Whether you and your friends are going to attend the Spring Racing Carnival track side or donning a fascinator in the office on Melbourne Cup day for the office sweep stakes is more your thing. Traditional race wear and beauty is completely out dated, gone are the days of huge flying saucer hats and tacky feathery fascinators. Here is the Beauté Gazette guide to alternative race wear accessories and beauty.
Satin pink bow headband from ASOS $11.95
This adorable little headband is my perfect balance of pretty and elegant without being an over the top eyesore. It is also under $15.00! Horray for a wallet friendly price point, leaving you more money to spend on champagne on the day.
Available from www.asos.com
Gold drop earrings with rose quartz by Amy Tamblyn $75.00
How absolutely adorable are these earrings? It was love at first sight when I spied them. They sit perfectly on the earlobe and are so light you cannot feel any weight whilst wearing them, which is what you need when you are going to out all day and night for Melbourne Cup shinanigans.
Available from www.amytamblyn.com
Surface To Air Arabella Suglasses $129.00
I love sunglasses that are expressive of your personality and mood, these Surface To Air Arabella's are my new obsession. The pastel blue colour is unexpectedly chic and goes well worn with so many different outfits. The races are a time to leave your serious glasses at home and have some fun with your eye wear, also don't forget that glasses are your number one accessory when champagne is being consumed before midday.
Available from www.sunglassesconnection.com.au
Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream EDP $60.00-$120.00
When swanning around the race track you need a fresh, flirty fragrance, no heave notes that will weigh, steer clear of Ambers and Patchoulli and gravitate to florals with top notes of Jasmine and freesia. Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream is the perfect fragrance for a long day at the races, it will make you feel fresh and floral all day long.
Available from www.myer.com.au
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in colour 16 $11.95
Your lipstick choice on Melbourne cup needs to be fuss free and long lasting, ain't no one got time to be reapplying after every glass of champagne. The Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipsticks are a fantastic formula and the colour selection amazing, there is totes colour to match any outfit.
Available from www.priceline.com.au
Benefit Bling Brow Kit $38.00
If hats and fascinators are really not your thing then why not bedazzle your face and brows with Benefit's new Bling Brow kit? The kit comes with self adhering diamontes, tweezers and a guide to creating your own Bling Brow look. You can apply as little or as many as you like depending on how subtle you like your bling
Available from Myer stores and www.benefit.com from November 1st
Wishing you lots of lady luck!
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