๐•–๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•„๐•†โ„๐”ผ ๐•ก๐•๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐Ÿฅฌ ใ€ฐ๏ธ (๐Ÿ“ธ via @gabbois)
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I actually wouldn't be surprised if they started making vegan ice cream out of cauliflower soon! ๐Ÿ˜ฌโœจ๐ŸŒฑ

๐•–๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•„๐•†โ„๐”ผ ๐•ก๐•๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐Ÿฅฌ ใ€ฐ๏ธ...

โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™ง๐™ช๐™š๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ฎ-๐™›๐™ง๐™š๐™š โœฆ
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(๐Ÿ“ท via @theveggiest)

โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™...

If youโ€™re new to vegan beauty or makeup, I highly recommend giving a seasonal subscription service, like @vegancuts Makeup Box a try! ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŒปโœจ
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Every 3 months, youโ€™ll receive a box full of vegan makeup delivered right to your doorstep ๐Ÿ“ฆ
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Reasons to subscribe to #VegancutsMakeupBox:
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๐ŸŒผ you get to experiment and try new vegan products and brands!
๐ŸŒผ itโ€™s cheaper than buying each product on their own โ€” you get full-size products (not dinky samples), usually over $100+ in value but you only pay $37-$55. The price depends on where itโ€™s being shipped to (US, Canada, or International) and the length of the subscription.
๐ŸŒผ in addition to all of the products being cruelty-free and vegan, theyโ€™re also natural and non-toxic.
๐ŸŒผ you get to customize the box and pick colors that suit you best!
๐ŸŒผ itโ€™s a seasonal subscription so youโ€™ll be sent products that go with the change in season and weather.
๐ŸŒผ do good while looking good โ€” partial proceeds from each Vegancuts Spring Makeup Box goes towards Wildlife Victoria rescue in Australia to help animals affected by the horrific bush fires.
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๐ŸŒฟ Use #Vegancuts Coupon Code: 'ETHICALELEPHANT' to receive $5 OFF your order.

If youโ€™re new to vegan...

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any recommendations for low or zero-waste + vegan skincare brands? โœจ
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(illustration ๐ŸŽจ via @nicolajanecreative)

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any...

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ Weโ€™re in this together ๐Ÿ’– (๐Ÿ“ธ via @glitterguide)

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ...

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง Now more than ever, they need our support. You can always show your support without spending๐Ÿ’ฒby leaving them a review, liking, commenting, sharing their posts, or just simply sending them an encouraging note during these uncertain times. ๐ŸŒฟ Show some of your vegan businesses some love by TAGGING @ them in the comments! โฌ‡๏ธ
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Some of my cherished vegan businesses ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป @siennabyronbay @nclabeauty @motd_cosmetics @nolaskinsentials @kesterblack @inikaorganic @elatecosmetics
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๐Ÿ“ธ Also, be sure to check out ใ€ฐ๏ธ @brightzine ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
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Community is everything, and in these uncertain times, we need it more than ever. Thatโ€™s why we have launched the Support Vegan Business Hub; a space to help vegan businesses with key information, news and resources to safeguard their businesses through this pandemic. Weโ€™ll be sharing resources to help businesses, as well as ways that we can all support our vegan traders at this time. Stay tuned for lots of information as this progresses over on thebrightclub.co โšก๏ธ

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง...

Please read till the end ๐ŸŒฟ I recently bought these plant-based scour pads from @fullcircle, they're made from walnut shells and non-toxic materials ๐Ÿงฝ They work almost as good as plastic/synthetic scour pads and does the job of gently removing most dirt while not scratching my pans โญ๏ธ They were also made in Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ and Full Circle is certified B Corporation with a commitment to reduce their environmental impact, claiming their products use less energy and emit fewer greenhouse gases in production. ๐ŸŒฑ This all sounded great, which was why I bought them as I wanted a plastic-free and compostable alternative -- BUT, upon further research.. their website states their walnut shell scour pads are made of: Walnut shells AND recycled plastic! ๐Ÿ˜” Making them actually NOT compostable.
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Ahh yes, I should have done more research before buying and also, why wasn't recycled plastic listed on their packaging!?
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On the surface, these may be a better option than other synthetic scour pads or sponges on the market as it's made from *recycled* plastic but I totally fell for the greenwashing here. Yes -- I, too make mistakes! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I'm posting this mishap of mine to show you that living sustainably is a journey, and lessons will be learned along the way. This has taught me to do more research than just reading the product's packaging or an online retailer's product description before buying... And now that I know better, I can do better! ๐ŸŒฟ
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๐ŸŒป What eco-friendly or plastic-free sponges do u recommend?

Please read till the end...

Some grocery stores have temporarily banned the use of reusable bags fear of the potential risk of further spreading the virus. Instead, stores will be handing out plastic bags to customers, free of charge.
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โœง Totally understandable given our current situation, so this is a great time to make sure all of our reusable bags are washed and if needed, repaired ๐ŸŒฟ
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โœง แด‡แด„แด-แด›ษชแด˜: For bigger and bulkier items, I always like to use boxes (the grocery stores always have these on hand and they're totally free!) and when I forget to bring my reusable bags, I try to limit the number of items I buy to however many I can carry in my hands and out the store.
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โœง Buying produce (like leafy greens ๐Ÿฅฌ) without a bag is another story... Iโ€™d love to know, do you have any tips or tricks for reducing our plastic consumption while buying produce during these times?
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @pureosophy

Some grocery stores have temporarily...

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I've been reading a number of books about sustainable and ethical fashion including #ThisIsaGoodGuide by @mariekeeyskoot. It's full of digestible information and helpful tips on making more ethical and sustainable consumer choices along with endless examples and guides to help you start on your sustainable journey immediately.

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š˜๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I'm working on updating all of my vegan fashion guides that I've made in the past 5 years since starting my blog. Not only do I want to promote vegan and cruelty-free brands, but I also want to highlight those that care about the people who made their clothes and those making an effort to use eco-friendly dyes and sustainable materials. I just updated my list of vegan t-shirts and activism apparel, btw! โœจ

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I'd love to know... besides being cruelty-free + vegan, what else matters to you when you decide which brands to support or product to buy?

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I've been...

Relatable ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚
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(via @vegan_sarcasm + @nimai_delgado)

Relatable ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚ . (via @vegan_sarcasm...

13rushes Review – Cruelty-Free & Vegan Makeup Brushes

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High-quality, affordable, cruelty-free makeup brushes do exist! And 13rushes is here to prove it! Scroll down to read my 13rushes review.

13rushes is taking a stand against animal cruelty in fur farms by creating their own line of hand-crafted, synthetic and cruelty-free makeup brushes that do not compromise on performance, durability, or sustainability.

13rushes was founded in 2013 with a mission to create exceptional synthetic brushes that are kind to the animals. We are located in Singapore, a sunny island in South East Asia.

13rushes

What sets 13rushes apart from other cruelty-free and vegan makeup brushes on the market? Unlike machine-cut brushes, all of 13rushes brushes’ are hand-trimmed, leaving the bristle tips incredibly soft.

13rushes - Cruelty-Free Brushes
13rushes – Cruelty-Free Brushes

13rushes Review

All of the makeup brushes from 13rushes are made with cruelty-free anti-bacterial synthetic bristles.

13rushes’ brushes feature a tapered wooden handle with a gold aluminum ferrule. They are a little bit longer compared to my other brushes but 13rushes have a good weight and balance to their brushes, and they feel incredibly sturdy.

Striving also to making beauty sustainable, we’ve worked closely with manufacturing partners to minimize resource wastage during production. Additionally, sustainable materials such as aluminum (highly recyclable) were chosen to reduce our ecological footprints.

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Here, I have all of the face brushes that 13rushes sent to me side-by-side. From left to right: Luxe Powder Brush, Flat Top Foundation Brush, Classic Blush Brush, Precision Highlighter Brush, Illuminating Blush Brush, and Touch Up Artist Brush.

13rushes – Cruelty-Free Makeup Brushes

Luxe Powder Brush

Luxe Powder Brush - 13rushes Review
Luxe Powder Brush – 13rushes Review

Luxe Powder Brush by 13rushes (US$25) – This is a large brush and definitely feels very luxurious! It’s super soft and fluffy, this brush is hands down the softest out of the set! The large tapered brush is great for applying finishing or setting powder on the face and I also love using this luxe powder brush on my body as well!

Flat Top Foundation Brush

Flat Top Foundation Brush - 13rushes Review
Flat Top Foundation Brush – 13rushes Review

Flat Top Foundation Brush by 13rushes (US$18) – This is a HUGE flat foundation brush. The first time I used this, I was scared the bristles were going to absorb too much product but that wasn’t the case at all. This is an absolute game-changer for when I need to apply my liquid foundation as quickly as possible. I swear, it cuts my foundation application time in half! The bristles are so soft and densely packed which blends any liquid foundation effortlessly without any streakiness.

Classic Blush Brush

Classic Blush Brush - 13rushes Review
Classic Blush Brush – 13rushes Review

Classic Blush Brush by 13rushes (US$14) – This brush is described as a cheeky blending brush to be used with powder blush and highlighter. The synthetic bristles are soft and fluffy. It does a great job of blending out my blush on the apples of my cheek for a flawless and soft finish.

Precision Highlighter Brush

Precision Highlighter Brush - 13rushes Review
Precision Highlighter Brush – 13rushes Review

Precision Highlighter Brush by 13rushes (US$14) – This is probably my favorite brush out of the set. It’s called the ‘precision’ highlighter brush for good reason. The small tapered brush is perfect for applying highlighter or any other powder makeup to exactly where you want it. It’s soft and fluffy so you can seamlessly blend out your highlighter to avoid harsh lines. I also love using this brush to apply powder to my undereye area as it’s small enough and can get into all the right angles.

Illuminating Blush Brush

Illuminating Blush Brush - 13rushes Review
Illuminating Blush Brush – 13rushes Review

Illuminating Blush Brush by 13rushes (US$14) – This brush is described to be used to blend cream or powder blush and highlighter, as well as, any pressed or loose powders on targeted areas of the face. I really liked using this brush to apply my highlighter and setting powder in certain areas. The brush is soft and fluffy and blends products beautifully. However, I prefer using 13rushes Classic Blush brush to apply my blush as I found the Illuminating Blush brush applied too much product in one area.

Touch-Up Artist Brush

Touch-Up Artist Brush - 13rushes Review
Touch-Up Artist Brush – 13rushes Review

Touch-Up Artist Brush by 13rushes (US$18) – This is a very unique brush! It is a flat, crescent-shaped, densely packed, tapered brush that is described to “help with powder touch-ups without messing your makeup… [and] packs on powders precisely with minimal fallouts.” It does exactly what it claims and is absolutely perfect for touch-ups as you go about your day. I’ve also tried using this brush to apply other makeup products like my undereye concealer, as well as, cream highlighter, blush, and contour, I find that it works just as well for both powder and cream products! This is definitely a multi-tasking brush.

Final Thoughts: 13rushes Brushes

I am so blown away with the quality and performance of 13rushes! It goes without saying that these brushes are so incredibly soft to the touch and they have a good range of makeup brushes that works with a variety of products whether it’s powders, creams, or liquids!

I love that some of 13rushes’ makeup brushes are so unique and innovative, like their large flat top foundation brush and touch-up artist brush. I didn’t think I was going to like these brushes but now I can’t go without them!

I would definitely recommend 13rushes’ cruelty-free and vegan makeup brushes!

Where to buy 13rushes? You can shop online at 13rushes.com, they ship internationally. Some brushes are also available on Amazon.

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