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If you’re looking for something to shake up your skincare routine this Autumn – you can’t go past a serum. A lightweight, easy absorbing alternative to heavy moisturisers but still chocked full of active ingredients – what’s not to love? Loaded […]

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The Must Have Serum for Autumn

If you’re looking for something to shake up your skincare routine this Autumn – you can’t go past a serum. A lightweight, easy absorbing alternative to heavy moisturisers but still chocked full of active ingredients – what’s not to love?

Loaded with nutrients, ceramides, glycerin, natural ingredients (cucumber, aloe vera etc.) and vitamins like C, K, E, skin serums are oil or water-based products, that have the ability to penetrate deep within the layers of your skin, so that you get phenomenal results.

asap have come out with a NEW DNA Renewal Treatment and we’re going to tell you why it’s the Must Have Serum for Autumn.

asap DNA Renewal Serum – The Must Have Serum for Autumn

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Why is this THE Must Have Serum?

1. The asap DNA Renewal Treatment contains telomere technology to assist in the protection and repair of DNA damage in the skin.

2. The asap DNA Renewal Treatment also contains a unique Multi-Peptide Complex to enhance cellular longevity and vitality.

3. With self-regenerative stem cell technology and polyglucuronic acid, fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed, cell renewal is boosted.

4. Skin hydration is boosted.

5. Skin appears firmer and younger.

6. It only takes one pump every second night for one week to see results.

7. Chic packaging makes this a stunning addition to any bathroom counter top.

8. Repair past damage, Regain youthfulness, Restore hydration, Protect skin’s future – what else is there to say?

What our Expert Beauty Bloggers think:

DNA Renewal Treatment

Barbara George – “My skin loves this treatment.  The first time I applied it, I literally saw my skin come to life. It was very exciting!  In just a few weeks, my skin has felt smoother, firmer and has a brighter appearance.  This product works. The treatment has a dense soft texture that glides onto the skin without leaving any oil residue and the pump bottle makes it easy to dispense the exact amount you need so there is no wastage. It is the perfect before bed step and used in conjunction with my other beauty products, I feel like I giving my skin all it needs to stay as hydrated as possible. ASAP is completely Australian made and owned and does not test on animals.”

The Beauty & Lifestyle Hunter – “I’ve been using this treatment serum for about a month now, the first few weeks nightly, and hereafter 2-3 times a week, and have to say that I am more impressed with the results that I have already seen. My combination skin seems clearer and in general more refined, as well as it also seems more even in tone with pigmentation and sun damage clearly reduced in appearance, and consequently my skin looking more radiant and younger looking. While I never feel that my combination skin lacks moisture, I also feel that my skin is deeply moisturised and plumb, and that fine lines therefore appear to be less noticeable.  Overall I am really impressed with this DNA Renewal Treatment, as I feel it has such a significant effect on my skin in a very short period of time, – yes it is an extra step in your skincare routine as it is to be used prior to your serum, but if you are serious about anti-ageing and are looking to treat pigmentation, sun damage and dull uneven skin tone, then I highly recommend that you give it a try.”

Real Mum Style – “I have been diligently smoothing this cream over my skin each night.  The directions say ‘one pump’ and that one pump is enough to cover my whole face.  So what have I noticed?  My eye wrinkles seem to be plumping up and my skin has an overall smoother texture.  Each morning my make up smooths on nicely after using this at night.  Overall smoother, softer skin with an improvement in my fine lines.  Yep, that’s some good DNA right there. I’m pleased with my results so far and will continue using this each night to help diminish my fine lines and wrinkles.  I love knowing that I have tools in my skincare arsenal to attack those wrinkles and age issues that my regular cleanse, tone, moisturise just don’t deal with.”

Shannon Gibb – “I have used this brand before and experienced really good results. What actually really excited me about this product was the mention of ‘Telomere Protection’, as I am currently reading a book called ‘The Telomere Effect’. This cream is using technology designed to aid in the protection and repair of DNA damage – SERIOUSLY SO COOL. I can’t wait to start using this one, maybe before & afters will be necessary.”

Wellness by Kels – “The ASAP DNA Renewal Treatment contains telomere technology to assist in the protection and repair of DNA damage, combined with a unique Multi-Peptide Complex to enhance cellular longevity and vitality (I mean, how more amazing could this sound? Off to pour this over my entire body ;)).”

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Check out the asap DNA Renewal Treatment here – it’s a part of our new Luxe Skincare range.

For a limited time only spend over $199 on our Luxe Skincare range and receive a 9 piece Luxe gift. Use Code: LUXETIME.

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Shine free makeup is not just Instagram friendly but it makes sense for every day too! Forget dewy makeup that slides off your face at the first hint of humidity – matte is where it’s at. This is never been […]

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The Matte Lipstick We’re Obsessed With

Shine free makeup is not just Instagram friendly but it makes sense for every day too! Forget dewy makeup that slides off your face at the first hint of humidity – matte is where it’s at. This is never been more true than matte lipstick. It’s the longest wearing formula of any lipstick which makes it our number one choice. There’s a huge range of colours and formulas now, but there’s one matte lipstick we’re OBSESSED with currently.

The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Review

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The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes mini liquid lipstick collection is one of the best matte liquid lipsticks on the market and here’s why:

1. The Name

The Balm’s packaging is always on point with cute quirky names to match. Meet Matt(e) Hughes is no different.

2. The Shades

For the price of one liquid lipstick you get 6 beautiful shades that will suit any skin tone. The shades from left to right are Charming, Sincere, Committed, Doting, Dedicated, Loyal. Screen Shot 2017-03-22 at 12.56.12 pm

Charming –  Deep berry nude.

Sincere – Mauvy, mushroom nude.

Committed – Your lips but better nude

Doting – Light peachy nude

Dedicated – Hot pink

Loyal – Bright bluey red

3. The Formula

The creamy formula of The Balm Matt(e) liquid lipsticks helps the product glide on smoothly and and won’t tug or dry out your lips. Plus they’ve got a great vanilla mint scent that not only smells great – but creates a fresh, tingling sensation on the lips!

4. The Lasting Power

The lasting power of any matte lipstick is obviously going to be a lot longer than a cream or satin formula but The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes far surpasses this and stay on even after a long night of drinking (and then subsequently grease feeding). So a “friend” told me.

5. The Applicator

The doe foot applicator is THE way to apply liquid lipsticks as it makes it SO handy if you don’t have a steady hand and are prone to going outside the lines (guilty). It also helps you apply the perfect amount of product every time.

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You can shop The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes here as well as the whole TheBalm range!

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The beauty looks we’ve seen this year have taken our breath away. With an emphasis back on natural beauty, we’re loving the lighter, glowier looks that are gracing the red carpets and runways. It’s a refreshing change from the heavily […]

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Hailee Steinfeld’s Oscars 2017 Beauty Look

The beauty looks we’ve seen this year have taken our breath away. With an emphasis back on natural beauty, we’re loving the lighter, glowier looks that are gracing the red carpets and runways. It’s a refreshing change from the heavily made up, ultra HD makeup of 2016 – and what’s better is that you can create these looks at home with ease.

No better transformation witnessed than that of Hailee Steinfeld – she’s proved to have come into her own after singing “Flashlight” on Pitch Perfect 2 and is now a platinum artist and a highly regarded actress. Her appearance at the 2017 Oscars in a dreamy, flowing dress and this makeup look made us stand up and take notice.

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Keep reading to find out how to best re-create Hailee Steinfeld’s Oscars 2017 Beauty Look.

Hailee Steinfeld’s Oscars 2017 Beauty Look

1. The subtle, all over glow can be replicated by mixing a little Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone with your favourite foundation. This helps by firstly creating that dewy glow we’ve been loving and secondly helps to sheer your makeup out to eliminate an over-done full coverage look. shimmering_skin_perfector_moonstone_

2. Blushed with light is exactly how I’d describe this look from Hailee – so grab the Becca Blushed with Light Palette to illuminate and highlight. Start by using the brown shade to sculpt, then layer the blushes to infuse light and dimension to the complexion.

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3. She almost seems to be drawing you in with her eyes in this look. The heavily smoked bronzed eye is a dream so start with the Becca Ombre Rouge Eye Palette and don’t be afraid to over do it! Smoke your eyeshadow well out from the crease and don’t forget to hit the inner corner with your favourite shimmery shade. Finish the look off by lining the eyes with a dark pencil liner.

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4. Hailee’s brows are so full and perfect it can make anyone prone to a tweeze fit want to cry (guilty). Fake full brows with the Becca Shadow and Light Brow Contour Mousse.

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5. If those brows weren’t enough to make you cry – that full pout certainly is. Was she born with it – was she not. Either way fake your way to a pillow pout with Becca Lip Priming Perfector followed by your favourite pale pink gloss.

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Did you love this look from the Oscars?

If you recreate this look let me know below!

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Your skin is the biggest organ on your body and it’s very important to nurture this organ. You only have one skin, and while it can be hard to avoid damaging it with external factors such as the sun and pollution […]

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Why You Should Invest in your Skin – From our Beauty Expert

Your skin is the biggest organ on your body and it’s very important to nurture this organ. You only have one skin, and while it can be hard to avoid damaging it with external factors such as the sun and pollution – there are definitely steps you can take to look after your skin and fight the visible signs of ageing.

I have got the resident RY beauty therapist Jade Dowling to provide her expert opinion on your skin and why it’s so important to invest in it.

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Why You Should Invest in your Skin – From our Beauty Expert Jade Dowling

5 Skin Tips from a Beauty Expert

1. Your skin represents who you are so it is very important to look after it. It is the first thing you see when you look at someone, or talk to them and your skin is a dead give away of age (or premature ageing). Looking after your skin will prevent you from ageing prematurely.

2. The right home care is the most important thing about caring for your skin – everyone’s skin is different so the correct products are super important.  Cleanser, exfoliant, moisturiser & SPF are essential, but why you ask? Cleansing the skin removes make up, dirt & oil from the skin leaving clean and free from anything that doesn’t belong. An exfoliator helps remove any dead skin cells and other nasties from the skins surface while a moisturiser hydrates the skin to keep it soft, plump and supple. SPF of course protects you from the sun and given that the sun is the number 1 cause of external skin aging investing in a good quality sunscreen is SUPER  important.

3. Figuring out the RIGHT skincare for you is so important. A professional skincare range prescribed by a beauty therapist is always going to be the BEST thing for your skin. A professional skin care specialist or beauty therapist can help determine your skin type and what your skin needs will determine which products are right for you. For examply, if your skin is oily then you’ll need a lightweight oil-free moisturiser will be best for you whereas if your skin is dry, then a thick, nourishing moisturiser is better for you.

4. So now you’re thinking: “What about the products at the supermarket? Why can’t I use them?” These products usually have extremely small amounts of active ingredients and are full of fillers and alcohol which are not good for your skin at all. A professional skincare range may be more expensive but the results will speak for themselves!

5. Seeing your beauty therapist on a regular basis for facial is highly beneficial for looking after your skin. Professional skin services such as facials and microdermabrasion will give your skin a boost when its feeling its worst and also is so calming for the mind in helping to relax and look after yourself. A facial will help treat any key concerns you have and will put you on the right path to investing in the things your skin needs. Too often people aren’t educated and are using the wrong products.

Beauty Expert Jade’s Top Skincare Picks:

1. asap Daily Facial Cleanser 

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The asap Daily Facial Cleanser is gentle enough to be used every day, but will still slough through the dirt and debris of the day.

2. Alpha-h Micro Cleanse Super Scrub

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Effectively remove all traces of makeup plus the dirt and the grime of your day, you will notice a difference in the appearance of you skin especially if you are prone to breakouts.

3. Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream

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A medium-weight moisturiser, suitable for combination skin types, it’s the answer to soothing dry skin.

4. Payot Les Demaquillantes Radiance Boosting Perfecting Toner

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This toning lotion completes make-up removal, revitalises the skin and reveals the luminosity of the complexion.

5. Elemis Pro-Collagen Super Serum Elixr

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Clinically proven, this concentrated anti-ageing super serum elixir significantly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Shop professional, beauty expert recommended skincare here and experience the difference for yourself!

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Pore Strip Masks are fascinating to use, and to watch other people using for that matter. If you’re at all interested – I know you are – you can watch here. And while this process of extracting blackheads is addictive […]

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Traditional Masks vs Pore Strip Masks

Pore Strip Masks are fascinating to use, and to watch other people using for that matter. If you’re at all interested – I know you are – you can watch here. And while this process of extracting blackheads is addictive and seemingly natural – it can be excruciatingly painful. Tear jerkingly painful.

Which has me wondering – how good can it actually be for your precious sensitive skin?

They say beauty is pain – but is this taking it too far?

Traditional Masks vs Pore Strip Masks

Pore Strip Masks – The Breakdown

Pore strip masks are popular mostly because of the affordable price point and the convenience. Stick it on – wait 15-20 minutes then rip it off – hopefully taking all those nasty blackheads with it. There are a number of things that can make the pore strips bad for you including:

1. Using the strips on areas not recommended. For instance, have you seen those online applying the masks all over their face? Ouch. Only use the pore strips where recommended because although resilient areas such as your nose and forehead can take a beating, other parts of your face the skin may be too thin and therefore easily damaged.

2. Strip masks do just that – strip the skin of all your natural oils. In doing this, you leave your skin open to infection and more pimples. Only use the pore strip mask once a week.

3. The Pore Strip Masks can also tear the skin, leaving unsightly scars so don’t leave the mask on much longer than the time specified on the box.

4. Pore Strip Masks should not replace any of your other skincare – yes they can remove the top layer of blackheads but these pores are now left wide open. You still need to cleanse and moisturise your skin properly so as to avoid future blackhead breakouts.

5. Pore Strip Masks can cause unsightly spider veins. Using Pore Strip Masks regularly makes your skin thinner and therefore more susceptible to spider veins. These can only be fixed by expensive laser treatments.

In summary – Pore Strip Masks are okay to use if used sparingly, in the right areas and not left on too long.

So, what about traditional masks?

Traditional Masks – The Breakdown

Traditional face masks come in various different forms and formulations, with the most popular at the moment being charcoal or clay. A traditional mask is a more intensive layer of skincare that can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils, help improve the appearance of your pores and they’re also an excellent way to help pull out impurities. Plus – you can put one on and lounge around for 20 minutes and it’s like having a day spa in your very own home – can you say relaxing?

1. Traditional masks are used as a form of relaxation. While they’re relaxing in the way you can’t really do anything for 20 minutes except for sit still and wait for the mask to work, many masks contain therapeutic ingredients such as essential oils, mint & rosemary. These ingredients are known to lift your spirit by stimulating your senses.

2. Just like a pore strip mask, a traditional mask also helps to unclog pores. Most traditional masks are safe to apply to your whole face and (if they’re good) shouldn’t create a tight, eye watering sensation. Your whole skin surface will be clean with pores unclogged.

3. Traditional masks will leave your skin radiant and glowing, as they contain main ingredients to help boost skin radiance such as vitamins and minerals.

4. After you’ve removed your mask you will find that the last steps in your skincare routine such as moisturiser, serums or oils are absorbed much more easily into the skin. By regularly indulging in a mask you are allowing your other skincare products to work twice as hard.

In summary – traditional masks should become a staple in your beauty routine.

Best Face Masks:

1. Linda Meredith Face Mask $72.73

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The Linda Meredith Face Mask is a clay mask contains two types of clay and key essential oils, forcing the product deeper into the dermal layers to increase results.

2. Decleor Aroma White C+ Intense Brightening Mask x 5 $56

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Combining sodium hyaluronate and liquorice, these Decleor Masks makes your complexion is visibly clearer and more even, intensely pure and radiant.

3. Kora Organics Clay Purifying Mask $44.95

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A purifying and cleansing mask especially formulated to gently detox, purify and refine the texture of the skin.

4. Pier Auge Douce Aura Resourcing Treatment Mask 50ml

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This treatment with hp DNA and Enzymes, rehydrates, plumps and smoothes the skin up for a radiant complexion. For a limited time you can buy the Pier Auge Douce Aura Resourcing Treatment Mask and Pier Auge Tri-Actif Completude Treatment together for $169.79.

5. Thalgo Source Marine Ultra Hydra-Marine Mask 50ml $58.47

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For dehydrated skin looking for an SOS treatment to re-hydrate and re-plump the skin in 5 minutes whilst offering an immediate radiance boost.

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All the above products are available in our Luxe Skincare – The RY Edit and for a limited time only if you spend over $199 in this section you can receive a FREE 9 piece gift.

What’s your favourite mask – pore strips or a more traditional option?

 

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No matter if you’re a die hard Harry Potter fan, or perhaps a more recent Emma Watson admirer from her pro-feminism work and general gorgeous aura – there’s no getting around the grace and elegance this star exudes. Known for her […]

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Emma Watson’s Best Beauty Look

No matter if you’re a die hard Harry Potter fan, or perhaps a more recent Emma Watson admirer from her pro-feminism work and general gorgeous aura – there’s no getting around the grace and elegance this star exudes.

Known for her effortless, natural beauty and stance on eco-friendly/ sustainable products – Emma Watson is a true style icon. No where has this been more apparent then in the recent premiere of Beauty and the Beast which Watson stars in as Belle.

The popular disney movie is getting a total makeover with Belle as the intelligent inventor who is outcast from society and forced into enslavement of The Beast. The movie is generating tonnes of press and articles around Emma Watson herself including her full beauty routine as told to Into The Gloss. Read that here.

While we’ve definitely picked up some tips and tricks of the trade we wanted to focus on Emma Watson’s Best Beauty Look – from the recent premiere of Beauty and the Beast.

Emma Watson’s Best Beauty Look

Stunning. The best part about it is you can achieve the same look by yourself at home!

How:

1. Base

As told to Into The Gloss, Watson is now steering clear of heavy bases to let her freckles shine through. “When we were filming Beauty and the Beast, I insisted on keeping my freckles as a part of the movie. There are so many young girls who are going through puberty who really hate having them, so I felt the need to say that I have them and that I think the look of natural skin is beautiful. I didn’t want to get blanked out!” And shine they do! Achieve the a glowy natural base with a brightening primer such as Becca Backlit Priming Filter then go in with Jane Iredale Dream Tint – a brand Watson loves as it is mineral and vegan. Dream Tint has a nice creamy coverage that still allows your beauty to shine through.

2. Cheeks

Watson loves a cream blush that she can apply with fingers, but I also detect a hint of bronzer to give that touch of definition to her fine face. Try theBalm’s Bahama Mama bronzer with a light hand (this thing is pigmented) and theBalm Instain Blush in Argyle to achieve the same look – theBalm is a high quality, affordable, cruelty free brand.

3. Brows

I’m assuming since she was on the set of Harry Potter from age 10 Emma Watson probably had some great makeup artist tell her through her teen years what to do and what not to do with her brows. I’m guessing she didn’t over wax and over pluck them like the rest of us born in 90s did (guilty). Now with the great range of brow products on the market we can at least try and mimic Watson’s beautifully formed brows. Use Poni Cosmetics Brow Magic Eye Brow Pencil to fill in any sparse areas then take Jane Iredale Purebrow Gel in whichever colour suits you to keep in place. This is another sworn favourite of Watson’s.

4. Eyes

The most exciting part of this look definitely has to be that negative space eye liner. Not for the faint hearted (I can’t even do a normal win) but we know the right product if you’re willing to try. Watson says “Finding a good, natural eyeliner took me like, six months, but I found one! Jane Iredale does an amazing liquid eyeliner and she has one in a dark brown, which I prefer to black on my skintone.” Jane Iredale Liquid Eyeliner in Black/ Brown available here.

5. Lip

Watson is partial to a lip and cheek stain that can be easily applied and stays all day. The Becca Beach Tint in Dragonfruit will create a similar sheer peachy pink that she’s rocking above.

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Forever humble, forever graceful.

Was this Emma Watson’s Best Beauty Look ever?

Let me know below if you’re going to try this one!

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The RY On Trend blog is all for giving beauty advice but there’s one thing we’d NEVER tell our followers to do – DIET! Live your best life by making healthy choices but at the end of the day that […]

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Portion Control For Your Skin?

The RY On Trend blog is all for giving beauty advice but there’s one thing we’d NEVER tell our followers to do – DIET!

Live your best life by making healthy choices but at the end of the day that Tim-Tam won’t kill you.

There is one thing you SHOULD be portion controlling though, and that’s your skincare.

Portion controlling your skincare not only saves you $$$ in the long run, but also has major benefits to your skin health.

Portion Control For Your Skin

1. Cleanser

I’ll start with the biggest meal* first. You want to be giving your skin a good cleanse so apply a hazelnut sized amount of cleanser on your palms and massage into your face. This applies to gel or cream cleansers – if it’s foam it will look a bit bigger than this.

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*RY do not recommend eating your cleanser.

2. Exfoliator

You’ll want to use a similar amount of exfoliator as cleanser but maybe a tiny bit less. Remember your exfoliator is working to slough through all the dead skin cells plus dirt and grime on your face so you want to use enough but you also don’t want to use too much as it can be rough on your sensitive facial skin. Try the NEW Dermalogica Superfoliant that comes out in powder form but expands when added with water.

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3. Moisturiser

Moisturiser is a tricky one because if you overdo your moisturiser throughout the day you could end up with greasy, oily skin that will lead to breakouts. Use about a pistachio sized amount morning and night through the hotter months and up this amount during the winter when skin tends to be more dry. Choose a lightweight option such as Medik8 Beta Moisturiser, a non-greasy daily moisturiser for continuous hydration.

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4. Serum

An important step in any skincare routine that should not be missed – most serums are packed full of great ingredients but can be on the pricier side so it’s best not to over do it. 2 chia seeds is about the right amount – use a serum with a dropper to minimise wastage such as NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum 1.00%.

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5. Eye Cream

The under eye area is very delicate and should not be overloaded with product. Take a pea sized amount on your pointer finger, rub with your other pointer finger and distribute evenly under both eyes. The Linda Meredith Eye Gel a fusion of carefully chosen high potency actives, designed to reduce puffiness, brightening dark circles or filling fine lines.

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6. Sunscreen

Arguably the most important step in your skincare routine – you should never leave the house with a healthy dosing of SPF! Sunscreen can be on the oily side so it’s best not to overdo it as it can lead to breakouts or blemishes. Use a pomegranate seed size amount of a lightweight, non greasy high SPF sunscreen like the Dermalogica Sport SPF50+.

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Have you been using your skincare all wrong?

It’s time to portion control your skin and save your dollars and achieve healthy, glowing skin.

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Glow on the Go, Do the Dew, Getting Lit, Glo Getter. I don’t know how many puns I can find on the internet for highlighter but those are a handful. It would almost be irrelevant to discuss the highlighter trend […]

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What’s Your Go To Glow?

Glow on the Go, Do the Dew, Getting Lit, Glo Getter. I don’t know how many puns I can find on the internet for highlighter but those are a handful. It would almost be irrelevant to discuss the highlighter trend as it doesn’t appear to be just a trend anymore – It’s highlight or die.

With amazing highlighters, shimmers and illuminators being released on the daily the question is not “Do You Highlight?” but “What do you use to Highlight?”

There are a few different formulas that give different effects that we’ll nut out for you below.

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What’s Your Go To Glow?

1. Pressed

The most popular and most readily available formula of highlighter is a pressed powder. Arguably the easiest to use – you can take a bit on your finger or a fan brush and apply in an L shape on your temples, on your forehead, on the tip of your nose and cupids bow.

THE LOOK: High Impact, Ultra Reflective for features that beam bright. Not for the faint hearted.

TIP: Steer clear from chunky highlighters that can leave glitter fall out all over your face. Try a subtle lit from within look with the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors.

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2. Liquid

For a more subtle, illuminated look you can’t go past a liquid highlighter. Usually you only need the tiniest bit of product to dabbed onto the high points of your face to create a dreamy, angelic glow.

THE LOOK: Natural, Dewy, Effortless.

TIP: You don’t want to go overboard with this baby, apply a small amount on the back of your hand and use a finger to lightly dab on desired areas. Avoid attempting to apply directly to the face.

Shop:  Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Liquid

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3. Cream

The inbetweener – want something a little more high impact than a liquid but not as in your face as a powder? Cream highlighters were made for you baby girl. Usually pigment-rich, cream highlighters provide a high colour payoff with a soft, sophisticated shimmer that adjust to your skin tone for a natural-looking, radiant glow.

THE LOOK: Delicate, Lustrous, Smooth.

TIP: Apply to any areas of the face you want a soft and subtle glow. Tap onto the high points of the face, such as cheekbones, underneath the brow bone and down the bridge of the nose.

Shop: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured

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4. Primer

Newer on the highlighting scene comes primers with in built light reflecting particles for a fresh and healthy all round complexions. Apply a back lit primer all over your face before you start your makeup to create a glowing canvas.

THE LOOK: Fresh, Healthy, Glistening.

TIP: If you want your skin to look wide awake when you don’t even feel wide awake, make step one of your makeup routine the Becca First Light Priming Filter (stay tuned coming to RY soon).

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5. Concealer

Did you know that a concealer one or two shades lighter than your skin tone is the perfecting highlighter? Not only does it cover up any dark circles, eye bags and other imperfections – a great concealer can lift the points of your face you want people to focus on, while drawing away from any negatives.

THE LOOK: Lit-from-within, Diffused, Luminous

TIP: Using your ring finger, dab a fair amount of concealer under your eyes in an upside down triangle shape. Make sure to extend down the sides of your nose and up and out past the corner of your eye. Set in place to keep all day.

Shop: Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector

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Watch the Becca video below for a quick demonstration on each formula.

 

 

Check out more for your perfect Glow on Becca’s Glow Glossary

Shop the whole Becca range on RY with 15% off here.

 

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The question on everybody’s lips – is splurging on luxury skincare ever worth it? It can be hard to justify just why a $100 moisturiser is better than a $4 one but it seems that we justify it to ourselves […]

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Supermarket vs Luxe Skincare

The question on everybody’s lips – is splurging on luxury skincare ever worth it? It can be hard to justify just why a $100 moisturiser is better than a $4 one but it seems that we justify it to ourselves every month. There are some differences though that may be over looked in the hunt for the best skincare.

Supermarket Vs Luxe Skincare

Scientific Evidence

Many small brands aren’t able to undertake the research that larger, more luxurious brands do. So, you can understand that with more expensive products, the more research and clinical trials have gone into assuring the product actually does what it says it does.

Ingredient List

This is where brands can’t hide! The product might claim to do various things, but the ingredients list doesn’t lie. Be on the  look out for an extensive list of ingredients you can’t actually understand or products that contain a large amount of aqua (watered down skincare anyone?). When you’re looking at purchasing new skincare there are key active ingredients that are proven to work that you can be on the look for including Retinol, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Ferulic Acid & Glycolic Acid.

Packaging

All is not what it seems with fancy pants packaging. It is easy for a cheap brand to disguise it’s lack of education or actual key ingredients with cute or luxe looking packaging. Likewise luxe skincare is expected to be displayed in a certain way (because of the $$ you’re paying) but it’s always best to follow steps 1 & 2 above before getting sucked in by chic packaging.

Best Luxe Skincare

RY is proud to present the new Luxe Skincare section. Helping you find all your favourite luxury skincare products in one convenient place – shopping luxe has never been easier. Our top picks from the range are:

1. Cleanser

Mesoestetic Hydra Milk Cleanser 200ml $53.70

hydra_milk_cleanser_webOur number one luxe cleanser choice because of it’s mild, milkiness – this is a gentle cleanser for dry and sensitive skin that completely dissolves make-up and eliminates impurities, leaving the skin feeling fresh and hydrated. Won’t make your skin feel dry or stripped of nutrients.

2. Exfoliator

Payot Gommage Intense Fraicheur Exfoliating Cream 50ml $53.11

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An intensive facial exfoliator for removing make-up, impurities and dead cells in one single movement revealing a glowing complexion. Feel the luxury with the most refreshing intensive exfoliator!

For an all over body exfoliation you can’t go past the best selling Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Grow Scrub $82 (currently 20% off).

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Melts into the skin for the most luxurious exfoliation leaving skin so soft and nourished.

3. Toner

Thalgo Eveil A La Mer Beautifying Tonic Lotion 200ml $34.78

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Luxury straight from the sea, Thalgo’s popular new marine range contains this tonic lotion for the face and eye area with Sève Bleue des Océans that perfectly completes your cleansing routine. Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive.

 

 

4. Serum

Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel

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Those key ingredients we mentioned earlier? They’re packed into this little lightweight serum to help fight the visible signs of ageing by repairing skin tissue. Including Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5, this luxe serum means business!

5. Moisturiser

Medik8 Beta Moisturiser $75

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Medik8 beta Moisturise is a lightweight, non-greasy daily moisturiser for continuous hydration for acneic and oily skin types. The potent formula features prebiotics and probiotics to eliminate blemish causing bacteria, helping to minimise breakouts now and in the future.

6. Eyes

Mirenesse Power Lift Superstar Eye Serum 10g $89.95

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This fast acting, collagen-boosting serum works to boost the production of collagen in your skin by 550% within 5 days. See up to a 65% reduction in the appearance of eye wrinkles after just 14 days.

7. Mask

Linda Meredith Mask 150ml $72.73

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The Linda Meredith Clay Mask works in a completely unique way when compared with traditional clay masks. Rather than extracting impurities, combining the clay with your preferred base cream accelerates the absorption process, forcing the product deeper into the dermal layers.

Shop the whole RY Luxe Skincare range here and keep an eye out for discounts coming in the next couple of weeks!

What’s your favourite luxe skincare product you splurge on?

 

 

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In today’s world we’re becoming increasingly time poor. One of the best things to come out of this is the increase in multi-tasking beauty products that aim to combat multiple skin concerns at the same time! The benefits of multi-use […]

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Beauty in 5 Minutes – Get out the Door Faster!

In today’s world we’re becoming increasingly time poor. One of the best things to come out of this is the increase in multi-tasking beauty products that aim to combat multiple skin concerns at the same time! The benefits of multi-use products means you end up spending less money, less time in the mornings getting ready and you can still create a high quality, professional makeup look.

Beauty in 5 minutes has never been easier – keep reading for some of our favourite multi-use products.

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Beauty in 5 Minutes

The Balm

The Balm is a cheeky, retro inspired beauty brand with funky names and bright and eye-catching packaging to match. The whole brand was founded on the basis of beauty in 5 minutes and was created in the kitchen of Marissa Shipman who just wanted to produce a simple product that made her look and feel fabulous all the time. You can use The Balm multi-use products to look and feel fabulous all the time too!

Top The Balm Multi-Use Products

1. The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer

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This cult favourite highlighter/ eyeshadow/ shimmer is a must have beauty staple for the time-short lady. Traditionally sold as a highlighter to be used to bring attention to cheekbones, temples, forehead, nose and chin – did you know Mary-Lou can be used in multiple other ways? Use as a shimmery base on your eye lid for a base that will have your lids poppin, apply a tiny bit in the inner corner to bring life to any eye look or shimmer your collar bones a’la Britney Spears in Cross Roads. Girl.

2. The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer

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A matte bronzer should always be in arms reach for contouring those chiselled cheeks. But you may now know that a really good bronzer like Bahama Mama can also double as an eyeshadow – simple coat a fluffy brush in the product and sweep over your crease in windscreen wiper motions to create depth and definition to your peepers.

3. The Balm Time Balm Concealer

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Concealer is great for hiding blemishes or dark spots that appear when you wish they didn’t. However a good, creamy concealer can also be used to highlight under your eyes, concealing dark bags and redness that 5 hours of sleep every night so readily exposes. Simply dip your ring finger into the creamy pot of Time Balm Concealer and apply in an upside down triangle under each eye. Literally turn back the clock!

With these three best selling, multi-functioning The Balm products – you’ve got the basics for any makeup look. Simply apply a flick of mascara and a hint of lippie and you’re out the door in 5 – perfect when you’re trying to catch as many winks of beauty sleep as possible. Shop the whole range here.

What’s your favourite multi-use product?

Do you have any tips for Beauty in 5 Minutes – let me know below!

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Which category do you fall into at the beach – slap on sunscreen tie your hair up and roll on down, or applying a little bit of your daily face to put your best foot forward? There are pro’s and […]

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Makeup to the Beach – Yes or No Thanks?

Which category do you fall into at the beach – slap on sunscreen tie your hair up and roll on down, or applying a little bit of your daily face to put your best foot forward?

There are pro’s and cons to either suggestion and you just do you, girl. But if you were interested in maybe a little beach makeup, our recommendations are below!

Makeup to the Beach – Yes or No Thanks?

YES

Pros:

– Many foundations or BB creams contain SPF so if you’ve gone a little lax on the sunscreen this will help out (your face at least)

– Make up is life

– Highlighter shines brighter in the sun

Cons:

– Horrible Panda Eyes when you emerge from the surf

– Foundation melting off your face as you sit in said sun

– Makeup blocks the pores so if you start sweating you can trap nasties on the skin, leading to breakouts and other skin conditions.

NO

Pros:

– Can rub your eyes and touch your skin freely

– Don’t have to worry about sweat or sand being caught in your beautifully beat face

– No heavy feeling of foundation – just the beautiful sea breeze kissing your skin

Cons:

– Layering up on sunscreen can leave your skin looking and feeling greasy

– Harmful UVA/B rays hitting your precious unprotected face (if you’ve forgot sunscreen)

– Sub-par beach selfies

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Makeup for the Beach

If you fall into the yes category, or you’re thinking of changing into the yes category – Jane Iredale has made it easy for you! During summer Jane Iredale Beach kits were released that provide fuss free ways of wearing makeup to the beach.

1. Jane Iredale Beach Chic Kit $127.20

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Kit includes Tinted spf15 Moisturiser, Gel Eyeliner, Lip Balm and Eyeliner Brush.

Jane Iredale Dream Tint Spf 15 (50ml)

With anti-ageing effects, Dream Tint also prevents water loss from the skin, keeping it hydrated, calms inflammation and improves skin elasticity. Great for use by itself or as a primer for mineral base, Dream Tint contains SPF15 for UVA/UVB protection and boron nitride which eliminates the appearance of fine lines and pores, giving the skin an all over soft focus effect.

Jane Iredale Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner – Brown 3g

Whether you like your lines smudgy or precise, these inky Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliners let you define your eyes just as you please. Soft and creamy, it glides on smoothly for a defined or smudgeable line, then sets to stay just how you like.

Jane Iredale Lip Drink SPF15 Lip Balm – Buff 4g

Quench your lips with hydrating protection that will leave lips feeling moisturised, protected and refreshingly scented.

Jane Iredale Angle Eyeliner Brush

Created from Taklon synthetic, the angle eyeliner brush are just what you need to get the most out of your eyeliner.

2. Jane Iredale Holiday Beauty Kit $127.20

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Kit includes Hydration Spray, Mascara, Eyeshadow/Primer, Lip Balm and sample Tanning Cream and Lash Primer

Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray 90ml

A facial spritz with the added benefit of pomegranate extract, a powerful antioxidant. Hydrates, conditions and protects all skin types.

Jane Iredale Purelash Lengthening Mascara 7g

Designed to make lashes look longer naturally. Free of lacquers, shellac and petroleum‐based ingredients.

Jane Iredale Lip Drink SPF15 Lip Balm – Flirt 4g

Quench your lips with hydrating protection, that will leave lips feeling moisturised, protected and refreshingly scented.

Jane Iredale Smooth Affair for Eyes – Iced Brown 3.75g

Versatile cream-to-powder formula preps eyes so makeup glides on seamlessly, lasts longer with a luminous smudge-proof, crease-proof finish. Helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines so eyes look fresh all day.

Jane Iredale Tantasia – Sample Size

Tint Today. Tan Tomorrow. Bronzer provides instant, healthy-looking color. Builds a gradual, natural looking tan within three days, for optimum control and customisation.

Jane Iredale Purelash Extender And Conditioner – Sample Size

When used to prime lashes for mascara, it adds measurable thickness and length and allows you to use less mascara.

Cult beauty brand BECCA has also come to the party with the awesome Beach Tint

3. BECCA Beach Tint $38.25

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A beautifully blendable creme stain for cheeks and lips that suits all skin types. Kiss-proof and water-resistant, it dries to a perfect, streak-free, non-greasy and non-drying finish.

Never forget you sunscreen! For a non-greasy finish try…

4. Dermalogica Medibac Clearing Oil Matte SPF 30

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Lightweight, ultra-sheer Broad Spectrum sunscreen helps prevent shine, regulate oil production and soothe inflammation. Oil-absorbers help maintain an all-day matte finish without a powdery residue.

Do wear makeup to the beach?

Let me know below!

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In our battle against the ever ticking clock that is ageing, we slather on this cream and that cream, undergo this treatment or skin analysis and stare at our face every morning in the mirror praying that time will be […]

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Lose Your Turkey Neck – FAST

In our battle against the ever ticking clock that is ageing, we slather on this cream and that cream, undergo this treatment or skin analysis and stare at our face every morning in the mirror praying that time will be kind to us.

Or is that only me?

You may be missing one vital body part that is a dead give away for premature skin ageing.

That’s your neck – silly. What’d you think I was going to say? Or your Turkey Neck as it is so fondly (grossly) referred to.

As we age our skin loses elastin and skin that is already loose begins to get more loose and you end up with that part of the turkey that I looked up and found is called a ‘wattle’. Interestingly the red part that hangs over the beak is called a ‘snood’ (is that interesting?).  turkey neck

With that delightful picture of a crepey neck in your head – let’s move on to methods on how you can lose that turkey neck – fast & without surgery.

Lose Your Turkey Neck – FAST!

1. Neck stretches. Sounds a little crazy, and will probably look a little crazy to co-workers but we want a firm neck, dammit. When you’re sitting at a computer make sure your back is always straight with your head lifted high. Tilt it back every so often to keep the neck skin taut. While sleeping you should try and lay as flat as possibly (1 pillow instead of 2) to minimise arching.

2. Neck flexes. Also crazy, also helpful. A good way to help stretch your neck is to smile. I know, I know on a Monday that is the furtherest thing from your mind. But it’s all about that neck. So focus, and draw that smile out 6 parts at a time, keeping your mouth closed and your neck engaged. You can also engage in further neck tilting while you do this or even neck tilting with some lip pouting will do the trick.

3. Apply your skincare to your neck as you would your face. Think about the amount of time you spend picking and primping your face, putting on this product after this product but not before that product. Well, your neck will give you away far quicker than your face. So take the extra thirty seconds and extend all your skincare down that little bit further. I’m talking about your serum, your face oil, your retinol, your moisturiser and anything else you might need. There are certain products that are specifically designed for the décolletage such as Elemis Pro-Collagen Neck And Decollete Balm 50ml (currently $120 with 20% off).

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The Elemis Pro-Collagen Neck And Decollete Balm has skin firming Tree Fern extract supported with Chlorella Vulgaris to help visibly improve the appearance of skin elasticity and smoothness, reducing the appearance of crepiness and skin slackening. In just 28 days the neck and décolleté appear plumper, smoother, softer and more youthful*.

4. Stay hydrated. Make sure to drink plenty of water to help your body stay toned and to eliminate the turkey neck. Drinking plenty of water helps plump skin and keep skin smooth. Try and cutback on the amount of soda and alcohol you drink and instead replace with water. This increases skin luminosity too so you should have a glowing neck instead of a sagging one!

5. Skin rolling. These handy little skin rollers contain lots of little needles that gentle massage the skin to stimulate blood flow and new cell growth. Perfect for a sagging skin. derma-roller-skin-inject

Try the Skin-Inject DNC Derma Roller .25mm for $64.76

6. Laser Tightening Treatments.  A minimally invasive, non-surgical process that uses an infrared light source (a laser) to tighten skin by heating the collagen under the skin’s surface, causing the skin to contract (tighten). Facial skin tightening is noticeable immediately after the treatment, and there is no downtime, making this an increasingly popular procedure. Have a look at your local salon or skin clinic to see if they’re offering and if it’s affordable. A swift look indicates pricing between $450-$2000 per treatment.

Has that stilled the wobble of your second chin?

Let us know below if you’ve gotten rid of the gobble and how you did it.

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The best part of Valentines Day has to be the pretty pink and red makeup looks that pop up everywhere. Or is it the presents? Or is it actually none of it because you’re alone and hate the world. Well […]

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Flat Lays for Valentines Day

The best part of Valentines Day has to be the pretty pink and red makeup looks that pop up everywhere. Or is it the presents? Or is it actually none of it because you’re alone and hate the world. Well no matter what Valentines Day means to you – we can all appreciate some good beauty when we see it.

RY celebrated Valentines Day by working with some of our favourite Aussie beauty bloggers to create some stunning Valentines Day Flat Lays.

And we love the results – check them out below and pick your favourite one.

Amy – Bottled Beauty Valentines day Flat Lay 3

Amy’s picks for Valentines Day:

The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Mini Liquid Lipstick Collection

An amazing set of mini liquid lipsticks. There are 6 different colours which are a great mix of nudes and brighter colours. The formula is one of the rare liquid lipstick formulas that doesn’t feel drying or uncomfortable to wear. It goes on easily and sets quite quickly without feeling dehydrating. It doesn’t quite set (about 85%), which is why it doesn’t feel drying on your lips even 6 hours later. I do get a slight transfer when I eat, but it’s minimal and I find that it doesn’t go patchy or rub off. After eating I can’t tell any difference to the pigment.  “

Youngblood Illuminate Highlight Palette

“I really adore the top row as I find that it works well for my pale skin. The bottom left colour is also gorgeous. I love that it has a silver white shade as I can either use it alone or I love to mix it with the other colours to make them even paler. The cream formula is so soft and creamy and blends so nicely into my skin. I normally will apply it with my hands as I find my body temperature helps to sink it into my skin but sometimes will blot a sponge over the top if I’m in a hurry.”

Lulu & Lipstick Gold Eyelash Curler

“On date nights I like to use an eyelash curler to give my eyes a brighter and wider look. This Eyelash Curler not only looks gorgeous but helps to open my eyes up by giving my lashes a lift.”

Poni Cosmetics The White Knight Mascara

“This mascara I see raved about all over Instagram and it’s one that I just needed to try. It’s a semi waterproof formula that stops your mascara from transferring. As someone who wears glasses and deals with my mascara smudging constantly, this mascara is a lifesaver. It also has two lids built into the tube. One gives your lashes volume, while the other gives length. You can use it together or just use one depending on your lashes. I love having this option as sometimes I prefer to have natural looking lashes, especially when I am going for a natural make up look.”

Thy – Biscuits & Makeup

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Thy’s Picks for Valentines Day

Sigma Beauty F23 Soft Angled Contour Brush

“Contour has never been the same since I’ve had this brush in my life! It makes contouring seem like a breeze with just a few swipes with this brush. The angled slant of the bristles goes along the cheeks very easily and the large size of the overall brush also make the whole process ten times quicker!”

Real Techniques Blush Brush

“I never used to wear much blush. If I was feeling frisky, then maybe the tiniest bit because wear blush is terrifying to me. I always accidentally wear too much and I just don’t want to waste my time reapplying. But this brush is so airy and fluffy and it just lightly applies product. The tapered shape makes it easy to work around the cheeks and apply an even application, every time.”

Sigma Beauty E25 Blending Brush

“The cult favourite brush that is a round, slightly pinched and firm brush that is perfect to blend out eyeshadow or to apply all over the lid. “

BECCA Cosmetics Ombré Nudes Eye Palette

This palette may look plain by shades but what makes it perfect is that if you wanted to wear a bold lip, the shades in this palette would not take the spotlight out from your lips. All the shades in this palette are smooth, buttery, pigmented and so velvet-like. It claims to be able to be applied wet, but I have not tried yet. The palettes are fine applied dry. You can create a smokey eye or a natural soft look. It works well to compliment other palettes as well. 

BECCA Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powders

These highlighters are the bomb-digity! They are the queens of the highlighting world. They’re blendable, smooth, extremely pigmented and buttery! It’s not chunky and there’s minimal fallout. There’s a shade that suits everyone. Becca doesn’t like to leave anyone out and they have a shade that fits every skintone. My favourite from the bunch is Moonstone. The perfect pale, gold shade that is what you call highlight heaven!

The Balm Mary Lou Manizer Highlighter*

“Another cult favourite and for the longest time. One of the OG of highlighters, that is still a great highlighter to have in your collection. I am extremely late to the bandwagon, as RY has kindly sent me for so I can get ready for Valentine’s day and share it with you all. This honey-hued, gold highlighter is what dream are made out of. It is much lighter than the BECCA Cosmetics highlighters but just as smooth. It’s also easy to work with and very blendable. The perfection addition to the family.”

Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Colour

“I don’t think these liquid lipsticks are great for what it’s meant to be for, but I greatly still enjoy the formula. It’s smooth, creamy and pigmented. It has a satin finish and extremely comfortable to wear. There’s eight available shades, ranging from reds, nudes, pinks and purples. Every colour you can think of for the perfect Valentine’s lip colour. No one can resist you!”

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Glace

“Bite Beauty have been around for a while and for good reason. They have a great formulated range of lip products and one of them includes their Matte Creme Lip Crayons. My favourite shade to wear if I’m wearing a bright eye look or a normal day out, is Glace. It’s a nice pinky, mauvey shade. It’s creamy, comfortable and has a slight demi-matte finish to the lips.”

Bite Beauty Lush Lip Tint in Lychee

“A new formula that RY has gifted to me and I am now a fan. SHU Uemura has been infamous for their range of moisturising lip balms or tinted lip balms that gives you that little kick of colour. But this Bite Beauty Lush Lip Tint is a great contender to the game. It is creamy, soft, moisturising and so easy to wear throughout the day. It’s just perfect for the day time. And if you or your loved one organised a Valentine’s breakfast or lunch, you can rest assured, you don’t have to worry about it going everywhere.”

Emma – Rosy Disposition

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Emma’s Picks for Valentines Day

Pink Holiday Luxury Cream Lipstick in Marry Me

“I have another lipstick in this formula and I love it so of course this was an easy pick for me. The Pink Holiday lipsticks are beautiful and creamy with opaque coverage and decent lasting power considering the moisturising formula. Marry Me is a bright neon pink that isn’t for the faint of heart but beautiful nonetheless. If you are looking for a pah-pow pink, this one might be for you.”

The Balm Instain Long Wearing Staining Powder Blush in Argyle

“I apply blush every single day, even if I skip other parts of my makeup routine, and I want it to last all day. I always find I look quite washed out and tired at the end of the day if my blush has faded so I was really interested in the idea of a staining blush. This admittedly isn’t the easiest blush to apply and blend because it is so pigmented but I was absolutely fine with a fluffier, less dense brush. It lasted through the day even in this ridiculous heat so I would definitely agree that it is a long wearing blush that only faded a little.”

“I’ve tried all the popular under-eye correctors: Benefit Erase Paste ($47), Bobbi Brown Corrector ($42) and now this one. It isn’t as pigmented as the other two, and I think the Bobbi Brown is still the best in that department, but the Becca corrector wins I think if you have very dry skin. It is a bit of a waxy formula so I was worried that it would crease but I did immediately feel the hydration and notice that my eye area looked quite luminous. Thankfully it didn’t crease and my eye area didn’t look as dry as it usually does and the corrector was the only thing I changed. I think someone who really needs the extra pigment or has oily skin might prefer the Bobbi Brown one, but if you have dry skin you may want to consider Becca. As for the shade, it is a lighter and pinker than some but that suits me perfectly and it would probably suit most light-medium skin tones because it is supposed to be used beneath your foundation and concealer.”

Nails Inc Perfect Pink Nail Polish in Rose Street

“I’m a girly girl so pink polish is always going to a regular occurrence on my nails. This beautiful polish from Nails Inc is such great quality. I was a little worried with the first coat that it might be a little streaky but it was perfect with a second coat. The finish was so smooth with no bubbles which is always a win in my book – in this heat most polishes bubble. The shade is a pretty intense pink but I love it.”

“To prove that pink does not have to equal Barbie, this gorgeous neutral pink polish is a great option for romantic Valentine’s Day nails. This is such a pretty neutral nail polish and it applies beautifully. I used two coats below to get this beautiful finish paired with an OPI This Silver’s Mine ($17.96) accent nail.”
What was your favourite Val Day Makeup Haul?
Maybe you did one of your own…
Post below if you did!
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Constantly plagued with breakouts or uneven skin tone? It might be your skins way of telling you you’re using the wrong makeup. If you’re thinking of making the switch to mineral or Eco Friendly makeup? It’s easier than you think […]

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Are You Using The Wrong Makeup?

Constantly plagued with breakouts or uneven skin tone? It might be your skins way of telling you you’re using the wrong makeup. If you’re thinking of making the switch to mineral or Eco Friendly makeup? It’s easier than you think with all the high quality eco friendly products on the market.

MINERAL/ ECO FRIENDLY MAKEUP

Jane Iredale

Jane Iredale is a high quality, mineral makeup brand boasting eco friendly packaging. Jane Iredale herself is the leading lady in non-toxic cosmetics and started her makeup line to combat skin concerns often faced by models and actors constantly applying heavy makeup. Jane Iredale is committed to enhancing beauty through natural products that nurture your skin. Every product in Jane Iredale’s line is multifunctional and the mineral powders act as a foundation, powder, concealer and sunscreen all in one.

Jane Iredale’s mission is to enhance the lives of women through quality, simplicity and beauty.  Jane Iredale understands how important it is to be aware of what goes into the products you use on your face and body. Not only are the Jane Iredale products beautifully made with mineral ingredients and no added nasties; the packaging is just as great. Jane Iredale packaging is made from fully recyclable paper and sourced from a renewable resource, the ink printing on the packaging uses natural tree rosin resin systems and vegetable oil derivatives to reduce volatile organic compounds by over 75%. All Jane Iredale packaging is also BPA and Phthalate free!

Eco Friendly Refillable Compact

Did you know that the Jane Iredale compacts are refillable? That’s right! Minimise your carbon footprint by re-using your compact and buying the refills of base products. For a limited time only you can receive a FREE refillable compact with any Jane Iredale Base Refill on RY.com.au. USE CODE: JANECOMPACT.jane_iredale_refillable_compact

The packaging of Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser, Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Glow Time BB Cream are all recyclable! When you’ve finally reached the bottom of your foundation, and are ready to replace it, be sure to recycle your empty bottles.

Hydration Sprays

All of the Jane Iredale Hydration Sprays including POMMISST, Balance and D2O, have earned ECOCERT’s Natural and Organic Cosmetics certification.  Each refreshing and uplifting spray has been reformulated and repackaged to comply with ECOCERT’s standards for certification while still retaining essential features, benefits and key ingredients of its unique original formula.

ECOCERT is a world renowned independent, natural and organic certification body and was the first to develop a standard for natural and organic cosmetics. ECOCERT strives to promote the use of ingredients derived from renewable resources and organic farming in addition to using production and manufacturing processes that are environmentally sound and safe for human health. To earn certification, products must be comprised of a minimum of 95 percent ingredients of natural origin, and a minimum of 5-10 percent ingredients from organic farming.

ECOCERT certifies that Jane Iredale POMMISST, Balance and D2O Hydration Sprays meet and exceed this standard. The Hydration Sprays are 100 percent natural and 30 percent organic, and the products’ sourcing, manufacturing and packaging have minimal effect on the environment.

Jane Iredale Balance Mist

What RY Customers Say About Jane Iredale:

Dani on Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Refill (9.9g) “Great coverage! Switched to mineral makeup some time ago, tried this and have not looked back, best coverage and price, and does not look heavy on skin.”

Caitlyn on Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer “The Best Natural Primer for Oily Skin. LOVE this primer, under my BB cream everyday, it feels amazing to apply and helps even out my skin tone, smells amazing too!”

Megan on Jane Iredale Glow Time BB Cream “Very Good Finish and Coverage. It provides great coverage, tiny spots and pores are all well covered. End up in very natural form of finish and it is not greasy. The coverage lasts all day, even in humid weather. Love it, I will keep repeating using this product.” 

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One of the most problematic skin concerns at the moment is uneven skin tone caused by hyper-pigmentation, sun spots, hormones and discolouration due to acne scarring. As the natural makeup look makes it’s way back into popular culture (even Kim Kardashian is […]

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A Bright Future for Skin

One of the most problematic skin concerns at the moment is uneven skin tone caused by hyper-pigmentation, sun spots, hormones and discolouration due to acne scarring. As the natural makeup look makes it’s way back into popular culture (even Kim Kardashian is opting for a more natural look), the emphasis on even, glowing skin has heated up. Red cheeks, pigmentation and rosacea can be embarrassing for anyone and often causes excess makeup to cover it up.

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Is that natural, Kimmy?

Instead of covering it up, there are skincare ranges that can target uneven skin tones, leading to a Bright Future for Skin. So if you want skin that looks as good naturally as Kim K – keep reading to find out how!

A Bright Future For Skin

The Even Tone range from Elemis is a skin white brightening system that’s a truly innovative solution for the growing global demand for whiter, brighter and more even skin tone. Dark spots, age spots and excess pigmentation can cause skin to look dull, uneven and aged, and are formed through a combination of UV exposure, hormonal influxes and lifestyle choices. Elemis wants to help you fight this every step of the way.

Step One

Start by cleansing face with 2-3 pumps of Elemis White Brightening Even Tone Cleanser. Helps gently remove dirt and grime of the day without stripping the skin.

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$76 (Elemis 20% off for a limited time only)

Step Two

Apply a 20c piece amount of Elemis White Brightening Even Tone Lotion onto palms, then smooth over face and neck. This helps to remove any lingering traces of makeup or dirt and restores visible clarity and luminosity, leaving the skin soft and shine free.

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$84 (Elemis 20% off for a limited time only)

Step Three

Never skip your serum – the Elemis Advanced Brightening Even Tones Serum helps to reduce pigmentation in 28 days while a unique complex of daisy and pea extracts with encapsulated vitamin C helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots, age spots and existing imperfections, simultaneously helping to minimise future formation. 1-2 pumps applied evenly over the skin morning and night will do the trick!

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$124 (Elemis 20% off for a limited time only)

Step Four

Never leave the house without applying SPF – this is doubly as important as UVA/B rays are the biggest cause of hyper-pigmentation and uneven skin tone. One day unprotected out in the sun will undo all the hard work your skincare is doing so never forget SPF.  A great non greasy option is the Simple As That SPF30 Natural Sunscreen containing lightweight minerals.

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Thanks to Elemis there is a Bright Future for Skin. Check out the whole Elemis range here.

Now 20% off (limited time only).

Hair feeling lacklustre or just in need of new do? There’s never been a better time for a freshen-up. Take some inspo from 2017 Hair Trends and you’ll have everyone ‘ooo-ing’ and ‘ahhh-ing’ when you walk by. 2017 Hair Trends & […]

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2017 Hair Trends & Fixes

Hair feeling lacklustre or just in need of new do? There’s never been a better time for a freshen-up.

Take some inspo from 2017 Hair Trends and you’ll have everyone ‘ooo-ing’ and ‘ahhh-ing’ when you walk by.

2017 Hair Trends & Fixes

Blonde Textured Balayage

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How to Maintain this Look at Home:

1. Longer Lasting Salon Finish:

Redken Pillow Proof Extender
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Absorbs oil, neutralises odours and helps extend the life of a blow-out while leaving a refreshing feel on the hair.

2. Avoid Brassy Tones:

Evo Fabuloso Platinum Blonde Conditioner

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Colour enhancing conditioner that provides an instant hair colour combined with a nourishing treatment to condition, repair, add shine, instantly tone and intensify hair colour.
GET THIS FREE: Spend over $99 on haircare
Use code: FABULOSO

3. Style Like a Pro Using These Tools on any Budget:

SPLURGE: Cloud Nine Waving Wand $270

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SAVE: Babyliss Pro Ceramic Conical Curler $58.47

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4. Don’t Forget Styling Product for Texture and Movement:

Label M Texturising Volume Spray

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Sebastian Texture Maker Spraysebastian_texture_maker_spray_150ml

Evo Salty Dog Beach Cocktail Spray

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Hair Colour – We Love Rose Gold

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How to Maintain This Look at Home:

1. Nourish your Locks Post Treatment:
Olaplex Hair Perfector No.3 Take Home Treatment

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The perfect at home treatment for dry, tired hair that needs a boost. Olaplex is a single ingredient that can be added before and after salon treatments including hair colouring, keratin straightening and other chemical services. It works by repairing the broken bonds of the hair shaft.

2. Continue to Nourish your Hair with our Top Selling Shine Treatment:

Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Intense Shine

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GET THIS FREE: Spend over $149 sitewide
Use code: DIAMONDOIL

3. Refresh Gold Tones in between Salon Visits:

Goldwell Soft Colour 8K Light Copper Gold

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Recommend as an at home refresher product for use between visits to your salon. A unique multi-functional colour product, Goldwell soft colour is also great as a toner to remove unwanted tones from your hair colour.

4. Essential Colour Extending Shampoo & Conditioner:

Redken Colour Extend Trio
redken_color_extend_magnetics_trio_value_packSulfate-free Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Mask that provide hair colour protection & salon fresh vibrancy. $47 – usually $90.85
!!!! Bonus Mask for the same price as the shampoo & conditioner when sold separately!!

THINNING HAIR? – Pump up the volume
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How to Achieve Volume and Long Lasting Results at Home:

1. For long-term results try:

Matrix Biolage Advanced Full Density Stemoxydine Scalp Treatment

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GET THIS FREE: Buy 1 x Matrix Biolage Advanced FullDensity Stemoxydine Scalp Treatment 10 X 6ml & get 1 FREE
2. Instant volume can be achieved with:

Davines Your Hair Assistant Volume Creator Brush and Powder

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3. Tools of the Trade

Babyliss Pro Ceramic Titanium 15cm Crimping Iron

babyliss_pro_ceramic_titanium_15cm_crimping_ironA Hair Crimper – the trusty tool you probably used as a teen is a genius hack for “faking” hair volume, sans mousse. This tool is perfect for getting right in at the roots without crimping too much hair.

Babyliss Pro Cascade 20pc Multi-Size Hot Roller Set

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Hot Rollers – these are making a huge comeback

4. The Right Brush Matters:

Evo Tyler Teasing Brush

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Moroccanoil Ceramic Round Barrel Brush Large 45mm

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Kardashian Blackcomb

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Silver Bullet Genesis Hot Brush

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FRIZZY & UNRULY – Need Some Taming?

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How to Achieve Smooth and Sleek Healthy Hair at Home:

1. Hair Mask:

Moroccanoil Weightless Hydrating Mask

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When hair is damaged or dry, the outer layer of hair (the cuticle) lifts, which allows moisture to pass through and swell your hair strands. Basically: dry hair = more moisture in = frizz central.
GET THIS FREE: when you spend over $89 on Skincare
Use code: HAIRMASK

2. Leave-in Treatments you NEED:

Evo Mister Fantastic Blowout Spray

Redken Fizz Dismiss Revel Tame Leave in Smoothing Control Cream

ghd Smooth Finish Serum

3. Tools to Fight the Frizz:

Moroccan Oil Ceramic Paddle Brush

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A Boar Bristle Brush: Regular bristle brushes can cause some serious breakage and damage, but boar bristle brushes actually help distribute your hair’s oils for smooth, silky hair.

The Wet Brush

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Wet Brush: Avoid brushing your hair when wet as this is when its prone to breakage. Only use specialty tools such as The Wet Brush range:

4. Heat Styling Without Damaging:

L’Oreal Professional Steampod

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Steampod: If you struggle with frizzy hair that’s been left damaged due to harsh chemicals or the sun the Steampod’s revolutionary steam smoothing system will visibly repair your hair as you style.
FREE GIFT of your choice with any Steampod purchase.

What’s your biggest hair concern?

Hopefully we’ve provided the fix!