New in Beauty | Haul & Reviews


It’s been a minute since we had a beauty product review, so I’m here today with not one, but four! I hope it makes up for no video this week. If you missed last week’s, you can watch it here. Let’s get on with the reviews!

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I picked up the Hello fluoride free whitening toothpaste on whim because I was so excited to see a vegan and cruelty free toothpaste at my local grocer. I’m a rural girl, so seeing clean vegan brands is always a treat. I always find minty toothpaste to be a bit too much and have sensitivity to whitening products, but this caused no problems! The flavor is sweet mint, which is a lot better than intense burning mint and it hasn’t caused any sensitivity. It hasn’t dramatically whitened my teeth, but honestly, I’d be freaked out if it did! The texture is smooth, but it doesn’t foam as much as typical paste. It’s up to personal preference, but especially for $4, I think it’s great.

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My mother is obsessed with deep cleaning masks, so when I saw Captain Blankenship’s  Mermaid Detox face mask, I knew it’d make the perfect birthday gift. $30 is pretty reasonable for a natural mask and this one is so worth it because it’s packed with organic ingredients like matcha, spirulina, kelp, nettle leaf and bladderwrack. Only the green clay, which forms the base, isn’t certified organic because clays can’t be. You get 1.4 oz of powder in the cutest jar. Packaging isn’t everything, but I have to admit I love the summery, nautical and mermaid vibes of their products.

To use, mix 1/2 tsp. of powder with 1/2 tsp. water. It’s quite runny, so you may want to use a bit less water. After applying, wait for the mask to dry, but not harden. It comes off easily with warm water, revealing skin that feels clean, but not stripped. Initially, I didn’t notice any changes in my skin, but the next day, I swear my pores looked smaller and my complexion was definitely more even and calm, which I’m very happy about. If you have irritated or acne prone skin, I think you’d enjoy this.

This is my first time using Captain Blankenship products and I’d definitely like to try more. Their smokeless smudge spray is calling to me!


You know the drill, I love a little Silk Naturals in my life. They’re affordable and their products perform. I mentioned reviewing one of their Urban Decay eye shadow palette dupes on Instagram (it’s coming soon!), but for now let’s talk about the shade Brandy.

Guys, it’s the one. I don’t know it was possible to love an eyeshadow this much. I don’t want to do an eye look without it. It’s a perfect matte peach to use as a transition shade or all over the lid for a subtle wash of color. If you’re a lover of warm shadows, this will be the best $4.50 you ever spend.

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This Winky Lux Flower Balm Jelly Lip Stain is definitely the wildcard of the bunch. Yes, it contains a real chrysanthemum and you can even choose the color. Like I said, it was my mother’s birthday and she loves the color changing makeup trend, so this clear to pink lip stain with a real flower seemed perfect.

To not disappoint, but not only did mine arrive slightly damaged (the very tip got smashed in the lid), it’s so tiny! It states how much product you get, so there’s no deception, but I felt like I didn’t get my 14 dollars’ worth. It is vegan, cruelty free and nontoxic, but full of synthetics, which makes sense because it’s transparent and color adjusting. It’s just not the best product ever, but it makes for a fun gift and pretty “your lips but better” lip color.


If you’ve tried any of these products, let me know what you thought of them. Also, do you prefer roundup reviews like this or more thorough individual reviews? I’d love your feedback!

Thanks for reading,





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