Once upon a time all I had was the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask. Then I became a beauty blogger. Then I became a skincare fanatic. Then I got lucky enough to start being sent products to try. Then I realized I had 7 masks. That’s one for every day of the week! I’ve only got one face, it’ll take me forever to get through them all! I’ve started to realize how helpful masks can be in a skincare routine. While I probably don’t need 7, I really do use all of these and love them all!
I started making a list of a few brands for this post, and figured I’d go back and edit it down to the ones I really really loved. Well I think 6 is as short as it’s going to get, so I’ll keep the descriptions snappy :). I first started to really pay attention to cruelty free brands or Leaping Bunny brands when I heard about The Beagle Freedom Project. I grew up with a beagle, and just cannot imagine someone testing products on one!! In my search for more natural brands, I’ve come across tons that are cruelty free (the two usually go hand in hand). Today I’m sharing with you my favorite brands that are cruelty free, and also mostly very natural.
I know I’m not the only one to uses Sundays to catch up on things, but also to take things easy in the beauty department. This past Sunday I documented my day a bit to show you my usual Sunday and how my beauty routine fits in. To start off, we’ve got my usual cup of Irish Breakfast Tea. To pair, a caramel apple donut from the best donut shop in Philly, Beiler’s. Sundays are usually waffle or pancake days, but we happened to have leftover donuts from Saturday so…. :) :)
I used to absolutely love getting dressed up. Whether it was a Bar/Bat Miztvah back in middle school, a Sweet 16 or Prom in high school…I always had the perfect dress, shoes, bag and hair. These days, I’d rather just wear pajamas most of the time…In a few weeks I have a wedding coming up, and it’s not just any wedding. It’s my cousin Mia’s, black tie, NY wedding. So dressing up is a must! I want to look my best since this is the first fancy event my boyfriend and I have gone to as a couple, and since it’s a family event these pictures will be around for awhile!
A few months ago I tried my first Derma E product, the Tea Tree and E Antiseptic Creme. I was instantly in love, and knew Derma E would be a brand I’d have to start experimenting with, especially considering my love of skin care (and NATURAL skincare). I was running out of my day time SPF moisturizer, and realized it was the perfect time to try something else from Derma E. I went with the Evenly Radiant Brightening Day Creme on the recommendation of With Kendra. Read on to see how I felt about it!