If you're still searching for the perfect present for someone you love, it's hard to go wrong with something that will help them relax and pamper themselves. Who doesn't love a little 'me time', right?
Instead of getting yourself in state of panic and getting caught up in and all the consumer madness out there, take a moment to consider where your purchase are coming from, and more importantly, where are they giving back to?
It’s easy to get swept along by the tide of consumerism at this crazy time of year. But with over 10 million unwanted Christmas presents received each year, and the amount of beauty products and packaging that end up in landfill, we need to find more thoughtful ways to give.
At Killer Queen, we love our ethical and sustainable beauty brands. Here we've compiled a list of some of our fave beauty covets from brands that are offering the gift of being ethical, and giving back (plus a lofty wish in the form of a new Cloud Nine curling wand!) We hope this may inspire you to shop more consciously, locally, and ethically when you're searching for the perfect gift, now or in the future.
Kester Black "Pow Wow" Liquid Lipstick
The PERFECT RED LIP is now within your grasp. We fell in love, HARD, with their amazing, organic, long-lasing and non-drying formula with HUGE colour payoff and outstanding wear. And we just had to introduce you to their mighty power.
The red here- POW WOW- is a matte true red that looks amazing on all skin types and does not make your lips feel like they've had a layer of concrete applied (like some other liquid lips which shall not be named)
Their lip lovin' formula contains ultra-nourishing oils like organic olus oil, camelina oil, and olive oil, prickly pear and passionfruit oil.
All Kester Black products are cruelty-free, vegan and carbon neutral. They’re also a Certified B Corp!
The perfect pressie for a makeup lovin' friend, or just to keep for yourself as a treat for all your hard work this year, and you know, for just being the awesome rad babe queen you truly are.
Meow Meow Tweet Migrator Kit
Meow Meow Tweet has the cutest range of vegan, cruelty-free and organic skincare products.
Their beautiful Migrator Kit is ideal for anyone wanting to transition from traditional, chemical laden skincare regimes to organic, healthy products that are nourishing.
Meow Meow Tweet’s Migrator Kit includes: Deodorant Stick, Body Oil, Hand + Body Wash, Face Cleanser, Geranium Palmarosa Face Toner, Juniper Carrot Seed Face Oil and Face Exfoliant.
For the Deodorant, Body Oil and Hand + Body Wash, you can choose from Lavender and Citrus scents.
Meow Meow Tweet is a small batch skin care company offering a cute range of body care, facial care, soaps and deodorants. All their products are 100% cruelty-free, organic / natural, vegan and palm oil free. They source all of their ingredients ethically including their cocoa butter, shea butter, sugar, coconut oil and coffee which are all from Fairtrade suppliers.
Their packaging is 100% recyclable and they support an impressive number of charities with ongoing monthly donations!
Where to buy: Meow Meow Tweet
Cover | FX Illuminating Cruelty Free Prime & Set Kit
Cover | FX boasts a comprehensive range of highly effective cruelty-free and vegan makeup.
This Prime & Set Kit includes an Illuminating Primer, Custom Enhancer Drops – Moonlight and an Illuminating Setting Spray. Ideal for makeup lovers wanting to try out new cruelty-free brands.
Cover | FX are a progressive brand when it comes to sustainability.
They’re PETA certified. They state that they do not test their products or ingredients on animals at any stage during production. Nor do they buy ingredients that have been tested on animals. They also do not sell any product in China. With the exception of MintTint FX & MintGlaze FX they are a completely vegan brand.
Cloud Nine The Gift of Gold Curling Wand + Bonus Xmas Cracker and 2 Clips
OMG what I wouldn' t GIVE for this set right here! If you haven't venture dinto the land of Cloud Nine, they make award-winning heat tools that are just THE BOMB. Their innovative temperature control technology allows you to be kind to your hair by choosing the perfect level of heat for your hair type, while the mineral infused coated barrel will leave hair looking smooth and conditioned.
In this kit, there's The Curling Wand with it's long, straight barrel - the perfect tool for creating loose waves and smooth curls. It comes with a unique heat-proof glove, which protects your hands whilst styling . It also comes bundled with a Cloud Nine Luxury Paddle Brush, a set of Cloud Nine Clips, packaged in a gold Embellished Luxury Carry Case. It also comes with a bonus Cloud Nine Xmas Cracker featuring a selection of Evo products.
Where to buy Oz Hair and Beauty
Black Chicken Remedies Love Your Face Vegan Skin Pack
This face care kit contains key toxin free skincare products including Black Chicken’s ‘Cleanse My Face’ calming oil, ‘Complexion Polish’, ‘Hydrate My Face’ toning mist, ‘Love Your Face’ Serum and a pair of 100% cotton muslin cleansing cloths.
The pack is great value and perfect as an “all you need” kit for those switching to natural, organic skincare regimes.
All products included in this gift pack are cruelty free, vegan, palm oil free, organic / natural and come in recyclable packaging.
Black Chicken Remedies products are 100% cruelty-free, palm oil free, organic & natural and with the exception of one product, vegan. All Black Chicken Remedies’ packaging is recyclable and every product is designed to “make a difference on a physical, mental and emotional level”.
Kuwaii "Eden" Eu De Parfum
Meet Eden, Kuwaii’s first signature perfume and their latest collaboration with local Melbourne perfumer Seiðr. With notes of crisp citrus, warm rose and vibrant pink peppercorn, Eden is the embodiment of the refined, feminine, luxurious Kuwaii woman.
Eden can be worn day or night, just roll a little on your pulse points – that’s wrists, décolletage, a little behind the ear – and you’re good to go.
Eden is a natural product which means it will adapt to the pH level of your skin making it unique to each wearer. Not tested on animals.
Where to buy: Kuwaii.com.au
The perfect present for anyone who’s feeling the stress of Christmas (ie all of us), the kit contains a revitalising Botanical Geranium & Rosewood bodywash and coffee scrub, along with a matching body oil and hand cream. There’s also a personal My Next Chapter journal, designed to encourage moments of reflection and gratitude. As a social enterprise – a business that exists to give back – Thankyou commits 100 per cent of profits to help end global poverty by funding water, sanitation, and child and maternal healthcare.
Where to buy: Thankyou.co