Inika Organic - Organic Cruelty free beauty Review

Today I wanted to give my opinion on a quite popular organic and cruelty-free make up brand. I hope that this is helpful for anyone who is thinking about starting their green beauty journey or someone who is thinking about buying something from Inika.

The products I am going to be sharing my thoughts are:

Inkia long lash mascara 
Inkia Loose mineral blush in blooming nude
Inika organic black eyeliner
Inika organic lip liner in Dusty Rose
Inika organic lip liner in Moroccan rose

I feel like Inika is a very underrated organic make up brand who don't get nearly the credit they deserve. They are quite difficult to get hold of here in the UK, so I thought I would write a review so people can know my honest thoughts before they buy. 

I first discovered Inika when I started wearing more 'green' makeup and exploring cruelty-free brands. However, something I think is brilliant is that all their products are also organic. I didn't really think much about this at first, but as shopping organic has become more of a big part of my life, I have realised the importance of buying organic products. 

The first thing I ever tried was a blush that I was sent in my Love Lula box and wasn't that obsessed with. I am not a fan of powders as I find them drying on my skin and difficult to apply, however when I apply this with a wet brush I get a lovely smooth finish. The colour is quite good for me with brown/orange undertones which are subtle on my pale skin.

After this, I decided to try a few more products from Inkia, and so far I have been very happy. I saw their demonstrations on Instagram of the long lash mascara and I knew I needed it in my life! I have also tried the liquid liner and the lip liners all which I have been very happy with.

The only drawback is they smudge quite easily which I think you always find with more natural products. I would love to try their foundation next and see if that is a good match for my skin as I have found it hard to find a nice organic foundation that works well for me. 

Overall I would recommend to anyone who is just starting to shop more ethically to try makeup from Inika you won't be disappointed!

Read my full review of their mascara HERE!

Underprotection - Ethical Sustainable Underwear Review

Since deciding to shop slow fashion I have a confession... this has not extended to my underwear. I have been trying to just use what I have and haven't bought as much as I used to, but still. The main reason for this is purely expense! Ethical underwear companies are so damn expensive (not to mention often quite plain and boring).

I finally took the plunge however when I found out Underprotection were having a sale! They are probably my favourite brand of sustainable underwear, because of the attention to style and design; they create feminine pieces that make you feel special to wear them. In my opinion, this is what pretty underwear is for... it's not about impressing a man!

I had a scroll and I decided to purchase the Roberta bra and knickers in nude, the Heather bra in black and the Vanessa bikini. These were on sale, however, altogether still cost around £120.00 plus about £12.00 delivery from Denmark which I thought was quite expensive.

When everything came I was so looking forward to unwrapping my package. I was so excited! Everything I bought was so stunning I couldn't wait to get it out and wear it.

I loved every piece that I bought from Underprotection, mainly for the aesthetic. They are all stunning and you can tell the designs and collections have been well thought out. The bikini is a particular favourite and if you follow me on Instagram you will have seen this making an appearance! I like the other two bras but feel like they can only be worn with certain outfits and sit a bit lumpy under t-shirts. I have also had a slight issue with the stitching quality on the heather bra as it has started to come apart after two wears which I wouldn't expect. I love the print on the Roberta bran and knickers I think it is stunning and would have bought the PJs and dressing gown if I could!

On the website Underprotection say

'We only use sustainable materials such as recycled polyester, recycled wool, lyocell and organic cotton. All our packaging, paper and polybags are either recycled or biodegradable. Most of our products are vegan approved, and if not, it is because it is recycled (wool) or a waste resource (milk). Fair working conditions and a fair wage is a human right. Therefore, we only work with certified factories.
We love women, all kinds, all sizes, and our goal is to make you feel as beautiful and comfortable as possible.'
Overall I would shop from Underprotection again and I think they make such stunning underwear regardless of if you are into slow fashion I would definitely check them out!

Top 10 Ethical and Cruelty-Free Products for Men

I never see any cruelty free and organic blog posts aimed at men! So I thought I would write one for all the men out there who want high-quality ethical men's grooming products! Some of these I know has been tried and tested and are good others are just good ethical brands who I know do high-quality products.

If you can't find what you are looking for here and you are looking for any ethical mens bath/hair products I would recommend having a look at Love Lula as they have an extensive men's section!

1.Seascape Island Apothecary Homme (Men's) Daily Moisturiser 100ml

Sukin For Men Facial Scrub 125ml

3. Weleda Men 24h Roll-On Deodorant 50ml

Weleda Men 24h Roll-On Deodorant

4.Green People Organic Homme Soothing Shaving Gel 100ml

Green People Cooling Shaving Gel 125ml

5. John Masters Organics Hair Paste 57g

John masters organics hair paste 57gJohn Masters Organics Hair Paste 57g


Old Faithful - Shave Oil 1

7. The Handmade Soap Company Real Man’s Soap 160g

The Handmade Soap Company Real Man’s Soap 160g

8. Lush Shaving cream - Prince

9. Original Bamboo Razor

Original Bamboo Razor

10. Eco Razor kit 

I hope you all enjoyed this post! Keep in touch here to see all my latest news and posts!

Lavera Cruelty Free and Vegan Toothpaste Review

If you follow my blog and Instagram you will know I am a fan of Lavara products. They are the answer to the age-old complaint that cruelty-free and organic beauty is too expensive!

Made in Germany, Lavera make high quality organic, vegan beauty products and yes they are also cruelty-free! They are one of my favourite brands on the green beauty scene, so when I got a chance to try out their new organic toothpaste I was intrigued! One of the areas I have found really hard to find good ethical alternatives is my toothpaste and toothbrush!

This whitening toothpaste is made with bamboo cellulose and whitens teeth gently without damaging the enamel. It is organic, vegan and free from microplastics making it one of the most ethical toothpaste on the market!

I used this toothpaste for over a month and I used it instead of my usual whitening toothpaste. I always used whitening toothpaste as I am quite conscious of my teeth being stained as I drink so much coffee. So far I have been really happy with the results from using this organic toothpaste, I was slightly sceptical as often natural products don't work as well. However, I would say this outperformed my usual brand and left my mouth feeling really clean and fresh!

I was quite pleased to learn that this toothpaste also doesn't cost a bomb and I will definitely be buying this for myself! If you are considering an easy green switch this item is for you, it tastes and feels like normal toothpaste as opposed to other 'green' alternatives like Lushes toothy tabs which are a bit odd to get used to. 

If you have tried any other Lavera products make sure that you let me know below!

Seasonal Eating - Spring in the Garden

One of the best ways to eat ethically and for the planet is to grow your own food. Even a lot of Vegan food has the problem of being genetically modified with lots of air miles! Growing your own food is the best way to have access to healthy cheap local food. It can also be a great activity to do as a family in the summer and teach your children about nutrition. But what can you grow in April in the UK? Here are some lovely things growing in the garden this Spring!

Some lovely celery

Strawberry plants!


Chives and lovage 

Flat-leaved parsley 

Wild strawberry and lovage

Gooseberries and blackcurrants

Cavalo Nero and romaine lettuce 

Pak choi

Succulent rocket leaves

Parsley dill and spinach



I hope you all enjoyed a tour of the garden! Not everyone has a big garden like this but I hope it has inspired you all to try and grow a little something regardless of space! It can also help save those pennies in the long run with fresh food much cheaper than you would find in the shops!