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Donating my makeup!

So there is a lot of makeup I don’t use anymore or have never used but couldn’t return cos they had been opened. I have thought about selling them on depop or something but it felt like a bit too much effort if I’m being honest and I didn’t think anyone would even want them. So for a while they sat around my room just taking up space and I didn’t know what I could do but I heard from someone that you could donate your used, in good condition, makeup to women’s charities.

So I researched and I did in fact find somewhere to send my makeup! It’s a charity called Give and Makeup, they’re based in London. Started by Caroline Hirons, back in 2010 and now here I am talking about it!

So I started wandering around my room collecting makeup and other beauty items that I didn’t use and it turns out I had way more to give than I had originally thought.

Working our way from left to right and starting at the top, we have:

  • Two MUA liquid lipsticks that I never used once I had bought them because they were far too bright
  • A makeup revolution highlight I was given by a friend and then quickly realised I didn’t like either
  • A neutrogena oil free moisturiser that made my skin even oilier??
  • A V05 sea salt spray that was alright but I’ve found I don’t like the sea salt spray look on myself
  • Then we have all four of the foundations I own because they’re (respectively):
    • Too dark
    • Too pink toned
    • Bit pale
    • And waayyy too pale, never used it (bought it when I was a complete makeup noob)
    • Plus I don’t like the way any of these foundations (or just foundations in general) look or feel on my skin so I don’t exactly need them anymore
  • In the midst of these foundations I have an Avon dead sea mud mask I don’t really use
  • The new makeup revolution concealer I bought that’s way way too dark for me
  • And finally, a MUA eyeshadow palette that I’m not loving anymore

So, that’s everything I’m donating! I’ll be packaging these up and sending them off soon, I’d suggest you guys doing the same with your stuff! If you’re in the UK then I’d recommend that you check out their website as they have more information and guidelines! For example, pads and/or tampons! There’s a whole list of things you could donate!

I’ll also leave the addresses below (One for the UK and one for Wales) if you guys already have a selection of things to donate but you don’t know where to send them!

GIVE AND MAKEUP
PO BOX 855
LONDON
W4 4AW

Give and MakeUp c/o
Escentual.com
63-67 Wellfield Road
Cardiff
CF24 3PA

Until next time! 🙂

A little bit about my hair growth

So back in March 2017, I donated quite a large chunk of my hair. I did have a post about it on my old blog but I’ll just insert pictures here as that blog is now private:

Me with my hair facing the camera, my hair is uneven but down to my waist

Quite uneven but so long!

Me now with my hair just past my shoulders, it's actually nice and even now

Looks a lot neater that’s for sure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then in August I dyed the ends of my hair purple and I was in a seriously weird mood a few days after and cut my hair back to how short it was originally (about 13 inches). Not sure why I did that but oh well, it got rid of the majority of the bleached and dyed parts of my hair.

Then I started missing my long hair, which by the way I hadn’t gotten professionally cut in about 5 years. That’s why it looks so uneven, it was right down to my butt and then I got bored and cut it back up to my waist and still wasn’t satisfied!

Anyhoo, I’ve been measuring my hair every month since November (a whole three months!) to see how it has been progressing  and I’ve been taking active steps to take care of it so it can grow and be as healthy as possible! For those who were wondering, here are the measurements:

  • November: 16 inches
  • December: 17 inches
  • January: 18.5 inches

I may start tweeting out the updated measurements if anyone is curious?

Now I was surprised by the sudden change from 1 inch every month to 1.5 inches this month. So I figured that the most likely reason was that my hair grows naturally at about 1 inch per month and at the beginning of January I started experimenting with putting raw aloe vera gel in my hair. So maybe that was the cause for the extra 0.5 inch? I can’t think of anything else that I did differently, so I’m going to just owe it to that for now.

So I’ve started applying aloe vera gel to my roots and coconut oil to the rest of my hair about half an hour before I wash it. Even if it wasn’t the reason for the boost in hair growth, it’s still really good for my hair so I’m hoping to stick to this! Another tip I would offer is to wash you hair as little as you can manage, I knocked it down from three times a week to twice a week and my hair is benefiting from it!

Until next time 🙂

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How much of my makeup is cruelty free?

As a vegetarian (working on being vegan), the lives of animals are just a tad bit important to me as are the conditions they live in. So naturally I’ve started looking into cruelty free makeup, at first I thought I had mostly non cruelty free (cruel?) makeup but after actually researching and having a look at my collection I’ve realised it’s quite the opposite!

So first up here are the ‘cruel’ makeup items that I have:

These are currently the two foundations that I own, I don’t wear them though because they make me all spotty and red afterwards. Plus my skin is fairly clear now, don’t need to run the risk of ruining it all over again. I’m thinking of donating them to a women’s charity if I can find one that’s ok with products being lightly used.

The rest of these are split up by brand, so this one is Avon. Which is a weird one, they say that they have not tested on animals in 25 years but then they say that they would if the law requires it. Now the only place that I know of that requires animal testing by law is China so they could just not sell in China :/

Next brand is Rimmel, which states very clearly on their website that they are against animal testing. However, they sell in China sooo the above point applies.

Maybelline, they test on animals because they sell in China also it’s owned by L’oreal which also tests on animals so it’s all absolutely wonderful.

Total of 11 cruel makeup products.

And then my cruelty free makeup is as follows:

All my cruelty free makeup is £10 and under, I don’t like to spend too much money in general so it’s not like I’m going to change my stance for makeup. The brands that I have are as follows:

  • Primark makeup
  • MUA
  • Makeup Revolution (& SophXmakeuprevolution)
  • Collection
  • Soap and glory
  • NYX*
  • Sleek*

*Parent company isn’t cruelty free

Total cruelty free makeup: 26

All in all I think I’m not doing too awfully, I am going to try and use up as much of the cruel makeup as I can. Or at least donate it to people who need it more than I do. (Giving it to Women’s shelters etc)

How cruel is your makeup collection?

Until next time 🙂

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