Needle(ss) to say, Cosmetic Injectables Australia will make you a prick-ture of perfection.
Needle(ss) to say, Cosmetic Injectables Australia will make you a prick-ture of perfection.
Want to send your wrinkles on an indefinite vacay? Well listen up beauty enthusiasts and (anti) wrinkle warriors because we’re hard launching the freshest face on the block – Cosmetic Injectables Australia (CIA). This esteemed brand and their squad of highly qualified injectable icons have unveiled a chic new clinic in Southport, raising eyebrows (quite literally) for all the right reasons.
Opening last month, CIA isn’t just a pretty face. The brainchild of Nurse Molly Brown and fellow nurses and OG founders, Samantha Hair and Jessica Whalley, they specialise in the latest, cutting-edge, evidence-based cosmetic skin treatments.
Sam and Jess have been turning frowns upside down interstate for over a decade, and with the addition of local injectable royalty Nurse Molly to the GC team, this place is THE place for youthful, flawless skin.
If you’re apprehensive about injectables, stop (“calibrate and listen” and speaking of age, we’re showing ours…) because those pesky ‘11’ lines will only deepen! Rest assured that at CIA, you’re in the safest possible hands with impressive qualifications and extensive training supporting their craft.
These registered nurses, each armed with a minimum Bachelor’s degree, are committed to providing the expertise and confidence you deserve because when it comes to your face, there’s no room for amateur hour.
Mastering the art of full-face rejuvenation, from furrowed brows to laugh lines, no crease is safe under their watch. The treatment menu serves up every cosmetic skin treatment a gal…or guy…could ever wish for. We’re talking ALL the ‘dermas’; dermal filler, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, and dissolving dermal filler because sometimes a breakup is necessary. Plus, they offer LED light therapy, AquaGold, collagen stimulating treatments, skin needling, PDO threads and of course, anti-wrinkle injections.
The CIA team tailors treatment plans to each individual patient, and yes, they’re having a ‘jab’ at the one-size-fits-all approach. Believers in aging gracefully (translation, no frozen faces or fish lips), their mission is: “At the heart of our practice lies the power to keep everyone guessing about your anti-aging secrets – because when it comes to timeless beauty, we redefine the possibilities of less is best.”
To paint the picture, let’s travel back in time (not really, but they’ll make it look like you have) to when CIA first started. Shaking up the beauty game, Molly, Sam and Jess, aka the Avengers of aesthetics, joined forces after years of working in the industry.
Fast forward to present day and CIA clinics are popping up faster than Kardashian collabs, with clinics on the Gold Coast, in Brisbane, Darwin, Adelaide, and Katherine.
Getting to CIA is a breeze, with plenty of easy-to-access parking. And, the booking system is as smooth as your post-treatment skin, allowing you to compare your availability with clinic appointments without even the hint of a frowny face.
So if you’re ready to bid farewell to fine lines and wrinkles (‘knoath we are) and say hello to a more youthful you, the name on everybody’s perfectly plumped lips is Cosmetic Injectables Australia.
STORY SPONSORED BY COSMETIC INJECTABLES AUSTRALIA
You know all about Brickworks Ferry Road being a foodie haven, but did you know it is also one of our favourite wellness and beauty havens on the Gold Coast?
Say hello to the best-kept secrets at Brickworks Ferry Road – their premium health and beauty spots.
We’ll forgive and forget if you’ve been sleeping on the fact that Brickworks is the home of beauty with a huge range of premium health and wellness retailers right in the heart of Sopo, so that you can get your glow on in one ultra convenient location.
Like you needed any more reason to treat yourself in the name of #selfcare, we’ve rounded up our favourite spots to get your wellness on, so you can spend less time scrolling and more time relaxing.
The newest kid on the block but with a reputation that extends far beyond the Coast, Cosmetic Avenue have opened their first Queensland bricks and mortar space right in the heart of Brickworks Ferry Road.
With world-class treatments and expert clinicians on staff, they’re all about curated treatment plans, exclusively for you.
With cosmetic injectables, skin, face and body treatments you’ll leave every appointment with a serious glow up #goals.
Grace Private: Care Designed for Women
A medical practice designed by women, for women – yes please.
We’ve all been there, overwhelmed with where to go to and who to talk to about that women’s health issue you’ve been avoiding, thankfully the team at Grace Private have created the perfect spot for just that.
Here, you’ll find a sanctuary of care, with specialists dedicated to the well-being of women of all ages and health needs.
It’s a place where you can discuss your health concerns openly and get the tailored medical attention you deserve, without the overwhelm.
Lost Boys Barber Shop
All is not lost because lads, we haven’t forgotten about you!
Find your way at the Lost Boys Barber Shop where the resident barbers fuse old school charm with contemporary style so that you get to leave looking and feeling your best.
If you’ve ever seen the gents in action with a cutthroat shave (not as scary as it sounds, promise), you’ll know exactly how these guys have turned grooming into an art form.
Hair Art Boutique by Sarah Sumner and Ricocco Hair & Beauty
Treat your tresses to a transformation with one of Brickworks resident hair gurus – Hair Art Boutique by Sarah Sumner and Ricocco Hair & Beauty.
Winter has been and gone and we just know you’ve been letting that mane go (we’re all guilty, no judgement), so now’s the time to get that colour transformation you’ve been dreaming of or the big chop (we’re living for the short hair come back) before we swing into summer.
New season, new hair, new you 💁🏼♀️
Retreat Massage & Wellness
Okay picture this, it’s been a long week (and it’s only Tuesday at this point) and you’re already craving some well-earned R&R. Well, Retreat Massage & Wellness is the place to be – we think we can even hear it calling your name.
Their massage therapies are designed to soothe your body, relax your mind, and rejuvenate your spirit. It’s a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle and focus on your wellbeing – all in the name of some self care.
At Ry.com.au, you really can recreate yourself with the huge range of cult beauty products and services you know and love.
Get your glow on at the brand’s flagship store where you can get your hands on iconic brands like Kerastase and ghd so that every day is a good hair day, or if you want to leave it to the pros, why not book in for one of their hair and makeup services? You don’t have to ask us twice.
Australian Skin Clinics
Whatever your skin concerns, the team at Australian Skin Clinics have a huge range of services to create a truly bespoke treatment plan that actually targets the problems and makes a difference.
With summer around the corner, why not try out that laser hair removal treatment you’ve been holding off so you can soak up the sunshine (while wearing SPF, obviously) with a spring in your step.
After you’ve treated yourself to your fave health and beauty services, don’t forget to explore the rest of Brickworks Ferry Road – refuel after the relaxation at one of the precinct’s delish cafes or pop in for a spot of shopping at one of their homeware and lifestyle stores. There’s no better time to discover one of the Gold Coast’s best kept beauty secrets and make Brickworks Ferry Road your go-to for all things health and beauty.
When: Various hours
Where: Brickworks Ferry Road, 107 Ferry Rd, Southport
Words by Jacqueline Bojanowski.
STORY SPONSORED BY BRICKWORKS FERRY RD
Want to enhance your natural beauty, and this is quite possibly the most ridiculously rhetorical question we’ve ever asked. If you’re a skin clinic junkie here on the GC, you totally know SSKIN. Founded by arguably our most successful influencers, Amy and Emilee Hembrow, these savvy sisters have a knack of turning anything they touch or tout (or pout) to gold. SSKIN skin care clinic in Bundall is certainly no exception, and because it just makes sense for sisters to open sister clinics, SSKIN Robina has just joined the Hembrow-founded fold.
Following the overwhelming success of their first SSKIN, they chose Robina’s dynamic medical precinct to house their new venture. Launched in May, the apple certainly didn’t fall far from the tree here with nothing but the best of the best of, well, everything! The A-lister staff were hand-picked for their unparalleled skills, exemplary client care, and all-round beauty prowess, enabling us mere mortals to achieve #StatusLevelHembrow skin.
With an elevated design concept that reflects SSKIN’s commitment to innovation and style, it’s every bit the showstopper as the OG clinic. The only thing more beautiful than the interiors is you when you leave the place and speaking of, let’s dive into their treatment menu. We’re talking skin treatments, cosmetic treatments, infusions treatments, booster treatments, naturopath treatments, and hair regrowth treatments #AllTheTreatments, making this the one-stop-shop for all things beauty.
Trying to choose a favourite skin treatment for a shout-out is like trying to choose your favourite Hembrow, but we’re going with the Rose Quartz Signature Facial. Inspired by the ancient Egyptians combining holistic techniques with modern-day results-driven ingredients, your skin will have never experienced such crystal infused glassy goodness. It includes the works; breathing exercise, a double cleanse, steam, exfoliation, another cleanse, mask, rose quartz mask, neck and shoulder massage, rose quartz chest piece, facial massage, rose Quartz rollers, finishing serums and srsly, you had us at signature.
We’re also here for the Cosmelan Deluxe Peel coz pigmentation is a biatch. Also ideal for melasma and post-acne scarring, Cosmelan is the world’s number one depigmentation treatment and when administered by one of the SSKIN sorceresses, hello permanently filtered skin.
Now let’s talk injectables and if we didn’t have your attention before, we do now. Whether you want to iron those crinkles, flip those lips, filler-up those cheeks, temples, tear troughs or lips, recreate Kimmy K’s vampire facial selfie with some PRP and the list goes on, ladies, this place in an influencer mecca for a reason.
Other key treatments include DMK enzyme therapy, skin needling, LED light therapy and microdermabrasion to name a few and when you’re joining forces with reputable brands like DMK, The Secret, and Vida Glow, it’s a recipe for Hembrow-hotness.
If you want to look like the best possible version of yourself, get bespoke VIP treatment in a luxe space dripping in good taste, and ham it up with the instafamous / tik-tok heavyweights, it’s SSKIN For.The.Win.
Where: New clinic at 299 Scottsdale Drive, Robina
When: 9am – 5.30pm Tuesday to Friday, 8am – 2pm Saturday & Sunday. Closed Monday.
Words by Bianca Trathen.
Studio design by Studio Beck.
It may be home to the Gold Coast’s bustling business district but Southport can also boast a huge array of incredible eateries, culture and general good times.
We’ve rounded up 15 things locals love about the place and we reckon you might enjoy them too.
In no particular order, enjoy.
There is many a good time to be had at Southport Sharks including dining at one of the delicious dish-packed restaurants, drinking at Aviary Rooftop Bar overlooking the city, joining in on one of their classes at the Health + Fitness Centre or getting involved in one of their many good time events. The possibilities are endless. It’s the perfect spot for a family event or take the crew for a Sunday afternoon session. Happy days no matter what.
Where: Olsen Avenue and Musgrave Avenue, Southport
Southport Yacht Club
Waterfront dining is the name of the game at Southport Yacht Club with two venues to choose from and stunning scenes from whichever you choose. You’re also welcome to just sit back and kick up your heels with a cold beverage or two while gazing lovingly at one of the many beautiful yachts in the marina. It’s one of the Coast’s best locations and you’re guaranteed to have a good time.
Where: 1 MacArthur Parade, Main Beach
Zero Latency is a free-roam, virtual reality experience like no other. With up to eight players per game, you’ll have the BEST time fighting zombies, exploring mystical places and challenging your friends on space stations. All you need to do is put on the VR headset, strap into the backpack and pickup the controller. Get 10% off here. It really is so good.
Where: 34 Smith Street, Southport
The Coast’s first vodka distillery opened in Southport a few short months ago and what a treat. The family-owned business are whipping up three types of vodka, two types of gin and even a couple of beers on the premises and you can pop in to grab a bottle to go, or you can sit down and enjoy a cocktail and a charcuterie board and spend a bit of time. Very cool.
Where: Unit 7/55 Bailey Crescent, Southport
Who doesn’t love a good dive bar. Particularly one that doubles as a live music venue and has a huge range of your favourite beers on offer (and some you may not have heard of). Head in there to discover some new music from both local and interstate bands and if you’re in the mood for a party, which we know you are, you can hire the space out for your next one.
Where: 44A Nerang Street, Southport
Mr PP’s Deli & Rooftop Bar
On the ground floor of the building you’ll find the deli section of the establishment, with an array of delicious meats and cheeses that will be brought together in platter form for your feasting pleasure. Upstairs, the rooftop bar boasts tasty cocktails, even more delicious eats and views across the city. It’s a real good time.
Where: 43 Nerang Street, Southport
To put it bluntly, you haven’t lived until you’ve tasted a Randy Wallhole bagel. There are eight flavours to choose from which means you have multiple per day if you so choose. Go for the Pulled Bas first up, it’s got Smokey BBQ pulled beef, peri mayo and apple slaw. Wash it down with some of the best coffee on the Coast and be on your merry way.
Where: 4/21 Nind Street, Southport
A newbie amongst the Southport bunch, Boudoir Lounge is the very best spot for a tasty brunch with the girls or simply a few cocktails after work. Found on Como Crescent, it quickly became the go to spot for those looking for some delicious eats, in a sweet setting and with unique sips of course. Inside there’s also a hair and beauty bar so you can get fabulous before you head out on the town. Perfect.
Where: 410/1 Como Crescent, Southport
Whether you’re four or 40, there’s tons of fun to be had at Broadwater Parklands. For starters, you can sit and stare out at the yachts you’ll never set foot on. Then, there’s the bouncy pillow (maybe don’t go on there without a child), a kiddies train, a water playground and weekly events from theatre shows to foodie markets. See, fun.
Where: Marine Parade, Southport
D Point Ten
Oh donuts, how we love you. D Point Ten can be found on Stevens Street and, in keeping with the general donut vibe, is a little hole in the wall space pumping out the freshest of donuts we may have ever excitedly shoved into our greedy mouths. In all the best flavours no less. Go the Ferrero Rocher for sure.
Where: 6/1 Stevens Street, Southport
The delightful folk at Cardamon Pod are serving up delightful dishes with a focus on clean eating but of the prettiest variety. They offer vegan and gluten free options for breakfast and lunch with a side of organic coffee and vegan desserts. All very delicious and it’s very hard to stop at just one thing or not to post on your Instagram.
Where: Brickworks Centre, 3/3 Brolga Avenue, Southport
Gold Coast Aquatic Centre
Southport’s centre of swimming is something for all of us to be proud of. It’s as pretty as a collection of swimming pools can be and, as it was home to all the Commonwealth Games water activities, it’s world class. The architecture is sleek and there’s a training room featuring pits filled with foam for the divers to practice in.
Where: Marine Parade, Southport
Imagine being wrongly accused of murder, chained to a wall and having to rely on your friends’ detective skills to free you. Who you gonna call? Welcome to Escape Hunt, Southport’s brain bending game guaranteed to test your problem solving skills like they’ve never been tested before. There’s a few scenarios you might be faced with, all of which involve solving a mystery with a set of intricate clues. It’s the most fun you can have inside a locked room. Make sure to take your smart friends. Grab 10% off here.
Where: 2/162 Scarborough Street, Southport
Where to start. There are SO many excellent places to peruse at the Brickworks starting with Ferry Rd Market where you can nab yourself everything from beautiful flowers to the freshest breads, seafood and fruit and veggies galore. God it’s good. Within the Centre, there’s also stunning homewares, fashion and design stores and health and beauty services. Oh, there’s also always some really cool events.
Where: Ferry Road, Southport
Words by Kirra Smith