New to my Beauty Stash


Paul Mitchell Super Strong Liquid Treatment – £19.25
This brand are known for being a salon brand with a clear stance against animal testing. They are very upfront on their website and on their product packaging. With regards to animal testing Paul Mitchell says of their brand “never have done, never will.” It fills me with such joy when I come across companies that really care and speak out against animal testing. I don’t usually spend a lot on my haircare however I noticed a lot of short hairs sticking towards my roots recently and panicked as I thought my hair had snapped. I figured I should invest in my haircare a little and try to repair the damage. Well, I’ve been to the salon this weekend and my hairdresser informed me that actually it’s just new hairs growing. I’ve never noticed this before but it’s a relief that it’s not damaged anyway! I’m not too devastated that I’ve gone on a hair product spree as my hair could always be in better condition and I do neglect it to be fair. This product has received great reviews and claims to strengthen/repair strands up to 60% with regular use. Turns out this product is vegan too!

Boots Botanicals All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution – £4.49
I was in the market for a new micellar water and came across this one whilst browsing in Boots. I picked this one up as it claims to brighten the skin. I have some dark spots from past blemishes so I am all about anything that can brighten my complexion and fade those pesky marks. There’s not much you can say about micellar waters really but I have noticed that this removes product a lot more effectively than others that I’ve used.

Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deep Moisture Shampoo – £7.99
Here’s another haircare brand that I have never tried before and are well known amongst cruelty free consumers. I’m pretty sure Giovanni used to be quite popular in salons but these days you don’t really hear a lot about them. As I mentioned above, I thought my hair was damaged so I wanted some moisturising products and picked this up. No matter, I’ll give it a try and hopefully it won’t weigh the hair down too much.

Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Calming Conditioner – 7.99
When picking up the shampoo the reviews advised not to pick up the matching conditioner as the two products used together were too heavy. This appeared to be another moisturising option in the range that was available on the website. I’m guessing this is currently sold out as it’s not listed on the website but I bought it from


The Natural Deodorant Co. Clean Balm Vanilla and Manuka Sample – £1.50
I picked up a sample as I wanted to try it out before committing to a £10 tub. I’ve yet to try this but I’m really hoping that I get on with it since I’m wanting to ditch the anti perspirants. If you guys have any suggestions for natural deodorants you’ve tried and  liked I’m all ears!

You Dirty Scrub Vegan Coffee Body Scrub 200g – £6.99 and Free Himalayan Rock Salt Sample
I won’t say too much about this as I am already planning a blog post dedicated to it. I was in the market for a new body scrub and came across these guys on Instagram. I love supporting independent brands especially ones that are UK based. I’m really looking forward to using this more and giving you guys a full review on it.

HURRAW! Black Cherry Tinted Lip Balm – £3.99 and Night Treatment Balm – £4.50
Hurraw balms are raved about and frankly I can see why! The smell on these is absolutely amazing. The black cherry one smells like Dr Pepper and the night treatment balm has a calming scent perfect for winding down in the evening. I honestly think I could buy every single one though I will try to show some restraint.These balms are incredibly nourishing and they stay on the lips for hours. They’re also made up of only a handful of natural ingredients and are vegan.


Lily Lolo Eyelid Primer – £8.99
Despite being intended as a primer it seems a lot of people use this as a concealer which is the reason I purchased it. This duo comes with a yellow based shade to correct any dark areas and a pink based shade to neutralise. I’ve been using this for just over a week now and I don’t really know what to make of it. I’ve got to take a lot of care not to apply too much and to really pat it into my skin or else it creases up really badly. I’m going to keep working with it but for the moment I can’t give a concrete opinion.

Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Sunkissed – £20.00
As soon as Urban Decay started releasing sneak peaks of the new summer collection I just knew that out of all the releases I had to buy this. The packaging on this is just beautiful. I absolutely love it and yes it may have been what sold me on the product initially. Don’t judge. I haven’t used this yet as I just got it in the mail but I’m a huge fan of Urban Decay so I’m sure I’m going to love it.

There’s definitely a theme going on with these recent purchases, a lot of these claim to be very nourishing and coincidentally there are a few vegan products here too. I know that many individuals who choose cruelty free products are also vegan so I’m pleased to be able to share these products with you. Just to clarify, the Paul Mitchell spray is vegan as are the Hurraw lip balms, You Dirty Scrub body scrubs and the Lily Lolo eyelid primer. Some of the other products might be but they aren’t labelled as such so I’m not sure.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post and discovered some new products with me.
Leave a comment if anything in particular has caught your eye.


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12 thoughts on “New to my Beauty Stash

    1. I don’t hear a lot of people talking about the Giovanni products so that’s interesting to know that you use and love them! Funny you should say that, I had added the Meow Meow Tweet to my list of things to buy after reading your blog post a few weeks back! It’s a bit harder to get a hold of in the UK but it sounds really nice so I will give it a try when I can 🙂

      Jordana xx


  1. Great post. Do you mind sharing how you found out botanics is cruelty free? I always assumed they would be but I’ve searched and searched online for CF clarification on boots botanics but I can never find any clear information so I’ve just avoided them. x


    1. Hi hun! I just emailed them to ask. All of Boots owned brands are cruelty free much like Superdrug’s own brands are. To my current knowledge that includes No7, Botanics, Seventeen, Soap and Glory and Umberto Giannini. There could be more but those are the ones that I’m aware of them owning at the moment 🙂 Hope that helped!
      Jordana xx

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      1. Thank you so much that’s really helpful. I knew soap and glory and Umberto Giannini are but didn’t know about the rest. You’ve made my day because I’ve so many no7 products that I used before I went CF so I’m really happy I can buy them again :D. Thanks again x


  2. I want to try the Botanics Micellar cleansing solution so bad! I am all into cleansi g waters lately 🙂



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