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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

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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


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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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

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David Jones launches Mindfully Made so you can shop sustainably
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David Jones launches Mindfully Made so you can shop sustainably

It is widely understood that fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world (the first is oil, just in case you were wondering) but what isn't as straight forward is where or how to start your conscious shopping journey. One of the reasons for this is that the term 'sustainable fashion' is inherently loaded and to borrow from the beloved green ogre Shrek, it's like an onion in that there are many layers. To help you navigate the minefield, retailer David Jones has joined the likes of Net-A-Porter and The Iconic to launch a platform dedicated to share the stories behind conscious brands and makers to make it easier than ever to shop better. more

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Make your morning routine plastic-free with Zilch's self-care box
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Make your morning routine plastic-free with Zilch’s self-care box

Last week, we compiled five (hopefully) helpful ways to reduce the amount of plastic in your life. If you missed it, you can take a peek here and look, we don't want to rehash all of the grim details but the sad truth is that almost every piece of plastic ever created still exists in some form today. By 2050, reports indicate that the oceans could have more plastic than fish – let that sink in for a moment. Given its widespread use in literally every facet of life, reducing your plastic consumption can feel pretty overwhelming at the start – a feeling that Rachel Sebastian knows all too well. In fact, it was this exact sense of unease that motivated her to create Zilch – an online marketplace committed to turning your daily routine into a plastic-free one. more

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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