At the beginning of the year I went Cruelty Free in my beauty regime. I had naively assumed that, living in the enlightened 21st century, animal testing for cosmetics reasons was a thing of the past.
Yeah – I was naive!
All of my favourite products were tested on animals. So the past year has been spent finding cruelty free products that I both love and can afford. I think my beauty regime should be a topic for another post, you don’t want to be bored with all intricate details right now. But just as a snippet; I’ve saved money and my skin has improved!
So if you have a beauty-loving loved one to buy for this Christmas, here are some brands that I’ve fallen in love with this year. I can promise you, the lucky recipient won’t be disappointed.
I discovered Pixi cosmetics at an M&S press day earlier this year. I fell in love immediately. Their products are long lasting, feel utterly luxurious and don’t break the bank. I swear by their glow booster and cannot wait to get my hands on the Hello Snow kit which would make an amazing stocking filler.
I think pretty much every blogger out there is raving about The Ordinary right now – their tonics and creams have a strong design aesthetic and I swear their anti-blemish formula is the reason my pimples have cleared up.
Super affordable but great, e.l.f arrived in super drug early this year and they have become a staple of my make-up routine. Their foundation serum offers a light, moisture rich coverage and their day-to-night lipsticks are great for throwing on last minute to transform a look.
Perfume has always been the ultimate luxury for me but finding a cruelty free perfume has been difficult. Thankfully, Jo Malone does some amazing scents and I love the Mimosa and Cardamom perfume. This Christmas, they have some great sets in your favourite fragrances – and don’t forget their candles!
I can spend hours painting my nails; I find a manicure therapeutic and have always loved Ciate for prolonged wear and easy application. Their mini-mani month is great for getting a range of colours and their snow globes make a great stocking filler.
So those are my picks for Cruelty Free Beauty presents this Christmas. Do you have any recommendations?