POPSugar Must-Have Box

POPSugar Must have Box Blog Review POPSugar Must Have Box

This month, I had the pleasure of receiving the POPSUGAR Must-Have Box. This subscription service compiles POPSUGAR editors’ favorites in skin, hair, style with some misc treats (BBQ potato chips, anyone?) thrown in. CONTINUE READING…

MILANI & JORDANA Join PETA’s Cruelty-Free Companies List

Leaping Rabbit MILANI & JORDANA Join PETAs Cruelty Free Companies ListAs most of you know, there’s been some confusion about Milani and Jordana’s cruelty-free status lately. This week, I was informed of great news from PETA’s cosmetics testing division, Beauty Without Bunnies: CONTINUE READING…

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…

JUICE Beauty Recertified by Leaping Bunny

Juice Beauty Logo JUICE Beauty Recertified by Leaping BunnyGreat news, beauty bunnies! Leaping Bunny, the gold standard in cruelty-free certifications, just re-certified Juice Beauty. After losing their certification a few years ago, Juice recommitted to the program and reclaimed its spot on the Leaping Bunny’s Shopping Guide. For details, check out the CCIC’s full press release.

TARTE Pure Marajuca Oil

tarte pure marajuca oil blog review TARTE Pure Marajuca OilSince its release, I’ve been on the fence about the Tarte Maracuja Oil. Given my love of body and hair oils (not to mention of learning about skincare and beauty routines from around the world), my interest was peaked. But I was also skeptical – after the huge success of Morrocanoil, it seems countless brands have jumped on the concept of bringing an exotic oil discovered during their international travels to their lineup. When Sephora offered a deluxe sample as one of their point rewards, it was the perfect opportunity to test it out myself (without committing to the price tag!) 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…

10 Things for Spring | What I’m Loving Currently

Things for Spring 2014 10 Things for Spring | What Im Loving Currently

Last spring, I did a 10 Things for Spring post. With the early days of spring upon us again, I decided to add a second installment (may I just say how exciting it is that this blog is old enough for once-annual series?) CONTINUE READING…

QTICA/ZOYA Callus Action Quick Gel

Zoya Qtica ZoomDry Callus Action Quick Gel QTICA/ZOYA Callus Action Quick GelDuring the winter I essentially live in fuzzy socks morning and night. Needless to say, my foot care gets pretty lax. Warm weather means flip flop season, which means it’s time to start paying attention to the condition of my toes again! The older I get, the more I notice my feet are prone to dryness and calluses. No matter how many oils, lotions, and potions I slather on after showering (trust me, it’s a lot!), I’m still liable to get those extra hard, dry patches. Luckily, I’ve found a handful of products that help get my feet in presentable-condition without a lot of time or money. Exhibit A: the Zoya/Qtica Callus Action Quick Gel. 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…