Inspo Board Eight

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lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

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July Favorites

BECCA x Chrissy Teigen Endless Bronze & Glow
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This highlighter has quickly become my favorite highlighter ever. It includes three shades, two highlighters and a bronzer. I swirl my brush through the whole pan and it gives me the most incredible, warm glow. It looks wet on my skin and it doesn’t accentuate texture. Some people were concerned that the bronzer would mix with the highlight and look weird. I can tell you, it doesn’t do that at all. I don’t want to say the bronzer get’s lost on your face, but the product definitely shows up as a true highlight.

Farmacy Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser

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Farmacy skincare is my favorite skincare line. After trying some of their products and loving them, I made it my mission to try more. I had been using my Juice Beauty face cleanser and I felt like my skin was building up an immunity to it. I don’t know if you ever notice that after you use a product for so long, it seems to stop working. That may just be me. The Clean Bee cleanser is so light and clean. Farmacy uses all natural ingredients so I know my skin isn’t going to get irritated. This leaves my face feeling refreshed and hydrated.

Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lip in the shades Ocean Ave and Vitamin Sea

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The Ultra Blotted Lip formula from Colourpop is my favorite lip formula ever. I hate the feeling of lipstick on my lips. I have always been a chapstick or lip balm kind of girl. However, I love putting some color on my lips. This formula is like nothing else. I would describe the finish as if you had a ice pop and it stained your lips. It’s not an actual lip stain, it’s still considered a liquid lipstick, but the formula is so light and velvety. You have to try it for yourself. These two knew shades are stunning! The red shade, Ocean Ave, makes my lips look so healthy and cherry stained. Vitamin Sea is a beautiful warm nude and also makes my lips look so healthy.

Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronzer Perfect Tan in the shade Tantric 102
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This bronzer is something special. It would say it’s like a smoothing powder and bronzer in one. It is expensive, but I definitely notice it looks different on my skin than my other bronzers. I got the darker shade because I currently have a tan. I wish Marc would release more shades because this shade is almost still too light for me.

What products did you love in July?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

Bob Life

If you don’t know from some of my previous hair posts, I have done a lot of damage to my hair over the years. I bleached it in the fall, and recently went back to dark brown this summer. I have fine, thin hair that does not like being long. When my hair is long, the ends get extremely thin, and stringy and break so easily.

Saturday night I was at my aunt’s who just so happens to be a hairdresser. We were talking about my hair and how the ends have been very thin lately. She mentioned a photo of a bob haircut I had posted on my instagram and she thought that would be a great haircut for me.

Two years ago, I got a botched bob haircut that was horrible. I went to some guy’s basement who my ex knew and he literally chopped my hair. It was a short bob with tons of short layers. I felt so ugly. I personally think that if you have thin hair, layers make it look thinner. I had been growing my hair out for two years and since it grows slow normally, it only grew to a little past my shoulders in two years. My layers still hadn’t grown out and I knew the only way I could start from fresh, was to cut my hair again.

So here I am, with a haircut very similar to actress, Lucy Hale right below. I absolutely love it and my hair feels so much thicker. If you have been thinking about doing a bob, I would say go for it. It’s in style and feels amazing. Plus, I think it looks super chic.

Here’s some bob haircut inspiration…

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Are you into the bob haircut?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

Edition 2: Buy This, Not That – Cruelty Free Dupes

I am obsessed with this cruelty free color dupe! Check out St. Clair from KL Polish as a dupe for Bikini so Teeny from Essie.
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Cleansing balms are my favorite way to remove all my makeup. It’s quick and easy and leaves your face feeling clean and hydrated. Check out The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter instead of the Clinique Take the Day Off Balm.
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This dupe was a recent find and I have to say, I’m going to make a lot of people happy. The Tom Ford bronzer brush is well known in the beauty community as the “best” bronzer brush. Unfortunately, Tom Ford is not cruelty free and not to mention, super expensive! I came across the Real Techniques 300 Powder Brush and think the shape is so similar. I love the Real Techniques brush and I use it everyday.

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What are your favorite cruelty free dupes? Let me know in the comments below.

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

“Natural” Beauty Products that are NOT Cruelty Free

We seem to think that “natural” beauty products go hand in hand with being cruelty free. However, there are many brands in the beauty industry that have tricked many of us. It is so important to always do your research and I’m here to help. Here’s some natural beauty brands who are not cruelty free.

Fresh
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Origins
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Boscia
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Simple
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Are you surprised to see that these brands aren’t cruelty free? Let me know in the comments below.

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

Summer Jewelry Wish List

I have been super into wearing jewelry this summer. I’ve discovered beautiful brands on instagram that are inspiring me to be more bold and fun with my jewelry choices. When shopping for jewelry, I normally look for what feels comfortable on since I am easily bothered by something scratching or poking me. Also, I look for practicality and what is going to match with a variety of outfits. Here’s some jewelry I love from two brands I discovered on instagram.

Astrid & Miyu Mystic Star Ear Cuff in Rose Gold

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Astrid & Miyu is one of my favorite jewelry brands currently. They make the best ear cuffs. I already have a gold one from them and I’ve been wanting another because I love how they look stacked. This cuff is from their new collection and I think the rose gold would look great next to my gold cuff. I like mixing finishes.

Astrid & Miyu Mystic Opal Charm Hoops in Gold

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These hoops are also from their new collection. I would like them in gold instead of rose gold because I tend to wear more gold hoop earrings. I also love the dangling opal stone details. Opal is my birthstone so anything with opal always catches my eye.

Adina’s Jewels Rainbow Ring

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Adina’s Jewels is another beautiful brand with on trend jewelry. Rainbow jewelry has been a big trend this summer and I’ve already bought their smaller jeweled rainbow ring. I love this version with larger jewels. I think stacking the two would be perfect.

Adina’s Jewels Tortoise Disc Earrings

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Another jewelry trend i’ve been loving is tortoise earrings. Disclaimer, this is not made from real tortoise shell, it is just the name of the print. I really love the shape of these. They are not your conventional hoops, they are a bit more geometric and abstract.

Adina’s Jewels Bolt Star Anklet
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I love anklets, especially in the summer. They give you a boho vibe at the beach and you can even wear one with sneakers.

What summer jewelry trends do you love? Let me know in the comments below.

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty