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  • 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.  

  • WHAT WE LOVED/WATCHED/LISTENED TO IN JULY

    Posted: Aug 02 2019

    Is it just us, or is this year absolutely flying by? Another month has come and gone, and we're officially in the second half of the year. We take a look back at the month of July, and the best of pop culture that had us talking around the office:

    TV SHOWS WE LOVED

    Veronica Mars

    Stranger Things

    Animal Kingdom

    Love Island UK

    PODCASTS WE LOVED

    Shameless - the podcast for smart women who love dumb stuff

    2 Dope Queens

    Think Sustainability

    You Beauty

    MUSIC WE LOVED

    Shawn Mendes & Camilla Cabello - Senorita

    Katy Perry - Never Really Over

    Lizzo - Truth Hurts

    Sam Smith - How Do You Sleep?

  • CHRISTINA OH SO FINE

    Posted: Jul 30 2019

    Introducing Christina Sofina, a multi-lingual and multi-talented singer/model/blogger who we recently collaborated with to create these gorgeous images below. Born in Kazakstan, raised in Russia and now living in LA, Christina has overcome poverty and hardships to become the successful and vibrant woman she is today. Her philosophy in music and in life is to always seek positivity, which is definitely a mantra we can get behind.

    Christina wears our Abloom Maxi Dress. Christina has created an edit of her current favourite MINKPINK pieces - shop her edit below.


  • GIRL OF THE MOMENT: MAELYS GAROUIS

    Posted: Jul 29 2019

    Inspired by the season ahead of lazy Sunday picnics, day trips with the girls and dusk date nights, photographer Jonny Seelenmeyer recently shot our favourite spring styles from the latest range.
     
    Shot in picturesque LA and featuring the ultimate MINKPINK girl - our new muse, Maelys Garouis, who epitomises laid-back California cool and nonchalant French-girl style. Jonny's vintage-esque photography style, a hot purple Mustang and the rugged LA landscape all combined to create these stunning shots that have us looking forward to warm spring days and cute floral dresses.

    Read our interview with Jonny and see his beautiful images from our previous shoot in Capri, Italy here.




  • BEST SYDNEY CAFES OF 2019

    Posted: Jul 25 2019

    Much to the delight of coffee fiends and brunch-loving Instagram addicts, there's always a new café swinging open its doors in Sydney, each with its own unique twist to make it stand out from the crowd. From trendy newcomers to long-standing local haunts spreading their wings across the city, these are the new cafés in Sydney worth queuing up for.

    Read the full article at Sitchu.com.au

    The Good Place

    The Good Place, a casual dining concept based on holistic health and nutrition, is set to offer accessible, tasty, and affordable food to all. Opening its doors in Westfield Miranda, the truly unique concept is the brain child of celebrity chef and My Kitchen Rules finalist Scott Gooding. The Good Place serves up affordable dishes that embrace a paddock-to-plate ethos, and are gluten and soy free, low carb and use minimal sugar. Don't be discouraged by the health focus, the food tastes as good as it feels.

    Level 4, 600 Kingsway, Miranda


    Dulcet Cakes and Sweets

    Haymarket has just scored a brand-new boutique patisserie, that churns out an enticing selection of desserts, cakes and treats. After the booming success of their first outpost in Burwood, inner-city dwellers can now get a taste of the action.

    Serving up innovative Asian-inspired treats that are equal parts delicious and Insta-worthy – from the creamy Signature Matcha soft serve, to their Galaxy chocolate mousse cake; a quirky take on the solar system – everything at Dulcet is guaranteed to satisfy and delight.

    8 Quay Street, Haymarket


    Wilde & Co

    A greenery-laden oasis in the heart of Darlinghurst, Wilde & Co injects a touch of Mother Nature into the local café scene. With white walls, natural furnishings and hanging plants, this health-focussed eatery lets the food do the talking –think raw, ethical and colourful. All your fave dishes are given a healthy-twist, like the cauliflower fritters, chickpea crepe and savoury green hotcakes. And the coffee is courtesy of Allpress Espresso, so you can expect a consistent brew every time. Stop in on the morning commute for a quick coffee and bite or make the pilgrimage on the weekend for a brunch that won’t leave you feeling guilty.

    Shop 1/265 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst


    Kitchen by Mike CBD

    Award-winning chef, restaurateur and author Mike McEnearney brings back his much-loved Kitchen by Mike (KBM). By capturing the essence of the original KBM, this new CBD location celebrates Mike’s philosophy of produce-led, nutrient dense cooking that is as plentiful as it is vibrant, with a renewed commitment to sustainability and zero-waste.

    Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, KBM will provide a casual yet wholesome dining experience with Mike’s egalitarian approach, focused on the needs of the diner. Daily changing menus will be dictated by what Mike and the team find at the market that day, always showcasing the best in local produce.

    1/7 Bent Street, Sydney


    Mapo Gelato

    Slinging sustainable and preservative-free desserts, Mapo Gelato is the Inner West's new ice creamery du jour. This unassuming gelato bar, with its minimal interiors and industrial feel, allows the vibrant gelato to speak for itself – although hidden under the pozetti cloche.

    Using all fresh ingredients and harnessing traditional techniques, you can savour the taste of original flavours like single origin Bolivian chocolate, Pepe Saya butter spiked sea salt caramel and red plum. With plenty of dairy free options available, this is a gelato parlour for everyone.

    123 King Street, Newtown