Breaking News: Wet N’ Wild is no longer Logical Harmony Approved!

I had another post planned today, but in light of recent news, I thought that this update was an important piece of news to share.

It appears that beloved brand Wet N’ Wild has been selling in stores in main land China despite claiming to be cruelty free.

What does this mean? This means that by Logical Harmony standards Wet N’ Wild is NOT cruelty free.

Why? When selling in store in main land China, brands subject them selves to post market testing. Meaning, at any time the government can pull the products from shelves, with out alerting the brand, for animal testing.

For more updates and more of an explanation, please watch the latest logical harmony video on YouTube. Here!

For a complete list of Cruelty Brands please visit The official Logical Harmony website

The image above is my collection of Wet N Wild makeup. What is used I will be passing on to family and friends. What is not I will be donating to a local women’s shelter.

Other brands to try:

Jordana

ELF

Makeup Revolution

Milani

Cover Girl

Thank you for reading 👽

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Ipsy February 2019

Guess what $10 subscription service finally got it together and included an insert with the products? Ipsy!!! Still no prices though.

This months bag is pretty cute and it seems really well made. It would make a fantastic makeup bag for your purse or backpack.

What’s inside?

Marc Anthony Strengthening Grow Long Anti-breakage Mask

My hair is the worst, so I am always appreciative to get a hair mask. This one smells really good. Keep a look out for it in an empties post!

Huda Beauty Lip Contour “Gossip Girl”

This more than covers the price of the bag, so the four other items are just a bonus! This lip contour feels really creamy and is a shade that will go with a lot of the lip colors that I own. Sweet!

Kokie Cosmetics Be Bright Illuminating Concealer in Light

I have wanted to try the Komi brand for a while now, and a concealer seems like a nice place to start. I am sure I will include this in an upcoming review. I have been putting all the products that I want to review together.

Meech and Mia pressed shadow “Caramel”

This presses shadow is a basic shimmery gold that I have 1244827 of. I may pass this on, but I want to try it first. It seems like it is really nice quality. I do enjoy Meech and Mia moose shadows after all.

Hanalei Lip Treatment “Peach Pink”

Just what I needed, another lip treatment. I have dry lips, believe me, but I have so many treatments now. At least I will never have to purchase one again. Neither will anyone else I know. I will give this one a try though, it seems nice.

Overall, I am really happy with my Ipsy this month. $10 very well spent.

What was in your Ipsy this month?

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ColourPop Ooh La La | Review and Swatches

Tonight, I bring you another Colourpop review, I recently made a big order, so expect more to come.

I love how affordable Colourpop is, and they are cruelty free. The fact that they come out with such colorful palettes makes me happy.

The Ooh La La Palette has a pink theme, perfect for the month of February. Pink by far is not my favorite color, but I found myself drawn to this palette.

The packaging is hot pink and made of a hard sturdy plastic. There is a mirror inside, perfect if you feel the need to travel with a pink eyeshadow palette.

Ooh La La is $12 and you can get it on the ColourPop site Here!

The Swatches

Tickled: A very light pink with a purple a blue flip to the glitter.

Soft Core: Matte warm pink

Poodle: Matte true pink

Big Sugar: Shimmer bubble gum pink with a silver sheen.

Opulent: Bright fuchsia shimmer with a blue sheen.

Sandbar: Matte bright pink

Trove: Matte raspberry

Caddy: Matte deep purple

Moon Struck: Metallic peachy gold.

The Look

* please ignore the mascara on my lid, I didn’t notice it until I took the pictures.

  • I primed my eyes, did not set it.
  • I used a big fluffy brush and applied Soft Core to my crease area.
  • I used the same brush and repeated the same step with Poodle.
  • I took a pointed crease brush and applied Sandbar to the outer part on my lid and the blended it in to the crease
  • I took a smaller pointed crease brush and applied Trove to my outer V.
  • I applied Opulent to the outer two thirds of my lid.
  • I applied Big Sugar to the remainder of my lid.
    • I lined my water and tight lines with a pink liner.
      I used a liner brush and applied a mixture of Trove and Caddy to my lower lash line.
      I blended it out with a mixture of Soft Core and Poodle.
      I popped Moon Struck in my inner corner and topped it with Tickled.
  • Over all thoughts

    The shadows do not swatch the best, but what is important is the application. The shades apply like a dream and blend out beautifully.

    If you really enjoy pink, I would say this is a wonderfully palette to add to your collection. It is also a great palette if you usually wear neutrals and want to add a pop of color to your looks.

    For only $12, the Ooh La La Palette is a great, inexpensive piece to pick up!

    What is your favorite Colour Pop palette?

    Thank you for reading🖤

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    ILuvSarahii x Colourpop Collection | Review and Swatches

    I have to say. I love Colorpop. Their formulas, packaging- everything!

    To be honest, I haven’t watched much of ILuvSarahii, but the collaborations I have seen her put out just speak to me.

    I bought the bundle on Colourpops website for $39, it is currently on sale for $31.20!

    You can also purchase all of the products separately.

    Through My Eyes 16 pan eye palette $23 currently on sale for $18.40

    First and foremost, the packaging is really cute, and totally my aesthetic. It is they typical sturdy cardboard packaging.

    There are a variety of shades. You can get a ton of looks out of this palette. Neutral, blue looks, red looks. It has everything you need in a palette, in my opinion anyway. I have traveled with it and it was perfect.

    Row one:

    • Lúcido: A champagne metallic.
    • Wild Soul: A matte mustard
    • Mesmer-eyez: A metallic Gold
    • Sandalwood: A light matte brown

    Row two

    • In a wink: A matte cream
    • Euphoric: A matte red orange
    • Canela: A warm brown with some glitter
    • Lomo: A shimmery red

    Row Three

    • Emerald Dream: A metallic emerald
    • Muze: A metallic Copper
    • Divina: A deep matte purple
    • Flecks: A cool brown metallic

    Row Four

    • Nostalgia: A matte dusty rose pan, it when used pulls orange, no idea how it manages this.
    • Moody: A matte teal
    • Nocturne: A metallic Cranberry
    • Misbehave: A matte cranberry

    The shades are all pigmented and buttery, true to the Colourpop formula.

    I did want to show a comparison to the little ILuvSarahii x Dose of Colors palette. I think that they work great in conjugation. The Colourpop one really looks like a larger version. If you were thinking of getting the Dose of Colors palette, I would recommend skipping it for the Colourpop one. It has more options, works just as well, and is less pricey.

    Lip Bundle #3 $16 on sale for $12.80 you can also get them individually for $5.20

    This is ILuvSarahii’s third lip bundle with Colourpop. (I may pick up the other two.)

    It contains two Ultra Matte Lips and one Ultra glossy lip.

    • Sueño De Coco: A matte light brown.
    • Glass Lip: A neutral glittery gloss
    • Dulcet: A matte orange red

    I think Sueño De Coco is my new favorite liquid lip. The CP matte liquid lip formula is great. It is long lasting and inexpensive!

    The look

    • To prime my eyes I used the original Urban Decay primer potion. I set it with In a Wink.
    • I used a fluffy brush used Sandal Wood as a transition. I just placed it all over.
    • I used a bit smaller of a brush and used Wild Soul to add warmth to the look.
    • I then used a pointed crease brush and placed Euphoric on my outer corner and into my outer crease.
    • I then put some glitter primer on my lid and and put Emerald Dream all over my lid.
    • Lastly I popped Lúcido on my inner corner

    • I lined my lower lash line with Moody
    • I blended it out with Sandal Wood and Wild Soul.

    For my lips I used Sueño De Coco and layered Glass Lip over it.

    Over all:

    I love this collection! I can’t stop using it. If the colors speak to you like they did me, I would pick it up while it is on sale. You will not be disappointed!

    What is your favorite ColourPop palette?

    Thank you for reading🐧

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    January 2019 Empties

    January ended up being a hell of a month for me. I turned 23, had a week long hospital stay, and finally got a full diagnostic evaluation done.

    Now that it is a new month, and I am going through some major changes, it is time to do this empties post and throw all this trash away.

    Sheet Masks

    The Crème Oh Deer! Detoxifying Lemon Sheet Mask

    This mask was a gift, and I did enjoy it. I had a great makeup day the day after use. My skin was softer and brighter than normal. If I saw it I would pick it up.

    Jeju:en You can’t handle this sheet

    This mask came to me in Ipsy last month. It was neat, there was flames on the check area. The name is hilarious as well. However, I didn’t notice it do anything.

    Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mask

    This is my favorite Sheet Mask. Will always repurchase.

    Biobelle #Beautysecret

    This mask was great, made my skin very soft and moisturized. Which is a lovely perk to have in the harsh winter months.

    C’est Moi Gentle Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes

    I was sent these wipes to try out and i really like them! One wipe removed a full face of makeup, they are loaded with product to remove the makeup. They didn’t irritate my eyes either and most wipes do. I believe Target is beginning to sell this brand, I will be picking more up.

    Veíse Hydrating Face Wash

    I was also sent this product to try. I works great, my face was more clear than it has been in ages thanks to this wash. It is also a very clean product. However, I just cannot handle the apple cider vinegar smell. If smells don’t bother you, I recommend it.

    Fortune Cookie Soap You’re the One That I Want Microdermabrasion Scrub

    I loves this scrub. It made my skin feel great! I am probably going to purchase another if they have it on the FCS site.

    Peter Thomas Roth 24 K Gold Mask

    This mask was cool to use because it was gold, but I did not notice it do anything. I wouldn’t spend the money for the full size.

    MAC Prep and Prime Skin Base

    I got this sample in Ipsy. I really enjoyed it, made my base makeup look great. I would purchase the full size if MAC was cruelty Free.

    FCS Sugar Rush Solid Sugar Scrub

    Solid sugar scrubs are my new favorite thing. It’s so much easier to use and less of a mess than traditional body scrubs. This one smelled like candy! I will repurchase another solid scrub from FCS.

    Farmacy Eye Dew Sample

    The cream is really thick and made my under eyes feel very moisturized. I have another sample to go through, after that I may pick up the full size.

    It Cosmetics Super Hero Mascara mini

    I love this mascara, it is my current holy grail. I have already purchased the full size.

    That is is for this months empties!

    What did you use up this month?

    Thank you for reading 🦙

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    December Beauty Empties

    Better late than never right? Let’s just jump in.

    Skincare

    Mustus (?) Daily Harvest Squeeze Energy Up Mask Pack Vitality/Health

    I think this either came in an Ipsy or an Ipsy offer. Didn’t break me out and made my skin nice and soft.

    Repurchase? I would if I saw it again, but wouldn’t go out of my way for it. I think I have another though.

    Pretty Animalz by Masque Bar Purifying Sheet Mask

    This was cute. It made me look like a penguin. I actually got this in my Christmas stocking.

    Repurchase? No! There is a warning on the back to not use on blemishes or pimples…

    Callyssee Caffeine Rush Nourishing Sheet Mask

    I liked this mask. It made my skin glow. Did not give me any energy though. Haha. I think this also came with Ipsy.

    Repurchase? If it was on Ipsy offer, probably.

    Younique Exfoliating Mask Sample

    A girl I know, who did some really bad things to the company I manage, sells Younique. She gave me this sample. Didn’t do much on the single use, but what does?

    Repurchase? No, it is pricey for what it is. I have a ton of other I enjoy.

    Clinique Moisturizing Gel Sample

    This was actually really nice. I slathered it on and slept in it and my skin felt so nice the next morning.

    Repurchase? No, but I would like a Cruelty Free alternative if anyone has one!

    Makeup

    ELF Powder Brush

    This was like $3 and lasted me ages. I recommend it!

    Repurchase? No, ONLY because I have a ton of other powder brushes.

    Wander Beauty Unleashed Mascara

    This was a decent mascara. It came from a BoxyCharm. I have others I like more though.

    Repurchase? No, but I wouldn’t be mad if another made its way to me.

    Bobby Brown Eye Opening Mascara Deluxe Sample

    This came in one of those Sephora Favorites kits. Let’s just say it was not what I used my coupon to get the full size of.

    Repurchase? No, I hated this. Getting through it was a struggle. Did nothing for my lashes and my lashes aren’t that bad.

    That is all that I used up in December 2018!

    Do you know a Cruelty Free alternate to the Clinique moisturizer?

    Thank you for reading 🐙

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    My evening Skin Care Routine | Winter 2018 Cruelty Free!

    Skin care is an important step in any beauty routine, and it is very individualized.

    My skin is quite strange. It is very sensitive, acne prone, and I have some dry patches, but my t zone is very oily.

    I start off my routine by removing my makeup, if I have no makeup on, I wipe off any grime from the day.

    My favorite wipes are the C’est Moi gentle makeup removing wipes. There is a lot of product on the wipes, so one wipe removes a ton of product.

    The ingredients of the wipes are clean, and they wipes them selves are biodegradable, which is fantastic!

    You can get them at Target for only $9.99!!

    Washing.

    After this I do wash my face. I am back to using the Osea Ocean Cleanser. It is a bit pricey, but I really do see it improve my break outs and balance my skin some. Unfortunately, I do break a skin care rule and wash my face in the shower. Product not pictures, because it is wet.

    Toner

    I just spray the Glossier Rose Water all over my face. This changes a ton, and it really does just depend on what I have in my arsenal on which toner I am using. I haven’t really found one that is a game changer for me.

    Serum

    Zaman Sleeping Beauty Black Cumin Seed Illuminating Serum

    At first I thought this was going to be some over priced non-sense. As it retails on their site Here, for $80. But, after a few weeks of use I’m in love. I can see a giant difference in my skin the day after use. My skin is smoother, so my makeup looks much better, with a smoother base to lay on. If I don’t use it the night before my skin seems lack luster. Now I don’t feel like my best self without it!

    All you need is one pump, if that, so the 1 Fl Oz does last a while. It is also free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates and animal cruelty!

    Moisturizer

    Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream

    I usually put this on before my serum and let it sink in. I also use this every morning. It is meant to moisturize skin and protect my environmental stressors. I have noticed a decrease in breaks since I have start using this product twice daily.

    Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Eye Revive Contour Gel

    I haven’t noticed any fine lines going away, but my dark circles are lighter. I have just started using this product, so this is more so a pre review.

    I do mask twice a week, sheet or normal mask, but I am going to save that for another post so this one isn’t a mile long.

    What are some of the products in your night time skin are routine?

    Thank you for reading 🖤

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    * Some of these items were sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are honest and my own