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Best new beauty products october 2014

October. It came, and now it’s practically gone. We still have Halloween to celebrate and it will kick off what is officially known as the madness of holiday season. Are you ready for it? Do you have everything you need? Do you have everything you want? NEVER, we know there is always new things to need and want, that’s why I do this round-up of brilliant new products each month.

Over 70 products new to launch in October landed on my desk and it was a tough gig picking my favourites, as it is every month. Surprisingly it was the Body category that had the most newbies but I guess this is expected as the temperature warms up in Australia and we start to bare our skin. Which were the most exciting of them all? I reveal them to you now. Continue Reading

Everloc Solutions Shower Storage

How often do I complain about beauty products having to sit on my shower floor? It’s probably as annoying for you to hear about it as it is for me to live with it but after years of frustration I’ve finally decided enough is enough. When I moved into my new house in May I promised myself I would use better storage options in my bathroom. For now I want to keep options temporary because I may want to do a bathroom renovation in the near future, but what’s on the market these days that will keep my bathroom looking good and my beauty products out of harms way? I went on a mission to find out.

After much research I settled on two new important storage accessories for my shower. Did they solve all my problems? Let me show you!  Continue Reading

Australis Curve Ink Eyeliner

I’m currently on a bit of a liquid eyeliner bender. It started a few weeks ago when I was planning the workday to date night tutorial. I’ve always known about my shaky hands but it started to bother me that I was avoiding a product I loved the look of because I feared my hands. I decided practice was the only option I have so I’ve been pulling out all my liquid eyeliners to practice using them, and in the process I can review and swatch them for you.

I’m going back to beginner basics with the Australis Curve Ink Eyeliner because it’s specifically marketed to liquid liner newbies. I wanted to see if this liner could make it easier for me to get a straight line and if the unusual design has benefits over a traditional pen or wand style liquid liner. My results are below. Continue Reading

Get The Look - Celebrity Hairstyles

Celebrities have hairstylists and makeup artists to keep them looking gorgeous but real people like you and me have to do it ourselves. We may not have their unlimited resources to recreate their glamorous looks but that doesn’t mean we can’t do it. There are a heap of cool hair tools to make the job easy so I’m going to show you which tool you need to reproduce their stylish hairdo’s  Continue Reading

Face of Australia Gentle Make-Up Remover

The first step in my makeup removal process is to remove the bulk of my eye makeup. I like to do this with a makeup remover on a cotton pad so that I can soak it off my eyes for a bit and then remove by cleansing the area or using a makeup removal towelette. This means I require a makeup remover that is both effective at dissolving heavy grade makeup (waterproof mascara, liquid eyeliner, lash glue, etc) as well as gentle enough to not sting my eyes. Does the Face of Australia Gentle Make-Up Remover offer everything I need? Find out in my review.  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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