Monday, May 15, 2017

Beauty: May Beauty Favorites 2017 (Almost All Cruelty-Free!)

Makeup Bag - Ted Baker (old, similar here, here and here // Liquid Lipstick - Anastasia Beverly Hills in Crush // Eau de Perfume Roller Ball - Tory Burch // Lotion - Crabtree & Evelyn's Citron Honey & Coriander  // Agave Lip Mask - Bite Cosmetics // Eyeshadow Palette - Kat Von D Shadow + Light Contour Quad in Plum // Makeup Brushes - Amazon

Happy May, dear friends! I have had a great start to the month. I have definitely hit the ground running thus far so I want to share my favorite Beauty Items I used all of last month. I noticed a trend pretty quickly with almost all of my products and that is: The majority are cruelty-free.

Which put a little thought in mind. Maybe I should be better about my beauty products and what I stand for and only purchase products from cruelty-free businesses. I don't have animals. I also own a few leather jackets/vest and quite a few leather boots. Which makes me wonder why I am so keen on using cruelty-free products. Perhaps because I don't particularly see the need to do testing on animals. The though stresses me out, actually.


Starting off with the best purchase that I made all month long. Bite Cosmetics has an incredible Agave Lip Mask that they sell. It comes in a natural and then two other shades which are Champagne, which is a pink, and Smashed, which is a candy apple red. I prefer the natural/clear because I wear the mask when I go to sleep and wake up to the world most moisturized lips! It tastes amazing and even though its a bit pricy, it should last you more than 6 months. You don't use a lot at all and that's really if you're wearing it all the time.

My favorite eyeshadow that I've been using is the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad in Plum. All beautiful matte purples and a pinky base. What I love most about these shadows is that you don't need to use a lot. They do have quite a lot of fall out but it's honestly got the most gorgeous colors.


Next up are my make up brushes that I bought on Amazon. I love the carrying pouch that they came in. They were super inexpensive and came with 10 brushes. They're getting well warn.


Another lip product that I use more often than I care to admit to is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Matte Lip in Crush. I wear this as my go to and can often be seen in many WIWs wearing this lip (like here). I can't help it. The reason I love ABHs liquid lips is merely because of how long lasting they truly are. I've put on my lip at 8am and it goes through countless cups of tea, breakfast and lunch and it's still on by the time I'm walking home. It's magic.

Tory Burch's new fragrance is one of my new favorites. My Mom bought this little traveler for me for Christmas! It's such a lovely peonies scent with hints of earthy citrus. It Tory Burch's namesake scent and is described as a "... feminine scent with a hint of tomboy..." Perfection.

Last beauty love is my favorite hand therapy cream by Crabtree & Evelyn: Citron, Honey & Coriander. UGH. I die a little every time I use this lotion because I know I'm going to run out soon. Thank goodness they sell it at Nordstrom, which is a few block away. It's so rich and makes my hands feel moisturized right away. I highly recommend.


The perfect way to end this post, with my favorite item on the whole list. My little sister bought me this makeup bag for Christmas. This is how well my sis knows me, y'all. I am head over heels in love with this bag. Every time I see my little Ted Baker make up bag I smile. So, every morning!

This holds all of my ABH liquid lips, my Kat Von D and Tarte palette, mascara, Bite Lip Mask. It's my main bag and I love it. Nordstrom doesn't carry this bag anymore but they have many similar ones which are shown above. I literally bring this bag with me everywhere, vacations, morning trips to the gym, etc.

There it is! My favorites!

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