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June 2016 Favorites

It is hard to believe that half the year is over already! I like to take a little bit of time in the beginning of July to take stock of the year so far, realign my goals for what I want to accomplish in the second half of the year, re-balance. Beauty-wise during the month of June I […] Read more…

jane iredale spring 2016 collection

New palettes and products are blooming this spring! Today I’m swatching the new Skin is IN! spring 2016 collection from jane iredale. I love the soft neutrals they’ve created in this collection and that all of the eyeshadows and blush are matte. You can create a super natural and fresh, clean look with these. First, […] Read more…

Goodbeing April Unboxing! + Giveaway

There are two things you should treat yourself to this month: fresh flowers (I treated myself to blush pink tulips), and a box of natural beauty and wellness goodies! Goodbeing (formerly goodebox) is a monthly beauty and wellness box that delivers expertly curated, healthy beauty products, non-toxic cosmetics, natural wellness & sustainable, toxin-free living goods. […] 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…

100% Pure’s New Trio of Eyeshadow Palettes

Palettes, palettes, palettes!!! Today I’m reviewing the three recently released 100% Pure palettes, each with a unique theme. Each one contains three eye shadows, one luminescent powder (highlighter), and one blush. There is Punk Princess, Mermaid, and Sex Kitten. Colored from 100% natural, antioxidant and vitamin packed fruit and vegetable pigments instead of synthetic dyes […] Read more…

jane iredale In the Blink of a Smoky Eye Holiday Kit

Holiday palettes, kits and gifts are being released left and right and while I’ll be sharing a roundup of my favorites very soon, I wanted to swatch jane iredale’s In the Blink of a Smoky Eye Kit today! It is such a pretty palette that has been created with busy women in mind. It was […] Read more…

HAN Skin Care Cosmetics Review

Last month I discovered a pretty new brand via Instagram called HAN Skin Care Cosmetics and I just had to know more about them. They kindly sent me a few of their products and I have to say, I’m very impressed! Their products are 100% natural, vegetarian, cruelty-free, and all the colors in their cosmetic products […] Read more…

100% Pure Vitamint, Eye Creamsticks, & Maracuja Mascara

One of my absolute favorite natural beauty companies, 100% Pure, has been rolling out some great new products lately and I wanted to share a few of my recent favorites! Vitamint fruit pigmented sheer lip colors, eye creamsticks, and their new maracuja oil mascara. The new Vitamint Lip Creamsticks have a very minty scent and cool feeling […] Read more…

Tarte Energy Noir Fall 2015 Collection

When I think of energy noir, I think of the mystery of the night, moody hues and moonlight. Tarte’s new fall collection embodies just that, and they’ve created some gorgeous pieces for this collection. My favorite being the limited-edition energy noir clay palette  (I mentioned in my recent list of favorite palettes) which I couldn’t […] Read more…

jane iredale’s New Ready to Wear Fall Collection

With Fall around the corner we’re starting to see several new releases in the beauty world! I don’t know about you, but I get so excited when new products are revealed! jane iredale just released their new Ready to Wear Fall Collection today! They kindly sent me most of the collection a few weeks before […] Read more…

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