Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tarte Vegan List!!

With Urban Decay selling out to L'Oreal, you may be wondering what on earth you're going to replace some of those must haves with.. I have an updated vegan list from Tarte!!  I love Tarte so very, very much!

  • Clean Slate Poreless Primer
  • Clean Slate Flawless Primer
  • Amazonian Clay Foundation
  • Maracuja Miracle Foundation
  • Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
  • Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
  • Amazonian Clay Blush
    Cheek Stain
  • Maracuja Blush & Glow
  • Amazonian Clay Mineral Bronzer
  • Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer

  • Clean Slate Eye Primer
  • Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Shadows
  • Smoldereyes Jumbo Pencils
  • Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Liner & Brush
  • Lash Enhancing Liquid Eyeliner
  • emphasEYES inner rim brightener
  • Step 1 Lash Treatment & Enhancer
  • Multipleye Lash Enhancing Primer
  • Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara
  • Amazonian Clay Gifted mascara

  • Glamazon Lipsticks
  • Maracuja Lip Gloss
  • Lipsurgence Lip Tint & Matte Lip Tint (NOT Luster!)

  • Pure Maracuja Oil
  • "The Buffer" Foundation Brush
  • Amazon Bronze Body Bronze
  • Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Pencils

This is the list that my Tarte rep passed along to me.  He technically does not represent Tarte's official statement, and I technically do not represent Tarte OR Sephora's official statement(s).  This list is subject to change at any time with no notice.

Snow Day Smoothies!

These have nothing to do with snow; in fact, they're much more tropical & fruity than snowy. The only reason these are snow day smoothies is that I'm in the midst of a snow day!! =D

Not pictured?  The bananas.  This was after
I'd made the smoothie.. hence the drank from glass.

In this smoothie:
  • 2 medium bananas
  • 1 small orange [I suggest using orange juice/orange juice concentrate instead]
  • 1 cup of Trader Joe's Strawberry Soy Yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons of Freeda Ultramino Protein Powder
  • 2 dropperfuls of Bioray Loving Energy Tonic
  • ~6 ice cubes
  • enough "milk" to make this 32 oz (about one cup?); I used Trader Joe's Original Almondmilk
Nutritional information: makes 2 servings; per one serving: 285 calories, 12g of protein, 55.5g of carbs, 11% of vitamin a, 95% of vitamin c, 34% of calcium & 12.5% of iron.
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EOTD: A Smoky Mistake.

I started a smoky eye for work, then they called and said that they were issuing a snow day. So I busted out my indie brands and created this mashup for you. Sadly, I made a huge mistake when I added pink below the eye because now I feel like I look so tired. Whoops.

In this look:
  • Madd Style Cosmetix Optimus Primer Eyelid Primer
  • Darling Girl Cosmetics Eye Base in Starry Night
  • Glamour Doll Eye Loose Pigment in Obscura
  • Madd Style Cosmetix Loose Pigment in Revenge
  • Madd Style Cosmetix Loose Pigment in Adipose
  • Madd Style Cosmetix Loose Pigment in Girl With the Most Cake
  • Too Faced 3 Way Eye Liner
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Liner in Perversion
  • Givenchy Phenom'Eyes Mascara in Noir

To the best of my knowledge, all of these items are vegan & cruelty free except for the mascara.  Also, don't judge my eyebrows.  They've been growing in for a while, but much like my natural hair color, it's still a total mess.  And yeah, I look exhausted in the inner corners of my eyes.. cause I am.  I work retail and it's the holidays, haha.  One night of sleep will sadly not get rid of that darkness.. it'll be gone soon though.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Mail Time: Vegan Conscious Box December 2012

This month's Conscious Box was curated by the Vegan Zombie, who I love watching every time he pops up in my news feed.

In this box:
  • Baby Ecos Laundry Detergent & Stain Remover
  • Kyi Sweet Almond Softening Oil
  • Parma! Vegan Parmesan
  • L'Ecuyer's Gourmet Dill Dip Mix
  • Just Pure Foods Sour Cream & Onion Zucchini Chips
  • Eye Walker Elements Cabin 108
  • Simply Hemp Milk
  • Achiva Native Energy in Mango
  • Shaman Shack Herbs 3 Immortals (with Reishi, Shilajit & Ormus)
  • Lush Nuts Dark Cocoa Chili Peanuts
  • ZenSociety Tea Tree Facial Cleanser
I have already eaten the Parma and the Lush Nuts.  Both are delicious.  I hardly remember parmesan cheese, so I will simply say I enjoyed this on my farfalle & meatless meatballs, haha.  The Lush Nuts pack a nice little surprise kick.  Not too hot, very, very well balanced with the bittersweet cocoa.

I'm rubbing the Softening Oil on my hands now, and I have to say I think it's working, but it does sting on my windburn a bit (though that could be touch related).  It smells like verbena and I think I like it.  I'm looking forward to trying it mixed with a bit of water as it suggests.

The Eye Walker Elements scent is not a very me scent.  I'm going to have to try it on a day off to report on the wear, OR make Clancy J wear it for me, haha.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mail Time: Holiday Pawbox for Megatron!

Don't know what Pawbox is?  It's a subscription service for pets.  Megatron and I were sent one to review a few months back, and Pawbox sent Meg his own Christmas present completely unexpected!

In this box:
-Cloudstar Wag More Bark Less Soft & Chewy Treats
-Grandma Lucy's Organic Oven Baked Dog Treats
-NoviPet MultiVitamin
-Green Curry Brush
-Dog Grooming Bandana

Megatron loves his Paw Box.  He originally got one about three or four months ago and it was a huge hit.  This one randomly showed up as a holiday gift from Paw Box & he is thrilled.  I highly, highly recommend them as a gift for dogs and dog lovers everywhere!  Also?  They have Pawbox for Cats, too!

FTC:  Our first Pawbox was sent for review.  This Holiday Pawbox was a total surprise to us; a huge thank you goes out to Pawbox!  These are our honest opinions.  Especially Megatron; dogs can't lie, silly.