Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Matte Lip Tar

I’ll admit, I was a little uncomfortable with the idea of putting something called “tar” on my lips.  Plus, I kept smelling the La Brea Tar Pits every time I passed the OCC display.  But their cruelty-free and vegan stance won me over.   It turns out the lip tar is not tar-like at all.  It’s… Continue reading Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Matte Lip Tar

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

When I decided to go vegan on my products, I was a little worried about my foundation.  The last time I had to find a new foundation, it took me a year to find something that didn’t make me look like I had jaundice.  I tried at least 5 foundations during that year.  Nothing was… Continue reading Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

Cruelty-free: I do not think that word means what I think it means

I’m not always the brightest crayon in the box.  I was in my early thirties when I realized why the vampire Muppet was called The Count…because he counts, not because he’s Dracula.  Ah, ah ah.  It was kinda awkward when I excitedly told my friends this discovery and they were like, duh. But that wasn’t… Continue reading Cruelty-free: I do not think that word means what I think it means

Andalou Naturals Clementine + C Illuminating Toner

  To add to the sad, tragic tales of my favorite skin care brands leaving the cruelty-free lists, I must now add my toner.  After spending enough time in the Natural Grocers skin care section to make them think I was casing the joint, I finally settled on the Andalou Naturals Clementine + C Illuminating… Continue reading Andalou Naturals Clementine + C Illuminating Toner