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Happy Slap Boutique – Product Play!

8 Apr

Recently I have begun to deal with testing, purchasing and stocking of the products we shall be using for Happy Slap Boutique; helping to arrange our kits for events and festivals.

Today I have been collating a list of our stock and what needs to be found and bought, some of which we will be able to pick up at the IMATS next month! This time we shall be taking a list (along with our personal lists), trying to get a distracted as little as possible by the many beautiful temptations. Following this we begun to compile our magic list.

I am currently stood in the kitchen, melting down an array of beautiful lipsticks into our newly bought (from UMAe!) Makeup Forever clear empty palettes; having just got back from London town. We collected some of our favourite colours from a variety of great brands, including MAC, Illamasqua and Gosh. I was going to take a picture of my lipstick covered arm for you but it has since been wiped away! We have a few more to buy as we are keeping our spaces for the most perfect pigments!

Thats all I have for you for now… sadly I don’t have any pictures to show you but I’ll be having much more fun with testing that I can show you in the future. I’ll keep you updated on some of the brilliant products we shall be using!


Animal Testing & Cruelty

31 Oct

Having been vegetarian for almost three years now I have been vaguely aware of the fact that the world is full of cruel and disgusting people who feel they have the right to use animals for their own self gain and show no respect to the animals they are killing.

Rabbits strapped in for testing.

Although being vegetarian certainly helps the cause, I have had my eyes opened properly and I realised how much of this sick practice goes on in the world and I am ashamed to have been brought up in such a society. From this point forward I shall make conscious decisions about every product I buy, pushing to get rid of all animal sourced products in my life. As far as this blog is concerned, this also means within the cosmetics industry. I shall be back to talk about this soon, but in the meanwhile, please watch this video, and take note of the list of the evil companies that support hurting animals so they can make money.

More on this at a later date!


The sick people:

Avon / MARK
Mary Kay
Estee Lauder owners of MAC Cosmetics, Aveda, Origins, Bumble & Bumble, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox, Prescriptives, La Mer, Clinique, Jo Malone, and Flirt.
Johnson & Johnson owners of Neutrogena, Aveeno, Clean & Clear, KORRES, RoC, Rogaine, Lubriderm, Purpose, and Ambi.
L’Oreal owners of Maybelline New York, Garnier, Lancôme, Helena Rubinstein, BioMedic, Vichy, Biotherm, Shu Uemura, Kiehl’s, Soft Sheen-Carson, Redken, Matrix, Kerastase, Giorgio Armani, Inneov, Sanoflore, CCB Paris, Dermablend, The Body Shop, Skinceuticals, Ralph Lauren, La-Roche-Posay, and Yves Saint Laurent.
Procter & Gamble owners of Cover Girl, Max Factor, Anna Sui, Olay, DDF, Aussie, Camay, Clairol, Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essences, Ivory, Infusium-23, Pantene, Fredric Fekkai, Gillette, Noxzema, SK-II, and Zest.
Unilever owners of Dove, Pond’s, Vaseline, and Sunsilk.