I've never done a favourites post before, because I thought that perhaps I don't try enough new products and my favourites would be usually more or less the same as the month before. But one of the things I love about writing this blog is that I'm always on the look out for something new to try, so I thought I'd give the favourites thing a go!
As well as the products I've been loving, I'll be making these favourites posts a round-up, catch up and general chat with some extra bits. Let me know what you think! Now on to the products... all cruelty-free and vegan!
Itha Organic Lip Glow
This is such a gorgeous tinted lip balm and it's all natural too. I'd really love to start supporting more independent and handmade brands like Itha who have compassion for animals at the heart of their business.
Pacifica Island Vanilla Perfume
Sweet sweet summer vanilla in a handy roll on bottle. Pacifica, please bring more of your products to the U.K. for us to enjoy!
Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm
As I wear sunscreen most days through the summer, I need to give my face a proper clean in the evenings. This balm is so lovely and soft on the skin and easily removes all the dirt and grime. I switched from using it with a flannel to a softer muslin cloth so I can use it every day.
Barry M Speedy in Lap of Honour
Obviously, purple is my thing. Pretty pastel purple polish that dries quicker? The dream!
I can't praise this magazine enough, it's packed full of everything you could want as a cruelty-free, vegetarian or vegan shopper. The issues are a good few hours worth of reading material and I find the interviews and articles so inspiring to live a better, more animal friendly lifestyle. You can read my guest post review here.
The Bell Jar
In case you missed it, here's my interview with cruelty-free blogger Emily. She's a super cool lady who blogs about beauty, books and her adventures. I really liked her recent post about her Colouring Books, Scrapbooking and Planner Decorating. I'm very excited to interview more cruelty-free bloggers this year and make it a regular feature.
On Wednesday I hosted the brand new #veganbloggers Twitter chat, which was so much fun! I chose the topic of 'going vegan' so there were tons of tips and recommendations for easy meals and vegan resources. Lots of people joined in and also said afterwards how much they'd enjoyed it! The lovely Sarah started the chat only a few weeks ago so it's wonderful to see it grow.
More from the month of July...
Posts to check out
Elephant In The Room's excellent explanation of What Makes A Product Cruelty-Free?
Nadia's 4 Illamasqua Products To Try Right Now
Mica's search for cruelty-free and vegan laundry products
Morag shares her tips for making vegan pizza at home
Sarah's tour of her Bloggers Paradise
Kelly's awesome list of cruelty-free bloggers
Some recent Instagrams
Products I'm lusting after
Everyday Minerals Blush Wardrobe Kit, Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream, Lush Emotional Brilliance Face Powder (all vegan)
What have you been loving this month?