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A couple of vegan and clean skincare goodies I got from my first order from @thedetoxmarketcanada! 🌿✨ My skin has changed so much in just the past year alone. I went from very oily skin to acne-prone to eczema flare-ups and now surface dryness πŸ˜” So lately, I've been looking into the ingredients of all my skincare products and consciously trying to make an effort to buy clean, non-toxic, and organic products.  This is my second bottle of @oseamalibu's Blemish Balm, it's an amazing lightweight moisturizer that has really helped clear up my skin without drying it out or trigger my eczema. 🌸 I also wanted to try their Atmosphere Protection Cream which claims to hydrate and help provide barrier protection against visible damage caused by environmental stressors such as dry climates, wind and air pollution. 🌍 I’d love to know, what are some non-toxic & vegan skincare products/brands are you currently loving or would recommend?? πŸ’•

A couple of vegan and...

Ain't nuthin but a V-GANG, baby! ✌🏻✨🌱 VGANG: a group of people taking a hardcore gangster approach to wellness and conscience living. - defined by Will.I.Am
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πŸ“Έ via @jemglo_cosmedx

Ain't nuthin but a V-GANG,...

My lips are instantly and intensely hydrated thanks to @nclabeauty’s [NEW] 100% Natural & Vegan Lip Balm! πŸ’‹ They have 8 flavors to choose from including Red Velvet, Almond Cookies, Marshmallow, and Watermelon!! πŸ‰ πŸ‰ πŸ‰  This watermelon Balm Babe smells and tastes like watermelon candy! Formulated with shea butter, cocoa butter, avocado butter, and coconut oil.
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I love how light and moisturized this lip balm feels and I especially love how it doesn't leave that waxy feeling behind πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
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Most lip balms on the market contain beeswax, lanolin, or honey, making them NOT vegan. And then there are some other brands that are NOT cruelty-free including Nivea, Chapstick, EOS*, Blistex, Aquaphor, and Vaseline.
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*Note: EOS is sold in-stores in China but they claim that since they manufacture their products in China, they do not need to test on animals as required by law. However, EOS' products are still at risk of POST-market animal testing where Chinese officials will pull products off from store shelves and test them on animals, this is often done without the company's knowledge or consent. So at this time, we do not feel comfortable classifying any beauty brand selling their products in-stores in China to be "cruelty-free" to our standards.
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#ncla #nclabeauty #balmbabe #nclabalmbabe #nclawatermelon #veganlipbalm #crueltyfreelipbalm #naturallipbalm #cleanlipbalm #gifted

My lips are instantly and...

Let's Get Sheet-Faced!! βœ¨πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Some of my favourite cruelty-free and vegan sheet masks include:
🌡 @elfcosmetics (All Vegan)
🌡 @pacificabeauty (All Vegan)
🌡 @acurebeauty (All Vegan)
🌡 @yesto
🌡 @andalounaturals
🌡 @100percentpure
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Plans on getting sheet-faced this weekend? Share some of your favourite cruelty-free sheet masks!πŸ’•
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πŸ“Έ via @popsugar

Let's Get Sheet-Faced!! βœ¨πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Some...

HAPPY 🍟 DAY! "You're not cheating on your diet by eating fries, you're cheating on fries by going on a diet."
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πŸ“Έ via @jiffpom

HAPPY 🍟 DAY! "You're not...

Those JalapeΓ±o Kettle Chips are LIFE!πŸ”₯ I also love Takis, Sour Patch Kids Candy, Oreo Cookies in the Carrot Cake Flavor, Dad’s Oatmeal Cookies, and Doritos’ Spicy Sweet Chili chips! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»βœ¨ β€” all in moderation, of course πŸ™‚
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What are some of your favourite accidentally vegan snacks?
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πŸ“Έ via @livekindlyco

Those JalapeΓ±o Kettle Chips are...

Daydreaming of being on a beach right now with this gorgeous turquoise creme nail polish color called Son of a Beach by @heroine.nyc 🏝
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All of heroine.nyc nail polish are cruelty-free, vegan, and 9-free! πŸ’š
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#heroinenyc #gifted #beaheroine #beachbabes

Daydreaming of being on a...

Aren’t we all πŸ˜”πŸŒ±πŸŒ
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// #regram πŸ“Έ via @thegoodtrade

Aren’t we all πŸ˜”πŸŒ±πŸŒ ....

Never too small to make a big difference βœŠπŸ»πŸ’•βœ¨
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πŸ“Έ via @theveganbox

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5 Best Cruelty-Free & Vegan Nail Polish Brands

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I remember when I first created ethical elephant’s List of Cruelty-Free and Vegan Nail Polish Brands three years ago, it was sort of easy to find 40+ nail polish brands that weren’t tested on animals and had plenty of vegan nail polish options.

Since then, I’ve had to remove several brands because they weren’t in business any more (does anyone remember Scotch Naturals!?) but I kept adding 5 brands to the list for every one brand I was removing. So now the list is insanely long!

It’s so great to see so many fab options but let’s be real, it’s a little overwhelming to see 50+ options. So I thought I would list out my top 5 favorite cruelty-free and vegan nail polish brands.

Best Vegan Nail Polish Brands

These brands don’t test on animals and none of their nail polishes contain any animal ingredients like fish scales (for shimmer) or shellac (obtained from lac bugs).

I’ve personally tried and tested each of these brands, some were gifted in PR for me to try and some I have purchased myself. Even if it was gifted to me, I have used them over and over again and personally recommend them to my close families and friends, including you!

ZOYA Vegan Nail Polish

You’ve probably heard of ZOYA nail polish before, they’re one of the most popular cruelty-free and vegan nail polish brands and for good reasons, because ZOYA polishes are high-quality and they’re available where most nail polish are sold. The color in the photo is called Blu and is hands down, one of my favorites!

All of ZOYA nail polish are vegan and 10-free.

NCLA Vegan Nail Polish

If you’ve been following me for awhile then it’s no surprise that NCLA is in my top 5. I purchased my first nail polish by NCLA on NailPolishCanada.com and was instantly hooked. Beautiful color pay-off, stunning color range, and I can’t go without their Gelous? Top Coat!! They also have some nail wraps which are super fun to apply!

All of NCLA nail polish are vegan and 7-free.

VEQUE Vegan Nail Polish

I recently got to try VEQUE nail polish and with one brush stroke, I knew I found a favorite!

VEQUE nail polish are full-coverage and very opaque, they’re applicator brush is also bigger so you literally can get away with just one easy coat. I especially love applying VEQUE when I’m in a rush, I can finish my manicure in minutes while achieving a high-shine finish and professional-looking nails!

All VEQUE nail polish are vegan and 9-free.

Color Club Vegan Nail Polish

Color Club seems to be popping out a new color everyday! They have an endless selection of nail polishes and they’re all super affordable, which is why they made my top 5 list! I’ve tried a handful of Color Club’s nail polish and they’re a hit or miss.. some are opaque and others are streaky but for the price and color range, I definitely think they’re worth it!

All Color Club nail polish are vegan.

Live Love Polish Nail Polish

This is the newest nail polish brand I’ve tried and Live Love Polish has the BEST selection for shimmer, glitter, and holographic nail polish! I’ve tried a bunch of their glitter and holographic nail polish and the color pay-off is unlike anything I’ve ever tried before. I have not been disappointed with any of their polishes so far!

All of Live Love Polish nail polish are vegan.

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Let me know what are some of your favourite cruelty-free and vegan nail polish brands are in the comments below!

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1 Comment
  • Krista
    June 17, 2018

    Thank you for the post! I’m a big Zoya fan, and like live, love, polish, but I didn’t know about the other brands. One of my favorites vegan brands is Ella+Mila. If you haven’t tried them yet, you should. They have a nice range of beautiful colors, apply well, and are decently priced.

β€œMake ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.”― Marc Bekoff

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