Each month we will bring you the latest news, new product releases, reviews, freebies, gifts with purchases and special offers we think you will be interested in.
Here are December’s finds for you:
RAWW Cosmetics is an Australian-made natural superfood-infused skincare and makeup brand that’s 100% certified vegan and cruelty-free, and completely free of hidden nasties (we love that!). With feel-good vibes, RAWW Cosmetic products are packed with skin-loving complexes and native ingredients. Including WildBerry Harvest for super hydration, Tropical Fruit Harvest for super regeneration, Bakuchiol for super rejuvenation and Oligolin for super firm skin. Raww are clean, natural and no-nonsense products made in Australia.
I have been using the Raww Purify-ME Gentle Cleanser, Light Beam Radiance Serum, Super Hydrate-ME Night Cream, Super Hydrate-ME Cleansing Oil, Bakuchiol Boost Face Oil and Night Owl Rich Facial Oil for the last few weeks and I am really surprised at how good the range is. With an affordable price point and made from raw ingredients, I have to admit, I was a tad sceptical about how well the range would work with my middle-aged, dry skin but Raww really is as good as they say they are. As well as skincare, Raww Cosmetics also offers a beautiful range of makeup, a face tanning elixer, nail polishes and aromatherapy products.
For more information, head to the Raww Cosmetics website. Products are available via their website, selected pharmacies and Target stores nationally.
Sexy and sustainable underwear is not something you usually put together (most sustainable underwear brands are quite boring/ basic). However, Melbourne brand Nala has been designed to change the underwear game featuring bold colours, sheer styles, vibrancy and a little spice to the industry.
Nala is the first underwear brand in Australia to use bio-based fabric made from corn starch, complemented by recycled mesh offcuts that were originally destined for landfill – and both fabrics have been described as “soft as butter.” I have two bra and underwear sets from Nala and I swear, they are THE most comfortable underwear I’ve ever owned. I have the Strapless Underwire Bra and Bio High Waist Brief in black (of course! Are you even a Melbournite if you don’t wear black) and the Support Wirefree Bralette and Mesh High Waist Brief in Flame (the colour is gorgeous!). They really do feel as “soft as butter” and like you have nothing on at all.
The sustainability initiative is accompanied by a commitment to being size and gender-inclusive, as well as affordable. Underwear starts at $25 and is available in sizes XXS to 5XL, while bras and bralettes start at $39 and are available in A to G cups. Styles like the Everybody Scoop Crop and Everybody Tuck Brief have been designed to serve a femme look for anybody, regardless of anatomy.
If you’re keen to explore the range, head to the Nala website. One per cent of proceeds from all sales will be donated to charity, and standard shipping is free on all orders within Australia.
Our favourite beauty and pampering spa, Endota Spa, has released a gorgeous range of candles. Now you can have an Endota experience in your own home. We are loving the endota Wanderlust Peninsula Paradise Candle, which is designed to inspire vibrations of clarity and courage. “Breathe in notes of Tangerine, Guava and fresh blossoms while boosting your clarity and courage through the included Tiger’s Eye crystal”. The candle is inspired by the picturesque Mornington Peninsula, in Victoria Australia, where the mountains meet the water, which we love! The endota candles are available on The Iconic and the endota webste.
Endota has also released, Endota Retreat, which is your virtual hub of well-being tools, skincare and gift cards, designed to help you nourish, nurture and grow your mind, body and self. Meeting your present emotional, physical and spiritual needs, endota Retreat will welcome more positivity into your life by helping to shift your energy, redirect your mindset and deepen your connection to self.
Bee Leather Co
From the creators of Republic of Florence comes Bee Leather Co: Hand-crafted bags and accessories for the Australian woman at affordable prices. Made from high-quality, Italian leather the bags are stylish and reliable, and designed to accompany you through your daily adventures. With an incredible collection of colours and styles, you’ll find a bag suitable for every occasion.
Shop a variety of backpacks, tote bags, shoulder bags, cross-body bags and coin purses at https://beeleatherco.com/. Bee Leather Co will be having an up to 50% off selected styles sale for Boxing Day too.
Toning mists are the biggest thing in beauty right now. However, don’t mistake them for regular toners. Toners are astringents that help deep clean and shrink your pores, while facial mists contain nourishing ingredients that keep your skin hydrated and moisturised. A toning mist is used after cleansing but before your serum, moisturiser and SPF cream. We love the INIKA Organic Hydrating Toning Mist. Made with 92% organic ingredients, it is super hydrating and nutritive, helps to calm, and refresh skin, while minimising blemishes and adding radiance. The INIKA Organic Hydrating Toning Mist is available on the INIKA Organic website, Adore Beauty and Myer.
Jigsaw puzzles are great brain trainers and keep us occupied on days that are too hot to go to the beach or Summer rainy days. Priding themselves on being the number one collective of thought leaders since 2013, Collective Hub has just released its own jigsaw puzzles to keep your mind active, while also providing some much-needed New Year inspiration.
Collective Hub’s 500 Piece Puzzles come in four different designs unique to the Collective Hub style and are the perfect gift, for yourself or something to frame up and put on your wall to inspire you daily. The puzzles are available on The Iconic or the Collective Hub website.
Linen House is synonymous with quality and beautiful designs. They are an Australian, family-owned brand that has specialised in on-trend bedding and homewares for over 27 years. Linen House’s Summer collection invites us to revel in our surroundings with innumerable ways to interpret our home aesthetic with newfound liberty. Permeating this collection are designs that draw upon our globetrotting desires with a sensibility towards our intimate relationship with the land, helping us to observe just how precious it is – wherever this may be.
Along with newly imagined botanicals, joyous in colour, vitality and form, our design team pays particular attention to honouring the summer getaway, through themes such as the ocean, spectacular sunsets and tropical settings, each leaving us spellbound with a cocktail of pure, mineral-like palettes and fabrications to create depth, tranquillity and texture.
Out of this season’s range, we love the Vivienne Brandy Quilt Cover Set. Embodying elegance with a fashion-forward sensibility, this distinctive brandy and ivory print on cotton sateen (re: easy care!) exudes that timeless, luxe style every bedroom needs. Inspired by scarf prints of the eighties, Vivienne’s reinvented polka dot will look nothing short of sensational paired with its matching tailored European pillowcases and printed reversible cushion with larger-scale spots for contrast.
A picnic rug that does it all is a must-have for any home and we are loving the Sky Gazer The Everywhere Mat (in Whitehaven). It’s all in the name… Beach, park or play, take your pick and use it everywhere! The mat has a cleverly hidden Umbrella/Cabana hole. It’s sand and water-resistant. A zipped pocket for your valuables and a handle and shoulder strap for easier carrying. The Everywhere Mat can be purchased from Sky Gazer or on The Iconic.
Keep an eye out for next month’s “Thanks, it’s new!” in late January. If you know of any products or offers or would like to be featured, let us know.