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Rocking records and slow fashion – shop to your heart's content at Brisbane City's most unique boutiques
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Rocking records and slow fashion – shop to your heart’s content at Brisbane City’s most unique boutiques

Brisbane City offers a treasure trove of hidden shopping gems – from pen shops nestled inside heritage-listed arcades and subterranean skate shops to stylish streetwear boutiques and iconic record stores. We have rounded up five of Brisbane City’s most unique boutiques for next time you find yourself wandering around The City with some time to kill and cash to spare. It’s time to indulge in a bit of retail therapy … more

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Australia's newest non-binary skincare range TheySkin has officially launched
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Australia’s newest non-binary skincare range TheySkin has officially launched

Skincare can be a confusing space to navigate at the best of times, but that confusion can be compounded when approaching it from outside traditional gender stereotypes. TheySkin has been conceived as a way to remove the complications from skincare, with a newly launched range of items designed for non-binary and trans individuals that are vegan, cruelty free and made from all-Australian ingredients. more

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Un-baa-lievable beauty brand Ewe Care is harvesting the benefits of Awassi sheep milk
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Un-baa-lievable beauty brand Ewe Care is harvesting the benefits of Awassi sheep milk

A good skincare routine can mean the difference between a good day and a bad one. It's a bold statement, sure, but hear us out – when your complexion is clear and glowing, you’re as happy as those Disney princesses who prance around while singing to cartoon birds. When your skin is dull, dry or just generally sad, your mood follows suit. One happiness-inducing skincare product worth checking out is Ewe Care, a sheep-milk skincare range born from an Australian sheep dairy farm. more

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Tame your tresses, spoil your skin and master your make-up at Sanctuary Cove
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Tame your tresses, spoil your skin and master your make-up at Sanctuary Cove

If your skin is dull, dry and in need of some glow – or maybe you’re just desperate for some TLC – head to the beauty haven that is Studio Eclettico. Since opening its doors in May, the hair, nail, lash and brow studio has already gained a cult following of beauty aficionados for good reason. Whether it’s snagging some dreamy highlights with a glass of bubbles in hand, getting your lashes lifted to the heavens or you’re looking to rest and unwind with a relaxing massage, they’ve got you covered. Plus, make-up applications are available for all of those festive parties. Meanwhile, Vault Skin Lab specialises in facials customised to your skin needs that walk the line between modern treatments and tried-and-true treatments. Vault’s facials and massages are available in single sessions or as part of different packages that include luxe add-ons like body… more

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Don't know where to start Christmas shopping? Stroll Edward Street Brisbane in search of goodies for your bestie, boo and you
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Don’t know where to start Christmas shopping? Stroll Edward Street Brisbane in search of goodies for your bestie, boo and you

Christmas is next week, folks, and we are starting to get shopper’s anxiety. Quell your worries with a trip to inner-city shopping strip Edward Street Brisbane, which boats a top-tier line-up of luxurious brands that make festive gift giving easy. Whether you are on the hunt for your smartly dressed mate, something mind-blowing for your special someone or you’re looking to pamper yourself with some serene spa treatments, this shopping precinct has you sorted! more

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World's first carbon-positive beauty brand Emma Lewisham unveils its new 100-percent circular-designed product range
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World’s first carbon-positive beauty brand Emma Lewisham unveils its new 100-percent circular-designed product range

We love our skincare – so much so that our bathroom cupboards are lined to the edge with cleansers, exfoliators, serums and moisturisers. Sure, these products might make a difference when it comes to how dewy our complexion appears, but what about their effect on the planet? If you're keen on adding some more sustainable products into your skincare routine, let us introduce you to Emma Lewisham, the world's first carbon-positive beauty brand. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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I feel so grateful that I have the opportunity to reach so many people with knowledge that they may have never had learned at school or through conversations with others ... ~ Chantelle Otten more
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Live out your 90s dreams with Flowerbed Nails stickers
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Live out your 90s dreams with Flowerbed Nails stickers

If we could time travel back to the 90s or early 2000s and place some of our favourite things in a time capsule that we could bring back to the future, you would probably find us running to our bedroom to grab our cans of Spice Girls Impulse, butterfly clips, So Fresh CDs and our favourite nail stickers. Well, we no longer need a time machine to get our hot little hands on the latter, as Flowerbed Nails stickers have just entered the scene. more

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Level up your skincare routine with MECCA MAX SKIN's brand-new range
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Level up your skincare routine with MECCA MAX SKIN’s brand-new range

If your skincare routine has become more complex than your annual tax return and has more steps than your Fitbit – you need to hear this – there is another way to dewy, glowy skin, and it needn't cost the Earth. Are you sitting down? You may want to because Australia's authority on all things beauty has unveiled a brand-new eight-piece skincare collection called MECCA MAX SKIN and it lands in stores (and online) today, Tuesday August 10.  more

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Zara Beauty is coming and here's what we know so far
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Zara Beauty is coming and here’s what we know so far

If you've ever spotted a super-chic outfit on someone and stopped to ask them where they got it from, there's a very good chance they said "Zara". The beloved retailer is known for dressing fashion-forward folk in stylish gear from head to toe, but soon it'll be painting faces too with a line of beauty products that will have others asking, "Where did you get your lipstick from?". more

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Treat your pores to Alivio's brand-new hemp-based skincare range
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Treat your pores to Alivio’s brand-new hemp-based skincare range

Hemp seed oil seems to be all the rage lately. Why? It's rich in antioxidants, Vitamin E, Vitamin A and encourages skin growth and new cell generation. Basically, it will help your skin look as smooth as a baby's bottom. If this is your (weirdly specific) goal, then we suggest checking out Alivio, a brand-new skincare range that's making use of hemp seed oil's huge list of benefits. more

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Tognini’s little-sister salon Hey Hair arrives at Colwill Place
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Tognini’s little-sister salon Hey Hair arrives at Colwill Place

If you've been in Brisbane long enough, there's a high chance you and your mane have been acquainted with award-winning James Street hair salon Tognini’s. A major player in the hairdressing industry, Tognini’s is expanding its operations and welcoming a new little sister into the fold. Recently arriving in Windsor-based retail hub Colwill Place, Hey Hair is quite the family affair ... more

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Barely dairy – cult-status vegan brand Milk Makeup has finally landed in Australia at Sephora
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Barely dairy – cult-status vegan brand Milk Makeup has finally landed in Australia at Sephora

Those who consider themselves a part of the make-up-loving community are probably well aware of the power that vegan beauty brand Milk Makeup holds – and that's probably why it's almost impossible to snag in Australia. Well, that's all about to change, friends. Be prepared for your credit card to get a workout because Milk Makeup has just dropped its line in Sephora stores across the nation. more

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It’s what’s on the inside that counts – glow from within with The Glowing Skin Co.
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It’s what’s on the inside that counts – glow from within with The Glowing Skin Co.

When it comes to skin, it’s often said that simplicity is best. That’s a belief also held by Tessa Boersma, the creator of The Glowing Skin Co., who found herself disappointed when searching for a quality skin supplement. Not a gal to sit on her heels, Tessa and her business partners set to creating a premium skin formula that contained all of the good stuff and none of the fillers. more

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Buy From The Bush launches new online marketplace to support our rural mates this Christmas
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Buy From The Bush launches new online marketplace to support our rural mates this Christmas

This big old slab of sun-cracked earth may stretch us out into the far corners of the continent, but it doesn’t mean we’re disconnected. Aussies have copped our fair share of struggles of late, but we’ve proven time and time again that we’re ready to lend a hand when the going gets tough. As the 2020 gifting season approaches, give twice this Christmas by choosing to Buy From The Bush. more

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Hoap for health and the planet one wash at a time
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Hoap for health and the planet one wash at a time

Since COVID-19 reared its ugly head, an estimated 20 million plastic sanitiser bottles have made their way to landfills or our oceans. Whilst it's of paramount importance to keep those mitts clean and germ-free, the increased reliance on single-use plastics is not particularly great news for the environment. Thankfully, there's hope – or should we say Hoap – it's hand hygiene, reimagined.  more

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Go below the surface with acne-fighting skincare range tbh.
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Go below the surface with acne-fighting skincare range tbh.

Whilst a lot of skincare ranges are aesthetically pleasing, sometimes they don't get to the root of the problem. That's where tbh. skincare comes in. This science-first skincare line is formulated with a patented technology – XBIO – that effectively kills the acne-causing bacteria that lies within your skin. Stress breakouts sorted. more

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The Weekend Series: relax to the max – treat yourself at these roadtrip-worthy day spas
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The Weekend Series: relax to the max – treat yourself at these roadtrip-worthy day spas

Let’s just all agree that this year has been a pretty wild ride, which has probably (definitely) taken a toll on your soul and left your skin looking and feeling a little bit ordinary. The importance of carving out time for self care during times of increased stress cannot be understated – it’s not only good for your physical wellbeing but it’s imperative to keep your emotional and mental health in check. Sure, there are an abundance of day spas and salons within close proximity to your house but sometimes the very act of getting in the car and driving out of town for the day can be relaxing in itself. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some excellent day spas in Southeast Queensland and beyond so you can truly make a day (or night) of it – massages, facials, treatments, coffee, and most importantly, time to yourself – sounds pretty darn great to us! more