Crush Cosmetics Purchases

Crush Cosmetics are really reasonably priced and they have quite a few brands you can't get in Australia! I recently made a purchase there...

 Elf All Over Cover Stick in Honey $3.95
This is nice! It looks a bit dark for me but it blends in nicely on my face

Left - NYX Mega Shine lip gloss  in Nude Pink $7.15
Middle - NYX Tinted Lip Spa in Vintage $7.15
Right - Elf Hypershine Gloss in Blossom $3.95
 The tinted lip spa is my definite favourite

NYX Powder Blush in Dusty Rose $11.30
This is soooo lovely! I've been wearing it quite a bit since I received it.

In all, I definitely recommend Crush Cosmetics. They have awesome products and it's really cheap and good postage too!

Tuesday Tune

Elbow - One Day Like This

I have loved this song for a while, but when I saw them on the Olympics Closing Ceremony it reminded me how amazing it is! 


August Lust Have It

I received my August Lust Have It last week! Here's what it contained: 

Appelles skin detox shower gel - Full size price $12.95

Appelles  body boosterskin lotion - Full size price $12.95

Appelles body bar vegetable soap - Full size price $4.95
Appelles status -DO NOT test on animals - I will definitely be testing these on myself!
Tigi Rockaholic  - Rock Out Shine Blaster - Full price $27.95 - (linked to a cheaper product)I think I will give this a go
Tigi status - DO NOT test on animals (this link is old, if anyone has an update please let me know)
Marc Jacobs Dot Fragance -  Full size price $160.00
Marc Jacobs status - DO TEST ON ANIMALS (subsidiary of Coty Inc.) This is a shame because this smells nice, as do a lot of his perfumes. Oh well.
 tanGo Tanning Glove - Full size price $29.95
TanGo status - No idea, I cannot find anything
I will not be using this as I do not use fake tan

ModelCo Eyeline in black - full size price $26.00
ModelCo status - DO NOT test on animals

All in all I am happy with this month's box. I will try everything that isn't tested on animals and give the rest away to my Mum!


Pinterest Picks

Oh Pinterest, you are so addictive. Here are a few favourites that I've pinned lately
Cutest bunny canister, perfect for Easter...or all year round! 
Princess Leia Cat Pincushion
Vegan cherry ripe truffles
Toast shaped cutting board

Lavender eggling
(you get soil and seeds and they actually grow!)
Kate Spade Bangle - Mint Condition

Tuesday Tune

Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be KInd

Such a great song
Megan xo

Bellabox August 2012

I love beauty sample boxes, and I also enjoy looking at boxes other people have received so I thought it would be cool to put up monthly posts on the boxes I receive (Bellabox and Lust Have It)
In this month's box :

Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner - Full size price $29.95 (I bought a full size of this a week before the box arrived! It's very good. I may do a review at some point!) 

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion - Full size price $8.49 (on sale at Priceline) 
Aveeno status - owned by Johnson & Johnson who DO TEST on animals
Seeing as how this is tested on animals, I will probably be giving this to my Mum or a friend! 

EmerginC Skincare  - Full size prices Cleanser $44 and Phytocell cream $105
EmerginC status - DO NOT test on animals
I will try these out, but they are very expensive so I doubt I would buy full size products.

Aurora Spa Rituals Shampoo & Conditioner  - Full size prices $40 each
Aurora Spa Rituals status - DO NOT test on animals 
I am going to put these in my shower today to test! They smell good.

Phytocare Daily C - Full size price $17.40 for 30 sachets 
I will definitely be drinking these as I am in need of a vitamin boost!
Phytocare status - DO NOT test on animals (they also make cosmetics) 

Luk Beautifood Lip Nourish in lemon and mint  - Full size price $24.95
Luk Beautifood status - I asked on facebook and they DO NOT test on animals. I REALLY like this. It looks a bit dark in the tube but it's not dark on. It's very creamy and the colour actually suits me! Totally putting this in my handbag.

So I am pretty happy with this month's box! I think I prefer Bellabox to Lust Have It. 

I hope all the links and info on animal testing help!
Megan xo 

Animal Testing

I am a passionate animal lover. I love nearly all of them (except cockroaches!). 

I am a vegetarian and am completely against animal testing!!

To put it simply, certain companies keep adorable and helpless little animals (cats, dogs, monkeys, pigs - anything they can get their hands on) in cages and test their products on their eyes, skin and actually feed the products to them. It's disguting and cruel. I am getting teary just thinking about these poor things. Imagine if they were your pet bunny, kitty or puppy...shudder.

I don't think they should be putting ingredients into products that they need to test because they might hurt people,  and who thought this would be a good idea in the first place?!

So, I only buy cosmetics that don't get tested on animals. If I get beauty boxes or samples I will link to whether or not the manufacturer tests on animals and I will be giving those products to friends or family to use (better not to waste them I think).

I use PETA's list (I do not agree with everything PETA does but I do agree with treating animals a million times better than what we do) to figure out who tests or not, and also I usually google 'COMPANY animal testing". Sometimes it's hard, and I have bought products before to find out later they actually are tested. We can only do our best I suppose. 

Sometimes there are certain things that have to be tested according to law...this is where it gets complicated. For instance MAC have products that I adore, but they are owned by Estee Lauder who test when the law says they have to. What are we supposed to do?

If you would like more info on animal testing click here
WARNING - images of animal cruelty 

Here is a good link for products sold in Australia that are not tested .
And here are some cute animals to make you feel better 
How could anyone hurt them? :'-(
Megan xo