A Massive Thanks To My Guest Posters

I just wanted to do a shout out to the lovely Sam, Rhian and Kelly who wrote some great guests posts for the blog whilst I was on holiday in sunny Spain.

I was very lucky to have such talented fellow bloggers give up some of their time to help me out so, that the blog kept running. Thanks so much you lovely lot for your fabulous posts and I hope that you will consider doing it again in the future 🙂

If you havent had chance to check out their posts you can find them linked below:

Sam’s Spring Makeup Look

Rhian’s Beauty Brands That You Have To Try This Year

Kelly’s The Natural Mama’s Guide to Beauty

Check their posts out and pop over to their blogs and find more interesting reads. View Full Post

Guest Post: The Natural Mama’s Guide to Beauty

Natural Beauty ProductsHello makeup lovers! I’m Kelly and Ems has bravely entrusted her blog to me today. You can normally find me over at Our Little Organic Life, my organic lifestyle blog where I talk about all things to do with healthy eating, natural living and conscious parenting. But just because I’m a bit of a crunchy mama, doesn’t mean I don’t like to look good. Being ethical and environmentally conscious does not mean dressing like a charity shop reject and smelling of old hemp oil. But with a 2011 report finding cadmium, arsenic, nickel and lead all present in leading brand cosmetics (including L’Oreal, Clinique and Maybelline), it was pretty important for me to put a little more thought into what I was smearing onto my body’s largest organ: my skin.

So I’m here to share my top ten natural mama beauty products. A lot of them don’t come cheap, but I can promise you (speaking as a former conventional product junkie of many years), it’s such a fantastic feeling to open your makeup bag and you just see a few really luxurious products in there – things you don’t need to feel bad about owning and you know you will use every day and that are safe to use. And I’m spending far less now than I used to on ‘cheaper’ conventional skincare and cosmetics which were filled with cancer causing parabens, heavy metals and other toxic chemicals. View Full Post

Guest Post: Beauty Brands That You Have To Try This Year

Each and every year new beauty brands appear, sometimes out of nowhere, and if their marketing techniques are right we’re burning out our credit cards to make sure that we have the best products out there. After buying a lot of makeup here are some of the brands which you need to make sure you check out:

Stila
Because you can’t buy Stila in your more traditional makeup stores like Boots, and John Lewis (in stores only)I think Stila gets unfairly overlooked. You can find this brand in Marks and Spencer and it’s definitely worth the trip especially for their long-wearing eyeliner. Owning about three different shades including the amazing sequins which is a glittery black that no other brand has been able to rival it’s safe to say they’re highly pigmented, so easy to apply with their thin sturdy nibs and really long lasting. Head along to Marks to check them out. View Full Post