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Punk-rock tunes and terrifying monsters – the best series to watch this month
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Punk-rock tunes and terrifying monsters – the best series to watch this month

The chilly, wet weather has put a halt on all of our outdoor plans, and will most likely see a lot of us spend our free time indoors. If you're keen to snuggle up on the couch and binge your way through a new TV series, then we have some good news for you – we have rounded up some of the best series gracing our screens this month. Whether you're into superhero stories, nightmare-inducing horror or delightful rom-coms, we have got a streaming gem for you. more

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Ditch the toxic chemicals and pucker up for Lük Beautifood's natural long-wearing lipstick crayons
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Ditch the toxic chemicals and pucker up for Lük Beautifood’s natural long-wearing lipstick crayons

Look, we don't mean to get all alarmist on you, but did you know that the average woman applies 515 chemicals to her skin each and every day? If that's not enough to make you do an instant audit of every beauty product you own, perhaps this will – according to the University of California, the average woman will apply lipstick two to 14 times over a 12-hour period unknowingly ingesting as much as 87 mg of product. That might not seem like a lot, but when you add it up over a lifetime can equate to over 2 kgs! Here's the kicker, as regulations vary from country to country, the lipstick category is notoriously ungoverned which exposes consumers to potentially toxic ingredients. Pretty gross, right? more

Escape with your mini with Dorsett Gold Coast’s fun-filled Mummy & Me package
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Escape with your mini with Dorsett Gold Coast’s fun-filled Mummy & Me package

School drop offs. Swimming lessons. Weekend sport. Birthday parties. Life with kids can be pretty hectic and filled with plenty of activities, but sometimes we forget to slow down and soak up the precious memories we’re making. To give busy mamas some much-needed downtime with their mini away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, Dorsett Gold Coast has created a new specially tailored accommodation package – the Mummy & Me. more

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Pacific Fair Gift With Purchase
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Shop at Pacific Fair this weekend and score a free wellness bag worth more than $200

If you're like us, you really don't need a reason to indulge in some good, old fashioned retail therapy. Activewear, new outfits, handbags, shoes, candles, homewares ... honestly, if you dangle a well-thought-out display of clothing and make-up in front of our eyes, then it is very hard to resist. This is before we even consider the prospect of a sale or gift with purchase, in which case we can very quickly say 'buh-bye' to our hard-earned cash and 'hello' to a fresh serotonin boost in the form of some slick new threads. For this reason, you must lock us up this weekend, as our bank account simply cannot handle the fact that Pacific Fair is offering a free Wellness Bag valued at more than $215, alongside some very, very appealing offers.  more

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Slow down and unwind at these luxe Gold Coast day spas and bathhouses
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Slow down and unwind at these luxe Gold Coast day spas and bathhouses

It's good to be busy in life (go you!) but not all of us excel when it comes to knowing when to stop, drop and unwind. One of the best ways to really switch off is to escape to a day spa and say goodbye to your phone, clothes and worries for a few hours of absolute bliss. In the spirit of slowing down, here are some of the best day spas on the Gold Coast and in Byron Bay that are worth checking out. more

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The Gold Coast's luxe activewear label Cleo Harper opens a boutique in Burleigh Heads
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The Gold Coast’s luxe activewear label Cleo Harper opens a boutique in Burleigh Heads

Back before the term 'athleisure' was coined, when exercise gear was coated in slogans and graphics, Vanessa Levey decided to do things a little differently. With a background in design and the arts, Vanessa sought to fill the gap in the world of workout wear with something a little more feminine and refined. This was the genesis of Cleo Harper, which has gone on to amass a loyal legging-clad following of folk who cannot get enough of the Gold Coast-based brand. Fast-forward six years and countless collections, Cleo Harper has opened the doors to its first dedicated retail store in Burleigh Heads. more


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Level up your activewear game with luxury label KFIT
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Level up your activewear game with luxury label KFIT

As we enter the chilliest season of the year, getting up in the AM is getting harder and harder. But dark, dreary mornings shouldn't mean that your fitness regime has to go to bed (or rather, stay in it). Thankfully, a new luxury activewear label has entered the game, and it’s giving us the motivation to emerge from under the covers and get our sweat on. Let us introduce you to KFIT, your new go-to selection of luxe yet minimalist workout attire. more

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Glow up with Enbacci's microdermabrasion exfoliating scrub
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Glow up with Enbacci’s microdermabrasion exfoliating scrub

We do some pretty wild (read: insane) things in the name of beauty. From micro-needling (which is as painful as it sounds) to slathering on actual snail serum (which is as gross as it sounds), anything goes in the quest for that elusive glow factor. When it comes to exfoliation, however, it seems we could be doing more harm than good with the overuse of harsh chemical peels that can lead to irritation, inflammation and damage to the all-important skin barrier. The good news is there's an alternative. Pioneering the future of at-home exfoliation, Australian skincare brand Enbacci is tackling the stigma associated with traditional face scrubs with an ocean-safe and skin-friendly Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Scrub. more

Celebrate International Women's Day with these bad-ass boss babes
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Celebrate International Women’s Day with these bad-ass boss babes

Listen up, gorgeous, gorgeous girls! Female empowerment comes in many forms and in every corner of every industry, ladies are slowly but surely getting louder, increasing in numbers and bringing radical change to the way the world is run (because according to Beyoncé, we run that thing). To celebrate International Women’s Day on Tuesday March 8, we thought we’d introduce you to five girl bosses who are putting in the work across their respective fields and are absolutely killing it. Check these chickas out … 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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Full steam ahead – Australia’s first fully submersible hybrid tourist submarine launches on the Sunshine Coast
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Full steam ahead – Australia’s first fully submersible hybrid tourist submarine launches on the Sunshine Coast

Whether it was The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou or just a general passion for the deep sea that first piqued your interest, you're not alone in your desire to jump aboard a submarine. If you harbour an affection for oceanic adventures, you’ll love this next piece of news – Australia’s first fully submersible hybrid tourist submarine has launched on the Sunshine Coast! more

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Cannibalistic high schoolers and the return of Carrie Bradshaw  – what to watch in isolation this summer
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Cannibalistic high schoolers and the return of Carrie Bradshaw – what to watch in isolation this summer

When we dreamt of summer 2022, we conjured up images of long days spent soaking up the sun at the beach, balmy nights where the only agenda is bar hopping and trips to far-flung places. However, a couple of factors are blocking us on our path to summer happiness and freedom (we're talking about a certain infectious variant and La Niña), so that means a fair chunk of our time is, once again, spent at home. Never fear, dear readers, as we have your back and have compiled a list of must-watch summer television series. Now, all you have to do is grab the snacks, sit back and relax ... 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

Summer has undeniably arrived, friends, which means there's no longer an excuse to stay at home happily wrapped in trackies. The days are long, the nights are balmy and it's the silly season – it's the perfect opportunity to show off your fresh new look, not to worry about regrowth. Luckily for us, the good people at Sanctuary Cove have rounded up the ultimate beauty spots in the luxe locale, saving you the hassle of trawling the web for recommendations. more

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The Christmas gift guide: what to buy the ones who have everything this year
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The Christmas gift guide: what to buy the ones who have everything this year

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. Christmas brings festive fun, holidays, some seriously good food and of course – presents! If you'd rather not be stuck at your local shopping centre on Christmas eve scrambling for last-minute gifts, then we have a few ideas on what you can get your loved ones, mates and colleagues – no matter what they are into. more

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Kingy's beloved Stone Studio has opened in Miami for clay play and coffee dates
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Kingy’s beloved Stone Studio has opened in Miami for clay play and coffee dates

Anyone who has rolled up their sleeves to play with clay can attest to its transcending powers. Regardless of ability (or, in our case inability), there's something inherently mesmerising, grounding, and purposeful about the process. It's mindfulness wrapped in creativity, resulting in something tangible you can take home to appreciate over and over. Given its magical meditative power, it’s little wonder why the art of pottery has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years. One such place that is pioneering the new era of pottery is Kingscliff’s Stone Studio, a hub of creativity and community that has ventured north to open a second studio here in Miami. more

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Support border businesses and get more bang for your buck with Play Money Rewards vouchers
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Support border businesses and get more bang for your buck with Play Money Rewards vouchers

Whoever said there's no such thing as a free lunch was probably right, but we think we've found the next best thing. Destination Gold Coast has just launched its Play Money Rewards vouchers, which are designed to stimulate the local economy while giving you a little more bang for your buck – or a free lunch, so to speak. What's the deal, you ask? Boy, we're glad you did! All you have to do is head to the Destination Gold Coast website, select your desired retailer or restaurant, and you can purchase a $100 Play Money Reward voucher for only $50! The only hard part is trying to decide where to spend your free money. Lucky for you, we're here to help ... more