One of the most readily available eco brush ranges in the UK is Ecotools.Since it’s launch, Ecotools has become highly popular amongst Make-up Artists, beauty editors and consumers alike and has gained a huge celebrity following, including actress and environmental activist Alicia Silverstone, who has put her name to a collection of beautiful make-up bags for […]

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Throughout late April and May I will be taking a little break from blog writing as my schedule will be a little bit full on. I will therefore, be cutting back on the number of blog posts that are published – reverting to one post a week.  Thanks to Blogger.com’s ability to schedule posts so they […]

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High standards of hygiene is essential for any Make-up Artist and I always keep an anti-bacterial hand spray (anti-bacs, as I generally refer to them) in my kit – both onset and in the make-up room. Hand sanitisers really have become a must-have product for many of us, but many traditional high street brands contain all manner of […]

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  • Anonymous

    Just to say that I love your posts!ReplyCancel

  • Love this post! I’m not a clean freak either, but like to keep some in my hand bag, just in case. Quash was recommended to me a while back by Sugarpuffish after I did a similar post, I keep forgetting to try it. Anyways, I had a look at the ingredients and they look fab! :) xReplyCancel

  • Thank you :)
    I’ve recently come across the Quash line and although I’m still ‘playing around’ (do you do that with anti-bacs?) with it, I do see another to be added to the ‘to be written’ blog list!
    L xReplyCancel

  • Can’t wait for this post this is something I’ve been thinking about looking for for a while!ReplyCancel

  • Thank you – keep an eye out as I will be looking at each brand over the next couple of months :)ReplyCancel

Sometimes a product is so great that I am at a loss as to where to start when it comes to writing about it. How do I decide what aspects of the product is so good to mention first? This is one of those times…Hurraw! BalmIf you haven’t already come across Hurraw! balms, then you […]

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  • Oh these look so fab! Also I don’t think there isn’t anything that’s not covered in that list! I seen blogger Sugarpuffish did a review on these a little while back, I think it was central perk or something? Anyway it was a coffee/latte type flavour & I’ve wanted to try it ever since! Good to know Cute Cosmetics do them :) xReplyCancel

  • They are utterly amazing and I don’t say that often or easily! A great product and as you say, nothing that isn’t covered! :) xReplyCancel

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  • […] lip balm has been one of favourites for what seems like eons and it gets many a mention on here too. Sadly there is only one tinted shade in the extensive collection of twenty-one balms (there […]ReplyCancel

As you know I am principally a Make-up Artist who uses organic products, however, as I have said in the past, it is still necessary in the course of my work to occasionally use products that are not natural or organic. When this is the case, I have certain strict criteria that products and brands must […]

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  • Anonymous

    Very interesting indeed. I have always had a bad feeling about MAC, I even turned down a job with them because I just can NOT put products on others faces that I wouldn’t put on my own. I actually gave up being a MUA due to all the crap in the cosmetics but now I am on a journey similar to yours, I want to go all organic and natural (where possible). I can see it has worked for yourself and I say GOOD ON YOU Laura! :)ReplyCancel

    • Hi
      Thank you for getting in touch. MAC’s change of stance is a real disappointment, as is Avedas. I only hope they see the light but I imagine the potential financial scale of the Chinese market will win over. It’s such a shame that you gave up your career because of the nasties – its great there are so many natural and organic alternatives out there now! Glad you are wanting to make the change.
      Thanks for your support
      L xReplyCancel

  • I buy my make up at etsy. That way its homemade and all natural organic no animal testing. I make my own 4 steps skin care regimen.ReplyCancel

  • Etsy has some lovely products on it I agree and homemade products are a good way to go.ReplyCancel

  • […] brands which use animals in product testing or even who’s parent companies test and have boycotted some big name brands who are usually staples of a pro kit. This is a major factor for me when looking for […]ReplyCancel