The Pantone Colours of the Year are Rose Quartz and Serenity – a warm rose tone and a cool tranquil blue. This means that we are now seeing a lot of pastel/candy colours cropping up everywhere from homeware to fashion and I for one am loving it. I thought that with Easter just around the corner I’d share a few sweet treats that have been catching my eye…
If you’re signed up to my weekly newsletter (and if you’re not, sign up here because otherwise you’re missing out on insider scoops, competitions and a letter from me in your inbox!), then you will know I’m a big fan of Adele’s new song Hello. Big. Huge. My poor neighbours have been listening to me singing it a lot lately #sorrynotsorry. Continue reading
It’s been a short week this week thanks to a public holiday on Monday, but ohhhh how the week seems long. Does anyone else find that? The week seems to drag on, because you’re trying to squeeze all the stuff that you should have done in five days in to four days. Oh life. To distract you from all that, here’s what I’m loving this week… Continue reading
I’m hanging out for a holiday, so all I can think of at the moment is lounging about in the sun and swimming in the sea. Luckily, it’s a long weekend here in NZ so I will be getting a chance to take some time out. What do you have planned for the long weekend? Continue reading
When I started my cruelty free journey, one of the things I really struggled with was deodorant. I used Nivea roll on deodorant for a long time, and really liked the way it performed but hated the fact that Nivea is not cruelty free so I began my search for a suitable replacement. I’ve tried powders, sprays, pastes and roll ons; the good, the bad and the ugly. I’ve finally found two deodorants that I really like, so I thought a post about cruelty free deodorant might be helpful. Continue reading
My mother is an artist. More specifically, she’s a painter. While I was growing up she often had paint on her clothes, and that always made me want to intentionally paint on fabric. With good reason, I was not allowed to do that Continue reading
I’m a bit obsessed with lip balm – I carry at least two different flavours in my handbag at all times and am always on the hunt for a new balm that will help to keep my lips soft and hydrated. Continue reading
As I find myself becoming more and more conscious of what I put on my skin, I’ve also found myself making the decision to buy more cruelty free beauty and skincare products. I just think it’s so unnecessary to be testing cosmetics on animals – after all, if there are so many companies that don’t do it, surely this is a clear indication that it’s not needed?
In the past, it’s been difficult for many people to make the switch to cruelty free beauty products in New Zealand. What we had available here was expensive, some of the quality wasn’t as good as the other products we used, it was hard to find, or we just didn’t know where to start.
Fortunately there are now a lot of cruelty free brands available in New Zealand, with many of them even locally made. There’s also a great little New Zealand company who has made it their mission to make cruelty free beauty more accessible… I asked Haley and Sam from She Lives Cruelty Free a few questions about making the switch to a cruelty free beauty routine.