Cue all the “OMG, can’t believe we’re half way through 2015 already” comments!
Now that we’re well into the winter months, I thought I’d share these recent cruelty-free favourites of mine that have helped alleviate the damage caused by the cold Sydney winter.
Dermalogica Climate Control Lip Treatment
Dermalogica’s Climate Control Lip Treatment does what it says it’s meant to, shielding my lips from the harsh winter elements as of late. The light, natural floral/herbal scent along with the ease of application is an added bonus.
I’m quite upset that Dermalogica recently went to the dark side being acquired by Unilever late last month, which may throws a spanner in the works for those who don’t wish to support cruelty-free brands owned by parent companies that test on animals.
A friend who works in the head office of the Australian branch said many of her colleagues were quite distressed upon hearing the news. And as a consumer, it’s always disappointing to find your favourite brands selling out to bigger cosmeceutical brands. But that’s for another post of course!
Lime Crime Velvetines in Suedeberry
Not exactly winter friendly being a considerably drying liquid lipstick with a matte finish, but the colour is amazing! I find that coral lips brighten up my complexion and gives a certain warmth to my everyday neutral make up.
Though, I feel I need to caution others of Doedeere and the lack of ethics in her Lime Crime operations. A simple Google search for “lime crime scam” of any variation will dish you hours upon hours of dirt on Lime Crime’s owner. Happy reading!
trilogy Rosehip Oil, Antioxidant+
My skincare regime is never complete without rosehip oil. I love gently massaging this onto my skin just before bed, keeping my face hydrated throughout the night.
This one was sent out to me from the lovely people at beautyheaven when it won the Best in Beauty Awards 2014, and I couldn’t thank them more for it. A great alternative to rosehip oil alone is one that’s inbuilt into the day/night creams from Sukin!
Antipodes Deliverance Kowhai Flower Hand Cream
This hand cream serves well as an easy fix to dry hands at work, which is why this was the one I had in my desk for ages. It absorbs quickly and the scent isn’t too strong, making it a great and cream for mindful office workers.
I’d be interested in trying out more products from Antipodes but I’ll probably need to get over the price hurdle first seeing as I’m not completely familiar with the New Zealand brand.
Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Eyeshadow Palette
I won’t lie, I haven’t been using this palette as eyeshadow but as brow powder instead. I ran out of my Eye of Horus Brow Define pencils so I had to improvise, and I remembered a beauty blogger mention using this palette as a brow product alternative.
Plus, the Skimp and Stark make for great brow highlight shades! You can’t say no to a multi-purpose product, right?
I should also add that Urban Decay is owned by L’Oreal, but their products aren’t tested on animals. This means that profits from UD sales inevitably travel upstream, meaning L’Oreal benefits from those sales!
suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser
It’s labelled an exfoliating cleanser, but I mostly use this as a lip scrub! In the winter months, my lips are more prone to chapping and going all flakey on me so lip scrubs are an essential if I want to keep wearing matte lip products throughout winter!
It smells like those lemon flavoured jelly lollies covered in sugar crystals! But it doesn’t taste as good, which is okay because you’re not supposed to eat it anyway.
I got this as part of a 2-step lip rescue pack which comes with a lip balm that I use as a lip primer. Winning!
What have you been loving this month?