FLOWER Beauty Nail’d It Nail Lacquer in Make My Daylily

Flower Nail Polish Make My Daylily FLOWER Beauty Naild It Nail Lacquer in Make My DaylilyRecently, I entered Walmart for an unrelated-to-beauty purchase and left with FLOWER Beauty Nail’d It Nail Lacquer in Make My DaylilyLike my other FLOWER nail polish in That’s Just Dan-De-Lion (my review), it’s a soft, understated beauty.

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10 Things for Spring | What I’m Loving Currently

Things for Spring 2014 10 Things for Spring | What Im Loving Currently

Last spring, I did a 10 Things for Spring post. With the early days of spring upon us again, I decided to add a second installment (may I just say how exciting it is that this blog is old enough for once-annual series?) CONTINUE READING…

QTICA/ZOYA Callus Action Quick Gel

Zoya Qtica ZoomDry Callus Action Quick Gel QTICA/ZOYA Callus Action Quick GelDuring the winter I essentially live in fuzzy socks morning and night. Needless to say, my foot care gets pretty lax. Warm weather means flip flop season, which means it’s time to start paying attention to the condition of my toes again! The older I get, the more I notice my feet are prone to dryness and calluses. No matter how many oils, lotions, and potions I slather on after showering (trust me, it’s a lot!), I’m still liable to get those extra hard, dry patches. Luckily, I’ve found a handful of products that help get my feet in presentable-condition without a lot of time or money. Exhibit A: the Zoya/Qtica Callus Action Quick Gel. CONTINUE READING…

COASTAL SCENTS Elite Brushes Bamboo Collection

Coastal Scents Elite Brush Bamboo Collection Cruelty Free COASTAL SCENTS Elite Brushes Bamboo CollectionAh, Coastal Scents. When they first popped up on the beauty blogosphere years ago, many of us (myself included) approached with a skeptical eye. There were raves upon raves, but in my experience it’s a bit of a mixed bag. I’ve purchased Coastal Scents products I love and others that were truly just bad. However, one area they tend to excel is in synthetic brushes. I’ve recently been trying out some of their newer synthetic brush lines, hoping to uncover some cruelty-free gems to share with you. Today, I have a selection from their Elite Brushes Bamboo Collection, including comparison photos with similar brushes I own. Warning – this post has become very photo-heavy! CONTINUE READING…

REAL TECHNIQUES Miracle Complexion Sponge

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Review REAL TECHNIQUES Miracle Complexion SpongeI’ve tried countless budget-friendly alternatives to my beloved Beauty Blender, but none compared. That is, until the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. CONTINUE READING…

Humane Cosmetics Act Introduced in Congress, Calls On US to Ban Cosmetic Animal Testing

Black Rabbit Humane Cosmetics Act Introduced in Congress, Calls On US to Ban Cosmetic Animal TestingThis week, Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) introduced the Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 4148), a bill that would ban animal testing for cosmetics made or sold in the US. CONTINUE READING…

OSMIA ORGANICS Lip Glosses: Luster, Whisper & Simmer

Osmia Organics Lip Gloss OSMIA ORGANICS Lip Glosses: Luster, Whisper & SimmerIt’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Osmia Organics (evidence: my Perfume Oil and Lip Repair & Body Oil reviews) . When the brand offered to send over their Lip Glosses for review, I was thrilled. My love of moisturizing, balm-with-color hybrids is well-documented on this blog. For someone who can’t go a day without lip balm (at least, not unless I want super cracked, peeling lips), it’s the easiest way to impart color, while still giving my lips the hydration they need.trans OSMIA ORGANICS Lip Glosses: Luster, Whisper & Simmer CONTINUE READING…

HSUS All Animals Magazine March/April Edition – “Do you know how your mascara is made?”

Humane Society Magazine All Animals Animal Testing1 HSUS All Animals Magazine March/April Edition   Do you know how your mascara is made?As you may have seen on my Instagram, the March/April edition cover story of All Animals, the Human Society’s magazine, is about animal testing in cosmetics! The article takes an in-depth look at the current state of animal testing in beauty and personal care products. It also features the lovely Jen of My Beauty Bunny. You can order the magazine through the HSUS website or download the free app.

MILANI HD Advanced Lip Color in Ignition (113)

Milani HD Advanced Lip Color Ignition Dollar Tree MILANI HD Advanced Lip Color in Ignition (113)I don’t know if it’s just me, but when I notice a stray brow hair, I immediately get the must pluck urge. It will bother me to no end. This happened the other day and of course I was without any of my many tweezers on hand. So I ran into nearby Dollar Tree to grab a cheap one (excessive, I know). That’s when I saw it – Milani HD Advanced Lip Color… at the dollar store? I’m not sure how it happened, but I’ll take it! After sorting through two racks of a frosty pink shade, I came upon Ignition (113).

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ZOYA Nail Lacquer in London

Zoya PixieDust Nail Polish ZOYA Nail Lacquer in London

Zoya Nail Lacquer in London ($10) is a dark slate grey  (in some lights, it pulls more dark navy) with the unique PixieDust finish – a matte base, packed with textured shimmer. CONTINUE READING…