To many, mineral makeup is more than just a beauty fad. It can be seen as an extension to a skincare routine, based on the perceived benefits of it being healthier for our skin than traditional makeup. Although it’s a relatively recent beauty trend, mineral makeup has been used for thousands of years, its use dating back to ancient cultures like the Egyptians (think Cleopatra eyes).
But what makes mineral makeup so different to the traditional forms of makeup, and more importantly, what makes it BETTER in the eyes of many consumers?
Oh yes, it’s that time again. A new limited edition box from Bellabox! For those who are conscious about natural ingredients in their beauty products, get yourself ready because this is the box for you! The latest limited edition box from Bellabox is in collaboration with natural beauty guru and resource, Irene from Nourished Life! A specially curated box for all you natural beauty lovers, this edition features 13 items from skincare to hair care, to makeup, even items for you to improve your beauty from the inside. I was super privileged to get early access to this edition, and I am way too excited to share the items with you all!
A skincare brand that’s based on evidence-backed ingredients, a skincare brand that is affordable in a market full of price-hiked products, a skincare brand that uses simple formulations but doesn’t compromise on quality and effectiveness? That’s what you get when you try The Ordinary skincare.
I recently went to Bali with my boyfriend and I wanted to share with you all some of the highlights from the trip eg, things I saw, what we did and where we stayed. And to share some more exciting news, I came back to Australia as a Fiance! I also wanted to use my blog as another way to share the beauty of Bali, it has really blown our minds and we can’t wait to go back!
Girlactik has always been one of those US brands I’ve been dying to try, yet are really hard to come by in Australia. Well, things are about to get a whole lot of easier. Introducing one of the latest new cosmetics retailers to hit Aussie shores, The Beauty Drawers. I was incredibly flattered to be selected as a brand ambassador for The Beauty Drawers, who will be making it more accessible to find some hard-to-aquire brands in Australia like Pixi Beauty, Viseart, Ere Perez, Girlactik, Milani Cosmetics, and so many more.
Into Autumn and with Winter approaching, I’ve really been feeling khaki tones and metallic warm lips. It seems the focus is on warm reds and berries this season, but I’m taking inspiration from the decades of the 90’s in these cooler months with basic browns and khakis, so I wanted to show you all an Autumn/Winter themed look that I created with some products available from Adore Beauty.
Korean Beauty (or K-beauty) has become such a popular field of beauty products in Australia recently, mostly due to the reputation of Korean’s having beautiful, hydrated and youthful looking skin and makeup. There have been a surge of K-beauty stockists in Australia as a result, one of the most recent being Chaylee Cosmetics.
I have a revelation. I hate shaving. Always have, always will. Shaving as a form of hair removal has been my last resort since I started out as a young teenager. In fact, the first time I ever tried hair removal I went straight to waxing, and can honestly say that I’ve probably shaved my legs only about two dozens times during my life.
Um.. sorry about the dramatic title, that’s just the forensic scientist in me. My post may not be as dramatic as the title suggests, but I wanted to explore the controversy surrounding synthetic preservatives in cosmetics, in particular the use of parabens, and to judge with my own opinion whether this controversy and the associated scaremongering marketing tactic is justified by real science and critical judgement.