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Lily Lolo Laid Bare Collection

Natural and Vegan Naked Palette Dupe

The neutral eyeshadow palette is surely a staple in every girls make-up collection - offering a simple shortcut to effortlessly pulling off the 'no make-up' make-up or just the simple understated go-to for everyday whether you're heading to school or work. I must admit, I still used my Urban Decay Naked Palette until I found this natural and non-toxic dupe 'Laid Bare' Collection from Lily Lolo. It's smaller than the original Urban Decay counterpart, but you could also say it's a merge between the Naked palette and Urban Decay Basics palette. So how does it compare? Read on for my review! [...]
Nourish balance moisturiser

Nourish Moisturiser for Combination Skin

The woes of combination skin. How do you tackle excess oil, shine and dry patches on your face all at the same time? Thank you dear face for deciding to be everything difficult and not just choosing one skin issue. This is especially annoying when trying to find a moisturiser that will multi-task and treat all these problem areas as well as acne flare-ups. In the past I have found many products that are good for either dry skin or oily skin but not both (I'm sure every girl has faced this same distressing calamity). Lately I have been trialling [...]
Zoya Jolene pink nail polish

Perfect Pink Nails ft. Zoya Jolene

For the girls out there that like a good bright pink nail, then you might like this little pink number from Zoya. I had to refrain myself from likening it to Barbie's trademark sugary sweet shade, but that is Zoya's Jolene summed up in one word. My apologies to anyone that slightly cringed at the mention of wearing Barbie nails, I kinda did too, but I do believe it is possible to wear this colour without looking like Elle from Legally Blonde :) Colour Swatch The Zoya website describes Jolene as a "summery and bold cool toned girly pink cream" which sounds [...]
Organic bamboo charcoal powder | aprillilyrose.com

DIY Natural Toxic-free Eyeliner

It goes without saying that the eyes and skin around the eyes are very sensitive so for the past few weeks I have been experimenting to create a homemade DIY natural and toxic-free eyeliner. Before going green I had been using L'Oréal Super Liner Gel and I found it difficult to part with it! Turns out that there is a very simple green solution, though I'm not sure how it took me so long to realise this little trick :) Activated Charcoal Eyeliner This sadly didn't work for me at all. I tried it two ways: first mixed with glycerin, [...]
5 Raw Honey Recipes To Heal Acne Naturally | aprillilyrose.com

6 Raw Honey Acne Remedies

Raw honey is the most effective, most powerful and safest natural remedy I have found to help treat and heal my cystic acne. Six months ago I switched from my prescription antibiotic topical lotion from my GP which I had been using for 2 years, to simply a jar of raw honey. Since then, I have not looked back and I thoroughly recommend anyone having trouble with acne to try this side-effect free option! The Side-Effects of Conventional Acne Treatments Before researching natural solutions, I tried in vain several different options from both high street beauty brands and the pharmacy. [...]
Purple smokey eye with natural minerals pigments | www.aprillilyrose.com

Vegan Purple Smokey Eye

Last weekend I headed out to Grasmere with my family for a meal together. As we don't do this very often, it was the perfect opportunity to play around with some of my newest make-up additions and of course I opted for a good old smokey eye. It has to be my all time favourite eye make-up look. I love how it defines the eyes, especially so for girls with blue or green eyes; and with the attention on only one feature of the complexion, you can get away with making little effort with blusher or lipstick. On this occasion, [...]
Suki Natural Cleanser

Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser

Recently my skin has been clearing up really well (finally!) after a stressful couple of months of bad breakouts. I'm now at the glorious dry skin stage, where my latest acne flare-ups have subsided, leaving areas of really dry and flaky skin (ew). To combat this post-breakout problem, I've been testing out the Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser* which has been amazing at bringing a glow back to my complexion after my acne ordeal! Application First of all the smell of this cleanser is so good!! It has a delicate fresh, zingy scent with gingery lemongrass and lavender - a nice aroma to [...]
Green People organic mascara and sea shells

Green People Volumising Mascara

The other week I posted a quick first impressions of a few Green People talc-free make-up things, and also promised to fully review each product individually, so here we are... my review of the Green People Volumising Mascara*! I have to say, this mascara has completely taken top spot in my natural mascara collection since I first used it! Whilst I don't have the largest stash of mascara, I have been using this wonderful Green People Volumising Mascara in Black pretty much everyday. It does everything it promises, and truly creates thicker-looking beautiful wispy lashes with no clumping or crumbling. Clinique High [...]
Bronzing, contouring and highlighting!

How To: Contouring, Bronzing and Highlighting

This is my method of bronzing, contouring and highlighting using a few of my favourite natural make-up products. This is especially handy for the fair-skinned girls! (Warning, scary images of my face coming up.....) Contouring & Highlighting This is something I do almost every day (not exactly like above haha). As I've tried to illustrate in the picture, it's a method of applying make-up to certain areas of the face to help create definition. It's a bit like painting, you need to add light and dark tones to create contrast, shadow and depth, to make the key features stand out. [...]
Earthnicity Minerals

Mini Spring Haul | Earthnicity

Last month I may have had a mini splurge on another green British beauty brand, but it was definitely worth it! When I first came across Earthnicity on twitter totally by accident, I fell in love with their range of makeup. Here's a few bits I picked up with the spring season in mind... British & Independent A big plus for me! I very much love supporting homegrown brands and it makes me feel a little more confident about the ethics of the company. Earthnicity Minerals, based in London, have a whole range of 100% pure mineral make-up without any of the [...]