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Best Loose Powder for Setting Makeup

When it comes to flawless makeup, setting it is just as important as the foundation you use and your application. If you have oily skin you’re most likely already doing it but if you have dry skin you’re probably skipping it for fear of it making your skin flaky. It’s important to know that not all face powders are made equally. Some are better for dry skin while others are better for oily …. but my favourites are good for any skin type. They won’t dry you out or make you produce more oil. They will leave your skin looking flawless and extend the wear of your coverage. In my opinion, these are THE best face powders for setting your makeup.  Continue Reading

If you haven’t started buying christmas and holiday gifts for your loved ones than don’t panic, I think most of us are in the same boat. To combat that last minute rush of panic, I am going to share with you a whole heap of holiday gift guides that will make buying presents a breeze. To start off I am going to show you the best offerings from one of my favourite beauty retailers, Sephora. These beauty kits include makeup, body, skincare, fragrance and nails.

For my fellow Australians, I know how painful it is to see these amazing products from a store that won’t ship to us but I have some  news that may help you so look out for that later on. Now ….. let’s look at the gifts! Continue Reading

If you missed last Tuesday’s post about serums, you would have missed me ranting and raving about how important serums are. You definitely should have at least 1 serum as part of your daily skin routine if you are wanting to improve your skin or prevent ageing. Over the weekend (although you may have seen it sneaking up earlier last week) Estée Lauder officially released their newest serum, Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator  into Australia.

From the things Estée Lauder are saying about this new product, it would seem it is less a preventative product and more of a repair product. I am glad Estée Lauder has been honest about this products powers. It is far more realistic to believe that a serum could help repair lacklustre skin tone rather than prevent it from going dull in the future. I think we all know by now that the key to preventing bad skin tone (as well as many other things) is using a good sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF protection.

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  • The packaging is typical Estée Lauder. Classy, not too fancy, pretty and simple.
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Today I am introducing you to what will be another frequent feature, the Brand Profile. This idea came to me while I was in the USA last year. I was having so much fun shopping up a storm for products I know and loved, or products from brands I know and loved, but found myself almost in tears when trying to decide if I should buy products I have NEVER heard of. This anguish inspired me to make a very long list of brands to discover. 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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