Make Up

Sephora set to open at Robina Town Centre

Get excited Gold Coast beauty junkies – a global beauty retailer is set to open a second store on the Gold Coast!

Sephora has announced they will be opening the doors of a brand new store at Robina Town Centre this May.

In a statement released today, Sephora Country Manager Libby Amelia said: “Following the success of our Pacific Fair store, which opened in 2016, it’s clear the demand from Gold Coast beauty lovers is there.”

“Robina Town Centre is at the heart of shopping, dining and leisure for locals of the Sunshine State and we are excited to bring the best of global beauty to their doorstep.”

Calling all beauty lovers! SEPHORA is coming to Robina Town Centre in May 2018! 💄💋🎉🙌🏼
More details coming soon, so be sure to stay tuned…

Posted by Robina Town Centre on Monday, April 2, 2018

On what Sephora will offer in their new store, Amelia said locals will be able to get their hands on cult, luxe and exclusive offerings from local and international brands.

“With key makeup brands like Fenty Beauty, Huda and Anastasia Beverly Hills; niche hair care brands such as IGK, Drybar and OUAI alongside our latest skincare launch Fresh, there will be a huge focus on the new and exclusive.”

The Robina Town Centre store will alsobe the first in Australia to introduce Virtual Artist technology in-store. Virtual Artist allows customers to virtually try-on products and compare the latest shades of lip and eye must-haves.

“Our teams of talented Beauty Advisors are on-hand to provide foundation matching and a wide variety of makeup services, but the beauty of Virtual Artist is that you can try on hundreds of colours all on your own, and from the traction we have via our app, we know our customers absolutely love it,” said Amelia.

The exact date of when the Sephora store will open at Robina Town Centre in May has yet to be confirmed. For more information, visit: robinatowncentre.com.au/

Well-known beauty brand announces it’s closing in Australia

It’s the end of an era with well-known beauty brand Avon announcing it’s closing in Australia and New Zealand.

The company revealed the shock news in a statement on their website on Thursday.

“Avon today announced its decision to close its operations in Australia and New Zealand, Avon ANZ, by the end of the year,” the statement reads.

The company said the decision was “part of the company’s strategy to return Avon to long-term sustainable profitable growth”.

“The focus will be on markets with the greatest potential for future growth to support its vision of becoming the world’s leading social beauty company,” they said.

“In line with this, after a thorough deliberation on our performance, the direct selling conditions in the market, and potential for growth, we have considered all options for the business and it is with much sadness that we are announcing our decision to exit the Australia and New Zealand markets.”

Avon ANZ President and Managing Director, Sharon Plant said “This is a very sad day for our employees and Representatives.”

“As a management team our commitment and focus over the coming days, weeks and months is to support our people and the wider Avon community who are impacted by this decision,” she said.

“I would like to thank all the employees, Representatives and Customers who have supported Avon in Australia and New Zealand over the years.”

It’s understood 220 staff members and around 21,000 representatives will be affected.

Gold Coast bridal label’s ‘naked’ wedding dress goes viral

So it turns out the ‘naked’ wedding dress that went viral is actually more wearable than you think…

Popular Gold Coast bridal label Grace Loves Lace made headlines last week when they released a new, more risqué wedding dress design.

The iconic Alexandra gown, which has now been created with a nude tone lining option underneath the lace, immediately caught the attention of people around the country.

GLL founder Megan Zeims, who also designed ‘The World’s Most Pinned Wedding Dress’, says there’s a high demand for the nude-tone lining.

“Modern brides are anything but traditional which is why more are opting to make skin a big part of their bridal look,” Ziems said.

“Flesh coloured lining is sensual, adventurous and unexpected, whilst the traditional colour matching
of ivory or white is fresh, classic and more traditional.”

PHOTO: Supplied | Grace Loves Lace

Ziems said despite the gown looking see-through, brides are completely covered.

“Our nude tone lining is luxurious and stretchy, so you are completely covered and comfortable on your special day.”

PHOTO: Supplied | Grace Loves Lace

The original video of the new Alexandra gown with nude tone lining has been viewed almost 45,000 times and received thousands of comments in just a number of days.

“The nude lining is a total game changer,” one person wrote.

“Oh my goodness this is beautiful!!!” commented another.

Emilly Hadrill

The dos and don’ts for Hair Extensions: Expert Emilly Hadrill reveals her top tips

Instagram is full of them. They are all over the red carpet. And your friend with the great hair probably has them too!

Ladies, I’m talking about hair extensions.

If you’ve always wanted long, luscious locks, or are lusting for thicker hair, extensions are a great way to achieve the tresses you desire.

But what exactly is involved with getting hair extensions? And are they for everyone?

I caught up with Gold Coast hair extension guru Emilly Hadrill to suss out the dos and don’ts for you! Watch the video below:

Red Carpet

PHOTOS: Stars wear black at the 2018 Golden Globes

The red carpet is awash with stars dressed in black at the 2018 Golden Globes in Los Angeles today.

Actresses and some some actors have used the colour of their gowns and suits to support the #metoo movement and make a statement about sexual harassment in Hollywood.

While they may all dressed in the same colour, there are still some fabulous and daring looks on the ruby rug.

Check out some of our favourite looks below:

Off to the @goldenglobes …. #mydebs @greatestshowman

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@goldenglobes 2018 🖤#timesup

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