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My New Favourite Red Lip

Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner Bang Bang

I love a red lip. I actually think that it suits me too. The only problem with a red lip is that after I've worn one for a few hours my lips can dry out and crack. With this in mind I've been on the hunt for a moisturising lip colour and I stumbled across the Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner on Naturisimo and was very intrigued. I've heard so many good things about Ilia but haven't had the privilege of trying anything. Until now.

Ilia are dedicated to creating the purest products possible because our skin is our largest organ and absorbs just about anything that we put on it. All Ilia cosmetics are made with up to 85% certified organic ingredients to nourish the skin and aide it's repair. All products are free from parabens, petrochemicals, fillers, carmine and synthetic preservatives and are all suitable for vegetarians. Unfortunately they are not vegan, as some products use beeswax. Ilia also use recycled aluminium tubing for their lipstick cases, showing their interest in being an

Forest & Shore Hallelujah Hair Oil

Forest & Shore Hallelujah Hair Oil

Since bleaching my hair at the start of the year I've been making a conscious effort to take better care of it. The bleach has made my hair much drier (as I knew it would) which is brilliant for my roots, as I can go so much longer between washes now (yay!), but not so great for my ends which were already pretty straw-like.

When it comes to cruelty free brands I find that there's a lot less choice with haircare than with skincare and make up and I struggle to find brands that are great quality but not overly expensive. I love my Lee Stafford haircare but sometimes I like to try something a little different and more natural.

Enter Forest & Shore Hallelujah Hair Oil *.

Favourite Face Masks To Combat Blemishes

I've had a couple of mini breakouts erupt on my chin over the last few weeks and although I'm pretty sure that it's down to the absolute appalling diet we've had since coming back from Mexico I've been looking for skincare products to help. I've found two face masks that have really been helping to calm my skin so I thought I'd let you in on my little secrets. Both of these masks use more natural ingredients than any of my other masks and I believe that's one of the reasons why these have had such a positive effect on my skin.

Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask - £24.99

This has been a long time favourite of mine and it's probably the only face mask that I've repurchased twice. This is such a soothing face mask and it's so comfortable to wear on the skin. You apply the mask all over the skin, leave it

White Rabbit Skincare - My New Favourite Brand

White Rabbit Skincare has been on my radar for quite a while, but I've never gotten around to ordering anything before now. A few weeks ago I asked people on Twitter to recommend a cruelty free dupe for the Nuxe Reve De Miel which was my holy grail lip balm (damn you for torturing innocent animals Nuxe!). I had a couple of recommendations for different ones, but Tamsin from Eco Fluffy Mama recommended the White Rabbit Skincare Chocolate Orange Lip Balm and it sounded perfect.

Whilst I was picking up the Lip Balm I also ordered a couple of sample sizes of other products too. I love it when brands do sample sizes, as you can try it before buying a full size product that might not work for you and then not being able to use it. I picked up samples of the Comfort Cleansing Balm and the Orange Blossom and Aloe Vera Toner because these are products I've heard a lot of good things about.

Khadi Viola Face Oil

khadi Viola Face Oil Review

khadi are a company that create 100% natural products based on traditional Ayurvedic formulations. They have a range of herbal hair colours, hair oils and skin oils that are all cruelty free. Their range of face and body oils has been formulated as an alternative to the heavy creams that we use in the winter months. Each of the 5 oils has been crafted for a different skin type. I was kindly sent the Viola Face Oil * to try out and after a few weeks of use I can finally let you know all about it. 

I chose the Viola oil for normal skin, as I was drawn to the claim that it would reduce the formation of blemishes which I seem to be struggling with at the moment. Along with reducing blemishes it also claims to moisturise and improve skin tone. It's also suitable for sensitive skin as it includes Shavatari, which soothes discomfort and Anantmool to reduce inflammation. It also has Aromatherapuetic properties: Vanilla to improve mood, Devadaru calms nerves and

Dr Botanicals Coconut Oil Rejuvenating Body Exfoliating Bar

Dr Botanicals Coconut Oil Rejuvenating Body Exfoliating Bar

A few weeks ago I was sent the Dr Botanicals Coconut Oil Rejuvenating Body Exfoliating Bar * to test out. I love a good exfoliator as it always makes my skin look so much better, but I don't always have the inclination to actually use one as it's a bit of a faff. When I saw that this one was in bar form I couldn't wait to try it and see if it would make me exfoliate more. I've made a big dent in the bar now, so I though now would be the perfect time to let you know my thoughts.

The Coconut Oil Exfoliating Bar (I'm shortening it's name to this, as it's a bit of a mouthful!) claims to hydrate, cleanse and gently exfoliate by using shredded coconut to exfoliate and coconut oil to moisturise. It's a refreshing cleansing and exfoliating bar that can be used on your face, body and hands for a youthful complexion.

My Favourite Foundation EVER?!

Kat Von D Lock It Liquid Foundation

I've finally found it: the BEST foundation ever! Now it may be a little early to be saying this as I've only been using this for a few weeks but I love it so much that I had to share it with you guys. So without further ado I present to you Kat Von D 'Lock It' Liquid Foundation.

I've always loved Kat Von D since her Miami Ink days and her make up is always perfect, so when she released her make up line I knew I would more than likely love it all. As we couldn't get it in the UK for years I never got around to trying the foundation though, until now. I saw it in Sephora in Mexico and shade matched myself, but I never bought it and I kicked myself afterwards as I would have saved quite a bit of money. Once we got back Anthony very kindly ordered it for me as a surprise because he knew how gutted I was that I didn't get it - 50 boyfriend points to him! As soon as I opened the box I knew it would be love.