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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

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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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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

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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Embrace the new normal with an all-natural sanitising hand cream from Melbourne's esst
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Embrace the new normal with an all-natural sanitising hand cream from Melbourne’s esst

Rewind 18 months ago and hand sanitiser probably wasn't something you had dedicated much thought to. Sure, many of us used it from time to time but the majority of the populace didn't carry it around in our pockets and handbags, squeezing and slathering it on several times per day (hour). Now, sanitising our hands has become as routine as brushing our teeth or taking a shower. The downside to all of this increased hand hygiene is that mitts are beginning to look (and feel) a little reptilian as a result of all of the drying properties contained in off-the-shelf sanitiser. Thankfully, there's an alternative, say hello to the world's first clinically tested hand sanitising cream, esst.  more

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Give your wardrobe (and home) a makeover at Burleigh boutique Gypsy & The Wolf Co.
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Give your wardrobe (and home) a makeover at Burleigh boutique Gypsy & The Wolf Co.

If you venture along the Lower Gold Coast Highway in Burleigh Heads, you'll find a somewhat underrated pocket of some of the Gold Coasts's best cafes and restaurants. What you'll also discover is Gypsy & The Wolf Co., a new boutique that sits just around the corner on Deodar Drive. The newcomer's collection of sweet threads and unique additions for the home and wardrobe is quickly becoming a local favourite.  more