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Seraphina Organics Love Me Tender Hand Wash

The importance of organic doesn’t just relate to the food we eat, it’s just as important for the products we use. Organic grown ingredients and the reduction of synthetic chemicals means we are giving our skin the best possible chance to live in harmony with the earth. As the environment has become substantially more important to me in recent years I find myself looking for general use products that align with my values. Hand wash is one of my latest obsessions.

Seraphina Organics is a home-grown Australian certified organic beauty brand focused on creating products for ultra sensitive skin. I’ve been using their Love Me Tender Hand Wash through chilly weather and moving houses, so I’m ready to give my review.  Continue Reading

Seraphina Organics On With The Glow Body Wash

Seraphina Organics is a luxury, certified organic, cruelty-free beauty brand focusing on sensitive skin types (eg. eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, severely dry skin or easily acned skin). The company was founded by Amy Crosby who grew tired of her eczema and wanted nice beauty products for herself without compromising on ingredients. Still a relatively new brand, they currently have 6 products in their line that body, hands and lips. As body washes can be quite a concern for those with skin allergies I am reviewing their On With The Glow Body Wash first.

I personally suffer from itchy skin, which has eased 90% since I changed to a plant-based diet, but a small percentage is still easily triggered by heat rash in cases of extreme heat. As the weather warmed up for Spring/Summer I found this to be the perfect time to put it to the test. Could this new Aussie beauty keep me clean and calm my skin? Continue Reading

BeautyBridge 4th July 2013 Sale Offer
Happy independence day, Americans. I know how important 4th of July celebrations mean to you and in my true style I would like to honour your day but shopping up a storm. After all, isn’t that the best way to honour a country – you know, boost the economy?  I have compiled a hit list of the best places to grab a beauty bargain and/or to just release some holiday online shopping tension. Whatever your reason is, I won’t judge. Just promise to tell me what you buy.

Now, let’s get shopping these beauty and fashion sales!  Continue Reading

Necessity Fixaderm Natural Skin Repair

One of my most hated things about Summer would have to be Mosquito’s. I am not exactly a fan of any bug but Mosquito’s are one of the worst because they cause damage to our skin. The suck out our precious blood and they don’t even bother to make themselves look like Ian Somerhalder to do it. For shame. However, I don’t really like to kill bugs either so I am a fan of repelling. I use insect repellant as much as possible but it is usually in my sleep (when I can’t reapply repellant) that I become a food source for Mosquito’s. Since discovering Fixaderm by Necessity, it hasn’t bothered me too much and I will tell you all why.

Fixaderm is marketed as a natural wound healer for skin irritations such as rashes, cracked skin, chapped skin, minor cuts and abrasions, minor burns, sunburn, chafing and best of all …. insect bites and stings. Luckily I have had none of the other skin problems since discovering Fixaderm but for insect bites I was happily going to put it to the test. After a month of summertime use, here is my review.  Continue Reading

Today we kick of Foundation Week with a very special entry. It is not often you find a make-up brand that is Australian made and 100% certified organic. In these tough times it is a true rarity and I am so proud to tell the world that Zuii is one of ours (…. until they do something wrong and then, in true Aussie fashion, we will blame them on another country, Exhibit A: Mel Gibson). 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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