The response to my July Cruelty-Free & Vegan Favourites was awesome - thank you so much! I've also been getting amazing replies to my Reader Q&A which are so lovely to read. A lot of you want to see more lifestyle posts which is great, because I love just writing away. So I thought I'd give you a little update here on what I've been up to lately.
This month was my blog's first birthday and I'm running my second ever giveaway to celebrate. I was also super excited to win a Barry M goodie bag of nail varnish and nail art pens in a Superdrug competition! A few of my friends and I had a lovely afternoon drinking tea and painting our nails for the competition (scroll to the first entry here to see my winning nail art) so I'll be sharing my prize with them.
We also went out for veggie food and I had some terrible vegan sushi at a place that shall not be named, the food is always hit or miss there for me, but luckily for dessert I'd made some brilliant vegan cookies from the Sticky Mix in my Vegan Kind box. They went down very well! And my boyfriend and I went to check out Cardiff's all vegan shop Simply V, who have a brilliant selection of vegan food and cruelty-free beauty products. They've just moved to a new bigger premises, so do head over if you find yourself in the lovely Welsh capital.
On to the products I've been loving...
Superdrug Hairspray Extra Firm Hold
This hairspray doesn't seem to be online, but I can definitely recommend picking it up in store if you get a chance. Earlier this month I curled my hair to go to a wedding, and was really impressed that this hairspray kept the style all day. My hair is stubbornly straight so I never expected it to hold! The spray doesn't make your hair sticky or hard at all and it brushed out the next day. Perfect.
B. Makeup Brush Cleanser
A nifty little tool for quick and easy brush cleaning. I've also discovered this is super handy if you're going away and only want to take a few brushes with you.
White Rabbit Skincare Toning Eye Cream & Frankincense Toner
These two products have quickly become new favourites in my skincare routine, particularly the eye cream has it has such great results. I'm really excited to try more products from the White Rabbit line and support an independent handmade business.
Superdrug Extracts Conditioner Coconut & Sweet Almond
This conditioner is exactly what my hair needs right now. It's never greasy, light enough for summer and makes my hair feel super soft.
The V Nice Life
Sarah is a fantastic vegan blogger who always inspires me to be more conscious about my everyday choices. I loved reading about her recent trip to Brighton and all the wonderful vegetarian and vegan shops and eateries she found there. Get to know her better in my interview where we chat about blogging and buying cruelty-free.
More from the month of August...
Posts to check out
Natalie's advice for What To Do If A Vegetarian Is Coming For A Barbecue
Yasmina's picks to Beat The BBQ Blues Vegan Style
Steph's great Tips For Meatless Healthy Eating
Lucianna's cruelty-free morning and evening skincare routines
Zusterschap's awesome collective of cruelty-free bloggers sharing their stories about sterotyping
Kate's Nine Favourite Creative Instagram Accounts
Some recent Instagrams
Products I'm lusting after
Autograph Twist Up Cheeks Blusher in Soft Coral, GOSH BB Cream in Sand (all vegan)
Plus check out my Birthday Beauty Wishlist for even more cruelty-free products I'm currently coveting. What have you been loving this month?