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Healthy Bathroom Habits

With September here now, remember that spring cleaning doesn’t only relate to your actual house and the contents in it. You should consider including yourself in the ‘spring clean’. And don’t just think food and fitness – have a think about your bathroom vanity while you’re at it. Yay! The weather has warmed and we are coming out of hibernation. Spring is a great time to have a clean out: the linen cupboard ...

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Beauty is Pain (or is it?)

It sounds barbaric – sticking needles into your delicate facial skin, ‘vampire’ facials that inject blood around your eyes and lasers that penetrate the epidermis. Is it true that beauty is pain? And do these treatments actually work? We got under the skin with Sam Keim, Owner of Skin Matters and registered nurse. As we head into spring, we all want our glow back. Winter might make us pale and interesting, ...

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How to Have Radiant Skin This Mother’s Day

Now we all know that beauty really is on the inside but who doesn't want gorgeous blemish free skin as well? Skin is the largest organ of our body and help protect us from the outside world. It is an avenue for detoxification. It also reflects our in our internal state of health, both emotionally and physically.   In order for our skin to look at its best, there are a few golden rules that improve skin ...

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Beauty Starts in the Pantry

Have you ever felt completely overwhelmed by options when it comes to skincare and beauty products? You only have to walk through a major department store’s beauty section to be in a cloud of confusion (and heady perfume!). There are so many labels and ingredients and outrageous promises.   Based on the Gold Coast, Bubbles Organic founder Kate Watt and co-owner Melanie Porteous believe that all-natural ...

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Mums on the Run

Are you still using the same old makeup routine since B.C. (Before Children)? Or don’t have time for makeup at all in the mad morning rush? We’ve got you covered, with these tips to pep-up your pretty, pronto!   We’ve all got our default beauty routine to get up and out the door in five seconds flat. But if your Beauty 101 is falling a little flat, try our express tips to get you glowing and fab in les ...

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Behind the Brand // Skinmade

It’s gotta be a mum’s dream gig – create a business that combines your passions and interests; work with your best friend and family; and develop a brand that fills a gap in the market while reflecting your own values. For the founders of Skinmade, a natural skincare company based on the Gold Coast, this is their recipe for success.   We go behind the brand, with co-founder Genevieve Wuoti, mum to Mikk ...

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Double Duty Beauty

Ahhh January, you hot thing! Resolutions are kicking in, some of us have started the work year already, while others are milking the last few days before school returns with beachy adventures. Whether you’re hitting the gym, the office or the campsite, check out our top tips to lighten your load with these double duty beauty winners.   COCONUT OIL We’re nuts for coconut oil. More than double-duty, this ...

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Seven Summer Skin Solutions

Summer’s here! Take the simple, natural route to looking your best from top to toe with coconut oil. Coconut Guru and ‘Going Coconuts’ author Brynley King shares her top tips for tackling seven summertime beauty dilemmas – and the best part? All you need is one jar of coconut oil.   Chafing  Coconut oil can be used on any part of the body to not only prevent chafe from occurring but also to heal sore a ...

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Spring Skin

Spring has sprung, and along with the steamy weather comes some itchy, scratchy skin. Put your best face forward with our expert tips for your best skin this season.   INSIDE OUT Whether it’s aging, adult acne, pigmentation or tone,  we all have our skin flaws. And while injectables and makeup can mask a multitude of sins, as Jacqueline Kama from Refresh Salons says, “You can’t tweak bad skin”. With ov ...

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Forgiveness for Your Skin Sins

Based on scientific research into how lifestyle can impact the skin, Gold Coast based, Kimberley Pearson has developed a range of skincare that hits head on the major causes of ageing and damage. Under the label Sin-Care, this power-packed line of Lifestyle Boosting Serums is specifically formulated to target the effects lifestyle factors. ...

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