22.5.11

Powder & Paint

I just wanted to send out a big THANK YOU to everyone who joined my blog this weekend. I finally do not feel like I am talking to myself! Also, a special HELLO to Vintage Makeup who has been asking me lots of questions on makeup and it has been super fun helping her out. Some of you might not have spotted our comments conversation so I thought it might be nice to share with you all.

The big stumbling block for me when it comes to questions about make up is I wear very little, I am not a makeup girlie, never have been but I enjoy reading about it, I know totally weird. My makeup routine consists of foundation, concealer and a bit of lippy or gloss. I have had so many allergic reactions over the years that it puts me off the stuff. Chemical free beauty is a new trend, when I was a teenager, the time when you experiment with makeup, I was not aware of its existence, I am not sure it did exist? (I am now in my 30's).

Now chemical free makeup is slowly making a name for itself in the UK but only via online retailers. I think it is slowly arriving on the high street as I noticed Boots now stock UNE. This is a brand which contains 98-100% naturally derived ingredients, no mineral oils, no artificial colourings or synthetic fragrances. The packaging is eco-friendly and recyclable.

When VintageMakeup asked for mascara advice I was a little unsure as I never wear it. I checked out Love Lula which is my “go to” website for products. I noticed Lavera Volume gets good reviews. I have always been impressed with other products from Lavera and have used their foundation in the past.

I was able to offer advice to the next question about Lipsticks. This time I can point you in the direction of Living Nature, which I know is available via My Pure. Alternative recommendations are Lavera and Green People (you can also purchase through Love Lula).

The thing is I had not realised VintageMakeup was in the US and all my product knowledge is from the UK. I did a quick goggle search and found Pristine Planet. I must admit I think I got lucky after all I was googling from my ipod touch at midnight in bed plus google just automatically wants to give me UK site. This morning I did another google search and found skinbotanica. This site stocks Dr Hauschka, Nvey Eco, SukiColor and Logona which I am familiar with and they are brands that receive good reviews.

I hope this has been of interest and helpful. Let me know if you try any of these brands, I would be interested to know if they are worth purchasing for myself.


7 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the mention! :) & thanks again for the link, I really want to get some of the PeaceKeeper lipsticks, (they were in the link you sent me!)
    http://www.iamapeacekeeper.com/department.aspx?DeptId=1&

    They're for a good cause, they're natural, not tested on animals etc :)

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  2. I checked out their site, looks like an awesome company with good ethics, Paint Me Loving & Paint Me Content look great colours.

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  3. Yes, I want to buy Paint Me Loving, but it's out of stock! :( I'll just have to wait. :)

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  4. Pretty blog! :D I love the background you chose!

    mynewestaddiction.blogspot.com

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  5. @LauraJean396 - thank you & yours is very nice as well, I like neutral colours it is easier on the eyes when reading (gosh I sound old lol). I hope you had a great weekend?

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  6. Hey, I love your blog its great!

    I have combination skin and sometimes I do get allergic reactions to products which is quite annoying.
    I also don't usually wear a lot of makeup some days I would wake up and just not put any on at all. Which is also weird since I love talking about it and buying it. My friends would say 'but you spend so much and don't wear it'. However now (being new to blogging) I have started to wear it a bit more. I always wore it on a night out. I am very interested in makeup for sensitive skin and would like to link this blog on mine and twitter if that's ok? My sisters also have very sensitive skin so will be recommending this page! I will definitely be trying the paint me loving products as well, thank-you
    Love
    Jules (new to blogging!)
    x

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  7. @JayBee - you are more than welcome to link or recommend my blog. It is nice to hear from someone who also has sensitive skin. I started this blog to share my experiences as I can not use the top brands that other bloggers recommend. Using more natural or chemical free products makes a big difference for me, I definately have lowered my rate of reactions.

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