No animal should suffer for vanity.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Where the eff am I?

As some of you may know I recently started a new job!

I do love my job and my colleagues, but it is still kind of draining. In a positive way but still..!
So, that is why I've been kind of quiet lately.

Just letting y'all know what's happening. :)

Hook me up on twitter or instagram if y'all want to chat, I'm Steelnpurple on both place.
June empties video will be up this coming weekend! Cya soon!


Monday, 9 June 2014

Milani update!

So, this whole Milani controversy SEEMS to have got a resolution.

The wonderful Cinthia from BeautyTalkWithCin on youtube has been in contact with Milani (they actually reached out to her) to clarify that they indeed ARE cruelty free and that they are working towards getting some sort of certification, like PETA.

Follow Milani on Facebook to get all the latest information:

You can watch Cinthias video here, and don't forget to subscribe to her on youtube!


Sunday, 1 June 2014

Liebster Award Nominee!

A while back I was nominated to the Liebster Award by the awesomeballz Stacey from Polished Ways!

Stacey is down to earth, no bullshit, sarcastic, honest, I'd-love-to-go-out-and-grab-a-beer-with lady and I admire her work a lot. She has an active blog and she also vlogs. CHECK HER OUT NOW!

She sent me these 11 questions for me to answer! So.. let's dive right in to it shall we!?

1. What was your initial thought when you heard I nominated you for the Leibster Award?
Surprised, happy, honored!

2. If you could only have one beverage for the rest of your life, what would it be?

3. What is your most favorite beauty product?
Mascara, any non-flaking non-smudging mascara since my natural lashes are practically transparent.

4. If I said let's go hang out, what would you plan for us to do? I'm lazy, I don't plan things. 
Beer, snacks.

5. What made you decide to write a blog?
I have had "blogs" since 1996 but nothing that I kept up, I was mainly interested in the coding part of things. Graphics, layout etc. I started beauty blogging since I realized this is the ultimate forum for swatches and more in depth reviews! It's also easier to search through, as an archive, than a youtube video is!

6. Are you mad at me for finding your picture and posting them?
No. :) Just happy that you didn't scan through my Instagram and choose something else. ;)

7. If money was not an issue, what is the first thing you would do?
Wow. Quit my daytime job and launch a cruelty free makeup and skin care line for mature skin.

8. What is your favorite and/or most time consuming app on your smartphone?
In all honesty it probably is Facebook. I wish it was something productive but I'm afrait it's not lol..

9. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
The US probably.

10. If Hollywood was going to make a movie about your life, who would you want to play you?
Me. I'm too much of a control freak to have someone else play me. ;)

11. What's one thing that always makes you laugh?
Animals, cute kittens, silly dogs. And eyeshadows. Nice, smooth, vibrant eyeshadows. 

Hope you enjoyed my answers!
Now on to the next part of the nomination rules! I am supposed to nominate five lesser known bloggers! What I have decided to do is to post my nominations in a separate blog post.

So, yes. I WILL post my nominations for the Liebster Award but not here, in this post! Stay tuned!



Spring Favourites 2014!

Due to the pathetic lack of empties from the month of May, I decided to upload my spring faves instead! So, these faves span for the last one or two months roughly.

Not a whole lot of faves but I have truly abused these a lot!

Products mentioned:

  • Haricut :)
  • Sleek Blusher in the colour Antique
  • e.l.f. Complexion Brush
  • Clinique Blusher in the colour Precious Posy (not cruelty free) - if you know of a cruelty dupe for this one please let me know!
  • Kat Von D Eyeshadow Palette "Saint" (cruelty free statis: unsure, dupable though)
  • Makeup Geek Pigment in the colour "Sweet Dreams"
  • Makeup Geek Pigment in the colour "Vegas Lights"
  • essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Hot Scorch
  • essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Black Fever
  • Lumene Beauty Base
  • essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara
  • Cruelty Free International V-neck t-shirt
  • Polaroid reading glasses (strengh 1.5)

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Milani / Jordana NOT cruelty free

There have been some buzz going around lately that Milani is doing animal testing. I decided to ask them myself and see what response I would get.

Below is their reply:


All Milani finished cosmetic products and formulations have not been subjected to Animal Testing or Re-testing for Cosmetic purposes by or on behalf of Jordana/Milani Cosmetics.

Animal testing for Cosmetic purposes-any animal test or retest carried out on a primarily developed for use in the cosmetics industry or on a material primarily developed for use outside the cosmetic industry where the test is for a cosmetics purpose to provide cosmetic safety or efficacy data or in undertaken for positive listing in EU, for example as a preservative. 

All animal testing performed with ingredients were done to fulfill the requirements in one or more of the legislations listed below:

       Chemical legislation and Dangerous Substances Directive 67/548/EEC
       Dangerous Preparations Directive 1999/45/EC
       Regulation EC No. 1233/2009 (Chapter V, Article 18) (formerly Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC)
       Existing Chemicals Regulation (EEC) No 793/73
       Risk Assessment Regulation (EEC) 1488/94 as currently in force, and  Technical Guidance Documents
       The term Animal is as defined by the 1986 Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act UK.

However, an ingredient may have been subjected to be tested on animals (if it is deemed inevitable or no other alternative method has been validated) by the ingredient manufacturers to comply with environmental regulations/safety efficacy such as TSCA, CEPA, ELINCS, EINECS, REACH, NICNAS, SCCP, etc.



 I can't interpret this in any other way than that they do test on animals.


Sunday, 25 May 2014

Busy busy!

Just wanted to let y'all know that I'm still here but currently in a "lurking" mode.
Some big changes are happening in my personal life and I can't tell you what it is until sometime next week. ;)


Saturday, 3 May 2014

Quick review: MUA Vanishing Cream

Hey lovlies!

I have decided to make my reviews (on the Youtube  channel) short and to the point from now on, my goal is to keep them in the 3-4 minute range!

To start off this new review format I have one up now for you.
I am reviewing the Makeup Academy Fashionista Fashion Secret Vanishing Cream! Wow that name is a mouthful.. lol..

This is currently sold out on the MUA website unfortunately. I will keep my eyes open for it though and as soon as it's available again I'll let you know! Follow me on Twitter to make sure you don't miss out on anything.. :)