Makeup

This $150 Beauty Gift is FREE when you Join Julep!

Hey beauties! I hope you all had a great weekend. I don’t typically post things like this, but when I heard about this deal I thought it would be wrong of me not to tell you! It is SO GOOD. If you’ve been thinking of joining Julep, this is the time to do it because they […] Read more…

100% Pure Pomegranate Lipsticks New Shades + Giveaway

100% Pure recently launched five new shades of their Fruit Pigmented Pomegranate Oil Anti Aging Lipsticks and they look amazing! I’ll try and swatch some for you soon, but in the meantime they sent four that I already owned so I decided to do a giveaway for you! I also received Magnolia and Poppy which they released last […] Read more…

100% Pure New Gemmed Lip Gloss Review + Swatches

Yesterday I swatched and reviewed the new Lip Caramels by 100% Pure, and today I am sharing photos and thoughts on their new Gemmed Lip Glosses. These immediately made me smile when I opened them. They remind me of these little mini glittery lip glosses made by LipSmackers from like… 15 years ago. Anyone remember these? They […] Read more…

100% Pure New Lip Caramel Review + Swatches

There are so many new spring makeup releases lately! This week I tried the new Lip Caramels by 100% Pure. These are a fruit-pigmented, vegan version of a liquid lipstick, and I have to say, I am SO impressed! These are very pigmented! The intense color comes from fruit, root and achiote seed pigments in a […] Read more…

New Burt’s Bees Lipstick Review + Swatches

It’s been a while since I’ve posted! I was super busy this month as I released a new collection of lockets and hair adornments for Violette & Iris. But I’m back with a review and swatches of the new Burt’s Bees lipsticks! I’ve had more than a month to try them out and have some […] Read more…

Q & A with Eco Makeup Artist Sally Biondo

The other day Sally Biondo reached out to me via Instagram (I love the positive beauty community of the IG world!) and I instantly fell in love with her work and fabulous style. Sally Biondo is an award winning Celebrity Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist and Eco Beauty Expert. Her work has been featured in major glossies and she […] Read more…

NEW Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Review + Swatches

This month Juice Beauty released their much anticipated Phyto-Pigments makeup collection in collaboration with Gwyneth Paltrow (who is actually their new creative director of makeup). I’ve been a fan of Juice Beauty since I first tried some of their products three years ago and was so excited to finally see some new stuff from them, including […] Read more…

Top 2015 Natural Beauty Favorites: Makeup

The further into 2016 we get the more daunting it was to do this post, there’s just soooo much to go through. But I finally got it done! Gathering all of my favorite beauty products from one year into one post is a rather daunting task, and I had to whittle down this list from an […] Read more…

December 2015 Favorites

How is it the last day of 2015 already!? It has been a whirlwind year. I am so excited for 2016 though and all of the great things I have in mind for this blog and all of the other dreams I’m pursuing. I’m working on my list of favorites for the entire year, but […] Read more…

Pressed Foundation + a few other new items from Alima Pure

Earlier this Fall Alima Pure refreshed their look with new packaging and released their new Pressed Powder Foundation with Rosehip Antioxidant Complex. I’ve been using it almost daily for two months now and thought it was time I reported my thoughts! I wear it in the shade Aspen (fair neutral/warm) and am very happy with how […] Read more…

1k Instagram / Holiday Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY time! I have nearly reached 1,000 followers on my Instagram @AVioletLife and can hardly believe it. That is way more than I ever imagined when I started the account a little over a year ago. Thank you SO much to all my followers! I love interacting with the Instagram community so far! And if you […] Read more…

Natural Beauty Gift Guide: Holidays 2015

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday yesterday! The world tells us that today is Black Friday, aka shop like a maniac day! But if you’re like me, you’re snuggled safely behind your computer, no crowds, just you,  your cup of tea, and Gilmore Girls reruns in the background. If that’s the case, then […] Read more…

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