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Free-form gems and diamonds

A Canberra jewellery designer is bringing home the gold – and diamonds. Canberra jeweller Ben Preston-Black has taken out a national jewellery design award for coloured gemstone rings –  inspired by his signature free-form style. The Creations Canberra jeweller used just over half a carat of diamonds to set off a stunning 4.48 carat Tanzanian […]

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Dermaplaning: the results are in

I said I was going to do it and I did it. I had a dermaplaning treatment. I’d been thinking about it for a while, weighed up the pros and cons and eventually went for it. If you don’t know what dermaplaning is, check out the post I wrote a few weeks back or here’s a […]

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The best beauty investment you will make

It’ll last for years if you look after it right and will make all those beauty products you spend so much on and all those treatments you fork out for, even more beneficial. It’s a silk pillowcase and not only does it feel like heaven when you lay your head down for the night, it’s packed with beauty […]

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Amy Erbacher: The Art of Self-Care

The Japanese art of kintsugi is the art of repairing broken pottery with gold or silver lacquer. The philosophy of kintsugi is the acceptance of the beauty of flaws. They are seen as something to be highlighted. Personal healing does not besmirch your being, but rather is part of your personal history. In light of this, the setting of Amy […]

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Canberra Style Market set to launch in October

A first of its kind market event is coming to Canberra this October, featuring a showcase of local style, beauty, fashion and wellbeing products and services. On Saturday 7 October, from 10am, Canberra Style Market is kicking off its first day of trade at the Old Bus Depot Building in Kingston and boy, do they […]

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Top 10 finds in Canberra’s new beauty destination

Canberra Centre’s new Beauty Precinct is a full sensory experience. As one lady who strolled through put it, “it’s like 10 minutes in Europe” but besides its beautiful aesthetic, the precinct is home to some amazing products that you’ll be powerless to refuse (and you’d be crazy to try to resist, quite frankly!). Looking down […]

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Bokeh Beauty

Smokey tones and contrasting textures combine to create a unique beauty editorial from an all-Canberran team. “We called the set “Bokeh Beauty”,” explains makeup artist Marie Donnell. “It was a beauty shoot we put together with minimal planning, and just went with the flow.”  Step One Always prime the eyelid area, from the lashline to […]

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What on earth is dermaplaning?

Who would have thought that women would adopt this part of a man’s beauty routine? I’m talking about shaving the face – well, ‘dermaplaning’ – because it has to sound a little fancier if we’re going to do it. Some call it a form of exfoliation – removing the dead skin cells and vellus hair […]

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MAC is giving you free lipstick tomorrow

This is not a drill, we repeat, this is not a drill.  News spread like wildfire overnight that MAC Cosmetics will be giving out free lipsticks tomorrow to celebrate National Lipstick Day, Saturday 29 July. At first, we thought it must just be the US but after chatting to the lovely staff at the MAC […]

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Brows, banter and babes: celebrating two years of The Lab

I still remember my first visit to The Lab (formerly known as Browlab), two years ago. I had just started interning at HerCanberra and there was a buzz in the office that a new brow space had popped up in the city. I rocked up with no appointment and met two bubbly brow artists, Tegan […]

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