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There is no denying that buying beauty products from international retailers is extremely lucrative to many people, especially those located in Australia and New Zealand. While I can carry on about how I like shopping at Mecca Cosmetica and Adore Beauty (and oh boy do I love those stores, both of which also ship internationally!!) the fact of the matter is that not everything I want can be bought in Australia, or for a price I can afford. This is where buying from international stores comes in, and in particular, the big USA department stores.

Why Am I Writing This Post?

I want to be up front and say that supporting your local economy is very important. I know that, you know that. I am not encouraging you to desert your local industry and only buy internationally. This post is merely a guide to help those who perhaps already buy from overseas retailers and are frustrated at not knowing which brands can and cannot be purchased.

One store I shop from a lot is Nordstrom. They have a lot of clothing brands that I have never heard of before but are perfect for me. But, a few times I have tried to add beauty products to my basket only at checkout it says those items aren’t able to be shipped to Australia. This is something I have experienced on many sites, so in frustration, I set out to do this post.  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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