Thursday, 2 January 2014

Paris diary 1

I have been waiting to post this for a while. On my first full day on Paris after flying via air France I visited the Eiffel Tower, it was definitely worth a visit. I walked up it which was exhilarating and beautiful. After that we went to Ile St louis where we went to Berthillon for ice cream and I ordered chocolate sorbet (delicious) and salted caramel ice cream (another good choice) after that we went to the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral- much nicer than  Sacre Coer as it was more gothic and you could take photographs. I got mistaken for being French in Berthillon by a french man waiting for the toilets and then we met some annoying american tourists moaning about their food. For Lunch we went to Maoz Vegetarian for yummy falafel salad pitta.

Animal testing

Speaking to someone the other day, they stated that they did not know ANY companies still tested cosmetics on animals. Although there are now more cruelty free companies this is unfortunately not the case and it is important that people know this.

If you do not know where you stand on animal testing, I suggest you watch the video of an actress being actually experimented on in a Lush store window. 

Here is a short list of popular companies that test on animals.
(I was surprised at how many there were!)

Estee Lauder
Johnson and Johnson - also contains cancer causing ingredients!
Armarni fragrances
Juicy couture fragrances- I wonder if they test on Westie dogs to keep the theme
Herbal essences
Michael Kors
Sally Hansen nail varnish
Proctor and Gamble

- I have purchased from Dove, Avon and Sally Hansen in the past so now, I am not going to do so again and I shall not be purchasing any Juicy or Armarni fragrances in the future although I have not owned any in the past.

Here is a short list of companies who DO NOT test on animals

The Body Shop
Superdrug own brand
CO-OP own brand
Urban Decay
Hard Candy
Abercrombie and fitch fragrances
Collection at Boots
Soap and Glory
Victorias secret and pink beauty

Thanks for reading! I hope you will be trading Olay for Nivea and Juicy Couture scents for Victorias secret ones :)

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

What I got for Christmas 2013

I hope all of my readers had a very merry Christmas and  I wish them all a good new year!

If you want to get a better look at these things! and hear me explain what they are, I have also done a video on youtube of my haul (click here). Thanks everyone for my lovely new things!