Wow! What a month April was! I feel like so much has happened, but I couldn’t even begin to remember what. 😂 It’s been a good makeup month, if for no other reason there was the Sephora VIB Sale as well as a ton of Friends and Family sales…not to mention I am an Ulta Platinum member which gave me a 20% off coupon too! I guess not a great month for makeup lovers’ wallets! 💸 The stuff I’ve acquired is still being tested out (admittedly I have yet to even touch a lot of it!), though there is at least one that’s already a favorite. 😉 So without further ado, let’s get to my Cruelty Free Favorites for the month of April!!!
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.)
Ok. August is over and I don’t know whether to feel slightly excited or rather sad. I love the summer months so much, but then there’s something kind of welcoming about autumn. So I’m torn between not wanting the warm, sunny weather to end – I hate the cold so so much! – and the new and exciting fall colors with enticing new beauty launches. But August is gone, so no use dwelling on that! Instead let’s wander back through my Cruelty Free Beauty Favorites of the month!
I never managed to put together an annual favorites post in 2015 because the shit hit the fan around that time. It’s all good now and a lot of great products have entered my life since the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve! Because of that, and because we’ve kind of reached the half way point of the year (in blog favorites terms), I thought I would compile some of my top finds so far from 2016! Not all of these are brand new products, but I hadn’t tried them before. The one thing they all have in common is that they are fantastic! 🙂 No more suspense, let’s get to the good stuff!
I would say “Where has the month gone?” but February always flies by. Yes, that means it is time for my February Favorites! February has been a strange, but mostly good month. I finally got to celebrate Christmas and my birthday after all! 🙂 Probably the biggest thing in terms of this blog that has happened probably ever was the switch to my very own little domain name with a new, cleaner look! So excited about the changes with the blog, but still lost as far as how to do certain things I would like. If anyone knows how to direct traffic from my old name to the new one, please please please let me know because I can’t figure it out. But none of that is really what this post is about, is it? Let’s get into the actual beauty favorites! 🙂
Among the many new releases from Milani (see the line up here) is the Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer. Always hunting for the perfect foundation, I was really excited to test out this new cruelty free drugstore foundation! It was a long hard search to find this stuff and wow was it hard to determine a shade once I did! J In stores they seem to be carrying 7 of the 14 shades available (all are available on Milani’s website). Though the bottle seems to be perfectly clear glass, the shade of the product inside seems quite deceiving. I found the best way to see the most accurate version of the foundation was to look at the bottom of the bottle. So, deciding on two shades, 01 Creamy Vanilla and 03 Light Beige, I set about the testing process and now feel I can share my results with you!