Brisbane-based Instagram royalty Shani Grimmond and Michael Finch, who have a combined social media following of more than 4 million, will be performing a Meet & Greet next Saturday 28th July at Highpoint Shopping Centre, Melbourne. Timing: From 10.00am - 1.00pm.
The popular beauty duo will be touring with Priceline x Bondi Sands (the #1 self-tanning brand in Australia and the UK) as key brand ambassadors, to launch their latest product innovations - the GLO One Day Tans.
Fans will be able to catch a glimpse - and take a photo with - their favourite YouTube stars.
The new GLO range is now available exclusively in Priceline stores and is the link between cosmetics and self-tan, featuring a trio of One Day Tan's that instantly sculpt, contour and bronze face and body. Available in GLO Gloss, Shimmer and Matte, the range will be raved by elite beauty gurus.
Bondi Sands tan (which was only launched 6 years ago by both Shaun Wilson and Blair James) is currently the market leader with over 60% market share in the three big Australian majors: Priceline, Coles and Woolworths in self-tanning. Over 55% of all Australians who use self tan are Bondi Sands customers.
GLO Gloss, Shimmer and Matte
Instantly sculpt, contour and bronze with Bondi Sands as they launch three instant One Day Tan's as part of a new wash-off face and body make-up range.
Blurring the lines between self-tan and makeup, the brand-new GLO range provides instant colour and texture with lasting effects. Think skin perfecting shimmering colour and high shine luminosity that smoothes out imperfections - it's customisable glamour for the face and body.
Bondi Sands co-founder, Blair James says "GLO highlights the company's pledge to shake up the perception of sunless tanning all whilst delivering a fully-rounded beauty experience to its fanbase. Makeup provides an outlet for creativity and self-expression, and with so many products and techniques to create abundant beauty looks, we thought why not apply the same to self-tan. Dipping our toes into the wider cosmetic category, GLO offers three multi-purpose, mix and match products that results in an instant colour boost, yet can be washed off at the end of the day or night."
Pioneered with a beauty junkie and occasional self-tanner in mind, each product in the GLO range has been designed to enhance a natural tan, work in conjunction with Bondi Sands' extensive existing range, or be worn alone. The essence of au naturale beach babe tan, Glo Matte One Day Tan provides instant lustre and matte colour to skin. The skin perfecting formula can be used to top up both natural or self-tan, or to contour the face and body with a bronzing brush.
For that lit within glow Glo Shimmer One Day Tan is infused with innovative light reflecting particles to highlight, giving a glistening bronzed finish. Buffed across the collarbone, cheekbones, eyelids and beyond, GLO Shimmer enhances skin's natural radiance. Alternatively, mix with foundation to own a truly customisable glow that provides a delicate sheen to skin.
Worn on top of GLO Shimmer, GLO Matte or alone, Glo Gloss Finishing Glow delivers both colour and texture to create a bronzed dewy-look. Set to become a beauty bag essential, the reflective high-shine formula accentuates the face and body to provide a dose of radiance to the skin.
Question: Can you tell us about the new GLO range?
Shani Grimmond: It's actually my favourite one day tanning products, it's perfect to make your tan darker, apply to the face and even add coverage all over your body. They all do different things but the matte and the gloss are my favourite for a dark tan or a gloss all over the body.
Question: What do you love most about these products?
Shani Grimmond: The fact that they dry so quickly and are water resistant! That means it's perfect for last minute colour and it won't rub off or transfer on your clothes.
Question: Why did you originally decide to partner with Bondi Sands?
Shani Grimmond: I only work with brands that I genuinely love and use on a regular basis. I was already using the tanning foam on a weekly basis so it only made sense to team up with them. They are all so amazing.
Question: Which of the Bondi Sands range is your favourite product?
Shani Grimmond: Either the express tanning foam or the matte one day tan. They are just so quick and effective.
Question: What are you looking forward to most about visiting Melbourne?
Shani Grimmond: To hang out with the Bondi team and to meet heaps of my subscribers. It's so nice putting a face to the name and giving them a big hug! I'm so lucky to have all the support that I get.
Question: What do you love most about Meet & Greet's especially when you get to do it alongside Michael Finch?
Shani Grimmond: I feel so blessed to be able to meet so many amazing, genuine people in the same room. It's really heartwarming and reminds me how lucky I am. Especially to be reminded how much I have made an impact on people's lives. Doing meet ups with one of my best friends just makes it that much more exciting. We love doing meet ups together!
Question: What's a typical day like, for you? What's the best thing about your job?
Shani Grimmond: I usually head out for breakfast with one of my friends, and then I can straight into work. I love creating new videos and experimenting with new beauty products. I also love taking Instagram photos, so that takes up a lot of my time as well.
Question: How do you deal with online hate and what advice do you have for young Australian females who are being bullied online?
Shani Grimmond: I've just learnt to accept that if people don't know you personally, you shouldn't let it get to you. I know it can be hard but you should try and focus on the positives only and the people that bring you up.
Question: What advice do you have for young girls who want to become YouTubers?
Shani Grimmond: Just go for it, don't wait until you're "ready" because to be honest, no one really feels ready to talk to a camera on your own and put yourself out there in front of hundreds of people! It's super fun!
Question: What's next for you?
Shani Grimmond: Something VERY special; you will have to wait and see!
Interview by Brooke Hunter