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​Hey everyone! It's time for another monthly beauty favourite blog. Over the month of September I didn't really buy to many new make-up/beauty products so this months blog will be a little bit short so I do apologies. Let's get started!

e.l.f. Contouring Brush (Walmart)

I really needed some new brushes, since a lot of mine are getting so old now and recently e.l.f. came out with this new contour brush and a blending brush that I will talk about next. I really like the shape of the brush and the "hairs" are super soft. I was always concerned about getting a brush like this because the design is so narrow so I thought it would be really hard to blend. Since the "hairs" are super soft it actually blends super nicely and picks up the product really well. I usually have to go back in with a blending brush just to make my contour a little less harsh but other then that this is probably one of my favourite contour brushes I own.

e.l.f. Ultimate Blending Brush (Walmart)

This brush.. I can't express my love for this brush. I have a really bad obsession with blending brushes whether it's an eyeshadow blending brush, contour blending brush, you name it I probably have it or I will buy it eventually. I usually use this brush to help blend the contour and the blush nicely because I find sometimes your face can look like neapolitan ice cream on your face and thats not a good look. The "hairs" are so soft and will blend out any harsh lines on your face. This is an everyday brush for me by far. The only thing I wouldn't use it for is to apply blush. I tried to use it as a blush brush since it was so soft and the shape of it is basically the same as a blush brush but I found the it didn't pick up the product like I wanted it to. Overall a fantastic brush and highly recommend!

Lush Liquid Lipsticks in Confident & Decisive (Lush)

I didn't even know that Lush had liquid lipsticks until I was reading their most recent catalog, and you all know that I am obsessed with liquid lipsticks so I was freaking out when I found this out. I got these two colour for my birthday from my girl Zoe who works at lush. Confident is a deep plum shade and Decisive is a vintage cherry red shade, both beautiful shade when applied to the lips. These are a liquid to matte lipstick and I would highly suggest using a lip scrub before applying and also a lip liner because they do bleed but not as much as other brands that I've used which is nice. Decisive is very pigmented and such a beautiful cool toned red. Confident I found to be a bit more sheer so I really had to apply this shade a couple times to get the pigment I want. These liquid lipsticks in particular need a lot of time to dry full matte so be careful not to eat or drink anything right after application. Once it's matte these will literally last you all day they have incredible wear throughout the day I would definitely try them out. 

Lush Aqua Marina Face and Body Cleanser (Lush)

I was using the bar version of this but I found that the bar wasn't doing enough cleansing wise, so I bought the aqua marina which is like a paste consistency which I love a lot better! It is a calamine based cleanser and it really helps to calm my skin down since I have such problem skin. I get a lot of redness, oiliness, dryness, acne prone skin, eczema prone, and probably a lot more things that I don't even know about yet. This cleanser really helps to balance out my skin and really calm my skin down from all the redness and irritations on my face. I also was using this to help wash my tattoo since it's very mild and helps calm the skin. I really love this product I would definitely try it out if any of you have the same type of skin as myself.

I have some exciting blogs coming up this month that I am super excited make! One will be of my most recent tattoo that I got back in September, and I also showcase my photoshoot pictures for halloween that I also did back in September! By the way who is pumped for halloween this year? What is everyone being for halloween this year? I need to know these things so I can come up with the ultimate costume, even though I have a good idea what I'm being this year. Stay tuned this month for some exciting blogs!

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Today, I felt like I needed to rant a little bit. Theirs been a lot happening with the BSL law here in Canada and this week has been a heavy hit with these poor dogs and I just needed to rant and also raise awareness on this issue. Just a little disclaimer, this blog is obviously a rant and everything that I will be writing about is MY opinion and MINE alone. For those who are with me fantastic you are a normal human being. For those who support BSL then this is really not the blog post for you. This is a really big issue that I am very passionate about so all negative comments will be deleted immediately. Here we go.

For those of you at home or on your smart phones wondering, "what is BSL?" , "what does BSL stand for"? , etc. Well BSL stands for Breed Specific Legislation and was put in by the Ontario government to banned a specific breed within the province. This was directed specifically for pitbulls because pitbulls are "vicious", "aggressive", "dangerous" dogs and they should not belong in the province. This bill is worldwide, I just did a little mini research and Ontario put this bill in place in 2005... which blows my mind that I only heard of the issue a few years ago in Ontario. For anyone who had owned a pitbull before the ban was put in place are considered "grandfathered" in but must meet certain guidelines for them to still I've in the province/country. Not only are pitbulls victims but many other breeds can and are on the bill depending where you live but in North America it is mostly targeted to pitbulls.

Recently in Canada, Montreal has but the BSL bill forward and was affective as of Sept. 27th 2016. Let me tell you this shit is blowing up everywhere on social media right now. Probably mostly in Canada but I wouldn't be surprised if the U.S. was seeing this shit as well. In Montreal, thousands of dogs that are not considered "grandfathered" in meaning any pitbull in a shelter will be killed if not relocated to another province or country immediately. This is why people are pissed. Innocent dogs are being put down for what the government likes to call a "dangerous" breed of dog, when in fact pitbulls are some of the sweetest dogs I know. The world has this image of pitbulls from many different media platforms. One of the most memorable would be the Michael Vick dog fighting case that happened in 2007, but also all the movie platforms that have guard dogs in them which always are either pitbulls, rottweilers, german sheperds, mastiffs, etc. which puts it in peoples minds that these dogs are vicious.

What do I think of all of this? BSL is a bunch of bullshit, which makes me believe that our government is run by a bunch of fucking idiots for caving in the what the "media" believes are vicious, dangerous dogs. It just blows my mind that we have a bill like this in 2016. The worst part is that at any point in time they can add any breed of dog to this list. I have a rottweiler at home, she is literally one of the sweetest dogs I know , it would honestly break my heart if I had to muzzle her and keep her one leash, basically just restrain her for the rest of your life. Thats not the life I want for my dog or any other dog in this world.

It's time to step up and speak for those who can't speak and end BSL once and for all in Canada and all over the world. Their are many petitions that you can sign on change.org which I will link below to make a difference in the fight to end BSL. If anyone has anymore questions about this topic that I didn't touch base on please feel free to ask in the comment section below. I hope this post educated anyone who didn't know a lot or anything about BSL and please feel free to share this post to let everyone know what is happening. The more people who know the better. Let's make a difference and save these dogs and any future dogs that could be put on this bill from death or a life of restraint.

https://www.change.org/search?q=BSL 

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Hey guys! I'm super excited to make this post all about tooth powder and toothy tabs.. I was going to make it last week but I totally forgot to what I was suppose to write about so I ended up writing on some music albums, and then this week it dawned on me... wait a minute! I was suppose to make a blog about this last week. So as you can tell this blog is going be what is Tooth Powder and Toothy Tabs and my review on them.

Let me start off by explaining what tooth powder and toothy tabs are. These are Lush's version of tooth paste pretty much. They recently just came out with the tooth powder and reformulated the toothy tabs and created some new "flavours" to the collection. Ill start with the toothy tabs first, so basically how the toothy tabs work is you take one tab or even half a tab, chew it with the front teeth, get your tooth wet, once the tab is all chewed up you just start brushing your teeth! With the tooth powder, a little bit different but all you have to do is get your tooth brush wet, dip it into the powder, and then start brushing away! These are the only cruelty-free version of tooth paste that I know isn't owned by a parent company and I honestly could never go back to tooth paste after using these. The tooth powder comes in three different "flavours" and the toothy tabs come in I believe comes in seven different "flavours".

Now for the review! I've been using toothy tabs for a long time now so I love the new formula automatically. Compared to the old formula, their not to much different. They are a little bit easier to chew, and the packaging is a lot different but I actually enjoy the new packing a lot better then the cardboard, but other then that it's not to much different. They did introduce some new flavours and I got my hands on the one called Oral Pleasure which I absolutely love! Oral Pleasure specifically is very perfume/really strong in scent and taste so it's definitely not for everyone, but it's is definitely one of my favourite that I have tried so far. I've also fallen in love with the tooth powder. The tooth powder is a really nice option for kids especially if you know your kids aren't using enough tooth paste or it always ends on in a giant clump in the sink. I got Tooth Fairy and it literally tastes like strawberry bubblegum. It is super mild in taste so it's not super overwhelming, especially when compared to Oral Pleasure. Overall I love both products and would highly recommend both to anyone who wants to try something new or wants to switch their tooth paste over to a cruelty-free tooth paste.

Both products retail for $9.95 and you get a lot of both products, I know with the toothy tabs as well they may be coming in more bulk which would be amazing! I find with the toothy tabs I run out of all the time but I also use a full tab every time so that's probably why. I feel like now that they is more tabs in the bottles and the powder comes in a pretty big container that it's going to last me quite a while, I also have like two different toothy tabs on the go plus the powder so I should be good on tooth paste for a long long time. I hope you all enjoyed this blog a learned a little bit about these amazing products! Let me know if you try either of them what you think or if you have already tried them what are your favourite "flavours"?

P.S. my friend Zoe who works at Lush just messaged me back and said that the toothy tabs give or take have 100 tabs in the bottle, so yes these will last you a long ass time before you need to buy more!

Disclaimer: I do not own any of the pictures on this blog.

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Hey everyone! I wasn't sure what to write about today but I've been listening to a lot of new albums that have come out recently/this year and wanted to do a review on them. I haven't done any music related blogs in a long long time and their have been some amazing albums that have come out this year that I am obsessed with. Let us begin.

Disturbed: Immortalized (August 21st, 2016)

This has been my top album for a few months now! The had released the Sound of Silence song about a month or two earlier if I'm not mistaken and I instantly fell in love with this cover. I gotta say the Sound of Silence is the best cover I have ever heard in my life. You know when bands do covers of older/catchy songs that everyone know but it never sounds as good as the original? Well this song does not fit under that category, Disturbed's version of Sound of Silence definitely out beats the original by a long shot, such a brilliant job I can't say that enough. Once the rest of the album was released I was not disappointed at all. They are definitely that heavy metal band that are not slowing down any time soon and really stay true to their style of music. They aren't as psychotic as they were before but they are still true to the heavy metal style and David Draiman has such a unique spectacular voice, they just can't disappoint. I would highly suggest this album to my rock and rollers out their.

Bring Me The Horizon: That's The Spirit (September 11, 2015)

Okay I know I said albums from this year and I totally thought this album came out at the beginning of this year but clearly according to google I am wrong so I apologies. I feel very behind with Bring Me The Horizon, clearly.. because I just listened to this album a few months ago. Overall I wasn't to impressed with this album. Their a band that is a feel really changing their style of music or trying to experiment more with that electronic sound. I really only like about three songs out of the album (True Friends, Happy Song, and Drown). It was definitely a good choice to release Drown first because that is probably their best song out of that album which is why I got so excited for the other songs. I wouldn't suggest listening to this album, if your interested in listening to Bring Me The Horizon, check out their last album Sempiternal which was incredible , and their older stuff is really good as well if you are into really heavy music.

Billy Talent: Afraid of Heights (July 29th, 2016)

I've been a fan of Billy Talent for a long time now, and have seen them three times in concert, so I was not disappointed in their album. It is very their style as per usual and even the song Afraid of Heights does not bug me yet even though it plays every three seconds on every radio station. I've only really listen to this album once or twice since it was released but is it just me or do a lot of the songs sound just a bit similar? That could just be me I'll have to listen to it a few more times but I just had that thought as I was listening to it the first time. Also I know on Spotify the album has a few different versions of Afraid of Heights, which I think is a little unnecessary. I like when bands make their biggest hit into a slower song, but you don't need to over kill it with a bunch of different versions of the same song. Overall I approve of this album, but I prefer Billy Talents older stuff just a bit more.

Blink 182: California (July 1st, 2016)

BLINK WHY YOU DO THIS TO ME! I wasn't super impressed with Blink 182's new album.. IM SORRY EVERYONE don't hate on me for this. I bought the CD and was listening to it and it honestly just didn't jump out at me.. it all sounded pretty much the same. I'm not saying I hated the album by any means but it just wasn't anything special in mu opinion. I do enjoy the song Bored to Death and I believe it was San Diego but other then that it just was, very bland for a lack of better words. If anyone has ever listened to Blink 182's first album it was really weird and a lot of the songs were only seconds long, and since that album they have really improved in their lyrics and their beat to create some of the most iconic songs in our generations history, I just feel like this album was a bit of a step back so I'm hoping their next album is going to be taken up a notch a kick this album out of the park. I would give it a listen on Spotify but I wouldn't suggest buying the album personally.

A Day To Remember: Bad Vibrations (September 2nd, 2016)

I am literally listening to the album right now as I write this blog because I have not had time to listen to it, but I am really enjoying it so far. One of the reasons why I love A Day To Remember is that they always create these amazing songs and when they release a new album they stick with their style but also twist it a little bit. Their lyrics are also always amazing and can really hit close to home. I'm really enjoying all the heavier metal songs which is very old school A Day To Remember. When they released Common Courtesy a few years back (which was also an amazing album by the way) they took their style but lowered it down a bit a made some amazing songs. So I'm glad they changed it up a bit with this album as well. I have also seen A Day To Remember live I think twice now and they are a band I highly suggest to listen to.

Let me know down below what your favourite or least favourite album was this year, and what opinions you have on these albums. I know this is kind of sticking to one genre of music but this is the type of music I listen to so I do apologies to anyone who doesn't listen to this genre of music and have no idea what I'm talking about. For everyone who is reading this you MUST go listen to the Sound of Silence cover by Disturbed right meow because it is so incredible and everyone needs to listen to it at least once. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week and I will be back next week with a new blog.

*Disclamer: I do not the photo on this post*

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Alright monthly favourite blogs are now back in session! I only ended up doing one in May which I had stated that I was going to do every month (I apologize for no June or July favourites *sad face*) but now that I am back on board I will actually be doing a monthly beauty favourites blog post every month! This month I have a pretty amazing list of a bunch of cruelty free finds that I am now obsessed with. Here our my monthly favourites for the month of August.

1. Wet n' Wild Color Icon Blush in Rose Champagne: (Wal-Mart)

This is the perfect everyday blush for whatever look you are trying to achieve that day. I have two other blushes in my collection from Too Faced & Kat Von D, which sometimes when I'm I find my Too Faced one is too bright pink, and somedays my Kat Von D one is to peachy. But with the Wet n' Wild one this is the perfect in-between colour, again for any type of look. I got to say to, these blushes are super pigmented. A little does go a very long way. I find a lot of people reallysay shitty things about drug store make-up but honestly their are a lot of cruelty free drug store brands out their that are just as good as your $60+ make-up. Keep in mind, sometimes price doesn't mean quality. These come in five different shades and retail for only $2.99 which I think is a steal for the quality it is.

2. e.l.f Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in Turks & Caicos: (Wal-Mart)

I have finally found a bronzer that is a bit cooler tones for my face! I do enjoy my warm toned bronzers as well but most of the time I rather have cooler toned bronzer because I am so pale. This has been my go to everyday bronzer lately and the bronzer and blush very nicely together and are very pigmented as well. I don't use the blush as often because it's very neutral toned. What I mean by that is it's a light brown blush, which I usually like a little bit of a pink or peach tone to my blush. But the blush is still very nice and I usually will use it if my eyeshadow look is more colourful that day. 

3. Thayers Lavendar Witch Hazel w Aloe Vera Alcohol Free Toner: (Health Food Stores)

I have been using Thayers for a very long time now, but I have rekindled my love for it this month! They have a variety of different "scents"? but I thought I would try the lavender out. I don't really see a huge difference in the different "scents"? but I love how it is alcohol free and has a lot of soothing aspects to the toner. Toners can normally dry the skin out where I find this one will get all the dirt off while keeping the skin moisturized and not drying it out to much. It is still a little bit drying but what toner isn't a bit? I highly recommend using a toner in your routine to help get every bit of dirt when washing your face.

4. Lush Lust Perfume: (Lush)

I have recently got back into using perfume and the only cruelty free perfumes I know of are the Lush perfumes. I've been using the Vanillary and Sun (orange) for a while now but I wanted something a little bit different. I had tried the Karma perfume a while back and I loved the smell at first but it eventually became to strong of a scent for me. I thought the Lust perfume would also be to strong but it's actually the right amount of scent.. kinda a weird way to describe it but were just going to roll with it. The main ingredient is jasmine absolute, which I would love to go into further detail but I have no idea how to explain the ingredient sigh. Anyways if your looking for unique and cruelty free perfumes check out Lush at your local mall, their is so many different scents I'm sure their is one for everyone.

5. Kat Von D Double Dare Liquid Lipstick: (Sephora)

I recently bought the "Hello Canada" Kat Von D Kit that came with a vegan leather make-up bag, mini trooper eyeliner, mini lolita lipstick, and a mini double dare liquid lipstick. I didn't think I would every where a colour like this but I have fallen in love with this shade! I don't know why I've never tried this shade before. It is described as a cocoa blush colour so a coral/pink toned brown? I'm probably not describing it right but it is the most beautiful shade and it is probably the brightest liquid lipstick shade in my collection. Kat Von D's liquid lipsticks retail for $24, which in my opinion is on the pricy end but these liquid lipsticks will last you forever! I still have my lolita from almost a year ago now and I'm only just running out now (don't worry I've already purchases a back up haha). If your looking to experiment with more brighter lipstick shades I highly recommend to try out double dare first. I think this shade will go with any skin tone, and most make-up looks.

I wanted to add two more favourites to the list but I think I am just going to make a whole blog post about it. If anyone is obsessed with Lush like I am you would have heard that they have come out with new toothy tabs flavours/formula and also new tooth powder! I bought one of each because well I couldn't resist. Again I want to save this topic for another day and do a how to use toothy tabs and tooth powder. 

I hope you all enjoyed my monthly favourites blog for this month! I found some amazing find that I have implemented in my everyday routine. Let me know down below what your beauty favourites are for this month, or if you've tried any of these products yourself what do you think of them? Stay tuned for the toothy tab and tooth powder post in the next week or two.

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Hey everyone! I was in Toronto this weekend visiting my best friend and her family, while I was their I went to Sherway Gardens Mall and did some shopping. I really needed some new clothes because I lot of mine our worn out and I just don't have much selection in general right now. Now that I'm not in school and have my own place I can have a bit of more freedom in what I where on a day to day basis. Plus autumn is my favourite season weather wise, clothing wise, and it also means my birthday is coming up. I thought I would post a couple outfits I collected and so you all can see what fall fashion 2016 is going to look like!

H&M Top: $19.99

Dolls Kill Black Skort: $25

Black Skater Shoes: $30

Paired w Black Cat Skull Necklace & Frankenstein Bracelet.

H&M Jumper: $19.99

Black Skater Shoes: $30

Paired w Silver Spiked Bracelet.

Forever 21 Crop Top: $7.99

Paired w American Apparel Jeans, Iron Fist Shoes & Silver/White Jewelry

Forever 21 Striped Top: $20.99

American Apparel Velvet Leggings: $23

Paired w Gold Jewelry and Black Wedges.

When it comes to my sense of style, I am always struggling to find shoes and accessories to go with my outfits. I find those two items can be so over priced whether you are in a shopping mall or shopping online. Unfortunately I did not find any shoes that I could afford or that I even liked which is one of the things I really needed to get. Does anyone know a good outlet or online store that sells decently priced shoes? I'd love to know! 

I'm super pumped about my clothing haul, when it comes to me shopping it can either be a hit or a miss depending on the mall and the season. Their are some amazing sales going on right now for the end of summer/back to school I would definitely take advantage. I hope you all are enjoying the week so far, I will be back next week with some new beauty favourites of the month!

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Hey everyone! I would like to start of by apologizing for my tartiness on keeping up with my weekly blog posts. It has been a crazy few months but I am happy to say that I will be back on here blogging weekly again now that school is over and life has settled in a bit! It's great to be back at blogging again I really did miss it. I have some big news that I would like to share with all of you in this post so be prepared for a lot of reading material in this blog... then again I always write a lot so you guys are probably use to it right now.

As some of you may know I just finished college (*YAAAAAY*) this month and I am super excited to finally be done! Not that this is the very end of my education but just the beginning that is yet to come my way. My schooling program was a year long and I got to meet some amazing people in my class(es) that I started off September 1st, 2015 with but also the staff as well. It felt like it had come and gone in the blink of an eye but then again a year is a long time to be with the same(ish) group of people that you really get to connect with. The good thing is we all live in the same city so it's never goodbye, I don't believe in that goodbye bullshit, you'll always see the people you grow and connect with again. All that is left now is to go to graduation, watch an embarrassing slide show of all the ugly selfies, and to get my diploma.

Now that school is done, what's happening next? Well let me tell yea! Now this is also part of the reason why I have been gone for a couple months. I have officially opened my own salon! Now people are probably wondering "But your so young", well yes I am not even twenty years old yet (Sept. 27th save the date people!) but why should that matter? Since high school I know I've always wanted to have my own business, become an entrepreneur, for me to have this opportunity to have my own business I couldn't pass up the offer. With anything in life it is a choice. With choices come risks, but also rewards. You can't go throughout life without taking some risks no matter how big or small they may be. For me this is a bit of a risk jumping into this so early on in my career, but I'm willing to take it to follow my passion and stay true to myself.

We are Loft 199 here in Guelph, ON. I will link down below our Facebook page and our Instagram page as well. If you haven't already I also have my own professional Instagram page which is linked in the side menu --> to your right at the top of the page. We will be posting a bunch of exciting events coming up for us and would love everyone to come and take a look. I feel so proud to be this far in my career and would like to thank everyone who has supported me along the way, for the people who constantly are their for me, and for the people who kept me going when I was down, a big thank you and a big virtual hug for you! I will finish this off by saying I WILL be back next week with a new blog and continue posting every Wednesday so stay tuned! Also I would love to get any suggestions on blog post or any topics that would like to be discussed. I really would love the feedback and recommendations as I don't want this to be just about what I feel like writing. I want anyone to feel welcome to sharing topic ideas with me (as long as I am pretty knowledgable in that topic) and I would be more then happy to write a blog on that said topic. 

Hope everyone is enjoying their Monday and I will be back next week with a new blog post!

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I've been wanting to make a blog post about this for a while now. I get a lot of questions on animal testing like, is it only just beauty products the test on?, what brands are cruelty free?, how do I know if a brand is cruelty free or not?, etc. When you first start out switching over to cruelty free items, its going to be hard to figure out what you need to switch out, and you'll probably getting rid of a lot of your favourite beauty items that you have in your make up bag/hair products.. but it is for the best and your money is going towards a good cause!

Lets start off by how it all works. Their are many reliable blogs and sites that you can go to to see what brands do and don't test on animals. I will list my top two favourite bloggers down below. Their are also a bunch of YouTubers that have makeup review videos specifically for cruelty free products. If your out and about look on the back side of the product and look for the following cruelty free bunny logos. These are the top cruelty free companies (leaping bunny, peta, and choose cruelty free) out their.

​Now this is where it can get kind of complicated. I find peta is the only organization that does this but if a company gets bought out by a "third party" or "parents company" which include L'oreal, Estee Lauder, and P&G means that they are no longer cruelty free. For example, the make up brand NYX was a cruelty free brand supported by peta and have always had the peta cruelty free bunny on the packaging. A few years ago, L'oreal bought out the NYX company which makes them their parent company. NYX made a statement once it got out to the public that they were bought out that they are still true to not testing on animals and will never change that fact even though they were bought out by a parent company that does test on animals. The catch is L'oreal sells to China.. what does that mean exactly? It means that in order to sell in China they MUST test on animals required by law. So since NYX parent company sells their products in China NYX products have to be tested, yet they still claim they are cruelty free.. food for thought. Now for a brand like ELF which is super cheap make up and is also a cruelty free brand, they do make their products in China, but the products themselves do not have to be tested on animals, only if ELF were to start selling their products in China​ would they have to test on animals. 

I choose as an individual to not support those brands that have parent companies simple because they are technically still testing even though they claim not to be. I also try to stick to the more vegan products as well, not that I am vegan but I prefer knowing their is no animal by product in the make up and hair products that I'm using. An example of a brand that is listed cruelty free but not vegan is Burts Bees. Since it has beeswaxs in the formula which is the whole point of Burts Bees, it is definitely not a vegan product. 

I will link my two favourite blogs down below so you can read more up on living that cruelty free lifestyle, they also have amazing cruelty free lists and regularly update it. I really rely on the Logical Harmony blog page the most because she is constantly updating but also very descriptive if the company is owned by a parent company, if its not vegan, etc. She also has a YouTube challenge is you guys want more information on certain products. Also keep in mind it's not only beauty products that they test on animals. Most products that people handle with every day are most likely tested on animals so be very careful what brands you buy. Hope this was helpful for those wanting to switch over to cruelty free living! If you have anymore questions leave a comment down below and I would more then happy to answer them.

Logical Harmony: http://www.logicalharmony.net#axzz4bsvxylus

Cruelty Free Kitty: http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com

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Hello everyone! I want to apologies for slacking off on my weekly blog posts for the past couple weeks. I've been in the middle of moving over the month of May and I am finally settled into my temporary home and am getting into my weekly routine. I wanted to start doing a monthly favourite post at the end of every month since I'm always trying out new beauty products. Here are my favourites for the month of May.

1. Becca Backlight Targeted Colour Corrector in Pistachio: (Sephora)

I've never used any of the Becca products before, but I recently found out that they were cruelty free so I thought I would give their products a shot! I've been needing a green concealer/corrector for some time now to cancel out all the red acne and the dark circles under my eyes. I've used one other one in the past which was a Nyx green concealer and it was fucking awful, the formula was one super drying and two didn't even blend out so I ended up with giant green patches everywhere on my face. The Becca one is incredible, the formula is super creamy and really helps control the redness of my acne but most importantly cover my dark circle which I've always struggled to cover up. I recommend buying a good concealer brush for this product, I ended up buying the Kat Von D concealer brush with the same order and it's a beautiful brush and really smoothes out the product. The Becca Backlight Targeted Colour Corrector comes in four different shades (Peach, Papaya, Pistachio, Violet) depending on what colours you are trying to correct. Also how cute are the names of the shades? Except for Violet not super creative on that one.

2. ColourPop Super Shock Shadows in Cricket: (ColourPop.com)

This is literally the most beautiful eyeshadow I have ever owned. I did a review on ColourPop a little while ago if you have already read that post you know how much I loved their eyeshadows. They are super creamy and the pigment is amazing. Probably the best eyeshadow formula out their right now. This particular shade was not in the order that I did the review on, but this is my most used shade by far. It's a smokey mid-tone plum with warm and cool highlights of soft glitter which is super unique I've never had a colour like this before. This colour can be used for both a day time and night time look and will go with any other colour that you put it with because of both the warm and cool toned glitter. Highly recommend trying this shade out.

3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Soft Lilac: (Sephora)

So many people have been raving about the ABH liquid lipstick being one of the best on the market so I thought I would give this one a try. I got it in the shade Soft Lilac just to change it up a little bit because I have so many nude shades. It's definitely more on the pink side rather then lilac but overall a really nice colour, definitely a colour that is out of my comfort zone. I would say this is one of the better formulas out their but I don't think it quit beats the Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick formula, but comes very close. Overall I think it is definitely worth the money and I would like to purchase a few other shades from her collection, probably some nude one like Milkshake and Ashton really appeal to me.

4. Lush Lip Scrub in Mint Julips: (Lush Store)

I had tried one of their lip scrubs years ago which I believe was part of one of their valentines day collections but then I didn't think twice of lip scrubs and I didn't really like it. But now.. I can't live without my lip scrub! When I made my review of ColourPop I had a friend of mine say that I should try using a lip scrub before I apply my liquid lipstick and it will help it not peel. What I really like is in the instructions it say to apply, scrub, then lick off your lips. I feel like any edible product people go crazy for in general. They also have Popcorn and Bubblegum flavour but I feel like I wouldn't like either of those and would probably make my stomach upset, so I went for the Mint Julips to play it safe. I would also like to get my hand on one of Jeffree Stars lip scrubs specifically the root beer float one and his too are edible which is always a plus.

All these products listed above are all great cruelty free options for you to try out! Let me know down below what were our beauty favourites this month? Or any products that are cruelty free that you want me to try out for next month. Hope everyone enjoys the weekend and I will be back to a normal schedule next week for sure.

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Their is nothing better then getting your hair colour re-freshed at your hair salon. But who else hates that feeling of having to wash their hair for the first time after your hair appointment? I know I do! I've gone through every single colour of the rainbow and I just wanted to share my tips on how to keep your hair colour vibrant and long lasting!

Tip #1: Wash your hair with cold water

Yes thats unfortunately right.. cold water. Now it doesn't have to be freezing cold, i've had that happen to me before and it is not fun. But you definitely want to be rinsing your hair with cooler water for sure. The hot water will strip out the hair pigment more then the cool water will. This is definitely important for anyone who has pastel coloured hair, silver blonde, even super vibrant fantasy colours like blue, red, pink, etc. or for anyone who has stubborn hair that hates to hold colour.

Tip #2: Colour protecting products for at home.

Unfortunately not every person is going to want to come to see their hairstylist every week. It is important that you buy the recommended/necessary products to protect your colour at home. Here are some of my favourite cruelty-free shampoo and conditioner that I sell at my work and school. Davies Minu Shampoo and Conditioner Set is light weight and was designed to help protect your colour, and keep it shiny for a long period of time. The main ingredient is caper blossom extract. Davines is well known for their eco-friendly salon values and get's all their ingredients from Italy where they buy all the fresh fruits & vegetables from the local farmers which keeps them in business.

My other favourite cruelty free brand is Eufora. Like Davines are a family owned company that bases all their products including their colour line in Aloe Vera. All their shampoos and conditioners are colour safe but the star of the show would have to be their Colour Locking System. The Colour Locking System includes Sculpture which is a styling glaze which is based in aloe vera. Then with the Sculpture you cocktail it in with the Illuminate Shine Mist which it's main ingredient is Squalene which is the outer layer of an olive. The Colour Locking system is designed to extend the life of your colour up to 30% more and will help completely close the hair cuticle, lock in moisture, help detangle the hair, and protect against heat styling. These products go on after your shower on damp hair.

​With any colour, their will always be maintenance. It is important to always pre-book with your stylist to keep your colour fresh but most importantly you protecting your hair colour at home. Hope these tips were helpful to all of your struggling with fading hair colour! I know i've had my fair share of fading especially when I was a red head and all over purple (like the picture at the top of the page). Enjoy the rest of the long weekend and enjoy the short week ahead of us! 

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