I wish I could be one of those bloggers that gets really excited to try endless new foundations and concealers and be able to compare results of each for coverage, tone, matte, durability, weariblity etc. but alas, my skin has been seriously rebelling on me over the last 6 months and now I’m firmly in the camp of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’, or more aptly, ‘if it doesn’t give you crazy teenage breakouts, don’t mess with it’.

I’ve talked before about the ethics behind Kat Von D Beauty, and it’s a company I fully support and believe in. I’m in a committed relationship with my beloved Kat Von D Lock It foundation, and as my skin has got slightly more tanned this summer, I decided I needed a darker shade to make sure I’m not rocking the ghost-face of summer past look this season.

I can’t get enough of this foundation, the tiniest amount goes such a long way and the coverage constantly surprises me. It’s one of those formulas that gives full cover but in a natural, subtle way and really compliments the natural shape and contours of the face.

It lasts all day with minimal wear or re-applying needed. It’s a matte formula but I’ve found it hydrates the skin and definitely doesn’t dry it out like some other matte foundations I have tried.  There are also SO many colour tones to chose from it’s really easy to get a match for your skin too.

I also picked up the Lock It Concealer as I have been SO impressed with the formula of the foundation since I first picked it up in Vegas last year, I knew I’d get along well with the concealer too.

And guess what, it’s my new best friend.

I really feel this foundation has given me a boost of confidence with my skin, and it will be a staple in my make-up bag pretty much forever!  

I couldn’t recommend this product enough, so if you’re on the look out for a new foundation, this might just be the one for you.

 

I’d say that 70% of the reason why I knew I needed to live in my apartment is that fact it has a mint green door. As soon as I saw it I knew I could fully embrace the title of ‘The Girl Behind the Mint Green Door’.

Now ok. I know that sounds little silly, but I just got a vibe. And I knew I had to live there. And sometimes you’ve just got to go with your gut and trust the timing of your life.

That was 2 years ago. I’ve been ‘The Girl Behind the Mint Green Door’ for 2 years and boy, what a 2 years it has been. I think that is why my apartment is so symbolic to me – I have done the most growing in the last 2 years and I feel it has been a constant foundation and witness to that.

My little apartment has seen a lot. Successes, failures, changes, heartbreak, growth, fears, love, laughter, plans, joy, achievements, family, friends, and SO much happiness it’s overflowing at the seams.

I think it’s so important to stop and reflect on where you have come from and to acknowledge the changes that have occurred. 

I’m a big believer in appreciating the small moments of your life, because they add up to something much bigger. 

You are constantly changing and becoming new versions of yourself; I think that is such a beautiful thought, that you’re not done growing yet and probably never will be. 

Mint green will forever be my colour of growth and change. 

It’s true what they say, home is a feeling. 

Happy 2 years to my happy place! Let’s grow some more. 

Just a mini post today guys, but I wanted to let you know in case you missed it (like I did), that on the 9th June the new International Vegan Flag was launched!

I didn’t even though this was a thing, but you know, every important movement in history has a powerful and memorable flag, and it seems fitting that veganism should have one too I guess!

The flag has been designed by Senior Designer and fellow vegan, Gad Hakimi. Gad identified that there were many different logos and materials that are used to represent veganism across the world, and that there was a need to encompass the concept of veganism under one clear brand. So after many iterations of design, this month marks the launch of the International flag for Veganism.

On the vegan flag website it states that the 3 triangles form the core V shape in their inner space, whilst the 3 individual sections represent the core message that veganism promotes the protection of all animals whether they are based on land, sea or air.

So yeah, what do you think?

We’re pretty much going to be intolerable now we have our own flag. You may as well go vegan and make it easy on yourselves.

 

I was feeling a little splurgy a few weeks ago and found myself on the Sephora website (always a dangerous combination), and I decided it was way over due for me to try out some Tarte products.

Tarte is a fully vegan and cruelty free company that sits comfortably in the high end beauty arena and it has made waves over the last few years with their big bold campaigns, bright packaging and ridiculously cute themes. As a Brand they clearly demonstrate exactly how easy it is for a company to be successful in the most ethical way, and sets a really clear example within the beauty industry that brands can do better.

I’ve talked before about natural and vegan deodorants a few times here on my blog, and I’m always on the look out for new products to try, so when I saw this pretty little number, I couldn’t not pick it up.

I’m yet to find a deodorant actually called ‘vegan deodorant’ so that made my heart do a little flutter and I basically fell in love with this product before I’d even tried it, but luckily it completely lived up to the hype I’d given it in my mind. It is bomb.

Firstly, it smells incredible. Floral and musky and romantic – exactly my kind of scent, and I like that it’s a little unusual for a deodorant.

Secondly, it applies beautifully, dries instantly, and provides protection all throughout the day within the need to reapply or worrying about its durability.

 

Obviously I also have to mention the packaging. Because guys. It is so dreamy!! I want to marry it.

In my opinion it is completely worth the price tag, and as you guys know, I’m a firm believer in your pounds and pennies being a physical vote for the way you wish companies, brands and society to operate. You are investing in the future of that brand and their ventures and so I’m more than comfortable putting my dollar towards such a kick ass brand as Tarte.

Have you tried any Tarte products before? If so which ones should I be picking up next?