I’m Gemma Vendetta. I’m a sole trader, a Mum to the most dynamic 10yr old (nearly 11) Boy, a qualified Hairdresser, Makeup Artist, and Educator, and my company is 100% self-funded. Phew!
I am the brains, the brawn, and the madness behind Gemma Vendetta Cosmetics, I also run my styling business and can often be seen around Adelaide doing hair and makeup for special occasions and mostly weddings. I have a thirst for knowledge, and I’m forever learning. My skills and experiences range from an in-depth knowledge and understanding of colour theory, and Arts to broadening my formulation skills by studying Cosmetic Chemistry.
My products are 100% Australian Made and Owned, are Certified Cruelty-Free by Choose Cruelty Free, and also Certified Toxic-Free/Allergy Certified/Made Safe and Certified Vegan by Safe Cosmetics Australia.
Gemma Vendetta began after a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 2007. MS as its affectionately known is a degenerative autoimmune disease (triggered by allergens). I was a vintage style pin-up model with an avid love of the 1940s.
Whilst working as a Professional Hairdresser and Makeup Artist, I became frustrated by the 'usual' and widely accepted manufacturing ethos' of the 'big brands', and wondered:
Why was it the norm to use so many harmful chemicals in our beauty products, at the cost of our health and wellness?
Why did I have to compromise my health and that of my clients with inferior and cheap nasty ingredients?
Why were so many products not only made overseas but companies dominating the Australian market OWNED overseas?
Why are beauty and cosmetics still tested on animals??
Do yourself a favour, and reap the healthy rewards. Be the change. I invite you to purchase today!