Showing posts with label Vegan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vegan. Show all posts

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Caked Make Up - Review.

Okay so if you have been on my instagram you will or might have seen me post a few images of new make up, lipsticks. Yes. I am a lipstick addict. I love my lipsticks. My normal go to brands are Limecrime, Beauty Bakerie and Jeffree Star. But have you heard of Caked Make up , No? Well they are worth checking out!

This brand caught my attention on instagram . Caked Make Up a indie brand which might be why you have not come across them yet also they are based in the USA . The packaging was the one thing to get my attention and I think it was seeing a shade on Sugarpills instagram ( I also like them too .) that I found them via. Any way I looked at the website , They are Vegan and animal cruelty free and  have super cute packaging . Liquid matt lippy . Then I stopped and looked again it is not a liquid matt formula but instead a Fondant formula.  Now I was going to review this right away when I got my hands on my 1st ever one but over the past few months I collected the whole range .Which is  9 in total . I finally have them all and wanted to share them all with you and my review on them too.




So going back to the website would of meant ordering via USA but I was overjoyed to fine Cocktail Cosmetics got the range in stock so that saved me on customs and shipping waiting time- wooo! I started off buying the brighter shades as the light ones on the company website , the shades and swatches looked way to light and I was not so sure on them. Also I found it hard to get a good image of each colour swatch wise for myself . I got hold of Power Trip and right away the shade is one of my favourites . I loved the feel of the formula compared to the watery runny or clumpy feels from the other ones but I was worried on the drying time.


''Lip Fondants go on with a mousse-like texture and dry completely matte. Apply a thin coat & allow the product to dry down completely before adding additional layers. For the longest wear possible, avoid foods with oil.''

You really do need to apply it with a thin coat and let it dry , they do not take that long to dry but I wait until its completely dry before moving on. They do feel a tad sticky at first but it drys and all is good. I do find they are pretty long lasting and they one wear down a little. They do transfer a samll amount all my cups and forks all had lipstick marks.Not full on marks but little bits. More so the darker shades. Even with that transfer they still last a long time. Try to keep off any oily food too cause that brakes down the formula .
They all apply well, The formula is thick but you only need a little of the product . They dry well but if there is to much product in clumps it will not dry well . So keep it super light. Also they all have that sweet smell of cakes. Which kind ,I can not quite place but they smell so good!



There is a nice mix of shades, Some are nice and bright and you have your more toned down shades , I will say I found the images on the website rather lighter on the model/ lips. It might just be me but I found them slightly darker in shade. But again that could be me.  I also love the cute heart text fonts going on here too! CUTE!


This is the packaging here as you can see its your doe foot stick applicator  and when you open it the smell is yum! Also please be careful not to load up the doe foot of product and always make sure you screw the lid back on tight!




Where are my Swatches of the shades left to right we have copy and paste , creme de la creme,  Foreva eva, QT, low Key , jelly , legit, sweet tooth and power trip. Out of them all I would say my go to shades are legit and power trip and then it would be creme de la creme and sweet tooth. To be honest I like them all it is some times hard to pick which ones to wear. 

Compared to the other brands I use I do like these. I like the formula. They do last a long time and slightly transfer like Jeffree stars ones. So far I have not found a lippy that has as much staying power as Beauty Bakeries ones. But I do enjoy these ones as they are cute, quirky and smell like cakes! And the shades are every day shades you could get away with or a little something to brighten up your day!

So over all I would give these a 9 out of 10 Kawaii stars!




Saturday, 6 February 2016

Medusa's Make up Review* and Haul


Hey there Kawaii Kittens.
Today I have a Make up haul of goodies from company in the USA who are Vegan and Animal cruelty free! Yay! Am no stranger to this company they are one of my fave companies. And am Talking about Medusa Make up. Who are just so awesome! So I just had to tell you about the haul of goodies I got in the post from them!


Friday, 1 January 2016

Dupes for lime crime Venus palette- My mission part 2

Ah finally getting round to part 2 of my Lime Crime Dupe missions , in my part 1 we looked at Shiro cosmetics. This time we are looking at Make up Geek or MUG for short. So I heard of this brand which is from the USA but never tried them due to shipping costs . So when I caught wind of them coming to the uk on a web site called beauty bay , I was keen to get these dupe shades.



Well it was alot harder to get hold of the shades I wanted , as soon as they were listed they were snapped up really quick, I had to await two restocks to gets mos of the shades. So MUG are a animal testing free company ( said on the website.) and sell the shades in small round pots that will stick to a magnetic palette. Any how! lets check out the shades I got..


Saturday, 12 December 2015

Dupes for Venus Palette Eye Shadows - my mission part one

As a self proclaimed Make up Junkie , I did find Lime crime.
I fell in love with the Grunge Venus eye shadow palette but the whole credit card theft, the scams , misprinted details on products and the drama. Also the shipping and cost of the products was putting me off. 
The Venus palette...I just bought it even though I feel guilty by handing over my money- good buy money!- at the time to get it  it cost so much to buy and ship over . Once in my hands I found myself falling deeply in love with the product. So I had this new eye shadow perfect for my skin tone the colours are warm and urgh loved it. I then took to hunting down dupes, Every one went mad for these colours and the company were always sold out so . I decided to use up the palette ( still am) and search for a new vegan  and or animal cruelty free dupes for it. However this was not the easiest task!

Monday, 19 October 2015

Animal Curelty Free and/or Vegan Make up


Oh what a path I have found myself on! As an animal lover the thought of furry babies being put through tests just for us to look pretty is a pet hate of mine. Personal thing. So I do favour my own make up to be animal cruelty free and it is Vegan that's a added bonus too. 



For years I have used brands that I did not fully know ,were still testing on animals for the sake of make up. The only brand I knew that was cruelty free and accessible was good old BarryM, but I some times don't like the stuff they come out with or do not have the shade am after . However I do these days use them as my basics, Foundation , powder, eye-liner, Yuno the things I use for that everyday make up. OH and of course the nail paints or nail polish is a winner too. As its affordable and easy to get hold of too. More so when it something your going to run out, most of all . So I want to be able to pick it up easy as and when.

However some times I want something that little bit more different or try a other brand with the same enthics so here is a few other brands I have tried myself with my thoughts on them and the products. Most of these are USA makes which is a tad annoying due to shipping. I do though have 2 UK online stores who can help us out with that. 

So here is a list of the brands I have discovered and what I think of them!

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Kawaii NEW make up Haul

And so about a week ago, I did a order with cutECOmestics, a UK retailer who sell vegan and or cruelty free products. These range from Badger balm to Sugarpill .
This is my second order from the company. The website is easy to use and the process is simple enough. Shipping is pretty fast about 3 days for shipping. And it all comes in a large package.
I will be making a future purchase with this company again as I like the range that have but a lot of the products are sold out (*_*).
This came inc postage around £20-25 . I think, I really cant mind haahaa.  So Manga brows is a interesting product. It is made by Neve Cometics and is a double ended brow pencil- all in the name there Manga brows. So one end is a light brown the other dark and one lid cap has a hidden brow brush. It is meant to give you more 3D manga like brows. 


I can not tell is this is a product I like, Ever since I been using the Barry M brow kit I found it gives such a nice brow shape to my brows I have favoured it more and its half the price too. But After playing about with the Manga Brows I have found it gives a soft natural shade in colours , its much quicker and easier to use. I do not have much time for make up every school morning having to be organising every one out the door on time . So I guess its a handy item to have. More so with it being double ended and the hidden brush so that it save time hunting for the right pencil and brush in the morning - still half asleep and wanting just to go back to bed. Am not a morning person! I did find this might be a little over priced but hey your allowed a treat once in a while.
It's totally worth checking out the eye shadow pallets by Neve too if you get the chance!


Moving on is Concrete Minerals eye shadow in shade trouble maker.  A other Vegan and Cruelty-Free product. This is a medium brow with gold through it. I wanted to try the products out from this company and expand my make up product range . I was drawn to this one and a other one which I would like to buy later called Hustle. I have worn it twice so far and its a very nice product, very light to wear and you can build up the colour . I liked to ware it lighter on my lids as it looked more black that brown when I added more colour.  I can not say for sure if its a keeper for my make up bag but I do want to try the other shades or maybe splash out on a bundle set.



So the last time is an Apocalipstick- that's a mouthful to say this .Which is by Lunastick cosmetics Labs.It is the shade Slick Crytp Cream. Its a coral pink with a hint of nude , I guess is the only way to describe it. This is a liquid lippy. But GASP! its not one that turns to a Matt finish , just a normal lippy finish. This is my 3rd one I might even do a blog post on all of them cause I love them so much. Even though I favour matt finish. This is also not a shade I would normally pick but it reminded me of a cheap high street drug store colour that I really liked,so I wanted to have some thing that was well, not as cheap and would last . Am not looking at any brand in particular *cough* MUA Academy *cough*. This is a nice replacement and lasts a good 4-6 hours on and when it wears off it still has a tint of the shade left on your lips and is very nice to wear. Its one of my faves this month!



Any way that's my insight to my Haul of new Make up I have a other haul to show you and pass on my Kawaii wisdom of it all and hope your excited to see it as its all make up products from Korea!

Next time cuties
Tartan x