Summertime Scents: 4 Somethin Special Fragrance Oils

Somethin Special Frangances Cooler Summertime Scents: 4 Somethin Special Fragrance Oils

In my endless pursuit of olfactory delight, I stumbled upon the charming world of Etsy fragrance sellers. Now, I know what you may be thinking – how can you choose fragrances without testing them in person? OK, that is a drawback. But the fragrance selection at the price is simply unmatched anywhere else I’ve seen. And once you’ve tried a certain scent, you know whether it’s something you’ll be purchasing again.

Plus, in a way, maybe it’s part of the enjoyment – perusing through scent descriptions and waiting to see whether you’ve uncovered a gem. And when you do, it’s rather exciting. That’s what happened when I first smelled the Somethin Special Gardenia Kiss Dry Oil Body Perfume Spray (which I first mentioned in 10 Things for Spring). Instant love. So of course I needed to try out more of their fragrance oils. I browsed through Somethin Special’s extremely extensive list of scents and decided on Island Kiss, Coconut Vanilla, Vanilla Banana, and Amande Coco CONTINUE READING…

URBAN DECAY Naked Skin Beauty Balm | An Unexpected Favorite + A Giveaway

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Beauty balms. It’s a topic we could discuss forever. We have BB Creams, CC Creams… and apparently, as I learned on Lily of Chloeash’s Instagram, now there’s DD Creams.

I’ve never been particularly interested beauty balms, mostly because of the level of marketing hype that seems to surround them, at least in the US. But after receiving a sample of the Urban Decay Beauty Balm, I was pleasantly surprised. CONTINUE READING…

MATTE RED Blush Comparison

Matte Red Blush Comparison Lippy Girl IT Cosmetics La Femme MATTE RED Blush Comparison

It’s been a couple months since I posted my last blush comparison. I’m not sure why it’s been so long, as I really enjoy doing these posts. For this edition, I rounded up my matte reds. They are:

  • IT Cosmetics Vitality Cheek Flush Blush Stain in Matte Sweet Apple (my review)
  • Lippy Girl Organic Mineral Blush in Bitch Slap (my review)
  • La Femme Blush On Rouge in Brick Red
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Recently… Through Instagram

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FLOWER Beauty Win Some, Rouge Some Crème Blush in Rose-O-Den-Dron (BL4)

Flower Beauty Cream Blush FLOWER Beauty Win Some, Rouge Some Crème Blush in Rose O Den Dron (BL4)

FLOWER Beauty Win Some, Rouge Some Crème Blush in Rose-O-Den-Dron ($7.98) is a natural brown-pink. CONTINUE READING…

FACE atelier Ultra Foundation Swatches (Full Line)

FACE Atelier Ultra Foundation Swatches Full Range FACE atelier Ultra Foundation Swatches (Full Line)FACE atelier Ultra Foundation ranks among the very best foundations I’ve tried. With their background in professional products, FACE atelier consistently impresses me with their quality, innovation, and commitment to creating makeup for every skin tone.

This is one of a very small number of foundation ranges that I can confidently say has a match for everyone. CONTINUE READING…

IT Cosmetics | Vitality Cheek Flush Powder Blush Stain in Matte Sweet Apple

IT Cosmetics Vitality Cheek Flush Matte Sweet Apple IT Cosmetics | Vitality Cheek Flush Powder Blush Stain in Matte Sweet Apple

Today I want to share with you a lovely long-wearing powder blush I received from IT Cosmetics – their Vitality Cheek Flush Blush Stain in Matte Sweet Apple. This vibrant pink-red gives a believable just-out-from-the-cold flush that lasts throughout the day. CONTINUE READING…

Light Pink & Nude Nail Polish Wheel

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1. Zoya Amanda

2. Zoya Portia

3. Zoya Sabrina

4. Zoya Melodie (my review)

5. Zoya Ava (my review)

6. FLOWER That’s Just Dan-De-Lion (my review)

7. Inglot 301

8. Inglot 718 (my review)

9. Inglot 715 (my review)

10. OPI My Very First Knockwurst

11. OPI Mimosas for Mr & Mrs

12. OPI Samoan Sand

13. Essie Topless & Barefoot*

14. Essie Fiji*

15. Essie Minimalistic*

16. Essie Au Naturale*

 

*Company no longer cruelty-free. Included for comparison only. CONTINUE READING…

ZuZu Luxe from Gabriel Cosmetics | Oil-Free Liquid Foundation Swatches (Full-Line)

ZuZu Luxe Oil Free Liquid Foundation ZuZu Luxe from Gabriel Cosmetics | Oil Free Liquid Foundation Swatches (Full Line)

Cruelty-free foundations. It’s the topic I get most questions about and traffic from. As a foundation fanatic, I’m always excited to share my recommendations. But of course one of the most crucial factors in selecting a foundation is color match. And many Leaping Bunny certified brands simply aren’t widely available in stores, which can make determining your correct shade difficult.

To help, I’m posting swatches of the full color ranges of five cruelty-free foundations: ZuZu Luxe Oil-Free Liquid, FACE Atelier Ultra, 100% Pure Healthy Skin SPF 20, Mineral Fusion, and Gabriel Cosmetics Moisturizing Liquid. All the foundations are Leaping Bunny certified and sold at White Rabbit Beauty. This is something I’ve wanted to do forever. I am so grateful to Jean at White Rabbit Beauty, who made this possible!

The first range I have for you is the ZuZu Luxe Oil-Free Liquid Foundation ($29.75). Zuzu Luxe is a line from Gabriel Cosmetics. It’s Leaping Bunny-certified, gluten-free, and vegan. CONTINUE READING…

Tech Updates/Ways to Follow

Just a quick post to let you all know about a few updates that have taken place on the tech side of Buying Cruelty-Free. CONTINUE READING…