Day 7: Get Glam

Get glam and beautify yourself or your loved ones this Christmas with custom lippy, relaxing soaks, sparkling nails, or any number of other beauty products and services from Brisbane businesses.

Ever had trouble finding the perfect shade of lipstick for your special event, or even for everyday? The lovely people at Lip Lab on Adelaide Street can help you to create custom colours - you can add SPF, and they also have vegan bases available when creating your lipstick or lip gloss. They’ve also got Zip Pay available. Check out their services on the website, or pop in store next time you’re in the city.

Born in New Farm, Soak Society creates “wellness soaks” to make your bath time beautiful with natural and organic ingredients. Now based on the Sunshine Coast, they’re also vegan and accredited by Choose Cruelty Free, an independent Australian non-profit organisation campaigning for a ban on animal-tested cosmetics. Check out their range on the website, or visit one of their Brisbane stockists.

I visited Brooklyn Beauty Bar for the first time earlier this year, experiencing the “Queen’s Pedi Party” package with my mum and my sister. They have locations on James Street in Fortitude Valley and at The Barracks in Paddington. Great service, delicious cocktails and a great job on the pedicures! They also offer tanning services, brows and lashes, facial, skin and nail treatments, waxing and IPL, and makeup services. Check out their party options on the website, or drop in for a G&T from one of their well-dressed bartenders next time you’re nearby.

Although they’re part of the global Ella Bache chain, the ladies at the Paddington salon make every visitor feel welcomed, valued and pampered. I’ve been for facials, brow and lash tint, eyebrow wax, and pedicures here and the service and results have always been nothing short of exceptional. They have a lot of great gift ideas, packages and gift packs available for Christmas, and also do gift vouchers. Drop in and have a chat with their lovely and highly experienced therapists.