The most important thing ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŒฟโœจ
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(via @kevinfarzad)

The most important thing ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŒฟโœจ...

vegan & ethical at-home manicure essentials featuring some of my favorite colors from @kesterblack ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป๐ŸŒฟ
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From left to right:
๐˜˜๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ป - Greyed Purple Nail Polish
๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข - Sandy Pale Pink Nail Polish
๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ - Blush Pink Nail Polish
๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ - Hazy Blush Nail Polish
๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜•๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ - Rose Nude Nail Polish
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๐ŸŒธ Kester Black is a high-performing, ethical & sustainable beauty brand! All of their products are:
๐Ÿ’— 100% vegan + cruelty-free
๐Ÿ’— 10-Free nail polish formula
๐Ÿ’— water permeable & breathable nail polish
๐Ÿ’— beautiful & thoughtful packaging using recyclable materials
๐Ÿ’— manufactured in small batches to minimize wastage
๐Ÿ’— the first beauty brand in the world to be B Corp certified
๐Ÿ’— all products are manufactured in Australia
๐Ÿ’— office uses renewable energy and is paperless
๐Ÿ’— carbon-neutral; carbon footprint is zero! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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#kesterblack #kesterblackcolour #mykesterblack #gifted

vegan & ethical at-home manicure...

Hanging in there ๐ŸŒฟ and I hope you are too. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโœจ #alonetogether
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๐šƒ๐š’๐š–๐šŽ๐šœ ๐š–๐šŠ๐šข ๐š‹๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜๐šž๐š๐š‘, ๐š‹๐šž๐š ๐šœ๐š˜ ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ ๐šข๐š˜๐šž.
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(๐Ÿ“ธ via @theeverygirl)

Hanging in there ๐ŸŒฟ and...

๐•–๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•„๐•†โ„๐”ผ ๐•ก๐•๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐Ÿฅฌ ใ€ฐ๏ธ (๐Ÿ“ธ via @gabbois)
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I actually wouldn't be surprised if they started making vegan ice cream out of cauliflower soon! ๐Ÿ˜ฌโœจ๐ŸŒฑ

๐•–๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•„๐•†โ„๐”ผ ๐•ก๐•๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐Ÿฅฌ ใ€ฐ๏ธ...

โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™ง๐™ช๐™š๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ฎ-๐™›๐™ง๐™š๐™š โœฆ
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(๐Ÿ“ท via @theveggiest)

โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™...

If youโ€™re new to vegan beauty or makeup, I highly recommend giving a seasonal subscription service, like @vegancuts Makeup Box a try! ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŒปโœจ
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Every 3 months, youโ€™ll receive a box full of vegan makeup delivered right to your doorstep ๐Ÿ“ฆ
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Reasons to subscribe to #VegancutsMakeupBox:
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๐ŸŒผ you get to experiment and try new vegan products and brands!
๐ŸŒผ itโ€™s cheaper than buying each product on their own โ€” you get full-size products (not dinky samples), usually over $100+ in value but you only pay $37-$55. The price depends on where itโ€™s being shipped to (US, Canada, or International) and the length of the subscription.
๐ŸŒผ in addition to all of the products being cruelty-free and vegan, theyโ€™re also natural and non-toxic.
๐ŸŒผ you get to customize the box and pick colors that suit you best!
๐ŸŒผ itโ€™s a seasonal subscription so youโ€™ll be sent products that go with the change in season and weather.
๐ŸŒผ do good while looking good โ€” partial proceeds from each Vegancuts Spring Makeup Box goes towards Wildlife Victoria rescue in Australia to help animals affected by the horrific bush fires.
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๐ŸŒฟ Use #Vegancuts Coupon Code: 'ETHICALELEPHANT' to receive $5 OFF your order.

If youโ€™re new to vegan...

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any recommendations for low or zero-waste + vegan skincare brands? โœจ
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(illustration ๐ŸŽจ via @nicolajanecreative)

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any...

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ Weโ€™re in this together ๐Ÿ’– (๐Ÿ“ธ via @glitterguide)

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ...

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง Now more than ever, they need our support. You can always show your support without spending๐Ÿ’ฒby leaving them a review, liking, commenting, sharing their posts, or just simply sending them an encouraging note during these uncertain times. ๐ŸŒฟ Show some of your vegan businesses some love by TAGGING @ them in the comments! โฌ‡๏ธ
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Some of my cherished vegan businesses ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป @siennabyronbay @nclabeauty @motd_cosmetics @nolaskinsentials @kesterblack @inikaorganic @elatecosmetics
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๐Ÿ“ธ Also, be sure to check out ใ€ฐ๏ธ @brightzine ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
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Community is everything, and in these uncertain times, we need it more than ever. Thatโ€™s why we have launched the Support Vegan Business Hub; a space to help vegan businesses with key information, news and resources to safeguard their businesses through this pandemic. Weโ€™ll be sharing resources to help businesses, as well as ways that we can all support our vegan traders at this time. Stay tuned for lots of information as this progresses over on thebrightclub.co โšก๏ธ

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง...

Please read till the end ๐ŸŒฟ I recently bought these plant-based scour pads from @fullcircle, they're made from walnut shells and non-toxic materials ๐Ÿงฝ They work almost as good as plastic/synthetic scour pads and does the job of gently removing most dirt while not scratching my pans โญ๏ธ They were also made in Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ and Full Circle is certified B Corporation with a commitment to reduce their environmental impact, claiming their products use less energy and emit fewer greenhouse gases in production. ๐ŸŒฑ This all sounded great, which was why I bought them as I wanted a plastic-free and compostable alternative -- BUT, upon further research.. their website states their walnut shell scour pads are made of: Walnut shells AND recycled plastic! ๐Ÿ˜” Making them actually NOT compostable.
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Ahh yes, I should have done more research before buying and also, why wasn't recycled plastic listed on their packaging!?
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On the surface, these may be a better option than other synthetic scour pads or sponges on the market as it's made from *recycled* plastic but I totally fell for the greenwashing here. Yes -- I, too make mistakes! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I'm posting this mishap of mine to show you that living sustainably is a journey, and lessons will be learned along the way. This has taught me to do more research than just reading the product's packaging or an online retailer's product description before buying... And now that I know better, I can do better! ๐ŸŒฟ
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๐ŸŒป What eco-friendly or plastic-free sponges do u recommend?

Please read till the end...

List of Cruelty-Free & Vegan Nail Polish Remover

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vegan nail polish remover

After I created my list of over 40+ cruelty-free and vegan nail polish brands, many of you have been asking about nail polish remover.

Although most nail polish remover is already vegan, as it’s essentially just a mixture of alcohol, you also want to make sure the brand of nail polish remover you choose to buy does not test their ingredients on animals and therefore making them also cruelty-free.

Related: What’s the difference between cruelty-free vs. vegan cosmetics?

Thankfully there are plenty of cruelty-free nail polish brands that offers vegan nail polish remover solutions, including acetone-free options and remover pads!

Vegan Nail Polish Remover

Zoya Remove Plus Nail Polish

This is my all-time favorite vegan nail polish remover. I especially love the spill-proof pump, Zoya’s nail polish remover has always been able to do the job of painlessly removing all my polish without leaving any residue behind. Unlike other removers, this one doesn’t have a strong chemical smell to it.


Ella + Mila Soy Nail Polish Remover

Ella + Mila’s soy-based nail polish remover is “designed to effectively remove all natural nail polishes. Ingredients include Vitamins A, C & E, as well as Lavender Essential Oil, all of which promote healthy and moisturized nails. This product does not contain acetone or harsh acetates, which will dry out your skin and damage the nail and cuticles.”


Sienna Byron Bay Vegan Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover

Sienna Byron Bay Vegan Nail Polish Remover

Sienna Byron Bay’s nail polish remover is a water-based, soy, vegan nail polish remover formula unlike anything I’ve ever used before! This is an amazing all-natural nail polish remover made from a Soy Ester blend and Vitamin E Acetate. “No bad smell and no nasties, leaving your nails hydrated and healthy while also removing polish.”


Lauren B. Beauty Vegan Nail Polish Remover

Lauren B. Beauty Liquid Nail Polish Remover

This acetone-free and vegan liquid nail polish remover from Lauren B. Beauty only contains 2 ingredients (Methyl Acetate and Isopropyl Myristate) plus naturally-derived Geranium Oil and Petitgrain Oil to help moisturize and invigorate your nails and cuticles naturally.


Mineral Fusion Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover

Mineral Fusion’s acetone-free nail polish remover is a brand you can find at Whole Foods and even at some drugstores (If you’re in Canada, London Drugs has them!). This is a great vegan nail polish remover you can pick up at the store and their acetone-free formula is gentle yet effective at removing even the most stubborn colors.


Gabriel Liquid Nail Polish Remover

Gabriel’s liquid nail polish remover is a gentle nail polish remover formulated to remove polish, condition and prep leaving nails ready for base coat.


Piggy Paint’s Nail Polish remover

Piggy Paint’s nail polish remover claims to be a low order, hypoallergenic nail polish remover. This acetone-free remover is also biodegradable and contains aloe vera and vitamin E to help keep your nails healthy and strong.


Priti NYC Soy Nail Polish Remover

Priti NYC’s vegan nail polish remover is “totally natural and uses a carefully blended mix of natural ingredients that are kind on your nails and skin. It is perfect for you, your family and the planet.”

 


AILA 3-in-1 Vegan Nail Color Remover

AILA 3-in-1 Nail Color Remover with Pure Argan Oil

This 100% natural and plant-based remover from AILA is a 3-in-1 Soy-Based Nail Color Remover. A unique blend of Vitamins A, C, E and Pure Argan Oil helps to promote healthy nail growth by hydrating, conditioning and strengthening nail.


Misa Cosmetics Soft & Soy Non-Toxic Remover

For those of us that want a non-toxic nail polish remover that also happens to be vegan, Misa Cosmetics’ Soft&Soy remover contains no hazardous materials and is non-flammable! This is a fab option for green and natural beauty enthusiasts!


Vegan Nail Polish Remover Pads

When I’m traveling or life gets busy, I always like to bring with me some nail polish remover pads so that I can quickly clean and remove my nail polish while I’m on the go!

Nail polish remover pads come pre-packaged and pre-moistened, so all you gotta worry about is what color to paint your nails next!

Some cruelty-free and vegan nail polish remover pads include:

LVX – The innovative formula has a unique blend of ingredients that nourishes and strengthens nails and cuticles all while removing nail lacquer. This revolutionaryย remover contains essential Vitamins A, C, & E and pure jojoba oil.

Lauren B. Beauty – set of 15 non-acetone pads are infused with aloe to leave skin silky and moisturized.

ncLA Take it Off – Its soy-based formula strengthens your nails as it strips the color.

AILA 3-in-1 – with Pure Argan Oil offer a healthy alternative to acetone and acetate removers.

Our favourite vegan nail polish remover wipes is by Sienna Byron Bay. Read our review of this amazing water-based soy nail polish remover wipes.


Have you given any of these cruelty-free and vegan nail polish removers a try?

Leave a comment below sharing which brand you prefer!


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6 Comments
  • Calator
    December 11, 2019

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  • mindlyly
    April 1, 2018

    Every chemial is tested on animals even if the final product is not. I suspect some of these removers contain chemicals and are therefore not cruelty-free.

    • Notavegtable.
      May 2, 2018

      @ Mindlyly – I think you mean ‘ingredients’. Water is a chemical. Very little in this day and age is ‘cruelty free’. Stop sneering at those making an effort. Many ‘non-ethical’ brands still test the ingredients they know to be safe from decades of testing. Finding an ingredient or group of ingredients that has never been used on animals is pretty hard given that we’ve been using makeup for centuries and humans are animals. While the ends never justify the means, we shouldn’t dismiss the knowledge gained.

      • Vicky Ly
        May 3, 2018

        Well said! ?? It’s true that most of the ingredients that are used in our skincare and makeup today may have been tested on animals in the past, but times are different now, and there’s really no need for us to still be testing ingredients and cosmetics on animals. So what we can do is try our best to make sure ingredients are not CURRENTLY being tested on animals. This is often done with a mutual agreement and understanding between ingredient suppliers, manufactures, and companies that after a certain date, they will do everything they can do to make sure nothing they use is dripped into the eyes of rabbits or rubbed onto the shaved skin of any animal.

        And that is progress that I choose to support 100%! =)

  • Casey
    August 18, 2017

    Hi! Do you know of any vegan nail polish removers with acetone so that it could remove vegan gel polish? Thank you!

  • Sandra R
    May 25, 2017

    I would also highly recommend Karma Organics remover! http://www.karmaorganicspa.com/Soybean-Oil-and-Lavender-Nail-Polish-Remover_p_9.html

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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