The Must-Have Australian Natural Beauty Edit
Both pretty & practical…
It’s a natural by-product of my job that I come across countless of beautiful businesses each and everyday. As my wishlist grows ever longer I thought I’d share some of my finds. I’m a big believer in the William Morris type philosophy: the things that surround us ought to be beautiful. Ever since childhood I’ve been fascinated by aesthetic beauty, deriving a deep sense of joy and satisfaction out of things that simply ‘look nice’.
By the same token my mood is easily deflated when things don’t ‘look nice’ (which has understandably been a point of contention between many a housemate and I). No, you can’t put that trinket there because it doesn’t go. Yes, you must put away your not-so-pretty things behind a closed door because life is too short for me to have to look at garish packaging… I’ll be the first to admit I am ridiculous.
And yet, it is a burden any highly sensitive person is familiar with. It’s just as familiar to HSP’s as it seems insane to anyone who isn’t. Anyway, this is all a rather long-winded way of saying: I like things that are both pretty and practical. I will take the extra time or put off purchasing something until I find the prettiest version.
If this post is anything to go by, there are so many Australian businesses pulling out all the gorgeous stops to bring us some truly beautiful products. I am by no means an expert on ‘natural’ or ‘eco-friendly’ beauty, but most, if not all, of these brands and products focus on being as natural and good-for-you as possible.
I’m particularly keen to give The Beauty Chef powders a go - I am negligent when it comes to keeping up with vitamin regimes, which is pretty foolish of me considering I have a laundry list of health problems and really quite dismal gut health. (I can’t be the only one who goes all healthy for like a month, then falls back into a pile of fried foods and sugar…)
Anyway, enough rambling from me. There’s some real treasures here and even more to explore on each of their websites. Next time you need to replace something in your beauty regime definitely consider supporting an Aussie business!