Pretty Lady: Lori

3 May

MargitMae is excited to announce a new feature called Pretty Lady!  In each Pretty Lady, a MargitMae reader will share her favorite products that keep her lovely and healthy.  If you would like to participate as a Pretty Lady (or Pretty Man!), please shoot us an e-mail – we’d love to hear from you!


Meet our newest Pretty Lady, Lori!



Lovely Lori is a Twin Cities resident who works as a  research analyst in the property tax division of the Minnesota Department of Revenue by day, and as a super blogger by night.  You can visit her in her online home,  A Little Slice of Special, where she blogs about all things lovely!  From cute vintage clothing to make-up tutorials to cute photos of her cadre of pets, Lori’s blog will bring a ray of sunshine to your day.

As a huge lover of animals, Lori is committed to using cruelty-free products.  In her own words, here are Lori’s Top 3 Beauty Products that keep her looking gorgeous.


  • Urban Decay Dew Me Moisturizing Makeup Setting Spray Besides being certified Vegan, supported by the CICC and PETA, and thus cruelty free, this is quite possibly the greatest tool in my beauty stash. Besides keeping my makeup on, it leaves it looking dew-y and fresh and I’ve seriously had this bottle for over a year, it only takes a few spritzes and you’re good to go! It’s pricey but well worth it!
  • e.l.f. Essentials Eyelid Primer in Champagne e.l.f.’s eye primer is pretty much the deal of the century. Much like Urban Decay it’s PETA approved and Cruelty Free and frankly, it works just as well as UD’s primer potion and it only costs a bit over $1. For real. You only need a dab, it’s pretty sheer but it really hold color well and it just generally feels good on your skin.
  • Lush Full of Grace Moisturizing Bar Confession – I have never really been able to use moisturizers. I had never been able to find one that actually improved my skin. Some made it feel too greasy, created shine, or made me break out. When I found lush, a company that doesn’t test on animals, and has a lot of vegan products, I knew I needed to at least give one of their face moisturizers a go. I ended up choosing full of grace. It’s actually considered a face serum, it’s for sensitive skin, preservative free, and it’s primarily made from portobello mushrooms (neat, right?!). It does exactly what I need and makes my skin feel and smell incredible!!!

There you have it!  Lori’s Top 3!  While these brands aren’t certified as organic, all of Lori’s products rate at a 4 or under at EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic’s Database and are cruelty free!  I love her commitment to researching and finding products that align with her values.

How much research do you do before selecting products?


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