Lucky Cloud Skincare Founder Lucy Cardwell

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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New Fashion Collaboration Wishlist

Two exciting new celebrity and retailer collaborations have been launched this week: Beyonce x Topshop, and Alexa Chung x M&S
 
Beyonce co-created the sportswear range Ivy Park , a capsule collection of stylish, modern activewear, including sports bras, leggings, shorts, t shirts and jackets. 
 
Alexa has breathed life back into some vintage classics with Archive by Alexa – a selection of M&S designs from their archive, reworked for 2016.
 
Read on to see what I’m coveting, and click here to see another post about great fashion collaboration.

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Cruelty Free Face Products: Skincare and Make-up

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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Scottish Design Exchange Fashion Bloggers Event 2016

Today’s ramblings are long overdue; a post all about the Fashion Bloggers event I organised for The Scottish Design Exchange. I want to thank all the lovely Scottish bloggers that came along, and those who took pictures and notes, I salute you! Here are some more great write-ups of the event by Twenty Something City and DIY ShopaholicThe photos throughout this post were taken by my wonderful best friend Skye Lyon (you can check out her work at http://www.facebook.com/SkyeLyonImages) but you can see more snaps from my project on the SDX Fashion Instagram, just click here!

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Belted Up With Gant: Styling The Braided Belt Trend

 

Last week I was sent a gorgeous belt by under-the-radar fashion retailer Gant courtesy of Betty & Bee. I rarely accesorise with belts either as a functional or decorational piece, but as Betty & Bee said “They’re not the most exciting of garments, but girl we need them! Not only they can add a bit of va-va-voom to an outfit, they can dress up a classic LBD, draw attention to your waist and join separates together”. 

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