Hello everyone!! While I want this blog to primarily be about cruelty free makeup reviews. I also want to expand on money, lifestyle, and food. Please drop a comment below about any questions or comments you may have! I hope you are all having a great weekend. Besos.
In my last post, I said that I bought some products from Silk Naturals. I’m really excited, because I got it in the mail today. Silk Naturals is cruelty free, and it is free of parabens, talc, powdered starches, etc. I was watching Laura’s Natural Life YouTube channel, and she is what really inspired me to check out their products. I am super interested in green beauty, and for that reason I decided to take the leap and go outside of my comfort zone and buy these products online. I am always hesitant to buy makeup online, because I can’t see the color and match it to mine. Stay tuned for a review of the products!!
My everyday makeup is super simple, mostly because I love sleep! I’ve been using these products for over a month now, and most of them are at the pan already. To be honest, I am planning on switching to green beauty. I am highly interested in trying new products, and I just purchased some Silk Natural products right now, so I can’t wait to get those in the mail.
Primer: I’ve been using the Juice Beauty primer for awhile now, and it is extremely light weight. I was using the NXY poreless primer, and it made my skin feel dry, and uncomfortable after long term use of it. That’s why I decided to buy this Juice Beauty primer. I really did like it, but to be honest I will probably try another primer out. If any of you have any suggestions for a cruelty free or green beauty primer, please comment.
Foundation: Nars foundation is pretty solid (in Santa Fe). I like the foundation, and I love that it has lasted over two months. I use two pumps and it gives me full coverage. My skin is still breathable. The next foundation I’m going to try will be green though.
Concealer: LA Girl concealer is pretty topnotch. It is thick, and a little bit goes a long way. I really like this concealer, except that the tube can easily get too much product on it.
Mascara: I’m obsessed with Pacifica Dream Big mascara. Words can’t describe how happy I am with this mascara. Volume, length, and great lashes!!
Bronzer: Wet n’ Wild bronzer in ticket to brazil is great. I really like how the product goes on smooth, and it isn’t patchy. I’m glad I picked this one up this summer, and it has lasted a long time. I’m kind of sad that is almost up. Great budget bronzer!
Highligher: To be honest this was my first highlighter that I purchased, and I really love it. I love how creamy and shiny it makes my face! I would definitely recommend Colourpop’s wisp highlighter. I always got compliments on my highlight!
Eyeliner: The brown eyeliner I wear that I love, is Jordana 24 hour made to last eyeliner. It kind of stings my eye at first, but I love that it lasts a long time under my eyes. It is creamy too. The black eyeliner that I wear on top of my eye is NYX slide on and glide on. This is a great eyeliner for the top. I’m so surprised that it stays on, even after a sweaty day. It might smudge just a tad, but I really love how dependable it is.
Setting Powder: NYX Setting HD Powder isn’t my favorite. If I put too much it leaves a veil of white. I’m looking for a better setting powder asap!
Brushes: I’ve had these brushes for awhile. The elf one I use for my bronzer/blush. The urban decay one I use for my face, and I’ve had it for more than two years. It’s my fav.
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Hi, sorry I haven’t written in awhile everyone. I’ve been busy, but it’s also because I haven’t found a product that I absolutely loved. I want every product that I recommend to be the best ever, and I want everyone to like it. Now I have been on the hunt for a good mascara, if you pay close attention to my instagram, you know I’ve been testing out a couple mascara’s. About two weeks ago I bought the vegan Pacifica Dream Mascara, because I always saw a lot of information about it on YouTube. I haven’t found a holy grail Pacifica product before, but this is definitely one now! Only downside that I have about this cruelty free mascara is price, I paid about $17 for this mascara after taxes, and I felt it was a little expensive, but then of course if you compare it to the TooFaced Better than Sex mascara($25) it’s pretty cheap.
After using it for 3 days, I realized that you could twist the top of the wand for length, since I ways using it for volume. I was so impressed I felt like a baby who discovered candy for the first time. I really love the volume part of the mascara, because I have long thin lashes so I need it to get it together. It is super buildable, and that’s what I really like, because sometimes you just want a little bit of length and sometimes you want va-va-boom lashes. You know what I mean? I would definitely recommend this mascara. I think it is great if you need volume or length all you have to do is twist. I also love the packaging, I mean a unicorn on the wand…yasss (Currently obsessing over a unicorn tattoo now)!! Anyway besos!
The case for sunblock is that you don’t want to regret 30 years from now that you could have prevented skin cancer, but didn’t. I bought the Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen in Pure Lavendar in SPF 45. It is cruelty free and vegan. I love that the sunblock scent is subtle, with hints of lavendar.
My dad just the other day said “You smell good,” and then I told him it was sunblock, and he was shocked. I bought it at Target for under $10. It is fairly small at 4oz. I have used it 4 times already, and I still have more than half of the container. I would definitely recommend, and if you have any sunscreen suggestions I should try please drop a comment below.
In all honesty, I’ve never been into perfume. I find that I get dizzy, after wearing very powerful scents, and I usually only wear perfume when I’m going to a wedding or a fancy dinner. With that said, I have been trying to find a cruelty free perfume that is decently priced. Because you know I’m on that budget life, and I blame college loans for this. Anyway, I tried out the CalloftheVialed, because I saw it on laurasnaturallife instagram. I think she has great advice on beauty, and I decided to try this out. I also found out that the company CalloftheVialed is in Berkely, CA, and I’m also from the Bay Area so I wanted to support the company. I bought the sample set which was $16, but $20 with tax and shipping. It’s still not that expensive compared to the perfume aisle in Macy’s, but I kind of felt like it was expensive. I think I’d prefer to spend $20 on a mascara or foundation instead, honestly.
Okay first off, these scents are vegan aromatherapeutic scents, so think earthy relaxing scents. The first one I will review is called Vialed Flower Parfum Pur. It is the strongest scent out of the four. It does smell musky to me with hints of lavendar, and the wearability doesn’t last long. I think they all make you feel relaxed, so they are good for those stressful days when you need to keep it together. All the perfumes go on like oils, and they aren’t sticky at all. They blend with your skin nicely.
The Vialed Dream scent has juniper, and lavendar in it. I like the name of it, because it makes me think that I can put this on before I sleep and I will fall asleep right away. Which I probably could, but I usually fall asleep right when my head reaches the pillow anyway. I think this would be a good scent to put on after a shower, and let your body ease into relaxation.
The Vialed Hush perfume is subtle. It is my second favorite, because it isn’t too strong. It has hints of sandalwood, and thyme.
Last is Vialed Momentum. It has tangerine, grapefruit, and lime oil, and it is my #1 favorite. I also think it is subtle like Hush, but I like the citrus smell. It makes me feel like I’m in a garden. It also makes me feel invigorating. I put this one on when I went to work, and I felt more energized to work. I would consider buying this scent or Hush, but I will definitely try to get my money’s worth with the samples first.
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One of the topics I want to talk about on this blog, that is important to me is love. The blog is called Roses and Amor, because it is a play on my name. Also amor translates to love from Spanish (FYI). The main purpose of this blog is to share with you my cruelty free makeup products, but on a more real depth, I think it is important to share and talk about love. For me I love food, and I love to read, and write. I want to spread the love, because I think it is truly important, especially in this world right now.
The first thing that is important is to determine what love is. To me it’s that gushy feeling I feel when I see pizza or my boyfriend (insert smiley emoji with two heart eyes). According to google the definition of love is (noun): an intense feeling of deep affection. I think this is kind of coincidental because when I say that I love a product, for instance the Colourpop highlighter in Wisp, it’s because I have a intense feeling about it, and I keep reaching and using it. One of the reasons I think I love wearing makeup, is because I feel more special and kind of impressed with myself. Like not only did I get up today, and do my makeup, but I know that I love myself, and I want to inspire others to love who they are too. So in terms of loving yourself, I want to say to my readers that you should write down everything that you love. It could be pizza or your pet, but it’s important to share what you love and think about it. I mean we all think about our bills that we have to pay, and the workload we have, but sometimes we need to think and share love.
First, if your favorite song is “Shine Bright like a Diamond” raise your hand! Yes love, you will shine just like Rihanna with this highlighter! I am in absolute love with the Colourpop highlighter in Wisp. I haven’t used too many highlighters in my life, but I mean wisp has me hooked like a baby to it’s teddy bear. I dab it with my finger, and a tap it on my cheekbone. I think it helps I have high cheek bones too! The one thing I don’t like about Colourpop‘s packaging is that they don’t have palettes. I think it would be great if they had a highlighter palette, that way you can just carry a variety of highlighters. Wisp feels light, and it makes my skin glisten like a perfect New York apple. I’ve never been to New York personally, but that’s what I know they are known for!
The next product is Wet n’ Wild’s Max Volume mascara which is waterproof. Since I went to a music festival (EDC) I knew I was going to be sweaty, so I opted for a waterproof mascara, but I knew I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. This one costed $5.49 at CVS. Surprisingly, it felt like a $20 mascara. I think the wand is perfect. It is long, and thin towards the end, and it’s not bulky. I personally don’t like waterproof mascaras too much though, because they are difficult to take off at night. I think that’s my only con with this mascara. I did notice some flakes, but nothing too serious. If you have thin long lashes, and you are looking for volume, then buy this mascara. It’s also great if you are going to be in the desert or a festival for a long time, because waterproof mascara will hold a long time in dry and hot conditions.
I hope you all have a great 4th of July!