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Celebrity Beauty

Celebrities are often thrust into a position of being publicly ridiculed for their looks but despite this some celebrities not only embrace it but actually turn it into a business. I think it’s genius if you can take your position of being a face for beauty and turn that into a business venture, and that’s what these 7 female celebrities have done. Interestingly it’s also worth noting just how many celebrities care about being cruelty-free. From makeup to sunless tanning, these smoking hot women know how to market their unique beauty to the masses.  Continue Reading

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I hope you all had a lovely day yesterday. Whether you had christmas festivities to enjoy or you were spending some quiet time to yourself, I hope you made the most of it and are feeling fulfilled. I often think this time of year is extremely commercial and while I hate to think I am a slave to consumerism, I know at heart I really am. Until I can overcome my internal battle with wanting new, shiny things I will embrace my desire to purchase the pretty things I like. For me, not celebrating Christmas means I don’t get to swap pretty things with my loved ones at this time of year so I look forward to the Boxing Day/Post-Christmas sales where I can buy exactly what I want. So today, this post is dedicated to all those people out there like me: slaves to consumerism and lovers of shiny things.

I have picked out the best of the best (which is practically all of them) sales, special offers, discounts and savings for you to take advantage of.

For those of you not in the USA, you may be confused by when the sales actually start and finish but don’t worry, most of them have already commenced and if you are confused about the times they finish just use the Time And Date converter to find out what time it would be in your part of the world. i.e. for sales that finish at 11:59pm on Wednesday (26/12) in the USA it will be 6:59pm on Thursday, (27/12) in Sydney, Australia.

Now let’s check out those fabulous deals!  Continue Reading

For many online retailers, the Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales were a weekend long event. Some of them are even kicking on for the remainder of November! If you haven’t taken advantage of any of the great offers yet, or you just simply didn’t realise it was happening, DO NOT PANIC. I have compiled your last-minute ‘Must Shop’ list.

The below list contains all the awesome beauty, cosmetics and makeup offers on now that you can still take advantage of. Make sure you click the links given below and include any noted promotional codes.

Before we begin, open this link to TimeAndDate.com’s Time Zone Converter or The World Clock to that you can make sure you don’t miss a deadline because of the time difference. There is nothing worse than missing an amazing deal by just a few minutes. End dates/times have been included where provided but remember most of these sites are in the USA. Even if a time isn’t include, you can safely assume that it would probably finish at the end of the date provided, so convert that to your timezone.

Are you ready? Let’s go!

Black Friday / Cyber Monday – Must Shop List

Some stores are offering multiple offers and many ship worldwide!

The list is in alphabetical order to make things a little easier to navigate.

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In the lead-up to Cosmoprof North America I was excited for many reasons. The brands, the people, the products and everything in-between. However, all my excitement for those elements of my trip to the US were NOTHING in compared to my excitement for meeting Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. This was not something I had planned all along. In fact, I was extremely lucky to even have the chance to see the woman. But, before I tell you about that, let’s cover off a few key points.

Who Is Suzi Weiss-Fischmann?

As stated in the title, Suzi is the Executive Vice President and Artistic Director for OPI. That is her official title. Unofficially, she is “The First Lady of Nails”. Suzi is the lone solider who creates every single OPI Nail Lacquer shade. That is a HUGE task, but one she has executed perfectly for about 20 years.

In short, Suzi IS nail colour.

Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

The Interview

Suzi (I feel we are buddies now so surely first names are appropriate?) has been on my list of ‘Love To Meet One Day’ for about 10 years. Realistically, I knew it was going to be highly unlikely to happen, but my pursuit to meet my business idols never wavers. In this case, my success was thanks to one very special lady …. Continue Reading

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With the Australian dollar being so strong at the moment, you may be finding it difficult to resist the temptation to jump on an LA bound flight to stock up on your beauty faves. The fact I live near Sydney Airport is especially difficult because if it wasn’t for the electric fence I would jump over and stow myself neatly in an over head compartment when no one was looking. Desperate much?

Well thankfully I don’t have to this week because I am heading to Las Vegas for a Blogging conference. Yes, they actually have a conference for that!

So what do you do if you can’t quickly make up some job related hoopla to get yourself over there? Order online! The Aussie dollar is almost on par with the USA, the pound is at an astounding 60 pence or more, and then there is the Canadian dollar that we are a mere .002 cents off equal. It is crazy times and god knows it might not last for long.

My advice is to take advantage while you can. Be adventurous, and if you have never tried online shopping, now is the time! Unfortunately there are still many sites that don’t offer shipping to Australia and it is a huge loss for them (*cough* Sephora), so let’s focus on the sites that do recognise our fine country as a profitable market.  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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