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Friday, June 30, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
NARS has just announced it will be retailing their brand in mainland China, the only territory in the world where animal testing is a mandatory regulation to assure safety of products entering the market.
The flaws are obvious with this legislation, and here is why.
Monday, June 26, 2017
Cleansing oils are some of the most gentle cleansers you could use. They bind with dirt and oil (like mixes with like), melt off makeup, and leave skin feeling clean and soft.
Innoxa is a cruelty free brand that started in France, and moved around the world, all the way to its new home in Australia. Their motto is "first do no harm", and this has been the philosophy ever since.
Friday, June 23, 2017
I've been wanting to do a regular posting of my makeup looks here on the blog, but I figure, why not start with a small archive. I'll do them month by month, starting from January 2017, and there will be full details.
I post makeup looks on Instagram every week or so, depending on what life throws at me, and I try to be as creative as possible! I list all the products I use, including shade names (if applicable). I hope you enjoy the archives for now, I intend to roll out one a week until we reach the most recent looks, and there will be a post every month from July onwards!
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Korea and Japan are leaders in designing cosmetics. Every beauty trend we are seeing has been inspired in some way by these innovations. A lot of cosmetic manufacturing is done in Korean laboratories, too. Step in DAISO, a Japanese variety store that caters to the masses at an unbeatable price, with their own brand of beauty products.
I have never used any of Daiso's brand of cosmetics before; I've really only stuck to the home improvement, stationery and crafting supplies, and beauty accessories since discovering the store a few years back. I just didn't have faith in the brand's cosmetics because of cruelty free status and the ingredients + directions not being available in English. There were several recalls for personal care items in the past due to labelling, but it looks like the QC of Daiso Australia has brought this into line more recently.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Washing hair has pretty much remained consistent over the years – shampoo first (sometimes twice), conditioner second. This meant you had to cleanse (i.e. strip your hair within its life), then restore your keratin strands with a conditioner. For coloured hair, this means fading colour quickly!
Fortunately, new formulations and techniques have been added to the market to clean the hair and scalp without ruining your colour! Welcome the Conditioner Washing Revolution, and here's how to do it!
Thursday, June 8, 2017
An open letter to brands and PR agencies who use influencer marketing.
|A portfolio can speak far more words than a number of followers.|
I wrote this around the same time that I published my first Rivet Rant on this topic, but it has become way more relevant now that I have reached out to some new brands and got knocked back because of my following. Not everybody will agree with me, but time and audience growth isn't the same for everybody.
Monday, June 5, 2017
I can't begin to describe how annoyed I have been with my eyes lately. Between medications, sleep problems, and just generally being unwell, my eye area has begun to suffer. It wasn't until my friend pointed out the bags under my eyes that I needed to do something about it. Eysilix to the rescue!
Indeed Labs is a Canadian cosmeceutical brand that brings active ingredients to the consumer at drugstore price; the professional quality of anti-ageing and preventative formulas into the hands of the everyday person.