What is Vegan Makeup & Fashion? When I was at Vegan Vibes last week I discovered vegan fashion and I met Lillybeth Melmoth who explains to me what vegan makeup is! Posted by Amy Schaeffer on Monday, 2 October 2017 Video: From 1:38, Amy from ‘Becoming Plant Based’ spontaneously chatting with me about vegan and organic makeup at Vegan Vibes Mount Maunganui 2017 If you’re a vegan or want to avoid harming or involving animals in your makeup routine, here’s what to look for in your skincare and makeup purchases. There are oodles of great vegan products out there. While this article’s not about how to determine if a product is effective, safe or will suit you (ask me about that in a makeup lesson), here’s how to determine if it’s vegan. Vegan means two things: 1) It’s from a cruelty-free brand 2) It’s made without any animal-derived products. Firstly: Cruelty-free. Looking for the leaping bunny or on PETA’s website isn’t always helpful as many brands choose not to pay the fee to use that or similar logos. But avoiding brands that export into China is an easy start. They cannot be considered totally cruelty-free as China legally requires […]
The last few months I’ve been decluttering with the loving email advice from FlyLady.net. She says clutter causes chaos and takes up precious ‘head space’. I reckon she’s right! Living with clutter is like walking through golden syrup; it slows you down and drains your energy. Have you noticed a trend towards minimalism, not just in home decorating, but in general living? It’s the practise of reducing needless materialism and intentionally investing in the people and experiences that matter to you. And while I’m not painting my house all-white or wearing just one set of clothes, when my physical space is clearer, so is my mind. When not having to rush and rummage, an everyday task can become a life-affirming ritual, an oasis of calm, even an opportunity for appreciation and creative expression! While I’ll let FlyLady guide you on decluttering your house, here’s how to streamline your makeup routine: Do you want to say goodbye to: • Rummaging through a cluttered makeup bag filled with individual items? • Buying pre-filled eyeshadow quads, trios or palettes only to use up your fave shades then have it sift around unused for a few years because it feels wasteful to throw it out? • Opening up individual makeup items to […]
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Lillybeth: A Beautiful Education
Bride-to-be: Let’s get you ready for your ‘red-carpet moment’! Here for a makeup lesson? You’ll soon have the skills to turn any day into a ‘special occasion’! We’re here to help you ‘show up’ in all your glory.