Spring is here! This means your toes will be happy to see the sun and get a nice, well deserved pedicure. But like many people who get their feet done, I always have a hard time figuring out how to mix my toes and nails.
Well, look no further because I created a helpful guide. No matter your style or preference, you can use this guide when choosing your colors during your next medi-pedi appointment.
- Metallic. Keep it classic with silver and gold. Try it with Priti NYC in Old Man Cactus ($15) and Palate Polish in Prosecco ($10).
- Neon. The brighter-the better! Manic Panic Claw Colors in Electric Lava ($8) is a bright orange, while Ella+ Mila Samba nail polish in Sunburst ($10.50) is a perfect, bright yellow to match the sunshine.
- Monochromatic. Mono- (Greek for “single, alone”) + -chromatic (Greek for “relation to color”). The goal is to find colors that are similiar, but not the same! Lauren B. Beauty nail polish in PCH ($18.00) is the cobalt blue with a purple undertone. To balance the darker blue, try a lighter blue with LaPierre nail polish in Kat Got Ya Tongue ($15).
- Pastels. Soft and muted colors look amazing on all skintones. Ginger + Liz Playing Innocent ($12) is described as an office-friendly pastel yellow, while Jin Soon Ube Nail Polish ($18) is a flattering lavender that is perfect for all skintones.
- Complementary. If you paid attention in art class, you will remember the complementary colors (Red-Green; Blue-Orange; Purple-Yellow). These colors are naturally go together. Try this trend with Pacifica Nail Polish in Crimson Kimono ($9) and Côte Nail Polish in No.62 ($18.00), to balance each other.
- Ivory & Ebony. My spin on the the traditional white and black combination, these are colors that off-white and almost black. Adrianne K’s in Angelica ($13) is an sheer, off-white color and Soulstice Nail Polish in Kiev ($12) is a deep garnet hue.
It’s been a minute since my last review, but I have all my posts ready for future reviews.
Today, it’s all about the spot treatments. Even though the amount of breakouts on my face has decreased due to using serums, I still need spot treatments to help heal and shrink ones that refuse to go away.
Below are all of my empties 🙂
- Derma E Very Clear Acne Spot Treatment ($11.50/$23 per ounce) is an amazing product. Mixed with “anti-Blemish Complex of natural ingredients Tea Tree, Willow Bark, Rosewood, Lavender and Chamomile”, this product does exactly what it is meant to do. My pimples seriously disappeared the next day! Buy this now! A little goes a long way! The product dries clear and has a slight scent but nothing too crazy. (Vegan)
- Argan Republic Remedy Double Action Blemish Spot Treatment ($40) is a pretty good spot treatment. I love the fact it is lightweight and has a pleasant scent, however, I do not personally like it because it was oily and I felt like it didn’t help shrink my pimples. I believe this spot treatment can be useful if you have drier skin with occasional breakouts. It is important to note that this spot treatment should be used at night as some of the ingredients are photo-toxic.
- My Chelle Clear Skin Spot Treatment ($15/ $30 per ounce) this is my #2 favorite spot treatment. It is creamy and smells amazing. It is my #2 because it is expensive but I love it. My pimples dried up and were gone within a few days. I love this spot treatment too because I felt it helped lighten my dark spots in the progress. (Vegetarian)
Happy first day of Spring everyone!
Because it is the official first day of Spring, let’s throw away (or at least put away) our Fall & Winter makeup and get ready for the bright and warm weather.
I was inspired by the Harper Baazar article regarding Spring makeup trends for this year. Of course, I did a twist on this article and included vegan & cruelty-free options for the ethical makeup guru.
- Yellow-Gold Highlighters
- Clumpy Mascara
- I was shocked to see this on the list because I thought clumpy mascara was a big no-no. However, clumpy mascara is coming back. To get the look use Urban Decay’s Troublemarker mascara ($24). Remember to allow the first layer to dry before applying more to get a bolder look. (Vegan)
- Orange-y Blush
- Now the article states peachy blushes are in, however, orange blushes look best on darker skin tones. Red Apple Lipstick’s Good Vibes Blush ($25) is the perfect blush for just that. Also, this blush was designed just for us! (Vegan)
- Pink Eyeshadow
- Teal Eyeliner
- Nude Lip Stains
- One thing most people look forward to in Spring is wearing less makeup. However, you don’t have to be bare faced if you don’t want to, especially when it comes to lip products. Lip stains are a great way to pull off any color you want without constantly reapplying it. Nude lips are also in for Spring. Au Naturale’s su/Stain Matte Lip Stain in Mousse ($25) is the best of both worlds. (Vegan)
Happy Pie Day everyone! Hope everyone ate enough pie to last a lifetime. But moving away from pie, let’s talk about highlighters. I am so obsessed with highlighters. I am always jealous of people with huge highlighter collections. I personally only have two but I am definitely going to add more in the near future.
With that said, not all highlighters are created equal. Depending on your skin tone and skin type, finding the perfect highlighters has to be determined by these two things.
When looking for highlighters, choose highlighters with a peach or coral tint for tan skin tones. For those with darker and deeper tones, find shades with a golden hue. To make it easier, I also find highlighters in different formulas. If you are on the drier side, look for cream or liquid highlighters. For those with more oily or combination skin, look for powders to balance the shine.
From right to left: cream, pressed powder, loose powder, liquid
- Ilia Beauty Illuminator in Cosmic Dancer $34
- Lily Lolo Illuminator in Bronzed $26
- Au Naturale Pure Powder Highlighter in Halcyon $25
- Wet N Wild Beauty MegaGlo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter in Goddess Glow $6
- Jane Iredale Cream Highlighter Stick in Comfort $30
- 100% Pure Gemmed Luminzer in Rose Gold in $37
- Alima Pure Mineral Highlighter in $24
- Gabriel Cosmetics Liquid Radiance in Rose Gold $12.50
When I think of lip glosses, I think about my middle-school days where I would wore dollar store gloss to school. As time progressed, how I wore lip glosses has greatly changed. Lip glosses are meant to give your lips the benefits of moisture without sacrificing color. Whether you are going to the store or a wedding, lip glosses can and should be worn for any mood or occasion. Happy Shopping~!
*Non-Vegan options contain beeswax and/or carmine.
Oh my goodness! After hours of research, I have created an ultimate list of cruelty-free and vegan nail polishes! Happy shopping~ 🙂
Updated on 3/4/2018
♥ AILA (100% Vegan)
♥ Context (100% Vegan)
♥ Côte (100% Vegan)
♥ LACC (100% Vegan)
♥ LVX (100% Vegan)
♥ MODE (100% Vegan)
♥ NCLA (100% Vegan)
♥ SOPHi (100% Vegan)
♥ Zapora (100% Vegan)
Anyone with oily or combination skin knows the struggle is real when it comes to keeping makeup in its place. By hour 4, it is transferring and the oil is peeking through the layers! Not a good look at all. However, the invention of setting sprays have made the lives of all skintypes better! So no matter your skintype there is a setting spray out there to help keep makeup in its place.
Below are 4 setting sprays designed for each major skintypes! Remember to ALWAYS do your research and check online for “skintype tests” to find the best match for you.
- Plain Jane Beauty Coconut Water Setting Mist is described as a fragrance-free setting spray to help keep moisture in and help give life back to mature and/or damaged skin. This mist is listed as giving the wearer a “soft-focus” finish–great if you want to look hydrated but not greasy! ($25)
- OSEA Sea Minerals Mist is a three-in-one product. This mist be used as a facial toner, a midday booster, and/or a makeup setting spray. With a simple ingredient list, I believe this product would be great for anyone who has redness but also has dry patches they wish to moisturize. ($38)
- Lily Lolo Makeup Mist has antioxidants to help anyone looking to turn back the clock without breaking the bank. This setting spray is listed as being hydrating and soothing. ($18)
- Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Spray SPF 50 knocks it out the park when it comes to hitting all the requirements makeup wearers look for. This spray has SPF, keeps shine away, and holds makeup in its place without feeling heavy. What else can anyone ask for? ($28)
If you want to check out more setting sprays, click here for my TOP 5 Vegan & Cruelty-free Setting Sprays.