Review: Naturigin Cruelty Free Hair Colour

For the longest time, I’ve been hunting for a good quality hair dye that’s cruelty free and the right shade of red. Even finding cruelty free hair colour that you can use at home is a pretty difficult feat in New Zealand, let alone one in red, so it’s been salon-only for a long time. Until now.

Naturigin Cruelty Free Hair Colour - Medium Blonde Deep Red 7.55 - What is in the box

When the team at Naturigin got in touch and told me about their hair colour I knew immediately that I had to try it – they have a pretty good range of colours to choose from and I spent a long time tossing up between Medium Blonde Deep Red 7.55, Medium Blonde Red 7.4 and Medium Copper Blonde 6.34 – spoilt for choice! I settled on the Medium Blonde Deep Red because I wanted something a little bit warmer than my usual copper for winter. Continue reading


My cruelty free daytime makeup look

Recently, PharmacyToday interviewed me and some of my other blogging friends (Laura from Laura Loves Beauty, Cass from Cassandra Myee and Morgan from Hyacinth Girl) about beauty trends for this coming spring and summer – you can check out the article here.

Since I made the switch to cruelty free I’ve discovered some amazing new cosmetics, and I wanted to share some of them with you, so here is my cruelty free daytime makeup look – natural with a bold lip.

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Australis Killer Curves Mascara | Australis Stayput Eyeliner | Eye of Horus Brow Brush | Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade | Karen Murrell Lipstick in Coral Dawn (gifted) | La Mav BB Crème (gifted) Continue reading


Review: Soothe Lip Balm by True

A couple of weeks ago, I went to the launch of an amazing new New Zealand beauty brand. True is a luxury, certified organic skincare brand that combines potent superfruit antioxidants and New Zealand native plant botanicals to promote healthy beautiful skin.

Nicki Hanning, founder of True Image / supplied

Nicki Hanning, founder of True
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Favourite Things: 29 September 2013

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Harlow_Stellar-Wrap-DressWRAPPING UP IN … Stellar Wrap Dress from Harlow
I’ve recently rediscovered my love for wrap dresses – as a busty lady, I have to say that they make my boobs look amazing! I love this patterned one from Harlow, these are perfect blues for spring. Grab this dress for AUD $189 here, and be sure to check out Harlow’s spring/summer lookbook. Continue reading


Review: Cosima True Renew Facial Exfoliant

Lately I’ve found myself gravitating more towards beauty products that are natural and organic, because I don’t want my skincare products to be full of chemicals and ingredients that are only identifiable by a string of numbers.  That’s why I was super excited to have the chance to try out the Cosima True Renew Facial Exfoliant.

Cosima True Renew Facial ExfoliantIt’s filled with lovely things like bamboo, jojoba beads and willow bark extract to deeply cleanse and exfoliate your skin and help to accelerate cell renewal.  It’s also certified organic, 100% natural and not tested on animals – hurray! Continue reading


Favourite Things: 9 June 2013

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ASOS CURVE Exclusive Peplum Coat With Belt

STAY WARM IN … ASOS Curve Exclusive Peplum Coat with Belt from ASOS
This weather is super weird – some days it’s hot and sunny, and some days it’s cold, bitter and raining.  This wool blend coat from ASOS Curve is perfect for those less than perfect days when you want to be warm and dry but keep looking stylish.  This is a well cut coat that is super flattering and it comes in two great colours – oatmeal for $106.05 or oxblood for $148.47. Order yours from ASOS.

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Review: geoskincare Night Repair Cream

Night Repair Cream

I’m sure we all know the importance of a good night cream – your skin needs a chance to rehydrate and rebalance itself at night, after all it’s had to deal with during the day.

Night creams are generally heavier than day creams (i.e. your normal everyday moisturiser, which should contain some kind of SPF if you know what’s good for you!), and they’re a bit thicker.

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Karen Murrell True Miracle: Intense Balm

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I saw a Karen Murrell lipstick pop up as an nzgirl fave a couple of months ago, and after reading it I got the name Karen Murrell stuck in my head. When I saw a tube of Karen Murrell True Miracle: Intense Balm, I HAD to have it!

The True Miracle: Intense Balm is organic, and contains delicious things like beeswax, honey and cocoa butter. All of the ingredients in Karen Murrell’s products are cruelty free, come from renewable sources, and the company has a strong ethical policy (find out more about their philosophy here).

I am so glad I picked this up – it has been a saviour when my skin is dry after a hot sunny day, and even more so for my poor hands after spending hours in the garden! It’s also an amazing lip conditioner and gloss, meaning that it really is a multi-purpose miracle.

I’m now a Karen Murrell convert and can’t wait to try out some more of her products! Check out the website to find out what other amazing products she makes. If you’d like to purchase some, check the list of stockists – but hurry, because I’ve just found out that as of January 2013 Karen Murrell will no longer be selling skincare products. Make sure you stock up now!

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Text © Meagan Kerr 2012