2019

With the new year on the horizon, I want to take the time to thank you all for your support in 2018 – the first year of my blog!

I first began to look into animal testing for cosmetics about 4 years ago when I saw videos on Facebook about the torture those animals go through – I had NO idea it still happened in this day and age!

I went to research all my makeup and change things bit by bit as I needed to buy new products, but then as I told different people in work, I soon found that a lot of people were interested and soon a few were even talking to each other about my use of Cruelty Free products – which is what inspired me to start my blog!

It really warms my heart when I see so many people who are compassionate and willing to make changes in their lifestyle to help change the world – and change the world we will!

Since my blog began I have already seen so many more brands become Cruelty Free, and I’ve learned that so many of these brands are so accessible and affordable, so this journey is free to everyone to join!

I’ve done my best to research which brands also have Cruelty Free parent companies, and which are certified CF through the Leaping Bunny Programme or PETA, etc.

I really do see a future where blogs like this will be obsolete – all products will be Cruelty Free and I’ll have to find a new hobby! In the best possible way, I really look forward to this day! (I’ll probably get cracking on a new jigsaw or take up Yoga)

In 2019, I will be starting a new job which will hopefully give me more time to access and work on my blog. Please continue to message me with questions or brands you’ve found/products you love! I can’t do this without the help of all of my amazing followers.

Also in the new year, I want to branch out my blog to cover more of other areas of animal protection – such as spreading more awareness of Puppy Farms, encouraging pet adoption, and also helping to raise more awareness around Palm Oil and microbeads, veganism and vegetarianism etc. All of these issues affect us as humans and affect our planet and so many lovely creatures. I also wish to focus on different ways we can all cut down on plastic and see what actions we can all take towards a greener future.

Thank you all again for your continued support ❤

H x

 

Christmas Ideas!

So, 10 days to go and then it’s all over! Is your shopping list endless? If so, you aren’t alone!

Here’s a few ideas of different brands that make lovely presents – from most affordable to more expensive (it’s an expensive time- we all feel the pinch!)

  • Penneys PS… (Leaping Bunny Certified)

First things first- the perfumes. I absolutely love them and have a few big bottles (€4.50 each) and several smaller ones (one is a Jo Malone knockoff, not available in store anymore unfortunately but they might bring them back one day because they were so popular!) I also use the highlighter powder and find it excellent – but have heard great things about Penneys other PS… makeup too, including the facial masks. Excellent stoking fillers!

https://www.primark.com/en/products/category/beauty,cosmetics 

  • River Island (CF and Vegan)

Another excellent stop for both makeup and perfumes – with lipsticks starting at €13 and perfumes from €17. Can we also mention their purses?!

https://www.riverisland.ie/c/women/makeup-and-perfume

  • The Body Shop (Leaping Bunny Certified)

It’s no secret that this is one of my favorite brands and has been for a long time. They offer gift sets already made up or you can just pick some of your favorite products. I also recommend the Body Shop’s perfumes- as CF perfume isn’t overly common unfortunately, the Body Shop offer a lovely range for various tastes.

https://www.thebodyshop.ie/

  • No 7 

Another brand which is affordable, and comes in a variety of gift sets ready to wrap and give. High quality for your money- and the nail polish tends to last very well! Their lipstick are long-lasting too- win win!

https://www.no7beauty.com/ie/skincare

  • Liz Earle (Leaping Bunny Certified)

Pop into a Liz Earle counter in any Boots store to see their range of affordably priced beauty products for all skin types- with a range of products for men also.

https://ie.lizearle.com/

  • Baylis & Harding

One great secret about this brand is that Baylis & Harding gifts can sometimes be found in TKMaxx! So keep an eye out next time you’re out shopping. They are beautiful presents, from gifts such as a box with cosy socks and foot cream, to soaps and lotions. And it is fluffy socks season!

https://baylisandharding.com/

  • Nacomi

Nacomi in Malahide, Co. Dublin offers both gifts for men & women, catering for anti-aging, acne, hair masks, candles, oils, body scrubs… The list goes on! Nacomi also offers a range of Christmas gift sets (in case you’re finding it hard to choose!)

https://nacomibeauty.com/product-category/christmas-gift-sets/

  • Úr Makeup (PETA Certified)

Irish, Cruelty Free and Vegan! Individual brushes priced from €9 and sets from €50, they offer high-quality brushes at an affordable cost. Discount available for professionals too!

https://www.ur-makeup.com/shop-1

  • Tata Harper

A more luxurious brand to gift this year- Tata Harper offers all things skincare. From serums, moisturizers, and anything else you need to get that glow!

https://global.tataharperskincare.com/

  • Charlotte Tilbury 

It was only recently I got a present of a beautiful Charlotte Tilbury lipstick- a more expensive option but very luxurious! Below is a link to CT makeup under €130:

https://www.charlottetilbury.com/ie/gifts-for-her/shop-by-price/treats