Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Acure Organics: Brand I'm Psyched to Try

Hey guys! I'm so pleased because I recently e-mailed a company about the Veganity (haha, made up a word) of their products and they got back to me lightning-fast and I'm so excited to try them out.  I really appreciate a company that has such responsive customer service.
I wrote them:

Can you provide me a list of your vegan products? Also, are you going to become vegan certified or join the leaping bunny list for cruelty-free companies?

They replied within a day (on a holiday weekend!):
Hello Sarah!
Thank you for your interest in ACURE and for your questions.
It is easier to list the products in our line that are not vegan than to list the ones that are, as only 4 products in our line are not vegan.
  • Lip Balm
  • Line Erasers
  • Radical Wrinkle Complex
  • Night Cream

The Lip Balm and Line Eraser due to the beeswax and the Night Cream and Radical Wrinkle Complex because they utilize a milk (bovine source) and sugar (honey) enzyme as a preservative.

Initially we had begun the application process with CCIC Leaping Bunny program and decided to go with PETA instead, as they already acknowledge our non-profit partner, Bright Pink (www.bebrightpink.org). We are 100% cruelty free, meaning we do not associate with any supplier or charitable partner that supports testing on animals. I hope this eases your concerns and thanks so much for your diligence on this issue. It is most definitely an important one!

If I can answer any additional questions, please let me know!

Shellie Daly | Director of Education & Merchandising, Esthetician | ACURE | www.acureorganics.com
Acure for your skin. Acure for the Planet. Acure for a Cure.
I heard about this brand because I subscribe to pinksofoxy on youtube.  I'm dying to try their Facial Cleansing gel, argan oil, and Seriously Firming Serum.  They're all pretty reasonably priced, too.
Once I've given them a good trial run I'll let you guys know if I'm in love.  Skincare takes a long time to evaluate thoroughly so expect to hear about their skincare after several months.
Sarah S.
(Disclaimer: I am not in any way affiliated with Acure Organics or pinksofoxy, I am merely a fan. I will be purchasing the products with my own money.)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

In which I wear circle lenses...

...and attempt Dolly makeup!  Yeah, I'm almost 30 and I don't have the bone structure for it, but it was fun anyway <3  Please ignore my bedhead :[

Circle Lenses are Acuvue Define (prescription) which I bought from Contact Lens Xchange (no affiliation).
Makeup: Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer in Perfect Nude, Sleek Blush in Pixie Pink, Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lip Cream in Marshmallow Bunny, Milani Brow Fix Brow Kit in Light
Eyes: ELF Eyelid Primer, Wet n Wild Color Icon Eye Shadow Trio in Don't Steal My Thunder, Wet n Wild Shimmer Eye Liner in Black, Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Black, Wet n Wild Idol Eyes Cream Eye Shadow Pencil in Pixie on waterline, and Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes applied with Duo Lash Glue

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Bare Minimum

Will you go out without makeup?  I've been leaving off the slap completely a few days a week even now that I've been back at work for a couple months.  Call me lazy if you like - there's no denying I look better with makeup on.  That's what it's for, after all!  If you don't look better with makeup, you are probably doing something wrong XD

That said, I went nearly my entire maternity leave without wearing any.  My husband didn't scream and run for the hills or issue an ultimatum about me letting myself go, so maybe looking imperfect isn't really such a big deal. 

Wearing ELF SPF15 Tinted Moisturizer in Light Beige, Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer in Perfect Nude, Alicia Silverstone for Juice Beauty Powder and Highlighter (FYI Juice Beauty sells in China), ELF Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Pink Umbrellas, ELF Studio Cream Eyeliner in Coffee, and mascara.
My sister said I need to start filling my brows regularly, which I did not do here... thanks, sis :-P

Wearing OCC:Skin Primer, Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm in Vanilla Glow, Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer in Perfect Nude, ELF Studio Tone Correcting Powder in Cool, and mascara.  This is the minimum I really ought to wear ^_^;;

Wearing only OCC:Skin Primer, the Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm in Vanilla Glow, and a clear gloss on my lips.  I think I need concealer/powder and mascara because I still look too unpolished here.
No makeup, no moisturizer, nothing. Ugh, my skin! Those dark circles! My tiny lashes -_-

What is the bare minimum for you?