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Always keep a bottle of wine in the fridge for special occasions...
You know, like Wednesday. ๐Ÿทโœจ
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Always keep a bottle of...

My #OOTD every day ๐Ÿ˜โœจ
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My #OOTD every day ๐Ÿ˜โœจ...

Itโ€™s the weekend! โœจ Iโ€™m off to Club Bed featuring DJ Pillow and Mc Blanky ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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Who else is an unapologetic homebody? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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// ๐Ÿ“ธ via @niu.body

Itโ€™s the weekend! โœจ Iโ€™m...

Ainโ€™t nuthin but a plant thing baby!
๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒฟโ˜€๏ธ
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Ainโ€™t nuthin but a plant...

No-bunny ๐Ÿฐ was harmed in the making of @vegancuts Summer Makeup Box! ๐Ÿ’„โ˜€๏ธ Here's a peek inside this season's box, it's PACKED FULL of amazing cruelty-free + vegan makeup products! Ranging from a fruit pigmented lipstick ๐Ÿ’, 100% natural lip balm ๐Ÿ‘„, a multi-use roll-on highlighter โœจ, and more!
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๐Ÿ’‹ What is this Makeup Box?
It's a quarterly subscription box, curated by @vegancuts, where every 3-months, you'll receive 4-5 ๐™›๐™ช๐™ก๐™ก-๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฏ๐™š (not sample sizes) vegan makeup products to match the season! โ˜€๏ธ
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๐Ÿ’‹ How much is it?
Quarterly Plan (1 box): US$39.95
Annual Plan (4 boxes): US$37.45/box ($10 SAVINGS!)
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๐Ÿ’‹ Is it worth it?
Heck yes! This Summer Makeup Box includes $103 worth of products alone! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป
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๐Ÿ’‹ Who is this box for? 
Perfect for yourself or as a gift! ๐ŸŽ Whether you're new to cruelty-free + vegan makeup or just love makeup in general, you'll definitely enjoy discovering all the goodies in each season's box! ๐Ÿ’•
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#vegancuts #vegancutsmakeupbox #veganbeautybox #crueltyfreebeautybox #gifted

No-bunny ๐Ÿฐ was harmed in...

๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š๐šŠ๐š— โ‰  ๐šŒ๐š›๐šž๐šŽ๐š•๐š๐šข-๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŽ
some cosmetics labeled as 'vegan' doesn't necessarily mean they're also cruelty-free.
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How? the term '๐šŒ๐š›๐šž๐šŽ๐š•๐š๐šข-๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŽ' is generally used to imply the products and its ingredients were not tested on animals, whereas the term '๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š๐šŠ๐š—' is generally used to imply the products do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products (like carmine, beeswax, lanolin, honey, etc.)
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๐“ท๐“ธ๐“ฝ๐“ฎ: I'm saying 'generally' here because this is how the cosmetic industry is generally using these two terms, that's not to say these are ideal or perfect definitions and tbh, if it were up to me, there wouldn't be a difference as almost all animal-derived ingredients cannot be obtained in a 'cruelty-free' manner, but I digress.
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๐“ฎ๐”๐“ช๐“ถ๐“น๐“ต๐“ฎ๐“ผ: swipe โžก๏ธ to see a couple of real-life examples of products that are vegan ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ cruelty-free.
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1๏ธโƒฃ Garnier claims their Ultimate Blends and new Fructis hair products are โ€˜veganโ€™, explaining these products do not contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products. But Garnier is actually not a cruelty-free brand, as Garnier does test on animals when required by law
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2๏ธโƒฃ In 2017, Lโ€™Orealโ€™s EverPure Shampoo and Conditioners were spotted with a โ€˜100% Veganโ€™ stamp on the packaging. Lโ€™Oreal claims these products are โ€˜veganโ€™ in which they donโ€™t contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products, but Lโ€™Oreal is definitely not a cruelty-free brand. Lโ€™Oreal does test on animals when required by law.
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๐Ÿ” Look for products that are both cruelty-free ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ vegan to ensure the products and its ingredients were not tested on animals ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ it doesn't contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
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Do you know of any other brands/products that claim to be vegan but isn't cruelty-free?๐Ÿค”

๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š๐šŠ๐š— โ‰  ๐šŒ๐š›๐šž๐šŽ๐š•๐š๐šข-๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŽ some cosmetics...

CHOOSING CRUELTY-FREE MATTERS ๐Ÿฐ to the millions of animals that are routinely blinded, poisoned, and killed each year for cosmetic testing. ๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ‡ It's not ๐’ฟ๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰ a mascara. And it may not be a life or death decision for you but it is for all the innocent animals used for product testing. 
You're either part of the solution or part of the problem. Which side would you like to be on? 
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Choosing cruelty-free matters & You CAN help to make a difference โœŠ๐Ÿปโœจ
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CHOOSING CRUELTY-FREE MATTERS ๐Ÿฐ to...

Beating the Monday Blues with this gorgeous bluish-purple pastel nail polish color from @nclabeauty called ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿน All of NCLA nail polish are cruelty-free, vegan, and 7-free! ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿปโœจ #veganmanimonday

Beating the Monday Blues with...

Pretending to look busy is hard work. // ๐Ÿ“ธ via @rabbitsrealm

Pretending to look busy is...

Yess. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Letโ€™s bake it happen!๐Ÿงโœจ

Yess. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Letโ€™s bake it...

Cruelty-Free & Vegan Drugstore Shampoo & Conditioner

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There are plenty of cruelty-free and vegan-friendly shampoo available at your local drugstore and to help you navigate through the shampoo aisle, I’ve created this list of vegan shampoo brands that don’t test on animals or contain any animal-derived ingredients.

All of the brands I mention are cruelty-free, meaning they don’t test on animals. Some of the brands mentioned below may not be an entirely 100% vegan brand however to be included on this list, I made sure the brands clearly label which of their products are vegan or I have provided a corresponding vegan product list to help you figure out which of their products are vegan.

If you want to know which drugstore shampoos to avoid from brands that do test on animals, be sure to check the end of this post for a list of brands to avoid.

Cruelty-Free & Vegan Shampoo

Acure Organics

All of Acure Organics shampoo and hair products are now 100% vegan.
Price: $10-15
Where to buy: Target

HASK

Only some of HASK shampoo and hair products are vegan, find a full list of HASK vegan products here.
Price: $6-16
Where to buy: Ulta, Target, CVS, London Drugs, Walmart, Rexall

Live Clean

Most of Live Clean shampoo and hair products are vegan. You can tell which of Live Clean products are vegan on the back of the packaging label.
Price: $6
Where to buy: Walmart, London Drugs, Target, Walgreens

Giovanni

Almost all of Giovanni shampoo and hair products are vegan with the exception of their Magnetic collection, find more information about Giovanni vegan products here.
Price: $7-13
Where to buy: Walmart

Andalou Naturals

All of Andalou Naturals shampoo and hair products are vegan. They do use beeswax, honey, and yogurt in some of their other products.
Price: $8-10
Where to buy: CVS, Walgreens, Ulta

Desert Essence

Most of Desert Essence shampoo and hair products are vegan however some contain beeswax, honey, and/or keratin. View Desert Essence list of vegan products here.
Price: $7-10
Where to buy: London Drugs, Walmart, Target

Avalon Organics

All of Avalon Organics’ plant-based shampoo and conditioners are vegan. They do use beeswax in their lip balms.
Price: $9-16
Where to buy: Walmart, Target, London Drugs

Noughty Haircare

All of Noughty hair products are 100% vegan.
Price: $10
Where to buy: Ulta, London Drugs

Mineral Fusion

Almost all of Mineral Fusion shampoo and conditioners are vegan. Their products are labelled on the packaging to say if they’re 100% vegan. A full list of Mineral Fusion vegan products can also be found here.
Price: $10
Where to buy: London Drugs, CVS

Alba Botanica

All of Alba Botanica shampoo, conditioner, and hair products are vegan. They do use beeswax and honey in their lip products and body polish.
Price: $6-9
Where to buy: CVS, Target, London Drugs, Walmart

Nature’s Gate

All of Nature’s Gate products, including their shampoo and hair products are 100% vegan.
Price: $6-10
Where to buy: Walmart, Target, London Drugs

JASON

All of JASON shampoo, conditioner, and hair products are vegan. They do use beeswax in their cooling mineral and tea tree muscle pain therapy.
Price: $6-10
Where to buy: London Drugs, Walmart, Target

Shampoo Brands to Avoid

Below is a list of shampoo brands that still test on animals in 2018 and should be avoided:

  • Aussie
  • Biosilk
  • Dove
  • Garnier
  • Got2B
  • Head & Shoulders
  • Herbal Essences
  • Ivory
  • Keratase
  • OGX
  • Olay
  • Pantene
  • Philosophy
  • Tresemme
  • Wella

Speaking of haircare products, my friend recently opened her own hair salon and she was trying to figure out where the best place to get business energy from would be. There are so many options out there these days that she was getting in a bit of a headspin, so her partner suggested to her that she look into price comparison websites to find the best deal. She found a fantastic deal for her business through a website like Usave. If you’re interested to learn more, find out more here.

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8 Comments
  • Sarah
    April 1, 2019

    I only use cruelty free shampoo. I started using sulfate free shampoo from Maple Holistics and it does a real good job for my hair.

    • Vicky Ly
      April 1, 2019

      So great to hear you only use cruelty-free shampoo! =) Thanks for the recommendation, I gotta try them out! Do you know if they’re available in any drugstores?

  • Catherine
    September 29, 2018

    Not a bad list at all but a shame they’re all packaged in plastic! Not on your list but they should be as one of the best 100% vegan, cruelty free, silicon free shampoos and conditioners out there and made by an ethical UK small business (good to see a small producer doing what the big pharms donโ€™t) and it works great on my tangled frizzy hair โ€“ I actually know what that word silky means after all these years of seeing it in other ads as it keeps my previously wild hair under control now at last! And forgot to mention that they are also non-plastic and no water!! so a double thumbs up from me. Check them out at The Solid Bar Company, thx Cat M

    • Kate Casey
      February 26, 2019

      Dove and herbal essence are cruelty free, as of recent

  • Emilie Brunet
    July 22, 2018

    I thought ogx was cruelty free?

    • Serenity
      September 11, 2018

      They were, but they were taken off of the PETA list.

  • Katie
    June 28, 2018

    Ive been loving Live Clean shampoo’s for some time now and recently nocticed our dollar store had them so I picked up another 2 bottles for $2.50 ( WHAT !! ) I love how their shampoo makes my hair and is safe for my bleached processed hair as well. One that I also have in my shower is Avalon Organics, I have their dandruff shampoo and the rosemary volumizing and I love them both they work so well and I have fine hair and most shampoos weigh my hair down or make me really greasy.

    • Vicky Ly
      June 29, 2018

      WHAAT?! OMIGOSH. Live Clean is available at the dollar store?! I definitely need to check out my dollar store and stock up!! I love their shampoo too!!

      YES, I’ve tried that Avalon Organics Rosemary shampoo as well and it’s one that I always reach for when I’m at the drugstore! I’m glad to hear it works for your hair type as well!! =)

โ€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.โ€โ€• Marc Bekoff

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