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LGBTQIA+ Books you need to put on your reading list

LGBTQIA+ Books you need to put on your reading list

I have, a guilty confession. I am a book hoarder. I accumulate books in any way I can- “borrowing” from friends, libraries (let’s not talk about my fines), bookstores (I work in a bookshop, and at this point my paycheck just goes on buying more books). I tell myself that buying books shouldn’t be a guilty purchase.  And to some extent, I believe that claim. This year, one of my goals is to diversify my bookshelves. For me, this means reading stories from authors of different ethnic backgrounds, sexualities, ages and identities. Reading diversely, or in this case, reading the...

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Society Shakers and Move Makers: Grace Tame

Society Shakers and Move Makers: Grace Tame

Trigger warning: this article discusses topics surrounding sexual assault.    Australian of the Year, Grace Tame is Reclaiming the Body and Voice for All Sexual Assault Saviours   "Well hear me now. Using my voice, amongst a growing chorus of voices that will not be silenced" - Grace Tame  Poignant, powerful, blazing and courageous are just a few words to describe the inspiring individual who has been crowned Australian of the Year for 2021.     On the 25th of January, The Australian of the Year Awards honoured four exceptional women who in their own right, are breaking taboos, paving the way...

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What Is Toner + Why?

What Is Toner + Why?

The middle step in our skin routine, it’s often got the biggest !#@!?* around it. Cleansing makes sense; you need to clean. Moisturising is a given; skin needs moisture. But toner? Isn’t that what we want for our butt?
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What Are Pimple Patches + How Do They Work?

What Are Pimple Patches + How Do They Work?

They’re little stickers you stick on your pimple to stop them being pimple’y. We use patches, not creams, for a few good reasons: 🙏 A patch stops curious fingers from scratching, poking, and popping, which can make pimples WAY worse. 🙏It prevents external disruptors, like debris, excess oil, and dead skin cells that can inflame and contaminate the infection. 🙏It’s a discreet cover up - and a much healthier, cleaner alternative to layering on cover-up. 🙏It absorbs moisture from your pimple, drawing gunk out of your skin and into the patch. (You’ll legit see the pimple on your patch when...

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Finding + Using Toner

Finding + Using Toner

There are a lot of toners out there: some lightly refresh skin, some remove excess lipids, some chemically exfoliate cells, and some just smell nice and look pretty on shelves. You need to find one that’s right for your skin.
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