Posts in Inika

Last week we showed you the beauty sample box subscription services of Australia and the USA, and now it is time for the UK. In my opinion the UK offering of beauty box services are very similar to Australia, in that the services are very similar in what they offer and the way they work.

If you are new to beauty sample boxes, visit our Australia post to learn about what they are.

 

Glossybox

The UK version of Glossybox sends a mix of Continue Reading

If you have a friend or family member that is vegetarian or vegan, you probably know how hard it is for them to go to a restaurant or just purchase something up without asking 10 questions. When it comes to Christmas presents, the difficulty is transferred to the gift givers. What on earth can you buy them?

Today’s holiday gift guide is just for those who are not sure what to get for a vegetarian or vegan. The brands included in this post all strive for an animal cruelty free world and they all have a very dear place in my heart because of it. Even if you aren’t buying a gift for a vegetarian/vegan, do consider these fabulous options.

 

Urban Decay – Vegan Palette

Over half of Urban Decay’s cosmetic line is vegan but this palette is the Continue Reading

This month we have not only a beauty treat, but an edible one too! *high five*

Officially this item was reviewed in May, but it was May 31 to be exact and it went live after our special May giveaway celebrating The Plastic Diaries 1st birthday. For that reason I felt this item deserved a place in the June Favourites. I mean, May 31 is practically June, right?

So what item am I talking about …… ?

 

Six little pots of magic

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From the title alone you can probably guess what this item really is, but that will not stop me from rambling on about it excellence. Inika have done the greatest thing any make-up company could EVER do (in my opinion), and that is combine make-up with chocolate. Yes, yummy, fattening, indulgent chocolate. Why has it taken this long for someone to do it? Why? WHY? 

Before I even got this item it was a no brainer that I would love it. You can’t put Limited Edition and Chocolate in a product name without me squealing like an infant. Plus, Inika is just an amazing Australian brand that makes you feel like you are doing something great for humanity. All their products are 100% Certified Organic or Vegan (or both!), and 100% Certified Halal and Cruelty Free.

What I Say ….

  • The packaging and attention to detail is just divine. The items come in a sturdy black gift box with an Inika ribbon and wax stamp on the lid. First thing you see when you open the box is a little card, which shows the colours of eyeshadow displayed just like you find chocolates inside a Lindt Praline box. The box is divided into 9 squares, 6 are eyeshadows and 3 are gold foil wrapped chocolates.
  • Each eyeshadow and chocolate is placed in a Continue Reading

There is no bigger headache in my life than storage issues. It goes for everything, from clothing to magazines, to food and dogs toys. The list never ends, but by far the biggest issue I have is beauty products. When you mix my love of collecting beauty products with my ability to hoard, you get one out of control collection.

For the past few weeks I have been in the process of moving into my new office (I kicked my dad out of his. Clearly my needs are more important) and it has been a challenge (there will be more posts on this, I guarantee!). The one thing that shook me a little is how I seem to take 5 or more toiletry/make-up bags every time I go away. It seems I never could find one to hold all the stuff I wanted, or separate it for easy access. That realisation led to a light bulb going off in my head …. it is time I start the hunt.
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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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