Well hi there! Today is the start of a little something new I’ll be doing weekly on the blog. As you will know I am a part of New Zealand’s Blogging called #brunchclub and #NZBloggers. Well I’m guessing you know as I have mentioned them quite a few times before. A couple of weeks ago #NZBloggers announced that they would be doing a weekly link up, called #BlogGreatness, for New Zealand bloggers where we all base our posts on the weekly theme. I have shared below the theme line up for the next year, starting with today’s topic Sage.
an aromatic plant whose greyish-green leaves are used as a culinary herb, native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean.
used in names of aromatic plants of the mint family that resemble sage, e.g. wood sage.
(especially in ancient history or legend) a profoundly wise man.
So as you do, when you have no idea how to do something, I searched up the words Sage, New Zealand and Beauty into Google. Of course it came up with some pretty random things, and I was thinking that I would find some sort of treatment to do with the word sage. Instead I found an awesome new, natural, cruelty-free Beauty Boutique and blog called Belle and Sage. All the products they sell are natural, organic and are picked because of their high quality ingredients and company ethics.
The beautiful lady behind the company is the lovely Emma who has been working in New Zealand as a Makeup Artist for 20 years. She shares her bountiful wisdom (sage) in her blog which she runs alongside her store. Some of the brands she sells are a bit more well-known, like Eye of Horus and the Brow Gal. But as I have been looking around the online store the are a lot of amazing looking brands that I have never heard of before which I am so keen to try, Ilia, Snowberry, Scotch Naturals and Rich Hippie.
One of the things I love is that they are all about Conscious Beauty. As Emma says..
“There’s so much confusion surrounding potentially toxic cosmetic ingredients these days that our aim is to make it easier for you to choose healthier products. We make a conscious effort to know (and display) what ingredients go into the products sold here and to only stock the best.
The products in this store are free from: animal testing, parabens, sulphates, phthalates, nano particles, synthetic fragrance, unnecessary synthetic ingredients (some synthetic ingredients may be present but deemed safe and necessary for the function of the product but still kept to a minimum).
As well as looking out for your wellbeing, lots of the brands chosen hold strong ethical and philanthropical values; from supporting the community where their ingredients are grown to producing environmentally friendly packaging. We love to support beauty with a conscience.”
I am very excited to see where her company goes, and more especially to buy some of the products she has on offer! I love Eye of Horus’ products so I am excited that I can now buy them from Emma!
Have you tried any of the products Emma has on offer?