Monday, September 7, 2015

Pacifica Haul

      The more cruelty free vloggers and bloggers I follow, the more and more I hear about Pacifica.  I've seen some of their yummy scents around my local Harmon and Mrs. Greens, but have never really seen their skin care or make up products around.

   A week or so ago, they held a sale with 20% off some of their most popular products and I decided to do a bit of online retail therapy.  Here is what I got!

*Enlightened Gloss in Opal*
 I have heard so much about this gloss from several cruelty free vloggers.  It always comes off as a super shimmery, baby pink gloss that is perfect to top other colors with.  Also, the packaging is to die for.

*Island Vanilla Perfume Roll On*
I love vanilla scents and was looking for a cruelty free replacement to my Bath and Body Works vanilla scent.  This is a winner! It smells so good without smelling sickeningly sweet.  It's also nice to have the rollerball to just throw in my purse.

*Dreanlight Under Eye Brightener*
I've been looking for a salmon-y toned under eye brightener and this one received great reviews.  It's a bit pinker in real life, but I can't wait to play around with it and see how it works.

*Dreamy Youth Day & Night Face Cream*
I wasn't particularly attached to my last daytime facial moisturizer, so I wanted to try a new one.  Again the reviews for this were quite positive, so when I run out of my current moisturizer I will be giving this one a try.

*Purity Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes*
I have been having trouble hunting down my Yes to Cucumbers face wipes in my area, so I decided to give these a try.  I am hoping I don't love these though as they are a bit pricey, but anything coconut I'm usually a sucker for!

*Under Eye Brightener*
*Opal Gloss*

Have you ever ordered from Pacifica before?
I would love to try more products, and want to know what to try next!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September Beauty Favorites

   I can not believe that the summer is over.  Even though I've already finished up setting up my classroom and my students arrive tomorrow, I am still in complete denial that my summer vacation is over.

   However, September does mean that fall is soon upon us.  Fall is my absolute favorite season.  Between the cooler weather, the beautiful foliage and FOOTBALL, it is by far my favorite season.

   Ok, I went off topic! Here are the beauty products I was reaching for during the sweaty and sticky month of August.

*Younique Lucrative Lip Gloss in Luxe*

This lipgloss is the perfect nude lip!  It's more of a brownie nude and it works on almost every skin tone.  It's not goopy and it has a cute little mirror on the side of it- what could be better?

*Younique Splurge Cream Shadow in Noble*

Every month Younique releases a new cream shadow shade, and every month that shade becomes my favorite.  Noble was August's shade and it is a gorgeous, deep, shimmery purple.  This is perfect for a night out and especially great to help bring out the green in your eyes.

*Hard Candy Glamoflauge Foundation*

I've had great success with the Glamoflauge concealer's and even better success with the foundation.  This stuff is full coverage, but feels like nothing on my face!  I still get pooling around my glasses line when it's really hot out, but for the rest of my face it stays put. If you are looking for a drugstore foundation, I would give this baby a try.

*My clip-in hair extensions*

A few weeks ago my best friend and I went down to the Bronx to a beauty supply store where they do custom clip in extensions.  I of course had to buy like 10 pounds of hair since my hair is so thick but I am so obsessed! I can see how people can wear these all of the time, because they are amazing!  I felt like a new person with them on!

Luxe lipgloss, Noble Cream Shadow, Glamoflauge Foundation


Interested in the Luxe lipgloss or Noble shadow? Click here

Friday, August 28, 2015

Vitacost Haul!

    I live down the street from Mrs. Green's, which is basically like a Whole Foods.  I can go in there and walk out with a small plastic bag full of a few things that cost me like $50!  That's not usually the case when it comes to my Vitacost Hauls.

   Vitacost is an online retailer specializing in natural and organic products.  I tend to buy a lot of my more natural based beauty products from them and since moving out I like to purchase my cruelty free cleaning products from there as well!

   Here is my recent Vitacost haul!

First, let's take a look at the packaging! It's awesome.  Everything is individually wrapped in packing paper and plastic bags to cut down on leakage! 

Cleaning Supplies

*Ecover Natural Rinse Aid for Dishwashers*

My dishwasher has not been making its keep lately and it's relatively new! I am hoping that a rinse aid will help fix that problem.

*Seventh Generation Natural Laundry Detergent Free and Clear*

I have been trying out a few cruelty free detergents and Seventh Generation home products tend to get awesome reviews! These tend to be more expensive than drugstore detergents, but better for you.

*Ecover Natural Stain Remover x2*

For some cheaper products on Vitacost you are required to purchase multiples.  That was the case with this product.  I am trying to transition all of my cleansers to cruelty free products so I am hoping this stain remover will work!

Beauty Products

*Alba Bonatica Natural Even Advanced Sea Plus Renewal Night Cream*

This product is a repurchase.  I love this as a night cream as it is nourishing and hydrating yet simple enough for my super sensitive skin.  If you are looking for a great and affordable night cream, try this baby!

*Desert Essence Hair Defrizzer and Heat Protector in Coconut*

This product is supposedly the creme de la creme of cruelty free heat protectants.  I am running out of my non-cruelty free heat protectant so I am hoping this one works.  If it doesn't, it smells amazing so I will find some use for it!


*Natrol Omega-3 Fish Oil*

As school gets closer, my anxiety begins to increase and my migraines begin to get more frequently.  This supplement is recommended to prevent migraines so I decided to add it to my daily vitamin routine.

*Vitacost Vitamin B2*

This is another vitamin recommended for migraine prevention.


*Organic Traditions Coconut Palm Sugar*

*Bob's Red Mill Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour*

After discovering With Peanut Butter On Top, I want to bake everything and these are 2 main ingredients in a lot of the baking recipes and they were a lot cheaper here than at Mrs. Greens or Whole Foods.

Have you purchased from Vitacost before?  If so, what are your must haves?

If not, get $10 off your first order by clicking here! 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Product Rave: Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes +

    As some of you may know, my "side hustle" is selling Younique makeup.  During the middle of June there were rumors of a big Younique announcement.  My sponsor and I assumed it would be some sort of pay increase. We were a bit disappointed when we found out it was just an improvement to our already awesome fiber mascara.

   I ordered the mascara as soon as it went on sale, but still didn't understand what the big deal was.  Then I received the mascara and I began to understand the hype.

   If you aren't familiar with Younique's previous 3D Mascara you can see my review here.  Basically, it is a sandwich process of applying a base layer of mascara, fibers to enhance, lengthen and thicken lashes and a final layer of mascara to seal it in.

   The fibers cling to the base and top layer and it really did give the impression of falsies.  As someone who is horrible at falsies, this was a great invention for me!  It's actually what led me to becoming a distributor.

  The process is still the same with the new mascara, but the results are a bit more dramatic.  I compare this newer version to about 3 coats of the older version.

Let's look at some pictures!

My left eye is bare sad lashes and my right eye is one coat of the new 3D+!

This pictures shows both eyes done.  You can see that my lashes seem to have doubled!  They not only seem to have doubled in amount, but in thickness and length!  

❤ easy to apply
❤ easy to remove
❤ gives the impression of falsies without the hassle
❤ cruelty free
❤ naturally based
❤ one of the ingredients is Younique's Uplift Eye Serum so the mascara helps nourish lashes

❤ the base layer is a bit goopier than the previous version- take your time applying the base layer and wipe off the wand on the side of the tube


❤ $29

Where to purchase?:
Would I repurchase?
❤ Hells yes! 

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