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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

Cruelty-free Vegan Makeup

During a community chat within a vegan group I was asked about which foundations are best. One of the harder parts about going vegan is replacing your favourite beauty with cruelty-free options, but you would be surprised to know that many of the great cosmetics in the market are actually cruelty-free or vegan already. With the increased public demand for compassionate products we’re seeing more brands changing their ways without compromising the quality or performance of their products. It’s a win win win – for us, the animals and the environment.

Take a look at my top picks and see if your favourite makes the cut, or perhaps find a replacement for your animal-tested products. Continue Reading

Too Faced Melted Liquified Lipstick Collection

Liquid lipsticks are all the rage right now but finding a formula that works for your needs, in colours you like, is half the battle. This year Too Faced released their latest lip colour product, Melted Long Wear Lipstick. There are currently six shades in the range and today I will be showing you three of them – Melted Peony, Melted Fuchsia and Melted Ruby.

My review outlines the pros and cons of the packaging, the formula and the wearability.  Continue Reading

Smashbox Full Exposure Waterproof Mascara Jet Black

Waterproof mascara isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but I do like it for many reasons. A good waterproof mascara should be able to withstand rain, swimming, sweat and a cry-fest (most likely brought upon by a rainy night inside spent watching The Notebook). When Smashbox took their favourite mascara, Full Exposure, and made a waterproof formula they should have known I would put it through some serious tests.

I’ve worn this mascara through a multitude of climates and conditions. My review reveals how well it performed under pressure.  Continue Reading