Brush Up with Dusty Girls

Price: $28.00 Where to Buy: www.dustygirls.com.au When it comes to affordable and natural cosmetics, Dusty Girls are one of the brands killing it. They've recently unleashed their super affordable Vegan Brush Collection and passed them onto me to try. Four essential brushes to keep your look on point, inside a handy envelope so you can look great on the go. Aesthetically, these babies look adorable with their white and rose gold handles teamed with white and grey cruelty-free bristles. Get your base locked in with the Forever Flawless Foundation Brush before getting your blush and bronzer on point with the Get Cheeky Contour Brush. Once the face is sorted, use the Easy on the Eyes Eye Shadow brush to apply colour to the lid and then blend that...

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Glossy with Inika

Price: From $35.00 AUD Where to Buy: www.inika.com For the longest time I've been a strictly matte lip kinda gal, sometimes throwing a semi-moisturised look in there when the occasion called for it. Now that warmer weather has arrived, I'm feeling glossy which is convenient because my pals at Inika have recently launched an outta sight range of Certified Organic Lip Glazes suitable for both day and night looks. My lips do have a tendency to get a little dry, so I'm really vibing on Inika's Certified Organic Lip Serum ($39.00 AUD). It's full of ingredients like jojoba, sunflower and rosehip oils, mandarin orange extract and orange essential oil to nourish the hell outta your lips to make the perf lip base to chuck...

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Skin Treat Yoself with esmi

Price: $65.00 AUD Where to Buy: www.esmi.com.au You guys know how much I love the foundation from esmi, so of course your girl was thrilled when they dropped three new skincare products called esmi Skin Treats. The legends sent me a couple to try but even better, they sent a couple extra for me to throw into Like A Vegan's 7th Birthday ExtraVeganza Worldwide Giveaway (you can find out how to win here). The idea of esmi Skin Treats is that they are designed to treat individual skin concern with simple ingredients. Not only do these babies come in beautiful packaging, they come in a special eyedropper bottle that is designed so that you don't waste a drop of this precious nectar! 24K Gold Nourishing Oil...

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Nude by Nature Vegan List!

Price: From $29.95 AUD Where to Buy: www.nudebynature.com You guys know I am a sucker for pretty packaging and that's the first thing that struck me when I was recently sent some Nude by Nature products to try. Sleek, nude, white and rose gold tones create a super luxe look that had me super pumped to try what was on the inside. Nude by Nature is an Australian brand committed to creating dope cosmetics that look and feel good without containing any harmful ingredients like talc, silicon, phthalates, sulphates, PEGS, siloxanes, triclosans, phenoxyethanol or parabens. It's worth noting that not all Nude by Nature products are vegan (some contain products like lanolin and beeswax) but I've done the hard work for you -...

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Kat Von D – First Impressions

Price: From $30.00 AUD Where to Buy: www.sephora.com.au Did you hear the collective cheer from vegans everywhere when Kat Von D announced that her entire cosmetics line would be transitioned to all vegan formulas? As a huge fan of Tattoo Liner, I was one of many super stoked to hear the news from a brand that already made great efforts to easily let customers know which of their products are vegan. I was recently sent a few Kat Von D products to try and really wanted to give you guys the lowdown on what I think about 'em. I had heard premo things about the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($30.00 AUD) so was stoked to take two shades for a spin. I...

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Get My e.l.f. Look

Price: From $3.00 AUD Where to Buy: www.elfcosmetics.com.au If this is the first time you're hearing about e.l.f. I am glad that you've finally decided to move out from under that rock to a more spacious living situation. Even though they are so well known, I've found that a bunch of people don't know a couple of really important things about them: All of their products are vegan (excluding some brushes in the Essentials range which are made from cut natural horse hair) They're so easy to find online at the e.l.f. website and at Kmart stores e.l.f. products are so freaking affordable! e.l.f. hooked your girl up with a bunch of their products to create my perfect look! Face We all know how effing...

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My De Lorenzo Hair Routine

Price: From $17.95 AUD Where to Buy: www.delorenzo.com.au for stockists If there's one thing I usually get complimented on, it's my hair. That's partially due to the magic my hairdressers work on it but also how I maintain it in between visits (not at all to do with genetics because my hair would probably fall out if left to its own devices). I love De Lorenzo products because they're 100% Australian made and owned, environmentally responsible and use plant-based vegan ingredients that aren't tested on animals, of course! Now that I work full time, I have even less time to devote to my hair routine so over the past few months I have got it down to a fine art. Step 1: Wash I only...

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My Latest ColourPop Order

Price: From $5.00 USD Where to Buy: www.colourpop.com You guys know I'm no newbie to the magic of ColourPop Cosmetics and every so often I place an order to treat myself. I thought I would share my latest order with you and let you know what I think of my latest ColourPop haul! I was so stoked when ColourPop announced their new No Filter Concealer ($6.00 USD) and couldn't wait to get my little hands (seriously, they're tiny) on some of my very own. I got shade Light 20 and this is perf for under the eyes on my fairly light skin. It blends seamlessly and provides great coverage without looking cakey or gross, plus it lasts pretty bloody well throughout the day! As I've...

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Fill Your Makeup Bag for Under $150 with Designer Brands

Price: From $8.99 Where to Buy: www.dbcosmetics.com.au There's simply no excuse to be using products tested on animals these days, especially with companies like Designer Brands hitting you with affordable and easily accessible beauty products. I've teamed up with Designer Brands to show you how to create a vegan and cruelty free beaut kit for under xx. You've gotta start with a great base and you can't go past DB's new Rise and Prime Luminescent Primer ($19.99). Slap this stuff on your face and give it a dose of green tea, aloe vera and vitamins A, C and E. It's hella easy to apply and is quickly absorbed into the skin to keep your morning routine on schedule. Pair this with the amazing DB Luminous...

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Dusty Girls Has A New Look!

Price: From $12.50AUD Where to Buy: www.dustygirls.com.au You may remember a little while back I introduced you to the dope vegan makeup brand Dusty Girls. Well, the brand has had a makeover and dayamn this new packaging is fine! The legends at DG sent your girl a selectch of their newly designed products through for me to try and as expected, I'm hella impressed. By using the natch clays and minerals of the earth, Dusty Girls are able to create a super collection of vegan cosmetics for all skin types at a totally affordable price. Check out what I thought of my little haul below. Mineral Eye Shadow in Paper Bark - $15.00 I've recently been getting into eye shadow more and more so I...

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Esmi Loose Mineral Foundation Powder

Price: From $50.00 AUD Where to Buy: www.esmi.com.au You may remember a little minute ago I posted about Esmi Skin Minerals Foundation. Well, the gang have dropped a new product set to make your beauty routine even easier; the Loose Mineral Foundation. Oh man, and isn't this stuff a dream! Made from crushed up minerals, this powder formulation provides a medium coverage and an all-day glow in a matter of seconds. As always, Esmi products are cruelty-free and vegan, 100% Australian made and formulated using natural products. Application is best achieved using the soft AF Esmi Kabuki Brush ($30.oo or $70.00 in a bundle with the foundation) to press down on the fancy mesh and pick up some product. Dust over the skin and...

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Hyped on M.O.T.D Vegan Makeup Brushes

Price: From $9.00USD Where to Buy: www.motdcosmetics.com (use code likeavegan for 10% off your purchase) If there's one thing I love (but there are many things tbh), it's a damned good makeup brush. You've used terrible ones right? Or maybe you haven't used one before but you're looking to get into the makeup brush game? Either way, you might want to pop M.O.T.D brushes on your list! The gang at M.O.T.D recently sent me a bunch of their brushes to try as a new member of their affiliate program. Did you know that M.O.T.D Cosmetics were the first makeup brush line to go against the industry standard of naming makeup brushes. Creator Chantal Azamian used her experience in makeup artistry and teaching others to actually provide...

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Is this Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit Worth the Hype?

Price: $65.00AUD Where to Buy: www.sephora.com.au I dunno about you, but how the heck did I live before highlighters?! I've been pretty loyal to my BECCA but when I started seeing the Anastasia Beverly Hills Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit poppin' up on my feed I knew I had to get in on this shit. Y'all know I love a bit of packaging and this kit doesn't disappoint with its perf pale pink and holographic type - it'd make the dopest gift too. But what about the inside? You're hit with 6 different shades to make all of your highlighting dreams come true: Kitty Kat - A shimmery dusty pink Forever Young - A muted taupe Daydream - A creamy peach Forever Lit - A frosty white Glo Getter - A...

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Brush Up – Luxie Beauty’s Rose Gold Collection

Price: From $13.02 AUD Where To Buy: www.luxiebeauty.com It was my birthday a little minute ago (yes, you forgot and yes, I'm still mad about it) and one of the item's on my wishlist was Luxie Beauty's Rose Gold 12 Brush Set. Being the sweet angel that I am, my wish was granted and no thanks to you, my birthday was not ruined. TBH I have no real idea what all of these brushes do but there are twelve of them and I have every intention of using them all. Maybe all at once. I haven't decided yet. This set is a great place to start to get your basic brushes in bulk because you get: Large Powder Face Brush 502 Large Angle...

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Charcoal is the New Whitener

What if I told you that charcoal (yeah, the black stuff) would be the key to whitening your teeth and improving your overall oral health? Well, I'm tellin' ya! While the use of charcoal for dental hygiene may be new to us, charcoal has been used since as far back as 30,000 BC to absorb and clean. By harnessing the natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties of charcoal, you can make your mouth healthier than ever before without using gnarly chemicals. WARPAINT ($55.00) is a new, 1o0% natural teeth whitening product made from our new friend, charcoal! This magic ingredient, combined with bentonite clay, organic sweet orange peel, organic peppermint and organic lemon myrtle not only whitens your chompers but it'll strengthen your gums,...

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Get Nude with Kester Black + Trophy Wife

Price: $20 AUD Where to Buy: www.kesterblack.com I bloody love it when a Kester Black package arrives on my doorstep and lemme tell you guys, this is the best one yet! Kester Black and Trophy Wife are back at it again with the collabs, joining forces to create the Birthday Suit collection; six nude shades that'll get you in the mood to strip down and treat yo'self. This collection has me shook because I'm having a major love affair with nude shades at the minute. Plus, with a spectrum of neutral shades from deep to light, there's finally a vegan brand providing a nude polish for just about everyone! Brazilian is a deep DEEP brown, perfect against darker skin but it also looks dope against all...

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esmi Skin Minerals Foundation & Brush

Price: From $60 AUD Where to Buy: www.esmi.com.au I bloody love it when new vegan-friendly cosmetics brands holla at your girl to try out their products so I was stoked when esmi got in touch to take their Mineral Foundation and Foundation Brush for a spin. I'm lucky enough to have had pretty chill skin for most of my life, so with the exception of a little dryness and the odd blemish, I don't need to worry about my skin getting too heccaz on me but that doesn't mean I don't want to treat it right. esmi Mineral Foundation is formulated to be anti-acnegenic with an SPF 15 formula that hydrates, treats and protects the skin using a unique combo of ingredients like: Hyaluronic...

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Treat Yo’self to Kester Black’s Summer Shades

Price: $20 AUD Where to Buy: www.kesterblack.com It may not seem like it with this frosty air but summer will be here before we know it and if you're like me, winter can be a time where you kinda shrug off some of the fun beauty stuff for more important regimes like making sure your skin doesn't dry out to some scaly, lizard-like thing. Nothing kicks you back into gear more quickly than a bright new set of nail colours so when Kester Black sent me their new summer range to review I felt inspired to stop biting my fingers for a little minute and prep them for a makeover. You'll have a bunch to choose from too, with 4 new shades ripe and...

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Mr. Smith Hair

Price: From $29.95 Where to Buy: www.mr-smith.com.au Have you ever had your hairdresser run out of the salon as you're walking past and shove a bag of new products in your face, telling you that you HAVE to try them? No? Well, neither had I until very recently when my hairdresser did just that. The products she gave me were from Mr. Smith and I cannot wait to tell you more about them! Mr. Smith products are Australian made and crafted from Australian botanicals and essential oils, designed to retain the hair's natural fluidity and shine. You won't find any parabens or sulphates in their stuff, nor will you find any animal products because they're certified vegan (schaaa-wing!) My hair is thin, which is...

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Pure Hair Food Styling Products

Price: Starting at $28.90 Where to Buy: www.purehairfood.com.au There's a lotta hair stuff on the market these days and I'm on a mission to try as much of it as I can. Pure Hair Food recently sent me a few of their styling products recently, which not only assisted me with my mission but made my hair look dope AF. Pure Hair Food was born from a need to inject more natural, salon quality hair products into the market and focuses on three key things: No nasty stuff like parabens, sulfates, sodium chloride while being colour safe. Keeping it local by sourcing as many ingredients as possible here in Australia and being 100% Australian made. Saying no to animal testing by being a 100% cruelty free...

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Dusty Girls Cosmetics

Price: Starting from $18.50 Where to Buy: www.dustygirls.com.au If you took one look at my make up collection you wouldn't be blamed for thinking that I bathe in cosmetics on the daily. Truth is, day-to-day I don't wear a lot of make up but it's hard to resist buying and trying new things when there are so many amazing vegan cosmetics to choose from! Dusty Girls Makeup is just one of those brands and they sent me a trio of their hottest products to take for a spin. Dusty Girls was inspired by how good skin looks and feels after a day in the country and combines the natural clays and minerals of the earth to bottle up that goodness. The entire range...

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Kester Black Hand & Body Fondant

Price: $50 Where to Buy: www.kesterblack.com It looks like some hella exciting things are going on in the land of Kester Black this year and by gosh am I happy to hear it. You may remember a li'l review I did of their Liquid Hand & Body Wash last year (which by the way, with regular use IS STILL NOT EMPTY) and now they've got new besties, Hand & Body Fondant! The packaging ties in seamlessly with the theme of body products KB have going on right now which is simple, sleek and fun with bright typography. You can choose from two scents that pair up perfectly with the Hand & Body Wash too; Lucky, with a velvety smooth caramel and vanilla scent...

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Luna Bronze

Price: $26.00 Where To Buy: www.lunabronze.com.au I've never been a huge fan of tanners (unless we're talking about Full House or ALF) but lately I decided that I wasn't entirely chill with the fact that my arms are a good 10 shades darker than my near-translucent legs. It was convenient that the good folks at Luna Bronze got in touch to see if I wanted to try their Gradual Self Tanning Moisturiser and I was like "hell yeah!" Luna Bronze was born after one of their co-founders was diagnosed with BCC skin cancer at a young age; a wake-up call that made her realise that sunless tanning was the only way to go. In conjunction with tanning experts, a gradual tanner that slowly...

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Kester Black Cuticle Remover

Price: $20 Where to Buy: www.kesterblack.com As much as I love to paint my nails with Kester Black's awesome range of colours there's only so much a fresh coat can give you when you've got little bits of skin peeling off your cuticles. Does this sound like you? Kester Black's new Cuticle Remover may just be your solution! The guys got in touch to see if I'd like to take their new product for a spin and who am I to turn down a chance to get my nails looking fly, huh? Application is simple: apply to the contour of the nail, wait about a minute and gently roll back the cuticle with a dry cuticle stick before removing any residue. This water-based gel with...

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Atom Natural Beauty Pack

Price: $55.00 AUD Where To Buy: www.atomboutique.com When Atom Boutique recently sent me their Natural Beauty Pack to try I knew that it would have to be the next product featured in Gotta Have It! Australian brand run out of Sydney, Atom Boutique was inspired by a trip to Morocco and the discovery of pure Argan oil. This signature ingredient features throughout the entire Atom range and is 100% pure, naturally organic and like the rest of their vegan and natural ingredients, sustainably harvested by fair trade. Atom's product selection ranges from pure Argan oil through to skincare essentials and gift packs. The best way to get a real taste of these products is through one of their gift packs, like the Natural Beauty...

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Kester Black x Beauty EDU – New Shades!

Price: $20.00 Where to Buy: www.kesterblack.com It's no secret that I'm always picking up what Kester Black is putting down, so when they let me in on a little secret collabo they were working on I was down to ride. In yet another epic team up, they've joined forces with leading beauty therapy school, Beauty EDU to release 3 new nail polish shades. So why is this happening, you ask. Well, it conveniently involves another sweet pairing between Beauty EDU and David Jones, who in a world first have created a state of the art campus in the middle of their Eastland store. With the opportunity to assist in expanding the use of cruelty-free cosmetics, KB got themselves all up in that and...

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Kester Black Soap-Free Liquid Hand & Body Wash

Price: $32  Where to Buy: http://www.kesterblack.com/stockists Kester Black is my go-to nail polish for plenty of reasons but now these guys are adding even more wonderful items to their collection. First it was the adorably packaged Body Soaps and now Kester Black have done it again with new Liquid Hand & Body Wash in two scents! I've gotta admit, I've always been more of a liquid wash kinda gal, so when KB offered me a sneaky peek and chance to try the new gear before it hit shelves, I jumped at the chance. When the package arrived in the mail, the first thing I noticed was the packaging; simple and clean with adorable coloured typography. I also love the adorable names; Pardon! is a refreshing scent...

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Kester Black – Summer Colours are Here!

Price: $20AUD each Where to Buy: www.kesterblack.com If you're a Kester Black fanatic like me, you'll be stoked to know that part 2 of their annual colour collection has dropped! Bursting with vibrant colours for summer, the latest shades will have you looking like the tropical babe that you are. Celebrate your inner Tobias Fünke and get the aptly titled royal blue shade Monarch onto your fingertips. Perfect for those of you who want to step out of the classic nail shades and try something a little different. If pink is your thing, you're going to love the intensity of Sorbet, which is sure to be a hit for the warmer weather. I know I'll be slapping it on with a white top and jeans...

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Kester Black x Trophy Wife 2015 Collabo

Price: $20.00AUD Where to Buy: www.kesterblack.com for online store and stockists It's no secret that I think Kester Black are purveyors of some of the best nail polish in the biz and their collabs give Ja Rule and Ashanti a run for their money. KB love a collaboration so much that they even have a space dedicated to them on their website, with peeps like Beci Orpin, Architecture in Helsinki and O&M all climbing aboard the KB train. No stranger to such collaborations are legendary nail experts Trophy Wife, who collaborate with Kester Black once a year to bring fresh new shades to their ever expanding range of colours. Kester Black sent me through the new shades to check out and they each...

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Inika Face in a Box

Price: $99.00 Where to Buy: www.inika.com.au You guuuuys, Mother's Day is just around the corner (May 10th) and if you haven't sorted out a gift for the main lady in your life then I may just have you sorted. The guys at Inika sent me through their Face in a Box recently and due to my success with Inika products in the past, I was stoked to give some more products a try. The Face in a Box contains the essentials you'll need to create the perfect skin base for any make up look. At $99.00 it's the perfect introduction to Inika's range of cosmetics without buying the full size, individual products but if you or your mum are already an Inika lover, this...

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AWE Cosmeceuticals

Price: From $39.00 Where to Buy: www.awecosmeceuticals.com.au I love hearing about wicked new vegan products on the market, so when I AWE Cosmeceuticals asked if I wanted to try some of their stuff I naturally jumped at the chance. Here's the 411 on AWE: Australian made Australian owned No nasty stuff like sodium lauryl sulphate, parabens, harsh chemicals or known irritants No artificial fragrance or colours Biodegradable formulations Minimal, recyclable packaging All but one product is vegan (the Hydrating Mask contains honey so avoid that one!) A focus on Ayurveda The first product I tried was the Skin Polish ($29), a combination of light exfoliants, antioxidants and micro jojoba beads and fragranced with rose and jasmine. I tend to go a little OTT with exfoliating and end up with super dry skin but...

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Kester Black 2015 Colours & Water Based Nail Polish Remover

Price: From $20.00 Where to Buy: www.kesterblack.com Finally! Kester Black have dropped the first of their annual colour collection for 2015. In perfect autumn/winter hues, there's got to be at least one of the four new colours to suit everyone. The legends at KB sent me some of the new colours to try along with their new Water Based Nail Polish Remover. I haven't seen a nail colour like Quartz before; a greyed purple polish that goes with just about any warm outfit. The colour itself reminds me of a super comfy jumper or blanket that you just want to snuggle up in.  If you're looking for a new pink shade, Petra is a sandy pale pink that takes your standard pink polish...

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Inika Cosmetics

Price: From $25.00 AUD Where to Buy: www.inika.com.au Inika Cosmetics have been on my radar for a while now as I reviewed their foundation over 4 years ago and loved it. Recently Inika sent through some more of their products to try and I'm stoked to report they've gotten even better! Foundation is arguably the most important part of your beauty regime and Inika's Mineral Foundation Powder (RRP $59.95 AUD) is friggin' awesome. I'm always a bit wary of powder foundations but I'm genuinely impressed with the results. Coverage-wise it's quite light but can be built up and while I would usually shy away from a powder with shimmer through it, I do really like it. Free of nasty fillers, this foundation also provides...

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Sephora is Here! Cover FX and OCC

US beauty giant Sephora hit our shores in December, bringing a whole new dimension to the Australian cosmetic market. Brands we've had to buy from international sellers are now available from the Pitt Street store and a few vegan friendly brands came along for the ride. I was given the opportunity to try a few of these vegan friendly, cruelty free products from Cover FX and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC). I had heard for quite a while that Cover FX was the brand to try when it came to vegan foundation but had never had the opportunity to take their stuff for a spin. I kicked things off with the Cover FX Anti-Aging Primer ($52 AUD). This feather-light gel glides onto...

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Kester Black Update

Woohoo! Kester Black is the first all-Australian brand to receive the internationally recognised Cruelty Free Leaping Bunny Accreditation. You go, KB! If you're not already familiar with Kester Black, let me bring you up to speed. KB nail polish comes in a range of awesome colours ranging from more traditional colours to bold hues and metallics plus they have recently moved into divine smelling soaps. I have two fave colours ATM. The first is Acid, which is a fluorescent yellow perfect for summer and the second is Sugar Daddy, which is a metallic gold glitter from their collab with Trophy Wife. Together the two are the ultimate duo for the warmer months. Kester Black products make the perfect stocking stuffers for Christmas or...

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Kester Black Body Soaps

Price: $16.00AUD  Where to Buy: www.kesterblack.com.au Rub-a-dub-dub, it's time to take Kester Black into the tub! Australia's coolest vegan nail polish brand is branching out into luxury body soaps and asked me to take them for a test spin. I'm a hip hop fan so naturally I'm a fan of a good collab and KB are partnering up with a new Australian designer for each new collection of soap. Dope! This time around it's Melbourne artist Dawn Tan bringing her creativity to the mix with a couple of unique scents teamed with equally delicious packaging. White Fig is a refreshing scent perfect for spring and I don't want to freak you out but Gingerbread is the perfect flavour for Christmas (which is 11 weeks...

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Intensae Nail Lacquer

Price: $21.00AUD Where To Buy: Be Naturallyou To stop myself from biting my nails, I usually keep them painted but it's hard to find good nail colour that keeps my nails strong, colourful and at the same time doesn't chip or peel off. Recently I was offered the chance to try Intensae nail lacquer and thought I would give it a go. The range of colours is pretty solid but there's nothing too outrageous - lots of neutrals, pinks and reds with some darker colours thrown in there too. My nails tend to get stronger with darker colours so 1966, a dark grey, is great because it's dark but also a little different plus I tend to get a lot of compliments when...

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Olivella Skincare

Price: From $3.99 Where to Buy: www.olivellaline.com or www.chemistwarehouse.com.au Instagram | Facebook It's always refreshing to see new vegan products become readily available in Australia and I was recently approached by Olivella to try out their skincare range. With the colder weather setting in, my skin is begging for a dose of hydration so naturally jumped at the chance to try these products and pass my thoughts onto you. If you hadn't already guessed, Olivella products are made from virgin olive oil, which boasts many benefits for the skin and has been used in skincare for centuries. The Olivella range has everything from bar soaps and haircare to baby products, all of which are available at an affordable price. Here's the skinny on Olivella products: Made in Italy...

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Divine Infusions Healing Balm and Tattoo Balm

Price: From $10 Where to Buy: Divine Infusions + Tattoo Balm Hell-bent on finding a treatment for a wide range of healing applications? Divine Infusions Healing Balm may just be the thing you're lookin' for, buddy. This stuff is handmade, all-natural and doesn't contain any junk like chemicals, petroleum and of course there's not an animal product in sight. So what does Healing Balm contain then? It's a combination of natural oils, butters and macadamia wax, each providing their own awesome properties to the balm. Extra virgin coconut oil, for instance can moisturise and protect at the same time has having anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. Whoa. Chamomile oil is an antiseptic, antibiotic, disinfectant and analgesic. For a full list of ingredients and how...

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Sukin Rose Hip Oil and Hydrating Day Cream

Price: $19.99 AUD - $32.99 AUD Where to Buy: See www.sukinorganics.com for stockists It's no secret that I'm pretty into Sukin, they keep bringing out good quality products at really affordable prices and it's not just vegans who are buying Sukin, others are getting on board too! The Rose Hip Oil is one of their best selling products and no wonder. For a start, it's 100% Certified Organic which is absolutely bangin' plus it can be used in so many ways. O, let me count the ways! Apply to face, neck and body to nourish and moisturise Massage on your cuticles for an instant manicure Pop a few drops on your lips for a totally nourished pout Soothe cracked, dry skin such as elbows and heels...

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Yuva – Vitamin C Serum and Skin Body Cleanser

Price: Varies Where to Buy: www.yuva.com.au You know what's dope? Heaps of things, but one of them is hearing from awesome companies who are making new and exciting vegan products. It's a growing market so sometimes it can be hard to keep abreast of what the heck is good and what should be chucked in the bin. Yuva, which is Sanskrit for "youth", make a range of skincare and cosmetics that are made of all naturally derived ingredients. Yuva make products free from mineral oils, lanolin, propylene glycol, sulfates, parabens, artificial colours and fragrances plus they're Australian made and owned, bitchin'! Now, I got my little vegan hands on two of Yuva's products; the Vitamin C Serum and the Refreshing Body Cleanser to try...

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Natio Antioxidant Lip Shine

Price: $11.95 AUD Where to Buy: www.natio.com.au I don't know about y'all, but winter totally takes its toll on my lips. Luckily I recently picked up some of Natio's new Antioxidant Lip Shine and let me tell you, it has done the trick. Vitamins C and E team up with grapefruit oil to soften and protect while papaya, shea butter and jojoba nourish. Not only that, they have a touch of fragrance thanks to the addition of sweet orange oil. They come in five wicked colours but I tried out "Bliss", a peachy-nude tone and "Love", a fiery red tone. Both have a nice shimmer and shine to them and long lasting bursts of colour to make protecting your lips just that...

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Sukin Hair Care

Price: From $7.95 AUD Where to Buy: www.sukinorganics.com for stockists I know a lot of you aren't new to Sukin and neither am I, but they have so many products that there's always a new one to try! This time around I'm reviewing Sukin's range of hair care and in case you had forgotten, here are the fast facts on their products: Carbon Neutral Made in Australia No Animal Testing Free from Sodium Lauryl Sulphate Free from Sodium Laureth Sulphate Free from Animal Derivatives Free from Harsh Detergents Free from Petro-chemicals Free from Artificial Colours Free from Synthetic Fragrances Free from Triethanolamine Free from Mineral Oils Free from Parabens Protein Shampoo This shampoo creates a light lather to get the greasy and grimy build up out of your hair while also strengthening at the same time. A great start to...

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Natures Organics – Natural Skin Expert

Price: From $3.89 AUD Where to Buy: Independent stockists and Only Australian Groceries It's amazingly wonderful to know that these days you can go into a supermarket and pick up vegan-friendly skincare that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. While the Natural Skin Expert products aren't the best products I have tried, they do the job and they are more than affordable for the budget conscious vegan! Clear Skin Facial Scrub - $3.99 AUD A very thick yet gentle exfoliating scrub that cleanses deep into the pores. Walnut shell smooths out the skin while cucumber cools and glycerin softens. Clear Skin Face Wash - $3.99 AUD A face wash is an essential for anyone, no matter how basic your skincare routine may be. Like the...

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Arbonne RE9, SeaSource & Cosmetics

Price: From $50.00 AUD Where to Buy: Arbonne I was recently contacted by an Arbonne consultant who kindly offered to send me some samples to try. Amongst some make up samples, I was sent a sample pack containing skincare products from the Arbonne RE9 Advanced and SeaSource ranges. I was firstly struck by the quality of the catalogue, I found myself reading it on a regular basis, picking out products that I might want to buy. To become a Preferred Client, you pay a $45 fee however from this point you get 20% off the RRP of all products! In addition to this, if you spend over $385 RRP in one order, you get to pick a further $145 worth of products for...

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Al’chemy Shampoo & Conditioner

Where to Buy: Visit The Purist Company for stockists RRP: $14.50 per bottle Always looking for new wonderful vegan products, I thought I would give Al'chemy a try. More expensive than some vegan shampoo and conditioner on the market but certainly not the most expensive, I was thoroughly impressed with the results. Al'chemy products are made free from sulfates, parabens, ethoxylated and petrochemical cleansers, propylene glycol, silicones, phthalates, mineral oils, DEA and artificial colours. All of the products are also vegan and use 100% botanical aromatherapy. This is all well and good, but does it actually work? Rosemary Shampoo The shampoo itself is clear, which I like because sometimes I find the creamier ones don't lather as well. It foams up a treat and when...

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Natio Renew Radiance

Where to buy: www.natio.com.au I'm going to try and review more stuff so that you can come to Like A Vegan for more than just tasty recipes! Natio are a fabulous Australian company and they make a lot of great skincare and cosmetics, most of which are vegan friendly. I got my hands on some of Natio's Renew Radiance products so thought I'd give them a whirl and let you guys know what I think! Renew Radiance Foam Cleanser- $14.50AUD The Renew Radiance range contains pomegranate, which is not only a banging fruit but contains a heck load of antioxidants that help to rebuild the outer layer of the skin. The Foam Cleanser has a bit of a pearlescent sheen and creates a gentle...

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Aum Ultra Hydrating Rose Facial Toner

Price: $26.95 AUD Where to Buy: www.aumbeauty.com for stockists As I have said before, I don't suffer from many skin problems however I do enjoy the ritual of skincare. Recently I caught wind of a newish skincare range: Aum Anti Age Organics and got my little vegan hands on some of their Ultra Hydrating Rose Facial Toner. The first thing I liked about this product is the packaging. Upon opening the outer box, a brown bottle is revealed that almost looks like a vessel for magic potions, and in a way I guess it is. Apart from the aesthetics of the toner, what does it do? Well, the product hydrates, with the help of Hyaluronate. When applied to my skin, I did feel refreshed...

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Inika Liquid Mineral Foundation

Where to Buy: www.inika.com.au Price: $59.95 Most of the vegan-friendly foundations on the market nowadays are quite inexpensive, however they rarely provide enough coverage to make it look like I am actually wearing any make up! By the end of the day it has completely worn off which is a massive hassle as you need to wash it off and start all over again. I don't wear a lot of make up, but when I do, I would like it to look like I am actually wearing something as opposed to a sheer coverage with a slight tint. For a while now I have been searching for a foundation that suits my needs and am more than willing to pay a little more...

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Sukin Organic Skincare

Price: From $9.95 AUD Where to Buy: www.sukinorganics.com for stockists Thanks to good genetics and my vegan diet, my skin isn't too difficult to manage. I still maintain a basic skincare regime however I am always keen to try new products to see how they work with my skin. Sukin have a bitching skincare line however they make hair products and some household products as well. They also boast quite an incredible list of ethical credentials: Carbon Neutral Made in Australia No Animal Testing Free from Sodium Lauryl Sulphate Free from Sodium Laureth Sulphate Free from Animal Derivatives Free from Harsh Detergents Free from Petro-chemicals Free from Artificial Colours Free from Synthetic Fragrances Free from Triethanolamine Free from Mineral Oils Free from Parabens So what the heck do the products contain and what do they do?! Well I...

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Synthesis 345 Organic Skincare

Price: From $54.95 AUD Where to Buy: www.synthesis345.com.au I've always had pretty good skin, I didn't have acne has a teenager and I manage to avoid embarrassing blemishes so I have never really had to employ a strict skincare regime. I wash my face in the shower, occasionally exfoliate and wear moisturiser during the day. I didn't think my skin could improve much, that was until I was asked to trial some of Synthesis 345's skincare range. Synthesis 345 is a skincare range that boasts many certifications: Organic Sustainable Fair Trade Australian Made Cruelty Free Vegan What's a Bioactive Anti-Ageing Phytonutrient? You mean you don't know? Now I'm only 22, so at this point I'm not too concerned with the effects of ageing but according to the Synthesis 345 website,...

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics – Lip Tar

Where to buy: www.OCCmakeup.com Price: $12.50 USD + Shipping Sick of praying to the vegan gods for fun and intense lip colour? Have no fear, OCC's Lip Tar is here! With 27 shades (and counting), you're sure to find a Lip Tar to suit any occasion. The best part? They're made for mixing, so you can make your own unique colours that nobody else will have. Don't be fooled by the tiny tube, just one drop of this stuff drenches your lips in vivid and long lasting colour. After a night out I woke up the next day with it still on! For professional cosmetics, the price for these little babies is actually quite reasonable. If you're in Australia, shipping is $15 USD...

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