Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Poundland / Makeup Gallery Vegan List

So I've seen LOADS of people recommend the Poundland liquid eyeliner and when I googled it I found loads of people saying it's cruelty free but couldn't find anything concrete.

So I messaged Poundland and here is their response (TL:DR, I'm happy they're cruelty free and they also sent me a vegan list.)

My questions plus their responses in purple:

The answers to your enquiry are below.

  • Do Poundland/Makeup Gallery test on animals at any point in products (ingredients and final product), or do any 3rd parties do so on your behalf? I can confirm that none of the Make-Up Gallery products have been tested on animals, Our supplier has never commissioned animal testing to be conducted on the products that we sell.
  • Do you ensure your suppliers are cruelty free? Yes
  • Do you / would you test on animals if required by law? We currently sell Make Up Gallery inside the EU where it is illegal to be sell cosmetics tested on animals. There is no plan to expand the business outside the EU.
  • Do you sell these products in any countries where mandatory testing is required (such as mainland China)? No


NB: just to make totally sure, I went back to them to double check that there is no animal testing by Poundland or suppliers on either ingredients or finished products and they confirmed there is not!

Please see list of products suitable for Vegans and or vegetarians

Vegan:
Intense Lipgloss
Sheer Lipgloss
Lip Liner
Pressed Powder
Bronzer
Blusher
Eyeshadow
Eyebrow Pencil 
Kohl Eyeliner
Liquid Eyeliner
Cuticle Care
Top Coat
Healthy Nails
Nail Hardener
All Coloured Nail Polish
Ridge Filler

Not Vegan:
Lipstick
Foundation
Concealer (not vegetarian either!)

So there you can. I can tell you I've tried the liquid eyeliner and that shiz doesn't budge so if you want a super cheap eyeliner that works, you can do worse than that one! 

Have an awesome week!
Sal xXx


Thursday, 10 August 2017

The Vegan Kind August Beauty and Lifestyle Boxes

It's that time of the month again when the Vegan Kind lifestyle box arrives! Also, it's August so it's time for a quarterly beauty box too. (I also unboxed both of these on my Instagram Stories, so if you're quick you may still catch it!)

Here's a sneak peak inside both the boxes:

Lifestyle box

Contents
- Sweet Freedom Choc Pot
- Candy Kitten Sweet Peach sweets
- Almighty Foods Strawberry Blonde Botanical Bar
- PhD Protein Superfood Mango Smoothie
- We Are Tea Super Berry tea bag
- Emily Veg Crisps
- Native Unearthed Activated Charcoal Deodorant Balm


Beauty Box

Contents:
- Eden Perfumes 10ml "Daisy"
- Chirp Body Hair Mask
- Zerreau Beauty Waterless Body Wash Foam
- Figs & Rouge Hero Cream
- Faith In Nature Brave Botanicals Shampoo sample
- Tisserand 'Happy' Aromatherapy roller ball


What do you think? As always I think both boxes are great!

Sal xXx

Friday, 4 August 2017

W7 Very Vegan Makeup Range - Review

So recently I ordered some of the new W7 Very Vegan range. I talked about this in my Beauty Chat video but if you hadn't heard, affordable brand W7 released a totally vegan (and Vegan Society approved) range of makeup.

I ordered an eyeshadow palette, eyeliner, mascara, blusher, highlighter and a lipstick; here is the video of me trying them for the first time / first impressions.

I also wanted to use them all a good few times so that I could give you my proper opinion on all the products.


Starting with:

Eye Eco Eyeshadow Palette - £14.95
If you ever wanted a vegan (and more affordable) dupe for the Naked 2 palette from Urban Decay, this is a good option.

 (for full swatches, check out my video linked above!)

Overall I like this palette. The shimmers are pigmented and go on well, they last pretty well and the colours are nice. There's a bit of fall out, so be aware of that and maybe do your foundation first or put some translucent powder down to catch it. I should add that I have hooded eyes, so without a primer, even super expensive shadows will crease on me. I use the same primer I use with all shadows and these last as well as some of my more expensive ones. In the video I only primed one eye and the eye I didn't prime did crease.

If I had a criticism of the palette at all, it would be that there's only 3 matte shades, one flesh tone, one black and one that could be used as a crease colour; I'd have preferred a couple more matte crease shades, as I think only having one limits it a bit. But overall it's a good palette.

Eyeliner - £5.95
I don't like this eyeliner. Mainly because I am not a fan of stiff, nib style eyeliner applicators, which this has. I find it difficult to get a smooth line and really hard to draw a wing without blobbing it to hell. The actual formula is ok and lasts well so if you like this style of brush you may love it! But for me it's a no.

I also found that when going over it to make it fully opaque, it lifted some of the liner off!

Mascara - £7.95
I like the mascara. It is not my favourite mascara wand ever because I am messy and I like a nice thin plasticky type wand. But I do like this mascara. It holds a curl on me and doesn't flake. Also I cried a lot the other day and it didn't run down my face. So there's that. For the price, there's other mascaras I'd pick over this one.

Blush - £8.95
I LOVE this blush; it's my favourite thing out of all the items I bought. The colour I got is Sugar Sugar and it's the perfect peachy pink. I love it. It's a nice formula, it lasts well and doesn't look chalky. I also love the embossing - the heart detail. It's so cute. And it has a decent sized mirror. I would absolutely recommend this blush and will be buying the other colours!

Highlighter - £8.95
I like the highlighter. I got the paler of the two shades available and it's a touch darker than I'd like it to be. However, it's a lovely highlighter. You're not gonna be seen twinkling from space or anything but it is very nice and catches the light lovely. I have other highlighters I prefer and this is very yellow gold, but it is very pretty and I see myself reaching it for it often.

Lipstick - £6.95
I like the lipstick. Although I wasn't crazy about it at first, it actually lasted a really long time, I mean hours! Through drinking and eating which surprised me for it having such a slippy formula! I would buy more of these! 

So that's my thoughts on what I have tried so far. I didn't buy a concealer or foundation, as my skin is tricky to find good products for. However, at the price point W7 have set, I will probably try them at some point. I will probably also pick up some of the eyeshadow quads to try.

Oh and here's the look I came up with on the video! :)


Let me know your thoughts - do you think the range looks good? Have you tried anything? Would you?

Sal xXx