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GOAL GUIDE - SUCCESSFUL WAYS TO MEET YOUR GOALS + FREE PRINTABLE



Hello lovelies! This post was going to be up much earlier, however I didn't expect the class I am currently taking at Uni to be as demanding as it has been. 😑 I have two weeks left and then I will be off for a month, so please be patient with me 💜 

Today's post is all about meeting your goals and how I have come up with ways to successfully do that! My schedule is very busy as I am sure a lot of my reader's schedules are packed as well. In order for me to stay on top of things and achieve what I'd like to in a day, week, month, and year, I aim to stay organized and focused by using these methods below.

- I have a FREE printable at the end of this post to help you stay organized with your goals 😌 -

 

That leads me to my first tip..

#1. Writing your goals down is a great way to remind yourself of what you'd like to accomplish (many of us know this.) What I have found is that when you write down monthly or yearly goals, almost none of those goals are accomplished because it is too much on your plate. Instead of writing monthly goals, I write out weekly goals and then break them down into daily goals.  

- For example : I know I have to pay my bills (which I have a separate organization for paying bills if you'd like to know how I do that, comment below 🙋), finish assignments, and take my car in to have an oil change in that week .. I will break them down into when the assignment is due (what day I should be focused on finishing it,) what day I can bring my car in that doesn't interfere with work or class, and in between take time out from a day to pay bills that are due around that time period.

#2. The easiest way to make sure all of your goals are being accomplished is by breaking them down into categories. The categories I use are personal, blog, and job/school. I work in an ER so I have a different work schedule every week which I know a month in advanced. This makes it easy to plan around my work. Anything with school as I mentioned I will write down each day what I need to accomplish for assignments/exams. Anything personal such as doctor's appointments, bills, cleaning, exercise, friends, etc.. I write down in that category and finally I list anything I need to do for my blog under that category. 

* You can add as many categories as you'd like, remember that goal lists are to fit your lifestyle, not anyone's lifestyle.

#3. Be realistic. Don't list a million things for you to do in a week. Breaking them down to a week and daily goals is so you do not become overwhelmed and when you look back at the end of the month, your monthly goals will have been completed. 

#4. For personal goals, try and add things that you would like to accomplish for YOURSELF. Meaning, maybe you'd like to eat more veggies in that week or drink more water. Perhaps you want to eat less sweets or lose 5 pounds. You will see such a difference from getting up every morning and planning to eat 5 servings of veggies, instead of writing a month goal of eating more veggies. Do this consistently and it soon becomes a habit. 

#5.Set a time limit. This method can be used for any of your categories. Also, give yourself a little more time on each goal rather than the time you estimate it to be completed and then move onto the next goal. Make sure you are writing down what you NEED to do first before what you WANT to do. This is very important. 
 (my petite Daniel Wellington watch  - absolutely love it!)


#6. Multi-tasking is your best friend if done correctly. Do not place 20 things in front of you and try completing them all at once. What you do want to do is before sitting down to complete an assignment or write out your bills, throw a load of laundry on. It seems obvious, but sometime we don't think of the extra things that have to be done where we don't need to make a space in our day for it to be done, it can join in with another task. 

#7. Celebrate meeting your goals ! It's important to acknowledge yourself achieving those goals whether big or small. Sit back at the end of the day and pat yourself on the back. Never beat yourself up either for not accomplishing something during that day. It's okay to have days where we do absolutely nothing lol. It's quite nice actually. When that happens, just tell yourself I needed a relax day.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zx2e7whx7r7z0tg/weekgoalpink1%281%29.pdf?dl=0





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Easy Guide To Web Hosting AND My List Of Cheap Web Hosts + Domains


 
I'm going to first start by breaking a few things down:

What is web hosting? Hosting a website means that you are making a website available to the public worldwide. In order to make your website available on the internet, you have to store it on a computer called a web server (which is where your pages of your website are stored.)

What is a web host? A person or company who owns a sever and rents out web space for website hosting. (this is also where you can buy your domain, or email service.)

Now that i have explained a few things, here are the things you will need to know about web hosting:

What do you get with web hosting? 

- Bandwidth = the amount of data that a website can transfer over a period of time, so it is what your host allows you and your visitors to upload and download within a given month. It determines the speed of your website, so more bandwidth = more speed.

- Programming Services = the website hosting packages also let you create web pages with programming languages including HTML,PHP, ASP, as well as databases.

- Uptime = the percentage of time that a hosting server stays up and running.  The very lowest uptime your hosting company should guaratee is 99.9% (at 99.5% there is an average of 3.5 hours downtime per month + at 99.9% there is an average of 40 minutes downtime per month; in other words .. that small difference makes a huge difference.)

- Customer Service = support options provided through chat, phone, and email. This is extremely useful in the event of any technicial or other problems related to your website.

- Disk Space = the amount of storage provided by a web hosting provider, it's needed to store web files composed of text, images, video, audio, etc. Disk space is measured in megabytes. You should make sure you have a plan that offers you at least 20% more space than you're currently using or plan to use (this will give you room to grow.) For Example: 10 MB (megabytes) = 100 web pages.

Tip : Always make sure to have a site back up and I also, I always look for hosting where I can have multiple domains and sub domains.




#1. Fat Cow - I wanted to share this offer with you because it is pretty amazing. Right now Fat Cow (yes interesting name) has a deal going on which ends soon .. for only $3.15/mo (65% off their original price) you get unlimited bandwidth, unlimited mailboxes, unlimited disk space, unlimited web hosting, a FREE domain name (i paid for mine), free web design, and more. Whaaaaat. That deal is INSANE!! Click here for the limited time offer.

Host Word Press: yes

#2. Liquid Web - This host is a little more expensive than the other sites, but they offer so much! From hosting to backup, security, and network services, plus much more. I highly recommend this site if you're looking for a lot of space to grow your blog/website!

Get 33% off  3 months of word press hosting here

 #3. IPage - The first thing that caught my eye about this web host is that they are Eco-friendly. Winner in my book! Not only are they Eco-friendly but they are awesome and have amazing deals and offers. If you sign up today as a new member, you'll receive 75% off (which makes it $1.99/mo) web hosting plus a FREE domain name. + free Word Press tools. Again, I say whaaaat. Click here for the offer.

#4. Blue Host - Ok Ok Ok, this web host is the mother of all for word press. For $3.95/mo (which is regularly $7.99,) you receive a FREE domain, FREE site builders, 1-click word press install (yes, this is why it is so awesome for word press because it makes it so much easier for you,) and 24/7 online support (incredibly important.) Do not miss out if you are planning on using word press or even if you aren't. Click here to get the $3.95 price.



#5. Site ground - This is a great web host site with outstanding deals. The starting amount is $3.95/mo for one website and 10,000 monthly visitors, plus you receive all essential features. For a little more, at $5.95/mo you'll receive multiple websites and premium features. You cannot beat that! PLUS, you have the option of a 30 day free trial to see if you even like it or not! Check this site out here.


Web Hosting


 #6. 1&1 -Best Deal Ever!!! I repeat BEST DEAL EVER! $0.99/mo for an entire year! Am I kidding you ?! NOPE! Amazing storage, a free domain, a website, 500 email accounts (woah!), and much more! Sign up today here.

#7. Host Gator - My last deal I could find for everyone! This website offers a few different things than the other sites. Google Ads are included as well as yahoo. You have options for Word Press hosting, Cloud hosting, and Web hosting. It is $3.95/mo which is super cheap :) Click here if you're interested!


I hope everyone enjoyed this post ! If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below :) What host are you using? Are there any you'd recommend? 


A GUIDE TO BLOG GROUPS



Hello lovelies! Have you ever joined something new and felt confused, maybe lost, and there weren't really other people helping you? I think we have all felt that way at some point with different things in our lives. I felt this way when I started joining Facebook groups. Part of me thinks it was just the groups that I had joined but, I know there were times I had no idea what I was doing. I am here today to help you with Facebook groups 😀. You may already know a few of these things already. If you are new to blogging, I hope I can avoid you feeling the way that I did. I wasn't new to blogging but I was new  to the groups because when I started blogging many years ago they did not have Facebook groups.

Lets jump right in ..

#1. Don't let other people be rude to you and please don't be rude to others. I remember joining a Facebook group and this is when I did not know about certain rules with different threads. I understand if someone does not follow those rules and you have to correct them, but please do it nicely 💕. I didn't even know that there were rules in the side bar on the group (tip.) No, I am not joking. You cannot expect everyone to know right away how Facebook groups work .. and you do not know if it is their first group they are joining. I stopped participating in those groups who were rude to me.

#2. So now that you know there are different rules to different Facebook groups, make sure you read them and respect them. You can end up being deleted from that thread or group. If you do have any questions about the rules or do not understand them, you can contact the admin of that group OR ask someone else in the group. (you can always contact me as well and I can try to help you!)

#3. Some threads require you to remove your preview on the thread. In order to do so follow these instructions:
- You can click the x on the preview if you are on the computer.
- If you are using your mobile device, you can simply erase the http in your link or delete one letter of your post. By editing your post, it'll remove the preview. (below is an example of my preview)


#4. Don't only join a group to just promote yourself. These threads are built to support each other, share each other's work and make new friends who share the same interests or even different interests. When everyone is participating in the thread and follows everyone including you but you do not follow anyone back, that's wrong. If you feel you can't follow everyone or you simply do not want to, you can join groups that don't require you to. There are groups I have listed below that only require you to follow a few people, but please do not be that person who doesn't follow anyone.

#5. Don't lie (seems silly right.) But this happens and it makes me want to scream. People will post a promo on a group's wall (make sure it's okay first) about how they have millions of views and want people to join their course which they are charging a lot for, when they don't actually have that credibility at all... People can see through that and you will end up with less viewers. So make sure you are legitimately telling the truth. It is not right to advertise false information and then have someone pay for it. . some people don't realize it's a bunch of hooey and they end up wasting their money (which makes me upset seeing.)

#6. Make sure when you are participating in a Pinterest thread that your pins are vertical. (if you need any help with these, please ask me!)

#7. Respond to people. Now this can become tricky especially if you do belong to several groups and your Facebook notifications are going a mile a minute. You may miss someone responding to your post on a thread,  but please try to look back to see if anyone has responded. It does not have to be right away as we are all busy but, it should be within a day.

#8. Which brings me to my next thing, Engage. Don't just promote your social media accounts and blog or a new business adventure. There are lots of threads in the groups below that have more than just promoting. Talk to people, find others in your area, collaborate. Blogging is not just business (although unforuntately it has been that way for a few years now, I plan on bringing back the old blogging with my blog that I once started with,) blogging is also a place to have fun, enjoy yourself, do what you love doing and teach others new things.

#9. Don't promote the same thing on multiple group's walls within the same time period (again check to see if you can post on their walls.) It honestly looks like you're self-serving.

#10. This is my last tip and I'd consider this an all around tip to not only Facebook groups but, also blogging. Don't go into this for the money and don't post on walls of Facebook groups telling people you'd like to make money out of creating a blog and how to get started. I miss the old blogging world filled with (live journal, blogger, etc) before word press and all that jazz, you know ..  when there were "dollz" to be made lmao. Good times. Anyway, the old blogging world wasn't focused on how to make money off of everything and selling their content to you. "You want to know how to make a million dollars in a month, sign up now for my course which will be $599.00" Really? Yes, I get it, we don't work for free and we shouldn't, and I don't either. I charge for things too but, not $500.00 for something you can google. I like to remain an "oldfashionedheart," I buy all of my giveaway prizes and I invest my own money into products to show you and review. I also like to keep it old school and show you content that you'll get knowledge from on maybe things you didn't know. Sorry but I won't be doing a post on the same lipstick every other blogger is posting about. Sorry for the rant, but bottom line, don't come into this looking to become a famous millionaire. Do it because you love doing it.



https://www.facebook.com/groups/1986423378257694/?fref=mentions

#1. The Busy Bloggers
Members: 20 (and i'm very proud)
Of course I have to list my group(s)! Even though I just started them and they are so very tiny. But, that is okay because I am very proud that I have already gained 20 members and I appreciate those who are interested in joining! I started this group because I myself just like everyone else is very busy with their daily lives and the fact that we dedicate time to blogging and social media is amazing. Not everyone can juggle a blog + their personal lives! So I thought it would be a great idea to make a group where we can come together + support one another. This group has threads where you can share your social media accounts + your blogs but also I will be doing threads with giveaways and a lot of engaging!


https://www.facebook.com/groups/766319613545501/?source_id=1862621907396308

#2. Beast'n Beauties
 Members: 22 (again I am proud)
This is my second Facebook group. You are probably wondering why I created two separate groups. That is a good question! I created another group because my first group is only for bloggers and those who want to become bloggers. However, I know a lot of people who have businesses online and they do not have a blog. So, I decided to make a separate group for female entrepreneurs. This group is also open for bloggers and those who are thinking of starting a blog or business. I think it is so important that women support one another. There is enough sunshine for everyone! We don't have to kick each other down just to make it to the top because trust me that is the last thing you want to do. This group is all about getting your blog + business out there and helping each other grow.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovelybloggers/

#3.  Lovely Bloggers
Members
Janett is the admin to this lovely facebook group. She is also the owner of Lifestyle Inspire Blog.
Her group layout is very clean and elegant which I love. The threads are not only posting your links but also engaging which is perfect. Here is her lineup for the week.
-Monday - Share Your Latest Blog Post
-Tuesday - Share Your Favorite Social Media
-Wednesday - Engage + Collaborate
-Thursday - Give Blogging Tips + Advice
-Friday - Share Whatever You Want

https://www.facebook.com/groups/970404796359041/

#4. Blog While You 9-5
Members: 1,227
Jacke is the admin of this group. She has a blog course that you can take as well here.
Her rules are super fair and I just love participating in the daily threads.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/supportingbloggers/

#5. Bloggers Supporting Bloggers
Members: 20,757
Allie is the admin of this group and wow she does an awesome job. She also has a blog called Allies Fashion Alley. I highly recommend joining this group. It is a huge group but, you only have to engage with 5 other members and not everyone in the post so it isn't overwhelming (although i always encourage everyone to engage more.) Right now these are her posts for the week plus she always posts extra.
- Monday - Recent Post Thread
-Tuesday - Facebook
-Wednesday - Different Thread Every Week 
-Thursday - Twitter
-Friday - Instagram
-Saturday - Different Thread Every Week
-Sunday -Blogger Of The Week (YES how awesome is that?!)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/blog101group/

#6. Blogging 101
Members: 13,525
Nicole is the admin for this big group. Her blog is Uniquely Women (which I love.)  The group rules are again very fair. Everyone in the group is super friendly too! Here is her weekly round up.
-Monday - Set Your Goals
-Tuesday - Promo
-Wednesday - Social Media Shares/Collaborate
-Thursday -  Feedback
-Friday - Social Media Link Party
-Saturday - Share + Care

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Pinningainteasy/

 #7. Pinning Ain't Easy
Members: 2,424
I love this group! Jenn is the admin + blogger of Mamma's Hustle. I love her rules and how she runs her posts. Every single post is basically where you have to follow/like every member that commented on that post. Which is great because you end up getting a lot of people supporting you! It does take a while to do BUT she gives you until the next day (sometimes two days.) Sometimes it can be frustrating if someone doesn't follow the rules though so make sure you are willing to follow people back and not just post your link and walk away (which you should not be doing in the first place.)


https://www.facebook.com/groups/blogbizbabes/?fref=nf

#8. Blog + Biz Babes
Members: 1,214
The admin of this group is Laura (love the name 💕) She is the writer of By Laura Iancu and she has a great course for new bloggers which you can find here. The group is a little different because it isn't just posting your links and following others. It is a lot of engagement with other bloggers on different subjects which I love! You really get to meet great people that way. Here is her weekly lineup.
 -Monday - Goals
-Tuesday - Help
-Wednesday - Collaboration
-Thursday - Feedback
-Friday - Promo
-Saturday - Celebration
-Sunday - Social Media


https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheBloggingConnection/?fref=nf 
#9. The Blogging Connection
Members:512
The admin of this group is Erin. She runs the blog Sincerely Erin xoxo. I love this group because the threads are constantly changing. The rules to her group are very fair and the other bloggers are super nice! Plus everything is PINK! 💕


https://www.facebook.com/groups/1386525464743208/?fref=nf 
 #10. New Bloggers Support Group
Members:490
There are two admins to this group: Geneva and Lisa. This group is awesome! You do not just have one thread a day to participate in, there are multiple! Both of the admins are extremely pleasant too! Here is there weekly lineup.
-Monday - Pinterest, Bloglovin, Blog Post
-Tuesday - Facebook Page, Instagram, Blog Post, YouTube
-Wednesday - Twitter, YouTube/Google +, Blog Post, Share Resources
-Thursday - Facebook Post, Blog Post, YouTube, Ask For Help, Pinterest
-Friday - Collaborations, General Questions,Share Your Wins, Pinterest.
-Saturday - Social Saturday


Thank you so much for reading this very long post! I hope this helped you out and if you have any questions at all or would like to add things  to my list, please comment below! Also, I have 5 more Facebook groups listed in my newsletter. To find out what they are, just fill out this form! ⟱

25 Questions About Food


As I was searching for a blogger tag so that you could get to know me a little more (which I still will be doing) I stumbled upon a food tag and thought THIS IS ME. I mean I really should have been a food. LOL just kidding but, food is one of my biggest loves in life. I love traveling around the world and tasting new and different foods. I also love baking (could not live without it!) 

So here it is .. the 25 food questions tag !


#1: What is your favorite breakfast?
I always switch my breakfast up because I never like having the same thing all the time. Right now I am loving a nice egg (over easy) and an avocado with some chipotle (spicy) salsa on the side! It fills me up for the morning and gives me lots of energy! (which i definitely need because 8am classes in the summer are NOT easy!)

#2: How do you drink your coffee?
Well I will tell you how I don't drink it .. DECAF. I just do not know HOW anyone does! Hehe on a serious note .. I drink my coffee with almond milk and I like my coffee STRONG!

#3. What is your favorite sandwich?
Hmm I don't eat them often .. I would probably go with a veggie sandwich, something with pesto on it for sure! 

#4. Soup or Salad?
Woah I have to choose?! I love a  good salad with arugula and mushrooms (I can already hear people saying ew gross.) I definitely also love some warm butternut squash soup or tomato basil :) yummmm.

#5.Name your favorite cook book.
Pinterest ... Seriously I get all of my recipes from there! I do use a few actual cook books too but they aren't my favorite.

#6. Ban sugar or salt?
This is difficult .. I would say salt. I love baking and I could not live without the sweets.

#7. Which cuisine is your favorite?
SPICY!!! Mexican and Indian 100%. I do love Greek and Vietnamese food too! 

#8.What is your favorite food movie? 
 Julie & Julia

#9.What is your guilty pleasure?
CHOCOLATE.CUPCAKES.DONUTS!

#10.Where do you get your inspiration?
From all over .. magazines, pinterest, youtube, bloggers + instagram.

#11.Home cooking or going out to eat?
Home cooking = the best.

#12.High end or low profile?
Low profile.

#13. What is your favorite restaurant?
I have so many. This Colombian restaurant near me though takes the top!

#14.Where do you buy your groceries?
Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Farmers Markets, Aldi + ShopRite.
#15.What is the best food you ever had?
Easy. Pizza and Pasta in Italy!

#16.What is your favorite cocktail?
I don't drink.

#17. Would you rather drink a cup of coffee with George Clooney or Heston Blumenthal?
Heston Blumenthal because he is a chef and we can talk about food.

#18. What object in your kitchen can you not live without?
My baking mixer.

#19. What is your favorite snack?
I usually like having raw carrots and broccoli.

#20.What's on your pizza?
Pineapple and jalapenos.

#21.Is there something you really do not like?
Red Meat.  

#22.What is your favorite food blog?
I like so many food blogs it's hard to choose one!

#23.What is the weirdest thing you have eaten?
I cannot think of anything right now that I thought was weird.

#24.Do you have a food bucket list?
I would like to continue to taste many foods from different countries IN those countries.

#25.What food couldn't you live without?
Vegetables. I just could not live without them. 


.. That about wraps up this food tag. I tag anyone who is reading this post to do the food tag! Please leave me a comment below with your link if you choose to do so! I'd love to know .. What is your favorite food?







Top 5 Pacifica Products + GIVEAWAY!




Hello lovelies! I am back with a new blog post! I wanted to post this giveaway earlier than this but unfortunately due to the last week of University until summer session begins, I had finals and projects to complete :( But, I am really excited because with summer session being less classes I will be able to blog more! I chose to do a Pacifica Product Favorites post because I LOVE LOVE LOVE this company. They are cruelty free + vegan and literally have some of the best products plus they are SO affordable! You can find most of their products online, at Ulta or Target! I hope you enjoy these products + I have two giveaways at the end of this post! Thanks so much for reading!

1.Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter
This was my first pacifica product, it is the product that made me fall in love. I love this body butter and the smell of it is amazing! I found the price to be pretty awesome. I have the mini body butter for only $4 and it lasts me forever! It isn't greasy on my skin which is a huge NO NO for me. It is made with shea butter, almond oil (which gently dislodges debris from deep within skin pores and follicles, and also may help prevent future acne because of its vitamin A content) and safflower oil (contains about 78% of linoleic acid, which is undoubtedly a secret weapon in fighting against acne problems.) If you do not enjoy this body butter fragrance, pacifica has a lovely line of different scents.

Mini $4 + Full Size $9 Ulta
Vegan
Cruelty Free + Paraben Free

2.Coconut + Rose Infused Blush
This blush is a powder blush and the color I use is Wild Rose! One of my favorite blushes for sure! It has pink and peachy undertones which gives me just the right rosy cheeks! Pacifica has a few different color choices for this blush too! Plus it has coconut in it!

Wild Rose $12 Ulta
Vegan
Cruelty Free/Sulfate free

3.Persian Rose Roll On Perfume
I was in San Diego, CA in January and purchased this product there. I needed a travel perfume and being a huge fan of Pacifica I thought why not grab one of their perfumes! I absolutely love this scent of floral and fruits! It's perfect for any occasion and great to have while traveling!

0.33oz $12 Ulta
Vegan
Cruelty free


 4.Super Kale Shampoo
I came across this shampoo because I was looking for something different for my hair. I had struggled with it being so greasy even after I washed it! I finally went to Ulta and asked about their vegan/cruelty free shampoo products that had available and told them about my hair situation. I was recommended this shampoo. It really did the trick! It smells so good too! It gives my hair volume and keeps the oil away! This shampoo is great for all hair types.

8oz $10 Ulta
Vegan
Cruelty free/sulfate free/paraben free


 5.Power of Love Natural Lipstick
I have gone through almost 3 tubes of this lipstick! I never ever before found a lipstick that I purchased over and over again! The color I use is Nude Red. I believe that this color is from their old collection but you can still find it at Target! It's so creamy and moisturizes my lips with it's Coconut oil, Shea butter and Vitamin E. This lipstick is highly pigmented! I don't even need chap-stick under this lipstick. It never peels either! When it does come off gradually, it leaves a natural color to your lips. Ah i just love it! I will be trying new colors soon.

Nudie Red 0.70 ounces $9 Target
Vegan
Cruelty free
Medium Tones



GIVEAWAY TIME!
Super Kale Jet Set Trio! 


I am so excited to be giving this travel set away to one of you lucky gals and guys! I am a traveler myself and I know how it feels when you don't have good hair products with you on your journey especially shampoo and conditioner ! This giveaway is 3 products in one ! You will receive the super kale shampoo and conditioner (2.0 oz) and a hairvana leave-on detangling conditioner (0.5 oz) All of these products are cruelty free + vegan! Good luck everyone ! This giveaway ends on June 8th. You can enter for this giveaway below :) For the official rules to all of my giveaways, please click here.


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... psssst .. interested in more giveaway products !? Head over to my twitter for another product giveaway. I am giving away the Tahitian Garden Wanderlust Set ! It includes the naked quench lip balm in the flavor coconut + cherry, a roll on perfume and body butter in the scent Tahitian Gardenia. All of these products are cruelty free + vegan! Visit my twitter account here.



 

Cruelty Free Skin Care Routine


Hello Everyone! I have been asked about which skin care products I use (over on my instagram) and decided to share them! I use a total of 6 products. I do have other skin care products that I may switch into my routine but, these are my main go to products. Not all of these are vegan (alba is vegetarian) and I am not 100% sure about the Mario Badescu products. I have tried looking them up but, have not been able to find a definite answer. I do have products that I use which are all vegan + I also have makeup products that I use which are only vegan + cruelty free. One product I did leave out is an eye cream (very important) which is made from avocado oil. All of the products listed below have the price + place where you can purchase them if you'd like :) I am extremely against animal cruelty and refuse to use anything that harms our animals. I try my best to purchase products that are going to be best for my skin. I believe it's important to keep the inside and outside of your body healthy!

Tarte Maracuja Oil
This is one of my favorite oils for my skin! I apply this oil twice daily. Once in the morning before applying my makeup and once before bedtime after cleansing my face. I have seen such a difference in my skin since I began using this product. I was afraid at first to use any oils on my skin because I do have combination skin and I did not want to break out from adding oils to my skin. BUT that did not happen! You only need a very small amount and the bottle lasts a long time!

Maracuja oil is made from a passionflower plant. Most of the time the oils are extracted from the seeds of the passionflower. This oil does a lot for the skin. It is a Emollient - so it acts as a moisturizer. Maracuja oil also reduces inflammation in the skin as well as relives itching of the skin. Maracuja oil is an antioxidant - preventing our tissues from being damaged.

1.7 oz $48 Ulta
Vegan + Cruelty-Free
Hypoallergenic
Dermatologist tested

Alba Hawaiian Clean Towelettes
Perfect product for removing makeup and cleansing my skin! I love these especially for traveling. Makes my life so much easier! Contains fruit enzymes and aloe. This product is not vegan however due to it containing beeswax. It is vegetarian, does not have any synthetic fragrances and no harsh sulfates.

30 count $6 Target
Vegetarian
Cruelty Free + Paraben Free
pH balanced/hypoallergenic


Promise Organic Coconut Facial Scrub
(with walnut and sugar)
I have very sensitive skin and this product has worked great for me! I have used a number of different exfoliants for my skin and all of them have made my skin very red and caused burning. This facial scrub is extremely gentle yet gets the job done! Plus it smells amazing.The scrub is made from organic sugar and walnut shells. It is also aloe based and contains organic honey for that soothing feeling.

3 oz $10 Promise Organic
Vegan + Cruelty-Free
For Sensitive Skin
Dermatologist tested + pH balanced


 Jor'el Parker Fango Mud Mask
Recently when I went to look up this product so you would be able to find it, I realized that the company changed their name to "Harvey Prince." So the link below will be different than the name above :)

I use Jor'el Parker's (Harvey Prince) mud mask in the shower while I wash my hair and the rest of my body! It is a perfect way to multi-task while using a mask lol. After I use this product my skin feels SO soft ! I am running out but I am definitely going to be purchasing this again! The mask is made of sweet almond, avocado oil (which i love! It is high in a substance called sterolin which softens the skin and reduces age spots), green tea antioxidants and volcanic ash minerals(helps shrink large pores.)

7oz $27 Harvey Prince
Vegan + Cruelty-Free
Gluten Free
Sulfate-Free/Paraben-Free

 Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
This product is my go to for sudden acne breakouts! It has been a life saver. I have placed this under my makeup during the day and the pimple is gone by night fall or i have placed it on my skin before bed and woke up the next morning pimple free. You only need a cut tip amount and the bottle will last you forever. Just make sure not to shake the bottle or mix up the ingredients. It contains salicylic acid (same ingredient found in aspirin) and calamine lotion

1.0 oz $17 Mario Badescu
Cruelty Free

 Mario Badescu Acne Serum
Since I had used the Mario Badescu spot treatment and loved it, i figured I would  try out another product from that line. I have struggled with acne scaring in the past (from popping and picking pimples that I should have never touched! I wish I listened to my mama!) Therefore I have tried product after product for a basic acne serum. Nothing did the trick. THIS product has. It's very gentle on my skin and I hardly notice it's even on. It's made from the same ingredient as the drying lotion (salicylic acid.) 
1.0 oz $20 Mario Badescu 
Cruelty  Free 


What cruelty free skin care products do you use? I love hearing about different products! Any recommendations. Please do tell! 





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