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There’s a long weekend coming up, and depending on what state you live in, it could be for a number of reasons! Victoria and New South Wales residents are celebrating Labour Day, whereas Queenslanders are gettin’ their Queen’s Birthday holiday on! For all intents and purposes, though, we’ll call this a Labour Day sale.
Yep, you heard us right–sale! Keep on reading to find out what bargains you can bag, and what our beauty editors are loving on.
Because we jump at any chance to give our loyal RY beauties a couple of dollars off their tried-and-tested favourites, we’ve crafted the perfect sale, just for you! Some of our biggest beauty brands are on show, from Bite Beauty to The Balm, Velour Lashes and more.
Not only are we calling out makeup, but we’ve also popped in a few skincare saviours to help you prepare for the sweltering summer ahead. Grab soothing essentials from Ayurda and Antipodes, revive cracked, wintery hands with Hand Chemistry, and prevent against the impending summer sweats with Lavanila.
If you’re stuck for recommendations, never fear–our beauty editors are here on hand to tell you about their top picks for the weekend ahead. Here are the faves we’re obsessing over this Labour Day sale, all of which will be available at 15% off.
RY are committed to providing you the biggest selection of exciting brands possible. Thankfully, we’ve added in a few extremely sought-after brands just in time for the Labour Day sale!
Ward off wrinkles, fine lines and ageing signs with the innovative products from new brand Wrinkles Schminkles! The range consists of a few derivatives of the brand’s main idea–silicone pads you adhere to your face and body as you sleep. You may not have heard of a concept as wacky and wonderful as this, but we’re here to tell you it really works!
Check out Wrinkles Schminkles to give ageing signs the flick! Via @wrinklesschminkles
Pop ’em on your problem areas and they’ll prevent against indentations from your pillow or sheets. Silicone is also a master at locking in hydration, so they’ll ensure your skin stays moisturised and supple, which in turn will keep wrinkles at bay.
As we enter spring, it’s time to take things back to basics and make the most of the last few months of the year. Simplify your skincare and beauty routines with some natural favourites, all of which are free of harsh chemicals and other nasties.
Want makeup that delivers gorgeous pigmentation and performance without that thick, heavy feeling? Thankfully, mineral makeup brand Inika have you covered–and they’re on sale for the weekend, with 15% off across the brand. Although every Inika product is a total gem, one big hitter in the range is the Inika Mineral Foundation Powder. This weightless, non-comedogenic mineral powder provides sheer yet buildable coverage without any of the harsh ingredients you may find in other foundations. Add in SPF 15, and you’re ready to take on the summer season.
Inika goodies via @poppysbabble
Tap into the healing power of New Zealand-native ingredients with Antipodes, a globally-adored range of natural skincare and makeup. A favourite amongst our beauty editors is the Divine Avocado and Rosehip Face Oil, a nourishing serum that will help to ‘lift’ skin by providing a boost of powerful antioxidants. Avocado oil prompts collagen production for younger, more elastic skin, and also works to eliminate scars, pigmentation spots and more! This should be your new go-to, no matter your skin type.
Balance out your skin with the intuitive range of skincare from Ayurda, which has origins rooted in ayurvedic medicine. Take a few bucks off their beloved trial programmes, each of which features four products that will last you 21 days, allowing you to find out which products work best for your skin type. Previously $199, these are only $169.15 for the weekend!
Give your beauty game a spring refresh with a few new makeup buys, courtesy of our Labour Day sale, of course! Here are the picks that our beauty editors go wild over!
Bloggers adore this brand, and our editors agree–The Balm is definitely the affordable makeup brand of the moment, and it’s creating waves in the beauty industry! One product every girl desperately needs in her makeup bag is the Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow Palette, which is comprised of a versatile mixture of matte hues. Create soft, romantic looks using the lighter shades, or go smoky and dramatic with the darker tones.
Gorgeous products from The Balm on show! Via @thebalm_cosmetics
All about that cruelty-free life? Well, have we got the perfect lipstick brand for you! Bite Beauty specialises in intensely pigmented, creamy lipsticks and lip pencils, all of which are totally edible and are never tested on animals. Made with resveratrol for superior lip health, as well as a ton of antioxidants by way of superfood ingredients, Bite Beauty will be the environmentally-conscious girl’s new BFF. Pick up our hands-down fave, the Matte Creme Lip Crayon, in a wide variety of shades. We’re obsessing over the nude-pink ‘Leche‘ for the spring season!
If you’re in pursuit of smooth, swishy locks, perhaps it’s time to switch up your haircare routine! Thankfully, we’ve got a few ultra-effective haircare brands included in our Labour Day sale, meaning it’s easier (and cheaper!) than ever to look after your tresses.
Our beauty editors are totally convinced when it comes to salon-quality haircare brand milk shake, and you should be too–one use and we promise, you’ll be hooked! If you need a good treatment to tide you over between visits to your hairdresser, the milk shake Incredible Milk Leave In Treatment is definitely worth a shot. With a number of awards under its belt, this is a leave in spray mask that imparts the hair with 12 essential benefits. These include frizz control, split end therapy and heat protection! What a multi-tasker!
How gorgeous is the milk shake Incredible Milk Treatment? It’s even more gorgeous in your hair! via @milkshakeusa
Give your locks what they need with Mop, a natural haircare brand known for its tailored product ranges and cult-like following. There’s five different lines, each of which has been uniquely designed to suit a specific hair concern. Go for the Mixed Greens range for intense hydration, or the Basil Mint collection to revitalise and balance out your hair and scalp. Those with limp, lifeless hair will adore the Mop Lemongrass Lift Root Spray, a volumising mist that will help plump up your locks for that modelesque look. It also imparts shine and aids with styling!
Shop the RY Labour Day sale from Monday October 2nd to grab 15% off hit brands, including our beauty editors’ favourites! Check out our offers page for more info. Plus, let us know what you’ll be picking up in the sale over on Facebook or Twitter.
I'm a journalism grad and avid makeup fan with an unhealthy addiction to buying nude lipsticks, no matter how similar they all may seem. I love chatting to anyone who will listen about my new favourite products, skincare dos and don'ts and practically any other beauty-related topic under the sun. That doesn't mean I'm frivolous with my recommendations, though--you can count on me to give you the nitty gritty on all your wishlist products. In my spare time, you'll find me binge-watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls or at brunch with a large iced coffee in my hand.
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