As such a passionate advocate of ethical products, I decided it would only be right to start sharing some of my favorite purchases!
Whilst I am critical of certain blogs transforming themselves solely into online showrooms with paid product placement, I do feel that there is still a need for unbiased and honest reviews.
I recently found myself running out of a couple of bathroom essentials and decided to see if there was a better ethical alternative to nipping down to boots and buying the same old products from multinational brands.
After a fair bit of research, I came across Honesty Cosmetics Essential and Fruit ranges, who seemed to tick all the right boxes when it comes their position on 100% cruelty free products.
Also, according to Honesty Cosmetics, "Items are always selected for their quality and animal/environmentally friendly features, and we are increasingly adding products with organic ingredients."
On the whole I have a lot of positive things to say about everything I bought!
Each product performed very well, especially the shampoo which leaves a gorgeous softness. All three also had a pleasant scent, which was not too overpowering and unnatural!
As I point out in the video, my main criticism has to be the packaging used to send the products in, which included Styrofoam popcorn packing which are quite hard to recycle. However, there is the possibility that these are the starch based version, which are compostable! I will update this post when I get confirmation on this matter.
For my full review, please check out the video below!
Honesty Lemon and Vanilla Shampoo
Honesty Papaya Facial Wash
Honesty Mandarine, Ginger & Ylang Ylang Shower Gel
honest, I've been putting off writing it as I know it's going to ruffle a few feathers and generally provoke a difficult analysis of our industry.
The blogosphere I refer to in this deconstruction is a mostly female space. (There are many expressions of gender on the internet obviously, but the industry I experience is predominantly created by people who identify as women).
Again this is a Sunday Summation covering the past two weeks, as I must admit this whole series slightly slipped my mind last weekend... oops.
As you may be aware, back in June Des and I took part in The Clearing Project - a post-apocalyptic vision of the future set in the grounds of Compton Verney, a Stately home turned Art Gallery in rural Warwickshire.