A Makeup Masterclass with Chantelle Baker


  To mark its Beauty Precinct’s first birthday the Canberra Centre is threw a weekend long celebration. Alongside complimentary cocktails (made using the new earl grey gin from The Canberra Distillery and Her Canberra), cake pops and chocolate we enjoyed a makeup masterclass with Chantelle Baker. Chantelle is known for her editorial work and for creating looks for the likes of Gigi Hadid, Jessica Gomes and Bec Judd. ‘I love that my job is different every day, that I get to work with amazing people, and that I get to make people feel really good and happy.’ Let Chantelle make… Continue Reading

Cult Beauty Destination Has a New Home – The Lab Manuka


  As the landscape of Braddon continues to change, another former stalwart has moved on to greener pastures. As of Monday 2 July, beauty destination The Lab will now call the leafy surrounds of Manuka home. The familiar pink signage can now be spied marking the entrance to a narrow staircase, hidden between Priceline and a shop so nondescript I can no longer recall what it was. Emerging from said staircase, the new Lab is just as airy and light-filled as its previous Braddon home. Bare white walls give way to warm timber floors, windows unobstructed by curtains allow light… Continue Reading

Product Review: Black Chicken Remedies AXILLA Deodorant Paste


  Over these past few years I’ve been searching for products that are not harmful to others and therefore not harmful to me, a transition and conscious decision to no longer use products tested on animals and now products that contain ingredients that I can pronounce. Your skin is your biggest organ so I began there, with face wash, moisturisers and then deodorant. My boyfriend at the time had never used deodorant as he detested the classic teenage boy gassing of LYNX and insisted on spritzing his underarms with Burberry until he discovered Aseop’s deodorant. That’s where I started. My… Continue Reading

Things to Consider Before Choosing From Trending Organic Skin Care Brands


It is quite hard to resist buying a trending organic skin care product that everyone is talking about. In the recent past, organic skin care products have taken the beauty market by force. Currently, there are many highly effective and innovative chic brands. With the many options available, making a choice can be quite intimidating especially for someone transitioning to a new regime. Some products have organic labels, but the ingredients do not reflect anything organic. Due to the lack of agreement on what constitutes organic or natural formulation in Australia, consumers are considering many factors before purchasing trending organic… Continue Reading

All About Skin


  Skin. The largest organ on the human body.   Now, I am sure there are some male porn stars who would challenge me on this, but this article is about skin care so let’s keep it classy; at least until I write an article about the other. Back to skin. We slather it with all sorts of stuff to keep it supple and looking good, but do we know what the stuff in our skin care products actually does to benefit our skin? As a long standing beauty bitch, I have used a great deal of product over the… Continue Reading

A Masterclass with Amy Erbacher


  We were treated to a beauty masterclass at the Canberra Centre last weekend, lead by beauty therapist and wellness expert, Amy Erbacher. With over ten years experience in the wellness industry, we knew we were in the best hands to learn more about skincare with a holistic approach. The aim of the precious hour Amy had with us was to make skincare and beauty simple, to make it easy and accessible to everyone. Here’s what I took away from the session with Amy:   Extrinsic & Intrinsic Factors influencing our skin We need to consider both extrinsic and intrinsic… 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

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