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. [Read more…]