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I’ve always been a lover of a good lip gloss…

There’s something so appealing about them…

They’re quick and easy to apply and you don’t need to worry about colour being left on your teeth and they leave your lips feeling fresh, healthy and moist. 

However on the flip side you can duped into buying ‘the other’ kind of glosses…you know the ones.  So sticky any slightest breeze and your hair feels as though it is literally glued to your face.  So thick you avoid kissing your partner for fear of them never wanting to go near you again after having to spend 15minutes trying to remove a glossy glob of ickiness off their face… 

Well I’m here to save you…

I recently got sent a range of 6 delicious looking glosses from PETA certified (aka cruelty free) beauty brand Kate Johnson.

The first thing I noticed was the beautiful packaging…it was sleek, sexy and simply irresistible. My only problem was “Which one do I try first?” 

It just got better from there…the applicator wand, made it super easy to apply.  The gloss itself had a sweet, yet subtle smell….not so strong that it make you want to lick your lips, but noticeable enough that it made me excited about applying the gloss.

Once on the lips, the formula feels, smooth, moisturising and light weight…plus they were long lasting, so I didn’t feel the need to reapply every 5 minutes! #bonus…

Each gloss is laced with shimmer and sparkles, which is perfect for when you’re feeling a tad girlie, yet want to keep the beauty routine simple.

They are available in six gorgeous shades to suit every skin tone:

  • Swiss Alps (clear)
  • Parisian Lace (Peony Pink)
  • Pacific Sunrise (Rose Pink) (**My Personal Fav)
  • Miami Nights (Light Coral)
  • Tuscan Vino (Plum)
  • Cherish (Cherry Red)


My overall thoughts? 

I really enjoyed discovering a new Australian brand that not only has produced a beautiful, high quality product, but one that is cruelty free as well!  Well done Kate and thank you for creating such beautiful products – these are a must on the xmas list as stocking stuffers! <3 

You can get these babies in your hot little hands by heading to Kate Johnson’s website here:


*Hot Tip*

Pair any of these glosses with a dewy skin look and loads of mascara for that flawless daytime glam look.



Who Is Kate Johnson?

Kate Johnson is an Australian sweetheart and was crowned ‘Miss Australia’ in 2014…she has since turned Beauty Boss and created the Kate Johnson signature PETA certified #crueltyfreebeauty lip glosses.

They are Australian-designed and owned, using premium local & imported ingredients, to bring you a bespoke set of delicious, long-lasting lip glosses.

The brand is all about promoting a healthy & balanced lifestyle, and exemplify a respect for animals when choosing their personal beauty products.

Where Can I Buy Them?

You can get these babies in your hot little hands by heading to Kate Johnson’s website here: at only AU 14.95 a pop, they’re crazy affordable.  Happy shopping!

Have a brand you’d like us to try before you buy?  Simply comment below with the product and brand you want to know more about and we’ll get the down low on it for you… 

Yours Sparkling, 

Haley xokate-johnson-lip-gloss