I’ve haven’t updated this page in MONTHS and I feel so bad about it. I’m trying hard to update my Croatian page as much as I can so looks like the Tumblr page had to suffer. Anyway, enough about my tight schedule, let’s talk about some vegan beauty products. I’ve been trying a lot of stuff lately but I simply didn’t find a good category for them on both blogs (since I love putting stuff into categories) so I’ll just slam them in this single post. Thank you for reading in advance. :)
Organic Surge Shower Gels - Tropical Bergamot and Fresh Ocean
Love them! They don’t dry out my skin since I’m sensitive to SLS and they have nice, non agressive scents. I do preffer the Fresh Ocean one (which smells more like lemons and less like the ocean) since the scent is more unisex and lets girly & fruity like the Tropical Bergamot one. I will try out all the versions of their shower gels since I love the formula so much. (Naturisimo, £4.07)
Deep Steep Foaming Hand Wash - Tangerine Melon
I’ve been using this beauty for more than a week now and I simply love it, especially for the foaming formula which is such a breath of fresh air among the gel hand washes. The scent is not to dominating, sweet but not too sweet and smells more like tangerine than melon. It does not dry out my hands since it doesn’t contain any sulfates which I’m allergic to, so I will be buying this again, maybe in a different scent. (iHerb, $5.34)
Everyday Minerals Mineral Blush in Snuggle
It’s Snuggle time! I like EM blushes for their longlasting effect on my skin, esp with the more vibrant color like All Smiles. Snuggle is a soft pink shade with a pearlish golden shimmer, much like NARS Orgasm, Milani Luminuos, Benefit Coralista and e.l.f. Twinkle Pink (but EM is vegan!). The color is very subtle so you can easily apply more if you want to and you will not look like a clown that got beat up on a Christmas party. The packaging is a bit of a pain, but more manageable than the IT Base one. Snuggle is a timeless blush, longlasting and has no expiration date since it all pure mineral formula. Worth the money (I got mine on Black Friday sale for only 6 US$)! (Everydayminerals.com, 9.99 $)
Dr. Scheller Argain Oil Hand Care (Hand Cream)
My new favorite vegan hand cream. It nourishes the skin quite well and doesn’t leave that gross slippery feeling. Smells like Christmas cookies with a tiny bit of cinammon, so it’s ideal for winter time. The packaging is nice and the print is high quality so it won’t fade at all. I also use it on my dry feet and works wonders for them. I got mine in a Muller drugstore here in Croatia, I think it’s a European brand so I’m not sure if it’s available in the USA. Around 5 US$. My other hand cream favorites are: Organic Surge Tropical Bergamot Hand and Nail Cream and Lavera Basis Sensitiv Hand Cream, but they are not vegan fyi.
Merry Hempsters Vegan Hemp Vanilla
Finding a good vegan lip balm is a pain it the trunk since most lip balms contain beeswax. I must admit I was not impressed with this lip balm since the texture had some particles inside (which reminded me of body scrubs, which is nasty for a lip balm) and the vanilla taste was overwhelming. Also, the label wore down quite shortly after I started using it, so I would not purchase it again. (iHerb.com, 1.92$)
Wet ‘n Wild Coverall Cream Foundation
Wet ‘n Wild makes really inexpensive and good vegan drugstore products (most of their stuff is vegan but not ALL of it, check their website for more info). I have their Coverall foundation in cream and powder versions and I like this one more. The shade “E817 Light” is not a 100% perfect shade for my since it kinda neutral while my skin has a warm undertone. The coverage is medium to full esp if you combine it with a concealer but the scent reminds me of plastic althought it’s not overwhelming. I payed mine about 8 US$ in a local drugstore and I know for a fact Wet n Wild products are available in the USA.
Earth Science Chamomile & Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover
Not the best makeup remover out there but not a bad product nevertheless. It can sting the eyes a bit if you put too much product on a cotton pad, but it does remove most of my eye makeup. The downfall is the fact that you have to rinse it off with water after, which is too much work for me so I use mostly oils for this purpose. It has no smell and it has a gel formula. The packaging is OK and it’s great for traveling due to it’s small 118 ml size. (iHerb, 5.25 $)
Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Lipstick in Red Velvet
OMG, looooove this product! It’s so painfully pigmented, rich and goes on smooth on my lips. It has no scent or taste which is nice and you can combine it with a clear lipgloss that has an aroma so it will not make you gag. I also adore the packaging, I mean - come on, look at it! Not to mention the one with the roses on it. It’s not superdrying on my lips but they do get a bit dry at the end of the day if Red Velvet stays on them for more than 5 or 6 hours. The only downfall is that it tends to bleed around the lips during meals, but it’s not big of a deal. I’ll be definitely ordering Suedeberry and Pink Velvet this spring! (Beautyjoint, 20$)
NutriBiotic Skin Cleanser Gel for Sensitive Skin
I read some really good online reviews for this cleanser but I turned out to be really bad for my skin. It dried it out completely and I couldn’t use it at all (I’ve tried everywhere - face, body or hands). The only good thing about it that it has no scent and the price is great for the amount you get. (iHerb.com, 5,39$)
Zoya Nailpolish Adina
I feel in love with Zoya as a brand because of Adina. It has a lavender base with a mint green shimmer, very 80’s and awesome. It’s longlasting, the formula is amazing and the brush works well on my nails. Highly recommended! I can’t wait to grow out my nails again so I can purchase more Zoya nail polishes. They are quite expensive here in Croatian (almost 18 US$ in Muller drugstores) so I’ll be ordering mine over eBay.
Hope you liked these fast product reviews, let me know what you think. Cheers!