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…

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

UD BB Cream 565x395 URBAN DECAY Naked Skin Beauty Balm | An Unexpected Favorite + A Giveaway

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…

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

Nail Wheel Pink and Nudes Light Pink & Nude Nail Polish Wheel

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…

FLOWER Beauty Nail’d It Nail Lacquer in That’s Just Dan-De-Lion

Flower Beauty REVIEW FLOWER Beauty Nail’d It Nail Lacquer in That’s Just Dan De Lion

As you’ve probably noticed, I’m in a bit of a FLOWER Beauty phase. So, naturally, the blog is too. And, honestly, what better time to experiment with soft pinks than the start of spring?

One of the lovely products FLOWER sent me is their Nail’d It Nail Lacquer in That’s Just Dan-De-Lion.

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Eco Tools Face & Body Sculpting Brush

ECO Tools Body Buffing Brush Eco Tools Face & Body Sculpting Brush The new Eco Tools Face & Body Sculpting Brush Eco Tools Face & Body Sculpting Brush is one of the more unique brushes in my collection. While designed for both face and body, I think most people would get more use from it as a body brush, given its size.  CONTINUE READING…

FLOWER Beauty Color Play Crème Eyeshadow in Wild Geranium

Flower Beauty Color Play Creme Eyeshadow FLOWER Beauty Color Play Crème Eyeshadow in Wild Geranium

Coming off of The National Cherry Blossom Festival, DC is looking extra pink. And thanks to FLOWER Beauty, my makeup has followed suit. When FLOWER sent me the Color Play Crème Eyeshadow in Wild Geranium (CE3), I welcomed the opportunity to incorporate pink into my makeup. It’s a color I don’t often use on my eyes, but that, done right, can have such a fresh, brightening effect.

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