A Word About Beauty Brands, Community and Our Site

There is no associated reason I’m putting this video here it’s just some good guys being dudes.

 

 

This is something I’ve been reluctant to talk about as we don’t like to get involved with beauty influencer drama, let alone it’s hard to keep up with every single thing that happens. I don’t care for drama for the most part and I’ll leave it to other people to face-dive into it.
Here, what we do think is important is the worldwide community and beauty brands, including how they take product criticism and interact with their workers and customers. As customers ourselves, we want to know what’s happening, and as a blog that does first impressions and reviews, we have always aimed to give you the whole scope of a product or brand. We know we might miss things and most likely have in the past, but when it comes to certain brands, we’ve been apprehensive of advertising them in any way.

We’ve brought this up before in a video where we reviewed a gift set with both Kat Von D and Huda Beauty as their behaviour and stances on topics were opposed to what we believed and, thus, didn’t feel comfortable in promoting their products. There are plenty of people who say to review brands and products as sole entities, however, in an ‘image is everything’ industry where a name or face influences (see what I did there?) supply and demand, it cannot be separated.

If you’re in the dark over things that have been happening in the beauty industry, don’t feel bad, and if you want to know what happened, I’m sure you can search for it pretty much anywhere and find out stuff. Again, not the stuff we talk about here.
Basically, this is my very long-winded way of saying a brand like Kat Von D, now KVD Vegan Beauty will be featured here as Kat Von D is out of the picture and the brand has internally branded.
There are other brands we have never featured here and we will continue doing that. The only reason we haven’t displayed them here is we don’t want all the shit that comes with “calling them out”, i.e. that negative drama exposure, stans, the brand itself attacking the site, our followers, us (look it’s happened before).

 

Unless a time comes where a brand/influencer/person has positively and authentically changed or rebranded (like KVD) has happened, we won’t feature them.
You’ve probably noticed by now we haven’t said anyone, in particular, however, if a lot of our followers want to know said brands we mainly talking about, I might post them so you know that this isn’t the place to come and get a review, etc. I say it with the utmost reluctance though.

 

Okay, enough of that, hope you all have a good rest of the week and weekend and if everything goes to plan we’ll be back in a few days with a new post.

The Battle of the Wing Stamps!

angie-winged-liner-eye-liner

 

Hey everyone, welcome back! Hope you’re all doing well and are ready for what could be a long post looking at different stamp liners I was able to get my hands on. Many of the stamps from the US don’t sell to Australia and some others made the price ridiculous (shipping and conversion). Anything that expensive should be doing my dishes.

Originally I was going to review six items, with three being point and slanted liner pens, but I think today we’ll stick to liners that actually have a stamp. Simple? Well, we’ll see about that.

Continue reading

LADS, LASSES, AND THE FLUIDLY LUSCIOUS
We’ll be away for two weeks starting next week. Even though we won’t be posting new content in that time we will be posting to social media, mostly Instagram and Twitter because Facebook is mostly garbage and I have issues with it on my phone.

 

Please look after yourselves out there! Continue washing your hands, distancing, wearing a mask, tearing down statues of racists which I don’t condone in any way, be nice to each other.

I Love This Game that No One’s Playing

edd16748-af2e-44ef-bb3e-a6ca83e05bda

 

Picture this: you – a 1970s private investigator – have been sent to the fuck-all nowhere town, which is midst of a ball-shattering Canadian blizzard. Not a person in sight, not even the dude who hired you, yet you always feel like you’re being watched. Between the weather and fight to stay alive, you have to figure out the clues as to what the hell is happening around this town and why exactly you’ve been sent. Full of clues and supernatural elements, you along with your journal and busted car have to find your way around a weird little deserted town that will keep you guessing.

That’s Kona.

 

Continue reading

I’m Hungry, Let’s Make Damper

damper-result

 

Today, my dudes, we’re going to do some eatin’, and what better way to do that than through simple carbs. My mum’s going to hate this (love you, ma!).

I was thinking about something simple and easy that can be made by anyone, especially since we’re still in the middle of a pandemic. Enter the iconic Australian damper!

Continue reading

 

 

After spending a few days watching the news and reading people’s accounts online, I’ve postponed our next post.

I understand that many people feel they need the distraction, even if it’s for a few minutes, but I don’t feel comfortable right now in doing that.
I’ll continue working on the two posts I had planned and in the mean time, if you can’t donate to BLM you can play the video above (just go incognito or turn off adblockers) and You Tube will donate the ad revenue on your behalf to these BLM organisations.