Cruelty Free Organic Surge Product Review

Organic Surge

So there’s this brand called Organic Surge and I’ve got some goodies from them to talk about today.

Organic Surge products were started in the UK by Alan MacKenzie who was looking to start a skin company that was free from all the icky chemicals so many skin care products contain. From their website: “Organic Surge loves your skin, lavishing it with naturally-derived, intensely nourishing ingredients and deliciously fragrant essential oils. Just like your skin, Organic Surge products are NOT tested on animals and are 100% free of harsh chemicals – no parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate, no artificial fragrances or colourants and no genetically modified ingredients. And the very soul of Organic Surge lies in its charitable donations and hands-on work spanning many years.”

They have a wide range of products for the skin including items for face, bath and body, hair and fragrance. I’ve got a little sampling for body, face and hands/nails.

Organic Surge Awakening Body Wash

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Note: Cruelty free

Trind Caring Color Nail Lacquer Beauty and The Beach Collection

Trind Caring Color Nail Lacquer

Have you heard of Trind Caring Color Nail Lacquer yet? I hadn’t until recently but I am glad I found out about them.

Trind is a Dutch company that started 25 years ago and specializes in nail care and color. In fact the first time I heard about them it was because I was saying on Twitter that my nails were dry and brittle. Jeanette from The Swatchaholic asked me if I had tried the Trind Nail Balsam, which I hadn’t. I looked into it and bought it on Amazon. Then they happened to email me not long afterwards and sent me the Beauty and The Beach collection as well as a bunch of nail treatments to try out.

Trind Caring Color Nail Lacquer

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Note: Undetermined if cruelty free

Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Matte Gloss in Open Secret

Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Open Secret

The Lipstick Queen Oxymoron collection includes five shades, with a new one called Open Secret, which I have today.

These matte glosses come in a pretty gold compact and you can use them on lips and cheeks. They include shea butter, avocado and jojoba oils for moisture and are very easy to wear.

The shades include:

  • Open Secret (new) – light pink
  • Honest Politician – pinky brown
  • Free Ride – peach
  • Deafening Silence – beige/nude
  • Minor Crisis – rose pink
Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Open Secret-2

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Note: Cruelty free

CND Paradise Collection for Summer 2014

CND Paradise Collection

Happy hump day! Today I’ve got the CND Paradise Collection for summer 2014 for you.

This collection captures the lush tropical hues of a faraway island, which I wish I was on at the moment. It’s the Vinylux formula, which is meant to last a lot longer than normal polish when you use their Vinylux top coat. For me it doesn’t last any longer than normal polish, but it does work for other people I have heard.

Note: My bottle of Bicycle Yellow was super dried out and goopy so I couldn’t even swatch it. But it’s a bright yellow with green and gold subtle shimmer.

CND Paradise Collection

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Note: Cruelty free

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Swatches and Review

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Are you as excited as I am for the thirty new Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow compacts? This is epic folks, epic!

Milani has created a whole ‘lotta gorgeous shades with a new gel-powder formula. So what on earth is this? It’s gel-like in that it is super smooth and glides onto the skin with just one stroke. But it looks like a powder and feels soft and smooth. You can use them wet or dry and it comes in three finishes: satin matte, shimmer or iridescent metallic. The color line includes Nudes & Browns, Smoky & Sky, Purples & Greens, Metallics and Brights & Lights.

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow-2

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Note: Cruelty free