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Wantable August Box Open Contents

Subscription boxes are a craze that aren’t going to disappear anytime soon. However, in Australia we have seen a number of companies drop off since the boom started nearly two years ago. While the beauty box subscription services we do have in Australia are fabulous for most people, the one thing many Australian buyers comment on is that they wish they had access to the same things the US does. Frankly, we are jealous of our US counterparts. I definitely include myself in that group of consumers and it frustrated me that none of the big beauty box companies in the USA were offering international shipping … until now. Wantable, the latest beauty box subscription company is the first to offer their service in USA, Canada and Australia.

When I heard about Wantable it was from my US beauty blogging friends who had reviewed their first box. It sounded awesome but I was skeptic that the same quality products would be sent to Australia as well. When Wantable approached me to try their service I told them bluntly that it sounds too good to be true., but after being offered a coupon code (I am a sucker for coupon codes) I gave in and decided to try it. I am reviewing the Wantable service for you today because I think it is extremely unique, but mostly because it addresses the one issue I had with current beauty boxes. Did it convert me from a skeptic to a fan? Read on to find out!  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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