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Tuesday 11 September 2012
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polish & prime: rapunzel, rapunzel, how do you manage that mane?

Freya Dumas
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When I was four, like many little girls, I cut my own hair. I decided I didn’t want my fringe anymore so I cut that off as well – there are photos of me with this strange, stumpy little fringe that not even Bettie Page could pull off.  A few years later, I went through…
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Thursday 9 August 2012
Culture Featured

polish & prime (& perfume)

Freya Dumas
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I walked into a café on Monday morning, and the girl at the counter instantly said to me, ‘You changed your perfume!’ I feel like I should reiterate right here: I don’t bathe myself in my perfume, but I stop by this café Monday through to Friday on my walk to work.  And I wear…
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Monday 28 May 2012
Culture

polish & prime: what to do about that luggage underneath your eyes

Freya Dumas
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Most people assume dark circles under eyes signify a sign of lack of sleep. While this may be true, there are other reasons why one might be rocking the non-eyeliner induced panda eye. So why do dark circles exist?  The skin underneath our eyes is the thinnest skin on our body, and because of the…
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Monday 7 May 2012
Culture

Polish & Prime: So what are serums, anyway?

Freya Dumas
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In the past year or so, I’ve noticed what seems to be a new beauty product on the market – facial serums. I know they’ve been around for awhile, but it only seems recently that they are being pushed to be an everyday part of our skincare regime. I was curious to do some research…
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Monday 30 April 2012
Culture

polish & prime: five products i currently can’t live without

Freya Dumas
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Lanolips 101 Ointment. This product consists of two ingredients: lanolin and lanolin oil.  As the pretty sheep on the packaging suggests, lanolin is a natural product derived from fleece (the website stresses the practice is cruelty free and it’s suitable for vegetarians, but perhaps don’t gift the product to your vegan friend).   As suggested by…
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Monday 23 April 2012
Culture

polish & prime: so, in five minutes or less, what are organic skincare products?

Freya Dumas
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Organic products seem oh-so du jour. Even organic apples aren’t reserved for farmer’s markets anymore, they instead hold pride in the produce section of Coles. And if you were to go for a spin around Coles, you’ll find many organic products –dishwashing liquid, toilet paper, laundry detergent. While some dismiss and critique organic products, they…
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Friday 13 April 2012
Culture

polish & prime: what to do with broken products

Freya Dumas
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  I’m going to hazard a guess and say everyone reading this has at least one make-up product in their collection that is either broken or completely wrong for them. Perhaps you were a bit gung-ho when you twisted your lipstick and it broke at the base. Or maybe you received a liquid foundation as…
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Wednesday 4 April 2012
Culture

polish & prime: beauty myths – true & false

Freya Dumas
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There’s so much noise surrounding beauty products and practices. Are they really needed? Which ones are best? Do they actually make a difference? It’s enough to give me a headache. I only remember my mother wearing make-up once. For my entire life, her beauty regime has consisted of sunscreen, moisturiser  (both body and face) and…
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