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  • 5 CASUAL OUTFITS FOR SPRING

    Posted: Aug 19 2019

    A new season is just around the corner, bringing with it the promise of warmer temperatures, longer days and our favourite part - spring/summer fashion. And of course it wouldn't be MINKPINK without cute matching sets, pop colours, fresh neutrals and flirty floral dresses.

    There are so many fun ways to wear our latest spring collection. Our Salty Stripe set is perfect for mixing and matching - wear them together, pair the tee with our Safari Jungle Culotte, or wear the skirt with a plain white crop. Style our Midsummer Romance Mini Dress with ankle boots while it's still chilly, and switch to sneakers and sandals when the weather heats up. Our Lovelorn Chiffon Top looks just as chic paired with denim as it does with the matching skirt.

    In our latest video for IGTV, we styled 5 casual outfits that have us looking forward to warm spring days ahead:

    Shop the looks:

  • SPRING DRESS HAUL WITH EMMA CLAIIR

    Posted: Aug 16 2019

    We recently teamed up with Sydney-based fashion, fitness and lifestyle influencer, Emma Claiir to style some of her fave pieces from our spring range. Emma's down-to-earth personality and beautiful smile have earned her a rapidly-growing audience, with whom she shares outfit posts, delicious recipes and fitness inspo. Her casual and attainable style make her the perfect MINKPINK girl, and we love how she puts her own tomboy-ish spin on the pretty, feminine dresses, by adding belts and accessories to make the look her own.

    Watch Emma's haul video below:

    Shop Emma's looks below:

  • MINKPINK x ADORE BEAUTY GIVEAWAY

    Posted: Aug 13 2019

    To celebrate the launch of our new season swim, we've teamed up with our amazing friends at Adore Beauty to give one lucky winner the ultimate spring prize pack valued at $1,000. You could win a $500 Adore Beauty voucher and a MINKPINK wardrobe (including swim) worth $500. Head to our Instagram page to enter - you're not going to want to miss this!

    Entries close 25 August 2019 and winner contacted via DM on 26 August 2019. Full T&Cs of the competition can be found below. Good luck!!

    1. The promoter is: MINKPINK Pty Ltd (ABN 78 118 810 969) whose registered office is at 30 Bowden street, Alexandria, NSW 2018.
    2.The competition is open to residents of Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the except employees of House of Quirky and Adore Beauty and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
    3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
    4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
    5. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via https://www.instagram.com/official_minkpink/
    6.
    Multiple entries from the same person will be marked as additional entries.
    7. The promotion commences 12th August at 9am AEST and closing date for entry will be 25th August 2019 at 12am AEST (Promotion Period). After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
    8. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
    9. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:
    10. To enter, entrants must follow MINKPINK and Adore Beauty Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/official_minkpink/ and https://www.instagram.com/adorebeauty/, within the promotion period. The entrant must also tag (@) a minimum of 1 friend in the comments to go in the draw to win. Additional entry if the entrant reposts our competition post to their own Instagram story and tags both brands.
    11. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms     and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
    12. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
    13.The prize is as follows: There will be 1 total prize (1 winner). The prize will consist of $500 worth of MINKPINK product from their latest swim range and a $500 Adore Beauty online voucher. Total RRP Value $1000. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
    14. Winners will be chosen at random by software, from all entries received and verified by Promoter and or its agents.
    15. The winner will be notified by DM on Instagram within 3 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 7 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
    16. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.
    17. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
    18. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
    19. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by [English] law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Australia.
    20. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current Australian data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
    21. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
    22. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to MINKPINK and not to any other party.

  • 10 WAYS TO LIVE A MORE MINDFUL LIFE

    Posted: Aug 09 2019

    As we all know, small daily habits can really add up. Drinking plenty of water will get your skin glowing, while five minutes of morning meditation can make a day of meetings feel a lot less chaotic. That same approach holds true when it comes to the environment. Sure, there are dozens of big-picture steps you can take to drastically change your lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean you should discount the more realistic tweaks.
     
    If moving off-grid and composting your egg shells isn’t in the cards, trust us, we get it. But as the saying goes, don’t let perfect be the enemy of good. Below, we’ve gathered 10 easy habits — from ditching daily plastics to opting for natural cotton fabrics instead of synthetics — that will have you well on your way. Incorporating even a couple of them into your regular routine can make a serious impact over time. And the best part? They won’t interfere with your busy schedule or feel unattainable even if you live in a concrete jungle.

    VIA REFINERY29

    1. In the Bag

    One of the best things that you can do for the planet on a daily basis is swap out plastic shopping bags for a few trusty, reusable carryalls. Foldable, uber-light ones are cute and cheap, so we’re guessing you already bring them along on grocery runs. Now, it’s time to step it up. Make cotton canvas totes a lifestyle staple to be carried at all times alongside your keys and phone. Don’t just use them at the grocery store — books, pharmacy items, or new clothes don’t need to come home with you in a plastic bag. As for groceries, add three or four smaller cloth produce bags to the rotation. “Store your mushrooms, apples, and all other produce in your cloth bags, or use them when you shop for bulk items like rice or nuts,” says Stevie Van Horn, the environmentalist blogger behind the Instagram account @stevieyaaaay. “I can avoid 90% of all plastic packaging by just bringing these along with me.”

    2. On a Roll

    Most stores these days offer the option of having a receipt emailed instead of printed. It might seem like a small thing, but added up over the years, those paper rolls equal forests of unnecessary paper. (Besides, who wouldn’t want to avoid frantically pouring out an overstuffed wallet to find that one receipt you need to make a return?)

    3. The Touch, The Feel

    The next time you’re buying a new wardrobe staple, pay attention to the style and the label. Being aware of the fabrics you’re buying is a smart habit to get into. There’s no single holy grail, but cotton is by far a top choice for its natural, plant-based properties. The fabric’s durability also means that you can invest in fewer, better pieces rather than constantly stocking up on low-quality disposable ones. Not to mention, cotton is very breathable and doesn’t retain odours, which equals less money, energy, and water spent on laundry.

    4. The Last Straw

    Some bars and restaurants have already taken the initiative to stop handing out disposable plastic straws — one of the biggest pollutants of waterways and beaches. Unfortunately, they’re not yet in the majority. Do your part and keep a reusable aluminum or glass version in your purse. It’s a super-easy and small tweak to your daily routine and takes 30 seconds to clean at the end of the day. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, a bamboo fork and knife set is a great swap for plastic cutlery. The same goes for a cotton cloth napkin. “Every time that I bring my cloth napkin with me, I end up using it in one way or another,” says Van Horn. “They are practically weightless, easy to carry, and available in great, classy patterns that make taking it out less daunting.”

    5. Farm To Table

    The next time you’re picking up groceries on your way home from work or heading out on the weekend to stock up on fruits and veggies, opt for a farmers' market or local business. In addition to helping support sustainable farmers who are more likely to care for their employees and the environment, you’re also pitching in when it comes to pollution (by cutting out the carbon emission that happens with big-chain deliveries). Buying seasonally will often make things less pricey and guarantee that you’re getting the freshest produce around.

    6. The Write of Way

    You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who hasn’t hit “print” on a document and ended up with 30 pages of nearly blank paper save for a printer ink status line. And that’s not to mention the pages that seem to flow from the machine at the end of a web article. Sure, it’s better to cut down on printing altogether, but sometimes that’s not an option. Instead of trashing those pages, use them for meeting notes or brainstorming sessions that you won’t need to keep around or present to your boss. It’s an easy way to save some trees.

    7. One & Done

    Consider the number of disposable coffee or water cups you go through in a day, a week, or a month at the office. Though they’re paper on the outside, the inside is lined with a thin plastic called polyethylene, and according to various environmental groups, less than 1% of coffee cups ever end up being recycled. That’s a pretty sobering fact, not to mention a really good reason to finally ditch them for a good-looking reusable mug or glass water bottle. Besides the positive impact on the planet, making and calmly enjoying a cup of tea is a great way to build a five-minute meditative break into your day.

    8. Leader of the Pack

    If you’ve already got a stack of plastic food containers at home, keep using them until they need to be replaced. But when that time comes, don’t reach for more plastic. Instead, consider the alternatives. Reusable, beeswax-based wrapping paper is great for sandwiches and snacks, while tin bento and lunch boxes are a lot more planet-friendly. Or take a page from Van Horn’s book and commit to a simple mason jar with a wide mouth. “I have used it as a water bottle, at cafés for tea and coffee, as a compost jar until I get home, and for leftovers when I go out to eat,” she says. “It's super light and fits easily into a purse or backpack.”

    9. A Good Turn (Off)

    Worried about global warming? Shutting off your computer at the end of the day instead of putting it to sleep or running a screen saver is a good way to fight against it. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 75% of electricity in a home is used to keep electronics that are not actively being used running. Shutting off a single desktop computer reduces its carbon emission by over 80%. Now that’s a no-brainer.

    10. Wipe the Slate Clean

    If you’ve fallen into the habit of using multiple disposable wipes per day in your grooming routine, it’s time to consider some hard facts. In addition to clogging up sewer systems and costing your city tons of money, countless brands add plastic to their wipes to make them more sturdy. The result? Tons and tons of microplastics that never break down and instead destroy our lakes and oceans. Not to mention, they’re eaten by all kinds of marine life, which in turn ends up on our plates. That said, opt for a soft, reusable towel or biodegradable wipes instead.

  • 5 BEAUTY PRODUCTS WE'RE LOVING AT THE MOMENT

    Posted: Aug 02 2019

    It's no secret that the girls here in the MINKPINK office are beauty addicts, so we're super excited to be partnering with Adore Beauty for the month of August! Look out for an epic giveaway, tutorials, product reviews, tips, tricks and more! Make sure you keep an eye on our socials, because you definitely don't want to miss this.

    To kick things off, we bring you 5 products that we're loving at the moment:

    Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask

    If you haven't already heard of this product, prepare to start seeing it everywhere. In our opinion, the hype is there for a reason - this pink clay mask from Sand & Sky draws the ‘bad stuff’ out of our skin, including impurities, toxins, pollutants and pigmentation, while brightening to unleash our natural glow. Our skin has never looked better and we're raving about it to anyone who'll listen.

    KEVIN.MURPHY Angel Wash

    KEVIN.MURPHY Angel.Wash is the perfect lightweight, gentle shampoo that nourishes our bleached, dry and heat-damaged hair. It removes any trace of buildup, getting scalp and hair squeaky clean- without the squeak. Full of rich botanicals, Angel.Wash leaves our hair feeling cleansed, strengthened and healthy (not to mention the packaging is really cute too).

    Lanolips 101 Ointment Multi-Balm Strawberry

    This stuff is a cult classic for a reason. We've been slathering this on all winter to avoid dry, chapped lips, but we love that it can also be used on any areas that need a little TLC, like cuticles, dry skin patches or even our noses after a cold that just won't go away! It leaves our lips and skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated.

    Loving Tan Bronze Shimmer Luminous Cream in Dark

    The harsh winter weather has left our skin looking pale, dry and sad. Now that we're (finally!) heading into spring, we've been using Loving Tan to add a sexy, post-holiday glow to our skin. Not only does it instantly make us look like we've just returned from Positano, but as it's packed with micronised pigments, it leaves our skin looking subtly shimmery and radiant. Who needs Euro summer anyway?

    Pixi Peel & Polish

    This little multi-talented product is a chemical and physical exfoliating scrub packed with active enzymes to resurface your skin and give it a beautiful glow. It loosens dead skin cells, gently exfoliates and polishes to reveal brighter, glowier skin.