I was tagged by the super lovely Ru from Short, Small & Sweet to do the Going Green tag! I think I am perhaps the last green blogger to do this tag as I've read so so many in my feed this past week ha! I suppose it is my turn now ;) This tag was created by Rachel from All Natural Aspirations.
What started it all off for you?
When I started getting really interested in beauty products, it was important to me that I didn't use anything tested on animals, everything was new to me and I wasn't perfect with the products I used but I did try. From there I learnt more about ingredients and started to make choices based on what was inside the product I was buying too.
What was the first thing to go? (Ingredient or product)
Shampoo and SLS. I discovered a great brand, Naked Bodycare in Boots one day and they were perfect, budget friendly, sls free with pretty nice ingredients and no animal testing of course. My boyfriend has a super sensitive scalp and switching to Naked helped him out so much that he has never used anything else since!
What are you/did you struggle to let go of?
Foundations and concealer. My skin is my worst enemy and foundation everyday used to be a must. I used a Benefit one up until not very long ago with a Seventeen Concealer, but now I'm really loving Vapour Illusionist concealer and Lily Lolo mineral foundation, I've learnt to accept my flaws and just go with the flow. I would like to find a liquid or cream natural foundation that works for me but most have been too sheer or too expensive to try.
What has been your best find or change? (i.e a green product or a tip that you're really glad you've found/learnt)
There are so many products I love, so this is a tough one. I am so glad I discovered the Pai combination skin cream, Calendula oil, Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic shampoo and May Lindstrom's The Problem Solver.
What has been the worst thing about going green? What has been the hardest to transition or find an adequate green replacement of?
How expensive everything is, without a doubt. I'm lucky now that writing for Nouvelle and my blog growing means I am occasionally sent PR samples, it means I do not have to spend as much money! But I still do because I am an addict and always looking for something to give me perfect skin. ha!
I struggled for ages to find a good heat protectant and I still use a dirty deodorant because I haven't got around to trying an all natural one yet! oops!
Anything else to add? Any tips or tricks to pass on?
I would say if you want to make this kind of change, do it, it's amazing. Go slow, take your time and make sure it's what you want to do, you don't have to throw away all your makeup in one night and spend hundreds replacing it, use things up first! but I think it's easier if you really are committed to the change and not tempted by Boot's 3 for 2 offers all the time ha ;)