GIVEAWAY! EMANI How 2Be Guide in Day Diva

Emani Mineral Cosmetics Giveaway GIVEAWAY! EMANI How 2Be Guide in Day DivaEmani generously offered to sponsor a giveaway of their How 2Be Guide in Day Diva. If you haven’t already, you can see my review of it here. CONTINUE READING…

EMANI How 2Be Guide in Day Diva

Emani How 2B Guide in Day Diva EMANI How 2Be Guide in Day Diva

Today I’m showing you a kit from Emani - a cruelty-free, vegan brand that I’ve recently had the opportunity to try for the first time. Emani asked I pick one of their How 2Be Guides and, being the neutrals fan I am, I went with Day Diva. Included in the set are three mineral shadows, one vegan brush, and one lipstick.

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3 budget brushes by elf | Mineral Powder, Small Tapered, Flawless Concealer

budget makeup brushes elf 3 budget brushes by elf | Mineral Powder, Small Tapered, Flawless Concealer

In terms of cruelty-free, affordable brushes, I wouldn’t say elf is on par with Eco Tools or Real Techniques (which I find very much comparable to higher end brands), but they do have some nice options. I’ve purchased quite a few elf brushes over the years, many of which were everyday staples for me for a long time. I always purchase these with 50% off codes, so they’re $1.50 a piece. I recently picked up three new ones: the Mineral Powder Brush, Flawless Concealer Brush, and Small Tapered Brush. CONTINUE READING…

BEAUTY BOOKS: 5 Makeup & Style Must-Reads

Books Heart BEAUTY BOOKS: 5 Makeup & Style Must Reads

I’m a bit of a makeup book fiend. As much as I love and appreciate internet tutorials – when it comes to inspiration, there’s nothing quite like having the photographs physically in front of you. Here are 5 of my favorites: CONTINUE READING…

Neutral Matte Eyeshadow Palette Comparison: theBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude, Urban Decay Naked Basics, Sleek Au Naturel

thebalm Meet Matte Nude Sleek Urban Decay Neutral Matte Eyeshadow Palette Comparison: theBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude, Urban Decay Naked Basics, Sleek Au Naturel

As you’ve probably noticed, I have a lot of neutral, matte eyeshadows. A lot. I rounded up three of the popular nude/neutral palettes I own that are all or mostly matte. If you’re trying to decide which nude palette to buy, or are debating whether to add to your collection, hopefully this can help.

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theBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude Eyeshadow Palette

thebalm Meet Matte eyeshadow palette theBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude Eyeshadow Palette

theBalm. I’d heard the raves, seen the coveted A+ ratings, but up until recently, I hadn’t tried any of theBalm’s palettes.

I tried to talk myself out of theBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette ($42) because, as evidenced here and here, I’m already swimming in neutral matte eyeshadow. But I finally caved.

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Essence Stay All Day Long-Lasting Eyeshadow in Coppy Right

Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting Cream Shadow Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting Eyeshadow in Coppy Right

I’ve had good luck with the Essence brand, so when I came across their Stay All Day Long-Lasting Shadows, I figured – at $2.99, why not try it?  CONTINUE READING…

WEN now Leaping Bunny certified

wen bunny WEN now Leaping Bunny certified

 

 

On August 1, 2013, the The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) announced the approval of WEN Hair and Body Care by Chaz Dean into their Leaping Bunny Program.  CONTINUE READING…

Eye-Catching Products of Summer 2013

eye catchers summer 2013 Eye Catching Products of Summer 2013

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CULT NAILS Let’s Get Dirty Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Lets Get Dirty CULT NAILS Let’s Get Dirty Nail Lacquer

Nail painting is one beauty ritual I really don’t enjoy, mostly because I’ve just never gotten good at it. I don’t have the patience for streaky or uneven formulas – I’d rather just skip nail polish or go with a sheer nude. I ordered Let’s Get Dirty ($12) on a whim, after seeing it on Temptalia. It’s my first Cult Nails polish and, after trying this formula, I think I may have found the answer to all my nail polish frustrations.

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