Lucy's Cruelty-Free Beauty and Living

5 Ways to Tell If A Beauty Product is Vegan

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Women and bunny both with makeup on

You’ve finally found the perfect shade of red for your lips and the packaging says it’s cruelty free, bonus! Yet, as you read the ingredient label, you see that Tallow, or rendered animal fat, is listed. So the lipstick is cruelty free, but still uses animal products as ingredients? How then, can you tell if your makeup is actually vegan?  Keep reading for some easy surefire tips!

M.O.T.D. Cosmetics 💙 Vegan & Cruelty Free Makeup Brushes

Saturday, June 17, 2017

MOTD Brushes Blog Title

One of the items that people don't really think about when transitioning to a cruelty free lifestyle is tools...Everything from hair dryers to makeup brushes can be transitioned to cruelty free with just a little research and commitment.  

Recently, I had the opportunity to test out a line of makeup brushes that are both vegan and cruelty free and AMAZING!  Thank you M.O.T.D. Cosmetics for sending me these brushes to try out and review for my readers 😘 Keep reading folks to learn about the brushes I had the pleasure of playing with, as well as, a discount code to get a nice savings on your own vegan and cruelty free makeup brushes! 🌎

5 Tips for Healthy Summer Hair with HASK Beauty

Saturday, May 20, 2017

HASK Beauty Orchid & White Truffle Hair Care System

Right before the summer is the perfect time to start a new hair care routine!  Why?  Well, many of us get a new 'do and usually it tends to be shorter to help stay cool and refreshed during the summer months.  It's been a minute since I've given my hair a much needed, more than usual trim.  With summer fast approaching, I want to make sure I take care of my cut and color from the UV rays and salt in the air and water 🌊

 During the summer, you can usually find my family out on the boat enjoying the beautiful ocean or on the sand catching some rays pretty regularly.  Well, I also happen to color my hair every month and the ocean and hair color really don't mix!  Keep reading for 5 tips on how I keep my hair healthy and vibrant with the help of HASK Beauty and their Orchid & White Truffle Hair System 🌞

My 2nd Stitch Fix Box + The Perfect Fashion Gift for Mother's Day

Friday, May 12, 2017

I'm sure you are all wondering how Stitch Fix has been coming along!!!  If you didn't catch my 1st fix you can check it out here 😍 I have really been trying to step up my fashion game and after meeting Stitch Fix at the We All Grow Summit in California, I really wanted to give this styling service a shot!  In a nutshell, Stitch Fix stylists curate five wardrobe items based on a style survey you take when you set up your account.  The five items can be anything from shoes to jewelry, bags, and clothing.  You can actually set it up to receive the types of items you prefer.  When the box shows up, it is honestly so exciting!  From there, you can opt to keep or return the items and provide feedback on your decisions. This feedback helps your stylist to curate the next box.  You also have the option to receive boxes, or fixes, biweekly, monthly, or even seasonally!  

My first box was kind of like a starting point.  I ended up only keeping one item, a necklace.  Why?  Well, there were a few different was the biggest factor.  I would say style was a major factor as well.  I decided to continue with Stitch Fix as I knew it would take a few misses before my box was finally a hit.  Keep reading to see if my 2nd fix was good enough to fulfill my #fixobsession! 👚

New & Recycled Fashion: Buffalo Exchange Now Open in Hollywood, FL

Monday, April 24, 2017

Buffalo Exchange Magazine

One of my favorite things about living in Hollywood, FL is the eccentric shops, restaurants, and cafes.  Our downtown area is a local's paradise with a food truck night, monthly art walk, and different events held in the central Young Circle Park.  A must do is to sign up on the city's website for the What's Happening newsletter!

Thanks to this newsletter I learned about Buffalo Exchange opening up in the downtown Hollywood area, literally like 5 miles away from my house!  Keep reading to learn all about Buffalo Exchange and how I was able to trade clothes in my closet for some new pieces I would never find in a regular department store 👗👒👜👢