Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Few new changes part 2 - my Cruelty free journey


If you have read my first part of this you will know, that I'm going to be switching to cruelty-free brands of makeup and beauty care. With that being stated, I've been taking my time and researching products first before fully jumping in. I've read and watched so many blogs/youtube on a transition that it was just overwhelming. I found out one way that I think that would work for me, is slowly switching out products. Once one product is done I'd go find that alternative in a cruelty-free manner. So far I went through my makeup stash and cleared up the makeup that wasn't CF, gave it to my friend that likes makeup just as much as me. Not going to lie I have some stuff that I still need to rotate out like minis and some unopened yet products. One that I know it's going to be a tough one to transition are my highlighters from Benefit, but I'm sure I'll find something new to switch to. 

Some of the things that I'm having some issues with is a day moisturizer, that has SPF tend to use it in my morning skin routine. ( If you have any suggestions would be great!) If I have to do a moisturizer and then an SPF, I'll do that if I have to but I like it's one step kinda deal. Also, think I found a deodorant that works but want to try another scent I think so far my sweat hasn't been that bad. 

One thing that's going to be different change is lady hygiene products, I got some options coming to me soon, so that might be a whole different post coming to you guys. 

I hope you guys enjoy this new journey with me! 

Friday, 18 August 2017

Few new changes coming... part 1


This is going to be a long one so get comfy make a tea or a snack.... 

So I've been trying to find the right words to start off this blog with you guys, and it has been a long one to figure out the approach to my readers. Well, I'm just going to come out and say it, I'm hoping to be at least Cruelty-Free by Christmas rolls around. I at least want to be 85-100% CF by then, you're saying why only 85?! Well, I have some stuff that I still need to go through and use, and I'm not just going to throw it away. Once one product is used up I'm going to replace it with a CF alternative, that I know is CF. Also, some stuff that my mom and dad use will not be CF, will I try to find alternatives for them, yes but it's a work in progress with them if you know what I mean when I say they are old school way of thinking. Think I got my mom going in the right direction of thinking, been discussing with her on some laundry alternatives and dish soap ideas. This is where I wish we still had Target because they had a great selection of everything, and it's not like finding easter eggs on supplies. Do you research on products and if you're not sure you can email them and ask what their animal testing rights are. Found the FAQ of websites and companies very helpful, most are there for you to find there was some that I had to email. Also finding great websites online was a huge blessing especially on getting started, what I needed to look for and how to go about it.

One thing I'm going to address and I know it's a very heated with the CF community. Is parent brands, example Loreal or MAC is yes they don't test on animals in your country but as a whole, they sell to China who tests on animals. Also, this is how I look at it China is huge on animal testing and animal cruelty in general, it's not going to end, or get any better because it's their law. But back to the makeup I think its good to make a company know where their sales are going and hopefully one day it will change and we will see a difference.

Sephora was a great help when I walked in there not to long ago, I was looking for some samples and I asked about it. They pulled out a handy little piece of paper that someone wrote up for them to use, and she wrote down every company that was on that list. I will be going in depth about that in part 2, but thought it was nice of her to write down all for me. I even suggested to Sephora head office that they should stick a heading on their site for easy way to find things CF.

Well I hope you can make this journey with me, your most beloved post will have the same format thought just changing on how I few products now.

Websites that helped me : 

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Having fashion colors in your hair !


So if you follow me on social media you would have noticed I went a little crazy with my hair! I decided to try out fashion colors for a wee bit of time, well or until I get bored with them. I decided to do magenta and purple to start with to see what I'd look like. Well, first hand I got my friend to bleach my hair and to help me with this process because she did go to hair school and I didn't' trust myself with bleach. But before I wanted to dye my whole head a bright color, decided to fade it in with my natural hair color like an ombre effect. Now that I know I can pull off neon/bright shades I'm going to dye my whole head bright purple. So I'm going to pass down some tips that helped me through these past weeks !!

The color I used was Color Ion Brights collection, I got mine at Sally's. The Bleach I used was the L'oreal Blue and a 20 volume.

- Pureology Color Fanatic multi-tasker protector spray it doesn't let sunlight damage to your hair.

-Dry shampoo will become your best friend invest in a good one, I used batiste and Garnier.

-Adding some left over hair dye to some conditioner, I use this when -I'm in the shower. After washing your hair I put this mixture on my head and go about shaving or what ever. Rinse out with cold water so it locks in the color.