Hair, Skincare

Haul: Haircare and Bodycare

Hello guys! I know I just did a mini ulta haul for makeup and skincare, but I was out of a lot of bodycare and hair stuff as well, so I did a separate stock up on those products! These are all cruelty free, so if you were looking for cruelty free shower products here you go:

Haircare:


Giovanni 2Chic Avocado and Olive Oil Ultra Moist Shampoo – This is an amazing shampoo if you have curly hair like I do! I’ve emptied so many deluxe size samples and loved them so I bought the full size. Also this shampoo is only $8.99, so its a complete bargain!

Giovanni 2Chic Avocado and Olive Oil Ultra Moist Leave-In Conditioner and Styling Elixir – I’ve tried this from a foil sample once, and it was so nice! My current leave in conditioner cannot be considered cruelty free since I couldn’t find any info on the brand, I am happy to find one that is fully cruelty free and works well!


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Makeup, Skincare

Mini Ulta Haul!

Hello guys! Today I wanted to share with you my mini ulta haul, I have been trying to curb my makeup spending just a bit so I tried to only buy a few things that I really needed!

 Makeup:


Bareminerals Gen Nude Matte Lipcolor in Boss – I have been seeing these lip product hyped up on youtube and I’ve seen nothing but good reviews so I decided to get one to try out! This shade is a lovely nude pink that I will get a lot of wear out of!

Butter london lip crayon in Ruby Murray – This is a really bright pinky red shade that I am so excited to try out! I have one of these in a nude shade already, the formula leaves a glossy finish, so I think this will be a really pretty lipstick for summer!

Pacifica Dream big Mascara – This has a wand that you can change the length of by twisting the cap, so I had to get this to try it out and review it! I know I’ve sometimes wished I could modify the brush on a good mascara, so I can’t wait to try this.

Skincare: 


The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner – I needed a toner but I was looking for one that would dry out my skin or irritate it, and this one seems perfect. I’ve used it a couple times and so far I love it.

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Makeup

Empties: January and February

Hello guys! Today I’m going to share my empties from January and February. This is going to be a little bit long, so lets get into it:

Makeup:

Vapour Beauty Chapstick – This was a good chapstick, but it is also so expensive, more than I would ever pay for a lip balm, so would not repurchase!

Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer – I would definitely repurchase! When I was using this my lashes would feel healthy even with me wearing mascara every day and now my lashes feel more brittle without that primer barrier between them and mascara!

Emoji Lip Balm – I wouldn’t repurchase because the scent was so strong and artificial!

Laura Geller Marble Lipstick in Vista- I really like her marble lipsticks but I would not repurchase this shade, it was a little too warm toned for me and made my teeth look very yellow.

Body Care:

Philosophy Pure Grace Body Cream – This is a brand you would think would be cruelty free but it actually is not, I was fooled for a while. I would not repurchase just because of their cruelty free status!

Noniko Deodorant Sample – I liked this, it it kept me from sweating or smelling during the day. I couldn’t find anything on their cruelty free status though, so I will wait to purchase a full size!

Miscellaneous:

Jane Iredale Botanical Brush Cleaner – THIS didn’t seem to fully clean my brushes so I would not repurchase.

Skincare and Samples:

Terremere coconut and jojoba moisturizer – If I saw this on hautelook again for super cheap I would one hundred percent repurchase! This is so good if you have dry skin!

Jurlique Activating Water Essence – I did like this, but I would not purchase a full size because it isn’t cruelty free!

Jurlique Eye Contour Balm -If you like jurlique products and you are looking for a new eye cream, I would look into this one, it’s lovely! For me personally though, i would not purchase a full size.

Acure Eye Cream – This wasn’t hydrating enough for me, but it was very light and airy. If you are more oily skinned and want something super light you might like this. Wouldn’t repurchase!

Acure Moroccan Face Oil – This felt very heavy on my skin and it did clog my pores, I would not purchase a full size!

Acure Sensitive Facial Cream – This is so moisturizing and I am loving it, it is more of a balm consistency but melts onto your skin. I would definitely purchase a full size!

Acure Seriously Glowing Facial Serum – This was nice, but I like the Evan Healy rose serum better, so I am going to purchase a full size of that one, not this one!

Can you guys tell I am trying to reign in my sample drawer? I have way too many! I hope you enjoyed this empties post, there will be another one coming in April!

— Hailey

Skincare

b.liv Hydrating Bubble Mask Review

Hello guys! We are so excited to review this face mask, bubble masks have been trendy lately and so we got together and tried out the b.liv 02 Bubbly Bright Face Mask!

(these products were gifted to us, but all opinions remain our own)

Overview:

  • $39 US, 50g of product
  • Oxygen bubble/foam mask for brightening and purifying.
  • This brand is ‘pending’ on Logical Harmony for their cruelty free status.

Promise: purifying mask that combines oxygen bubble and rice powder to brighten and enliven complexion. (From b.liv’s website, not an affiliate link)

Before:

Christine said her skin looked kind of dull and Hailey said her skin was a little bit uneven with redness and dull as well.

What it looks like on:

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Skincare

Vivo Per Lei Jelly Scrub Review!

Hello guys! Welcome back to another skincare review! In my winter skincare routine  I mentioned this jelly facial peel and a couple of you wanted a review on it, here you go:
Overview:

  • Cruelty free
  • Price: $11-20 from various retailers
  • 1.7 Fl. Oz of product


Promise:

  • MIRACULOUS FACIAL CLEANSING – This lush face exfoliating peel allows you to enjoy a squeaky clean look on your budget.
  • GETS RID OF BLACKHEADS – This daily peel off gel allows you to scrub your way to smoother, fresher and younger looking skin.
  • DIRT AND DEAD SKIN REMOVER – Use the Vivo Per Lei Face Peeling exfoliant to give skin a more youthful and luminous look.
  • NO HARSH IRRITANTS – This face and body peeling treatment for men and women can be used on oily, dry, sensitive or mature skin.
  • GENTLE FACE EXOLIATOR – Exfoliate your face without hurting or irritating skin. All the benefits of glycolic acid peels and chemical peels, none of the pain! (from their website) 

So that is a huge list of promises! It feels like you’ve chopped up a bunch of jello and put it in a jar, it’s so weird! It has little granules that do a really nice job exfoliating my face, and I have noticed that my skin feels so clean and bright when I use this. Continue reading “Vivo Per Lei Jelly Scrub Review!”

Skincare

Sonage Berry Stem Cell Face Mask Review

Hello guys! Today I am going to do a skincare review. I know we don’t talk about skincare a lot on our blog, but we are going to start doing more reviews because both Christine and I do face masks at least once a week!

Today I’m going to review the Sonage Patagonia Berry Stem Cell Face Mask!


Overview:

  • Natural and cruelty free brand!
  • Supposed to work best on dry skin
  • Price: $48 (which is pretty expensive!)

Promise: Antioxidant-rich intensely hydrating face mask helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Cream-textured stem cell technology leaves skin polished and visibly brighter. (from their website)

The packaging is really sturdy, it’s a glass jar with a nice lid, you could probably take this traveling and be fine, it wouldn’t break. The scent is definitely present, if you are super sensitive to fragrance, then I would recommend you smell it in store and see if it will bother you, it smells sort of like berry medicine. Personally, it didn’t bother me much at all.


It comes out purple, it isn’t a completely smooth texture, it has some small granules which work as a scrub when you take it off and it will leave your face very soft and polished. I did find that my skin looked very radiant for a day or so after, but as far as hydrating, I couldn’t see much of a difference. I would still use this for a light exfoliation and to make my skin brighter, it did my skin look lovely, just not as hydrated as I had expected. I think if you wanted anything super hydrating, and that is the sole reason you would purchase this, there are better options, my favorite is the Dr. Hauschka Hydrating mask! I don’t know what it did for wrinkle reduction because I’m seventeen and don’t have any yet!

Swatch:


Its this super pretty purple color when it comes out of the jar and it dries this shade as well.

Pros:

  • Light exfoliation
  • will leave your skin bright
  • feels nice on the face
  • good packaging, good brand ethics, etc.
  • All natural (which is a huge bonus)

Cons:

  • It is quite expensive
  • Not as hydrating as I was expecting
  • Kind of a strange scent

Overall I would say, if you are willing to spend some money on a nice mask and you want  radiance out of this mask, it is a good choice. If you are looking for something that is super hydrating and brightening, I think you could find a better option on the market!

— Hailey

Makeup

Another Vanity Declutter!

Hi guys and welcome back to our blog! I recently did a makeup only declutter but the rest of my vanity got a little bit out of control, so let me show you what I am getting rid of:

Nail polish:


Zoya polish in the shade Mason – This looks really similar to a butter london polish I have and I prefer that one.

Butter London Nail Lacquer in the shade Knackered – This is a glitter transformer polish, I don’t really use polishes like this.

Butter London Nail Lacquer in the shade nude stilettos – This is a sheer nude, and if I was going to use a shade like this I probably just wouldn’t wear polish at all.

Butter London Nail Lacquer in the shade fairy lights – this is pretty but it is more for nail art, which I don’t do.

Nail four side buffer – I rarely ever use this and I just got a more compact one so I will let this go.

Perfume:


Jo Malone samples in the scents Nectarine Blossom and Honey, English Pear and Freesia and Peony and Blush Suede – I think I stole these from my mom so I am going to give them back to her, these are some of her favorite ones.

Makeup Brushes:


Terremere Kabuki Brush – This was nice but I never reached for it so I am going to give it away.

Tarte Mascara wand – this goes to some tarte lash product that I gave away, so I no longer need the brush.

It brushes for Ulta, angled brush for liner and brows – this was a little too flimsy of an angled brush for me, I recently got a becca one that I love so I don’t need this one.

Jewelry:

Navajo Necklace and Bracelet set – These are soo stunning except I never wear them. My mom’s friend collects jewelry and I think she would love these a lot so they are going to her.

Pearl earrings – I never wear dangly earrings because they get caught in my hair, these are so classic and I’m sure someone will love them.

Watercolor book earrings – These are handmade and so pretty but I don’t wear them, I know someone will love to have them.

Makeup bags:


I am getting rid of these two because I never use them. I realized a bit ago that i sort of hoard cosmetic bags and I am trying to fix that!

That is it for my declutter, I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Have a great day you guys 🙂

— Hailey