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Cruelty Free Haircare for Bleached Hair

Cruelty Free Haircare

What's this I hear you say?! Two posts in a week? What is this madness?! Well it's my birthday on Sunday and that's usually post day, so I thought I'd publish this a little earlier and then I'll have another new post the middle of next week too hopefully.

I've been asked to do a post on my cruelty free hair care a couple of times since going blonde, so I thought it was about time that I got around to writing one. I started to transition into blonde hair in March by just bleaching the ends, but now I have a full head of foils and toner over the whole thing. One thing I must admit is that I go to my friend at the salon she works at and they don't use cruelty free products on my hair. I have looked for cf salons in my area but unfortunately I can't find one. I love the way my hair is now and I'd be kind of scared to change salons to be honest as my friend knows exactly how I like my hair. So I'm not perfect, but I do like to make sure that I only use cruelty free

Medusa's Make Up Metal AF Lip Gloss

Medusa's Make Up Metal AF Lip Gloss

This little baby is the main reason that I wanted to pick up September's The Pip Box and let me tell you I'm glad I did. I'd never heard of Medusa's Make Up before, but The Pip Box advertised that they were including this lip gloss in their September box and I knew I needed it there and then.

Medusa's Make Up are an American brand that produce cruelty free & vegan make up. I've managed to find a couple of UK stockists luckily, so will definitely be looking at picking up some more of their products. I've also linked to a UK site below for anyone whose interested in picking this up over here.

First of all the names of these lip glosses are amazing! The one that was included in The Pip Box is Bad Medicine after the Bon Jovi song (one of my faves!) but some of their other's include Cherry Pie, Crazy Train and Girls Girls

The Konjac Sponge Company's New Mythical Creatures Collection - The Cutest Konjac Sponges Ever

I tried a konjac sponge a few years ago and was a bit underwhelmed to be honest. I tried a charcoal one and it was okay but I don't think I really knew how to use it or store it, so even though I liked it I didn't feel like I needed to re-purchase one. I've read a few good reviews about them lately with people using them in different ways, so when The Konjac Sponge Company got in touch about their new Mythical Creatures collection and very graciously offered to send me one to try, I was intrigued to try another one and actually learn how to use it this time!

The Konjac Sponge Company make sponges that are 100% vegetable fibre and are a natural way to cleanse and exfoliate whilst also being good for the environment. The new Mythical Creatures collection come in recyclable cardboard boxes and the sponge itself is fully biodegradable too - once you've finished with them you can plant them in your garden and they'll provide extra moisture for your plants before they break down. How great is that?! They're

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Mascara

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Mascara

I ran out of my Ere Perez Volumising Waterproof Mascara a couple of weeks ago and have been looking for another natural mascara ever since. Although I love that mascara it's such a pain to get off that it put me off buying another tube. I like my lashes to have volume and length (greedy, I know!) so finding a new one has been pretty hard - most natural mascaras are good at lengthening but not so great at volume so it seems. In the end I decided to go for the Pacifica Stellar Gaze Mascara * in Stardust as I'd heard good reviews and it claimed to be similiar to what I was after.

Pacifica's Stellar Gaze Mascara is infused with coconut oil and vitamin B to hydrate the lashes whilst also lengthening, strengthening and adding volume. It's cruelty free, vegan and it's free from FD&C Colour, parabens, talc and mineral oil. As I was looking for a mascara that I can wear all day every day, it's important for it to be

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