1. Better Supplementation
My first favourite is that I've actually been keeping up with supplementation! It recently clicked that I should try a liquid delivery system(?) and it has really been working for me. They're a lot easier to take and a lot easier to remember to take. Liquids don't require water and I don't find that they make me feel ill even if I happen to take them on an empty stomach. So, with that in mind, I decided to replace most of my supplements with liquid versions. Enter the Viridian Vegan EPA/DHA Oil and Nature's Aid Liquid Vitamin D3.
2. Hynt Beauty Sun Prep Broad Spectrum SPF30
For those who don't know already, Hynt Beauty is now stocked in the UK at Glow Organic and it is quickly becoming one of my favourite makeup brands. They're carmine-free, most of their products are vegan, and their ingredients are fantastic. Unfortunately I didn't have great luck with one of their Suite eyeshadow palettes, but this Sun Prep has become one of my new favourite products of all time. It's a super innovative semi-clear SPF that works as not only sun protection, but a pretty awesome makeup primer. I had originally planned to keep it for special occasions (it's a bit pricey) but I'm having serious trouble trying not to use it every day. Spoiler alert: I'm also loving their cult Duet concealer and have just ordered one of their Alto matte blushes.
3. Ere Perez Lash & Brow Aloe Vera Gel Mascara* (+ henna eyebrow tinting!)
You may have seen on Twitter recently that I've been getting my eyebrows tinted with henna. I've always wanted to try eyebrow tinting as my eyebrows are near enough non-existent, but have always been put off by those chemicals being so close to my eyes. Then, it hit me. People dye their head hair with henna so why not your eyebrows?! And after a quick Google search, I found someone local (Mirra Beauty in Essex for those interested) and I'm now completely obsessed. I've had it done twice so far and shall continue fitting it around special occasions and holidays. It's totally true that brows frame the face and that's even more important when you wear glasses. Here's a cheeky snap:
...and that ridiculously long intro was to introduce my next favourite, the Ere Perez Clear Mascara. As my eyebrows are now darker via tinting, I've only been needing clear mascara to keep them looking neat. This Ere Perez offering isn't the cheapest option (try Pacifica for something more budget friendly) but I decided to pick it up for one of my LoveLula blog posts and I've been really enjoying it.
4. Nanshy Buffed Base RO1 Brush*
I was recently contacted by a PR company who graciously gifted me some products by Sukin and Nanshy. Nanshy offer 100% vegan and cruelty free brushes at a really great price point and I was instantly attracted to the Buffed Base Brush as I've heard a lot about using a dense dome brush for applying liquid foundation. Well, I tried it with my HG Sappho foundation and I am very much impressed. I've found that some other brushes can make it streaky but with this brush the foundation applies flawlessly and lasts all day.
5. Walden Perfumes A Different Drummer*
You may have seen Walden Perfumes floating around lately as they are the new perfume offering from LoveLula. I was lucky enough to take part in the trial process for these perfumes and have been very excited about their launch ever since. A Different Drummer is my favourite from the launched scents and contains notes of pepper, cedarwood, amber, amyris, and sandalwood. It's a very unisex scent and offers something completely different from the heavy florals that usually appear within natural perfumes. Walden perfumes are a little pricey but I'll definitely be putting another bottle on my birthday list when it runs out. Check out the full selection of Walden Perfumes here. Alternatively, you can also try them all in a trial set.
What have you been loving lately?
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