Sephora Pitt Street Launches an In-House Blow Bar for Affordable and Quick Hairstyles

Written for Broadsheet In her twenties, The Blow founder Phoebe Simmonds spent a lot of time in the US for work. She was a marketing manager for Nude Skincare (which is part-owned by Bono’s wife Ali Hewson) and then for Benefit Cosmetics across Southeast Asia, before moving to Sydney as the Australian marketing director. “I noticed that… Continue reading Sephora Pitt Street Launches an In-House Blow Bar for Affordable and Quick Hairstyles

Released From Love Is a Sydney Jewellery Label Turning Recycled Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil Into Classic, Everyday Pieces

Written for Broadsheet Hannah Roche and her husband LD Malone spent a year learning to craft fine jewellery at one of Australia’s oldest craft institutions, the Sturt School in New South Wales, so they could each make the other’s wedding ring. In the process, they fell in love with jewellery making, going on to launch Released From… Continue reading Released From Love Is a Sydney Jewellery Label Turning Recycled Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil Into Classic, Everyday Pieces

Hummm Is a New Aussie Skincare Label Out to Streamline Your Self-Care Regime

Written for Broadsheet Getting your skincare routine right can be overwhelming, but a bathroom cabinet full of products can be counterproductive, and not great for your wallet, either. That’s why Melbourne-born skincare label Hummm has created a two-step range that’s all about simplifying your daily skincare regime. Hummm is by interior designer Emma Vaughan and… Continue reading Hummm Is a New Aussie Skincare Label Out to Streamline Your Self-Care Regime

Mecca Launches Virtual Services – And They Might Even Be Better Than Going to a Store

Written for Broadsheet With Mecca stores temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Australian skincare and beauty giant has hatched a plan to deliver the in-store experience digitally. “We went to our Mecca community and asked them what they would like from us,” says Marita Burke, creative director at Mecca Brands. “[They answered] first and foremost… Continue reading Mecca Launches Virtual Services – And They Might Even Be Better Than Going to a Store

South Melbourne’s Bright New Make-Up Studio Inspiring Women to Feel Good in Their Own Skin

Written for Broadsheet After becoming known for her natural-beauty signature in Geelong, freelance make-up artist Hilary Holmes has opened her first Melbourne make-up studio. Her aim is to empower women in Melbourne by bringing her applications and hair styling to a permanent space. “I think a lot of women have that fear and anxiety around… Continue reading South Melbourne’s Bright New Make-Up Studio Inspiring Women to Feel Good in Their Own Skin