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My Cruelty Free “Travel” Makeup Bag!

If you saw my InstaStories this past week, a) thank you for watching my nonsense! and b) you’ll know that I went on a short road trip with my dad. It was just overnight, but I still over-packed…especially with the makeup. 😉 To be fair, I did use almost everything, but it’s a lot. Since I only took things that I love, I thought I would share the contents of my “travel” makeup bag with you! I’m skipping skin care as that’s a whole post unto itself; we’re just sticking to the makeup here. Like I said, there’s a lot so we best get to it! 😄 (Links to reviews and related posts in pink.)

Cruelty Free Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations – Spring 2017

It’s the second most wonderful time of the year for those of us with massive Sephora addictions! 😝 That’s right! The Sephora VIB Sale is almost here!!! I thought I would go through some of my favorite cruelty free products available at Sephora to give you a few recommendations while considering what new goodies to pick up this go-round. Real quick, the details as I understand them are that the sale runs from April 18th through the 24th for VIB Rouge members and your discount will be 15% off of everything as many times as you choose to shop in that time frame! Similarly, VIB member will receive 15% off between April 19th and 24th, while Beauty Insiders will be getting 10% off from April 20th through April 23rd. If you’re one of these lucky Sephora Insider members, you should receive a card in the mail as well as a code in your email that can be used over and over again during the above mentioned dates! There has also been some fantastic cruelty free news: Tashina from Logical Harmony has confirmed that Smashbox and Marc Jacobs Beauty (not the fragrances) have been added to her cruelty free list (Stila‘s back too)!!! Discounts and new brands and cruelty free goodness, oh my! 😜 Enough silliness, let’s get to the recommendations (linked to reviews if I have one). 😉

Sephora VIB Sale 2016 – Cruelty Free Options!

Ahhhhh!!! It’s that time of year again! Yup, Sephora’s annual VIB / VIB Rouge 20% Off Sale! If you’re a Rouge member, you are probably aware that the sale just began for you (code “20ROUGE”)! ? For Rouge members, the sale runs from November 4-7, while VIB members get a go at the sale from November 11-14 (code “20VIB”). Given this always exciting event, I thought I would share some of my cruelty free recommendations with you today! So let’s get started as this could become rather lengthy. ?

Bite Beauty Whipped Cherry Lip Scrub – Review

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If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you may remember that my favorite lip scrub was from Paula’s Choice (see it here). Unfortunately and fortunately, it’s been yanked from the shelves because it contained those horrible little plastic beads that are killing the ocean. As I understand it, these have currently been banned for use in the US. Feeling lost without my favorite lip polish, I’ve been trying to find a suitable replacement. Well, turns out the best thing I’ve found is a scrub I’ve reviewed before…albeit not that well! 🙂 What is it? It’s the Bite Beauty Whipped Cherry Lip Scrub!

Bite Beauty Lip Lab – The Shades!

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If you read last week’s post, you’ll know that I went to the Bite Beauty Lip Lab in NYC a couple of months ago and created my own custom shades of lipstick! I had a great time and came out with far too many great lipsticks made to my specifications. I shared the experience, but not the shades themselves. As promised, today we’re going to look at the actual shades I created! Again, I apologize for breaking this into two parts, but the experience post was already so long. For this post, I don’t have a lot more to add other than photos so let’s just look at the colors! 🙂

Bite Beauty Lip Lab – My Experience (lots o’ pics)

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About a month and a half ago, I went to NYC to help my father out with something and ended up staying one night so I could head down to the Bite Beauty Lip Lab! All work and no play makes me…a lot less tired apparently! 🙂 If you’re unaware, the amazing lip product company has their own little “shop” in Soho. I say “shop” loosely because yes, they sell lipsticks. But these aren’t just your run of the mill, I bought it at Sephora kind of lipsticks – they’re custom made while you wait!!! Not only do you get to see the lipstick go from pigments and bases to an honest to goodness tube of beauty, but you help create the perfect color! Being just plain makeup crazy, not to mention lipstick addicted, I had to check it out and here’s my experience. 🙂

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