Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dr Hauschka Summer Impressions range

Dr Hauschka has a new limited edition makeup range, Summer Impressions. The products are:

Bronzing Fluid in two shades (Beige and Bronze), 30ml $54

Eyes & Lips Palette, with three eyeshadows, a kajal eyeliner, and two lip colours, in two colour schemes (Cool Breeze and Warm Breeze), $79

Powder Duo in two colour schemes (Cool Breeze and Warm Breeze), $65

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Mean Green Beauty Machine makes top 50 list!

The Mean Green Beauty Machine is on a list of the top 50 blogs for all-natural beauty, at Very exciting!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Survey about cosmetic blogs

I've been contacted by a postgraduate student at the University of Plymouth, UK, about a survey regarding cosmetic blogs. She is completing her Masters in Marketing, and the survey is about the influence that cosmetic blogs have on consumers. To fill out the survey, follow this link: It takes about five minutes to complete, it is anonymous, and the data that is held will be kept confidential. It will be open until Monday 26 July.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Indah is a natural body care range founded in 2009 in Bali, Indonesia, by Australian Teisha Lowry. The word Indah means ‘beautiful’ in Balinese. The products are handmade in Bali, using ingredients such as honey, coconut oil, fennel, seaweed, cloves, and patchouli. Teisha travels to Bali to farm ingredients for the products, which are extracted from natural, organic flowers, fruits, and plants, which are sustainably grown and harvested. Most of the ingredients are cold-pressed, which means that they are extracted without the use of chemicals and heat. Indah products are free from artificial colours, artificial fragrances, fillers, parabens, sulphates, phlatates and petrochemicals.

The products are free from palm oil, and Teisha supports the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation. The packaging is recyclable, made from aluminium, recycled paper, and soy-based inks. A Balinese artist was commissioned to do the designs on the Indah packaging. Indah products are not tested on animals, and the company is an advocate of IDEP (Indonesian Development of Education and Permaculture). They encourage and support Fair Trade, and Mitra Bali, a non-profit, non-government organisation, which helps to improve conditions for Balinese farmers and their families.

The range is primarily targeted towards surfers, snow bunnies, and sun seekers, although is not only for those who enjoy the outdoors, but also who enjoy natural therapies. Indah adheres to the traditional Balinese cultural concept of Tri Hita Karana. This means that the company is committed to working harmoniously with, and respecting, the environment, humanity, and the divine.

The products are:

Surfer’s Body Balm AUD$19.95 in Fresh Soul
Lip Balm AUD$12.95 in Sweet Spice, Wellkiss, and Coco Love
Traditional Body Butter AUD$32.95 in Lovina Beach, Coco Love, and Dreamland
Body Bar AUD$9.95 in Uluwatu, Medewi, and Sanur Reef

Indah products can be bought on Indah’s website,, a variety of stores around Australia, and a number of Australian websites. Stockists are listed on the Indah website. There is also a link on the website to the Indah blog.

It’s great to see such a natural, ethical, eco-friendly, affordable brand. The products look amazing. If you live in Australia, then during July, if you spend $30 on the Indah website, you get free shipping and handling.