3 Cruelty-Free Lip Balms for under $5

Affordable Cruelty Free Lip Balm Review 3 Cruelty Free Lip Balms for under $5It’s time for my third “lip balm stock-up” post (see the first and second)! This installation features balms from Palmer’s, Kiss My Face, and Burt’s Bees. CONTINUE READING…

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. 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…

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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Top 5 Drugstore Stocking Stuffers | A Cruelty-Free Beauty Blog Collaboration

Top 5 Drugstore Makeup Products EOS Top 5 Drugstore Stocking Stuffers | A Cruelty Free Beauty Blog Collaboration So, you’ve gotten most of your holiday shopping out of the way, but you’re still looking for a couple smaller items? Or maybe, like me, you’re a last minute shopper and put it all off until now. Allow Liza, Christine, and I to recommend our top five cruelty-free stocking stuffers, conveniently available at the drugstore. CONTINUE READING…

FLOWER Beauty Lash Knockout Volumizing Mascara

Flower beauty mascara review FLOWER Beauty Lash Knockout Volumizing Mascara

I received the FLOWER Beauty Lash Knockout Volumizing Mascara ($6.98) months ago, but wanted to use up my open mascaras before starting on this. Now, after thorough testing, I’m happy to add this to my shortlist of great cruelty-free, affordable mascaras. CONTINUE READING…

5 Best Beauty Buys Under $10

5 Beauty Products Under 10 5 Best Beauty Buys Under $10

“You get what you pay for.” It’s a phrase that may be true in many realms, but with makeup, I’ve found that it simply isn’t always the case.  There are many high-quality products on the market that are also budget buys. This post highlights just five of them. With the exception of the eyeliners and oil, all the items in this post are actually under $5. These are all long-time staples in my collection. CONTINUE READING…

3 Cruelty-Free Lip Balms for Under $3

Lip Balms 3 Cruelty Free Lip Balms for Under $3

Lip balms are such an essential for me. They’re one product I don’t mind purchasing tons of,  because I know eventually I’ll use them up. While there are lots of luxurious, high end lip balms out there, there are also many budget-friendly options that work wonders for dry lips. Here are 3 I’ve recently tried – all for $3.00 (or less). CONTINUE READING…

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…

MILANI Limited Edition Naturally Chic Shadow Eyez

Milani Limited Edition Naturally Chic Shadow Eyez MILANI Limited Edition Naturally Chic Shadow Eyez

Whether your beauty taste leans more department store or drugstore, chances are you’ve heard of the Milani Shadow Eyez. At $6.99, these wallet-friendly gems are on par with (or surpass!) high end shadow pencils I’ve tried. Milani’s recently released Naturally Chic collection includes six new limited edition Shadow Eyez shades, including four mattes. Since the release, I’ve been checking my local drugstores, awaiting their arrivals… but they never showed up. So finally I just ordered online.

I wanted to get this post up quickly, as I don’t know how much longer they’ll be available. CONTINUE READING…