We recommend: Babes Ride Out


We’re loving Babes Ride Out, who run annual female only campouts for us ladies who bike. They’ve got a fabulous Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/babesrideout/  and a website here where you can buy tickets and t-shirts here.

Based in California and running awesome campouts in October every year, I narrowly missed attending last year as I ended up in Cali in November, but should be able to make it this year. Can’t wait! The Instagram is fantastic and worth checking out if you’re into some epic, great photography. All photos used in this blog were found on the Babes Ride Out Instagram.



Meet ‘For Foxes’ Sake

For Foxes Sake Row Murray sex education sex ed teenage girls tween girls sexting

Greetings readers!

I’ve been revisiting some fresh ideas for Lipstick & Gearsticks and am really looking forward to firing up this blog again. In the meantime, I mentioned a few months back that I had been quiet because I was locked up in a dark room writing a book. I’m delighted to advise that ‘For Foxes’ Sake’ is out there and available on Amazon, iTunes and Paperback. Here’s the spin!

“Everyone needs a sex fairy godmother. That person you can talk to about sex, drugs, rock n roll ad how to find the perfect shade of lip gloss. With practical advice and guidance on topics as diverse as consent, body confidence, making home porn, online bullying, sexting and being a digitally savvy girl, this is the book that every girl – and their parents – should read.

“Warm, funny, honest and accurate, this book cracks open the fabulous weirdness of sex. We know what girls are facing today, so let’s rock savvy self-confidence, digital smarts and self-respect.”

I know I’ve been quiet…


Hi guys!

Lipstick & Gearsticks has been a passion project of mine for ages, something I’ve always wanted to do and I’ve loved it.

It’s easy to see by flicking through the post archives that this has been a very quiet corner of the internets indeed over the last year or so….

Well, while I was gone I wrote a book. A whole, big, fat book. The next couple of weeks will be super busy as the book is in production and hits the shelves, then I am so looking forward to coming back and posting here again. In November, I have some road trips with a twist planned and I’m looking forward to bringing them to you!

I’m really looking forward to coming back to this little corner of the internet. I’ve missed this so much!

Cheers, Row xx

Winter is here

crop_shutterstock_81596746Winter is coming? Pfft, you know NOTHING Jon Snow. Winter in Melbourne is well and truly here already. We’ve had Southbank by the Yarra River under water in the past 24 hours, and it’s pretty bitey out there. So here is some sunshine, a pop of yellow and a polka-dotted dress to cheer you up.

Epic Cars Guide

This past month has been a little quiet while we did some market research to really find out what you wanted to read on Lipstick and Gearsticks. It’s been brilliant talking to many of our readers and we’re really excited about having a solid direction to head in.

Lipstick and Gearsticks is still a very new blog, and started for the sole reason that I am passionate about cars and wanted to have a little place on the interwebz to pour that passion into. And I got a wonderful surprise – traffic zoomed from day one – so it quickly evolved and here we are!

Later this year, I’m excited to be heading off to the Paris Motor Show, and I’ve got a lot more planned than just rocking up to the Show and taking some bad Instagram pics……

I’m also launching an Epic Cars Guide in late June. More than just a summary of car data you can pull from any dealer site or website, we compare, rate, and review and create the ultimate cars buying guide. #ambitious

We’ve interviewed some amazing motoristas (and their cars) in the past month, reviewed some very hot cars, and looked (a LOT) and what car brands are doing to market and advertise to their most important – yet most overlooked – demographic. There’s LOTS of content to come, some fresh features, hot cars and more.

Bring it on!

Follow us on Instagram.com/lipstickandgearsticks for fabulous pics of some of our favourite motoristas

Follow us on Instagram.com/lipstickandgearsticks for fabulous pics of some of our favourite motoristas


Mustang Hearts

Happy Monday readers! This week we’re talking to Emma from the gorgeous jewellery label Heart of Bone about her stunning Mustang ’66 Fastback. Stay tuned!

Emma, founder of Heart of Bone, at the wheel of her '66 Mustang Fastback

Emma, founder of Heart of Bone, at the wheel of her ’66 Mustang Fastback

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