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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 😔 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?? 💕

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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📸 via @jemglo_cosmedx

Ain't nuthin but a V-GANG,...

My lips are instantly and intensely hydrated thanks to @nclabeauty’s [NEW] 100% Natural & Vegan Lip Balm! 💋 They have 8 flavors to choose from including Red Velvet, Almond Cookies, Marshmallow, and Watermelon!! 🍉 🍉 🍉  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 👌🏻
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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

My lips are instantly and...

Let's Get Sheet-Faced!! ✨🙋🏻‍♀️ 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!💕
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📸 via @popsugar

Let's Get Sheet-Faced!! ✨🙋🏻‍♀️ Some...

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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📸 via @jiffpom

HAPPY 🍟 DAY! "You're not...

Those Jalapeño Kettle Chips are LIFE!🔥 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! 👌🏻✨ — all in moderation, of course 🙂
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What are some of your favourite accidentally vegan snacks?
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📸 via @livekindlyco

Those Jalapeño Kettle Chips are...

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! 💚
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#heroinenyc #gifted #beaheroine #beachbabes

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Aren’t we all 😔🌱🌍
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// #regram 📸 via @thegoodtrade

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Never too small to make a big difference ✊🏻💕✨
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📸 via @theveganbox

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Interview with Cruelty Free Kitty!

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I am so exci7687d66b7097045597efababa42ba80fted to share this interview with you all because I have been a loyal follower of Cruelty Free Kitty since the day I stumbled upon her site!! With her “Ultimate Guide to Cruelty Free Makeup” repinned almost 5,000 times.. I’m sure you’ve heard of her too and at one time or another have relied on her guides as the go-to resource to living cruelty free.

I know I’m not alone in saying this, but this gurl is truly an inspiration and played a huge role in my journey to living and loving a cruelty free lifestyle!

So, it was only natural for me to want to know more about the beautiful person who has taken the time and effort to helping and inspiring strangers (like me!) to make kinder and informed choices!

I hope you enjoy learning more about Suzi, the fabulous sassy animal lover behind CrueltyFreeKitty.com, as much as I did!

CRUELTY-FREE LIFE

What was it that inspired you to go cruelty-free?

Simply put, empathy. I’ve loved animals since I was a little kid. Even as a teenager when visiting someone new, I’d pay way too much attention to their pets. Maybe you guys can relate to this! I first went vegetarian when I was 14. It took a few tries and there were many changes along the road, but that’s when I started my cruelty-free journey.

What was the biggest obstacle that you faced when going cruelty-free/vegan?

First of all, I don’t identify with being “cruelty-free” or “vegan”. I’m strictly opposed to factory farming and animal testing, and those two things are perceived as “normal” in most cultures today. They challenge something so well established in our society that it’s hard to get these messages across to most people. That’s what the biggest obstacle is, I would say: feeling alone in my choices. Starting crueltyfreekitty.com definitely helped me find like-minded people!

I don’t identify with being “cruelty-free” or “vegan”. I’m strictly opposed to factory farming and animal testing, and those two things are perceived as “normal” in most cultures today”

What do you enjoy most about being cruelty free/vegan? Besides the fact that I’m contributing to making a difference in the world, having a plant-based diet benefits my health and makes me feel great! I also love using natural and organic cosmetics.

Fresh from the #garden! #rawfood #healthy #healthyliving #veggies #gardenhaul #tomatoes

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Favourite all time vegan food/recipe? Caramelized quince with pecans and almond milk ice cream. Heavenly! I sometimes use a frozen banana to make the ice cream and it works great.


GETTING TO KNOW SUZI

Favourite song at the moment: Mellow: “Lately” by Memoryhouse. Indie: “Love Is To Die” by Warpaint. Upbeat: “Habits” by Tove Lo. But only the remix. It’s so good!

Currently reading: I just started “Invent it, sell it, bank it!” by Lori Greiner. A great book for all girlbosses-to-be and creative types!

Favourite TV shows: The Office and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia! I also like Parks & Recreation, How I Met Your Mother, and Community. Some dramas I enjoyed are True Detective, Breaking Bad, and I’m really digging the first season of Better Call Saul that just ended.

Furthest you’ve ever been away from home: I don’t have a home! #thirdculturekid. But seriously, I’ve moved around since I was a kid and love to travel. I guess the farthest from where I was born would be California.

Hidden talents: I can bend my fingers in ways that freak some people out! I also used to be decent at drawing but I stopped.

Favourite veg*n celebrity: Grimes! I love the attention she brought to animal testing recently, and I also love her music.


BLOGGER LIFE

Was there a particular time in your life that you can recall that lead you to creating crueltyfreekitty.com?

I noticed a lack of information online when it comes to cruelty-free cosmetics, even though more and more sites are dedicated to veganism and ethical living. I had the passion, so I made it a goal to fill that void! I knew nothing about blogging, WordPress, or CSS at the time. I learned all those things as I went, and I’m so grateful I did!

What honest advice do you have for someone starting or thinking about going cruelty free? You have to read about animal rights and animal welfare in order to form your own set of beliefs. And also justify your beliefs. This makes it much easier to transition. Also, never settle for a cheap dupe of your favorite luxury lipstick! Find high quality items that are cruelty-free, or you’ll go right back.

 

What’s your biggest blog related pet peeve? Dishonest reviews. That’s just not cool. We need bloggers for their unbiased reviews!

What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve? Littering! Fuck that.

Besides living and sharing a cruelty free lifestyle … what else are you passionate about? Cultures and languages. I’d love to be a digital nomad and travel a lot! I’m also passionate about art in all forms.

What’s next for you and crueltyfreekitty.comI have a few surprises up my sleeve! There’s one specific thing I’m going to launch this month, and it’s hopefully going to bring the cruelty-free community together. I’ll also keep adding new brands to my cruelty-free list and hosting giveaways for my awesome readers!

If you want to stay in the loop with Suzi, be sure to check out her website, like her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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