Ah, 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…
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:
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…
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
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…
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!
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…