October 24, 2014

Teadora Lip Butter Review

I was contacted a couple of weeks ago and offered a sample of the Teadora Lip Butter* to review. I chose the lip butter in Rainforest at Dawn.
Here's the website description:
Packed with antioxidant and vitamin-rich Buriti, Brazil Nut, Andoriba, Maracujá (Passion Fruit), Açaí oils, Cupuaçu, Murumuru, Mango butters plus Carnaúba Wax, our Rainforest at Dawn Lip Butter comes in a delicious citrusy flavor we call Laranja - which means orange in Portuguese - and provides light exfoliation and intense hydration for your lips.

The packaging is a pot with a screw off lid. It's actually quite large even though .5 oz doesn't sound like much. Many people don't like the pots because they aren't as sanitary but I'm the only one using it and I always wash my hands before touching it so I don't have an issue with it.

It smells like an orange and it's amazing. It also tastes like an orange, which is very nice since you end up eating a lot of your lip balm throughout the day.

Also, as you'll notice above this helps with exfoliation. The texture isn't totally smooth, it's slightly grainy which I was surprised to find out that I liked. It's not huge chunks or anything, it's very fine and honestly barely noticeable but it does do a good job of exfoliating.

I like to put this on in the mornings while I put on my makeup and wipe it off before applying lipstick. Some days I just wear this all day long and I love it. It will last hours.

This retails for $15 at Teadora Beauty

Also, it's good to know that this company is 100% cruelty free and vegan.

I'm working on a blog post about it, but I'm in the process of moving to only purchasing products that are cruelty free, so I was very excited to hear that this product is and that's one of the reasons I wanted to try it and review it for you guys!

I'm currently on the lookout for cruelty free shampoo, conditioner and skin care, so if you can help me out, I'd love it!

So, overall I love this product! I really recommend checking out this lip balm and everything else they have to offer. Let's support this awesome cruelty free, vegan company!

*I was sent this lip butter sample for review from Teadora. I was not obligated to review it and I was not compensated for this review. My opinion is honest, as always.*
October 22, 2014

Sephora Haul

I decided to post yet another Sephora Haul today. I've spent entirely too much money there lately. 
This was a two part haul, one online and one in store.

Online haul:
Too Faced HangoveRx Face Primer - I purchased this because I was almost completely out of primers and I thought this one would be great for my dry skin.

Urban Decay Lip Liner in Ozone - This I purchased because I need a lip liner but didn't know which colors I wanted to get, so I picked up this one to start with.

Sephora In store haul:

Too Faced Better than Sex mascara - Of course I had to try this! I've been wanting it since it came out and I was surprisingly out of all mascaras but one Benefit They're Real sample, so what better time to pick it up?

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation: As you may remember, I purchased one of these in an earlier haul, last month. Well, it was the wrong color, so I exchanged it for a lighter shade. I'll be reviewing this soon.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray - I was totally out of all less expensive setting sprays and I really wanted to repurchased the Urban Decay one because I love it, so I decided to go ahead and grab it.

So, that's my haul that cost me way too much money.

Thanks for reading!

Don't forget to enter the Lorac Mega Pro Palette giveaway!

October 20, 2014

Lorac Mega Pro Palette Swatches

I finally got my hands on my Lorac Mega Pro Palette. I'm so impatient, and to make matters worse it was delivered a day late.

So, now that I have it and I've had an opportunity to swatch it, test it and stare at it, I'll let you know what I think.

Let me first say, this will be more of a swatches and first impressions post than a review. Also, this palette is probably not going to be re-stocked, so I'm pretty hesitant to post anything about it, BUT a few other bloggers and I are giving one away, so I wanted to let you know what you'd be entering to win.

Let's pretend for a second that you care about the packaging; it's the same as the other Lorac Pro palettes. Thin but surprisingly sturdy, cardboard with a magnetic closure.

And there are all of the colors. 16 Matte and 16 Shimmer.

As you can tell from the swatches, some of these are much better quality than others.
Lilac, Black, Indigo and Caviar are all a little powdery and patchy, with Lilac having very little pigment.

Most of the shimmers are awesome, Sand seems to have a lot of glitter, so it doesn't want to stick.

I'd definitely recommend using a good base with this palette, as that would probably make a huge difference.
I haven't tried that yet, which is why I'm not giving a full review.

Overall, the color selection is pretty good and the shades are beautiful. It looks like there are a lot of white/off white shades, but really they're all different tones and finishes.

If you got this palette, you probably love it. If you missed it, enter to win one!

Thanks for reading!


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