Darling Pop of Color

Blue Eye Makeup

Todays makeup look is really simple but still fun, currently testing out a few new products so expect some reviews to start popping up soon. Full list of products below. 

Acure Organics Vegan Skincare Routine

Vegan Skincare

Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite brands and my new vegan skincare routine.

From Acure "Acure Organics is a family owned and operated company founded on sustainable principles to provide the highest quality fair trade, natural and certified organic personal care products. Our products are created with great care and are a reflection of our values. Each of our products is free from animal testing, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, harmful preservatives and artificial colors. We travel the globe to find the most potent certified organic ingredients that meet our high standards of efficacy and purity. We thank you for sharing in our mission to have a positive impact on the world we live in.

Since going vegan it has really caused me to be more conscious of all the things I buy and not just their effect on myself but on the environment and all inhabitants of the the planet. It's become very important to me to really look into the companies I'm supporting and what their values are. I've noticed so many smoke and mirrors when looking into brands that I previously thought were cruelty-free...but things are not always what they seem. I really applaud brands like Acure Organics who are very transparent with their ingredients and how they aim to better the world around them by giving back. 

Gilded Kisses

Focusing on a neutral lipart today, I recreated an amped up version of the custom lip tar I used in my Orange Smokey Eye makeup look. To create this gilded nude lip I mixed one of my favorite shades from The Body Needs called 'Pink Diamonds' with a clear gloss and layered it over top of Milanis Lip Pencil in Spice.

This closeup definitely exposes my need for a lip wax. We all have that extra fuzz up there and for those of us with darker hair it can be more noticeable than those with fair hair. I prefer to wax mine as its smooth and last for weeks, I will admit that in desperate times I've reached for an eyebrow razor for a quick fix but I hate using shaving as a method for hair removal because it doesn't feel as smooth and it last for all of two seconds before you have hair sprouting back out. In high school I used to thread it, but my tolerance is not what it once was and it just hurts too much. I have no idea how I used to handle it. Hair removal creams seem to be a  popular option but personally I question their safety and I just don't feel comfortable putting those chemicals on my skin.

I recommend lip waxing all the way! How do you feel about 'lady-staches'?

Orange Smokey Eye Makeup

Summer Makeup, Sugarpill Flamepoint

Today's look turned out as 'Summer Smokey Eye' look, featuring an orange halo smokey eye and soft brown liner. I had to accent the skin with a glowing highlight effect I otherwise kept things quite simple to keep focus on the eyes.