It has been announced that beauty giants L’oreal are to buy cult brand Urban Decay as part of their plan to acquire specialist brands in the market. I for one, and many others in the beauty bloggersphere are peeved to say the least with this news.
It throws up questions, such as whether the quality of the products will be the same, and and sadness of it being bought out by such a huge conglomerate.
Then there is the main issue, which is animal testing. I am guilty of purchasing from brands which tests their products on animals, but I do admire brands whose philosophy are against animal testing, and I have recently started going out of my way to buy products which are made without it. Urban Decay started out in 2009 as an independent company, which prided itself on making cruelty-free cosmetics. What is angering many people out there is the fact that L’oreal produces make-up with ingredients which have been tested on animals, thus no longer making Urban Decay truly cruelty-free. It’s a sad day for many UD fans out there, and I too am an angry that a brand which is all about being cruelty-free can sell out their ethics to the highest bidder. Sadly money does talk.
It’s cold, wet, and windy, and it seems everyone is fighting off a runny nose and cough. Here is a pick of my favourite winter essentials:
As this blog progresses, you may realise I have a strange love for ‘animal’ accessories/clothing/jewellery. This quirky Lulu Guiness birdcage umbrella £32 is bound to put a smile on someones face while it’s raining.
Okay, so this may have been from their A/W 2011 collection, but I couldn’t resist putting Burberrys’ rain cape in here. I find the bold black lines make this cape look rather Chanel-esque too, which is a plus.
I remember loving these from the first time I laid eyes on them- Hunter ‘Regent Apsley’ wellies £145. The quintessentially British look to these are perfect after this year of events, such as the Olympics and the Queens jubilee.
It’s not often that I have a look at BHS’s website, but I found this cosy looking faux fur collared cardigan £35. I find that no matter what trend in in fashion during the winter months, a fur collared cardigan will always remain a classic.
A huge trend a the moment is coats with leather sleeves. I particularly like this River Island biker style coat with leather look sleeves £75.
If you’re after something warmer, this chevron fur coat from Warehouse £90 is one of the best looking faux fur coats I’ve seen on the High Street.
Hello guys and gals and welcome to my shiny new blog
I’m currently a Fashion Retail Management student at Birmingham City University and after following and enjoying many blogs out there, I thought I’d try and share with the world my interests and discoveries and be part of the fabulous blogging community as well.
I have a strong interest in lingerie, retail, beauty, and fashion as a whole so this blog may be all over the place to begin with! I hope I can gain some followers who can enjoy this blog and grow with me as I begin to find my feet.