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

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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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Look good, feel great with Made Collective – Nobby Beach's newest lifestyle boutique with a local focus
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Look good, feel great with Made Collective – Nobby Beach’s newest lifestyle boutique with a local focus

This year, we’re trying to do a little better by the planet. Not only are the impacts of fast-fashion well known, but it feels good to support local makers and designers focusing on ethically and sustainably-made wares. Nobby Beach’s newest space Made Collective is ticking all of the boxes, with the boutique featuring only locally designed or made products brought to you directly from their producers. The result is an eclectic mix of sustainable homewares and fashion that embodies the relaxed Gold Coast vibe that we love! more

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The Damn Good Store is here to level up your gifting game and do good in the hood
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The Damn Good Store is here to level up your gifting game and do good in the hood

Buying the perfect gift for your friend/mother/other can be a laborious, but also rewarding, endeavour. Get it right and you’ll be earning praise for years to come, but get it wrong and you’ll probably still be hearing about it for years to come – just not quite for the same reasons. If the thought of enduring yet another endless search has you breaking out in a cold sweat, you need The Damn Good Store in your life. The quaint retail space is here to help you level up your gifting game, doing a little good in the process by encouraging small changes that have a big impact. more

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Buy From The Bush launches new online marketplace so we can support our rural mates this Christmas
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Buy From The Bush launches new online marketplace so we can 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