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What are some of your fave cruelty-free + vegan skincare brands? ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒฟโœจ with literally hundreds of vegan options to choose from, making the switch to a cruelty-free skincare routine has never been easier! ๐Ÿ’– (๐Ÿ“ธ via @livekindlyco)

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The best things in life are CRUELTY-FREE! ๐Ÿ’ž๐ŸŒฟโœจ (via @inthesoulshine)

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Weekend mood ๐Ÿ’žโœจ
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Weekend mood ๐Ÿ’žโœจ . ....

๐Ÿ†• VEGANCUTS FALL MAKEUP BOX IS HERE! ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ“ฆ If you're just getting into cruelty-free + vegan makeup or you're like me, a vegan makeup addict, then you'll LOVE @vegancuts seasonal makeup boxes! ๐Ÿ’„ (Get $5 OFF with coupon code: ETHICALELEPHANT)
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Here's a peek inside this season's box:
๐Ÿ’‹ Powder Contour Kit from @aestheticacosmetics
๐Ÿ’‹ Cherry Matte Setting Spray from @pacificabeauty
๐Ÿ’‹ Eyeshadow in the color Garden Rose from @rmsbeauty
๐Ÿ’‹ Makeup blending brush from @labeautesoi
๐Ÿ’‹ Eyeliner pencil in the shade: Bright Eyes from @100percentpure
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The scoop: 5 full-size cruelty-free + vegan makeup products with a total value of $100. You can customize the box by picking your choice of eyeshadow and eyeliner pencil colors! โœจ This season's box supports Sofi and friends at the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, MN. ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŒฟ
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Have you tried any of these vegan goodies before? ๐Ÿงก Iโ€™m obsessed with the cherry setting spray, it smells sooo good!! ๐Ÿ’
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#vegancuts #vegancutsmakeupbox #vegancutsbox #gifted #affiliate

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๐Ÿ”ฅ BREAKING NEWS: Shiseido acquires Cruelty-Free Beauty Brand, Drunk Elephant for $845 Million! ๐Ÿ˜
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Whatโ€™s the current situation with Drunk Elephantโ€™s cruelty-free status?๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
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Shiseido is NOT a cruelty-free corporation, they DO test on animals when required by law and the brand, as well as, some of their subsidiary brands (like NARS) are sold in mainland China and are required by law to test on animals.
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Shiseido does own two cruelty-free brands, bareMinerals and BUXOM.
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So.. will Drunk Elephant remain Cruelty-Free?
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YES! According to Drunk Elephant, they'll remain cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny certified!!! โœจ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸปโœจSwipe ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป to read their response when asked about their cruelty-free standing after the announcement.
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TL;DR - Shiseido (a non-cruelty-free corporation) acquires Drunk Elephant but theyโ€™ll remain committed to being cruelty-free. Drunk Elephant is not sold in-stores in China and has no plans to.
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#crueltyfree #crueltyfreenews #drunkelephant #shiseido

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All good things are wild & CRUELTY-FREE! ๐ŸฐโœŒ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒฟ

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Buhaha I need this! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚ and all the other awesome vegan good stuff by @thepunkybunny ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป
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Speaking of vegan candy:
๐Ÿฌ Sour Patch Kids
๐Ÿฌ Twizzlers
๐Ÿฌ Jolly Rancher Hard Candy
๐Ÿฌ Air Heads
๐Ÿฌ Skittles (edit: Including the UK versions!) ๐Ÿฌ Dots
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Let me know what are some of your favourite vegan candy?๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป (๐Ÿ“ธ via @thepunkybunny)

Buhaha I need this! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚...

How often do u do your nails?๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป I like to do mine 2-3 times a week. โœจ I find it so therapeutic and I just love changing nail polish colours depending on my mood and the season! ๐Ÿƒ

These are some of my cruelty-free and vegan manicure essentials:
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๐ŸŒฟ Soy nail polish remover (acetone-free) by @786cosmetics - love how gentle, yet effective this nail polish remover is!
๐ŸŒฟ Nail cuticle oil - โ€˜So Rich,  Love Potionโ€™ by @nclabeauty - love the smell of ALL their cuticle oils!! They have travel-size ones too now!
๐ŸŒฟ Non-Toxic Base Coat by @siennabyronbay, the best sticky base coat Iโ€™ve ever used!
๐ŸŒฟ Clear Top Coat by @lovemissfrankie, love this because itโ€™s got a nice, wide-tapered brush which makes application quick and easy!
๐ŸŒฟ Hydrating vegan hand cream by @cakebeauty which smells like French vanilla cupcakes!!
๐ŸŒฟ And the color (swipe ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป) I have on today is from @siennabyronbayโ€˜s latest collection, the color is called Serenity โœจ
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#crueltyfree #crueltyfreenails #vegan #veganbeauty #vegannails #vegannailpolish #missfrankie #ncla #nclabeauty #siennabyronbay #786cosmetics #cakebeauty #gifted

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IKEA Canada launches a ๐Ÿ†• plant-based burger, Vำ’XT Burger! ๐Ÿ” It's currently only available at @ikeacanadaโ€™s new outdoor dining experience in Coquitlam, Canada. Find the white food truck, Foodbox, outside at this location to try their new vegan cheeseburger today! ๐ŸŒฑ
(Source: LIVEKINDLY)

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Some bunny loves u when u choose cruelty-free! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒฟ .
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @bunnies_.lover

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Why It’s Important To Check a Cruelty-Free List

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I recently got into an interesting email exchange with a company I contacted.ย I initially reached out to them asking for details about their animal testing policy like whether their products are tested on animals; if individual ingredients were tested on animals;ย third party testing; parent company testing; and suppliers testing.

In their response, they didn’t address any of my questions and instead just said,

All of our products are Cruelty Free, and hold the Cruelty Free Seal. Feel free to browse their website for their regulations that {brand}ย products follow:ย https://www.crueltyfreeinternational.org

I followed the link and checked the Cruelty Free International’s database and to my surprise, the brand wasn’t listed. I then hopped over to LeapingBunny.org which lists US and Canadian-based brandsย but they were alsoย not listed there.

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LeapingBunny.org (Left) CrueltyFreeInternational.org (Right)

Not one to lose faith, I emailed back the company andย told them I couldn’t find them on either list and if they were perhaps operating under another legal business name. The rep responded saying,

“I’m not sure why we don’t show up on the Cruelty Free website, but we do have their seal on all of our products and have a partnership with them.”

Now this was getting interesting.ย Were they illegally using the Leaping Bunny logo on their website and products hoping no one would actually check the list?

When I checked the company’sย website, I see the issue.

I see PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies Program logo andย notย the Leaping Bunny logo. I follow-up by checking PETA’s database and sure enough, they were listed.

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Not one to hold a grudge for putting me in this goose chase, I kindly explained to them that they were misinformed and that Cruelty Free International and PETA’s cruelty-free programs are entirely different from one another.

RELATED: CERTIFIED BUNNY LOGOS COMPARED SIDE-BY-SIDE

So what’s the big deal?

As painful and tedious it can be, make sure you do yourย own research. I email a bunch of companies a week and this has happened to me a few times but it usually gets resolved when the company tells me they operate under another business name that is listed on a cruelty-free list.

I decided not to include the name of the companyย in this post because I don’t think they were intentionally trying to deceive me. Howeverย Suzi from the fabulous blog, Cruelty Free Kitty, has actually caught a brand unapologetically using the Leaping Bunny logo on their products without even being certified at all which is a lot worse than justย saying you’re on the wrong list.

Again, take it upon yourself to do your own research when companies make unsupportive claims. If brands are innocently mistaken, you can help set the record straight so that they can stop spreading misinformation. It becomes a real issue (and possibly a lawsuit) when companies continue to falsely advertise their products as not tested on animals and using a trademarkย bunny logo on their packaging without permission.

I wanna know, have you had any experiences dealing with companies that may be misinforming their customers? How did you handle that?

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