Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot nothing is going to get better. It's not.

Dr Seuss, The Lorax

Acure hair care

(A)cure for the frizzies

When I started writing this blog my main goal was to find the best cruelty-free products I could find. Along the way, however—as I’ve learned more about the beauty and cosmetic industry—I’ve also gained a greater awareness of the sheer number of unnecessary, and often ‘iffy’, chemicals/toxins that we expose ourselves to everyday with our […]

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Reusable Silicone Straws

Think of the oceans … the last straw!

I’ve always drunk my cold drinks with a straw. I’m not entirely sure why—maybe just one of my (many) strange quirks—but I think it started when I was a child. I always had very soft teeth and at every visit to the dentist it was drummed into me over and over that I had to look after […]

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Natio BB Cream and Mascara

When you need to keep it simple …

There’s no denying it, I’m a simple girl! Given a choice between two options I’ll always take the simplest; and the words ‘why do today what you can put off until tomorrow’ might be known to come out of mouth a little too often. Anyway, when it comes to getting ready, wherever possible — true […]

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50% off sale at Nourished Life

Nourished Life is firmly cementing itself as the online shopping destination for toxin-free and of course cruelty-free beauty and cosmetic products in Australia. If you haven’t checked them out before make sure you do now as they’re having a 50% EOFY sale on select products. Sign up to their loyalty club and you’ll also score a […]

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Innoxa Sale

50% off sale at Innoxa

There’s an incredible deal on offer right now over at Innoxa—50% off everything in the entire range! I’ve still only tried a few products from the Innoxa range before (see my earlier review of the Innoxa Restore Ultra-Lift Moisture Lotion SPF15), so I’m currently shopping up a storm. The organic skin care range products and […]

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Natural Zinc Surf Mud

Review: Natural Zinc Surf Mud

My husband is a ‘born and bred’ Australian yet somehow managed to grow up without a healthy respect or appreciation for the ‘might’ of the Australian sun. This has always bemused me—as most Aussies (well at least the ones I’ve met in my 17 years in Australia) are super conscious to always ‘slip, slop and slap‘. Until […]

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Spelt banana muffins

Recipe: Spelt banana fruit muffins – perfect for lunch boxes!

School packed lunches are the absolute bane of my week. I know they should be filled with healthy goodness — but, as a time-poor working mum, trying to find things in the cupboard every morning that are fresh, nutritious and delicious (so that Miss Eight will actually eat them) is an ongoing chore! While I’m still […]

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Dietlicious 10-Day Cleanse Program

Cleansing the Dietlicious way!

As spring rolled in a few months back I took the time to do a little self-reflection, and realised that it was not only my house that needed a good spring clean. A post-winter weigh in registered a 2kg increase on the scales. What concerned me more however was that I’d fallen into a routine […]

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Cruelty Free Cosmetics at Woolworths

Cruelty-free step change at Woolworths?

Ethically I believe in supporting small retailers, and try to as much as possible. I also live in the real world however, and the convenience of supermarkets means I do shop in them—and more frequently that I would like. My options for purchasing cruelty-free cosmetics and household products in supermarkets to date though has been been […]

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Willow Byron Bay Vegan Friendly and Cruelty Free Nail Varnish

While I was away …

Prior to the last post I had been offline for a little while and it appears a few interesting things have happened: 1 – New Zealand passed a bill to ban animal testing for cosmetics products or ingredients – YAY New Zealand! Find out more here. 2 – The AMAZING people at one of my […]

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New hope for an end for animal testing in China!

It appears that a positive step has been made in the cause to end animal testing for cosmetics in China – yay! Last week the Institute for In Vitro Sciences signed an agreement with the National Institute for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) – the goverment agency in China responsible for the quality control for […]

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Stila’s Crumbling Foundations of Cruelty Free

Late last year I found myself in need of a new foundation. I had been recommended by a friend to try the NARS brand – which I understood to be cruelty free – so headed to my nearest Mecca Cosmetica. The consultant I spoke with there was extremely helpful and when she heard that I […]

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