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As promised yesterday, here is a sneak peak at OPI’s new collection for Fall (Spring for us southern hemisphere residents), Touring America. I did break the news about this collection back in March but all we had was a simple bottle shot of the collection. Now I can show you the official swatches you will see on those little plastic nails in stores, YAY!

I really do love the story behind this collection and the name says it all, Touring America. It has been a good 10 year dream of mine to do an American road trip, but until I can afford to do that, I can rejoice in the fact that this collection gives me a tiny piece of some great American landmarks.

Some of the colour names match their respective colours perfectly. For example, you have I Eat Mainely Lobster which really does look like the colour of lobster. Then you have Honk If You Love OPI (I do, I do!) which is a stunning dark grape colour, but I just don’t see how honking is related to purple. Of course I realise I am being too literal but that is an issue I battle with daily. Why can’t I just enjoy the fun?!?!

The Colours

The colours shown below, starting at the top right and zig-zagging down, are:
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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.

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