Mecca Beauty Loop box (& a ramble)

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Last week I became a Beauty Loop L1 member at Mecca, so I will be able to get their quarterly box of samples/deluxe samples. People, I LOVE FREE STUFF!!! I picked up the latest one which just came out this week (good timing!).

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I guess every store has different products. The brochure lists BareMinerals Marvellous Moxie Lipstick in Make Your Move, Korres Wild Rose Face and Eye Serum, By Terry Liftessence: Global Serum, Eye Contour & Daily Cream, Ren Keep Young Firming Lifting Eye Cream, Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Chihuahua, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso, Bumble & Bumble Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner, Glamglow Powermud Dual Cleanser Mask, and the four I received: Kate Somerville Eradikate Acne To Go, NARS The Multiple in Orgasm, Josie Maran Cosmetics Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter, and Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment. I am fairly excited to try them all. I’m impressed by the concept of the Eradikate individual swabs for acne spots even though it seems pretty inefficient cost-wise, haha. I’ve also never tried Kate Somerville, Josie Maran Cosmetics or Sunday Riley products and have heard great things about those brands!

On a side note, I’ve been thinking about how Australia will ban cosmetics testing on animals from July 2017. Basically it is similar to the EU’s move in 2013 where new products can no longer be tested on animales or have their ingredients tested on animals (other countries have since done it too). I still have many questions about how this is actually working, because the coverage has been rather vague and I would really like to know more details (and the loopholes). Since all the big companies are selling in China and their products are required to be tested before entering the Chinese market, how are they still introducing the same (new) products into the markets that have “banned animal testing”? I’m no expert but I would really love to have this (and other questions) clarified. Anyway I realised I didn’t have much of a point, beyond just wanting a lot more clarification, to warrant a post or anything. I am generally a skeptical person, but it is still a great sign that more and more countries are taking note and putting pressure on companies. Just my two cents. (For the record, I’m not super cruelty-free or anything, and a fair portion of my products I wouldn’t deem cruelty-free. I do my research with a conscious effort, and make a choice based on the options and what I can get.)