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Fake Tanning 101: Dispelling the myths

Orange, patchy and, well, fake looking.  These are some of the concerns voiced by people when considering getting a fake tan. We get it, too. There’s nothing quite like laying out by the pool after a swim or stretching out on the beach with a good book in summer. But with melanoma the third most commonly diagnosed […]

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Spring Racing Makeup 101

What to wear for the Spring racing carnival gets all the attention. But what about finishing off your outfit with the perfect complimentary makeup? I’ve narrowed down three makeup looks for whether you’re heading to the track for Melbourne Cup or hanging with your friends on Ladies Day (not to mention all the other events […]

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Reverse regime: Does conditioner before shampoo work?

Some things are just done in a certain order. You go to primary school before high school, you eat your veggies (to get it out the way) before you have dessert. You shampoo and then you condition. Traditional, even boring perhaps, that’s just the way of the world. But now, the way we wash our hair […]

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Canberra’s new blow dry bar – emphasis on bar!

What could be better than glamming up for a night out with a blow dry and professional makeup? How about doing it while sitting at a marble and concrete bar on Lonsdale Street in Braddon sipping on champagne? Saloon gets our applause for the most perfect name. Part hair and beauty salon, it will offer all the […]

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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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