Christmas Gifts: BEAUTY

It’s a week until December, yes I can get away with it …. can I?? Don’t just buy someone loads of little bits of crap, avoid those £10 baskets full of cheap bath products. Instead spend more money on one special thing, is my take anyway. Here is a selection of beautifully packaged, luxurious gifts…

It’s the most wonderful time… to buy beauty!

I promised myself I’m not mentioning the C word until December. But I thought I might share a bit of retail guidance leading up to the festive season. This time of the year is the best time for buying sets and minis. Tonnes of brands limit their exclusive mini sizes and gift sets for this…

Best Makeup Look Videos

I take no shame in confessing that I love watching videos of people putting on their makeup. Especially when they know what they’re doing. I love watching the process, and an artist’s take on makeup always reminds of the ability for makeup to be expressive and creative. ‘5 Makeup Looks You Should Master’ – Pixiwoo…

Pixi Glow Tonic, REVIEW

The brand: Pixi are a British/American beauty brand. Completely cruelty free, and very clear on their status as a non-animal testing brand. No other third parties test their products, and they have lots of vegan options. They are affordable, but their products contain quality ingredients. Their packaging is sleek but not unnecessarily heavy. No ‘fluff’…

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads, REVIEW

An empty pot, another review … The brand: American, pretty widely avaliable The product: Exfoliating acid pads Who can use it: Anyone. If you have a sensitivity issues with acid, then you will know to avoid anything that says acid on it Ingredients: Water/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Water, Lactic…

A word on recommendations

In light of some beauty community madness going on, I thought I’d talk about reviews and recommendations. I was pretty shocked to hear that Sunday Riley pay people to post fake positive reviews, it also suggests that there must also be a large presence of fake negative reviews. There is of course also the reality…

RIXO want list

Rixo are big of patterns, colour and flowy dresses. At their first ever LFW event which took place a few years ago, they showcased the best of their vintage-style-with-a-modern twist dresses and hint to a launch of accessories. No sweatshops/nasty business at Rixo. London based, designed by women for women type of brand. 🙂 These…

Green Glittery Eyes

Green eye makeup, particularly in the form of metallics and glitter, were very prevalent on the catwalk this season. To me, it’s such a fun colour and brings me so much joy. I particularly liked the metallic green looks on the Versace models. I think that people often associate cruelty free makeup with ‘green’ brands….

Whistles want list

I loved creating the last wish list so thought I’d carry on the theme ! I might as well put my internet scrolling to some use Whistles are fully embracing the leopard print at the moment, with option in dresses, tops and skirts. There are also some beautiful velvet jumpsuits and shoes. These are some…

CF at M&S

M&S Beauty had had a massive reboot over the past few years. And thank goodness, because it means that while my mum is looking at socks I can trowel through the products of some of my favourite brands. The range of brands they stock is much more preferable to a cruelty-free beauty buyer than the…