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Cruelty-Free Lips

Hey Everyone, How are you? I am back from Barcelona and I thought why not show you my favourite Summer Red Lipsticks. So without further ado.. From left to right: e.l.f – Red Hot Reds 3INA – 123  The Body Shop – New Orleans Scarlet Matte  NYX Liquid Suede – Kitten Heels  Barry M – Matte Me Up – Paparazzi Barry M – Matte Me Up – Pop-up The creamiest: e.l.f & The Body Shop The long lasting: NYX LIQUID SUEDE The best pigmentation: Barry M & NYX The light coverage: 3INA What shade will you be rocking this summer? Ali Advertisements

Superdrug cruelty-free makeup 2017

Hi Everyone, How are you? I said I would do Sephora after Boots but Sephora will take a lot more time as I want to do skincare as well.  Fingers crossed I’ll be done with it by the end of this month. I hope this list will help some of you out. As always, I am not a reference at all in terms of cruelty-free makeup. I am mostly writing this post as a reminder that cruelty-free makeup is everywhere and not as expensive as people like to say. PS: I have tried to leave the one I have even the smallest doubt about (could be lack of official statement, a blogger contacting them or PETA and getting a standard/vague answer) Let’s just jump into it! Barry M Official statement:  Here at Barry M, we love cosmetics but we love animals too. Beauty with compassion has been at the heart of our company since 1982 so that’s why we’re proudly supporting Humane Society International’s global Be Cruelty-Free campaign, the largest campaign in history to achieve a …

THE BODY SHOP HAUL – LIPS & HAIR

Hi Everyone, Christmas came early this year. As you all know, I am a post graduate student and I work at the same time. It is rare to find the time to spoil yourself when you are busy with uni and work but when I do, I go all the way. I recently got 40% off with The Body Shop for Black Friday and I couldn’t resist. I will not show you everything that I bought as a good half of the order was also gifts for my friends but I purchased quite a bit for myself. If you did not already know, The Body Shop is 100% cruelty-free and the brand displays the whole list of their vegan products on the website. On to the fun stuff now! I got a couple of bath products but the things I am the more excited about are the lips and hair products. Bamboo Paddle Hairbrush & Grapeseed hair serum With my curly hair, I struggle to find a great comb or brush that will not break my hair. It …

Fall MakeUp – Lips Edition ( and always Cruelty-Free )

Hi Everyone, How are you all doing today ? I am so excited for fall this year. I am not a fan of pumpkin everything ( I actually hate pumpkin ) but I am definitely into darker shades, for my clothes and my makeup. I have selected the four lipsticks I will be wearing this fall. I will definitely purchase more but, in the meantime, I hope you enjoy my fall starter pack. The first one is by far my favorite. It goes on like butter. It is very creamy and pigmented which is how I like my lipsticks. It is a matte lipstick available online and at Superdrug ( for my lovely English readers ). It costs £4.99 and comes in this black tube. I am not going to lie, it looks tiny compared to my other lipsticks. But for the price and long-lasting lip color, I am in !  The second one is from KIKO. I bought it a while ago, thinking it will be perfect for a hot date but I am looking forward to wearing …

Cruelty-Free MakeUp – Drugstore Edition

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all having a fantastic day ! So I bought a ton of cruelty-free makeup from Superdrug this week. Bit of a shopaholic here. As you know, I am still experimenting with cruelty-free brands. I am trying more drugstore brands because most of my “old” makeup ( non cruelty-free ) was exclusively high-end and my poor conditioned self used to think that “if the product is expensive, it’s gotta work”. I was such a spoiled little brat. I am not bashing high-end brands by the way. I love me some Urban Decay ; Too Faced or Anastasia Beverly Hills, but I am open to finding new cruelty free products for a better price. When I went to Superdrug, I was looking for a good eyeshadow palette to match my wardrobe. I’m a neutral tone kind of girl. I like earthy colors, white and black. My favorite palette of all time is the Naked 2, but it is starting to run out now and I needed something simple yet still pigmented. I bought two eyeshadow palettes from …

Best Cruelty-Free MakeUp brands

I do not know if it’s because I wasn’t paying attention when I was younger, but when I was growing up in Paris, the market for cruelty-free makeup seemed to be non-existent. I believe that you do not need to be vegetarian or vegan to buy cruelty-free makeup. This has nothing to do with your diet or lifestyle but should be an obvious step to take in order to reduce animal cruelty. I would also recommend that before you go to a drugstore to buy your makeup, you have a list ready of cruelty free products you want to buy.  I go out to buy make up every month and I like to ask questions. Most of the sales assistants I have spoken to (in Paris at least), will assure you that the brand is cruelty free without actually knowing for sure or understanding the meaning of it. If the brand is cruelty-free, it does not mean that their suppliers ( where they get the ingredients from ) do not test their products on animals. …