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dunkle gals | Dayna

beautiful friend, mother, & small business owner (among her many talents), I am very proud to introduce the gorgeous Dayna as the dunkle gal for Brisbane, batch 19. after meeting 7 years ago down at the Gold Coast through our partners, we soon bonded over afternoon beach strolls & outfit chats. I fondly remember Dayna teaching me the word ‘peplum’ while curating ensemble inspiration for an upcoming event.

dunkle gal Dayna wearing Brisbane lipstick

Dayna wearing Brisbane lipstick with hat

lately our discussions have pivoted towards business & sustainability ideas as Dayna launched her business Darling Cribs earlier this year, beautiful handmade cot sheets in luscious prints (lemons, yes please). it’s amazing how a few simple changes, say switching from plastic packaging tape to paper based, can make a difference. 

Dayna wearing dunkle authentic Brisbane lipstick

close up of Brisbane lipstick on Dayna

close up of Brisbane lipstick on Dayna

our shoot day started with makeup here in New Farm, then we made our way to Moray St overlooking the Brisbane city skyline. we kept makeup simple starting with a massage of face oil, followed by the new botanical balm foundation. I added a little brow definition (Dayna's FAV), a wash of light browns on the eyes & mascara. we finished with a pat of Fort Collins lipstick on cheeks & Brisbane lipstick on lips, of course.

close up of Brisbane lipstick in Dayna's hand

Dayna applying Brisbane lipstick

Dayna applying Brisbane lipstick by dunkle authentic

a huge thank you to Dayna for modelling the shade & sharing her story with us, here she is.

dunkle authentic is all about feel-good moments; tell us what you do to feel good.
"at least once a week I head to the local pool (Centenary, Spring Hill) to do some laps & get a little vitamin D. I have a quick shower & pop on some dunkle authentic facial oil to refresh my skin from the chlorine. I then pop on a light amount of dunkle authentic foundation & a little lippie & head out for a solo lunch. a solo lunch is such a treat when you have a toddler (Daisy) & another little babe on the way."

describe your personal aesthetic & how you style Brisbane lipstick.
"I must admit I’m a bit of a clasher. for example, I love pairing a pretty floral dress with a leopard print boot. I also have a pixie hair cut which is super low maintenance which means I have more time to play with my dunkle authentic goodies."

from manufacturing to farming, tell us about an ethical cause you admire.
"I have recently transitioned to a vegan/plant based diet for several reasons including environmental, health & ethical. I’ve found the transition really empowering to known that I am making a positive impact in all 3 areas. I therefore really admire companies & brands that have nothing to hide regarding farming & manufacturing. I also love to follow two beautiful sisters on Instagram for simple ideas & swaps to reduce our individual environmental impact @_kindreds_"

travel is always a source of inspiration; tell us about your upcoming plans.
"my husband Matt & our little girl Daisy (& baby Jack in my tummy) just recently spent 5 nights in Noosa North Shore staying at Beach Road Holiday Homes. we absolutely love this destination as we love to spend our days driving on the beach & finding the perfect spot to setup for a few hours. Hastings Street is also just a quick ferry ride away for a little stroll & a bite to eat. I feel so fortunate to live in Queensland, spending winter days in swimmers on the beach... unheard of!" 

Dayna walking wearing Brisbane lipstick

dunkle gal Dayna wearing Brisbane lipstick with Story Bridge in background

Dayna, you beauty.

Molly x 

model | Dayna
makeup | Molly Dunkle 
outfit featuring baby bump | model’s own
location | Moray St, New Farm, QLD Australia

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