Amber Renae - The Style Engineer

Finding your voice in a crowded and noisy world

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We all know of those people who have that commanding presence. You know the ones, they walk into a room and you’re instantly attracted to them, want to get to know them, maybe even befriend them. They let out a kind of positive and confident energy that people can’t help but admire.

Last night I was lucky enough to …

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Why building self-confidence is so important (and how to improve yours)

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Earlier this week I caught the media launch of the upcoming show Dream Lover starring David Campbell. Watching him perform a few numbers, got me thinking about confidence. So let’s talk about that for a minute, or lack thereof it.

You know, that elusive element that stops us from pursuing a lot of our dreams and chasing our goals.

Confidence.

I’ve …

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THE GREAT DEBATE: “WOMEN AND MEN: EQUAL AT LAST”

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Men and Women: Equal at last. A pretty hot topic any day of the week, even more so when it’s being debated on International Womens Day!  I of course chose the Negative side, since we are absolutely NOT equal…..we are so much better

When the Australian Institute of Management asked me to be a guest speaker at this …

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MY TOP 3 HACKS FOR WORKING FROM HOME

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Figuring out life-hacks to become a more effective entrepreneur is definitely a topic I’m deeply passionate about, if you’ve been following me on the blog or Instagram you’ll know how I structure my days like a ninja to achieve optimal productivity.

As a solo-preneur, working from home can become monotonous and we often find that one day blends into the …

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2016 BEAUTY HAUL : MY FAVE BEAUTY PRODUCTS

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At the end of last year, in a truly heart-breaking, early morning moment, I stupidly left my entire makeup bag tucked neatly under the chair of an aeroplane.  After countless calls and several hours, I realised that the unthinkable was true.  All my products and brushes, even the ones that were worn down to the nub, that I’d …

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MASTERING YOUR MEAN GIRL

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This might come as a bit of a surprise, but you know that voice in your head, the one that tells you you’re not good/pretty/smart/***** enough?  Yeah well, we all have one.  Yep, everyone! And thanks to the help of Melissa Ambrosini, we are now able to master that mean girl and start living our dream lives.

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BODY IMAGE ISSUES? READ THIS…

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As a personal stylist I get a behind the curtain glimpse into the body image issues that too many of us women carry around, and I gotta say its pretty disheartening hearing the words come out of womens’ mouths.  Sure we think these things in our own heads, but when you hear it first hand, its heartbreaking.

I’ll never …

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THE HILLS ARE ALIVE

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I’ve never seen the Sound of Music movie.  Nope, never, for real!  I asked Mum why, and she said we were just never into musicals, I guess that’s life when you’ve got three brothers.   Yet despite never seeing the film I seem to know the lyrics to all of the songs and merrily hummed along as the uplifting melodies …

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“WOMEN SHOULD NOT EXERCISE JUDGEMENT IN POLITICAL AFFAIRS”

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When was the last time you were in a movie theatre that erupted into spontaneous applause as the credits rolled?  Or the last time you had cheeks wet from tears, and walked out of the cinema pondering the battles of generations before you?  For me, that was last week at the preview of Suffragette.

It ended with applause, …

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RENAULT x NUXE SKINCARE GIVEAWAY

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I’m excited to announce that two fabulously chic French brands have connected this Christmas to bring you the ultimate beauty giveaway!

Renault has teamed up with cult French skincare brand Nuxe to offer a special limited-edition gift pack to the first 50 of my friends that test drive a Renault Captur by 31 December, 2015.

Yep, the first 50 of my …

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INCEPTION STYLE FAKE-OUTS FOR MAX PRODUCTIVITY

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I’ve been on a productivity band-wagon for the past couple of weeks, chatting about how I plan my days like a productivity ninja, and how I use mind-fuqery techniques to turn my dreams into reality.  

So this week I thought I’d give you a little behind the scenes glimpse at how I plan my days to get the most …

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TURNING DREAMS INTO REALITY

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Continuing on from last weeks ninja productivity chat, I thought I’d share how I plan my weeks/months, which all feed back into allowing me a streamlined and productive day.

I spoke briefly about the goals I set each month which dictate the time I allocate to projects daily, so let’s look at that first.

As Tony Robbins said, setting goals is …

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