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Summer Beauty Routine

It’s time to start switching up that beauty routine of yours! Your skin is going to have some different needs in the summer compared to what it needed in the winter. Check out these products that are going to help keep your skin hydrated, your shine at bay, and your makeup on point. Sunday Riley Tidal Water Cream, $65 Lighten up your moisturizer since your face will be producing more oil now. This lightweight and oil-free formula keeps skin super soft. Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Primer, $23 This water-resistant eye primer will keep your eye shadows vibrant and long-lasting during sweaty and humid weather.   Milk Blur Stick, $36 Since foundations can cause issues during the summer, if you choose to forego one, this blur stick can be used on its own to...

Cruelty-Free Drugstore Brands

It’s always great finding a fabulous beauty product that isn’t going to break the bank. From radiant foundations to gorgeous lip colors, all of these products are under $15, with many retailing under $10 even! Physicians Formula Not only is this a cruelty-free brand, but it was developed by a doctor who was looking to create products that wouldn’t aggravate sensitive skin. Every item is created with the idea of ‘healthy beauty’ behind it. The Healthy Foundation SPF 20, $14.95     Physicians Formula Rosé All Day Oil-Free Serum, $14.95   NYX Professional Makeup NYX Professional Makeup is such a fun line of cosmetics! There is killer variety when it comes to types of makeup and the colors are fantastic. You can get everything from an everyday foundation to music festival glitter eye shadows. Angel...

Beauty & the Zodiac

  If you love reading your daily horoscope, then this is the perfect post for you! Our editors have carefully picked out a beauty product that is a must-try for each zodiac sign. Whether you are a fiery Leo or a fabulous Scorpio, you are going to want to check out what item has been carefully curated just for you! Aquarius Known for being a bit offbeat and a bit rebellious, we love the idea of going with something colorful and unique, like this fabulous BH Cosmetics Take Me Back To Brazil Palette (Was $20, Now $16).   Pisces Represented by two fish, we always think of water when we think of this magical water sign. Maybe that’s why we’re drawn to Tatcha The Water Cream ($68) with anti-aging properties.   Aries Aries strive...

Show Some Skin: Warm Weather Body Care Tips

With the onset of warm weather, we’ll all be baring more to the world. We’re not talking about our souls or anything like that. We’re talking about arms and shoulders and legs and midriffs. The winter season may have caused havoc on our skin, but now we plan on sloughing everything off and moisturizing AF so that we can step up in cute shorts, springtime dresses, and casual tank tops. These fantastic products will help us get the job done and are all cruelty-free. Pick and choose your own combinations to customize for your skin type. Sol de Janeiro 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel, $25 If you’re a fan of the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, you’re going to want to have this readily available for your baths...

The Biggest 2019 Beauty Trends

It’s 2019 and it’s time to start thinking about switching up your beauty routine for the spring season. There are lots of fun trends to try out like glossy eyes, 1990s makeup, and if you dare – baby bangs! All featured beauty products are cruelty-free too! Bold Lips Of course, you can’t go wrong with a classic red lip, but for the spring we are thinking a gorgeous pink hue would be fantastic. Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Cotton Candy, $26   Liquid Exfoliators A simple swipe of the skin will clear away dead skin cells for an instant skin refresher. Glossier Exfoliating Skin Perfector, $24   Eye Gloss You’ll want to take so many selfies with these glossy lids. Milk Makeup Face Gloss, Was $20, Now $10   Baby Bangs Not for the faint of heart, but...

Cruelty-Free Brands At Sephora

Sephora is a haven for beauty lovers. And while it’s been known for having a smallish selection of cruelty-free brands, the company has been adding to its roster and the list is slowly, but surely growing. Check out some of our favorite cruelty-free makeup and skincare names, some old, some new, that we love shopping for at this beauty superstore. Herbivore With its beautiful and clean-looking packaging, Herbivore is PETA and Leaping Bunny certified. The line looks so pretty, we just want to buy one of everything! Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Crème, $48     Farmacy Great for everyday use, a gentle cleanser is a must during the cold-weather season since skin tends to dry out easily. Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser, $28     Becca Becca products never cease to amaze us! They have multiple...

Festive Holiday Makeup Inspiration

‘Tis the season for a ton of parties! While you may have the perfect outfits to wear to them, don’t forget to plan out your makeup too. There are so many fun looks to try like a bold lip, dramatic lashes, glitter eyelids, or even unique beauty stamps. Check out these stunning makeup looks from social media gurus to use as inspiration. And of course, we’ve provided a bunch of cruelty-free products that can help you achieve each look. NikkiTutorials is one of the biggest beauty channels on YouTube right now. Get her glamorous look with some Drama Queen Wicked Lashes by NYX ($5.25) and a bold red lip with American Doll by Anastasia Beverly Hills ($20). The matte lipstick by Anastasia Beverly Hills is fantastic...

Cruelty-Free Fall 2018 Beauty Prep

Fall is right around the corner, which means it’s time to change up your beauty routine. We weren’t really sure what to expect this season, but thankfully, NYFW showed us a ton of doable looks that we are looking forward to channeling. Think along the lines of less is more, eyes OR lips, and looking a bit undone. Check out what to keep in your arsenal to help you achieve our favorite fall 2018 beauty trends. Cherry Bomb Vivid cherry hues for hair are fun and punchy. Lime Crime’s Shook ($16) Unicorn Hair Tint reminds us of models that took the catwalk at Miu Miu. This fun hair dye will do best on hair that is platinum or blonde already.   Primed Skin Going with the whole, less is more...

Summer 2018 Beauty Trends

Makeup is going to be so much fun this summer! With the hot weather, humidity and days full of fun, outdoor activities, you’re going to need to stick with trends that are fitting for the season. From getting rid of contour to pops of juicy eye colors, we have a feeling that you are going to try each and every one of these trends at least once! Combine them on days where you feel like giving your look some extra oomph. Pops of Color Whether you want to go with a citrus orange, lovely purple or pastel green, add color to your eyes this season for a gorgeous burst of freshness. Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Palette, $27 Milk Makeup Eye Pigment, $24   Au Natural Skip the contouring and heavy foundations. Instead, opt...

Perfect Summer Makeup With Glossier

Summer is right around the corner and we want to look as fresh-faced as possible. That’s why Glossier is going to be our go-to brand this season. Forget about heavy foundations and contouring! This summer we want to embrace our natural beauty with great skincare products and makeup that will enhance what we have, not cover it up. The products are lightweight, making them great for the hot and sticky weather. And of course, Glossier is also cruelty-free. Lip Gloss, $14 The company states that this is the perfect lip gloss on their website. We have to agree. It has a fantastic shine to it and it is NOT sticky or greasy. It’s a staple for our bags. Exfoliating Skin Perfector, $24 This is key to getting rid of...