Sunday, 10 January 2021

SUSTAINABLE SUNDAY - Smol

Hey lovelies, welcome back!

First 'Sustainable Sunday' of 2021 - A weekly feature whereby I share eco-friendly products that I've been loving and that are helping me live a more sustainable lifestyle. I know this is the second Sunday of the year, but last weekend I just wanted to enjoy my time off so I could hit the first full working week of the year raring to go...

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have seen me share this particular product on my stories when I received my first delivery. And if you don't follow me there's a button on the right that will take you straight to my page. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘‰

Smol is a laundry subscription service where you get laundry and dishwasher capsules, fabric softener and now even disinfectant delivered straight to your door. You fill in a short form about how many loads you do a week and they calculate how often you'll need a refill and send it out to you when the time comes. I use the 'bio laundry capsules', as they contain enzymes to help break down dirty at low temperatures meaning I can run a more sustainable 30-degree wash, and the fabric softener. 

They are plastic free, from the product to the packaging, and are also cruelty-free and vegan - all the lovely stuff we like to see. Any plastic bottles they do use are made from 100% post-consumer waste and you can either return them to be used again or recycle them locally! 



Not only are they eco-friendly, they're also cost-efficient too! The prices vary depending on product, but they offer a free trial, all you do is cover the £1 postage cost, and then you only pay when you need a refill! It's a laundry-revolution! 

Now, I'll admit that having them delivered doesn't make this a completely sustainable option, but they more than make up for that with the packaging and the process. 

Whether it's sustainability, convenience or covid, more and more people are switching to Smol. Whatever their reason, they are making a small impact in the fight against plastic pollution. My bestie and I love sharing when we've received our delivery! Being 4 hours away from each other it gives us something to connect over. 

Have you made the change to Smol yet? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time, lovelies! 

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Let's talk Makeup Revolution London's Nail Varnish

 Hey lovelies, welcome back! 

First review of 2021! The first of many, and one that's been on my list for a while now...

I don't often paint my nails. Pre-covid, I lead a very busy lifestyle, and working in hospitality, I didn't have time to paint my nails for just a few days. However, I've been furloughed for the entirety of the pandemic and during lockdown #1 I finally purchased the nail polishes that Makeup Revolution had launched to see if they lived up to the hype. 

Disclaimer: I am not a nail technician, nor am I qualified in beauty therapy, I just paint my nails for myself and do not claim to be amazing at it. For that reason, every time I've gone to write this review I've had to postpone as I'm never happy with the finished result and didn't think they were "Insta-worthy". Finally, it's here -

The selling point of this product is that they're cruelty free - like all of Revolution's products! They're also vegan-friendly and enriched with avocado oil to nourish your nails, unlike most nail varnishes that I find dry out my nails. Another issues I have with other products is that the paint cracks or chips very quickly, however the avocado oil makes the quality last a lot longer.

This is the shade 'Seduce' and is such a beautiful marron colour! 

The pigment and coverage is superb compared to some nail polishes I've used over the years. While Makeup Revolution claim all you need is one coat, I find that two coats are needed to create the perfect finish. And, they dry really quickly too! RESULT!

Available to buy directly from the Makeup Revolution website and Superdrug, they are priced between £3-£4. 

Have you tried this nail varnish? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments below. 

Until next time, lovelies!