I usually use cotton balls and foil to remove gel polish but these sure are convenient for once in a while! #beauty #nails #gel

I usually use cotton balls and foil to remove gel polish but these sure are convenient for once in a while! #beauty #nails #gel

Anyone else get flakey winter scalp? Gonna give this a go. #lush #beauty #vegan #crueltyfree

Anyone else get flakey winter scalp? Gonna give this a go. #lush #beauty #vegan #crueltyfree

em Michelle Phan brushes

You may be familiar with internet sensation Michelle Phan whose online fame has lead her to her own makeup line, “em”.

I’d been unsure about her makeup after reading mixed reviews but her synthetic brushes did spark my interest.

They run a little cheaper than Sephora’s brushes and she has a collection of 8 available on her website.

To me they look fairly similar to ELF brushes but obviously i can’t tell the quality from a photo.

Have any of you tried them?

temptalia:

Just posted! How to Conceal Acne - Tips & Tricks http://www.temptalia.com/conceal-acne-tips-tricks

temptalia:

Just posted! How to Conceal Acne - Tips & Tricks http://www.temptalia.com/conceal-acne-tips-tricks

Don’t miss out on the awesome Tarte sale!

For all your sunless tanning needs; i always recommend Million Dollar Tan. Its vegan and cruelty free and the color and staying power is second to none.

For all your sunless tanning needs; i always recommend Million Dollar Tan. Its vegan and cruelty free and the color and staying power is second to none.

Chanel vs Sonia

First of all i should prefix this with saying i’ve never tried Soleil Tan De Chanel but after seeing it all over Youtube makeup tutorials and it getting rave reviews online; i had to find a cruelty free dupe.

From reviews i’ve watched/read, it seems that the STDC (perhaps i should miss out the D) is a beautiful cream bronzer that blends to a flawless finish and i think i may have just found a great competitor: Sonia Kashuk’s Undetectable Creme Bronzer.

One of the initial pros of the Sonia Kashuk is that it comes in two colors; warm tan (41) seen above and deep bronze (42) below.

For my skin tone, the lighter color is perfect as a bronzer. I worked it around my cheek bones, hair line and jawline as something between a bronzer and contour and wow… i was blown away.

"Undetectable" is the perfect way to describe this product. It adds a perfect bronze glow but you wouldn’t be able to pin point exactly where you put the product; it just blends SO well!

I used it over Tarte’s Maracuja Miracle Foundation and let me tell you, these products are made for each other. I was able to blend and build up color until i had exactly the bronze look i wanted.

If you like a really defined contour, this isn’t going to work for that. I would say it’s strictly a bronzer as it just melts into the skin beneath it. You could use a smaller amount of the darker color (42) to add a little more dimension but i still wouldn’t recommend it as a contouring product.

I would definitely add this in as part of my daily routine, especially in the summer. I really liked the soft, warm glow it gave me vs the more defined contour i would usually go for.

One last thing, i would really recommend using the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to apply the Undetectable Creme Bronzer. Its a match made in heaven.

View my OCC review and demo!

I love this brand and wanted to share my favorite new concealer and foundation routine.

Just filmed a video using some of these awesome products from OCC.

Can’t wait to share with you.

Playing with @occmakeup mirrorball glitter for funsies. #beauty #makeup #sparkle #glitter #occ

Playing with @occmakeup mirrorball glitter for funsies. #beauty #makeup #sparkle #glitter #occ

Sigma Gift Certificates!

You can now send Sigma Gift Certificates from $15 to $500!

Super cute and great for any makeup lovers who are tough to buy for.

I did a quick holiday party makeup look using the Anastasia Lavish palette.

I actually made the entire video once already and then imovie crapped out and i lost the entire finished product so this isn’t great but i wanted to get it up anyway.

Soap & Glory

I recently ordered a couple of Soap & Glory products to try and LOVE them!

Both so girly and yummy smelling!

Just wanted to share with you their other vegan friendly products and stance on animal testing.