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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the globe. It almost seems silly that it still includes the word “Awareness” because I don’t think there is any other cancer more publicised, more known to people, than breast cancer. I can’t speak for every nation but in Australia we have year round campaigns for breast cancer. Our radio stations go so far as to remind us to check for lumps on the first day of each month. Frankly, you can’t escape being aware of Breast Cancer. I have been a long-time supporter of all BCA/Pink Ribbon efforts but this year I have been starting to really look into where the money goes and I have to say, I have a bone to pick.

Have you heard of pink-washing? I had only just heard this term within the past few months but it has been something that has been present for many years. A Girl’s Gotta Spa wrote this compelling post back in 2009 and it really set a lightbulb off for me when I read it recently. Before we get into it, let’s understand what pink-washing is.  Continue Reading

I am an Australian Beauty Addict currently in the USA. There are some things that are going to be of high importance to me. One of those things is obviously going to be Beauty Stores. More specifically, Beauty Stores I have never been to and heard so much about. One of those stores is ULTA.

The Lead-Up

I have known for a long time that ULTA is not one of those stores designed for tourists. They are usually located in relatively suburban areas and for that reason I have never been able to find one on my previous trips to the USA. This trip I decided to make a concerted effort to locate one and make sure I schedule time to get there. That day was yesterday and despite the unwavering heat, I was very excited.

I decided to head to Town Square mall before hand as it was already half way between my hotel and ULTA at Silverado Ranch Plaza. Getting to Town Square was easy thanks to the amazing bus service known as The Deuce that runs up and down Las Vegas Boulevard. From there the only ‘easy’ way to get to Silverado Ranch Plaza is a Taxi ….. or hire a car but I can barely drive in Australia, there is no way I am attempting suburban USA. US $30 and one very chatty Taxi driver later, I was at ULTA. Continue Reading

It isn’t everyday that a reality TV star gets to launch their own cosmetic line. Is it just me or are you also thinking ‘THANK GOD’?

If you are a reality TV fan than you should be well aware of the Bravo TV smash hit, The Real Housewives of Orange County. While the OC version is just one of many in the ‘Real Housewives’ chain, it would have to be my favourite. Gosh. They are trashy. And I love it! Continue Reading

I have been a bit of a sooky Sally ever since New York got to have the GREATEST event called Vogue Fashion’s Night Out a couple weeks ago on September 10. It is basically a massive shopping event that is held all over the city at fashion houses, boutiques, salons, spas and stores to offer everything from discounts, services and giveaways (there are simultaneous events held in other cities around the world but New York is the BIG one). One of the biggest trends and publicity stunts of Fashion Night Out is the ever elusive 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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