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  • Go Faux | False Lashes

    I’ve been learning more and more about what it takes to produce a mink lash, and am not too impressed by this being passed as “cruelty-free’. While I understand the different between vegan and cruelty-free, I feel on this front they’re blurring the lines. Mink are not friendly, sociable animals. I can guarantee they are not happy sitting in their cages, and the manufacturers are not snuggling and combing them to retrieve the hairs. There are three brands in particular that I wanted to draw attention to today, while I am sure there are many more. These brands boast about their cruelty-free status all over social media, while producing mink…

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  • Tacky or Too Faced?

    Too Faced has a new collection launching February 12th in collaboration with The Pretty Mess. The collection includes a 12 pan eyeshadow palette, a Lip Injection, 2 lip kits, a body shimmer, and a highlight. Not gonna lie, I was flabbergasted when I saw this collection for a couple of reasons: Firstly, I had no clue who The Pretty Mess was. Erika Jayne is on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and clearly has a loyal fan base, with 1.6 million followers in Instagram. Secondly, after the response on the Glow Job Glitter Mask, retailing for $52CAD, I’m surprised they went this route again, with the “shocking”, risque product names.…

  • Blurred, Not Bold

    This beauty trend has been trying to gain traction for almost a year but I think I’m finally ready to hop on this train. It is the blurred, blotted, soft matte, stain effect lip. Could I have possibly used any more adjectives? The first of which I saw was from my fave – ColourPop with their Ultra Blotted Lip US$6 followed by the Blur Lux Lipstick US$7. Although I am partial to ColourPop because of their affordable prices and amazing shade ranges, many other brands have released products which will give you a similar effect on the lips at a variety of price points: NYX Powder Puff Lippie Powder Lip…

  • Thank You Berry Much

    So  many palettes being released have a stunning berry pink twist. Most recently, is the Dominique Cosmetics Berries & Cream palette. I for one, am very glad to be moving away from the boring, warm palettes, and trying something new. These rich berry tones are so complementary and perfect for the cooler months. More Berry-toned Palettes:Dose of Colors Blushing Berries — herePersona Pink Color Theory — hereHuda Beauty New Nude — hereUrban Decay Naked Cherry — hereViolet Voss Berry Burst — here Are you into this trend? Which palette have you been eyeing? Photo Source: Here. If anyone knows who this beautiful woman is, I’d like to credit her directly,…

  • COVERGIRL is Now Cruelty Free!

    Last week, this revolutionary news broke out across the beauty space. I was one of the many (im)patiently waiting on Logical Harmony‘s seal of approval. Well folks, we now have it! Logical Harmony is the world’s most trusted source for cruelty-free and vegan beauty as well as lifestyle products. Tashina dove in deep to discover the truth behind COVERGIRL’s new Cruelty-Free International certification. Earlier today, Logical Harmony posted the second video in their “Is COVERGIRL Cruelty-Free?” series, and the verdict is in! We are still waiting on COVERGIRL to release their vegan friendly products list to us. This may take some time, as they have to go through every ingredient,…

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  • Morphe’s in Sephora Canada!

    The ever popular, affordable makeup brand, Morphe, has now reached Sephora Canada, albeit online only for most of us, and with a smaller product range than available on their site. They will be launching in 15 stores Canada-wide. Last year, Morphe entered Ulta stores across the border, in the U.S., which fans of the brand were very excited about as it seemed to be a good fit. I’ve seen a lot of negative feedback on Twitter about this. People feel that Morphe and Sephora are not a good match, and that they’ll be gone again after the holidays. Similar to what we saw happening with ColourPop last year. My opinion?…

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