Valentia Skin Care Launches New Website (plus a 35% off coupon code!)

Hello friends!

Valentia is a cruelty free and vegan friendly skin care line that just launched an upgraded version of their website. I was asked to help spread the word about the new website and that they are offering a 35% off coupon code! The code is good from May 16-May 31 and the code is REFRESH35

I have had the opportunity to try several items from Valentia Skin Care. You can read some of my reviews here.

My favorite Valentia product is the Royal Rose Hydrating Serum. I’m going to snag a new bottle during the sale because I love it!


Let me know if you plan on taking advantage of the sale!

Thanks for reading!



Valentia Royal Rose Hydrating Serum Review



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Hello Friends!

Today I have another item that Valentia was kind enough to send to me. You can read my previous Valentia reviews here and here.

I have been using the Royal Rose Hydrating Serum for almost a month now. This serum is cruelty free and vegan friendly.

Here are the claims from the product listing:

A lightweight serum that boosts moisture and resilience while soothing and calming the skin.

This Hydrating & Nourishing Serum Will:
– Deeply moisturize skin
– Provide antioxidant protection
– Soothe & nourish dry skin
– Smooth skin tone & texture
– Boost skin radiance

My Thoughts:

Of the Valentia products I’ve tried this is my favorite (even more than the eye cream I reviewed previously). This serum was really put to the test since I was pretty sick when I was testing it. I absolutely agree with the claims that it is deeply moisturizing and that it soothes dry skin (which I had plenty of while sick). I didn’t really notice a boost in radiance.

In my previous review of the Valentia Hydrating Mask, I said that if you were on a budget I would go for the eye cream over the mask. Now I’m going to recommend the Royal Rose Serum over both of the previous products I reviewed because the serum is so hydrating you can absolutely use it as an eye cream.

Skin Care is something I have become passionate about and I love trying things from smaller brands that make quality products. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know and use some of the great cruelty free skin care items from Valentia.

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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