mind and body. Feel tensions released as the oil quietly restores immunity and digestion while revitalising the skin.

. Rose (rosa damascena) is the queen 10 of essential oils due to a host of extraordinary rejuvenating benefits. Each drop of rose essential oil is distilled from over 100 flowering roses! The many benefits include Rose’s ability to strengthen our vascular system to oxygenate the skin. It is gently astringent and toning yet boosts hydration. Rose is known to be effective on fine lines, wrinkles, dehydration, skin tone, dryness and premature ageing.

Caution should be used when enhaling or applying essential oils on the skin. Some essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy. We recommend consulting a professional or making your own investigations or using products produced by professional such as those above.


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JURLIQUE NATURAL BUSINESS

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JURLIQUE PAVED THE WAY FOR THE SKINCARE INDUSTRY TO MAKE POSITIVE SHIFTS TO SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND NATURAL INGREDIENTS. IN THIS INTERVIEW WE FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THAT JOURNEY.

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too have an interesting and ethical philosophy. Can you describe it? “Since Jurlique’s inception in 1985 we have adhered to our philiosophy of using biodynamic* and organic principles when growing our botanicals. We are also certified biodynamic* and organic with NASAA (National Association of Sustainable Agriculture Australia). This is because the Kleins (the founders of Jurlique) believed they could not create the best skin care products on earth without using biodynamic* and organic ingredients. We still believe this


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today and thus use the same techniques, although on a much bigger scale!” explains Marc Intervera, Horticultural Specialist, Jurlique

What’s unique about your products and the process you go through to create them? “On the Jurlique farm we aim to grow highquality ingredients, in harmony with nature in a fertile environment that is sustained. This is achieved through our biodynamic* farming methods. Biodynamic and organic farming, does not involve the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertiliser.”

“The end goal is for Jurlique’s biodynamic* farming efforts to produce the highestquality skincare products that are as natural as possible, while simultaneously benefitting and protecting the environment so our impact on the earth is kept to a minimum. As a business we want to be able to provide consumers with a natural yet effective alternative to the other skin care products on the market. We continue to do this by listening to our customers and responding to their needs.” explains Laurence Crussol, Managing Director, ANZ – Europe North America, Jurlique.

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“Despite now being a global brand, Jurlique remains true to itself and its core values and is committed to growing certified biodynamic* ingredients of the highest quality.”

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“Jurlique was founded in 1985 in South Australia by biochemist and naturopath, Dr Jurgen Klein, and his wife Ulrike, who was a horticulturalist; so from the very beginning there was a keen interest and expertise in harvesting the highest quality, active ingredients and in taking a holistic approach to skincare and harnessing the healing power of nature with the use of herbs and homeopathy. This has been the basis for Jurlique’s products and has continued to drive the brand, therefore, the first step is a strong ethos.”

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“Jurlique is unique in that the company oversees every stage of the product development journey from seed to store. Since inception, the brand’s passion remains the same – to provide natural, innovative and effective beauty care for its customers.”

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“At Jurlique we truly care about our consumers and invite feedback. We create products with our consumers’ skin care needs in mind. Team this with natural, high-quality, effective ingredients and you will create something great – as we have done.” *Certified biodynamic by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia. Jurlique’s products and farm are not certified by or affiliated with Demeter® USA or Demeter International.


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AN ONLINE BUSINESS WE INTERVIEW IRENE FALCONE, NATURAL SKINCARE EXPERT AND FOUNDER OF TOXIN-FREE BEAUTY E-TAILER.

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ere at LILY Online Magazine we love I also like to support Australian brands and who are environmentally friendly and organic products, your business has brands sustainable. a great ethical philosophy, can you tell us about that and the products? id you start your career in this industry? Tell us a bit about your I am extremely strict when it comes to what products I allow on my store. Almost everything career journey to starting Nourished is either certified organic or 100% Natural. You Life?

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won’t find anything on Nourished Life that contains: Parabens Mineral Oil Petroleum Sodium laureth/lauryl sulphate Aluminium Synthetic fragrances PEGs Phenoxyethanol Talc

“ WHERE EVERYONE COULD BUY AFFORDABLE PURE, SAFE, NATURAL AND ORGANIC PRODUCTS ONLINE”

I come from a long background in marketing. Through that time I was (and still am) a total makeup addict and for years overloaded my body with toxins from mainstream makeup and skincare, processed foods and long hours until it all finally caught up with me and I began feeling the physical side effects. That’s what prompted me to start thinking about what I put in and on my body so I threw away every product in my home that I couldn’t understand the labels of and began researching natural toxin-free alternatives. That’s what prompted me to start blogging about my research on what ingredients to avoid as well as the best, most effective natural alternatives to makeup and skincare, which soon evolved into the online shop of my dreams – Nourished Life - a place where everyone could buy affordable pure, safe, natural and organic products online and all in the one place.


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1 Stick to what you believe is right and 2.don’t be swayed . Have a great team with the same morals 3and values as you And most importantly do you your 4.research! . Listen to what your gut tells you and follow your intuition

READ OUR ARTICLE ON NATURAL MAKEUP ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES

(Irene is a mum of 4, and a reformed mainstream beauty addict. After years of battling fatigue threw away all her mainstream beauty products to “go organic”. Within just a few months he started to really see and feel the results. Irene started her business to help other mums make the switch to natural and organic products.)

“ I AM EXTREMELY STRICT WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT PRODUCTS I ALLOW ON MY STORE. ALMOST EVERYTHING IS EITHER CERTIFIED ORGANIC OR 100% NATURAL.

100percentpure makeup. Just one of the many natural brands available at Nourished Life

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www.zuiiorganic.com GO TO STOCKISTS Zuii Organics are absolutley commited to creating products that nuture, protect and improve the health of your skin and that are free of petrochemicals or any other synthetic substances, are not tested on animals, no fragrances and other colour components of non-organic or synthetic origin, no Sodium Laureth Sulphate, no Polyethylene Glycol, no harmful preservatives such as parabens, no GMO ingredients and no nano particles. Above Clockwise: Flora Diamond Sparkle Blush Mango, Flora Liquid Foundation - Natural Fair, Flora Foundation - Almond, Satin Lip Colour, Sheer Lips and Palettes. Quad Eyeshadow Palette - Summer, Eyebrow Definer - Taupe, Eyeliner pencil - Black, Sheer Lips Lipstick - Daisy, Satin Lip Colour - Dream, Duo Eyeshadow Palette - Vibe, Lipliner Pencil - Nude

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MAKEUP Opposite page: Honeybee Gardens, Inc. has operated under one simple concept, “Create pure, all-natural bath and body care products made from only the finest organic ingredients, offer them at a reasonable price, and treat every customer like a friend... How often have you read anything like that on the website of a major cometic company? Never! This is why we love to find natural brands!

Above: 100 Percent Pure Make up has 100% natural ingredients, no synthetic chemicals, no artificial fragrances, no chemical preservatives. Plus they love animals and refuse to support anything that hurts animals, which is why none of their formulas are ever tested on animals.

Fruit Pigmnented Ultra Lengthening 100% natural mascara - Black Tea $24.95, Fruit Pigmented Creamy Liquid Eye Liner - Dark Opposite Page: Compact for Pressed Powder w/ Chocolate $28.95, Creamy Long Last Liner Puff $12.99, Pressed Mineral Powder Foundation Blackest, Gleaming Pewter, Dark Cacao - Malibu $10.99, Truly Natural Mascara - Black For stockists go to : Magic $11.99, Luscious Lip Gloss - Viper $11.99, www.100percentpure.com.au Pressed Eye Shadow Singles - Ninja Kitty, and www.nourishedlife.com.au Daredevil, Canterbury, Cairo $8.99, Compact www.honeybeegardens.com for Pressed Eye Shadow $12.99. Truly Natural Lipstick - Queen Bee $12.99 GO TO STOCKISTS


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Opposite page: La Mav is committed to educating and increasing awareness about the importance of natural and organic living that is good for you, good for the planet and good for generations to come. LaMav Organic Skincare Science Anti-Ageing Mineral Foundation with Broad Spectrum SPF15 $34.95. Go to www.lamav.com and www.nourishedlife.com.au for products. 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze $20.95, Cherry Pigmented Lip & Cheek Stain $22.95.

Available at www.100percentpure.com.au and www.nourishedlife.com.au Above: Dirty Hippie Cosmetics are 100% Organic, cruelty-free, plant based makeup and body care are hand-made with ethically sourced ingredients & recycled packaging. Alkanet Root Lip and Cheek Tint $16.00, Foundation Cream - Sunkissed $16.00, Eyeliner and Mascara Cake $16.00. www.etsy.com/au/shop/dirtyhippiecosmetics

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100 PERCENT

PURE MAKEUP


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Opposite page: 100 Percent Pure Lip & Cheek Tint - Peach Glow $20.94, Fruit Pigmented Eye Shadow $18.95, Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze $20.94, Fruit Pigmented Water Foundation $39.95, Above: 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Blush in Pretty Naked, Fruit Pigmented Cream Foundation in Creme and the Healthy Flawless Skin Foundation Powder in Peach Bisque $32.95 Available at www.100percentpure.com.au and www.nourishedlife.com.au

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Opposite page: Ere Perez pride themselves in producing healthy, natural make-up. Using premium quality ingredients (oils, plant extracts and minerals) that are blended with antioxidants to create a gentle, highly eective natural make-up. It does not contain perfumes or chemical colourants and are loaded with vitamins and organic oils and are not tested on animals. Milk Foundation - Medium $39.90, Cheek and Lip Balm - Clever Carrot $27.95, Natural Almond Oil Mascara $29.95. www.ereperez.com Above: Nanshy Makeup brushes are 100% Vegan, Cruelty Free and PETA.org Approved. A set like the one above is under $100.00 so they are also grteat value. www.nanshy.com

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Dr. Hauschka create makeup that is natural and organic. These cosmetics are free from chemicals/synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives. Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEG. Wherever possible they use all raw materials from controlled organic or Demeter cultivation. Above: Translucent Makeup $58.00, Volume Mascara - Black $45.00, Lipstick Novum 12 Exhilarating Berry $34.00

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SHOP TOXIN-FREE AT NOURISHEDLIFE.COM.AU

AND MANY MORE

Your online destination for natural and organic skin care products, and healthy living essentials.


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BODY

HAIR & NAILS

NATURALLY BRANDS ARE MAKING THE SHIFT TO NATURAL AND/OR ORGANIC INGREDIENTS. WE SHARE SOME OF OUR FAVOURITES THAT DRAW UPON THE GOODNESS IN NATURE.


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LIPS, HANDS

PRICES ARE A GUIDE ONLY Opposite Page Clockwise: Top left: Organic Body Butter - Pineapple with avacado oil, sweet almond and aloe vera by Praileela $27.50, Top right: Praileela Energising Massage Oil - Energizing with orange essential oil and eucalyptus essential oil combined with high quality sweet almond oil, macadamia nut oil, olive oil and jojoba oil as base oils. $29.50, Bottom right: Praileela Coffee Body Scrub Exfoliates the skin with a gloriously indulgent natural and organic coffee base. Removes dead skin and improves circulation. Contains aloe vera to sooth sensitive skin and improve and enhance natural cell renewal. Coffee extract make the skin soft, smooth and more moisturised. The organic olive oil, coffee essential oil, jojoba oil and natural avocado oil rich in vitamin E leave the skin soft and smooth. $27.50. Bottom left: Praileela Coconut Bath Soak Salts Coconut bath salts has natural salts combined with natural coconut extract and Vitamin E to nourish and effectively

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moisturise the skin. Reduces the appearance of skin irritation. Illuminates and polishes the skin to leave your skin more radiant. $23.50. Above: Left: Praileela Mango Lip Balm - Beeswax and mango butter with mango extract. $6.00 Middle: Praileela Papaya Foot Balm, Rich with coconut oil and shea butter to soothe, soften and protect dry tired feet. The shea butternourishes and moisturises the feet while the pure natural oils smooth and deodorise your feet. $11.50 Left: Praileela Thai Herb Hand Balm, includes argan oil & beeswax with good anti-aging benefits; jojoba oil to soften and condition your hands. Uses lemongrass extract, ginger root extract, turmeric root oil & aloe vera leaf juice to soothe and condition tired or calloused hands. $11.50 Available at The Skin Store at www.theskinstore.com.au GO TO STOCKISTS


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Above: Top Left -People for Plants ginkgo, coconut, shea Body cream 91.9% organic. Made with shea nut butter your skin is nourished and protected for up to 24 hours. With vitamins A and E, shea butter has intense barrier preserving qualities to help seal in moisture. Plus anti-aging coconut oil and ginkgo for anti-oxidant properties. $19.95. Bottom Left -People for Plants papaya, quillaja, apricot Body Scrub 85.4 % Organic with Vitamins A, Anti-Oxidants, Minerals and Omega 9 & 6, $19.95. Centre - Tan Organic - Made from 99.6% natural ingredients. The world’s first and only Eco-certified self-tanning brand. No paraben’s, toxic preservatives or artificial drying agents. No perfume or fragrance. Ethically made, Environmentally Friendly & PETA approved. $28.60 (approx). Top Right - A Wicked Scrub Handcrafted Artisan Soaps - made with nutrient rich Raw Goat’s Milk/Beer and Virgin, Organic Oils, Butters, these soaps are creamy & nourishing. Clays, Herbs and Essential Oils make them smell good & feel great on your skin! From My Hand Crafted Soaps. Bottom Centre - Praileela Papaya Foot Balm, Rich with coconut oil and shea butter to soothe, soften and protect dry tired feet from The Skin Store $11.50. Bottom Right - Praileela Thai Herb Hand Balm, Includes argan oil & beeswax from The Skin Store $11.50.

BEACH HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS Stockists: www.peopleforplants.com.au www.tanorganic.com www.myhandcraftedsoaps.com www.theskinstore.com.au PRICES ARE A GUIDE ONLY GO TO STOCKISTS


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Above Left : 100 Percent Pure Pink Grape Whipped Body Butter, 100% Natural and 100% Vegan. Contains Cocoa butter, avacado oil, shea butter, organic argan oil, organic rosehip oil, organic aloe vera, vitamin E, Acai Berry and Organic Green Tea. Above Right: 100 Percent Pure All Over Glow, 100% Natural, 100% Vegan, Gluten Free. A translucent bronzing illuminizer with light reflective, golden pigments to give your skin a healthy, sun kissed glow. Concentrated with antioxidants, vitamins, and skin softening fruit oils. PRICES ARE A GUIDE ONLY Some brand new products prices not available at time of publishing. www.100percentpure.com.au

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Using natural and/or organic hair care is as important as skincare. Green People have created a great range to suit all hair and lifestyle types. Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) is a harsh foaming agent which is found in many mainstream brands and can lead to scalp irritation and strip your hair’s natural oils. Green People’s shampoos are SLS-free. Their organic shampoos use natural bubbles from Coconut, Corn and Yucca so are very gentle on your scalp and hair. Plus there are no artificial fragrances, alcohol, parabens, phthalates or any other questionable ingredients. www.greenpeople.co.uk GO TO STOCKISTS

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Above: Tints of Nature Permanent Hair Colour. The Tints of Nature range has absolutely no parabens, ammonia, resorcinol, nonoxynol or napthol. Their unique formulations have replaced as many ingredients as possible with naturallyderived alternatives, to deliver beautiful, salon-quality results at home, for healthier hair. All products are Certified Cruelty Free, and all but two are veganfriendly. $22.00 From NTP Health Products Right: Seven Wonders Natural Hair Care, Salon Grade Moroccan Argan Oil Dry Shampoo. It is a nourishing whilst it cleanses and coats the hair with a layer of Argan oil. Aluminium, paraben and preservative free, it refreshes and hydrates hair with certified organic Argan Oil. $12.95 Some brand new products prices not available at time of publishing. Stockists: www.ntphealthproducts.com www.sevenwonders.com.au PRICES ARE A GUIDE ONLY GO TO STOCKISTS

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LILY Online Magazine Left: Praileela Eucalyptus Foot Scrub Revitalise your feet. Contains apricot scrub to exfoliate dead skin cells and pure essential oils blended with shea butter to moisturise and soften your feet and legs $13.50 Praileela Mangosteen Luxury Hand Cream Includes Argan oil for anti-aging properties and benefits; Jojoba oil to soften and condition your hands. The mangosteen extract contained in this cream has strong antioxidant properties. $13.50. Praileela Rachavadee Foot Cream Designed for increased protection of cracking feet, contains shea butter for boosting, moisturising and promoting cell renewal and to soften hardened feet. www.theskinstore.com.au GO TO STOCKISTS

Right: People for Plants ginkgo, coconut, shea Body cream 91.9% organic, with shea nut butter, vitamins A and E. Plus anti-aging coconut oil and ginkgo for antioxidant properties. $19.95. People for Plants papaya, quillaja, apricot Body Scrub 85.4 % Organic with Vitamins A, Anti-Oxidants, Minerals and Omega 9 & 6, $19.95. Stockists: www.peopleforplants.com.au PRICES ARE A GUIDE ONLY GO TO STOCKISTS

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YOUR BODY

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GO NON-TOXIC

Above: 100 Percent Pure Nail Polish is a much safer option as it is free of the common carcinogens in most nail polish: formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, and formaldehyde resin. Plus they are cruelty free. Top left: Creamy nail polish in Casaba Melon and Cantaloupe - Melon Collection $16.95. Top right: Creamy nail polish in Tart and True Ombre Collection $16.95. Right: RGB Nail Polish contain no Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP (dibutyl phthalate), Formaldehyde Resin, or Camphor, making it a Five Free Formula. All RGB products are cruelty free, vegan. Colours featured Scarlet and Minty. PRICES ARE A GUIDE ONLY Stockists: www.100percentpure.com.au www.rgbcosmetics.com www.nourishedlife.com.au GO TO STOCKISTS


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GET CRAFTY

THIS

CHRISTMAS

DESIGNER & CRAFTER JENNY PEREYRA SHOWS US HOW TO MAKE SOME DELIGHTFUL CHRISTMAS HANDCRAFTS. THE PERFECT WAY FOR BIG AND LITTLE KIDS TO GET INTO THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT.

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pend some quality time with your kids, by participating in these christmas decor crafts. It’s so much fun to do!

Contact Jenny for Handmade Projects on :

Graphic Design Projects:

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bout Jenny A Crafter and Designer, with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from Miami International University of Art & Design. Original from Lima, Peru, Jenny gained her first design experiences in Miami and New York City. She says ‘she really loved everything about it, from the daily design projects to my colleagues, from the very hot temperatures in Miami to the coldest temperatures in Manhattan. I am currently living in one of the coolest cities ever, Berlin, to pursue my Masters Degree.’


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Christmas Cork Deer Friends

’I went to the Weinwoche (wine fest) in Wiesbaden, Germany, while I was enjoying the best wines in the world I had the chance to collect some wine corks to create these beautiful Christmas Deer.’

Materials: – Corks – Small thin branches – Cotton – Marker – Ribbon – Glue – Scissors

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Christmas tree from the forest to the City

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any people cannot afford real christmas trees in their homes, or just don’t have enough space, here is a great idea to be creative, save money and space! I had a lot of fun getting the perfect tree branches from the forest. Do it yourself and keep it simple!

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– Tree branches in different sizes – Nails – Ornaments – Pencil


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My Little Pine Christmas Tree’s Materials:

S tep 2: Create little cotton balls so that they look like Sfelt beads and glue them onto the pine. tep 3: Cut cork in half, just like the photo shows, place Shalf of cork as base for your pine tree and ready! tep 1: Take a small piece of cotton, paint it with the marker of your selection. Make as many as youwant.

If you don’t have any cotton, try using some chocolate packages, specially the metallic ones are perfect to get in the mood for your christmas Decorating.

– Pines – Cork – Cotton – Markers – Glue – Metallic paint – Knife


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Summer STYLE TIPS

If you have a e modest cupsize A-C, these pieces are ideal. Best on someone athletic and toned, with a defined waist

Styling Tips with

AMALIA SIMPSON www.melbournefashionstylist.com.au

Bohemiam Maillot Mango $165.00 www.bikiniatollswimwear.com


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These beach towels are so much easier than your conventional towel, they are small, light and easy

Start with a statement swimsuit

Prices are a guide only.

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FROM THE BEACH TO DINNER

Going out for dinner and happy to stand out? Add this gorgeous skirt and keep your legs covered

Keep things co-ordinated

Clockwise: Bohemiam M Maillot Mango, B Bikini Atoll $165.00, Towel, Hammas white, Aspiga, Janice Stud, Stella and Dot, $24.00, Alias Mae Dawn, The Iconic $149.95, The Sea King Minaudière, Molten Relic, Molten Store $349.00, Bohemian skirt, Sammy Dress, $12.65


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Summer STYLE

Marrakech One Piece, City Chic, $99.95

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Styling Tips

with AMALIA SIMPSON www.melbournefashionstylist.com.au

Throw on this Kaftan and hit the beachside cafe’s for lunch!

There are many options now for Fuller figures. If you have a warm undertone and a bigger cupsize as well as a longer upper torso, this kaftan will be very flattering on you.


Need to go somewhere a little more dressy after your swim? Add a thigh and bottom flattering skirt which matches the bathers really well!

LILY Online Magazine Aviator Sunglasses in Yolk, ChicWish $23.08

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with AMALIA SIMPSON www.melbournefashionstylist.com.au

Girly Fun Skirt, City Chic, $69.95

Hanging Bouquet Earrings in Tangerine, IN INPINK $20.00

Billini Anbree Sandal – Leopard Black, Surf Stitch, $39.95

From the Beach to DINNER DIN NER

Try this gorgeous hat! Anyone with a larger bone structure and long or ultra short hair will suit this. Tigerlily Kalina Hat – Peche, Surf Stitch, $69.95, Lime Kikoy Towel, Aspiga approx. $62.00 Prices are a guide only.

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Styling Tips

with AMALIA SIMPSON www.melbournefashionstylist.com.au

Prices are a guide only.

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Madame Tallion Monokini Noire $159.00, Lucien Maillot Noire $139.00 from Bikini Atoll Swimwear, www.bikiniatollswimwear.com

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Skimpy and sexy bathers, no time to change but need to get a latte?

A casual and classic sandal completes any holiday look.

This lace crop top with give you coverage while keeping it sexy!

SWIMSUIT TO LATTE IN A FLASH

Slip on a pair of short shorts. add some interest with a frill edge.

Top Left: Wild Flower Gal Crop Top, Cici Hot $42.99, Top Right: Zulu Leather Sandal by Urge in Black and White, Surf Dive & Ski $74.96, Bottom Left: Black High Waist Trumpet Shorts $28.99 Cici Hot, Bottom Right: Sunset Kaftan Overswim Dress by Hurley in white from Surf Dive & Ski $69.99, Prices are a guide only. Availability may vary.

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Would you prefer something a lot more casual and you can still show off your toned legs!


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Going from poolside to a stylish lunch? Add a shirt dress, sylish flats and a casual beach bag!

This smart casual dress shows off your waist, and will enhance most sized chests and is flattering on the legs. It can be worn over these bathers.

FROM THE BEACH TO LUNCH Clockwise: Bohemiam Maillot Mango, Bikini Atoll $165.00, Irregular hem dress, Chic Nova $60.03, Essential Beach bag by Billbong, Surf Dive n Ski $29.99, Aspiga Amelia Turquoise sandal

Styling Tips with

AMALIA SIMPSON

Prices are a guide only.

www.melbournefashionstylist.com.au

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Natures Perfect Product

OceanFix is your must have Health and Styling accessory! The health benefits of ocean water are well documented, have been extensively tested, and are proven over thousands of years. The unique blend of minerals and salts in ocean water cannot be replicated by science. So nature got it right! ‘OceanFix’ brings Pure Australian Ocean Water to you. It has never been so easy to get a fix of the ocean. Available in 125ml Spray, 500ml and 1 Litre bottles.

BUY

OceanFix for Health: • • • • • • •

Gargling after dental treatment; Application to mouth ulcers; Topical application for skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema and other complaints; Topical application to skin abrasions; Nasal rinse; Application to insect bites; Acne

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The beach hair look and feel; Facial toner

OceanFix for Styling:

OceanFix products online at www.oceanfix.com.au


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LILY Online Magazine Left: Women’s Really Sexi Flip-flop from Crocs $29.99 Bottom Left: Women’s Leigh Graphic Wedge from Crocs $79.99 Below: Women’s Huarache Flat - Multi/ Geranium from Crocs $74.99 Bottom: Women’s Adrina III Flat - Vibrant Pink / Cosmic Orange from Crocs $69.99

Lily’s Picks

SUMMER SHOE

ESSENTIALS

All Crocs™ shoes are uniquely designed and manufactured using the company’s proprietary closed-cell resin, Croslite™, a technology that gives each pair of shoes the soft, comfortable, lightweight, non-marking and odor-resistant qualities that Crocs wearers know and love. Prices are a guide only. Stock availability may vary. www.crocsaustralia.com.au GO TO STOCKISTS


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Above: Women’s Leigh Graphic Wedge in red and white from Crocs from $79.99. Right: Women’s Sexi Wild Flip in Black and Gold and Black and White from Crocs $49.99. Prices are a guide only. Stock availability may vary. www.crocsaustralia.com.au GO TO STOCKISTS

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Essential this summer! Day to Night outfits for travelling and holidays to maximise your travel packing space.

Lily’s Picks

SIMPLE SUMMER ESSENTIALS Top Left: Sunday Girl Butterfly Sleeve Dress, 17 Sundays $129.95, Top Right: Country Magenta High Low Dress $8.95 Cici Hot $8.95 Cici Hot Bottom Left: Country Magenta High Low Dress $8.95 Cici Hot, Spicy Sugar Kaftan Dress $59.00 Freez, Bottom Right: Inca Goddess Dress $99.95 City Chic Prices are a guide only.

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Need an easy fit dresses that can go from your beach bag to your lunch date! These all fit the bill!

Lily’s Picks

SUMMER POOLSIDE LUNCH

Top Left: Spicy Sugar Jewel Kaftan $55.00 Freez, Top Right: Chevron Maxi dress $ 99.95 City Chic, Bottom Left: Dreaming of Doorways Dress $54.99 Mod Cloth, Aztec Queen Kaftan $89.95 City Chic Prices are a guide only.

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Daniela Garland A YOUNG MELBOURE STYLIST GIVES US HER HOT STYLE TIPS

simple

SUMMER

looks

Sarah Monochrome Check Woven Shorts $30.00 Boohoo Prices are a guide only.

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Keep you nails youthful by adding an edgy black polish

A simple clutch keeps the look sleek.

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Add some texture and tone with your rings

CASUAL MONO CHROME Add a statement necklace Keep the look uncomplicated and comfortable by adding flat sandles

Clockwise : RGB Nail Polish - Black $18.00 www.rgbcosmetics.com , Katelyn mixed band ring $44.00 Stella & Dot , Jules Eagle Necklace $10.00 Boohoo, Dolce vita flat sandals Naria $111.20 Bloomingdales, Ocala purse $39.95 Shoe Dazzle

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A SPLASH OF YELLOW AND BLUE!

Tyloe Tee Dress $69.95 The Iconic

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Mirror the floral motif in your jewellery. Continue nue the gold theme with the bracelet

Keep your clutch equally sleek

TONE DOWN THE ACCESSORIES

Bring out the accent colour blue in your nails

Keep your heels high and sexy

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Clockwise: Chantilly Lace Chandelier Earrings $49.00 Stell & Dot , Adelina Cu $79.00 Stella & Dot , RGB Nail Polish in Cobalt $18.00 www.rgbcosmetics.com, Milan heels $49.95 Shoe Dazzle, Avalon Bracelet Clutch-Midnight Black $49.00 Stella & Dot


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PRETTY BOHO

Jamie off the shoulder floral maxi dress $30.00 Boohoo CLICK TO SHOP

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Pick up the accent colour in the dress in your nails. Keeping your cuff, belt and necklace neutral and natural which adds to the Boho look

Add a big pop of your accent colour with your bag

BRING OUT THE ACCENT COLOUR Add a style savvy native look with this beaded cuff Add sandals that keep with the Boho look with a modern embellished twist

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Clockwise: RGB Nail Polish in Garnet $18.00 www.rgbcosmetics.com, House

of Harlow Teepee triangle necklace $79.00 The Iconic, Ralph Lauren belt $48.0 Bloomingdales, Or Bracelet $150.00 The Iconic , Havinka flat sandal $110.00 Bloomingdales , Payne Handbag 449.95 Shoe Dazzle


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Christmas Gift Guide

Gift giving is all about finding something truly special. We’ve found beautiful gifts for the special people in your lives!


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Opposite page, clockwise: Throw - Samarinda Crocus 100%Linen $428.00, Pink Ombre Saraille toiletry bag $49.00 from Designers Guild, teNeues Naoko Journal from Eastend Stationery RRP $29.95, Archimia Peony toiletry bag Large $68.00, Calaggio Peony cushion $215.00, Designers Guild. GO TO STOCKISTS


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Christian Lacroix in their Christmas sStocking?

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Opposite page, clockwise: CUSHIONS Christian Lacroix Jardin Exo’Chic Caviar cushion $335.00, Designers Guild Boratti Grass cushion $150.00, Christian Lacroix Exotica Rainette cushion $215.00, Christian Lacroix Jardin Exo‘Chic Bougainviller cushion $335.00,

Prices are a guide only. CLICK TO GO TO LILY STOCKIST PAGE

Above clockwise: Christian Lacroix Naked Life Multicolore cushion $250.00. People for Plants Australian Organics Hand Cream $14.95, RGB Cruelty Free, Vegan Nail Polish $18.00, Praileela Mangosteen Organic Hand Cream from The Skin Store $13.50, Huarache Flat Crocs in Multi Geranium $74.99, Sunflower Thanks cards from Eastend Stationery $23.95, Maison Blanche Australian Christmas candle $38.95

Stockists: www.radfordfurnishings.com/stockists/ www.theskinstore.com.au/ www.peopleforplants.com.au/ www.rgbcosmetics.com/ www.crocsaustralia.com.au/ www.maisonblanche.com.au/ www.eastendstationery.com.au/


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Stockists:

Opposite page, clockwise: Designers Guild Samira Fuchsia cushion $239.00, Designers Guild pink and gold cushion $150.00, Calaggio Peony

cushion $215.00, Throw - Samarinda Crocus 100% Linen $428.00 Above, Clockwise: Josette China Set of Teaspoons from Laura Ashley $49.95, Padding Tea Rustic Rose Candle $29.90, Sarah Schembri hand made ceramic tapas dishes $25.00, Porcelain Soy Candles $35.00

www.radfordfurnishings.com/stockists/ www.laura-ashley.com.au/ www.paddingtontea.com/ www.sarahschembri.com/

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Classic Gift ideas from

Laura Ashley Prices are a guide only. CLICK TO GO TO LILY STOCKIST PAGE

Above from top: PALE AMETHYST PHOTO FRAME $49.95, MOTHER OF PEARL PHOTO FRAME $59.95, DARCEY SPOT LARGE WASHBAG $69.95, DARCEY SPOT SMALL MAKEUP BAG $39.95, DARCEY SPOT JEWELLERY ROLL $39.95 PLUS

A RANGE OF JEWELLERY BOXES. www.laura-ashley.com.au/


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Perfect little stocking stuffers from

Laura Ashley

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Above clockwise: SUMMER PALACE SMALL MAKEUP BAG $29.95, SUMMER PALACE JEWELLERY ROLL $39.95, DARCEY SPOT PADDED HANGERS $32.95, DARCEY SPOT SCENTED HEARTS $32.95,

PLUS A RANGE OF CLOCKS AND JEWELLERY BOXES. www.laura-ashley.com.au/ Prices are a guide only. LILY STOCKIST PAGE


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Christmas Gift Guide

Gifts that nuture the art of writing...

Eastend Stationery Prices are a guide only. CLICK TO GO TO LILY STOCKIST PAGE

Above from top: Box sets - teNeues Range - Wrapped Thanks-Sunflower cards $23.95, Green Notes - Owl, Typewriter, Going Places $21.95, W-Lamp Designs Pop-Up Theatres - Sydney, Melbourne, Paris $14.95, Gift Notes - Naoko’s Melody $15.95, KaOs File Storage - Lever Arch (set of 3) - Yonkers.


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Gift ideas from

Eastend Stationery Above clockwise: TeNeues Range - Frame Box - Cartolina $24.95, Green Journal (slip cover) - Dan Bennett design $32.95, Hard Cover Journals - Naoko and Cartolina designs with Soy based ink and paper from responsible forestry $29.95, Heart the Moment flat pack card tiaras $14.50, W-Lamp Designs Lamp Shadow Vespa $98.65. Prices are a guide only. GO TO LILY STOCKIST PAGE


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Opposite page, clockwise: Visit My Hand Crafted Soaps for the most divine range of handmade natural scrubs, soaps, cleansers, oils to create the perfect natural pamper hamper. Above, Clockwise: Glass House Lemongrass Saigon candle $39.95, Kaffir Lime & Cocoa Butter Galapagos Soap $14.95, Sarah Schembri hand made ceramic tapas dishes $25.00, Porcelain Soy Candles $35.00, Organic Peppermint Tea by Paddington Tea $12.60

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Above from top: Visit the Misabelle Sparkle Etsy page for a gorgeous range of necklaces. A little bit of bling for every taste.

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Above clockwise: Wash bags from Designers Guild Boratti Violet and Fuchsia and Savine. Blue Circles Outdoor Crashmat with weatherproof coating, Cuschions from Radfords Christian Lacroix Angels cushion, Designers Guilrd Boratti Cobalt cushion, Christian Lacroix La Main Au Collet Bouganvillier cushion Prices are a guide only Stockists: www.crashmatstore.com www.radfordfurnishings.com

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Above and Right: Christian Lacroix fabric from Radford Furnishings, Gem Tropical Summer Cushion printed in Melbourne. Australia with eco-friendly waterbased inks $50.00. Matching Tea Towel. $26.00 from Jasper and Eve, Maison Blanche candle $38.00, Hard Cover Journals Naoko and Cartolina designs with Soy based ink and paper from responsible forestry $29.95 from Eastend Stationery, Christian Lacroix Naked Life Multicolore cushion $250.00 from Radfords Furnishing, Croc’s Leigh Graphic Wedges $79.99, Pineapple, Cocky and Lantern from Kmart. Prices are a guide only. Stockists previous page.

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Above clockwise: Flamingo outdoor cushion, uv treated, water resistant and mildew resistant from Beach Abode Living $39.95, Bird Charm Necklace Czech green/turq glass, antiqued silver and brass charm on antiqued brass chain $52.00, Patina Earrings $29.95, Patina Necklace apple green patina stamping, layered brass & setting with crystal metallic gold swarovski cabochons $59.95 from One Red Bird. Guys and girls will love 100% Pure Seaweed shaving cream and organic argan oil creamy cleanser. All natural, all vegan. GO TO STOCKISTS


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Above clockwise: Dreamer Necklace woven hemp cord on antiqued brass stampings with Czech glass $79.00, Dreamer Earrings Woven hemp cord on brass stamping with Czech glass $38.00, Green Turq Chandy filigree oxidised brass with 3mm crystal bronze Swarovski pearls with Czech green turquoise glass faceted drop $52.00. www.oneredbird.com.au Prices are a guide only. GO TO STOCKISTS

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Opposite page: Mahala Embroidered Satchel $99.00 Above: Stunning Java Shoulder Bag $59.00 Right: Chandni Chowk Shoulder Bag $59.00 Prices are a guide only. www.eternalcreation.com

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Left: Limited Edition Print from The Art of the Game $190.00 By artist Naomi Le Get “This print is loosely based on a 1948 photograph of Bill Johnston successfully appealing for lbw . What I love about this photograph is that it’s a moment of decisive action, yet it feels completely relaxed at the same time”. Above: Big and Little Kids love a santa sack. This gorgous custom printed sack (Snowflake Green) is from IdTee $44.95. www.theartofthegame.com.au www.idtee.com.au GO TO STOCKISTS PAGE


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Left: The Art of the Game have created limited edition prints of The Skipping Girl for each of the Melbournbe AFL teams. This iconic Melbourne image is perfect for the Melbourne patriot and any AFL team fan. $190.00 Stockist: www.theartofthegame.com.au

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Top Left: Bluetooth Shower Speaker with Speakerphone $29.95 from Le Domaine Top Right: VIIA Charge Holster $69.00 fropm Le Domaine Above: AZOD 120inch 800x600 Indoor & Outdoor Home Cinema Theatre Projector Speaker Package $899.95 from Le Domaine

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PLUSH DOG

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Environmentally friendly dino head.Comes flat, fold and put on broom stick and off they go! $29.00 from Jasper and Eve www.jasperandeve.com.au

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Little ones can create funny creatures with this great kit! $14.99 from Toy Island Blackburn North

Horse lovers jigsaw puzzle and lots more to choose from. From $14.99 Toy Island

Traffic Jam Logic Game. A great educational game. $29.99 from Toy Island

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ELSA DOLL Every little girl wants an Elsa doll from Frozen. $34.99 from Toy Island Blackburn North

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SURVIVING ABUSE INSIDE THE LIFE OF A BOY, AN ABUSE SURVIVOR WHO WENT ON TO PROVE HE CAN’T BE BROKEN... WRITER: Derek www.facebook.com/EmpoweredAndBeautiful

OFTEN WE THINK OF VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AS BEING A ‘WIFE’ OR ‘GIRLFRIEND’ A ‘GIRL’ OR ‘WOMAN’, HOWEVER OFTEN THE VICTIMS ARE CHILDREN AND BOYS... n this brave account of his experience Derek shows Inightmare us inside the world of a little boy who lived a just like many children are right now. His insight has lead him to become one of the dedicated Advisors behind the Domestic Violence Support Group Empowered and Beautiful, with whom we have pledged our support as a Community Partner in raising awareness of Domestic Violence. Take a moment to experience a story of abuse and survival, it evokes a visualisation of the true life of this child, our hope is that this helps to educate and inform our readers and encourage action on the issue of Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence...

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old damp and dingy at the best of times, that was the best way to describe the 2 up and 2 down terrace house in the picturesque village in Kent... but this morning it was very different, Jack Frost had been in my bedroom during the night, he had drawn

his pretty pictures all over the inside of my windows. owever I thought I could make Mum and Dad happy! I could hear them talking in their room. H So I jumped out of bed onto the little mat on the cold lino floor, pulled my dressing gown off my bed that had doubled as an extra blanket and put it on, then kicked my slippers on and headed for the landing. On the landing I called out ‘Morning Mum morning Dad, I’ll put the kettle on and make you both a cuppa’, off I toddled down the steep stairs to an even colder kitchen and it’s rough stone floor. the kettle off the cooker over to the sink Iupgrabbed and shoved my wooden fruit crate with my foot to the unit front, stood on it and stretched over the huge sink and turned the tap on. I had to run some water to check that there was no dirt etc... (old piping) Happy it was ok after about a minute I filled


LILY Online Magazine the kettle, back to the cooker set it on the ring and lit the gas. Now for the next mission I hated it but it had to be done, I needed a wee and the privy was a 20yd hike up the back garden I unlocked the stable type back door and off I ran. the 20yd dash back to a slightly warmer house. The kettle was about halfway boiled, I Twenthen into the front room drew back the curtains then back to tend to the fire. Now a Yo-Yo had nothing on me for the next manoeuvres! Into the kitchen put a drop of hot water into the tea pot and swill it around, back to the fire and check it was still ‘roaring’, back to the kitchen, empty the pot and in went 3 big spoons of tea leaves, fill the pot and put a drop of water in 3 cups to warm them. Now the final check on the fire, top it up with coal and a big log on top. Back to the kitchen I emptied the cups out and stirred the tea pot, refill the pot and tea cosy on, all the cups on a tray and shuffle back upstairs. I made it to the top, all 17 steps and didn’t spill a drop, I put the tray down and knocked on my parent’s bedroom door and bent down and picked up 2 Mugs. Mum answered ‘come in’... ‘Morning Mum and Dad cup of tea nice and strong as the doctor orders’. It felt like the longest walk across the room to dad’s side, I gave him his tea first then back to the door to give mum hers ‘thank you’ she said with a smile more than I got out of dad he just grunted. ‘I’ve checked the loo mum, all working heater’s up, I raked the fire and set it up, drew it back, topped it up with a log and coal and oh there’s tea in the pot’, she smiled ‘thank you son’. ‘Yep well done, what about the scuttle?’ he says. ‘There’s enough for another top up Dad and after I’ve had breakfast I’ll fill it up before I muck out the dog kennels’. Wow I’d only been up 30 minutes and done a shift, ‘Ok boy’ he said. So I turned to mum ‘Right I’ll be off back to my room then’, out I went shutting the door firmly behind me pleased as punch with what I had done.

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fter 12 weeks in plaster I finally had it removed! A I was DEEMED FIT by the Hospital to Walk?! The ambulance dropped me off at my house with my mother and as I shuffled out of the back, the Paramedic handed me a pair of ‘sticks’ to help me stand! The ‘Sperm Donor’ (my father) snatched them out of his hands, threw them in the back of the Ambulance and said “He won’t need those!” He then told me to walk the 750 ft to the back door of my home. That was the longest 10 minutes on my knees ‘crawling’ to the back door, and all visible on the main road! How embarrassing? I then had 3 weeks to learn to ‘walk’ all over again, before I had to go back to school after the ‘Summer Holiday’. It was 3 miles to school, all along Country Roads. In the last of my 3 week Holidays I had to ‘Learn to walk and cover the distance’ ‘OR ELSE!’ Many ‘Slaps/Beatings’ followed, any attempt to support myself as I walked, met with another ‘tirade’ of physical abuse or another! If the ‘Sperm Donor’ was at work, my mother revelled in giving her ‘daily report’ of my ‘progress’ when he got home. She’d report Good or Bad progress. Even if it was good I knew there would be trouble for not doing BETTER than GOOD! I could never do anything to please! The ‘STIGMA’ of this remains to this day. t was this first memorable ‘Experience?’ ... one of far IEmpowered too many to follow that inspired me to discovery and Beautiful the Domestic Violence Support Group, and to becoming an ‘Advisor’ for them. I have been counselled by UK Military and the UK Police after a ‘subsequent’ Court Case!!! But neither of these can match the ‘Love and Support’ I have had from the EAB Team and it’s followers. ‘No Child’ should suffer any Physical/Mental/Sexual Abuse and as a ‘Dedicated Survivor’ for the EAB Team, I will endeavour to help Victims who want to be Survivors! If you are a ‘Survivor’ I want you to know you are not alone and the EAB is here to support you!

bent and picked up my mug and the tray and ike my experience these incidents are happening Ibedroom shuffled into my room, I’m sure I heard their as you read this WORLDWIDE. Please help by L door latch go? ............ My head lurched Liking the EAB facebook page, following the EAB

forward a million stars shot before my eyes, the little mat on the lino floor slid towards my bed, my head was throbbing I don’t know where my tea and the tray went. Half my right leg went under the edge of my bed, the other half and me went over the mattress, I heard the ‘crack’ and felt it! The pain was unbelievable! I woke to hear the words ‘The little bastard made himself a drink’, then Mother was leaning over me ‘You remember you slipped and fell and banged your head as well’, that was followed by him stating ‘Don’t you forget it either’... Like I was going to anytime soon, a lump the size of a ‘tennis ball’ on my head and my leg looking like a ‘tree trunk’. ospital and 12 weeks in plaster from toe tips to H crotch to follow... I am only 6 YEARS OLD for C*#@T’s SAKE what else could happen?... I wish I

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