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…

Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads, REVIEW

The brand: UK, widely avaliable. Owned by Rodial – so have similar ridiculous sounding names and irritating ‘Dragon’s Blood’ bollocks. But the Nip+Fab products are generally pretty good, and reasonable priced. The product: Glycolic acid pads Who can use it: I would say everyone, but if you know you’re skin is too sensitive to acids…

Fragrance Series: Neroli Portifino, or Neroli

Tom Ford’s Neroli Portifino is the proper scent of summer. It’ll linger on you all day and night, it’s suitable for everyone and I adore it. The original is £135, so I buy ‘Neroli’ from the cruelty-free Eden Perfumes. It’s a carnal citrus, it smells deep and bitter. It is essentially a filthy citrus, in…

January Labs Moisture Balancing Lotion, Review

I figured that when I finish a product completely, I’ll review it. The brand: American, independent, small brand. I think this is a good thing – not tonnes of product but just a minimal line of what looks like good stuff. They are also everything ‘free’. Cruelty free, sulphate free, paraben, fragrance…. The product: Plant-based…

3 Bright Lipsticks

Lipsticks are my favourite beauty item – they genuinely bring me so much joy. A colourful lipstick can jazz up an outfit, it really is another accessory. I think it can be one of the most cost effective ways bring something new to your look. But is it worth spending £20+ on a lipstick, when…

Pixi + CH Double Cleanse, Review

I know I keep wanging on about this cleanser, but it feels worth a dedicated review since I’ve finished yet another tub. The brand: Pixi are a British/American beauty brand, with global success. They are completely cruelty free, and very clear on their status as a non-animal testing brand. No other third parties test their…

CF at Waitrose/Ocado

Waitrose own brand is PETA and Leaping Bunny approved, this includes their toiletries as well as their cleaning products. Ocado is part of the same organisation, they stock some different things but there’s mainly overlap. Here is a rough list of all their other ‘Cruelty Free’ products: (This is not conclusive or official, just brands…

Fragrance Series: Acqua di Parma, or ‘Parma Colonia’

Acqua di Parma’s original cologne is classic Italian chic. It smells like proper lemon, with an earthy undertone. For me, it’s the perfect aromatic citrus for summer. Not overtly masculine nor feminine, this suits everyone. Colognes are designed to be fresh but fleeting, which is why it’s perfect for sticky hot weather, I just love…

Body Shop Aloe Mask… saved my face this morning

This morning I tried a new ‘detoxifying’ mask. When plastering it on, and keeping on for about 5 minutes, I didn’t feel like anything could have gone wrong. However, to my horror, when I removed with a hot flannel my skin underneath was red. Really red. My face felt hot, and my skin was left…

Aveda Shampure Range, review.

As suggested in my last favourite things of the month post, these two products deserve a review of their own. The shampoo is my favourite of the two, and the one which I think is particularly worth the money. It’s full of essential oils and natural cleaners and cleans the hair in the most gentle…