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One of the great things of working in the beauty industry is the great range of products that come across our desks as RY Beauty Editors. With so many new launches and releases it’s hard to pinpoint our favourites but […]

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Top 5 Products our RY Beauty Editors are Loving!

One of the great things of working in the beauty industry is the great range of products that come across our desks as RY Beauty Editors. With so many new launches and releases it’s hard to pinpoint our favourites but there are some products that have never let us down, and that we rely on every day. If you’re looking for the best of the best, believe us – we’ve tried a lot and figured out what really works. If you’re looking to shake up your beauty routine stay tuned and try out some of the products the RY Beauty Editors are Loving!

Top 5 Products our RY Beauty Editors are Loving!

1. As someone who has spent a long time trying to cover up redness and pigmentation with heavy foundations, concealers and more – I was not convinced there was skincare on the market that would make me feel confident without any makeup on. After studying nearly every redness/ pigmentation product there was in great detail I decided Skinstitut Even Blend Serum satisfied nearly everything I was looking for in terms of formula, price and application. But would it deliver on results? When I first squeezed the red liquid out I was nervous, to say the least. I would describe the formula as half gel/ half serum as it was a bit thicker than I expected but absorbed quickly after applying. Don’t expect to see results straight away – there’s no tingle that is synonymous with Alpha-H Liquid Gold and no instant glow but after about a week the redness that plagued my cheeks, nose and chin had lessened, I was experiencing no breakouts – and even better the acne scars and freckles I had started to fade! The serum is only $30 and it lasts for EVER. I have been using for three months nearly every day and it has not run out yet – Renee, RY Content Manager.

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2. I am lucky to have an even, olive complexion with hardly any breakouts (it makes the girls in the office particularly mad because I’m British – shouldn’t I be red and pasty?) but I am all about prevention and the new Vitamin Profiling System from Alpha-H made it SO easy for me to find the perfect serum for me. With the new Alpha-H profiling I fell into the Normal/ Age prevention skin category and was therefore recommended the Alpha-H Vitamin B with Copper Peptide. I love how light this serum feels on my skin, it doesn’t clog my pores at all. I apply a bit in the morning before starting my makeup and am amazed by the glow my skin gives off after! The copper helps to keep my skin firm so I can stay looking youthful for years to come (hopefully!) – April, RY Brand Manager.

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3. I try not to wear a lot of makeup at work through the week as my skin tends to breakout easily and I honestly can’t stand a thick face of makeup at work. But on the weekends I love getting my glam on and I’ve been on the hunt for a great cleanser that can remove all traces of makeup while not causing any breakouts. Skinstitut L-Lactic Cleanser answered my prayers! I love the smell it’s really fresh and my skin feels really nice after – really clean and smooth but no tight feeling which I hate! – Kari, RY Customer Service Assistant/ Makeup Artist

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4. I’ve lived on the Gold Coast my whole life and love the whole culture here – the sun, surf and sand! My pale complexion, on the other hand, does not! I keep my face out of harms way with SPF and a hat but when I want a little extra colour without having to spend an hour doing my makeup – Eco Tan Face Tan Water is a lifesaver. It’s super easy to apply, doesn’t go blotchy on my skin and gives me a really natural looking glow. It’s made with all natural and organic ingredients too and really makes my skin glow. This one is a must have in the beach bag! – Taren, RY Marketing Manager.

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5. Finally a scrub gentle enough to use every morning. Before I was recommended the asap Daily Exfoliating Facial scrub I was frustrated by bumpy skin that felt rough no matter how hydrated it was. The secret of this scrub’s effectiveness is that it uses both chemical (glycolic acid) and physical (round beads) to exfoliate and gently buff off dead skin cells revealing skin that looks and feels smooth, supple, hydrated and renewed. I use this scrub every morning to rid my skin of cells shed overnight and I feel it assists with application of my daytime skincare products and makeup. I happily recommend this scrub to anyone that comments on my skin. Aimee, RY Marketing & PR Assistant.

Are any of these your favourite skincare products too?

Maybe it’s time to give them a go!

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Coachella hit the California desert with force over the Easter long weekend. For those who were lucky enough to make it there – we hate you and your colourful life. For those who were left stranded on the other side […]

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HOW TO: Coachella Beauty 2017

Coachella hit the California desert with force over the Easter long weekend. For those who were lucky enough to make it there – we hate you and your colourful life. For those who were left stranded on the other side of the world, we did what anyone else would do: Watch and follow those who were there on Facebook, Insta & Snapchat and frantically pin the best beauty looks on Pinterest for the unlikely event that we get to attend in the future.

If you have ‘Chella envy or you’re going to a local festival (that isn’t anywhere as good lbh) and want to get inspired – check out the best of Coachella Beauty 2017 and re-create it yourself!

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HOW TO: Coachella Beauty 2017

 

1. Joan Smalls Joan-Smalls

The Puerto Rican beauty stunned in the laid back festival wear Coachella is known for. The number one hair trend at Coachella was bright coloured of course! If you don’t want to commit to a permanent dye solution you’re in luck! Lime Crime have come out with Unicorn Hair Semi-Permanent Hair Colour in a range of bright, fun colours. Try Bunny through your ends for a shade similar to Joan’s. To complete the look – make your brows bold and arched with Poni Cosmetics Brow Powder – Chestnut and line those eyes with a smokey eye pencil such as Curtis Collection by Victoria Glide on Gel Eyeliner.

2. Ariel Winter

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This young stunner proves she’s more than her Modern Family roots with a sweeping mane of strawberry hair. Try Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Semi-Permanent Hair Colour in Strawberry Jam for similar colour payoff. A flush of Mirenesse Marble Mineral Blush in Rose Diamond will brighten up those cheeks and get fluttering lashes with Model Rock Lashes Kit Ready #43.

3. Kylie Jenner

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What’s Coachella without one (or both) of the Jenner sisters honestly? Kylie Jenner stunned with not one but TWO different coloured hair styles. Highlighter yellow had everyone turning their heads but I feel the purple might be more appealing to most. Don’t forget to leave a block of roots for on trend perfection! Get Kylie’s standard peachy eyes and matte lip look with Maybelline Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette & Lime Crime Velvetines Matte Liquid Lipstick in Buffy.

How to Use Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Semi Permanent Hair Dye

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It seems we can’t look anywhere without seeing new Unicorn themed products hitting the market left, right and centre. From brushes, highlighters and holographic lipsticks in combined colours of the rainbow it could be said that we’re trying to recapture the spirit of our youth. In that way, the unicorn trend could be considered merely for children. But if you think about a unicorn – a rare, one of a kind, mystical creature I think the Unicorn trend represents finding your own self and expressing your individuality. Lime Crime fully embody this with their range of lipsticks, shadows and now of course with their Unicorn Hair.

Step One: Massage the colour into pre-bleached, shampooed but not conditioned hair from root to tip (or leave an inch for block roots as desired). Make sure all hair strands are completely covered in the colour.

Step Two: Leave the dye in for 1-2 hours – the longer you leave the colour the better the results will be. If you are looking for a softer, more pastel look the colour can be washed out after 30 minutes.

Step Three: Thoroughly rinse dye out of hair until the water runs clear. Wash with your favourite shampoo and conditioner as per usual.

Step Four: To extend the life of your colour use a colour saving shampoo and conditioner in between colours.

Shop full range of Lime Crime products here for true and get your Coachella on no matter where you are.

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It’s not often that skincare comes across our desk that is both highly active AND affordable but DECIEM have nailed both with their latest launch: The Ordinary. The range is pumped full with your favourite active ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid, Lactic […]

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Cult Skincare You Should Be Using

It’s not often that skincare comes across our desk that is both highly active AND affordable but DECIEM have nailed both with their latest launch: The Ordinary. The range is pumped full with your favourite active ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid, Lactic Acid, Retinol, Magnesium & Niacinamide – just to name a few. With nothing over $20 in the whole range – this is cult skincare you should be using.

Cult Skincare You Should Be Using

DECIEM has a reputation for doing things differently – they’ve created some of our much loved products of 2016 from brands such as NIOD, Hylamide & Hand Chemistry that focus on advanced, functional beauty, and the latest range The Ordinary breaks through traditional skincare rules. The Ordinary offers familiar, effective clinical technologies that hope to create a conversation around honest pricing for skincare.

The Ordinary range is split into 5 categories – Vitamins and Retinoids, Direct Acids, Hydrators and Oils, More Molecules & Colours (yet to be released). Below is a table that outlines the products from the range, formulation type, where in your skincare routine you should use, any conflicting products and time of use to help you better understand The Ordinary

The Ordinary – How to Use Table

PRODUCT FORMAT REGIMEN STEP CONFLICTS TIME OF USE
100% Cold Pressed Virgin Marula Oil Oil After Water Solutions Any Time
100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil Oil After Water Solutions Any Time
100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil Oil After Water Solutions Any Time
100% Plant-Derived Squalane Oil After Water Solutions Any Time
Advanced Retinoid 2% Emulsion Before Oils/ Creams PM Only
Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% Water Solution Before Oils/ Creams AM & PM
Caffeine Gel 5% + EGCG Water Solution Before Oils/ Creams AM & PM
High-Adherence Silicone Primer Emulsion Last step of skincare as a makeup primer Any time
High-Spreadability Fluid Primer Anhydrous Solution (no water) Last step of skincare as a makeup primer Any time
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Water Solution Before Oils/Creams AM & PM
Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% Water Solution Before Oils/ Creams Ideally PM
Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% Water Solution Before Oils/ Creams Ideally PM
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate Solution 10% Emulsion After Water Solutions AM & PM
Matrixyl 10% + HA Water Solution Before Oils/Creams AM & PM
Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA Emulsion Last step of skincare as a moisturizer (before makeup primer) AM & PM
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Water Solution Before Oils/ Creams Vitamin C AM & PM
Retinol 1% Emulsion Before Oils/ Creams PM ONLY
Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% Suspension After Water Solutions Niacinamide Ideally PM

Best Selling The Ordinary Products

If you still don’t know where to start – try using our best selling The Ordinary first. With products as little as $8 – what have you got to lose?

1. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 $12.90

the_ordinary_hyaluronic_acid_2_b5_30mlNot your traditional Hyaluronic Acid. You might not know but the natural function of HA is NOT to boost skin hydration, as many HA products claim. Instead, HA can sometimes sit on top of the skin, too big to penetrate and ends up drawing moisture out of the skin. The Ordinary HA combines three forms of HA with varying molecular weights, as well as a HA cross polymer, to offer multi-depth hydration and visible plumping without drawing water out of the skin.

2. The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors + HA $9.80

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Keep your skin protected and well hydrated with natural moisturising factors including multiple amino acids, fatty acids, triglycerides, urea, ceramides, phospholipids, glycerin, saccharides, sodium PCA and hyaluronic acid.

3. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 30ml $9.90

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Niacinamide or Vitamin B3 reduces skin blemishes and congestion. The Ordinary wants to be honest by saying that Niacinamide is NOT an acne treatment – it will just reduce the appearance of blemishes. Try using Benzoyl Peroxide to eliminate acne.

All DECIEM products are manufactured in house in our own GMP-compliant factory licensed by Health Canada and are not tested on animals.

Are you going to give The Ordinary a go?

Let me know if you have below!

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Hunting for the perfect set of makeup brushes can be You want them to be functional, but look great. They need to be fluffy enough to thoroughly blend, but not so fluffy that brush hairs litter your cheeks. They need […]

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4 Brush Sets You Need to Know

Hunting for the perfect set of makeup brushes can be You want them to be functional, but look great. They need to be fluffy enough to thoroughly blend, but not so fluffy that brush hairs litter your cheeks. They need to be sturdy, but also travel friendly AND affordable. Okay, that’s a lot of requirements – but trust me, the search is over.

Real Techniques, the makeup brush brand we know and trust from Beauty Bloggers Pixiwoo (you might know them from, oh I don’t know their millions of views on YouTube and makeup tools such as the Expert Face Brush and Miracle Complexion Sponge) have released new makeup brush packs that have everything you’re looking for and more!
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Real Techniques NEW Brush Sets:

The new brush sets from Real Techniques feature the sturdy, great quality brushes you know and love from Real Techniques PLUS a handy Brush Cup to keep your vanity looking great AND the brush sets work out to be less than buying the brushes individually. Keep reading to see which of the Real Techniques NEW Brush Sets are right for you.

1. Real Techniques Sculpting Set $47.50

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Create defined contours or simply highlight your best bits with the sculpting set. Featuring Sculpting Brush, Fan Brush, Setting Brush & Brush Cup.

2. Real Techniques Flawless Base Set $47.50

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A flawless face could not be easier to create with this 4 piece brush set. Containing Contour brush, Detailer brush, Buffing brush, Square Foundation brush & bonus Brush Cup to ace your base.

3. Real Techniques Enhanced Eye Set $45.00

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Create any eye look your heart desires – fast. Always wanted to master that smokey eye, now is your chance. Featuring Medium Shadow brush, Essential crease brush, Fine Liner brush, Shading brush, Lash Separator & Brush Cup.

4. Real Techniques Brow Set $47.50

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Don’t be ashamed of thin or unruly brows – the ultimate at home fix, this brow set contains everything you need for fleeked brows: Brow scissors, Slanted tweezer, Brow brush, Brow Spoolie brush, Brow highlighting brush & handy case to keep everything together.

Which of the new Brush Sets do you have your eye on?

No matter your choice, these Real Techniques NEW Brush Sets will have your face, and vanity, looking beat as hell.

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Olaplex made those of us prone to colouring our hair sit up and take notice when Kimmy K managed to get her hair from dark brunette to stunning platinum blonde seemingly overnight (or, you know, over four days while she […]

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Olaplex No. 3 – How to Use

Olaplex made those of us prone to colouring our hair sit up and take notice when Kimmy K managed to get her hair from dark brunette to stunning platinum blonde seemingly overnight (or, you know, over four days while she hid and had her assistants run out and do her errands).

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Which Kimmy is better?

This of course inspired the rest of the mere mortals to rush to their nearest hair salon and demand the same results – which was every hair dressers worst nightmare. Until we found out the little miracle bottle that had helped Kim achiever her look – Olaplex.

What is Olaplex?

You can think of Olaplex as your hair follicle rebuilder. If you can imagine your hair follicle as a thin vine, blowing in the wind – external elements such as heat, colour (dye/bleach) and rough combing can cause the vine to split, and break down. Olaplex applied before, during and after colour treatments can help to restrengthen the vine and rebuild it from the outside in. The good news is Olaplex can be applied to all hair types including virgin, coloured, textured, or highly compromised.

What is the Difference between Olaplex No.1, No.2 & No.3?

All treatments contain the same key ingredient just in different dosages for their own distinct purpose.

Olaplex No.1 & No.2 are available for professionals only. No.1 gets added directly into the hair colour or lightener to protect and repair hair while it is being coloured. You can use Olaplex No.1 as a stand alone treatment on particularly damaged hair for a total rebuild.

Olaplex No. 2 is a cream formula so it can easily be applied after a colour service to restore the strength, structure and integrity hair.

Olaplex No. 3 is a take home treatment that can be used to keep hair strong and healthy between colour treatments. Olaplex No. 3 that is easily accessible by consumers and you do NOT need to have had Olaplex No.1 or No. 2 treatments to use it. Olaplex No. 3 is the most powerful at home hair rebuilding agent available.

How to Use Olaplex No. 3

1. You can either start by washing your hair lightly with your favourite shampoo to rid your hair of oil/ product build up or if you feel your hair is already clean enough you can apply Olaplex to dry hair (you will need to use more product to thoroughly saturate dry hair).

2. Apply a good amount to towel dried (or dry as mentioned above) hair and comb through

3. Leave on for at least 10 minutes but if your hair is extremely damaged you can leave on for up to 90 minutes

4. Rinse out, follow up with shampoo and conditioner. Olaplex is NOT a leave in treatment or conditioner and is meant to be followed up by a normal haircare routine

5. Style hair as usual

Your hair should feel soft but as it not a hair mask or deep conditioner as such it might not feel AS soft as you expect. Remember, Olaplex works from the inside out repairing broken hair bonds.

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Can I use Olaplex No. 3 once only?

The results experienced from Olaplex are permanent – so the reconnected hair bonds will not break on their own. However, if you continue to damage your hair with thermal, chemical or mechanical processes you will need to continue your Olaplex No. 3 treatment at home.

RY is an authorised stockist of Olaplex No. 3 – buy it online here.

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The perfect curled hair can be hard to achieve, particularly without the right tools. There are a number of hair curling appliances on the market now – but which is the best for you? We’ve examined some of the best […]

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Curling Iron vs Hot Rollers – What’s the Difference?

The perfect curled hair can be hard to achieve, particularly without the right tools. There are a number of hair curling appliances on the market now – but which is the best for you? We’ve examined some of the best selling hair curlers so you can have the hair of dreams without the fuss!

Curling Iron vs Hot Rollers – What’s the Difference?

Curling Irons:

Curling Irons contain one heated barrel that can be tapered or cylindrical. Hair curlers with a tapered end allow you to create a number of sized curls by other using the small end for tight curls, or the large end for loose curls. This can be achieved with a standard barrelled curler by wrapping the hair tightly (tight curls) or more loosely for loose curls. The best method to using a hair curler is to separate hair into 2-3cm sections (depending on thickness of hair) and wrapping hair around the barrel in the direction away from the face. Using a curling iron is normally more time effective than a hot roller but can be tricky to master the wrist action. Watch here for tips on hair curling for beginners.

Best Selling Curling Irons

Babyliss Pro Ceramic Curling Iron 38mm $71.95

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The large 38mm barrel on the Babyliss Pro Ceramic Curling Iron is great for loose, flowing waves, with a spring lever to keep hair secure while styling – this is a great hair curler for beginners.

Babyliss Pro Dreamer Titanium Ceramic 32mm Curling Iron $149.95

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With a similarly large barrel, this hair curler has all the features from Babyliss you love – plus a convenient spoon lever that’s ideal for quick styling and an ultra smooth barrel with constant heat distribution and instant recovery for consistent curls every time.

Babyliss Pro Ceramic Conical Curler 25-13mm $58.47

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The Babyliss Ceramic Conical Curler has a base of 25mm and a tip of 13mm so you can create whatever size curls you like! Simply grab sections of hair and wrap around the curler barrel for the easiest curls ever.

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Hot Rollers:

The oldest method of Hot Rollers – many claim it’s the best method. The main benefit of hot rollers is that volume you can create with your curls. The rollers have to be heated up before using to make them hot, and then can be simply rolled into hair. Hot rollers are also gentle on the hair and the least damaging for your hair. Simply take thin or thick strands of hair (depending on how tight you want the curls to be) roll up, and leave for 10-20 minutes (also depending on how tight you want the curls to be). Although the process of rolling the hair will take longer, once the rolls are all in place you are free to do your makeup, eat, text or do whatever you want to do while you wait for the curls to be set. The heat from the hot rollers should be warm enough to effectively create curls, but not burn your fingers – so save yourself the dreaded curler burn or the need for a heat glove with these babies!

Best Selling Hot Rollers

Babyliss Pro Ceramic Jumbo Hot Rollers $101.21

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Featuring 12 rollers from 1-1.5″ that contain nano titanium ceramic cores to heat these rollers up quickly and evenly, providing maximum heat transfer to let you create smooth waves and curls for clients in record time! The rollers are even change colour to let you know when they’re ready to be applied!

Babyliss Pro Cascade 20pc Multi Size Hot Roller Set $149.95

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Take it up another notch with this 20pc roller set that contains rollers in 3 different sizes to create fast, flawless curls, shape and volume for different hair types and lengths. The rollers are flocked to gently grip the hair for easy rolling and infused with ceramic to deliver frizz-free results.

Babyliss Pro Extrovert 30pc Hot Roller Set $210.95

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More rollers in more sizes for more styles! This 30-roller hairsetter includes tourmaline-ceramic rollers in 4 sizes, small to jumbo. Cores generate far-infrared heat to eliminate damaging hot spots and the setter’s dual ionic ports emit millions of negative ions, reducing frizz.

 

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In the battle of the Curling Iron vs Hot Rollers – are you a Curling Iron fan or more of a Hot Roller kind of gal?
Let me know below.

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Through the month of April Dermalogica will be sharing motivational tips & stress hacks to help you rethink stress. We all encounter different day to day life stresses that can’t be avoided. But we can change the way we deal with […]

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8 Tips for Managing Stress

Through the month of April Dermalogica will be sharing motivational tips & stress hacks to help you rethink stress. We all encounter different day to day life stresses that can’t be avoided. But we can change the way we deal with them. We’ve put together 8 tips for effectively managing stress below.

Are you stress positive? Follow the movement here to find out!

8 Tips for Managing Stress

1. Identify your stress triggers. You can’t always avoid what makes you stressed, but by identifying your main stress triggers you might be able to eliminate a few. Common stress triggers include deadlines, hunger, or particular people.

2. Try and set routines for yourself that include meal times, exercise times, working time and time for yourself. Knowing that at the end of a stressful day you have time to exercise, eat, relax or do something you really love can get you through a hard time.

3. Look after your health. Exercise is actually a great stress reliever. It’s easy to fall into a pattern of going home, going to bed or shutting yourself away when you feel upset or stressed. But after exercising endorphins will kick in and you will feel a lot better. It’a also common to lean on comfort foods that contain a lot of fat or sugar, but these foods will make you feel worse in the long run. Embrace fresh produce and healthy eating for a clean mind.

4. Encourage positive self talk. Take time to listen to those thoughts in your head (no, you’re not crazy – everyone has thoughts racing in their head). When you’re stressed you might not realise but your self-talk probably includes self depreciation “I can’t do it”, “I’m so tired”, “It’s not fair”. Change these thoughts into “I’m coping with what I have”, “I’m going to get through this”, “Calm Down”.

5. Be Stress Positive. Use your stress to motivate you to work extra hard and turn that stress into a positive outcome. After all, diamonds are created under pressure.

6. Take deep breaths before you react to a stressful situation. Your reaction can either make a stressful situation better or worse. Breathe in through your nose while counting to 3 then slowly exhale out your mouth. Try this 5 times before you react and you might be surprised at the outcome.

7. Get enough sleep. Regardless of deadlines, children and whatever else – not many people can function in this world without at least 7 hours of sleep per night. Staying up all night scrutinising and scratching your head over your problems is not always the best solution. Sometimes a night of good sleep allows you to wake up with a new perspective. Can’t sleep because you’re worrying too much? Try listening to peaceful tones on the Calm app or use lavender oil or try magnesium supplements to lull you into deep sleep.

8. Talk to someone. It’s hard to avoid feeling like you’re whining or constantly complaining and you don’t want to start doing this every day to your partner/ parents/ friends as soon as they walk in the door. But sometimes it’s okay to vent – a problem shared can be a problem halved.

Skin Under Stress

Your skin can often take a hit if you’re under stress – mostly because you forget to look after it leading to tired, haggard skin with puffy under eye bags. Your skin gets stressed when you do which can lead to unsightly breakouts. It’s important to follow your normal skincare routine even when you don’t feel like it!

1. Use a gentle cleanser that you can use everyday such as the number one best seller Australia wide Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution. Contains vitamins C and E improve skin smoothness and help control free radical damage.

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2. Exfoliate dead skin, grime and external pollutants of the day away with the Dermalogica Superfoliant. Advanced powder formula activates upon contact with water to deep cleanse and detoxify pores.

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3. Keep skin moisture levels elevated and elastin plumped with a daily moisturiser. Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream is a light option that won’t irritate sensitive skins, and helps with prevention of breakouts and acne.

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4. Follow up your moisturiser with a face oil chocked full of skin boosting ingredients. Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil will give you an instant glow while reinforcing the skin’s protective barrier.

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5. The all new Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift firms skin to help generate a lifting effect, visibly de-puffs the under-eye area, energises skin and helps restore skin barrier integrity, brightens the appearance of dark under-eye circles, hydrates and illuminates eye area reducing signs of fatigue.

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Try the Dermalogica Stress Positive Test and see how you deal with stress!
Have you used Dermalogica before?

Shop the whole range here!

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If you’re looking to save time and money on your wedding day it is possible to achieve flawless DIY wedding makeup at home. No one knows your features like you do, so accentuate what you’ve got and make those wedding […]

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9 Tips for Flawless DIY Wedding Makeup

If you’re looking to save time and money on your wedding day it is possible to achieve flawless DIY wedding makeup at home. No one knows your features like you do, so accentuate what you’ve got and make those wedding photos pop! You don’t want to have a meltdown on the day when your winged eye liner isn’t flicking so take these steps to ensure your makeup is flawless on your Wedding Day.

9 Tips for Flawless DIY Wedding Makeup

1. Pick an inspirational photo (or video tutorial) you want your wedding makeup to mimic. It’s easier to have something to go off then starting free hand. But be careful! Don’t be unreasonable about what the end result is going to look like. Your features are not Eva Mendez and will never be. And of course pick something within your makeup capabilities – if you can not master a smokey eye with winged liner, your wedding day is NOT the time to try and attempt it.

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2. Practice your wedding makeup well before the day. Practice it more than once if you can. And remember to take photos of the makeup look with a high quality camera with the flash on. This is how your wedding photos will be taken so you want to make sure that you not only look on point in person, but in film too! Products containing SPF can throw a white cast back so best to steer clear of these (and the sun) for the day!

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3. Skin prep should begin a month in advance from your wedding. A Facial or Microdermabrasion are great little skin boosts that can help your skin glow – but if you’ve never had one before, try it at least a month before the big day so any adverse skin reactions have more than enough time to settle down.

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4. Use makeup you already have or if you don’t have professional quality makeup and wish to purchase some for your big day, make sure you buy it and try it well in advance – again you don’t want any adverse reactions happening when you put that makeup on your face for the first time on the day of your wedding. A great professional makeup brand that many makeup artists swear by is Kryolan.

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5. Look for products that are labelled “Waterproof” “Long Wearing” & “Long Lasting” to make sure your makeup stays put all day long. Again, professional quality products are recommended so do your research and find the best products that work for you!

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6. Allow plenty of time to apply your makeup on the day so you’re calm, not rushing, and won’t have a melt down when you make a mistake. Nothing is so bad that it can’t be fixed – or if worse comes to worst, completely removed to begin again. Give it a go – you’ll be surprised by what you can create!

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7. Use a makeup primer before applying your base to ensure your makeup stays in place all day long and set your makeup with a setting spray or setting powder to avoid it sweating (or crying) off.

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8. Try not to go overboard – you want to still look like yourself – just better! Try a natural makeup look but don’t skimp on the lashes. So practice putting falsies on yourself regularly – you’ll be a pro in no time. Falsies really help to open the eye and make you look wide awake.

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9. Don’t over do the dew either. Try a subtle highlighter for a faux glow and keep blotting papers handy to blot away and oil in the t-zone.

Now you’re got all the tips you need you’re ready to DIY Flawless Wedding Makeup!

If you’re scared to try it by yourself the RY team are professional trained in formal and wedding makeup and hair application.

Check out our locations here and here!

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The most recent bachelorette proves she can shine on and off the screen with that big bright smile. Georgia Love captivated our hearts, and most importantly the heart of Lee Elliot whom she ultimately picked as her Bachelor. The two […]

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Georgia Love Beauty Loves….

The most recent bachelorette proves she can shine on and off the screen with that big bright smile. Georgia Love captivated our hearts, and most importantly the heart of Lee Elliot whom she ultimately picked as her Bachelor. The two have been virtually inseparable ever since. Cue cute Instagram photo.

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We’re not only fans of Georgia’s sunny personality and style – we LOVE her glowing skin and beautiful makeup looks. Of course on the Bachelorette one can be forgiven for always flawless makeup with a giant glam squad, but since leaving the show Georgia has shown her own look is equally as flawless! In a recent interview with Beauty Crew Georgia Love revealed some of her fave beauty products and we know you want to get your hands on them!

Georgia Love Beauty Loves….

1. A super nourishing hydrating body lotion and body oil. Achieve the same results with Simplicite Nutritive Body Lotion 250ml and the Metta Skincare Body Oil

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2. Her gorgeous glowing skin is a result of a ultra hydrating face serum.  Try the Alpha-h Vitamin A + E for the ultimate Georgia Glow.

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3. Georgia Love’s favourite beauty product is a really good mascara. Try the Award Winning Poni Cosmetics White Knight Mascara that contains fibres for extra length!

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4. In the Beauty Crew interview, Georgia said she had recently converted to the Curtis Collection CC Cream and Foundation for a great full coverage base.

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5. Georgia keeps her brows in tip top shape as it creates more definition in her face. Keep yours in shape with the Poni Cosmetics Brow Powder.

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6. Other beauty products Georgia loves and carries in her handbag EVERYWHERE include a good hand cream, a nude lipstick and a lip balm.

Are any of your beauty loves the same as Georgia’s?

More importantly: Did she choose the right guy (*cough* Matty J *cough*)

Let me know your thoughts below!

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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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