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Wishtrend Cruelty Free Brand Week

18th May 2018
cruelty free brand week

It’s Cruelty Free brand week on Wishtrend! In my last post about Klairs skincare I mentioned that not only are they a cruelty free brand, but they run a project called ‘Stay Beagley’ which raises money for beagle rescue in Korea. Stay Beagley is a range of cute beagle-themed merch, which is available to buy online. Klairs donate 100% of their profits from the project to beagle rescue, so it’s a brilliant initiative.

Wishtrend are a Korean retailer of K-beauty, who ship Worldwide. I started working with Wishtrend prior to my post about going cruelty free, so was thrilled to discover that not only were the products I had been using (The Midnight Blue Soothing Cream & Rich Moist Serum) cruelty free, but Wishtrend were super helpful in clarifying their stance for me.

Beauty

Trying K-Beauty Brand Klairs Skincare

14th May 2018
Two Klairs skincare products, the Midnight Blue Calming Cream and Rich Moist Soothing Serum, on white floorboards.

I was contacted in the dark depths of January by Wishtrend, an online retailed of K-Beauty brands, based in Korea. They invited me to try a few of their products and whilst I’ve loved a lot of the K-Beauty skincare I’ve tried, I didn’t know where to begin. So I asked Wishtrend to recommend me some products based on my current skin concerns, which are mostly dehydration and sensitivity. I was recommended two products from Korean brand Klairs: The Midnight Blue Calming cream and Rich Moist Soothing Serum.

As with all skincare reviews, I wanted to test these for a good length of time before sharing my thoughts. However I’ve taken slightly -ok, it’s been ages– longer than I originally planned, as I’ve had a few issues with my skin caused by unavoidable factors. I wanted enough usage without those issues, so it’s actually been 3 months and I’m finally ready to let you know my thoughts.

I have used both these products almost daily and I’m only now on my last drops of the Midnight Blue Calming Cream. The Rich Moist Soothing Serum has loads left. And that was actually one of my first observations about these products, you get a good amount of both.

Beauty

Cruelty Free Makeup & Skincare

9th May 2018
Cruelty Free

It feels good to be back here. My original blog that is! This post has been in the making for a while and I’m disappointed really that it’s taken this long. I am boycotting makeup and skincare which isn’t cruelty free or from a brand who are committed to ending animal testing. Read on to find out why and what that means for my blog.

Life

Postnatal Depression | I Am 1 In 10 | #maternalMHmatters

6th May 2018
postnatal depression

I don’t want to think about how many forum posts and web pages i read back in December. Searching for someone, anyone, who could tell me when things would get better. That was during the darkest days, of the hardest time of my life so far.

I didn’t know I had postnatal depression then, I called it the baby blues. But then two weeks came and went, so I started to call it the newborn phase. That was until I waded -seemingly through treacle- through every milestone, every well meaning friend or relative had given me. So I started to call it sleep deprivation. I was hideously tired after all. And not eating, having lost 3 stone after having my baby and just the 3 weeks which followed.

Beauty

Urban Decay #Backtalk Palette

4th May 2018

If I only had to have one palette for Spring, this would be it. I had been planning on treating myself to Backtalk since it was announced and thankfully when it arrived, I wasn’t disappointed. Which is good, given I simultaneously broke my ‘must swatch in person’ and ‘no buying new releases’ rules in one fowl swoop.

I think I read once you’re not supposed to wear pink after 30. But then again, you’re probably not supposed to wear Nike Airmax post 30. Or spend several hours a day playing Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. But whatever, rules are meant to be broken (or in the case of ones like that, entirely ignored).

Life

May Goals

27th April 2018
May

Get your N-Sync memes at the ready. It’s … Well I can’t say it now but you know what month we’re going into. After what feels like an ice age, it’s so good to feel the sun on my skin and beaming in through the curtains in the morning. Or at least it was when I started writing this, as it’s currently pissing it down outside.

Misc

Hello Again! So Erm, I’m Back Here

22nd March 2018

So I tried a thing. I rebranded my blog and moved my followers across, to a shiny new WordPress install. The AM Beauty Edit. I had visions of it being a daily updated beauty source, with different contributors and an airy, breakfast in bed aesthetic. I kicked it off by posting a handful of reviews and had some nice feedback about the rebrand (thank you!) but after a run of posts totally lost the will to blog. Annoyingly I took -quite literally- hundreds of photos ready for months worth of content. Not a small feet with a newborn and now a complete waste of time.

Beauty

Skinnydip London’s New Cardiff Store + My Haul!

26th February 2018
Skinnydip

Good morning! I’m loving these lighter starts but would be lying if I said the cold didn’t make me want to snuggle back up under my duvet. This morning I’m excited to be talking about one of my favourite brands, Skinnydip London!

I first discovered the Skinnydip whilst browsing my local Topshop, where they had a small stand hidden amongst the accessories. Since then their popularity has exploded and they now and have a presence in all Top Shop stores. Even expanding to open their own shops around the UK. Finally Skinnydip have opened in Cardiff (yay!), with an incredibly Instagrammable new shop in St David’s Arcade. To celebrate their opening, Skinnydip invited myself, Rachel and a group of other bloggers down to the store to hang out and pick some new swag.

Beauty

Deciem NIOD Photography Fluid, Opacity 12%

24th February 2018
NIOD Photography Fluid

The weekend has landed and I’m back to share my latest obsession with you all. NIOD Photography Fluid From Deciem, a colour-correcting primer which glows from under your foundation, making skin look pretty flawless. Or as flawless as it’s ever going to look when you have to battle with Winter dryness, the odd hormonal outbreak and general every day life!