How My Fair Lipstick Started

immanuel kant philosopher, cruelty free cosmetics

“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” 

–      Immanuel Kant, philosopher

Last year during one of my regular trips to the nail salon, it occurred to me that what I was doing could be harmful. Not to me mind you, although I have wondered about those UV lamps and possible skin cancer. I was worried about animal testing.

Continue reading

Lush – Bubblegum Lip Scrub


Ed’s note: This post was written by Contributing Editor, Kate Derrick.

Brand/Product: Lush’s bubblegum-flavoured sugar lip scrub.

Price: Emma was given a pot of Bubblegum Lip Scrub at a recent bloggers event hosted by Lush. She kindly passed this tasty pot on to me. Bubblegum Lip Scrub will set you back $9.95 for a 25g pot. You can pick it up from a Lush store or shop online.

Why We Love It: This product is vegan friendly and the perfect antidote to dry, cracked, wintery lips.

Continue reading

Sunday Style Icon: Marilyn Monroe


“I like animals. If you talk to a dog or a cat it doesn’t tell you to shut up.”

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”

-Marilyn Monroe

Yesterday my friend brought around the film My Week With Marilyn. Since watching it I’ve been in a fit of Monroe mania. Out of this mania grew a new My Fair Lipstick column. Every Sunday I want to take a look at some of the stylish peeps of history … starting with the world’s first ever sex symbol.

Continue reading

Overcoming My Fear of Red Lipstick

Ed’s note: Today’s post was written by one of our readers, Anita Samuel.

When browsing for new gloss, I’d always look to lighter colours and never bothered looking at a red. I honestly thought red would age me or make my lips look smaller. I don’t know what started my fear, but I’ve avoided it like the plague since I first dressed these smoochers in cosmetics, and would always opt for nude or pinky glosses. I figured these lighter colours would make my lips seem fuller, more natural and also complement my olive skin.

Continue reading

Today’s Beauty ‘Conscious’ Woman

2nd blog image

Ed’s note: Today’s guest post comes from happiness and wellness blogger Elise Bradfield.

If you are reading this then there are a few simple assumptions that I can make about you. Firstly, you enjoy makeup and all the latest trends. Secondly, you like to be well informed with the knowledge you receive. All easy assumptions I hear you say but then there are a few other things that I can see below the surface.

Continue reading

How To Create The Perfect Vintage Look

Roxy - My Fair Femme Fatale

Ed’s Note: Today’s guest post comes from the gorgeous vintage vixen, Roxy Bourdillon.

My Fair Femme Fatale

1950s-style makeup is classic and flattering, unlike the photo of me without my warpaint. Here’s a beauty guide to help you look retro fabulous.



Continue reading

Inika Facebook Fan Competition

INIKA_model_Tempest copy

We heart Inika, we really do. They’re certified organic, vegan and halal. And we were super excited to be sent Tempest, their new colour collection valued at $95. So excited in fact that we decided to give it away to one of our loyal readers.

To win, all you need to do is like us on Facebook (if you haven’t already) and submit your name and email address on our competitions page. The competition is open to Australian residents only and closes at 5pm Sunday, 26th of May AEST and the winner will be contacted by COB on Monday, 27th of May. Good luck.

Certified organic and vegan products valued at $95

Tempest is certified organic, vegan, halal and valued at $95