Black Friday: Beauty

The concept of Black Friday seems to have changed in recent years. While the big companies can afford to slash prices which make things more affordable, I’ve noticed a shift towards supporting small businesses and buying local where possible. Some companies are also promoting mindfulness and discouraging the usual panic buying which often comes withContinue reading “Black Friday: Beauty”

Black Friday: Noughty

As you will probably know, I (loosely) follow the curly girl method, so I’m focusing on curly hair products here, but there are SO many deals out there for all types. One of my favourite brands since day one has been Noughty, who have just launched their Black Friday deals! Disclaimer: Some of the linksContinue reading “Black Friday: Noughty”

Curly Girl Method: Update

Back in 2018, I started following the curly girl method. I knew right from the beginning that I wanted to use cruelty free and vegan hair products where possible, so that has always factored in when choosing products. So 2.5 years later, I thought it was about time for an update. I’m going to beContinue reading “Curly Girl Method: Update”

Curly Girl Method: Cruelty Free

Check out the 2020 update post here! First of all, I need to apologise for being so quiet here. I’m pretty swamped with work, I’ve just submitted book one to the copyeditor, and I’m in the middle of writing book two. So it’s all a bit mad here! Visit my author site for more infoContinue reading “Curly Girl Method: Cruelty Free”

My Cruelty Free Journey: Hair

Last time, I wrote about swapping my cosmetics for cruelty free (and vegan, where possible) alternatives. You can read all about it here. Now I’m looking at my hair products, and seeing what I can replace. I have waist-length hair, with a natural wave and a tendency to frizz. It therefore needs a lot ofContinue reading “My Cruelty Free Journey: Hair”

My Cruelty Free Journey: Skincare

My skin seems to really hate me. As a teenager, I wasn’t very spotty, but I’ve suffered from cystic acne for years. I also have oily skin, particularly on my T zone, and suffer from redness and scarring. Yay! As such, it took me a long time to get a skincare regime that actually works.Continue reading “My Cruelty Free Journey: Skincare”

Eden Perfumes: The cruelty free, vegan company doing everything right

Followers of this blog will know about my quest to swap all my cosmetics and toiletries to cruelty free alternatives. I’m also trying to opt for vegan and more natural products where possible. A couple of weeks ago, a colleague told me about this company called Eden. They provide cruelty free and vegan dupes forContinue reading “Eden Perfumes: The cruelty free, vegan company doing everything right”

Sand&Sky: A miracle product from Australia

If you haven’t seen Sand&Sky advertised on social media, where have you been?! Crawl out from under that rock of yours, and grab yourself a tub of this miracle face mask. Whenever I products being celebrated as a miracle product, I tend to turn my nose up. It’s a big claim to make, but ifContinue reading “Sand&Sky: A miracle product from Australia”

The Bandwagon Does Beauty: COLOURPOP Lippie Stix

I haven’t updated this feature in a while, but I am so in love with this lipstick that I just had to rave about it. I started this feature after deciding to do my own make-up for my wedding, and have been documenting my journey to falling back in love with make-up. I read aboutContinue reading “The Bandwagon Does Beauty: COLOURPOP Lippie Stix”

Out With A Bang: Goodbye Fringe!

A couple of years ago, I finally got up the courage to┬ácut in a full fringe a la Zooey Deschanel. I’d been wanting to do it for ages, but had never had the confidence. But, with some YouTube videos and a pair of sharp scissors, I managed to do it myself (free is always good!).Continue reading “Out With A Bang: Goodbye Fringe!”