The Beauty Aficionados Series

On the surface, the beauty industry seems overly glamorous and plastic and is often criticised as being superficial. At the roots, beauty is all about self-confidence. Beauty has little to do with how that red lipstick makes you look – it’s how that red lipstick makes you feel. I spoke to four industry professionals who shared with me their passion for beauty and making people feel their best.

Erin Norden, Owner of Clean Beauty Market

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With her calming and personable nature, it was no surprise when Erin told me she enjoys being able to connect with people at her store, Clean Beauty Market. “Even though it sounds a bit silly when you talk about products, it’s actually really powerful when you help people find things that improve their confidence. It makes people quite happy when they find products that they love,” she says.

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Erin’s must-haves: Josh Rosebrook Vital Balm, Kjaer Weis Lipgloss, Osea Cleansing Milk, Hynt Beauty Concealer.

Signature look: an even base, a hint of mascara and natural-looking brows.

 

 

 

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Flat Day? Do This Beauty Routine

Sometimes things just don’t go your way and you have a pretty crappy day. We’ve all been there. Whenever I’ve had had a shocking day, one of my favourite things to do is try to relax and give myself a pamper. Here are a few suggestions you can do to try and make yourself feel a bit better…

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  1. Take a warm shower: you want to wash yourself from head to toe to cleanse off the day. Use a deep cleansing shampoo, hair mask, exfoliate and use a hydrating body wash.
  2. Post-shower, pop on the kettle and a hydrating mask: drink some herbal tea while you relax with a sheet mask on for a few minutes.
  3. Apply the rest of your skincare then put on a snuggly robe: the fluffier the robe the better.
  4. Dry off your hair: if you are a hair wizard*, do some nice blow out. I don’t know about you but if my hair is on point I feel a lot better. *I unfortunately am not but the feeling of dry, clean hair is nice enough.
  5. Binge-watch Friends: Friends fixes everything. Don’t fight me on this.

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How I get Glossier products shipped to Australia + Recommendations

Every time I upload a photo featuring any Glossier products I get several messages asking how I got the products to Australia. So, I decided to dedicate a whole blog post explaining how I do it since Glossier currently don’t ship to Australia *cries*. I also have a few Glossier recommendations for you guys, so keep on scrolling.

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My Two Cents on the Dyson Supersonic

The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer was something I have been really intrigued by ever since it launched. I mean, it’s a whopping $499 for crying out loud. The hair dryer was something I had longed to own for several reasons: I am a beauty addict and love tech and my hair takes SO long to dry with a regular hair dryer. Every time I get my hair done hairdressers will always say ‘wow, I can’t believe how hard it is to get your hair to dry.’ My hair is fine but I have a lot of it. I was grateful to have had a recent birthday where my family generously gifted me the Dyson Supersonic and boy was I jumping out of my skin when I opened it – there was a lot of squealing involved. The burning question you’re probably wondering is does the Dyson live up to the hype and is it something you really need? 

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Go-To Skincare Transformazing Mask Review

Fact: Anything Zoe Foster-Blake touches turns to gold. To say I am a huge fan of Zoe’s Go-To Skincare brand is a massive understatement; I pretty much live and breathe Go-To. When I’m not obsessing over Go-To, I’m probably raving on about how much I love sheet masks. You could imagine my excitement when I heard Zoe was bringing out Go-To sheet masks.

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