What wonderful news!
Up until now, MeiKind have specialised in bringing our customers the UK's vegan, cruelty free cosmetics to one place. We quickly noticed there was a demand and that this was only the beginning.
Over recent years there has been a surge of people asking WHAT. What. Is is in my food. Is in my makeup? Is in my perfume? What is in my skin care?
We care. We're educating ourselves on not only how these products can effect our bodies... but also on how these products can affect our planet. How incredible and exciting is that!? Companies are catching on taking pride in where they source their ingredients, our hope is that eventually no skin care, perfumes, cosmetics will contain animal derived ingredients, be tested on on animals, or harm our beautiful planet.
UpCircle are an amazing company who create skin care such as face scrubs and serums from our left off coffee grounds! GENIUS! They had this clever idea back in 2015, seeing how much waste was coming from London coffee shops.
MeiKind are stocking UpCircles 3 coffee face scrubs:
- Floral Blend - sensitive skin
- Herbal Blend - oily/combination skin
- Citrus Blend - dry/dehydrated skin
As well as a beautiful organic face serum, suitable for all skin types, and full of antioxidant-rich coffee and rosehip oils for fading dark spots and brightening complexion.
The Gentle Label have stripped skin care back to the basics. They are beautifully simple yet effective.
The Gentle Label face wash gently foams to removes daily grime and deep cleans pores without stripping away skin’s natural oils. And The Gentle label rose mist acts as a toner and whilst hydrating skin. No gimmicks, no bells and whistles. These products are just simple and do what they say on the tin.
As you can probably tell, we're pretty excited to expand into skin care and venture into more and more kind, vegan and cruelty products.
Beauty without Cruelty.... the name tells you a lot. This kind and ethical company produce only vegan and cruelty free cosmetics, sharing our passion for feel good, vegan make up. The MeiKind team are so proud we're able to work with them and bring you their 100% vegan makeup.
These beautiful, conditioning and non-sticky lip glosses contain jojoba oil and castor seed oil for rapid moisture penetration. Sealing moisture in for smooth, supple lips and acting as a barrier against harmful environmental influences. Drenching your lips in shine and juicy colour, delivered perfectly evenly by our silky soft applicator tip.
And these natural, moisturising, matte lips sticks are so rich in colour, giving a luxury smooth application. Long lasting blends of natural waxes and oils enriches and protects the lips all day. An inspiring collection of unique shades ranging from soft and pale nudes to a bright and outrageous plum.
Often these kind of products would contain animal derived Glycerine, otherwise known as animal fat, as well as beeswax. We live in a time where we no longer need to rely on animal parts to be able to produce make up, technology and innovation has brought us that! Beauty Without Cruelty perfectly demonstrate this.
MeiKind choose to bring you these vegan alternatives, because why should animals suffer for your vanity. We predict that feel good, cruelty free cosmetics is only going to become more and more popular in 2019, let's make this happen together.
Make up is make up right? No nasties, just fun powders, liquids, creams we put on our face... right?
As you may already know, this unfortunately is not the case.
With the recent boom of veganism and information being easily accessible in the palm of our hands through mobile phones, more and more consumers are researching exactly what goes into their bodies. The rise in those eating a plant based diet is unprecedented, and vegan beauty is following closely behind. The want for clean, organic, vegan and cruelty free make up is on the rise and for good reason.
For background on what is in your make up, check out our blog 'Wait, what did you say is in my make up'
But why should we be making a conscious effort to make sure our make up is cruelty free? Apart from the fact that testing on animals is cruel and most of us don't want to have a hand in that, using environmentally friendly products is more important than ever. Using plant based products will only help with our ever over used and neglected planet.
Ultimately, if a product 'needs' to be tested on an animal because its got horrible nasties in that could potentially harm me... I don't want to put that on my face and body thank you very much.
It seems I'm not the only one, the Vegan Society has seen a 360 per cent uptake in veganism. Due to reduced emissions and waste materials, veganism is said to be better for our planet and has therefore sparked the growth in demand for products that are environmentally conscious.
MeiKind only provide vegan make up, but many are also certified organic. So if you're looking for clean make up, check them out.
I'd love to know you're thoughts on this subject, one that is very close to my heart, so please feel free to leave a comment.
Do you want plump, juicy lips? Or just fancy changing up your look today? There are so many tricks you can do to emphasis and plump up lips without having to go under the knife. I love how easy it is to play around with lip colour and shape depending on the look you're going for.
Let me share some fun tricks and steps for you to try out.
Firstly, you want to prep the lips. I like to gently exfoliate my lips with a toothbrush and warm water, just to get rid of any dead skin.
Optional step: If you want to really plump up those lips, take a teaspoon of coconut oil and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix them together and apply them to lips, this will feel tingly as it brings blood to the surface of the lips, plumping and giving them that just kissed look. Leave the mix on the lips for up to 10 minutes.
As you can imagine, your lips can feel pretty dry after that so I immediately apply a lip balm or serum. My current fave and lip savior is INIKA's organic lip serum.
Use a concealer such as BWCs cream concealer pencil, to line the outside of your lips to give them that super 3D effect 3. Blend the line out so its not too harsh and looks natural.
Line lips with your chosen lip shade. Over line lips if you want them to look even plumper. Using a lip liner gives that clean lip line and longer lasting colour. We recommend PHB's organic lip crayons or Barry M's lip liner.
If you prefer matte lipsticks then I'd recommend blending two lipstick shades. Use a darker liner and lipstick on the outer edges of your lips like a contour, and a lighter shade to use on the higher points like a highlighter. Matte Me Up Lip Paint from Barry M and Zao's certified organic, Matte Lipsticks are my absolute favorites on a daily basis.
Highlight the high points of your lips, so your cupids bow and the middle of your bottom lip to give further definition. There are so many highlighters I love right now, but currently I'm loving this illuminating palette, particularly the shade 'Iced Pink'... it's so pretty!
Optional step: Add a bit of bronzer just under your bottom lip to use like a contour
And that's it! Comment below if you tried out any of these tips or tried any of the products we mentioned. Just have fun, that's what makeup is all about. Use feel good make up from MeiKind.co.uk to keep it cruelty free and totally vegan!