My First Lime Crime Order! Lipsticks and Nail polish.

16 Dec

Hi everyone! About three weeks ago on Cyber Monday I put in my FIRST order at Limecrime.com ever. I was sooooo excited! It took three weeks to get here, I’m assuming because its the holiday season, and It was everything I hoped it to be. Even though some people choose not to order from them I didn’t find anything wrong. So if you’re considering ordering from them I suggest you do! they have great, vibrant vegan lip products, nail polish, eye shadows, and soon will be adding face products.

I ordered 2 Unicorn Lipsticks, 1 Velvetine, and 1 Nail Polish.

I ordered 2 Unicorn Lipsticks, 1 Velvetine, and 1 Nail Polish.

The first things I took out of the package were the two Unicorn Lipsticks. I bought Babette and Coquette. Both are very pale pinks, one with a slightly more peach tone and one more true pink. Each one was $18.00. A little pricey, but I think its worth it because they glide on and are fairly opaque.Β DSC_0014

Next I opened my Velvetine. I was VERY excited to open this because I have never used one before! I bought their Velvetine in Cashmere. It is a mix between grey and beige as Lime Crime calls it “Greige”. I feel like it also has a slight pink hue to it as well. I bought this for $20.00. Very pretty color! I will probably be buying more πŸ™‚DSC_0004

DSC_0023Left to right: Cashmere, Coquette, Babette.

Last I ordered one of their nail polishes in Once in a Blue Mousse. I bought it for $8.00. Not bad. I’m not going to show you a swatch because I already have nail polish on and It looks like its opaque and shows up the same as it is in the bottle.DSC_0013If you want to know anything else about these products let me know! I have quickly fallen in love with this brand and I plan to order from them again soon. Whats your favorite lime crime product? I’d love to know!

Favorite OCC Lip Tars

23 Oct
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LEFT TO RIGHT- Memento, queen, Digitalis, Super NSFW

Hi Everyone! I went to sephora yesterday and realized I haven’t bought a Lip Tar in quite a while… So I looked through and bought one and decided to swatch my favorites. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tar is a 100% cruelty free and vegan brand. Everything I have ever tried from this brand has been a hit. I have four of my favorite colors to share with you.

 

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Top corner to Bottom corner- Queen, Super NSFW, Memento, Digitalis.

Ok, I know this picture is a little dark, but its been a little rainy out and flash looked horrible. The color at the top corner is QUEEN. It is a VERY bright spring/ summer color. very pretty and bold. The second color is Super NSFW. It is a dark, metallic brick red. Great color for fall/ winter and stays on so long! I feel like this will look good on anyone! Third is my newest color, Memento. It is a slightly orange-y nude. This one is also great for fall and goes on nicely. And the last color is Digitalis which is a bright, pink-y lavender shade GREAT for spring! This color probably wont look great on everyone, so test the colors and see what works best for you. Overall these are some of my favorite lip products and they go on nicely and last a long time. I would love to see your favorite colors for fall!

October Vegan Cuts Box!

23 Oct

DSC_0780Hi Everyone! OK… I haven’t been on in a couple months…. I keep doing this! I have been so busy volunteering lately I haven’t found the time to blog! Now that kitten season is ending I don’t have as many fosters to take care of. SO, with that said here is my review of the October Vegan Cuts!

Not everyone knows about Vegan Cuts. Vegan Cuts is a monthly subscription box filled with vegan products either beauty or snack depending on what you choose. I cancelled my Ipsy subscription a few months back because I started feeling guilty receiving all those cruel products and I was getting terrible service! I am MUCH happier with this box and I am receiving much better service. ANYWAY, lets begin looking through πŸ™‚

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The first product is this serum by LOTUS WEI in the scent Inner Peace. This is a really great brand who uses flower essences in serums, mists, and perfumes with a scent based off of what energy you want. I have been using this serum on my face every night for the past three nights. I honestly haven’t felt any more “inner peace” since using it, but it smells good and moisturizes my face!

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Next product in my October box is Floss Gloss nail lacquer in Blood Suede and Tears. OK, I have only tried a few vegan nail polish brands and I honestly love all of them. But for some reason this one has a really great pigment! I wasn’t in love with the color at the beginning (reddish brown) but its growing on me! I didn’t swatch this color on my nails because i’m already wearing polish at the moment but I promise its very nice.

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Third in the box is this AMAZING smelling coffee scrub. I’m a coffee scrub ADDICT. I use Frank coffee scrub twice a week and I’m very excited to try this one! Most coffee scrubs, in my opinion, all smell the same…. not this one. This one has vanilla in it and wow, it makes it that much better!

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This is a Paraben and Phosphate-free vegan skincare sample set with four products. It comes with a mini Facial Cleansing Gel, Healing and Restoring Cream, Night Treatment, and Facial Day lotion. I have only been using these for a few nights since I got my box a few days ago! So far they haven’t dried me out or cause acne so I will continue to use up the products.

Overall I really liked my box. I pay $19.95 per month to receive 4-7 beauty products in each box. If you are making the switch to a vegan/ cruelty free lifestyle or you just want to try new products with less harsh chemicals this is a really good place to try them. If you have any vegan brand suggestions let me know! I always love to explore new brands πŸ™‚

Too Faced- Natural Eyes Palette Review

9 Jun

Hey everyone! I know I do this a lot, where I post stuff for a while then i disappear. But I’m working on fixing that! So here’s a new review on the Too Faced Natural Eyes palette!! I purchased this palette at sephora for $36.00. I have been slowly growing my Too Faced collection and I thought I would share one of my favorite products. I just bought this palette YESTERDAY and it is already a favorite because of the quality, color, and pigment. I hope you enjoy!

photo (3)This Palette comes in a nice, hardy metal case and is easy to open because it keeps shut with a magnet. I think this palette will be great for travel because it have all different types of neutrals for different looks.

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The palette also has a mirror and a how-to glamour guide that shows you three easy looks based off of each section labeled Day, Classic, and Fashion. The top row (day) starts with Heaven(Matte cream color). This color is great for a mate highlight or a basic blending color. Next to that is Cashmere Bunny (Cool-toned medium brown) which is a fantastic, easy to blend crease shade or all over shade. Last on the day section is Sexspresso (dark brown) is great for the outer corner and lashline.

The second row(Classic) consists of highly pigmented shimmers starting with Silk Teddy (Shimmery nude pink). This can look great above the crease or in the inner corner. Next is Push-Up (Shimmery pink-brown). This looks amazing all over the lid with other colors or alone. Last in the Classic section is Erotica (shimmery cool-toned dark brown). I LOVE this color. In the outer corner or blended into the lashline it always looks great. All these color look amazing together because they catch the light and draw attention to your eyes.

The last row (Fashion) has warmer colors that have a high pigment to make a statement. First in the last row is Nudie (Warmer light matte brown). I feel like this is the color in the palette you can use for anything! lashline, crease, all over, or just blending it looks great. Next is Honey Pot (Highly pigmented gold). Honey pot is great for catching light on the inner corner and the middle on the lid, definitely a new favorite. Last in the whole palette is Chocolate Martini (Dark warm brown with gold shimmers). Another great lashline color and great on the outer lid.

I hope you liked!! If you are looking for a great palette with every day neutrals this is it. tell me about your favorite too faced products! I would love to know your favorites before i buy them. Have a great day! hope its not too hot where you live πŸ™‚

PACIFICA Indian Coconut Nectar- Take Me There Set

29 Apr

Hey everyone! So the snow here in Maryland is gone (YAY)… but the rain seems to keep coming! So to keep our minds off the weather, here’s a quick review! I have been wanting to try some pacifica things for a while and saw these kits were on sale at ULTA for $13.00 (originally $18.00). They only had a few scents so I picked up the Coconut nectar trio. The kit includes a body butter, a roller ball perfume, and their Color Quench Nautral Moisture Slim lip tint. Overall I think its a really nice kit if your not use to the brand.

pacificaStarting with the body butter. It has a nice texture but it seems to dry out my hands after an hour or two, then againΒ I kind of expect that from a basic scented lotion. It smells pretty nice… to other people! When I put it on I noticed a weird smell behind it but my mom didn’t seem to notice it. I guess it depends on the person. The roller ball perfume is my favorite! It doesn’t have that same smell as the lotion and it seems to last a decent amount of time for a roller ball. Then the lip tint is nice. The colors of the tints depend on which scent you buy, this one has a darker nude color to it and looks really nice. It moisturizes just as well as any other balm, but this ones cruelty free πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed this review! It’s always nice to introduce yourself to cruelty free brands. Some people run away from them when their products are just as good as anyone else! I hope everyone has a fantastic week!

Fresh Spring Manicure!

12 Apr

Hey guys! I got a nice manicure for myself as a treat for dealing with this long winter. The brands I used were Essie and OPI. I usually opt for something cruelty free like Zoya, but they didn’t have any! The Essie color is in Play Date, a fun springy pastel type purple. On my ring fingers I got OPI’s DS Radiance, a VERY shimmery silver.

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I hope everyone has a great weekend! I think its supposed to be warm and sunny here in D.C. for a while, wishing it stays here!

Mini Elf Haul!

11 Apr

ElfOkay, so not so much a haul but more of me just getting a few things from their website. Elf often has 50% off sales online! A lot of people are afraid to try them out because they are SO cheap. Yeah, they have some things I will NEVER repurchase but they also have some great dupes for higher end products! I will apologize in advance for not doing any swatches! My skin still hasn’t fully recovered from winter 😦

 

The first product I picked up is Elf’s High Definition powder ($6.00). It comes in a good sized container and is the PERFECT dupe for the MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Powder ($19.00-$34.00). For a way cheaper price It looks and feels exactly the same!

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Next I picked up Elf’s Eyebrow Treat and Tame in Medium ($3.00). I’m sure there are a ton of expensive versions of this stuff. But this one is slightly different. It has a “treat” clear gel with a brush type applicator and you brush it over your brows to smooth them. Then you use the “tame” half which is your typical colored brow gel on a wand. Really great product if you don’t want something too heavy but you still want your brows looking good!

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I have to admit, I was kind of skeptical about their lipsticks! I guess I just didn’t think a $3.00 lipstick was going to do anything. So I decided to try just one to see how it went. I picked up Elf’s Moisturizing Lipstick in Pink Minx. Its a perfect light pink floral color. goes on smooth, moisturizing, and the pigment is nice!

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Along with the lipstick I also got their Lip Exfoliator ($3.00) Sure you can make one at home with a little sugar and oil, but I just had to try it because it has vitamin E oil, shea butter. And then it has avocado, grape, and jojoba oil. Not much to say about this! I mean, it works just as well as any other product like it. But it tastes delicious!

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Last I picked up two of their Studio Blushes ($3.00 each). I got a nice light pink color in Tickled Pink. Then I got a light, shimmery mauve in Mellow Mauve. Both colors look really great on and the color is gradual.

Studio Blush in Tickled Pink

Studio Blush in Tickled Pink

Studio Blush in Mellow Mauve

Studio Blush in Mellow Mauve

I got all these products for 50% off on Elf’s website! You can be informed about their sales by signing up for on their email list. I would love to hear your opinion on Elf! what products did you/ didn’t you like?

I decided to make this post because I love their products and just wanted to share what I liked!

My Valentines day nails: Zoya in Dot

17 Feb

Hey everyone! hope you guys had a great valentines day! My nails are just a simple light pink I got in my February Ipsy bag. This is by far my favorite pale pink polish. It goes on smooth, stays shiny without a top coat, and actually doesn’t wash me out πŸ™‚

ZoyadotHave a good week everyone! stay warm!

Zoya nail polish in Lauren

16 Jan

Hey everybody! Since i’m getting ready to go on a road trip tomorrow to myrtle beach, Sc (8 hour trip from where i live in Maryland) I thought I would show you the polish i’m wearing! I chose to wear a pinkish nude because I wanted to wear a color where chipping wouldn’t be as noticeable (since i’m not packing any polish).

photo 1The color I’m wearing Is Lauren by Zoya.

zoyalaurenI hope everyone is having a great week! And I hope everyone, on the east coast, is staying warm!

Tarte Cosmetics Review

27 Dec

For Christmas I got several things from Tarte. I love them ALL! This brand is by far my favorite brand ever… I have never owned an item by them I didn’t like. I will be reviewing several things from tarte, such as the Tarte Of Giving kit, the Airbuki Brush, Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation, and the Maracuja Creaseless Concealer. All are products I use everyday because I just cant get enough!

Tarte Of Giving Collectors set and Travel Bag: This kit has everything you would ever need, really! First of all this kit comes with 20 limited edition eye shadows, some shimmery and some matte. These eye shadows are long lasting and well pigmented. Next it comes with 8 Maracuja lip glosses. I have been wearing these lip glosses non-stop! they are SO pigmented and stay on well. The kit also comes with 5 minis. a mini maracuja oil, a mini maracuja brightening eye treatment, a mini lights cameras lashes mascara, a mini limited edition blush in Memorable, and a mini cheek stain in Flush. all GREAT products and the mascara is to die for! all the makeup comes in a cute purple bag that doubles as a behind the door hanging makeup bag! Best Products Ever!

tarteAirbuki Bamboo Powder Foundation Brush: This is the softest line of synthetic brushes! this brush is fantastic for buffing powder into your face. It grabs all the product and evenly distributes a thin layer onto your face with an even coverage. So if you need a new powder foundation brush I suggest this one!

tartepowderbrushAmazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation: I have been using a Maybelline powder foundation for the past few months and all it did was cake up and look ghostly… But THIS foundation feels like nothings there! It has a nice even coverage with a small amount. I’m in the color Fair Honey, which is the lightest color. It has a slightly pinkish undertone so it doesn’t show up paper white. πŸ™‚

tartepowderMaracuja Creaseless Concealer: OK. So this stuff IS creaseless IF you remember to set it with a powder! Once you put it on it wont come off until you take it off! It is a waterproof, long-lasting concealer! I also love that they have a nice range of colors for different undertones.tarte concealer

As you can tell, Tarte Cosmetics has not failed me yet! everything is wonderful, feels good on your skin, and looks great in every light. So go out there and pick up some Tarte! even something small is a great product. ADDED BONUS: 100% Vegan πŸ˜‰

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