Parabens in Cosmetics: A miscarriage of Justice?

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.

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INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT: VITAMIN C

If you’re anything of a skincare junkie like me, you’ll have seen the term ‘Vitamin C’ floating around. Initially heralding as one of the most important vitamins in our diet, the skincare industry has really taken advantage of the powerful properties of this vitamin to produce topical treatments for healthy, youthful-looking skin. So, I’ve partnered with Adore Beauty in this post to describe some of the benefits of Vitamin C, and was able to knuckle down into my favourite Vit C recommendations for you to try.

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THE EYELASH LIFT: DITCH YOUR EYELASH CURLERS

I’ve always felt like I’ve had good long lashes, but as they grow downwards I’ve always had to rely on using eyelash curlers to lift up my lashes to new heights and make my eyes pop. However, I don’t particularly enjoy using them, and we’ve all seen the horror stories floating around the internet of people ripping out their eyelashes or cutting their lashes with their eyelash curlers. Not to mention, the results are short lived, no matter how good a mascara claims to hold a curl. As an alternative, eyelash lifts have always excited and intrigued me, and I was finally given the chance to experience it for myself. In this post, I’ll go over my experiences with getting an eyelash lift treatment from Exotic Beauty by Liz here in Adelaide, going over what’s involved and what my results were!

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Let’s Talk Trash: Product Empties

Welcome back beauties!

This post is the next long-awaited instalment of my product empties series, where I chat about products I’ve used up and give a short verdict for if I’ll repurchase or not. I’ve chosen to do these posts quarterly, because I am naturally horrendous at committing to emptying products I’ve opened and monthly posts wouldn’t be interesting with one or two empties…

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THE HAIR STRAIGHTENING BRUSH FACE OFF: HAIRSTYLA vs LVL HAIR

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Since the hair straightening brush revolution started there has been so many new companies gracing us with their own version of this hybrid device. The number of hair straightening brushes currently on the market is enough to leave most consumers confused as to which one they should purchase. Two of these brushes include the Hairstyla, which I have actually reviewed in a previous post here, and the LVL hair straightening brush* which is a new product that has hit my desk! In this post, I’ll give you a comparison between the two to help you decide which one you should try out for yourself if you’re on the lookout for one.

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LUSH 2017 Easter Collection Preview

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We are now well into March (urgh), and unless you’ve been living in hibernation you would have seen the Easter themed products, chocolates and decorations in stores recently in the lead up to the Easter season. Which means, it’s time to prepare yourself for another limited edition range from LUSH!

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Harnessing the power of Hyaluronic Acid: HydroSkin Care

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) seems to be one of the ‘gold-standard’ ingredients in skincare. We all know that HA is meant to be great for adding hydration to our skin, but do we all know why and how, or even how to use it properly? You’d be surprised how many don’t, and I have to admit that before this, I was one of them. You may even encounter some people who will go so far as to say, ‘Acid? I’m not putting acid on my face!’ But you know, I don’t blame them! HA is just one of those buzzwords that gets thrown around everywhere without a proper explanation of what it is or how it works.

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