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Pacifica Beauty Devocean Natural Lipstick Review

I feel like lipstick means Fall and Winter, and I’m really not that upset about it! I love the summer of minimal makeup, shiny glosses, and bright polishes, but I’m a true vamp at heart. Pacifica Beauty Devocean Natural Lipstick has the shade I’ll wearing daily this Fall and it’s called Beach Goth. But before we get into the awesomeness that is its name. Let’s talk a bit about Pacifica Beauty Devocean Lipsticks and why they’re so amazing!

I’ve mentioned before that I’m beginning to add “natural” and “nontoxic” to me requirements of beauty and homecare products in addition to them being animal friendly. I just don’t want all of that extra “stuff” on my skin. Pacifica Beauty Devocean Lipsticks are formulated without Animal ingredients (including carmine, beeswax and lanolin), animal testing, FD&C colors, mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, petroleum, propylene glycol, SLS, gluten, and peanut oil! Not to mention it is a women powered company (YAS Feminism!).

Did I mention I really love Pacifica? This shade is packed with a juicy punch of vampy red and maroon. Though I really love all of the Pacifica Beauty Devocean colors, Beach Goth is my all-time favorite that can be easily adapted for your day to night look. During the day, I’d pair this with a neutral eye (Power of Love Palette anyone??) and add dark colors for a smokier look at night. 

The best part about the Pacifica Beauty Devocean line is that they are hydrating natural lipsticks! I used to be a gloss girl because I hated how lipstick becomes flakey and dry later in the day. Pacifica has changed the face of lipstick with their innovative use of botanicals and natural ingredients. I love having a blend of a lipbalm and lipstick in my hand. For anyone who has been weary of becoming a lipstick girl, go for it. Pacifica’s Devocean will have you smooth or selfie ready. 

Editor’s note: The products mentioned in this post were provided to me by a representative of the company. I have not been compensated in any way, and all aforementioned opinions are honest and my own.

Pacifica Beauty Power of Love Eyeshadow Palette Review & Giveaway

The eyes have it!

Whoa ladies and gentlemen! It’s almost officially summer. Tomorrow marks the first day of summer which makes me think…hmm…time to celebrate! Pacifica Beauty and their Power of Love campaign, part of the Made to Matter Collection for Target is a great way to kick off the summer festivities. My Pacifica Beauty Power of Love Review & Giveaway is one of my favorite giveaways thus far. I’m all about spreading the beauty buzz, but this collection is truly awesome (yes, I know I always say that). Summertime, for me,  means minimal makeup. However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy looking put together for the beach, a morning walk, or day trips which is why I’m obsessed with the Pacifica Power of Love Eyeshadow Palette. One lucky reader will score ALL of the following Pacifica Beauty swag!

Let’s talk about the Pacifica Beauty Power of Love Eyeshadow Palette first! I am in love with the colors. They all remind me of summer and are coconut infused with a mineral base for easy application. The Pacifica Beauty Power of Love Eyeshadow Palette includes 10 shades: Mysterious, Bare, Falling Star, Spirited, Devoted, Shine On, Treasure, Crush, and Soul, and Luna and is made with recyclable paper and housed in a beautiful box. Even the box is printed with soy ink and is pretty adorable! You all know how I love my packaging! 

The swatches! Feast your eyes!
The swatches! Feast your eyes!

All of the colors can be easily mixed and matched to create a cool custom look. I personally love mixing the light blue with the shimmer brown for a beachy feel. Likewise, the Pacifica Mascara (which you can read about here) and liner go on smoothly and complement each shade well. These shadows go on SUPER SMOOTHLY! I loved applying these colors as they feel soft and kind on your lids. Some mineral shadows have made my eyes watery or irritated, but these are very gentle. I also like that this palette comes complete with some nice neutrals as well as some fun colors. I’m usually very stuck in my shades of brown and grey for my eyes, but this inspired me to get a little funky for summer.  So…what’s next? Enter to win your own beachy eyes kit from Pacifica complete with the Pacifica Beauty Power of Love Eyeshadow Palette, Pacifica Natural Minerals Mascara in Supernova (dark black), and two liners in black and brown! Try all of the colors; and may the odds be ever in your favor! 🙂   a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada who are 18 years of age or older. The winner will be notified via email and must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. Full rules & regulations are posted in the widget.

Editor’s Note: The product(s) featured in this post were provided by a representative of the company named in this post for editorial consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. I was not provided any compensation for this review other than the aforementioned products.

blissandblessings.com/curlsdotnu & Pacifica Summer Essentials Giveaway

Somehow summer is almost here! Go on, haters…hate on the #teacherlife. Done? Good. Let’s continue! For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I often change my skincare routine based on the time of year. Summer is definitely no exception to this rule. When the warmer weather hits, your skin craves different attention. Don’t forget, too, that summer is a time for travel and vacationing. So, packing light and conveniently becomes a priority. This is where Pacifica Beauty has done it yet again with their two ULTA exclusives! I bring to you Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes and Pacifica Essential Makeup Removing Wipes. Both of these are must-haves for your travel bag, gym bag, and work bag (or any other bags you may have, teehee). Check them out and enter below to add these essentials to your cruelty free repertoire!

Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes: I fell in love with these while researching my last post for cruelty free and natural deodorants. These wipes are not anti-antiperspirants, but that’s what makes them safe! These wipes are packed with natural essential oils and coconut milk. The ingredients actually neutralize odors  and help to stop malodors. These wipes smell AMAZING. They have a vanilla/coconut tropical scent to them that lasts a long time. I’ve used these after a day at work and before a workout and I smelled fabulous for my hour long cardio session. The witch hazel and shea work to soothe skin, too. These were really convenient to use and they have a permanent place within my gym bag. Even my husband (who has an extremely dirty job) loved using these to freshen up. These would be great for camping or backpacking as well as for after a hot yoga session (spoken from experience, ladies and gents!) I would buy these again in an instant. I love how gentle and EFFECTIVE they are. 

Pacifica Essential Makeup Removing Wipes: I am sometimes lazy when it comes to removing my makeup before bed or the gym (for shame…), so these are a godsend. A while back I reviewed their coconut cleansing wipes, but found that they didn’t remove darker makeup or heavy eye makeup as effectively as I wanted. These wipes make the cut! They are also infused with coconut milk, jojoba oil, and aloe vera which gently removes makeup while leaving your face feeling soft and soothed and smelling great. It’s a bright, light scent that reminds me of that “just showered” scent. 

I love Pacifica because they consider three things while making products: women, the planet, and animals, all of which directly effect my own thoughts and beliefs. I love that they are an ethically sound company who believe in making safe and effective solutions for beauty and skincare. Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor (though how could they not be–these items are the bomb diggity). 😉

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This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada who are 18 years of age or older. The winner will be notified via email and must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. Full rules & regulations are posted in the widget.

Editor’s Note: The product(s) featured in this post were provided by a representative of the company named in this post for editorial consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. I was not provided any compensation for this review other than the aforementioned products.