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January 2016 Favorites: Beauty, Fandom & Random


Hello my friends!

Instead of doing monthly beauty favorites, I figured I would do a monthly round-up of my favorite (and some not so favorite) things from all categories. I have so many things I love that aren’t beauty related and want to share them with all of you!

Let’s get started!


I actually had a pretty miserable cold for part of January so I don’t have a ton of makeup to share, but I did use some excellent skin care products.


MyChelle Dermaceuticals Fruit Enzyme Scrub (vegan) I received this in a Petit Vour Box and I have to say I’m really glad I had this on hand. It was the perfect gentle exfoliator for my jacked up skin due to my cold. If you have sensitive skin you may want to give this scrub a try.


Pelle Beauty Luxe Beauty Balm (vegan) This is another jewel I received in a Petit Vour box! If you’ve been around awhile you know I love Pelle Beauty’s Stellar Facial Oil so I expected to love the Luxe Balm and of course I did! What I really love about it was that in the aftermath of my cold and the weather in Florida going from being in the 40’s up to the 70’s in the space of a few days my skin has been freaking out. I have been using the Luxe Balm to spot treat some dry patches. It’s AMAZING!


Kiss My Sass Perfume Oil in Fireside Chai (vegan) Kiss My Sass is one of my favorite cruelty free/vegan friendly indie companies. All of my perfume is from Kiss My Sass and Fireside Chai is the latest addition to my collection.



This is not a favorite. I am so ANNOYED Doctor Who has been pulled from Netflix and Hulu! I’ve gotten used to being able to pull up my favorite episodes on demand and I’m bummed they are gone. I’ve heard the rumours that BBC is going to offer a streaming service, but that may take awhile and in the meantime no Who marathons for me.



While I was sick it gave me a chance to catch up on a book series I’ve been reading off and on for a few years. I just finished book 8 in the Charley Davidson Series. The series starts in First Grave on the Right. If you read the Stephanie Plum novels and liked them, you will probably love this series. Charley is a Private Investigator who is also the Grim Reaper and sometimes she helps the departed with unfinished business. It’s a totally addicting and fun read.

Well, that is a wrap on January’s Beauty, Fandom and Random, have you tried anything in my post? Are you as upset about Doctor Who as I am?

Let me know in the comment section below!

Thanks for reading!


Cruelty Free Holiday 2015 Gift Guide

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Hello my friends!!

So today, I wanted to share with you some items that would make great gift ideas for someone who is into cruelty free makeup and skincare OR gifts that you can give to someone who may not necessarily be cruelty free but you want to introduce them to some great cruelty free options.

Everything on this list is something I have either tried in the past and love or I’m anxiously waiting to get my hands on it!

Let’s get started!

First up is my favorite beauty item from last year, Pelle Beauty’s Stellar Multitasking Facial Oil ($30-$45 Vegan Friendly).

p661287427-4_grandeThis oil can do pretty much everything from removing makeup, being your facial moisturizer, to using on your hair to tame frizz and flyaways. It is AMAZING and I love it and will be ordering more soon!!

Now, you may be worried about picking a skincare item for someone else because everyone’s skin is different right? Well Pelle Beauty has you covered there with their Sidekick Collection ($45.00 Vegan Friendly).

PelleSideKick_grandeThe Sidekick Collection is a sampling of all their facial oils, so you can give this to your loved one and let them figure out which oil is their favorite. I may buy this myself because I know that I love Stellar, but I still want to try the other oils!

My last skincare recommendation is a Ole Henriksen kit on QVC, Celebrate Your Glow ($55 Cruelty Free).

a338731In this kit you get three 1oz items: Pure Truth Melting Cleanser, Truth Serum, and Truth Creme Advanced Hydration. Of the three, I have only tried the Truth Serum (it’s really good), but would love to try the other two items in the kit. A 1oz size of the Truth Serum on the Ole Henriksen website is $48 so this kit is a really good value!!

Another great gift is a Petit Vour Subscription*!


Petit Vour* is a vegan and cruelty free monthly subscription box. In each box you will receive at least four vegan makeup, skincare or haircare items. A monthly subscription is $15.00/month, but you can gift a three month prepaid subscription for $45 or a six month prepaid subscription for $90. The three month and six month plans are not recurring, so once the plans run out, you don’t have to worry about your card being charged again. I LOVE getting my pink Petit Vour box each month and the value of  each box is always more than the $15 cost!

If you are feeling like venturing into the world of cruelty free lipstick, I would highly recommend checking out Lipstick Queen ($20-$55 Cruelty Free)!


You can find Lipstick Queen at Ulta, QVC and on the Lipstick Queen website. The Lipstick Queen line can be fairly expensive with the price ranging from $20-$55 depending on which lipstick you want to try, but they do offer duos and trios which is a more affordable way to build a collection! I personally own Jean Queen, Saint Rose, Saint Wine and Medieval. I really love them all and look forward to trying more from this line.

Not ready to spend that kind of money on lipstick? ColourPop (Cruelty Free & Vegan Friendly, check their FAQ for non vegan items) has you covered!


ColourPop has three Holiday Collections that are $30 each. In the lip kit (pictured above) you get six lip products for $30 and the quality of ColourPop makeup is awesome. If you don’t care for the items in the collections, you can scroll through their individual items and make your own little stocking stuffers. None of ColourPop’s individual items is over $10. Budget friendly, great quality and lots of vegan options!

My last item for you, is on my personal wish list it is the Tartelette 2 In Bloom Palette by Tarte at Ulta.


It’s not even out yet and I want it. It looks so pretty! I just picked up the first Tartelette Palette for my birthday (I know late to the party, what else is new?) and I love it! So when it was announced they were releasing the sequel this month at Ulta, I knew I wanted it. I have been obsessively stalking all the super popular YouTubers waiting for someone to release swatches early, but so far no luck.

What is on your cruelty free holiday wish list? Let me know down in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

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