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Unilever Acquires Cruelty-Free Beauty Brand Tatcha for a Reported $500 Million 
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Tatcha is still considered to be cruelty-free (as of right now and we'll be closely monitoring any updates to their animal testing policies) however, Unilever is definitely NOT cruelty-free as their products/ingredients are tested on animals when required by law in 2019. 
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For those of you who choose to boycott CF brands that are owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free, then sadly Tatcha should be avoided. However, if you choose to support these CF brands and want to know which of Tatcha skincare products are also vegan, you can find a vegan product list below! 
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Tatcha isn't a 100% vegan beauty brand however they do offer some vegan options πŸ’œ

Tatcha Vegan Products (2019):
❁ Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm
❁ Cherry Blossom Lip Balm
❁ Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder
❁ Gold Camellia Beauty Oil
❁ One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
❁ Red Camellia Lip Balm
❁ The Essence
❁ The Water Cream
❁ Violet-C Brightening Serum
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"Passion is energy, feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you” ~ Oprah Winfrey ❣️ This is 𝓹π“ͺ𝓼𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷 by @siennabyronbay , an intense vermilion red creme nail polish color ❀️ #veganmanimonday
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All of Sienna Byron Bay nail polishes are Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Water Permeable & Breathable, Non-Toxic: No Formaldehyde, No Toluene, No DBP, No Synthetic Camphor, No Formaldehyde Resin, No Xylene, No Tosylamide and No Benzophenone-1. πŸ’…πŸ»

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Another cruelty-free makeup brand is now available at Sephora!! 🐰 @meltcosmetics' popular cruelty-free eyeshadow palettes + stacks, lipsticks, blush, highlighters, eye and lip liners are now sold in-stores and online at @sephora! πŸ’„ Most of Melt Cosmetics' products are vegan but some shades do contain carmine. If you're curious, I've got a vegan product list up on my blog (link in bio)πŸ’‹ So proud to see more and more cruelty-free and vegan options available at Sephora! ✌✨ // πŸ“Έ via @meltcosmetics

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🌿 For #worldenvironmentday and every day let’s take action to protect the planet by keeping the air we breath clean, reducing our consumption of meat and disposable plastics, saving energy and water, acting on global heating, protecting our blue ocean and wildlife.
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πŸ™ŒπŸΌ ♻️ 🌎 If everyone can change their habits in a more sustainable way we can make a big difference together.
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This is my favourite nail polish from @nclabeauty! πŸ’› Tennis Anyone? is actually the very first nail polish I bought from NCLA nearly four years ago, which started my NCLA nail polish addiction! πŸ₯° I always get so many compliments when I wear this light pastel yellow shade, because well, just look at it! ✨ It’s such a playful summery color! β˜€οΈ
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All of NCLA nail polishes are cruelty-free and πŸ’― vegan ✌🏻 #VeganManiMonday #NCLA

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Find Your Signature Scent with DefineMe Fragrance – Cruelty-Free & Vegan

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Shopping for a cruelty-free and vegan fragrance can sometimes be tricky because perfume makers are not legally required to label and include a list of all the ingredients contained in each bottle of perfume. That’s because fragrances are considered “trade secrets” and the FDA can’t force a company to share their trade secrets.

This makes it difficult for vegan consumers to know if there are some animal-derived ingredients lurking in fragrances.

What animal ingredients can possibly be found in perfumes and fragrances? Below are some ingredients used as a fixative in perfumes that could have been sourced from an animal:

  • Ambergris – from whale intestines
  • Castor – from muskrat and beaver genitals
  • Civet – from the glands of civet cats
  • Musk (Oil) – from musk deer, beaver, muskrat, civet cat, and otter genitals

I know what you’re thinking, My god! There’s gotta be another option for fragrances that do not contain animal genitals, glands, or intestines?!

Thankfully, there are cruelty-free and vegan perfumes available today and I’m excited to share with you all a 100% vegan fragrance brand called DefineMe!

About DefineMe Fragrance

DefineMe Fragrance was created by boss babe, Jennifer McKay Newton, on a mission to create a beautiful yet empowering collection of fragrances that are never tested on animals and do not contain any of those nasty animal ingredients I listed above.

What makes DefineMe Fragrance unlike any other are the messages behind each bottle! Each scent is packaged and inspired by an It-Girl who is breaking molds and crushing barriers!

  • Audry – empowered by love + believes it is always the answer
  • Clara – lives life with gratitude + grace
  • Delphine – an artistic, creative soul who radiates an effortless elegance
  • Harper – walks through life fearlessly blazing her own path
  • Payton – exemplifies strength + passion by living her dreams to the fullest
  • Sofia Isabel – a free spirit who embraces life with confidence

Not sure which one is for you? Take DefineMe’s Fragrance Quiz to see which It-Girl’s personality will empower you! Or check out their Sample Kit which includes all 6 scents with .03 oz of fragrance in adorable roller ball bottles!

“The intention is to be a wearable reminder of one’s own confidence, strength passion, fearlessness + to empower!” – DefineMe

Sofia Isabel by DefineMe Fragrances

I received the fragrance mist in Sofia Isabel. The packaging is super adorable! It comes in a bigger box with a cute pink bow. When you open it, there’s a smaller box inside which is what’s photographed below. Inside you’ll find an elegant glass bottle with a round cap and gold mist sprayer.

All of the packaging is super chic and I think this would make such a lovely gift!

You can shop for DefineMe Fragrances on their website or at Ulta.

Sofia Isabel is described as a free spirit who embraces life with confidence and the smell is described as intoxicating, sweet, free-spirit – with notes of mandarin, black currant, jasmine + sugar.

Since I got the sample set, I got to try and smell all 6 scents and Sofia Isabel fits me the best! It’s a balanced blend of floral and sweetness without being too overpowering. I don’t typically wear perfume on the daily because I find I’m sensitive to strong fragrances but a tiny spritz of DefineMe’s Sofia Isabel really helps to bolster my mood and energize me! Plus I feel super feminine and put together when I have it on! =)

In addition to the fragrance mist, DefineMe also has each scent in a similar size glass bottle but as a fragrance oil with a rollerball applicator, as well as, a smaller travel-size mist spray. They recently came out with a hair fragrance mist which I’m super excited to try next!

I was also happy to hear about DefineMe’s Dollar Program where they give $1 of every bottle sold to ‘She’s the First’, a non-profit that provides scholarships to girls in low-income countries with the goal of creating first-generation graduates and our next generation of global leaders!

Overall, I would highly recommend DefineMe’s cruelty-free and vegan fragrances for yourself or to gift to a special lady in your life who would appreciate the thoughtful and meaningful messages of women empowerment, self-confidence, and self-love in each bottle of DefineMe’s fragrances!

I’d love to know, which of DefineMe’s fragrances would you love to try?


Disclaimer: I received press samples in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are always 100% my own.

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1 Comment
  • zimmy
    September 6, 2018

    Thanks for the article!

β€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.”― Marc Bekoff

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