Best supermarket beauty buys

With the season of spending well and truly here, it’s nice to know you can find some bargain beauty buys from your local supermarket and keep looking fabulous all season long!

Over the years we’ve tried and tested so many products and present to you here our top finds.

Maybelline baby lipsMaybelline baby lips – without a doubt our favourite lip balm. This product is a must in our handbag! It will keep your lips smooth and moisturised for 8-hour hydration, helping to plump your lips and enhance the look of your lipstick. You can pick this product up almost anywhere including most chemists and supermarkets, including from Woolworths for just over $4.

Body brush – we regularly preach about the benefits of body brushing. It helps to improve your body’s circulation, firming your skin and helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite. You can pick up a body brush for under $7 from your local Woolworths. Continue reading

Night time beauty tips

Night time beauty tipsCleansing: It’s essential to cleanse your face before going to sleep. Choose a good cleanser and apply the solution with a washcloth that is dipped in warm water. Finish with a toner to remove excess residue from your skin without eliminating its natural moisture.

Moisturising: Applying a night cream before bed will hydrate your skin while you sleep. Night creams contain different ingredients to day creams – they focus on replenishing and restoring your skin.

Warm bath: After a tiresome day a warm bath can help reduce stress. Bathing increases your blood circulation and adding essential oils to your bath can help relax you. Check out our earlier article about the benefits of essential oils.

Massage: Massaging your body with oil also helps increase your blood circulation, moisturises your body, and can reduce stress – leaving your skin glowing.

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Beauty sense competitionWould you like to win $50 of Beauty Sense treatments?

It’s easy! To enter, all you have to do is:
LIKE our facebook page,
– SHARE our competition post with your facebook friends (pinned to the top of our facebook page), and
– WRITE a comment on that post letting us know you’ve completed steps one + two as well as your funniest beauty LOL moment!

Not sure what a beauty LOL moment is? Think about the time you turned yourself orange with fake tan or waxed off all your eyebrows – we look forward to hearing your story!

By following these three simple steps you will go in the running for a $50 Beauty Sense gift voucher! The funniest entry will win. #Competition closes 31 October 2013.

Throughout October we’ll be sharing some of your funny stories (no one will be named!) so we can all have a belly laugh at those dreaded times we’ve gone ‘WHAT THE!’

If you would like to make a beauty appointment at our salon in Margate, Redcliffe, you can call us on 3284 2218 or visit our beauty salon.

Cheers to Spring!

Cheers to SpringCheers to Spring!

We’re toasting the new season with champagne. For the month of September, you can enjoy a glass of complimentary champagne with any facial treatment or pamper package.

Is there anything better than pampering? Not really… but you can make your pampering experience even more enjoyable with some bubblies in hand.

You’ll be sure to leave our salon with a spring in your step, a smile on your face, and glowing skin (of course!). View our list of facials or customise one that’s just right for you.

Our intimate salon has just one private treatment room so when you come to visit us, it’s all about YOU! You won’t just have the complete attention of our beauty therapist, Gabriele, the serenity will mean you can truly unwind.

To book your appointment, you can call or visit our beauty salon in Margate, Redcliffe.

Supporting ORBIS

Supporting ORBISWe’re proud to help support one of our clients, Louise Hatton, with her goal of raising much-needed funds for ORBIS International, a sight saving charity.

We’ve donated a couple of Beauty Sense gift certificates for her raffles that will be drawn at a trivia night on 10 September at 7pm at the Redcliffe Leagues Club. If you’re free on 10 September, the trivia night will make for a fun night out and you’ll be supporting a great initiative. Click here for information about the trivia night.

Louise will be travelling on a self-funded trip to Ethiopia in November to volunteer with ORBIS and is seeking help to get her to her goal of $3,000. If you can’t make it to the trivia night but would like to show your support, you can make a donation of any amount on her fundraising page at Continue reading

Father’s day

Fathers dayWith less than two weeks until Father’s day, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to show Dad how much he means to you.

While nothing is more thoughtful than a beautifully written card, it’s nice to also give them something they can enjoy.

If you’ve given Dad more socks and ties than he could ever wear, or you’re looking to give him something a bit different, come in and see us at Beauty Sense beauty salon in Margate, Redcliffe.

We’ve recently released a pamper package just for blokes and also have a selection of great massages. With gift certificates available for any amount, we’re sure you’ll walk away with the perfect gift for Dad this Father’s day.  Continue reading

Brow shaping + sculpting

brow shaping + sculptingEyebrows frame your face and can dramatically change the way you look. We specialise in brow shaping + sculpting and can create the most complementary shape for your face.

Gabriele has over 15 years of qualified beauty therapy experience and has done thousands of brow waxes. She takes care to create an arch that works with the features of your face. Her clients – men and women – continue to trust her with their brows.

If you are looking for a brow shaping + sculpting specialist, come in to Beauty Sense and discover just how great your brows can be. Our beauty salon is in the heart of Margate, Redcliffe.

Beauty Sense mixes several premium waxes to create a unique blend that’s suitable for sensitive skin while effectively removing short and super-fine hairs, achieving terrific results that last.  Continue reading

Salon spotlight!

Salon spotlight

Gabriele talks with Ultraderm

Beauty Sense is excited to feature in this month’s edition of Ultraderm’s salon spotlight.

We chatted with Ultraderm about our salon, our clients and, of course, our favourite and most popular products!

You can read the feature for a limited time on Ultraderm’s website or check out a copy below:


Q: How long has your business been in operation?

A: We recently celebrated our 9th Birthday. It was great to celebrate that milestone with our valued customers—having fun with all things beauty while enjoying cupcakes! I have been in the beauty industry for over 20 years.  Continue reading

Aromatherapy time

Aromatherapy relaxation oils pamperingAre you feeling a little run down?

This is always such a busy time of year, couple that with the colder weather and it doesn’t take long before you can feel exhausted.

Having a hot, aromatherapy bath is one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating things you can do for your body. Essential oils can boost your immune system’s ability to fight off infections, stimulate lymphatic drainage and other antibacterial properties.

Add just seven drops of pure essential oil to your bath. At Beauty Sense we have a range of highest quality, affordable, pure essential oils—so addictive, you’ll want to collect them all!  Continue reading