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Spring Clean: Top 6 Home-Office Beauty Essentials

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…

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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.

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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.

beauty essentials, beauty, interiors3. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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August 6, 2015

Top 5 Winter Beauty Tips For Glowing Skin

The big chill’s coming, baby, so it’s time to banish those winter blues with a little bit of help from beauty land.

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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to stock up on good-quality products to safeguard your skin against the bitter cold. Two of my favourite ‘green’ beauty brands, Arbonne and Burt’s Bees, will do just that, as well as providing extra hydration and TLC. Here are She Said’s top 5 tips on how you can maintain a healthy glow this winter, sister.

  1. Switch to a creamy cleanser: A temperature drop can leave your skin feeling dry, dull and cracked. Instead of reaching for your gel cleanser, make the switch to a creamy cleanser which works hard to remove dirt and make-up without stripping your skin of if its natural oils and moisture. Try: Arbonne RE9 Advanced Smoothing Facial Cleanser, $61, which comes in a rich, pearlescent formula and gently washes away make-up and impurities, leaving skin feeling smooth and refreshed.beauty, winter, beauty tips
  2. Indulge in a weekly treatment mask: Winter skin requires extra TLC and calls for a pampering treatment mask which goes the extra mile. Complement your night beauty cream by treating yourself to a moisturising mask once a week. This will help to banish dry skin and give your face an extra boost of much-needed hydration. Try: Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask, $39.95. This baby will leave your skin feeling as soft and supple as a baby’s bum.beauty, winter, beauty tips
  3. Nourish your skin overnight: Want to sleep your way to glowing skin? Invest in an overnight, leave-on mask which works the night shift to hydrate, nourish and smooth your skin – all while you sleep! Try: Arbonne RE9 Advanced Intense Hydration Overnight Mask, $84, which replenishes skin with an extra boost of moisture. The soothing and fast-absorbing formula means you can go to bed with this mask on without feeling greasy. Even better, you’ll wake up to a dewy and refreshed complexion.beauty, winter, beauty tips
  4. Pucker up to a hydrating lip balm: Chapped lips are a definite deal breaker in winter. Keep dry, cracked lips at bay with a moisturising lip balm that works to soothe and nourish so that you can keep your pout soft and kissable 24/7. Try: Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm, $8.95. A big favourite of mine, this low-cost superstar contains moisturising beeswax and vitamin E to keep lips soft and replenished, plus a splash of peppermint for that signature tingle. Love!beauty, winter, beauty tips
  5. Pamper your hands and feet: Investing in a good skincare regime for your face is a must in winter, but don’t forget about the other hard-working parts of your body as well. Look for rich and pampering creams for your hands and feet to help shield them from the harsh, dry elements of winter. Try: Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Cream, $24.95. This lovely cream combines coconut oil, lanolin and vegetable glycerin to revive and rejuvenate even the driest, most neglected feet. It’s a winter must-have and smells heavenly to boot.beauty, winter, beauty tips

 

April 22, 2015

Top 5 Luxury Winter Beauty Must-Haves

Put the pep back into your step this winter by pampering yourself, head-to-toe, with SHESAID’s pick of top luxe winter products new to counter. Go on, indulge yourself, you’re worth it…

Scent of a woman

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A glamorous fragrance can transform you from zero to hero this winter. You’ll smell divine and enjoy the feel-good factor with a spritz of Robert Piguet Rose Perfection Eau de Parfum (100ml), $239, an exquisite and feminine tribute to the world’s most prestigious flower. The romantic fragrance is the latest addition to the iconic French fashion and perfume house and the sensual touch of musk hugs the fragrant bouquet. Find it at Libertine Parfumerie, www.libertineparfumerie.com.au, and at select David Jones stores and niche perfumeries. For stockists, phone (02) 8002 4488 or visit www.agencedeparfum.com.

Paying lip service

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Need to pamper your pout? Revamp dry winter lips with an Issada Mineral Lip Gloss, $48 each, which has a blissful blend of botanicals, antioxidants and minerals. The super smooth, high-shine formula isn’t sticky or greasy and melts on your mouth, while the inviting, warm scent of vanilla lingers on your lips. This is one of my favourite lip glosses of all time. What’s more, the colours are glorious: choose from 12 shades. Find it at select salons, spas and Issada stores. For stockists, phone (07) 3904 2288 or visit www.issada.com for more information.

Body of evidence

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Inject some luxury and opulence into your day with the Amouage Dia Body Creme, (200ml), $169. What’s more, this divine, floral-scented cream contains active ingredients such as aloe vera, shea butter and cacao butter to restore the skin’s natural moisture and suppleness, leaving it fragrant, soft and velvety. Dia is an enigmatic, daytime-inspired fragrance, launched by Amouage in 2002 as a complement to Gold Woman. It has delectable notes of fig, bergamot, tarragon, violet leaves and peony, over a warming, exotic base of frankincense, heliotrope and cedarwood. Find it at Libertine Parfumerie, www.libertineparfumerie.com.au, and at select David Jones stores and niche perfumeries. For stockists, phone (02) 8002 4488 or visit www.agencedeparfum.com.

Banish bad hair

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If your hair seems to have a mind of its own this winter, check out the Pure Hair Sacred Mask Treatment, $32.95. This mask is aimed at restoring and hydrating all hair types. Infused with argan oil and shea butter, the mask has been developed with organic active ingredients, strengthening proteins and moisturizing vitamins. Non-greasy and light, it promises to smooth, condition and de-frizz hair. Like all Pure products, it is sulphate-free, paraben-free and allergen-free to reduce irritation and flakiness. For stockists, phone (07) 3267 5511 or visit www.hairjamm.com for more information.

The good oil

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Love your face oils? Check out RMS Beauty’s Beauty oil (30ml), $85, a luxurious, concentrated and lightweight product which contains organic ingredients for replenishing, rejuvenating and preserving skin. Formulated with antioxidant, vitamin-rich exotic oils such as jojoba, rosehip and tamanu, as well as herbal extracts, this oil promises to give you a more youthful and hydrated appearance. Sold! RMS Beauty products are available at Bathing Beauty Organic Apothecary. Visit www.bathingbeauty.com.au for more information.

By Nicole Carrington-Sima

July 14, 2014