Monday, 28 July 2014

Vegan Friendly Products: Too Faced!

 Hello friends! I'm sure everybody and their mother has heard about the brand Too Faced but I'm not sure if everyone knows how many lovely vegan products they have to offer so today I'm going to share a few I own and my opinions on them!

I make sure to email every cruelty free brand that has a few vegan products to let them know why I've chosen/use those specific items as I find it helps show there's a massive market out there for purely vegan make up and I feel a brand may be more inclined to create more vegan suitable products/even try and minimize the non-vegan ones they have. (I can only hope that is the case!)

Anyway, on to the products, some are quite old (you can definitely tell by the packaging) and some are super recent!

Tinted Beauty Balm | Shade: Snow Glow
This is one of the first products I ever tried from TF and I'm 99% sure it appeared in a favourites post back then too! It's a tinted BB cream, relatively sheer but still with a kick of coverage to calm any redness and make me look a little more alive. It can be worn on it's own or I've used it under a light-medium foundation to add extra coverage. Perfect for days where you can't be bothered with a heavy foundation and want something light and easy to wear.

Chocolate Soleil Bronzer | Shade: Milk Chocolate
Another one I've had for a long time is this bronzer! It comes in two different shades and I have the one aimed at lighter skin. Contouring/bronzing has never been something I'm good at but I've been using this quite a lot more recently and loving it especially because it's winter and I think my face needs a little warming up, I don't find it to be too orange but use a light hand because it can turn a little muddy if you use too much!

La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream
These are a lipstick that apply more like a lip balm, they're not sticky, quite pigmented and extremely soft! The formulation isn't thick as other lip creams I've tried before and they come in a whole range of different colours that are all vegan friendly!

Better Than Sex Mascara
After I decided to no longer support Tarte cosmetics, I was on a search for a new mascara after I finished the Tarte one and came across this and I could not be happier, it's the best mascara I've ever used (vegan or non-vegan) and I love how it makes my lashes look! It gives them incredible length and volume and although I wouldn't say it's better than sex, it's pretty damn close! I had a little fall out at the start but nothing that bothered me and that's disappeared since using it a couple times. You should definitely pick one up, you won't be disappointed especially if you've given up on a nice vegan mascara!

Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush
These come in 3 different beautiful shades, they are a baked blush that come with 3 different colours that you can use individually or swirl all together to create one gorgeous glowing shade! They're buildable and lovely.

Melted Lipsticks
These are a new favourite of mine too, I've had them around 2 months and love the formulation and wear! They are a liquid lipstick/stain/gloss hybrid and I don't think I have anything else similar in my collection, they apply SO smooth and evenly, they are extremely pigmented and have a really long staying power (hence the stain!) they also smell incredible and the packaging is super cute. I'll be doing a full review of the 4 shades I have this week with swatches!

And that's it! They have a list of their vegan products in their FAQ here or I find it best to personally email them as they don't update the list often with new products!

As always, thank you for reading! XO

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Innoxa - Thirsty Skin Day And Night Creme

Hello friends! I thought seeing as it is winter here in Australia that I would share a product that has absolutely been saving my skin recently which is this Day And Night Creme by Innoxa!

I stumbled across Innoxa one day in Priceline and was automatically drawn to their products (who could resist their packaging?!) and after seeing they have quite a range of vegan products that you can find here here - I decided to try a few things out.

The Day And Night Creme is described as a fast absorbing creme that is suppose to replenish the skin, hydration levels and leave the skin visibly smooth and after using this for over a month, I can without a doubt say that is exactly what it does.

The creme is quite thick without feeling thick or sticky and lives up to the claims of absorbing quick. My skin has felt incredibly moisturized and noticeably more smooth since I started using it. I apply it every single night before bed and a tiny amount a few mornings each week (only when I want an extra boost!) it can be used underneath makeup and I've had no issues with it.

It's relatively affordable ($30!) and a little goes a long way and there's even a sensitive version of this.

It's definitely become a staple in my skincare routine and hopefully you'll love it too!

As always, thank you for reading! xo

Saturday, 5 July 2014

NCLA - Review & Swatches!

I finally was able to pick up a few shades of nail polish from NCLA - a brand I've been super interested in and have been on my wish list for so long!

I picked up 3 shades in Don't Call Me Peachy, Like Totally Valley Girl & Eight Days A Week and have been impressed with all of them. They're incredibly pigmented (I applied 1 and a half coats to make sure they were opaque) and they are all true to colour. They apply smooth and evenly and I find they last (on me) around 3 days without chipping if I don't use a top coat and 5 days when I use one (working in childcare and constantly doing crafts doesn't help the chipping situation though!)

I really love the nail polishes and I'm excited to try more shades and finishes.

I purchased these in Australia from here which constantly has deals and discounts so definitely keep an eye on them to see if you can grab a couple shades for cheap!

As always, thank you for reading! xo