It Cosmetics Hello Lashes Extensions Review

 It Cosmetics Hello Lashes Extensions

I’m really excited to share a great cruelty free mascara that was sent to me for possible review: It Cosmetics Hello Lashes Extensions! Even though I love It Cosmetics products, and I believe all their claims, I still wanted to put the mascara to the test. The It Hello Lashes Extensions advertisement reads, “With one simple step, you get fuller, longer, more voluminous lashes instantly.” Keep reading and you’ll see how I humiliated myself testing the claims.

It Cosmetics Hello Lashes Extensions


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Tightline Full Lash Length Primer Review It Cosmetics

The cruelty free Tightline Full Lash Length Primer from It Cosmetics is unlike anything I’ve ever tried, and I’m telling you right now, you need to try it!  Here’s what it looks like:

 tightline full lash length primer It Cosmetics

What is the Tightline Full Lash Length Primer?

The Tightline Full Lash Length Primer is a 5-in-1: primer, volumizer, lengthening, serum, and stain. The color is black, and and you can either wear only the Tightline Full Lash Length Primer, or under a mascara. I have taken photos of my eyes to show you how I experimented with the super product.

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True Beauty Box Cruelty Free Skin Care & Cosmetics

True Beauty Box

I’m really excited to share with you the newest True Beauty Box. The review of the previous Box can be found at this link: True Beauty Box Cruelty Free Cosmetics & Skin Care 

True Beauty Box

True Beauty Box is for you if…

True Beauty Box is for you if you love to try different natural and cruelty free cosmetics and skin care!  This monthly service launched in December of 2012. Unlike other beauty boxes, where you may or may not receive items that are cruelty free, Love True Natural is the company that is running the True Beauty Box. Love True Natural is a 100% natural and cruelty free beauty company.

While I strongly recommend that everyone always double-check, True Beauty Box does guarantee that all of the products that members receive in their True Beauty Box will be free of Parabens, PEG, Phthalates, Petrochemicals, and synthetic colors.

Every month the True Beauty Box will contain three to four FULL size products, (this month there are four), plus you will receive samples.  In addition, True Beauty Box members will have exclusive access to sales and special prices on the Love True Natural website.

It starts by completing a beauty profile quiz at, and then choosing the style of box you want (Flirt, Veganista, or Indulge). After the quiz you simply submit the information, and your box will arrive soon.

As a member, you will receive a “sneak peak” of each beauty profile on the 12th of each month. True Beauty Box strives to make you happy, and they want to make certain that you’re going to love what you receive.  Therefore, you not only don’t have to make a commitment, but each month you have the option to re-take the beauty quiz for a different beauty profile and box style. Of course, there is also the option to skip, or cancel by the 15th of each month. The only thing that you need to remember is that after the initial charge (for your first Box), you will automatically be charged on the 16th of each month if you do not notify them.

Of the three options, Flirt and Veganista are both currently $30; Indulge is $40. The Beauty Box that I received is as follows:

True Love Beauty Box: Flirt

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True Beauty Box with Benecos Natural Baked Colour Eyeshadow


Benecos eyeshadow

The gluten free eyeshadow in Chocolate is gorgeous! The formula is really smooth, and that’s because the organic plant oils provide a creamy application. You can apply the eyeshadow wet or dry, depending on the effect you want. Since they are baked, Benecos writes that their mineral shadow won’t crumble or shatter.

Benecos eyeshadow


Benecos eyeshadow

I love the sparkles. I think it’s just the right amount for a nice elegant look. I used eye shadow primer and the eye shadow stayed put, even with a trip to the gym (see the end of the post for picture).

 Benecos eyeshadow



True Beauty Box with Benecos Natural Kajal Eye Liner

Benecos eyeliner

This is a gluten free, matte black kohl pencil that is nice and creamy, and I had no trouble with thick or thin lines. It’s no surprise, since they are formulated with organic plant oils and pure minerals. Use along upper and lower lash lines.

Benecos eye liner pencils are safe for those who wear contact lenses. I applied primer on my eyelids, and this eye liner lasted– even with a trip to the gym (see photo at the end of the post).

 Benecos eyeliner

True Beauty Box with Benecos Maximum Length Mascara

This gluten free mascara is in the color carbon black.

Benecos mascara

This naturally hydrating Super Long Lash Mascara adds length and carbon black tone to lashes without any chemicals. With Vitamin E.

 Benecos mascara

I liked that the mascara did add some length to my lashes, and I liked the wand. Here’s a swatch of the black color:

benecos mascara


The mascara is made with organic Jojoba, sunflower oils, and Vitamin E for hydration. I wore the mascara to the gym and the photo is at the end of the post.


True Beauty Box with Benecos Baked Blush

This gluten free, mineral blush is baked for color so that it lasts. The ingredients of Cupuau butter and Sacha Inchi oil will keep skin hydrated and provide anti-aging benefits.

Benecos blush


I received coral, one of the two colors that the blush is available in:

 Benecos blush

The shimmery coral color is recommended for fair to medium skin tones.

Benecos blush


Here is a great visual from Love True Natural for how to apply:


Round Face Shape

Apply directly to the cheek bones as flat as possible.




rouge square


Square Face Shape

Apply the rouge between the hairline and cheeks. To begin at the far end of the cheek bone, apply the rouge in one stroke down gently and run out to leave the temples. So the distinctive shape of the face looks softer.

rouge oval

Oval Face Shape

Apply the rouge near the top approximatelly at the level of the temples and run diagonally to the corners of the mouth down. This gives the face more contour.


Heart Face Shape

Begin in the middle of the cheeks: Apply blush and run out from there to the temples.

True Beauty Box with Lavera Foundation

The following are two (2 ml) sample sizes of the Lavera Trend Sensitive Organic Natural Liquid Foundation

 Love True Natural Foundation

Porcelain 01- is for fair -yellowish undertones


Love True Natural Foundation

Ivory 02- is for fair -medium rose undertone


Love True Natural

Lavera Trend Sensitive Organic Natural Liquid Foundation is Vegan Society Certified. It is designed to lightly cover your imperfections. This is not a heavy foundation! It contains organic oils with conditioning properties, Vitamins A, C and E to help fight against free radicals. The Foundations have been tested by dermatologists and ophthalmologists.


I decided to put the mascara, eyeshadow and eyeliner to the test. I worked out at the gym and this is the after shot:

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The Flirt Box was an excellent value at $30. Here is the price of each item if purchased  separately

Benecos Baked Eye Shadow is $13
Benecos Baked Blush is $16
Benecos Natural Eyeliner is $9
Benecos Maximum Length Mascara is $17
Lavera Foundation Samples 1 & 2

Grand total: $55.00, if purchased separately!

Here again is the True Beauty Box website; and of course, you can always let me know if you have any questions.

Disclosure: I received the True Beauty Box for review. All links are for your convenience only.

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Too Faced Cosmetics Shadow Bon Bons Palette

Today I have a beautiful treat to show you, the Too Faced Cosmetics Holiday 2012, Limited Edition: Shadow Bon BonsDo you know what  bon-bons are? They are small candies covered in chocolate. No chocolate candy for you today, but something even better…makeup! 

Too Faced Cosmetics


Too Faced Cosmetics Shadow Bon Bons


Too Faced Cosmetics

Details About Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons: 

The Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons is a Limited Edition Collection of twelve eye shadows, Full-sized LashGasm Mascara, a mirror, and Candlelight Shadow Insurance (0.17 oz.)

Price: $42.00 USD (Value: $147.00)

Available at Too Faced Website, Ulta Beauty, and Sephora.

The Eye Shadows in Bon Bons: each of the twelve eye shadows is 0.03 Oz., (0.9 g)

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Vanilla: Matte Bone

Cut the Cake: Heathered Mist

Framboise: Dark Purple Sparkle

Coffee Bean: Matte Coffee

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Peach Fuzz: Peach Color with Gold Shimmer

Hot Cocoa: Chocolate

Candy Rose: Pink Sparkle

Lovey Dovey: Sable Brown Shimmer

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Nude Beach: Champagne Shimmer with Gold Glitter

Cinnamon Sugar: Light Brown Shimmer

Marzipan: Matte Taupe

Licorice Glitz: Black with Bronze Sparkle

Too Faced Swatches:

The photo below, taken with a flash, was swatted with a primer of the Shadow Insurance Candlelight, a sheer gold color. Too Faced Cosmetics

The photo below taken outside:

Too Faced Cosmetics

Included is one full size mascara, lashGASM, and a 0.17 oz. size of Shadow Insurance in Candlelight:

Too Faced Cosmetics

Shadow Insurance Candlelight: 0.17 Oz. (Metric: 5g) Color: Sheer Gold. A primer and also can be used as a sheer illuminating eye shadow.

Too Faced Cosmetics

The Too Faced lashGASM:

0.4 Fl. Oz. (12 mL) This is a full size mascara!

Color: Black

This is advertised as being a “defining and volumizing mascara…to create dramatically long lashes with intense color.

Totally agree!! The brush on the mascara “flexi-firm”, enabled me to get each individual lash coated with mascara without clumping.

There are illustrations of three possible looks to create with each row in the Shadow Bon Bons. I have based mine off of one called, “Toasty Caramel” (using row 3 colors), and also included two shadows from row 2 that I blended: Lovey Dovey and Hot Cocoa.

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Thoughts About the Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons:

If you’re looking for an organic product, this is not for you. However, of course, Too Faced is cruelty free—it has been since the company began fourteen years ago! I agree with Too Faced that Shadow Bon Bons does, “make it easy to create bountiful looks. Go from sweet and sassy to subtle to dramatic with this one versatile set.” Make sure to use a primer, and you’ll find all the shadows are pigmented. The only shadow that I had a bit of fallout from was Peach Fuzz.

I like that there are three illustrated looks that you can create. I used it as a basis for the above photo. Shadow Bon Bons is a great value in that you’re not only getting twelve eye shadows, but you’re also able to sample the Shadow Insurance in Candlelight, and you receive a great, full size mascara!

Disclosure: I have nothing to disclose. I purchased Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons.

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Ingredients of  Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons:

Coffee Bean, Hot Cocoa, Licorice Latte, Marzipan, Vanilla: Talc, Boron Nitride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Polyethylene, Sorbic Acid, Mica. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

Candy Rose and Cut the Cake: Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Mica. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77499, 77492, 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Framboise: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Kaolin, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Silica, Stearic Acid, Mica, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Aluminum Powder CI (77000), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

Peach Fuzz: Talc, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyethylene, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Mica, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Lovey Dovey: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Polyethylene, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Mica, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

Nude Beach: Polyethylene Terephthalate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Acrylates Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Mica, Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77499, 77492), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Aluminum Powder CI (77000).

Cinnamon Sugar: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Polyethylene, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Mica, Copper Powder (CI 77400), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491).

 Ingredients of  Too Faced Shadow Insurance Candlelight:

Isododecane, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyethylene, Triethylhexanoin, Trihydroxystearin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Isopropyl Lanolate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Dimethicone, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-40 Stearate, Tocopherol, Polysilicone-11, Laureth-12, Gold, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163)

Ingredients of  Too Faced lashGASM:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Diisostearoyl Trimethylolpropane Siloxy Silicate, Stearic Acid, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Candelilla Cera/Cire de Candelilla, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Ozokerite, Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77499)

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nvey eco: eye shadows, mascara & gloss

Do you want certified organic makeup that “takes green cosmetics to the next level of perfection”? Look no further than nvey (pronounced en-vay) eco from Australia, whose CEO and Founder is Rohan Widdison.

Nvey eco is both European and US certified! This is a statement from Nvey Eco:

All NVEY ECO Make-up is NATRUE and NSF Certified. Unlike mineral or uncertified products, at NVEY ECO, we have to meet NATRUE’s and NSF’s standards in all ingredients we use. This prohibits us from using many of the ingredients found in mineral or uncertified products many brands use. Further NVEY ECO maintains its own internal standards of sourcing raw materials to ensure safe, ethical and functional colour cosmetics.

The NATRUE and NSF audit NVEY ECO for compliance with their standards.

Certified Organic by the NATRUE, a leading European and Global certifying body that audits and certifies cosmetic products, NATRUE certification is an important global recognition for NVEY ECO, and reinforces this process our focus on safe, ethical and functional cosmetics for consumers.

NVEY ECO Cosmetics has also been certified to the NSF / ANSI 305 : 2009 NSF International Standard / American National Standard Personal Care Products, Containing Organic Ingredients.

While other standards are available, the NSF “contains organic ingredients” standard is the only American National Standard for personal care products that make organic ingredient claims. In order to become certified to this standard, products must undergo a thorough review by an independent organic certification organization to verify that a manufacturer’s product formulation contains at least 70 percent organic content by weight.”

Check out this impressive list for all of nvey eco products:

Not Tested On Animals (We simply don’t test on animals…only our obliging staff, and occasionally the CEO!)

Talc Free

Paraben Free

Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS) Free

No Propylene Glycol

GMO Free (No ingredients are derived from genetically modified crops.)

No Petroleum Based Ingredients (No mineral or petroleum oils are used in our product. NVEY ECO uses plant derived oils such as safflower, castor and jojoba.)

No Nanotechnology based Ingredients

Connect with nvey eco: 


Website   Twitter




Here are the three products that I received to review: gloss, eyeshadow palette, and mascara:


The beautiful colors are from Palette #7 Back Rock Plum! Click on images to enlarge:

Nvey eco swatches:

I used all of the colors in the palette to create this look. I used an eye shadow primer (which you should most definitely use!), eyeliner, and the nvey eco volumising (yes, correct spelling) mascara in Blue.

The nvey eco Volumizing Mascara in blue, is an amazing color. It is made with organic jojoba, beeswax, and carnauba wax. I agree it lived up to it’s promise to “build the lashes for a full, dramatic look while opening up the eyes.” I loved that it was fragrance-free, too!

Hydrating Lip Lustre in the color Amour Rose:

The gloss is a beautiful color. Here are some swatches:

This is a lilac mauve pink color with a little bit of shimmer. It’s definitely not sticky, and it will leave your lips very hydrated.

I agree with nvey eco that “Green is Sexy.” The only downside of the products: you will need to order online.

Disclosure: Products sent for review. All links are for your convenience only!

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