We Tried 3INA And We’re Stoked

I recently had the opportunity to review a few products from the brand 3INA, and I was shocked – talking Taylor Swift shock face shocked – when the package arrived.

Products from 3INA in the original packaging
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3INA Review: Skincare Products

There were four skincare products: the matte & smooth primer, and three oil drops (defence, detox, and energy). 

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Discovering New To Us Brands: Hynt Beauty

HYNT BEAUTY Main Image
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The best part about reviewing makeup is trying products from brands I’m unfamiliar with. Hynt products use quality ingredients that are beneficial to the skin, eco-conscious, cruelty-free, non-irritating, and effective.

They were generous and sent a ton of lipstick samples, their discovery kit, Aria pure lipstick, and a pressed eye shadow.

ARIA PURE Lipstick in Tierra Blush and Pressed Eye Shadow in Crystal Taupe

Hynt Beauty Lipstick and Eye Shadow

ARIA PURE Lipstick in Tierra Blush

I love the lipstick packaging. It’s a little bulkier than most, but that’s because there’s a balm at the top. You’re not losing any product with the lipstick to make up for the balm. You’ve got the lipstick, which has .18 oz product and then the balm.

The ARIA PURE lipstick ($29) shade, Tierra Blush, is a dark rosy blush shade. While it looks dark, it’s still the perfect everyday color. Sometimes I will blend it out with my finger to sheer it out and make it look more like a stain. Like with most lipsticks, it lasts a solid couple of hours before having to re-apply.

ARIA PURE Lipstick in Tierra Blush

Hynt Beauty Lip Balm

PERFETTO Pressed Eye Shadow in Crystal Taupe

Anyone who knows me knows that I love Taupe eye shadows. I won’t even admit to the number of taupe shadows that I currently own. Yes, it’s that many.

So course, when I had the opportunity to pick out a pressed eye shadow ($22), I immediately chose Crystal Taupe. Crystal Taupe is a beautiful taupe shade with silver shimmer in it. Let me tell you, this shadow is better than just about all of the other taupe shadows that I own! It’s buttery soft, easy to blend, and the pigmentation is incredible. This shadow immediately made it into my everyday makeup bag. And this rarely happens!

Lipstick in Tierra Blush and Pressed Eye Shadow in Crystal Taupe Swatched

Discovery Kit in Light Beige / Soft Beige

When I was deciding on products to try, I knew I had to get their Discovery Kit ($49). Normally, I don’t try foundations because I am terrible at choosing foundation shades online.

This kit includes:

  • 2 VELLUTO Pure Powder Foundations in Light Beige / Soft Beige
  • 1 DUET Perfecting Concealer in Light
  • 1 FINALE Finishing Powder in Translucent Pearl (Deluxe Sample)
  • 1 LUMIERE Radiance Boosting Powder (Deluxe Sample)

I have to point out right away, that if you don’t like don’t a powder foundation, you will not like this. I’ve been a longtime fan and user of the Bare Minerals foundation, and I’m always on the hunt for a new powder/mineral foundation.

The coverage was pretty light to medium, which is what I prefer. No matter what the brand is, my skin can’t seem to handle a full coverage foundation. The color match wasn’t the best, but that’s on me.

The concealer was really nice for spot concealer, but it didn’t work the best under eyes. Please keep in mind though, my under eye area is extremely dry, and most concealers don’t work because of that. I need an extremely hydrating concealer for my under eyes.

Hynt Beauty the Discovery kit

Hynt Beauty Foundation Brush

Hynt Beauty Concealer

Overall Thoughts

I’m so glad I had the opportunity to test out Hynt Beauty. There are very few brands, where after testing them out, I immediately go to their site and add products to my shopping cart. I can’t wait to try some more from the brand, especially their lipsticks and eye shadows. If you’re looking for a new brand to try that’s cruelty-free and uses great ingredients, do yourselves a favor and try Hynt Beauty! You won’t be disappointed!

A Cruelty-Free Brand People Should Know About

The Organic Skin Co. Products Opened
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One of my big beauty and skin care goals for 2019 is to use more cruelty-free brands. My long-term goals are to go organic and vegan. I recently had the opportunity to kick my 2019 goal into gear by testing out some beauty products from The Organic Skin Co.

About The Organic Skin Co.

“Ethics are important to us. We want you to be clear about what ingredients we put in our products, and we want you to know that we’re doing the right thing by you and by our planet. Here’s a look at all the little things we do to give you peace of mind.”

The Organic Skin Co. is certified organic, cruelty-free, and vegan.

Face Products

Set to Impress Pressed Powder in Moonlit ($56) – This is a great setting powder that has a slight tint to it. When swatching I thought it was going to go on the skin darker, but it doesn’t. For me, that’s a great thing. While translucent powders are great, I do like a little color to them. I don’t typically have a ton of shine during the winter months, but this works great at controlling the shine, even when I’m not wearing any foundation.

Set to Impress Pressed Powder Top of Packaging

Set to Impress Pressed Powder Opened

Set to Impress Pressed Powder

Set to Impress Pressed Powder Swatched

Lip Products

All About the Gloss in Mist ($30) – This by far one of my favorite lip glosses that I’ve worn in a long time. It’s perfect for every day, it’s comfortable to wear, doesn’t have a strong odor, and it’s just an all-around great product. I still recommend wearing a lip balm under if you have dry lips, but it’s still an excellent gloss.

All About the Gloss opened

All About the Gloss applicator up close

Lip Service in Ruby Red ($34.50) – This is a neutral red lipstick that works as an everyday color. Even if you’re like me and don’t typically wear red lipsticks, this is a natural red to wear! It’s moisturizing, goes on smoothly, and does last a good couple of hours before having to re-apply.

Lip Service lipstick side view

Lip Service lipstick front view

About the Gloss and Lip Service Packaging

About the Gloss and Lip Service Swatched

Eyes

Black Lash in Black ($40) – This isn’t going to give you the look of false lashes. It’s necessary to point this out right away. However, this is still an excellent mascara for work or school.

Black Lash Mascara opened

Black Lash Mascara wand up close

The Eyes Have It in Day Dreamer and Misty ($36) – I’ve been on a natural eye makeup look, and even started using cream eye shadows. So of course, I had to test out two of the brands cream shadows: Day Dreamer and Misty. Misty is a muted taupe and Day Dreamer is a medium brown. Both are great to throw on, apply some eyeliner, mascara, and you’re good to go!

The Eyes Have It Packaging

The Eyes Have It Opened Aerial View

Overall Thoughts

If you want a cruelty-free and vegan brand, I can’t say enough about The Organic Skin Co. Everything I’ve tried is great! I already have a cart full of products that I can’t wait to order and try out!

Last Minute Gift Guide for the Female in Your Life

Last Minute Gift Guide for the Female in Your Life

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Every Christmas, Birthday, Holiday, etc I get stuck in the rut of what to buy the female in my life? Mothers, Aunts, Grandmother, Sister in laws, etc. Honestly, I probably just over think it all which is exactly why I am writing a go-to gift guide to let you know what items I feel like are an easy solution for the impossible giftee.

For the sake of this post, I am including items that I have used in my gift basket however you are free to use whatever items you feel better suit the recipient of your gift(s). Everyone has their own tastes so definitely feel free to change things up. This gift guide is also pretty suitable for any age. Young girls to older women. Switch up designs, scents, brands, etc to accommodate the age.

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A Highlight Palette That Gives a Subtle Glow

Mally Highlight Trio opened on the package
If you watch YouTube beauty videos and read beauty reviews you know that many makeup “gurus” love a highlight that can be seen from outer space. I totally get it. That kind of shine looks amazing… just not on my skin. I have fairly oily skin, especially during the summer, and I don’t want to add to that. So if I can find a subtle glow with my highlighter I’m really happy. One subtle glow I’m enjoying comes when I use the Soft Focus Lowlight and Highlight Trio ($35) from Mally.

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Is This New Foundation & Concealer A Must-Have?

Is This New Foundation & Concealer A Must-Have? - Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hr Breathable Foundation and Concealer

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It’s that time of the year where brands are releasing their newest products and collections. Rimmel London recently released a foundation and concealer, so of course, I was excited to try them!

I’ve never really had the chance to try a lot from the brand, but I know a lot of bloggers rave about their products. With the constant sales and coupons, it’s definitely a brand that’s worth keeping an eye on…. [read more]

Time To Switch Up My Foundation Routine

Time To Switch Up My Foundation Routine - COOLA Primer & BB Cream in original packaging

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Even though we’re still in winter, I want to switch up my foundation routine for a product that’s more natural. There are days that I want that full coverage, but most of the time, I don’t need that. It was great timing too since I had the opportunity to test out two products from COOLA.

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Different Ways To Use Mason Jars

Ways to use your mason jars
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Are you trying to get a little creative with decorating or making use of what you have? I have a love for mason jars, and there are so many different ways that you can use them. After being sent some Ball® Spiral Regular Mouth Pint Mason Jars ($8.99/4 count) to test out, I thought, why not share the different ways you can use them?

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Creating The Perfect Everyday Look

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I love watching YouTube videos where people create a full face look using one brand. When I had the opportunity to test out the new #Insta collection from Rimmel, I thought now was the perfect opportunity to create a full face using one of the most affordable brands at the drugstore.

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Exciting New #Insta Collection

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Rimmel is one of those drugstore brands that you don’t always hear people talking about, but when they do, it’s always rave reviews. Their products are nice quality and super affordable… not to mention always on sale and have coupons available to make them even more affordable.

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