ZOYA Nail Lacquer in Dove

Zoya Nail Lacquer Dove Blog Review ZOYA Nail Lacquer in DoveFor the first polish from my recent Product Preview, we have Zoya Nail Lacquer in Dove CONTINUE READING…

Animal Testing Victories – São Paulo & India

Leaping Rabbit Animal Testing Victories   São Paulo & IndiaThis week saw two major victories for animals around the world. CONTINUE READING…

4 Cruelty-Free Lip Balms

Cruelty free lip balms 4 Cruelty Free Lip BalmsIt’s time for a second “new lip balm” stockup (check out the first one here)! In this edition, we have balms from Ellovi, Jersey Shore Sun, Victory Honey, and Biggs & Featherbelle. CONTINUE READING…

OSMIA ORGANICS Perfume Oils

Osmia Organics Perfume Oil Review OSMIA ORGANICS Perfume OilsThe Osmia Organics Perfume Oils are unlike most fragrances on the market. As you might expect from an organic brand, these are all decidedly nature-inspired: earthy, woodsy, smokey, etc. They’re also literally nature-based – the components of each scent are made from nature itself (a fuller explanation of how they’re made by founder Sarah Villafranco, MD here). Because they’re natural, they don’t induce headaches like so many artificial fragrances do. While many of them are quite strong scents, there’s a “softness” to them. You can breathe them in effortlessly and they blend with the chemistry of your skin.

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Product Preview: Three Zoya Nail Lacquers

Zoya Nail Lacquer London Storm Normani with text Product Preview: Three Zoya Nail LacquersA preview of my three new Zoya nail polishes: London (PixieDust), Dove, and Normani. These are the shades I selected (after much deliberation!) during the “3 free polish” promo. Full reviews to come!

SIBU Beauty Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser

Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser SIBU Beauty Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial CleanserWhen Sibu Beauty approached me to send a product for review, I had already heard rave upon rave about the brand. The cornertone of this cruelty-free line is sea buckthorn berry, which contains Omega 3, 6, 9, and the less common Omega-7. While I was interested in the brand, I also had my typical hesitation about new skin care. So many products can cause me break outs and once the acne starts appearing, it can take weeks for my skin to recover. I decided the safest introduction to the brand would be their Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser SIBU Beauty Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser. Because I’d be washing it off immediately, I figured it would allow me to gauge my skin’s reaction to the Sibu line before venturing into leave-on face creams. CONTINUE READING…

VEGAN CUTS Beauty Box Review

Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Subscription VEGAN CUTS Beauty Box Review Do you subscribe to a monthly beauty box? I feel like I’m one of the few who doesn’t. There are a couple reasons I haven’t gotten into beauty boxes, the number one reason is concerns over animal testing. I wasn’t sure whether all the samples would be cruelty-free, so I just avoided them. If you’ve wanted to try beauty boxes but had the same concern, or if you’re looking for only vegan products, Vegan Cuts may be your answer. The monthly beauty box includes 4-7 cruelty-free, vegan makeup and skincare products for $19.95 per month. CONTINUE READING…

ZOYA 3 Free Polish Promo (1/7-1/13)

Zoya 3 Free ZOYA 3 Free Polish Promo (1/7 1/13)Happy Monday, everyone! Just want to let you know that Zoya’s annual 3 free polish deal starts tomorrow. You pick out any three polishes (looks like PixieDusts are included) and get them for free, just pay a shipping/”processing” fee of $12. (I vaguely remember it being $5 when I first used this promo years ago, but hey, Zoya has grown a lot since then.) The promo runs until January 13 with promo code COLOR2014. Details here.

If you’re looking for ideas, here are my past Zoya reviews:

If you use this promo, let me know which shades you pick out!

OSMIA ORGANICS Forest Body Oil + Honey-Myrrh Lip Repair

Osmia Organics Forest Body Oil Honey Lip OSMIA ORGANICS Forest Body Oil + Honey Myrrh Lip RepairOsmia Organics is a natural, organic skincare line founded and formulated by Dr. Sara Villafranco, MD. After years working as an ER doctor, Sara decided to pursue her love of creating natural skin care full-time. Today I have two Osmia products to share with you: the Body Oil in Forest and the famed Honey-Myrrh Lip Repair. CONTINUE READING…

BEST OF 2013 | My Favorite Beauty Discoveries

Best Cruelty Free Beauty Products of 2013 BEST OF 2013 | My Favorite Beauty DiscoveriesI feel like I’m constantly finding new products and raving about them here. Rather than posting a long list of favorites, I wanted to keep this post to the absolute top beauty discovers I made this year. When I started brainstorming, these are the products that immediately came to mind. The list could go on and on, but these products are the ones I feel were really in a league of their own. CONTINUE READING…