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Burt's Bees The Classics Collection

This post is sponsored by Burt’s Bees

Choosing beauty products that work for you are an important part of taking care of yourself, but it isn’t the only aspect you should consider. Up until my mid-twenties the only thing I cared about was using products that showed results with immediate use. I didn’t care about the brand, the morals or policies they had in place, how it effected the environment or people. As I’ve matured I’ve learnt that being wise about your purchases means you don’t have to compromise on what’s important to you. You can have great products, that work, and that align with your own values.

Natural ingredients are becoming increasingly important to me but it’s something that Burt’s Bees mastered almost 30 years ago. The globally-renowned brand uses nature to create skincare that works, processing them in the simplest way to deliver maximum results. You can actually spell and pronounce their ingredients, a rarity in most beauty products today.

The certified cruelty-free brand offers products that have lasted the test of time. There are 6 perfect, shining examples of the quality you find in Burt’s Bees. PLUS, you can enter their competition to win one of their award winning classic products. First, get to know them all but be warned, once you try them I assure you it will be the start of a budding romance with Burt and his bees. Continue Reading

Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm

I have been plagued with chapped lips this winter as I battle to keep my skin and body hydrated. It would seem miso soup and mashed potato aren’t as hydrating as I would like them to be, so I have to rely on external nourishment. I dipped in to my lip balm stash last month and pulled ou the Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm, one I have heard people rave about for years. I decided to give it a try and this review will tell you whether you should be adding it to your winter staples.  Continue Reading

For all you adoring Lancôme Juicy Tubes fans, you are in for a special treat. Right now, like today, like this minute … the all new and very limited edition Juicy Tubes by Yayoi Kusama are going on sale in Australia.

For a while now I have had my eye on the first collection of Yayoi Kusama Juicy Tubes. For some reason I haven’t been able to find these in Australia but maybe I didn’t look hard enough. Not to worry though because now there is a brand new collection and from the look and sound of it, these ones are going to be kick ass! For those of you who aren’t aware of Yayoi Kusama, don’t worry. I didn’t until I found out about her collaboration with Lancôme.

The new collection contains 6 glosses that are not only unique in colour, but also in fragrance. Yes, rumour has it that Yayoi actually came up with fragrances to match each of her creations. I think that is preeeeeeetty cool. Before I tell you what I think about No. 12 Exotic Bomb, let’s learn a bit more about the collection.

Standard Lancôme packaging on the outside. Fun on the inside!

The Collection

Today, reflecting the mood of her current artwork, Yayoi Kusama is remodelling Juicy Tubes around the theme of love. She offers Lancôme’s pop-princess gloss three unique designs that are as poetic as the most sincere promises of eternal love.

With dazzling shine, Juicy Tubes Awakening of Love is empowered by a prodigious texture that combines two new generation components. The first is a transparent “mirror oil”, which is more fluid and less sticky than traditional glosses. The second is a “Bouncy polymer”, encapsulated in the formula within chains of beads that are released on application to dress lips with a smooth, even, glossy finish. Juicy Tubes Awakening of Love’s texture plays with light and redefines the notion of mirror shine.

Fruity, energising shades

10 Crazy Yuzu, with radiant notes of yuzu, and boosted with a hint of basil.
11 Vigorous Fruit, where the raspberry fragrance is lifted by a touch of mint.
12 Exotic Bomb, whose gentle strawberry aroma is interlaced with pink peppercorn.

Soothing, floral shades

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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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