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Cruelty Free October Beauty Favorites

Ok. I know it’s clichéd, but where the bloody hell did October go?! For one, it’s only felt like Autumn for a few days of the month. What’s up with that? (Since I wrote this about 2 weeks ago, Fall has definitely arrived.) The leaves are just starting to turn. Also weird. (Again, two weeks ago….) I think perhaps there’s some kind of trick being played on me and it’s actually still September. 😂 Who’s with me? (The me from 2 weeks ago. 😉) All of that is irrelevant to this post though because it’s time for some Cruelty Free October Favorites!!! It’s been yet another month of trying to figure out what I really like on my unnaturally dried out everything. I’ll undoubtedly figure it out just as my skin reverts to its former self. 😂 Despite my trials and tribulations in the complexion realm, there are still plenty of things I’ve been loving. Without further ado, let’s jump into the Favorites!

A Semi-Unmotivated #ManiMonday

Sorry there was no #ManiMonday last week, but if you looked for it, you probably saw that the site was having issues. 🙂 Things are back up and working properly (fingers crossed), so this week I’m back! I wanted some kind of red-berry-autumnal vibe. I hadn’t reached for a Wet n Wild polish in a while either, so that’s what I went with. Today’s shade? “Left Marooned” from the 1 Step Wonder Gel line. It is, in fact, exactly what I was after! 🙂 It’s a gorgeous deep red-toned wine perhaps? I wouldn’t call it maroon as I tend to think of that as leaning more brown. Whatever you want to call this shade, it’s beautiful!

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Best Cruelty Free Beauty Finds of 2016…So Far

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!

Wet n Wild’s Ultimate Brow Mascara (Before & After)

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I don’t think I’ve ever reviewed a brow product on this blog! No reason why – in fact I wrote one once, just never posted it for some forgotten reason. Well, that’s all going to change today because we’re talking about the Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Mascara! I first mentioned this as one of the new items in the Spring Collection from Wet n Wild, but hadn’t really given it much of a test run yet. Now it’s made it through all the track and field events and I’m here to share the end results from the meet. Ugh! I make myself sick some days! 🙂 Enough with the silly metaphor and let’s talk about this stuff! 😉

#ManiMonday – In Need of Coral Support from Wet n Wild

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The sun is out, the temperature is rising and I am totally feeling this color! I am back on the Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel train this #ManiMonday and wearing the shade “Coral Support.” It is absolute summer-ready perfection! It’s a gorgeous pinky-coral. Surprisingly it took me three coats to get it completely even. It was close in two, but I could still see some subtle streaks so I had to add the third. I will add that the polish looks thick and shiny much like I believe gel manicures actually do, so well done on that! 🙂 I absolutely love this shade right now!

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It was an easy formula to use, though it is rather thick and somehow still a bit runny. But the brush is surprisingly good! These polishes have a flat, slightly curved tipped brush which I always find the easiest to use. No trouble with application despite the oddly thick yet slightly runny formula. I cannot find any fault with “Coral Support” from Wet n Wild! 😀

On a side note, I bought a new bottle of Seche Vite and have re-fallen in love with it as well! So shiny and easy to apply. Love the fast dry time. Hate the scent and wish it didn’t get goopy so quickly, but it’s worth it! 😉

love and stuff,

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#ManiMonday – Back on the Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel Train

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It’s that time again. It’s #ManiMonday! The brightest spot in any Monday. 🙂 To start the week out, I went back to the Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gels and picked one of, it not my absolute favorite shade – “Pretty Peas?” To me, this is the perfect mint. It’s not too pale, not too deep. Not too bright, not too muted. Not too blue, not too green. You get the idea. It’s just a perfect mint and is just what I needed during these bitter cold days. The last few days have been brutal!

The formula, as with the rest, is great and long wearing, which is a lifesaver for my nails. I did get a couple little air bubbles again on my ring finger, but they’re barely noticeable. The formula is streaky in one coat, but perfect with two – this is two coats very sloppily painted on my nails.

I don’t know if I’m mentioned the brush on these polishes before, but the brush is great. It has a semi-rounded edge that’s not too big that it slops over the nail bed.

I really love these polishes! They’re not perfect mainly because of the air bubble issue, but they’re pretty damn good. 🙂

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