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Thursday, 6 September 2018

PRIMARK BEAUTY IS CRUELTY FREE!



It's true! Primark Beauty are now cruelty free. I was kindly invited to go to a  fancy-pants brunch celebrating the announcement that all Primark own-brand makeup, skincare and haircare has officially been Leaping Bunny Certified. This is amazing news as it means that at no stage in the development and production process of P.S. Beauty are animals tested on. Suppliers of the ingredients that go into products are also independently audited by Cruelty Free International to make sure no animal testing occurs during the production stages of the ingredients either. Pretty sweet, huh? 

To see my vlog on the announcement + the chat with Cruelty Free International CEO Michelle Thew,  click here

Read on for more chat about the announcement itself and the related debate within the cruelty free / conscious consumer community. As well as a little insight into the [somewhat constant] debate inside my head.  

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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

VEGAN AND CRUELTY FREE ANTIBACTERIAL HAND SANITISER.


This post is the first in a couple of posts all about cruelty free switches. I figured I would start this mini-series on my blog as I frequently get questions on product recommendations to dupe and replace non-cruelty free favourites. Hopefully these masterposts can help anyone looking to switch out various makeup and household products for cruelty free and vegan versions. Today's topic: the best switches for vegan and cruelty free hand sanitiser [or sanitizer, if you're going for the American-English vibe] [No clue which one is right but 's' looks more British English so I'mma go with that].

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

JULY FAVOURITES.

Friday, 6 July 2018

VEGAN + NATURAL TANNING ROUTINE.


Over the past few months, I've been really into testing various vegan and cruelty free tanning products in order to find the perfect combination which works for my pale and sensitive skin. I'm not a professional, but I have come across a natural and organic range that I really like, as well as a more affordable drugstore range I've really been loving as well.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

NEW VEGAN SALON IN NOTTINGHAM.


A new vegan + natural salon has opened up in Nottingham! I'm so happy that the female-founded business La Piel (meaning skin in Spanish) is up and running in the heart of Hockley at 20 Carlton Street above the Q Hair Salon. The salon is run by mother-and-daughter duo Anne and Bethan, and I was put in contact with them through a mutal friend and they very kindly invited me to have a look around and try out one of their treatments. I'm so grateful for the experience and would highly recommend La Piel if you're looking for a cruelty-free salon!

Friday, 22 June 2018

NEW FAVOURITE: VANILLA MATCHA TEA.

Coming at you with a bit of a foodie post today ~ a fun review of this Vanilla Matcha Tea by The Matcha Reserve. They really really kindly sent this to me to give a go and I am so happy they did because I have been very much enjoying it as a replacement to my morning coffee. I've had matcha tea before, but the vanilla in this particular powder really lifts it and gives it an extra creaminess + sweetness. 

I find that this taste is a bit of a constrast to the taste of standard green tea, which I have to admit I'm not a massive fan of. I don't dislike it, in fact I used to drink it to excess a few years back [probably overdid a good thing, knowing me]. Despite the fact that I know it has lots of great health benefits, nowadays I find that green tea can be quite bitter. Using matcha powder instead [which is made by steaming, drying + grinding green tea leaves] means I can get the beneficial properties of green tea without the bitter taste. Winner.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

SIMPLY SOAPS REVIEW.


In an age where we have sooOoo many options for skincare on the market, I think it's really fun to discover smaller indie brands and support small businesses. A lot of the time the owners and employees of smaller brands have a huge wealth of knowledge about the ingredients that they put into their products. For this reason, when I heard about the brand Simply Soaps, I was intrigued to give some of their products a go.

I've been testing their Rosa Passionata Nourishing Facial Serum, and their Geranium Rose Balancing Handmade Soap, and I'm here to tell you my thoughts on the two.