Kathleen Lee Joe

Kathleen Lee Joe

Kathleen Lee-Joe is Daily Life's Fashion Writer

In-Flight Beauty

Beauty tips for your next long-haul flight

Kathleen Lee-Joe Step out at your destination looking revived and refreshed, and like you haven't spent the past 14 hours beside a sick child in a tin can.

Dollars and scents

Base notes, top dollar: what makes perfume expensive

Scent memory and personal taste play a role in favourite perfumes.

Kathleen Lee-Joe What separates a costly scent from a cheaper one?

Body Image

The Honest Body Project is the photo series every new mum needs to see

Kathleen Lee-Joe Natalie McCain's real and relatable portraits urge mothers to stand up against the pressure to look perfect.

Chill factor

10 cooling beauty products to beat the heat

Dr. Jart.

Kathleen Lee-Joe Take your head out of the freezer and turn to these products to cut through the heat, stickiness and provide your sweat-slicked skin some refreshing reprieve.

Alcohol flush

Is the 'Asian glow' real?

Kathleen Lee-Joe Around 540 million people in the world are afflicted with that anxiety-inducing condition known as Asian flush. I am one of them.

Hair Hacks

5 steps to determining your hair type

Kathleen Lee Joe Choosing styling products and knowing what to do with them is a confusing state of affairs.

Perfume test

Is there actually a difference between cheap and expensive perfume?

Kathleen Lee Joe What makes one type of smelly water better than another?

New in beauty

10 beauty products to try in 2015

Kathleen Lee Joe These products are to 2015 what organic coconut oil was to 2014. Clear space in your medicine cabinet ...

Size diversity

This Australian start-up wants to make clothes shopping less hellish

Kathleen Lee Joe Sizable, an online shopping site, lets you choose the model that best matches your body type.

Soak it up

Your guide to taking a (proper) bath

Kathleen Lee Joe With dimmed lights, your most zen playlist and these relaxing do-it-yourself soaks, you’ll soon emerge a relaxed, delicately scented, better you.

The new bush?

Will we ever learn to love back hair?

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Kathleen Lee Joe Could back have surpassed chest and pubic as the most political of body hairs?

Beauty PSA

Stop everything and clean your makeup brushes now

Kathleen Lee Joe A ten-minute cleanup could save you from all sorts of unspeakable horrors.

Runway to reality

15 Fashion Week beauty trends that work IRL

Kathleen Lee Joe Sure, it’s exciting to see faux freckles, powder-blue brows and words spelt out with hair on the runway – but those looks probably aren’t going to work for Sunday brunch or that Monday morning...

Final word

Are hand dryers unhygienic?

Kathleen Lee Joe Let's clear this up once and for all.

TV style icons

Which Twin Peaks character is your style match?

Kathleen Lee Joe Beyond the cinematography and David Lynch’s trippy meta-narratives, the thing that had us spellbound was Twin Peak’s femme fatales and their retro-kitsch style.

Mo mani, mo problems

How do you spot a dodgy manicure?

Kathleen Lee Joe Your in-salon mani could be doing you more harm than good. Here are a few things to look out for...

Tired eyes?

Here's how to get rid of those nasty eye bags

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Kathleen Lee Joe So, the Christmas party came and went and it was swell, but now you have to deal with the aftermath.

Beauty nostalgia

Which beauty products make you feel nostalgic?

Kate Moss

Kathleen Lee Joe Return to a period when half-up, half-down hairstyles fixed with a thousand claw clips, cloyingly sweet vanilla-scented body spray and multiple shades of mascara were the height of sophistication.

Micro fringes

Can anyone pull off micro bangs?

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17:  Beyonce sighting at Harry's Bar in Mayfair on October 17, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Keith Hewitt/GC Images)

Kathleen Lee Joe There was a phase in the ‘90s where everyone wanted bangs like Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice – choppy, slicked and super short. Of course, it took a face like Winona’s to pull them off.

Mature makeup

A handy guide to menopausal makeup

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Kathleen Lee Joe While there’s an abundance of information on what foods to eat and what herbal supplements to take during menopause, there’s not a whole lot dedicated to looking gorgeous for a Saturday night out.