The Power of Makeup and Why I’m Wearing Less Makeup

I love wearing make up. I love it’s playfulness, it’s transformation, the high and it’s power. Mascara opens up your eyes wide, turns lashes longer and more voluminous. I love how shadow can bring out the different colours in your eyes and how a pop of colour on you lips can give you confidence and a little swagger. There’s a reason why make up artists are called artists.

Got a hair cut! No filter, no touch up, just scars and lines.

This year I’ve found myself wanting to wear less makeup. At the moment it’s for vanity which is ironic as makeup if we admit is all about vanity. In the summer I stopped Continue reading “The Power of Makeup and Why I’m Wearing Less Makeup”

My Online Beauty And Cruelty Free Beauty Product Shopping Guide

Today I’m sharing how I shop online for beauty products, more specially cruelty free beauty products. I’m sure most of these are obvious but seeing how I buy most of my cosmetics online I thought it would be fun to share my tips. So lets get to it! 

When coming across a new brand the first thing I do is Google ‘X animal testing’. I came across this tip a few months ago as this way of asking rather than ‘does x test on animals’ brings a more definite yes/no answer. Sites I use for reference that pop up Continue reading “My Online Beauty And Cruelty Free Beauty Product Shopping Guide”

Easy DIY Rose Water Facial Hydrating Spray

This time of year as the hot temperatures have set in, facial sprays provide a refreshing hydrating skin boost against the hot humid or dry heat.

I’ve been seeing rose water sprays pop up a few blogs and when checking out the links my eyes widened in disbelieve at the price. Unless the petals have been picked by fairies under a full moon or have added essential oils, there’s a way cheaper option. I think it’s pretty obvious how to DIY your own rose water spray from the photo but I’m sharing anyway.  Continue reading “Easy DIY Rose Water Facial Hydrating Spray”

Why I like Instyle Magazine

April’s and May’s 2017 covers of US Instyle magazine made me happy. April’s featured Victoria Beckham and with May, Amy Schumer. 2 ladies with 2 totally different body shapes and age. Victoria Beckham gives us thinner lipped girls hope in a social media world of plump lips and lip injections. Amy Schumer proves you don’t have to be a haute corture runway supermodel to be on a cover of an international fashion magazine. Confidence and beauty at 20, 40 and 30

For as long as I can remember I’ve been an US Instyle magazine reader. I don’t think I’ve missed an issue since 2003. I was so happy when I found my then local kiosk sold it in Spain when I moved here. Continue reading “Why I like Instyle Magazine”