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Current Cruelty Free Skincare & Lip care Gang | AD

Hi, hey, how are ya?

It's been a while I know, and I'm sorry. I needed some time to settle into freelance life (which, I'm loving btw), and just some time to get into the new swing of things you know. 
So anyway, that can be saved and chucked into a separate blog post (let me know if you fancy that). 
Over on Instagram I've been sharing the odd product here and there over the last few months regarding skincare, as my skin went super dry as soon as the seasons and weather changed. My skin was flaking it was that dry, and my lips were red raw and went without lipstick as I couldn't bare to put anything on them at all. Thankfully I ended up creating a nice little routine....more on that in a bit, and found some new must haves for hydrating and softening the skin and lips. 
Lets start from the bottom to the top ey? I like being awkward! And, before we get stuck in, these are all products I use on a rotation and not all at the same time. My skin enjoys it when it swap aroun…

Cruelty Free Beauty | Brands and Product Favourites

Good day beauties!

So, you guys have been messaging me here, there and everywhere about sharing my top cruelty free beauty products and brands with you. 

And because my cruelty free living post did so well, guess what you guys have today? 

You've guessed right! And I'm super happy to share with you some top beauty products and brands I reach for, but first I'd like to just share with you why going cruelty free is good. 

For me, having a cruelty free lifestyle means not using anything containing animals or their by-products, or using products where animals have been mistreated and used for testing them, and is the way I wish I had chosen to live my life a long time ago. Make up and skincare are products are materialistic in my eyes. We want these things and like them, so I think it's so unfair for innocent animals to be used, killed, kept in awful conditions and tested on against their will just so we could have that new mascara. There's just no need for it in my eyes w…

For The Love Of Cucumbers and Skincare

Good morning and happy National Cucumber Day!

I love cucumbers! There, I said it. I like to eat them, drink them in juices and smoothies, and even like them in my skincare routine.

Over the last couple of months I've really struggled with my skin. Getting hard lumps under the skin, and rash like breakouts that were super persistent and refused to die down. I thought about whether or not I was using too many different products and clogging up my skin, or it was just down to stress or something. All I knew was that I had to give something a go and hope for it to work it's magic on my problem skin as it was getting me down.

What a day to share my love of cucumbers and my love of the Yes To Cucumber range with you cuties. Make yourself a cheese (vegan cheese if you're like myself) and cucumber sandwich and take a read about a range you'll want try! 



It may shock you to see an entire range made with cucumbers, but it's actually a pretty amazing vegetable when it comes to yo…

Cruelty Free Living Products And Where To Find Them

A super sunny good day to you beauties! 
Welcome to my first of many cruelty free living posts I've wanted to do for such a long time now, and I've finally planned them and can't wait to hopefully inspire some of you to make a simple change to support the unfair testing and use of animals. The most common thing I hear back from people is "it's going to be expensive" or "that's so much effort", well it's actually not and the only effort you need to put in is to just pick up a different bottle *holds head in hands. It's that simple. 
Over the last two years I've been gradually replacing items in my home with cruelty free alternatives to get to the point I'm at today. The majority of you guys like me, go to one store for the bulk of your weekly/monthly shop, however I've grown to enjoy searching for cruelty free products and options so am now a bit of a shop hopper. 
When I think of the places I like to hit up the most, I have to s…

Brow Tips From My Mum | With Lipcote

As the well known quote goes "mum knows best" and since my mum shared her best tip with maintaining brows, I've lived by it to this day! 
Living and growing up in a household of girls meant that makeup sharing, beauty lessons and overall girly chats about our face happened on the regular. When I first discovered that I could experiment with how I looked, mum would let me mess around with her lipsticks and I knew I loved how wearing makeup and looking after myself made me feel. I still raid my mums makeup stash, and her tips and tricks seem to be never ending and someone I go to for beauty advice on a regular basis. 

Brows, eyebrows, slugs, monobrow, bushybrows whatever you call em they're so unique to each person and alter your face dramatically. 
Looking back over photos way back then the trend seemed to be thin barely there eyebrows. I used to over pluck my brows so much during my teenage years, because in school you'd be picked on if they were too big. Thank good…

Boyfriend Jeans and Wood Watches | Style

Straight leg/boyfriend fit jeans were something I thought I'd never wear, as I thought they made me look bigger and weren't flattering. Wow, hasn't my opinion changed or what?! Loose fitting jeans, a mens shirt, and my khaki jacket mean for an awesomely comfortable and very weekend vibe outfit that I'm so in love with. 


Due to working full time and needing to wear more smart casual clothing, weekends are the only time that I get to really wear what I want. Some days I go all out and wear all the colours and fabrics, and then other days I don't. My style is very up and down and find myself changing it up a lot, and clearly on this day I wasn't feeling the bright life but instead embracing the earthy tones which I totally dig. Ha, get it? Dig? Earthy? Anyway... 

To coincide with the earthy tones of my outfit I reached for a particular watch. Now, I know some of you lovely lot probably don't wear a watch, or decide not to wear one at weekends but if I'm hone…