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Scout Cosmetics Mineral Foundation

I haven’t used mineral powder foundation for quite a few years because my skin. I used to be in love with it, specifically bareMinerals, but as I get busier with life I prefer liquid products that are quick to apply and last longer through a hectic day. However, powder foundation formulations have come a long way since I stopped using them and I wanted to revisit them to see how well they do now. Plus, gone are the days of just 2 or 3 mineral makeup brands because now there is such a competitive market for them. Today I’m sharing my review of the mineral powder foundation from Scout Cosmetics, an Australian beauty brand that makes luxury cruelty-free, vegan cosmetics.  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

Adore Beauty Brands

I know what you are thinking, “more sales, really?”. Yes, it’s true and this one is epic! One of my favourite Australian online beauty stores, Adore Beauty, is running an epic sale. The offers are some of the best I’ve seen during this sale season. You could use some of these offers to tick people off your Christmas gift list, or you could do what I’m going to do and spoil myself.

All offers end midnight 4 December 2013 and while stocks last, so don’t delay!  Continue Reading

5 Things You Need To Know SPF50

Late last year Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced new sunscreen standards. Previously the highest SPF rating you could have for a product in Australia was SPF 30, but the new legislation took that up to SPF 50 with some other important bits updated along with it. Even thought most brands in Australia knew the change was coming, very few had product go on sale during our summer with the new SPF 50 rating. That means that our upcoming Spring/Summer will be the first time most people will have ever heard about a change and may be overwhelmed with all the new options.

To make things a little easier to understand I have expert Emma Hobson, Education Manager Australia, Asia & New Zealand For The International Dermal Institute & Dermalogica, to give us five bites of the most important things you need to know with SPF 50.  Continue Reading