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.

Botanicals Gentle Hydrating Mist

Botanicals Gentle Hydrating Mist

A few weeks ago I was kindly sent a sample of Botanicals Gentle Hydrating Mist: Chamomile & Mandarin * to try. I chose the Chamomile and Mandarin version as this uses Chamomile, White Tea, Lavender and Mandarin to give skin a kick of hydration. This version is also suitable for sensitive skin, which I don't usually have but it is having a tantrum at the moment so I'm trying to use gentle products to try and calm it down.

Botanicals hydrating mists claim to gently clear away impurities, balance the skin's natural pH, replenish moisture and brighten the complexion, so I was excited to try this with the flare up my skin was having.

The first thing I noticed when I tried this is that the spray is more of a squirt than a mist. The pump is quite powerful and it produces more of a spray, instead of a mist that disperses over your face. It's not a harsh spray by any means

A Natural Deodorant That Actually Works

Schmidt's Natural Deodorant

I've been looking for a natural deodorant for ages now and all the ones I've tried just haven't cut the mustard. A couple of weeks ago I saw Cruelty Free Becky mention Schmidt's Rose & Vanilla Deodorant Stick and I knew I had to try it. I love anything that smells of Vanilla or Rose, so the two together sounded just perfect.

Schmidt's Naturals is the brain-child of Jaime Schmidt who wanted to make products that would benefit her family's health. In 2010 during the Maker Movement Jaime noticed the lack of natural deodorant offerings on the market and decided that it was time to change the way people think about natural deodorants. Jaime refused to compromise on effectiveness and invested in research and testing which proved that her formula effectively neutralises odour, helps absorb wetness, feels good on the skin and smells amazing (I can definitely vouch for this!). Schmidt's deodorant spread like wildfire throughout Northwest America and quickly sold out in retail stores,

My First Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Haul

This has been a long time coming. I've seen so many posts raving about the Makeup Geek eyeshadows and it was finally time for me to try some. I picked up the Travel Vault Palette to store them all in and although this is called a 'travel' palette, it's pretty big. You assume that anything with travel in the name is going to be quite small but it holds 9/10 eyeshadow pans, which I think is the perfect amount for travelling even with it being a bit big - enough to hold all the basics and some extras for a glam evening eye look.

I did a lot of research beforehand on the shades that I wanted, as on the Beauty Bay website the colours don't look the same as they do in real life - as with most things. Reviews with swatches were the best things to go on, so I thought I'd add my own to the internet too to help others! I decided to build a whole eye look with the palette, so I can take it away with me and have everything all in one place. I eventually chose an inner corner

SoulTree Kajal Eyeliners

Soultree Kajal Eyeliner

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be offered 2 SoulTree Kajals* to try out. SoulTree Kajals* are 100% natural and are handmade by combining carbon black from vegetable oil lamps with organic ghee, natural mineral pigments and organic almond oil. They are made using a traditional ayurvedic recipe and a 3000 year old process - why change something when it works ey?! The addition of the almond oil and ghee mean that the kajals are super moisturising on the eyelids and won't dry out the senstive area around eyes and camphor has a naturally anti-bacterial and cooling effect. There are 12 different colours to chose from and they are all certified by the BDIH. I couldn't find a conclusive statement about them being cruelty free on their website but I emailed them and they have confirmed that neither their finished products or ingredients are tested on animals, by themselves or any third parties and they also do not sell in any countries that require animal testing. They also said they would add this information to their website for future reference.