Product Preview: Two Zoya Nail Lacquers

Zoya Godiva and Zoya Noot Nail Lacquer Product Preview: Two Zoya Nail Lacquers

In a departure from my typical light pinks and nudes, lately I’ve been sporting two totally different, more unique shades: Zoya Noot & Godiva. CONTINUE READING…

ZOYA Fall 2013 & Winter/Holiday 2013 Collection Swatches

Zoya Nail Tray Swatches2 ZOYA Fall 2013 & Winter/Holiday 2013 Collection Swatches

I recently placed an order from Zoya and, as they usually do, they included acrylic nail trays of their recent and upcoming collections. I find these really helpful, so I thought I’d share them for anyone who might be curious about their Fall and Holiday collections.

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JUICE Beauty Withdraws from China, Stays Cruelty-Free

Happy Dog JUICE Beauty Withdraws from China, Stays Cruelty Free

More Victory for Animals! Juice Beauty has withdrawn from the very lucrative Chinese market rather than allow its products to be tested on animals. For its compassionate stance, Juice Beauty becomes the latest cosmetics company to receive PETA’s Courage in Commerce Award. Other recipients of this award include NYX, Paul Mitchell, 100% Pure, Urban Decay, and Pangea Organics.

 

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Top 5 Eyeshadows for Fall | A Cruelty-Free Blog Collaboration

Top 5 Eyeshadows for Fall Top 5 Eyeshadows for Fall | A Cruelty Free Blog Collaboration

After a busy summer, Liza, Christine and I are back in the swing of our cruelty-free blog collaborations. With fall upon us, we’ve each selected our top 5 eyeshadows that are totally evacotive of the season.

Click on the links below to check out Liza and Christine’s posts!

Christine 150x150 Top 5 Eyeshadows for Fall | A Cruelty Free Blog CollaborationChristine at Makeup Guinea Pig

Liza 150x150 Top 5 Eyeshadows for Fall | A Cruelty Free Blog CollaborationLiza at Makeup Matters

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JOUER Cosmetics Instant Chic Collection

Jouer Instant Chic Set JOUER Cosmetics Instant Chic Collection

I’ve been itching to try Jouer since I first learned of them about a year ago. Once the brand confirmed that they do not test on animals or sell where animal testing is required, I placed an order. Deciding what to try was a no-brainer – I immediately zeroed in on the Instant Chic Collection. The colors and textures – it’s almost like I put this kit together myself. It includes the Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Starfish, Powder Eyeshadow in Peach, Tint in Fawn, and Mineral Powder Bronzer in Suntan. CONTINUE READING…

3 Cruelty-Free Lip Balms for Under $3

Lip Balms 3 Cruelty Free Lip Balms for Under $3

Lip balms are such an essential for me. They’re one product I don’t mind purchasing tons of,  because I know eventually I’ll use them up. While there are lots of luxurious, high end lip balms out there, there are also many budget-friendly options that work wonders for dry lips. Here are 3 I’ve recently tried – all for $3.00 (or less). CONTINUE READING…

GIVEAWAY! EMANI How 2Be Guide in Day Diva

Emani Mineral Cosmetics Giveaway GIVEAWAY! EMANI How 2Be Guide in Day DivaEmani generously offered to sponsor a giveaway of their How 2Be Guide in Day Diva. If you haven’t already, you can see my review of it here. CONTINUE READING…

EMANI How 2Be Guide in Day Diva

Emani How 2B Guide in Day Diva EMANI How 2Be Guide in Day Diva

Today I’m showing you a kit from Emani - a cruelty-free, vegan brand that I’ve recently had the opportunity to try for the first time. Emani asked I pick one of their How 2Be Guides and, being the neutrals fan I am, I went with Day Diva. Included in the set are three mineral shadows, one vegan brush, and one lipstick.

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3 budget brushes by elf | Mineral Powder, Small Tapered, Flawless Concealer

budget makeup brushes elf 3 budget brushes by elf | Mineral Powder, Small Tapered, Flawless Concealer

In terms of cruelty-free, affordable brushes, I wouldn’t say elf is on par with Eco Tools or Real Techniques (which I find very much comparable to higher end brands), but they do have some nice options. I’ve purchased quite a few elf brushes over the years, many of which were everyday staples for me for a long time. I always purchase these with 50% off codes, so they’re $1.50 a piece. I recently picked up three new ones: the Mineral Powder Brush, Flawless Concealer Brush, and Small Tapered Brush. CONTINUE READING…

Neutral Matte Eyeshadow Palette Comparison: theBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude, Urban Decay Naked Basics, Sleek Au Naturel

thebalm Meet Matte Nude Sleek Urban Decay Neutral Matte Eyeshadow Palette Comparison: theBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude, Urban Decay Naked Basics, Sleek Au Naturel

As you’ve probably noticed, I have a lot of neutral, matte eyeshadows. A lot. I rounded up three of the popular nude/neutral palettes I own that are all or mostly matte. If you’re trying to decide which nude palette to buy, or are debating whether to add to your collection, hopefully this can help.

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