Organic Care | Natural + Affordable

Price: From $3.85 AUD Where to Buy: www.naturesorganics.com.au for stockists It's about time we killed the notion that vegan and cruelty-free products are automatically super spenno. Organic Care are one of the brands proving that not only vegan products can be affordable but also accessible; you can pick up many of their products in your local supermarket! While I do love my high-end products, I'm not always stoked on the price tag that comes along with them, so I love trying new and affordable stuff when it comes onto the market. I jumped at the chance to try some of Organic Care's new products because they're: Vegan Certified cruelty-free Grey water safe 100% Australian Made and Owned 100% recycled plastic bottles To make your shower experience extra spesh, I...

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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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My Sleep Tips

Y'all know I am a huge fan of sleep. Like, the HUGEST. Since I spend a lot of time sleepin', I have a great amount on perspective when it comes to catching as many z's as possible within a short space of time. I'm no sleep expert and hey, some of these tips may not actually work but they work for me. Note: If struggling to sleep is an ongoing issue for you, there may be something else going on. I recommend seeking medical advice if you're catching a very low z count on a regular basis because you're missing out on premo sleep time, fam! White Noise Ever since I can remember, I have slept with a fan going in my room to...

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Go Nuts for Hrvst St Raw Organic Nut Mylks

Price: From $8.00 Where to Buy: www.hrvstst.com.au I'll have a coffee or a tea but at heart I'm a cold drink kinda gal, so Hrvst St's new range of Raw Organic Nut Mylks are relevant to my interests. Big time. The legends even managed to have some shipped down to me from Brisbane because they knew how badly I wanted to try them. Nawww. Activated Almond + Date is a simple yet tasty flavour combo, subtle enough to add to your morning coffee (or just add a bit of cold brew!) If you're tryna get fancy, Cashew Salted Caramel will sweeten things up for ya. The tastiest of the bunch IMHO is the Choc Cacao Butter because it packs the most punch flavour-wise without going OTT. These bad boys aren't the...

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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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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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Momo Wholefood Cafe

Address: 10 William Street, East Maitland, NSW 2323 Website: https://www.facebook.com/momowholefood If you follow me on Twitter you'll know that I often whinge about the lack of vegan options in the Newcastle area. In saying that, they are around and shortly I'll be putting together my Like a Vegan Guide to Newcastle for you to sink your teeth into. One of the places that will feature on the list is Momo Wholefoods Cafe in East Maitland. It's a bit of a drive from Newcastle, about 40 minutes but also a great option if you're visiting the Hunter Valley also, plus it's worth the journey. The cafe itself is based inside the Organic Feast grocery store (I'll review that at another time) and has a large...

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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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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 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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