Thursday, February 23, 2017

Review & Swatches Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil #020 | #TheLipPencil

I received Bite Beauty's new The Lip Pencil from Influenster & Bite Beauty just before the product launched at Sephora this February. I received the colour #020 (nude shade) and #044 (dark shade). I was also sent minis of their Amuse Buche lipsticks in Honeycomb (nude shade) and Whiskey (dark shade), which are the perfect match for the liners that I received. As you can see in the photo, they also included The Sephora Collection Eco Biodegradable sharpener which came in quite handy.

Bite Beauty's The Lip Pencil was 3 years in the making. It comes in 22 neutral shades which are inspired by natural lip tones, and they make the perfect companion to Bite Beauty's Amuse Bouche lip colours. The Lip Pencil is made with whipped shea butter which would explain why they are so creamy and hydrating.

Bite Beauty is a Canadian company and they are cruelty-free! #winning . Their products are handmade in Toronto, Canada. All their products are so natural that you can eat them (although I don't recommend it). At least I can feel good about what is going on my mouth. As I'm sure you're all aware, we do end up ingesting some of our lip products. When I think of it that way, I want to go all natural, all the time when it comes to lip products!

The Lip Pencil is super creamy and very pigmented, it's long-lasting and very comfortable on the lips. I have very dry and dehydrated lips. This pencil does not accentuate my lines or dryness. This is truly the nicest lip pencil I have ever used. It feels like a beautiful, high-quality lipstick on the lips, I really can't compare it to any other lip liner that I've tried. I like that I'm able to give my naturally shapeless lips some definition because it's in the form of a pencil. In the swatches below I am wearing The Lip Pencil in #020 on its own with no other lip products.

In conclusion: 
I am so in love with this shade and formula. I get compliments on it all the time! If you have a light-medium skin tone and love your nudes like I do, I highly recommend this shade. It couldn't be more flattering and it truly is comfortable to wear on its own as a lipstick. Of course, you can always pair it with their corresponding Amuse Buche Lip Colour in Honeycomb or any other lipstick you choose.

See all the shades and learn more about Bite Beauty's The Lip Pencil HERE.

Bite Beauty's The Lip Pencil retails for $20 CAD and is available now on

Bite Beauty's The Lip Pencil in #020
Thank you to @bitebeauty and @influenster for including me in this fab campaign!

*Not sponsored. These products were provided free for consideration. As always, all opinions are honest and my own. #TheLipPencil #contest

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Help Save Dogs From Cruel Pesticide Poisoning Testing! HSI

Photo Credit: Humane Society International

Hi everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts recently, it's not from a lack of subjects to post about or a desire to post, in fact, it's quite the opposite! Life's just been so busy lately. But, I'm determined to get back to a regular schedule of blogging.

What better way to get back to blogging than sharing a post where we can all do some good!

I learned from The Humane Society (HSI) that South Korea and Japan are subjecting dogs to pesticide poisoning and we can all help to try and stop this barbaric, cruel treatment of man's best friend.

Behind locked doors, these dogs are slowly poisoned – forced to swallow pills or eat food laced with chemicals – every day for a year, until they are killed and dissected. 

From HSI: 
" Animal testing of pesticides such as weed killers and insect repellants isn’t just a bad habit – it’s the law in most countries. But HSI is working with governments around the world to revise their testing requirements to spare countless animals from the horrific cruelty of pesticide poisoning experiments. One such test that we’re now very close to eliminating is a 1-year study in dogs. 

In this test, groups of beagle dogs are subject to daily pesticide poisoning – either by force-feeding of a capsule or being forced to eat food laced with a pesticide – for an entire year. The scientific basis of the test has been widely discredited, so much so that we’ve successfully convinced the United States, India, European Union, Brazil and Canada to stop requiring it. However, this test is still a legal requirement in Japan and South Korea. As a result, this cruel and unnecessary test is still being conducted to satisfy these two countries.

Please act now by adding your name to our letter urging South Korea and Japan to follow the global move to abandon this obsolete test."

Urge Japan and South Korea to drop this cruel animal testing requirement today!

Click HERE to add your name to this petition.

Thank you for being a voice for animals!

Amy xo

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