Sugarpill Feline Fancy Collection Review (Cruelty Free & Vegan)

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Sugarpill is a cuter than life cruelty free makeup company. Not all of their products are vegan, but you can search what is vegan easily on their site. This year for a valentines day release, they came out with a collection called Feline Fancy. The collection features a four pan eyeshadow palette & a metallic liquid lipstick. Artwork for the collection is by Brandi Milne, an artist who I very much admire. I had to get my paws (pun intended) on this collection!
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The collection retails for $48 and is currently still available, although it is a limited edition item.
The packaging is so cute on this. It has an outer sleeve that holds everything, and the eyeshdaow palette has a cute double heart mirror.
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The eye shadow palette comes with four shades.
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with flash, L-R: S.W.A K., Wink, Text Me, Kiss Kiss
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without flash
The shades are described as followed on their website:
S.W.A.K. – foiled rose petal pink with gold duochrome, Sealed With a Kiss!
WINK – foiled soft baby pink champagne, doubles as an all-over highlighter
TEXT ME – warm matte brown, the perfect transition shade
KISS KISS – vibrant, foiled red

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The liquid lipstick is a gorgeous shade that compliments the collection perfectly. The packaging is very adorable and shows a lot of care went into design.
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Strange Love liquid lipstick with flash
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Strange Love liquid lipstick without flash
The color is described as followed on the website:
STRANGE LOVE – Deep metallic oxblood red with sparkle. Creamsicle scented!

Before purchasing this set I had only ever bought 2 lipsticks from Sugarpill. I bought the pretty poison lipsticks, which there is a review on my YouTube for, and was underwhelmed. For this launch I decided to give the company another go. I am so happy I did because the versatility of the palette is amazing.

The eye shadows all work beautifully on the eyes and the face. Blending is easy and the pigmentation is there. My favorite shade from the palette is Kiss Kiss. It is so hard to find good vegan red eye shadows and this shade knocks it out of the park! I also love S.W.A.K. as blush and wink as a highlight. Text Me is the perfect contour shade. I love that I can throw this little palette into my bag and have everything I need. It is rare that I get so much use out of a palette. I have been considering buying another because I use it so much!

The lipstick is also incredible. I cannot count how many people complemented me on it when I wore it. It is opaque and goes on easily. There is no discomfort with wear and the wear time is pretty long. I never get weird crumbles or dryness at the center of my lips like with some others. The color is excellent and the metallic finish is finely milled so there are no chunks of glitter. In love with this formula!

This collection is a strong recommend if you can get it. You can find it here.

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MO

What I Wore: Red & Black Street Style | Vegan & Cruelty Free

New England weather is unpredictable. But one thing you can count on is classic black accessories.

I wear a lot of black and adding red can really vamp up a look. Red & black is easy, but makes a bold statement anytime of year. The key is having the right shoes and bag to pull any leisurely outfit together and transform it into street style.

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DETAILS

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BAG – PIXIE MOOD KIM CONVERTIBLE BACKPACK – BLACK
$88 find it here.

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SHOES – MATT & NAT PEEL – BLACK
Currently on sale for $66, full price is $110 find them here.

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MO

Vegan Cuts Beauty Subscription Box – Cruelty Free & Vegan – January 2017 Review

Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is a monthly subscription box. This box runs you $23 a month, shipping included.
They promise to deliver 4-7 full and sample size products, 100% cruelty free, mostly natural and organic, and paraben free.

Here are my thoughts on the January box.
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This box contained 6 items and the total value was about $66.

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Jersey Shore Cosmetics Lip & Cheek Rouge $30 value.
Now $30 seems like high price tag for this little guy, but I’ll go with it. This is a lip and cheek balm that is pigmented with flowers and minerals. I received the color Baccara Rose. I do really like this color as a lip product, and when layered you can get a really pretty metallic shade. It isn’t really a color I would wear on the cheeks, since it is so shimmery.

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Enfusia Bath Bomb $1.50 value.
This bath bomb is made with a blend of essential oils, like spearmint and peppermint, that is made to relieve sore muscles. It is handmade in the USA, and smells amazing. This was a unique and great thing to receive, and I would definitely purchase these in the future.

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Clarisea Exfoliant Mask $5 value.
I own a couple of Clarisea products that I really love. One of my favorite products in the charcoal exfoliant, so it was cool to get this mask to try. I prefer powder masks because you can totally customize it. This mask has been great for my trouble areas, and works great as a spot treatment as well. This mask is also 100% natural. Clarisea was the first brand that introduced me to sea salt in skincare, and it has truly been a game changer.

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Stinkbug Naturals Cream Deodorant $2.99 value.
I was really excited to receive this sample! I love trying deodorants and it can be hard to find good natural ones that work. I love this stuff. The smell is nice and earthy and it really works. This does contain baking soda, but I don’t find that it is irritating. Sometimes I think it is less of the baking soda that irritates people and more so the formulation with it. Anyway, I loved this stuff so much that I bought the full size!

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Goddess Garden Organics Bright Eyes Eye Firming Serum $17.99 value.
I was really excited to receive an eye serum and to try this brand because I have heard great things! This has no harsh chemicals and smells really fresh and clean. A little truly goes a long way. My eye area is the one area of my face that gets dry and shows signs of aging, and this does a great job of keeping me moisturized. I layer this with my Derma E vitamin A eye cream and they make a great team. I cannot say if this alone has reduced the look of fine lines since I do use another eye product as well, but I have been enjoying my results. I will definitely be buying from this brand in the future.

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Briogeo Leave-in Conditioning spray 9 value.
I love trying new hair products. I have naturally curly and frizzy hair so a conditioning spray is just what I need! I have seen this brand online at Sephora, so I was glad to give it a try. This spray smells really good and has a pretty fine mist to it. I have been applying this to my damp hair and styling as usual and my hair loves it! It has argan oil in it, which usually works well for my texture so I am not surprised. Can’t wait to try more from this brand.

Overall I am very happy with this months box. I love the variety of products, and I ended up really happy with most of the items. The only thing that probably won’t get much use is the lip & cheek rouge, and that is only because I won’t use it on my cheeks and own so many similar lip colors.

You can sign up for Vegan Cuts Beauty Box here!

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MO

Best Date Night/ Valentines Day Lip Colors – Cruelty Free & Vegan

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These are my favorite lip colors for Valentines Day or any date night! All of the formulas are tested and loved. Brands are cruelty free and shades are vegan.

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Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw 
I love the wear time of Kvd liquid lipsticks, and this is a top favorite shade of mine. This is a powerful true red that somehow seamlessly fills the lips and really gives that va-va voom factor.

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Outlaw, Mother. Swatches before dried down matte.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Mother 
I couldn’t make this list without putting two of these in! (Sorry, not sorry). Like I said before, the wear time and comfort-ability of these are great! This pink packs a punch and keeps it girly, with just a touch of sass.

You can find Kat Von D liquid lipsticks for $20 at Sephora, online here and here.

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Juice Beauty Luminous Lip Crayon in Malibu
Juice Beauty is one of my favorite brands, and they have great organic skincare and makeup. This color is a beautiful wearable light pink with a slight shimmer. It gives off that my lips but better vibe, and feels so soft on the lips. This is super moisturizing and does not settle in lines.
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Malibu

You can find Juice Beauty lip crayons for $22 at Ulta, online here and here

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Red Apple Lipstick in Rebel
Red Apple is the brand to choose if you are looking for high quality, allergen free, comfortable lipsticks. This shade is a blue based red that is perfect if you don’t like the matte lipstick trend, or if you’re shy to red lipstick. I love to apply this shade and then blot it with a tissue – it gives a great stain to the lip!

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Bottom: Rebel, Top: Oh My Guava.

Red Apple Lipstick in Oh My Guava
Like I said, these lipsticks are luxurious and are perfect if you are not into the matte trend. These are also number one if you are a non toxic beauty lover. This is a beautiful pink shade that leaves just enough color on the lips and doesn’t look too over powering.

You can find Red Apple lipsticks for $24 online here

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Soft Lilac
This shade is super unique and adds a really feminine touch to any makeup look. This is a matte pinkish lilac and it can last through a date. The doe foot applicator makes it easy to apply.

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Soft Lilac. Swatch before dried down completely matte.

You can find Anastasia Beverly Hills lipsticks for $20 at Macy’s, Sephora, Ulta, online here. Not all shades are vegan. 

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Ofra Metallic Liquid Lipstick in Versailles
Ofra makes some of the most comfortable liquid lipsticks, and they also smell great. These are not transfer proof, but last a long time. This shade is a beautiful metallic rose gold that can be worn alone or worn as a topper! This would be great for a date out to a bar, club, or concert.

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Versailles.

You can find Ofra liquid lipsticks online here. These are $2o, but there are endless 30% off codes online. I usually use ‘vgnbty30’. 

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Black Moon Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in Mourning
Black Moon has my favorite liquid lipstick formula. They recently reformulated and the newest formula is ultra comfortable and lasts forever without getting flakey. This color in particular is my ride or die and is the perfect pink nude. If you like a matte lip, and don’t want to go too bold, this is for you.

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Mourning.

You can find Black Moon liquid lipsticks for $18 online here.

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Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Rose Matter
This formula isn’t my ultimate favorite, but this color is amazing and I have not found a perfect dupe for it. This shade is a matte neutral coral pink and it is beautiful, especially on medium to dark skin tones. This is a long lasting lightweight formula, just make sure your lips are exfoliated before application so that you don’t get dry looking lips.

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Rose Matter. Swatched before completely dried down matte.

You can find Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks for $18 online here.

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Colourpop Lippie Stix in Brink
Colourpop is super affordable, and their lippie stix are some of the best traditional lipsticks. This shade is what I would describe as demi matte. This terracotta rose melts into the lips and compliments any style of makeup.

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Brink.

You can find Coloupop lipsticks for only $5 online here.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Dainty
If you are more of a gloss girl, or are just looking for the perfect peachy pink gloss topper, look no further than this Anastasia gloss. This is a soft color that can be blended out and it is not too sticky or tacky.

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Dainty.

You can find this gloss for $16 at Macys, Sephora, Ulta, online here.

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Necromancy Cosmetica Matte Lipstick in Mugwort
This shade is for the more non traditional. I love the formula of these matte traditional style lipsticks and they last a surprisingly long time. This muted magenta can be layered to get more intense color and looks so different but so good on different skin tones.

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Mugwort.

You can find Necromancy Cosmetica online here.

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MO

How To: Getting What You Want out of Your Hair Appointment

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I think we all have had bad experiences with a hairstylist. Maybe a bad cut that was impossible to grow out, not blended highlights, bright red when you said natural? No matter the circumstance, it can happen.
Sometimes, you just get an inexperienced stylist, sometimes you catch a good hairstylist on a bad day, and many times it is a lack of communication and understanding.
As a cosmetologist I have been on both sides of this situation. I am by no means saying these tips are fool proof, but, these will help you get what you are looking for and hopefully you can leave the salon feeling happy with your results.

Know what you want, and find pictures.
This sounds like a no brainer, but a lot of times people haven’t quite pin pointed what they like about a style. Find some images that appeal to you and what you’re looking for. Do you like how the layers lay? The warm or cool tones of the color? The length? Knowing what about each image appeals to you is crucial when showing your stylist. Another thing to consider when finding images, if they are of a celebrity or influencer, cover the face when looking at the hair. Do you still like it? Sometimes we want to look like the person in the picture, not actually want the hair they have.

Research stylists, read reviews, browse portfolios.
Not all hairstylists specialize in what you’re looking for. There are some who are balyage masters while others are more cut oriented, or color correction specialists. The best way to find someone who suits your style is searching Instagram or searching salons in your area and viewing their portfolios. Sometimes you will need to travel a little farther and spend a little more for what you want, so don’t limit yourself.

Consider your hair texture and lifestyle.
If you’re looking at getting a high maintenance cut or color, consider your lifestyle. If you are naturally curly, and the style you want caters to your hair being flat ironed, make sure you are prepared to style your hair daily. Consider opting for balyage as opposed to an all over color if it isn’t in your budget to get your hair done every month.

Tell the stylist what you want but be willing to listen to their expertise and advice.
Once you’ve found your stylist and you’re sitting in their chair telling them what you are looking for, sometimes they might tell you it won’t be a possibility that day. Many times to ensure you keep your hair integrity and health a hair stylist will reccomend working gradually to your goal. Listen to them. Going platinum in one sitting isn’t always the best choice, and in the end you’ll be happy for your hair journey. Working slowly towards a goal and keeping your hair healthy will ensure that you are happy and get what you are looking for.

Make sure you have the proper aftercare or the funds to purchase some.
Your hair is an investment. You want to make sure you have proper care at home to protect this investment. If you have colored your hair, make sure you have a color safe shampoo and conditioner. If you’ll be doing heat styling, make sure you have a high performance heat protectant cream and or spray. It is also a good idea to have some hair masks suited to your hair needs. Taking care of your hair at home is crucial, and will make it easier for your stylist as well.

Hopefully you feel a little more prepared for booking your appointment! Here’s to great hair days.

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MO

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Subscription Box – Cruelty Free & Vegan – December 2016 Review

Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is a monthly subscription box. This box runs you $23 a month, shipping included.
They promise to deliver 4-7 full and sample size products, 100% cruelty free, mostly natural and organic, and paraben free.

Here are my thoughts on this months box.
The December box featured all items that are leaping bunny certified!

This box contained 5 items.

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Devita Eyeliner Pencil $15 value
Not gonna lie to you, I am typically not excited about recieving eyeliners since most end up being a flop for me. I wear eyeliner almost everyday. I like to not only line my eyes, but tight line as well. I need eyeliners that are highly pigmented, stay and apply well, and that I can wear on my water line. This ended up being none of those things. I really wanted to like this and make it work but it just didn’t. It is stiff and does not glide on easily. I also don’t like how big it is because if I did enjoy how it worked I would not be able to fit it in my makeup bag. Maybe my eyelids are just too oily for this product, but either way I wasn’t thrilled with its performance. Okay, moving on!

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Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Day Cream $6 value
This is a sample size face moisturizer. I have used Andalou Naturals before, and had rather enjoyed some of the products. I did enjoy this cream and it left me feeling hydrated without making me greasy for the most part. This does have a strong rose smell, which I’m not crazy about. I will probably continue to use this on my neck, and the oil free line of theirs on my face. This is a great travel size product to receive.

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Modish Polish in Control Freak $12 value
I have said it before, and I will say it again, I love receiving nail polishes! It is not something I will usually spend my money on, so its always a treat to receive. This is a 5-free polish, and a beautiful dark red color. This shade was perfect for the holidays. I will say I don’t think this lasted as well as some other brands I have tried, but I also am pretty rough on my nails. Something I really enjoy is the packaging. Definitely a nail polish bottle you can display.

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Juice Beauty Green Apple Shampoo & Conditioner $9 value
This is a travel size shampoo and conditioner. Juice Beauty is one of my favorite brands to receive. This smells amazing and I found that both the shampoo and conditioner left my hair feeling soft. I cannot say that the shampoo did anything extraordinary for my hair, so I probably wouldn’t repurchase. I would however repurchase the conditioner. My hair was very soft and shiny and did not feel weighed down.

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Crazy Rumors Plum Apricot Lip Balm $4 value
I was probably most excited for this! I love getting lip balms in subscription boxes because it is hard to find vegan lip balms in most stores. I have been using this everyday, and it works so well at keeping my lips hydrated. The smell is nice as well but does not last. Nothing bad to say about this stuff.

That wraps up this months box! You can sign up for your own here.

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MO

W3ll People Realist Invisible Setting Powder Review – Cruelty Free, Vegan, Green Beauty

Every month I receive my Petit Vour cruelty free and vegan subscription beauty box. Many times it features brands I have heard of, some I have tried and some I have not.

Last month I recieved a very tiny sample of the W3ll People Realist invisible setting powder. At first I was underwhelmed by the small sample size, but figured I would give it a go. I have had some difficulty finding a good vegan setting powder that is free of harmful ingredients. I ended up loving it after the first use, and actually got quite a few uses out of it. After about the third use, I knew I had to order it.

Petit Vour is not only a cruelty free and vegan subscription service, but an online store with many great brands. I purchased the full size through their online store.

The full size powder retails for $22
for .21 OZ. This product is made in the USA.
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This powder promises to minimize pores, soften imperfections, set foundation for long wear, and mattify. This is one product that I feel definitely delivers on promises.

Ingredients
Non Toxic.
Ingredient wise, this powder is excellent. They boast “no nasties” which is definitely true. There is a lengthy list of what is not in this powder. Here is what they list is not in this powder.
No parabens, phenoxyethanol, petrochemicals, artificial colors, fragrance, fillers, preservatives, propylene glycol, GMO’s, phtalates, dimethicone, nano particles, EDTA.

As for what is in this powder, I find the formula to be very gentle and non aggravating. Here is what is in this powder.
Cornstarch, Aloe, Arrowroot, Silica, Chamomile, Green Tea.

Application & Wear
I apply this with a dense fluffy face brush. I tap some product into a clean glass tray, then swirl my brush and apply to my face. I also use this to set my under eye area.

This powder is definitely invisible, but you have to make sure you don’t use too much. If you do, using a large brush to wipe it away will eliminate flashback or any other issues of over application.

This feels like air on the skin. The powder is finely milled, so it doesn’t sit in fine lines and does a wonderful job of blurring imperfections. I often don’t wear foundation. Lately I have been using the Realist powder alone and it helps to make my skin look even and matte.

I get a wonderful matte finish from this. It is not matte in a drying way. My very oily areas stay matte all day, and I rarely find myself needing to touch up.

As far as setting foundation for long wear, it absolutely extends my makeup wear time. I find that the areas in which my foundation will usually break up, it does not.

Overall I highly reccomend this non toxic, cruelty free and vegan setting powder!

You can purchase it here.

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MO

Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Unboxing! December 2016 | Vegan & Cruelty Free | Leaping Bunny Certified

Check out all of the amazing Leaping Bunny Certified brands in this months Vegan Cuts beauty box!

 

Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel, so that you never miss an unboxing.

 

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MO