Nothing contours up summer quite like the image of a Lolita-esq girl with bronzed, colt-like limbs, lolling around in the summer sunshine, sucking on a popsicle. Lips stained fruity shades of strawberry, watermelon, apricot, cherry, raspberry and peach. Whether you prefer to wear your bright pout in glossy, glazed shades or barely-there tints, pair back with nude or minimal make up to make the colour pop.
The title of this post is pretty gruesome- animal fat and tissue and blood and bones and hoofs and horns and feathers and organs all being an ingredient in your skincare, make up, shampoos and body care products. Your conditioner has cow hoof in it and your eye shadow has animal tissues & fat.
People are become aware of the cruelty involved with slaughterhouses. Meatfree is a common word, think of all the meat free Monday type campaigns. Avoiding meat is no longer unusual. The reality of eating meat- the routine slaughter of animals raised by the meat industry, the pollution to the environment, the unsuitability the plight & stress of the abboitor workers. No one thinks about the parts of the animal that are left over, useless for human consumption. The skeleton and the hooves or the feathers and the organs. What happens to all that…stuff?
On her eyes, the actress wears mascara but no eye shadow (“it takes too long”) and eyeliner, sometimes. “If I wore eyeliner on my bottom lashes in L.A. at 1 in the afternoon, I would look a little crazy, because I have such dark features anyway,” she says. “It would just look like I forgot to take my makeup off from the night before.” Her hair? Yep, you guessed it. Air-dried.
Haute Couture time in Paris is all about the fantasy. This Spring season, embellished gowns of tulle and crystal sashayed down the runways and the beauty looks that accompanied them did not disappoint. Read on for my top picks of the week…
2013 is all about change. Let go, move on, learn and discover.
Say it with kindness. With flowers, synthetic feathers, face paint, braids, wreaths, headdresses, bronze, glitter, sea salt, bare skin, an open mind and a free spirit.
The hardest part about choosing to live cruelty free, and vegan, is navigating around the legalities related to animal testing. In Australia, there are no laws regarding labelling your product in relation to animal testing, it basically comes down to how clever your marketing strategy is.
Like any beauty addict, you have been following the looks from New York Fashion Week, trawling your favourite sites for daily updates. By now, you can probably tick off the major trends before they even hit our shores: Ponytails! Yellow peepers! Bronzed and bare faced!
Here are my favourite (and least favourite!) looks from the week that was from one of the greatest cities in the world…
With technically only 3 weeks left of winter, I thought it would be appropriate to post about one of my favourite makeup trends for the cooler months- dark, gothic lips. We saw this all over the Fall 10 runways and again at the Fall 11 on the lips of models for Gucci and Missoni. Having such a bold pout is a dramatic & strickingly alluring look when the rest of the face is kept bare. Chanel Rouge Noir lipstick is my all-time fave. Continue reading