Olympia Beauty | Cruelty-Free Mini Make-up Haul

This year my visit to Olympia Beauty was much briefer than the last time I went, but I still got a good mini haul of vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics. Rather than going down on the Sunday as I had before, I was waiting to start a new job the following week, so headed down on the Monday instead as thought it could be a little quieter! Armed with a good Spotify playlist, I was ready browse a few vegan and cruelty free (CF) brands that I knew would be there, and hopefully not spend too much money! Check out this post for what I picked up, including: NYX, DR Paw Paw, Kryolan & Glitter!

One of the first posts I wrote when I set up this blog (check it out here) was a rather large one about every single brand I looked at/spoke to (let alone bought from) at Olympia Beauty and particularly focused on the glitter I had bought for Glastonbury festival that year… I was there for about 5/6 hours on the Sunday with some of my friends and spent hours chatting to brands, trying new makeup bits, and speaking to the NYX girls (who also gave us a huge goody bag of stuff each).

olympia beauty black milk green galaxy gel nail varnish metallic statement nail
As soon as I arrived this time around, my first realisation was that I had missed the blogger beauty awards/panel talks and the NYX set up which is where I was able to speak to some of the lovely NYX makeup artists, and I got an awesome bag of freebies last year, so that was a little disappointing… However I didn’t have long to peruse so decided not to be disheartened and my first stop was to get a free manicure at the Blue Sky stand from a lovely girl called Keziah. I forgot to write down the name of the colour, but I opted for a pastel green (very similar to Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in ‘Sugar Apple’) with two metallic nails (an effect created with some magical silver powder) – serious mermaid vibes.


olympia beauty black milk green galaxy nyx make-up
Last year the queue for NYX was huge and I knew I wanted some bits (at the discounted show prices) so as soon as my nails were done, I headed straight there! I’m a big fan of the brand as their products are mostly vegan, and entirely CF. My haul was a small ‘un, but a good ‘un – with a few things I had wanted for a while!

To find out what I thought about the NYX products I bought, check out my full mini haul blog here!!

For a full range of NYX’s products, check out their website here, or check out the NYX range Boots have to offer here!


olympia beauty black milk green galaxy dr paw paw
Dr. Paw Paw is a brand I was introduced to last year, but by the time I had found them I was all out of money! I was pleased to find them early on at the expo this time around to get a couple of bits.  The brand’s products use a variety of natural ingredients including fermented Pawpaw (which has been found to have natural healing qualities) which is the fruit of the plant Carica Papaya.
7 in 1 Hair Treatment Styler (RRP £12.99) – This 150ml hair treatment was an instant buy for me as I had been on the lookout for a new Vegan + CF product to put in my hair when wet to stop frizz when I french plait it wet, or before blow drying it. The 7 features this product boasts include heat protection, and reduction of frizz!

Multipurpose Soothing Balm, Limited Edition Red Sparkle (RRP £6.95) – I’m not going to lie, I was drawn to this as opposed to thother colours they had available, due to the “Limited Edition” and “Sparkle” in the title (I’m such a sucker for marketing), and the suggestion it could also be used on the cheeks and décolletage.

Check out my Dr. Paw Paw First Impressions post to find out what I thought of the products I purchased!

In a moment of loss of brain power, I’m not entirely sure what the show prices for each of these items were, however there was definitely a bit of discount off of the RRP! For a full range of Dr Paw Paw’s products, check out the website here.


olympia beauty black milk green galaxy kryolan make-up glitter freebies
Polyester Glimmer Fine, Pearl Green (Show Price £5.50 / RRP £6.30) – Last year I spent a lot of time admiring all the coloured glitters at the Kryolan stand, but didn’t buy anything. This year I thought I would treat myself to a little pot of mermaid-esque sparkles. Sadly, I couldn’t get a photo that did the beautiful shimmer any justice, but if you can imagine a translucent ivory/silver with a teal/pastel green sheen, then you’re on the right track. I really love how fine the glitter is, and it’s great knowing that because it’s polyester based, it’s safe to wear around my eyes.
I also got a couple of freebies in my bag, in the form of  Dermacolour Camouflage & Lipstick Matte tester pots. I’ve not tried this yet, but I’m looking forward to giving them a go!
For the full range or Kryolan products, check out the website here.


olympia beauty black milk green galaxy silver glitter
‘Temporary Tattoo Store’ Glitter
Chunky Glitter (Show Price £1.50 / RRP £1.75) – last year I left with a bag of glitters from this stall. They were so well priced and so sparkly, with a proper holographic shine. When I passed the stall again this year I couldn’t help but buy a little pot of silver chunky glitter – perfect for festival season next year!
For the full range of colours/shapes they have available, check out the website here.
That’s all for now – full blog about my NYX mini haul coming soon.
If you enjoyed this, check out last years post about Olympia Beauty, or the time I went to Vegfest at the Olympia.
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Queer & Curvy Cat Lady 💘 Another lifestyle blog, but with a colourful & alternative edge. Covering all kinds of subjects inc. vegan & cruelty-free food/drink/products, self love & body confidence, bring lgbtq+, festivals, travel & adventure... To name a few. Usually found cuddling animals (especially cats), visiting restaurants with plant-based options, singing my heart out at gigs, or covered in glitter in a festival field.




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