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...

Some grocery stores have temporarily banned the use of reusable bags fear of the potential risk of further spreading the virus. Instead, stores will be handing out plastic bags to customers, free of charge.
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โœง Totally understandable given our current situation, so this is a great time to make sure all of our reusable bags are washed and if needed, repaired ๐ŸŒฟ
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โœง แด‡แด„แด-แด›ษชแด˜: For bigger and bulkier items, I always like to use boxes (the grocery stores always have these on hand and they're totally free!) and when I forget to bring my reusable bags, I try to limit the number of items I buy to however many I can carry in my hands and out the store.
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โœง Buying produce (like leafy greens ๐Ÿฅฌ) without a bag is another story... Iโ€™d love to know, do you have any tips or tricks for reducing our plastic consumption while buying produce during these times?
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @pureosophy

Some grocery stores have temporarily...

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I've been reading a number of books about sustainable and ethical fashion including #ThisIsaGoodGuide by @mariekeeyskoot. It's full of digestible information and helpful tips on making more ethical and sustainable consumer choices along with endless examples and guides to help you start on your sustainable journey immediately.

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š˜๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I'm working on updating all of my vegan fashion guides that I've made in the past 5 years since starting my blog. Not only do I want to promote vegan and cruelty-free brands, but I also want to highlight those that care about the people who made their clothes and those making an effort to use eco-friendly dyes and sustainable materials. I just updated my list of vegan t-shirts and activism apparel, btw! โœจ

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I'd love to know... besides being cruelty-free + vegan, what else matters to you when you decide which brands to support or product to buy?

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I've been...

Relatable ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚
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(via @vegan_sarcasm + @nimai_delgado)

Relatable ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚ . (via @vegan_sarcasm...

List of Cruelty-Free, Water-based Nail Polish

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Looking for a non-toxic or odorless nail polish? Then you may want to give water-based nail polish a try!

Water-based nail polishes claim to be virtually odorless, nonflammable, safe for children, free of harsh and smelly chemicals, and comes in a wide range of colors and finishes.

I did some research and found 7 cruelty-free, vegan, water-based nail polish brands. These brands do not test on animals, anywhere in the world and none of their polishes contain any animal-derived ingredients. So that you (and your kids!) can paint your nails without harming animals or your health!

As application and dry-time may vary between nail polish brands’, we advise you to carefully read through each brand’s instructions for the preparation, application, and removal for their water-based nail colors. Just so you know what to expect since water-based nail polish are quite different from regular nail polish that we’re used to.

Honeybee Gardens – Water-based Nail Enamel

Honeybee Gardens Water-Based Nail Enamel

Honeybee Gardens’ unique water-based nail polish is free from strong chemical odors and claims to be 12-free, meaning their polish doesn’t contain formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, fragrance, nitrocellulose resin, animal ingredients,ย triphenyl phosphateย or benzophenone-1.

Choose from 26 of Honeybee Gardens’ water-based nail polish colors ranging from matte, shimmer, or iridescent finish.

Price: $12.99

Where to buy? Amazon

Ingredients for Honeybee Gardens’ Water-based Nail Polish: Water (Aqua), Acrylates copolymer. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77490), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007)

Piggy Paint Water-based Nail Polish

Piggy Paint Water-based Nail Polish

Piggy Paint’s advanced water-based nail polish formula claims to be safe for kids and safe for use during pregnancy. Piggy Paint polishes are vegan, non-toxic, virtually odorless, and free of all harsh and smelly chemicals; it’s free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, Bisphenol A, ethyl acetate and acetone.

Choose from 35 Piggy Paint water-based nail polish colors from matte to shimmer, and this especially cool glow in the dark version!

Price: $8.99

Where to buy? Amazon, Well.ca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ, iHerb.com

Ingredients for Piggy Paint’s Water-based Nail Polish: Water, acrylates copolymer, neem oil. May contain the following colorants (depending on shade): Red 34 Lake, ultramarines, iron oxide, titanium dioxide, mica, red 28, yellow 10, violet 2, zinc sulfide/copper, copper flake, orange 5, and red 22.

Acquarella Water-Based Nail Polish

Acquarella Water-based Nail Polish

Acquarella nail polish claims to be virtually odorless, dries quickly in 5-10 minutes, has excellent shine and wear, without a base or top coat, non-toxic, and non-flammable. In addition, Acquarella’s “water-based formula is not only breathable, which allows for a healthier nail, but it is also water permeable without being a ‘peel-off'”

Choose from Acquarella’s impressive range of over 80+ water-based nail polish colors. They have just about every color in various finishes including creme, metallic, shimmer, and translucent.

Price: $18

Where to buy? Amazon

Ingredients for Acquarella Water-based Nail Polish: Aqua (CAS: 7732-18-5), Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, Acrylates Copolymer. May contain: CI 77489 (CAS: 1345-25-1), CI 77492 (CAS: 51274-00-1), Mica (CAS: 12001-26-2), CI 77891 (CAS: 13463-67-7) and/or CI 77499.

SOPHi Water-Based Nail Polish

SOPHi by Piggy Paint is the adult version of Piggy Paint’s nail polishes. With similar claims as Piggy Paint, SOPHi water-based formula dries hard and claims to be non-toxic, virtually odorless, eco-friendly, made in USA, vegan and keeps nails healthy โ€“ no more yellow or brittle nails.

The main difference between Piggy Paint and SOPHi nail polishes is the range of colors. Piggy Paint nail colors seems to be targeted more to kids with bright and playful colors whereas SOPHi nail colors are more neutral and wearable. Choose from 24 SOPHi water-based nail polish colors!

Price: $8.99

Where to buy? Amazon, Well.ca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ, iHerb.com

Ingredients for SOPHi Water-based Nail Polish: Water, ย Acrylates copolymer,ย Neem Oil.ย  May also contain the following colorants (depending on shade): Red 7,ย Red 34,ย Red 28,ย Red 17, ย Iron oxide,ย Titanium dioxide,ย Ultramarines,ย Chrome Green,ย Mica,ย Violet 2.

Snails (S’N’B) Water-based Nail Polish

Safe ‘N’ Beautiful’s Snails water-based nail polish claims to be the first 12-free, washable French kids nail polish in the world. Snails water-based polishes are made with natural ingredients making their polishes virtually odorless compared to solvent-based alternatives and best of all, the polish can be washed off easily with water and soap. All of Snails’ polishes are made in France with ingredients suitable for pregnant women and young children, and the lead-free high-quality bottles are imported from Italy.

Choose from 50+ Snails water-based nail polish colors!

Price: ยฃ8 – ยฃ10

Where to buy? Amazon

Ingredients for Snails Water-based Nail Polish: Aqua, Styrene/acrylates Copolymer, Ppg-3 Methyl Ether, Phenoxyethanol, Disiloxane, Sodium Bicarbonate, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol. May Contain/peut Contenir: Hectorite, Propylene Glycol, Peg-150/decyl Alcohol/smdi Copolymer, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ci 73360, Ci 77891, Ci 45410, Ci 45380, Ci77007, Ci 77491, Ci 11680, Ci 77499, Ci 74160, Ci 15850, Ci 15880, Silica, Bentonite, Tin Oxide, Bis (Glycidoxyphenyl) Propane/bisaminomethylnorbornane Copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate [nano], Acrylates Copolymer, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate [nano], Polybutylene Terephthalate, Ethylene/va Copolymer.

Color Club Water Color – Water-based Nail Polish

I have a few bottles of Color Club cruelty-free and vegan nail polishes in my collection and I had no idea Color Club had a range of vegan, water-based nail polish! Water Colors by Color Club claims to be an 18-free non-toxic, water-based formula. “Without sacrificing on color and durability, the new Water Colorsย collection features an odor-freeย formula and easy peel off removal.” 18-Free Means that this Formula is free from: Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Camphor, Coal Tar, DBP, FD&C, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde-like Derivatives, Gluten, Ketones, Lead, Mercury, Parabens, Petrochemical Solvents, Phthalates, Polyurethane, Polyurethane Film-formers, Toluene, Wheat By-Products.

Choose from 18 Color Club water-based nail polish colors.

Price: $6 – $10

Where to buy? colorclub.com or Wal-mart.

Ingredients for Color Club Water Color Nail Polish: Not listed.

Pure Anada’s Princess Polish – Water-based

Pure Anada is a Canadian ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ cosmetic brand with a range of non-toxic, cruelty-free, and vegan nail polishes. Pure Anada also has a collection of water-based nail polish just for kids called Princess Polish. “Nothing is prettier for your little princess, than water-based, eco-friendly nail polish!ย Pure Anada Princess Polish is very different than regular nail polish. ย It is made from a base of water, rather than harsh, smelly chemicals. This no odor, water-based nail polish is a healthy alternative to traditional, solvent-based nail colour. Perfect for tiny fingers and toes.”

Choose from 4 of Pure Anada Princess Polish water-based nail colors! If you’re buying them for a gift, Pure Anada has these adorable Princess Packs that includes one of their water-based nail colors.

Price: CAD$10

Where to buy? purecanada.ca

Ingredients for Pure Anada’s Princess Nail Polish: Water, Acrylates Copolymer, Butoxy Diglycol, Methylisothiazolinone, Hydroxxethylcellulose, Mineral Pigments: Ultramarines, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, OR Chromium Hydroxide Green

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