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Vegan Skincare Range For Puberty, Pregnancy & Beyond

When you think about the combination of mainstream skincare products, makeup, deodorant and perfumes, many women are putting literally hundreds of individual chemicals on their skin every single day. This was something that alarmed Australian Morgan Littler, who was constantly on the hunt for holy-grail beauty products after battling common skin troubles. She didn’t want […]

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Australian Shampoo Brand Tackles Single Use Plastic Pollution

Despite the recent focus on single-use plastics, the problem continues to loom as large as ever. Yes, it’s convenient, but it’s also an environmental disaster. In Australia alone, 5.3 million consumers – that’s 27.1% of the population – purchase single use plastic bottles on a weekly basis. These include bottled water, other drinks and foods, […]

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Be Vegan, Smell Sweet! Deodorants To Use (And Avoid)

FACT: Most mainstream deodorants are tested on animals. FACT: Beeswax is commonly found in natural deodorants. FACT: There is no excuse for poor hygiene! Everyone sweats, but how do you make sure you keep odour at bay while staying true to your cruelty-free ethos? Well there are some natural, cruelty-free, vegan deodorants out there folks! […]

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Are You Getting Enough Magnesium for Optimum Health?

It’s not unusual for a naturopath or nutritionist to have a favourite nutrient, and, hands down, mine is magnesium. I’m certain I’m not alone in that as magnesium is having a distinct moment in the sun, (which, by the way, I wholly support). This mineral is truly amazing and I’m about to tell you why. […]

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Is Your Toothpaste A Vegan Toothpaste?

Not so very long ago, toothpastes contained glycerine, also known as animal fat. Glycerin is a humectant – it holds onto water and stops the toothpaste from drying out in the tube. It also prevents dryness in the mouth during brushing. These days glycerin can be made either synthetically or from plant sources, and that’s […]

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Wash Some (Vegan) Summer Into Your Hair

There’s a whiff of summer in the air and a girl’s thoughts naturally turn to… shampoo. Well, OK, among other things. But soft, sweet-smelling hair on bronzed shoulders is the stuff advertising is made of, and the dream comes one step closer with naturally fragranced and guaranteed vegan haircare. Summer Stories is a boutique new shower […]

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10 Tips To Achieve Your Best Ever Lashes

A luscious coat of mascara and a slick of tinted lip balm are sometimes all you need to walk out the door knowing ‘You’ve got this’. Here are our top 10 tips for fabulous (cruelty-free!) lashes. 1. Use a lash primer to maximise the volumising and lengthening potential of your mascara. 2. Apply a light […]

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The Supermodel Silk Pillow Secret Now Has A Vegan Alternative

So there’s been a bit said recently about how silk pillowcases are the answer to every girl’s morning beauty issues. Yep, you wake up with a perfectly crease-free face and your hair looks just like it did when you climbed in between the sheets eight hours (or less!) earlier. This not-so well kept secret tactic […]

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Vegan Mascaras To See You Through The Saddest & The Sweatiest

Finding your perfect mascara match is never easy. It’s not only the vegan ingredients that matter, but the formulation must perform under the most trying of circumstances. We cry, we sweat and work in humid climates; we swim and cycle before heading out on the town. And there are those of us who just need […]

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5 Common Vegan Nutritional Deficiencies & How to Avoid Them

Veganism might do wonders for us, for animals and for the planet, but truth be told, there are some essential nutrients that are hard to obtain from a vegan diet. This is because they are not as widely available in plant-based foods or their bioavailability in plant sources is low. This of course doesn’t mean […]

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Kat Von D cosmetic range

We Can’t Get Enough Of Kat Von D & Her Cosmetic Range

We’ve developed a bit of crush on Kat Von D and her beauty range here in the TVC office. It started when we met Kat’s talented and esteemed makeup artist, Stephanie Strazzere, at the Go Big or Go Home Mascara launch earlier this year and has developed into us stalking her insta page. Why? Well […]

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Revealed: Internet Users’ Fave Vegan Beauty Brands

Voters on Ranker.com have chosen their favourite cruelty-free beauty brands. Anyone who visits the site regularly will know that things can change pretty fast depending on how many votes have come in, so here are the edited highlights, in no particular order: Paul Mitchell In 1980, this California-based hair care brand claims it became the […]

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The Curly Fringe Is Bang On Trend

Haven’t you noticed? The fringe is having a major moment. But it’s not so much the glossy, blunt cut, Vidal Sassoon look that has been reawakened. The textured, Woodstock, rock ‘n roll curly fringe is the new ‘it’ style, bringing curly girls out of the shadows and into the limelight. So wave good bye to […]

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Australian Native Botanicals

Australian Native Botanicals You Need In Your Beauty Routine

Over the past couple of years, the biggest buzz in skincare has been Australian native botanicals. It’s with good reason that so many beauty companies are developing products around ingredients that sound better suited to an upscale restaurant menu. Australian native botanical extracts contain extraordinarily high levels of potent ingredients, are full of antioxidants and pack […]

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Beauty & Makeup Tips

13 Beauty & Makeup Tips – Look Fabulous In A Flash

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work we go. Here are our top beauty & makeup tips for leaving the house looking professional, modern and approachable with a minimum of effort, allowing you that extra 15 minutes to walk the dog before breakfast. Beauty & Makeup Tips: 1. Get in front of the game […]

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Australian vegan brand wins awards

Australian Vegan Brand Wins Multiple Awards At Prestigious UK Beauty Awards

Certified Cruelty Free and Vegan skincare brand, Retreatment Botanics by Olivia Newton-John has won in a whopping seven categories in The Beauty Shortlist Best Loved 2019 Mama & Baby Awards, including Best International Natural/Organic Brand. Tested by “an army of mums”, the annual Mother & Baby Awards celebrate the very best products, stores and brands […]

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How To Get Eyelash Extensions Without Doing Harm

Want to wake up with dark and voluminous lashes (and no, forgetting take off last night’s make-up doesn’t count). Eyelash extensions have gone from fringe to mainstream in the past decade or so, allowing wearers the freedom of ‘naturally’ long and luxe lashes without the bother of applying falsies or burning through multiple tubes of […]

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vegan milks

A Vegan Milk Guide. Here’s What You Need to Know

Not too long ago, a decision to avoid drinking animal milks really just meant one thing – soy milk. Now, there are so many alternatives and that can make the decision about which one to choose pretty tricky. To help you navigate the options, we’ve done an overview of the main vegan milks you might […]

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Stay Stylishly Vegan On A Long Haul Flight

There are lots of things that are frustrating about long haul travel (some mitigated by that cheeky glass of champagne at the airport) but one thing that’s a perennial chore is packing lots of tiny bottles into your tiny toiletry bag for the flight, and hoping you have the correct sizes for this particular trip. […]

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Is Activated Charcoal The Answer To Your Beauty Woes?

There is one word that has been dominating the conversation in the beauty industry over the last couple of years – CHARCOAL. While it may have been hard for most of us to associate charcoal or to be precise, activated charcoal, with beauty products, let alone apply it on face and hair, their popularity has […]

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