Bite Beauty is now officially 100% vegan! 🌱✨ @bitebeauty recently reformulated all of their products and has removed all animal-derived ingredients and by-products (like lanolin, beeswax, and carmine) from their entire collection. 🙌🏻
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However, it should be noted that their Lip Lab is not completely vegan, yet! They’re working on making it vegan in the near future. 🌿💖
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Bite Beauty's Vegan Statement:
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"Yes, Bite Beauty products are vegan.
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Our reason to go vegan was simple-we’ve evolved. We can create high-performance formulas without ingredients that come from animals. As we’ve been innovating with superfoods, we’ve learned we can get amazing results that perform on par with-if not better than-formulas that contain animal byproducts.
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Further, we wanted to create products everyone can love-including people who crave clean, cruelty-free and vegan beauty."
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📸 via @bitebeauty

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I just finished reading ‘Slave to Fashion’ by @safia_minney 📚 and it has completely changed my perspective on the true cost of cheap clothes. ✨ Definitely a must-read to understanding modern slavery in the fashion industry and the need to support fair trade and ethical brands that are transparent about how their products are made with respect for people and the planet. 🌍🌿
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"Today, a whole generation of shoppers expect to be able to buy cheap clothing - but these low prices are only possible because of the slavery and exploitation that exist in the fashion supply chain.
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The price of clothes does not reflect the true cost to the farmers, spinners and weavers, tailors, finishers, quality-control teams and packers who are underpaid and overworked in the race to get the latest fashion items into our stores.
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Many of them are forced to live and work in shocking conditions.
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Workers in developing countries are often left helpless by a lack of workplace representation and unions that could speak up for their rights. As a result, we are witnessing a global 'race to the bottom', with developing countries competing against each other to supply the cheapest labor in a bid to attract brands to their factories."

I just finished reading ‘Slave...

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via @vegan.meme)

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via @vegan.meme)

So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become increasingly popular in the last couple of years, but let’s take a step back and ask, what exactly does it mean when cosmetics, personal care, and household cleaning products are labeled as “cruelty-free”?
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Products that are labeled as “Cruelty-Free” generally means they weren’t tested on animals, however, there is no standard or legal definition as to what is and isn’t allowed to be labeled as “cruelty-free”. So companies can call themselves and their products “cruelty-free” and it can mean whatever THEY want.
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Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
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The FDA, responsible for regulating cosmetics labeling in the US, states on its website, “Consumers sometimes ask about use of claims such as “Cruelty-Free” or “Not Tested on Animals” on cosmetic labeling. Some cosmetic companies promote their products with claims of this kind in their labeling or advertising. The unrestricted use of these phrases by cosmetic companies is possible because there are no legal definitions for these terms.”
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Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
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But not ALL cruelty-free companies are liars and imposters. Some brands are genuinely committed to not testing their finished products and ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world.
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But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
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❶ Ask brands if their products or ingredients are tested on animals either by the company, their ingredient suppliers or commissioned to a third party and if they allow animal testing when required by law.
❷ Look for @leapingbunnyprogram brands --the most trusted cruelty-free certification program available!
❸ Check @ethicalelephant’s Cruelty-Free Brand Directory List where we have verified each and every brand's cruelty-free status before we list them (link in bio!)
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 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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Thank you for choosing cruelty-free! 🐘 💕

So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become...

Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in bed and wondering why you haven’t gone cruelty-free in 2020 yet 🤔✨
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(📸 via @niu.body)

Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in...

I love you all for going vegan! ✨ Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕 (via @sassyspudshop)

I love you all for...

What can I say..? I’m just a hopeless ramen-tic! 🍜
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(📸 via @vegan.meme)

What can I say..? I’m...

THIS. 🙌🏻
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“It’s not about being perfect! And we don’t know any vegans who walk around saying that they are, or that they cause zero harm. Veganism doesn’t mean causing ZERO harm (that would be delusional)... but it definitely means causing a lot less of it!! And causing LESS harm than before (before being vegan) is definitely worth celebrating and continuing to advocate for.

Don’t let the vegan haters get you down. Usually the people pointing their fingers and trying to find a flaw in veganism are the ones who simply don’t understand it or don’t know what it takes to stand for something.” (Words by @vegan_boss, 📸 via @unmeatfuture)

THIS. 🙌🏻 . “It’s not...

Show your love & support for vegan businesses in the comments by @ tagging some of your fave brands so we can follow and discover them too! 💚 (📸 via @brightzine)

Show your love & support...

Cruelty-free is the only way to be!🐇✨

Cruelty-free is the only way...

12 Cruelty-Free Beauty Bloggers to Follow

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Cruelty free blogs are great to follow if you want to stay in the loop and find out whether your favourite beauty brands test on animals; discover and gossip about the latest cruelty-free product releases; exchange cruelty-free beauty tips and inspirations; or if you just need a second opinion!

Here are some of my favourite cruelty-free (and some vegan) beauty bloggers that I follow and so should you!

Cruelty Free Kitty

The moment I discovered Suzi’s cruelty-free blog, I was instantly obsessed! Soaking in every square pixel of her website because it’s so beautifully designed. She’s always coming up with fresh, relevant content that are sitting handy in my browser’s bookmark because I know I will reference back to them often. I am especially loving her post about 5 Brands Most People Assume Are Cruelty-Free But Aren’t

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Logical Harmony

This girl definitely does her homework! Tashina Combs is like that kid in your class you want to copy from all the time because you know she always has the right answers. Her list of “cruelty-free & vegan brands” is the most up-to-date, researched, and thorough directory on the web. Her product reviews are also so extremely helpful and have personally saved me from wasting hundreds of dollars in disappointing products.

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The Lil Foxes

Ashlee Piper is the the Queen Bee for all things pretty and vegan. She is the ultimate celebrity cruelty-free expert where she knows her sh*t and has even been seen on TV. Now, that’s B-A-D-A-S-S. Her blog, The Little Foxes is full of kickass cruelty-free beauty giveaways and you may have seen her work on Refinery29, we told you she was a celebrity!

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Phyrra

“Beauty for the Bold”

I’m more into the nudes and neutrals in a palette so I’ve enjoyed living vicariously through Courtney’s daring and colorful makeup collection featured in her blog, Phyrra.

If you’re ever thinking about trying a new cruelty-free product or brand, ask Courtney; this girl has tried it A-L-L. And I don’t mean the sissy swatch test, she’ll rock a bold look and look fabulous while doing it!

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My Beauty Bunny

Finding cruelty-free options can get overwhelming and we just wanna try them all! Jen from My Beauty Bunny is the ultimate savior for helping us find the latest and newest cruelty-free products. She’s like a ninja, I don’t know how she can keep up with it all!? I’m always discovering and learning about new cruelty-free brands, some I’ve never even heard of until mentioned on her blog!

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Vegan Beauty Review

I first discovered Vegan Beauty Review and Sunny from her Youtube channel. She’s like the girl next door that I want to adopt as my new BFF so we can spend our days sipping on soy lattes and gossip about vegan cheese.

Her posts are informative and endearing, giving us the latest scoop on cruelty-free beauty products! She’s also the expert in vegan + cruelty-free deodorants, this gal has tried it all and then some! Sunny is also raising two of the the most adorable vegan baby and toddler so she’s also an expert with mommy and baby vegan products.

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The Vegan Chickpea

If you ever need some vegan beauty or fashion advice, Caitlin from The Vegan Chickpea is the girl to ask! She knows what’s hot or not in the vegan community and her blog is full of inspirational and helpful product reviews! You won’t want to miss out on any of Caitlin’s vegan product discoveries, they’re truly some of the best finds!

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{makeupfu}

How can one possibly not fall in love with a blog with a tagline “where tofu & makeup meet”?! Raquela is the genius behind this wildly informative cruelty-free beauty blog, {makeupfu}! She focuses on affordable cruelty-free makeup, product reviews, and shares the latest cruelty-free sales & deals! She is definitely someone you’ll want to subscribe to because she’s always one of the first to know when new affordable makeup becomes available in stores!

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Lovely Witches

Variation is key when it comes to finding a blog to follow and Gemima offers a variety of helpful and interesting content on her blog, Lovely Witches. She’ll walk you through a detailed product review of various cruelty-free makeup, skincare, hair products, and will even throw some vegetarian snacks in the mix! She also has some helpful cruelty-free guides so you can be on your way to finding your next favourite cruelty-free beauty items!

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A Better Kind

If you love pretty graphics and images (like me!) then you’re going to love A Better Kind blog created by the beautiful Haley from Australia! This cruelty-free beauty and lifestyle blog is packed full of insightful posts (and videos!) to help you on your journey to living a happier and compassionate life!

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The V Nice Life

Sarah is the gal behind The V Nice Life blog and she’s passionate about animals, all things veggie, vegan and very nice! Based in the UK, she shares her favourite vegan skincare and beauty products with insightful and honest reviews. She covers cruelty-free beauty, fashion, and some vegan food secrets that’ll have you coming back for more!

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Curiously Conscious

Honest reviews are hard to come by in today’s bloggers world but Besma and her conscious living blog, Curiously Conscious is a great source for impartial beauty reviews. She’s not afraid to tell it like it is, which is something we always need to hear more of!

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