cruelty free cosmetics

Weekend Friday Favourites

I hope you’re having a great weekend! I’ll get straight into this week’s Weekend Friday Favourites as it’s late Sunday evening, my eyes are slowly getting sleepy and I missed last weeks for the very same reason. 

Weekend Friday Favourites, things that have made me smile this week or have caught my eye. (more…)

Tarte Cosmetics International Delivery and Giving into NYX Cosmetics

A few weeks ago I found out by chance that Tarte Cosmetics now delivers direct to Spain. Not all products are eligible but most of their products are. Prices are a little less than brand equivalent in Sephora España and I was able to take advantage of their Independence Day free shipping which included free international shipping. Usually free international delivery qualifies on orders over €65. A major draw for me to them is that they are cruelty free with a few vegan products. 

I was curious how they were able to cosmetics ship to Spain without getting flagged in customs. From experience and maybe the law’s changed within the last 3 years, Spain doesn’t allow the import of make up. It’s touch and go if parcels clear custom inspections and if it’s courier sent, it’s more likely to get stuck/flagged. The way they got around it was having (more…)

DIY Deodorant That Works!

First things first, credit were it’s due. The recipe below I’ve adapted from Natalie at HelloDay. She’s a fantastic wellness writer with a no BS approach. Pop on over if you want to know her secret to living a healthy lifestyle with 2 adorable independent girls age 3 and 5, navigating life and fitness while currently pregnant with her 3rd, ‘littl’ dude’!

Being vegan there are 2 products I have had difficulty finding an alternative. Toothpaste and deodorant. (more…)

February and March Beauty Finds

Beauty Finds is back! 

As always I have 3 requirements when it comes to cosmetics and skin care. 1, No animal testing. While animal testing on cosmetics is banned in the European Union, India, New Zealand, South Korea (by 2018), Taiwan (by 2019) and Switzerland, many other countries it still goes (more…)