Ethical Advent Day 18 – Organii Toiletries

Welcome to Day 18 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Today I’ll be re-visiting one of my previous reviews… of the lovely range of organic, vegan toiletries from Organii. Organii are a beautiful, ethical brand and you can read my full review here. They have several stockists and you can probably still get your orders in…

Random Beauty… Lash Volume!

I do love my mascara – it’s one of my daily staples. I’m pretty lazy with regards to other eye make-up, but I feel naked if I leave the house without a whizz of the mascara wand. I’m often really sleepy in the morning, so mascara makes my eyes look bigger and brighter and helps…

Biodegradable Beauty from Sukin

I don’t think I’m the only woman who suffers from dry, itchy skin after shaving. Unfortunately, it’s one of the curses of summer. Of course, I don’t believe that women should have to shave their legs. If you have the desire and the confidence to run free with hairy legs, then that’s absolutely fantastic. I…

The Friendly Facial Cleansing Bar

When I saw the new range of gorgeous sounding soaps from Friendly Soap on the MyPure website, I just knew I had to try the cocoa butter facial cleansing one. Mostly because I’ve always hated using bars of soap on my face (dry, tight skin, requiring lots of moisturiser afterwards) and I wanted to see…

Living Nature… Mineral Powder Perfection

I love mineral foundation. Mostly because it’s a natural product, without a tonne of chemicals thrown in, but also because it gives a great coverage and a very fresh and natural look. For every day make-up, I prefer to look as though I’m not caked in the stuff! My only problem with mineral make-up is…

Inika… Natural, Cruelty Free Lip Smacking Beauty

Lip balm is one of the most frequently applied beauty products, yet often contains a cocktail of preservatives, fragrances and all kinds of chemicals that you wouldn’t generally decide to take into your body. However, the chemicals found in lip balms (lipsticks, toothpaste and lip liners also included) have a direct path to the inside…

Clarify Your Skin Naturally with Madara

I’m a huge fan of toners – they provide a refreshing finish to your cleansing routine, and sweep off any final traces of make-up. A toner in the summer, mixed with a little water is also a wonderful way to keep fresh and cool. Getting the right toner, however, is the key to radiant skin….

Defend Your Skin from the Elements!

We’re still at the time of year where temperatures are fluctuating between hot and cold. It’s cold in the mornings and evenings, and the heating is still on in many homes and indoor areas. This constant change from hot to cold can wreak havoc on your skin – I often get dry, scaly hands at…

Mineral MakeUp from Lavera – Experts in Natural Skincare

As you may be aware if you’re familiar with some of my earlier posts, I’m a huge fan of mineral make-up. I like to use natural products, which are free from synthetic chemicals and fragrances. Lavera have been making natural skincare and cosmetic products for over 25 years. They are one of the most established…

Love Perfume, Love Acorelle.

I’m not sure if you’ve ever thought about what goes into making the perfume you happily spritz onto your skin on a regular basis. Many perfumes contain a mix of chemicals that have been linked to hormone disruption and cancer. Many of the ingredients in perfumes can also lead to allergies, and affect those with…