Cruelty-Free Beauty

Happy Place Cosmetics


I discovered Happy Place Cosmetics on Instagram and instantly knew this was the beauty brand for me, for three reasons- everything is 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan, everything is made right here in Edinburgh, and it all looks/smells like delicious cookies! What’s not to love?
I finally got round to ordering some lovely products from founder Kirstie Barlow last week, so read more to see what I got my hands on!

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The Make Up Tag

 

 I was tagged by a blogger friend to do ‘The Make Up Tag’ so I thought I’d give it a bash. Although I am far from a beauty expert, I’m always curious of other people’s answers, and enjoy doing these little interview questions myself. So, nose inside my make-up bag, and see my likes and dislikes when it comes to brands, products and techniques. 

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Lucky Cloud Skincare

I met the wonderful Lucy Cardwell on Monday; she is the founder (and CEO, and designer, and maker, and all round girl boss!) of handmade botanical skincare brand Lucky Cloud

I tried some samples of her wonderful cruelty-free products, which include Body butter, Body milk, Body balm and lip butters; the full range is available at The Scottish Design Exchange

We had a great chat about ethical cosmetics (which you may have noticed is a huge area of interest for me lately!) and being a small business in a big, bad world. Find out more at http://www.luckycloudskincare.com

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Cruelty Free Face Products

I was having a very bad skin day, as you can see on the left, but with a few lotions and potions, I easily turned that around. 

The best part? All the products I used are 100% cruelty free (excluding parent companies e.g. L’oreal/Unilever that do), so no nasty animal testing. What’s more, they mostly contain natural and hypo-allergenic ingredients, so great news for sensitive skin! 

For a full breakdown and review of the look, read on, and for a master list of all the cruelty-free make up brands on the market, click here! 

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Top 5 Affordable Beauty Buys


Now I’m no self-proclaimed beauty expert, make up artist or health guru like an alarming number of fashion bloggers these days seem to be, but I do love it when product does EXACTLY what it says on the tin. I’ve got thin hair, sensitive skin and brittle nails, so when I find a good beauty saviour it really does make my day. So many brands churn out endless so-called ‘miracle’ products, but I tend to ignore the hype and stick with solid results! Here are five little lovelies (All under £10) that have simply worked for me this month.

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