Hello 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
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:
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
Spring is finally here and with a new season comes a change in my makeup bag. I love to change up the products I reach for everyday at this time of year to create a fresher, lighter look. So here are the products that have made their way to my everyday spring makeup bag…
For my base I’ve been reaching for my KIKO Hydrating Fluid Universal Fit Foundation (RRP £6.90). This medium coverage, lightweight base is perfect to pop on with your fingers for an easy weekend look or can be built up with a brush throughout the week, but no matter how you apply it it’s always the perfect natural, glowing complexion we all want at this time of year. View Full Post
A few months back the lovely Angela from Timeless Truth in UK reached out to me on Twitter, asking if I would like to review one of the Timeless Truth Facial Sheet Mask’s and of course I said yes. Now its taken me a little while to get around to the review as I had a constant break out of eczema on my face but, finally I have been able to see what all the fuss is about. View Full Post
About a month ago the guys over at Shoreditch reached out and asked if I would be interested in trying their vape pen along with 3 different e-liquids. This opportunity was something I was really excited about as myself and Pete would really like to give up smoking so, that we can start trying for another bubba when the time is right. View Full Post