COVERGIRL is Now Cruelty Free!

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I never thought I would see the day where a huge drug store beauty brand like COVERGIRL would announce their cruelty free status and Leaping Bunny certification. This is such an incredible step for the beauty industry. With a brand as popular and influential as COVERGIRL, they now have the power to bring more awareness to cruelty free beauty. I hope that this inspires other popular drug store brands like L’Oreal to make the change.

What do you think about COVERGIRL’S change? Will you support COVERGIRL?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

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Item I’m Eyeing: Out With A Bang Coat

I got the Free People November catalog in the mail yesterday and the theme was adorable. Every page featured a model with a dog. I came across this multi fabric, multi patterned coat that immediately caught my eye. My style is overall minimalist and edgy, but recently I’ve been into a more boho, eclectic style. This coat is pricy, but it’s like a piece of art. It is definitely a style inspiration.

Free People Out With A Bang Coat
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Trim: 75% Viscose, 25% Nylon
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lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

October Favorites

The Body Shop Aloe Calming Cream Cleanser

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The weather is changing and my skin is feeling it. I recently had to switch from a gel cleanser to a cream cleanser because my skin has been so dry. I have dry, sensitive, acne prone skin, so it’s important for me to use products with no fragrances, dyes, etc. I found this cleanser from The Body Shop and I love it! It makes my face feel so hydrated and moisturized while still feeling clean.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eye Shadow Palette
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I wrote a post about this palette and how much I love it! It has definitely been my go-to in October.

Philosophy Apple Cider Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
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I recently finished this entire bottle and I want to try another scent. Philosophy products are so fun and this apple cider shower gel was perfect for October. The product is mesmerizing in the bottle and smells delish.

It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara
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I received this mascara in my October Boxycharm and it’s all i’ve been using since. This is an incredible lengthening and volumizing mascara. Two people asked me if I was wearing falsies when I had this mascara on.

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask in Clear
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I have been wearing this lip mask every night before bed. It smells wonderful and I love how thick it is. When I wake up in the morning, I can still feel it on my lips. It’s so hydrating and protective. This would also be perfect to put on if you are going to be outside in the cold all day.

What products did you love in October?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

Pumpkin Spice Hair

I booked an appointment with my girl Alex at W Salon in Madison, CT for next weekend, and originally I was going to have her dye my hair dark brown, my usual. However, I’ve been wanting to go ginger for a long time now. My natural brown hair tends to pull red anyway so I think my hair is telling me it’s wants to be red. Here’s some deep, rich ginger color inspo…

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What do you think I should do?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

Subculture $24 at TJMaxx!

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When the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette launched last year, the internet blew up with negative reviews. It seemed like no one could get this palette to work for them. People complained that the shadows were too pigmented and that they didn’t blend well together. Due to all the negative reviews, I immediately crossed this off my wish list.

I was in TJMaxx the other day and I decided to browse through their makeup section. Usually they have no name brands and the makeup is broken and in terrible condition. On the bottom rack, there it was. I saw the teal package peak out from behind a black palette. I couldn’t believe there was one Subculture palette. I looked at the price tag on the back and couldn’t believe it was only $24. I proceeded to open the packaging, anticipating being disappointed by a shattered palette. To my surprise, the palette was in perfect condition. I realized that I had to try this palette for myself, especially since it was only $24 opposed to the $42 it normally retails for.

To make a long story short. I tried this palette and I LOVED it! I didn’t have any of the issues people complained about. The shadows were very pigmented but I had no issues blending them out. I did a look taking the gray shade Mercury through the crease and smoked Rowdy all over the lid. It was beautiful and they blended together perfectly. I also did a halo eye starting with Dawn all over my lid, Fudge in the crease, Adorn on my lid and Density on the inner and outer corners of my eye.

I’m not sure why I had no issues with the palette and so many others did. All I can say is that if you have been wanting to try this palette but have been deterred by the negative reviews, try it!

Do you have Subculture? What did you think?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty