Cruelty Free Cosmetics PART II*

Welcome to the second post in my Cruelty Free Cosmetics series! The aim of this series is to demonstrate just how easy it is to ensure that all of your cosmetic products, from makeup to skincare and haircare, don't cause any unnecessary suffering to our animal friends. With so many great cruelty free products on the market, there's no excuse for purchasing from brands who test on small furry creatures! Here are my recommendations for some cruelty free products to incorporate into your life:

For your skin...
Organic & Botanic* may be a new skincare brand on the market, but they've hit all the right notes with their 100% organic, paraben free, cruelty free range. I was delighted to be gifted a Madagascan Coconut facial serum and a rejuvenating night moisturiser to try out. The facial serum promises to "nourish your complexion" and it definitely delivers! The product gave my skin a lovely texture, after using it I couldn't stop stroking my face! The night moisturiser, which aims to "balance, repair and hydrate skin overnight", did not disappoint either. I applied the moisturiser before bed and woke up with a gorgeous dewy glow. My face remained feeling moisturised for the whole day, no need to apply another product - top marks from me! These products are on the pricey side, but the quality is supremely high and a little goes a long way - one pot is sure to last you a while.

For your shower...
I am a total Neals Yard Remedies junkie! Their shower and haircare range is one of my all-time favourites. I used to be a total grease-ball when it came to my hair (gross, right?) but my mop has never been in better condition now that I've switched to NYR products. The Invigorating Seaweed Conditioner and makes my hair feel silky smooth without causing me to feel greasy by the end of the day, and the Rosemary & Elderflower Shower Gel lathers up just the right amount for that squeaky clean feeling when you step out of the shower! Both products are lightly fragranced and not too overpowering. The NYR range is organic, approved by the Vegetarian Society, and cruelty free.

For your pout...
If you're on the hunt for a cruelty free lipcare option, look no further! Lucy G Lipbalms* are made from organic ingredients and are available in a range of colours. I was invited to try out a shade from the Strong Tint range. I opted for 'The Polly', a bright pink hue. The colour was very buildable, which I loved. You could apply a small amount for just a touch of colour, or layer it up for a stronger look. The lip balm was super moisturising and smelled great too - you couldn't ask for more! Trying this product was extra exciting because Lucy's products are a makeup artist staple on film and TV sets! Her lip balms have featured on fashion shoots too! To find out more about the products or to place an order, visit Lucy's Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or email her on

What are your favourite cruelty free brands? Have you tried any of the ones above? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time,

A x

Products marked with * were sent to me by their respective companies for review.