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Add some eco-conscious beauty staples to your self-care routine courtesy of Peggy Sue
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Add some eco-conscious beauty staples to your self-care routine courtesy of Peggy Sue

Self-care has been a major theme this year. Slowing down, taking the time to listen to our needs and indulging in the little things has kept us somewhat sane in the past few months. This also relates to our skincare routine – whether you have a ten-step regimen that you undertake morning and night, or your routine consists of brushing your teeth and a splash of water on your face, taking some me-time is important now more than ever. That's where sustainable-skincare makers Peggy Sue steps in. The Australian owned-and-operated brand sells a luscious range of eco-friendly self-care products, so you can take time to look after you and the world at large. more

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Turn intentions into actions by supporting these Indigenous-owned-and-operated skincare and beauty brands
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Turn intentions into actions by supporting these Indigenous-owned-and-operated skincare and beauty brands

Okay, so you've posted a black tile on your Instagram, but what now? Florence Nightingale said it best when she said "I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results." Sharing or liking a post on social media or declaring #BlackLivesMatter is a start but it's not enough – it's time to turn intentions into impact and use your privilege to affect positive change. One small but tangible way you can do that is to support local businesses that are Indigenous owned and operated, or are in support of local Aboriginal communities in Australia. Over the next few weeks, we will bring you a range of businesses across categories including (and not limited to) Aboriginal art, apparel and jewellery so you can continue your commitment to listening, learning and supporting. Remember, we all have a long way to go to become anti-racist… more

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Embrace your face with natural makeup from dunkle authentic in California Lane
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Embrace your face with natural makeup from dunkle authentic in California Lane

If you subscribe to the less-is-more philosophy when it comes to makeup and skincare, you'll find your cosmetic kindred in Molly Dunkle from dunkle authentic. Molly spends her days handcrafting a curated collection of lipsticks, foundations and face oil from her new studio space on California Lane, and if you've ever wondered what goes into making your makeup, here's your chance to find out. more

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Hummm your way to glowing skin with a new two-step routine
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Hummm your way to glowing skin with a new two-step routine

Do you remember when a cleanser, toner and moisturiser constituted a skincare routine? These days, we're conditioned to believe we need a complex 26-step regime of lotions and potions to treat every possible skin condition from pores to premature ageing. If you're feeling overwhelmed or are suffering from product fatigue, there's a new Australian skincare label that is pioneering a nifty two-step routine that is right up your alley.  more

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Shop for a good cause – a list of labels that are donating to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal
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Shop for a good cause – a list of labels that are donating to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal

The ongoing catastrophic Australian bushfires have left us all feeling helpless, but the overwhelming number of generous individuals and businesses stepping up to support the victims and our firefighters – whether it be by donating funds, spreading awareness, volunteer efforts or fundraising – is nothing short of an amazing feat. Through tough times such as these, our Aussie spirit of kindness and generosity never ceases to prevail. Here is a list of homegrown brands and labels that are donating part (or all) of their sales profits to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal and related charities. more

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Ditch the plastic and lather up with a bar of Shampoo With A Purpose
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Ditch the plastic and lather up with a bar of Shampoo With A Purpose

We all know that plastic isn't so fantastic, but in Australia 5.3 million consumers – that is 27.1-percent of the population – purchase single-use plastic bottles on a weekly basis. Most of which, let's be honest, are destined for landfill, where it can take between 20 and 1000 years to degrade. If that makes you feel all of the things, you're not alone – but together we can make small changes that have a big impact. One of the easiest changes we can make is to switch to a shampoo bar from Shampoo With A Purpose once your current supply runs dry. more

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You beauty! Five simple ways to get healthy, glowing skin
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You beauty! Five simple ways to get healthy, glowing skin

It’s important to love the skin you’re in, but it can be difficult when that skin is dealing with cystic acne or hyperpigmentation. Sometimes we need a little extra help getting to the L-word stage with our complexions. Unfortunately, in the search for that help, we can quickly find ourselves buried in advice about ten-step skincare routines and bone-broth diets. It’s enough to bring on a breakout – not ideal. In an effort to save you all of that trouble, we’ve put together a few simple tips to help you get healthy, glowing skin. more

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Period power! Together we can end period poverty with Taboo's organic pads and tampons
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Period power! Together we can end period poverty with Taboo’s organic pads and tampons

Let's talk periods for a moment (we'll just give the gents who accidentally clicked on the story a second to make a hasty exit). While we here in Australia have things largely sorted when it comes to our monthly visits from Aunty Flo, the heartbreaking truth is that 30-percent of girls in developing countries will drop out of school once they start having periods. Furthermore, far too many reproductive complications stem from the lack of appropriate menstrual health care and education. TABOO is a social enterprise turning the tide on period poverty. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Dr. Chris Gillies
There are lots of examples of how society can change behaviours and improve livelihoods, so the tools already exist for how we minimise the impact of these issues and improve ocean health ... ~ Dr. Chris Gillies more
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Go nude with APHA.LAB's free-from deodorant
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Go nude with APHA.LAB’s free-from deodorant

It's probably not something you've spent too much time thinking about, but if you were to take a peek at the ingredients list of your deodorant you might be perturbed to find some pretty heavy ingredients in the mix. We're talking everything from aluminium chlorohydrate to triclosan (the antibacterial chemical used to kill odour-causing germs on the skin) and phthalates galore. The good news is that Melbourne's APHA.LAB has crafted an all-natural alternative that actually works! more

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Good to glow – Artisan Aesthetic Clinics expands to Rosalie and revamps The Valley
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Good to glow – Artisan Aesthetic Clinics expands to Rosalie and revamps The Valley

When it comes to the world of medical aesthetics, it really pays to do your research before you dive right in to experience it for yourself. One name that has a sterling reputation in Brisbane’s scene is Artisan Aesthetic Clinics. Since opening its first location in Fortitude Valley eight years ago (under the name Artisan Cosmetic & Rejuvenation Clinic), the team has gone on to become one of the most trusted and respected in the industry. Those in need of some TLC can now delight in the news that Artisan Aesthetic Clinics has expanded to include a Rosalie location, as well as rejuvenating its Fortitude Valley digs. more

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Get your skin summer ready with lush goods from Bali Body
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Get your skin summer ready with lush goods from Bali Body

When it comes to keeping your skin looking fab in summertime, it’s all about preparation. The winter months often leave us looking less than desirable, what with all of the flakiness and the faded tans of sunny days past. Now that the sun is out and our hemlines are getting shorter, it’s time to step up and get ready for beach season, baby! Cult online retailer Bali Body has just dropped its new range of skin saviours, just in time to get you glowing for summer. more

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The Weekend Series: treat yo' self to some pampering at these luxe roadtrip worthy day spas
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The Weekend Series: treat yo’ self to some pampering at these luxe roadtrip worthy day spas

If the weeks and months of the year to date have taken their toll on your soul and your skin, there’s nothing to do but recuperate and replenish. Trust us, self-care is an essential practice, which means a visit to a day spa is almost akin to visiting the doctor. While there are plenty of top-notch pampering spots in close proximity to our homes, we’re in love with the idea of abandoning the city in favour of a day spa that’s beyond the reaches of the city. Clear your schedule – this weekend is all about massages, facials, treatments, soaks, exfoliations and, most importantly, you. more

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New season, new me – six must-have summer items across fashion and beauty
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New season, new me – six must-have summer items across fashion and beauty

As much as the beautiful sunny days, steamy nights and abundance of mangoes are reason enough to love summertime, one of the things we appreciate most about a new season is the chance to update our wardrobes and give our beauty routines a little refresh. A change in weather signifies a change in both our fashion and skincare needs, so we’ve teamed up with the guru stylists at Westfield to pick their brains about must-have products coming into summer. more

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Beloved eco store Biome launches its first in-house skincare range
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Beloved eco store Biome launches its first in-house skincare range

When it comes to the wonderful world of skincare, often we are bombarded with a huge number of supposedly essential products that add up to create a 37-step routine. Fair enough if that’s your jam, but for those of us who prefer to keep it simple, the search for a core range of products to keep us in check can seem very daunting. If you’ve been looking for a natural, low-maintenance routine to get into, the search is over – beloved eco store Biome has just launched its own in-house skincare range, and you’d best believe it’s the real deal. more

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Go-To Skincare drops Zincredible –  its long-awaited SPF moisturiser
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Go-To Skincare drops Zincredible –  its long-awaited SPF moisturiser

Let us hit you with some hard facts. One – the sun's rays are tremendously harsh and too much exposure can do long-term damage to your biggest organ, your precious skin. But you already knew that, right? Two – Zoë Foster Blake is a generation-defining queen. After more than four-and-a-half years of testing, trials and development, Zoë's skincare company Go-To has just dropped its most anticipated product to date – Zincredible. more

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The Weekend Series: put your best face forward with these five cruelty-free skincare brands
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The Weekend Series: put your best face forward with these five cruelty-free skincare brands

Real talk – skincare is amazing. The rise in self-care culture is frankly something we can very much get behind, especially when it promotes showing one of your most vital and hard done-by organs some love. One of the best ways you can show your skin that you appreciate it is by using the least harsh products possible – we’re talking natural, organic and cruelty-free. Not only is it good for you, but the environment wins too. Double happiness! To get you started, we’ve compiled five of our favourite natural skincare brands into a squeaky-clean list – so go forth and live your best life. more

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From glistening gems to Japanese treasures – discover the best of Adelaide Street shopping

When embarking on a shopping spree, it's only natural for your mind to immediately wander to the heart of Brisbane City. We don't blame you – it truly is the retail centre of town. When you know where to look, you can discover a treasure trove of boutique gems tucked away on one of the city's key promenades – Adelaide Street. If you've got some money burning a hole in your pocket and want to avoid the crowds of the mall, we've put together a quick hit-list of places perfect for a splurge. more

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Shop local and be rewarded at the Brisbane Indie Sale Trail
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Shop local and be rewarded at the Brisbane Indie Sale Trail

We shouldn't have to tell you the reasons why – now more than ever we need to be considering our purchase choices and turning our dollars to support local. Brisbane is blessed with a plethora of creative minds who spend countless hours curating their stores to offer us unique goodies and let's be honest – nothing beats that tangible shopping experience. This weekend, five local women-run business are teaming up for the Brisbane Indie Sale Trail, and to sweeten the day you'll be treated to a growing discount with each store you visit. more