Isolation, as restricting as it is, is no excuse for a lacklustre skincare routine, and it might just be the best opportunity for everyone ditching their makeup and hair dye to really look after themselves (skin, hair and nails included). We might not be able to physically get to the salons and spas, but don’t let that stop you, Brisbane businesses have once again stepped up. If visions of ratty hair and unexfoliated skin are corrupting your day-to-day life, we’ve rounded up the best beauty and wellness essentials that you can be dropped at your door, contact free of course.
The Haven Skin And Body Shop
Feeling like the worst version of yourself in lockdown? Prepare for imminent skin and brow rejuvenation with Haven, who are now offering home packs that will have you celebrating the restrictions in no time. If a Facial In A Box doesn’t get your skin tingling in excitement, then their Brows To The Rescue kit and overwhelmingly large range of products is bound to. Soon enough, your bathroom will be transformed into a retreat that your body will be grateful for.
Before you reach for the box colour, ask yourself—do you really want to go back to your high school hair days? If keeping your locks in luscious, perfectly coloured shape is high up on your priority list, consult the experts at Mi Colour. With a step-by-step video, personalised salon hair colour and developers plus all the accessories to set you up at home, Mi Colour will make sure your hair comes out exactly the way you want it, and you can watch TV while you wait.
Petrichor Day Spa
If the idea of a spa from afar sounds heavenly, Petrichor Day Spa will have your needs covered in no time. With a range of gel cleansers, lip and eye creams, probiotic serums and moisturisers that you can pick and choose for yourself, Petrichor Day Spa puts the ‘u’ in beauty, so all you need to do is close the curtains, play some music and let your home spa take shape.
Is your three-year-old, chemist bought lipstick actually just a tube of wax and oil these days? Indulge your skin with a bit of goodness in the shape of ethically made cosmetics available from Dunkle Authentic, which is made right here in Brisbane. Whether you want lipstick, foundation or face oils, let the Dunkle team pamper your face with their goods, all made from raw materials that will make you look and feel good.
Perhaps the hardest part of skincare at home is the feeling of uncertainty. Do you have combination/dry, normal/oily skin? With online consultations, Kindred has moved their holistic approach to skin online, where you firstly fill out a questionnaire, then talk to a senior therapist and discuss your skin and the products it would suit best. Download Zoom and get talking.
If your brows have started to reach towards your hairline, and are now just untameable gardens of growth, allow Browco to give you the closest thing to a brow tint during the lockdown. With brow inks, pomades, pencils and double ended brushes, make the ultimate team out of you and your tweezers, then wrangle and draw in your brows to perfection. We’ve even put together a handy how-to guide here.
Brow-zing is offering one of the easiest ways to look after your brows in quarantine, with a text-and-deliver or email delivery service available from their Hawthorne salon. With not only brow gels, pencils and brushes, but lash serums and care offered as well, Brow-zing will have your eyes well-framed again in no time.
The Body Bar Clinic
When the nail salons closed up shop, it was a devastating prospect for the un-manicured hand, but also frightening for the acrylic nail that was starting to grow out. The Body Bar Clinic has come to the rescue for all the nail beds in purgatory with their fake nail removal kits, available for delivery along with a treatment gift certificate to use once the salon opens again.
Vessel Nundah can cover everything from body, skincare and cosmetic products, and with their launch of delivery across Brisbane, they are fast becoming one of the best ways to get your t-zone treated during the craziness. Offering facial creams and bars, body wash and lotion, as well as hair products, hand wash and soap, Vessel can keep you sane at work all while supporting local manufacturers and modelling sustainability.
Is hand sanitiser making your hands clean but cracked and dry in the process? Are your pores feeling a bit unloved and clogged? Redemption is here, with Conscious.kin offering delivery on all of their clean beauty products, including cleansers, serums and oils, toners, masks, exfoliants and natural deodorant. You might not have changed out of your pyjamas, but your skin will look a million dollars.
The Facial Hub
Organic, vegan, cruelty free and Australian made products can be difficult to source at the best of times, let alone during a lockdown. In what could be the perfect time to advance your skin’s health, The Facial Hub are offering an at-home facial kit to give your skin all the support it needs. We’re talking disposable tools, step-by-step instructions, peels, masks and four sample sized products to really boost your body’s biggest organ.
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