CRUELTY FREE AND AFFORDABLE PRODUCTS

Hello and welcome back!

Shopping for make-up and skincare products can be overwhelming and confusing at times, unless you have already found your go to favorites and you know what works for your skin just by reading the ingredients. It’s very important to keep in mind the rule of thumb as well: “if you can’t pronounce the ingredients then you probably shouldn’t be using (or eating) that product”! Which is why I urge people to shop cruelty free, because most vegan cosmetics don’t contain the harsh chemicals that can irritate and dry out your skin. When using a product that contains animal-derived ingredients, you are exposing your skin to whatever that animal has been exposed to, such as pesticides. Also, by shopping cruelty free, you are, literally, sparing lives of innocent animals that suffer for the “beauty” industry…

There are so many cruelty free brands that can be easily found in your nearest drugstore and high end make-up aisles. My favorite website to find all info on current available products is CrueltyFreeKitty.com  I highly recommend to visit this site if you are against animal testing and wish to switch up your makeup products to something new.

So, without further ado, I want to give you an insight into the beauty saviours that have become staples in my everyday routine.

FACE

Primer: I use NYX Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer (£10.50). It’s perfect for color correction if you have redness around your nose and cheeks. It has a nice matte finish that doesn’t dry out the skin. I wouldn’t recommend it for oily skin or overly dry skin. However, it’s perfect for normal to dry type of complexion.

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FoundationToo Faced Born This Way Foundation Porcelain (£29.00). If you have  a normal/dry skin complexion, this foundation works wonders. It’s easy to apply and it covers your skin flawlessly. No fine lines, no cakey patches around dry areas. It is important to moisturize and prime your face prior applying any foundation if you want it to last you all day without a worry.

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ConcealerCollection Lasting Perfection Concealer Fair (£3.99). I love this product! I have been using it for years now and couldn’t be happier with it. The coverage, the formula..everything is just great. I also recommend their foundation if you’re looking for something more affordable. I believe it is £5.99 in any drugstore.

 

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MascaraToo Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (£19.00). You’ve probably heard every single beauty guru obsessing over this mascara and there is a reason. It’s just the best mascara out there, that simple!

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Lipstick: KylieCosmetics By Kylie Jenner Matte Lip Kit ($29.00). I probably own one too many Kylie’s Lip Kits and I’ve probably spent way too much money on them, but when it comes to makeup – lipsticks, especially matte formula, is my weakness. They smell heavenly, shades are very pigmented and it stays on for a very long time. Great product!

My second go to lipstick is Kat Von D ‘Everlasting’ liquid lipstick (£17.00). The shades are beautiful. If you’re that chick who likes to rock it out sometimes and look edgy, I highly recommend KVD.

Makeup Setting Spray: Urban Decay ALL NIGHTER Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray (£23.50). For a long lasting and untouched look I definitely recommend Urban Decay spray. When you are heading for a night out that involves dancing, this will keep your gorgeous makeup in touch. Travel sizes available for £10 30ml.

For a more affordable price I also recommend NYX Professional Makeup Setting Spray – Matte Finish/Long Lasting (£7.00). It does set your makeup and gives you that mat finish, but it feels rather sticky on your face until it’s completely dried off.

SKIN

Taking care of your skin is not only important, but also a relaxing and pleasant process. Having a smooth and wonderfully scented skin leaves your body feeling fresh and moisturized all day long.

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Body OilDr Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Moisture Melt Body Oil 90g (£9.99). This body oil is enriched with tropical extracts such as papaya and mango butter. It gives an intense skin treatment leaving your body deeply moisturized with a sweet aroma.
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Body lotion: Body Shop Blueberry Body Butter 200 Ml (£15.00); 50 Ml (£6.00). This might be my favorite scent from their body butters. I do love anything fruity, strawberry and raspberry scents are definitely in my top favorites as well, so is vanilla flavor. They have a variety of choice for any taste and preference from eye shadows to shower gels for a very reasonable prices. They also have lovely gift sets for your friend or that special someone.
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Body ScrubSuperdrug Naturals Cocoa & Vanilla Body Scrub 200ml (£4.99). It’s good to exfoliate your body once or twice a week for a smooth and glowing skin. Superdrug scrubs are always on offer and they are super affordable and have a variety of choice.
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Shower Gel: Original Source Shower Gel 250ml (£2.29). These shower gels are so creamy and they smell incredible. They are clearly marked as vegan and cruelty free and the price speaks for itself. These can be found in most drugstores such as Boots and Superdrug.
HAIR
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ShampooFaith in Nature Coconut Shampoo 400ml (£5.49) This brand is definitely one of my favorites when it comes to hair care. Infused with organic essential oils leaving the scalp moisturized and giving your hair salon-like shine and glossiness.
ConditionerFaith in Nature Coconut Conditioner 400ml (£5.49)  Works wonders when used together with a shampoo. Just leaving it in for a few minutes you can run your fingers through the tips of your hair feeling a silky sensation and lovely scent of tropical coconuts.
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OilMiaflora Argan Oil 59ml (£15.99) My hair is exposed to heat every day so a little extra protection saves me from greater damage and split ends. This 100% pure, cold-pressed argan oil gives a deep nourishment and leaves hair nice and soft.
I hope that some of you have found this post helpful and it’s given you that little push (that we all need sometimes) to switch to cruelty free products. There are so many amazing brands out there for each and every one of you!
I’ll see you very soon with another post 🙂
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Tracey says:

    This is great, you always look so natural . and tips on application are a godsend

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    1. Thank you, Tracey 🖤

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