Saturday, August 6, 2011

July Favourites


I have found so many new cruelty-free beauty products recently and I wanted to share them with my fellow Beauties... So here are my favourite products I've been loving during June and July... plus they are ALL cruelty-free!

Original Source Shea Butter and Honey Shower Cream
This cruelty-free (fair trade) shower cream from Original Source smells almost good enough to eat... And thats because its made with delicious honey and skin-loving Shea butter which leaves skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. I love body products with Shea butter and this divine deluxe shower gel is now one of my favourites. Plus its inexpensive and best of all this product is not tested on animals. 
http://www.originalsource.co.uk/skin-care-products/shower-gel/shea-butter-honey

David Babaii Bohemian Beach Spray 
I love product because its free of nasties like sulfates, parabens, petrochemicals and isnt not tested on animals. You can also recycle the packaging so it's eco-friendly and also good for you hair. 
I use this spray on wet hair after I get out of the shower to create beachy, messy curls. It holds the curl, adds texture and doesn't make my hair crunchy. It does have a strong fruity smell which reminds me of summer. This finishing spray is perfect for curly or wavy hair and can be used on wet or dry hair. It's also suitable for use with hot styling tools like curling irons. 


St. Ives Apricot Face Wash 
I love this product for 2 reasons; firstly it's cruelty-free and secondly it has a fresh refreshing apricot smell that is a really nice change from the usual acne washes that I've tried in the past. This face wash is has microbeads and apricot extracts that deep clean pores to help stop breakouts. It contains Apricot Oil which hydrates and nourishes skin. It contains 2% salicylic acid and it's oil-free so it's perfect for combination to oily skin. 
http://www.stives.com/Facial-Products/Naturally-Clear/Blemish-(and)-Blackhead-Control-Apricot-Face-Wash




Macadamia Natural Oil
This little bottle maybe small but as they say good things come in small packaging. This healing treatment oil works wonders to nourish and de-tangle my super curly frizzy hair. I love using a few drops as a heat protectant when blow-drying my fringe/bangs. I actually prefer this Macadamia Oil instead of Argon Oil as it has a really nice pleasant smell. 
Features:




  • intense nourishment for tangle and frizz free hair
  • hair that is ultra-smooth, manageable and shiny
  • natural UV protection extends the life of color treatments
  • reduced drying time by an amazing 40-50%

Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara
On a recent trip to Kit Cosmetics, I discovered the Lash Injection Mascara and I can honestly say I was not disappointed after trying this mascara. I love the Too faced eyeshadows, so it's no big surprise their mascara is just as amazing. The jumbo mascara wand may seem oversized even for the average beauty user but for those of us blessed with naturally curly lashes it's perfect! The formula doesn't clump, the colour is very black and the formula is waterproof so perfect for hot summer days at the beach. 
Features:
  • 3D lash coating technology - forms little tubes around each lash that actually plump and stretch each individual lash, building phenomenal volume and length.
  • Curling Effect - fast-drying elastic polymer provides a "curling" effect, which helps to lift and freezes lashes without a curler.
  • Waterproof - industrial strength formula will withstand weddings, the gym and even sad movies. Lash Injection wont come off until you take it off.
  • Zero smudging, streaking or flaking - long-wearing day or night.


Smashbox Soft Lights Shimmer
This is an absolute beauty must have for gorgeously glowing skin! It's the perfect cheek lighter for fair to medium skin. I found this product at Kit Cosmetics a few weeks ago and all I can say is that I'm obsessed! I like to apply this to the tops of my cheek bones using my Eco Tools by Alicia Silverstone Finishing Brush for a soft shimmer glow. It's the perfect nude pink colour for my fair skin and best of all it's cruelty-free. 
Smashbox says: "Get a gorgeous lit-from-within glow with this silk-like shimmering powder. The illuminating formula softens the way light reflects on your skin and wakes up your complexion for a radiant look. Using powder brush or a fan brush, sweep across cheekbones, temples and nose, or anywhere else you want a boost of radiance."
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Salsa 
I recently purchased some NYX Mega Shine Lip Glosses from Makeup Geek's online store, and was so surprised when only a few days later they arrived on my door step. The shipping was so quick (and affordable) and which prices so low on the Makeup Geek site, it's actually quicker and cheaper to order these glosses from the states that to attempt to find them here in Australia. 
I love the creamy glossy texture of these lip glosses and the colours are amazing too. My favourite new colour is Salsa a shimmer baby pink which goes perfectly over my many pink lipsticks. These lip glosses are so highly pigmented that they can be worn alone or even just with a lip liner for a gorgeous lip colour. NYX doesn't test their products on animals. 
http://www.makeupgeek.com/store/mega-shine-gloss-salsa.html

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