JORD Watches- Sustainable Timepieces

Hello everyone!

You probably already know that I am gradually introducing more sustainable habits to my life… I am a vegetarian for 11 years and I’ve been having a vegan diet for the past month, I only use cruelty-free products and everything in my household is ecological and vegan (from shampoos to washing liquid). But when it comes to fashion it’s been more challenging to me to make this changes, so when I discovered JORD I was really glad that I could use such a beautiful watch without damaging the environment.

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Before I tell you about my new watch, let me tell you a bit about JORD Wood Watches. JORD is an American company that focuses on creating timepieces modeled after a modern lifestyle. This company values efficiency, experiential living, and most importantly to me, sustainability … which means I don’t have to sacrifice the Earth for a stunning timepiece! They use sustainable woods such as acacia, bamboo, and maple to make their unique watches.

JORD offers a variety of women’s watches and men’s watches, although the majority of them would look great on either a man or a woman. JORD watches can also be engraved to add a personal touch! How amazing is that?

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My beautiful watch is the Dark Sandalwood and Smoke from the Frankie series, and as soon as I put it on, I fell in love. Ever since I started using it I receive a ton of compliments on it, because it looks so beautiful on the wrist. It is incredibly” lightweight, the color of the wood is beautiful and the watch hands are rose gold!! It’s truly a statement timepiece!

I definitely recommend a JORD watch for anyone … and if a new watch is on your wishlist, today is your lucky day because JORD and I are partnering on a GIVEAWAY! You can win a $100 gift code to use on the JORD website! One lucky person will win, but everyone else will receive a consolation code worth 10% off once the contest is over!!

The contest closes on July 8th at 11.59 pm BST and the code expires on Jully 22nd of 2018! Good luck!!!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

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E.L.F. Cosmetics|haul and review

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This post is about the drugstore brand everyone seems to be freaking out over lately —you guessed it—E.L.F. Cosmetics (whose name stands for Eyes, Lips, Face, in case you were wondering). I bought five products in a total of 25 pounds, which is a fair price for the products I’ve acquired.

Flawless Finish Foundation
I got it in the shade “natural” and I have to say that the shade range was disappointing… The names of the shades are misleading and I ended up getting a shade way lighter than my skin tone.
I’m not a big fan of the consistency, but you can build from medium to full coverage. This foundation definitely must be set with powder, because it does not dry fully matte on the face. It has a semi-matte finish to it, which on some people may appear as semi-dewy, and it will definitely transfer if not set properly with a finishing powder. The packaging is nice and I do like that it does come with a pump, which does make it very easy to dispense. Although is quite thick, it’s quite good for £7.50.

HD Lifting Concealer
I got the lighter shade, “Fair”, and I find it too dark. It doesn’t have a good coverage
and it doesn’t contain very much product. As for consistency, it’s a really creamy concealer that blends really well and sets with a dewy finish. I always powder this concealer well because it can look a little too dewy. I am not going to buy this product again.

Prime and Stay Finishing Powder
I use it in the fair/light shade and find that it does a great job of touchups throughout the day, without looking cakey or fake. As it’s a lightweight powder, it won’t add much color or coverage to your skin. But it’s a great setting powder, and I like that it’s light and doesn’t make my dry skin look cakey. It matches my skin tone nicely, but what I love the most is how solid the powder is and that it only costs £3.

Baked Highlighter and Bronzer
I got the shade “Bronzed Glow” and I really love it. Both highlighter and bronzer have really lovely colors and I am pretty sure you can see the highlighter from space! The bronzer is both blendable and buildable and it has a lovely finish that would probably work for most skin colors.

Lock on liner and brow cream
The color “Taupe” is a perfect match for me. This is the first pomade I’ve ever used. I’ve always used eyebrow pencils, but I decided to give this one a try because pencils don’t last as long. The product is cheap, works great, it’s creamy, it’s longlasting, has a nice pigmentation and helps keep my brows in place.

Overall, E.l.f. is a good-quality makeup, which is surprising considering how cheap their products are, even though, I think the products are very small…  E.l.f. proves that higher-end makeup doesn’t necessarily come with a higher-end price tag, making it one of my favorites drugstore brands of all time.

10 Drugstore Cruelty-Free makeup brands

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Cruelty-free makeup doesn’t necessarily imply that you have to spend a lot of money… I always thought there were only a couple of less pricey brands to do CF makeup and the rest were high end, but I was completely wrong! More and more brands are joining this fight against animal cruelty, including drugstore brands! You don’t have to spend rivers of money in high-end makeup when you have so many drugstore brands that are cruelty-free!

Ardell: This trusted and go-to brand by makeup artists and beauty lovers for false lashes is both vegan and cruelty-free. You can find this brand in Superdrug.
B. Makeup: This makeup brand is both vegan and cruelty-free and is owned by Superdrug themselves, whose own brand of skincare is also cruelty-free! You can find it in Superdrug.
Barry M: This brand isn’t vegan as they use ingredients like beeswax in some of their products. You can find this brand in Superdrug and Boots.
EcoTools: Their products are PETA certified, meaning they are 100% cruelty-free and vegan, the products are also made from recycled aluminum and plastic and the handles are made of renewable bamboo. Give your face the works with their comprehensive brush set made with recyclable materials that don’t harm the earth! You can find this brand in Superdrug and Boots.
E.l.f Cosmetics: E.l.f. makeup products are both vegan and cruelty-free and you can get that lit-from-within glow without spending lots of money. You can find this brand in Superdrug.
Essence Cosmetics: Essence is Cruelty-free but only some products are vegan. You can find their products in Wilko.
GOSH Cosmetics: GOSH cosmetics are listed on PETA as a brand who doesn’t take part in animal testing. You can find this brand in Superdrug.
MUA: This brand is cruelty-free but isn’t vegan. You can find it in Superdrug.
NYX: Although being owned by L’Oreal (NOT CF) this brand is 100% Cruelty-Free. NYX offers some vegan products, such as false lashes, a couple of synthetic makeup brushes, and a couple vegan-friendly tools. NYX is definitely one of my favorite makeup brands ever! You can find this brand in Boots.
Real Techniques: Real Techniques brushes are both 100% vegan and cruelty-free and you can find them in Superdrug and Boots.
The information for this post was collected from reliable sources such as PETA, Cruelty-free International, Leaping Bunny, Logical Harmony and Cruelty-Free Kitty.