Lucy's Cruelty-Free Beauty and Living

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 👗👒👜👢

My Favorite Vegan & Cruelty Free Brands Celebrate #EarthDay

Saturday, April 22, 2017

My Favorite Vegan & Cruelty Free Brands Celebrate #EarthDay with Savings blog title

Personally, I think we should be celebrating Earth Day 365 days a year, but I am thankful that there is definitely more awareness being brought to such an important cause.  After all, we live on Earth and owe her so much!  It still boggles my mind how we, as humans, can take such advantage of something so important.  After all, without our Earth we are nothing!  

In an effort to bring awareness and celebrate products that promote an Earth-friendly lifestyle, many brands are celebrating Earth Day with amazing savings and initiatives.  Keep reading to learn about some of my favorite vegan and cruelty free brands, and how they are sharing the Earth Day love 💚

The Balm Cosmetics: A Cruelty Free #GIVEAWAY

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I have been a huge fan of The Balm Cosmetics for a very long time!  I was definitely super excited with the opportunity to share this giveaway with my readers 💜 The Balm Cosmetics is a talc-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free and most importantly, CRUELTY FREE brand 🐰

I first fell in love with The Balm Cosmetics back in 2013 when I took advantage of a huge sale they had on Hautelook....I always keep an eye on that site because they run some amazing deals and really fly under the radar!  During that sale I picked up a little bit of everything from skincare to makeup.  You can check that haul out right --> here 😊

Enter to win $112 ARV in products by The Balm Cosmetics

Batter Up Eyeshadow Stick in the shade Shut Out (cool bronze)
The Balm Girls Lipstick in the shade Mai Billsbepaid (peachy nude)
Mad Lash Mascara in Black
Down Boy Shadow/Blush (baby pink)
Limited Edition Appetit Palette (9 matte & shimmer shades)

Must be 18 to enter
U.S. Only
Starts 4/17/17 
Ends 5/01/17

Hosted by MomJunky

Sponsored by Wakeup To Makeup

Get 10 BONUS points when you join Wakeup to Makeup 💄


The winner will be notified by e-mail and will have 48 hours to respond or forfeits the prize. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media. All participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment. All entries are optional. Void where prohibited by law.

Kat Von D Holographic Alchemist Palette: Magical Transforming Powers

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Kat Von D Holographic Alchemist Highlighter Palette blog image
The minute I saw Kat Von D's sneak peek of the Alchemist Palette I knew I just had to have it!  Highlighters have been all the rage for quite a while and I was pretty reluctant to jump on the highlighting bandwagon.  Don't get me wrong I would always pop a little on the brow bone but the highlighting craze has definitely been taking it to the next level!

I put it on my wish list and my beautiful daughter ordered it for me after the holiday craze. The Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette seemed way more user friendly than some of the other palettes I saw on the market, plus is was vegan and cruelty free so what could go wrong?!?!    Keep reading to check out my thoughts on the KVD Alchemist Palette and whether it really does have magical transforming powers 💖

My First Stitch Fix! Was It A Hit or Miss???

Friday, March 24, 2017

My First Stitch Fix!  Was It A Hit or Miss??? blog title

Lately, I have been seeing so many clothing subscription services around!  There are some that cater to only plus size, some that cater to all body types, and some that cater to men as well.  If you follow me on social media, you know that recently I had the opportunity of going to the We All Grow Latina Summit in Long Beach, California.

Stitch Fix, a personal style service, was one of the brands at the summit so I had a chance to check out their services in person, and see some of the pieces in their new Havana line. I was also super excited to hear that they just launched plus sizes, and being a curvy Latina, this was music to my ears!  Keep reading to check out my experience with my very 1st Stitch Fix box!  Was it a hit or miss???