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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

CF at Naturisimo

Naturisimo is an online beauty retailer, mainly focused on ‘clean’ and green beauty. Most of the brands they sell are cruelty free. Brands that say they’re ‘green’ or whatever not to test, but there are always exceptions. For example, they sell Caudalie, and Burt’s Bees, who do test. These are the brands I like the…