Budget-Friendly Natural Makeup from Burt’s Bees: First Impressions

burts-bees-blushesNew & Natural!

You guys know how much I love a good natural makeup product, so when I saw that Burt’s Bees had released a new cosmetics line, I ran over to my local drugstore and purchased a few products. You know, ahem, for the blog. It’s wonderful to have a natural line that is more easily accessible and at a budget friendly price, and I definitely found some winners in the collection. Below you’ll find my thoughts on each product I purchased as well as a video discussing my first impressions each product. Let’s talk makeup!

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My Current Everyday Makeup Favorites


Everyday Favorites

Happy Monday friends! I’m back with another beauty post, and today I’m sharing my current everyday makeup favorites. These are products that I am loving for a quick and easy daily makeup that looks natural but still pulled together. I’ve been all about simplicity when it comes to my makeup these days, and many of the products are staples in my collection for a fast makeup look. Most of these products are in the natural category, and all of them are cruelty free!

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The Matte Lipsticks I Actually Like

BITE Beauty Matte Lip Crayons

Ah, matte lipsticks. I want to love them, but they always end up looking dry and flaky once I apply them. I love the sophistication of the finish, but if it’s not comfortable to wear, I won’t. After years of looking for a matte lipstick I actually liked, though, BITE Beauty has come to my rescue in the form of their Matte Crème Lip Crayons. After a day of wearing one of the shades, I realized not only had I not thought about it all day, but my lips actually felt moisturized instead of dehydrated.

Moisturizing and matte? Why yes. Yes they are.

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Sephora VIB Sale: My Natural & Cruelty Free Picks


It’s that time of year again! Every November the Sephora VIB sale hits, and this year I’m carrying my new found love for natural and cruelty free beauty products into the sale. There are overwhelming numbers of makeup and skincare products available at Sephora, so today I thought I’d create a guide for shopping the sale in a kinder and safer way. I’ll be sharing some products that are staples in my beauty routine as well as a few that may be making their way into my shopping cart this week.

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