Beautyholics Anonymous Was Mentioned In ELLE China!

Elle China May 2013

In December 2012, I was contacted by ELLE China for a brief interview. I’ll be honest; initially, I thought the email was spam :P. I Googled and Googled somemore to double-check that the email address was legit before I got back to them with my answers and a copy of my headshot.

The story is that some of them were heading to Melbourne for a visit and would like to know more about the Australian beauty scene. I told them what I know about some must-try beauty brands and products in Australia and what Australia is famous for. I didn’t hear from them again for 3 months. I really didn’t think they’d run the story. I checked out their website and there was nothing. Little did I know that they didn’t just only run the story, they did it in print! Beautyholics Anonymous has a brief mention in the May issue of ELLE China. :P

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Beautyholics Anonymous Was Mentioned In ELLE China

Beautyholics Anonymous Was Mentioned In ELLE China

Beautyholics Anonymous Was Mentioned In ELLE China

Beautyholics Anonymous Was Mentioned In ELLE China

Beautyholics Anonymous Was Mentioned In ELLE China

I’m so chuffed to be mentioned alongside Sarah from A Beautiful Story and Melinda from Beauty Hunter. They translated our Q&A in English to Chinese and just so you know, I, err, can’t read Chinese so I don’t know what’s been translated :P. For fun, I thought I’d share with you the English version I did for them and if you can read Chinese, do let me know if the translation matches what’s been said! :)

The original Q & A

1. What’s your favorite Australian beauty brand?
For skincare, it will have to be Trilogy. Their rosehip oil is fantastic and I swear by their Calming Fluid whenever my skin starts acting up during that time of the month. As for makeup, I can’t go past Face of Australia and Australis. These are great drugstore cheapies and they make my absolute favourite eye makeup remover and mascara.

2. What are your favorite makeup and skincare products?
Oooh this is a hard question. There’s so many to list! For makeup, I’d say BB creams, particularly Garnier’s (Asian edition). It works very well with my combination skin. As for skincare, there are many that I like but my favourite is still Clinique’s Turnaround Concentrate Visible Skin Renewer serum. It gives me velvety smooth skin without even trying!

3. What’s hot in Melbourne now?(beauty trends, etc)
Given that it’s summer now, I’d say bright colours. It’s funny because Melbournians are partial to wearing a lot of black, but I’ve been seeing a lot of bright lip colours (red/tangerine) and bright nail polishes lately (e.g. a pop of orange and mint).

4. What makes Australian beauty brands different from any others in the world?
A lot of Australian beauty brands, e.g. Jurlique, source their ingredients locally, which create and keep employment in the country. Their products are also created to measure up to Australia’s stringent standards. Australia has very strict Sun Protection Factor standards; every product that is created in Australia or imported to Australia that claims to have SPF have to meet the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) standards before they can be sold in the country.

5. How often do you go to spa, hair salon or beauty clinic?
I try to make it a point to go once a month (facial, massage or hair treatment). Beauty treatments aren’t cheap in Australia so a once-a-month treatment really is quite a luxury.

6. Please recommend some must buy beauty products in Melbourne.
Lanolips 101 Ointment lip balm, Australis Voluptulash mascara, Face of Australia Gentle Makeup Remover, Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist and Trilogy’s Rosehip Oil Antioxidant + are some of my favourites. All of these products can be purchased in Australia, not just Melbourne.

7. In your opinion, which cosmetics are very popular in Melbourne now? (Can be local or international brands)
Revlon’s Lip Butters were very popular when they were launched in Australia and they still are. Inglot is a firm favourite for their amazing range of colours and customizable palettes.

8. Who is your beauty icon? Why?
My mother. After all, she started my love for beauty and makeup.

Thanks for having me, ELLE. It’s been an honour! :D

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35 comments… add one

  1. Claire

    Congrats and that’s amazing!!! I had to lol, first you think it’s spam and than you think they haven’t mentioned you and tadaaahh, they printed it … in Elle magazine! That’s just wonderful <4
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Claire! I truly thought it was spam! Googled for almost an hour just to double check the email address :P

  2. Sharon W

    That’s fantastic Tine! Congrats!

    1. Tine

      Thanks Sharon :)

  3. Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    Congratulations Tine :-)
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Lily! :)

  4. sataa

    Congratulations :) being mentioned in ELLE magazine is a great thing :)

    1. Tine

      Thanks Sataa! Mighty chuffed :D

  5. Neesha

    Omg! This is such a wonderful moment to celebrate! Congrats Tine! Hope you will be featured in many more magazines soon! :)

    1. Tine

      Thanks Neesha! Just happy to appear in this one. Fingers crossed there might be more :D

  6. Jessica W

    Woot woot! :D
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    1. Tine

      Woot woot indeed! *do victory dance* :D

  7. Marianthi

    Congratulations! I wish I could read Chinese to understand the article, but your English version works fine!

    1. Tine

      Thanks Marianthi! :)

  8. Tine, a big congratulation to you. I’m so happy for you. I read through the Chinese, and the translation is pretty accurate. They didn’t translate everything from the English version, but it’s a very nice summary of what you talked about.
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Angela! So glad to know the translation is quite accurate. I can’t read Chinese so I can’t tell :P

  9. LeGeeque

    SO proud of you. So proud that I’ll make (let?) you drive on our next trip to the wineries :P YOUR HUSBAND’S IDEA, OK??? :P

    1. Tine

      THANKIES! Err can’t drive his car lah. When I have a car of my own, I drive! :D

  10. Carly H.

    Wow- Congrats! I’ve only recently found & bookmarked this blog but already you are one of the top few i regularly keep checking. Everything in your interview was spot on & you answered like a pro :) *sidenote i LOVE that Rihanna editorial

    1. Tine

      Thanks Carly! I’m so glad you enjoy the blog (it’s an honour!). Hope to see more of you here :D

  11. Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    congrats!! That is SO exciting :)
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Joyce! :)

  12. Michelle Beh

    Congrats Tine on this achievement!! Proud of you! And at the same time it’s good to know some local beauty brand in Australia. :)

    1. Tine

      Thanks Michelle! After submitting the Q&A, I remembered more Australian beauty brands I’d recommend. Oh well, the ones I suggested are good as well :)

  13. Christina @ Hair Romance

    congrats Tine! That’s fab xx
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Christina! Super stoked, even though I can’t read Chinese :P

  14. Sarah

    Congrats again! :D It’s funny as I had exactly the same thoughts when approached – the hearing nothing for a long time made me think my interview had just ended up on the editorial scrap heap LOL!

    I’m very honoured to be your neighbour on that page Tine! :)

    Hopefully Tina can find a copy for each of us in Taiwan…
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    1. Tine

      Congrats to you too Sarah! I’ll be heading to Box Hill tomorrow. Will see if I can find the magazine. Just hoping they don’t cost an arm and a leg. We may not need to bother Tina to get it for us after all :)

      1. Sarah

        Awesome! Please let me know how you go in Box Hill. :)
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  15. Pia Barrow

    Revlon Lip Butters are very popular in Sydney too!!! I love them – best lippy ever!!

    1. Tine

      They’re good stuff! :)

  16. Monika

    Well done! Great piece there. And gotta say that I LOVE Revlon’s Lip Butters too! So good for your lips and really funky colours.

    1. Tine

      Thanks Monika! :)

  17. Victoria

    Congrats Tine! Thanks for introducing me to some of Australia’s wonderful beauty products. Pity we cannot get some of the brands in Malaysia. I unfortunately did not like Revlon lip butters as I found them too drying. Lol.

    1. Tine

      Thanks Victoria! Aww too bad the lip butters didn’t work for you. The rest of the stuff I recommended are pretty good though. Hee hee :P

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