The Spring beauty edit for 2022

Yellow like the sun; spring has nearly sprung

We’re always finding something new to get addicted to here at the DA. With the weather warming up – just a smidge – giving us the hint of better days, we’ve become addicted to the latest range of beauty products that can help get us ready to get out and about for spring.  

Hab Shifa Black Seed Beauty Pack | $77.50

Ancient properties with modern science

Bringing together a sacred ancient remedy, and supported by science are these gorgeous products from Hab Shifa. Sulphite free, vegan friendly these natural skin care and hair care products bring together natural lipids, essential fatty acids and anti-irritant ingredients to clear impurities. Black Seed may be an unsung hero – we can eat it and use it on our skin to clean, soften and rejuvenate. The Beauty Gift Pack includes Moisturising Lotion, Nurturing Shampoo, Nurturing Conditioner, Revitalising Body Wash. We are addicted to the body wash and the moisturiser – so lux and beautiful, will leave you feeling fresh and hydrated. We’re keen to try the Black Seed spice grinders next – to do the same thing for our insides!

Astromatique  Luxury Body Elixirs | $69.95

Luxe love for your skin

Two sisters have combined their love for astrology and beauty products to create a high-lux unique skin care line inspired by astrology and the four elements: water, fire, earth and air.  We tried the Water Body Elixir.  Simply sublime. A glass bottle arrives and it’s stunning in its design, you’d be easily fooled into thinking it’s a perfume. Better, it’s a beautifully luxurious skin oil with marine collagen and rose geranium. The smell is amazing and lingers long after you’ve applied it – both in the bathroom and on your skin and you feel like it’s a special occasion with each application. A perfect treat to kick start the season for bare, sun-kissed skin. 

We are completed addicted and enamored with Astromatique 

Synergie Skincare range | various $

Potent and protective

Packaging is so much a part of the beauty self-care experience. You want to feel special for just 10 minutes a day – you need need great product inside great packaging. We love the Synergie Skincare range because it is not only effective – but the packaging has some significant presence. We tried the Super Serum+ ($169) a potent serum blending six hero peptides, antioxidants and biomimetic ingredients (mimic biochemical processes),  
LumiBalance ($125)a lightweight facial oil fortified with 8 potent evidence-based actives to reduce the appearance of fine lines and we tried the BioCleanse ($72), a milk cleanse that’s light and removes everything from the skin, just not the moisture. 

What we’re really addicted to is Effica C ($125) a perfectly balanced vitamin C serum designed for all skin types – including sensitive skin. Effectively delivers even skin tone and with regular use, reduces the look of age spots. Hoorah.

R+F instant targeting firming gel | $145

Target the areas you want most

Want a product that instantly firms, tightens and smooths in just five minutes? THen you want the Rodan + Fields Instant Targeting Firming Gel. 

The gel is powered by the proprietary Rodan + Fields firming complex, a potent combination of 4 ingredients to deliver instant and long term anti-ageing results to desired areas. The product will instantly tighten, firm and smooth out wrinkles, sagging skin, under eye bags and even crows feet and those pesky lines between our brows. This product could replace invasive treatments if they’re not your thing – or used as a powerful top up in between sessions. 

We are simply addicted to the power of the product.

Revlon Professional Style Masters Glamourama Shine Spray 500ml | $27.95

New innovation from a classic brand

Revlon is a staple in most of our cabinets and it’s easy to forget an old classic. But classics are indeed that way for a reason. The Revlon Professional range of hair care products that will leave your hair soft, silky and full of vibrancy. We’ve covered the range before and the lightweight natural-hold hairspray formula that gives you a touch of glamorous shine, is no different from the consistent quality we’d expect from a Revlon product. The shine spray helps preserve colour too!

Addicted to the perfection in the product, love it when it does what it says on the tin!

T2 tea balance | $22.95

Tea for two or just for you

We love tea and we particularly love tea that is also good for you. The T2 wellness collection supports every-day physical and mental wellbeing. The T2 Tea Her Balance focused on relieving the unsettling symptoms related to hormonal imbalances and fluctuations, such as PMS, peri-menopause, post-natal depletion and others.  Shatavari, which has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to help balance hormonal swings and relief of the symptoms of hot flashes; caffeine-free honeybush, long known for its potent antioxidant properties combined with gotu kola, a long-time compound understood to help the body cope with life’s daily stresses and to promote healthy-looking skin, hair and nails. A wonderful all rounder. 

Addicted to the flavour and the warmth this brings – both literally and figuratively.

Go Bare IPL Handset | RRP $215

Perfectly smooth skin everywhere

The Go Bare IPL Laser Hair Removal Handset 2.0 uses light to remove unwanted hair, by targeting the root of each hair.  The Go Bare IPL Laser Hair Removal Handset 2.0 gently forces hair follicles into a resting phase. This easily and effectively helps to break the cycle of regrowth and, over time permanently reduces hair growth.

With seven different intensities, the handset can also be used on a lower light setting to rejuvenate skin, stimulate blood flow and boost collagen production. With continued use, skin will appear brighter and more even and smooth. By removing facial hair makeup will apply more evenly to the face, allowing for beautiful, smooth and seamless makeup application and allowing skin care products to really penetrate into the skin. 

Addicted to how our skin feels after using this – perfectly smooth!

About the author

Michelle hails from the UK – but grew up with big flavours and spices thanks to her Singaporean Mum. International cuisine has always been part of Michelle’s life as she explored the world in the pursuit of delicious food and wine – along with a castle or two. Michelle now lives in Sydney after a lengthy stint in Brisbane (a city dear to her heart, which she visits frequently). She is letting her nose and palette be her guide as she discovers and shares exciting and delicious dining experiences. Michelle also loves, in equal measure, fashion, sunshine and puppies.


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