Cruelty Free Product Review: Warbotanicals

Warbotanicals is a community skin care range that was created 14 years ago by partners in work and love Donna Fowler and her partner Richard. Beginning with one shop in Warburton, Victoria, the range has expanded and is now a thriving online business with the range travelling to farmers markets throughout Victoria, Australia. Donna uses herContinue reading “Cruelty Free Product Review: Warbotanicals”

Ethical Fashion Part 2: The Big Winners and Losers in Australian and NZ Fashion

In Part 1, we discussed the exceptional documentary about the fashion industry The True Cost, and also the catastrophe at Rana Plaza which killed 1,100 workers in a sweat shop in Bangladesh. In this part, we will analyse the report which exposes brands for their ethical or unethical practices. I will most definitely be adjustingContinue reading “Ethical Fashion Part 2: The Big Winners and Losers in Australian and NZ Fashion”

Ethical Fashion Part 1: The Definitive 2015 Report

What is the true cost of the clothes we wear? This is a question posed in the much-needed expose documentary about fashion and textile production in the Third World – True Cost, watch the trailer here: Watching this documentary about fast fashion, it got me thinking about where I source my clothing from. I amContinue reading “Ethical Fashion Part 1: The Definitive 2015 Report”

The Truth About Greyhounds Part 2: Seven Myths Dispelled

Many people are surprised to learn that greyhounds make wonderful family pets. Considering that 9 out of 10 greyhounds don’t make it into old age because of the racing industry, maybe you should consider adopting one instead of a retriever or any other popular breed? Still not convinced? Read on to have common myths aboutContinue reading “The Truth About Greyhounds Part 2: Seven Myths Dispelled”

The Truth About Greyhounds Part 1: Greyhound Racing in Australia

Following a shocking expose recently on television, the greyhound racing industry is hopefully going to be brought to its knees. Here are ten things you should know right now about the lucrative and revolting greyhound racing industry. 1. State Governments Keep it Afloat – Because After All, It’s Profitable 2. Naturally Gentle Dogs Are CompletelyContinue reading “The Truth About Greyhounds Part 1: Greyhound Racing in Australia”

Two Products From Lush That Are Less Than Great

Although there are a couple of real winners from Lush, (which I have mentioned in my previous post ere are also a few products that leave much to be desired. In the spirit of honesty and keeping my product reviews balanced, here are a couple of products that I have not really been at allContinue reading “Two Products From Lush That Are Less Than Great”

Seven Products from Lush That Will Convert You To The Cult (Of Lush)

As you probably already know, I am obsessed with Lush. Although for good reason, it does exactly what it claims on the tin. Which is completely refreshing given the amount of bullshit that’s touted by cosmetic companies, all trying to make a buck out of crappy products. For a change, with Lush, what they sayContinue reading “Seven Products from Lush That Will Convert You To The Cult (Of Lush)”

Cruelty Free Product Review: Nellie Tier’s Hydrating Mask

This is not a sponsored post – It’s yet another skin care product review of a terrific body lotion by New Zealand organic skincare range, Nellie Tier. The botanical extracts in the Anar and Palmarosa Hydrating Mask are really soothing and cooling and tend to leave your skin feel refreshed. This sort of moisturiser isContinue reading “Cruelty Free Product Review: Nellie Tier’s Hydrating Mask”

Cruelty Free Product Review: The Charity Pot (How to Gush About Lush)

Let me start off by saying – this is not a sponsored post. This is me wanting to gush about Lush and their superb Charity Pot body lotion. As promised I am going to write about ethical, cruelty free products. This one really takes the cake. Compared to other vibrantly coloured and perfumed products inContinue reading “Cruelty Free Product Review: The Charity Pot (How to Gush About Lush)”

Cruelty Free Product Review: Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

Trilogy’s brand genesis essentially begun with the discovery by New Zealanders Catherine de Groot and Sarah Gibbs of the marvelous benefits of rosehip oil. In 2002, the two ladies launched the Trilogy brand based on the efficacy of rosehip oil as a natural and effective alternative to synthetic skincare ingredients. As their hero product, certified organicContinue reading “Cruelty Free Product Review: Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil”