I've been on a little mission to get as green & as clean as possible. Certain things were easier than others, which is what inspired me to write this blog post. Sometimes something little like changing your make up bag can be hard work especially if it means swapping your absolute favourites. It took me about six months of trial and error but i've finally found a few things that I just couldn't live without now. All of the items are Vegan, Cruelty Free and Non Toxic meaning you can get your beauty on with out any guilt. All of the items also come in a more eco friendly packaging too which means less harm to the environment, which is a added bonus. 

Zao Cosmetics 
Mascara (here)
Eyeliner (here)

I've briefly talked about these two items on Instagram (here). I happened upon these items when shopping in Organico Loughton. They were a bit pricey, but honestly the best i've used in a while! Before I was using these I was using Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner and Tarte Cosmetics Gifted Mascara (*both contain toxins). I was blown away by their application and staying powerand actually prefer these to the others. The eyeliner is a dream and applies beautifully. The mascara gives you the thickest looking eyelashes. I've also noticed my eyes don't sting when I remove or get makeup in my eyes and my eyelashes remain strong and moisturised after wear.

Orchid facial oil (here)
Rose face mist (here)

Sorry but obsession does not cover how I feel about these products! My skin literally changed over night using the Herbivore range. Ordering from the US was a major faff and the shipping was hella expensive due to the glass packaging. If your UK based I would recommend ordering (here) or bite the bullet and order a substantial order from the US and make the Tax and Shipping worth while.

I seem to have a really strange skin type, its extremely dry but becomes really irritated very quickly when excessive products are used. I suffer from excessively dry patches of flakey skin but also suffer from large painful spots too. This evened out my skin texture completely, and now I no longer need foundation on a daily basis. Ive also noticed my scaring improve. Herbivore has a massive thumbs up from me and I will definitely be ordering more, I cant wait to get my hands on Moonfruit!  

Rms Beauty
Lip to Cheek pots (here)
Luminizers (here)

Its always been a obsession of mine to achieve that healthy lit within glow. Never been one for high matte looks, so when I first heard about RMS Cult beauty luminizers I ordered two! Shades Living Luminizer (pearl creame sheen)  & Master Mixer (warm golden beige). Both are fab! But I have a special place in my heart for Living Luminizer. Its not a popping highlight, so its perfect for women who enjoy a more subtle radiance, the glow is just gorgeous. Master Mixer is perfect for that gorgeous summer warm shimmer, perfect on tanned skin or to warm a complexion. I also use it on my legs, collar bone and shoulders.
Secondly are RMS Lip to cheek in the shade Spell never leaves my handbag, it's the perfect yours but better nude. 

Inika Organic
BB Cream Foundation (here)

Now i'm not one for foundations anymore but if I ever decide to go on a evening out or have a special occasion its nice to glam up, I will always reach for my Inika BB Cream. It's light to medium coverage, meaning it will blur all the blemishes and things you will want to hide whist still looking like yourself. It also leaves a dewy finish. I love how I can wear this for hours and it will not crease or leave me looking patchy. It's the perfect natural "your skin but better" foundation.

Neal's Yard
*White Tea toning eye gel (here)

Now i'm not sold on the idea of eye creams, I think theres nothing a great moisturiser can't handle, but what I do love is how refreshing the white tea feels on my eyes. After a long day in the salon, early mornings and errands to run this stuff does does the trick. Instantly makes me feel more awake and ready for the day. Its so refreshing, I tend to keep this in my bag with the White tea facial mist (*here) and apply when needed. Definitely a go to pick me up for the days when my tired eyes need a pick me up. 

100% Pure
Fruit pigmented foundation powder in the shade Mousse (here)

I just adore this product so much! But I don't use it as a foundation, I use it as a bronzer and eyeshadow. It's so perfect because it warms and contours the face beautifully without being to warm. It blends in like a dream and stays all day! Like the Herbivore products it was a bit of a faff to ship in as its from the US but so worth it. I also picked up a BB Cream which was ok but not my favourite and one of their Naked Pallets (here) which I love! 

So thats all my Ride or Die products. I hope this blogpost helps if your transitioning or even just looking for some new make up to try! Let me know if you try any of these products or if you recommend any toxic free beauty.

With Love,


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*Information about toxicity levels sourced from the Think Dirty app


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