Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Free UNE foundation sample.

UNE is a natural and organic company that make paraben free cosmetics..... so naturally I am a fan.

Click the link below and get a free sample of  the skin-glow foundation in shade G08


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Men's Cosmetics: Paraben and Cruelty free

Men's Cosmetics: Paraben and Cruelty free

When talking to my male friends about this blog, I always get asked what I recommend for men. So this is inspired by the men in my life.
 After some lengthy research I have come up with some products that I hope guys will try and love. They are all paraben and cruelty free, two Bulldog products are Fair Trade too!!

Brands to check out!
Bulldog Natural Skincare- Amazing!! (available in Tesco, Boots and currently on offer in Sainsburys and Waitrose for the cheapest)
Burt's Bees
Neal's Yard Remedies 
Tropic Pure Plant Skincare
The Body Shop (Although this is owned by L'Oreal, which have been known test on animals)

All products listed are specifically for men

Soap/Shower Gels
Burt's Bees Natural Skin Care for Men Body Wash- RRP £9.99

Burt's Bees Natural Skin Care for Men Bar Soap- RRP £4.99

Neal's Yard Remedies Invigorating Body Wash- RRP £14.99
Bulldog Natural Skincare Origninal Shower Gel- RRP £3.49

Neal's Yard Remedies Rejuvenating Moisturiser- RRP £21.95
Bulldog Natural Skincare Original Moisturiser- RRP £6.99
Bulldog Natural Skincare Sensitive Moisturiser- RRP £6.99
Bulldog Natural Skincare Anti-aging Moisturiser- RRP £10.49
Bulldog Natural Skincare Eco-System Moisturiser- RRP £7.49 (Fair Trade)

Facial Cleansers
Neal's Yard Remedies Purifying Face Wash- RRP £14.00
Neal's Yard Remedies Revitalising Face Scrub- RRP £14.30
Bulldog Natural Skincare Original Face Wash- RRP £5.19
Bulldog Natural Skincare Original Face Scrub- RRP £5.79

Shaving foam/cream/gel

Burt's Bees Natural Skin Care for Men Shave Cream- £8.99

Bulldog Natural Skincare Original Shave Gel- RRP £3.99

Bulldog Natural Skincare Sensitive Shave Cream- RRP £3.99

Bulldog Natural Skincare Eco-System Shave Gel- RRP £4.39 (Fair Trade)
Neal's Yard Remedies Close Shave Cream- RRP £12.85
Neal's Yard Remedies Close Shave Oil- RRP £7.00
Neal's Yard Remedies Close Shave Soap- RRP £5.80 (Refill £3.25)

The Body Shop For Men Maca Root Shave Cream- 200ml RRP £8.00 125ml £5.50

The Body Shop For Men Maca Root Wash Off Shave Oil- RRP £8.00

Neal's Yard Remedies Rosemary and Cedarwood Hair Treatment- RRP £6.35
The Body Shop White Musk® Sport Hair & Body Wash- RRP £6.00


Burt's Bees Natural Skin Care for Men Aftershave- RRP £8.99

Neal's Yard Remedies Calming Aftershave Balm- RRP £14.60 
Bulldog Natural Skincare Original After Shave Balm- RRP £5.79

The Body Shop For Men Maca Root Deodorant Stick- RRP £5.00


Burt's Bees Natural Skin Care for Men Cologne- RRP £26.99

Neal's Yard Remedies Cologne- £19.50
The Body Shop White Musk® Sport Eau De Toilette

Hair Gel/Putty/Wax
Still to come...

Eye Products
Neal's Yard Remedies Rejuvinating Eye Gel- RRP £23.50
Neal's Yard Remedies White Tea Toning Eye Gel- RRP £22.50
Bulldog Natural Skincare Original Eye Roll-on- RRP £

Disclaimer: I have never used these products, so I am unaware of the quality and effects. Prices are subject to change due to where distributed. I found Waitrose was cheapest for Bulldog products. 


Lush Fighting Animal Testing!

Lush Fighting Animal Testing!

One of my favourite cosmetic brands Lush has just launched a brand new campaign to stop the testing of cosmetics on animals.

This is something that needs to be addressed and I am now making a concious effort to spread the word and avoid certain companies that do test on animals. I hope you will do the same :)

Despite legislation passed in the EU in 1993, companies can still test on animals!! Ca-ray-zee!!

Testing on animals is unnecessary as their are other ways that are just as affective! Sign the petition Here!

The following companies DO test on animals or pay a laboratory to conduct tests on animals.

Acuvue (Johnson & Johnson)
Air Wick (Reckitt Benckiser)
Always (Procter & Gamble)
Aquafresh (GlaxoSmithKline)
Arm & Hammer (Church & Dwight)
Aussie (Procter & Gamble)
Aveeno (Johnson & Johnson)
Biotherm (L'Oreal)
Braun (Procter & Gamble)
Clearasil (Reckitt Benckiser)
Clean & Clear (Johnson & Johnson)
Clairol (Procter & Gamble)
Christina Aguilera Perfumes (Procter & Gamble)
Chapstick (Pfizer)
Carefree (Johnson & Johnson)
Crest (Procter & Gamble)

DOLCE & GABBANA (Procter & Gamble)
Dove (Unilever)
Dunhill Fragrances (Procter & Gamble)
Escada Fragrances (Procter & Gamble)
Estee Lauder
Febreze (Procter & Gamble)
Finish (Reckitt Benckiser)
Garnier (L'Oreal)
Gillette Co.(Procter & Gamble)
Giorgio Armani (L'Oreal)
Glade (S.C. Johnson)
Gucci Fragrances (Procter & Gamble)
Halo (Procter & Gamble)
Head & Shoulders (Procter & Gamble
Herbal Essences (Procter & Gamble)
Hugo Boss (Procter & Gamble)
Johnson's (Johnson & Johnson)
K.Y. (Johnson & Johnson)
Kerastase (L'Oreal)
Kiehl's (L'Oreal)
Lancome (L'Oreal)
Lacoste Fragrances (Procter & Gamble)
Listerine (Johnson & Johnson)
Maybelline (L'Oreal)
Max Factor (Procter & Gamble)
Nair (Church & Dwight)
Neutrogena (Johnson & Johnson)
Nice and Easy (Procter & Gamble)
Olay (Procter & Gamble)
Old Spice (Procter & Gamble)
Oral-B (Procter & Gamble)
Oust (SC Johnson)
Palmolive (Colgate-Palmolive)
Pampers (Procter & Gamble)
Pantene (Procter & Gamble)
Pearl Drops (Church & Dwight)
Piz Buin (Johnson & Johnson)
Pledge (S.C. Johnson)

Ralph Lauren Fragrances (L'oreal)
Reach (Johnson & Johnson)
Redken (L'Oreal)
Rembrandt (Johnson & Johnson)
Right Guard (Dial)
ROC (Johnson & Johnson)
Savlon (Johnson & Johnson)
Shiseido Cosmeitcs
Shu Uemura(L'Oreal)
Sunsilk (Unilever)
Vaseline (Unilever)
Veet (Reckitt Benckiser)
Vichy (L'Oreal)
Vicks (Procter & Gamble)
Vidal Sasson (Procter &

Plus many many more!

These companies don't care about its consumers, its cares about mass profit! and I can certainly see a link between paraben use too! 

YES, these product may work and be your holy grail items for what you want, but at what price???!!!

Here are some companies that DO NOT test on animals.

Abercrombie and Fitch
Aveda (Estee Lauder)
bareFaced Mineral Cosmetics
Bath & Body Works
Bare Escentuals (Shiseido)
Carolina Herrera (Puig)
Cover FX Skin Care
Crabtree & Evelyn Cosmetics
DuWop Cosmetics, LLC
E.L.F. Cosmetics
FACE Atelier
Liz Earle Beauty Co
Neal's Yard Remedies
NYX Los Angeles Inc
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
OPI Products (Coty)
Origins (Estee Lauder)
Physicians Formula
Slatkin & Co
Stila Cosmetics
Tarte Cosmetics
Ted Baker
The Body Shop- (L'oreal)
Thierry Mugler Beauty
Too Faced Cosmetics
Tropic Pure Plant Skin Care
Urban decay
Victoria's Secret (Limited Brands)
Wet n wild

Plus many more wonderful companies.

Disclaimer: All information was was found on the Peta and Lush Websites. I am not affiliated with any of these companies mentioned. I understand in some of my previous blog posts I have mentioned companies that do test on animals, this was before I found out the truth. I will no longer be using these products or blogging about these companies until they are cruelty free.

http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/PDF/companiesdonttest.pdf - List that don't test
http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/PDF/companiesdotest.pdf- List that do test


Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Rainbow Dreams

Rainbow Deams
Make-up used
Make Up For Ever Flash Palette- black, yellow, blue, aqua, red &green
Inglot- (shade to come)
ELF 100 palette
Mac 'Brule' Eye-shadow
Mac 'Mi Lady' (Red side) Eye-shadow
NYX Jumbo Pencil in 'Milk'
Collection 2000 extreme eyeliner
Clinique naturally glossy mascara
Maybelline 24 hour colour tattoo- Endless Purple & Turquoise Forever 
Mac Creme Cup Lipstick
2True Brow pencil
L'oreal Visable lift Foudation in 'Rosy Porceline'
Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in 'Soft and Gentle'
Mac 'Azalea' Blush
Mac Paint Pot in 'Bare Study'
Botanics peachy blush
Miss Adoro lashes in #43


Monday, 2 April 2012

Tropic Pure Plant Skin Care

Tropic Pure Plant Skin Care

During my visit to the Ideal Home Exhibition at Earls Court, I came across the Tropic Pure Plant Skin Care stand. I was greeted by a lovely gent and he very eloquently informed me of what products they provide and how they benefit your skin.
Tropic Pure Plant Skin Care are an all natural company that uses only 100% plant extracts, founded by Susan Ma (A finalist in the UK series of The Apprentice).

All products are approved by The Vegan Society and against animal testing, which I something I feel very passionate about. 

All products are free from paraffin, petrolatum, petro-chemicals, parabens or any other synthetic ingredients that have no nutritional benefit for your skin.

I picked up the Smoothing Cleanser, Vitamin Toner, Skin Revive Moisturizer, Organic Bamboo Face Cloth and Lip Love. All this for £35!!! (special exhibition deal)

I have only used these products for a couple of days now and I have already fallen in love and walked down the aisle.
I found this at the perfect time in my life (as I am currently changing all of my products to be paraben free), A match made in heaven. <3

Monthly Favorites- March 2012

Monthly Favorites- March 2012

Here are my most used and favourite products for March 2012.

Face- Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in 'Soft and Gentle'

Eyes  - Maybelline 24 Hour Colour Tattoo in'On and on Bronze
         - Collection 2000 Extreme Felt Eyeliner

Lips- NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream gloss in 'Amsterdam'

Nails- Kiko Nail Lacquer in 'Sea Green'

Hair care-  Babyliss Heated rollers

Skincare- Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic Face mask

Perfume- Chanel Coco Mademoiselle 

Bath/Shower- The Body Shop Earth Lovers Shower Gel in Apricot & Basil.

Other- Cheerleading (Winning at nationals!)
          Hanging out with school friends

Hope you enjoyed my monthly favourites
Danielle Latimer