Lily Lolo Mineral Blushes

Mineral blushes by Lily Lolo come in 13 shades, are highly pigmented and have a reasonable price tag

Lily Lolo is a brand I have already talked about (remember?). They are based in the UK but have been spreading like crazy internationally. They have a UK site, a USA/Canada site and are sold by various distributors throughout the world.
Their popularity stems from them being a much trusted green beauty brand with mostly vegan products (not all).
I found them after looking to switch foundations and fell in love. I now use their mineral foundation all the time and have difficulty switching to liquid on the off occasion more coverage is needed (reminder).

First time I went on their site I was so mesmerized I almost bought everything, including some very good mineral blushes. Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading Lily Lolo Mineral Blushes

Make Me Blush by Barry M

Barry M Make Me Blush cream stick blushes - easy to use, compact, long lasting and Cruelty Free/Vegan

As it turns out – I am in love with cream blushes. They are so blendable, easy to use and most times I just use my fingers instead of a brush. There are no powders flying everywhere when traveling and they are much more durable for an accident prone person like myself who can barely take two steps without tripping, let alone maintain the integrity of my makeup. Things crash to the ground all the time!

If you recall, the first ones I tried were by Neve Cosmetics. Then one day while browsing Asos (my favorite site), I came across the Barry M Make Me Blush cream blushes. I thought the idea was excellent, since they come in a stick form and can be applied directly to the cheeks without even using fingers or a brush.

Let’s see if they are any good.
Continue reading Make Me Blush by Barry M

April LaRitzy Box

A full review of the April LaRitzy subscription beauty box. All vegan, all cruelty free!

For anyone who doesn’t know about the LaRitzy box yet, it is a vegan and cruelty free subscription box. I started my subscription in February (go here to remember) and really liked the box contents then. Plus the value was crazy.

For the April box I was so so on the content. The product quality is great as always, and a few items surprised me, but some items I could live without. Although, when getting a subscription box, that’s a risk one has to take.

Funny story: when I went to get the box from the post office the guy at the counter shook the box and said it sounds like there’s something broken inside. If it sounds broken WHY CONTINUE SHAKING IT?? Continue reading April LaRitzy Box

Just Chill! (Why Stress is Bad)

Everybody knows that stress is bad for the mind and the body. Here's an in depth explanation why

In the modern world stress is practically inevitable. People rushing to make deadlines, do a good job, pass that oh so important test or impress someone who really couldn’t care less.
It’s something we burden ourselves with on a daily basis without realizing just how traumatic it is, not only to our minds but also to our bodies.

Doctors are always saying we should relax more and that many are suffering as a result of the constant, daily pressure we out upon ourselves. But why exactly?
How does that stressed out feeling in your head translate into your body’s physiology? Continue reading Just Chill! (Why Stress is Bad)

Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer

The Primed and Poreless Primer by high end brand Too Faced is one of the best around

If I’m honest I didn’t understand why primers existed and why I should use one.
My morning makeup routine has already made me late more than once to classes, so adding another step would just make everything take longer.

But after hearing so much about the Too Faced primers (and receiving a nice paycheck) I thought I would give one a try. The one I chose was the Primed and Poreless primer because I tend to have an oily T-zone and was afraid the Hangover one, boasting moisturizing properties, would be too much.

That being said, let’s get to reviewing. Continue reading Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer

Cruelty Free Mascara

A comparison of 3 cruelty free mascaras from 3 leading brands

Today lets talk about mascaras.
Who doesn’t love a good mascara? I know I do because it really is such a makeup basic. Even if you don’t own anything else you probably own at least one mascara. It’s like the perfect pair of jeans – no matter what you pair it with you’ll look great.

Now, if you allow me a moment to be vain, I can tell you that I give good lash. My lashes are long and thick so just a smidgen of mascara makes them look great. The ones I typically look for are those that separate well and lengthen because I love long doll lashes.

But with every good there is a bad. Although my lashes are great, a couple of years ago a horrible thing happened – my eyes became very allergic to many cosmetics. I don’t know what component I’m allergic to exactly, but every product that goes near my eyes has the potential to make them swell. Which is why I go through so many mascaras trying to find THE ONE. Continue reading Cruelty Free Mascara

Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polishes

Trust Fund Beauty nail polishes have vibrant colors and good staying power, while being 7-free and cruelty free

As you may know, Trust Fund Beauty is a brand I love.
Even though I reviewed their lipstick line first a couple of weeks ago, they really began with nail polishes.

All nail polishes are cruelty free, vegan, paraben free and 7-free, meaning they don’t contain toxic ingredients such as formaldehyde known to be cancerous.  You can read more about their list of ingredients here.

Continue reading Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polishes

Dessert à Lèvres Lipsticks by Neve Cosmetics

Dessert a Levres lipsticks by Neve Cosmetics

Neve Cosmetics is a company I appreciate and have also talked about in the past (see my previous post here).

For those who don’t know who they are, it is a cruelty free Italian company with European shipping. Italians are pretty in love with them, mainly because of the cute image and greener ingredients.

Here’s some gossip for you: apparently they were in a legal battle with Nivea since 2015 regarding the name.

Continue reading Dessert à Lèvres Lipsticks by Neve Cosmetics

Trust Fund Beauty Lipgasm

The limited edition lipstick line "Lipgasm" from Trust Fund Beauty

Trust Fund Beauty is a company I have been following for a while on Instagram because their feed is all kinds of hilarious. The theme is simple – we all have a rich bitch inside of us, even if we are penniless Vet students who spend more on our dog than ourselves (true story).
Everything is of course cruelty free and as an added plus – vegan.

They started off with nail polishes (I’ll have that review for you soon) but then a few months ago expanded into a limited edition lipstick line named “Lipgasm”. Of course I was intrigued. Continue reading Trust Fund Beauty Lipgasm

Weekly Cruelty Free Roundup – 19/03 – 25/03

Weekly Cruelty Free roundup of news and interesting posts

Hi everybody,

Another Friday has arrived and with it another weekly cruelty free roundup. I’m sorry for missing it last week, but as previously mentioned, this school semester is going to be a bit hectic. Some things will suffer (mainly my stress levels) but I hope to have this blog schedule under control. Thank you for sticking with it!

The past 2 weeks brought some very good news! The road to a cruelty free world is still long, but there have been some very impressive wins lately. They were all achieved by organizations and the cruelty free public pressuring institutions and companies to give up bad practices.

Consumers choosing deliberately not to buy products tested on animals has started to have some effect.

Here’s what happened: Continue reading Weekly Cruelty Free Roundup – 19/03 – 25/03