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

Bite Beauty is now officially...

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...

Slay Nails, Not Animals with Dimension Nails Vegan Nail Glitter!

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I’m so so SO excited about this special #VeganManiMonday post because I’m going to be sharing my review & first impressions of my collaboration with vegan nail polish brand, Dimension Nails!!

About Dimension Nails

  • Dimension Nails is certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny
  • All nail polish from Dimension Nails are 100% vegan and 10-free!
  • A beautiful range of nail polish, nail glitter, and nail art accessories

Vegan Nail Glitter by Dimension Nails

A few months ago, the badass, go-getting, vegan babe and owner of Dimension Nails, Stephanie reached out to me and asked if I wanted to be one of the lucky vegan gals that she handpicked to collaborate on her new line of vegan and cosmetic grade nail glitters!

Of course, I was down! And all I had to do was pick from a selection of color options and then choose a name for my glitter! Everything else was designed, created, and packaged by Stephanie herself.

Dimension Nails’ catchy slogan is Slaying Nails, Not Animals! and so naturally, I wanted to stick with the same theme of slaying and as a testament to how badass and hardworking Stephanie is (seriously, go follow her at @thevegandoll_ to see how much this girl can accomplish in a day!).. I decided to name my vegan nail glitter Rise & Slay!

Rise & Slay – Nail Glitter by Dimension Nails

Rise & Slay is a cosmetic grade, vegan, and cruelty-free glitter that can be used with nail polish or used with creating some beautiful nail art and designs!

Rise & Slay is an ocean blue holographic glitter and they’re $6.50 each.

In this post, I used the glitter with a nail polish base. I’ve never used a loose glitter before on my nails so this is totally a first for me.

I started with applying a clear coat of nail polish on my nail and before it dried, I dipped my nail into the glitter pot, trying my best to cover my entire nail with glitter. I tapped off the excess and then used a clean eyeshadow brush to carefully wipe off the excess glitter around my nails. I finished it off with a clear top coat!

And this is how it turned out:

Rise & Slay Review

The color payoff is absolutely spectacular! I’ve used glitter nail polish in the past and I’ve never came across anything that was as full-coverage as using these loose glitter from Dimension Nails!

I was surprised at how even and full-coverage the glitter stuck to my nails. I used a clear base coat and the glitter covered my entire nail without missing a spot!

I didn’t read the instructions until after (woops!) but it says to use an eyeshadow applicator to rub the glitter onto the nails to create a smooth surface.

Uhh…I didn’t do that and so the texture was a bit rough and scratchy. The second time I used the glitter, I tried rubbing and pressing down the glitter onto my nails and it definitely created a smoother result!

Overall, I am blown away by the quality of these vegan nail glitters from Dimension Nails and the color is just incredibly stunning! ??

They have over 20 nail glitter colors to choose from, so definitely go check them out on Dimension Nails website! 

Thank you Dimension Nails and Stephanie for teaming up with ethical elephant on this project!


Full disclaimer: these glitters were gifted and sent to me. I was not required to write a review, all opinions are my own. I do not earn or receive commission for this collaboration with Dimension Nails.

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