A Masterclass with the Oz Beauty Expert


  I recently had the pleasure of attending a workshop at the Canberra Centre with the beautiful Bonnie Gilles. Bonnie is a highly regarded hair and makeup artist as well as the creator of online destination OZ Beauty Expert. Over the course of the workshop Bonnie took us through her tips and tricks for creating a natural, on-trend makeup look. I for one do not consider myself to be on trend in any aspect but I love trying new things and makeup is one thing I enjoy trying in new ways. Especially if it means I have learned a more efficient and flawless way to… Continue Reading

A Masterclass in Makeup with Max May


  Max May is one of Australia’s leading hair and makeup artists whom we were lucky enough to attend a masterclass with at the Canberra Centre. Max’s work has graced the pages of Harpers Bazaar, Oyster, RUUSH, and Elle. And his own website is updated weekly with tips, tricks, tutorials and reviews. Max took us through the must have items in his kit and shared his secrets on creating a beautiful look step by step.   Skin Prep ‘Don’t confuse skin prep with skin care. Skin prep is about maximising the effect of your makeup. If the canvas is not… Continue Reading

Natural Beauty with Lola Berry


  We have been lucky enough to experience a number of amazing events at the Canberra Centre since the launch of its new beauty precinct. We’ve been to a Sip and Scent masterclass, a workshop on Minimal Beauty and on Sunday we popped along to hear nutritionist, yogi, TV presenter and author Lola Berry speak on natural beauty and nutrition. As soon as we lined up to receive our delicious smoothie (no doubt made from Lola’s recipes) and take out seat, we noticed a different vibe in the dedicated event space compared to the day before. Lola was casually lounging… Continue Reading

Minimal Beauty with Eleanor Pendleton


  Over the weekend we had the pleasure of attending a ‘Minimal Beauty’ masterclass at the Canberra Centre with the founder and director of Gritty Pretty, Eleanor Pendleton. For those who don’t know, Gritty Pretty is an online beauty magazine and e-commerce site. After enjoying the Centre’s new beauty precinct every day since it launched (the joys of being unemployed), I was very keen to try out some of my goodies, including a vivid turquoise cream eyeshadow from 3ina. I built my entire outfit for the day around this eyeshadow, choosing a brightly printed dress that matched it in colour.… Continue Reading

Sip and Scent


  This evening we had the pleasure of attending a Sip and Scent Masterclass in the new Canberra Centre beauty precinct. The class, the first of it’s kind we were told, brought together the art of crafting a martini and building a fragrance around the hero ingredients of our bespoke cocktail. After taking our seat in the new dedicated event space, Canberra’s ‘Martini Whisperer’ Phillip Jones prepared each of us a very special drink created especially for the event. ‘When I was asked to create a bespoke martini for the Canberra Centre I knew it had to be beautiful,’ Phillip… Continue Reading

The Art of Beauty


                What’s What Goodies from Lush and The Body Shop Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Palette from Mecca Maxima High impact makeup from 3ina Monogrammed makeup bag by The Daily Edited Must-have makeup from Mecca Maxima More goodies from Endota Spa, L’Occitane, Perfect Potion and Jurlique Eye shadow pots from 3ina Skincare from Eden Laser Clinics, Tony Moly facemask from Seoul Flower and Aveda brush   Shop all these goodies and more at the new Beauty Precinct at the Canberra Centre

Canberra’s Newest Beauty Destination is Here


  Today the doors to the new beauty precinct within the Canberra Centre officially opened. We got into town bright and early to get a first look at everything before the doors opened. As we made our way through the morning frost and mist we were treated to flower installations created by The Floral Society, who transformed four everyday objects into beautiful floral sculptures.     Once snug and warm within the Canberra Centre, we lost no time inspecting the new space. Regular shoppers will barely recognise the re-vamped Monaro Mall, which is now a bright, modern, and open space.… Continue Reading

All the Special Offers Available on the Opening Day of the Canberra Centre Beauty Precinct


On Thursday 13 July, the Canberra Centre will open the doors to the new Beauty Precinct and boy are there some special offers.      And don’t forget about all the amazing workshops and masterclasses taking place. Coinciding with the launch of the new beauty precinct is the launch of the Centre’s next masterclass series, which as always, brings together a roster of engaging influencers. Some events are free and some you need to buy a ticket for so make sure to get in quick so you don’t miss out.   Freebies: Thursday 13 July 10.30am – Complimentary Q&A with… Continue Reading