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Spring is on its way, baby – hurrah – so it’s time to look to beauty land to get gorgeous and spruce-up your work space. After all, it’s not just important to surround yourself with positive people; your office space matters too – ambient, luxurious and beautiful objects of desire will help put you in a good mood, look and feel great and perform at your best. These are a few of my favourite things…
1. Burn for you: Relax, and produce your best work, via an aromatic journey with this luxurious, limited-edition Glasshouse Fragrances Triple-Scented Candle in Arabian Nights – White Oud, $42.95. It’s a glorious sweet and woody fragrance combined with saffron, white rose and amber. Love! Find it online or at David Jones, Peter Alexander, Sephora and selected boutiques.
2. Pucker up: One lip balm to rule them all: the Sara Happ The Nude Slip: One Luxe Balm, $33, at Lulu and Lipstick is a cult beauty favourite you need now for your home office beauty kit. It’s guaranteed to keep your pout smooth and luxurious, offering the richest, glossiest hydration imaginable. Wear stand-alone or over colour for high-gloss shine and intense hydration repair.
3. Hands-on help: Soothe rough, dry hands fast with Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Cream, $19.95. It’s all about feeding and nourishing your hard-working hands with this super rich, all-natural cream, made with sweet almond oil, vitamin E and beeswax.
4. The perfect pout: Kiss winter goodbye with this pretty spring lippy: Arbonne Smoothed Over Lipstick in Peony, $41. This great, moisturising formula goes on smoothly for long-wearing, luxurious colour to help you look and feel glam. Infused with fruit extracts for lip-volumising effects, it has a smooth, satin-glossy finish.
5. A messy situation: Did you eat pasta for lunch? No problem: Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes in Pink Grapefruit, $9.95, will clean up your act in no time. They’re also great make-up removers, made with natural cloth and infused with natural ingredients to keep your skin looking and feeling great. You’ll go from greasy to breesy, lickety split.
Blushing beauty: Ain’t nobody got time to spend hours on make-up touch-ups, so get glam fast with this new little beauty: Arbonne Blush in Ballet, $41. It’s incredibly lightweight, mineral-infused pigment creates a natural-looking blush sure to give you a rosy outlook. Suitable for all skin types, this pretty pink is a great pick-me-up for fair complexions like mine.
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It’s never too early to start shopping for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10.
Here are our top decadent, divine and luxurious picks from beauty land with which to pamper your beloved mum. After all, there’s no better time than Mother’s Day to honour your mum; motherhood; maternal bonds; and the great and important influence of mothers on our society. Here’s hoping these fabulous gifts put a smile on her dial; crack the champagne too, baby!
Lip saviour: This beauty is for a good cause: Issada Cosmetics is partnering with the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation on a charity campaign which will include the launch of a Limited Edition Issada Gallipoli Poppy Lipstick, to help raise funds and awareness for victims of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and their families. The Brisbane boutique mineral makeup brand is also donating a percentage of their Poppy lipstick sales to support the PTSD research. For stockists phone (07) 3904 2288 or visit Issada Cosmetics.
Gallipoli Poppy, $42
A top bird: I’m in love with this amazing, new offering from Glasshouse Fragrances, the charity Birds of a Feather Pink Sorbet Candle, and I reckon your mum will love it too. This stunning, pink, triple-scented candle is a limited-edition launch for Mother’s Day in partnership with The McGrath Foundation.
This means that while your mum is enjoying its sumptuous, summery blend of grapefruit, lemon and watermelon, five per cent of every sale is directed to the McGrath Foundation to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia. Find it at selected department stores and online now.
Birds of a Feather Pink Sorbet Candle, $42.95
Sweet music: The first scent in the latest Song Collection by industry maverick Chantal Roos and daughter Alexandra’s fragrance house Dear Rose, Song For A Queen is said to be a rich harmony of heliotrope, osmanthus and white musk notes. With top notes of bergamot and jasmine, it comes in a luxurious and elegant black glass flacon. Song For A Queen EDP can be found via Libertine Parfumerie, as well as other niche perfumeries in Australia and New Zealand.
Song For A Queen EDP 100ml, $340
Face off: This Jurlique Indulgent Face Care Gift Set is sure to help make your mum feel a million bucks. The gorgeous botanical rose gift set features three items for well-rounded face care: a moisturising rose face treatment oil, a soft rose lip balm and a fresh, rosewater balancing mist. And if you need a reason to buy your mum Jurlique, the beauty brand is all about the purest skincare products available based on the healing properties of nature. What’s not to love? Find it at David Jones.
Jurlique Indulgent Face Care Gift Set, $110
Set, game, match: You’ll get your mum good bang for your buck with this stunning Mother’s Day Lancome La Vie Est Belle EDP and Lip Gloss Set. La Vie Est Belle introduces a new olfactive story, the first ever iris gourmand. The juice is made with the most precious natural ingredients, a modern interpretation of an oriental fragrance with a twist of gourmand. And to top it all off, your adored mum gets three gorgeous, mini Gloss in Love Lip Glosses. Find it at David Jones.
Lancome La Vie Est Belle EDP and Lip Gloss Set, $192
Two for one: Gift yourself and your mum this Mother’s Day with these beautiful gift sets from Circa Home. Available in two top-selling fragrances, you can choose from the 1961 Jasmine & Magnolia or the 1998 Mango & Papaya. Each gift set contains a classic candle, hand wash and complimentary miniature 1981 Neroli & Vanilla Candle.
1961 Jasmine & Magnolia or 1998 Mango & Papaya, $49.90
London calling: English perfume house Penhaligon’s has introduced The Trade Routes Collection, inspired by the luxurious and decadent commodities, which were traded through London’s historic docks at the turn of the 19th century.
Feminine and fruity, Empressa EDP, 100ml, includes top notes of blood orange, mandarin and bergamot, while its floral heart is lustrous with the dusky pinks and soft whites of rose and neroli. And the packaging is equally gorgeous too, in unique luxury boxes. Find it via Libertine Parfumerie, as well as other niche perfumeries in Australia and New Zealand.
Empressa EDP 100ml, $279
Flower power: There’s something so lovely about a candle gift; it offers relaxation, ambience and a beautiful scent. Gift your mum Glasshouse Fragrances’ fabulous, new Santorini Blue Jasmine & Hedera Triple-Scented Candle. Your mum can unleash her inner Greek goddess with an ethereal mix of sweet blue jasmine draped in cool, refreshing ivy. With top notes of bergamot and orange peel, this floral fragrance is a winner. Find it via Glasshouse Fragrances and selected boutiques.
Santorini Blue Jasmine & Hedera Triple-Scented Candle, $39.95
Roxy Sowlaty made her way onto our screens on the very first season of reality television show the Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, but her career as an interior designer speaks for itself.
Inspired by a fusion of classic and modern pieces, her skillful eye has landed a number of freelance residential projects in Manhattan, as well as a home in Aspen. But her passion of interiors didn’t stop there – Roxy has also introduced her own line of candles which will turn any blank space into a home.
A good sofa is a must; and as Roxy says, it has two purposes: “it is a place to sit, and adds something to your living room.” Feel free to experiment with colour if you want to liven up your living room, but if you want to keep it classic, a white sofa never goes out of style.
A good candle brings a warm, pleasant aroma to any space and creates a calming ambience, so don’t underestimate its necessity! Keep one on your coffee table, kitchen, and in the bathroom as a quirky air freshener.
Bring some fun to a sad wall with a wall mirror. Not only are they really useful for touching up your lipstick on the way out, but look amazing on a wall with a pop of colour. You can choose the type of design, style, colour and finish for your home, and there are many available at almost any price point.
Whether you’re entertaining by the pool or in some serious need of new decor for the kitchen, a bar stool in a must-have. Look for something with a firm cushion (for obvious reasons) and stick to a monochrome style for a classic, refined look.
Ever wondered what’s missing from your bed and sofa? Black and white pillows are a fun way to inject some some serious style into your home without fear of going OTT. Roxy’s favourite includes any type of bold patterns or graphic prints which complement a faux fur rug for winter.
Images via Roxy Sowlaty, Front Door, In Mod, Flodeau, How You Glow
In celebration of Mother’s Day, Palm Beach Collection introduce ‘The Lust List’. A limited edition violet scented all natural soy wax candle, housed within the uniquely illustrated Sally Spratt box.
A first time collaboration for both Palm Beach Collection and Sally Spratt, ‘The Lust List’ captures sweet top notes of violets, with familiar florals such as jasmine and rose, balanced perfectly against warming base notes of musk and cedar wood. The delicate heart-shaped petals of Sally Spratt’s violet floral illustration are the perfect ode to a mother’s love on this special day.
Sally Spratt says of the collaboration:
“It was an honour to be asked to collaborate with Palm Beach Collection. Scent is so evocative and memorable, and by creating keepsake packaging we can leave an even longer lasting impression.”
The Lust List limited edition collaboration between Palm Beach Collection and Sally Spratt is available now (RRP $39.95) from palmbeachcollection.com.au and Palm Beach Collection stockists across Australia.