Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm

Cleansing balms are my favorite product for removing makeup. I find that they are most effective and super quick. I have a few holy grail favorites, but I am always in the market to try a new one.

I stopped by Ulta after work in need of a new balm. I saw that the Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm received good reviews online, so I picked up the sample size to try.

After giving it a go tonight, I have to say I really like it. It went on kind of greasy and thick at first which worried me. I thought it would leave a greasy residue as some cleansing balms do, but this washed off completely clean leaving no residue. I have to use it a few more times before I can decide if the full size is worth the $64 price tag but so far, so good!

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Do you use cleansing balms? Which is your favorite?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

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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

March Favorites

FARMACY Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm with Echinacea GreenEnvy™

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Cleansing balms are my favorite product to remove makeup. I have tried many, and one that has made it on my top list is the Green Clean by Farmacy. This product is so refreshing on my face. It smells like lemon-lime and it doesn’t leave an oily residue after washing it off.

Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder in Golden Sand
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I had heard about this highlighter from Jamie Paige on Youtube and when she swatched it in her video, I knew I had to get this highlight. This is one of the most blinding highlights I have ever tried. You need to try this, that’s all I can say.

Physicians Formula Healthy Lip Liquid Lipstick in Vitamin Beet

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There is something so unique about this liquid lipstick formula. First of all, they smell so fresh and they feel super lightweight. They do not dry down completely matte. Instead, they give your lips a healthy, plump look and it doesn’t accentuate texture or lines on your lips. I know a lot of us are over the super dry, matte lips, so this is a great new alternative for spring!

Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Eyeshadow Palette

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This palette has been receiving many mixed reviews and I must admit, I don’t think it is a good representation of Natasha Denona shadows. However, I actually found myself reaching for this a lot in March. The matte shadows are actually very good. The colors are right up my alley and I like that I can get a complete look from this palette. The metallics only seem to show up when I use my finger, but I don’t mind. The size also attracts me because it’s so travel friendly.

Butter London Double Decker Lashes Mascara

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I got this mascara in my March Boxycharm and it has quickly become a favorite. My favorite kinds of mascara are the ones with bushy bristles like this one and the Better than Sex by Too Faced. This immediately makes my lashes, bold, dark and thick. It is a little clumpy but honestly, I kind of like that look.

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A go-to coat I bought in March was this faux suede biker jacket from Zara. I am obsessed with pastel pink and biker jackets are one of my favorite style jackets. It was still a little to cold to wear this in March but I can’t wait to start getting more use out of it in April.

What did you love in March?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty