favourite five: cream eyeshadow sticks

The easiest, quickest eyeshadow product is a cream stick. Apply it where you like, smudge with your finger, and you’re good to go. Formulations between beauty companies tend to be pretty similar; the cheaper ones from my experience are almost if not just as good as the expensive versions.   e.l.f No-Budge Shadow Stick, £5…

Pixi, Rose Tonic: REVIEW

The brand: Widely available, always been cruelty free, you know em! The product: Traditional toner/hydrating essence. Who can use it: All skins. It’s so gentle and would be beneficial to everyone. Cruelty Free Status/ Vegan?: Fully CF, PETA approved. And vegan. Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium PCA,…

Scent of the month: Tuberose by Soaper Duper

£7 for 500ml of SLS free, pure tuberose smelling goodness. Not only is the wash itself lovely, creating good bubbles in the bath and the packaging 100% recycled plastic, but it smells like the best mix of green and fruit. So good for summer.   They also have a hand wash in the same scent….

Zelens Power D: Review

The brand: No animal testing, doctor brand. No fluff here. The product: Serum/oil, described as ‘Supercharged and vitamin-rich, this treatment serum is potent and deeply penetrative’ For who?: All skin types, didn’t make my oily skin any oilier of greasy. I think this oil would be best used on a more damaged or mature skin,…

May Lindstrom Problem Solver: REVIEW

The brand: American, organic, luxury, expensive. The product: A clay mask. Well, the powder part. You add the water in and it’s an active clay mask. Who can use it: People with a thick skin and willingness for a bit of a burn. Avoid if you’re sensitive, rosacea, prone to redness. Cruelty Free Status/ Vegan?:…

Skincare routine, when skin is spotty (cruelty free)

This is my go-to routine when my skin is at it’s worst. Stubborn acne, spots that are red and sore, usually caused by hormones. If I’ve eaten too much dairy, about to start my period or my skin has just decided to be spotty I take a bit of extra care. I avoid my more…

Pixi, Glow Mud Cleanser: REVIEW

The brand: Widely available, always been cruelty free, you know em! The product: Clay based cleanser. They say; ‘active yet gentle cleanser with 5% glycolic acid’. Active and gentle, which is true: but quite contradicting terms don’t you think? Who can use it: All skins, unless you’re very sensitive to glycolic acid. Cruelty Free Status/…

Beauty Pie, is a subscription worth it?

In my mind, Beauty Pie is the only beauty subscription box that makes any sort of sense because you actually get to choose what you get. Most subscription services work like a lucky dip, in which you end up paying a lot of money for something that you might like. Personally, I wouldn’t waste my…

Cruelty Free at Cult Beauty

The online beauty shopping empire is home to tonnes of alternative brands. They just prove how much variety is out there, cruelty free is definitely easier to access online. Here are their cruelty free brands: (please let me know if you know anymore, or if I’ve made any errors). Aesop African Botanics Alpha – H…