Essence Longlasting Lipstick Natural Beauty Swatches

16 Sep

$2.99 at Ulta,

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Milani Color Statement Lipstick Swatches

16 Sep

~$6 at, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, KMart




“Bellissimo! You know how some (lesser) lipsticks look one way in the store, and then completely different in your bathroom mirror? Color Statement is the antithesis of that. A super-luxe, grown-up girl lipstick, it delivers true instant colour in a single swipe. Laced with vitamins A and C to hydrate and nourish, this collection is all about options: Corals and Reds, Orchids and Plums, Nudes, and Pinks. Trust us, you’ll want an entire wardrobe.”


Sugar Glaze


Nude Crème

Blog Update

19 Jul

Hello everyone!

I’m sorry I have been inactive for so long.  I have finished school and returned to my full time job, so that takes up most of my days.

I was having computer issues because the screen on my computer was broken, but I just got a new computer!  Unfortunately I am still missing the charger for my new camera BUT my new-ish cell phone takes decent pictures and will work in the mean time.

Hopefully I can get some new stuff up soon, I have a lot to post!

Some examples -

  • Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Nude Crème
  • Wet n Wild Balm Stain in Rico Mauve
  • A bunch of NYX stuff
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance and La Crème lipstick
  • Essence stuff I got back in March
  • Tarte Amazon Butter Lipstick in Tulip
  • And a few more!

I’m still trying to get things organized between computers, so please bear with me.  Thank you for being so patient!!

NYX may be bought by L’Oreal

13 Jun

NYX had apparently put the company up for sale in March, with a potential deal with L’Oreal coming up soon.  While L’Oreal is not a cruelty free company, I will continue to support NYX if they continue to remain cruelty free.

If you’re a cruelty free blogger or cruelty free consumer who loves NYX, I strongly suggest that you shoot a short e-mail to them and urge the company to remain cruelty free under L’Oreal’s brand.


You can read more at Phyrra’s post here

Spain Trip Photos

6 Apr

There are too many pictures for me to post here, so if you’d like to view them here is the link to my Flickr

Essence Colour and Go Nail Polish “Hey, Nude” Swatches

6 Apr

~$2  at Ulta, Wallgreens

I got mine for 1,99 € at El Corte Inglés when I was in Spain.

This is one of the “Sparkle Sand” polishes.  I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about the texture, but I actually really like it!  It certainly stays on my nails a lot longer than other polishes.




Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara Review and Swatches

28 Mar

~ $3 at, Walgreens, KMart…

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Tiny Spain Haul

27 Mar

This year I finally was able to do something for spring break!  At least I did something for my senior year, right?

I really had a hard time finding cruelty free makeup over there…the duty free shop in the airport and even the cosmetics floor in El Corte Inglés had brands that you can easily find over here – Dior, L’Occitane, Estee Lauder.  I managed to see a Sephora in Valladolid, but sadly they had no Tarte, Urban Decay, Benefit, etc.

I did manage to find Essence on a separate floor, though!  I guess because it’s a “drugstore” brand.

They have so much more products available in Europe!  It makes sense though, since Essence is a European company.

So here’s what I got

It totaled 10,71 € which is roughly $15

All-in-One BB Cream

Deeply Moisturizing Paper Mask (excited to try this!)

Mattifying Cream

Colour and Go Sparkle Sand Effect Nail Polish in Hey, Nude!

Enkore Makeup Cruelty Free Status

26 Mar

I recently emailed Enkore Makeup about the cruelty free status of their products because I could not find any indication in their ‘About Us’ or ‘FAQ’ section.

Here’s the response!  Another one to add to the list!

Milani HD Advanced Lipcolor Swatches

13 Mar

~$8 at  CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Walmart

I couldn’t find these on the Milani site, so I don’t think they’re in production any longer

I got mine for $1 each at the Dollar Tree.

I purchased the colors Vivacious Fuchsia and Romantic Rose. Romantic Rose is a bit of a misnomer, though.  It’s much more peachy toned.

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