Review of “Kathleen Lights x ColourPop Aquarius Lip Bundle” by ColourPop

ColourPop, a North American cruelty-free cosmetic brand, released their Kathleen Lights x ColourPop Aquarius Lip Bundle at the very beginning of 2017. This collection was a collaboration between Kathleen Lights and ColourPop. The bundle was released in celebration of Kathleen Fuentes’ birthday month and was only one out of many…

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Thoughts on “Who Runs the World?” by Virginia Bergin

Her name is River. She is fourteen-years-old and she is day-dreaming about the exploration of outer space. It is an autumn evening. Dark is coming soon. She is miles from home. She feels no fear. Why would she? There are no predators. No such thing as ghosts. Fear belongs to…

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Review of “Tea Tree Shampoo & Conditioner” by Simply Bee + Ingredients Overview

Simply Bee, a South African cruelty-free cosmetics brand, started developing natural beeswax products in 2008. Their Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner are both made using Melaleuca alternifolia, tea tree essential oil, well-loved by the Aboriginal communities in Australia. It has been said that this essential oil can be used to battle…

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Brown Butter British Scones

British scones are a lightly sweetened cake-like bread made from wheat flour, eggs, milk, butter, baking powder and sugar. These are single-serving tea-time treats and are said to originate from Scotland, where they are also commonly made with barley or oats. British scones are different to American scones as they’re…

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Review of “Wood You Love Me” Trend Edition by Essence

Essence, a German cruelty-free cosmetics brand, released their “Wood You Love Me” trend edition in selected South African drugstores during April 2018. It was originally the spring/Valentine’s Day trend edition in Europe. This collection has a romantic woodland theme and it consists of an eyeshadow and highlighter palette, a highlighter…

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Is Kiki Beauty Cruelty-Free?

Kiki Beauty’s luxury skincare products have been growing more and more popular amongst the South African beauty blogging community. Before purchasing cosmetics, no matter how compelling it may appear, it is your responsibility to ensure that the business you wish to support is absolutely ethical. This is to avoid funding cruelty…

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Thoughts on “Turtles All the Way Down” by John Green (+ a HUGE Book Sale!)

* This post is in partnership with Bargain Books to advertise The Warehouse Book Sale (scroll down). Products mentioned in this blog post were purchased by me. Please read my disclaimer. I want to share something Virginia Woolf wrote: ‘English, which can express the thoughts of Hamlet and the tragedy…

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