REAL TECHNIQUES Miracle Complexion Sponge

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Review REAL TECHNIQUES Miracle Complexion SpongeI’ve tried countless budget-friendly alternatives to my beloved Beauty Blender, but none compared. That is, until the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. CONTINUE READING…

OSMIA ORGANICS Lip Glosses: Luster, Whisper & Simmer

Osmia Organics Lip Gloss OSMIA ORGANICS Lip Glosses: Luster, Whisper & SimmerIt’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Osmia Organics (evidence: my Perfume Oil and Lip Repair & Body Oil reviews) . When the brand offered to send over their Lip Glosses for review, I was thrilled. My love of moisturizing, balm-with-color hybrids is well-documented on this blog. For someone who can’t go a day without lip balm (at least, not unless I want super cracked, peeling lips), it’s the easiest way to impart color, while still giving my lips the hydration they need. CONTINUE READING…

MILANI HD Advanced Lip Color in Ignition (113)

Milani HD Advanced Lip Color Ignition Dollar Tree MILANI HD Advanced Lip Color in Ignition (113)I don’t know if it’s just me, but when I notice a stray brow hair, I immediately get the must pluck urge. It will bother me to no end. This happened the other day and of course I was without any of my many tweezers on hand. So I ran into nearby Dollar Tree to grab a cheap one (excessive, I know). That’s when I saw it – Milani HD Advanced Lip Color… at the dollar store? I’m not sure how it happened, but I’ll take it! After sorting through two racks of a frosty pink shade, I came upon Ignition (113).

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ZOYA Nail Lacquer in London

Zoya PixieDust Nail Polish ZOYA Nail Lacquer in London

Zoya Nail Lacquer in London ($10) is a dark slate grey  (in some lights, it pulls more dark navy) with the unique PixieDust finish – a matte base, packed with textured shimmer. CONTINUE READING…

QTICA Extending Top Coat

Qtica Zoya Extending Top Coat QTICA Extending Top Coat

As I mentioned in my Zoya Dove review, I’ve been conducting a little experiment with the Qtica/Zoya Extending Top Coat. CONTINUE READING…

ZOYA Nail Lacquer in Dove

Zoya Nail Lacquer Dove Blog Review ZOYA Nail Lacquer in DoveFor the first polish from my recent Product Preview, we have Zoya Nail Lacquer in Dove CONTINUE READING…

4 Cruelty-Free Lip Balms

Cruelty free lip balms 4 Cruelty Free Lip BalmsIt’s time for a second “new lip balm” stockup (check out the first one here)! In this edition, we have balms from Ellovi, Jersey Shore Sun, Victory Honey, and Biggs & Featherbelle. CONTINUE READING…

OSMIA ORGANICS Perfume Oils

Osmia Organics Perfume Oil Review OSMIA ORGANICS Perfume OilsThe Osmia Organics Perfume Oils are unlike most fragrances on the market. As you might expect from an organic brand, these are all decidedly nature-inspired: earthy, woodsy, smokey, etc. They’re also literally nature-based – the components of each scent are made from nature itself (a fuller explanation of how they’re made by founder Sarah Villafranco, MD here). Because they’re natural, they don’t induce headaches like so many artificial fragrances do. While many of them are quite strong scents, there’s a “softness” to them. You can breathe them in effortlessly and they blend with the chemistry of your skin.

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Product Preview: Three Zoya Nail Lacquers

Zoya Nail Lacquer London Storm Normani with text Product Preview: Three Zoya Nail LacquersA preview of my three new Zoya nail polishes: London (PixieDust), Dove, and Normani. These are the shades I selected (after much deliberation!) during the “3 free polish” promo. Full reviews to come!

VEGAN CUTS Beauty Box Review

Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Subscription VEGAN CUTS Beauty Box Review Do you subscribe to a monthly beauty box? I feel like I’m one of the few who doesn’t. There are a couple reasons I haven’t gotten into beauty boxes, the number one reason is concerns over animal testing. I wasn’t sure whether all the samples would be cruelty-free, so I just avoided them. If you’ve wanted to try beauty boxes but had the same concern, or if you’re looking for only vegan products, Vegan Cuts may be your answer. The monthly beauty box includes 4-7 cruelty-free, vegan makeup and skincare products for $19.95 per month. CONTINUE READING…