Top 4 cleansing balms

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So with the weather changing and getting colder my skin just hates me – so I figured yours might, too. What a great time to share my favorite greases to put on my face – and please tell me yours to because I love cleansing balms. By the way, these four are all cruelty free, I use them mostly at night time giving my skin a good massage before removing it with a damp, warm washcloth or flannel.

The Smudgeproof mascara

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I have been on the hunt for a new mascara since using cruelty-free products because I would no longer buy L’oreal or Maybelline. I often wear contacts so mascara for me needs to be completely  smudge free and fast drying which most waterproof ones failed quite terribly but the NYX more to love (which is technically not even waterproof) has stood out so much that I have been using it ever since.

Hydrating Serums: Hylamide & Hydraluron

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Hylamide HA low molecular serum

First off – does anybody else wonder why magenta seems to be the color of hydration? anyone in marketing who may know?

What they are: hydrating serums with hyaluronic acid both a clear gel and cruelty free (yay!)
How I use them: apply a pea size amount on to slighty damp (not wet) skin after cleansing, or acid tone in the morning. Then use spray, moisturizer and/or oil, SPF as usual. You always want to put a watery product on top so he hyaluronic acid can then absorb this moisture to keep your skin plump and hydrated troughout the day.
They also work great put on before any moisturizing mask (like Origins drink up or Bodyshop’s vitamin e).

Summer Bronze: The Bodyshop Drops of Sun

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I am so excited about these – I have been on the hunt for a cruelty-free cream/liquid bronzer that didn’t cost a fortune for the last two summers, thanks bodyshop!

So let’s get into it: I bought them on thursday when I saw the bodyshops instagram and am now (sunday) completly obsessed! The Drops look pretty scary at first because it’s just black liquid but as you can see in the pictures below they blend in very beautifully.

Sleek Faceform – Summer Multipurpose Love

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Sleek Face Form / Fair 372 -slightly broken blush totally my fault, because dropping everything all the time… 

I’ve just rediscovered this beautiful little palette an have been obsessing over it this month, so let’s do this!

What’s in it:

Contour/Bronze:
matte super-pretty warm-toned light brown, is more of a bronzer to me than a contour – but if applied lightly you can use it as such. This also is a great crease-eyeshadow in fact you could do a simple everyday eyelook with this palette.

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Highlight:
shimmery white color, slightly rosy tinged. I use this is as an eyeshadow (beautiful!) just because I don’t like powder highlighters that much in general but this color looks really nice on the cheeks as well. Just gives the most natural not overdone wash of shimmer and makes you look more awake and put together.

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Blush:
Now this is the shade I’m going crazy for! Coppery orange with the most beautiful golden shimmer running trough it looks almost iridescent and just gives such a lovely glow to my cheeks like I’ve just been on a trip to Hawaii having a few cocktails on the way. Apply this carefully though and build up slowly because this stuff is so pigmented and you easily pick up way to much product and no one wants to look like a shimmering pumpkin.

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I love all the three shades, they’re all beautiful highly pigmented and going on so nice, great for traveling and so affordable. On the Sleek website there are 3 more deeper shades available which are all beautiful. Thumbs up, Sleek!


Ingredients: Talc, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Magnesium Stearate, Jojoba Esters MAY CONTAIN: YELLOW IRON OXIDE(CI 77492), RED IRON OXIDE(CI 77491), BLACK IRON OXIDE(CI 77499), D&C RED 30(CI 73360) Highlighter: Mica, Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, PentaerythritylTetraisostearate, Nylon-12, Silica, Dimethicone, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Stearate MAY CONTAIN: YELLOW IRON OXIDE(CI 77492), RED IRON OXIDE(CI 77491), BLACK IRON OXIDE(CI 77499), D&C RED 30(CI 73360), FD&C YELLOW 6(CI 15985), TITANIUM DIOXIDE(CI 77891)