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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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favourite vegan beauty brands

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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curly fringe

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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eyelash extensions

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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long haul flight

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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nail polish colours

This Season’s Nail Polish Colours Will Warm You Right Up!

Prepare to be bold. The colour for on trend nails this season is a distinctive and radiant orange. If you prefer to start with something more subtle (or your nails aren’t ready to take centre stage) clay and sand colours offer neutral options. Canyon sky blue makes a perfect complement to the warmth of the […]

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9 Countries Offering Vegan-Friendly Retreats

If you’re an adventurous foodie, a vegan, or gradually transitioning that way, here are nine vegan-friendly retreats on the platter for you: 1. Mexico Straying away from an image of serving only beef tacos or chicken empanadas in the name of Protein dishes, Mexico has joined the group of vegan-friendly retreats. Whether you choose to […]

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essential skin saving oils

8 Seriously Essential Skin Saving Oils

Winter is here. The temperatures are low and the humidity even lower. This can spell major skin stress, if you’re not careful. The lack of humidity in the air can zap your skin of essential moisture as well as impair its protective barrier, while icy winds and cold temperatures can then cause issues of sensitivity, […]

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Estée Lauder Joins #BeCrueltyFree Campaign To End Animal Cosmetic Testing

The Estée Lauder Companies have joined the #BeCrueltyFree campaign, the largest effort in history to end cosmetic animal testing globally. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, Estée Lauder Companies products are sold in over 150 countries under more than 25 brand names […]

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Best Brands For Broke Ass Beauties On A Budget

Splurging on beauty never needs to curtailed when so many impressive products are available at bargain prices from trusted, tried and true brands. There’s something undeniably lovely about high end brands. But if you’ve got no cash to splash, don’t despair, because with a little know-how, you can find what you need in a discount […]

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Vegan Care For Down There

Sometimes it’s hard to be a vegan woman. While there’s an increasing range of vegan foods on offer if you go to the right restaurants, and guidance available from various sources in the world of fashion, there are always going to be those more personal products, about which you don’t feel quite so comfortable making […]

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Luxe Vegan Toothpaste? Smile, It’s Lovebyt!

Bathroom beauty tutorials on Youtube often feature plush towels, expensive candles and high end lotions and potions, but have you ever seen a luxury toothpaste among those fancy bottles and plush accessories? Introducing a premium, vegan, Australian toothpaste that comes in three delicious flavours, complete with striking botanical designs by iconic Aussie artist Bruce Goold. […]

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Summer Glow In Winter

Keep Your Golden Glow Throughout Winter

Never mind that the temperatures have dropped, hemlines are lower and sleeves are a lot less short … you still want to glow like the goddess you are, right? To help you out, we grilled the ultimate golden glow-inducer, Sonya Driver, founder of vegan tanning company, Eco-Tan, for her top tips to tan this winter […]

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Want A Budget-Friendly, Cruelty-Free, Vegan Skincare Brand? We’ve Found It!

An innovative new skin care brand (that took more than 11 years to create), Versed, recently made its debut in Target. The range is made up of 19 products, including cleansers, treatments, moisturisers, a brightening serum, facial peel and eye cream. Its use of powerful and proven ingredients, such as soothing eucalyptus oil, hydrating aloe […]

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