• Beauty,  Reviews

    Charles Worthington Smooth and Control Finishing Serum Review

    Hair serum. It’s one of those phrases that doesn’t automatically roll off my tongue and I have, on more than one occasion, accidentally called it hair semen. Thanks to the movie, There’s Something About Mary, this conjures up all sorts of mental images and people tend to laugh rather than think I’m weird. I thought I’d do a hair serum review today since I haven’t actually done that before. Like a lot of women, I have a love-hate relationship with my hair and one of the many issues I have with it is that my hair has a fine but frizzy texture. Serums generally weigh my hair down and make…

  • Beauty,  Reviews

    Review: Native Unearthed Activated Charcoal Natural Deodorant Balm

    Those who follow me on Twitter will know one important fact about me: I have debilitating anxiety issues and have had for most of my adult life. What’s strange about anxiety is that the symptoms often change. My brain shifts the goalposts. So, I could work really hard to get control of the panic attacks and hyperventilating, but then my brain will change focus and make me sweat. It’s exhausting and I’m always searching for new ways to cope with it. What has happened in recent years is that I’ve started sweating a lot in situations that make me fearful. So, while I still have to deal with the anxiety,…

  • Beauty,  Lifestyle

    Cruelty Free Cosmetics: Who Can We Trust?

    Having worked in the beauty industry, I thought my knowledge on what constituted a cruelty-free brand was adequate. Then, I decided to start a blog and researched what really makes a brand cruelty free. My discoveries shocked me. Firstly, it is illegal to test a beauty product on animals in the UK. It has been for quite some time. However, ingredients purchased from outside the UK may still be tested on animals before they reach the market. Meaning I could formulate my own lip balm, buy in ingredients from Asia and then although I have never tested the finished product on animals and my chosen cosmetic chemist has never tested…