A Facial, from $200 at The Parlour Room
This month, I'm not buying any more 'stuff'. Instead, I'm booking myself a lil treat. It's been a crazy busy couple months (hello, Afterpay Australian Fashion Week), so to wind down from it all, I'm going to book in for a facial at The Parlour Room's Self salon.
Stress makes me break out, so something to calm me down and give my skin some TLC is exactly what I need. —Alex Bruce-Smith, Digital Managing Editor
Cucumber Satin Pants, $234 at Ruby
After vowing to only buy second hand clothes this year, I've been really interested in how luxury brands are being innovative with their sustainability practices, and Kiwi brand RUBY's rent/recycle option on their official website is a huge win.
Essentially, buyers who want or own specific styles from their website can be linked to others who can buy, swap or rent their items. Right now, I'm desperate for a pair of satin pants so naturally, I've put my hat in the ring for a pair of these cucumber satin pants. —Jess Pullar, Digital Culture Editor
FLOWER Beauty By Drew, from $5.39 at Chemist Warehouse
This week, Flower Beauty was having a very generous sale at Chemist Warehouse, so naturally I had to go and stock up on, well, everything. I'm obsessed with Drew Barrymore (for obvious reasons) but can often be hesitant about buying into celebrity beauty brands. Flower Beauty, though? It's the real deal.
I use the foundation, concealer, eyeliner and mascara every single day for my office beauty look - everything lasts the full day and the skin products have really generous coverage. Honestly, I can't and won't stop raving about it. It's by far the most affordable, high-quality beauty brand I've tried in a long time. Thank you Drew. —Lucy Cocoran, Digital Lifestyle Editor
Leather Lug Sole Horsebit Loafer, $1,535 at GUCCI
Outside of boots, chic shoe options that won’t leave my toes frostbitten feel hard to come by for winter. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good pair of boots—lug soles, knee-high, heeled, you name it, I own it. But, sometimes a girl wants a little variation, you know?
That’s why I’m saving (all) my pennies to invest in these chunky Gucci loafers. Comfortable, on-trend and with the iconic gold bee detailing, they’re everything I could want in a winter shoe. —Maddison Hockey, Digital Shopping Editor
KOSAS Tinted Face Oil, $63 at MECCA
As a fan of the "clean" beauty look, I love using products that are super hydrating, moisturizing and leave my skin glowing and luminous. This tinted face oil from cult brand Kosas truly does it all. I'm onto my third bottle, and for good reason.
The texture is super lightweight, but still provides a medium coverage that leaves my skin feeling toned and bright. Best of all, the vegan formula is comprised of botanical oils to improve my overall skin health. Seriously, worth every cent. –Ava Gilchrist, Digital Fashion Writer