I first met Kirsten Kjaer Weis over Skype when I interviewed her for Content at the beginning of last year and then again more recently when she gave a masterclass in the shop earlier this year. She is a very inspiring woman who has created a high performance, luxury make-up line that also happens to tick all the boxes when it comes to green beauty as well. The products are gorgeous in texture and colour, they come in amazing sleek (refillable) […]
Halloween and Guy Fawkes are done and so the countdown to Christmas begins! It’s also very autumnal and getting chilly; so as we get out those warmer wardrobes, think about your winter skin too. Here is a little piece I wrote for People Tree’s new EcoEdit on winter beauty..
Categories: reviews • Tags: green beauty, green beauty blog, green beauty bloggers, green make-up artist, Neal's Yard Remedies, Odylique, organic skin care, pai skincare, Skin & Tonic, Trilogy, weleda, winter beauty, winter skin
We all know the importance of getting enough sleep. Knowing it is all well and good, but actually getting it is a different matter. The rings under my eyes will confirm that there is definitely not enough in my life at the moment. I would say that there is enough to function just about, but the whole beauty sleep thing is not happening. Lack of sleep unfortunately does affect our appearance; there’s no getting away from the dull skin and […]
Categories: How-to...., make-up masterclass • Tags: beauty sleep, beauty tips, eco make-up blog, eco-beauty, green beauty, green beauty blog, green beauty bloggers, green make-up artist, make-up artist beauty blog
My work as a make-up artist takes me on all kinds of interesting jobs, making up different faces for all different reasons. One of my favourite types of job is shooting beauty, I love these kind of shoots because they’re all about the make-up and hair. I especially like the ones where I can showcase brilliant organic and natural beauty. I loved doing this shoot for Volt Cafe’s Organic Beauty Week special… For the skin throughout the shoot I used […]
Categories: get the look • Tags: beauty blog, eco-beauty, green beauty, green beauty blog, green beauty bloggers, green make-up artist, organic beauty, organic beauty week, organic make up, Organic September
I’ve been ‘greening’ my kit for sometime now. Make-up has been much harder to switch than skincare, and indeed is still work in progress for my kit. We’re getting there though; I would say the last five years have seen such an improvement in organic and natural make-up. The colour choices and textures have become so much better, enabling them to compete with the more ‘conventional’ brands. This week is a celebration of organic beauty and here are some of my […]
Categories: the kit • Tags: eco beauty blog, eco make-up artist, green beauty, green beauty blog, green beauty bloggers, green make-up, green make-up artist, organic beauty, organic beauty blog, organic beauty week, organic make up
Each Organic September, Organic Beauty Week is getting bigger and better. This year it starts today, and as well as encouraging people to change their beauty regimes, the Soil Association have launched their Campaign For Clarity in a bid to help stop greenwashing in the beauty industry. Organic beauty is becoming more and more popular, so it makes sense that other beauty brands want a piece of the action. However that action is not always as clean and honest as it […]
Categories: news • Tags: certified organic, green beauty, green beauty blog, green make-up artist, organic, organic beauty, organic beauty blog, organic make-up artist, organic makeup, Organic September, organic skincare, soil association
I had the very hard task one sunny afternoon in July, of eating almond cakes while learning about the new Weleda products, set to join the already well established almond family… Born in 1921 in Switzerland, Weleda are one of the leading natural health and beauty brands sold across the globe. They are still owned by their original founders, and adhere to the strong values that were just as important back then as they are now. Weleda are certified 100% […]
Categories: new launches, reviews • Tags: 100% natural skincare, almond oil, beauty blog, eco make-up blog, eco-beauty, green beauty, green make-up artist, natural beauty, natural skincare, organic beauty, organic skincare, sustainability, weleda
With a heatwave forecast here in the UK and summer holidays on the horizon, it can be hard to keep make-up looking fresh in the heat. So here are some of my tips, as seen in July’s Health & Fitness, to keep you looking cool… Words – Yanar Alkayat Anyone else got any tips or favourite products for the heat?
At last the sun is finally here, putting warmth and good light on everyone. It’s only natural to want to bask in the glorious rays, there is no doubt they put a happy spin on everything. There is also no doubt the damage they can cause if we aren’t sensible during the time we spend in the sun. The world of sun protection is a big one, it can be confusing and often conflicting. I’m not going to attempt to […]
Well that’s what I’ve been telling myself…. One of the best things you can do for your skin is to sleep well every night. Easier said than done for many reasons for many people. So if you’re not getting enough regular shut eye, what is the next best thing? A good serum can help; it might not make you feel bright eyed and bushy tailed but it can certainly boost the glowing skin stakes. Serums are designed to be used […]