Curly Girl Method: Cruelty Free

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 info on my books. Readers of this blog [...]

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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 of [...]

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. [...]

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 for [...]

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 if [...]

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 about [...]

Out With A Bang: Goodbye Fringe!

A couple of years ago, I finally got up the courage to cut 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!). [...]