Category Archives: Knowledge

On a day that could almost be considered positively spring-like, I visited the opening day of the newest make-up show in town – the United Make-up Artist Expo (UMAE)… Held at the very beautiful Business Design Centre in Islington, a building steeped in exhibition history and akin to Alexandra Palace and the original Crystal Palace, […]

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This time last year I wrote about my decision to not renew my MAC Pro membership and my disappointment in the decision made by MAC Cosmetics to market their products in China and in doing so, negating their long held cruelty-free stance. One year on and… !!SHOCK!! Mac are still in business despite my boycot […]

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Since its conception in 2005, Australian brand NVEY ECO has been at the forefront of Organic Make-up, winning numerous beauty awards and applauded by beauty editors around the world.   The first certified organic make-up brand to sucessfully make it across the water from Australasia (I believe), NVEY ECO coined the phrase ‘green is the […]

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Today, March 8th is International Women’s Day, an annual event observed since the early 1900s. This year the theme is The Gender Agenda – celebrating the achievements of women and continuing to support and encourage equality.   But how does this relate to make-up and beauty…?   To celebrate International Women’s Day, organic health and […]

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Monday marked the beginning of this years Fairtrade Fortnight (25th February – 10th March), an annual event held by the Fairtrade Foundation. In last years post I discussed the role of the Foundation and how they help farmers and producers globally – this year, for me its all about fairly traded beauty. The FAIRTRADE mark […]

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Ten years after it was overwhelmingly approved by the European Parliament and over twenty years since campaigning began, March 11 2013 heralds the beginning of a Europe wide ban on the use of animals in cosmetic testing. In addition to this, Euro MPs, who voted overwhelmingly to take animal-tested cosmetics off the market throughout Europe, […]

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