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How to recreate a spa experience from the comfort of your home

While many spas and salons have begun to reopen across Australia, getting a booking is another matter – demand is high, and spaces are limited. The good news is you can kick-start your beauty routine from the comfort of your home.

Get a virtual skin assessment

At Onda (Naomi Watts is a co-owner), facilist Nicole Manning is one of Sydney’s most in-demand therapists. She has taken her services into cyberspace, providing 20-minute virtual consultations so you can discuss your skincare needs, concerns and goals, and walk away with tips on which products to use in your daily routine.

Do up your face over FaceTime

Beloved purveyors of beauty, Mecca now offers personalised consultations via FaceTime. Book in for a 15-minute makeup pow wow or a 45-minute skincare analysis, hosted by those normally offering advice on the store floor. Trust us – you’ll leave your screen looking completely fabulous.

Create a customised skincare routine

Australian-made, cruelty-free skincare brand ESK is all about tailoring products to your specific skincare needs, whether that’s due to age, pigmentation or fine lines. Head online to take the brand’s results-driven skincare quiz to get a customised beauty regimen delivered to your inbox in a matter of minutes.

Pamper with a virtual facial

No two formulas are the same at QED Skincare, where your prescription to incredible skin is customised right down to the last floral scent. And you don’t need hours to see results – the brand’s 20-minute facials are as effective as they are invigorating. Sign up for one via Zoom with owner Shosh Eisner.

Consult experts over the phone

One of the world’s most luxe skincare brands, La Prairie, now has a team of beauty advisors standing by to take your call. The Swiss company’s complimentary bespoke phone consultations introduce you to the latest collections and innovations, while recommending products to add to your personalised skincare ritual.

Glow from the inside out

Help your skin radiate from the inside, out, with a little help from top-of-the-range New Zealand manuka honey, shown to help support general wellbeing and immune function. This liquid gold is packed with antioxidants, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties, all ideal for giving you a glow this winter. Try it in this turmeric and manuka latte.

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 1 heaped tsp turmeric latté blend
  • 1-2tsp Waimete manuka honey
  • Dash boiling water
  • 250ml oat milk
  • Cinnamon, to dust on top


Combine turmeric latté blend and honey in a glass/mug. Add a dash of boiling water and mix until it forms a paste like consistency. Top up with heated oat milk. Dust with cinnamon. Serve and enjoy.

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