I recently wrote a blog post on why I’ve started to opt for vegan beauty products after noticing a significant improvement in my skin. On my quest for natural and cleaner ingredients, I’ve also started to learn more of the benefits of choosing paraben-free. Despite the ability to increase a product’s shelf life, parabens can be potentially harmful.
Here’s the lowdown on why I’m switching to paraben-free.
Created by hairstylist Jen Atkin – who’s responsible for maintaining the locks of the Kardashians, Bella Hadid and Jessica Alba (just to name a few) – Ouai has become one of the hottest haircare brands out there right now. And as someone who struggles to tame their long, frizzy locks I decided to put some of their products to the test.
We all know how good it can feel to buy something new. Whether you’re after a ‘pick-me-up’, an indulgent treat or if you’re finally cashing out that savings pot – there’s a reason they call it retail therapy.
From a fashion perspective, expressing yourself through the clothes you wear can feel highly liberating. However, when reflecting on the way I’d been buying clothes, I realised it wasn’t actually liberating at all. I was in a constant cycle trying to keep up with new trends and go-to products. And the truth is – it’s exhausting! I realised it was time to step off the hamster wheel and learn to embrace the notion of slow fashion.
The vegan beauty products market is expected to boom over the next five years. This is due to an ever-growing demand for natural and pure ingredients, as well as ethical and environmental concerns. But what does it actually mean to choose a vegan beauty alternative, and is it really better?
In just under two weeks I’ll celebrating my 27th birthday. And although it may not be a huge milestone, I am the type of person who finds any excuse to throw a party. So, I teamed up with Interflora to share some ideas on how i’ll by celebrating my birthday during lockdown.
Some days I wake up and want to take on the world. And others, I want to lay in bed until midday stuffing my face with Coco Pops. I think it’s all about balance. But to keep me focussed, especially during the week, I wanted to share with you my steps for a productive, feel good morning routine.
Although many of us have our go-to makeup routines, we’ll often follow new trends and find ourselves experimenting with different tools and techniques. Last year I decided to mix things up, and completely removed a popular makeup product from my daily routine. However, I’ve recently reintroduced it, and now i’m wondering why I ever stopped!
“You won’t always be motivated, so you must learn to be disciplined”. This quote has really resonated with me these past few weeks. We are experiencing a time when just the smallest task can seem overwhelming, and the thought of even trying something new can feel impossible.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you will know i’m a huge believer in the law of attraction – and just two weeks ago, I manifested an important journal into my life.
So you’ve finally started to invest in your skincare routine and you’re feeling pretty smug with all your fancy serums and acids sitting proudly in the bathroom cabinet. But is your skin really getting everything it needs?!
Like many, I have been trying my best to find some positives during this challenging time. We are all battling with uncertainty and have no idea how long the apocalyptic state will last. As someone who has struggled with anxiety for years, one of my coping mechanisms has always been to focus on what I can control, rather than what I can’t. And this has forced me to think about things I would like to turn my attention to during this turbulent time.
As as self-professed ‘busy bee’, I can often neglect self-care and let the ‘me time’ sink towards the bottom of my priorities list. So I’ve used this time to reignite those feel good rituals and I thought I’d share a few of my favourites with you.