We recently showcased some of our favourite pins of inspiring makeup storage ideas, but your journey to being surrounded by beautiful products displayed in beautiful ways doesn't have to stop at home. For those of us who work indoors, we spend a lot of time at a desk. Midday touch-ups are essential, whether it be a sprtiz of rosewater on your skin to freshen up or a dab of perfume balm before a big meeting. And then there's those little things like non-drying hand sanitiser and blotting paper. . . Prepare for a desk overhaul after you see this.
What are the POPSUGAR Australia editors' trying this week? Basically, we all want to look young, brown and luminous. There's a lot of skin buffing going on for Spring, as well as some super fast drying self tan and gentle face wipes that we think are the perfect edition to your desk drawer beauty loot. Find out why, inside.
There was a distinct fashion flavour to our days this week, with the Witchery and Myer red carpet and runway events taking up two of our nights (and majority of our attention), and a host of new pieces coming into our line of sight. Fashion editor Jasmine and publisher Marisa hit the front row at Witchery's Spring/Summer 2013 show on Tuesday night, and last night Jasmine and health and beauty editor Alison attended the Myer SS '14 collections launch, where they went backstage and scoped top model Julia Nobis getting her makeup done. Steph, our health and beauty journalist found her perfect match at Athlete's Foot, and celebrity and entertainment editor Jess got stuck into The Bling Ring — the book version, not the film. Click through to see what else kept us captive at POPSUGAR this week!
If you haven't already heard, using rosehip oil as a serum under your moisturiser at night is one of the best skincare decisions you'll ever make. Known for its healing properties, high dose of vitamin A (perfect for congested skin), ability to lighten imperfections like acne scarring and sun spots, super anti-aging benefits and much, much more; it is a cheap but very effective alternative to a standard serum. Two things to note:
Pay attention to the label. You want good quality rosehip (Chile and South Africa supply to a lot of brands), and a solvent-free extraction process. The benefits of the rosehip bud can be near obsolete if it isn't extracted properly. Look out for words like certified organic, cold-pressed and wild harvested.
Remember to exfoliate. While oily, congested skin will really benefit from using rosehip oil (the vitamin A helps aid cell turnover), it's important you exfoliate weekly to help move any build-up. Try a chemical exfoliant as its less traumatising to already agitated skin.
- Clarins Double Serum
- Jurlique Herbal Recovery Antioxidant Face Oil
- Kosmea Radiance 24/7 Youth Boost
- Pca Skin Hydrating Serum
- Sunday Riley Juno Transformative Lipid Serum
Editor's Pick: Sunday Riley Juno Transformative Lipid Serum. "This is a dry oil, so you won't be left with any oily residue. It has a patent-pending thanks to its unique formula of natural retinol (smoothing and regenerating), vitamin C, essential amino acids and omega's 3, 6, and 9. A lot of models love this one, and I do too!" — Alison, POPSUGAR Australia health and beauty editor
Which one gets your vote? Don't forget to make your clicks count in all the POPSUGAR Australia Beauty Awards categories!
We've hit fever pitch when it comes to dry, irritated, Winter skin. Whether it's an oldie but a goodie like Bepanthen, or a newbie dry skin saviour from the likes of Perricone MD, we all have a couple of go-to products during the cooler months. This week the POPSUGAR Australia editors' reveal their favourites, so don't be flaky and follow us.
We know her best as Emma Mackey on Packed to the Rafters, and in celebration (or sobs) of tomorrow night's season finale, we sat down with the New Zealand-born beauty to talk products. From her favourite mascara to her secret to look so glowy on camera, click through.
Want more? Read our other Real Beauty interviews here.
While you might need to keep saving your pennies for that luxe Winter coat, buying on-trend beauty products to take you through the new season isn't quite as expensive. Lucky us! There's a lot of colour right now — something we're sure to need to pick us up on those dreary Winter days — as well as some party polish and a skincare line to rival all others. Keeping skin hydrated is key this Winter, so we suggest you check it out. Add to that the CC cream our beauty editor is wearing right now, and you've got yourself some new, must-have beauty products. Click to shop.
There's been nothing quite as sweet as watching Aussie actress Rose Byrne rise to fame in the States. She's very sweet in real life (just ask Pop!), she's funny, and of course, she's crazy beautiful. We've had a serious case of hair envy for years now, but at the world premiere of I Give It a Year in Sydney last night, it was her skin that had us talking. So dewy and flawless, Rose has credited using rose hip oil alongside an SPF-based tinted moisturiser to keep her sensitive skin in-check, and because the oil is full of essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants — it is perfect for everyday use. Click through to zoom in on Rose's award-worthy skin now, and shop our favourite rose hip oils.
The chilly temperatures are definitely serving as a reminder that Winter is here, which means it's time to ditch those lightweight lotions in favour of some rich, nourishing creams. Take a look at 10 additions to your Winter skincare routine that will help to battle the chilly elements and keep your skin as hydrated and soft as possible. One thing to hang onto though — your sunscreen. Yep, just because the temperature drops and it gets overcast, doesn't mean the UV rays stop, so remember to still slip, slap, slop every day.