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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Cruelty Free Skincare, Deodorant and Toothpaste Haul

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I've mentioned before on the blog that I've gone cruelty free. I've been cruelty free for the past few months across all beauty products and will be switching across our household one's too. I don't know why I haven't done it sooner as I don't agree with testing for cosmetic purposes. I thought I'd share with you a haul and some bits I've been loving. I'll still feature products on the blog from time to time that aren't cruelty free as I'm not getting rid of make up if I already own it I just won't be repurchasing it. 

One shop I've been going to more if Superdrug, I was always a Boots girl but Superdrug do amazing skincare that's all leaping bunny approved so it makes it easy to grab.



Lush is somewhere I always turn too. They are totally against animal testing and have a great selection of products. One thing I thought I'd struggle to find and alternative for was toothpaste. Looking on the normal brands most seem to test on animals so I decided to try the toothy tabs. Sparkly is a great one as it's grapefruit and pepper flavoured so leaves the breath fresh. These also leave my teeth feeling really clean. Lush also do powders I'll be trying next. I did try the deodorant too and I love the Aromaco one but it's a strong smell and I did try T'eo but it's too harsh for my skin. 

I also got a free BB seaweed face mask as I had so many empties to return. I love this scheme in lush.




Dr Organic 
Dr Organic a brand I've been turning too most. Deodorant is the thing I've struggled with most going cruelty free as I can't find a cruelty free antiperspirant (let me know if you have suggestions!) but the Tea Tree Dr Organic's one I've been loving as it leaves me feeling fresh. I've been stocking up on the range in Holland and Barrett and trying out different bits. I've got an aloe toothpaste I can't wait to try as it's meant to be whitening too.






Superdrug skincare has been the an amazing find. It's all leaping bunny approved, really reasonably priced, usually on an offer of some sort and I've had bonus points when purchasing. I can't fault any of the skincare I've tried yet and I've been loving it all. Especially the glycolic overnight peel!

What are your cruelty free must haves?

Love M


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Saturday, 23 July 2016

New CiD Cosmetics i-Glow Compact Shimmer Powder

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A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to attend a wonderful evening at St David's Hotel and Spa and come home with a goodie bag of lovely products from Paul Mitchell and New CiD.

We've been using them over the last few weeks and couldn't wait to share the amazing i-Glow Compact Shimmer Powder.


The i-Glow Compact Shimmer Powder is another of New CiD Cosmetics hand baked powders which uses waxes to stick ingredients together. This helps to make the product glide over your skin smoothly creating a more radiant and youthful look - this all sounds pretty wonderful to me!

The other ingredients in the shimmer powder help to 'bounce' the light off your skin which is why the best way to use the product is by picking up a really large brush, swirling it over the powder and dusting it over your cheekbones, collar bones and just about anywhere you want with a bit of a glow!



i-Glow is available in three different colours; Icy Pink, Sirocco and Coral Crush.
We were given Sirocco which is a lovely gold colour, the shimmer is amazing but the particles are so small it gives an amazing glow.

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I've been really impressed with the colour payoff but also how blendable the shimmer powder is, it's easy to blend with any base make up I put on and has been suitable to wear in both the day and night.

Here it is on:


I really like the glowy look it gives, I've had so many people compliment me on it and ask me what it is as they want to buy it too!

You can purchase all of the iGlow products for £26.00 for 9g of product in the compact. The compact itself is also super sturdy with a decent mirror size, I'm overall really impressed with this and I definitely want to try out the Coral Crush and Ice Pop to see how the glow changes.

What do you think of New CiD baked products? Have you tried iGlow?

L xxx


This was one of the products I couldn't wait to try out as I already own ice pop (well my mum did but she wasn't giving it the love it deserved so gave it to me!) which I love. The texture of these are amazing they are so smooth and give an amazing highlight to the skin. Ice pop just adds such a pretty pink flush to the cheeks.

Sirocco is more of a bronzey shade, these are so pigmented as you can see from the swatch below (apologies for the slightly dark photo, I was battling the bad weather spell when I took these!). They have a really soft blendable texture which makes them so easy to work with.


Now I've got these two I really want the i-bronze as the colours in that one look amazing. These are baked products so they're going to last for ages. My ice pop is older than I should admit and doesn't look used still. Another great thing is they sell these in minis for £16, you get a lot of product in the original and I find I rarely use a blush up so it's nice to have the option to grab a smaller size one.

Love M


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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Lou Lou's Cardiff Vintage Fair

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So I've spent the last week celebrating my birthday. L and I went to Lou Lou's vintage fair on Sunday morning before heading for food and cocktails with some other friends. L had been before but I hadn't made it to one yet and couldn't wait to go and see it after some of the bits she's previously picked up.



In Cardiff Lou Lou's Vintage fair is held in City Hall. I love this building it looks so amazing and is a great location to hold it. The next Cardiff one is on the 4th September. We headed down at 10 am when it opened as it can get quite busy and we wanted to browse around before it was too busy.



L and I couldn't resist stopping for a cup of tea!! The cakes looked amazing but we resisted as we were off out for lunch! I love that they are served in vintage tea cups!!



There were loads of stalls selling amazing fashion pieces, I was loving all the sequins! I'd gone with the idea of buying a ring but L and I both ended up spending a fair bit on make up whilst we were there as there was the brand 'Outside the Box' there. We loved the look of it and the story behind it so we'll be sharing our thoughts on it soon! 


There were loads of cute trinket boxes and amazing vintage mirror and brush sets I wanted. 


This stall had some amazing jewellery and I couldn't resist a new floral crown!


The vintage fair is great to browse around and only £2 entry per person! We'll definitely be back again. I loved browsing all the different stalls! You can see L's previous vintage hauls from Lou Lou's Fair here and here

Love M


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