The pamper update: our favourite things this quarter

We always cover things other than beauty in our update and as our weather becomes more autumnal, we decided to cover off some of our favourite things to pamper ourselves with.

Ere Perez Coco Crayon $35

Crayons are for everyone

Everything that Ere Perez creates is DEVINE. We love her products over here at the DA and the new Coco Crayons are no exception. These are dual purpose, for cheeks and lips. These fat, yet easy to handle crayons have a matte finish with long lasting staying power. These glide on the lips and keep cheeks glossy.

Ingredients include baobob seed oil, vitamin A,B,C and omegas 3,6,9 and fatty acids. Unlike any other crayon before, these are luxuriously creamy and smooth. Currently come in six shades all with epic impact.

Basics By B Face tan Drops $40

Gentle tan for the face

A piece of genius – a gentle all year round tan – but this also brings hydrated, brighter skin. Designed to be used every day, you can gradually build your own glow. Basics By B Face Tan Drops can be applied in the morning and worn under make up. The drops come with a special applicator sponge for the contours of your face.

The Basics By B Face Tan Drops most active ingredient is sugar cane, enriched with raspberry seed oil, aloe vera and vitamin E all for extra hydration and added glow. The latest in the oil movement does two things – tan and moisturise.

All Basics By B are vegan and cruelty free.

Burt’s Bees Squeezy Lip Balm $13.95

Squeezy breezy lip colour

Burt’s Bees might be the most prolific innovators of new beauty products. We heart this brand so much because there is so much great new product for everybody and to suit everyone’s budget. The latest in a long line of new for you products from nature itself are the Squeezy Tinted Lip Balms. These are packed full of intense colour and have flavours too boot, bringing together responsibly sourced beeswax and hydrating cocoa butter for nourished, moisturised lips full of bright shine.

These have been developed with make-up artists and are available in four flavours: Mandarin Granita Squeezy, Watermelon Rush Squeezy, Sweet Peach Squeezy, Berry Sorbet Squeezy.

Yours Only  $30

The drama balm

Born from the founder’s need to solve her own skin dramas, Yours Only BALM is a quenching salve for the face and body that can do anything from soothing chapped lips, soothing chapped lips, dry patches and other skin concerns such as psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.

Most products for sensitive skin are very pragmatic in design – and it’s wonderful that Yours Only understands that beautiful design is just as important as the quality and efficacy of the product inside. The Balm we tried is thick and intense and perfect for high dry areas.

The range is free from anything that may inflame your skin – ingredients are castor seed oil, hydroxystearic acid, dextrin, palmitate, glyceride, punica granatum sterols and tocopherol.

Recreation Beauty Vibrant Skin Oil $96.00

Vibrant oil for vibrant skin

Don’t have the time for the multiple layers of serums, moisturiser, oils that you have to do every single morning and night? Well this all natural, vegan and cruelty free face oil is more than just an oil. It is a moisturiser, serum and eye treatment all in one for all skin types. Hydrates, diminishes pore size and reduces the appearance of fine lines for a natural dewy glow, perfect for under makeup. 

Ciaté London Dewy Skin Glass Glow Skin Tint  $52.00 

The cushion-like balmy formula provides luminous translucent skin with natural coverage, whilst maintaining the ultra-dewy, glass-like finish. 

It’s an all encompassing tint, not just colour but hyaluronic acid to hydrate, vitamin C to brighten and soothing dragon fruit extract. Your skin is hydrated. A perfect option for anyone who doesn’t like foundation – or for those work from home days where you’re on zoom all day but don’t want to do a full face. A lovely light and nourishing hint of something-something.

Zodiaque moon various prices

Scents guided by the zodiac

Zodiaque Moon is a Sydney founded, environmentally conscious and sustainable gifting brand  – reinventing how the zodiac comes to life across a range of beautifully designed gifting products.

Each beautifully and tastefully designed item in the range is themed with one of the 12 signs of the zodiac. For the candles and diffusers the scents are carefully curated to enliven the senses of the particular zodiac sign. The range is

Zodiaque Moon, a Sydney based e -commerce brand, has launched a new gifting range of products perfect for anyone with a birthday! Zodiaque Moon aims to reinvent how the Zodiac is gifted , with an elevated design and experience led approach. The range has been made in Australia, utilising local artisans and reusable/recyclable and sustainable. In line with Zodiaque Moon ’s ethos of giving back to the community, the company has partnered with i=Change to support the following three non profits : Restore The Reef , Rewild Australia & End Violence Against Women.

The range is perfect for friends, mother’s and also just to spoil yourself if you don’t get what you want for your own birthday – and includes candles, diffusers, matches, prints and journals.

Fancy Lash various prices

Fancy Lash

If you’re looking to get perfect eyebrows and lashes (and let’s face it, who isn’t) it’s time for an in store visit to get the best around. Certified in all levels of Lash and Brow Artistry, Fancy Lash are specialists in brow shaping and eyelash extensions, a perfect outing for mums and daughters (for mother’s day even, or for you – just because).

For laminated brows, sculpted brows and lash extensions the team at the Potts Point salon offer a relaxing and cozy experience, along with no stinging or painful experiences. The team create long lasting lashes and on trend brows.

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.