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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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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

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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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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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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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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

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Best Cruelty-Free and Vegan Gel Nail Polish

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If you want your nail polish or manicure to last longer than a week without chipping, then I highly recommend giving gel nail polish a try!

You can get gel nails done at the nail salon by a professional or you can simply do them yourself at home. All you need is an LED or UV lamp which you can find plenty on Amazon.

Gel polish (also known as soak off gel polish) is a special type of nail polish that hardens under the LED/UV lamp, you apply them just like regular nail polish but cure them under the lamp in between coats. The only downside with gel polish is the removal process which does require you to soak them in acetone or nail polish remover for several minutes.

List of Vegan Gel Nail Polish Brands

Several of you have been asking for a list of cruelty-free and vegan gel nail polish brands and I’m finally happy to have found 5 vegan gel polish for personal or professional use. Below is a list of nail polish brands that don’t test on animals and that offer vegan gel polish that don’t contain any animal derived ingredients like guanine, pearl, or shellac.

Please note that some of the brands mentioned may sell other non-vegan cosmetics like lipsticks and hand lotion, but the gel polish I’ve listed below are indeed vegan.

Madam Glam Vegan Gel Polish

Madam Glam is one of the most popular vegan gel nail polish for personal and professional use, because they’re inexpensive compared to other gel polish and they have one of the largest selection of colors with over 370+ gel nail colors. Madam Glam is also popular because of their availability, in fact, you can find a huge selection of Madam Glam colors on Amazon. Madam Glam gel nail polish formula is 5-free, cruelty-free, and vegan and claims to last up to 3 weeks of perfect wear and shine.
Cures in 30 seconds with LED lamp
Over 370+ gel nail colors
Buy at amazon.com ($10.95)

NCLA Gelous? Vegan Gel Polish

NCLA vegan and cruelty-free nail polish has been my favorite for years now so I was happy to see that they also have vegan gel nail polish! NCLA Gelous? gel polish are also 7-free and claims to last on nails up to 21 days without smudging, chipping, or peeling.
Cures in 30-60 seconds with LED lamp
Over 40+ gel nail colors
Buy at shopspring.com ($21)

Dimension Nails Premium Gel Polish

Dimension Nails is an indie cruelty-free and vegan nail polish brand. They recently came out with their collection of vegan gel nail polish that’s also 10-free. Dimension Nails’ gel polish claims to last weeks without losing shine, breaking, chipping, or smudging.
Cures in 60 seconds with LED lamp
Over 15+ gel nail colors
Buy at dimensionnails.com ($18)

Color Club Gel Nail

Color Club’s Vegan Gel Polish are available in a single or duo pack that includes one gel polish and one nail lacquer. All of Color Club’s nail polish, including their gel nail polish are vegan and cruelty-free. Amazon sells some of Color Club’s duo packs online.
Cures in 30 seconds with LED lamp
Over 80+ gel nail colors
Buy at amazon.com (from $14.95)

ORLY – GELFX Nail Polish

ORLY’s Professional Gel Nail Color are hard to find for personal use as they’re generally only available for salons or professionals but you might be able to find a few color options on Amazon. All of ORLY nail polish, including their gel nail colors are vegan and cruelty-free. ORLY GELFX claims to be chip-free and can be worn up to 21 days. They also claim to contain antioxidants Vitamin A & E to promote healthy nails and Pro-Vitamin B5 to protect nail structure.
Cures in 30 seconds with LED lamp
Over 100+ gel nail colors
Buy at amazon.com (from $10)


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10 Comments
  • Charlotte
    August 1, 2019

    Not sure where you get your info from but Orly for one is not Leaping Bunny certified?

    • Vicky Ly
      August 2, 2019

      I don’t recall suggesting ORLY was Leaping Bunny certified. I verify and reach out to each and every cruelty-free brand myself to ensure they don’t test on animals during any stage of product development and manufacturing.

      It would be nice if all brands are Leaping Bunny certified but just because they’re not, doesn’t mean they aren’t cruelty-free. Leaping Bunny is a voluntary registration process.

      If you only choose to support and buy from Leaping Bunny certified brands then you might like Dimension Nails, Madam Glam, and NCLA. These 3 gel nail polish brands are Leaping Bunny certified.

      • Charlotte
        August 24, 2019

        Yes but you did state that they are cruelty free. A lot of companies lie about their cruelty free status. They claim they are cruelty free because”this product has not been tested on animals” = but the raw ingredients have. β€œWe do not test on animals” = but we pay others to do ok our behalf. Leaping bunny audit the companies to ensure that they are genuinely cruelty free. Peta allow companies to self certify. Which again to my mind is meaningless. Personally, I only regard a company as genuinely cruelty free if they are Leaping Bunny certified

        • Charlotte
          August 24, 2019

          Thanks for the Leaping Bunny recommendations tho!

        • Charlotte
          August 24, 2019

          Sorry,just read some of your other posts! If they are genuinely cruelty free, why do they not go for Leaping Bunny status as there’s only a (one-off) charge if they choose to use the logo.
          I’m just suspicious of comapanies who claim to be cruelty free but who don’t get certificated. Why would they not opt to?

  • Olivia
    September 19, 2018

    Thanks!!

  • Tracey Wright
    September 10, 2018

    I think essence do them

    • Vicky Ly
      September 11, 2018

      Hey Tracey,
      I just checked essence’s website and they have a gel-like nail polish but it doesn’t require a lamp or curing so it’s a great alternative for people who don’t want to use a lamp to cure their nails. I’d love to know how long they last though. Have you tried them before? =)

  • Jennifer
    August 13, 2018

    Sorry I meant cruelty free and vegan

  • Jennifer
    August 13, 2018

    Thanks for the information! Do you know if there are any dip powder brands that are cruelty and vegan?

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