Christmas Gifts for Beauty Addicts

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Urban Decay Total Perversion Reloaded – £24
I bought one of these for myself last Christmas. They’ve changed it this year to include a pen liner rather than the pencil that I bought last year. These sets are a brilliant way to save some money on some great products. When I bought one the products inside were full size. As the full size mascara alone retails for £17.50 picking up the set is a bit of a no brainer! I’ll probably be making a trip to Debenhams at some point to pick up a box!

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette – £43
I have to include this because it’s something that I have been eyeing for weeks. I’ve seen people saying this could be an alternative for Kat Von D’s Mi Vida Loca palette which is no longer available. If you or the person you’re buying for is creative and likes to play with colour, I think this would be an excellent gift as it gives you all the colours you could possibly need. This might have to be a Christmas gift to me from me. Continue reading “Christmas Gifts for Beauty Addicts”

20 Cruelty Free Bloggers to Follow

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When I first transitioned to cruelty free products I recall scouring the internet for cruelty free bloggers and youtuber’s and struggling to find many at all. Perhaps I wasn’t looking hard enough. Either way, over time I have found a good number of cruelty free beauty bloggers and have noticed more people out there are making the conscious decision to buy cruelty free. It’s been wonderful to see popular Youtuber’s like Jkissa and Jessica Haze transition to cruelty free products and spread the word to their huge following. In no particular order, I’ve made a list of some of the lovely ladies that I like to follow on various social media platforms that I think you should check out if you haven’t already. Continue reading “20 Cruelty Free Bloggers to Follow”

Spooky Beauty Brands Fit for a Ghoul

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There’s only a few days left until Halloween now creeps. This is my absolute favourite time of the year. As a child, I brought myself up on the likes of Charmed and Buffy fascinated by witches and magic. Every October 31st I would dress up as a witch and watch Hocus Pocus on the TV. Halloween is to me what Christmas is to most people. It takes me back to being a kid and the excitement I felt making my way around the neighbours trick or treating as it got dark earlier and October brought that sharp, cold nip to the air. There’s something really magical about October 31st for me. If I could bottle it, I would.

Nostalgia aside, one of the big reasons that I love Halloween so much is because I love playing with makeup and dressing up. Having one night a year where everyone makes an effort to get creative and change how they look is so much fun! Plus, you can be anything or anyone that you want. I wish we could celebrate it more than once a year! When I come across Halloween inspired beauty I can’t help but get excited! As it is the season, I have compiled a list of cruelty free spooky beauty brands to make you scream. Continue reading “Spooky Beauty Brands Fit for a Ghoul”

My Go To Beauty Products After The Gym

dsc_6066A few months ago I finally got my ass into gear and joined a gym. To my surprise I actually enjoyed it and have been loving the results not just physically but mentally too. Personally, I am interested in what products people use or what they wear to the gym. If you find this sort of post interesting or helpful please let me know in the comments section so that I know whether to post on the subject again. Continue reading “My Go To Beauty Products After The Gym”

Etsy Shop Spotlight -The Beekeeper Shop

DSC_6023If you weren’t already aware, Etsy is a fantastic place to shop for cruelty free products. In my experience the vast majority of products have been hand made by small independent businesses. If you’re into finding unique and indie beauty products, Etsy is the place to go! A business that I have recently discovered and have been enjoying is the The Beekeeper Shop. The Beekeeper Shop sells natural and organic soaps, salves and skin care and are based in Greece. Continue reading “Etsy Shop Spotlight -The Beekeeper Shop”

Introducing: Byron Bay Skincare

dsc_6047Byron Bay Skincare is an environmentally friendly, cruelty free and natural Australian skincare brand that has recently launched online in the UK. The products are 100% natural and kind to the skin. If you suffer with sensitivity or are just generally interested in using clean and natural products on your body then you might want to pay attention to this brand! Continue reading “Introducing: Byron Bay Skincare”

Cruelty Free Brand Updates

CF Brand Updates2As a cruelty free consumer I am constantly emailing brands to find out about their animal testing status. I decided that it would be more helpful for everyone if I shared the responses I get rather than just adding brands to my cruelty free or avoid list. Below are the recent responses that I’ve had from brands regarding their animal testing policies. Continue reading “Cruelty Free Brand Updates”

A Natural Deodorant That Works!

DSC_5863If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you may have seen me talking about my quest for a natural deodorant that actually works. I’ve been desperate to give up the easily accessible anti perspirant deodorants found in supermarkets and on the high street since learning of the unhealthy ingredients like aluminum that can be found in them. Apparently our bodies can absorb up to 60% of what we put on our skin. If you look closely at some of the ingredients in your existing products, this is pretty concerning. Those accessible anti perspirants I just mentioned are particularly guilty of this. So, I picked up a few samples by The Natural Deodorant Company and I’d like to share my thoughts on them with you today! Continue reading “A Natural Deodorant That Works!”