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Beauty Tuesday: Race Day Makeup Tips

posted by Georgia Terry August 11, 2015 0 comments

Fascinator: check. Heels: check. Smashing outfit: check (your bank account was certainly aware of that one). There’s just one more thing you need to prepare in advance to ensure your day at the races runs as smoothly as Tay Tay’s career path. The Makeup. Yes, it is something that’s worried many a woman in the past and will trouble generations to come. But don’t worry, here at Brisbane Threads we’re all about helping a sister out, so we’ve asked the pros to let us in on their race day makeup tips. Let me introduce you to Emma from MUSQ cosmetics and Makeup artist Eliza – two ladies who know everything there is to know about beauty.

BT: It’s race season already and girls are looking for the perfect look – what’s popular at the moment? 

Emma: It’s all about dewy skin and a healthy, bronzed look. Bold brows still remain strong with a gloss lip and soft pastel eyes (think apricot or mandarin). It’s all about a clean, even complexion where less is more.

Eliza: Elegance is key at the races. Keep it simple and flawless, so focus on a foundation that will even out your skin tone and cover any blemishes. A bold lip with minimal eye makeup will get you there.

BT: Have you got any tips for keeping makeup in place?

Emma: Firstly its all about skin prep – Make sure you keep up with your daily skin maintenance in the lead up to the races to assure skin is in prime condition to apply makeup.  Exfoliation is key here to remove any dead skin cells! Make sure you wash your face the morning of the event to wash away any impurities that could assist in make up sliding off. Wait around 5 minutes in between applying each layer of makeup and don’t rush the application process. Trust us this will help make up stay on your face for longer! And another tip, don’t touch the face!!! We all have the tendency to touch our face repeatedly throughout the day but leave the face alone to avoid any makeup coming off.

Eliza: PRIME PRIME PRIME! Using a primer is the only way your makeup is going to last the whole day. You’ll also notice you’ll need less foundation because primer smoothes out the skin and creates a barrier between you and your makeup. Make sure you set your foundation with either a translucent powder for a natural finish or powder foundation for more full coverage. If you’ve got oily skin, use a tissue to blot off any oil then powder over the top.

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BT: Lips or Eyes what should girls go for?

Emma: Keep the eyes soft – The races are a daytime event after all. Enhance your look with a strong lip

BT: How can ladies achieve an effortlessly chic look?

Eliza: Highlight the high points of the face to keep your look youthful, dewy and natural. Make your brows a feature – make them stand out! Use a lighter matte shadow if you need to get your brows done (it will hide those pesky strays). Highlight lips on the cupids bow to achieve the “Kylie Jenner” lip and also the cheek bones to look flawless in photos.

BT: What would be your go to product(s) if you were off to the races?

Emma: Exfoliant – to get rid of any dead skin cells that cause the dreaded flaky skin look and smooth skin for a better foundation application. Foundation – Keep this in your purse girls to touch up throughout the day! Lipstick – No better way to subtly enhance your total look and add confidence throughout the day.

Eliza: Always take a powder to set the face throughout the day. Lipstick or lip liner (Lady Danger by MAC for me) to perfect the pout. Travel size perfume to smell fresh AND BREATH MINTS.

BT: What are the worst makeup faux pas you’ve seen at the races and what should girls avoid doing? 

Emma: To much bronzer! Choose a bronzer no more than 2 shades darker than your skin tone and apply lightly to the forehead, cheeks, jawline, chin, nose and don’t forget the neck! Keep that colour even all over! Also remember to blend! Nobody wants to see your foundation along your jawline. Blend down your face and make sure that your foundation colour is the same as your face and body.

BT: Who is your spring racing makeup icon?

Emma: At the moment we are crushing on Karlie Kloss at MUSQ HQ. She’s always looking naturally flawless. She definitely fits our less is more approach.

Eliza: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would be mine. She is a stunning model who is simple but beautiful.

Beauty Tuesday: Raceday Makeup Tips | Brisbane ThreadsWhat are your race day beauty tips, tricks and must-have products? 

 

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The Busy Gal Guide to Travel

posted by Georgia Terry June 17, 2015 0 comments

You’re constantly on the run. You’re a mover, a shaker. Pinning you down is like trying to catch a cloud. Your best friend is your phone, which is permanently attached to your palm as you run from place to place – usually in killer pumps. You know the ones; you spent half your pay check on them last month. You’re probably reading this in the five minutes you have between finishing work and meeting the girls for a few wines – something which you sorely need. It’s been the first time you’ve been out in weeks because, let’s face it, you are a girl on the go. And here at Brisbane Threads we understand that. We worship you. Most of us are you. And we want to help you out because gurl, you deserve it.

Like most busy ladies, you’ve most definitely seen the inside of a few airports – zipping here and there for work (and on the odd occasion for pleasure). But the worst part isn’t the hours spent waiting around in uncomfortable airports, or the flights themselves – although we do concede these can be pretty heinous. No, it’s definitely the packing. How do you dress to impress and stay under that 23 kilo limit? Well, here’s your answer! The Busy Girl Guide To Travel – a complete list of the fashion and beauty items that you Brissy babes must pack.

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The Blazer 

Surely you aren’t surprised this is on the list. A blazer can take a nothing outfit from zero to 100  in the swing of a coat hanger. Double or single breasted, cropped or Boyfriend, darling it doesn’t matter. As long as it’s the right size, and is tailored to suit your style, you’ll look smokin’. So if you want to impress the boss or just want to feel fabulous after hours in transit, make sure this little baby makes the cut and is thrown in the port.

Tip: If you want to stand out (and we know you do) try one in with a splash of colour. Nothing says woman about town more than a soft pink or blue.

The Pants 

Ahh pants; the basic building block of any busy babe’s wardrobe. They can be your best friend on a business trip. Rest assured a good pair will never let you down. Team with a button up for a classic business look or throw a on tee and some nice boots for that casual but oh-so-sophisticated feel. Don’t be afraid to dress them down a little too. There’s no shame in having some fun with an outfit. Mixing street style with tailored basics will have you looking like you belong in the pages of the magazines we all covet.

The LBD

Do you think Coco realised the impact she would have on every girls wardrobe when she invented the first Little Black Dress? Whether or not she did or didn’t, without this staple us girls would be lost in a world of floral and fluro. This should be the very first thing that goes in your suitcase. If you don’t have a good LBD, GET ONE STAT. NO EXCUSES. GO. NOW

The Skin Care Program

Skin care. It’s the most important key to success. Don’t believe me? Just ask Charlotte Tilbury. Yes even the Queen of Makeup knows the top tip to success is an unblemished complexion. But when us busy girls are on the go, often it’s the first thing to be thrown out the door. It can be hard to make sure every potion is in your port, but trust me if you pack it in, your skin will be singing your praises. If you’re not keen to take your whole apothecary of skin care needs, then the basics will do: cleanser, moisturiser and the magical tea tree oil for those nasty breakouts. Check, check and check.

An honourable mention must also go to a trusty pair of loafers, a chic scarf, a structured hat and a pair of faithful jeans.

So there you have it you beautiful busy bombshells. A simple and quick guide to the necessities to pack for those trips away from. What are the first things that you put in your suitcase on a trip for business or pleasure? We’d love to hear in the comments below.

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Winter Wonderland: A Kaleidoscope of Cocktails at Emporium

posted by Georgia Terry May 29, 2015 0 comments

Have you ever wanted to step into Wonderland? To go beyond the looking glass where everything is so ridiculous it just makes sense? Well at the risk of telling you BT babes what you already know – that’s never going to happen. No smiling cats or crazy men (who bare a striking resemblance to Johny Depp) inviting you to equally as mad parties. While that may be quite devastating, don’t worry your pretty little heads about it. The Emporium Hotel in Fortitude Valley has the next best thing, and it comes in the form of delicious cocktails inspired by the winter wonderland of winter wonderlands.

Enjoy a beverage or many in the Emporium’s oh-so-chic cocktail bar. With its warm lighting and relaxed vibes, you can take the time to have the full Wonderland experience from glass to glass. With both old and new cocktails available on the menu you’ll be making sure you aren’t late for this very important cocktail date.

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The twelve chapter Winter Wonderland menu is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s psychedelic concepts. The selection, which feature drinks from the Emporium’s own cocktail creator Zac, offers a beautifully nonsensical but oh so delish taste-scape. Each drink is named after quintessential elements found in the classic story. Drink the night away with a Mad Tea ( Gin, Green Tea, Fig and Turkish Delight Liqueur and apple juice) or sip on the Gardener’s Fizz which makes you feel like you’re the guest of honor at the Mad Hatter’s very own tea party.

And for those of you who enjoy some kind of gastronomic delight to accompany your drinks, don’t worry the Emporium has a vast array of food you can order from the bar. If you’re into classic finger food with a bit more finesse the Mushroom Arancini balls are hard to miss, as is the soft shell crab. The Chicken Bites are also quite yummy.

So if you ‘re keen for a few drinks with the girls, feel like taking you’re one true love out on the town or are simply a literary lover from way back, it’s the perfect place to pay a visit. Take a leap like Alice, descend the rabbit’s hole and enjoy the Emporium’s take on Wonderland this Winter.

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Autumn Fare: Brisbane’s Best Comfort food

posted by Georgia Terry May 1, 2015 0 comments

Autumn – I love it. The weather (slowly) starts to cool down, the jeans and boots get pulled out from the depths of the wardrobe and the promise of winter fashion is only around the corner. And of course there’s the Autumn food. More appropriately, comfort food. The food that makes you feel like – dare I use this cliché- you’re getting a warm hug from mum. As the temperature  cools, there’s no better place to hole up than the local restaurant with a glass of red or a pot of beer. So here at BT we’ve found some of the coolest spots to warm you up.

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International Hotel – Spring Hill 

If you’re looking for the ultimate pub experience with a bit of a classy spin then this is your go to joint.  Pork croquettes, ox cheek linguine, char-grilled spatchcock, not to mention the Eaton Mess. De-lish. Definitely perfect for a bit of indulgence on cool night.  To top it off the International Hotel brew their own beer on premises. This is comfort food at its finest.

Beccofino – Teneriffe  

If you love Italian food ( who doesn’t??) then you will adore Beccofino. This cozy restaurant in the heart of Teneriffe serves quintessential comfort food. Authentic pizzas and pastas accompanied with a glass vino in one of Brisbane’s best Italian restaurants – sounds like the perfect autumn night to me! This is one popular restaurant so my advice, make sure you book because it may be a bit of a wait for a table (either that or enjoy a drink at the bar).

Bamiyan – Coorparoo

It may not look like much but don’t let the simple decor fool you, this restaurant is the perfect spot to spend a wintry night. If you’ve never tried traditional Afgahni food then I suggest you make a visit to Bamiyan stat. Hearty curries, delicious rice dishes, Naan bread (need I go on?).  This is a great spot for a cheap eat with friends. It’s BYO so slip those drinks into a cooler bag and venture to the south side for some fabulous Middle Eastern fare.

Elio’s Osteria – Carina 

Italian food and comfort food are synonymous. So of course there’s another Italian place to hit this list. And of course it’s Elio’s. If you’re a south sider no doubt you’d have made the trek to this comfort food haven at some point in your life. Cheesy pizzas, rich pastas and hearty mains – it’s a carb fest that even the most hardened health conch would have difficulty resisting. Decorated in traditional Italian style, coupled with dimmed lighting this is perfect place to seek refuge.

* Here’s a tip : the potato pizza is awesome. Carbs on carbs. WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE

So if you’ve had a bad day and you need a bit of comforting or the slightly cooler brisbane nights start to get a tad chilly, pop into any of these eateries and you’ll be guaranteed to feel warmed up and soothed in no time.

 

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Love is in the Air: Best Bets for Valentine’s Day

posted by Georgia Terry February 13, 2015 0 comments

Roses are red, violets are blue. It’s Valentine’s Day, what should you do? Love is all around us – couples and hopeful singles alike – and here at BT we have some great plans that will have you lovestruck, regardless of your relationship status or lack thereof.

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Love Bites

This Valentine’s Day eve get the party started early with one of the sauciest events around.  Kicking off at 7pm at Laruche in the Valley, this certainly will get the lovin’ well and truly started. There’s a match making game for the singletons and lots of fun entertainment to boot.

Valentine’s Day at The Hilton

Fellas if you’re looking to impress your leading lady then this one should be up for consideration. Indulge in a four-course dinner including a glass of Veuve Clicquot to set the romance alight. While it may be on the costly side ($135 pp) there’s no better way to show your love than with a glass of sparkling in the heart of the city.

The Fox

Dandy’s Roof Top Bar: If you’re flying solo this Valentine’s Day, put down that cask of cheap wine, throw out that two dollar box of chocolates, put on your dancing shoes and get down to The Fox pronto! Whether you gather up a group of pals or decide to hit the town lone-wolf-style, Dandy’s roof top bar will be livening things up! If you’re really feeling like a party there will be a two-hour cocktail package available.*

* N.B couples can also attend.

 Fish Lane Bistro: If you’re looking for something a little less party and a little more charming, Fish Lane Bistro have you covered. With a four-course menu coming up at $60 a head (or $90 if you match wine) you’re sure to reignite that spark at a fairly reasonable price – not to mention the delicious food you can indulge in.

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If you are in the market for fine food in a setting that will have you thinking you’ve been transported to a winery on the country side, then this is your Valentine’s Day spot. At $85 per person, you can enjoy four-courses as well as a glass sparkling wine. This event will be sure to have you whispering sweet nothings into your loved one’s ear until the cows come home.

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Cupid’s Garden Party: Who doesn’t love a good garden party, especially if it’s thrown by Cupid. Kicking it off a 8pm you can dance and drink well into the night. With the glistening river at your side and delicious cocktails. It’s the perfect place to fall in love. Who knows you may even get struck by cupid’s arrow.*

* If you are feeling amorous and are keen to show it, there’s a prize for best dressed.

So this Valentine’s Day do St Valentine proud and make sure you celebrate in style.

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From Crop to Cup : The Di Bella Experience

posted by Georgia Terry February 6, 2015 0 comments

As you take the first sip of your morning latte I bet you didn’t realise the beans you’re drinking are meticulously sorted, separating the cream of the coffee crop from the screws, bolts and bullets – literally. Or did you think that the coffee you’re swilling was sourced from exotic places around the world? There’s a lot of work that goes into one humble (yet delicious) cup of Java. And thanks to Di Bella Coffee I now know a bit more.

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As a self-confessed caffeine addict I was tha-rilled to join Brisbane’s best food bloggers to get a peek at the inner workings of the Di Bella Coffee Warehouse. Teaming up with Eat Brisbane and paleo pundits The Primal Pantry, this local coffee roaster put on an event that was more than a pleasure to attend. Golden shots of liquid goodness (coffee), a delicious two course paleo meal – including Maple Glazed Lamb (YUM!) – it was all Brisbane’s insta-snap-happy foodies could’ve wished for.

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primal pantry paleo cafe

The stellar part of the night was seeing Di Bella’s “Crop to Cup” ethos play out. From the traditional espresso methods to the alternative brewing techniques – like the Chemex filter brew (which was super cool!), each cup I tried was made expertly with a delicious coffee blend.

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A fine cup of Joe and fabulous food – who could ask for a better way to spend a Wednesday night.

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Top Events for the Australia Day Long Weekend

posted by Georgia Terry January 24, 2015 0 comments

Oi, Oi, Oi it’s Aussie Day! If you don’t feel like digging out the good ol’ bucket hat – courtesy of the Courier Mail – and you’re keen to swap the luke warm can of beer for a cool glass of chardy, don’t worry! There’s plenty to do around Brisbane to celebrate this Australia Day long weekend in style.a and c

Alfred and Constance – Australia Day Eve House Party

If you’re looking to get the party started early, Alfred and Constance will be turning on the patriotism and turning up the music at their Sunday arvo sesh. Settle in and get the vibes going to celebrate the glorious national long weekend – honestly, what could be more Australian than sipping on cocktails on the verandah of an old Queenslander?!

The Fox

 The Fox will be kicking off the long weekend from Sunday afternoon in a two day event that will have you celebrating all things Aussie. who could resist spit lamb roast rolls and choice beverages on one of Brisbane’s prime roof top bars?

N.B.: Triple J hottest 100 will be playing thoughout Monday so you won’t miss out!

Australia Day at Gasworks

If you’re on the hunt for something for the family this Australia Day, Gasworks has you covered. Enjoy a day of fun for the whole family with rides and jumping castles for the little kids and a pop up pool bar for the big ones.  Relax and unwind with a drink while listening to this years Hottest 100. There will be beanbags to sit on, but my tips is bring your own seating just incase.

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River Quay – Great Australian Bites

Keen to celebrate Australia’s cullinary wonders? Well this one is definitely for you. For all the foodies hoping to spend their Australia Day long weekend sipping on fine wine and eating some of Australia’s finest produce get down to South Bank and rub shoulders with some of Queensland’s (and Australia’s) top chefs. This four day food fest will feature pop-up stalls from some of Brisbane’s finest restaurants including Popolo and The Jetty. Entry is free but you’ll have to pay to enjoy these gastronomic delights.

 

 

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Brisbane’s guide to NYE

posted by Georgia Terry December 30, 2014 0 comments

The wrapping paper from Christmas day has barely settled and already it’s time to start thinking about the next big item on the agenda – that being New Year’s Eve. Ahh New Year’s Eve. There are two types of people in this world, those who LOVE it and those who are less enthusiastic about it. If you fall into the latter category don’t fret!  Here are a few of Brisbane’s NYE happenings that will have you saying hooroo to 2014 and hola to the New Year in plenty of style.

Saint Tropez

If you are looking for something with a little more class, Soliel Pool Bar’s Saint Tropez Event would be right up your ally. Right in the heart of Southbank, this roof top bar will offer prime views of the This six hour package including drinks, canapés, as well as roving entertainers, will have you ringing in the New Year under the stars. But with tickets at $250 a pop, this soiree might have you welcoming the New Year a bit poorer than anticipated. All worth it I’m sure!

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What: Soliel Pool Bar’s Saint Tropez
Where: Cnr Grey St & Glenelg St, South Brisbane
Price: $249

Hunter’s And Gatherer’s Ball

Hunting out a bit of fun to herald the New Year? Then you should absolutely check out The Woolly Mammoth’s Hunters and Gatherers’ Ball. Don’t forget this one’s a dress up so don your faux fur and loin cloths for a fabulous night.*

N.B: there will be prizes for the best dressed, so my advice: go all out.

What: Woolly Mammoth’s Hunter’s and Gatherer’s Ball
Where: 633 Ann St, Fortitude Valley
Price: $75

The Gresham

If you’re not into braving the Southbank crowds and would prefer to sit back and with a Whiskey in hand and casually welcome in 2015, The Gresham is certainly you’re port of call this NYE. From 4pm you can ensconce yourself at the Bar for a more relaxed New Year’s Eve. And just a tip, their Cocktails are AMAZING

What: The Gresham
Where: 308 Queen Street
Price: Free Entrance + drinks

Fireworks at Southbank

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So this is probably one of the more traditional things you can do on New Year’s Eve. But that doesn’t mean it won’t mean a great night out. If you are willing to brave the crowds and ring in the New Years surrounded by people (A LOT of people) then this is the spot to be. Great for families, you will be ensured a fabulous fireworks display and ring in 2015 with spectacular flair. And the best part? It’s absolutely free!

What: Southbank Fireworks display
Where:  Southbank Parklands
Price: Free + BYO food and beverages.

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Christmas Gift Guide : For Dad

posted by Georgia Terry November 30, 2014 0 comments

It’s less than a month until Christmas – yes that is right, not even four weeks! – and the silly season is well and truly upon us. And with that comes gift giving and part of that includes buying a present for dear old Dad. If you are anything like me, finding something for Dad can be challenging if not a bit painful. We do our best to avoid giving the old reliable yet somewhat clichéd socks and undies but sometimes it seems impossible. To help you out, here is a list of Brisbane’s best bets for the father figure this festive season.

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Clothing wise, fashion house Scotch and Soda is a must. With an array of men’s apparel, from floral shorts to the more formal chino, there are pants for every type of dad here. These can be teamed with a comprehensive range of tees, polos and button ups. But if you’re thinking of shirts – who could go past the classic white linen from Witchery?! The perfect addition to any Dad’s wardrobe, this one will be a staple for years.

For those with a bit more cash to splash, an aromatic cologne, a stylish watch, or leather wallet are always a welcome gift – because let’s face it, everyone likes to be indulged. For the Techo’s , a set of portable speakers may be the way to go or if you’re Dad’s a bit more on the organized side a 2015 diary and fountain pen could prove winners.

For the Dads that are a bit harder to buy for, a bottle of grog is always appreciated. A good whiskey, a fine wine or Ho Ho Ho and a bottle of rum can add plenty of Christmas cheer. For a good holiday read over the festive season, a best-selling thriller will go down well.

Whether your dad’s a style icon, a chic geek or just loves to relax with a glass and a good book, he will be sure to appreciate the extra thought you put into his pressie this Christmas earning you definite brownie points.

Pictured: swim shorts with allover printed Hawaiian designs by Scoth & Soda, John Grisham: Gray mountain via QBD the Bookshop, Swatch Watch “Dark Rebel”, Witchery “White Shirt”, Tom Ford “Noir De Noir”, Status Anxiety “Perez Tan” wallet, Soniq Carbon Bluetooth speakers, Maker’s Mark Whisky, Zu “Titan” Boat shoe, Kikki K Diary and Pen.

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Luminiere : Lighting the way on Skin Care

posted by Georgia Terry November 18, 2014 1 Comment

Do you: Love a bit of indulgence? Have to find the perfect Christmas present for mum? Need a bit of stress relief? Well, this one is definitely for you. Sharing a space with Toni and Guy in the city, this little find is easy to miss if you are not looking for it. But let me assure you, if you are searching for pampering of the highest order, Luminiere should be your go to place.

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Specialising in beauty, the Luminiere experience is one you won’t forget soon. Their unique approach to skin care takes the idea of ‘treat yourself’ to a whole new level. Complete with mood lighting, quiet music and the smell of scented candles, you would be forgiven in thinking you were on a secluded island spa rather than the bustling Brisbane City.

After a soothing welcome massage, you’re given a skin assessment and told which beauty treatment is best for you. From facials to peels to laser therapy, they have it all. I had microdermabrasion done as well as laser light repair – something I had never had before. But let me tell you, my skin was hardly recognisable after it was completed. It was dewy and glowing. I felt the freshest I had in a long time.

Beauty conscious beauties out there with a concern about the quality and ethics of products can rest assured at Luminiere. Their products are all medically tested and paraben free. They also smell fabulous and make your skin look great, so you’re not sacrificing enjoyment for ethics.

Being a bit of a beauty lover, I’m no stranger to facials and massages. The whole “spa day” thing is something I know pretty well. And I’ve got to say this was one of the best I’ve had. EVER. Not only did my skin feel fresh and renewed, but so did I. I walked out feeling as light as a feather. The whole experience was quite Zen in fact.

So, if you can’t decide what to buy for mum or just need treat, make a visit to Luminiere. Honestly, who doesn’t love (and deserve!) a bit of pampering?