BEST OF 2013 | My Favorite Beauty Discoveries

Best Cruelty Free Beauty Products of 2013 BEST OF 2013 | My Favorite Beauty DiscoveriesI feel like I’m constantly finding new products and raving about them here. Rather than posting a long list of favorites, I wanted to keep this post to the absolute top beauty discovers I made this year. When I started brainstorming, these are the products that immediately came to mind. The list could go on and on, but these products are the ones I feel were really in a league of their own. CONTINUE READING…

10 Most Popular Posts in 2013

Most Popular Posts Cruelty Free Beauty Blog 2013 750 10 Most Popular Posts in 2013I always enjoy when other bloggers share which posts received most traffic over the year, so I thought I would share mine. It’s definitely an interesting list, especially considering a number of these were actually posted in 2012! CONTINUE READING…

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

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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


Eye-Catchers of Spring 2013

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NARS Neutrals – Duo Eyeshadows in Madrague and Portobello

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L-R: Madrague, Portobello

I haven’t seen much online about NARS Duo Eyeshadows in Portobello and Madrague, which is surprising because they’re great basics. NARS describes Portobello as portobello matte ecru and soft matte mushroom and Madrague as matte caramel and matte cream.


While the lighter shades of the duos appear very similar in photos, in Portobello it’s definitely a deeper, yellower brown-tan-beige. In Madrague, it’s more an ivory-beige, along the lines of Mac Brule or Wet n Wild Brule – although not as light or pigmented. The darker shade in Madrague is more of a typical warm mid-tone brown. In Portobello, the darker shade is cooler and leans more towards a grey-tone. It can read almost taupe-y, but still has warmth.


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