Friday, 31 May 2013

bristol vegfest ootd

Sweater: H&M | Top: Primark | Jeans: Gap | Shoes: Primark | Bag: Gap | Sunnies: Freebies!

Shirt: Internacionale | Top: Asda | Jeans: Dorothy Perkins | Shoes: Primark | Bag: H&M 

In today's post we're sharing with you our outfits from the Bristol Vegfest!

A day out where your constantly walking around on your feet definitely calls for some comfy footwear.

Layers are also  good as you never know when the weather will change, and its always good to have a cover up in case it gets a bit chilly, which you can easily take off if it gets a bit too warm.

What's your go to outfit to wear for a day out? 

Sita & Radha xoxo

Thursday, 30 May 2013

vegfest bristol 2013 part 2

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Now we already shared with you some pictures of the culinary delights on offer at the Vegfest. However they did not just stop at food, oh no, there were also a range of tempting skincare and makeup items on offer!

Vegan food, Cruelty-Free vegan cosmetics and household items, live music and a beautiful sunny day...all in one place...we believe that's called heaven!

Despite the temptation we were actually pretty good and only bought a few items. We shall have a haul coming up for you shortly!

Sita & Radha xoox

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

vegfest bristol 2013

We visited Birstol over the bank holiday weekend and and it just so happened that the Bristol Vegfest coincided with out visit. So of course we had to attend. 
The day was very enjoyable we visited various stalls, watched cooking demo's, attended workshops, enjoyed the sunshine whilst listening to music. 

I have forgotten to mention that we enjoyed some great food! It's so refreshing to be able to go to an event and be able to eat everything and not have to ask to see an ingredient list, or ask the ingredients. (everything of course was vegan!) 

What did you get up to over the long weekend? Sita & Radha xoxo 

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

going cruelty-free and veggie: products we're purging

So yesterday was the cosmetic inventory and it was truly shocking!

Today we're going to share with you a few items that we've decided to say goodbye to either because they are too old and its time to chuck them out or because we don't use them and they need a new home. 

To the Trash
Cruelty-Free Beauty

These are a few products that I've had for years and its time to say goodbye because I'm sure they riddled with bacteria and will break me out if I use them. The only product I actually really like is the brow gel but as you can tell it's gone really icky so time for a new one!

The Bionsen lip balm I was going to try and use up  but it seems to have separated and smells funky. The Clinique eye base I actually had reached pan on but it has dried up now.

The nail polish's have all separated, they were missed out from the initially inventory so won't be counted below. 

To Friends/Charity

These items will be offered to friends and if they don't want them then they'll go to charity. There are a few palettes that we don't use and a few new unopened items that we have doubles off because we've initially bought one each and then one of us hasn't open the product. We seem to have an extensive number of black eye liners probably enough to last us the rest of our lives so we're going to get rid of a few unopened ones. 

We originally listed Crabtree & Evelyn as Cruelty free however we have since found out from Mandy @bunnybeautiful that Crabtree & Evelyn use badger hair and cannot confirm if this is collected humanely. So we shall be researching this. If anyone has any further information please share below. Until then we shall be placing them into the ambiguous zone.

I've been trying to use up Project D products and I really don't like them, they are really poor quality and so anything that wasn't a cream is going. 

The self tan is something I actually won in a giveaway and I don't use self tan and it's been sitting wasting space so is going to a better home. Bar soap is something I don't use either, I prefer shower gel, so that's going to a new home too.

The New Numbers...

Original Skincare Total: 148 (25 Cruelty-Free Items) 

New Total: 140 (21 Cruelty-Free Items) 

Original Makeup Total: 188 (42 Cruelty-Free Items) 

New Total: 170 (41 Cruelty-Free Items) 

Step by Step we will get there! 

Sita & Radha xoxo 

Monday, 27 May 2013

going cruelty-free and veggie: cosmetic inventory

Before going through all our products we did not realise just how many companies test on animals. It is unbelievable given that there are alternatives to animal testing. 

There were a number of reasons for sharing our cosmetics sort out. We wanted to share with you the cruelty free status of companies that we had products from and also gain your feedback and information on any companies that we hadn't managed to establish a status or has mistakenly placed in the wrong section.

As we said in our original post, we have personally decided not to use products from companies who themselves don't test on animals but are owned by a parent company that does. We are aware that not everyone shares our opinion on this and hence we placed them in the ambiguous zone in our product sort out just to make people aware of this.

Secondly it is really useful for us to have a product inventory to refer back to in order to help us know what we have, we will be working to use up the products not tested on animals first. For the purposes of this post everything in the ambiguous zone will be counted as non-cruelty free. If things change and we find new information on a company we will update you guys.

In our opinion the number of products we own is just ridiculous.. We want to cut down our collection and doing these posts has just reinforced that. Sometimes just looking at your products may not look like a lot but when you count everything up it really adds up!

Doing this sort out gave us a chance to go through all our products and reorganise everything. We are going to get rid of a few products, which we will share with you in tomorrow's post.

So let's get onto the numbers...Eek!

(Just a note that the numbers listed are for both our collections combined)



Cruelty-Free: 5 
Non Cruelty-Free: 34

Bath & Body:

Cruelty-Free:  17
Non Cruelty-Free: 37


Cruelty-Free: 0  
Non Cruelty-Free: 7 

Perfumes & Body Sprays:

Cruelty-Free: 1 
Non Cruelty-Free: 17 


Cruelty-Free: 2 
Non Cruelty-Free: 28 

Total: 148 (CF = 25) 



Cruelty-Free: 0  
Non Cruelty-Free: 21


Cruelty-Free: 2
Non Cruelty-Free: 17


Cruelty-Free: 8
Non Cruelty-Free: 38


Cruelty-Free: 11 
Non Cruelty-Free: 45


Cruelty-Free: 6
Non Cruelty-Free: 20

Nail Polish:

Cruelty-Free: 15
Non Cruelty-Free: 5

Total: 188 (CF = 42) 

Now it's time to start using up products!

Have you made the transition to cruelty-free cosmetics? We would love to hear your experience and how you went about it? 

Sita & Radha xoxo 

Sunday, 26 May 2013

going cruelty-free and veggie: nail polish sort out

With the Makeup sort out completed we are moving onto nail polish! This is our final sort out post.

Not Tested on Animals 

1. Nails Inc * 9 

2. Nails Inc Fast Drying Spray 

3. Nails Inc Nail Oil 

4. Zoya (Vegan) 

5. ELF * 3 (Vegan)

 Tested on Animals

6. Sally Hansen Base Coat

7. Sally Hansen Suddenly Nails 

8. No7 So Strong Nail Care 

9. Rimmel * 2

Our conclusions and inventory coming up tomorrow!

Sita & Radha xoxo

Saturday, 25 May 2013

going cruelty-free and veggie: lip products

We have reached the end of our makeup sort out! We have gone through all the brands that we personally own, if there are any brands you have queries on then leave them in the comments below and we'll do our best to help!

Like with the other posts if you spot any brands in the wrong category then please let us know. 

Not Tested on Animals 
1. Elf  Candy Shop Lip Gloss *6. 

2. Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker 

3. Stila Lip Glaze in Kitten 

4. Elf Lip Liner & Blending Brush 

5. Elf Supershine Lip Gloss

6. Cargo Lip liner in Rose (pictured below) 

The Ambiguous Zone
The Body Shop: Is Cruelty-Free however is owned by L'oreal who do test on animals.

Bourjois: Parent company tests on animals. 

Rubie & Millie: Is a brand which is no longer active. 

Jemma Kidd: unsure of the cruelty-free status of this company. 

11. The Body Shop Hi-Shine Lip Shimmers * 5

12. The Body Shop Lipstick * 5 

13. The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain

14. Ruby & Millie Lipsticks * 6 

15. Rubie & Millie Clear Lip Gloss

16. Jemma Kidd Lipgloss * 6

17. Bourjois Lipstick

18. Bourjois 3D Max Lipgloss

Tested on Animals 
19. Benefit La La Land * 2

20. Clinique Lipstick

21. No7 Lip Liners * 6

22. Revlon Lip Gloss

23. Rimmel Lipstick * 2

24. Natural Collection Lipstick * 4

25: Givenchy Lip gloss sample * 2

If you've missed our previous sort out posts:
Eye Makeup click here
Makeup Palettes click here
Blusher click here
Face Makeup click here
Skincare click here 
Haircare click here.
Deodorants/Body Sprays click here 
Bath/Body click here

Sita & Radha xoxo

Friday, 24 May 2013

going cruelty-free and veggie: eye makeup sort out

It took us quite a while but the end is almost nearing, we are almost done with our makeup sort out!

If you haven't caught on that we're going cruelty free then you can read about our decision in this post

Otherwise let's just crack on...

Not Tested on Animals 
1. Stila Smudge Pot in Cobalt

2. Stila Eyeliner in Amethyst

3. Stila Eyeliner in Topaz 

4. Cargo Eyeliner (pictured below)

5. Cargo Lash Activator Mascara (not pictured) 

6. New CID Eyeliner in Brown (pictured below)

7. New CID Eyeliner in Black (pictured below)

8. New CID Eyeliner in White (pictured below)

The Ambiguous Zone

The Body Shop: Is Cruelty-Free however is owned by L'oreal who do test on animals.

Urban Decay: Is Cruelty-Free however is owned by L'oreal who do test on animals.

Rubie & Millie: Is a brand which is no longer active. 

We have found out within the last few day's that Cargo Cosmetics and New CID cosmetics are Cruelty Free so have listed them in the above section. 

9. Urban Decay Eyeliner in Whiskey/Zero

10. Urban Decay Eyeliner in Zero 

11. Urban Decay Eyeliner  Bourbon

10. The Body Shop Eyeliner * 4

11. The Body Shop Eyeliner in Shimmering Steel 

12. The Body Shop Eyeliner in Brilliant Blue 

13. The Body Shop Eyeliner in Vibrant Emerald 

14. The Body Shop Mineral Eyeshadow in Pink Opal

15. The Body Shop Eyeshadow * 2

16. Rubie & Millie Eyeliner Giftset * 2

17. Rubie & Millie Eyeliner

18. Rubie & Millie Eyeliner

19. Rubie & Millie Eyeliner 

Tested on Animals 

20. The Colour Institute Brow Gel

21. 17 Eyeshadow 

22. 17 Mascara

23. Loreal Volume Collagen Mascara

24. Barbara Daly Mascara

25. Benefit Eye Bright

26. Clarins Mascara

27. Unbranded Eyeshadow

28. Clinique Eye Base in Canvas

29. No7 Eyeliner in Chocolate

30. No7 Liquid Eyeliner

31. No7 Eye Mousse

32. No 7 Eyeliner in Gold 

33. No7 Stay Perfect Eye Cream

34. No7 Eyeshadow in Vanilla

35. MAC Eyeliner in Smoulder

36. MAC Eyeshadow 

37. MAC Eyeshadow

38. MAC Indianwood Paint Pot

39. MAC Constructivist Paint Pot

40. MAC Coral Crepe Paint Pot

41. MAC Mineralise Eyeshadow

If you've missed our previous sort out posts:
Makeup Palettes click here
Blusher click here
Face Makeup click here
Skincare click here. 
Haircare click here.
Deodorants/Body Sprays click here
Bath/Body click here

Lip products coming up tomorrow!

Sita & Radha xoxo 

Thursday, 23 May 2013

going cruelty free: make up palettes sort out

Today we're sorting out our various makeup palettes, again its the same three categories as all previous posts.

We've sorted out the products to the best of our knowledge through our own research, if any of the products are in the wrong category then we would be grateful if you let us know.

Not Tested on Animals
1. Inglot Freedom Palette

2. Stila Merry & Bright Palette 

3. Stila Written in the Stars Palette 

4. Stila Custom Palette 

5. Too Faced Like a Virgin Palette 

6. Cargo Essential Palette (pictured below - we found out yesterday that Cargo Cosmetics are Cruelty-Free) 

The Ambiguous Zone

7. The Body Shop Eye & Cheek Palette 01 

8. The Body Shop Eye & Cheek Palette 02 * 2 

9. Urban Decay Book of Shadows Volume II * 2

10. Urban Decay Book of Shadows Volume III

11. Urban Decay Naked Palette

12. Urban Decay Ammo Palette 

13. Rubie & Millie Eyes Palette

Tested on Animals 

14. No7 Sultry Eyes Palette * 2

15. No7 Dramatic Eyes Palette

16. No7 Colour Rebellion Palette

17. No7 Palette

18. Benefit She's so Jet Set Palette

19. Dior Smoky Design 008 Palette

20. Bobbi Brown Basic Eyes Palette

21. Bobbi Brown Mauve Face Palette

22. Mac Palette

23. Avon Palette

If you've missed our previous sort out posts:
Blusher click here
Face Makeup click here
Skincare click here. 
Haircare click here.
Deodorants/Body Sprays click here
Bath/Body click here

Sita & Radha xoxo 

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

going cruelty-free and veggie: blusher sort out

We already shared with you our decision to transition to Cruelty-Free and Vegetarian Cosmetics which you can read about in this post if you haven't done so already. 

Let's crack on with the product sort out, which happens to be blushers today. Again same three categories. Our aim is to use up all the products tested on animals and in the ambiguous zone and replace them with Cruelty-Free alternatives and gradually convert our collection to be fully Cruelty-Free and Veggie!  

Not Tested on Animals 
1. Illasmasque Blush in Beg 

The Ambiguous Zone 

Bare Minerals (Bare Escentuals): Is on PETA's list of companies that don't test on animals however it is owned by Shiseido Cosmetics who test on animals. 

The Body Shop: Is Cruelty-Free however is owned by L'oreal who do test on animals.

Cargo: If anyone knows whether or not Cargo Cosmetics is Cruelty-Free please let us know in the comments below. 

2. Bare Minerals Blush in Poppy 

3. The Body Shop Blush in Hot Brights 01 * 2

4. The Body Shop Shimmer Waves 02

5. The Body Shop MAtte & Shimmer Cheek Colour 02 

6. Cargo Blush in Coral Beach 

Tested on Animals 

7. No7 Cream Blush in Maple Silk

8. No7 Mineral Blush In Soft Damson * 2

9. 17 Blush & Glow

10. Benefit Posie Tint

11. Benefit Benetint

12. Bobbi Brown Brown Berry Blusher

13. Mac Blush in Instant Chic

14. Mac Blush in Prim & Proper

15. Mac Blush in Ripe Peach

16. Mac Blush In Darkly My Dear

17. Mac Blush in Bite of an Apple

If you've missed our previous sort out posts:
Face Makeup click here
Skincare click here. 
Haircare click here.
Deodorants/Body Sprays click here
Bath/Body click here

Everyday we are more and more surprised at just how many of the mainstream well known companies test on animals!

Sita & Radha xoxo