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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™‚

DSC_0783LOTUS WEI

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!

DSC_0787FLOSS GLOSS

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.

DSC_0788LOVINAH

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!

DSC_0793HYLUNIA

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™‚

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.

Playdate

 

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!

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˜‰

Hempz Moisturizer (My Favorite!)

18 Dec

I wanted to make this post because I felt like this product deserved a shout out! This winter my skin has been cracking from how dry i am and it seems like every lotion I’ve tried has failed me. Until now. While walking through Ulta one day I came across a brand called Hempz. They are cruelty free and 100% vegan. First thing I did was put some on my hands. It smells delightful and doesn’t feel too greasy. after walking through the store for an hour my hands still felt like i just applied it! I have never had a moisturizer be so moisturizing! Since they were sold out of their yummy triple moisture formula I got a mini bottle of their pomegranate scent for $7.00. All their products have 100% natural hemp seed oil in them which i believe has been doing wonders for my skin!

HempzI Strongly recommend you try some of this awesome stuff next time you visit ulta. If you have tried any cruelty free brands I would love to hear about them if you know of any. Just comment your favorite cruelty free brand below πŸ™‚

My Top 3 LUSH products for Fall/Winter!

4 Oct

I wanted to show you guys my favorite cold month products because sometimes its so hard to find things that look good on dry skin! I have been starting to get flaking skin on my forehead so bad that i cant even wear foundation right now! Instead of foundation i have been using the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer on my trouble spots (Love this stuff!). This post is to show you what I feel is best for when your skin gets dry for if anyone else needs some opinions!

First thing on my list is the Imperialis face moisturizer. I was recommended this by the lady who worked there because she said it cured her dry skin (she had baby skin!). I got a sample and tried it for a week. I was blown away by how well it helped, I’m actually buying the full size tomorrow! my skin is so soft and the dry patch is almost gone! You can purchase is at LUSH for $24.95

Lush2Second on my list Is the Lip Service Lip Balm. This stuff is fantastic!! I also get really dry lips when it gets cold out, go figure! Lip Service is a beeswax based lip repairing balm with all natural ingredients. I bought this at LUSH for $7.25 and use it three times a day. my lips are SO SOFT! I use this alone, or under lipsticks. They also say that you can use this lip balm on other dry parts such as your Elbows or Cuticles. I HIGHLY recommend this product!

LUSH3The last LUSH product on my list is their OATIFIX Face Mask for DRY skin. Their main ingredient is Organic Bananas. Oats are VERY soothing for dry, flaky skin. I got this for $6.95. Its not necessarily my favorite thing for moisturizing, but at the same time it doesnt dry you out. But it is a great, gentle way to calm and exfoliate that dead skin!

Lush4Β You can get all these products in store or at http://www.lush.com. I hope I gave you guys some new options to try for dry skin! these products really are great, I have been loving lush for so long! All their products are cruelty free too which is an added Bonus πŸ™‚ I am not sponsored/ being paid to make this post, I just love their products so much! Let me know what your favorite LUSH product is! Have a wonderful day πŸ™‚

Get fuller lips with Too Faced + Poll!

2 Sep

So my lips are little tiny pink strips on my face… I was so desperate to find something to help! I have tried many drugstore lip plumpers, bare minerals Buxom, and more. One day I walked into sephora and tried on the Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme. Omg. I immediately fell in love! This stuff tingled and burned for a good five minutes but my lips were pink, full and well… Plumped! I believe I got this for around $28.00 (Kind of a splurge, I know). It can be used once a day or as a daily/ nightly lip treatment (depending on your tolerance). I use it twice daily! I have been inlove with it since I bought it! I definitely recommend this for people with small lips, or anyone who just wants some extra “volume”!

 

Too Face Lip Injection Extreme $28.00 (I think they redesigned the bottle)

Too Face Lip Injection Extreme $28.00 (I think they redesigned the bottle)

I hope you enjoyed this! if you have any questions about this product please ask!Β 

 

St. Tropez tan review!

20 Aug

Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β I’m SO pale! I’m like as white as paper year round. I have tried about five or six different drugstore brands of self tanning stuff. I have tried lotions, sprays, and foams… all made me orange or patchy. ANYWAY, I saw many many reviews of St. Tropes on YouTube saying how fantastic it is! So with some extra money I bought the mini bottle of their foam ($18) and the self tanning mitt ($6.50) and gave it a go. LOVE IT! It dries fast, smells GOOD, doesn’t make me patchy AND it doesn’t make me ORANGE! When you pump it onto the mitt, after preparing your skin of course, it looks VERY dark and has a green/olive undertone. This is great because it gives you a natural tan with out that “orange glow”. So even if you do mess up a little bit in application its usually OK because once you get your shower it comes out pretty even! So if you have skin as white as mine I highly suggest trying this out!Β tanner

I FINALLY got it! MAC lipstick in Russian Red

15 Aug

Since I have the palest of pale skin, blue eyes, and red hair it is HARD to find a good red lipstick that wont clash. So after doing some research, and reading reviews I decided to try Russian Red by MAC. It is an amazing dark brick red with blue undertones, great for pale skin, and is very stay put since its a Matte color. I got this color for $15.00 (as usual) at a MAC counter a few days ago. I have wanted it for a while but decided to wait until Autumn because its a great red lip season πŸ™‚ I recommend it! looks great on most skin colors, but really makes redness disappear on pale peeps like me.

MAC in Russian Red

MAC in Russian Red

Birthday Mani in Gargantuan Green Grape

1 Aug

Sorry I haven’t been posting anything lately! It has been a hectic week with my new cousin being born, and my birthday planning! So I just wanted to show you the manicure I got as an early birthday gift from my mom. I got Gargantuan Green Grape by OPI because I have been wanting it for so long! I CRAVE a good mint green πŸ™‚ Thank you for being patient while I was out busy!

Gargantuan Green Grape by OPI

Gargantuan Green Grape by OPI

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