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In the Kitchen with Butter London + Giveaway

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t just mean eating clean and working out. It means being happy, doing what you love, and pampering yourself. I am such a girly girly when it comes to fashion and beauty. I love doing my hair and make-up and think painting my nails is therapeutic. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that I change my nail color almost daily.

Since I spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking up new recipes for my blog and washing loads of dishes, nail lacquer doesn’t exactly last the longest. After trying gels repeatedly, I would still be left with broken brittle nails that took weeks to recover. I’ve tried tons of different polishes and although I love my collection of OPI and Essie, nothing lasts quite as long as Butter London!

Since I love Butter so much, they’ve generously provided this amazing little Butter box full of goodies for one lucky RFFMBT reader! The box includes a collection of six Nail Lacquers to keep your nails super glam, two Backstage Basics Lotions to keep your hands perfectly moisturized and smooth, and a super luxe Wink Eye Pencil.

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My mani is always put to the test when I’m working with my hands in the kitchen. After a round of cooking and dishes, I’m usually left with a messy mani and chipped polish, but I’ve noticed that Butter polishes stay much longer than other brands.

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I’m in love with Butter London’s new Flawless Gel Topcoat. It dries quickly and gives a super high shine that looks like a gel mani. It also protects your nails from chips and nicks twice as long as your average topcoat without weakening or damaging your nails like traditional gels.

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After doing dishes, I like to moisturize with Butter’s Backstage Basics Signature Lotion. It’s formulated with shea butter and antioxidants to hydrate and soothe your skin.

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One lucky RFFMBT reader will win a Butter box ($143 value)!
Butter box includes:
6 Butter London Nail Laquers in: KeenPikey (Dust-Up)TrifleHRHTitchy, and Anorak.
1 Butter London Backstage Basics Signature Lotion (6oz)
1 Travel Size Butter London Backstage Basics Signature Lotion (3.4 oz)
1 Butter London Wink Eye Pencil in Earl Grey

Giveaway ends on Thursday, June 19th at 11:59pm PST.
Winner will be announced on Friday, June 20th.
*Must use a valid email address and be a US resident to enter.

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T H E    D E T A I L S
Photography // Jessica at Cardelucci.com
Nails // Butter London in HRH (Her Royal Highness)
Raglan Top // Sub Urban Riot
Bracelet // Cartier LOVE, & Pura Vida
Watch // Vintage Cartier Tank Francaise
Rings // Alex Mika

Red Apple Lipstick Review + Giveaway (CLOSED)

So this giveaway is totally delayed. Ughh, you may have noticed that I had some technical difficulties with my blog last week(end). It was down for a few days, but I’m back in action now! Better late than never, here is that vegan g-free giveaway that I mentioned last week! Since you guys really liked my “What’s in My Makeup Bag” post about natural, vegan, and cruelty-free beauty products, I decided it would be fun to introduce you to a new vegan, gluten-free makeup brand that I am absolutely in love with!

You are going to love this lipstick: here’s why!

Red Apple Lipstick is not your ordinary lipstick company. Sure, they have a wide array of gorgeous colors, but that’s not all. Red Apple Lipsticks and glosses are vegan, and lab tested free of gluten, parabens, toxins, and soy. They are also enriched with a gluten-free source of Vitamin E for awesome, all-day moisture! Red Apple Lipstick delivers natural lip products with long-lasting wearability, vibrant colors, and nourishing ingredients, made in the USA!

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This is the creamiest mineral lipstick I have ever tried! They really mean what they say by “all-day moisture!” With most drugstore lipsticks my lips get really dry after the first hour and I end up scrubbing the color off and applying a tinted chapstick, but that was not the case with Red Apple Lipstick. I was pleasantly surprised as to how smooth and moisturized my lips felt. Before applying the lip color, I exfoliated my lips with the Lip Exfoliator Stick and applied the Rallye Balm throughout the day. When it came time to do my makeup and apply my lipstick, it glided on like butter and stayed put! I am a huge fan of how opaque and pigmented the color was once applied compared to other mineral-based lipsticks. Most require layers of building color, but Red Apple Lipstick went on perfectly.

Red Apple Lipstick is an excellent choice for anyone who has gluten sensitivity or Celiac Disease.
It’s a fact that ladies with Celiac Disease, or even a mild intolerance to gluten battle dry, chapped lips constantly. No lipstick should do harm to your delicate lips! Did you know your lips are only 4 dermal layers thick… compared to your thigh which is 16 dermal layers? No wonder they chap so easy! And when something upsets the natural balance in your lips, the damage is multiplied!

Red Apple Lipstick 4Red Apple Lipsticks in Vogue and New York followed by the Exfoliator Stick, and Rallye Balm.

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Red Apple Lipstick 2Red Apple Lipstick Gloss in Nude Peppermint.

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Red Apple Lipstick was also kind enough to send me a custom Eyeshadow Palette with Z-Palette Magnetic Eye Shadow Holder and three gorgeous natural browns Champagne E7, Twinkle Taupe E10, and Espresso E6.

Red Apple Lipstick 7Are you a member of the Red Apple Lipstick VIP Club?
Be sure to sign up for the free VIP Club email list to get 20% off codes each month!
That means never paying full price for RAL – EVER!
Your first code will arrive instantly after you sign up : )

Red Apple Lipstick 3Want to try Red Apple Lipstick, but not sure if you’ll love the color? Another thing that I love about RAL is that you can purchase samples of colors to try before buying a full size lipstick!

Red Apple Lipstick in RebelMe wearing Red Apple Lipstick in “Rebel!”

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Here’s your chance to win some Red Apple Lipstick cosmetics (worth $130!).
Red Apple Lipstick prize pack includes: “Vogue” lipstick, “New York” lipstick, “Nude Peppermint” gloss, Exfoliator Stick, Rallye Balm, “Rebel” sample color and applicator brush, and Z-Palette Magnetic Eye Shadow Holder with “Champagne E7,” “Twinkle Taupe E10,” and “Espresso E6″ eyeshadows.

For your chance to win:
1. Comment on this post telling me what your favorite natural beauty product or remedy is.

2. Tweet ” Enter to win #glutenfree #vegan @RedAppleLipstic #cosmetics from @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/14AOnow 
– To complete your Twitter entry, leave a separate comment with the url to your tweet!

2. Post a photo on Instagram of your favorite beauty product with the IG handle @RabbitFoodForMyBunnyTeeth and hashtag #RFFMBTredapple
– To complete your Instagram entry, leave a separate comment with the url to your Instagram photo!

This means you can earn up to 3 entries!
Contest ends Tuesday, September 10th at 11:59pm PST.
Winner will be announced Wednesday, September 11th.
Must use a valid email address when entering. Open to U.S. residents only.

What’s in my makeup bag? + Giveaway (CLOSED)

I decided to do something different today! I’m letting you guys into my makeup bag!

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I’ve had multiple reader request about cruelty-free, vegan, and natural make-ups and thought it would be fun to show you what I’m loving and why. I’ve always been a lover of animals (especially bunnies, duh), but when I was younger I never paid much attention as to if the brands I was using were tested on animals. I knew that I loved makeup and that was that. Never realizing that precious little animals were harmed in the process of making some of the products I use. I’m not vegan, but since I pay close attention to what I put into my body, I have been paying much more attention to what I put on my body as well.

If I’m going to put makeup on and let it soak into my skin, I should probably look at what’s in it, right? It’s something that we often forget about. If we aren’t eating it, then it must be ok, right? Wrong! If you have Celiac Disease or are truly gluten intolerant, make-up containing gluten might be having an effect of you. It’s seriously something that I never thought about until my friend was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Think about it this way. If you are putting chapstick, lipstick, or lipgloss on, you actuallyend up ingesting it throughout the day. As I was helping my friend find products that were gluten-free, I started going research crazy looking for natural cosmetic and skincare brands. I got totally sucked into the research and obsessed with what I was learning!

I learned that a majority of my make-up was cruelty free, not tested on animals and BDIH certified natural! I’ve been slowly transitioning my makeup bag and learning about new brands that are 100% vegan and even gluten-free! Unfortunately there are some drugstore brands that I use such as Maybelline, that still test on animals… but I’m making my way towards beauty without bunnies!

If you’re interested in transitioning your makeup bag towards more natural and cruelty free products, you can see lists by PETA of companies who DON’T test on animals, and companies who unfortunately do.

When learning more about Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, I found their slogan witty but sad at the same time! “Speak out or the bunny gets it!” It was worth a mention! I’m glad they like bunnies too!

Inside my makeup Bag
1. Tweezerman Slant Tweezers – these are so precise, they get every little tiny microscopic hair. Can’t live without them!
2. Hello Kitty for Sephora Jeweled Compact Mirror – My mom gave me this for Valentine’s day a couple of years ago!
3. bareMinerals Original Mineral Veil – I like to dust this on over my foundation or beauty balm to lock my makeup in place. I figure, I’ve already spent so much time finding/matching the perfect liquid foundation color, why change it with a strange colored powder? Protects your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays with 25 SPF. Just a bare veil of minerals that lock makeup in place and give your skin airbrushed perfection. Not tested on animals.
4. bareMinerals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer – Love the light herbal smell of this and the fact that it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. Formulated without parabens, synthetic fragrances, and artificial oils. Not tested on animals.
5. Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in Gilded – The perfect golden bronze for a CA summer glow year round. Cruelty-free. Not tested on animals.
6. Lavera Gentle Eye Makeup Remover – Gentle enough for my sensitive skin, but strong enough to remove my cat eyes at night! Vegan, gluten-free, cruelty free, NaTrue certified Natural, and BDIH certified natural cosmetics.
7. Hello Kitty for Sephora Retractable Kabuki Brush – The cutest blush brush I own!
8. Urban Decay Travel size Eyeshadow Primer Potion – This is my favorite primer. It does it exactly what it says and keeps my eyeshadow put all day. Cruelty-free. Not tested on animals.
9. Sephora Collection Classic Blending Brush #29 & Classic Large Synthetic Eyeshadow Brush #25 – These are the only two eyeshadow brushes I use. One for the lids and the other for crease color. They’re made of synthetic bristles that are durable and don’t fall out! No animal fur found here, meow!
10. Benefit They’re Real! Mascara – Love love love this mascara. lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts and separates with a super amazing rubber applicator that gets all of the baby lashes! I probably spend the most time on my lashes and I love when people ask if they’re real. Yes, They’re real! Just like the title suggests! Not tested on animals.
11. Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette – My favorite everyday eyeshadow palette of natural browns and tans. Cruelty-free. Not tested on animals.
12. Benecos Happy Nails Nail Polish in Expressive Mint – Love the color and shine this polish gives. Free from toluene, camphor, phthalates or formaldehydes. Cruelty free & vegan!
13. Boscia Bright White Peel Off mask – I’m quickly getting obsessed with this brand! Free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, preservatives, ethanol alcohol, artificial color, and animal ingredients. It has been dermatologist-tested and is pH balanced with no testing on animals.
14. Sephora Collection Pro Allover Powder Brush #61 & Pro Flawless Airbrish #56 – I LOVE these brushes, I have been using them for years and have bought them for all of the girls in my family. They’re made of high quality synthetic bristles that allow you to go from liquid to powder and back again without sticking together. They’re ultra soft and give a perfect flawless look with broth liquid and powder foundations. I’ll never use a normal foundation brush again.
15. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in Natural Beige 220 – I’m really hard to match when it comes to foundation, but this is one of the only brands that has a color and formula that actually works for me. I’m hoping to find a more natural and cruelty-free foundation that matches my skin!
16. Benecos Natural Powder Blush in Sassy Salmon – This color is gorgeous, plus it’s gluten-free, cruelty free, and a BDIH certified natural cosmetic.
17. C.O. Bigelow Lemon Lip Balm No. 1421 – I’m a chapstick junkie, and this one glides on smooth and really moisturizes. Formulated with a high concentration of lemon oil and extract, Vitamin C, and super-nourishing Shea Butter. 100% natural lemon flavor. Not tested on animals.
18. Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm – I like to use this on days where I’m running errands around town and only need light coverage. It evens out my skin tone and reduces redness instantly! Cruelty-free. Not tested on animals. I like to set it with the bareMinerals Mineral Veil (#3).
19. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick – As I said before I’m addicted to chapstick. I put this bad boy on before bed and wake up with super moisturized lips. Cruelty-free. Not tested on animals.
20. Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter – I slather this all over my hands (especially in the winter) to keep them from getting dry. I love the light lemon scent and that it’s all natural. Not tested on animals.
21. Hollywood Fashion Tape – I ALWAYS have this in my makeup bag! I use this to keep pants temporarily hemmed, to keep the neckline of my lower cut shirts in place, and also fill the tin with safety pins and bobby pins and a hair tie or two for emergencies.
22. Benecos Eyebrow Designer in Brown – Great for perfecting pretty brows! Vegan, gluten-free, cruelty free, BDIH certified natural cosmetics.
23. Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion – I’ve saved the best for last! My ALL-TIME-FAVORITE eyeliner! This liquid liner has the thinnest brush so you can get the most beautiful and perfect line on your lids. I’m a big fan of the cat eye, and this liner trumps all liquid liners. It makes lining 10 times easier and stays put no matter what. Seriously, you can go swimming with this on if you dare! Cruelty free. Not tested on animals.

* Speaking of curelty-free, I know that my Chanel makeup bag is made from lamb, and I do own other handbags that are made of leather etc. As stated before, I am not 100% vegan, but am currently transitioning my makeup to more natural and cruelty-free items! I respect your lifestyle, so please respect mine and others! xo

What's in my makeup bag My everyday make-up! Love that Benecos Natural Powder Blush in Sassy Salmon!

What's in my makeup bagAs someone who has a collection of over 60 nail polishes, I fell madly in love with this one! It’s so shiny and glossy that it doesn’t even need a top coat! Someone even asked me if my polish was gel! Plus, it’s free from toluene, camphor, phthalates or formaldehydes. Cruelty free, gluten-free, & vegan! Happy bunny!

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I discovered some of my new favorite vegan, gluten-free, cruelty free, paraben-free, natural cosmetic brands from my True Beauty Box from Love True Natural! Love True natural offers three different Beauty Boxes: Flirt ($30), Veganista ($30), and Indulge ($40). With your subscription, you will get a new beauty box (from your chosen boy style) each month, filled with new products and cosmetics for you to try and love! It’s a great affordable way to test new brands without having to commit to expensive full size products.

The Perks of Being a True Beauty:
Exclusive member-only promo codes for 15% off site-wide on LoveTrueNatural.com
Monthly online promotions and giveaways available just for True Beauties!
Get up to 2x the value of your monthly subscription cost in products!

What's in my makeup bagMy beauty box included a Benecos Brow Designer, Lavera make-up remover, Benecos nail polish, Lavera lip balm, True Organic sweet grapefruit soap, and two samples of True Baby sunscreen, and True Self Tanner! I ended up in LOVE with the make-up remover and polish and use the brow pencil to define my brows! I love trying new products, but love them even more when they are fantastic!

GIVEAWAY!
Love True Natural is giving one lucky RFFMBT reader the chance to try a True Beauty Box!
*Winner’s beauty box will contain different items than mine pictured above.

For your chance to win:
1. Comment on this post telling me your favorite must have beauty item.

2. You must like Love True Natural on Facebook.
– Leave a separate comment letting me know that you liked them!

3. Tweet ” Enter to #win a Beauty Box from @LoveTrueNatural hosted my @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/1ancc4H “
– Leave a separate comment with the url to your tweet!

Contest ends on Sunday, June 30th at 11:59pm PST.
Winner will be announced on Monday, July 1st! Must use a valid email address when entering. Open to U.S. residents only.

Funny Bunny

This is too perfect not to share:
I got an awesome new OPI nail polish yesterday and you will never guess what the name of the color is.

Wait for it…
FUNNY BUNNY
…of course!

I even chose the color before seeing the name!