Spring Giveaway SPRING 2013 GIVEAWAY

It’s the first official day of spring! To celebrate, I’m giving away a selection of cruelty-free beauty products. I’ve been picking up items for this giveaway for months now, so I’m excited to finally launch it!


IT Cosmetics “Hello Beautiful!” 5-Piece Anti-Aging Color Collection

IT Cosmetics Hello Beautiful TSV QVC Color Collection IT Cosmetics Hello Beautiful! 5 Piece Anti Aging Color Collection

While you’re perusing the beauty blogosphere, do you keep a mental “must try” list? I know I do – and mine has long included IT Cosmetics. As luck may have it, last week IT sent me their “Hello Beautiful!” kit. This 5-piece collection is a lovely introduction to the brand. It contains three products that IT calls their “hero products”: Heavenly Luxe Airbrush Foundation Brush, Celebration Foundation, and Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Mascara.

It also includes two brand new products: Tightline Full Lash Length Black Mascara Primer and Vitality Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lip and Cheek Stain Stick. Both are exclusive to this kit.

“Hello Beautiful!” will be featured on QVC on Monday, March 18th. For just one day, it will be available for a special price, announced the day of. Retail value is $155.00.

I’ve never followed QVC, but for this kit, I’d tune in! CONTINUE READING…

DR. BRONNER’S Pure-Castile Soap

Dr Bronners Magic Castile Hand Soap DR. BRONNER’S Pure Castile Soap

I hadn’t planned on reviewing this, but since I filled my soap dispensers with Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap,  nearly everyone who has used it has mentioned how much they like it. I’ve never heard so many unsolicited comments about a hand soap! CONTINUE READING…

Product Preview: INGLOT Freedom System Lip Colors

Inglot Lip Creams Product Preview: INGLOT Freedom System Lip Colors


This is a different type of post for me, but I thought this product looked so unique, it was worth posting a “preview” about. CONTINUE READING…

Eye-Catchers of Spring 2013

Eye Catches Spring 2013 2 Eye Catchers of Spring 2013


Shiseido To Reduce Animal Testing… But Will Not Be Cruelty-Free

With the upcoming EU ban on animal testing, Shiseido will reduce its animal testing, according to WWD. CONTINUE READING…

URBAN DECAY Naked Basics Palette

UD Naked Basics URBAN DECAY Naked Basics Palette

My last Eye-Catchers post included the Naked Basics palette. After going back and forth on whether to purchase, I finally caved and picked this up during Urban Decay’s recent Friends & Family sale… CONTINUE READING…

Eco Tools Six Piece Day-To-Night Clutch Set

Eco Tools Day To Night Clutch Set Six Pieces Eco Tools Six Piece Day To Night Clutch Set

If you’re a fan of Eco Tools, I’m pretty confident you’ll love their new Six Piece Day-To-Night Clutch Set. This set includes the clutch case and five brushes: the Smudge Brush, Pointed Concealer Brush, Round Powder Brush, Detailed Lip/Liner Brush, and Stay-There Shadow Brush. CONTINUE READING…

Eco Tools Limited Edition Fresh & Flawless Five Piece Complexion Set

ECO TOOLS FRESH AND FLAWLESS SET1 Eco Tools Limited Edition Fresh & Flawless Five Piece Complexion Set

Three of my most favorite makeup brushes come from an Eco Tools set, so I had high hopes for the new limited edition Fresh & Flawless Five Piece Complexion Set. The five brushes included are:

1. Flat Concealer Brush

2. Buffing Concealer Brush

3. Precision Foundation Brush

4. Complexion Blending Brush

5. Full Powder Brush

Liebster Award

The lovely Manuela at The Small Rabbit Hops nominated me for a Liebster Award. Thank you, Manuela! She writes all about cruelty-free information, products, regulations, and news. Her primary blog is actually in French, so if you speak French (or can muddle through with Google Translate), check it out here.

OK, you’re probably asking yourself, what’s a Liebster Award (I was, too). Here’s the deal: [Read more...]