Lucy's Cruelty-Free Beauty and Living

3 Beauty Secrets to Channeling Your Inner Summer Goddess with Hask Beauty

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Hask Beauty Hawaiian Sea Salt Beach Texture Collection

Don't get me wrong...I absolutely love the concepts of a fall and winter season!  I revel in images of leaves changing color and sweaters with a great pair of jeans and awesome boots, but the reality is I live in South Florida and most of the year is full on summer with a few cool days at the end of the year ✨

I definitely don't mind enjoying the summer vibes, as there is nothing better than a beautiful summer glow with salt infused wind creating mermaid waves in my hair, and salt crystallizing on my sun-kissed skin 🌞 Keep reading for some beauty secrets to channeling your inner summer goddess, and a review of the new HASK Beauty Hawaiian Sea Salt Beach Texture Collection.  You don't want to miss these...especially if you live in a place where seasons change πŸ‚⛄

Top Vegan Festivals Across the Country + VegFest Fort Lauderdale

Monday, October 30, 2017

Top Vegan Festivals Across the Country blog title

Making the decision to go vegan was the best thing I ever did...I feel better about myself physically and emotionally, and I have had a blast exploring new recipes. bloggers, events, restaurants, etc... So many positive things yet on the flip side, the hardest thing to cope with has been criticism and lack of support, especially from those closest to me!  Taking the vegan journey alone can be a difficult one 😞

One of the best things I have done is check out local vegan events in my area, more specifically vegan festivals!!!  I was able to meet new people, check out new products, taste yummy vegan food, and best of all, feel a part of something bigger than myself πŸ’š Keep reading to learn about some of the biggest and best vegan festivals in the United States 🌎

Simple Snack Ideas For A Day Out On the Ocean + GoMacro Vegan Protein Bars

Monday, August 14, 2017

GoMacro Vegan Protein Macrobars

This summer we have once again embraced the salt life and spent quite a bit of our family time enjoying the ocean and our boat!  We usually keep it simple and head out to a local sandbar, anchor, and relax in the shallow waters.  My husband loves to be one of the first boats out there since he can pick his perfect spot for any changes in current and depth.  

These days out at the sandbar are an all-day event so I make sure to pack enough necessary items to keep everyone protected, hydrated, and healthy.  Sunscreen is an absolute must so I definitely pack a few bottles just in case.  Water is a no brainer!  We pack a variety of different beverages, but water is at the top of the list.  Last, but  not least, it's all about the snacks!  I love simple, so I try to pack foods that don't require a lot of preparation.  Keep reading for 5 simple snack ideas for a day of ocean fun 🌊

100% Natural, Organic, Chemical-Free + Cruelty Free Body Rubs by SimplyScrub

Thursday, August 10, 2017

SimplyScrub 100% Organic Body Scrubs hero shot

It shouldn't come as a surprise to find a skincare review on my site...Recently I have developed a complete love for skincare products that cater to my body.  Don't get me wrong...I love facial skincare but sometimes I felt like I was neglecting my body sometimes and I could feel rough patches developing on my elbows and knees.  Also, let's not talk about the mermaid scales on my legs if I wasn't moisturizing...LOL! 🐠

Recently I had the opportunity to add a few new scrubs to my repertoire.  The brand, SimplyScrub, was kind enough to send me a few full & sample sizes of their complete line of 100% organic, chemical free, natural, and cruelty free body rubs.  Keep reading to check out my thoughts on these scrubs and to learn about their vegan options as well πŸ˜™πŸŒ΄ Spoiler Alert!  There's a giveaway in here somewhere 🎁

5 Staycation Beauty Essentials for Great Skin + Jane Iredale's Pure & Simple Makeup Kit

Thursday, July 27, 2017

5 Staycation Beauty Essentials for Great Skin + Jane Iredale's Pure & Simple Makeup Kit hero shot

When it comes to traveling or staycationing I am all about simplicity!  I travel light and make the most of everything I pack.  I also try to pack things that serve a multi-functional purpose...why not pick two apples from one tree?!?!  A cute maxi can easily become a beach cover-up and  a beach bag is easily my go-to purse πŸ‘›

The same principle works with my beauty essentials when it comes to travel.  I pack minimally but I make sure that everything I do bring packs a one-two skincare punch!  Keep reading for some of my favorite staycation essentials for great skin and a review of the perfect palette for travel, the Jane Iredale Pure & Simple Makeup Kit πŸ’›