OIP BEAUTY – Pink It Out!


Think Pink! Seen on-screen in Legally Blonde to on the streets on Gigi Hadid and Jessica Alba, pink is one of those colours that is always seen in style. Both a statement and a delicate colour, it is associated with such words as sweet, tender and romantic, although it can also be bold and striking. Many view pink in beauty as too OTT , however, at OIP we have gathered a mixture of makeup, nail

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OIP Style – Gaga over gingham!


Seems like the return of the chequered pattern is back and cuter than ever. Famously associated with Bridget Bardot and the 50s – 60s, the modern take on the pattern keeps its pretty feel but with a modern edge. Pair the black and white pattern with a pop of red or try it in pretty pastels, either look will leave you feeling feminine and is bound to give you an extra spring in your step.

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OIP BEAUTY – A Wintery Dark Pout


We’re in the midst of winter and it’s the perfect time to add seduction to the lips and wear some darker hues. Burgundy, aubergine, blackcurrant and ebony – all different tints that will make your winter beauty look more bold and sophisticated. To help you all out, at OIP we have put together a variety of styles that you can pair with a dark lip to inspire you this winter. DARK & SEXY Amp up

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With Splendour in the Grass, Australia’s biggest music festival, just around the corner, we thought that we should give you some beauty inspiration for your musical celebrations! Festivals are one of the few events that wholeheartedly encourages creativity and uniqueness, so we have collated a catalogue of beauty looks that will be sure to stimulate your imagination! NEON Light up your face with fluorescent vibrancy! Glowing liner has exploded this year on Instagram, with makeup

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OIP Style – The Staple Shirt


A wardrobe fail-safe and staple item, the shirt. Every girl needs one for those mornings when you’re rushing out the door but want to look chic and like you had all time in the world to carefully curate your day’s look. Below we’ve compiled some fail-proof looks for you, to inspire you to look effortlessly on-point! Image via: freepeople.com Image via: jcrew.com Image via: Pinterest Image via: Pinterest Image via: Pinterest Image via: Pinterest Image

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To celebrate the end of university exams, these two young lovebirds decided to start their morning with a romantic brunch. It was a fine winter morning, filled with just the right amount of sun to keep you toasty. This delightful picnic had the lovely couple nestled on the grass overlooking a lake, sitting on comfortable floor cushions, adorned with flowers and goodies. To help with their adorable set-up, they looked to Picnics by Design, who

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OIP Style – What is millenial pink?


If you haven’t noticed the surge in popularity with this pink hue, then where have you been?! Say hello to the new “IT” colour. It has dominated our screens and now anything you can think of is pink. Shoes, apparel, handbags, make-up, hair, furniture, interior…THINK PINK! Millennial pink. No longer known as “girly” or associated with being too feminine for some, this colour is the latest craze and is here to stay. We welcome you

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A symbol that conveys love, joy and compassion, the heart is without a doubt one of the most meaningful (and adorable) shapes used in our daily lives. With so much hate that goes on today, we got creative at OIP and wanted to spread some love by showing you the different cute ways you can express the most endeared emblems through beauty – including heart lip art, freckles, braids, manicures and much more! HEART BRAIDS A

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The world of dessert-making is constantly evolving to reflect particular trends, and often emulating natural beauty made by Mama Nature herself! A current dessert trend that is truly “rocking” people around the world, is the oh-so-glitzy geode cake. Geodes are hollow rocks filled with sparkling crystals and minerals and can be used to make jewellery, decorate homes, and some people claim they also possess healing elements. Colorado-based, Rachel Teufel, from Intricate Icings, was said to

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OIP Style – NEW bag alert!

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You know the feeling when you have your eyes (and dreams) set on a bag but your wallet just won’t stretch wide enough for the purchase? What do you do? Continue to dream? Start saving? Or get real with yourself because there are bigger priorities then that very cute Chanel bag or Chloe Nile bag that is screaming for your attention. Vestiaire Collective are one in many online marketplaces that allows you to buy and

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OIP BEAUTY – Make it Pop with Pastels!


Let us take a break from dark toned winter beauty trends, and let’s have some fun with pastel! Cotton candy pinks, mint greens, soft lavenders, and dusty blues- these beautifully delicate tints are guaranteed to make any look a statement in a subtle way. Featured on the spring 2017 catwalks of Hermes, Jeremy Scott and Byblos, watch out for this pastel trend in this upcoming spring season! But for those of us who want to reinvigorate our beauty

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In the lead-up to events, however big or small, little elements to the day can fall to the wayside and end up causing some serious stress! Grabbing something like a party kit, from The Party Kit Co, is a great way to take some of this pressure off, with some of their ready-to-go kits, as well as any extra bits and pieces you may want to add! These kits can be ordered for 12, 24,

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When your older brother is a bit of a styling and dessert connoisseur-you know that you’re in for simply sumptuous day. In the conception of this birthday celebration, the first thing Mr Timothy James knew was the colour palette-rose, smoke and copper. A gorgeous colour combination he feels is the new go-to for all celebrations. To create a relaxed and casual feel-simple styling, fresh florals by Jess Maugher Floral Design, and decadent desserts were used

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Emmy Fae’s “Watercolour Wonderland”


To celebrate the gorgeous little Emmy Fae’s 6th birthday, Dream a Little Dream Events, created this “Watercolour Wonderland” to celebrate it in style, and to simultaneously show off the ever-so-cute, new kiddies range by Heart Strings Hire + Style. Watercolour pastels and pretty florals were seen throughout in the styling, with beautiful greenery to balance it out.  The floor was covered in soft petals (which the kids had great fun playing with), and room captured

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Fabulous Friday- Moroccan Magic


The oh-so-heavenly design trend that has surged in popularity over the last few years and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere is Moroccan décor. Dominating Pinterest and Instagram feeds, modern Moroccan décor combines traditional Moroccan shapes and colours, with a modern twist that’s transformed it to a timeless décor that’s both luxurious and laid-back. To get this look, you need to use a variety of different shapes, play upon metallics and mirrors, and create a

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‘Tis the Season to Sparkle! Christmas in July Editorial

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Tis’ the season to sparkle here at OIP, as we share with you today our utterly divine Christmas in July Editorial. Playing cheekily upon traditional elements of Christmas, we went with a more modern, bohemian twist, and boy was it gorgeous! Nestled in the breathtaking Rusty Gate Estate, situated on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, this dreamy venue has open grassy paddocks and overlooks the Port Phillip Bay. Rich and exquisite colours were seen throughout, as

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Alora Mae’s “Gorgeously Girly” 1st birthday


When Ivy & Bleu Events’, very own little angel, Alora Mae, turned one, it was bound to be a gorgeously girly day. To celebrate her first year of life, the room was softly styled with pops of pink and yellow, to compliment her bright personality. The room was adorned with touches of fluffy angel wings for her “soft angel kisses” and a dazzling flower wall from Divine Event Emporium, accompanied by some gorgeous cakery and

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Fabulous Friday- I See, Ice-cream at your Wedding Day!


Gone are the days of a lacklustre wedding day, with the same old traditions that don’t reflect the couples’ personalities, which can leave guests feeling disengaged and perhaps even a little bored by the end of the ceremony. Nowadays, couples are finding ways to put their own flare on their special day, making it a truly memorable and fun day for all! Desserts tables are both visually appealing and generally offer something sweet for everyone

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