Despite being the author of this cruelty free beauty blog I don’t give my hair as much TLC as I do with my skin, nor do I spend nearly as much moolah on haircare as I do on makeup.
My once-lovely tresses, especially the ends, now sport the worst damage I’ve ever tended to in years from constant dyeing and styling, with salon visits few and far between.
I’m feeling more and more anxious as I start this post off because like every other person in this world, I have insecurities about my face (and body, but that’s for another post). Plus I’ve never done this before!
I’ve suffered from milia since I can remember, a flat, button nose sits squarely in the middle of my face, and my eyebrows? Pfft. I won’t lie, I’m too lazy to tend to them on a regular basis.
My name is Leann, and I’ve been using (lip balm) for as long as I can remember. I’m not sure how my addiction came about, but I do remember when this pseudo-addiction was brought to my attention.
Some time during my early high school years, my best friend and I would visit BigW after school and I would go home with a new SoftLips lip balm every couple of days.
Last time I wrote about the results from a shopping trip was in January last year which featured a number of products from Benefit because I made that rookie mistake of gleaning over their company’s animal testing policy.
This time, I purchased a bunch of Kat Von D products just to find out they’re distributed by Kendo who own other lines that are tested on animals. I don’t know how to feel about that yet though, all I know is I love her lip sticks.
When I first learned of the cruelty-free lifestyle a couple of years ago, I was genuinely surprised of how little choice eco-conscious consumers have when it comes to shopping for cruelty-free beauty and household products.
It’s even harder when brands get away with labelling their products cruelty-free because it’s not a regulated issue. That’s why I’ve rounded up my top 7 smartphone apps to help you make shopping cruelty-free more efficient.
I didn’t have much going on in July except for family gatherings and the odd trip down to Bondi Jn/Newtown with Chris to run some errands/grab a bite. So naturally, I wasn’t too fussed with doing my make up this month.
In saying that, the products included in today’s post are probably my everyday basics/essentials! So read on to find out which products I’ve been using to assure I don’t walk out the door looking too tragic