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Avon Golden Riviera Eyeshadow Duo

Eyeshadow palettes are one of my greatest weaknesses. I don’t claim to be a makeup artist – in fact, my makeup application skills make it obvious I’m not a makeup artist – so teaming makeup colours is hard work for me. I like to try new and daring looks but I’m terrible at picking complimenting shades. Palettes take the hard work out of the equation, and there is nothing easier than picking up an eyeshadow duo that guarantees your eyes will pop.

Avon’s True Colour Eyeshadow Duo’s come in a variety of combinations, ranging from subtle nudes through to bold eye-catchers. Golden Riviera instantly caught my eye when I saw it, teaming gold with blue. Despite how much I loved the look of this shadow in the pan, I was concerned about how it would appear on my pale skin. Find out how it performed and see how it looked on my eyes in this review.  Continue Reading

Cate Blanchett Golden Globes 2014 Behind The Scenes Makeup

Wasn’t the 2014 Golden Globes just fabulous? I don’t know why this award season is impressing me so much but I truly think the beauty looks have been incredible. There were 4 stand-out looks in my opinion and I’m going to show you exactly how to achieve them thanks to the experts who created them. Will your favourite celebrity be on my list? Will you try one of these beauty looks? I can’t wait to find out.  Continue Reading

Best new beauty products Dec 2013

As 2013 comes to a close we are squeezing in one last month of new beauty launches that gained our interest. December is often a slow month for new launches as the focus turns to holiday gifting and repromoting of earlier releases, and this year was no different. Nevertheless, there were still a number of standout beauty products that got me salivating this month.

Take a look at our top new beauty buys and let us know what took your fancy this month. Continue Reading

Best new beauty products Oct Nov 2013

Baby did a bad bad thing. In this situation, I am ‘Baby’. It would seem I was so excited and stressed about taking a holiday in October that I totally missed out on posting the best new product launches for that month. There were too many great new finds to skip it completely so I have merged October and November together so you won’t miss a thing.

I was introduced to over 200 new products that went on sale in October and November – a mammoth amount but mostly because of the holiday season as brands create special editions and limited releases for gift giving. You can check out our gift guides for the best of the holiday releases but for now let’s look at the new and noteworthy products to hit shelves over the past couple of months.  Continue Reading

New Release Beauty Favourites September 2013

HAPPY SEPTEMBER!! Even though my birthday is in April, I find September is my favourite month. In Australia it is that change from deathly cold to Spring. On the few occasions I have been in the USA in September everyone seems to be excited for Fall. It is also my favourite month because it is when we see a lot of new beauty launches. The rich and diverse colour palettes for face and nails is thrilling for me, and like every other month this year I have been crazy busy trying to go through them all. For the month of September I had to sift through 85 new products. Here is my curated list of favourites. Continue Reading

Best New Beauty October blog post

You’d think October would be exclusively reserved for Halloween themed beauty but nope, Christmas is wiggling it’s way in. The best new beauty October products are mostly dominated with Holiday collections but I’ve tried sticking to just the solo new products that really thrilled me. I will be posting separate gift guides a little later on for all those cool Holiday collections.

For now, discover the best of the best with my Best New Beauty October round-up. Continue Reading

Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway

Want to win the gorgeous new Tarte LIMITED EDITION Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette? Read on to enter and find out how you could win 35 other beauty prizes in this MEGA Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway! Continue Reading

Best Vegan Skincare Brands

Everyone has their own opinion on what skincare should do and be, but for me it’s all about aiming for perfection. I don’t want skincare that does the bare minimum and let’s me age gracefully. I only want to use skincare that WORKS – constantly improving my skin and getting it to function at it’s very best. That’s why I’m sharing with you the best vegan skincare brands.

People often confuse my choice to be vegan as somehow meaning I don’t care about my aesthetics any more. They couldn’t be more wrong! My strict standards for top performing skincare isn’t lessened by my cruelty-free choices. If anything, it makes my standards even higher.

There’s a misconception that cruelty-free and vegan skincare is unable subpar; that they’re less effective than animal-based skincare formulations. While this may have been the case decades ago when vegan skincare exclusively meant “natural” products with little to no scientific basis, skincare development has come a long way since then. Don’t get me wrong, there are still hundreds of natural skincare brands out there that do exactly what I don’t want – they don’t improve your skin, they just make it feel and smell nice – and there is a market for those. Not everyone is deathly afraid of aging like me. However, if you strive for clear, healthy and progressively improving skin despite the years passing us by, than I have exactly what you need.

My list of top performing skincare brands will introduce you to the changemakers. The hard-working, highly efficient skincare that allows you to take charge of your own aging appearance. And it just so happens they’re also the best vegan skincare brands too!  Continue Reading

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