Affordable Cruelty Free Brands

Recently one of my followers Shweta Suresh suggested that I do a post on cruelty free brands because I had talked on one of my posts about how I think testing on animals is wrong. Thanks for the suggestion Shweta!
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I thought that was a really good idea because I actually love makeup and people who have been following me for a while now may remember I used to do makeup posts regularly before pretty regularly. I also have a lot of makeup posts on my Instagram. I decided that for this post I’ll talk about brands that I use on an almost daily basis and really enjoy. Here are my four favourites:
ELF So ELF is probably my favourite cruelty free brand of all time. It has a very impressive range of products for really affordable prices. And for the price the quality is super impressive. I have multiple different ELF products and the only problem I have had so far with any of them is that you kind of have to build up the eye-shadow before it shows really well however this makes them perfect for the everyday natural look. I use their foundation and concealer whenever I have to go out and I am so impressed by how long it lasts and how well it blends. The only problem I have with their foundation and concealer is that I wish they had more options for women of colour because I have to mix two shades to get my shade which is kind of annoying. All ELF products are cruelty free and vegan. Oh and if you have an account with them you get a free gift on your birthday
NYX- I really love NYX and their lipstick and lip liner are products that I use almost daily. They are one of the few drugstore brands that actually have nude or natural lipstick shades that don’t look insane on people of colour and for that I’m very grateful. I’ve tried a lot of lipsticks from multiple brands that just look so weird on me because of the shade contrasting with my skin tone. They are fully cruelty free and partially vegan so if you’re looking for vegan products make sure to check their site for what products are and are not vegan.
Kat Von D- KVD is among the most affordable brands at Sephora. Obviously they are not drugstore brand affordable but for a high end brand they are quite affordable especially if you get the products when they are on sale. Their products are really great quality and even if it is a little more expensive than brands like ELF and NYX personally I think they are worth the splurge. Kat Von D is fully cruelty free and vegan.
Essence- Essence is another brand that I wear almost daily. Their lip gloss is one of my favourites- usually lip gloss annoys me because it’s sticky but this one isn’t annoyingly sticky at all. And literally all my nail polishes are from Essence. They last for ages and have such pretty colours! Actually when I went back home to Kenya last year I put on some nail polish and it lasted so long without chipping my mum was like omg what nail polish is that it’s been on for like forever and then she told me to get her some when I go back this year! All Essence products are cruelty free and partially vegan so again check their site for what’s vegan.
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Tips for Dry Skin

As you guys know I have dry skin and I think these tips are super helpful especially with winter around the corner!

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Hello my loves! As December rolls upon us i thought i would delight you guys with some tips and tricks for dry skin. As i have mentioned before in previous blogs, i have suffered from dry hair, oily hair and dry and oily skin throughout my life. So i understand how hard the struggle is.

Here are some things that i did to help my dry skin feel less bothersome.

I found that after taking showers often times made my skin feel worse afterwards. You would think that all you have to do is put on some lotion. FALSE! There are times when not even lotion would help.

Don’t take long showers:

I know how relaxing a good long 30min shower can feel after a long day, but having your skin in the water for that long really isnt good for your skin. Try and limit your showers to 5-10…

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Best 2018 Black Friday Deals For Makeup!

Hope you get some good stuff this Blackfriday!

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Hey y’all! Black Friday is coming up soon, and though I usually don’t leave my house for this event, I love to online shop and take advantage of all the sweet deals. I’ve had a few people ask me what the best deals are, so I thought I’d compile a few good ones and share them with you! I definitely won’t be buying things from all of these sites, but I might pick a few items up here and there 😉 Also, I definitely haven’t captured every single sale out there, but these are a few from the most popular beauty brands at the moment. Hope you enjoy!

 

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Ulta has soooo many good deals happening in the next week! I will link their website here: https://www.ulta.com/blackfriday/ . Not only do they have deals for actual Black Friday, but things are on sale before then too! This applies to…

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5 Classic Halloween Movies You Need To Watch This Halloween

  1. Hocus Pocus (1993)

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Synopsis

After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.

2. The Addams Family (1991)

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Synopsis

When a man (Christopher Lloyd) claiming to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams (Raul Julia), arrives at the Addams’ home, the family is thrilled. However, Morticia (Anjelica Huston) begins to suspect the man is a fraud, since he cannot recall details of Fester’s life. With the help of lawyer Tully Alford (Dan Hedaya), Fester manages to get the Addams clan evicted from their home. Gomez realizes the two men are conspiring to swindle the Addams fortune and that he must challenge Fester.

3. Halloween (1978)

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Synopsis

On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith’s Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.

4. Scream (1996)

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Synopsis

Wes Craven re-invented and revitalised the slasher-horror genre with this modern horror classic, which manages to be funny, clever and scary, as a fright-masked knife maniac stalks high-school students in middle-class suburbia. Craven is happy to provide both tension and self-parody as the body count mounts – but the victims aren’t always the ones you’d expect.

5. The Shining (1980)

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Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

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Easy Last Minute Costume Ideas For Halloween

Just in case you still don’t know what you’re going to do for Halloween…

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My 5 Favourite Halloween Makeup Looks

These are so amazing wanted to share them with you guys! I always admire people who can be so creative with makeup especially when it comes to Halloween makeup. Hope you guys like them as much as me and maybe find something to go as for Halloween!

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