• Lifestyle,  Makeup,  Skincare

    Decoding An Animal Testing Policy

    All of us at some point have fallen into the trap of believing a brands animal testing policy without questioning it. Why should we have to decode and dig deep into an animal testing policy before getting the truth? Surely brands should be open and clear about things like this, you’d think the law would make it so. Unfortunately not. The fact is, the laws around animal testing and advertising/transparency have A LOT of loopholes. If brands were required to tell us that they test on animals, do you think they’d make any money? Probably not. When you ask a brand if they test on animals, they’ll probably come back…

  • Makeup

    Vegan Valentine’s Day Makeup

    So valentines day is around the corner and I decided to whip up a little vegan and cruelty free makeup look for ya! All high street and easily available which makes it even better, it’s also actually super basic and simple to do. So I always start by doing my eye makeup, I’ve recently been in love with the Soph X palette by Makeup Revolution. This pallet is only £10 and contains practically everything you need to make any and every look. IT’S PERFECT. I started by packing on a whole load of the light pink shimmer on my lid and then added a little bit of a peachy shade…

  • Makeup,  Skincare

    Cosmetics – Is It Vegan?

    So I already have a blog post on how you can tell if a brand is cruelty free, but I don’t yet have one on how you can tell if your cosmetics are vegan. So here we go. Vegan cosmetics are set to be one of the biggest makeup trends of 2018. With more and more people opening their eyes to veganism, it’s no wonder that the cosmetic industry has a part to play in this. But how can you tell if your makeup is vegan? Check The Website Some brands such as ELF and B. are 100% vegan, this makes life so much easier when it comes to choosing…

  • Makeup,  Skincare

    Top Vegan Perfumes

    So perfume is not something that everyone thinks of when switching to cruelty free and vegan products. Unfortunately almost all of the big, high street perfumes are tested on animals so when searching for a vegan perfume, small is best. I now have a handful of vegan perfumes and I’ve also heard of a load more I want to try so heres my run down on what I have and what I’ve heard of. Highstreet Believe it or not, there are high street vegan perfumes out there, all be it not many. LUSH – Lush are probably the first brand to spring to mind, they have a selection of solid…

  • Makeup

    Makeup Revolution – Soph X Palette Review (V&CF)

    Makeup Revolution are a brand I went to a lot when I first turned cruelty free, they are actually on Logical Harmony’s grey area but from my own research I feel comfortable labelling them cruelty free until further notice. Makeup Revolution can be found in Superdrug at very affordable prices and their products have improved in quality A LOT over the last few years. When I decided to go vegan, I contacted Makeup Revolution about their vegan products and they told me they couldn’t confirm anything as vegan. Therefore I had to abandon them until recently. If you haven’t noticed already, TAM beauty (umbrella company of Makeup Revolution/Freedom/I <3 Makeup)…

  • Lifestyle,  Makeup,  Skincare

    Greenwashing In Beauty

    What is Greenwashing? Greenwashing is when a brand uses marketing techniques to sell you the idea that they are a “green” business. Naturally we all want to live a little greener and brands like to play on that “compassionate” part of our brain to sell us their products. Not many people know about greenwashing as we are shown whilst growing up that the adverts are true and the products we buy really are what they say. Unfortunately this is not the case. How do I know if it’s greenwashing? There are some signs you can look out for when it comes to greenwashing, the big one being the use of…

  • Lifestyle,  Makeup,  Skincare

    Step By Step Guide To Going Cruelty Free

    Going cruelty free can be daunting for some people, but I assure you, it’s not as scary as you might think. In fact, the only scary thing about it is the fact the makeup you already own has contributed to the torture and death of thousands of innocent animals. Time to change that I think! STEP 1. Firstly you need to decide what you’re going to do with all your old makeup, you have a few options. You can either use it up quietly and then replace it, this way you aren’t just wasting what you already own. Or you can give it away to friends/family/shelters, others can benefit from…

  • Lifestyle,  Makeup,  Skincare

    Cruelty Free Get Ready With Me

    Hey pals, today I thought I’d do something I’ve never done before and do a Cruelty Free Get Ready With Me! I hope you all enjoy! FIRST THINGS FIRST I usually wake up around 8am, my body clock naturally wakes me up at that time because of work which is kinda annoying on my days off! When I wake up I check my phone, get up to date on whats going on in the world and reply to any comments that may be on here, Instagram or Twitter. After a good stretch I’ll waddle my way into the bathroom, probably moan at my chin spots, then apply my Evolve Beauty…

  • Makeup

    Vegan Eye Shadow Palette Review – BLINC

    STRUGGLES So recently I found out that TAM Beauty (Makeup Revolution/Freedom) won’t confirm any of their products as vegan, including their palettes. Now I’m sure I’m not the only cruelty free bee out there who used them as my go-to for high-end palette dupes but now I’m vegan, they are a complete no go. I did a bit of research and tried to find a vegan equivalent of Makeup Revolution but I had no luck. Unfortunately none of Urban Decay palettes are vegan either so I felt kinda like giving up to be honest! After many days of looking and looking I finally came across a palette that looked promising.…

  • Food,  Makeup,  Skincare

    Vegan Monthly Favourites 

    So I’ve decided I’d like to start doing vegan monthly favourites, a collection of things I’ve been loving over the past month, all vegan and cruelty free of course! If you’d like to see this become a regular thing then please let me know! SKINCARE I’ve been obsessed with Evolve Beauty recently, soon my whole skincare routine will be from them! I’ve been using their Fresh Face Natural Face Wash religiously every evening to clean my face and I love it, couldn’t go without it anymore! Something I’ve been using a lot in the last couple of weeks is Tea Tree oil, if my skin starts breaking out I’ll apply a…