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I did try to start this post off with a witty Christmas carol related jingle ….. but I failed. Instead, I will just show you all the pretty pictures from Clinique’s Holiday Releases for 2011.

Fall In Love With Colours

A perfect little make-up set you could throw in your handbag and call it a day. The limited edition release has everything you need and comes in the prettiest pink bag.

Includes:

  • High Impact Mascara in Black 7ml.
  • Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Sunset 6ml.
  • Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips 50ml.
  • Limited Edition Colour Surge Eye Shadow Palette 3.4g.
  • Cream Shaper For Eyes in Chocolate Lustre 0.8g.
  • Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Currant 5ml.
  • How-To Booklet
  • Pink Cosmetics Bag

AU $95 from Clinique counters and online

US $42 from Clinique online and Sephora

UK £65 from Clinique online

De-Puff and Define Eyes

This baby kit features two of Clinique’s best selling eye products from the All About Eyes range, teamed with a perfect travel size High Impact Mascara.

Includes:

  • All About Eyes, 0.5 oz / 15 ml
  • High Impact Mascara, .14 oz / 3.5 ml
  • All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage, .17 fl oz / 5 ml
  • Bag

AU $58 from Clinique counters and online

US $33.50 from Clinique online

UK – Unavailable at this time

Long Last Shine

Four tubes of glossyness perfect for any age.

Includes:

  • Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Cabana Crush 2.3ml
  • Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Kissyfit 2.3ml
  • Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Air Kiss 2.3ml
  • Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Fireberry 2.3ml
  • Silver embossed cosmetics bag

AU $49 from Clinique counters and online

US – Not available at this time

UK £25 from Clinique online

Chubby Colour & Shine

Ok, this has to be my pick of the litter. Four of the most popular Clinique releases going around, 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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