BGS Journal. The official blog of beauty's got soul.

BGS JOURNAL is the official Blog of beauty's got soul. We are building a community of collaborative, grateful  and inspring people. Our inclusive community is filled with beauty lovers, conscious buyers, gift givers, art lovers, foodies, leaders, creators, change makers, self-care advocates, and sustainable fashion lovers. Here we share INTERVIEWS with interesting people that we know and meet. We share our BEAUTY EDITOR GEMS  and COLLABORATIONS. Enjoy our BGS HQ VIBES as we build a community that is kind, collaborative and strives to be the change you seek. 

Our most popular blogs.

JESSICA WALL COMMISSIONED ARTIST

COLLABORATION

Ever wondered how our packaging for your pretty little shelfies came along? Meet Melbourne based artist, Jess Wall, the creator behind our musings. This is how our insta-worthy packaging came about. Discovered with a simple Melbourne artist hashtag. 

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SIMON ROWE CEO SLEEPBUS

INTERVIEW

There is a constant visual reminder of the amount of people sleeping on our streets and the average person tends to walk straight past. Former rough sleeper decided to do something and the  Australian registered charity Sleepbus was formed.

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CANDLE CARE 101

BEAUTY EDITOR GEMS

There's quite the fine art to making your candle last longer that won't take a brain surgeon to execute. Here are our tips and tricks of the trade to making your candle shine bright like a diamond for longer and smell stronger. 

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REST RESET CREATE - LEONIE HENZELL

BGS HQ VIBES

Taking a significant break was a wonderful chance to re-invent how I want to live my life. An opportunity that was to rest, reset and create. I am now looking back on these lessons; reflecting upon the progress I have made personally and professionally.

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THE BESTPODCASTS FOR THE MORNING COMMUTE

BEAUTY EDITOR GEMS

Need a little extra hit of inspiration this morning? Here are our FAVOURITE, highly recommended podcasts to make it a little bit easier to get out of bed tomorrow morning...

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THE BEST CLEAN BEAUTY SPOTS IN MELBOURNE 

BEAUTY EDITOR GEMS

These are the best Melbourne beauty salons to keep you feeling fresh without compromising your values. We love them because they are cruelty free, organic, and high quality. You're welcome.

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Interviews by beauty's got soul.

SHAUNA RYAN - STRONG WOMAN OFFICIAL

INTERVIEW

A force of positivity to be reckoned with – without dismissing the hardships that life occasionally swings our way.  This is the Strong Woman, Shauna Ryan.

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DEMI MARKOGIANNAKI - WE TEACH ME

INTERVIEW

Demi Markogiannaki, a finalist in 2018’s Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Women of Influence, and a powerhouse of a woman. 

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GRAEME GOLDMAN - THE 5TH

INTERVIEW

After clocking away over twenty years in the watch business selling Swiss-made watches, it’s the passion that Graeme Goldman cannot escape from.

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LAURENT MERIC - CACAO CHOCOLATES

INTERVIEW

It all started with everything; not only chocolate. Although, I originally only intended to do just chocolate; which is what I love. But it seemed like a risky thing to do when I started the business in 2003. If I started with doing just chocolates and it didn’t work then what’s next?

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BETH RICHARDS - KINNON

INTERVIEW

Favourite holiday? Egypt. Bucket list destination? Coast of Italy. Beth Richards, Founder and CEO of Hallow Brands channels travel inspiration into everyday necessities for all of your luxe-leather needs and smart accessories. 

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Collaboration.

ALEX MC BRIDE - THE 5TH WATCHES

COLLABORATION

The 5th watches may have ticked over your Instagram homepage from time to time, dotting elegant, clean watches for the millennial generation. Alex McBride is the brain behind the buzz of the limited release watches and sophisticated staples. Everyone’s checking the time to see when the next drop is out from the 5th...

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ANNIE ABBOTT - CEO HABBOT SHOES

COLLABORATION

Annie Abbott, Founder and CEO of habbot knows how to have some fun without compromising our treasured comfort. It shouldn’t be that hard… highly functional shoes, built for women that are on the move without compromises. After working at netaporter.com as a business analyst as well as Australia's own Sass and Bide; Annie Abbot understands what it takes to have THE shoe...

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TIM CLARK - CACAO CHOCOLATES

COLLABORATION

Tim Clark represented Australia in the World Chocolate Masters in Paris in 2005, was the youngest ever Executive Pastry Chef at Crown Melbourne, and in his twenties travelled the world on a luxury European cruise liner creating decadent desserts for international travellers. Now, his energy is focussed on Cacao – bringing a slice of traditional French pastry to Melbourne with a modernistic twist. 

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SARAH RYDING -FROM ADVERSITY TO OPPORTUNITY

COLLABORATION

What happens when you pair the owner of a design savvy construction and shop fitting company, with a couple of design obsessed retailers whose businesses have both been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis? A tonne of ideas and innovation born out of the necessity to survive! 

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Beauty Editor Gems.

WHAT IS BB CREAM AND CC CREAM

BEAUTY EDITOR GEMS

Say goodbye to the quintessential tinted moisturiser that we all know and love, the dynasty of facial coverages has been passed on to our alphabetical allies’ BB and CC Creams. The question is, what is the difference?

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TREAT YOUR BODY RIGHT

BEAUTY EDITOR GEMS

After a long-day in the office, nothing can cure a case of the ‘over-it’ than a face mask and some sub-par reality TV. We’ve all been there. But what I don’t understand is a face mask always seems to make us feel better – but why doesn’t a good ol’ scrub?

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EXTRA EYE CARE

BEAUTY EDITOR GEMS

Self-Care Sunday is my middle name, after a long week it's paramount to take some time out for yourself. What could possibly force you to chill out besides some shut-eye? 

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DRY BODY BRUSHING

BEAUTY EDITOR GEMS

If its good enough for Gwyneth Paltrow, it's good enough for me. Dry Brushing is arguably one of the quickest and easiest ways to give your body a jump-start, first thing in your morning. You may be wondering what kind of benefits these prickly bristles have got, and how painless is it truly is. 

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REAL BABES NEVER BURN

BEAUTY EDITOR GEMS

Feeling a little peachy there? The days of slip, slop, slap are over. Now, we consecutively sleek and slide. We've got our broad-rimmed hats and striped togs covered but that sun still seems to steep through and are still leaving us rouge (with rage, naturally). Little confused why you're still burning up this summer? Us too.

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EXPIRATION OF BEAUTY PRODUCTS

BEAUTY EDITOR GEMS

2018 BEAUTY REPORT

BEAUTY EDITOR GEMS

BGS HQ Vibes.

HEARD ABOUT TRADA MARKETPLACE?

BGS HQ VIBES

If you haven't heard about the Trada Marketplace then here's a quick summary. Trada stocks Australia's most exciting and unique brands. As a retailer, you can discover and purchase unique products from a list of curated brands. The buying process is easy and you can access transparent wholesale pricing and MOQs of verified products. You can also track the order from your dashboard from cart to delivery.

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CIN7 INTERVIEW WITH  LEONIEHENZELL

BGS HQ VIBES

Founder and CEO Leonie Henzell started her first online store to answer what now seems like a silly question: How do you give a gift when you live far away from your loved ones? ⁠

Leonie sat down with the team at Cin 7 Online and discussed how experience taught her how to launch and run a great eCommerce brand, and how Cin7 gave her the enterprise-level technology she knew she needed to keep on growing. ⁠

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