Orange Lips for Summer – Featuring Nudus in Bittersweet

When I think of orange, I think of unflattering, jump suit orange. Turns out it’s softer and less intimidating than red! It’s also perfect for balmy summer nights and actually looks good on my skin. What I’ve learnt from doing these tutorials, is that when you focus on the lips, the eyes often need less…

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October and November Favourites

I didn’t do a favourites post in  October, because I only had 3 colours that I really liked. Instead I’ve combined them with my November favourites. Most of these colours are perfect for spring and will still work for Summer Nudus in Fairy Tales On me this is borderline too light but it’s a warm…

Organic and Vegan Lipstick Colours for Spring

Pretty flowers are blossoming, the golden sun is shining stronger for longer and the world seems brighter. Spring brings amazing change after months of dreariness. To add some pops of colour into your life, why not try some alternatives to conventional lipsticks? There’s no better time to wear fresh pinks that enliven your face and mood. These…

Nudus Lipstick Review & Swatches

Nudus are an Australian company with a range of high-end lipsticks. Their colour pigments are based on Ayurveda, which is an ancient Indian healing system. I was so lucky to have been sent some more shades, which you can check out here: Nudus Lipstick Swatches – Amalia, Dreamtime & Ruby Rose The website states these…

My List of Cruelty Free and Natural Makeup

These brands cannot be considered strictly vegan, as they do use beeswax. I still use beeswax and honey for skincare, because it is extremely effective for my sensitive skin. I do however find it annoying when companies say they are vegan, yet still use it in their products. This means that a consumer has to…

Carmine is More Than Just a Bug …

Specifically, it’s an insect called the cochineal and it is harvested, crushed to a powder, which is treated with an ammonia or sodium carbonate solution, filtered and then treated again to create the deep, vibrant red. In fact it’s not just red. Depending on the processing pink, red, purple or orange can also be achieved. It takes about…