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Nail Love

21 Apr

You’d be hard pressed to see me with painted fingernails.  Sure I go in for once a month pedis like any good runner should, but I always forgo splurging on my fingers. Until now.

I’d seen Sally Hansen Salon Effects featured on multiple blogs over the past few weeks and with each post I coveted this supposed miracle product more and more. From Houndstooth to Glitter there seemed to be a style for everyone. So yesterday I splurged a little and bought the fishnet-esque design “Misbehaved”.

I. Am. In. Love!

I had no idea beautiful nails could be so easy. Just peel and stick – no polish required. I cannot wait to try the other designs like “Skinny Jeans” and “Frock Star”.

For less than $10 you can try them too. Ulta has them on special Buy 2 Get 1 Free right now (Plus save $5.00 on your order with code 19257). I highly suggest you try them.

What’s your favorite design?


Guest Post – Cruelty Free Fall Make Up Trends

3 Nov

Guest post is from Melisser over at Cruelty Free Face.  Well seasoned make-up artist whose work has appeared in Vanity Fair, People, GQ, Rolling Stone and on TLC’s “What Not to Wear”. When her love of animals prompted her to go Vegan, her make-up kit soon followed. She now Vlogs about cruelty-free products and offers amazing beauty tips.

Melisser was kind enough to offer up some cruelty-free make-up suggestions for fall.


OCC Lip Tar

OCC Lip Tar in Anime


Many people are unaware that not all makeup is animal friendly. From animal testing to animal based ingredients put in everything from mascara to lipstick, it can be difficult to navigate what’s truly animal cruelty free. Luckily, more and more lines are talking about their policies and listing ingredients to take out some of the guess work. Another option is my site Cruelty Free Face where I let you know not only what isn’t tested on animals, but what doesn’t have nasty animal bits inside it. After all, harming animals is never beautiful!

Bright Lips – While many lipsticks have carmine, a beetle laden pigment in them, you can get bold lips without the bugs. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, or OCC has you covered with their Lip Tars. NSFW is the perfect red, while Anime has you hot pink lovers covered, and those of you ready for trendy purple lips can try Plum. Not only do they have excellent products, but OCC is 100% vegan and cruelty free!

Bold Brows – When you want a defined brow without going overboard, check out the Brow Tech To Go by Smashbox Cosmetics. One side is the perfectly angled soft pencil, while the other side has a clear gel to seal the deal. It’s easy to apply and builds up nicely, if you really want to make a statement.

Eyeliner – Fall is a fabulous time to layer the liner and go bold with your eyes. For a thick cat eye, ELF Waterproof Liner has you covered at only $3! When you want the smudgy grunge look, go for something creamier like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero.

Thank you so much for all of your tips, Melisser!

Don’t forget to grab Melisser’s book The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life and check out her book tour (including dates in the UK!).

Giveaway – The Mascara Diaries

17 Oct

I’m lucky to have naturally long lashes. I could get away with not wearing mascara, but the difference it makes when I put it on is noticeable. I’ve been bouncing back and forth between Sephora brand and Maybelline Lash Stilleto and I’m honestly not thrilled with either. They either dry out my lashes, clump, or run. Why is finding the perfect mascara so hard?

You may remember that earlier this year I asked for your favorite red lipstick. Revlon Matte Lipstick won your vote.  I went out and bought it, and I have been thrilled with the results.  So I’m turning to you again.

What is your favorite mascara and why? I’m open to any price range, any gimmick, any suggestion really. Just tell me why you love it.

I’ll randomly choose 1 of your suggestions to win a $10 Sephora gift card. Just leave your answer in a comment below. Want an additional entry? Tweet or Like this post and let me know you did (you must either follow @mockoff, or be a friend on Facebook)!

Winner will be chosen on Sunday October 24th, 5PM PST.

Thanks everyone and good luck!

Read my Bright Red Lips – Contest!

27 Feb

Lately I have been jonesing for a change. A few weeks ago a died my hair a bright color of red – quite a change for normally conservative me. While my neutral lip glosses and coral lipsticks are comfortable and pretty, I need something that really pops with my new hair. After seeing a slew of celebrities don bright red lips at Fashion Week I was inspired.

Being as I don’t own any red lipstick, I need your help! I am looking for quality, long lasting lip color. What is your favorite brand/color of red lipstick? Leave a comment with your answer. I will randomly choose one response to win a $10 Ulta gift card!

Post this on Twitter for a bonus entry!

Read my bright red lips! I want to win a $10 Ulta gift card from @mockoff!

Entries are now closed! Congrats to our winner!

Thank you everyone for entering. Click here to see a round up of suggestions.
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