12.2.12

Sunday Catch Up - Vegan Lip Balms & Pai

I am just doing to dive straight in with my Sunday Catch Up. I have been ordering a few bits and bobs, keeping the Postman working in the snow. I discovered an adorable website called Cute Cosmetics. I came across this one after a tweet about a review on a blog but my memory fails me who’s blog it was (sorry). Cute Cosmetics stock vegan, organic, natural and cruelty free beauty products. My favourite page on the site is the lip balms. Here you will find Balm Balm, Crazy Rumors, EOS, Figs & Rouge, Gwdihw, Hurraw!, Love & Toast, Nougat and Smith’s. The selection of brands and flavours is a little over whelming. In the end I decided only to buy one lip balm and I chose Crazy Rumors Amaretto (from the Perk collection). 


This one is Almond and Vanilla and it smells like Marzipan and also reminds me Dr Bronner Almond soap. If you are on the look out for a petroleum free lip balm head over to Cute Cosmetics. They also offer standard free delivery.

I recently ordered a sample from Elemental Beauty. My second pot of BM Beauty finishing powder is coming to an end so out of curiosity I did a quick google search for other brands. I ordered a sample of Finishing Powder  in Dewy and I also received a freebie sample of an  Iluminator in Rosy Apple.



Sorry about the bad swatch but hopefully you get the idea.  The Finishing Powder (on the left) looks slightly orange but it does blend out. First impressions are good. The finishing powder is very pretty and has slightly more shimmer than BM Beauty. I like the Rosy Apple it warms up my complexion. Samples cost 85p. Elemental Beauty is vegan and they do not use Talc, Bismuth Oxychloride or fillers in any of their make up. 


Do you remember my post about making the most of reward points? I used my Tesco Reward Vouchers to buy a Pai moisturiser and it only ended up costing me £4. 

Finally, I just wanted to share with you a couple of blogs I have discovered recently.  These may be of interest to those of you who suffer from allergies or anyone who has an interest in allergy friendly cooking.  Check out Miss Glutenless I am going to attempt to make the Toffee Apple Flapjacks today. Also have a look at Pig in the Kitchen.  Whilst I am on the topic of blogs if anyone would like to swap buttons then contact me as I have a dedicated page.  Also I have been meaning to start my Spotlight Blogger posts again.  I could do with some volunteers as people do not always reply to my requests. If you would like to take part then please get in touch.

Let me know in a comment what you have discovered this week. Have you also been keeping the Postman employed? 



6 comments:

  1. Thank you for the links of blogs to check out! I have two of the crazy rumor lip balms, and I love that they come in so many scents etc

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    1. Your welcome I hope you find the blogs interesting.

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  2. I love that cute cosmetics website! I've been a vegetarian for 4 years and I try to stay cruelty free in all that I do, especially when it comes to cosmetics etc. Too bad they don't ship to the US. "/ I do love that they sell Urban Decay on their website, it's been my favorite makeup brand for awhile (love their eyeshadows and primer) and the fact that they are cruelty free make them 10X better! Great blog!! :)
    Xo, Smitty

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    1. Do you have any similar sites in the US? I'm not much of a make up girlie but I hear good things about Urban Decay. The products on my blog will be vegan or vegetarian friendly as I too do not eat meat and haven't done so in 17 years :)

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  3. I'm loving the amaretto lip balm, sounds yummy! Haven't tried Pai skincare yet but am reading many great reviews. Well done on the Tesco voucher find, I can never find anything organic in there beyond the veg isle!! :)

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    1. Pai skincare has suddenly taken off, everyone is talking about it. The deal I got is via the Clubcard deals website, you cash in the clubcard point vouchers you get through the post http://www.tesco.com/clubcard/deals/

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