VEGAN CUTS Beauty Box May 2014

Vegan Cuts Review VEGAN CUTS Beauty Box May 2014A few months ago, I shared my first Vegan Cuts Beauty Box (my review). Today, I present you with beauty box #2.  CONTINUE READING…

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…

COASTAL SCENTS Elite Brushes Bamboo Collection

Coastal Scents Elite Brush Bamboo Collection Cruelty Free COASTAL SCENTS Elite Brushes Bamboo CollectionAh, Coastal Scents. When they first popped up on the beauty blogosphere years ago, many of us (myself included) approached with a skeptical eye. There were raves upon raves, but in my experience it’s a bit of a mixed bag. I’ve purchased Coastal Scents products I love and others that were truly just bad. However, one area they tend to excel is in synthetic brushes. I’ve recently been trying out some of their newer synthetic brush lines, hoping to uncover some cruelty-free gems to share with you. Today, I have a selection from their Elite Brushes Bamboo Collection, including comparison photos with similar brushes I own. Warning – this post has become very photo-heavy! CONTINUE READING…

OSMIA ORGANICS Lip Glosses: Luster, Whisper & Simmer

Osmia Organics Lip Gloss OSMIA ORGANICS Lip Glosses: Luster, Whisper & SimmerIt’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Osmia Organics (evidence: my Perfume Oil and Lip Repair & Body Oil reviews) . When the brand offered to send over their Lip Glosses for review, I was thrilled. My love of moisturizing, balm-with-color hybrids is well-documented on this blog. For someone who can’t go a day without lip balm (at least, not unless I want super cracked, peeling lips), it’s the easiest way to impart color, while still giving my lips the hydration they need. 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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ZOYA Nail Lacquer in London

Zoya PixieDust Nail Polish ZOYA Nail Lacquer in London

Zoya Nail Lacquer in London ($10) is a dark slate grey  (in some lights, it pulls more dark navy) with the unique PixieDust finish – a matte base, packed with textured shimmer. CONTINUE READING…

QTICA Extending Top Coat

Qtica Zoya Extending Top Coat QTICA Extending Top Coat

As I mentioned in my Zoya Dove review, I’ve been conducting a little experiment with the Qtica/Zoya Extending Top Coat. CONTINUE READING…

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…

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…