(A Very Pink) Current Cruelty Free Favourites

I assure you, the pink theme was unintentional, but I’m not complaining! It must go to show how much I love the colour if all of my current favourites match it. I haven’t been trying a whole lot of new things lately, but what I have I’ve loved, so I thought it might be fun to share them!

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Essence The Gel Nail Polish in Dreaming of Love?

I think that this shade is something between raspberry and rose- and when I’m wearing it, I can’t stop looking at it! I also really like the formula.

Cake Beauty Delectable Strawberry & Cream Body Lotion

This smells absolutely amazing- just like strawberry shortcake! I also love how light and moisturizing it is- it’s not as heavy duty as a body butter, but it definitely does the job.

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Cruely-Free Nail Picks

Having freshly painted nails always makes me feel a little more ready to take on the day! I’ve been trying to put a little more effort into my nail care lately, and I know that it can be difficult to find cruelty-free nail products, so I thought that I could share some of the ones that I’ve been using lately.

Cruelty Free Nail Picks 1

Nail Care

Cruelty Free Nail Picks 2

The Body Shop Sweet Almond Oil Nail Varnish Remover

I love that this nail polish remover seems to moisturize my cuticles while still removing my old nail polish!

Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

I always keep this by my bed, and it does a good job of keeping my cuticles healthy.

The Body Shop Almond Nail & Cuticle Oil Pen

This is what I pull out when I need something a little more heavy-duty for my cuticles! It is extremely moisturizing, and good to use when I’m watching TV or a movie.

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The Dusty Rose Edit

This spring, I’ve been absolutely obsessed with anything dusty rose coloured. I think that my obsession may have started with the most gorgeous long pleated skirt that I found at a thrift store a few months ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since. In my opinion, it’s the perfect shade for spring without being too overpowering and bright, and adds a little bit of class to any look. So, I thought that I’d share some of my favourite dusty rose beauty finds!

Elf Need It Nude Eyeshadow Palette
Not all of the shades in this palette are a dusty rose shade, but they can all work together to create a very pretty dusty rose eye look. I love the formula and pigmentation of these shades, and I think that they all look gorgeous! I love the slight shimmer that they all have, and they are all quite effective both together and by themselves.

Pure Anada Natural Lip Gloss in Icy Pink
This is the perfect dusty rose shade, and I love it’s slight shimmer! I usually don’t wear lip glosses, but I thought that it would be nice to try a new one for spring. I love the way that it looks on my lips, but I have to make sure that my lips are quite moisturized before I use this, or else it will cling weirdly and make my lips look ever drier.
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5 Products I’m Pulling Out Again For Spring

There may still be piles of snow sitting outside of my house, but lately I’ve been dreaming of all things spring. While we’ve been in a bit of a cold snap the past week or so, my head has been full of the ideas of sunshine, birds chirping, and plants poking their heads out of the snow-saturated ground. Even though I can’t do anything about changing the weather and making the snow melt, I thought that I’d reach into my drawers and see if I could find some more spring-appropriate products to make me feel like spring is near.

I love to give my skin a bit of a refresh for the spring, and this is one of my favourite masks to do it with. It’s very soothing and gentle, and makes my skin glow without being too harsh. It always brightens up my skin, and is one of my go-to products when my skin looks tired.
I haven’t been wearing many bright lippies this winter season, so I felt obligated to pull one out for the coming of spring. I got this one near the end of summer last year, so I haven’t worn it very many times, but I love it’s creamy formula and its bright orange-coral shade.

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Current Cruelty Free Favourites

For those of you that don’t know, cruelty free products are essentially products that aren’t tested on animals. I would totally reccomend going cruelty free, and here’s some great reasons on why to.
I started buying more cruelty free products sometime last spring, and I was shocked how many mainstream brands aren’t cruelty free! There are still many options out there, however, including this list of cruelty free brands. I thought that I’d share with you some of my current cruelty free favourites as well!

elf Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Soiree
This is my go-to when I don’t want to put too much work into my eye shadow. The creme formula makes it easy to work with and blend, and I love the shade. Purple shadows complement green eyes, but I usually don’t like anything too bright or vibrant. This is the perfect blend of natural but pretty shades, and I love the little bit of shimmer it has.

elf Eye Pimer and Liner Sealer
I love the idea of the liner sealer, but I haven’t used it yet, so I can’t really judge it. I have used the primer though, and I absolutely love it! I picked this up because I was in need of a new primer, and this is the best one I’ve tried yet. I love the form that it’s in, almost like a concealer sick, and how thick the texture is. It’s the most crease-proof primer I’ve tried so far, and it makes my eyeshadow stay put all day long!
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Valentines Day Pink Lip Edit

One thing that I love about Valentines Day is the excess of pink that is present everywhere. I know that a lot of people get a bit sick of the romantic mush that seems to be everywhere this time of year, but I like to soak up all of the sparkles and chocolates that I can.

This February, I’m all about pink tones. I still love a classic red, but I think that pinks can still be pretty and feminine. I thought that,  today, I’d put together four of my favourite types of pink lippies that I’ve been loving for the Valentine’s season.

Though this formula isn’t absolutely perfect, I still wear this quite often. I love the dark, but not too dark tone, and I don’t have to worry about it smudging as much as a regular lipstick. This is a pretty alternative to the classic red!
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On My Bedside Table

I know, I know, I kind of went missing again. But I’m back with another post, if any of you still remember me! I always love getting a little peek into other people’s routines, so I thought that I’d give you a little peek into mine today. So, without further ado, here’s what I keep on my bedside table!

I’ve been reading before I go to bed lately, and though I have about five books on the go, this is the one I’ve been reaching for lately. It’s perfect for this spooky season, and I’m always trying to read more classics.
Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme
I’ve been using this for quite a few months now, and I think that it’s helping my nails to grow faster. It keeps my cuticles moisturized and has an amazing lemon scent. It also lasts for a very long time!
The Body Shop Born Lippy Raspberry Lip Balm
This isn’t quite as moisturizing as the other lip balm in the post, but it still works quite well. I generally use this one when I wake up, and the other when I go to bed. This one has a very nice smell, and is quite long lasting.

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