Up A Nelms Tree
26. 06. 2017

I’m trying to be more Cruelty free conscious when purchasing my make up and beauty products. Going to the drugstore however I feel they have a very limited selection for Cruelty free lookers. I mean Come on it’s 2017, testing on animals is no longer okay!!!

Anyway while I did not buy much I wanted to show you what I did buy.

Hask Argan Oil Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner.

Shea Moisture African Black Soap Body Wash

Jason Tea Tree Oil

While the Shampoo and Conditioner and Body wash is mine I actually got the Tea Tree Oil for my husband. The Tea Tree Oil is for exfoliating his chin and neck hair for when he needs to shave. My husband has wavy hair and so it’s particularly hard to shave his chin and neck (the problem areas) which results in  redness, ingrown hairs and razor burn.

I’ll be sure to write a review once I have used it all.

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I won’t lie I have tons of make up brushes but that doesn’t stop me from buying more especially when they are on sale and these beauties were. I like having lots of brushes because I can pick and choose which ones I feel like using. I feel in love with these because I like the colors and simplistic look to them. I find as I get old I just like simple looking products now, anything with flare tends to turn me off

The bristles on the brush are soft and flexible, it doesn’t irritate my face or eye lid when using them. I purchased the Foundation brush, The Flat Top brush and Crease brush because I have yet to have those in my collection. The brushes are of course cruelty free and are made to mimic the consistency of a natural hair brush.

They work great so far and I have yet to see any of the bristles fall out. They seem really durable and can handle a cleaning. The only weird thing is the ergonomic handles as my fingers don’t really want to go in the little grooves that were provided for them.

Overall I really like them and I don’t regret the purchase.

Have you bought any new brushes lately?

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Try saying Sea Salk Soak Ten times fast, it’s a bit of a tongue twister, what doesn’t get my tongue twisted is relaxing in a Luxurious soak after a long day at work. I got saw this Dorian Grey Bath and Body Collection on my Jane app and I knew I had to get it since it was on sale and I want to try different bath products. Don’t get me wrong I still absolutely love LUSH but I want to be adventurous and try new things

 

I am so glad I did too, I got this soak in Honey Mango and it smells devine (when I pair it with my Manga Salsa Yankee Candle, I am in Mango Heaven). The Sea Salt Soak refreshes my body while calming my nerves and de-stressing me after a long day of dealing with rude people.

 

The one thing I will say is that the soak does turn my bath water a suspiciously yellow color that I am pretty sure that if anyone sees it would probably think I did something disgusting. Good thing I am the only one in the bathroom when I bathe…

 

I’ll stop now before this post turns weird.

 

What have you been bathing with lately?

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So you all know that I went to Sephora and got myself a couple of Birthday Presents. The Headliner kit from Milk was one of them. I’m trying to use more Cruelty Free products and when I saw this brand I pretty much fell in love. I so love simplicity and modern style so I was pretty excited to grab this little sample kit.

Milk Cosmetics prides themselves on being cruelty free and giving you the best make up technology with the most natural ingredients possible. They seem like a fun energetic brand.

Included in this kit are:

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The Cooling Water is meant to be applied around your eyes when they are puffy or just when it’s a bit of a hot day and you need a bit of a refresher.

There’s no fragrance to the Cooling Water so you don’t have to worry about any unwanted smells

The Container is quick and easy to open and use plus you can just twist the bottom to push it up and get more.

I have yet to have to use this, however with the recent spike in temperature I may need to get this out.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Ubame Mascara is made from Ubame Oak Charcoal and Sapphire dust. I’ve never heard of any of those products in a mascara before.

Once again no weird smell (yay)

The applicator is easy to use even if I did think it a little long, It brushed through my lashes pretty good and was very pigmented. It added both volume and length but not to the extreme.

The mascara was also very easy to take off with my make up eraser. so no lash pulling for me

 

 

 

 

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This is a Vegan Product that includes ingredients like Shea butter and coconut oil. It is also suppose to a Melt Technology that makes it instantly glide over your lips no problem

This was super pigmented and I can tell that this lip color would last all day. Dip Out is a wine like color that is perfect for fall.

I wouldn’t necesscarily say this glided over my lips. The texture was super weird and because of the Demi-Matte finished (which honestly didn’t look DEMI matter but rather full matte) you were able to see every crack and line that my lip had to offer. Was not very flattering.

 

 

 

 

The Make up wipe has yet to be use, but I’ll keep it in my bag for one of those just in case situations. So what do you think about MILK cosmetics?.

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I bought this mask for a dollar off List so honestly I was not expecting anything great. This peel off mask is supposed to be super peely (that’s not even a word….) so I was careful only to use it on my nose, chin and forehead, no sensitive places like my cheeks. This black mask is super tough and I was surprised that it actually went down into my pores to get those blackheads and nasty dead skin that blocks my skin.

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This does take a very long time to dry and you need to lay it on super thick to make sure that when you peel off it does not hurt. Like I said before it’s definitely a toughie so I wouldn’t use it every day maybe twice a week at the most (for me).

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Like I said in my Not Your Mother’s Pump for joy review that I’ve really been trying new things with my hair. I picked up this Shampoo and Conditioner because The weather has really done a number on my hair. Split ends seemed like it was in my very near future. This was Cruelty free and vegan friendly so I immediately wanted to try it.

I will say one thing it packs so much moisture into my hair. The shampoo is thick and has the texture of slime so that was a bit off putting at first. also it was really hard to spread and it produces very minimal suds so I feel like I use a lot. The conditioner is much more creamier but it flies out of the bottle and I get a lot in my hands (and floor)

My hair has been much more moisturized, maybe too much honestly, it feels thicker and much more healthy than it normally does. The smell is also amazing, almost like guava. This would be a great shampoo and conditioner for winter, but seems too much for spring and summer. maybe I’ll store it away until then.

I’ve always had trouble with flat hair, but I’ve never really done anything about it. Now I am starting to be more adventurous. I’m 30 I can’t be afraid to take risks. When I saw this at my local drugstore I decided to try it out and I have not been lead astray by Not Your Mother’s products before. Sadly this didn’t really do anything, besides it smelling good and being easy to blend into my hair it still fell flat. I tried it while my hair was dry and damp and it was still the same results either way. I keep using it though, I guess I’m hoping that it will some how mysteriously work?

 

I am so disappointed, you were suppose to be my go to hair products!!!

 

Okay maybe I’m being a little harsh, and it was not really that expensive so I am not too hung up about it. I just want my hair to have some volume and doesn’t look like I’ve been wearing a beanie all day.

I am still fighting a battle with dry lips. It seems as if no matter what I do I constantly feel like my lips are dry and peeling, which when you wear lipstick it seems to highlight these flaws. When I saw the Wet N’ Wild Perfect Pout Lip Balm I hoped I can heal my dry lips while sporting a bit of spring color. These are a Gel Lip Balm which I’ve never tried before. They glide on smoothly and are way more pigmented than I thought they would be.  The Vitamin E and Avocado Oil help with the much needed moisture for my lips.

I got these gorgeous shades on sale for $5 for both of these beauties. Tease is a pretty pale pink that thankfully does not wash out my lips, but it’s perfect for that everyday look that you just want that small pop of color. Love is a bit of a darker shade that’s great for going out on a night on the town. The one thing I wished these two balms had were lasting power. If I’m drinking coffee or eating I must immediately reapply as this wipes off super easy.

If your on a budget and need something moisturizing with a pop of color these two are your girls!

I normally get Sundays off and it’s my errand day. I do housework, laundry, school work and whatever else needs to get done, however because it was Easter I decided to really relax and pamper myself. Lately when I decide to pamper myself it’s always with a relaxing bath and lighting a candle and spending the time reading. Of course I can’t just take any regular old bath, I need something that smells nice, that turns the water a cool color. It needs to distract from the fact that I am technically relaxing in my own filth.

Okay I am not too filthy, but still if I sit and think about it…

Anyway Easter to me is bright colors, Chocolate eggs and bright green grass. The Fizzbanger Bath bomb is a bright yellow ball, that reminds of baby chicks and Eggs. It turned the water a deep green that reminded me of grass and made me feel like a mermaid.

What I completely forgot about the Fizzbanger was the loud poprock like noises it makes that confused me (and made me suspicious) at first but once I saw the little bang in the water I remembered. My skin felt so soft and smooth and I just relaxed in the bath until it turned lukewarm and I knew I had to get out. While I was supposed to get the scent of cinnamon apples, I didn’t really get that which was a little bit of a bummer.

If you want a moisturizing, excited bath I do suggest the Fizzbanger Bath bomb however light a candle for fragrance because this one is too soft, I didn’t smell it.

I’ve been looking for a mascara for the minimal make up days when all I want is a small pop of lash and a tinted lip balm, no flash or glitz. That’s why I picked up the Wet n’ Wild megaslim skinny mascara and it delivered on what I wanted. The small plastic wand is small enough to get the small stray lashes that try to evade the bigger brushes, but it is not too small where it doesn’t give enough coverage.

I will say that you will need more that two swipes to get full coverage, but the build up is easy and the formula does not make my eye feel gunky or sticky like some mascaras do. The skinny mascara give me natural looking lashes while subtly giving a bit of oomph! The removal is easy too, I didn’t have to pull on my lashes, and it didn’t give me huge raccoon eyes when I was washing my face.

You do have to remember this mascara is for a natural look with some definition, if you want full Hollywood glamour you should look else where.

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