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Cruelty Free Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Hey my loves! Mother’s Day is on May 12th and I wanted to make a gift guide featuring cruelty free products to help you out when shopping for gifts this year! I decided to break it into three categories: fragrance, skincare & body care – so you’ll be able to find something that your Mother will love! These are all different price ranges too so I’m sure something will fit into your budget. I personally love shopping at Ulta for beauty products since they always have a coupon available and typically have some pretty great deals. Right now, if you spend $40 on fragrance, you’ll get a free tote with your purchase!

Fragrance


Marc Jacobs Daisy Roller Ball Trio Box – $45

I think that roller ball sets are a really nice gift! You get the option to try out a few different fragrances without having to buy a full sized bottle or get a tiny sample. This makes it easier for someone to really try out the fragrance to see if they like it. I personally LOVE the smell of the Daisy perfume. I haven’t tried the other versions, but I’m sure they smell great too!

DefineMe Fragrance Roller Ball Sampler Set – $21

Here is another roller ball sampler set. I haven’t tried DefineMe yet but I’ve really wanted to after hearing a review from Rhian HY! I think this would be a good gift because there’s lots of different scents to choose from so there has to be one in there that she’ll like…maybe she’ll even share with you! I also love the illustrations and “personality” that they’ve given each fragrance.

Harvey Prince Hello Perfume – $57

So this fragrance isn’t available at Ulta, but I just had to include it. I got a sample of “Hello” in a box from somewhere and I absolutely fell in love with it. It is such a gorgeous scent and it’s definitely perfect for Spring. Harvey Prince is cruelty free & vegan and I like their philosophy.

Skincare

Andalou Naturals Age Defying Kit – $19.99

Skincare is important no matter what your age is. I think that this age defying kit would be perfect as a Mother’s day gift! This kit includes a cleansing milk, a toning refresher, an enzyme mask, a peptide perfecting cream and a night repair cream – everything you’d need to start a new skincare regime!

The Body Stop Drops of Youth Set – $49

This is also a good set to get into a skincare routine! I love The Body Shop and so does my mom, so I know that this would be perfect for her. It comes with a youth concentrate and and a face cream.

Michael Todd Beauty 3-in-1 Anti-Aging Eye Corrector – $89

So this is the most expensive thing in this gift guide, but I do think that it’s worth the price. I got my sister a Soniclear from Michael Todd a few years ago for Christmas and she loves it – so I know that Michael Todd is a reliable brand. So this set come with an intensive eye cream treatment meant to reduce fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. This set also comes with a rechargeable Sonic eraser which is an “infusion” device that will make your products reach the deeper layers of your skin.

Body Care

Ulta Beauty Coconut Cream Body Wash – $9.50

You can never go wrong with giving body wash as a gift! It’s frustrating when you run out without realizing and don’t have any back ups to use (unless this only happens to me? hm…) I’ve tried this body wash before in a travel size when I went on a cruise. It smells great and works well – they have other scents too so pick what your mom would like best! These are a great alternative to Bath & Body Works who are NOT cruelty free.

Ulta Beauty Peppermint Moisturizing Foot Balm – $12.50

 This is unfortunately sold out while this post is going up, but try to see if you can find it in your local Ulta store! I think this would be a great item to throw into a pedicure basket that you could easily gift your Mom. Grab a couple nail polishes (I suggest ORLY or Wet N Wild!), a nail file or two, and a bath salt so she can soak her feet. The possibilities are endless!

Ulta Beauty Brightening Vitamin C Body Scrub – $18.50

I looooove body scrubs. I think this one would be perfect as a Mother’s Day gift. You could also add this to a basket with some lotion and a new pair of slippers for a personalized gift!

That’s it for the Mother’s Day Gift Guide! I hope you enjoyed the post. Did anything in this guide spark your interest? Let me know 🙂 Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by Ulta Beauty and does not contain affiliate links.

April 27, 2019
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Kino Coconut Lilikoi Body Lotion Review *

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Hey lovelies! Today’s post is a review on this body lotion from Kino! Kino is a brand that sells hemp-derived CBD skincare products. Their products are cruelty free, paraben free, gluten free and all natural – and I’m in love with this hand and body lotion that I’ve been trying out.

You’ve probably heard of CBD before and might be wondering what it is and what it can be used for. It’s derived from hemp and it has some pretty great benefits – it cannot get you high, since it doesn’t contain THC. People use CBD for pain control and to relieve anxiety!

This lotion smells absolutely incredible and absorbs so quickly into the skin. I personally hate when lotions leave you sticky and take forever to absorb. Since this product has CBD in it, it promotes the body’s anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial response and the kukui nut oil, macadamia oil, and other oils in it helps to lock in moisture and soften the skin – which is something we all need during these cold winter months.

I love using it on my legs after shaving! It doesn’t burn my skin like some other lotions do after shaving and it leaves my legs so smooth and soft. It’s overall just a really great lotion that I highly recommend.

I hope you enjoyed the post! Have you ever used anything with CBD in it? What are your thoughts? 🙂 Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

Disclaimer: Yes, these products were sent to me to review on behalf of Kino and this post is sponsored. Sponsorships/items sent to me do not alter my opinion in any way. I’m here to help you (my readers) to find new products that you may have never heard about. I am all for giving 100% honest reviews, whether I’m paid for the review, the item was sent to me, or I purchase if myself. Just something to keep in mind for my past/future reviews.

March 3, 2019
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Love Goodly Aug/Sept 2018 Unboxing & Review

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This is a little bit (okay, a lotta bit!) late, but better late than never, right? Today I’m sharing my most recent Love Goodly box. Love Goodly is a bi-monthly cruelty free & vegan beauty subscription box. The box is $34.95 bi-monthly and you get over $80+ worth of products in each box. They also have an online store where you can purchase brands that have been in previous boxes. I’ve been subscribed to Love Goodly for a while now and I like that you can skip your next box if you wish, which I’ve had to do a couple of times. You can read my previous unboxings here!

Like most subscription boxes, you get a card telling you what’s inside and it’s value. This box had $88+ value and I got 5 full sized items.

Everything Branded – Stainless Straw – $3.50

First up is this awesome stainless straw! I love that this was something we got in our box because I’ve been wanting to purchase one for daily use.

Axiology Natural Lipstick – The Goodness – $30

Next up is a lipstick from Axiology in the shade the Goodness. First of all, I love the packaging. The graphic designer in me gets so happy when I see cute packaging for products.

The lipstick comes in a pretty gold bullet case and I think it’s gorgeous.

The shade is a pretty nude with some shimmer. It’s definitely not a color that I would wear everyday, but it is a stunning color. I think I’ll be wearing it on Thanksgiving!

Balanced Guru – Organic Balanced Scalp Treatment – $23

 

Here we have a scalp treatment, which is something I’ve never seen or heard of before. This claims to alleviate the need for dry shampoo since it’s supposed to balance the oils that are already on our scalp (I’m a bit skeptical).

I like the bottle that it comes in and it has a dropper so it would make it easier to apply to your scalp. I have yet to try this out, but I’m curious about it since I get oily pretty quickly sometimes.

Doctor Rogers – Restore Healing Balm – $30

This is a petroleum free balm that can help with many skin ailments, like chapped lips, dry/cracked skin, to cover cuts/scrapes and more. It’s safe for sensitive and injured skin and I must say, this stuff is a lifesaver.

I like the packaging a lot, too. It’s in a metal tube and again, reminds me of the olden days. I really like to use this stuff on my cuticles – my hands get super dry because I work with paper and boxes all day at work. It also works wonders on the lips too!

Hippeas – Vegan White Cheddar Snack – $2

Last, but not least is a bag of Hippeas! I’ve never heard of this brand before but I was super stoked to try them out. I love chickpeas and I love things in puff form, so this is a win win for me. White cheddar flavor is also a win in my book! I like the price of these, I think they’re affordable and they’re so tasty. I definitely want to try out some of their other flavors!

Welp, I hope you enjoyed the post! What subscription boxes are you subscribed to? Let me know!

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored and this was purchased with my own money. Post contains affiliate links.

October 29, 2018
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