Tuesday, December 8, 2009

U Little Beauty, or: I shop and consume in a rainy lunchtime

Although I'm a low-maintenance kind gal, I am a sucker for a beauty product. During a lunchtime whizz around Priceline today I came across, in their excellent organic section, a brand called U Little Beauty.

(image from the U Little Beauty website in the interests of me not having to load photos)

On principle I tend to give anything a whirl that actually has the word 'vegan' on it, in the interests of promotion and support, and U Little Beauty has it in droves. It's vegan credentials are plastered all over its products and website. As well as being cruelty-free, the it's SLS and Paraben free; has no artificial preservatives, colours or fragrances; has no petrochemcials; is made in the capital of hippiedom, Byron Bay; and carries the 'against animal testing' bunny and the vegan sunflower logo on its recyclable packaging.

I bought the 'kiss me quick' lip balm - something that usually has beeswax- and it tastes delicious. I can't quite put my finger on it, but it's lemony-sorbety and not too greasy, not too thick.

The 'butter me u' body butter looks and smells like chocolate mousse, and unlike some that seem to waterlog your skin, sinks in quickly and lightly.

So another addition to the overflowing bathroom cabinet- but a nicely smelling one that's not afraid to use 'vegan' as a selling point.

1 comment:

Mandee said...

I love when products use the word vegan and the CCF logo on their packaging! I really want the lip balm and the chocolate-scented body butter, thanks for blogging about this!