My Favorite Cruelty Free Skincare

Good evening all. I know I haven’t blogged much but I decided to take the time off instead.. But I am back and plan to put a blog post up once a week! Tonights post will be about my favorite cruelty free skincare that I use.. I switched to 100% cruelty free skin care and makeup several months ago. I pretty much had all cruelty free products so just had to switch out a few products.. I asked the question on my instagram (if you’re not following me on there and would like scroll down and follow the link on the sidebar) and every person who voted said yes to me doing a post about my favorite skin care, so here we go!

So the first product I am going to mention is from First Aid Beauty. I am in love with their products! I got started using their products when I got a sample size of their Ultra Repair Cream in a ipsy bag one month. It is so amazing for sensitive skin and gentle enough for your face as well. I use this nightly after I wash my face. 

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I shared the direct link for this amazing product!

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Another product from FAB that I love is their Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer. I have been using this as a primer before I put my makeup on and I love it! My skin has been so smooth and not oily at all! I’ll be honest, since I switched to using these products my oily skin has actually become less and less.. Now we’ll put my skin to the test this summer! 😉

Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer

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My next go to products are from Burts Bees! I love to use their makeup remover wipes to take my makeup off at night. And I love using their deep pore scrub! 

Peach & Willow bark deep pore scrub

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Exfoliating Facial cleansing towelettes

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I have been consistently using both these products for months. I am on my second bottle of the deep pore scrub and still love it! You definitely need to use a moisturizer after using the scrub or you’ll end up with dry spots since this really cleanses the skin. But other than that it’s seriously my favorite! 

Ok, So the next brand I am going to mention is one that I am still trying out, I am using Yes To’s single use masks and so far I am loving them. I have sensitive skin and so I am always weary trying different skin care products out which is why I bought the single use ones.. 

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I bought mine from Ulta because well Ulta has an amazing points system! 🙂 

Next is an amazing facial spray that I had never heard of before until I started watching more Youtube Beauty Vloggers. And that is the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender. This spray is amazing! I use it as a base before I put primer and makeup on and I also use it at night as well! And the price point is amazing!

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Mario Badescu Facial Spray

Ulta sells 2oz, 4oz, and 8oz bottles. And they are at drug store prices which to me is amazing! 🙂

 

Lastly, I am adding two products I have found on Amazon. Amazon is my go to place for online shopping no matter what it is. I am definitely an Amazon Prime mom 😉 I really love finding all natural and cruelty free skin care products off amazon too! I found a nice under eye serum thats amazing!

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Virginic Eye Serum

I love using this every night! Some nights I forget to use it but I try to use it nightly.

The other product is a 100% organic Maracuja oil. I used Tarte’s Maracuja oil samples that I recieved in a recent order from Ulta and to be honest I hated the smell of it. But this one is amazing! The smell is so fruity too!

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Maracuja Oil

A little goes a long way with this oil. I haven’t started using this nightly. I use this when I need the added moisture to my skin.. 

So this is the list of my favorite skin care products! Hope you enjoy this post!!

Elizabeth

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January Ipsy Glam Bag Review

I’ve been meaning to get this review typed up for two weeks now and kept forgetting.. Well not really forgetting, just been busy! After we got back from our Chattanooga trip my poor husband came down with the flu, Lexi and I both got a cold that lasted like 3 days for both of us! So needless to say it’s been crazy hectic! But anyways, I wanted to start this year by reviewing my Ipsy Glam Bag! I know alot of people do YouTube reviews of them, but I wanted to do blog posts instead since I’m too terrified to try out vlogging!🙈 so this months Ipsy was totally a favorite of mine! I love every item I got and have used them quite a bit!!

1.) So Susan liquid Matte lipstick

I really love the formula of this liquid lipstick! It’s nice and matte but yet not drying and the pigment in it is amazing! It’s also cruelty free which is a must for me since I only use cruelty free products!

2.) Ciate Fierce Flicks Liquid Eyeliner

So I’m obsessed with liquid eyeliners! Like majorly obsessed! This one is so good! The black is nice and black, it’s easy to use and if your good at a wing liner this is the perfect liner to use! I suck at wing liners so I just do a simple line!

3.) Emma V.S.N.P Nail Polish

This color is so pretty! It’s also cruelty free and free of 8 chemicals that are in most nail polishes! The pigment is amazing and two coats brings out the color so well! I can get about 3 days wear out of it before it starts chipping and that’s amazing since most of my polishes chip after day 1!

4.) Mary Lou Manizer Highlighter By The Balm

I was so excited to find that I was getting this highlighter in my bag! I’ve been wanting to try it out so bad but didn’t want to buy a full size product and not like it! It’s a very subtle highlight but that’s one reason why I love it! I have so many blinding highlighters so it’s nice having one that isn’t so blinding lol!😂😂

5.) Trust Fund Beauty Lip Scrub

I’m usually one for lip scrubs.. I guess I just couldn’t find the “right” one! So I was kinda sceptical and it.. But I tried it out like I do every thing else and quickly fell in love with it! It gently exfoliates your lips and it leaves your lips feeling so soft! I always add a lip balm on my lips after using this scrub to add more softness! I use this at night before I go to bed!

So, I really hope you like my review! It’s fun trying out and seeing what works for me and also letting each of you know what I think about these products!! Have a wonderful day!

Elizabeth

November Favorites!

Good afternoon everyone! I’m sorry I haven’t posted in over a month! We’ve been dealing with some things and I just haven’t felt like blogging until now..

I never thought that my blog would take a beauty turn but I have some amazing products I’d like to share with you all! All of my pictures have been taken on my brand new Nikon D3400 DSLR camera. This is my first ever DSLR camera and I am loving it so far! Some of my pictures I feel didn’t come out the way I would have liked them to come out, but I know practice makes perfect..

  1. Smashbox primer water and primers. I love these products. I got the travel size off Amazon since I wanted to try them out before buying the bigger bottles.. The primer water adds a nice moisture to my face and helps the primer glide on smoothly. I love both primers, one because they’re oil free and for oily skin tones they work amazing!! Highly recommend trying these out.

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2. Foundations. I’m currently loving both these foundations. I use the Burts Bees one for if I don’t need full coverage or if I just want to wear makeup around the house. I use the Wet N Wild one for when I need fuller coverage or if we are planning to be out and about all day.. Both of them are amazing and I use them both pretty regularly!

3. Setting Powder. I have been loving this Banana powder from Makeup Revolution. This setting powder has zero flashback and is just the perfect shade for pale skin tones and even dark skin tones. I’ll be honest I didn’t know what the hype was over a banana powder but since getting this and trying it out, I now know it’s even more amazing than I first thought!

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4. Favorite lippies. The makeup revolution lipsticks are so my favorites! They have nice pigment and stay on forever! I also am currently loving the Flower Beauty matte liquid lip. The only downside is, it bleeds into my lips but I feel a nice lip primer could help that!

5. Contour palette.. I don’t use this as a contour palette. I don’t like the way contouring looks on me. So instead I use it as a bronzer and I love it! Nice pigment and a little goes a long way! I barely dip my brush into it and get plenty enough!

6. Highlighters. If you know me you know that I am obsessed with highlighters. I have several palettes and use them all! The two I have been using the most lately are these two. The elf one is amazing for all skin tones! When I saw that Heart Defensor was collaborating with Elf I just HAD to buy it! She’s one of my favorites to watch on youtube! My newest highlighter palette is this Smashbox Spotlight Palette in Pearl. I’m loving this one so much! One of my reasonings for wanting this one was because Casey Holmes collaborated with Smashbox to bring this one out. She’s also another Youtube beauty Vlogger that I just love!!

7. Tarte Blushes. I got one of the blushes free from Sephora for my Birthday and the other one was in my Ipsy bag. I am loving these blushes! They’re nicely pigmented and have nice colors on my cheeks! I am beyond obsessed with them!

8. Setting Spray, Mascara, And eyelid primer. So I bought both the setting spray and the mascara and love both of them! My makeup doesn’t budge when I use the setting spray and it lasts so long as well! I love the volume of the mascara and highly recommend it! The eyelid primer came in my Ipsy bag and I am so glad I got it! I am obsessed with it and a little goes a long way with it! I’m starting to think a little goes a long way with ALL of Smashbox’s products..

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9. Eyeshadow Palettes.. I bought these around my birthday and I am so impressed with them! All three are palettes from Makeup Revolution and they are nicely pigmented too! They blend out super easy as well! I paid $4.00 for two of them. The most expensive one was the mermaid palette and that one was $7.00!!

10. Hair care products. Lastly I want to talk all about Eva NYC. I was sent all these products from Influenster to review and I have already reviewed them on their app. But I wanted to add these to my November favorites. These three products have made my hair shiny and healthy looking! The dry shampoo doesn’t make my hair gritty feeling or just feeling nasty period. It makes my hair super soft and it always looks like I just washed my hair. The hair primer is simply amazing! The volume powder is amazing for when my hair needs some added volume. Over all I love this company and I will continue to buy their products!

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Ok, So that’s the wrap of my November Favorites. I am considering on keeping this as a monthly thing! Just so everyone knows, I was NOT sponsored in any way for this post! I have bought everything unless noted in the post!! If you have tried any of these products let me know which are your favorites!!

Elizabeth