I just finished reading ‘Slave to Fashion’ by @safia_minney 📚 and it has completely changed my perspective on the true cost of cheap clothes. ✨ Definitely a must-read to understanding modern slavery in the fashion industry and the need to support fair trade and ethical brands that are transparent about how their products are made with respect for people and the planet. 🌍🌿
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"Today, a whole generation of shoppers expect to be able to buy cheap clothing - but these low prices are only possible because of the slavery and exploitation that exist in the fashion supply chain.
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The price of clothes does not reflect the true cost to the farmers, spinners and weavers, tailors, finishers, quality-control teams and packers who are underpaid and overworked in the race to get the latest fashion items into our stores.
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Many of them are forced to live and work in shocking conditions.
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Workers in developing countries are often left helpless by a lack of workplace representation and unions that could speak up for their rights. As a result, we are witnessing a global 'race to the bottom', with developing countries competing against each other to supply the cheapest labor in a bid to attract brands to their factories."

I just finished reading ‘Slave...

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via @vegan.meme)

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via @vegan.meme)

So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become increasingly popular in the last couple of years, but let’s take a step back and ask, what exactly does it mean when cosmetics, personal care, and household cleaning products are labeled as “cruelty-free”?
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Products that are labeled as “Cruelty-Free” generally means they weren’t tested on animals, however, there is no standard or legal definition as to what is and isn’t allowed to be labeled as “cruelty-free”. So companies can call themselves and their products “cruelty-free” and it can mean whatever THEY want.
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Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
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The FDA, responsible for regulating cosmetics labeling in the US, states on its website, “Consumers sometimes ask about use of claims such as “Cruelty-Free” or “Not Tested on Animals” on cosmetic labeling. Some cosmetic companies promote their products with claims of this kind in their labeling or advertising. The unrestricted use of these phrases by cosmetic companies is possible because there are no legal definitions for these terms.”
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Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
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But not ALL cruelty-free companies are liars and imposters. Some brands are genuinely committed to not testing their finished products and ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world.
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But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
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❶ Ask brands if their products or ingredients are tested on animals either by the company, their ingredient suppliers or commissioned to a third party and if they allow animal testing when required by law.
❷ Look for @leapingbunnyprogram brands --the most trusted cruelty-free certification program available!
❸ Check @ethicalelephant’s Cruelty-Free Brand Directory List where we have verified each and every brand's cruelty-free status before we list them (link in bio!)
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 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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Thank you for choosing cruelty-free! 🐘 💕

So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become...

Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in bed and wondering why you haven’t gone cruelty-free in 2020 yet 🤔✨
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(📸 via @niu.body)

Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in...

I love you all for going vegan! ✨ Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕 (via @sassyspudshop)

I love you all for...

What can I say..? I’m just a hopeless ramen-tic! 🍜
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(📸 via @vegan.meme)

What can I say..? I’m...

THIS. 🙌🏻
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“It’s not about being perfect! And we don’t know any vegans who walk around saying that they are, or that they cause zero harm. Veganism doesn’t mean causing ZERO harm (that would be delusional)... but it definitely means causing a lot less of it!! And causing LESS harm than before (before being vegan) is definitely worth celebrating and continuing to advocate for.

Don’t let the vegan haters get you down. Usually the people pointing their fingers and trying to find a flaw in veganism are the ones who simply don’t understand it or don’t know what it takes to stand for something.” (Words by @vegan_boss, 📸 via @unmeatfuture)

THIS. 🙌🏻 . “It’s not...

Show your love & support for vegan businesses in the comments by @ tagging some of your fave brands so we can follow and discover them too! 💚 (📸 via @brightzine)

Show your love & support...

Cruelty-free is the only way to be!🐇✨

Cruelty-free is the only way...

A quick and easy way to find out if your shoes are VEGAN and whether they were made from animal OR non-animal materials! 👠🌿
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Once you know, you'll never forget! ✨ I've been using this guide for YEARS now and it has saved me so much time and hassle! 💗
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Swipe 👈🏻 to see what each symbol means and which ones are considered vegan materials! 🌱
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NOTE: This pictogram does NOT guarantee whether the glue used contain animal products, please contact the shoe manufacturer/companies to inquire about the source of their glue.
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Shoes: old from @callitspring

A quick and easy way...

The Best Cruelty-Free + Vegan Makeup Brushes ft. MOTD Cosmetics

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A set of high-quality makeup brushes can really change up your makeup game and if you’re on the hunt for some quality cruelty-free and vegan makeup brushes, where no animals were harmed, then I would highly recommend MOTD’s vegan makeup brushes.

To receive 15% off your purchase of any MOTD vegan makeup brushes, use coupon code: VICKY at checkout.

About MOTD Cosmetics

  • All of MOTD makeup brushes are animal-free and 100% vegan
  • You can purchase each brush individually or in a set
  • Made with Taklon, a high grade synthetic polyester fiber that mimics animal hair
  • All brushes are hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial

MOTD Lux Vegan Makeup Brush Essentials

I’m sharing with you all the MOTD Lux Vegan Makeup Brush Essential set which comes with 8 of MOTD’s cruelty-free and vegan makeup brushes and includes a white canvas and rose gold vegan leather makeup bag.

The set includes 4 face brushes and 3 eye brushes and is described to be suitable for beginners and professionals.

Review: MOTD Vegan Makeup Brushes

I love these synthetic brushes from MOTD because not only do they look chic with their rose gold and matte black handles but the handles are actually very sturdy and there’s a nice weight to them.

The synthetic bristles are incredibly soft and easy to clean, and even though the tips are white, I haven’t had any issues with staining.

The cutest part of these MOTD brushes is how the brush names are stamped on the handles, no more letters and number code names, just a fun way to get to know your brushes and what they’re supposed to be used for!

Beauty and the Base ($16) – MOTD

A dome-shaped synthetic bristle brush, perfect for applying liquid foundation and for creating a medium to high coverage look. Easy to blend and buff liquid foundation, streak-free, and soft bristles.

Conceal Your Secret ($12) – MOTD

A dome-shaped synthetic bristle brush to apply and blend concealer. This is a soft and flexible brush, making it easy to blend concealer in smaller areas on my face for a flawless and smooth finish.

Set and Go ($16) – MOTD

A fluffy, dome-shaped synthetic bristle brush that can be used for to apply various loose or pressed powder makeup. The handle is shorter on this brush so it makes it easier to control the application of product on face. I’ve used this to apply my setting powder and my pressed powder bronzer and I found that it picks up a decent amount of product with a smooth and even distribution.

Supermodel Sculpt ($13) – MOTD

A dome-shaped synthetic bristle brush designed to apply, blend, and buff contour and highlight formulas. I don’t typically do a heavy contoured Kim K makeup look but if I were to attempt to, this brush would be perfect for it. It beautifully blends out liquid, powder, or cream formulas and it’s small enough so you get precision to achieve that true sculpted look.

Get Cheeky With It ($16) – MOTD

A fluffy, angled synthetic bristle brush to apply blushes and bronzers. Very soft and flexible, making it easy to blend and diffuse makeup on the cheeks.

Eye Catching Crease ($12) – MOTD

A small tapered synthetic bristle brush to apply eyeshadows with precision and controlled blending.

Miss Shady Lady ($12) – MOTD

A tapered synthetic bristle eyeshadow brush designed to apply, define, and blend eyeshadows. It’s got the perfect amount of flexibility and firmness for a well-blended eyeshadow look.

Straight to the Point ($9) – MOTD

An angle liner synthetic bristle brush designed to apply liquid, cream, or powder eyeliner. It is soft and flexible but sturdy and firm enough to achieve a snatched wing.

Final Thoughts

This set of cruelty-free and vegan makeup brushes from MOTD are hands down some of the best makeup brushes I’ve ever used. I loved how soft the bristles were and the way each brush was able to pick up a decent amount of product and then effortlessly blends out.

The handles are sturdy and there’s a good weight to the brushes, making them feel high-quality and also, the design of these brushes are so chic and modern that I would buy them just for display purposes!

If you would like to try some of MOTD’s vegan makeup brushes and want to save 15% off your order, use coupon code: VICKY.

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1 Comment
  • Nahid Akhter
    December 30, 2018

    These MOTD brushes are recommended for highly blend finish. Thank you for sharing this content

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