Best of Holiday Sets – Cruelty Free

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Can you believe it’s almost New Years? I cannot understand how quickly this year has passed. I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite beauty gift sets from the holidays!

Whish is a brand that’s new to me. These cruelty free skin care products come in a variety of scents. I have the Sugar Plum and Vanilla Mint Holiday Sets. Each comes with a body wash, sugar scrub and body butter.

Pacifica is a favorite brand of mine, and is readily available at many health food stores, and now ULTA as well. I’m a sucker for anything coconut. This coconut is THE BEST. To my nose, it has a sugar note that makes it almost edible. The sulfate free body wash is moisturizing, and the body butter is nice and thick. The scent lasts all day on my skin, which is unusual. My skin typically eats scents up.

IT Cosmetics Buki Brush Set is something I didn’t know I needed until I tried it. My favorite brushes are always from IT. This beautifully packaged Buki Brush Box contains a flat top Buffing Buki, Powder Ball Buki, angled Radiance Buki and pointed Complexion Perfection Buki.


The Bite Beauty Lip Love Kit is sold out on Sephora, but you can pick up the items separately. The Agave Lip Mask is my HG lip treatment. The Whipped Cherry scrub has more moisture than scrubby bits, but it works really well! The kit contains two lip wipes, infused with melon fruit extract, that will remove your lip color and refresh your lips. Tawny BB for Lips is described as a dusty pink, which pulls peachy on my lips. This is a sheer wash of color, packed with moisture. I’m LOVING the formula!

Did you get anything beauty related this holiday season that you’re loving? I’d love to hear!

Rainbow Honey Mini Mystery Bag October

Rainbow Honey October mini mystery bag
Rainbow Honey Vi and Cafe con Leche
My October Rainbow Honey Mini Mystery Bag took forever to get here thanks to some post office snafus and a holiday weekend. But, it’s finally here! Here’s what I received this month:

Cafe con Leche  – A tribute to the delicious Cuban style espresso topped with steamed milk. It is a light creamy shade of brown, packed with micro gold and silver pigments. 

ZiA balanced purple lacquer packed with micro blue, gold, silver and magenta glitters. Layer for a deeper purple. 

All Your BaseFull size base coat is back by popular demand! This popular base coat is enriched with vitamin e.

Sweet November roller ball edp – brand new fragrance by Rainbow Honey, sweet warm musk with notes of coconut and vanilla sugar. Perfect cozy scent for fall!

Sweet November Shimmer Soapa clean, foamy hand crafted shimmery body soap for all over!

L’Orange Ganache nourishing lip balmRainbow Honey’s famous nourishing lip balm is back just in time for cold weather, in a delicious new flavor! This is a blend of sweet dried oranges and belgian dark chocolate. 

The Sweet November edp is amazing. A perfect scent for this sweet gourmand scent lover! I need to get this in a larger size, asap! This is my first RH lip balm, and it’s fantastic. No surprise there! I’m never without lip balm, so this will get used often. I haven’t tried the Zi nail polish yet, but given my love for purple, this will be a hit! Cafe con Leche is just gorgeous, but not on me. It’s a warm shade, which clashes with my neutral/cool and red toned hands. The formula is fabulous, creamy, easy to use, self leveling, long lasting. I have a feeling that neutral lovers will be all over this! I haven’t tested the soap or base coat yet.
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Did you get the October Rainbow Honey Mini Mystery Bag? What did you think? You can order the Rainbow Honey Mini Mystery bag for $12 per month, or get a full size option. As usual, I’m delighted with the quality, value, and fun of this month’s bag!

Rainbow Honey Sugarberries

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Rainbow Honey Sugarberries
I couldn’t wait to test out my newest Rainbow Honey nail polish from the September mini mystery bag! The first mani I created was using one coat of Red Carpet Manicure nail lacquer in Strut Your Stuff, a bright cherry red. I used two coats of Rainbow Honey Sugarberries on top. This gorgeous fall hued glitter has deep red, gold and silver holo glitter. It’s so pretty and unlike anything in my collection! I feel like it may look better over a deeper red creme polish. I’m also going to try it over gold and silver. What do you think of this combo?

Rainbow Honey will be launching their next collection on October 1st! Check out the sneak peek of The Yokai below!

Rainbow Honey Yokai

Rainbow Honey September Mini Mystery Bag

Rainbow Honey Sept monthly mini mystery bag
I love my Rainbow Honey September mini Mystery bag! Here’s what was included this month:
Sugarberries – gorgeous sugary blend of berry glitters and pigments in a red shimmery base. Use for a glitter topper or layers.
Salacia – A sea goddess, calm and twinkling marine green glitter topper, part of an upcoming collection.
Asteroid – Midnight blue shimmer base, packed with tons of holo silver and gold stars.
Pomme Rouge Body Balm – (new product), formulated with the finest oils, this moisturizing and non sticky balm leaves a long lasting light layer of the Pomme Rouge scent. Perfect for fall, it’s a blend of sweet seasonal red apples and berries.
Pomme Rouge body lotion – enriched with aloe for a light feeling and scent.
Pomme Rouge hand soap – lightly scented, moisturizing heart shape mini soap.
Rainbow Honey Sept mystery bag
I’m excited to see the rich shades and textures with what I consider to be the first mystery bag of fall! I’ve already tried one polish, Sugarberries, over a red creme and LOVE it. It has large reflective silver glitter that’s just stunning!

Have you jumped on this monthly subscription yet? It’s $12 per month for the mini mystery bag, and it remains my favorite box!