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Australia's Top Selling Beauty Products

I’m quite a nosy person when it comes to shopping, I love to know what other people buy. I know that you guys are equally curious as me because my haul posts are often one of the most viewed. When an email from one of my favourite Australian online stores, Adore Beauty, hit my inbox last week I knew I had to share it with you all. They have let slip exactly which products are the top-sellers in each Australian state. Can you guess who buys what? Find out below. Continue Reading

OPI Gel Color Alpine Snow Swatch

Picking a nail colour that had to last me through moving house, overseas travel and a week of business events was one of the toughest decisions I’ve made all year. I always get a gel-polish or gel manicure before I travel or do anything labour intensive because it keeps my nails protected, but the addition of attending lots of business meetings meant I had to carefully consider the colour choice. Red is a fail safe option (especially Big Apple Red) but this time I wanted something a little more fashion forward while still keeping true to my classic sense of style. The answer: White.  Continue Reading

Summer Feet

When the weather heats up it’s time to bring out the sandals, flip flops/thongs and strappy wedges, which in turn means you have to bare your footsies. Yep, those feet that have been hidden away in socks, slippers and closed-toe shoes. Those feet that haven’t seen the light of day for 6 months. If they are anything like my feet, they need some serious TLC before you dare exit your house with them on show.

To get your tootsies beach-perfect I’m sharing my 5 steps to sexy summer feet.  Continue Reading

Essie professional LED light

You would think the nail gel market is overflowing but the big wigs at Essie feel otherwise. Despite the competitive market between CND Shellac, Bio Sculpture Bio Gel, Gelish, OPI Gel Color and more, Essie plan to launch their own professional gel service, Essie Gel, this coming October.

Gerald Densk, Essie’s general manager for the professional products division of L’Oréal USA, has told WWD that gels are a growing market and it isn’t something they can afford to ignore. It is obvious to most that Essie is not receiving the same interest from salons as it does from consumers so this could be a good move for them to get more salons using their products.  Continue Reading

CND Shellac Layering Guide Header

CND Shellac is one nail treatment that won’t be disappearing anytime soon. Since launching in 2010, the in-salon treatment has been popular the world over. The shade range continues to increase and that is a popular drawcard, but did you know that you can also layer the shades to create new ones? Last time I posted one of CND’s colour layering guides you all seemed to go crazy for it. It has continuously been one of my most pinned posts since Pinterest came to the masses. However, that was quite some time ago and I feel we are well overdue for some more Shellac colour layering guides. As a special treat, I have 3 brand new guides for you.

Pin them, print them out or bookmark them to take with you to your next Shellac appointment so you can pick a customised shade that you love.  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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