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Essano Rosehip Hand Cream review

Just because the weather has warmed up doesn’t mean I can afford to stop using hand cream. Keeping my nails healthy and my hands soft is easy if I stick to regular hand cream use but in the warmer months I look for something light that hydrates quickly without any residue left behind. The new Rosehip by Essano hand cream uses their key ingredient, certified organic rosehip, as the miracle cure along with shea butter and jojoba oil. Will it be right a summer essential? My review tells the story.  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty Products

I don’t want to admit it but … September is over. I know, it’s a shock considering it’s actually almost October but can you believe it? I swear it was only February last month but now we are rolling into the month of Pumpkin Spice lattes and Halloween-themed everything. Now that we’ve said goodbye to September let me show you which products launched that captured my attention.

Nearly 60 new products landed on my desk for their September launch and it was overwhelming just how good the competition between them were. The biggest competition was in the lips category …. so many new, shiny, pretty lippies! Which ones won me over? Let’s find out! Continue Reading

Jane Iredale The Skincare Makeup

Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup is a beauty brand that has long been committed to not testing their cosmetics on animals. Their line of skincare-infused makeup has been certified cruelty-free by PETA but now they are taking their commitment to animals one step further. I’m very happy to share the news that Jane Iredale is now officially certified by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) and are now part of the Leaping Bunny Program.

In case you missed our feature, The Truth About Cruelty-Free, the Leaping Bunny program is the only internationally recognised program for cosmetics free from animal testing. The CCIC is a respected animal protection organisation that grants brands cruelty-free certification if they meet the strict & comprehensive standard of the Leaping Bunny program. Their requirements go beyond whether a finished product is tested on animals – the focus is on companies eliminating the unnecessary use of animals in the testing of products and ingredients, further disallowing third-party testing on animals for product registration purposes (i.e. selling a product in China). Ultimately if you’re shopping for cruelty-free beauty products make sure they are certified by the Leaping Bunny program otherwise there may well have been animal testing along the products journey to the store.  Continue Reading

It seems like every woman and her poodle (my take on the classic ‘man and his dog’) in Australia is in love with Lanolips. Until a few weeks ago, I had never even looked at a tube. Sure, I had heard all the hype but there was just one thing that steered me away from wanting to give it a go ….. the Lanolin.

As you can probably guess by the name, Lanolips does contain Lanolin, which I had always heard was bad for you. Obviously this is open to debate, but the more I looked into it I found that the natural Lanolin product itself isn’t bad for you. One of the beliefs is that Lanolin in cosmetic products became carcinogenic because of the pesticides used on crops and on the sheep themselves. Others argue that it is the additives and preservatives used when developing the pure Lanolin into cosmetic products.

Clearly I am no scientist but what I now understand is that 100% pure, medical grade Lanolin is perfectly safe, actually it is really good for you … Continue Reading

Remember that itchy skin drama I told you about here, well I am happy to announce that my skin seems to be on the mend since starting use of this product.

The shower gel is very light and has a great scent that kind of reminds me of fresh cotton coming out of the dryer. Ok maybe not exactly like that but you get my point, its fresh and homely. The scent lasts while your washing but I am glad that it disappears once you rinse it off. I personally do not like a lingering body wash scent if I am going to be wearing perfume, it just confuses my nose. 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.

Discover the best of the best new beauty products with my Best New Beauty September round-up. Continue Reading

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