Showing posts with label Cruelty Free Cosmetics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cruelty Free Cosmetics. Show all posts

Monday, July 29, 2019

Celebrate National Lipstick Day 2019

Today, July 29 is National Lipstick Day. And in the words of Elizabeth Taylor, “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” Okay, well you may not want to pour yourself a drink just yet, but you may want to pucker up that pretty pout and put on some lipstick. After all, we know that lipstick is one of the easiest ways to change up our look or change up a sour mood -- TME’s editor is infamously known for whipping out a tube and shoving it at anyone who isn’t in the greatest spirits … try out one of the luscious formulas from cruelty-free brand Nanacoco. And with  over 181 different lip colors under $9 you can afford more than one!

Matte Madness Lipstick

Formulated with a velvet finish, Matte Madness Lipstick applies smoothly and comfortably for an all-day wear. Its nutrients help moisturize and hydrate your lips. No more cracks and dryness, this color is here to stay!

Liptastic Lipstick

Luxurious Liptastic Lipstick gives you luminous high definition lip color and long-lasting pigment. It is saturated in color and super moisturizing. This lip product leaves a satin and silky 8-hour finish and gives you luscious and youthful looking lips!

Lipfinity Lip Crème

Lightweight and mousse-like, this kickin’ formula delivers intense color in just one stroke! Lipfinity Long-Lasting Matte Lip Creme is long-wearing, waterproof, smudge-proof, and kiss-proof! This lip creme transforms from a soft creme to a comfortable matte. The formula is full-coverage and super pigmented, without drying out your lips!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Bliss Announces Partnership with PETA

Bliss announced yesterday, July 23, its partnership with PETA and making it into the Beauty Without Bunnies Cruelty-Free Program. In February of this year, Bliss underwent a total brand relaunch. The relaunch brought about new products and 100% cruelty-free, paraben-free skin and body care formulas -- which are now officially certified as cruelty-free by PETA standards.

The brand’s philosophies are that inner happiness unlocks outer beauty and recognizes that creating efficacious, yet cruelty-free products is essential to its consumer's happiness. The Beauty Without Bunnies program is a valued resource for thoughtful shoppers to identify brands backed by PETA standards, as these brands have committed to not test on animals nor sell in markets where animal testing is required by local law and regulations.

"As a brand we are passionate about how our products are made and where the ingredients come from. Vowing to be cruelty free was an indisputable choice when relaunching, as it is of the utmost importance to not only our consumers, but our company and brand values," says CEO, Meri Baregamian. "Shoppers can find comfort in the fact that Bliss formulas are 100% cruelty-free and free of other harmful ingredients without sacrificing the same high-quality and innovation that they have come to expect, know, and love from the brand."

As a part of the rebrand, Bliss is also proud to offer a collection of vegan skin and body care products as well as a new 100% cruelty-free spa menu debuting in spring 2019, guaranteed to keep your skin – and furry friends – 100% happy. Learn more about PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies by visiting PETA.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Honeybee Gardens Cosmetics Review

It’s safe to say that we’re always on the hunt for something exciting in the beauty realm and that there is plenty of time spent perusing the Internet during our downtime – which some people think is all day!  Anyway, we digress. During one of those Internet perusal sessions, a TME team member found this company Honeybee Gardens. Only half listening to her, as our minds were elsewhere, she went on and on “Guys, look at this!” Finally, we had to stop and look.

Aside from having an aesthetically pleasing website and being a company that is 100% cruelty-free and eco-friendly, Honeybee Gardens offered these gorgeous eyeshadow palettes. With names like “Rock The Smokey Eye,” “Cosmopolitan Girl,” and “Party Girl,” we just had to try one. And of course with a name like Honeybee Gardens, you’d expect this cosmetic house to carry lip balm … so we had to try at least one lip balm too!

We were sent all three of the eyeshadow palettes ($29.99 each), which include four coordinated eyeshadow hues, as well as the Honey Bee Gardens Lip Balm Sampler. The eyeshadow collections are packaged in a bangin’ recyclable, magnetic cases that also include a dual end sponge/brush bamboo applicator.

Each eyeshadow is of a phenomenally, smooth consistency and the color payoff is top prestige quality. With just a light swipe, our fingers were covered with color! (Never apply makeup with your fingers; we only do this for swatching purposes!) And because of the amazing consistency, the eyeshadow is highly blendable and makes for ease with a variety of looks.

Moving onto Honeybee Gardens lip balm. Lip balm is an essential in the TME Vault, so we’re extremely discerning. Honeybee Gardens offers a Lip Balm Sampler ($9.99) that contains four full-sized lip balms in Strawberry Champagne, Orange Mimosa, Vanilla Pie and Tropical Lip. Each lip balm is also sold individually.

With ingredients of beeswax, coconut oil, jojoba, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E, you’d expect a nourishing lip balm. And you’d have your expectations met with each one. The lip balms are lightly scented, lightly flavored and deliver a nice gloss. So, if you end up with chapped lips, you can grab this lip balm and look gorgeous while you sooth your pretty pout.

Overall, Honeybee Gardens offers a full line of prestige quality cosmetics at an extremely affordable price. Beyond the magnificent quality and selection, is a company that hasn’t wavered from their motto “Remembering our place in nature, and nature’s place in us.”

Honeybee Gardens is a cruelty-free company; packaging is made from 100% recyclable materials, and their raw material suppliers practice responsible harvesting. Their retail processing center employees physically and mentally challenged persons. Honeybee Gardens soap company in Western Pennsylvania, provides sample and production overruns to area charities and shelters for abused women and children, as well as the homeless.

You can find Honeybee Gardens products online at Honeybee Gardens and select retail locations.

Friday, August 11, 2017

World Elephant Day: How Will You Celebrate?

World Elephant Day is tomorrow, August 12th and how will you celebrate these beautiful creatures? Did you know that elephants are the planet's largest living land mammals? Elephants symbolize strength, wisdom, and intelligence -- and with good reason. Elephants, like humans, will care for one another’s babies and mourn the loss of one another. Known as Africa's Gardeners, they clear new paths in the bush and disperse seeds contributing to the ecosystem. Sadly, the threat to elephants from ivory poachers is greater than ever with an estimated 38,000 elephants killed annually for their tusks.

Before we tell you what we’re doing to celebrate one of our favorite creatures, we need to give a shout out to a brand that has a long-standing commitment to philanthropic endeavors surrounding wildlife and the environment -- Chantecaille. In 2012, Chantecaille launched its limited edition “Elephant Palette” and “Elephant Cheek Colour.”  Proceeds for these products were donated to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, who Chantecaille has partnered with in the past.

L to R "Elephant Palette" & "Elephant Cheek Colour" Currently SOLD OUT 

Chantecaille continues to strengthen its commitment to philanthropic causes each season with the launch of “cause-metics” that raise awareness for issues that need immediate attention today. The limited edition “cause-metic” palettes have been influential in educating a broader audience and engaging more people in conservation and global issues … we’ll be bringing you Chantecaille’s newest limited edition cause-metic, as well as the Fall 2017 Chantecaille Collection soon -- so stay tuned!

As for World Elephant Day we look to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The Trust works on the front line -- in the field, to protect the elephants, treat and rescue victims of the ivory trade, and educate people on the importance of these great creatures. Speaking of victims, many baby elephants become orphans due to the illegal ivory trade. One way in which you can celebrate World Elephant Day is to foster a baby elephant! That’s how we’ll be celebrating. This is, of course, not the only thing that you can do. Visit The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to learn more about these elegant creatures and what you can do to help. 

Happy World Elephant Day! ~xo Team TME

Friday, April 21, 2017

Top Eco-Chic Beauty Products For Earth Day and Everyday

Each year since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22. An early Happy Earth Day to you! No one at The Makeup Examiner is going to tell anyone how to live his or her life, but we are going to share a little bit of our founder’s story. Yvonne was raised in an eco-conscious household by an --across the board-- activist mother. She shared with us that she’d always taken for granted that other people lived the same way that she did. Entering her teenage years, she had zero interest in the things that her mother taught her and became very interested in big business. 

Fast forward to eight years ago when she left a position as a CEO and decided to become a freelance writer. Wanting to give a voice to the voiceless, Yvonne focused on women’s issues. The media outlet that gave her a steady gig had asked if she’d wanted a beauty column. As she tells it, “I thought, ‘Yeah, like a hole in the head,’ but I took the gig anyway and hit the ground running. Six years later, I have been privy to a unique view of the beauty industry and have worked with so many amazing and wonderful people. This journey has taught me more than I could have imaged to learn about sustainably, the environment and how to tell the difference between a true eco-friendly product and a brand that is just straight up greenwashing.” Sustainable, organic, and fair trade are the issues that we hold close to our hearts and in celebration of Earth Day, Team TME has chosen a few of our favorite eco-friendly brands! Oops, we almost forgot that each of the brands listed are also cruelty-free!


Chantecaille - Chantecaille Beauté launched its brand with the philosophy of making women feel beautiful and beautifully making a commitment to the environment through responsible practices and philanthropic endeavors. Chantecaille’s philosophies haven’t changed, and we’ve yet to try a Chantecaille product that we don’t love. Non-GMO Too!

Rouge Bunny Rouge (RBR) – Pretty much still in the Indie category, Rouge Bunny Rouge is quickly becoming a favorite by all. With enchanting (and minimal) recyclable packing, Rouge Bunny Rouge has us hopping for more!

jane iredale - The Makeup Examiner Team chose jane iredale, as the brand’s Hydration Sprays have earned ECOCERT’s Natural and Organic Cosmetics certification. In conjunction with earning the aforementioned award from ECOCERT, jane iredale products are made without harsh chemical dyes, talc, parabens, formaldehyde, heavy metals or synthetic preservatives.


Gabriel Cosmetics – Offering a plethora of colors, Gabriel Nail Polishes are both eco-friendly and “5-free.” Plus, the brand is completely committed to sustainable practices.


Davines - Davines is a cruelty free, organic and sustainable brand that belongs to 1% For the Planet! There isn’t much more to elaborate upon other then to say that each product we’ve tried from this Italian brand is exceptional.

Pureology – Understanding the importance of water conservation, Pureology has taken conservation measures that include designing shampoo and conditioner packaging that use 39 percent less water during the manufacturing process, utilizes 100 percent recyclable packaging made of 50 percent post-consumer recycled materials, uses 100 percent vegan ingredients, and ultimately saves nearly 60,000 gallons of water each year through its overall conservation efforts.

ECRU New York – ECRU is dedicated to making products that are eco-friendly. ECRU New York’s products are not tested on animals and do not harm the environment. Of course, all of the brand’s packaging is recyclable.


Eco-Amour Advanced Skin Fitness – This brand has been a TME favorite for a long time. All Eco-Amour products are organic, vegan, cruelty-free and packaged in recyclable containers.

Merlot Skin Care - Featured on The TODAY show with Kathie Lee and Hoda, is a family-owned and operated brand with its products made in the USA. That aside, the entire Merlot Skin Care line is cruelty-free and incorporates the healing benefits of natural red grape seed antioxidants, which are gentle and effective.

NUDE Skincare – The brand’s products are made without parabens, phthalates, sulphates and other harmful chemicals, and they also avoid non-biodegradable mineral oils and silicones.


L’Occitane - The beautiful company with Parisian-inspired stores across the nation offers many eco-friendly products. L’Occitane offers refill pouches for most of its best-selling product formulas like soaps, face wash, shampoo, etc., which is the perfect way to refill your bottle or jar without having to purchase another container.

Daily Concepts – The brand’s products are environmentally-friendly and made from natural components such as soy based foam, charcoal and turmeric. Daily Concepts is a vegan brand and is committed to the global community through it’s participation in Lava Mae, a non-profit organization determined to “deliver dignity one shower at a time” to the world’s homeless.


Lotus Wei - The Makeup Examiner chose to highlight this particular company because of its all-around philosophies of integrating the plant, planet and beauty. Lotus Wei offers Flower Elixirs, Balancing Serums, Energy Mists, and Transformative Perfumes. Each of which are available in varying moods -- Joy Juice, Infinite Love, Pure Energy, Inspired Action, Quiet Mind and Inner Peace -- aimed to help us focus upon a specific issue in our lives by shifting our mood and physiology.

For more information on living a “greener” life, visit the Eco-Friendly or Earth Day sections on TME and visit the Earth Day website.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

What’s New at Jane Iredale

We’ve seen so very many skin-loving and exceptional products from jane iredale that this brand has earned a permanent spot in the TME Makeup Vault. How can anyone not fall in love with a brand that places an emphasis upon sustainable and cruelty-free products that leave us looking our very best? Well … let’s see what new with jane iredale.

PurePressed Eye Shadow Triples ($30) - From elegant to edgy, these silky, richly pigmented, long-lasting and easily blended eye shadows can create any look. Can be used wet or dry and as a brow filler, blush or lip stain!  New Shades: Soft Kiss - a matte, warm mauve, shimmery port wine and shimmery smoky brown and Pink Quartz - a matte light pink, shimmery soft pink and shimmery, cool plum

PureMoist Lipsticks ($25) - Vivid pigments blend with nourishing natural oils and fruit extracts for petal-soft lips that feel, look and taste amazing. New Shades: Lisa - a creamy rose beige and Susan - a soft cool pink

In Touch Cream Blush ($27) - Glide on this moist, cream-to-powder blush stick for soft, dewy and completely natural looking radiance. Wear alone, under powder blush for a natural look or over top for more drama. Can also be used on eyes and lips!
New Shade: Candid - a warm, rosy neutral

Bronzer Refill ($44) - For a sunny glow, this bronzer contains four hues that can be mixed and matched for an all-over sun-kissed look. Sweep across eyes, lips and cheeks for contouring, highlighting or all-over radiance. Apply dry or mix with moisturizer or hair gel for dramatic effect on the body and hair. New Shade: Peaches & Cream - four luxurious, warm peachy and pink hues with shimmer

The New jane iredale products are available online at jane iredale and select locations around the globe.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

What’s New At Chantecaille For Spring 2017

The newly launched Chantecaille Rose de Mai Body Oil is joined by Rose de Mai Eye Lift this Spring. The Rose deMai Eye Lift brings a very new way to treat the delicate eye area, formulated with 89.4% naturals. With a silky gel crème, created using an exclusive technology called microfluidity, is made up of one billion imperceptible microdrops of oil gently dispersed in our signature Rose de Mai Rosewater. Massaging the gel crème into the skin releases intense moisture and our active formula, which treats the delicate eye area to a mini eye-lift.

Visible signs of eye aging, including puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles, and lack of firmness are all dramatically reduced. The unique pen applicator features a cooling ceramic tip that refreshes on contact while dispensing a perfect mono-dose of product that absorbs quickly into skin. Rose de Mai Eye Lift ($97).

Chantecaille introduces its newest cruelty-free and vegan professional-grade brushes designed for the most precise makeup application. Sleek gunmetal casing and blonde wood handles makes them stylish new additions to our suite of application tools (and to your vanity). The cruelty-free, synthetic vegan bristles are made to work perfectly and respect the texture of the brand’s sophisticated powders. Soft and gentle on skin, they pick up the perfect amount of product and apply color seamlessly.

  • Eyeliner Brush ($28) - Newly redesigned with shorter bristles for the ultimate precision, this angled brush makes creating any look effortless. From smoky layers to a sharp cat eye, any look is achievable.
  • Eye Basic Brush ($30) - A unique angled shape makes this all-purpose brush the perfect multi-tasker for creating dimensional looks. Use it to apply a base shade on the entire lid with the angled side, and then rotate 180° for foolproof crease application.

Introducing the Chantecaille Brightening Eye Kajal ($29) - your secret weapon against tired eyes. Based on an ancient beauty secret, the long-wearing kajal formula is applied directly to the waterline to make the whites of eyes whiter and instantly makes your eyes look brighter and more awake. Infused with soothing aloe vera, the non-irritating and ultra-gliding formula was specifically designed for the sensitive waterline of the eyes. More natural than the stark white pencils of the past, the redness-cutting neutral shade awakens the eye area without the look of makeup. Shade: Nude - A cool neutral tone that instantly brightens.

New Shades of Lip Chic! Chantecaille’s lightweight, glossy lipstick is now available in three new shades inspired by Spring’s hottest beauty trend -- lips that pop with bright pink and fuchsia hues inspired by nature’s freshest blooms. The new Lip Chic shades, Lily, Petunia, and Tuberose, ($37 each) have a rich, meltingly soft texture that brings the shine and subtle plumping effects of a gloss. The cushiony formula leaves lips feeling ultra-soft and slick without any stickiness. Lily - A soft, playful peach; Tuberose - A demure, warm pink; Petunia - A bright, sheer pink.

Introducing the two newest shades of Chantecaille’s innovative matte liquid lipstick ($39 each) inspired by the soft pinks and peaches on Spring runways. Now in Marisa, a velvety rose petal pink, and Jerry, a warm peach, Matte Chic is a featherweight, long-wearing formula that is virtually weightless and incredibly moisturizing. Marisa - A velvety rose pink; Jerry - A warm peach. 

The Mermaid Eye Matte Trio ($95), is a follow-up to Chantecaille’s unique shimmering and lustrous original shades and is now available in a luxuriously velvety, matte formula. Water resistant and smoothing with a silky texture, the three newest matte shades create the perfect canvas for layering and contouring for flawless, naturally defined eyes.

Packaged in a set to create the ideal neutral eye that is both fresh and clean, Mermaid Eye Mattes offer the perfect base for a look that is modern with the ability to build intensity and dimension. A creamy vanilla, soft smoky grey, and deep neutral brown offer the foundation to create any look from a soft daytime eye to a deeper bolder style.

Inspired by three exceptional female conservationists, the shades BEE, ELEPHANT, and LION, were created to bring awareness to the issues threatening these species in Africa, as well as three women who work tirelessly and passionately to protect them. Motifs of the three species adorn the lids of each shade they inspired, and 5% of the proceeds will be donated to the following:

All products are available online at Chantecaille and select retail locations. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Golden Door Spa Launches A Skin Loving Must Have

It’s no secret that we love Golden Door Spa. Their skin care products are among the best that we’ve ever tried and Golden Door Spa gives 100% of the profits from the sale of these amazing skin care products to charity via the Golden Door Spa Foundation. It’s a win-win for everyone. So, imagine our excitement when we found out that Golden Door had launched Daily Renewal Treatment!

Oh, we know -- another “renewal” treatment. Trust us when we say that we completely understand… do you know how many skin care products we test out? And, in complete honesty, despite the fact that we love Golden Door, we really weren’t expecting that Daily Renewal Treatment was going to produce “the Heavens have opened results.” Golden Door states “skin smoothness and brightness as well as a more even complexion after only 30 minutes.” No one on this planet would have been able to convince us that a serum would give us smoother, brighter skin in 30 minutes. But, oh my it did! It worked!!!!! It’s been three days and our skin looks brighter, smoother… simply healthier.

Are you ready for the deets on how Daily Renewal Treatment works? Rich in all-natural Alpha Hydroxy, Lactic, Glycolic, Malic and Tartaric Acids; this cutting-edge serum smooths and soothes all skin types. Dead surface skin cells and pollutants are gently removed, reducing the appearance of fine lines, discoloration and pore size resulting in a radiant, clear complexion.

Daily Renewal Treatment is packed with skin loving ingredients:

  • Lime Pearl: an exfoliating agent extracted from Caviar Lime, which is native to the sub-tropical rainforests of Australia. It is rich in Alpha Hydroxy Acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  • Wildlime Harvest: a complex exfoliating agent composed of indigenous limes from Australia – Caviar Lime, Desert Lime and Rainforest Lime. Together, these three limes create a bioactive complex to improve skin texture for an even and younger looking complexion. 
  • Multifruit BSC: a concentrated blend of five botanical extracts: Bilberry, Sugar Cane, Sugar Maple, Orange, and Lemon. These extracts contain several naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids.
  • Mexican Lime Oil: A natural antiseptic and astringent that helps remove excess oil from skin and clean out pores. Citric Acid in Lime Oil helps naturally even out the complexion and lighten dark spots.

Is Golden Door Spa’s Daily Renewal Treatment being added to the TME Beauty & Grooming Vault? Of course! Daily Renewal Treatment ($88) is available online at Golden Door Spa.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Skin Care Review

We think that it’s safe to say that we’re having a major skin care obsession! Oh, and some of the products that we’re getting are certainly feeding that. Is it a bad thing? No… we’re thinking no. If we’ve learned anything about outer beauty from the past seven years, it’s that our skin is our most important asset and if you treat your skin well, you skin will show its appreciation. So, what’s the latest that we’ve found and can’t get enough of -- Sol de Janeiro and more specifically, three yummy products from this Brazilian inspired brand.

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter ($18) – This is love at first smell. This lip butter works, but the scent will stop you in your tracks and have you sniffing the tube, leaving your coworkers looking at you like you’ve finally lost it. Yeah, it smells that good. As for Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter efficacy, it hydrates and nourishes lips for a plump, supple, and gorgeous pucker. It’s deeply nourishing and will absolutely get rid of dry winter lips!

Sol de Janeiro Açaí Body Power Cream ($45) is summer skin beauty in a jar! This is a delicious body cream infused with Açaí Oil, the anti-oxidant powerhouse that will make your skin look and feel younger. It helps with dry winter skin, dullness and uneven skin tone. Ultra-nourishing cupuaçu butter and super-conditioning coconut oil deliver essential hydration, extra-fine peachy mica flecks give off an irresistible afterglow, and the crisp, clean Açaí fragrance refreshes. What’s not to love and speaking of love, this is a must-have to get ready for Valentine’s Day!

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream ($45) is not new, however it’s new to us. This is an absolutely addictive full body cream inspired by the Brazilians’ favorite feature -- the bum. Pronounced as boom boom in Brazil, this super rich yet fast absorbing cream has a delicious nutty sweet fragrance and a surprisingly light, silky texture. It glides over skin, absorbing quickly without feeling greasy or oily. It can be used on your bum, legs, tummy, arms or anywhere that needs an extra lift. The result is smooth, tight, positively glowing skin.

Sol de Janeiro products are available online at Sol de Janeiro and SephoraSol de Janeiro uses a blend of natural Amazonian raw ingredients for potent efficacy that are ECOCERT certified emulsions and is a Cruelty-Free brand.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

jane iredale Holiday 2016 Collection

We’re calling it … the jane iredale Holiday 2016 Collection is a complete must have! The collection is a curated selection of festive favorites, all packaged as perfectly portioned minis and under $35 … so they’re perfect for any size budget (and bag). The shimmer and shine collection consists of the Champagne on Ice Kit of sparkly mini–glosses in three flattering, sheer shades; a selection of purse sized hydration sprays to condition and de-stress the skin; and travel-ready minis from the Beauty Prep collection to set the stage for glowing, beautiful skin.

Champagne On Ice Kit ($35) - A set of sparkly mini-glosses in three flattering, sheer shades:
  • Lips on Crystal – Fuchsia Red with Gold Shimmer
  • Lovely Bubbles – Sheer Iridescent Shine
  • You Go to My Head – Shimmery Sheer Gold

BeautyPrep Minis ($8.50-$18) - Morning or night, treat your skin with travel-ready minis from the BeautyPrep collection:
  • BeautyPrep Face Cleanser Mini – Infused with micellar water and dual cucumber extracts
  • BeautyPrep Face Toner Mini – Refreshing, pH balancing, and pore refining
  • BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer Mini – Locks in hydration for smooth makeup application

Hydration Spray Minis ($10) - Take a mini break to condition, de-stress and protect skin with these purse-sized hydration sprays:
POMMISST Hydration Spray Mini – Disguises pores and fine lines
Balance Hydration Spray Mini – Controls oil production
D2O Hydration Spray Mini – Plumps skin and sets makeup

The jane iredale Holiday 2016 Collection will be available November 2016 online at jane iredale.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Celebrate National Dog Day With Jane Iredale

This upcoming Friday is National Dog Day and holistic makeup line jane iredale has an easy way to make the world brighter for homeless pets. The brand is introducing an adorable, very limited edition makeup bag featuring Jane Iredale’s very own pup, Cookie. Designed by Jane herself, a portion of proceeds from each bag will be donated to the Berkshire Humane Society, a local shelter that improves the lives of homeless pets as they await rescue … All pets, not just dogs!

The “Cookie Bag” ($18) supports the brand’s continued commitment to the compassionate, cruelty-free treatment of all animals. The jane iredale company is an animal-friendly skin care and makeup brand that believes that testing its products and ingredients on animals is cruel and unnecessary. Its commitment to no animal testing includes not allowing third-party animal testing for product registration purposes. jane iredale also does not sell its products in markets where testing on animals is required -- a true commitment to core beliefs! All jane iredale makeup is certified cruelty-free by PETA and Leaping Bunny!

To check out the limited edition “Cookie Bag,” please visit jane iredale and while you’re there check out some of the brand’s amazing products (like the jane iredale Fall 2016 Collection) to fill your new bag!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Jane Iredale Fall 2016 Fashion Forward Collection

This fall let your style reach new heights with the Fashion Forward collection from jane iredale. Let yourself soar with a strong, sexy look for eyes, brows and lips. Starring the brand’s Smooth Affair for Eyes, which are creamy, blendable eye shadow/primers, the ultra-precise Retractable Brow Pencil with built-in spoolie and the ultimate red showstopper Cindy PureMoist Lipstick, Team TME is definitely calling this collection the one to have for Fall 2016!

SMOOTH AFFAIR FOR EYES ($32) Create a powerful look that's smudge-proof, crease-proof and lasts as long as you do! Versatile cream-to-powder formula can be worn as an eye shadow or a primer, as the base for any other eye shadow. Innovative Smooth Affair formula prepares eyelids so makeup goes on easier and lasts longer. Minimizes fine lines to keep eyes looking fresh all day. Coco glycerides and mineral powders are blended to create lustrous colors that are chic and wearable alone, or layered with PurePressed Eye Shadow.

Available in six versatile, buttery-smooth shades:
  • Petal- a sheer pink
  • Lemon- a matte, sheer yellow
  • Naked- a sheer nude
  • Iced Brown- a sheer, golden brown
  • Canvas- a sheer champagne
  • Gold- a sheer, rich gold

RETRACTABLE BROW PENCIL ($20) Make a statement with strong, natural shades that stay exactly where you want them. Expertly fills and defines brows with an ultra-fine 1.7 mm retractable precision tip to create precise hair-like strokes. Expert shaping spoolie on opposite end for blending and grooming. Longwearing formula is waterproof and stays put without smudging.

Available in three medium coverage shades to blend with natural hair coloring:
  • Dark Brunette- a rich, chocolate brown
  • Blonde- a golden brown
  • Brunette- a reddish brown

CINDY PUREMOIST LIPSTICK ($25) Kiss shy lips goodbye with the ultimate red, sexy showstopper! NEW shade Cindy is a classic red name after the iconic beauty, Cindy Crawford. Ultra-moisturizing Avocado and Sunflower Seed Oils protect and condition the delicate lip area. Moringa Oil nourishes lips with Vitamins A & C, while Coffee Seed Extract infuses with even more antioxidant protection. Lusciously scented with Pomegranate and Blackberry Fruit Extracts, two powerful antioxidants.

The jane iredale Fall 2016 Fashion Forward Collection is available online at jane iredale!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Celtic Complexion Luxury Organic Skincare

As a beauty and lifestyle blog, we’re asked daily to review one product or another. Considering that we’re a beauty and lifestyle blog, it’s normal. Sadly, not all products make it to our pages. Team TME has to be discerning with what we bring to our readers, otherwise why would you stop by? We take great care with our recommendations for you -- the reader, which leads us to today’s post about Celtic Complexion.

Celtic Complexion is an amazing, luxury skincare brand, designed by Master Holistic Esthetician Jennifer Devlin Waller. Jennifer has suffered from Rosacea since her early 20s and after spending thousands of dollars on products that didn’t help her condition, she set out to create an exquisite and more so, effective line of organic skincare. We have to point out that Celtic Complexion isn’t only for those who suffer from skin conditions -- it’s a brand for anyone woman who wants a superior skincare regimen. Celtic Complexion is made from non-GMO ingredients and does not contain parabens, synthetic fragrance, toxic chemical or chemical preservatives and it is cruelty free!

We received Celtic Jewel ($295 – 2 oz.), which is the brand’s most recent launch. Celtic Jewel is created with handpicked and hand-mixed natural ingredients. Formulated with essential oils, vitamins, esters, bio-fermented sea kelp and co-enzyme Q10 -- these are the skin-loving ingredients that deliver visible results. The ingredients inside the jar are amazing, but so too is the jar itself. Celtic Jewel is housed in a double-walled jar with tinted glass to protect the formula, and sealed with a jewel-inspired cap. A petite, gold-toned metal spatula is included for precise application. Each crème is accompanied with a Mookaite Jasper crystal, also known as “the fountain of youth” stone.

Perhaps you’re not ready to launch straight into Celtic Jewel. So, we recommend starting out with Celtic Complexion Love Your Skin Travel Kit ($79) and Peppermint Lemongrass Lip Balm ($7). Every jar of Celtic Complexion skin care product is hand-blended in micro batches to ensure freshness and the care taken with the process shows, we can’t emphasize this enough!

Celtic Complexion Love Your Skin Travel Kit includes the perfect collection of the brand’s products to give a decent feel for the brand. And, upon receiving this kit you’ll know immediately that you’ve just received something amazing. Before you even try the products, there’s a luxurious and slightly whimsical feel to the packaging.

Celtic Complexion Love Your Skin Travel Kit:
  • Celtic Complexion Creme
  • Tinted Moisturizer with SPF
  • Youth Infusion 7 High Potency Serum
  • Vida de Fleur Liquid Moisturizing Serum 
  • Gentle Crème Exfoliant 
  • Calming Serum
  • Coconut Creme Cleanser

TME readers know that everyone in the office is a complete lipstick, lipgloss, lipglaze, lipglass, lip treatment addict. And we’re complete lip product snobs too! We can’t state enough how completely wonderful Peppermint Lemongrass Lip Balm is. Made from beswax, certified organic hempseed oil, grapeseed oil, cocoa butter, evening primrose oil, calendula oil, rosemary extract, comfrey oil, cupuacu butter, vitamin e,essential oils of peppermint and lemongrass, this $7 lip treatment is a kiss of complete goodness for your lips and as we go into winter, it’s going to become a must-have item in the TME Vault! 

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