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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Eye of Horus: Mascara, Eyeliner, Liquid Liner and More

eye of horus

The first thing that I would like to write about the company, eye of horus, is that, of course, they are cruelty free, and they kindly supplied a statement that I am thrilled to share with you:

All eye of horus products are cruelty free and all ingredients supplied are cruelty free. No Animal testing on products or ingredients.

Well Done, eye of horus!

Introduction to eye of horus

Since eye of horus is new to my blog, a little introduction is in order. One of the owners, Amy, let me know how her company began.

“Holly and I have been friends for past 20 years. We’ve been through primary and high school, and backpacked through Europe together. Eye of horus was our next venture together.

We do have a natural skincare which was seven years in the making, and through this journey we learned about all the ingredients, what’s good, what’s bad, etc..

We started selling the mascara (as that was our only product we had at this time) at country markets throughout Victoria, promoting the brand.

We had repeat customer who loved the products and then who approached us to stock it, so the direction came from there.

We had our first public launch last August at International spa and beauty expo last year where the mascara was voted best in show by Spa Australasia. We now have around 160 stockists throughout Australia, and have just launched into New Zealand.

With the brand, we researched what the ancient Egyptians used back in the day, and it was all your natural waxes and oil; this is how the brand, eye of horus came about.”

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“Representing regeneration, health and protection, the ancient Egyptian Symbol of the Eye of Horus ensures healing, wisdom and prosperity to its bearer.”


Eye of Horus uses only natural ingredients, and “in the style of the ancient Egyptians to deliver cosmetic products that are affordable, non-irritating and effective.”

As Amy noted, to follow the “style of ancient Egyptians” only plant based ingredients and waxes are used including the following: carnauba wax, beeswax, rice bran wax, and candelilla wax.

eye of horus Ultimate Goddess Gift Bag

I received an “Ultimate Goddess Gift Bag,” in a black mesh makeup bag.

eye of horus: What is included?

  • Mascara
  • Natural Smokey Eye Pencil and Custom Cosmetic Sharpener
  • Liquid Define Liner
  • Compact Mirror
  • Microfiber Cleansing Cloth

 eye of horus Mascara




close-up of the mascara wand


Ingredients: Carnauba wax, Beeswax, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Candelilla Wax, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Polyvinylalcohol crosspolymer, Iron Oxide (black), Water.

What I love is that the brush is as advertised, very flexible. The design and the size of the mascara “teeth” really worked with my eye size and shape. It delivered an even coating of mascara to curl my lashes. Eye of Horus mascara did not smudge and I put it to the test with very hot and humid weather (will describe further on in the post). The mascara is suitable for even sensitive eyes.

Do you all know this tip from the Eye of Horus? “Get more mileage from your mascara. For a better finish to your lashes, don’t pump your wand–twist and pull!” Plus, it dries out your mascara!!

eye of horus Smokey Eye Liner Pencil

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax




As you can see, one end of the Pencil has a smudger.




The Smokey Eye Liner Pencil is most definitely 100% waterproof, and it glides on with no need to tug on your eyes to line them. Incredible black pigment. I used it to line my lower lashes. You do have to purchase the cosmetic sharpener because of the soft waxes and oils in the Eye Pencil. (photo below)

 eye of horus Liquid Define Eye Liner


Liquid Define Eye Liner was very easy to use because I felt like I was using a magic marker. It has a gorgeous black color (swatch below). With the  Liquid Eye Liner, I was able to make a thick or thin line. Liquid Define Eye Liner was used to line across my upper lid on the lash line. I’m not a makeup artist, and I always find that the easiest way for me to apply the liquid eyeliner is with small dashes, as close to my eyelashes as I can get.




I tried to rub off both of these swatches after only 2 minutes on my arm. They wouldn’t budge.

The eye of horus cosmetics were tested in hot and humid weather. In fact, I decided to use a photo I took when the temperature was 38 °C / 100 °F !

I’m perspiring, (see under my eyes!!) but all of the eye of horus products held up beautifully!  






<<<<<——-Yes, friends, that is perspiration!



Mascara used on upper and lower lashes.

Liquid Define Eye Liner was used to line across the upper lid on the lash line.

Smokey Eye Liner Pencil was used to line my lower lashes.

eye of horus 100% Cotton Microfiber Cleansing Cloth

The cloth is specially woven to remove Eye of Horus mascara. The natural waxes and oils in the mascara and eye liners are “melted off.”  The cloth removes debris and makeup from the skin.

Use warm water, and pat your eye lashes. The heat will melt the waxes onto the cloth. This can also be used as a facial cleanser! It will gently exfoliate your face and it removes other makeup that you may have used.

eye of horus Custom Compact Mirror

With a magnifying and mirror side, it’s the “perfect accessory for any Goddess.”

Eye of horus guarantees…”unsurpassed quality and integrity in our products. We offer a 100% money back guarantee of complete customer satisfaction.”

Cons: Nothing! I can’t find a single thing about the products, quality or performance, that didn’t work for me. The only downside would be paying for shipping if you do not live in Australia. Please remember this: if products don’t work for me, I would write what didn’t work, or simply not review at all. I don’t give “good reviews” just because a product(s) is sent. I am not obligated to post a review.

Disclosure: I received the products for review.  All links are for your convenience only.

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