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We’re right in the throws of summer and boy have we felt it. On the coast most days are reaching 35 and in Sydney it’s been 40 and above. Naturally we’re taking all the usual measures to cool down – […]

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The RY SUMMER EDIT is Here!

We’re right in the throws of summer and boy have we felt it. On the coast most days are reaching 35 and in Sydney it’s been 40 and above.

Naturally we’re taking all the usual measures to cool down – going to the beach, getting in the pool, cranking the air-con and slurping down cocktails and ice cream.

Anything to keep cool right? Well all of these wonderful things are wreaking havoc on your hair and skin. The beach and chlorine can make hair dry and (horror) your skin burnt, plus all the alcohol and sugar is causing break outs and the humidity has your makeup sliding everywhere.

Phew, that’s a lot to overcome to stay fabulous.

Introducing the SUMMER EDIT.

RY has put together the best of summer for your hair and skin so you don’t have to do any thinking. Shop everything you need to fight the heat and stay gorgeous all in one place.

Keep reading for our top picks.

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SPF

This should be your number one priority, all year round not just in the summer. UV A/B damage is the number one cause of premature skin ageing. We recommend new release from Napoleon Perdis Multi-Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF50+ at $29 this is a oil-free, non sticky formula and contains Vitamin E to keep skin smooth.

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Tan

Self tan is a great alternative to a ‘natural tan’ which is not even possible for a lot of pasty skinned Aussies (guilty) and should be avoided at all costs anyway by EVERYONE. What’s your tan of choice? We’re loving Loving Tan 2hr Express Bronzing Mousse which gives a dark, glittering glow without any of the stickiness. Wash off after two hours for a natural look or leave on longer if you dare. $59.95.

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Post Sun

Didn’t follow our advice on SPF or fake tan and found yourself a little burnt and sore? Africology has you covered with the After Sun Soothing Treatment $25.00 which contains Aloe Ferox and Marula oil to moisturise and heal the damaged dermis. Don’t forget your hair either – a squeeze of Wella After Sun Fluid helps re-build hair from the inside out and provides instant hydration. $28.82.

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Sweat Proof

There’s nothing worse than getting ready for a day or night out in summer only to walk out of your house and have your hair poof and your makeup drip down your face. Control your mane with Redken Curvaceous Climate Control Spray Gel $28 for moisture and humidity resistance for frizz control, bounce and shine. Lock your makeup in place with a setting spray from the very popular Skindinavia range.

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Lip Balm

You can’t forget those lovely lips – often chapped and dry from the sun and wind of Summer. The Payot Uni Skin gives THE softest lips after just one use. You can use it on your eyes to revive radiance, smooth and visibly fills fine lines which makes it a great deal for $72.

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BB Cream

What’s better than a thick, heavy duty foundation in the summer? Um, basically anything. But if you want something that gives you similar coverage AND skin benefits look no further than BB cream. We’re loving Mirenesse Whipped BB Cream Moisture Tint $69.50. With SPF15 and 3D Halo Spheres to blur the appearance of imperfections, and make skin glow all day.

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Oily Hair/ Skin

Combat the excess oil in your hair from sweating with a dry shampoo. I promise you this is a must have in the summer. Instantly soaks up any oil for a fresher do and makes your hair smell great too. Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo is $39.95. For oily skin try switching out your cleanser for a light gel cleanser. The Madara Deep Moisture Gel is a great option to control excess sebum production, minimises pore visibility, reduces shine and soothes irritated skin.

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Shop the whole RY Summer Edit here.

And don’t forget to head to the RY Instagram page for your chance to win 2 summer prize packs – one for you and one for a friend.

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We’ve got your summer sorted at RY.

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It’s never been more fashionable to have curly hair, but not the curly that you let air dry, frizz and knot together at your neck naturally. Oh no girlfriend, those kind of natural curls you’re born with are NOT in […]

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Different Curling Irons and How to Use

It’s never been more fashionable to have curly hair, but not the curly that you let air dry, frizz and knot together at your neck naturally. Oh no girlfriend, those kind of natural curls you’re born with are NOT in and never will be. Instead, sleek beach waves are all the rage – and no she did not wake up like that.

To achieve these flowing locks you’re going to need a curling iron. What’s that; you’ve already perfected ghd curls. Well bully for you – skip this article.

For those who have struggled with ghd curls but still want to have waves that make all the other gals envious keep reading!

There are several different curling irons on the market right now. I’ll describe how to use each of them and you can pick the best one for you.

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Different Curling Irons and How to Use

1. Conical Curling Iron

This is my personal favourite and highly recommend for beginners. The Conical Iron is thicker at the base then gets more narrow at the tip and is just a simple barrel without a spring lever. To use, section hair into 3cm pieces starting from the base and wrap hair around the barrel toward the face. Hold the hair around the barrel for 15-20 seconds and release. The tighter you wrap your hair the tighter your curls will be so this gives the flexibility of tight curls or loose waves. Once you’ve done every section of hair, spritz with hair spray and then comb out if desired. The whole process should only take about 20 minutes even with super long hair once you get good.

TIP: Depending on if you’re right handed or left handed one side will be easier than the other. Looking straight on to the mirror makes this even harder (like patting your head and rubbing your tummy) so I advise setting up a mirror behind you too so your reflection is not back to front.

Silver Bullet City Chic 13mm-25mm Conical Iron heats up instantly, has an ergonomic handle for easy grip and universal voltage so you can take it with you where ever you go. All this for only $35 – amazing!

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2. Curling Tong

Better if you are more experienced with hair styling or have thinner, more fine hair the standard curling tong will have the same size barrel top to toe with a spring lever to secure hair in place. It can be easy to think you start at the top or bottom of your hair but it’s actually best with a curling tong to start in the middle of your hair (this is for loose waves, if you want tighter curls you can start closer to the top of course). Section your hair, and clamp the lever on to the middle of your hair and curl it around. Using a light hand on the lever slowly pull your hair around the curler until you reach the bottom. You have to go a lot slower to make sure you actually get the curl so this whole process might take around half an hour if you’ve got long hair.

Silver Bullet City Chic 25mm Curling Iron $35 features a chrome surface barrel that reduces hair frizz and a safety cool tip to protect fingers. Silky smooth waves have never been easier.

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3. Triple Barrel Curling Iron

Perhaps the most interesting of the curlers, the triple barrel curling iron differs in that it has … three barrels. But what are these barrels for? Basically all you have to do with the triple barrel curler is section your hair and then clamp it down – no twisting involved! If your hair is long you might need to move the curler down the hair shaft and clamp 2 or 3 times. These curls are best brushed out as the triple barrel tends to create an M shaped curl that can be a little unflattering. But with practice this could be the easiest curler ever.

Silver Bullet City Chic Curling Iron $35 is your best bet – this curler provides instant heat for chic, tousled waves and curls.

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Silver Bullet provides loads of different hair curlers in different sizes and colours to suit any hair type at low prices.

Shop the whole Silver Bullet range here.

Have you tried a hair curler before?

Which type do you prefer – let me know below.

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Botox might seem like something from a foreign world to you, but according to experts Australians received 1.5 million injections of Botox and similar substances last year. The use of Botox and other cosmetic procedures is definitely on the rise, especially in […]

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The Natural Alternative to Botox

Botox might seem like something from a foreign world to you, but according to experts Australians received 1.5 million injections of Botox and similar substances last year. The use of Botox and other cosmetic procedures is definitely on the rise, especially in young women.

So what is Botox and is it for you? Or is there something similar you could use for the same results that isn’t quite so invasive.

Find out below.

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What is Botox?

Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, an organism found in the natural environment where it is largely inactive and non-toxic. In it’s natural environment Botox is relatively harmless, problems can arise however if the bacteria starts producing botulinum toxin, the deadly neurotoxin responsible for botulism. In high concentrations botulism toxins can cause death, but regardless of it’s cost and toxicity Botox is a highly sought after commodity. Botulinium toxin is injected into humans in incredibly small doses for mainly cosmetic reasons as it stops signals from nerve cells reaching muscles, therefore paralysing them. This prevents frowning and squinting which often leads to premature signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is also used in some cases for eye squints, migraines, excessive sweating and leaky bladders.

How do you get Botox?

Botox is administered into humans by mixing the powder with saline and making small injections directly into the neuromuscular tissue. The process is usually not particularly painful, more like a series of sharp pricks into the desired area. It can take up to 48 hours to take full effect. A unit of Botox will set you back around $250, one unit will do your forehead or your eye area so if you want more than one area done you’re looking upwards of $500. Results will last anywhere from four to twelve months depending on your skin.

Botox Side Effects

Injections with Botox are generally well tolerated with few side effects but it can cause the below:

– Mild Pain

– Numbness

– Headache

– Nausea

– Temporary Eye or Brow Drooping

– Bleeding

– Blurred Vision

– Fatigue

Natural Alternative to Botox

If you’re a bit concerned about injecting the botulinium toxin into your body, rest assured – there are some natural alternatives that claim to do the very same thing Botox promises, slowing down the visible signs of ageing.

Linda Meredith V-Tox

Best selling product of UK luxury skincare brand, V-Tox claims to be the Natural Alternative to Botox. Linda Meredith herself has been in the beauty industry for 40 years and has catered to the likes of Kate Moss, Kate Beckinsdale, Gwenyth Paltrow, Madonna & Victoria Beckham. When asked by her celebrity clients for a natural alternative to Botox, she herself couldn’t name one – so she decided to create one.

V-tox boasts Neuropeptides, naturally derived from Algae that prevents the skin forming frown lines when the muscles contract. The end result is smoother, more youthful looking skin without the dreaded ‘frozen’ look Botox can sometimes give. Relax your skin and de-stress wrinkled areas with this luxurious botanical cream – the perfect alternative to Botox!

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Check out the whole Linda Meredith range, new to RY here.

Have you tried Botox before?

What was your experience like.

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Skincare Layering – Yes or No Thanks?

The act of layering involves piling something on top of something else on top of something else on top of something else… – Not something you’d usually think would be a good thing when it comes to skincare. As we know certain products can react when put together and should you really be applying a 7 step skincare routine when you really just want to go to bed?

But if you do layer your skincare correctly, in the right order, you can have the best looking skin ever!

Find out if Skincare layering is for you or just not worth the fuss.

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Skincare Layering

As a general rule of thumb, think about applying your products in order from lightest to heaviest. Skincare layering is best in the evening so your products have overnight to really work but you can of course apply the same principles to your morning routine

1. Cleanser

Still start with giving your skin a really good cleanse at night, just imagine all the gross things your skin has picked up throughout the day. Try using an oil based cleanser first to remove any traces of makeup and help re-balance your pH levels. Then go in with your deep surface cleanser. The Ayurda Hingot Cleanser is a nice natural alternative that goes deep within the skin but is still gentle enough to use around your eyes.

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2. Toner

A toner further helps to purify the skin, getting rid of any dirt or grime the cleanser leaves behind. Make toning even easier by buying one in a convenient spray or mist form that only takes seconds to apply like Madara Time Miracle Cellular Nutrients Toning Mist.

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3. Serum

Don’t skip your serum – these lightweight little beauties are your skins best friend. The best preventative against premature skin ageing, an intensive serum will fight those crows feet while you sleep. Alpha-H Best Selling Liquid Gold formula will definitely do the trick!

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4. Facial Oil

All the good oils in all the right places. Oily skin can especially benefit from a facial oil as it helps to counteract sebum and even out skin pH levels. Give your skincare a shake up with Simplicite Sage Face Oil that contains fine-textured plant oils and extracts to deeply rehydrate and keep pores clear as well as help reduce acne scarring.

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5. Eye Cream

Your eye cream is best applied BEFORE moisturiser for best effects – but did you know a good facial oil patted lightly under the eyes is just as good as an eye cream? Kourtney Kardashian swears by this trick. But if you and your eye cream are like this, then go ahead and apply it now. Burt’s Bees makes a lovely light eye cream that’s great for sensitive skin too.
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6. Moisturiser

Lock it all together with a moisturiser. Don’t forget to apply your moisturiser right down your neck and chest – as these areas can often give away your age before the rest of your face. Try the lovely Antipodes Nourishing Night Cream with Pear & Avocado.

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7. Retinol

The last and maybe most crucial step in your skincare routine if you’re after youthful skin is your retinol. The moisturiser before helps the retinol penetrate the skin better and provides a nice surface to glide on to as it can be quite irritating on the skin otherwise. Try applying Retinol only in your problem areas first (around the eyes if you’re struggling with fine lines and wrinkles, or t-zone if you have acne). If you receive no reaction to this you are fine to put the retinol all over your skin. (If this is your daytime routine, skip the retinol and apply sunscreen instead. Retinol works best at night.

Are you going to try and layer your skincare tonight?

Maybe you follow these steps already and didn’t even know!

SUMMER RY

Christmas is over but we’re definitely still feeling the HEAT. The only cure for this is Ice Cream. Oh wait – we’ve all started our “New Years Diets”. The second best cure is the beach! RY has your summer sorted […]

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What’s in your Beach Bag?

Christmas is over but we’re definitely still feeling the HEAT. The only cure for this is Ice Cream.

Oh wait – we’ve all started our “New Years Diets”.

The second best cure is the beach!
RY has your summer sorted with a fine collection of summer essentials, but this begs the question – What’s in your Beach Bag?

Let me know in the comments below if we’ve missed something good…..

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What’s in your Beach Bag?

1. A massive, oversized hat – of course. Sun protection AND on trend, the perfect combo. Lack of Color have you sorted with a vast array of straw hats to suit any babe.

2. Sunscreen should be a no brainer but we can’t be mad at you for packing your hat first. Dermalogica SPF 50 will protect you in on the sand AND in the water so stock up!

3. Protect those peepers. Squinting into the sun isn’t attractive now and it definitely won’t be in 20 years when you’re battling the dreaded crows feet. Stylish shades a-plenty available from Le Specs.

4. No beach day is complete without summer tunes. Blast them loud enough to annoy the people around you with the Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker. Bonus if your speakers are waterproof!

5. Is your skin looking decidedly sun kissed? I bloody hope not. Avoid the rays and tan the non-fuss way with Bondi Sands Self Tanning Dry Oil. No streaks and no mess, and better yet; no skin cancer.

6. A towel is so much more than something to dry yourself with. It’s your picnic rug for your snack spread, it’s your blanket when the sun goes behind the clouds, and it’s a signal to your friends when they can’t find you on the packed beach. I said left of the flags, idiot. Express yourself with The Beach People towels.

7. New bikini (or 3) for the season. It’s basically the only outfit you’ll wear for 3 months so it’s okay to splurge. All hail Zimmerman for flattering shapes even after the Christmas Food Baby has been birthed.

8. Stay Hydrated. That’s an order. Keep an eco friendly water bottle like Memo Bottle on hand for drinking, splashing on your face, and pouring on your significant other when they inevitably annoy the sh*t out of you.

9. In lieu of a water bottle an actual face mist is your new best friend this summer. Just a quick spritz over the face will have you feeling refreshed and not like you’re sweating bullets with sand in every possibly body crevice. Musq Rosewater Mist is beaut.

10. When is NOT a good occasion for a giant inflatable flamingo? I’m struggling to think of one. Luckily Sunny Life feel the same and has flamingos, swans, and any other animal you could possibly want for the silly season.

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How’s that for a stunning summer beach bag?

Hope we’ve got the essentials covered for you and happy beaching!

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We all know Christmas can be an expensive time. It often feels like you’re working non-stop, only to spend all that hard-earned cash on gifts, decorations and of course, Christmas Day prep! When it comes to friends and family, we […]

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The Best Christmas Gift Hacks from RY

We all know Christmas can be an expensive time. It often feels like you’re working non-stop, only to spend all that hard-earned cash on gifts, decorations and of course, Christmas Day prep! When it comes to friends and family, we all love the feeling of giving gorgeous gifts that they’ll really treasure, but that’s not to say that saving a little money wouldn’t be appreciated from time to time.

When it comes to the best Christmas deals and savings, we have all your beauty needs, at prices that’ll make you feel as jolly as the man with the beard himself! Keep reading to find out the best Christmas beauty deals from RY.

The Best Christmas Gift Hacks from RY

1. Pick up a Christmas gift pack

Christmas gift packs are coveted by beauty addicts for a reason – they’re affordable, usually limited edition, and let you try a bunch of new products without committing to the full size. Plus, they usually come in gorgeous, festive packaging – seriously, who can say no to that? If you’re looking to save money on gift-giving, we definitely recommend picking up a pack or two this holiday season.

When it comes to replicating that salon-fresh feeling from home, we at RY can’t go past the luxurious haircare products from NAK. This Hydrating Quad Pack contains four products that’ll help give dry, colour-treated hair some well-deserved TLC. Save over half the RRP at just $49.95 with RY!

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RRP: $109.80
RY’s price: $49.95

The beautiful Christmas sets from Pureology have also been a major hit this holiday season. They’re a perfect mix of high-quality products that’ll leave your hair feeling totally soft and shiny, and pretty packaging that’d appeal to any beauty-loving girl. We love the Smooth Perfection Trio Pack for frizz and flyaway-prone hair that needs a little taming. pureology_smooth_xmas_pack__79.45

RRP: $117.40
RY’s price: $74.95

These gorgeous gift packs also cross over into skincare! Give the ladies (or men) in your life a good pamper with a set full of goodies. Dermalogica offer kits that are both great value and an ideal way to see how their products can fit into your routine. We’re loving this PowerBright TRx Treatment Kit for those gals and guys with uneven skin tone concerns like hyper-pigmentation and acne scarring.

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RY’s price: $36.41

If you’re looking to splurge (but of course, grab a sweet deal in the process), the Asap Platinum Collection would make a beautiful Christmas gift. It includes six of the brand’s premium products, designed to totally transform the skin.

No matter the hair or skin type you’re buying for, there’s boundless options available from RY.

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RRP: $225
RY’s price: $180

2. Take note of multi-tasking products

They’ve become a bit of a hit in recent years – those products that somehow manage to achieve it all, maybe even earning a spot in your daily beauty routine for their versatility. We’re talking lip and cheek duos, full-face perfecting powders and of course, the beloved makeup palette, often packed with stunning shades perfect for the eyes as well as your contour, blush and highlight.

One of our favourite all-rounder products this Christmas season is this cute trio from LAQA & CO., the Cheeky Lip Pack. With three knockout shades that’ll be perfect for any complexion, these pigmented, smooth crayons are great for both the lips and cheeks. Plus, the set comes in at just under $75, which means you’re looking at less than $25 each for what’s essentially two beautiful products in one.

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The Balm is known for their affordable yet high-quality products, and they’ve simply excelled themselves with their In the Balm of Your Hand All-in-One Face Palette. Featuring shades that’ll work for your blush, contour, highlight and bronzer, as well as some fan-favourite eyeshadows, a lip colour and cheek cream, this palette seriously does it all. For just $39.95, the value in this product is jaw-dropping!

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3. Use exclusive RY discount codes

Thinking of treating your hair this Christmas with a new straightener? Look no further than the ghd Platinum Azores Collection Serene Pearl Styler, complete with new and improved smooth plates and a cooling system that’ll ensure you have a stress-free, safe straightening experience. Save yourself $36 on the Pearl Styler itself, and also score yourself a free Alpha-H Liquid Gold, the smoothing and toning skincare product that’s gained cult status in the beauty industry. Whether you’re buying for yourself or for a very lucky loved one, Christmas will surely be full of excitement! To grab this amazing deal, just enter the code “GOLDUPGRADE” at checkout. Make sure you keep an eye out for even more codes that’ll lead to amazing Christmas and end-of-year deals!

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RRP: ghd $315; Alpha-H $59.95
RY’s Price: ghd $279 + free Liquid Gold!

We hope these hacks will come in handy when finishing up that inevitable last-minute Christmas shopping! How do you find the best deals on Christmas gifts? Let us know!

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Nothing says ‘Merry Christmas’ like a shiny new hair dryer or straightening iron wrapped under the tree, right? You can’t go past the gift of gorgeous hair or easy maintenance! Maybe you’re thinking more along the lines of a facial cleansing device like […]

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The Best Electrical Deals This Christmas

Nothing says ‘Merry Christmas’ like a shiny new hair dryer or straightening iron wrapped under the tree, right? You can’t go past the gift of gorgeous hair or easy maintenance! Maybe you’re thinking more along the lines of a facial cleansing device like the Clarisonic, or a time-saving hair straightening brush. Don’t stress – we’ve got you covered.

Keep reading to find out the best electrical deals from RY.com.au this Christmas.

The Best Electrical Deals This Christmas

Cloud Nine the Original Iron Set

RRP: $374.95
RY’s price: $295

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Make styling your hair simpler than ever before with this gorgeous Christmas gift set from Cloud Nine. Featuring the ever-popular Original Iron, along with a paddle brush, crocodile clips and a handy black and gold storage bag, this set is both stylish and super functional. All of your straightening needs will be totally covered! Cloud Nine uses black ceramic plates infused with a secret ingredient that’s been found not only to protect the hair, but to boost shine.

Parlux 385 Dryer

RRP: $239.95
RY’s price: $189

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From Parlux comes their lightest, most effective dryer yet. With an innovative design, the 385 features ionic and ceramic technologies that preserve the structure and health of the hair whilst still delivering a super quick and efficient drying experience. Plus, it comes in a huge range of gorgeous colours – we’re loving this beautiful, metallic gold. Give your haircare-obsessed loved ones the gift of a salon quality blow dry by picking up a Parlux for their at-home use.

ghd Curve Creative Curl Wand

RRP: $230
RY’s price: $199

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If you’re shopping for a lady who loves boho waves or old Hollywood-style curls, the ghd Curve Creative Curl Wand Premium Gift Set will surely be at the top of her list. Award-winning brand ghd has created this wand using their exclusive Tri-Zone technology, found to lock in the structure of your curls whilst maintaining the health of your hair. Plus, this gorgeous set comes with two limited edition NailsInc polishes and a useful storage bag to make the deal even sweeter!

Activehair Hair Straightening Brush

RRP: $160
RY’s price: $99

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Simplify that morning routine with this revolutionary straightening brush from Activehair. Just brush through your hair as usual and see sleek, smooth and super-straight results in a matter of minutes! Featuring Anti-Static and Anti-Burn technologies, this product is a safe, quick and easy way to straighten your hair when you’re pressed for time or don’t feel like using an iron. Plus, control and monitor the temperature of the device on a handy screen – getting ready just got easier (and way more fun!).

Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System

RRP: $219
RY’s price: $190

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Mechanical cleansing devices like the highly praised Clarisonic are a great way to dredge up all the dirt and impurities from the pores, leaving behind a fresh, flawless complexion. Acne and breakouts have been proven to clear up after incorporating one of these babies into your routine as it gives a deeper clean than is possible just using a regular cleanser on your fingers or washcloth. The Mia 2 is also a perfect size for travelling, and features 2 different speeds to suit how vigorous you want your cleansing experience to be.

Babyliss Ultimate Styling Kit

RRP: $459.86
RY’s price: $224.96

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If someone you know is in need of a totally new styling set, you won’t be able to go past this kit from Babyliss! The set includes a dryer, straightening iron and waving wand,perfect for creating loads of gorgeous styles. Featuring tourmaline-ceramic coatings to minimise frizz and flyaways whilst protecting the hair, along with other cutting-edge innovations from Babyliss, it’s guaranteed whoever receives this beautiful set will feel incredibly spoiled!

Have you purchased any of these amazing electrical deals for a loved one this Christmas? Let us know!

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We all are guilty of lusting over stunning makeup looks on Instagram – was Insta even made for anything else? If you’ve been ooo-ing and aah-ing over celebs beauty looks but not daring to give it a go – what’s […]

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Re-Create Celeb Beauty Looks

We all are guilty of lusting over stunning makeup looks on Instagram – was Insta even made for anything else? If you’ve been ooo-ing and aah-ing over celebs beauty looks but not daring to give it a go – what’s there to be scared of?

We’ve taken the guess work out of it and selected some of the most popular celebs from around the globe and their festive looks. PLUS we’ve hand picked the only products you’ll need to create the looks – and it’s less than you’d expect.

So get your pointer finger at the ready, because we know you’ll be double tapping these looks all silly season.

Bella Thorne

Our favourite out there red-head, she’s constantly turning heads with her unique style. Copy the below look for your Christmas Day festivities or your Christmas Party.

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1. Smoke a matte brown eye shadow into your crease and above. Then pat a gold shimmery shade over the lid and close to the lash line. Finish the eyes off with some light falsies!

2. Natural but full brows are the key here. Lightly fill in with a soft brown pencil, focusing on the ends and arch and not so much the front.

3. A swipe of peachy pink lipstick never hurt nobody!

4. Create some soft curls with your favourite curler and pin back your fringe. Voila!

Bella Thorne Look

Products: Maybelline The Nudes Palette $25.95, Ardell Edgy Lashes 401 $9.95, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz $39, Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick – Rose $36.95, ghd Curve Classic Wave Wand $209.

Olivia Holt

This Disney star is the new Blonde It girl at current and it’s easy to see why. A great actress, amazing singer and she’s cute as a button! Rock her up-do and smokey eye for a Christmas night out with your special someone.

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1. Ace the base – no smokey eye is complete without a flawless full coverage foundation.

2. Concealer under eyes to illuminate and hide any dark circles.

3. Smoke it girl! You’ll want a bronze or dark green glittery shadow to pack all over the lid!

4. Finish the eye with some liquid liner – wing it out if you know how!

5. Braid your hair back into a loose bun and finish off the front with some loose waves with your straightener.

Products used: Napoleon Perdis China Doll Foundation $69, LA Girl Pro Concealer $11, Eye of Horus Isis Sun Goddess Eye Shadow Palette $41.40, Jane Iredale Liquid Eye Liner $34.44, ghd Black Platinum Straightener $279.

Olivia Holt Look

January Jones

You can take the Betty out of Mad Men but it seems like you can’t take the classic red lip out of January Jones. Recreate this blonde stunners look this Christmas to turn heads.

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1. The first thing I notice is that healthy pop of blush sweeping over January’s cheeks. Smile so the apples of your cheeks show through then lightly dust with a blush of your preference.

2. January accentuates those baby blues with a little bit of liner and loads of mascara

3. The red lipstick is the key to this look so make sure it’s one you love – over line your lips and especially cupids bow.

4. I like the sleekness of her part – slick down your part and avoid fly aways with a smoothing serum.

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Products: The Balm Hot Mama Blush $27.95, Curtis Collection Fix Eye Liner Gel $35, ModelCo LashXtend Lengthening Mascara $22, Pink Holiday Luxury Cream Lipstick – Love in the Louvre $35.95 Pureology Smooth Perfection Smoothing Serum $45.72.

What’s your favourite holiday look from above?

Are you going to re-create another celebs look?

Let me know below.

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Festive Makeup Looks for the Christmas Season

It’s that time of year again – Christmas party season! As you could probably tell already, we’re just a little bit excited. After all, Christmas parties and festive occasions mean breaking out the glitter and those stunning jewel tones to create bold, fun makeup looks!

If you’re like us, you’ve probably done that same old nude lip about 340 times this year, so Christmas is the perfect excuse to mix it up, whatever your personal style and level of makeup expertise. Check out our favourite show-stopping Christmas beauty looks below for inspiration.

Festive Makeup Looks for the Christmas Season

1. Copper or bronze eyes

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Carli Bybel’s stunning bronzed Christmas eye look (via LifeHack)

The copper eye is new trend that’s sweeping YouTube and the blogs at the moment! It’s also perfectly festive, as it includes the metal tones and glitter often seen on Christmas decorations. You’ll need some matte shades to create dimension around the eye area first – the browns and buffs from theMaybelline the Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette would work well. Then layer on a sparkly or metallic pigment, such as one of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo Cream Gel Eyeshadows. This gorgeous shade, Bad to the Bronze, would be the perfect finish for a bronzed look. Top off your stunning, shimmery eyes with a complementary lip colour – a dark nude or even a red would be beautiful alongside this look.

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2. A bold, red lip

Play on those traditional festive colours by doing a dramatic bright red lip. It’ll be the centrepiece of your whole makeup look, so go easy on the eyes and make sure to keep that base looking as fresh and flawless as possible. If you’re heading to a Christmas party, you’ll want a long-wearing lipstick with a comfortable formula like the Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon. These glide on so effortlessly, and hydrate your lips despite having a totally matte appearance. A shade like the vibrant true red “Peche” could be your perfect Christmas party colour!

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3. A silver smoky eye

If you’re feeling a sultry look, you can’t go past a good old smoky eye using silver, taupe and black tones. Add a little glitter and you’ll be good to go for any festive party or occasion! Cult-favourite beauty brand, the Balm, has made achieving a smoky eye totally easy with their gorgeous palettes. Start off with matte shades in the crease and outer V using the Meet Matt(e) Nude Eyeshadow Palette. Then, pack on a sparkly shade all over the lid, such as “Artie Chokedip” from The Balm Appetit Eyeshadow Palette. These gorgeous shimmery colours can be used wet for even more colour payoff and to increase their longevity! Top the look off with some mascara, liner and lashes and you’re set!

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4. Glowy, flawless skin

We’ve probably talked the whole highlighting trend to death, but everyone’s got to admit, they love adding a bit of luminosity to an-otherwise simple look for a beautiful accent. The same applies this Christmas – seeing as we’re surrounded by gorgeous golds all day long in the form of Christmas ornaments and displays, we may as well jump on the bandwagon! Liquid illuminators are the best way to achieve that subtle glow as they’re easily buildable and can be layered on underneath your foundation. The Liquid Illuminator from Curtis Collection has been absolutely raved about in the beauty world for its amazing colour payoff and how it lights up the entire face for a flawless, soft-focused look. Pop a bit of this on the high points of your face and layer as needed!

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5. Vampy, dark lips

Instead of going for a true red, maybe it’s time to give something slightly more dramatic a try! Nothing complements a gold eye better than a dark plum or deep red lip colour. These are also surprisingly wearable – they’re perfect for any skin tone, and if you stick to red-based tones, your teeth will also appear a brilliant white (bonus, right!). For an amazing formula and colour range, look no further than the Lime Crime Velvetine Liquid Matte Lipsticks. These bad boys dry matte without giving your lips that horrible, sticky feeling, you even if you’re eating and drinking all night, no worries! We love the colours “Bloodmoon” and “Wicked” – they’ll totally turn heads at any Christmas do!

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We hope that this has inspired you to go out and try something a little different for your Christmas party makeup this year, whether that be a bold lip or a beautiful shimmery eye! Let us know what products you’ll be wearing this Christmas season!

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Lulu & Lipstick go to the Oscars

Do you have a favourite makeup brush set? The one you always find yourself using without even noticing? What about that brush set makes it your favourite, sets it apart from the other lonely brushes in your kit. It could be the feel of the handle, the softness of the bristles, a particular angle. With so many different makeup brushes available now – it takes great length to stand out from the crowd, with makeup brushes now coming in a wide range of shades from bamboo to unicorn (yes that is a thing see here).

However there is one range of brushes that have something VERY special, something different from the rest.

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Lulu & Lipstick Go To The Oscars

You heard – the beautiful gold travel set from Lulu & Lipstick was featured in the 2015 Oscars bag. This meant celebs just as Rooney Mara, Cate Winslett, Jennifer Lawrence & more have these little babies at their disposal. And it’s no wonder why – Lulu brushes are made with exceptionally high quality and the travel brush set has everything you need to complete a flawless face no matter where you are.

“The Oscars gift bags are filled with amazing brands and products from around the world and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be included,” said Lulu and Lipstick CEO Fleur Madden. Fleur had been a long time watcher and lover of the Oscars awards, even known to get dressed up to the nines just to watch it at home on the telly, so it’s almost like the stars aligned when she was provided the opportunity to have her very own creation in the hands of the stars she loved.

 

Oscars 2015 Winners

Actress in a leading role: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Actor in a leading role: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Supporting actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Supporting actor: JK Simmons, Whiplash

But of course there are no real losers, as everyone gets to take home the coveted Oscars Gift Bag.

What else was in the gift bags?

Alongside Lulu & Lipstick Travel Brush Set, Oscars 2015 Nominees were lucky enough to receive

  • A 10-day, first class trip to Israel valued at $78,000
  • $64,000 worth of Audi A4 rentals
  • A 15-day walking tour of Japan for two valued at $76,000
  • Private training sessions with “celebrity wellness expert” Jay Cardiello worth $1,980
  • A laser skin-tightening procedure by 740 Park MD valued at $7,823
  • A lifetime supply of skin creams worth $44,140
  • A Fit Club TV “Ultimate Fitness Package” worth $8,840, to be enjoyed in a private villa
  • A Haze Dual V3 Vaporizer valued at $354
  • A $2,688 Vampire Breast Lift, in which blood is drawn from the arm and inserted back into the breasts
  • $425 worth of personalised M&Ms
  • A roll of Joseph’s Toiletries luxury toilet paper valued at $389

Um yes please?

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So what’s next for the Lulu brushes? Stay tuned to RY to see, and get your hands on brushes that now some of the hottest celebs use at home!

Shop Lulu & Lipstick here.

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NEW Parlux Advance Light vs Average Hairdryer

It seems not all hair dryers are made the same. There are so many flooding the market, from professional, to salon only to over the counter at your favourite supermarket. But is the price actually worth it? Is a “salon quality” or “professional” hair dryer worth the $100’s more you end up paying?

We’ve put the Parlux Advance Light to the test against an average department store hair dryer to see how it stacks up.

Keep reading to find out + see our handy infographic.

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Average Supermarket Hair Dryer vs Parlux Advance Light

Power:

1800 watts / 2200 watts

Air Flow:

74 m3/h / 83 m3/hr

Motor:

Standard/ K-Advance

Speeds & Temperature:

2 speeds, 3 temperatures / 2 speeds, 4 temperatures

Weight:

1.2 kg / 430g

Life Span:

1.5 years / 5 years

Noise:

Noisy / Built in Silencer

Cool Shot Button:

Yes / Yes

Technology:

Standard / Ionic and Ceramic Technology

Environmentally friendly:

No / Low-consumption as guarantee of sustainable environment

Does that help make your decision a bit easier?

It’s good to know that those extra penny’s not only go into a dryer that’s light, more poweful AND lasts longer, but is also good sustainably for the environment.

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Shop the full Parlux Advance Light range here and see all amazing colours!

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It’s practically December, so chances are you’ve been working solidly since January and you’re ready for the beautiful parties and well-deserved days off that the Christmas season brings! We all have a tendency to get so busy that stuff like skincare […]

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Transform Your Skin In Time For Christmas

It’s practically December, so chances are you’ve been working solidly since January and you’re ready for the beautiful parties and well-deserved days off that the Christmas season brings! We all have a tendency to get so busy that stuff like skincare gets completely forgotten about, but now’s definitely the time to start prepping for the holidays.

Whether you’re concerned about breakouts caused by the summer humidity or undernourished skin still clinging onto the dryness of winter, there’s a miracle product out there that’ll turn it around in time for Christmas Eve! Keep reading to find out our recommendations.

Transform Your Skin In Time For Christmas

1. Dry skin

So, despite it being the dead of summer, your skin is still dry. We all know the feeling! Whether you’ve got naturally dry skin or an imbalance has caused this to flare up, there are some amazing products available that are ideal for dry skinned gals and guys. Thalgo offers products with ingredients derived from the ocean that are super hydrating, such as the Cold Cream Marine Deeply Nourishing Mask. And, if you’re looking for the perfect moisturiser, look no further than the Alpha-H Essential Hydration Cream – this stuff is so deeply nourishing, you’ll see results in just days! Like all Alpha-H products, it’s essentially a miracle cure!

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2. Acne/Blemish Prone Skin

If pimples have got you down this Christmas season, look no further than the dermatologist-recommended products from award-winning brand Dermalogica. The MediBac Clearing range has been designed to target the four factors that contribute to acne, purifying and refining the skin to leave it looking clearer for longer. We’d recommend the MediBac Clearing Skin Kit so you can test out each product and see for yourself the awesome results Dermalogica products have on your skin. Start your regime with this affordable set now and hopefully by the time Christmas hits, it’ll be nothing but gorgeous, clear skin!

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3. Mature skin

If wrinkles and fine lines have started to appear, never fear – not only does it happen to us all eventually, but skincare professionals have devoted years and years of research to pausing or even reversing the effects of ageing. Although some of Medik8’s products may seem scary to the untrained eye, we can assure you that their potions and lotions have serious results! Anything in their Retinol range, such as the Retinol 10TR Advanced Night Serum for example, has been designed to rejuvenate and revitalise tired, ageing skin. These professional strength products have a total cult following, so purchase at your own risk – you may just become addicted!

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4. Oily skin

Ugh, summer humidity. It just makes oily skin feel even greasier, right? There are a few excellent ranges out there for those with oily skin, though, so never fear. Skinstitut are a high-quality brand that have created excellent products suited to oily skin – they’re so good, you’ll want them in your daily skincare routine ASAP. It’s usually hard to find a non-greasy, lightweight moisturiser that doesn’t irritate oily skin, but Skinstitut have formulated the Moisture Defence for Oily Skin as an answer to this problem. It will hydrate and nourish the skin without leaving a drop of residue or creating buildup on the skin as the day goes on. It’ll be perfect for wearing under your Christmas party makeup!

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5. Weathered or sun-damaged skin

American brand SkinCeuticals are the foremost experts on ‘preventing, protecting and correcting’ skin damage with their exclusive three step program. Their innovative range of skincare and sunscreen products have been developed to help keep the skin looking fresh and youthful for as long as possible. So, if your skin is looking a little worse for wear this holiday season, start remedying it now! The Epidermal Repair is an absolute lifesaver if signs of sun damage, ageing, redness or other concerns are starting to show. Plus, make sure you give your body some love! We recommend their Body Retexturing Treatment for rough, damaged skin.

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6. Sensitive skin

If you’ve got sensitive skin that’s prone to irritants, finding a good system that works for you is difficult! But, you won’t need to stress any longer – Miranda Kerr’s stunning range of KORA Organics products includes an effective three-step system that’s been proven to alleviate itchiness and redness for those with sensitive skin. Maybe it’s time to treat yourself to a Christmas gift from KORA Organics, hey? You’ll fall in love with the Cream Cleanser, Calming Lavender Mist Toner and Soothing Day and Night Cream included in this 3 Step System kit. After using this, your skin will feel calm and soothed, so even if the stress ramps up at Christmas time, at least your skin will be totally under control.

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Is your skin in need of a bit of TLC this Christmas season? Let us know which skincare products you’ll be reaching for in the comments below.

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Latest Celebrity Beauty Must Haves

Ever wondered how your favourite celebs achieved that makeup look or this hair-do or the ultimate glowing skin? Sometimes it’s those pricey doctors or skin treatments we can’t afford, but more often than not you might find that they are people too – and like using the same products you do!

So we’ve gathered some of our fave beauty inspirations for the globe and what they’re loving lately. You might even have to grab yourself up a few of their picks!

Celebrity Beauty Must Haves

Kylie Jenner

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Featured in the above photo using Nip + Fab‘s Cellulite Fix – Kylie is a firm lover of Nip + Fab, previously featuring the Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme on her Instagram.

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Karlie Kloss was seen here getting primped and primed for Paris Fashion Week by the L’Oreal Professional team. Among many items I’ve spotted L’Oreal Professional Techni Art Design Fix.

Kristen Leanne

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Kristen Leanne famous for her amazing tattoo youtube videos and dyeing her & her beau’s hair/ beard every colour of the rainbow used an array of Sigma brushes to achieve this stunning look.

Lexi Graham

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Fast making a name for herself, this 17 year old Queenslander is an up and coming model. Featured above rocking Palomino Mane Stain from Poni Cosmetics.

Mona Petre

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This Albanian stunner’s eye just pop with Whispies from Velour Lashes. Make your eyes smoulder too with the Velour Lash range.

Emily Rogala

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This post had us double taking saying “Kimmy, is that you?” But no this stunning Melbourne beauty just perfects her Kim K look with Loving Tan 2hr Express Mousse in Dark.

Do any of these celebs hit up your favourite products?

Maybe it’s time to switch it up and try something new!

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Sometimes Christmas shopping for your nearest and dearest is absolutely impossible – they’ve got everything, they ‘don’t want anything’ or they’re just plain difficult to buy for! If they’re into beauty, however, you can’t go past a gorgeous gift set. […]

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Christmas Gift Sets for Every Lady On Your List

Sometimes Christmas shopping for your nearest and dearest is absolutely impossible – they’ve got everything, they ‘don’t want anything’ or they’re just plain difficult to buy for! If they’re into beauty, however, you can’t go past a gorgeous gift set. Packaged to perfection and full of products they’re surely dying to try, gift sets are available from practically every brand, so it’ll be a breeze to sort out a present for all the ladies in your life!

Keep reading to find out our favourite makeup, haircare and skincare gift sets for this holiday season!

Christmas Gift Sets for Every Lady On Your List

1. The Best of Becca Kit

Treat your closest friend or sister with this stunning set from Becca Cosmetics. This cult brand is famous for their luminous highlighters, so you’ll be happy to know that included is the fan-favourite Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid in the shade Opal. Your loved ones will also receive a highlight/lowlight palette, a beautiful rosy cheek tint, the contour mousse and an eyebrow kit complete with a precise brush. They’ll have everything to create a fresh, flawless look perfect for everyday wear!

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2. Youngblood A Gift That Illuminates Gift Pack

Ideal for those who are just starting to play around with beauty products or who love a natural makeup look, this kit from Youngblood features an illuminating palette, brow pencil and lipgloss. True to the brand’s philosophy, all of the products are natural and lightweight, so they’re suitable for any skin type and complexion, including young, breakout-prone skin. The receiver will be well-equipped to create a healthy, glowy New Year’s or holiday party look! Plus, it comes in a cute yet functional makeup bag so they can keep their new products organised.

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3.  Alpha-H Xmas Love Gift Set

Help the maturing ladies in your life to embrace their natural beauty and defy the signs of ageing with this gift set from Alpha-H. This pack includes the Balancing Cleanser, perfect for refining all skin types, as well as the Essential Hydration Cream to help restore moisture in the skin and promote elasticity. It also features Alpha-H’s most coveted product, Liquid Gold, which is essentially a miracle cure for any skin concern. If mum or grandma is starting to develop fine lines or has any scarring, redness or hyperpigmentation, this product will be a lifesaver! It’s to be used every second day, and will help smooth out the skin to reveal a fresh, youthful complexion.

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4. Pureology Smooth Perfection Trio Pack

This pack, from luxury haircare brand Pureology, is ideal for anyone with frizzy, damaged or colour-treated hair – it’ll be the perfect gift, just in time for the humidity that comes with an Aussie Christmas. It includes the Smooth Perfection Shampoo and Conditioner, enriched with ingredients like shea butter to give you sleek and shiny locks. It also contains the Pureology Colour Fanatic, a spray for everyday use that includes 21 unique benefits and has been applauded for its miraculous results. Help the ladies in your life keep their colour in check and totally transform the texture of their hair.

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5. Lulu & Lipstick Travel Brush Set

For the girl on the go, look no further than this high-quality travel brush set from Lulu & Lipstick. The fibres of these brushes are luxuriously soft and result in amazing colour payoff, plus they’re multipurpose, so just the five included in this kit can be used to create an entire makeup look. With this set, you’ll get the powder brush, angle blush brush, oval shadow brush, lip brush and concealer brush. Each brush has a gorgeous lilac and gold handle, and they come packaged in a vibrant gold travel bag. If you’ve got a frequent flyer to buy for, give them the gift of a simple, stylish makeup application!

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Have you purchased any gift sets for Christmas presents this year? Tell us your favourites below!

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Lulu & Lipstick

The hottest makeup brand for the summer has to be Lulu & Lipstick. You can’t go past the high quality brush heads with the gorgeous handles in hot pink or gold, available in a range of sizes to suit all your makeup needs. From contouring to highlight, applying a flawless base or making sure those brows are in check – Lulu’s brushes are a must have. Take them with you wherever you go in a matching travel roll or bag, these brushes are a stunning edition to every bathroom. lulu_lipstick_brush_set_2

LULU & LIPSTICK – IN THE PRESS

This many beauty junkies around the country can’t be wrong. Check out who else is loving Lulu.

1. OZ Beauty Expert “My latest order from Lulu & Lipstick! How CUTE is the Lulu & Lipstick make-up bag?!”

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2. The Daily Mark “Lulu & Lipstick also offers their own range of amazing brushes and makeup bags to bring the glam Lulu & Lipstick experience straight to your home.”

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3. SISJ Beauty “This signature Lulu & Lipstick Brush Set is a lush 12 piece face brush set that comes tucked into a totally adorable pink faux leather case (#prettythings). These brushes are cruelty free, vegan and amazingly soft. This set includes – powder, angle blush, foundation, stippling, concealer, small shader, oval shadow, angle line, flat liner, pointed liner, crease shadow and lip. These are all designed for an effortless application”

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4. Style Magazine – Style Magazine were most excited when the Lulu Travel Brush Set was featured in the 2015 Oscars Gift Bags. “Nominees for the coveted golden statuette will also receive a luxe makeup brush set from Brisbane beauty retailer Lulu & Lipstick. (Note: Our very own Digital Editor Elizabeth already owns this set and is pretty sure this now makes her one degree of separation from Kate Winslet.)”

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5. Lipstick n Linguine – “Lulu & Lipstick also offer some of their own branded products in the form of super soft brush kits and cute cosmetic pouches and cases.”

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6. Beauty & Lifestyle Hunter – “I have put the lilac Powder Brush from Lulu & Lipstick to the test, and let me tell you, the lilac colour with the added rose gold, is not only super stunning, it is also incredibly soft.”

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7. Elley Mae – “Isn’t this the most amazing eyelash curler you’ve ever seen?! 🙌🏼 Absolutely in love with these goodies by luluandlipstick 💜 The brush is extremely soft and I seriously can’t get over how cute the freakin eyelash curler is!!

Lulu & Lipstick ElleymaeThe whole range of Lulu & Lipstick brushes, makeup bags and accesories (including super cute eyelash curlers) can be yours!

Shop the whole range on ry.com.au or luluandlipstick.com

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The Top Skincare Gifts for Men This Christmas

It’s a total myth that men don’t need to look after their skin like us ladies do – in fact, because of shaving, they actually need to look after it even more! If your man hasn’t got a regime going, it’s time to start – the holiday season and new year is the perfect excuse.

So start your shopping now – it’s never too early, trust us! Keep reading below to find out the best skincare-related Christmas gifts for all the guys in your life.

The Top Skincare Gifts for Men This Christmas

1. Thalgo Men Energising Skincare Pack

Hydrate and reawaken your skin with this kit from award-winning brand Thalgo. After using the Regenerating Cream, Wake-Up Shower Gel and After Shave Balm included in this pack, the men in your life will feel refreshed and ready to take on the day. They’re a perfect size for the avid traveller or gym-goer, too!

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2. Baxter Men’s 1.2.3 Shave Kit

Give your guy the gift of the perfect shave this Christmas with the Baxter Men’s 1.2.3 Shave Kit! This deluxe set features everything he’ll need to ensure a close, nick-free shave: a luxurious badger hair shaving brush, Baxter Men’s unique Super Close Shave Formula cream and a moisturising aftershave balm.

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3. FOREO Luna 2 for Men 3 in 1 Sonic Face Brush

If you haven’t already heard of the FOREO Luna, well prepare to be amazed. This awesome little device uses a T-sonic cleansing brush that coaxes the dirt right out of your pores with gentle motions. The Luna 2 for Men is an innovative take on the original Luna 2, intended to purify the skin, prevent signs of ageing and prepare the skin for a smooth, worry-free shave. Just a few minutes in the morning is necessary for buffed and cleansed skin, so this is perfect even for busy, working men.

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4. L’Oreal Paris Men Expert Hydra Energetic Magnetic Charcoal X-Treme Cleanser

Nothing says treat yourself like a good deep cleansing exfoliator like this charcoal-based one from L’Oreal Paris. Drag all of those impurities up to the surface and reveal a whole new layer of skin, fresh and ready to take on 2017! The best part about this product is it’s effective – Vogue loves the L’Oreal Paris range for men – yet inexpensive, so if he’s obsessed, no stress!

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5. Clarins Men Line-Control Balm

Minimise any fine lines and wrinkles for fresh, youthful skin, with the Clarins Men Line-Control Balm. This lightweight, non-greasy product can be massaged around the face and neck area, and will work to tighten up sagging skin and smooth out lines and grooves. This balm also protects against further signs of ageing.

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6. NAK Beard Elixir

If you’ve got a rugged, bearded guy in your life, make sure he’s well equipped to combat any nasty beard itch! The NAK Beard Elixir is a total wonder potion – it protects against irritation, smooths out rough or coarse beard hairs and helps tame the beard on the whole. Your beardy man will be looking cooler than ever after using this magical elixir.

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7. Dermalogica Normal/Dry Skin Kit

This pack from widely-recommended brand Dermalogica is ideal for the regular traveller, or just a guy who’s looking to test out a new skincare range without the commitment! It contains everything you need to keep up a great routine, including a cleanser, toner, smoothing cream, exfoliant and lip treatment. His skin will be looking fresh and better than ever after using these. It also comes in other ranges tailored to suit every skin type, so we’ve got your guy covered!

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So, forgo the power tools, books and socks this Christmas, and grab some skincare for any of the important men in your life! Will you be buying some skincare for your favourite guys this holiday season? Let us know!