Posts in Crescent Row

Benefit Cosmetics Crescent Row under my spell Noelle

Crescent Row had a new lady move in last September and she is quite enchanting. Under My Spell Noelle promises to be a woody floral fragrance that will captivate you from the first whiff. Wood fragrances are my favourite so did Noelle’s spell work on me? Read my review to find out.  Continue Reading

Female Spraying Perfume

Fragrance does much more than make us smell good. They have the power to imprint in our memories. We can connect special times in our lives with the scent we smelt. It’s for that reason I love taking a look back at the scents that shaped the year. These 13 (in no particular order) summed up 2013 for me, and I will carry them forth with the memories of of good times.

Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we? Continue Reading

Holiday time … again! This week I am going to show you as many of the amazing holiday releases as I can, and nothing excites me more than a colourful box of goodies from one of my all-time favourite brands, Benefit Cosmetics.

Holiday Gift Sets

In my opinion, this year Benefit Cosmetics have outdone themselves. They have covered all price ranges and put together some really lust-worthy packs. I am melting over the images as I type. Prepare yourself!

Ticket To Glossytown

A set of six mini lip glosses from their Lip Shine range are adorably packaged and make the perfect gift for ladies of any age!

Colours included:

  • So Frisk Me (gilded berry)
  • Nudie-Tude (goldspun twist)
  • Spiked Punch (juicy coral)
  • Life on the A List (bubblegum pink)
  • Foxy Lady (diamond rose)
  • Kiss You (clear fuchsia)

AU $49 from Adore Beauty (international shipping available), Benefit counters at Myer and Benefit Flagship store in Sydney.

US $24 from Benefit Cosmetics online* (international shipping available) and Sephora*

UK – Unavailable

“I’m Glam… Therefore I Am”

An essential beauty kit packed full of Benefit beauties. Continue Reading

Today I am introducing you to what will be another frequent feature, the Brand Profile. This idea came to me while I was in the USA last year. I was having so much fun shopping up a storm for products I know and loved, or products from brands I know and loved, but found myself almost in tears when trying to decide if I should buy products I have NEVER heard of. This anguish inspired me to make a very long list of brands to discover. 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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