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…

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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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…

Top 5 New Products I’m Loving | A CF Beauty Blog Collaboration

5 New Things Beauty Blog Collab WITHOUT TEXT Top 5 New Products I’m Loving | A CF Beauty Blog Collaboration

Last month, I teamed up with Christine at Makeup Guinea Pig and Liza at Makeup Matters to show you our Top 5 Favorite Brushes. This month, we’re keeping the the cruelty-free beauty blog collaboration going. Christine, Liza, and I are each sharing our Top 5 new products. These are products new to our collections, not necessarily the beauty world. I have to say, I’m pretty impressed with my list (thank you, Sephora VIB sale!) My Top 5:

1. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light

2. NARS Blush in Madly

3. Zoya Nail Polish in Sabrina

4. NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover

5. IT Cosmetics French Boutique Luxe Blush Brush

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10 Things for Spring | What I’m Loving Currently

Things for Spring WITH NUMBERS 10 Things for Spring | What Im Loving Currently

I apologize for my limited posting this week. I’ve actually been overflowing with ideas and inspiration, but just haven’t had the time to translate them into completed posts. To get back in the blogging swing, here are the products that I’ve been loving currently. CONTINUE READING…

Top 5 Synthetic Makeup Brushes | A Cruelty-Free Beauty Blog Collaboration

Top Five Cruelty Free Synthetic Brushes Top 5 Synthetic Makeup Brushes | A Cruelty Free Beauty Blog Collaboration

One of the products I get most questions about is cruelty-free brushes. I’m excited not only to share my Top 5, but also those of two other cruelty-free bloggers, with whom I collaborated for this post.

If you don’t already follow them, go check these lovely bloggers out!

 

Liza 150x150 Top 5 Synthetic Makeup Brushes | A Cruelty Free Beauty Blog CollaborationLiza at Makeup Matters

Christine 150x150 Top 5 Synthetic Makeup Brushes | A Cruelty Free Beauty Blog CollaborationChristine at Makeup Guinea Pig

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IT Cosmetics “Hello Beautiful!” 5-Piece Anti-Aging Color Collection

IT Cosmetics Hello Beautiful TSV QVC Color Collection IT Cosmetics Hello Beautiful! 5 Piece Anti Aging Color Collection

While you’re perusing the beauty blogosphere, do you keep a mental “must try” list? I know I do – and mine has long included IT Cosmetics. As luck may have it, last week IT sent me their “Hello Beautiful!” kit. This 5-piece collection is a lovely introduction to the brand. It contains three products that IT calls their “hero products”: Heavenly Luxe Airbrush Foundation Brush, Celebration Foundation, and Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Mascara.

It also includes two brand new products: Tightline Full Lash Length Black Mascara Primer and Vitality Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lip and Cheek Stain Stick. Both are exclusive to this kit.

“Hello Beautiful!” will be featured on QVC on Monday, March 18th. For just one day, it will be available for a special price, announced the day of. Retail value is $155.00.

I’ve never followed QVC, but for this kit, I’d tune in! CONTINUE READING…