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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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๐ŸŽจ via @justcomics_official

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...

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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5 Comments
  • 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

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