Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette Review

August 1, 2015 Eye Makeup
Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Ever since I ran out of my Eye of Horus brow pencil, I discovered what a great brow team this Urban Decay palette is with an angled brush that I had to include it in June’s cruelty-free favourites.

A word of warning though, while Urban Decay’s products are cruelty-free, it is a subsidiary of L’Oreal – a company that conduct testing on animals. So profits made from UD sales inevitably travel upstream to the parent.

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Lotus Wei Infinite Love Energy Mist Review

July 30, 2015 Face Skincare Perfume
Lotus Wei Infinite Love Energy Mist

What I’ve realised in the past few years is that cruelty-free fragrances are pretty hard to come by. Most people opt for essential oils but I find them too heavy as perfumes. Besides, I find layered scents more interesting.

Despite being marketed as an energising mist, Lotus Wei’s Infinite Love Energy Mist has quickly become a handbag must-have. Not only is it a refreshing facial mist, it also doubles as my everyday fragrance too!

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Chemical Nasties: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)

July 28, 2015 Beauty Edits
sodium lauryl sulfate

Chemical Nasties is a new blog series on Classic Muse where I do a write up while I research chemicals to keep an eye out for on product labels. Hopefully it will help fellow eco-conscious consumers too!

While you’re able to save some coin buying chemical-laden mainstream household and cosmeceutical products, your body may be paying a much higher price. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is one such chemical to be aware of and here’s why.

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July Wishlist 2015

July 26, 2015 Lifestyle
july wishliest 2015

Besides from the relentless spending on lip care, I would classify myself as a fairly frugal woman. It’s not that I don’t want anything, but because I usually leave the store telling myself to think about whether I need it.

I did that today, actually. While perusing the shelves of kikki.K this afternoon a certain little workbook caught my eye, I decided against getting it only to change my mind when we were leaving the stores. Continue Reading

7 Natural Oils For Make Up Removal

July 24, 2015 Face Skincare
7 natural oils to use as makeup removers

Make up wipes and make up removers are convenient, yes, but they may leave traces of cleansing chemicals that irritate your eyes and even damage your skin over time.

I know that we get caught up with the latest and greatest products on the market that we overlook the natural alternatives that perform just as great if not better.

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KORA Organics Lip Balm Review

July 22, 2015 Lip Care
KORA Organics Vitamin Enhanced Lip Balm

I’ve loved KORA Organics’ Vitamin Enhanced Lip Balm for a while now, but I must admit it didn’t quite ‘do it’ for me initially because of the hefty price tag. $24.95 AUD for 6.5mL of product is a crazy price to pay for a lip balm, regardless of whether it’s organic or not.

My addiction to lip balm clouds my judgement like that, but luckily KORA Organics came out with an alternative way to package their lip balm – in tube form with a slanted applicator tip. And while it’s arguable if it’s that much better than its older packaging, I still bought it.

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