Cruelty Free Drugstore Haul| Update

This is Carl! He is also super excited about cruelty free things.

If you look at the bottom shelf you can see where I am making my way through my noncruelty Free haircare! I may donate the rest to a shelter.

I think it’s important to talk about cruelty free brands at the drugstore. We can’t all afford pricey items, so it is nice to have less expensive options. Be on the look out for more drugstore posts!

*you can see prices in my previous post **

Flower Beauty Draw the Line brow pencil

I loveeeee this brow pencil. It isn’t the thinnest, but it is really easy to blend out and it didn’t budge. If I can’t find a thinner one, I will probably go back to this pencil!

Found beauty Illuminating Baked Blush “Peach Glow”

I really enjoyed the subtle glow and warmth this blush gave me. The other one “rose Glow” that I purchased from the line is beautiful as well. I think I am going to have to pick up another shade or two!

Wet N Wild Shadow Quad “Flock Party”

I will be honest, as a whole I did not like this palette. I love the shades on their own, but this isn’t a one and done palette, I had to pull in mad for matte by elf.

But, if you don’t have a cranberry shimmer in your collection- get this palette. Individually the shades are awesome. Inexpensive and pigmented. And in theory you could use only this palette for a look, I just personally couldn’t get that to happen.

If you don’t have these shades or just want some drugstore options, I would pick this guy up. I did get a ton of compliments on the eye look I did, I thought it wasn’t a good look, so the shadows must be doing their job.

Physicians Formula Healthy Wear Foundation

I just wanted to start off by saying I hate the applicator. I have to dip into the bottle a ton. I think that also may contribute to how tight the stopper is on it. Contemplating taking the stopper out.

When you apply the foundation it definitely gives a your skin but better look. I have it on in the two previous photos and I though my skin looked great. I blended it out with a beauty blender and it was super easy to work with, and you don’t need to use a whole lot of product.

8hours later

For 8 hours in an office whose AC went out, I think this foundation held up fairly well. I was impressed. I did get shiny, but that’s my oily skins fault. I also didn’t touch up with concealer or powder at all.

Here is another picture with the foundation right after application. I think it is the perfect everyday foundation. BUT I do think the shade selection is terrible. The Wet N Wild foundation that the entire world talks about is also very similar to it. But, if you don’t mind paying the extra few bucks, I say pick up the Physicians Formula Heathy Skin Foundation.

Over all

I am really happy with this haul!! The only thing I don’t absolutely love is the quad and that’s mainly because I think it needs a dark matte, but I also wouldn’t want to loose any of the shades in it….

Basically, if you see any of these items I think they are more than worth getting your hands on!

What are some CrueltyFree products you would love to see reviewed??

Thank you for reading ❤️

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Cruelty Free Drugstore Haul | I just needed a brow pencil.

I am such an impulse shopper. I just wanted a brow pencil that didn’t cost $20…But, then I saw a $3 off coupon on the newer Physicians Formula foundation.

Physicians Formula Healthy Skin Foundation “LC1” $12.99

I have wanted to give this foundation a try from the moment I heard it start to be hyped up. Anytime a Cruelty Free drugstore product is being hyped up I, one get really excited that a cruelty free item is getting attention, and two need it for myself.

Every time I went to get it the lightest shade, which I needed, was sold out. This time there was one left…and a coupon!

Found Beauty Baked Illuminating Blushes “Rose Glow” & “Peach Glow” $8.88

I have heard mixed reviews about the Found Beauty line, so I decided I need to give some items from the line a go for myself. I wanted to try some new blushes, so I started with these.

They are really pigmented and definitely stick true to the claim of illumination!

Flower Beauty Brow Pencil $7.99

This is the only reason I was I the beauty aisles. I am hoping that it will replace higher end brow pencils for me.

Wet N’ Wild Baked Blush “Humming Bird Hype” $4.99

This is the only one of the limited edition blushes that really seemed like it may work for me. The other was a pale pink and there was also one that was almost a cranberry shade.

I do like peach shades, so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to give this a try. Iris less than $5.

Wet N’ Wild “Flock Party” Quad $2.93

I really enjoy Wet N’ Wild eyeshadows. I also really enjoy the colors that have been grouped together in this quad. The gold/ cranberry trend is one I can actually support.

I may have to pull in another matte or two, but I mean it’s less than $3!!!

That is all for my little haul. Keep your eyes open for an update post and more hauls!

Thank you for reading 💜

What drugstore cruelty free product do I NEED to try?

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Recent Beauty Empties

I have decided to change up how I do Empties. I am going to let them compile for a bit, and then I will do a post. Rather than monthly. Hopefully I will be able to do more reviews this way.

Let’s jump in to this huge box full of trash.

Shampoo and Conditioner

Herbal essence smooth Golden morning oil shampoo: not cruelty free will not repurchase. But, man did it work. Why can’t everything just be cruelty free!?

L’Oréal color vibrancy intensive Conditioner: not cruelty free will not repurchase. I also have no thoughts on it.

Evalectric moisturizing Conditioner: I got this when I bought my straightener. The bottle says it’s cruelty free. But I am not sure. It wasn’t a good Conditioner anyway.

Project Beauty Hairgurt Strawberry and Banana: This is my favorite conditioning treatment. It’s cruelty free, inexpensive, smells amazing, and makes my hair much less frizzy. Will repurchase.

Evolvh ultra shine moisturizer shampoo: I actually ended up not liking this once I got through it. I had heard such great things. It’s cruelty free and vegan, but sadly I don’t think it is worth the price.

Juice beauty green apple shampoo and conditioner: I loved this stuff!! It is a bit pricey but, it is Cruelty Free, vegan, and rather clean. Will purchase!

In shower body

Soap and glory scrub of your life: This is my favorite scrub, and soap and glory IS cruelty free!!! So I will be stocking up on soap and glory products soon!

Olivella face and body bar: This soap serves its purpose. It is cruelty free, clean, and vegan. If I see it out I would probably pick it up.

Gillette Satin Care Dry Skin: I used up this shaving cream that my mom didn’t want to finish. Not cruelty free, will not repurchase.

Apoterra Tulsi Oil: This is the second bottle of this shower oil I have been through. I love it. It makes my skin so soft and it has such a relaxing smell. Will repurchase.

Tarte Rainforest of the sea face wash: This face wash did what it was supposed to, but I don’t think it is worth the price. Will not purchase.

Sheet Masks

The only one I would repurchase is the yes to tomatoes one. This is my favorite Sheet mask!

That’s actually it! I didn’t go through much, besides a few little samples that aren’t worth talking about.

What have you used up recently?

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Global Beauty Care Charcoal Wash-off Mask | Mask and Review

It’s no secret that I love masking. It is a very integral part of my skin care routine. Reason being? I have pretty bad acne, even at 22.

When I saw the Global Beauty Care Charcoal Mask in my Ipsy bag this month, I was immediately interested in trying it out. Charcoal is a detoxifier, so it is great for acne prone skin.

About the mask

“Deep cleansing mud based formula. Unclogs pores and lifts away impurities. All skin types.”

The product is also, hypoallergenic, ph balanced, and cruelty free!

I did want to mention that this mask has a relatively large ingredient list, compared to the masks I have tried from my vegan cuts beauty box

My thoughts

Here is the mask on my face. Can we please take a moment to appreciate my newest Daryl Dixon shirt!?😍💕

I really love the packaging. It is in a packet, but it has a screw on cap. So you get multiple uses and it’s easy to store.

During application I didn’t notice much of a scent.

More importantly, let’s talk results.

My skin felt much calmer. The next morning I noticed that some of the smaller break outs were gone, and that the large sized blemishes were smaller. My skin was also much smoother.

For only, $4.99 for a 5 pack of $1.97 for 1 packet, I am incredibly impressed. If I some how run out of my cleaner (ingredient wise) masks, I will be ordering this mask. I may even order some to give to friends and to take while traveling!

Pick some up, HERE, for yourself. You really need to give this Charcoal Mask a try!

🐋🐋🐋🐋🐋 out of five whales, would recommend.

What is your favorite inexpensive mask?

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2017 Favorites | CRUELTY FREE Makeup, Beauty, Personal Care

2017 is over. This year was…rough. But, 2018 is going to bring better and brighter days!

Here are my favorite products from this year. They may not have come out in 2017, but 2017 was when they impacted me!

We have quite a bit to go through, so let’s get going!

Ulta Beauty Setting Spray

This setting Spray is sold at Ulta and Ulta.com, it retails for $10. There are a couple of different options, but the Dewy and Illuminating ones are my favorite. I find them to be comparable to higher end settings sprays, and MUCH less costly.

Wet N’ Wild Photo Focus Foundation

My favorite foundation of the year is also the least expensive one I have tried! I find it at my local drugstores, and recently it has been on sale for only $2.50. It is easily buildable, has awesome coverage, and blends out fantastic with a brush or a sponge!

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

The Beauty community has been crazy over this concealer. I haven’t had it in my collection all that long, but the short time I have had it I have fallen in love with it. It is creamy, easy to blend, and has extreme coverage. The Tarte Shape Tape Concealer retails for $27. And is worth every penny!

Ulta Beauty Brow Tint “Medium”

Ulta’s Brow Tint is a nice dupe for the Benefit Gimmie Brow, and is something that I have come to not be able to complete a Look with out. It really just gives my brows that perfect touch to make them look fluffy, yet groomed. Retails for $10

Tarte Tarteist Mascara “Black”

I love how full and Black this Mascara makes my lashes look. It gives my lashes length and volume. It’s like having falsies on, but with out all the work! The Tarteist Mascara retails for $23, the travel size retails for $12.

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

I get this bronzer in the lightest shade and it is perfect for my fair skin. This bronzer is easily blendable and I find that it can be used to contour as well, sense it isn’t too warm. The Butter Bronzer retails for $14.99

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

The everlasting Liquid Lip Formula is by far 100% my favorite. I am slowly building up my collection, and I want EVERY SINGLE SHADE. Pigmented, a ton of different shades, applies fantastic, I literally can only think of good things to say! The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks retail for $20.

Violet Voss Holy Grail Eyeshadow Palette

I just recently made a post about this Palette. I am in love with it. The formula is great, the shades are all consistently fantastic, and the looks you can do with this Palette are endless. Trying this Palette made me want to purchase ever Violet Voss eyeshadow palette. The Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette retails for $45.

French Girl Organics Cuticle and Nail Oil

Nail care is important. The French Girl Organics Cuticle Oil is the most effective Cuticle Oil I have tried. It retails for $20, but one roller ball of it will last you ages!

Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask

Sheet masks are awesome, but if you want one that you will see actual improvement with this Mask is the way to go. I have acne prone skin, and this is the mask I use when I have a bad break out. I always have them in stock. For $2.50 this mask is a life saver!

100% Pure Coffee Bean Eye Cream

Everyday I put this on my under eyes before I do my makeup. On the days I forget to, I notice the dark circle and bags under my eyes much more. This may just be a placebo effect, but I feel more awake and look more awake when I use this eye cream. It retails for $26 on petitvour.com

Luster White Power White Toothpaste *

I drink wine, coffee, and tea pretty frequently. So, the stains on my teeth were pretty intense. Notice I said were. I wish I would have thought to take before and after pictures of my teeth, because the difference is awesome. My mother even pointed out how much whiter my teeth are! I don’t really see myself using a different toothpaste now that I have tried Luster White. I have seen it in my local Walmart, but it retails for $6.99, Here.

Doctor Plotka Mouth Watchers Toothbrushes *

The bristles are extremely soft. So soft infact, that it didn’t cause any discomfort when i brushed my teeth after my oral surgery! The bristles are also arranged and cut so they will floss your teeth as you brush. Now, you should still always floss, the extra help is just nice! I find that the Dr. Plokta toothbrushes make my teeth, and mouth over all, feel extremely clean. These brushes paired with the Luster White tooth paste are life changing! You can get a year supply of the adult tooth brushes, one arrives in the mail every 3 months, for $20.99 Right here.

That’s my 2017 Favorites!!! Not many things really changed the game for me in 2017 but the things that did, are things I don’t think I can do with out!

What did you fall in love with in 2017?

Thank you so much for reading💜

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*products were sent to me for review, but all opinions are honest and my own.

Glamour Dolls x LISA FRANK | Collection and Review!

My elementary school obsession has fused with my adult obsession. LISA FRANK MAKEUP!

So far the Lisa Frank and Glamour Dolls collection contains a Blush Brush, a eye crease brush, a Matte Bronzer, and a gold shimmer shadow.

First, can we just address how cute this packaging is? I can’t handle it! I will definitely be keeping the boxes and products themselves on display!

The Brushes $4.99 Each

The brush’s feel soft and sturdy. But, I am going to be real with y’all as usual. I am NEVER using these. They are just to special. It makes me think of my childhood, and I really can’t bare to mess them up.😂

Bitten and Bronzed Matte Bronzer $4.99

I am so glad that the bronzer in this collection is Matte. I am more likely to use it this way.

This bronzer is very pigmented! It isn’t too warm, so I found that I can easily use it to contour. I also enjoy it on the eyes!

This is the best inexpensive bronzer I have ever used. I mean, even the Butter Bronzer is a little pricey considering it comes from a drugstore brand. I hope they keep this formula and shade in their line.

Stargazing Shimmer Shadow $6.99

So far this is the only shadow in their collection. It is the most expensive piece in the collection, and I would say it is too much for a single shadow if it was for the Lisa Frank name and designs being attached to it.

The shade is very pigmented and creamy to the touch. It makes a beautiful lid shade and, when using a fan brush, makes a nice highlighter. It isn’t necessarily a unique shade, I probably have 10000 of the same shade. But, it is in collaboration with Lisa Frank, so I am okay with that. It does its job and well.

The Look

  • For my eyes I used the bronzer in my crease and on my lower lash line.
  • I applied the stargazing shadow all over my lid
  • To deepen up my crease I used a random deep brown.
  • I also used a random light shimmer shade for my inner corner.

  • I used the bronzer to warm my face up and contour.
  • I used the stargazing shadow to highlight!

Over all:

I am in love. It’s Lisa Frank…how could I not be!? The Brushes seem to be nice quality and are going to make an awesome collectors piece. The bronzer blew me out of the water and has become my favorite inexpensive bronzer. I do think the eyeshadow is over priced, their shadows are usually $2.99, but you do get a bit more with stargazing…and it’s Lisa Frank.

You can order it, Here. As of 12/12/17 the “Stargazing” shadow is sold out.

Have you tried the Lisa Frank collection yet? What are your thoughts, will you pick it up? Comment below!

Thank you so much for reading.🎄

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New Wet N’ Wild Eyeshadows | Looks, comparisons, and review!

I firmly believe that you don’t have to spend your entire paycheck to get good Cruelty Free Makeup. A big reason I believe this is because of the brand Wet N Wild. Their eyeshadows have always been fantastic, their blushes are great, and their lipsticks are amazing. Like all brands they have their duds, but lately they have been blowing it out of the water. On top of that, the Wet N Wild brand is very inexpensive!

When I heard they were reformulating their eyeshadows and releasing new shades, I admittedly got a little too excited. I picked up all of the 10 pan palettes, 2 of the quads, and 3 of the singles. By the way, the prices haven’t changed!

This post a going to be very long, so bare with me, and let’s play with some eyeshadow!

Comparing the old and the new:

“Comfort Zone” $4.99

I am sure you have all heard of the “comfort zone” Palette. It’s a neutral green palette, that contained a few MAC dupes, more specifically I contains a dupe for what I believe is the shade blue green. (I THINK that is the name.)

In the new palette there are two matte shades added, the layout of the shades is different, the blue/green shade is sadly gone, and replaced with a metallic brown/gold.

The new packaging is much sturdier than the old packaging. Hopefully it will be much harder to break and the shadows won’t shatter with the slightest bump. I have had that happened to me a lot with the old formula, because it was so soft. I do want to point out that the price point did not change!

The old palette is the top row, and the new palette is the bottom. The new palette is not as powdery as the shadows in the old one are. They are also more pigmented, the shimmery and metallic shades feel and preform a lot like what typical “metallic” shadows do now. You can definitely tell there was a formula change. Two new shadows were added, making it 10 pan instead of 8. Really, the only way the new palette has disappointed me is by excluding that blue/green shade.

The new palette is on the left eye, the old is on the right. You can tell just by looking at the pictures that the new palette doesn’t clump up as much as the old one did. I think it was due to the excess powder, sense the formula was so soft. The new formula is so much easier to blend!

I stuck with the green side and did pull in other random mattes, since the old palette had no mattes.

Walking on Egg Shells $2.99

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Another favorite of a lot of people is the, what was a trio now a quad, “Walking on Egg Shells”.

There is a new matte shadow added to the palette, other than that there is no shade change!!!

As before the old palette is on top, and the new is on bottom. So far the new formula is consistently more pigmented.

My left eye was done with the new palette, and my right was done with the old. Again, the new formula is much easier to blend!

Ignore my Blush please, I have no idea what I’m the world I did.

Single shades “Brûlée” and “Nutty” $.99

“Brûlée ” and “Nutty” are staple shades. The new “Brûlée ” is much more pigmented, I used it to set my eye Primer and it did a fantastic job at getting rid of the blue veins on my lids. The original “Brûlée ” never did this, it was just a nice way to set the Primer and blur out harsh lines.

The new “Nutty” has a bit more shimmer to it, but I can’t notice that big of a difference.

I also picked up one of the glitters in “Nudecomer”. I wanted to see if it was just a glitter spray over a clear gel. It is not! It is consistent glitter and pigment all the way threw! No, it isn’t as good as a high end glitter would be. But, it is a start…. and only $.99.

As before, the top is the old and the bottom is the new formula. That first shade is the glitter!

I am really impressed with the new formula!!

New palettes

Rosé in the Air $4.99

We are talking about the second palette in the top row.

Rosy and mauve shades are all the rage recently. Obviously Wet N Wild had to jump in on the action.

I really enjoy this Palette! It reminds me a ton of the ABH Modern Renaissance palette. But, it is only $4.99!!

If you have toyed with the idea of getting say the MR palette or the Violet Voss HG palette, but don’t want to shell out the cash for it, I would pick this palette up as soon as you see it!

Not a Basic Peach $4.99

We are now talking about they very first palette. The peach with a pop of blue!

This is the only palette that disappointed me. I love peach with blue, but it’s hard to find a Cruelty Free blue AT the drugstore. I was hoping this Palette would be here to save the day. However, the blue is really lacking in pigmentation. You can build it up and use a setting spray or something to Wet it and make it more vibrant. It is just strange that everything else is so pigmented, then we get this wimpy blue. *look to come *

Nude Awakening $4.99

Now we are talking about the first palette in the second row.

This Palette is cool toned with some pink and a maroon. This Palette is really pretty. Everything in it is constantly pigmented. A great neutral palette, with some essential mattes. If you are a beginner and want to pick up one of these to really get you started with eye shadow, this is the one I would go with. *look to come*

Hooked on Vinyl $2.99

The peach and teal mattes in this quad really caught my attention. For some reason this blues and greens with peach really make me feel some kind of way!

In person you can tell the darker shade is more teal. The mattes are very creamy and pigmented. And that gold. OMG the gold! Feels like a high end metallic when you swatch it. I can not want to use this quad on my eyes! *look to come*.

This collection doesn’t officially release in stores until January, but I was able to find the shadows at my local Walgreens! There is a ton of other products being release as well. Lipsticks, primers, cushion foundation, Wet N Wild is coming out with so much new stuff!

What do you think of the new Wet N Wild shadows? Comment below!

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