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Charlotte Tibury.. cruelty Free Secret?

So here we are in 2020. There seems to be more consumers than ever becoming more conscious about using cruelty free products. In the past few years I have seen so many influencers and friends move forward and make more of a conscious effort to purchase cruelty free products.

So you can imagine my shock when I saw that Charlotte Tilbury are no longer free. This is a huge step for any brand and I personally am very disappointed that the brand has decided to make this move.

So what does being cruelty free mean? Well the definition of cruelty free is a discussion in itself. I will leave some resources below that explain things a lot better than I ever could but the basic answer is that a brand is cruelty free if it doesn’t test on animals.

Ethical elephant chart: https://ethicalelephant.com/understanding-china-animal-testing-laws/

Logical Harmony video: https://youtu.be/m1yuC76MYdk

List of cruelty free companies: https://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/cruelty-free-101/makeup-brands-that-test-on-animals/

Back in 2017 NARS changed their cruelty free status as they decided to sell in mainland China and now Charlotte Tilbury has done the same.

Cruelty free kitty has recently released an article about a loop hole that Charlotte Tilbury have been using over the past year in order to try and keep their cruelty free status(linked below). While claiming they are still cruelty free they have feeling selling their products in China but have done it in, what I believe to be a quite deceptive manner. Basically they’ve been selling to China but only online, which means the products would not need to be tested on animals, However, they do hold inventory in Little B Stores in mainland China. In the stores they let customers try the makeup and they even have people that apply the products to customers faces. If anybody were to have a reaction and raise a complaint about the products they would be tested on animals, in post market testing, which would mean that the brand isn’t cruelty free. Full details are provided in the article by Cruelty Free Kitty

Cruelty free kitty Charlotte Tilbury article: https://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/news/charlotte-tilbury-china-cruelty-free/

I can fully understand why brands would want to sell to China. There will be a huge market for makeup and an opportunity to grow the business and make more profit. You can see how it could be a good business move… but is it worth it? Finding loop holes to sell in China. Risking losing their cruelty free status and potentially loyal customers that respected the brand? Are these brands that money focused now? What do you think?

Is being cruelty free important to you and why? Let’s have a discussion

As always.. be kind, be happy and stay true to you


PRODUCT REVIEW: Photowall Canvas

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Hey Guys and welcome back to my blog. It has been a while since I posted a product review but I am really excited about sharing this with you guys. This is a review of a product that was kindly gifted to me and a bit about my experience when dealing with the company. There is also a little discount code for all my readers, which entitles you a MASSIVE 20% off any product you choose!

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a Company called Photowall and they offered me either a wall Mural or a canvas of my choice in any size in exchange for an honest review. Even though I am not a big blogger I do still get quite a few emails offering me products, offering to help me grow my socials for a fee. Some of the offers have hidden ulterior motives but quite a few are genuine. I was over the moon when I found out that this was a legitimate offer and the products they offer looked like high quality items. 

Photowall are a Swedish company that have a wide range of wall Murals and Canvas’s  available for any room. You can choose from the categories provided on the website, or create your own design. 

I spoke to a really nice woman by the name of Jennifer. She explained the process. to me, how to order, discounts I could offer my readers and what was expected of me in return. I liked the fact that she was not pushy and allowed me to take my time to look through the website and choose the product that was right for me. 

When dealing with a company, I am a lot more inclined to work with them if I feel that they are genuine and I know that they will allow me to be honest in my review, whichever way it goes. It is important that I don’t feel forced in to giving a good review.

That being said I wanted to make sure that I picked something I knew I would like and I would be happy to display in my flat. I was so excited when it arrived. I chose this beautiful Canvas of a Bob Cat kitten. 

canvas completed

I absolutely love it. I cannot wait to hang it in my Room.

To purchase this it would have cost £106 . UK delivery is free. I ordered 100cm x 100cm canvas. With this you receive the design, a wooden frame and all the bits required to put the canvas together, which I think is great value for money. I ordered it December 7th and it arrived December 14th.

I would definitely go out and buy a different print for another room in my flat. 



Now for the part you guys will hopefully take advantage of. The code is only valid for 30 days so move fast! If you want to get your own canvas or wall Mural, use the code below for 20% off on Photowall’s website.


This is not an affiliate code. Photowall kindly offered my readers 20% off.

That is all from me for now, until next time, Be Kind Be Happy and Stay True to You.





July: latest In Beauty

*First things first, the oh so annoying disclaimer. This post is not sponsored and all opinions expressed in this post are my own. some links are affiliate links, which means I do get a small commission if you choose to make a purchase :)*

Now that the boring stuff is out of the way lets get on to the juicy stuff.

Hello my lovelies. Now that I am back in to the swing of things (mostly) I though I would start sharing my monthly beauty boxes and my faves and fails each month. Hopefully I will keep up to this and I can make it a regular thing as I am enjoying trying so many new products and would love to share this.

First off I just wanted to explain a bit about Latest in Beauty, just incase you don’t already know about it.

Latest in Beauty is a monthly subscription, where you select your own products each month from the range that is available on their website. You can choose between three different types of subscription.

Beauty Novice – 3 Products – £9 per month

Beauty Enthusiast – 6 Products – £15 per month

Beauty Guru – 9 Products – £18 per month.

You can opt to purchase the as a one off but it is slightly more expensive to do this.

Once you have made your choice you then select the 3,6, or 9 products you would like. As you can see this month I WENT IN on the masks with 4 out of the 9 products being some type of mask. Lately I am loving masks, they are doing wonders for my skin and I just love pampering myself once a week.

My products for this month were:


They do also have collections with pre-selected products that range from £20- £45. These are great value for money in my eyes and a fab extra little treat or alternative to the monthly subscription as a starter box.

The Products I received in my July Subscription were:

7th Heaven Sock masque

Yesto Cucumbers tissue face mask

Masque bar pore refining Cream face mask and the Green Tea sheet mask.

Kiko Velvet Touch Stick Blush in the shade Hot Pink

Caudalie Vino Perfect Brightening Essence

Burts Bees Natural Lip Gloss in Evening Glow

Evolve Beauty Daily Renew Facial Cream

Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Peppermint Clarifying Hydrogel

So far the only products I haven’t yet tried are the two Masque bar masks and the Caudalie Brightening essence.

I am really happy with everything I have tried so far, especially the masks. I will be looking to purchase more. I will be posting individual reviews on the products over the next few weeks. I will also be doing a faves and fails for the month of July.

If it proves popular I will be doing regular faves and fails blog posts. I am trying to post more regularly it is just a a bit difficult to get back in to it when I have been out of sorts for so long. I will be writing an update on everything that has been going on in the next few weeks as well.


As always I would love to hear your thoughts on what products you enjoy using, the faves and fails that you have come across.Come and get involved in a discussion..

As always Be Kind, Be Happy and Stay True to You.



Female Entrepreneur Week.. Are You One of the FEW??

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Hey there my lovelies I hope you are all feeling good this morning.

As some of you are aware Female Entrepreneur Week started on 21st June so yes.. I am a bit late in publishing this but it is still within time so it’s all good.

Female Entrepreneur Week lasts for 10 days from 21st to 30th June.

I think sharing the love on this topic is so important. I see it far too much on social media these days where women are bringing each other down and I personally believe that we should be building each other up and FEW is a great time to really push this forward.

I love these quotes and I feel these are definitely things to think about if you are wanting to branch out and start your own business.

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 If you are considering starting your own business and would like access to some FREE tips click here and sign up for access to some training and resources that will help you on your way


I will be posting a review shortly of the daily emails I received and whether I feel it helped me.

As always Be Kind, Be Happy and Stay True to You.