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Boozy gifts to shop this Christmas - Time Out

Boozy gifts to shop this Christmas - Time Out

We've rounded up the best spirits, cocktail kits and beer packs so that you can give the gift of a tipple this holiday season Shopping for a whisky connoisseur, an aspiring mixologist or someone who simply enjoys a good tipple? Look no further – we've rounded up a list of everything from cocktail kits and beer sets to high-end whiskeys and miniature cocktails that make perfect stocking stuffers.  We've ordered the list from least to most expensive to help you find something that suits your budget, and if you're shopping for someone who chooses not to drink, there's a fun...

How to Layer Perfume to Create Your Own Signature Scent - Pure Wow

How to Layer Perfume to Create Your Own Signature Scent - Pure Wow

Anna Weatherlake and Kate Macdonald are the founders of Váhy, a fragrance company that uses 100 percent natural ingredients like sandalwood, orange oil and clove in their products. The longtime friends launched the brand in 2020 after Macdonald's time as a corporate lawyer. She previously specialized in labelling laws, where she found many brands didn't specify the ingredients used in their fragrances or safely tested them for personal care use. As a team, they sought to make a difference with cleaner formulas, while remaining transparent with their clients.   What is Perfume Layering? Perfume layering lets you create your own...

Give The Gift Of Beauty This Holiday Season - Medium

Give The Gift Of Beauty This Holiday Season - Medium

The holidays are the most wonderful time of year for everyone, but especially beauty lovers. And with the festive season just around the corner, it couldn’t be a better time to start shopping for the best beauty gifts around. Nothing says “treat yourself” (or someone else) quite like a beauty gift. It can be as small as a set of face masks from their favorite brand or as luxurious as a microcurrent sculpting device. Either way, the recipient is going to be thoroughly appreciative. Whether you’re shopping for someone who is fluent in face acids or a person who simply...

Only Natural - The AFR

Only Natural - The AFR

When Anna Weatherlake and friend KateMacdonald set out to create an all-natural fragrance line, they couldn’t conceive of the difficulty that lay ahead. “The door was slammed in our faces a lot,” Weatherlake says. “Natural ingredients are rarer, and much more expensive and tricky to use.”  To wit: synthetic Bulgarian rose costs about $2 a litre; the natural form can be up to $14,000. It took them four years to create six fragrances but now, their brand Vahy works with perfumers who have done time with TomFord, Lanvin and Givenchy, and uses more upcycled materials (like orange oil from the...