Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Lime Crime: FDA Followup

I received the following from the FDA in regards to the Lime Crime warning letter.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

An apology from the CEO of BioRepublic + a boycott

On Friday one of my readers shared with me a meme posted on the BioRepublic Skincare Instagram page that was highly offensive and insensitive towards those along with their families who struggle and suffer from a mental illness. Unfortunately the CEO of the company, Paolo Mentonelli, did not handle the initial contact with me very professionally (and I admit my reaction to him via PM was also unprofessional) which resulted in backlash from potential customers who saw the meme. Since Friday he has made two apologies on their company Facebook page and while the first felt insincere the one made today was sincere. He has also reached out to me on my blog to apologize which I have accepted.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Mental Health is not a joke

One of my readers brought it to my attention that BioRepublic SkinCare, a company that Birchbox has worked with, posted earlier today on Instagram a meme with the statement "I wear makeup to distract you from my mental illness." They have since removed the image from Instagram but instead of apologizing the CEO, Paolo Mentonelli, sent me a threatening PM on my Facebook page.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

FDA contacts Lime Crime over Red Velvet

This blog post has been edited since originally published on August 12, 2015 at 12:29 PM Eastern.


The FDA has contacted Doe Deere specifically over Lime Crime's Red Velvet Velvetine liquid lipstick. According to the letter the packaging for Red Velvet states that Red Velvet contains ferric ferrocyanide and ultramarines which is a no-no.

Strobing Kits: Do you really need one?

Colour Pop Strobing I kit - $39

The latest rage among social media bloggers and vloggers is an old technique that is now called "strobing". The technique has been around for decades (at least since the 1960s but it's probably far older) and was popular in the 1970s during the Disco era where many companies had their own highlight products out. Revlon actually had their own line called "Moon Drops" which was wildly popular.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Move over Ipsy! Sephora is launching their own beauty box subscription service!

Move over Ipsy! Sephora is launching their own beauty box subscription service for only $10! If you live in Boston, Columbus or Cincinnati you can sign up August 12 for the first box shipping September 2015! Not in one of those three test cities? Well, you'll have to wait until 2016 before they launch nationwide.
We are happy to hear that you're excited about Play! by Sephora, a new monthly subscription box, coming soon! The subscription will be available initially by invite only. Please check on or after August 12th for more information and to add yourself to the wait list. Thanks!
High end samples for only $10? Hopefully the sizes are deluxe and not foils or tiny perfume vials since you can get three FREE samples with any purchase and if you have Flash shipping you don't have to spend that much online to get those samples.

Disclaimer: Affiliate link. Sephora link will not be live until August 12.

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