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  • Test it Tuesdays: Little Miss Jayne hair range

    by | Aug 27, 2019
    Hey TGs! 

    Put your hands up if you love scrunchies! 🙋🏻 🙋🏻 🙋🏻
    Did you know you get a FREE Flippy Sequin Scrunchie with newsstand sales of the September mag?! I'm wearing the magical holo one right now. Sah pretty. 😍 🔮 ✨

    It's only while stocks last, so you better be quick and pick up a copy of the new mag!

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    Anyways, I've become a little obsessed with hair accessories lately, which is why I was SO excited to try Lady Jane's new Little Miss Jayne hair accessories range. (What a tongue twister, LOL!) 😁

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    Little Miss Jayne hair accessories range, $7.99-$8.99 each

    The collection includes six fun (and totally adorbs) pieces to style your hair, including: headbands, bow clips, bow hair ties, elastics and scrunchies.

    The pastel blue, pink and turquoise colour palette is so dreamy - perfect as we wrap up winter and say hello to spring! 🌸 👗 🌻 🌸

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    I love all the cute details, like the pom poms on the scrunchies and the pearls on the ends of these bow hair ties.

    For more inspo, flip to page 36 of the new mag (with Descendants' Dove and Sofia on the cover) and you'll see Zendaya rocking pearl accessories in the glam pages. 💜 💖

    Girl Talk winners in the September issue won an accessory from the new Little Miss Jayne hair range. I can't wait to see how you style them! 😄

    What's the one hair accessory you can't live without?
    Let me know in the comments below! 👇 👇 👇

    Speak soon, 
    Rosie x 
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  • Go WILD for these sheet masks!

    by | Aug 02, 2019
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    Hey TGs! 


    Happy Friday! So the other week I got my hands on these very cool WILD printed sheet masks and with the weekend coming up, I thought I'd give them a try! 🐨 🐯 🐼 🍃

    There were six totally adorbs animal printed masks to choose from: a koala (this one's super cute), Tassy devil, kangaroo, parrot (I love how colourful this one is), panda or tiger. 😍
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    Skin Republic WILD animal printed sheet masks, $7.99 each.

    I love that the range featured both Australian native and iconic rainforest animals. I have a soft spot for Tasmanian devils so I decided to give that one a go! 

    SQUEE!
    Movie? Check. Popcorn? Check. Sheet mask? Check. Ready for my WILD night in! 

    I applied the mask onto my clean face and left it on for about 15-20 minutes. It was super refreshing, just what I needed after a busy day. The Tassie devil mask has a special charcoal ingredient, which helps draw dirt from the skin. The result? A fresh, glowy face. ✨

    When it was time to take it off, I massaged the rest of the product into my face and hands. No rinsing needed. 🙌  My skin felt hydrated, and I felt nice and relaxed just before bed. Ahhh, pure bliss. 😴

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    How cute are these masks?! Which one would you try? Let me know in the comments below! 

    Until next time, 
    Rosie xo 
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  • Happy World Emoji Day!

    by | Jul 17, 2019
    Hey TGs! 

    Working on the glam pages, I've certainly learned a thing or two about makeovers. Remember that time I gave TG's Aaron a makeover?! LOL! 😂 😂 😂

    Well, today is World Emoji Day 🌏 😜 📅  (you guys, the calendar emoji actually has July 17 on it!!! 😮 ), and in honour of this fun day (coz, who doesn't love using emojis!), I decided to give my laptop an emoji makeover!

    I got my hands on these super cool vinyl decals by Tech Toppers. Each pack comes with five sheets of removable stickers to deck out your laptop, computer, tablet and more. 📱

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    Sah many fun prints. Emoji Tech Toppers pack, $14.95. 


    I LOVE stickers and love emojis so I am obsessed with these. The best part is, they're super easy to remove so you can peel them off to change your design. The hard part: deciding which decals to choose?! 😍 🙀 

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    Ta-da! Here is the top of my laptop. Do you like what I've done with it?

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    This little dude is my fave. I layered a few stickers together - he looks sah happy. 😎 🐵 
    Are you ready to see my new keyboard? 

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    Yes, I am a crazy cat lady! And my shift button has a unicorn on it 😍 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    (OK, we need a button that makes unicorns appear across the screen, ASAP!). 

    The cool thing is, you don't have to stick to just emojis, there are 16 collections available, all with different themes. OMTG, imagine if they had Total Girl themed stickers, or Tay Tay ones? 💖

    Anyways, Happy World Emoji Day! Sending all the smiley, love heart, unicorn emojis your way. You, too, can decorate your laptop, computer, tablet or mobile with Tech Toppers new emoji range of fun, removable stickers: www.techtoppers.com.au

    P.S. comment your fave emoji below. 😁 👇👇👇 🔮 💎 💿 👽 🐸

    XO Rosie 
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  • We danced with Little Mix

    by | Jul 04, 2019
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    Hey TGs! 

    OMG, I cannot believe what happened this week to TG's Sandra and I!
    Our July cover stars, Little Mix, were just in Australia promoting their new single!

    Anyways, as part of their promo tour, the girls did a special performance on The Voice and TG's Sandra and I were invited to dance on stage with them! OMTG!!! 😍

    So we got ready and headed straight to Fox Studios to be extras in the live Little Mix performance! P.S like the pic above? It comes as a poster, FREE inside the July issue of
    Total Girl! 😆 

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    The girls backstage getting ready to perform on The Voice semi-finals. Eeeeep! 💜  Photography instagram.com/thevoiceau

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    TG's Sandra and I waiting outside at Fox Studios before we went backstage.
    Fluro colours on point! 🌈🌈🌈

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    Team Little Mix! ✌️💖

    While we were waiting, we got to meet Little Mix's choreographer who explained what our role was on stage (basically, we had to act super excited when the girls arrived - it wasn't hard to act out. LOL!). He said that Little Mix are sooooo excited to be in Australia and that they can't wait to come back in summer for the LM5 tour! 😝

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    Here they are! The girls start with a power pose! 

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    Our big moment! This is where we got to dance while Little Mix performed the beginning of their song. I can't believe how close we got to the girls! See if you can spot TG's Sandra and I (I'm holding a sign) hehe.  

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    OK, this is super blurry (no photos were allowed on stage) but we're on the far right! Our sign says 'Bounce Back, Little Mix, Total Girl'. They LOVED the sign, I even got a high five from Jade at the end of the performance! 😁

    Watch the full performance below and don't forget to pick up a copy of the July issue with Little Mix on the cover! The issue is filled with so many fun DIYs, recipes and interviews featuring Zendaya and YouTuber Moriah Elizabeth! Woo!


     

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    July 2019 Total Girl on sale now!



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  • Pretty metallic nails

    by | Jul 01, 2019
    Hey TGs, 

    How cool is this!

    Sally Hansen nail polish have collabed with Crayola (as in, Crayola crayons!) to create a new range of sparkly metallics. Cuuuuute! 😍💖💖

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    The range comes in ~literally~ every colour of the rainbow. 🌈 🌟🌟🌟
    Warm autumn tones for daytime glam, cool blue hues for winter magic and edgy metallics for your BFF's party! 🔮

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    Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Crayola Metallics, $8.95 each. 

    I went straight for the cool blue hues and tested out the metallic blue and green. 💙

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    It went on sooooo smoothly and I can't get over how strong and sparkly the colours turned out! Apply two coats (allowing for drying time) and finish with a clear top coat for a lasting mani. 💅

    What do guys think? Which colour do you want to see next?! Let me know in the comments below! 👇👇👇😄

    Love, Rosie x 
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  • TG's Rosie chats to the Rybka Twins

    by | Jun 07, 2019
    Hey TGs, 

    Happy Friday! I am sooooo excited! For the June issue of Total Girl, I got to chat with YouTube stars Sam and Teagan Rybka - a.k.a the Rybka twins! They spilled their best flexibility tips, twin secrets and why they stan K-Pez! 

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    The girls are Aussie dancers and acrobats (from WA!) with over 5 million YouTube fans. Their channel is filled with cool dances and extreme acro challenges - don't try them at home! 

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    Photography instagram.com/rybkatwinsofficial

    Hey Sam and Teagan! You're both such amazing dancers and acrobats. How many hours a day do you practise dance or acro? 
    This varies depending on what day of the week it is. If we’re not dancing, teaching dance, choreographing, practising or filming videos for YouTube you’ll always find us upside down. 

    If you could collab with anyone for a vid, who would it be and why? 
    Definitely the Dolan Twins! We love their videos so much and think that we’d all get along so well because we can all relate to each other. Their relationship and how close they are reminds us of our relationship that we share! It would be so much fun and something our followers would love too! 

    P.S. the girls LOVE scrunchies, especially velvet ones! How cute are these dusty pink Scunci scrunchies?! Style with a half up, half down 'do and you'll be rocking the Rybka twin look!
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    Scunci velvet scrunchies (3 pack), $9.95

    Catch the full interview in the June issue of Total Girl (with Maddie and Kenzie on the cover!). Last chance to pick it up this weekend. Eeeep! 

    Rosie x 
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  • Shake up your dry shampoo

    by | Jun 04, 2019
    Hey TGs,

    How fun is this! So the other month, Batiste launched a new Hair Benefits collection that combines its signature fresh dry shampoo with a little TLC - ooooh. ✨✨✨

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    Yep, now you can have that shower fresh 'do with added haircare such as de-frizz (spray onto your hair, brush and smooth over fly-aways), damage control, hydration (spray from root to tip and brush out) and va va volume (this one's my fave, flip your hair upside down and spray into the roots!). 💜

    I was lucky to attend the launch event and get first look at the new range. 🙌 🙌 🙌

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    Celebrity hair stylist Anthony Nader shows us how it's done! ⭐️

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    Living my best life in a bathtub ball pit! 😆

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    This new lightweight formula is floral fresh. 💐💐💐

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    And that's wrap! Thanks for having me Batiste! 😄

    You can read about the new Batiste collection, along with all my other fave products this month, in the June issue of Total Girl - which comes with cute cactus erasers 🌵🌵🌵 and a mega Maddie and Kenzie poster! 😮

    Let me know what you think of the new issue! 

    Love,
    Rosie xo 

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  • Beauty goss with Maddie and Kenzie

    by | May 22, 2019
    Hey TGs,

    YASSSS, I am SO EXCITED about the latest issue of Total Girl! Maddie and Kenzie star in the Big Leaps issue and you can get a spesh sneak peek of the mag here.  😍

    I was sooooo lucky to interview the Ziegler sisters - can you believe it?! I actually got to chat with Maddie and Kenzie?! They were super down to earth and really funny! 🙌  🙌  🙌

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    Sister love! Image instagram.com/maddieziegler

    The girls have released a new body spray in collaboration with Impulse. The vid of them coming up with their 'unexpected scent' is hilar! TBH, the combo of last season's sunglasses and maple syrup wouldn't smell that bad. 😎

    But, Kenzie, prawn heads? What were you thinking?! 😳 😂 😂

    Watch the video and check out my fast round of questions below! 



    Hey Maddie and Kenzie! Besides Impulse spray, what is a must-have in your gym bag? 


    Maddie:
    Probably a change of clothes because with dancing you never know what could happen!

    Kenzie:
    I would say a Chapstick [lip balm], that’s my go-to.

    The theme of this issue is all about dance and movement, what’s your signature dance move? 

    Maddie: For our signature dance move, we would do the worm on the floor, all the time. 

    I wish I could do the worm! What about flossing, can you floss?

    Kenzie: We can do it but it’s not our signature move... but it’s fun!

    Read the full interview in the June issue of Total Girl! 💜

    If you could ask Maddie or Kenzie anything... what would you ask?! Let me know in the comments below! 👇👇👇 Who knows, they could be reading this...

    Love, Rosie xo 
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  • Cute Mother's Day gift ideas under $30

    by | May 09, 2019

    Hey TGs,

    OMG, so yesterday I only just realised that Mother's Day is this weekend! I legit thought it was ages away but it's actually this Sunday! LOL. 😬😬😬 

    I have no idea what to get her, but I do want to make her feel special and say thanks for everything she has done for me. 💜 Awww, its Mum and I (this is one of my fave photos of us together).

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    I've put together a mini gift guide to give you a few sweet li'l ideas. Don't have cash to make a splash? Don't worry, part two of this blog post will show you some cute DIY ideas! 🙌
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    Natio Antioxidant Lip Shine in 'Bliss' and 'Grace', $11.95 each, and eye makeup remover wipes (30 pack), $6.95

    I looooove the natural colour of these lip glosses and I think Mum will too. Face wipes are always super handy to have, espesh if they are cucumber scented. Sah fresh. 🌸


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    Peter Alexander 'Best Mum Ever' Eye Mask, $29.95. Burt's Bees 'Chai Tea' Moisturising lip balm, $6.95. 

    This eye mask is soooo cute - the perf way to let Mum know she's number one! I'm also obsessed with this new Burt's Bees lip balm. The sweet yet spicy combination (made with beeswax, cinnamon, nutmeg and tea) smells sahhh good. It's like a warm cup of tea. 💛🐝


    Ecoya

    Ecoya @ catch.com.au Madison Jar soy wax candle in 'Cassis Berry & Mango', $29.99.

    Oooh, I like this! The combination of berry and mango smells divine! Plus how pretty is the floral packaging? You could always ask Dad or an older sibling to pitch in, hehe.
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    So there you have it, my top three gift ideas! What's your favourite non-spendy gift? Let me know in the comments below and maybe I can add it in! 👇👇👇

    Rosie xo 

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  • Tried and tested: Dove and Wengie's glam routines!

    by | May 06, 2019
    Hey TGs!

    In the newest issue of Total Girl (with the ah-mazing K-Pez on the cover), I test out Dove and Wengie's glam routines! Yay! 

    Yep, I tried Dove's morning routine for a week (and had to wake up muuuuuch earlier than I was used to. LOL!). I also tested Wengie's night-time routine for a week and discovered the coolest hack. 😮

    Wengie's night-time routine is all about winding down and squeezing in as much 'me time' as possible. Yassss, self-care! 💕

    What I loved most about her routine is this clever snack idea! We take our snacks ~very~ seriously here at TGHQ - so this is a game changer. Are you ready for it?

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    Fill a muffin tray with veggie sticks, fruit, toasted pita bread and dip! So simple yet so clever (and tasty!). 😋  It's perfect for an after-school snack. 

    She also likes to wind down after a busy day with reflective journaling and by reading her fave books. Dove's a fan of this too! Is anyone else re-reading Harry Potter at the moment?! Harry Potter fans, where you at?! 🐍⚡️

    What do you think of Wengie's hack? And do you have any book recommendations?! 📚 
    Let me know in the comments below! 👇👇👇

    Speak soon, 
    Rosie xo 
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  • Everything you need to know about Taylor's new song!

    by | Apr 26, 2019
    YOU GUYS! 
    Taylor Swift just dropped new music and OMTG, here it is!!! 😮😮😮


    'ME!' Feat. Brendon Urie from Panic! At The Disco. 

    The sneaky pop star has been leaving cryptic clues all over the internet, hinting that something MAJOR was about to drop. With the pastel aesthetic and mix of fun prints, some fans thought that maybe she was dropping a new fashion line? 👗

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    But a few hours ago, Tay shared a pic of a giant butterfly mural, with more clues painted into the butterfly's design, confirming that new music was on its way! Woo!!! 💃💃💃

    Swifties put their detective skills to the test to find out exactly where this mural is located - Nashville, Tennessee! (Umm, does this mean she's going country again?!) Fans were seen lining up outside the mural to snap a pic with Tay. OMG, sahhh lucky! 🙀

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    Fans spotted in Nashville, Tennessee. Photography Getty images.

    OK, back to the new song! 

    At first I was like, this is nothing like her reputation album. The pastel colours, happy vibes and fun beat remind me of old Taylor, like Speak Now or 1989 Tay.

    Did you spot the snake at the beginning of the vid?! And how it turns into butterflies?! I might be overthinking this, but a butterfly is totally a symbol of change - and I am loving this new spirit animal for Tay. 🙌 🙌 🙌

    Speaking of animals, YASSS to the cameo of Meredith and Olivia! 

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    The tune is soooooo catchy, and I am getting magical Mary Poppins, Wizard of Oz, unicorn vibes. What do you think of her new song?! Let meee-heeee-heeee know in the comments below! (LOL!) 👇😂

    Rosie xo
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  • Mini Mani Cam

    by | Apr 18, 2019
    Hey TGs, 

    Who's picked up a copy of TG with Katy Perry on the cover?! (Pick me, pick me!) 🙋‍🙋‍🙋‍ 

    If so, then woo hoo! Enjoy the Glitz and Glam issue! You also would have noticed a mini red carpet in the poster section. Waaa? 

    This poster is our mini mani cam! Paint on a fresh mani and get your fingers to pose all fab in front of the red carpet. 💅✨✨✨

     See, like this: 

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    Do you like my pose? Tay Tay is shook by how amazing it is. LOL! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

    And OMG you guys, we have already received our first red carpet snap! 
    This is from TG reader Bella and we LOVE it sahhh much! 

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    TG Bella created her design using "thousands of nail polish, nail polish remover, tape and a bobby pin." Looks fab, Bella! 

    Check out this design by TG Lilla! Lilla's design features two tone nails - love it!

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    And how stunning is this blue and gold nail design by TG Cyra. I am LIVING for the gold glitter! ✨✨✨

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    I can't wait to see the rest of your designs! You can send your snap to totalgirl@nextmedia.com.au - yay! 

    BRB, I'm going to try some new nail designs, hehe. 
    Rosie xo 
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  • Total Girl Lip Gloss Awards 2019 + WIN

    by | Apr 15, 2019
    ⭐️ YAY! The Total Girl Lip Gloss Awards are back! ⭐️

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     and I tested the coolest lip glosses and balms going around, so you don't have to next time you're searching for the perf lip prod. It was tough, there were, like, soooooo many to choose from and they all had different benefits and scents. 🌸🌸🌸

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    But we do have our faves and YOU can WIN every single lip product featured in the awards! 😮😮😮  Yep! You can view all the winning products by clicking on the gallery image below: 

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    Then, simply pick up a copy of the May issue of Total Girl to find out how you can enter. You MUST send your entry to email address mentioned in the mag. 👈 
    Unforch, comments below will not count. Good luck! 😝

    Rosie xo

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  • A whole new... loooook

    by | Mar 15, 2019
    Hey TGs, 

    This just in: genie hair is having a moment. ✨✨✨

    You know, like, the super high 'bubble' ponytail with a strand of hair wrapped around the elastic?! Ahhh, I'm totally not explaining this well. But if you read on, you'll see what I'm going on about.

    I first saw the look on Ari, and as the queen of ponytails, I trust her to be at the forefront of ponytail trends. At all times. 🔮💁🏻

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    But then, I saw Millie Bobby Brown rocking the look (with a whole lot of sass, too!).
    Yasss, gurl. 💫

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    It could be because the remake of Disney's Aladdin is coming soon (eeek, who's excited?! 😆) and the look is serving serious Genie x Princess Jasmine vibes. Or it could be that it's just a fun style that may or may not come with the ability to grant wishes. Either way, we are here for it. 🙌 💜

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    What do you think? And who's excited for the new Aladdin?!
    Let me know in the comments below! 👇👇👇

    Have an amazing weekend, TGs!
    Rosie xo 
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  • Captain Marvel-ous! Nail Tutorial

    by | Mar 07, 2019

    Hey TGs, 

    GET EXCITED coz Captain Marvel is in cinemas, now! 🚀🌟⚡️
    I was super lucky to attend a special preview of the movie featuring a very ~cool~ red carpet guest... I can't give away too much away but OMTG the movie was sahhhhh good! 😆😆😆

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    Oh hello kitty. You guys, there was a cat on the red carpet. An ACTUAL cat (and one of my fave characters in the movie!). 🐈💛

    Speaking of fave characters, 
    Carol Danvers (played by Brie Larson) is the ultimate girl boss and I think she may be my new favourite superhero. There, I said it! 🌟🌟🌟

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    Image Getty Images // Meanwhile in America, Brie Larson shines at the World premiere.

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    Image instagram.com/brielarson // I heart this so much - Brie Larson at the UK premiere. 

    OK, so after the movie, I was feeling totally empowered and I wanted to do something spesh for my blog! So here it is, Captain Marvel inspired nails. I think Carol Danvers would 10/10 approve. 👊

    What you need
    🌟 Nail polish in red, blue and gold
    🌟 Sticky tape 
    🌟 Nail art stickers (we used KISS 3D nail art) 
    🌟 Glitter top coat 

    What to do 

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    Don't forget to tidy up the edges 🙈😂😂

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     Paint two coats of polish as a base. I alternated between red, blue and gold. ❤️💙💛
    Leave one nail as a statement nail. 

    2. For the statement nail, section your nail into thirds and paint each third a different colour (the sticky tape can be used as painitng guide!). It's best to paint one colour at a time - wait for the colour to dry and then repeat). 💅🏻

    3. Once dry, decorate with nail art stickers (think, stars!) and a glitter top coat to hold everything in place. 🌟🌟🌟

    Yay! OMG who's excited to see the movie?! Let me know in the comments below! 👇
    And if you have any nail art ideas pleeeease let me know, maybe I can do a tutorial for you! 😆

    Catch ya next time!
    Rosie 

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  • Back to School Hair

    by | Feb 06, 2019
    Hey TGs,

    I can't believe it's Back to School already! Who's excited for the new school year?! Anyone starting high school? Eeeep! 😬😬😬 

    If you are, my best advice would be: get organised (with super cute stationery, of course!), don't be afraid to put yourself out there (sign up for the school play, join the sports team, go for a leadership position!) and most importantly, be yourself. 💜📗

    OK, side note. Who's ready to see a school pic of me in Year 6?! OMG I actually haven't changed a bit! LOL! 😂 

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    Obvs, my go-to look was a low ponytail. 💁🏻 But the ca-utest hair pack by Scunci landed on my beauty desk this month and I was super keen to try some new lewks! I took inspo from the January issue of TG (where you'll find the full tutorial)!

    Look 1: Mad for Maddie 💛

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    This look is my faaave and was defs the easiest to do! I secured my high ponytail with a hair elastic, then covered the elastic with a scrunchie. How adorbs is the blue and white striped one?! A quick burst of hair spray held everything in place. 

    Look 2: Zendaya will slay ya! ⚡️

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    I LOVE this look by Zendaya. Confession, I’m terrible at braiding hair! OMG, I know! Is there anyone out there who can teach me?! I went for the easier version and plaited my hair instead. I secured my plait with an elastic and upped the glam factor with glitter clips! 

    Look 3: Kenzie frenzy 🌸

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    This weekend look takes a bit more time –  the longer you leave your plaits in, the tighter the curls! I used poly bands to secure all my little plaits. When ready, I gently brushed them out and gave my hair a side part. I finished the look with glitter clips (coz clearly, they’re my new fave accessory! LOL!).  

    What I used for these looks: Scunci Summer Essentials Style Pack, $12.95

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    Yay! How do you wear your hair to school? Let me know in the comments below! 😁
    👇 AND comment below if you know how to braid! 😂😂😂


    Catch ya next time,
    Rosie xo

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  • New hair alert!

    by | Jan 15, 2019
    Hey TGs,

    This is not a drill! Dove has been spotted with brunette hair oh-my-Total-Girl we are DIGGING it! 😍🙌

    No longer with platinum blond locks, the Descendants star shared a snap of her brand new 'do and it's almost unrecognisable.✨


    Image instagram.com/dovecameron

    "Was I wrong to be blonde this whole time," she captioned. 

    While we have a feeling this could be a wig (she's defs rocked a few in the past!), we wouldn't rule out that Dove is totally considering this hair style for reals. It is, after all, a brand new year, she's working on some exciting new projects AND IT'S HER BIRTHDAY TODAY!!! Woo! HB Dove! As if that wouldn't be a reason for a new 'do?! 🎉

    Speaking of birthdays and wigs, Sofia Carson posted the sweetest b'day photo for her co-star and nawww. 💜

    Sofia Carson's post
    Image instagram.com/sofiacarson

    So, what do you think of brunette Dove?! Or what colour what you like to see her rock next? 💁🏻
    Let me know in the comments below! 👇

    Catch ya next time, 
    Rosie xo
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  • Concert Hair: Space Bun Tutorial

    by | Dec 20, 2018

    Hey guys! 🚀

    OK. Are you... Ready for it?! LOL! I've pulled together a tutorial for my all-time fave concert look. Katy and Ari have been seen rocking this hairdo - and it's no wonder, this playful style is sahhh much fun and super easy to do. I've even used the Twirlies that came free with the December issue of Total Girl - so you can grab your Twirlies and try it too! 🙌✨ 

    Katy buns
    Image Getty Images

    What you need

    • 2 hair ties
    • 2 Twirlies
    • Bobby pins
    • Hairspray
    • Face glitter

    What to do

    1. Brush your hair free of knots, and then part it down the middle.
    2. Create two pigtails, sitting high on top of your head and secure with hair ties. 

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    3. Take the first pigtail and twist it away from your face. The tighter you twist your hair, the sleeker the bun will look. (Can't get the twist right? Try plaiting instead!) 

    4. Wrap the twisted hair into a bun and secure with a Twirly! You may need bobby pins to help secure it in place. Repeat with the second pigtail and spritz with hairspray. 


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    5. Complete the look with your fave gloss and a touch (or lots!) of glitter. 
    6. Now you're ready to Shake It Off! 


    See, twinning with Katy! 



    Such a fun look! OMG you have to tell me about your fave hair style! Let me know in the comments below! 👇

    Catch ya next time, 
    Rosie xo

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  • Concert Hair: Inside my VIP Tay experience

    by | Dec 18, 2018

    Hey guys! 

    OMTG! Who was lucky enough to watch Tay perform during her reputation tour?!💃
    I am still buzzing from the incredible experience; the amaze set, the songs, the fireworks, the... rain! LOL! (Yes, it was pouring rain during the Sydney show, but it was still SO much fun!)

    Taylor Swift on stage during her reputation tour
    Image Getty Images

    My bestie and I saved up for aaaages to get our hands on Tay tickets, and we were lucky enough to score a VIP package! We were so excited when our spesh package arrived (squee!). It was filled with cool Tay merch and a super sweet message recorded by Tay herself. ⭐️

    Taylor Swift VIP box
    Taylor Swift VIP box 2

    Oh heyyy, Tay 

    Here a few pics I snapped from the concert. Her set was incredible and the snake theme was so cool. 🐍🐍🐍

    Reputation tour stage image 3Reputation tour stage image 4
    Taylor Swift dancing in the rainTG Rosie at Taylor

    Tay dancing in the rain vs. my bestie and I dancing in the rain. LOL!

    Inspired by Tay's tour (and the festive season - who's ready for 2019?!), I want to share with you my all-time fave concert look 🙌. So stay tuned! What's your fave hair style? Let me know in the comments below 👇 and maybe I'll do a tutorial on it! 

    Speak soon, 
    Rosie xx 

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  • Plastic Ain't So Fantastic: Part 3

    by Laura | Jul 13, 2018

    Hey guys!

     

    So you’ve finally made it to part 3 – the last section of my ‘Plastic Ain’t So Fantastic’ post. Well done you! It’s been quite the journey, hey? Once again, if you haven’t read parts 1 & 2, I do suggest going back and reading them before you hit this up. That said, this one pretty much stands on its own, so if your current mood is lazy gal x 100, no judgement here! Most of my moods tend to fall into that category, TBH :P

     

    OK so I promised to spill the T on my fave packaging-free prods that my besties over at LUSH hooked me up with, so I’m going to dive right in like a sassy sea turtle on a hot day. You ready? Let's go!

    Shampoo bars


                 SeanikJason

                  HoneyTin

    What can I say, these cuties have literally transformed the way I think about hair care. To tell you the truth, I was a little wary at first. I wasn’t convinced that they would be able to give my hair the TLC it needs, but after trying them, I am a lifetime convert! So far I’ve tried ‘Seanik’ (blue), ‘Jason and the Argon Oil’ (pink) and ‘Honey I Washed My Hair’ (cream). They are all great for different things; for example, I find that Seanik is super clarifying and adds killer volume, Jason gets me Katy Perry-worthy shine, and Honey makes my locks suuuper soft and smells absolutely divine.

     

    Don’t be fooled: these bars foam up like crazy, so you don’t need much product to get a good lather going. After you’ve used the bar, either leave it on a soap holder rack in the shower, or sit it on its side in one of the cute little reusable tins (you can buy these separately) so that it can dry out properly.

     

    One of the best things about these bars is that they are really cost-effective: they are $14.95 each and last up to 60 washes (that’s about 25 cents per wash!). And if you’re like me and only wash your hair twice a week, each bar should last about 6-9 months.

     

    Solid conditioner

                                             Jungle 

    I’ve been using the ‘Jungle’ solid conditioner, and it’s pretty interesting! To be perfectly honest, it takes a little getting used to as it’s a very different experience from the thick, liquidy products we’ve grown accustomed to. It’s fairly thin, so it kinda doesn’t really feel like much is going on – and this troubled me the first time. BUT, I can confirm that my hair feels incredible after use. V lush indeed, LOL.

     

     

    Avocado co-wash


                        Avo

    This product is a two-in-one shampoo and conditioner, aka, the lazy girl’s best friend! (It would be hilariously ironic if any TGs out there miss out on seeing this coz they were feeling too lazy to read this whole post, haha!) I‘ve only tried this product once, and as far as two-in-ones go, it was super impressive. My hair felt lovely and soft after use, and because it gently cleanses without stripping the hair of its natural oils, I think it could definitely be used more frequently than regular shampoos. I’m going to start using it for those ‘in between’ washes when it isn’t actually my usual hair-washing day, but I’m craving those freshly-washed hair feels.

     

    Hair treatment sticks

     
                           Treatments


    This has gotta be one of the most inventive ways of delivering a packaging-free product I’ve ever seen! You know those delish hot choccy sticks you can buy? They’re basically just like that! You just pop the stick in a mug of boiling water and stir until it has completely melted. Just like magic, it transforms into a thick, luxurious treatment for your locks! FTW!

     

    Massage bars

                PearlWiccy
                             

    These massage bars are simply magical! I use my ‘Pearl’ bar (left) as a post-shower body butter and it makes my skin feel off-the-charts soft. And I rub the ‘Wiccy’ (right) into my sore muscles after a long dance sesh – it instantly relieves the tension and leaves my skin silky smooth.

     

    Scrubee

                                  Scrubee

    My absolute fave product! And not just from LUSH, my fave EVER! This little guy is an in-shower body butter and gentle exfoliator (YAY for another lazy-girl prod!) and he permanently sits on my soap rack in my shower. About twice a week, I rub it all over just before I’m about to hop out of the shower and it makes my skin literally radiate with a glow reminiscent of Ariana Grande’s all day long! I swear! The smell lingers on your skin for hours, and it’s so heavenly that I have to actively stop myself from smelling my forearm all day. No word of a lie.

     

    So there you have it, TGs! Just like that, you’ve made it to the end of my 3-part blog about packaging-free prods. Mammoth effort, guys! Thank you so much for staying with me – you all give me LIFE! But before I love and leave you, I want to know:

     

    If you could create a plastic packaging-free beauty product that would change the world, what would it be?

     

    Submit your answers in the comments below for the chance to win a LUSH Scrubee, worth $14.95! (Only TGs living in Aus are eligible. The winner will be notified via email on Friday July 20.) Good luck!

     

    Xo Laura

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