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Brand to Know: Votre Vu

Votre Vu is a French beauty brand known for its small-batch, cruelty-free skincare and makeup. For quite the impressive time span, the company lab has been around for over 80 years and three generations. Between the scents, ingredients, and carefully tested formulations, Votre Vu is brimming with high-quality products that you are going to love adding into your daily routine. Les Sorbet Frozen Serum, $140 This is the first time we’ve ever had to make trips to the kitchen to finish our skin-care regimen. Les Sorbet is one of the company’s most popular items and is stored in the freezer. Yes, it is cold when applied to the skin, but the effects are immediate because of that. Your face will look tighter, plumper, and firmer, right after...

Cruelty-Free Holographic Makeup

Whether you call it holographic or prismatic or rainbow, there is a whole new whole of makeup out there that will make you feel and look like a magical unicorn. These products have gorgeous color and shimmer to them, and what’s amazing is that with every move that you make, the colors will reflect the light amazingly and even change color. All products being featured here are cruelty-free, so paint up your face without any guilt! Modern Minerals Infused Eyeshadow Sphere, $16 This is probably one of the fanciest eyeshadows we’ve ever laid eyes on. It’s infused with rose petal, honeysuckle, and then blended with coconut. Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette, $32 There are so many ways to use this palette and you get so many colors. Wear...

Summer Essentials For Your Bag

Keep summer ready with these items that we insist you chuck into your bag because they are going to sooo come in handy this summer. NYX Blotting Paper, $4 This cruelty-free company is a favorite for quality products that don’t cost a fortune. Keep your face shine free by giving yourself a quick blot in the afternoon. These papers were created to not disturb your makeup. Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50, $12 You're supposed to reapply sunscreen every two hours, but who really does that, especially if you have makeup on? With this travel-size bottle and spray formula, this is perfect for reapplication. Pacifica Island Treasure Roll-on Set, $24 If you’re not feeling quite so fresh, give your neck, cleavage and wrists a few swipes from these roll-on perfumes...

How To Look Radiant This Summer With Less Makeup

The less makeup we can wear in the summer, the better! There’s nothing like NOT having to worry about cakey foundation, runny mascara, or oily skin in the midst of all of this heat and humidity. AHAlife offers a huge array of beauty products that will help you prep for the heat so that you look amazing and won’t feel the need to cover up with a ton of products. As always, all of these products are cruelty free. WINK Organic Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil, $40 WINK offers a vegan, non-prescription formula that is UH-MAZING. This is a must for the summer season. There is no irritation at all, and you just have to click and swipe on your lashes and/or brows before going to bed....

AHAlife Cruelty-Free Beauty Guide

Have you ever heard of AHAlife? It’s an amazing site that features over 4,000 brands of clothing, beauty, accessories, lifestyle products, and more. The site is an endless shopping portal with unique wares that you are going to love stocking up on. We are so pleased that within their beauty section, they feature cruelty-free beauty brands that are high quality and perfect for getting summer ready. See our editor picks for must-have products for the season. Juara Kartini Body Oil, $58 Named after an Indonesian princess, this body oil is amazing. It doesn’t sit on top of the skin. Rather, it absorbs easily and leaves skin feeling incredibly soft and touchable. Lavido Mandarin & Bergamot Aromatic Body & Soul Set, $64 The mandarin notes are perfect for the summer. The...

Soothe Your Skin With Sheet Masks

  Weekly face masks have always been high up in our skincare routine to help with clear and smooth skin. Lately, we’ve loved incorporating face sheet masks into our routine. They may make us look a bit funny, but there is no denying that draping that soothing sheet across our faces makes us not only feel more relaxed (think at-home spa treatment), but our skin ends up feeling so soft when we remove the material. Keep in mind that there is no need to stock up on just one type of sheet mask. After all, your skin can change throughout the month depending on the food you have been eating, alcohol you have been consuming, the weather, room conditions, hormones, and even your sleep habits. Purchase a...

Cruelty-Free Korean Beauty Products

We are 100% on the Korean beauty bandwagon. BUT, we do have to admit that it has been quite hard finding brands that are considered to be cruelty free. Since we have come across Korean brands that have opted against animal testing, we thought that it would be useful to compile a list together for you right here. All of these brands can be purchased in the United States or can be shipped here when placing an online order. Brand: Neogen Dermology Neogen Dermalogy Real Flower Cleansing Water, $22 Use this to wipe away all traces of dirt or leftover makeup up. It’s very similar to micellar water. Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling, $27 With almost a full 5-star average rating on Sephora, this product exfoliates away dead skin and...

How To Achieve Flawless Beauty

Spring is right around the corner and we are super excited. There is something about the warmer weather that makes us want to lighten up on not just our apparel, but our makeup as well. As we shed heavy looks, we’ve come to rely on some cruelty-free makeup products that give off a natural appearance and flawless finish. Bonus is that we don’t feel it melting off our faces as temps get higher. See what’s been making an appearance in our morning routines! Keep in mind that you don’t have to use all of these products. You can use them all or pick and choose for your needs that particular day. Milk Makeup Blur Stick, $36 Literally fill in pores and ‘blur’ skin with this versatile product. Wear...

V-Day Gift Guide: Treats We Would <3 To Receive

Boxes of chocolates and plush flowers are always winners in our book, but to give Valentine’s Day a special twist this year, there are some really unique products that we are hoping to get our hands on. Skin Store is chock full of some amazing brands that have really peaked our attention. Not only did these products make us do double takes, but they are all cruelty free! Woohoo! From strawberry smash moisturizers to rose relaxation sets, get ready to for some Valentine’s Day indulgence. Ren Relax With Rose Set, $49 Farmhouse Strawberry Smash, $26 Red Flower Italian Blood Orange Candle, $38 Koh Gen Do Royal Massage Milk, $180 bareMinerals Be Beautiful Palette, $45 Aromaworks Nuture Body Indulgence Gift Set, $58...

The Rose Edit: Rose Products To Fall In Love With

Roses are one of the most classic flowers. Their rich fragrance and velvet-like petals have an intoxicating quality to them, which is why it’s no wonder why we are so drawn to products that contain them as an ingredient. Check out these luscious rose items available for purchase right now. R.L. Linden & Co. Healing Rose Balm, $25 The elegant packaging wants us to carry this hydrating lip balm everywhere. Its proprietary blend of essential oils contains the coveted, Bulgarian rose. Plant Therapy Rose ORGANIC Hydrosol, $11.99 Use this in a bath or as a room spray to create a sense of well-being and calmness. Bonus is that for those who are spiritual, rose sprays are thought to cleanse rooms and homes of bad juju. Plant Therapy Rose Otto ORGANIC...