Review: Beauty Without Cruelty Natural Eye Pencil

Delft Blue Pencil
When it comes to eye makeup, I look for some of gentlest products available. I wear contacts and have sensitive eyes, so I can't tolerate harsh products. Fortunately, there are some eyeliners on the market that are both gentle and high-quality. One of these is the Beauty Without Cruelty (BWC) Natural Eye Pencil.

Pros:
  • Smooth, creamy texture
  • Sharpens easily
  • Rich color
  • Will smudge if desired
  • Gentle ingredients
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Mercenary Makeup Artist Available for Free!

In / 11/12/2014
My Kindle book, The Mercenary Makeup Artist, is available for FREE today and tomorrow!

Just what is The Mercenary Makeup Artist?

Stylish. Efficient. Professional. These are the hallmarks of a distinguished mercenary — and if your mission is to make money as a makeup artist, then your success will be judged by the same criteria. Seasoned pro Kaylin Johnson equips you with the tools you need to complete your mission, covering everything from basic training to establishing your business repertoire. Think you've got what it takes?

Available for FREE 11/12 and 11/13 on Kindle and currently $9.89 in paperbackClick here to see this book on Amazon.com.

The Mercenary Makeup Artist is a great way to learn more about the beauty industry, or learn how to get your foot in the door. Want to make $100/hour or more? Can you only work on the weekends? No problem - this is a flexible career option. Check out a preview on Amazon today.

If you do pick up the book, I'd love to know what you think. I'd greatly appreciate honest reviews on Amazon.com, your blogs Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere else. Whether or not you own the book, you can also check out my free Mercenary Makeup Artist resources section with dozens of website links, book recommendations, and downloadable bonuses. Click here to check it out.

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Review: Au Naturale Organic Creme Foundation

Creme foundation in Sand
There are dozens of vegan powder and liquid foundations on the market, but what if you want something with a little more coverage? Whether you're looking to spot-conceal, hide pigmentation imbalances, or simply like a creamy formula, sometimes the ordinary foundations won't cut it.

Cream foundations are versatile products, but they are often hard to find in gentle formulas - let alone vegan versions. Fortunately, Au Naturale offers a Creme Foundation made with organic lavender oil that is gentle and offers full coverage.

Pros:
  • Gentle formula
  • Includes organic ingredients
  • Can double as a concealer
  • Offers SPF 15
  • Buttery formula
  • Full coverage
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Article: Vegan and Eco-Friendly Fall Beauty Tips

In , , , / 10/20/2014
You might not know it's fall here in Texas, with temperatures still in the 80's. But autumn is in full swing, and stores are filled with Halloween candy and pumpkin-flavored everything. If, like me, you aren't quite feeling the season, it might be a great time to swap in some new colors for fall.

Looking for some fresh ideas? Check out my guest post on Green Bride Guide.

Here's a quote from the article:
Pumpkins are high in vitamins such as vitamin C and vitamin A. They are also said to both help reduce redness and brighten the skin. No time to DIY? Try MyChelle’s Pumpkin Peel or their Pumpkin Renew Cream.
Click here to check out the full post on Green Bride Guide!

Disclosure notice: Companies mentioned in this article may have sent me products free of charge for review purposes. No additional compensation was accepted and the opinions are my own. Please verify any claims with the manufacturer, especially if you have any allergies or concerns. This post contains affiliate links.

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Review: Furless Black Beauty Makeup Brush Set

I've been eyeing Furless brushes for a long time. With their sleek designs and affordable prices, this all-vegan company really stands out from the competition. I was thrilled when the Australian retailer offered to let me try out their Black Beauty Brush Set.

Pros:
  • 100% cruelty-free
  • Hand-crafted
  • Sturdy construction
  • Soft, fluffy bristles
  • Affordable prices
  • Well-balanced set
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Article: How to Stretch Your Dollar at Whole Foods

In , / 10/13/2014
Image: ilovebutter via Flickr and Creative Commons 2.0
If you're ever suffered from sticker shock at Whole Foods, you're not alone.As much as I try to shop elsewhere, I can't find everything I need at the cheaper stores. Only Whole Foods has items like bulk organic almond butter and organic dates (which I use for my daily chocolate smoothies). But Whole Foods doesn't have to be expensiveif you know how to shop for savings. Read on for some of my time-tested tips.
  • Try frozen produce instead of fresh. Prices on organic fruits and veggies in the frozen food aisle are often comparable or cheaper than the fresh versions. They are also frozen at the peak of the season.
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Review: Lily Lolo Vegan Mascara

There are a lot of great vegan mascaras out there, but most of them have a very soft, natural finish. This seems to satisfy a large number of consumers who seek out these products due to allergies or environmental concerns. However, as a makeup artist and beauty fanatic, I like a mascara with a little more "oomph:." I want one that lengthens, thickens, and helps define lashes - one that provides a more bold look. Enter Lily Lolo, a U.K. company. They offer a vegan mascara that not only looks snappy but instantly gives you that extra boost.

Pros:
  • Volumizing formula
  • Beautiful packaging
  • Gentle ingredients
  • Gluten-free and vegan
  • Provides a bold finish
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