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  • 6 BEAUTY PRODUCTS TIKTOK MADE ME BUY

    Posted: May 20 2020

    TIKTOK MADE ME BUY IT 

    I think we can all agree that TikTok has taken over the world. Honestly, I was quick to judge most of its users, but after downloading the app as “research” I found myself in a time warp. Before I knew it I was hitting the woah and breaking out into a choreographed dance routine singing “Carole Baskin”.

    Among the dance videos and hashtag challenges, the world of beauty has found a home on the app, with some users viral success promoting their most beloved products and hacks. To which I’ve convinced myself I absolutely must have these items, so, as the TikTok obsessed adult I am, here are 6 beauty products that TikTok has made me buy. 

     

    The Ordinary

    After lengthy research and the decoding of the product names I now own an entire regime of The Ordinary skincare. I was most shocked by how affordable and accessible the brand was, especially when it’s compared to some of the best skincare on the market.

    So far I’ve noticed such a huge change in my complexion! So THANKYOU TikTok.

     

    Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush

    A haircare tool that people are raving about is the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer. With wet hair you simply section off and brush to dry angling the tool inwards, the results are amazing. It gives all those salon vibes and for only $60, this is another one of those moments that I thank the world for TikTok.  

     

    

     

    Indian Healing Clay

    It's been a cult favourite for years and has recently surfaced to our attention once again as TikTok users have reignited its popularity. The Indian Healing Clay has become famous for its healing powers, clearing impurities and blemished skin with instantaneous results. For a mere $13 it’s worth a try. 

     

     

    Infallible Loreal 

    The formula from Loreal has been around for years and I swear it’s never been an IT product among the beauty community on Youtube or Instagram. But your everyday TikTok users have used their platform to express their love for the foundation and concealer. It's a full coverage finish that’s extremely lightweight and whether you have blemished or sensitive skin, if you scroll through its hashtag you’ll see how good it looks on just about everyone! Not to mention that its an affordable line. 

     

     

    Soap Brows

    Soap Brows refers to a grooming technique that’s favoured by makeup artists and has saturated the “For You” page as an affordable beauty hack. It’s as simple as wetting a bar of soap and using a spoile brush to apply the wet substance into the eyebrow. The hold and shape you can achieve with this method are insane and I promise I’ll never buy another brow gel again!!! The Pears Transparent Soap is perfect for this technique and its only $3. 

     

     

    Bio-Oil

    Bio Oil has been a holy grail to many for years for its multi-tasking properties that improve the appearance of scars, acne and dehydrated skin. Lately, thanks to TikTok Bio Oil has become popular among the younger generation as an all-over serum. You can easy get your hands on the product and it retails for $13.

     

  • BINGE-WORTHY PODCASTS

    Posted: May 04 2020

    If you're not already, podcasts are seriously something to get around. Whether you're into True Crime, Current Affairs, Health and Beauty or Documentaries, there's a podcast for you.

    This collection of podcasts are ones that you can listen to back-to-back, profound storytelling and wild entertainment, their binge-worthy at the least.

    Serial (season 1)

    The podcast that made podcasts popular. This is a captivating story that follows a journalistic investigation into the conviction of Adnan Syed for murdering his high school girlfriend. It’s hard to say much without giving anything away, so please do yourself a favour and give Serial a listen. You’ll be hooked

     S-Town

    This one took me to places I did not expect. Hosted by Brian Reed, the story begins when he receives a letter from a man named John B. McLemore. He claims there’s been a murder in his hometown, a place he completely despises. What unfolds during the recording of this show is a painfully beautiful insight into the troubled and charismatic life of John B. McLemore.

    Crime Junkie

    This one is for the True Crime Lovers! Each episode focuses on a new crime where hosts Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat cover the end-to-end details of the case. They look at murders, missing persons and serial killers and follow the story exactly as it played out, uncovering evidence and suspects in a narrative format.

    Gaslight

    Unlike most podcasts I’ve listened too, Gaslight is a fictional story centred around the mysterious disappearance of Danny at the end of senior year. Her friends and family were left devastated including Becca, her childhood best friend. Years later on a rainy morning, Becca receives an unexpected visitor that changes everything. It’s a curious story that leaves you wanting more and more.

    Teachers Pet

    Another journalistic investigation that received viral success, Teacher's Pet looks at the unsolved disappearance of Lynette Dawson on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The podcast investigates the details of her marriage to rugby player and teacher Chris Dawson and his affair with his 16-year-old student.

    Shameless

    A pop culture podcast, “created for smart women who love dumb stuff”. With new episodes released every Monday, Zara and Michelle delve into the top pop-culture and celebrity news of the week. Its refreshing and wildly entertaining conversation.

    Wine Time with Pia Muehlenbeck and Kane Vato

    As the couple welcome the weekend with a bottle of wine, they discuss the ins and outs of their life as creators in social media, topics that make the news and general life rambling.

    The Quicky

    Presented by Mumma Mia, The Quicky is a daily podcast that gets you up to speed on the top stories making headlines. It's an easy and enjoyable way to get across the news every day, minus the shock and horror.

  • CLOSET HANGOUT

    Posted: Apr 30 2020

    As our new way of life begins to feel a little more normal, we (virtually) met with some of our MINKPINK babes to see how they are doing during this time.

  • MINKPINK ISOLATES

    Posted: Apr 24 2020

    As our whole office embraces a new normal we are making the most of our newfound time at home. Keep reading to see what we've been up to. Text

  • 11 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU'RE STUCK AT HOME

    Posted: Apr 15 2020

    It is no exaggeration that we are currently living in some very strange times.

    With the increasing normality of spending time indoors and away from people, it’s got us thinking of some creative ways to spend this newfound time at home!

    Heres what we came up with:

    Spa Day

    Give yourself the pampering you deserve. Draw a hot bath, use up your most treasured lush goodies, put on a hydrating face mask and zone out to some of your favourite music.

    Get creative

    Let out your inner artist! Get creative by cut up some old magazines and create a mood board for daily inspiration as to how you can achieve your dreams. You could even re-decorate your bedroom with some beautiful pieces by yours truly – this includes painting, drawing, or making a collage.

    Clean out your wardrobe

    Finally decluttering your wardrobe after months of wanting to but not having the time. Channeling your inner Marie Kondo and make a keep, maybe and donate pile! After you’ve curated your perfect wardrobe pre prepare outfits for different occasions so you never have to take an hour deciding what to wear again.

    Educate yourself

    If you have ever felt inadequate in your knowledge about something, read about it! From social issues, to fashion icons the internet is a library full of information for you to absorb. If you’re an ultra-nerd (no shame), you may even enrol into an online course! Or maybe begin ticking off some of those books you told yourself you were going to read but never got the time to.

    Exercise

    Create your own at-home gym circuit. Try running up and down the stairs- a different Pilates move in each room or even jump on youtube and follow an online workout.

    Cook off

    If you have roommates, turn your kitchen into the MasterChef warehouse and create the best meal you can only using what you have in your fridge, get your other roommate to judge and keep the competition going throughout the week.

    Board game night

    Another great way to make time pass –board games! Wage your bets on winners and losers about chore delegation.

    Binge,Binge,Binge

    Make a list of all the shows you’ve ever wanted to watch and start making your way down it; take a break from one show by starting another? With streaming websites such as Netflix, Stan, Disney+, Amazon Prime and Hulu, you’ll never have a shortage of shows to indulge in.

    Master your makeup

    Watch all of the vogue beauty secrets videos on YouTube to pick up all the hot celebrity makeup tips! You could even pick something you want to improve such as the art of winged-eyeliner and practice, practice, practice.

    Self-Reflect

    Connect with your inner thoughts by journaling every night. Sit with your thoughts by giving meditation a go with apps such as Calm, Headspace or Buddhify. Or even draw a mindmap of the different avenues of your life- career, relationships, friendships etc. and what you want to achieve in the next 10 years – don’t be afraid to go into detail.

    Online shopping!

    Take some time to put together a new wardrobe! Source some inspo from Pinterest and create some key looks for the season ahead. Retail therapy is a real thing and nothing feels better than new clothes?!