Beauty

Life Lately + Social Media Roundup

These are my favorite's from my Instagram (@clarissasievers) from last month! March has been so good to us!

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If you haven't already, you should try ColourPop lip gloss. They have a million and one colors in every shade you could ever dream of. The best part is they're only $6! I don't like to wear them alone like I've seen some people do, I prefer to put a creamy lip crayon or clear gloss on top. I feel like they provide amazing color, but the texture it leaves on your lips (or mine at least) can be uneven and not smooth. But they are definitely worth the buy - I have my eye on some nude and coral colors to try!

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These two guys together are a riot! The best news I wanted to share is that Boomer and Ruger are really starting to create a bond, I like to call them "brothers" as a joke. Boomer has been with us for a little over a month now (time flies)! They are so cute it kills me - Ruger is really playful and will playfully "attack" Boomer trying to get him to react, but Boomer just stares at him and slowly walks away. At first we were worried Boomer but might snap at him, but he's so gentle he just deals with Ruger's crazy antics. They also love to play fetch and are generally pretty good about sharing toys, neither are too possessive which is a big relief. I'm super excited for Charlotte because it's very dog-friendly there, so I can't wait to do lots of fun stuff around the city with them! The baseball team there does a dog night, and there are many other dog events that I want to take them to.

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This photo has really pushed me into blogger mode. I feel like this is my first picture where I truly look and feel like a blogger and that is a big success for me. Just this past month my blog has grown so much (I feel like that every month), I can't even believe the opportunities that are starting to come up from it. So excited to see what's to come! Normally, bloggers like to make it seem like their life is perfect,but I want to be a little more honest and real with what I'm sharing so I have no problem with talking about the behind-the-scenes of my blog. It still has a ways to go but it's become such a fun hobby for me.

23 Popular Beauty Companies You Didn't Know Were Cruelty-Free

You've probably never considered buying animal cruelty-free beauty products. Maybe because you didn't think much about it, or because you didn't know many great brands actually opt out of animal testing. Here is a list of 23 cruelty-free brands you probably already know and love!

 

Click the photo or "buy" button to purchase each product or see more from that brand.

 
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1. Anastasia Beverly Hills - this brand offers great makeup products with a focus on giving you gorgeous brows!

2. Bare Minerals - they have a range of natural and mineral-infused makeup and skincare products, like this hydrating gel. 

3. Buxom - if you're looking for the lip gloss look no further than Buxom! This Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian is a great shade for the season.

4. Charlotte Tilbury - this brand offers high-quality makeup, skincare, and perfume. I'm in love with this Red Carpet Red lipstick listed below.

5. ColourPop - this brand is budget-friendly and offers gorgeous matte lip glosses in many colors. This Lumiere 2 is a perfect color for anyone.

6. Dermalogica - this brand offers a wide range of products for all different types of skincare concerns, like this great cleanser for $25.

7. Dr. Dennis Gross - this brand offers great skincare products, especially for aging skin like this Retinol Anti-Aging Moisturizer.

8. Jane Iredale - this brand is very supportive and loyal to animals, they also offer natural beauty products.

9. Josie Maran - this brand is big on using Argan Oil in its beauty products, they smell amazing!

10. Kat Von D - this brand has wonderful products that create chic, bold looks.

11. Kate Somerville - KS skincare products are for all sorts of skin issues, this ExfoliKate exfoliating treatment is perfect for dull and oily skin.

12. Kylie Cosmetics - this brand has quickly risen in popularity due to its founder and creator being none other than Kylie Jenner. 

13. LUSH - they have natural, simple products that are concocted in store. This skin cleanser is like silk on your face.

14. Mario Badescu - they have miracle products that can change your skin for the better, like this Silver Powder for oily, congested skin that draws out impurities. I recommend their Vitamin C serum, too!

 
 

15. Murad - this brand has a focus on acne-prone skin and other dermatology issues.

16. Nars - if you're looking for the perfect blush, look here.

17. NYX - if you need product for a cheaper price then NYX is your go-to.

18. Physician's Formula - this brand has hypoallergenic products for sensitive skin.

19. Stila - Stila offers a great liquid eyeliner like this All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in black.

20. Shea Moisture - they these lush and highly moisturizing hair products, like this leave-in conditioner for $10.

21. Tarte - this brand is supposedly good for acne-prone skin and offers great coverage in their skin makeup like this Double Duty concealer.

22. Too Faced - One of the most popular brands on this list, they offer a gorgeous brow kit with all the colors and tools you need.

23. Urban Decay - this brand offers an eyeshadow primer that you'll fall in love with. Your eye makeup will never, ever come off - whether you want it to or not.

Animal-Cruelty Free with Jane Iredale

     I think it's important to consider buying animal-cruelty free products, especially for makeup. You don't realize how many of the beauty companies we buy our makeup from perform testing on animals, dogs included. Lucky for us (and our pups), there are some incredibly caring brands out there that appreciate animals and really practice what they preach when it comes to being kind and protecting them. I can't imagine anyone mistreating Ruger by keeping him locked up in a kennel 24 hours a day and only letting him out when testing was needed on the "subject". Test animals are not given names, they are given ID numbers that are tattooed on their ears. It hurts my heart to know many dogs out there will never know the happiness of a yummy bone and a warm bed to sleep on.

Although hard to imagine, dogs have long been used as research and testing subjects. Dogs are still used in research today. In 2012, 72,149 dogs were held in laboratories, with over 25,000 subjected to painful experiments. - AAVS.org

     Grateful is the best way to describe how I feel about those few companies out there that opt out of testing on dogs. A wonderful makeup brand I've come across is Jane Iredale, they are a company that truly cares for every animal and wants to make sure their products never cause any harm to them. They are committed to creating responsible products by not allowing third-party testing or selling to any countries that require animal testing. How incredible are they? I'm excited to try out their Glow Time BB cream, Powder-Me dry sunscreen, and the Lip Crayon they sent me!

I will do another post as a review of their product for you to check out.

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Jane Iredale is Ruger approved!

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I received product in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are my own.

I received product in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are my own.


I first learned about the sad reality of dog testing when I watched a video from the "Beagle Freedom Project". Here is one of their many rescue missions from 2015. I cried when I saw those sweet Beagles afraid of something as simple as walking on grass because they had never seen it before. You will cry tears of sadness and happiness throughout this video, so prepare yourself!

Welcome to Fetching Florals

     We are Clarissa and Ruger. I started this blog because I adopted a dog and fell in love with him. He has brought me so much happiness, and I prefer not to go anywhere without him. Ruger is the "fetching" part behind the name, and I am the "florals". Here you will learn about the products I use for myself and my dog, fun news about our daily adventures, articles I've written on dog-related topics, my outfit details, and lots of photos of us. 

     I'm 23 years old and just graduated from college with a Bachelor's in Psychology. I've been in love with dogs my whole life, but I started to let that go as I got older and wasn't able to have one of my own. At one point I thought I wanted to be a dog trainer, I made the switch from animal behavior to human behavior and became interested in Psychology instead. Since I've gotten Ruger I've realized my love and passion for dogs will never go away. Another hobby of mine is fashion and learning about different tips to keep myself looking my best. I've learned that taking care of myself really boosts my confidence and makes me feel happier. I'm still figuring out my style and I honestly enjoy that about myself because it's always fun to experiment. 

     Ruger is around a year old and still has a couple more sessions until he graduates from his obedience course (if he can pay attention in class). We think he is a Labrador Retriever/Border Collie mix, also known as a "Borador". We don't know for sure, but we've googled these mixes before and it's amazing how many dogs out there look just like Ruger. He has the appetite of a Lab and the intense stare of a BC, so we like to think of those personality traits as proof that he is those breeds. He was a stray as a puppy and someone found him and took him in, and that's basically all we know about his past. He is incredibly sweet and can learn new commands fairly quickly, but he's also stubborn and sometimes decides to forget those at the most convenient time... Like when I'm calling him to "come" but he thinks it's more fun to run away instead. 

    Our lives consist of daily adventures going on hikes, to local dog parks, and anywhere else Ruger is allowed to go. He is the best dog, he fits so well into my life, and I always talk about how happy I am that I got him.

So glad you could join us!

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