I’m all Ears

This summer I’ve been seeing a trend of elaborate, statement earrings. As much as a love my dainty, gold hoops, I’m excited to rock a big, colorful earring with a colorful lip. Here’s some earring inspiration.

South Beach Multi Colored Tassel Earrings

Bicolour Pendant Earrings

Beaded Circular Earrings

Petal Earrings

Floral Lemon Slice Earrings

Petal Drop Earrings

Are you excited to rock these earrings for summer?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

Match It!

Fashion and beauty go hand in hand. My favorite way to get inspiration for a makeup look is from fashion. Whether it’s from the color of the fabric, the print or the texture, it all inspires makeup looks. Here’s some fashion to beauty inspiration.



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lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

Fiery Flush

This Spring/Summer season, I told myself I was going to have more fun with blush. I usually prefer a subtle, nude-pink color. Since I usually go for a bold lip or a bold eye, I like to keep my blush nude. I’d be interested to try something like the inspiration below. In some of the photos, it seems like they placed the blush where you would place highlight. I also like how the eye look and blush are connected creating this highlighted “c” shape around the temples.


What do you think about bold blush?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List

It’s almost time for the Sephora VIB sale! Sephora does two major sales during the Fall and the Spring. The Spring sale begins with Rouge members receiving 15% off starting April 13 – April 16 and then VIB and Rouge members receive 15% off from April 20 – April 23. I don’t always shop the sale, but this year I might. Here’s some products on my wish list.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Somewhere, Anywhere – Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon Collection
I saw the swatches for these lip crayons on Instagram and I was immediately captivated. My favorite colors for Spring/Summer are bold neon reds and oranges. This limited-edition set includes the three lip crayons from the Marc Jacobs Spring 2018 fashion show along with a little bag. The set retails for $59 which is kind of crazy, but I really love lip crayons and I adore these colors. What to do?!

Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer
This primer has gotten a lot of hype on Youtube. I have combo skin but mainly dry skin, so I tend to use moisturizing primers. However, I can’t seem to find a good primer that actually moisturizes. This retails for $42 but I might pick up the mini size for $15 because it is cheaper per ounce.

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask
I must admit, this mask is intriguing to me because of the packaging. I have been on the hunt to find more masks so I might give this one a go. Summer Fridays is a new brand created by beauty blogger Marianna Hewitt. So far she has only released this mask but I’m sure there will be more to come. The mask retails for $48 which seems kind of expensive for the size tube you get. I really do want to try it though. Decisions, decisions.

Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
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When the Glitter & Glow shadows first launched, I picked one up right away. Now they have a Shimmer & Glow formula which I would very much enjoy because I prefer a metallic eye opposed to a glittery eye. The two colors I love best are Jezebel, described as a shimmering rose gold and La Douce, described as a shimmering warm gold green. These retail for $24 each, so if I don’t get both, I will definitely get one.

What do you want or plan to pick up during the sale? Also, if you have cruelty-free recommendations, please leave them in a comment. Thanks!

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

Tips on How to go Cruelty Free

A lot of people love animals and are interested in going cruelty free with their makeup. However, not everyone knows where to start. Here are my top tips on how to make the switch to cruelty free beauty and makeup products. This is exactly how I made the switch.

French bulldog puppy lying on the floor looking at a labtop isolated on a white background
Which companies test on animals? That is the first question we need to answer. My favorite source that will help us answer this is Cruelty-Free Kitty. Here you can find up to date lists of companies that do and do not test on animals. I recommend checking out her “Companies That Test on Animals” post. You can get an overall idea of the companies that test on animals and while going through the list, you can start to do step two!

Make up products on wooden background
While you are scrolling through the list of non cruelty-free makeup, I find it the perfect time to start organizing your makeup collection. You can make two or three piles. 1. Cruelty-free 2. Non cruelty-free and 3. Unsure. If you have products that weren’t listed on the website, put these in the unsure pile. You can go back later and do more specific research.

Once you have your piles you can make the decision to either continue using the non cruelty-free products and not repurchase when they are empty, or you can trash or donate the products. I know trashing the products can be difficult because you have spent money on them. That’s why I would personally either use them up or donate, just long as you promise not to repurchase.

Finding dupes has really made it easy for me to be cruelty-free. Once you realize that you can find a similar cruelty-free product that works the same, if not better than your non cruelty-free product, you’ve hit the jackpot! Here’s some of my favorite dupes.

Get the Colourpop No Filter concealer instead of the Maybelline Fit Me concealer.
Get the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara instead of the Lancome Monsieur Big mascara.
For a color dupe of Mac’s Velvet Teddy, get the Wet n’ Wild MegaLast Lip color in the shade Bare it All.
I really hope this was helpful for those of you who are interested in going cruelty free. For those of you who weren’t interested in going cruelty-free, I hope I inspired you to make the change. With these tips, it is simple, but if you have anymore questions, please leave me a comment.

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty