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On Thursday night I went to the Christmas party for Social Diary, an industry website for media and events. Every year it has an awesome dress-up theme and this year it was Wedding Of The Year. You could come as anything related to weddings or marriage. I had sent my RSVP to attend long before I became sick but when it came to the day I wasn’t feeling too well. I was determined to still go because being a full-time blogger means I work alone in my home …. there is no other Christmas party for me!

Coming up with a costume last minute was not ideal. The only thing wedding related I had was my two bridesmaid dresses from the weddings I attended earlier this year. I decided I would go as a trashy bridesmaid (or in Australian terms, a bogan bridesmaid). I am not a makeup artist by any means so I had no idea how I was going to make myself trashy, but after looking up some Google images I felt I had an idea of what to do.

I decided on my pink one-shoulder maxi bridesmaid dress with knee-high black boots and chunky heart shaped plastic rings. I took a packet of gum with me to chew loudly and I borrowed a packet of cigarettes from a friend and put them in my shoulder strap. Now I am going to share how I completed my trashy bridesmaid look with makeup, hair and nails.

The products I used to create my Trashy Bridesmaid look

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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

I won’t lie. To me, every month is Pink Ribbon month. Early on I started collecting the beautiful little jewels and pins that were released each October in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Why? Because I am a sucker for pink. Alas, this month we really are in Pink Ribbon territory and this year there are some beauty companies who have really out done themselves.

Today I want to share with you the Pink Ribbon products I am loving. These aren’t your regular re-packaged-in-pink moisturiser. These are some of the best pink ribbon releases I have ever seen, and that is saying something.

Great Lengths – Pale and Hot Pink Hair Extensions

Crazy hair colours are so hot right now but getting your hair pink is extremely difficult, especially if you are a brunette. This month Great Lengths, possibly the greatest hair extension company in the world, have released these limited edition pink strands. That means you don’t have to bleach the hell out of your own hair to add a dash of colour.

Official Description: Great Lengths Pale and Hot Pink Limited Edition Hair Extensions are designed to recognise the loss of a woman’s hair during treatment. Great Lengths will donate the $10 from the sale of each extension (which includes both application and future removal) to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.

AU $10 per strand (that means 100% goes to NBCF!) from Great Lengths salons. Visit the Great Lengths website for more details.

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Balayage is almost a dirty word in my eyes. The beauty world talk about it so much I feel it has lost all meaning. Not surprisingly, most people don’t even know what Balayage is. I was one of those people until just a few years ago but then I found this article on Primped and it helped me a lot. Once I knew what it was, I was able to make the decision as to whether I liked it or not. Until now, I did not!

In my eyes, I could’t understand why you would bleach the hell out of random parts of their hair when the results could be so hit-or-miss. This slideshow on Primped is a perfect example of the different varieties of ‘Balayage’. I love the Balayage style Ashley Simpson and Sophia Bush had. The question is, would it look any good on me? 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

Best New Beauty September 2017 beauty products

Wow, guys. This month is absolute madness in the beauty launch calendar. The best new beauty September launches have come in strong from the likes of Fenty Beauty, Too Faced, St Tropez, Nip + Fab, Katy Perry and more.

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