Monday, 31 December 2012


The dawning of each new year is a great opportunity to put things behind you, take stock and start afresh. As 2012 ends, it is once again time to think about all the things we will try to do (or not do as the case may be) and make our new years resolutions..

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Organic Christmas Calendar: 18th December

Winks By Georgie Faux Lash Compact

These beautiful vegan faux lash compacts are just the ticket for adding a touch of Hollywood glamour to your make-up's. There are a choice of three lash types; the voluminous La Starlette, the fabulously flaired L'Avant Gardiste for added density and La Cherie for length and definition. All come complete with the PETA approved, botanically infused adhesive (the first of its kind) - free from Parabens, Phthalates and fragrances!

£18.54 and available online from Nordstrom

Images courtesy of Georgie Beauty and Organic Make-up Artist

Monday, 17 December 2012

Organic Christmas Calendar: 17th December

Mavala - Show Time Nail Angels

A sweet little stocking filler and Christmas tree decoration in one! Mavala have dressed their iconic 5ml bottles from the Show Time collection in an angel costume. With six shades to choose from; Sparkling Silver, Bronze, Gold, Red, Violet and Blue, you could hang one on every branch!

£4.30 and available from Look Fantastic and John Lewis
Images courtesy of Mavala

Monday, 26 November 2012

Countdown to Christmas

I don't know where the time has gone and as much as you probably don't want to hear it, there is only a few weeks left until Christmas.... If like me you are usually stuck as to what to buy friends and family, why not check out my organic make-up gift ideas?

Monday, 19 November 2012

Paper Cuts

Ok. This post is a little bit of a cheat but I love these so much I wanted to share them with you. Not specifically natural or organic, but being made from paper, they are considered an Eco product, even making an appearance at the Ethical Fashion Show in Paris over the summer... Intrigued?

Monday, 12 November 2012

Line Them Up

Sometimes you find you have a real love for a product and others are like ships in the night and simply pass through your kit without a care or second thought (or re-purchase). This next product falls into the former, a product that I use again and again, will always recommend to others and is well and truly a mainstay of my pro kit...

Monday, 5 November 2012

Top Five: Rosy Pink Cheeks

This Autumn brought a touch youthful freshness to the 2012 shows, with Dolce and Gabbana, Michael Kors and Temperley London all leading the way with beautiful, feminine rosy pink cheeks.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Eco Eyes

I recently wrote about my Top Five palettes for creating Multi-tonal eyes and one of my picks was the Green People Limited Edition Eco Eye Trio. These lovely little palettes are perfect for creating a midiad of looks with just three colours.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Behind The Brand: Lavera

Continuing my series on natural and organic brands, the spotlight today falls on multi-award winning cosmetics, haircare and skincare company Lavera. Considering they are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, it seems only apt.

Monday, 15 October 2012

One Year On...

Just over a year ago I wrote my first blog post. Time has flown and I can't believe a year has passed so quickly! I actually overlooked the actual anniversary in late August and so thought I'd celebrate now and take a moment to reflect - albeit belatedly...

Monday, 8 October 2012

Mineral Magic

I have a real love of liquid foundations over any other type; I love the painterly way they are applied with a brush, the way different tones and products can be mixed to produce the base of your choice and they way they look on the skin and it is because of this that I came upon mineral foundations in their true state a lot later than I did other natural cosmetics. The idea that mineral powders would give a finish that would stand up against my favourite liquids left me sceptical.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Top Five: Multi-tonal Eyes

There are a couple of looks that truly stand out for me this Autumn/Winter season and one of them is the beautiful multi-tonal eye, such as this gorgeous Pat McGrath creation for the Roberto Cavalli Fall 2012 show.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Go Organic This September

Organic September is the Soil Associations month long celebration of all things organic and this years theme 'Organic. Naturally Different' is the opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of all things organic.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Behind The Brand: INIKA

Like so many natural and organic beauty companies, INIKA was born as a result of personal health issues and, since its conception in 2006, INIKA cosmetics have gone from strength to strength and is now sold in more than 16 countries around the world.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Top Five: Neon Nails

This morning I decided to celebrate this fabulous weather with a last hurrah to the season and embrace one of the big nail trends of the summer - neons. With just under a fortnight until autumn officially starts, I'm turning up the heat and sharing the last of my top five of Summer 2012 trends; hot, neon nails (and of course, they are all five-free!)

Monday, 3 September 2012

It's No Green-Wash

I was recently asked if I would like to try some of the make-up products from alva, a German skincare and cosmetics brand. Always looking to find new and exciting products, I leapt at the chance and boy, am I glad I did! This post brings another multipurpose, space saving, must-have product for your kit - it's getting to be a habit I know, but this one may just top the rest...

Monday, 27 August 2012

Prime Time

I often find that using foundation as a base for eye make-up can make the lid look and feel a little heavy and so, on occasion, I like to use an Eyeshadow or Eye Primer before applying eye make-up, especially if applying mineral powders and shadows. Eye primers act as a base for eyeshadow, helping to prevent creasing and movement and can also boost the colour payoff, however organic eye primers are pretty few and far between.

Friday, 24 August 2012


Yet again I have another fantastic multupurpose product to share with you - it's getting to be a habit I know!

Use wet dry

Monday, 20 August 2012

Bronzed Beauty

I spent some of the past few weeks working on the Olympics broadcast coverage for a US network and one product I used repeatedly and was loved by the presenters and guests alike was my Organic Bronzer.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Brushes: Louise Young Cosmetics

Although not an eco brand in its conception the Louise Young brushes are still a lot more ethical than most. As an experienced Make-up Artist Louise has produced a range of extremely high quality brushes that work for professional Make-up Artists and regular consumers alike.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Gold, Silver, Bronze

After last weeks Olympic inspired post, I thought I would follow with a nod to our medal wins with a celebration of Gold, Silver and Bronze mineral eyeshadows from a trio of natural and organic make-up companies.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Olympic 5 Free

In order to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games I have put together my top five of 5-free and cruelty-free nail polishes.

Monday, 23 July 2012

The Slow Boat To China

If you recall I recently wrote about my decision to cancel my MAC Pro membership following the recent move by MAC and their parent company Estée Lauder, to change their stance on animal testing in order to market products in China.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Top Five: Bold And Bright (and green!)

This season bold colours are a must. From eyes to lips, wear them where you like and make an impact!

Monday, 9 July 2012

Keep 'Em Clean: No Germs

No Germs Instant Hand Santiser

Fast acting No Germs Instant kills 99.9% of all germs in under 15 seconds! (I haven't actually timed this however..)