Monday, January 22, 2018

CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY | RMS BEAUTY TINTED UN-POWDER

It's about time to review another cruelty free beauty product.  I am so pumped after decluttering even more of my makeup stash this weekend.  Not only did I cull some of the non-cruelty free products that I was trying to use up, but I also reduced my stash to items that I really, really love.  It's so nice to look at the products I own and know that they all work for me.

This rms beauty powder was most definitely not in the 'throw out' pile. It's official name is rms beauty tinted "un" powder.  This is my forever favorite setting powder.  If you haven't read my review of rms beauty's un-cover foundation/concealer, you can find it here.  It's amazing, plus I use it every day.  This powder has become a daily favorite as well.  It definitely deserves a little spotlight on my blog!


According to the website, this powder aligns with their 'less is more' aesthetic.  I truly believe that.  This powder is so effective that I need just the tiniest amount to powder my entire face.  This powder is very finely milled, and it reduces the appearance of pores.  This powder is talc free, silicone free, perfume free, paraben free and, of course, cruelty free.



This powder comes with this little poof.  Normally, this is not the type of application that I prefer.  I just don't think I can clean this as well as I can a brush.  After using this powder with a brush and then trying it with the poof, I can officially say the poof is much better than a brush.  I have not figured out how to either (a) wash the poof or (b) how to order additional poofs.  For now, this is what I'm using to apply the powder.


Along with it's incredible pore reducing properties, it mattifies like no other powder I've ever tried.  On a typical work day, my t-zone is shiny and in need of powdering at lunch time.  With this rms beauty tinted un-powder, my shine is held at bay until around 4:00.  It's amazing!  I've never used such a long-lasting powder.

The two down sides of this powder are the shade selection and the price. For $34, you get 0.32 ounces/9g of product.  That is quite pricey, but I use such a little amount that it's going to last for a long time.  The shade range is very small, at three shades.  They do offer a translucent version, if you are not able to find a shade that is close to your skin.

What do you think about this powder?  Have you ever tried it?



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Friday, January 19, 2018

FIVE BRANDS I LOVE

As I'm looking forward in 2018,  there are quite a few brands that I hope to add to my wardrobe and beauty routine.  I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of my favorites brands today.  I hope you find something that inspires you!

North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her five favorite ethical brands!  Read more here!


I spoke earlier this week about my love for Everlane.  I have multiples of their tees and recently tried their cashmere crew sweater.  I love supporting a brand that has such amazing ethics.  They've come such a long way since selling only tees, and it's exciting every time they release a new product!

North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her five favorite ethical brands!  Read more here!

North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her five favorite ethical brands!  Read more here!



Of all the brands I've discovered through my cruelty-free journey, RMS Beauty stands out the most to me.  Their makeup remover wipes are a staple in my skincare routine.  I literally can not be without them.  I also love their Un-Cover foundation/concealer.  It's something that I use every single day.  I look forward to trying more of their products this year.

North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her five favorite ethical brands!  Read more here!

North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her five favorite ethical brands!  Read more here!

North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her five favorite ethical brands!  Read more here!

North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her five favorite ethical brands!  Read more here!



So, The Flourish Market isn't actually a brand, but I am obsessed with my friend Em's shop in Raleigh.  Em has done my blog photos (and she is AMAZING!).  Unfortunately, the timing hasn't worked out for me to have her do my photos.  Izzie's has two hours of dance classes on Saturdays, which is basically the only day to get photos done.  Alas, I love supporting Em's shop and sending her love from afar with my online orders!  She has an amazing vision for her company, and I am literally obsessed with her try on sessions on Instastories.  She always shows the new arrivals there and can convince me to buy anything.  :)

North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her five favorite ethical brands!  Read more here!

North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her five favorite ethical brands!  Read more here!

North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her five favorite ethical brands!  Read more here!



Let's see how many times I can use the word 'obsessed' in this post... haha!  This brand is amazing.  They started out with shoes and now have a line of bags, accessories, and jewelry.  I started out with my Simone shopper crossbody bag and then added my Clutch Wallet.  During their huge sales around the holidays, I added these Serena sandals to replace my very old strappy sandals.  The newest addition are my black Ava flats, which are perfect.  I'm the type of person to buy multiples in different colors, so rest assured I'll be adding even more to my wardrobe this year!

North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her five favorite ethical brands!  Read more here!



This is a small jewelry business based on Raleigh that I discovered in 2017.  I love the simplistic style of all her pieces, and hopefully I'll be adding another necklace to my collection soon.  I've reached for this horizon necklace time and time again.  It's an essential piece, and I've received so many compliments on it.

North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her five favorite ethical brands!  Read more here!


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Thursday, January 18, 2018

CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY | WINTER PAMPER


I love a good pamper any time of year.  Typically, I do a face mask and other skin treatments on Sunday night.  I love starting the week relaxed and hydrated!  Since it's winter, and a lot of us are experiencing dry skin right now, I wanted to share some of my winter pampering products.

North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her winter pampering routine!  Read more here!

Jason Age Renewal Vitamin E Cream

This is an amazing, hydrating product.  Bonus, it's completely affordable.  You really get value for your money.  If I remember correctly, I picked this up at Walgreen's.  I have used this on my face, but it's a little heavy for my skin.  You can use this anywhere on your face and body, so this has been my go-to moisturizer for my extra spots like my elbows, knees, and heels.  You will love this!

North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her winter pampering routine!  Read more here!

NIP + FAB Soften Kale Fix Clay Mask

I reviewed this last year, and my love for it is still going strong.  Lately, I've even been using this in the morning.  If finding time to pamper yourself is difficult, try multitasking!  If I am running short on time, I'll apply a mask and let it set on my skin while I'm doing something else.  If I apply this in the morning, it sets while I'm getting my clothes together, etc., and then it's ready to rinse off when I'm in the shower.

North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her winter pampering routine!  Read more here!

Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask

Herbivore is one of my favorite brands.  They have such a gorgeous aesthetic, even their boxes are beautiful.  I've been using this mask for a while when I need a gentle exfoliation.  My skin feels smooth and hydrated when I use this, it's a real treat!

North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her winter pampering routine!  Read more here!

One Love Organics Gardenia + Tea Body Serum

This has been such a skin saver this winter!  I know that hot baths are not great for your skin, because they dry out your skin.  But, I just can't help it since we have such a cozy tub now.  To combat the dryness, I spray this body serum onto my skin and it feels as good as new again.  Plus, it smells amazing.  If you don't love floral scents, I would say you still might like this.  The scent is not overpowering, and I don't smell it after it's soaked into my skin.

North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her winter pampering routine!  Read more here!

NAILS INC. Hand & Nail Mask

This has been so amazing for my dry, dry hands.  It doesn't have a great rating on Sephora, and I did address that here.  It makes my skin so smooth, and even my cuticles look hydrated.  If you have very dry skin, you will definitely see a difference with this.  The hydration lasts for about a week on my hands.  I don't know how normal that is, as I wash my hands a lot.  But, I'm very happy to keep this on hand for a pamper every now and again!

North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her winter pampering routine!  Read more here!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WINTER STYLE | EVERLANE CASHMERE CREW

This year, my wardrobe goals are to develop a color scheme for my wardrobe and include more ethical and slow fashion items.

Luckily, this Everlane Cashmere sweater outfit matches both of those goals.  :)  Back in December, I used some of my birthday money to purchase my first Everlane cashmere sweater.

And I haven't looked back.

Everlane had a sale of free shipping on all cashmere items, so I figured it was the perfect time to try out an Everlane Cashmere sweater.  I've heard so many amazing things about their cashmere, and I love the brand anyways.  Back when they only sold tee shirts, I had so many in my closet.  I still have a few, but I wore out most of them.  I'm slowly replacing my tees.  Along with this Everlane cashmere sweater, I've ordered a crew tee and a v-neck tee.

Everlane is an amazing company that is known for transparency in their supply chain and factories.  I love their minimalist aesthetic as well.  I am so happy that I took a chance on this Everlane cashmere sweater.  The cashmere is so cozy and soft.  I will definitely picking it up in more colors!  I especially love the gray and pink.

WINTER STYLE | EVERLANE CASHMERE CREW by popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately
Sweater: Everlane // Jeans: Old Navy - similar shape // Booties: Target // Necklace: Wind Blown Jewelry

WINTER STYLE | EVERLANE CASHMERE CREW by popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately

WINTER STYLE | EVERLANE CASHMERE CREW by popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately

WINTER STYLE | EVERLANE CASHMERE CREW by popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately

WINTER STYLE | EVERLANE CASHMERE CREW by popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately

WINTER STYLE | EVERLANE CASHMERE CREW by popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately

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