The Organic Skin Co. | Review and a Look

For such a small blog, I receive quite a few PR samples. But, I only share the ones that I think deserve more attention. The Organic Skin Co is a company that I believe definitely deserves all the attention.

The beauty products are cruelty free and vegan, and with each product purchased a tree is planted. That isn’t each order, that’s each PRODUCT!

The products are also all natural!

This post will be long. So, let’s get into the products and my honest thoughts.

4 pan palette $28 Blush

The palette it’s self is extremely sturdy. It is made of a hard plastic, has a magnetic closure, and contains a nice mirror. For an empty palette, $28 is steep. With all of the options out there, I would not say this in particular is a must have. However, if you can spring it, I 100% recommend it!

The palette also comes in charcoal and stone. There is also an 8 pan option.

Check out the 4 pan palette Here.

The Pods

We are going to go in order from left to right.

The Eyes Have It Pod “Day Dreamer” $21

Cream shadow wasn’t my thing, until now. The formula is long wearing, easy to apply, and blended really nicely.

The shade I have “Day Dreamer” is the perfect one and done shade. There are also 9 other options to pick from.

“Day Dreamer” also makes a fantastic cream bronzer/contour.

If you enjoy cream shadows, or don’t I mean I didn’t, and enjoy easy and quick application, with a lasting formula… give the Eyes have it pods a try.

You can look at all the colors Here!

In the Spotlight Pod “Lunar” $21

If there was one product I could have skipped, it would be this one. It is still great quality and makes a great inner corner highlight. But, as a face highlighter it isn’t for me. I like that in your face highlight.

If you like a natural ethereal glow though, this highlight is amazing. It did not make my foundation patchy and it applies well with a finger or a sponge. It blended out effortlessly.

You can check out both shades Right here.

Hide and Seek Pod “Porcelain” $21

I did not go into this thinking I was going to find my new favorite concealer. I assumed this was going to be light coverage and hard to work with.

I was WRONG!

The Hide and Seek concealer covered blemishes, dark circles and scaring like a dream. Blends out well with a finger, sponge, or brush. Once the weather warms up here in Missouri I may just wear this concealer and go with out foundation!

I do have to say… the shade range leaves much to be desired. There are 8 shades, most of which are a shade of beige.

You can view all 8 shades Here.

Cheeky Lips Pod “First Blush” $21

This Pod is for your lips and cheeks.

Personal preference, I prefer a matte lip, but for quick easy days I always go glossy. Now, I don’t think I need any of my other glossy lip shades!

As a lip color the pigment is great! The formula is comfy and relatively long wearing. It will not last through food or drink. And no, it is not kiss proof. ( Sorry Coty 😂)

As a blush? I am in love! If used lightly it gives your cheeks that wind flushed look. Just like the other products, it blends out easily and lasts ages.

There are 7 shades that you can view Here.

Meet the Press Eye Shadow “Nutmeg” $31

Nutmeg is a matte cool dark brown. It isn’t unique to my collection, but what is anymore? The pigment is fantastic! The texture is buttery and it blended in like 3 seconds!!

There are 10 shades Here, and I really want more.

  • For my eyes I placed “Day Dreamer” all over my lids and blended it out with “Nutmeg”, then I took “Nutmeg” on my Lower lash line.
  • Lastly for my eyes I popped “Lunar” in my inner corner.
  • I applied “Day Dreamer” in the spots that I would bronze and contour.
  • I applied “First Blush” a little further back than the apples of my cheeks.
  • I applied “Lunar” on my Cupid’s bow, nose, brow bone, and cheek bones
  • I placed “First Blush” all over my lips.

That’s it! A quick and easy clean look!

I will never say you absolutely need something, because that just isn’t true. But, I will say I will pick up more of both shadows and repurchase the concealer and lip/cheek product when mine run out.

Personally, I am happy to pay a higher price if it is going to an ethical company that has the well being of our environment in mind.

Have your tried Organic Skin Co?

Thank you for reading🌙

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Please note, all opinions are honest and I earn nothing from this post or the links.

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Vegan Cuts Makeup Box Fall 2018 | Glitz & Glamour

I have really been slacking in my posting this week. I just really haven’t been feeling at my best, or anywhere close to it.

But, I actually feel a bit up today, so I am going to write and schedule as many posts as I can!

I have some spooky movies playing, a face mask on, a fall candle lit and I am ready to do this.

……

The Vegan Cuts Makeup box comes quarterly and I believe it is around $35 a quarter. Much cheaper than other quarterly subscriptions.

Axiology Lip Crayon “Valor” $26

I have really been wanting to try Axiology products, specially their face products. But lips are a start. This is a conditioning lip crayon with a matte finish. Sounds perfect.

The shade “Valor” looks perfect for fall. I am off to a good start.

Aesthetica Color Correcting Concealer $18

I have just never taken to color correcting. Now that I have some products to do so with I may give it a go.

I may just pass this along to someone else though. I can’t decide.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Brow Trio $21

I love brow powders and this powder is super soft and pigmented.

I can’t wait to actually put them on my brows. I think the middle shade might be a nice match.

Au Naturale Pore Minimizing Finishing Powder $26

I am all for pore minimizing. I have some big pores and the extra help to minimize them is always wanted.

I have actually heard great things about this product, which makes me even more excited to use it. Weird to be excited over a finishing powder.

Bonus Tool: MOTD Rose Gold Vegan Leather Canvas Bag $27

I really want to try the MOTD brushes. I am glad to have this bag though. It is great quality and super cute as well. Very sleek.

I am really happy with the fall box. I might not use the color corrector, but everything else still makes the box well worth it’s price!

What is your favorite Axiology product?

Thank you for reading 🎃

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Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipsticks | Influenster Vox Box

I recently got another Influenster Vox Box, and I think this is the best yet.

I have wanted to try more Jane Iredale products, so I was super excited to be selected for this box.

I am not the biggest fan of traditional lipstick because I am to lazy to reapply through out the day- but I have been reaching for my Wet N Wild and Burt’s Bee’s ones more recently.

Jane Iredale is Vegan and Cruelty Free.

Molly

Natalie

Joanna

Above is Joana on my lips.

Natalie, Joanna, Molly.

The packaging

The packaging of these lipsticks is spectacular. They are in a weighted gold bullet, with a magnetic cap. They feel very luxurious.

The formula

The formula is very creamy and comfortable. I would say the shades are rather sheer, besides Natalie.

I wouldn’t not say they are long lasting, they definitely come off when drinking, fade through out the day, and do transfer (Sorry again Coty.) But, I did expect this.

I think these will be lovely for my quick daily looks.

The Triple Luxe Lipsticks retail for $35 and come in 15 shades. I could never see my self spending this much on a lip product, it feels unnecessary.

It hurts spending the money on Kat Von D liquid lips and those are one of my favorite lip product formulas and $15 cheaper!

However, if you want to try a comfy luxury feeling lip stick- pick it up Here!

What is your Favorite bullet lipstick?

Thank you for reading 💜

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*I was sent the products for review, but all opinions are my own and honest.*

Vegan Cuts Beauty Box September 2018

Sad news, this will be my last Vegan Cuts Beauty Box for a while. I have had it for 2 years and I just have wayyyyy to many face creams and little toners and such to go through. I am sad to see it go, but I also don’t want all of the products I have gotten to expire.

However, I am keeping the quarterly makeup box!

Without further ado, let’s see what is in my last VC Beauty Box.

Safe Baron Vulcano Castile Soap $8

This is a little detox body wash. I do love Sade Baron products so I am always happy to try another. This is safe for face and body. It contains activated charcoal.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Blush and Highlighter “Blossom” $21

This cute little guy is meant to be a blush and highlight. You can use all three shades together or separate.

Here are all three shades swatched separate and then that larger swatch on the side is them all blended together.

I don’t have the patience to try and hit the tiny flowers, but I do think the product looks beautiful all blended together.

Laritzy Gold Eye Pencil $18

This is my first experience with Laritzy, but I have heard good things about the brand. As I said in a previous post, I am always up for a colored liner!

Zuii Organic Flora Mascara “Granite” $29.50

This Mascara is meant to build volume and length. It is also supposed to be smudge resistant!

I will have to do an update post on this Mascara. Honestly, I haven’t had the best lunch with cleaner mascaras. Sigh.

Honestly Phresh Deodorant Stick $5

I have super sensitive under arms, I actually have very bad eczema on them. So I lean towards natural deodorant to keep me fresh, but not aggravate my under arms. I am glad to get to try a brand I have yet to.

Bogavia Exfoliating Facial Scrub $20

This Scrub is fragrance free, works for all skin types, and contains aloe Vera, sea kelp, and avocado oil.

Kind of reminds me of that one scrub, I think by Dr.Jart that everyone hyped up for so long.

That is it for my last Vegan Cuts Beauty Box!

I am very happy with it. This box has never disappointed me and I do plan to resubscribe ones I get through some of the products that I have stocked up.

What products are you curious about from this months Box?

Thank you for reading 💜

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Aug. 2018

Lately I have just been anxious. Badly. Sometimes BPD really takes its toll on me. Because of being so anxious, I’m tense and my body hurts. I promise I am trying to get post out and more than just unboxings. But, I have to focus on my wellness as well.

For now, he is another unboxing 😂.

Hempz Pink Pomelo and Himalayan Sea Salt $7.30

I love Hempz lotions, and these little bottles com in handy! The scent is really nice and almost floral. This one is going in my purse ASAP.

Loba Mane leave in conditioner and styling cream $7

I am obsessed with the smell of this product and wish I could lather my whole body in it.

The cream isn’t thick, so I think it will work well with my crazy frizzy hair.

Dusty Girls Vegan Lip Shine “Argyle Pink” $14

Lip shines like this are awesome for no makeup makeup days. I am starting to really like them!

This one is a really light pink and the formula feels VERY moisturizing.

Farmstead Apothecary Face Cream $4.75

The scent I received is “Citrus Rose” and I can tell you that is 100% on point.

The cream feels light and smells really nice, perfect for this hot Missouri weather.

Dermala Acne Pimple Patches $10

I almost bought the Yes To Tomatoes version of these. Every now and then I will get some zits that succcckkkkkkk. I will up date you on how well these dots work!

Delizioso Skincare Bulgarian Rose Facial Elixir $48

Goodness this is an expensive elixir! This specific elixir is meant to be good for anti-aging.

I am 22, but I have been told it is good to start early with anti-again products. Will definitely give it a try.

Food For Face Violet Cleansing Essence $7

This is a light weight cleanser that is good for sensitive skin. I am going on a little weekend trip this weekend and I will have to take this with me to test it out.

I am really happy with this months Box! There isn’t one thing I think I won’t get use out of. There are actually a few things I’m excited to try. Vegan Cuts NEVER disappoints!

Would you like to hear more about any of these products?

Thank you for reading!

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Vegan Cuts Makeup Box | Summer Dreams

Is everyone else shocked that it is already mid-August!? This year is going by so fast that I feel like a portion of time is missing. It just feels wrong!

But, as Summer is coming to an end, we can still dream of the perfect summer vacations.

This season Vegan Cuts Makeup box is supposed to contain the dream summer products.

(Speaking of seasonal boxes, should I do fab fit fun?)

Au Naturals Satin Matte Lip Stain “Marsala” $25

I have been hearing a ton of awesome things about the brand Au Natural as a whole, and have really been wanting to get my hands on more of their products. Liquid lips seem like a great place to start.

Not only does the formula feel very light weight and comfortable, but the shade is perfect. I have only swatched the product and I already want more.

HoneyBee Gardens Effortless Eyeliner “JetBlack” $9

I will never be mad about a black liner. I thought liner most days, so I can go through some liner.

For some reason I recall a YouTuber really liking the Honey Bee Garden foundation. Has anyone tried it?

Pacifica Stunning Brows Eyebrow Gloss and Set $14

I am always excited to receive a Pacifica product. I don’t believe that I have ever tried one of their brow products, so I am excited to give this a go!

Derme E Sun Protection Mineral Powder SPF 30 $22

I have product just like this from Supergoop that I love, so I have high hope for this one. Derme E is a brand I already know and love, so I do not think I will be disappointed.

Sarah Jean Three Piece Eyelash Kit $55

The kit includes lashes with no style name, but they actually look like lashes I will use. They are not too full or strangely spaced out. There is also lash glue in the shade black and lash applicator tweezers.

What an awesome set to include! The more I am getting lashes the more excited I am getting about them. I think the lash tweezers will help me a ton with application as well.

I would say that I am 100% satisfied with this seasons box! I love everything Vegan Cuts does and highly recommend checking out their different subscriptions.

What products would you like to see reviewed from the box?

Thank you for reading ❤️

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box July ‘18 |Shine your light

I just ate the BEST Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burger!

What are your favorite Vegan Meals or snacks!?

*Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is $22.95 a month. It is cruelty free, vegan, and usually pretty clean beauty items. 5-6 full or deluxe sample size. *

This months Box contains….

Crazy Rumors Ruby Red Grapefruit Lip Balm $3.50

I think Crazy Rumors is my favorite lip balm brand.

But, I am not big on Grapefruit, so I may let someone else have this so they can discover the brand as well.

Use code VCUTS15 for 15% off your order until 9/1/18

Sade Baron Rhein Body Lotion $8

This Lotion is really light weight- great for summer. It has a light scent of peppermint and ylang ylang. Rhein just became my new desk Lotion!

Sappo Hill Bamboo Charcoal Soap $3

I love using soap bars as much as possible. Much less waste.

This one doesn’t really have a scent, so it will be perfect for the face or more sensitive areas.

My Magic Mud Toothpaste $4

I have seen Magic Mud products at TJ Maxx. I actually see a lot of natural brands there. It is where I get my deodorant. In case you cared.

I am really interested to see if this activated Charcoal tooth paste works. I drink A LOT of teas and coffees. So, if it works I’ll probably buy the lines products in full size.

Yes To Triple Masking Kit $4

We al know I already love the Yes To products. I think it is really cool that they have come out with these kits and I am excited to give it a try. I have never done multimasking before!

Zatik Naturals Gratitude Face Serum $32

The Gratitude Serum is meant to hydrate skin and soften fine lines. It isn’t as liquidy as other serums I have tried, and I really like that. The Serum has a fresh earthy scent.

*use code ZATIK20 for 20% off your order on their site until 10/31/18

Balanced Guru Love Aromatherapy $15

This tiny thing is $15?!

Anyway, I love aromatherapy so I was glad to see this in the box.

I can’t find what oils are in this on the box, but whatever it is it smells beautiful!

$69.50 worth of awesome cruelty free and vegan products for just $22!!! Vegan Cuts literally never lets me down.

What are your favorite masks to multimask with?

Thank you for reading ❤️

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