National Lipstick Day 💄

In celebration, here’s a little history on lipstick:

According to the book “Read My Lips: A Cultural History of Lipstick,” Queen Schub-ad of Mesopotamia made a paste from white lead and crushed red rocks to color her lips, from there she created a lipstick. It made its way to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Somehow it survived through the Middle Ages and Italian Renaissance.

In 1927, French Chemist, Paul Baudercroux invented a formula he called ‘Rouge Baiser’ considered to be the first kiss-proof lipstick. Ironically, Rouge Baiser was long-lasting that it was banned from purchasing after being considered too hard to remove.

In the 1930’s another element of lipstick formulas’ was invented by cosmetic company Max Factor. The lip gloss!

By the 1950s, chemist Helen Bishop invented a new version of long-lasting lipstick called ‘No-Smear Lipstick‘.

In 1973 Bonnie Bell introduced, ‘Lip Smackers’, flavored lipstick. These became an instant hit for the younger consumers.

In modern times, the variety of colors and formulas of lipsticks available are outstanding. According to a survey, on an average, women in U.S. spend more than $3500 dollars on lipstick in their lifetime.

National Lipstick Day is an annual event that falls on July 29th. As of 2016, award-winning beauty blogger, entrepreneur and International Businesswoman, Huda Kattan was named the modern-day founder of National Lipstick Day. Lipstick wearers like to celebrate this day by purchasing a new shade of lipstick or just wear an old favorite.

Check out these smoochy deals👇🏼

Note: not ALL lipsticks listed on Ulta offers are cruelty free!

Free lipstick??

Certain stores and brands are giving away free lipstick or offering great deals such as Urban Decay, Huda Beauty, Anastasia Beverley Hills, ColourPop, Target and Macy’s.

“If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.” -Coco Chanel 💋

#SaveThemAll

ColourPop collaborated with NKLA + LAURA LEE for some time now and it’s time to say goodbye to the collection.

Plus, when you sign up you get $5 off your first order with a $10 purchase or more.

Profits from the purchase on any item of this collection will go to Best Friends. What a great way to shop while supporting a great cause.

Go ahead and #SaveThemAll!

About Best Friends

An animal welfare leader, Best Friends is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the US. For over 30 years, Best Friends Animal Society has been running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and building effective programs that reduce the number of animals entering shelters. A better world through kindness to animals is their vision. Their mission is to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets.

Join them in completing their mission today!

Happy Shopping.

*Colourpop is offering 20% off site wide for 48 hours. Ends 3/24

Wanderlust

Cargo Cosmetics palette sold on Tjmaxx for an amazing deal.

Ideal Christmas present for any makeup enthusiast.

$9.99 $34.00

Wanderlust Eyeshadow Palette

• Mix of 12 matte and shimmer shades

• Eyeshadows arranged in 3 quads and 6 duos of expertly coordinated shades to achieve a variety of looks

• Contains jojoba seed oil

Palette Shades

• Discover – ivory (matte)

• Wander – sandy beige (shimmer)

• Travel – light peach (shimmer)

• Festival – light green (matte)

• Light – silver (shimmer)

• Navigate – plum (matte)

• Explore – nude (matte)

• Curious – mauve (shimmer)

• Voyage – brownish gray (matte)

• Roam – teal (shimmer)

• Desire – gray (shimmer)

• Dream – purple (shimmer)

Palette Made in Taiwan

Their stand on animal testing as stated on their site:

ANIMAL TESTING

You will be happy to know that Cargo Cosmetics does not participate in animal testing nor do we contract to 3rd parties that currently test on animals.

Find at any Tjmaxx near you!

Tjmaxx Finds

I’m so amazed at the makeup you can easily find at TJMAXX.

In my recent trip, I found something I never thought I’d find… KVD beauty products! Although KVD has a sale on their site as well as on Sephora.com, this by far is the cheapest by a few dollars which means you only pay for tax and no shipping. How amazing is that?!?! The Shade+Light eye palette is listed for $15 on katvondbeauty.com while I purchased one here for $9.99… amazing right? KVD beauty product sold out pretty fast especially the lipsticks so I was bummed I didn’t find any left.

Get them at a TJMAXX near you while they last. An absolute great find.

More great deals….

As stated on their website:

Does your company test on animals or contain animal ingredients?

Please feel at ease when using Buxom Cosmetics products as we do not test on animals. We also do not work with any manufacturers that do animal testing. Buxom Cosmetics natural haired brushes are made of Goat and Pony. Please note that no animals are harmed in the process of making our brushes. For our customers who chose not to use animal haired brushes we do offer a variety of high end synthetic brushes.

Kat Von D Black Friday Deals

There’s many reasons to like KVD Beauty. First and foremost, it’s cruelty-free and VEGAN. This year, when you purchase the new Everlasting lipstick edition 20% of the proceeds will go to Farm Sanctuary.

The colors include:

JULIA – PEACHY PINK

BRUNO – METALLIC FOIL MIDNIGHT BLUE

HILDA – TERRA COTTA BRICK

THUMBELINA – WARM SCARLET

Each lipstick is named after an animal survivor. “Bruno,” the cow that Farm Sanctuary rehabilitated after he fell out of a speeding truck; “Julia” the pig, rescued from abuse at a factory farm; “Hilda” the sheep, who was the very first animal to arrive at Farm Sanctuary; and “Thumbelina” the chicken, saved from a trucking crate that tumbled onto the highway during transit.

Better yet if you spend $75 you get a free makeup bag with minis using the code BLACKFRIDAY.

Don’t miss this great deal while supporting a charity.

About Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. Today, Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization. Rescuing thousands of animals and caring for them at their sanctuaries located in Watkins Glen, NY; Northern California (Orland); and the Los Angeles area. Farm Sanctuary educates millions of people about their plight and the effects of factory farming on our health and environment. They advocate for laws and policies to prevent suffering and promote compassion, and reach out to legislators and businesses to bring about institutional reforms.

Farm Sanctuary remains committed to ending cruelty to farm animals and promoting compassionate vegan living through rescue, education, and advocacy efforts.

Vision

A world in which humans embrace a vegan ethic and practice compassion and respect for all species.

Mission

To protect farm animals from cruelty, to inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and to promote compassionate vegan living.

Values

• We engage people where they are on their journey to a cruelty-free lifestyle.

• We support only nonviolent and respectful methods to achieve our goals.

• Ending factory farming and promoting a plant-based diet is best for animals, human health, and the environment.

• Animals exist for their own purposes and are not merely consumable resources.

• We support incremental change.

• All human and nonhuman animals should be treated with compassion and respect.

• Positive human-animal connections and interactions are an effective means of education and transformation.