E.l.f – a student make up heaven

As a rather poor student I can’t really afford really expensive make-up. The solution to this? E.l.f (eyes, lips and face) cosmetics. You can only get these online but they may be cheap but they are products that actually work. Also another good point about this company is that they are cruelty-free which is always nice to hear.

*Straight from the peeps at e.l.f:

“We do NOT test on animals or endorse such practices. Our products do not contain animal derived ingredients. Beeswax has been replaced by synthetic beeswax and lanolin has been replaced by Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladinpale-2. We currently support HSUS and are partners with PETA in the Caring Consumer Project. Please see our philosophy page for further explanation on our company.”

The company was originally launched in New York in 2004 by Scott-Vincent Borba with the intent on bringing products at affordable prices to their customers. Why are the prices so low I hear you say? They source the best ingredients at competitive prices and vy using the internet to market their products instead of using the higher-priced advertising media the folks at e.l.f are able to pass these savings onto their customers.

Here are just a few of my favourite e.l.f products:

  • Lip Stain in ‘Fashionista’
  • Brightening Eye Liner
  • Professional Shine Eraser
  • Mineral Foundation
  • Nail Polish in ‘Fuchsia’
  • Shimmering Facial Whip
  • Flawless Eyeshadow in ‘Beautiful browns’
  • Total Face Brush

So if you’re a student and you want inexpensive and good makeup go to the website and take a look!

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Let the fur fly

The issue of using real animal in fashion has been a debate that has been going on for years now with people arguing for and against it. It seemed that the fashion industry were giving up on using real fur up until quiet recently when it started to creep back onto the catwalk and into the wardrobes of celebrities. Not so long ago if a supermodel was asked to wear a fur garment she would refuse. Even faux fur sometimes has been slammed as some people see the idea of faux fur as promoting the idea that wearing real fur is the same.

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