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THE BEST BEAUTY BRANDS FROM DOWN UNDER

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Posted by 08.19.16

Some of these brands may be familiar, some of them may not—and even if you are aware of these names, you probably didn’t know they’re Australian exports. But what sets these Aussie offerings apart? According to Melbourne-based Auspect Skincare’s founder Heather Harrison, “We take a holistic approach to skincare, and because we experience climates of all types in Australia, beauty brands are required to develop comprehensive lines that meet a broad spectrum of needs.” It’s also important to know that Aussie brands are among the most Earth-conscious. “There’s a strong emphasis on environmentally friendly products that are never tested on animals,” Harrison explains. So if

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IT’S SUMMER, SO SKIP THE BLOWDRYER!

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Posted by 08.18.16

It’s hot out there, so the last thing you need is to blast yourself with more heat, right? And even if you do manage to blowdry your hair without breaking a sweat, the humidity will basically undo your efforts within minutes of stepping out the door. We reached out to celebrity hairstylist Nikki Providence (who’s gotten Tori Kelly, Rose McIver and Kacy Hill red-carpet ready and worked on ad campaigns for Proenza Schouler, Nordstrom and Topshop) who says, “Just thinking about turning on a blowdryer makes me melt. With the right products and techniques, you can be all set for air-dry success!”

The first step: “Get as much water out of your hair as you can—an extra-absorbent micr

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BACK TO COLLEGE: THE BEAUTY PRODUCTS EVERYONE NEEDS

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Posted by 08.15.16

College dorm rooms are notorious for a lot of things, but ample space isn’t one of them. Unless you’re commuting from home or living in a sprawling house off campus, chances are storage space is at a premium which is why it’s more important than ever to head up to school with a smart beauty strategy.

There are certainly a few things you’ll want on hand. Concealer to hide dark circles and imperfections, mascara to make you look more awake, brown eye-liner to do double duty as an eyeliner and brow filler, sunscreen because no matter what the season or the weather you need to protect your skin, and other products that aren’t universal-for-all such as acne appropriate skincare and the right

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GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY: SPONSORED BY PAUL MITCHELL

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Posted by 08.08.16

THE BRAND

Get your floral fix with the limited edition Beauty in Bloom collection by Paul Mitchell. Wrapped in a watercoor design, this smoothing iron evokes a summertime feel while creating fresh, polished looks.

Visit paulmitchell.com for more info.

THE GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY

WIN 1 EXPRESS ION SMOOTH®+ LIMITED EDITION With Matching Handheld Mirror + Paddle Brush + Sculpting Brush

Express Ion Smooth
Smoothes and polishes strands quickly and gently for healthy-looking results with incredible shine.

Express Ion Complex™ ensures healthy, shiny results
1.25″ cushioned ceramic plates with beveled edges
Digital temperature control with LCD display
Heats up to 410°F in 60

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