Beauty
Perfect your peepers with a trip to Varsity's lush The Lash Spa
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Perfect your peepers with a trip to Varsity’s lush The Lash Spa

William Shakespeare once mused that eyes are the windows to your soul – so it stands to reason that you should want your pretty peepers to look their best. And if 'the best' is the benchmark, then you're going to want to book an appointment at The Lash Spa in Varsity Lakes, stat. The stunning salon has been given a gorgeous makeover complete with a floral-adorned telephone booth for snapping selfies, marble reception desk and bar cart stocked with sparkling rosé, chilled cucumber water and sweet treats. You don't need to tell us twice ... more

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Nōskin is the new PETA-approved brand slinging high-quality vegan shoes and garments
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Nōskin is the new PETA-approved brand slinging high-quality vegan shoes and garments

Spring has sprung, friends, and you know what that calls for – a wardrobe refresh. A decluttering of the closet is good for the soul and once you've dropped those bags of unwanted clothes to your local op-shop, you may get the urge to replace what has been Marie Kondo'd. To reduce your carbon footprint this time around, it would be wise to shop a bit more sustainably and choose to buy ethical where you can. Helping you to do just that is vegan, PETA-approved clothing brand Nōskin, which is selling everything from Japanese selvedge denim to hemp clothing and leather-alternative shoes. more

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Rent a party-perfect tablescape from The Box/d Society
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Rent a party-perfect tablescape from The Box/d Society

Perhaps one of the more obvious calling cards of becoming a 'proper' adult is when you start to host dinner parties. Food, drinks and good friends usually make for a perfect combination for a dinner party but perhaps the most special ingredient is the table setting. Woefully, this can also be the most time-consuming and difficult aspect to perfect – and that's where The Box/d Society comes in. This fresh-faced company is taking the stress out of party planning with gatho-ready tablescapes delivered straight to your door. more

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Discover sustainable creations at Currumbin Valley's @ The Curated Space
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Discover sustainable creations at Currumbin Valley’s @ The Curated Space

There's no doubt that the last couple of years have caused some serious upheaval in our daily lives, but many people have used this as an inspiration to change paths and follow their hearts – because who knows what could be around the corner? This was the case for Sally Wood, who alongside co-owner Jo Hetherington, decided to forge a new path away from the corporate ladder and towards something she was passionate about. Joining forces with talented crafter Jo, the duo created @ The Curated Space – a shop allowing inspiration to flourish with a focus on fun, sustainability and community connection. more

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Tote-ally sustainable – olve.'s reusable shopping bags are here to keep your food safe from germs
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Tote-ally sustainable – olve.’s reusable shopping bags are here to keep your food safe from germs

With the days of plastic bags (mostly) behind us, our collection of reusable shopping bags seems to be ever-growing. If your tote collection is looking a little flimsy and worse-for-wear, then we've just caught wind of a reusable shopping accessory that is anything but. Designed with careful attention and sustainability in mind, olve. bags are made with antibacterial protection that is woven into the fibres to keep you and your food protected from bad bacteria. more

Beauty
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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Bend and snap – SKIMS is (finally) coming to Australia!
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Bend and snap – SKIMS is (finally) coming to Australia!

Made famous by its co-founder Kim Kardashian West, the cult underwear brand SKIMS is coming to Australia! Can you hear that? That's the sound of women across the country breathing a collective sigh of relief at never having to squish into uncomfortable underwear ever again. The line of 'next-generation' underwear, shapewear and loungewear will be sold exclusively at luxe department store David Jones – but before you jump in the car and make haste to your nearest store – there are some things you need to know ...  more


The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

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As he paddled off into the line-up, I stood up – and surfing changed my life ... ~ James McMillan more
Beauty
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

The Little Store is here to bring a little bit of happiness to your day
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The Little Store is here to bring a little bit of happiness to your day

The term 'curated space' gets thrown around a lot these days, but there is truly something special about purchasing things for your home and little people that are not only good for the planet, but that you'll use and love for years to come. The Little Store in Currumbin Valley is a purveyor of these pretty pieces, with the thoughtfully selected range including everything from wooden children's toys to eco cleaning products. more

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Hire a hot tub and screen movies in your backyard with help from Tubflix
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Hire a hot tub and screen movies in your backyard with help from Tubflix

After a particularly dry spell of theatrical releases in 2020, we are welcoming the return of the cinema experience in 2021. How we watch our movies has slightly changed though, with many of us preferring to stream films from the comfort of the couch or even going through our old DVD collections to rewatch classics of times past. If you're looking to spice up your viewing escapades, we have stumbled upon an entirely new film experience called Tubflix. Far from your average movie outing, this hot-tub cinema gets delivered straight to your backyard. more

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Elastic fantastic – be kind to your hair, skin and nails with be. collagen supplement
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Elastic fantastic – be kind to your hair, skin and nails with be. collagen supplement

We hope you're sitting down, folks, as we are about to give you a quick lesson on an all-important structural protein – collagen. For those not in the know, collagen is the protein in our bodies that forms the building blocks of bones, skin, muscles and just about everything in between. As we get older our stocks of natural collagen plummet, meaning more wrinkles and weaker muscles (ah, the joys of ageing). That's where new collagen supplement be. comes in. One spoonful of this stuff a day is said to increase your strength and your overall wellbeing. more

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Discover Casuarina's brand-new soothing space Kalm Springs
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Discover Casuarina’s brand-new soothing space Kalm Springs

There’s no denying that we may only be just over half way through the year, but we’re already in need of a little bit of rest and rejuvenation. Going off-grid for a relaxing holiday may not be possible for all of us (apparently there’s this place called ‘work’ we need to go daily), we do have a solution – rest your tired eyes at the delight that is Casuarina's Kalm Springs. Whether you’re in need of a little bit of skin loving, some ‘me time’ in the form of a magnesium float, or a sweat sesh in the infrared sauna, this is just the place. more

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Take an evening joyride through Donny's drive-through in Macca’s and Peter Alexander's new PJs collection
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Take an evening joyride through Donny’s drive-through in Macca’s and Peter Alexander’s new PJs collection

Have you heard the word? Macca's is celebrating 50 years in Australia and it seems with each passing day there's a new treat in store for us. The latest gift is a retro-inspired pyjama collection made in collaboration with none other than Peter Alexander. This means next time you're thinking of hopping in the car and heading to Macca's for a late-night snack, you can put on your best Ron Dons duds. more

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Murder mysteries, rib-tickling rom coms and mischievous villains – the best tv shows to binge in lockdown
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Murder mysteries, rib-tickling rom coms and mischievous villains – the best tv shows to binge in lockdown

Well, well, well. Another lockdown, another opportunity to kick up our feet and binge some sweet, sweet content. The forecasted dreary weather coupled with stay-at-home restrictions are perfect conditions for a solid sofa session, if you ask us! Thankfully, our favourite streaming services have just released a heap of exciting new shows. From romantic comedies that will transport you to cities afar to edge-of-your-seat thrillers with Oscar winners, here are a few streaming gems that are worth binging during lockdown. more

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Plastic not-so-fantastic – ways to help you reduce your plastic reliance this July
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Plastic not-so-fantastic – ways to help you reduce your plastic reliance this July

Plastic has emerged as one of the greatest man-made environmental disasters of our time. Synthetic pliable polymers made from petrol have transformed the way we live – it's cheap to produce and long-lasting. Unfortunately for planet Earth, it is those very attributes that have cursed the eco-system as nearly every single piece of plastic ever created still exists in some form today. It has infiltrated every aspect of modern life – from the devices we are using to bring you this article to the cars we drive, the bottles that house our shampoos and cleaning products to the cling film that is keeping your lunch fresh in the fridge – it's all plastic and it will outlive you by a few hundred years. In a perfect world we would all pledge to go plastic-free for good, however, the reality is that it may not be possible to do all at once. Anne Marie Bonneau aka The Zero Waste Chef said it… more

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Unleash your inner artist at Burleigh's saucy new paint and sip studio, Paint Juicy
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Unleash your inner artist at Burleigh’s saucy new paint and sip studio, Paint Juicy

Pablo Picasso once mused that every child is an artist. We'd like to think that there's a little bit of childlike enthusiasm and unbridled artistic talent hiding inside each and every grown-up too – yes, even you. Especially you. If your inner creative needs a little coaxing out of hibernation, Paint Juicy is here to help. Based in Burleigh Heads, Paint Juicy is a paint and sip studio, but not as you know it.  more