so accurate + relatable 🥞🍜🍔🍫🍬✨ #vegan #beingvegan .
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so accurate + relatable 🥞🍜🍔🍫🍬✨...

I know you don't want to hear it again but gurl please, put on your sunscreen!!☀️ And to make sure you don't have any excuses for not wearing sunscreen every damn day, here's a list of cruelty-free and vegan sunscreens for UNDER $16! 🍉 Find the full list with product descriptions and links on my blog, link in bio! 🌞 
List of Cruelty-Free & Vegan Sunscreens:
⛱ @albabotanica Facial Sunscreen SPF 30 ($6.35)
⛱ @kissmyfaceusa Vegan Face Sunscreen ($10.78)
⛱ @goddessgarden Mineral Sunscreen Stick ($7.84)
⛱ @barerepublic Mineral Face Lotion SPF 30 ($14.99)
⛱ @jasonnaturalcare Vegan Sunscreen ($9.23)
⛱ @thinksport Safe Sunscreen ($12.11)
⛱ @livecleanusa Mineral Sunscreen ($12.79)
⛱ @babobotanicals Sheer Zinc Sunscreen ($13.29)
⛱ @allgoodbrand Sport Vegan Sunscreen ($12.89)
⛱ @mychellebeauty Sun Shield Sunscreen ($13.60)
⛱ @pacificabeauty Sun + Skincare Mineral Sunscreen ($16)
⛱ @dermae Sun Defense Mineral Oil-Free Sunscreen($15.80)
⛱ @attitude_living Natural Care Mineral Sunscreen ($14.99)
📸 via @theeverygirl

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Keeping it cool as a cucumber 🥒
📸 via @naturisimo

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Look at how pretty @lovemissfrankie’s nail polishes are! 🌸✨ loving this pale grey lilac nude color called I Prefer Champagne! 🍾  all of Miss Frankie nail polishes are cruelty-free, vegan, 10-free, breathable, and made in Australia! 🇦🇺🥂✨ #veganmanimonday #missfrankie

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@callitspring is committed to going fully vegan! ✌🏻🌱 Starting from their spring 2019 collection, all new shoes, handbags, and accessories will be entirely animal-free! ✨🌸
📸 via @callitspring

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Tag someone who knows u this well 🥰❤️✨ // 📷 via @sirkornflakes

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Unilever Acquires Cruelty-Free Beauty Brand Tatcha for a Reported $500 Million 
Tatcha is still considered to be cruelty-free (as of right now and we'll be closely monitoring any updates to their animal testing policies) however, Unilever is definitely NOT cruelty-free as their products/ingredients are tested on animals when required by law in 2019. 
For those of you who choose to boycott CF brands that are owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free, then sadly Tatcha should be avoided. However, if you choose to support these CF brands and want to know which of Tatcha skincare products are also vegan, you can find a vegan product list below! 
Tatcha isn't a 100% vegan beauty brand however they do offer some vegan options 💜

Tatcha Vegan Products (2019):
❁ Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm
❁ Cherry Blossom Lip Balm
❁ Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder
❁ Gold Camellia Beauty Oil
❁ One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
❁ Red Camellia Lip Balm
❁ The Essence
❁ The Water Cream
❁ Violet-C Brightening Serum
📸 via @tatcha

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We’re just awful, aren’t we? 😁💕✨
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"Passion is energy, feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you” ~ Oprah Winfrey ❣️ This is 𝓹𝓪𝓼𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷 by @siennabyronbay , an intense vermilion red creme nail polish color ❤️ #veganmanimonday
All of Sienna Byron Bay nail polishes are Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Water Permeable & Breathable, Non-Toxic: No Formaldehyde, No Toluene, No DBP, No Synthetic Camphor, No Formaldehyde Resin, No Xylene, No Tosylamide and No Benzophenone-1. 💅🏻

"Passion is energy, feel the...

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Andalou 10-in-1 Benefit Balm Styling Gel Review

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Andalou Natural's 10-in-One Benefit Balm for Healthy Hair Styling Gel Review

What would you prefer… a product that can do 10 different things just OK or a product that can do one thing very well?

You can probably already tell where I’m going with this review of Andalou’s 10-in-One Benefit Balm for Healthy Hair Medium Hold Styling Gel.

For the price of $12 and with all natural, vegan ingredients, I wanted to try this product and would be happy if it could do 2 out of 10 of its product claims.

Product Claims:

Andalou Naturals Fruit Stem Cell Science improves hair follicle longevity and vitality for healthy hair from root to tip.

Andalou Natural's 10-in-One Benefit Balm for Healthy Hair Styling Gel ReviewHow to use it?

“Directions for use: For straight, curly, and treated hair. Apply evenly to damp hair. Gently comb through, dry naturally or style blow dry.”

How I used it: It’s a thick gel consistency with a slight citrus scent that doesn’t linger. I have long, thick hair so I used more than a quarter-size amount.  I didn’t see a difference in end results whether I let my hair naturally air dry or blow drying it.

It doesn’t say anything about using it on dry hair, but I tried it anyways and only needed a small dime-size amount and felt like the product works best for styling on dry hair.Andalou Natural's 10-in-One Benefit Balm for Healthy Hair Styling Gel Review

How Did It Perform?

Some visible difference in these claims:

Controlled Styling – I find that I get more controlled styling when using the product on dry hair than working it into damp hair as per the directions on the bottle.

Extra Body – A little oomph of extra body in my hair after using this product, hair feels a little more full where it’s usually just flat.

Improved Texture – I have noticed this product gives my hair more texture but I’m not quite convinced it’s ‘improved’ texture.

Style Definition – The bottle says it’s a ‘medium hold’ and I found that the product works best on dry hair when styling. I have long and heavy hair but after curling it and running some of this product through my hair, it would hold throughout the night and part of the following morning too!

Healthy Shine –  There was an ever-so-slightly shine in my hair after using this product. Very minimal though.

Did Not Live Up To These Claims:

Hydration – When using the product on damp hair and then letting it air or blow dry, my hair ended up looking very dry. I already have dry ends but after every time I used Andalou’s Benefit Balm Styling Gel, it looked more dry than usual. I combatted this with using argan oil on my ends – argan oil fixes everythang!

No Visible Difference in These Claims:

After using Andalou’s 10-in-One Benefit Balm for Healthy Hair for over a month, I unfortunately did not see any difference (good or bad) with my hair for the following product claims…

– Heat & Color Protection
– Humidity Shield
– Static Control
– Damage Repair

Final Thoughts

This product didn’t blow me away by any means, but it wasn’t a major disappointment. Since the ingredients are so natural, I will continue using up the bottle but probably will not be repurchasing it.

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Juice*, Cyamopsis Tetragonolobus (Guar) Gum*, Sodium Alginate (Algin), Glycine Soja (Soy) Protein, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Allantoin, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Extract*, Pyrus Cydonia (Quince) Extract, Fruit Stem Cells (Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis) and BioActive 8 Berry Complex*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) and Hibiscus Sabdariffa Extracts*†, Phenethyl Alcohol, Vegetable Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) and Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Oils* {*Organic    † Fair Trade}

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