Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Cultural Beauty Trends || Skin Whitening: Racism, Class Warfare, WHAT? || Rivet Licker

I have been putting off this post for a while because of its sensitive nature, and I respectfully want to open the discussion. We've come to see different world views on the beauty industry because of the mainstream boom in Asian beauty trends. We were once pretty much sold an ideal created in Europe, but now we are finding ourselves immersed in different standards of beauty from around the world, but unfortunately, they're still very limited (as standards usually are). Black and brown skin still needs pride movements and representation; tanned skin is accepted and desired; but light skin is still the winner in some parts of the world.

Where does skin whitening stem from?

Friday, July 20, 2018

Penny Lane & My Perfect Cosmetics Company || REPRISE || #RivetReview

Penny Lane is a pretty remarkable human, and a champion at professional beauty treatments at home. I'm so thrilled to be working with Penny and her amazing product range again!

Two years ago, I brought a couple of demo and review posts for My Perfect Facial and My Perfect Eyes, not just by using them on myself, but on others, to show that they really do make a world of difference. I'm two years older and wanted to reprise these to see if I feel the same about these products.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Dr. Nassif MD Detox Pads - Complexion Perfecting Pads With Alpha/Beta Hydroxy Acids || #RivetReview

You may know Dr. Paul Nassif as one of the stars of Botched, a reality show about botched cosmetic procedures, where his expertise as a plastic surgeon is highly sought after for those who've undergone a dodgy treatment.

Naturally, being a medical aesthetics fixture in Beverly Hills, California, he has released a line of clinical grade skincare that is designed to target concerns such as dryness and dehydration, and help prevent damage to the function and appearance of our skin. In today's review, we'll be breaking down the Bio-clock Dermaceuticals Detox Pads, which has just won TVSN's 2018 Customer Beauty Award for Best New Innovation!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Winged eyeliner stamps are probably not going to give us hooded folk any hope, anyway. || #RivetReview

The Vamp Stamp tool was designed by a fellow disabled makeup artist, Veronica Lorenz, after losing sensation in her hands following a spinal tumor. This tool made application of winged liner accessible, and surely enough, the copies flew in, and suddenly a new innovation was brought to town, The Quick Flick. Rather than being a stamping tool dipped into product, it was made as a self-inking eyeliner stamp. It gained popularity after appearing on Shark Tank Australia. 

Even more copies became available, including one by Model Co Cosmetics, which I managed to pick up at Woolworths on my last supermarket trip. Does it work when your eyelids are so hooded that winged liner doesn't even look right? Let's find out!