Firstly, have a look at this article from the Daily Mail (I don't read the Daily Mail, for the record!) But I did think it was very interesting. You know how we should never go out in pj's or sweats, well one Tesco has actually banned customers from coming in barefoot, or in pj's. If you don't know, Tesco is a supermarket, that sells prety much everything.
They have added a dress code for that particular store, claiming that when people come in dressed in pajama's, it embarrasses other customers.
Anyhow, I do have some reviews on make up and clothes:
Superdrug were very kind to send me a few make up samples to try out, from New York Color (N.Y.C.). This isn't a company I know that much about, so was excited to try them out.
It looked absolutely lovely...all pink and rosey, so I was very excited to try this one out. It added a nice colour to my otherwise plain cheeks and looked quite good. My only issue was that I put a bit too much one and it came out really heavy. When using this in the future, I'll be sure to use as little as possible to give myself the most natural look.
I've always wanted a little eyeshadow pallette that has all the colours needed to a look. Not only does this have this, it also labels where on the eye to put each colour. Seriously, this was really helpful! I loved how well the colours blended together to give me a casual, yet well put together look to my eyes. The shades on this pallette are perfect natural colours and so are perfect to wear on a day-to-day basis.
Sparkle Eye Dust:
My mum is obssessed with eye dust, and I never knew why! So, after I finally got this from my mum's clasps, I gave it a shot and understand why eye dust is so loved. Its all the joy of eyeshadow, but with a more glamourous look to it. I wore this to work and it just sparkled the whole day and really made my eyes stand out.
Liquid eyeliner is the most important piece of make up for me. I seriously can't live without it. I also have very high expectations of liquid eyeliner: it has to be perfect. This one lives up to expectations. The brush is nice and smooth, as well as thin, which gives a nice thin line when you wear it. I've had tots of problems in the past where the eyeliner brush is to thick, so it looks really heavy when I wear it, but this a nice thickness. Its also quite easy to put on. When I was learning how to put on liquid eyeliner, it was really messy and hard for me. I eventually got the hang of it. If you are just starting out with liquid eyeliner, I'd say this is a good one to start with.
This is something that I would really recommend. I pretty much only wear vaseline on my lips, and my only issue with that is that it has no real colour to it. Well, if you're like me, this is a dream product! It stays on my lips for ages (which, for me, is a miracle) and tastes amazing! (Not that I go around eating lip balms!) It definitely adds a bit of colour and texture, to my otherwise plain lips.
And here are some photos of me wearing the powder, eyeliner, eyeshadow and lip balm.
All in all I would recommend NYC make up. And looking online, it is very reasonablly priced.
The second review is a top from a clothes company called Ascension.
Ascension is a British Ethical Brand. According to its website, is 'as much green and fair as is stylish and chic' and I definitely have to agree. They believe that fashion shouldn't cost the earth and so try to make really stylish pieces that are also very ethical. They do this by bringing the worlds most ethical brands together and putting them into one 'Eco Chic' destination.
And they also work on other projects. Through their Rwandan project, they work with free trade producer groups, and help them develop sustainable skills. They also work with young designers to pioneer the new era of fashion and develop the next generation of the fashion industry to become more sustainable and ethically established.
"We want to make a big difference in the future of the fashion industry, and we hope you’ll help us make it." (Quote from the website)When Ascension offered to send us a smaple, I couldn't resist. I eventually decided on this silk top. Lately, I've been thinking that I need to make my style slightly more mature. Since then, I've been on the look out for gorgeous tops that I can pair with jeans. or skirts, and this top is perfect.
Its made from 100% silk and its just so soft when you touch it. I seriously didn't want to let it go.
Its true: they are ethical and very stylsh. It was also so comfortable to wear. The top, which I wore to work, looked stunning and I was getting compliments all day.
My one recommendation is that I would buy a size smaller than what I am. This was a UK size 8, but it semed slightly roomier for me.
Apart from that, its a great investment. Wearing something that you know is good for the world makes you feel good as well as making you look good on the outside.
What ethical brands do you buy from and how do you like their products?