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Lancôme, Estée Lauder, Revlon … they all do a pretty good job at making beauty products. BUT, I don’t think I have ever been more excited to discover that one brand makes beauty products …. yep, Crayola. If you didn’t grow up using Crayola pens, crayons, pencils and other colouring-in products you had a deprived childhood. I can say that because Crayola was a ‘top-shelf’ brand in my primary school days. It was like the Porsche of colouring-in products (Faber-Castell were the Lambourghini’s). So when I saw The Beauty Delicacy showed this off on her Google Plus page my jaw hit the floor.

Like every good beauty addict blogger, I instantly started hunting down the Crayola range and here is what I have found. I can only find them in the USA (for now). Needless to say, these are all on my shopping list! Continue Reading

In the first Welcome To My Beauty Cupboard post I introduced Milani Cosmetics, a brand well-known and loved in the USA. Today I am taking a look at Essence Cosmetics, a brand that practically rules the German cosmetic market and have recently landed on Australian shores.

My instant feelings upon seeing the display units and the products was that this brand is going to be making waves. Australia, I am so excited for us!

What Is Essence Cosmetics?

The must have in beauty: trends, fun, unique – but never expensive! With a striking range of quality cosmetics, essence is the ultimate brand for all beauty queens.

Essence is a range of on-trend quality colour cosmetics, that’s as unique, creative and surprising as you are.

All products are made in Europe and offer excellent coverage, vibrant pigments, and super smooth textures that are easy to apply and blend beautifully.

The brand is number one in Germany, and represents a quarter of all cosmetics sales in that country. Think about that for a moment. A population of about 81 million people, over half of those being female. That is huge.

The big draw card for me with this brand has to be that it isn’t tested on animals. For a company to have such low price points (seriously, wait till you see them below) it is refreshing to see that they have a strong stance against animal cruelty.

In the USA Essence is stocked at Ulta and many other stores. In Australia, the brand will be exclusive to Target.

My New Collection

My knowledge of Essence Cosmetics was pretty limited. I had seen lots of their nail lacquers appear on beauty blogs, but I never knew how big and diverse their range was. Now that it has arrived in Australia, I am gobsmacked. The most shocking thing of all, the price points. Just look at the prices of these things!

Mascaras

The brand currently has 8 varieties in mascara. EIGHT!

Multi Action False Lashes Mascara – AU $4.95

I Love Extreme Volume Mascara – AU $5.50

2 in 1 Volume Mascara – AU $6.50 Continue Reading

Female Hair Loss Before and After

Female hair loss and hair thinning are a growing sector within the beauty market. I used to think female hair loss was a beauty issue and as such could be treated with beauty products. Self-inflicted hair loss is my most common concern. I blamed my tight braids, hair irons and chemical damage. However, the fact remains that the leading causes for female hair loss are health related.

When my normal amount of hair fall dramatically increased, with noticeable receding of my hairline, I panicked. I didn’t know where to begin with treating it but I couldn’t understand why it was happening. I’d stop styling my hair in tight do’s, I rarely heat style and I haven’t dyed my hair in almost 2 years. I ruled out self-inflicted hair loss so I went straight to my GP (doctor) to ask for advice. It turns out that my female hair loss was completely reversible for less than $20!  Continue Reading

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Trefiel Lace Face Mask, Moisturising sheet mask skincare.

If you follow beauty on Instagram it’s highly likely you’ve seen the Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask. They look like a piece of black lace, often seen adorning the faces of cute beauty influencers. What they actually are is a range of sheet masks. Really pretty sheet masks.

The Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask is available in four formulations – Moisturising, Brightening, Repairing and Toning. Trefiel initially launched with just the Moisturising mask but later rebranded and added 3 more masks to the line-up. I chose to review their original Moisturising Face Mask.  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty June 2017

The best new beauty products on shelves this June include some exciting releases in makeup and skincare. Too Faced’s latest colour collection has moved beyond the USA, Dermalogica are hoping to give us fuller lips, and Nip + Fab have expanded on their hugely popular skincare ranges.

Discover these new beauty products, and more, with my Best New Beauty June round-up. Continue Reading

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