Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Inspiration #13 - cobalt

Happy Sunday Dudes! Today I want to just lay around the house and recover from last night's remix release party for my band Technophobia at Black Cat. We played with two SUPER RAD bands: Curse from Baltimore and Void Vision from Philadelphia. They were amazing and I am so pleased that they were able to join us for our big event. You can listen to the remixes streaming HERE!

Anyway, on to some sunday inspiration! This weeks hue is cobalt. I love this rich color and was very taken by the combination of cobalt and rusty reds and browns. I very unfortunately was unable to properly source all these images, but was so taken by them I couldn't not share. If you happen to know the original sources for them please do let me know!

So what is inspiring you this week? Don't forget to check out what is inspiring my blogger bff G this week on Tulle and Combat Boots!

xoxox kat

Thursday, July 17, 2014

My First Petit Vour Box!

I'm stoked to share my first Petit Vour box! It's a beauty subscription service that provides all vegan and cruelty free items. Score! 

Logical Harmony – Tashina Combs

The Petit Vour Box!
Luxury vegan beauty * Delivered Monthly

$15 per month

Away We Go – The Travel Collection

EVOLVh – UltraShine Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner | $17

MUN – No. 1 Aknari, brightening youth serum | $95

ncLA – 5 Free Luxury Nail Lacquer, santa monica shore thing | $16

TAY – Rosehip Balancing Cleanser with Seabuckthorn | $35

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Inspiration #12 - moss green

Happy Sunday Dudes! Today I want to share some moss green inspiration with you.

Green is my favorite color and this earthy hue makes me feel centered. While I'm on the one hand a rock&roll city chick, I find myself most spiritual and at peace alone in some green space. Whether it be a walk in a park, a hike through a forest, or just sitting under a tree by the road, feeling grounded to this planet gives me at times an overwhelming sense of smallness and hits home how silly it is for such an insignificant piece of the puzzle to fret over silly things as I often do.

Moss green inspiration accessories via Real Simple | Moss green hippo planter via Etsy | Bunny planter with moss via Flickr | Statue covered in moss via Flickr | Handmade moss green cloche via Etsy | Tiny live terrarium necklaces via Etsy

What is inspiring you this week? Don't forget to check out what is inspiring my blogger bff G this week over at Tulle and Combat Boots!

xoxox kat

ULTA Haul!

Welcome to my brand new YouTube channel! This is my first video; I hope you can bear with me as I navigate this world as a novice vlogger. I am bound to improve as I continue to film and post!

Friends in this video:
Gina of Tulle and Combat Boots:
Lisa of  Just Pop Fashion:

NYX Cosmetics: 
"NYX Cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by organizations, such as PETA, as a cruelty free brand. NYX is committed to producing 100% cruelty-free cosmetics. NYX does not test any of its raw materials or finished products on animals."

MAC Cosmetics: 
"M.A.C has a longstanding policy to not test on animals, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except when required by law."

Physicians Formula: 
"Physicians Formula Inc. does not conduct tests, or commission any outside facility to conduct tests that involve the use of animals. The safety of our products is determined using such alternate methods as "in-vitro" testing, human clinical evaluations and human use-trials under the supervision of a Board Certified Dermatologist."

Mineral Fusion: 
"Free of gluten, parabens, SLS, phthalates, artifi cal colors and synthetic fragrances. 100% vegetarian and never tested on animals."

The HAUL!!!

  • NYX Cosmetics: Hot Singles Eye Shadow -- STFU  (Dupe for MAC Chrome Yellow) 

  • NYX Cosmetics: Hot Singles Eye Shadow -- Dank (Dupe for MAC Lime) 
  • NYX Cosmetics: Hot Singles Eye Shadow -- Money Maker  (Dupe for MAC Three Ring Yellow) 

  • NYX Cosmetics: Ultra Pearl Mania Loose Pearl Eye Shadow -- Yellow Gold (Dupe for MAC Gorgeous Gold) 

  • NYX Cosmetics: Hot Singles Eye Shadow -- Raven  (Dupe for MAC Carbon) 

  • NYC Cosmetics: Collection Noir Matte Black Liner 

  • NYX Cosmetics: Color Mascara -- Brown 

  • NYX Cosmetics: Wonder Pencil -- Light 

  • NYX Cosmetics: Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation -- Ivory 

  • NYX Cosmetics: Eye Shadow Base -- White 

  • NYX Cosmetics: Ultra Pearl Mania Loose Pearl Eye Shadow -- Jade Pearl 

  • NYX Cosmetics: The Suede Shadow Palette: 

  • Physicians Formula: pH Matchmaker pH Powered Lipgloss -- Light Pink 

  • Mineral Fusion: Sheer Moisture Lip Tint -- Smolder

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cruelty Free at Wegmans

Shopping for cruelty free products can be a bit overwhelming when you are just starting out. Trust me, I know! I've been on my cruelty free journey officially for 6 months now and I still struggle in the grocery store, at CVS, at ULTA. So I decided to lend a helping hand. This is the first in a series of posts where I ask YOU where you shop and share cruelty free brands at those stores/websites.

I posed the question today via twitter and got this response from Emma:

So here you are Emma! This is by no means a completely comprehensive list of cruelty free companies sold through Wegmans, but it's definitely a good start:
Looking for something specific? Hoping to find a cruelty free shave gel? Need that perfect cruelty free mascara? Want to wash your dishes with a clean conscious? Please feel free to tweet at me! I am always happy to help. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cruelty Free Summer Sandals

It's officially time for summer sandals here in the Nation's Capital. Today was so humid outside, as I walked across the mall from Smithsonian Affiliations in L'Enfant Plaza to a meeting at The National Museum of the American Indian my hair curled. Literally. The humidity curled my hair in a 15 minute walk. Fun times. 

Not only did my walk end in curly hair, it also ended in swollen, sticky feet. Gross, I know, but swampy humidity is a fact of life here in DC. Fear not my fashion forward friends! That just means it's time for NEW SHOES! Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! Something with a little more room to breeeeeath. All nine of these sandals are from ModCloth and best of all they are all Cruelty Free!! Long live sweet baby cows!

From Top to Toe Flat  |  Walk Around the Colorblock Sandal  |  Twist It Up Flat
Dreaming on the Dock Sandal  |  Boardwalk Lemonade Sandal  |  Prancing Through the Petals Sandal
Oh Strappy Day Flat  |  Prance in the Park Flat  |  Impromptu Date Sandal

Do you like any of these? Which is your favorite? Tweet at me and let me know!