5 minutes with: FFA Hero Scout & TV presenter Amy Duggan

Amy Duggan knows what it takes to make it in women’s football. The 20-cap Matilda has long been devoted to the game. From a 12-year-old in Canberra playing futsal right through to representing her country on a global stage at both the Women’s World Cup and Olympics. Amy’s passion for the sport, and women’s sport in general, is unwavering. Now in the media, namely as an expert commentator for FOX SPORTS’ on-air football team and as a nightly sports presenter on WIN News, Amy recently turned her focus to talent scouting for the FFA (Football Federation Australia). The former Matilda…

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Laser Genesis: How to get your skin glowing this event season

It’s one of the most popular laser treatments going around. Laser Genesis is best known for its little to no downtime and ability to get the skin glowing. Exactly why it’s a pre-event favourite for many celebrities, socialites and now me at Melbourne’s Clinica Lase. September is my busiest month with footy finals leading into the Brownlow and Grand Final week. This year I also hosted the AFL’s Snapchat live stories during the major Melbourne finals and Brownlow Medal night. With long days in the office and weekends working late at games my diet/sleep/lifestyle regime all but went out the window.…

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5 minutes with: Recently retired NRL women’s star Allana Ferguson

“To get to the point now where girls know we do play rugby league and it’s out there and our games have gotten a little bit of air time and the game’s growing – that in itself is such a huge accomplishment and such a dream come true.”  Allana Ferguson is a woman on a mission. As a self-confessed ‘footy head’ this passionate 25-year-old is determined to change the National Rugby League’s landscape for the better. Unfortunately since I first spoke to Ferguson in 2017, her role in the game has switched permanently from playmaker to TV presenter after she…

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What is PICO Genesis and why you need to know about it

So I know it’s been a while since my last post but I have a good excuse for that… Italy. More on that later. For now I have to tell you about PICO Genesis, hands down the best skincare treatment I’ve tried and what I have to thank for my holiday glow. You guys know I place a high importance on looking after my skin. From wearing sunscreen daily to keeping up my monthly peels, I will leave no stone unturned in having the healthiest complexion I can. A short time before I went overseas I was introduced to PICO…

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5 minutes with: TV presenter & sports journalist Erin Molan

Erin Molan is not only a bright and bubbly personality with a stunning smile and wicked sense of humour to match, but a true trailblazer and leader for women in sports journalism. The 36-year-old’s passion and pride for her various media roles, most notably as co-host of The NRL Footy Show, was evident from the moment I started picking her brain on all things career at Rebel’s new Chadstone store launch in 2016. With a significant social media following and presence on our TV screens the Sydney-sider was in Melbourne to host the new Rebel store opening. Now a mum of one to baby daughter…

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5 minutes with: Award winning AFL journalist Sam McClure

It wasn’t that long ago Sam McClure was running errands and buying coffee for on-air talent at a local Melbourne radio station. Fast forward to 2017 and the award-winning journalist got his next break, when he joined 1116 SEN’s weekday breakfast show. Sam has an inherit flair for footy and journalism, his father Geoff McClure was a renowned sports journalist at The Age. Also writing for The Age, he radiates enthusiasm for his craft of storytelling and those aspiring to break into the industry can certainly learn a thing or two from him. It’s hard to believe Sam was only 25-years-old when…

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5 minutes with: 2018 Australian Grand Prix Ambassador Brooke Meredith

“It’s about women as strong, independent and career-driven people, and to be recognised as part of that is honestly so humbling.” Brooke Meredith is a breath of fresh air. The 28-year-old, who is making waves in the health and wellness industry with her magazine A Conscious Collection, has recently been announced as the 2018 Australian Grand Prix Ambassador. As you can tell by Brooke’s wise words, ambition runs deep for the business savvy brunette. Having grown up in the regional town of Albury-Wodonga she moved to Melbourne to build a career in modelling and graphic design. In an effort to…

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5 minutes with: Fashion blogger & business woman Nadia Bartel

Nadia Bartel is a woman in the know within the world of fashion. The Melbourne based mum-of-two is a regular on best dressed lists and street style pages off the back of her blogging success with her website the Chronicles of Nadia. The style maven has re-launched her online boutique The Con-nection alongside sister Michelle Coppolino in mid-2016. I caught up with Nadia at the time to dissect The Con-nection and discuss her fashion philosophies behind her stylish success. How did THE CON-NECTION come about? My sister and I always wanted to do something together. We are incredibly close but also so different in many…

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Review: My all-time favourite face masks

I’m a firm believer that every woman needs a face mask in her skincare routine, stat. At least one. Maybe two. I move between three or four. Once you get on board the mask bandwagon it’s kinda hard to stop. But there’s good reason for it! To explain the wonders of these products I caught up with Crystal, a skincare expert and founder of Melbourne skincare clinic Clinica Lase. I’ve also included some detail on my thoughts and experiences with my favourite face masks, alongside of Crystal’s review, below. What are the main benefits of using a face mask in your…

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5 minutes with: Teacher & model Brit Davis

I caught up with Brit Davis ahead of her role of Australian Grand Prix Ambassador in 2016. – Brit Davis is a quintessential Melbourne girl with a bubbly personality and stunning looks to match. The Parkdale native, who now calls Geelong home with partner Geelong captain Joel Selwood, has just been appointed 2016 Formula 1® Rolex Australia Grand Prix ambassador. It’s not hard to see why the 24-year-old was selected for the role. She proudly displays a passion for her hometown and the prestigious occasion. “The event is known internationally and it gives me a chance to showcase Melbourne and…

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