Month: August 2015

Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques

I have discovered Lauren Brooke Cosmetics a few years ago and I totally adore their products.
http://lauren-brooke-cosmetiques.theshoppad.com

Find out about Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques mission here

This is extremely hard now to find cosmetics that are not tested on animals and safe to use at the same time.

You have to be so careful with what you apply on your skin, once absorbed it can reach every organs transported via your blood stream.I also have learnt that it’s safer not to use foundation in the form of loose powder so I don’t use loose powder anymore.

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Before making a purchase, I always research the ingredients even if there are not listed
So many brands, especially those testing on animals usually don’t disclose the harmful components of their ingredients list.
You can see all the ingredients of each product on Laure Brooke’s website.

The ingredients are high quality, organic GMOs free. You can’t dream of better ingredients to put on your skin.

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Approved by Teddy !

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Choosing the right foundation is really important.
Lauren Brooke gives you the possibility to try small sample sizes and it’s a brilliant idea, I would recommend to try several shades before purchasing a full size.
I have tried the samples myself and I have finally found the perfect match for me. I have ordered a 10 Warm, it’s the lightest color and even though I have olive tone skin, it blends perfectly.
Don’t forget that you will apply blush, sun powder.. So don’t go too dark but not too light either of course.
Don’t forget to put foundation on your neck too. I used to have a friend in High School who was wearing a foundation two shades darker to look tanned and she was not putting foundation on her neck and it looked really weird, plus the color was far too dark and not matching her skin tone.

Remember less is more when you use make up.
To determine what is the right tone for you, apply a stripe of foundation on your down cheek, the best match will disappear on the skin and blend.
My color matching guide.

The cool shades work best for people who have pinkish red undertones in their skin. Very sensitive to sun.
The neutral shades work best for people who have yellow undertones, peachy hue, sensitive to sun.
and the warm shades work best for people who have yellow, orange golden tones in their skin. Likely tans easy.

That being said, each person is so individual and the best way to find out is to apply a small amount and see which shade just disappears into your skin.

I love Lauren Brooke’s foundation. It looks so natural and gives you a perfect buildable coverage (depending on how many layers you apply), it enhances your complexion without clogging your pores, and gives you this dewy finish.
I have so many Lauren Brooke products in my make up bag.

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Other Lauren Brooke I love:

The body glitters are fantastic too. I love everything that sparkles and those mineral body glitter are absolutely amazing.
I have also purchased two adorable perfume rolls. Whimsy smells like if you are entering a spa: this is what I think. Allure smells like a sun lotion,I love both but I haven’t tried other smells yet.
The compact blushes give you a glow and I wear Sweet Sixteen or Caramel depending on what I am wearing or the result I want to get.

Not all the products are Vegan, some of them contain organic beeswax and silk but there is so much choice already and more to come. You can easily find out which one are vegan by looking at the ingredients list.
I insist on the fact that are cruelty free and organic.

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It’s very difficult now to find cruelty free and products without harmful chemicals.
The lip glosses are great and smell lovely but they are not vegan. The colors are so pretty.
So many brands are not cruelty free anymore, you know if you have read my other posts, so it’s really important to encourage the cruelty free brands, especially if they are organic and safe.
I know that Lauren is working on new vegan products.
I would really suggest to try the products, you won’t regret it.

I was not financially compensated for this post.I received samples of the products for review purposes.All views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

 

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IN MEMORY OF CECIL.

Today was World Lion Day and I wanted to honor Cecil.

You certainly all know Cecil by now.
Cecil was killed using an arrow and was left wounded for 40 hours before being chased down and killed with a bullet. He was then beheaded and skinned.

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Thinking about Cecil reminded of me a story from my childhood…

When I was around 9 or 10 years old, I had an appendectomy.
My mother wanted to get me a gift that I could take with me to the hospital for comfort so I told her that I wanted a lion and his cub as soft toys.

At the hospital, the surgeon came to see me before the surgery and he saw my lions. He told me that he really liked my lions, he said that they were absolutely stunning and looked just like real lions. He also said: “I can see that you love animals, this is awesome, I do too”.

He then told me that he goes on safari trips every year to take pictures. He said that lions were amazing and that it was breathtaking to see them in the wild. He encouraged me to go one day.

He was a true animal lover, he respected them.
The only way that he ever shot those animals was with a camera, and that’s how it should be.

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(Those are not actual pictures of my soft toys, I don’t know where they are after all this time but they look similar)
If you want to help, sign and share all the petitions you can and share them.
Here is a message from Kevin Richardson ( The Lion Whisperer)
First let me post a few pictures of Kevin:

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Here is the link:
http://www.lionwhisperer.co.za

We need to work all together to ban trophy hunting and hunting in general.
What was to fear just happened,one of Cecil’s cubs has been killed by a rival lion.

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Here is a link that you should open:
http://www.bloodlions.org
You can watch the trailer here:

Cecil was a magnificent, gorgeous animal, this is how he will be remembered.

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