Fashion Factfiles #4: WHERE DO YOUR DONATED CLOTHES REALLY GO?

Hey guys, another Fashion Factfiles post!

This month, I’m changing it up a bit. We won’t be looking at issues within the production of garments themselves, but rather what happens to much of our clothing once we’re done with them and have donated it to charity.

Oh you thought they’d all be sold and bought by people to reuse?

Not exactly.

Welcome to another episode of: Calling out the West and its neo-colonial practices!

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Pucker up with a PHB Pout

Hello friends and welcome to another blog post. Today i’m going to be telling you about the PHB 100% pure organic lip tint- in Raspberry.

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PHB recently sent me an email asking for a review of their product and I was really excited about this because I’ve been interested in PHB for a while and if you saw my last video you’d know about the many things that I admire this brand for including being:

  • Cruelty free
  • Natural
  • Certified Halal
  • Supporting Charities
  • and I didn’t even mention that they’re palm oil free and handmade!

I have been using their brow powder and eye liner for a few months. I use these products everyday without fail because I look like a foetus without them and they’ve been the best ethical makeup brand I’ve used to date. 

The only thing I would say about the eyeliner is that I use the brush of an old eyeliner to apply it for a smoother look and sometimes do two coats to get it to look as dark as my soul. 

Back to the lip tint which boasts the following benefits:

  • 78% Organic Ingredients
  • Super-hydrating Tinted Lip Balm
  • Softens and moisturises lips
  • Long lasting, natural looking colour
  • With Shea Butter to nourish and protest lips against dryness
  • Gentle sheen which gives a natural glow
  • Free from carmine & petrochemicals
  • 100% natural- great for sensitive skin
  • Vegan, Cruelty Free and Halal Certified
  • Free from nano particles, parabens, bismuth oxychloride, talc, formaldehyde, mineral oils, fillers, gluten, fragrance, preservatives & GM ingredients.  

So I’m interested to see if their absolutely ethical lipgloss could impress me and do the job a brand that isn’t ethically conscious does. Judging from the products I’ve tried before I had high hopes.

I don’t usually wear anything on my lips to colour them because I don’t feel like many colours suit me and I’m also quite shy about standing out with bold lip colours. The only lipsticks I have were bought when I was around 20, when I used to buy the biggest brands. Yes they have lasted me 6 years and I think they still have another 6 years in them. Hopefully they don’t make my lips fall off…

Coincidentally the weekend I received the request from PHB, I had already stated out loud to my friend that I need an ethical lip colour for my growing collection of ethical makeup.

I wasn’t able to choose the colour I wanted but I figured that I’d give it a try anyway! The colours include Blossom, Cranberry, Mulberry, Peach and Petal. When I received the lip tint I loved the casing as it was clean white and a nice size. I was a little bit wary of the colour which at first looks like a metallic pinky purple. It looks very bold and to a wallflower looks a little scary at first glance.

But when I put it on I remembered (literally had an Oh yea! moment) that it was a lip tint and the boldness of the colour transfers lightly on the mouth. It is described as a colour that suits all tones and I was pleasantly surprised to see that this was true for me, and when my sister tried it, it suited her too. It has a shimmer and the pink matches my bottom lip so it basically evens out my mouth colour with a pink sparkly tint.

The lip tint is very moisturising and feels really good on the lips for a long period of time. I put it on at 12.30pm and then only reapplied at 4pm because it left my lips feeling really soft and cushiony for few hours. Then again I’m not the sort of person who constantly reapplies lip balm anyway, but I reckon it works as well as any good lip balm. For some reason I’ve recently had dryer lips, maybe due to not drinking my 8 cups a day, and this balm has tackled that.

I think this lip tint is perfect for me because of the hint of colour and moisturising effect. It basically what I create whenever I use my lip liner and mix it with vaseline to create the colour and moisturising effect- except is easier and ethical.

So far PHB ethical have impressed me so I think my next and final mission is to get an ethical concealer. PHB ethical gives two free samples of different products with every order over £5 so I chose a bb cream and foundation. Unfortunately they were too light for me but perfect for my sister, so with my next order I’ll be getting a sample of foundation to figure out my colour, with hopes of buying some from them.

Thank you guys so much for reading and if you enjoyed the post make sure to smash that like button and if you want to see more make sure to smash that follow button. Here are our social media handles- @ohsoethical on twitter and instagram. Make sure to check out the next post and we will see you guys a-next time (channeling Safia Nygaard, I figured I’d use her as a guide to review this product since she does them so well!).

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Eco friendly cruelty free sustainable and fabulous haircare

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I recently started using Avalon volumizing shampoo. I wanted to use the nourishing one but they didn’t have it in store, and I didn’t have time to order it online.
I’ve been using this for about 2 months now and I have to say there are so many noticeable differences between using a natural organic shampoo and an ordinary one.

1. My hair feels SO clean when I’m washing it. I remember I once put oil in my hair and it put me off from ever doing it again because my shampoo didn’t wash it out. I think I ended up using fairy liquid to get it out! Since I have dry hair I have used coconut oil now and then before washing and there is no greasiness after I wash.

2. My hair stays cleaner for longer. When I used herbal essences I knew I had to wash my hair on the second day, if not earlier. This shampoo leaves me hair looking clean for…I’d say 3 days. I’m sure everyone is different but that’s better than almost 2 days. My friend uses a lush shampoo and says the same thing- hair feels cleaner for longer.

2.1 you also waste less water by not washing your hair so often

2.2 you shouldn’t be washing your hair too often. It’s not good for it!

3. It’s made from ingredients that are 100% natural, and organic and cruelty free. We contribute to the way the world works with every action. I think ensuring that even the smallest things in our lives have a good impact is so important. Being kind to our planet, our bodies and animals. That’s our job.

I will be trying the nourishing lavender shampoo and conditioner next. Its just because I think my hair needs some extra care because it can get dry. I’m sure it’ll be just as good if not better. I’d definitely recommend this 🙂