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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Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in...

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I love you all for...

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

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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...

Never too late for a fresh start ✨ doing something is better than doing nothing 🌱
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I had failed to meet my personal goals to living minimally and more sustainably this month, but I will keep trying to do better — even if it means making some mistakes along the way! 🌎 (via @createcultivate)

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Review: Color Club Vegan Nail Polish

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Color Club Nail Polish Review

I finally got my hands on some Color Club vegan nail polish! I’ve been a long-time admirer of their polish, seeing them everywhere on Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr! They have an enormous selection of polishes to choose from but since it’s Summer time, I thought I’d give some of their bright pastel colors a try!

I got mine at NailPolishCanada.com, they were $8.95CA each.

Let’s get into the review!

Color Club Nail Polish Review

Feathered Hair Out To There by Color Club Nail Polish

Feathered Hair Out To There

Described as a pink pastel neon which is an accurate description when you see it in person. In the pictures and on their website, you wouldn’t be able to tell the color comes off as neon but there’s definitely a luminosity, neon effect to the color.

I loved the bright pale neon pink on my nails but sadly I did not like the application or formula of this particular color. It didn’t apply evenly and looked very streaky. I had to apply 4 coats to get it to where I liked it and the polish kept on moving in between coats as it wasn’t drying fast enough so it would leave “holes” in the polish, making the application look uneven.

Diggin' The Dancing Queen by Color Club Nail Polish

Diggin the Dancing Queen

This is my favorite out of the bunch! Although it’s not as opaque as I expected but it’s definitely better than Feathered Hair Out To There and it’s not as streaky. This polish has the same neon effect but in a pretty purple pastel color.

It’s not as bright as the pink so maybe the streakiness of the formula is a little more forgiving on this one. In the photo, I’m only wearing 2 coats of the polish and it applied more evenly than Feathered Hair Out To There!

Holy Chic! by Color Club Nail Polish

Holy Chic!

This is a beautiful lilac pastel color with a cool undertone. I also love this color and it’s almost an exact match as Nubar’s New Mood but honestly, I actually prefer Nubar’s formula better than Color Club’s. It’s also photographing to look like it has more blue undertones than it looks in person.

I had the same issue with Holy Chic! as I did with Feathered Hair Out To There where the color wasn’t that opaque after 2 coats and was just looking too streaky and uneven. In the photo, I have 3 coats of Holy Chic!

Final Words on Color Club’s Nail Polish

I sincerely loved the colors of all three of these nail polish but the formula and application just wasn’t what I was expecting. When comparing my Zoya nail polish in similiar colors.. it’s sadly not a close comparison. Sometimes I feel like I can get by with just one coat of Zoya’s pastel nail polishes making it quick and easy to do my nails every time and I unfortunately can’t say the same with these colors from xcasinobonuses Color Club!

But it’s without a doubt that all three of these are absolutely stunning colors and because of how affordable they are (cheaper than Zoya!), I’d probably try a few more of Color Club’s other colors before giving up on them!


What do you think of these colors? Have you had better luck with Color Club’s pastel or neon nail polishes?

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1 Comment
  • Bren
    September 6, 2018

    I will admit the color club poptastic neon polishes don’t have good formulas but I have about 16 color club polishes and out of all of them only two have bad formulas and both are the pastel neons and I bought he same shades as you, the pink and purple but all the other have good or great formulas so don’t give up on color club, they’re one of my favorite brands when it comes to nail polish

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