5 Simple Sustainable Beauty Swaps

5 Simple Sustainable Beauty Swaps

As a beauty-lover, I often feel I pang of guilt at how my unsustainable purchasing patterns and personal care habits are affecting the environment around me - and I'm not alone in my thoughts. Research conducted by the leading market research group, Mintel, indicates that sustainability is a growing concern amongst millennial consumers. But what [...]

Underrated Beauty YouTubers Vol. #3 | Big YouTubers Who STILL Inspire Me

Underrated Beauty YouTubers Vol. #3 | Big YouTubers Who STILL Inspire Me

I love using my blog to shine a light on other creators who inspire me and help to cultivate my love of makeup. In my previous two Underrated Beauty YouTubers posts, I spotlighted some of my favorite small-to-midsize creators, but today I wanted to spread some love to the larger YouTubers who I continue to watch and support.

Understanding Cruelty-Free Beauty | Cruelty Free Beauty 101

Understanding Cruelty-Free Beauty | Cruelty Free Beauty 101

At it's most simplistic definition, Cruelty-Free BeautyΒ consists of beauty and personal care products that areΒ manufactured or developed by methods that do not involve experimentation on animals. Despite the straightforward book definition, Cruelty-Free Beauty is much more complicated in real life because there is no legal definition of what constitutes a Cruelty-Free brand. In a recent video from JenLuvsReviews, she classified Cruelty-Free Beauty into three, easy-to-understand groups. Like her, I will do the same.

Bad or Rad | Smashbox Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Primer & Weightless Setting Spray Review

Bad or Rad | Smashbox Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Primer & Weightless Setting Spray Review

If I'm being honest, I haven't been checking for Smashbox Cosmetic's new releases in a while, but have always heard great things about the brand's line of face and cheek products. I will thrilled to receive the Smashbox Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Primer and Long Lasting Setting Spray over the summer from Smashbox and Influenster complementary for testing purposes. In today's post we will explore whether the Smashbox Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Primer and Setting Spray are worth the hefty price tag and if these two products will actually work for oily skin.

Is Limited Edition Beauty Overhyped? | Limited Edition Loves & Regrets

Is Limited Edition Beauty Overhyped? | Limited Edition Loves & Regrets

From influencer collaborations, co-branded partnerships, to seasonal collections, consumers are constantly bombarded with a slew of limited edition releases. We've reached a saturation point in the market where we are being flooded with these limited edition beauty and fashion releases. In today's post we'll be discussing exploring why brands release so many limited edition products and the effects of these rapid-fire releases, as well as my top five limited edition loves and purchase regrets.

Beau-Tea Talk #2 | Are Celebrity Makeup Lines the New Celebrity Perfume?

Were you even an American adolescent in the 2000s if you didn't own your favorite celebrity's signature scent? Amongst some of the most notable celebrity perfumes were Beyonce's Heat, Brittney Spears' Curious and Fantasy, Jennifer Lopez's Glow, Justin Bieber's Girlfriend, and Taylor Swift's Wonderstruck. Gone are the good ole days where all of our favorite celebrities released their signature scent(s) so that us common-folk could smell like our idols. In lieu of the celebrity scent, we the consumer have seemingly been offered something better: The Celebrity Cosmetic Line. But is this new category of celebrity merchandise here to stay or just a quick cash grab? Is this something that consumers really want? In today's Beau-Tea Talk, we'll be discussing the rise of the Celebrity Cosmetic Line.

Student Discounts on 30+ Beauty Brands | Save Major Coin $$$

Student Discounts on 30+ Beauty Brands | Save Major Coin $$$

Honestly, why wasn't I more aware of student discounts when I was an undergrad in college? Whether you're a major beauty fanatic or new to the beauty game, student discounts are a dope way for students to save money while shopping. If you're interested in saving some money on indie and mainstream cosmetic, skincare, and haircare brands, then please keep reading.

Big Drugstore Beauty Haul

Big Drugstore Beauty Haul

Despite behind a diehard drug store beauty fan, I came to the recent realization that I don't actually talk about affordable beauty enough on my blog (outside of ColourPop). Although ColourPop is inexpensive, there aren't as easily accessible as "traditional" drugstore brands given that purchases don't qualify for free US shipping if they are under $30.00 USD. Recently, I snagged a few affordable drugstore goodies from Target and CVS Health that I am stoked to be sharing with you! Nearly everything I grabbed is from a brand that I've yet to try, so I'm excited to see how these will perform.