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Make-up empire Sephora opens a second Gold Coast store
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Make-up empire Sephora opens a second Gold Coast store

Beauty addicts, your attention please! Sephora at Robina Town Centre will officially open its doors today, Thursday May 3. Do be careful though – Sephora is the kind of place you can go in for a new lip balm and walk out with a brow kit, contouring palette, three mascaras and 36 different shades of red lipstick. You've been warned. more

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Slather on vegan skincare from Currumbin's Alpine and Sea
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Slather on vegan skincare from Currumbin’s Alpine and Sea

If you're still holding onto the belief that skincare that is free from chemicals is somehow less effective than its chemical-laden counterparts, allow us to introduce you to Alpine and Sea. Handmade in Currumbin, the range is 100-percent vegan and is made using the freshest ingredients to guarantee maximum potency. more

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Protect your skin and the coral reefs with Little Urchin natural sunscreen
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Protect your skin and the coral reefs with Little Urchin natural sunscreen

Us Queensland folk are generally very active – whether we're out there exercising, swimming at the beach or wading in a kiddie pool sipping spritzers, we like to spend a fair chunk of our time outdoors. Wearing sunscreen has been a routine drilled into us since we were all little tackers, but have you ever wondered about those big words that make up the ingredients list on your trusty tube of suncream? Well, Chris Matthews did ... and so begins the story of natural sunscreen brand Little Urchin. more

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Clean Beauty Market brings cruelty-free vibes to Nobby Beach
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Clean Beauty Market brings cruelty-free vibes to Nobby Beach

We live in a pretty great era – everyone is becoming more health conscious, sipping green juices on the daily, eating sustainable food, exercising ... you get the gist. Though, how often do we think about what we put on our faces? Do you actually know what's in your foundation, eyeliner or eyeshadow? If the thought has crossed your mind, but you assumed that 'natural' makeups could never cut the mustard, then Erin Norden will make you think again. She's the brains behind the Clean Beauty Market, the Gold Coast's first all-natural, non-toxic and cruelty-free makeup emporium, which opens in Nobby Beach this Friday September 29. more

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Lather, scrub and soak yourself in plant-based botanical skincare by Salus Body
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Lather, scrub and soak yourself in plant-based botanical skincare by Salus Body

Our precious skin comes into contact with a lot of 'stuff'. Moisturisers, day creams, night creams, oils, soaps, hand washes – the list goes on. Have you ever stopped to think about what is actually in these creams, oils and balms? Well, you should. Australian brand Salus Body has ditched the synthetics and replaced them with powerful botanicals, natural plant extracts and pure essential oils to create a range of plant-based skincare for those that really give a damn about what they are putting on their skin. more

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Transform your everyday habits with thoughtful supplements from BEAR
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Transform your everyday habits with thoughtful supplements from BEAR

The market of health products is pretty mind-blowing, and not necessarily in a good way. With so many different must-have vitamins and supplements thrown into our faces every single day, it's hard to find the quality amongst all that hard-selling clutter. In the midst of it all, we've found a brand of daily essentials that stands far, far away from the rest – it's called BEAR. more


The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Jennifer Wiseman
Science impacts nearly every aspect of modern life, from agriculture, environment, and medicine to communications, exploration and, hopefully, a sense of responsibility, wonder and awe ... ~ Jennifer Wiseman more
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Treat your skin to plant-based purity with Saya Skincare
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Treat your skin to plant-based purity with Saya Skincare

Your skin is technically your largest organ, so it makes sense to take darn good care of it. The market is flooded with all manner of products that promise everything from eternal youth to a blemish-free face, but often these bigger brands are packed with gnarly chemicals – not to mention that a lot of cosmetic giants still test on animals (the absolute worst). Saya Skincare is here to save the day, offering a range of certified organic and plant-based products that proves nature really is the ultimate healer. more

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Glide all night on Go-To's all-new silk Face Case
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Glide all night on Go-To’s all-new silk Face Case

If you've spent all of your life with your face on a cotton pillowcase, it's time to start living on the edge. You need a silk pillowcase in your life. Let us introduce you to the newbie from skincare company Go-To – the silk Face Case. It's got all the benefits of sleeping on silk, plus it's embroided with the words 'Hi, cute face'. Seriously, take our money. Now. more

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Par Femme brings a unique brand of female empowerment to online shopping
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Par Femme brings a unique brand of female empowerment to online shopping

When it comes to female sexuality, the world tends to turn a blind eye and block its ears whilst humming loudly to drown out anything it might hear. There is precious little in the way of safe spaces where women can embrace their femininity on their own terms and by their own standards. Par Femme is breaking the rules of feminine mystique – from fashion to content, this is an online destination designed by women, for women (minus the taboo). more

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Slather on some Sun Bum sunscreen
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Slather on some Sun Bum sunscreen

Even though summer is well and truly gone, there are still plenty of harmful rays around looking to rob you of your youthful good looks. Sun Bum has you covered (literally) with its premium range of sunscreen. more

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The round-up: cruelty-free makeup and skincare
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The round-up: cruelty-free makeup and skincare

If you were to do an audit on your current skincare and make-up bag, you might be surprised to discover some rather scary sounding ingredients that may or may not have been tested on animals somewhere along the line. If you're keen to ensure no furry friends were harmed to make the products you slather on your skin, then read on because we've round-up some of our favourite cruelty-free brands and products. more