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. 🙌🏻
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. 🌿💖
Bite Beauty's Vegan Statement:
"Yes, Bite Beauty products are vegan.
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.
Further, we wanted to create products everyone can love-including people who crave clean, cruelty-free and vegan beauty."
📸 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. 🌍🌿
"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.
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.
Many of them are forced to live and work in shocking conditions.
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

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via

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”?
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.
Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
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.”
Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
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.
But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
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!)
 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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 🤔✨
(📸 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! 🍜
(📸 via

What can I say..? I’m...

THIS. 🙌🏻
“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...

Help Create the Ultimate Cruelty-Free Brand Directory List!

This post may contain affiliate links.

help-cruelty-free-listHi everyone! I want to start by thanking each and every one of you for following and reading my blog. At the start of this, I was so happy to see 10 people coming onto my website every day and now that number has grown exponentially! and it’s so cliche to say this but it’s all thanks to YOU guys for giving me the courage and motivation to use this platform as a way to help raise awareness for animals and hopefully inspire others to also make kinder choices.

I have learned A LOT from less than a year of blogging and I’m at the point where I want to create bigger and better content so that it’ll be worth your time to keep checking back on what I gotta say!

Cruelty-Free Brand List?

Some of you may have been wondering why I haven’t yet created a cruelty-free brand list like other vegan beauty bloggers have already done. The reason why I’ve been reluctant on creating my own cruelty-free brand list is because I personally don’t use one myself. I try my best to create posts and content that I would personally use and find helpful. As a matter of fact, most of my blog posts were actually questions that I’ve asked and searched on Google looking for an answer!

I’m going to cut to the chase here and let you guys in on what I’m currently working on. I want to create the ultimate and reliable list of cruelty-free and vegan-friendly cosmetic and household brands. My primary goal for this list is to make it as painless as possible for both beginners and cruelty-free veterans to find and discover amongst the growing number of cruelty-free cosmetic brands and products. It’s going to be more than just a list of brands on a page, I’m hoping to incorporate a lot of helpful elements like search functions, categories, reviews, and more!

In order to make this incredibly valuable for the people that intend to use it, I need YOUR help. Please take the time to fill out this short survey, it’s completely anonymous with the option to leave your contact information at the very end if you wish to stay in touch with project developments.

You can fill out the survey below or click here to be redirected to the survey.

Thank you kindly for your participation!

What do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Chris
    July 31, 2016

    Hi Vicky, did you share the results of this survey anywhere?
    I’d be really interested to see how other CF enthusiasts answered.

  • Sharron
    April 1, 2016

    Hi Vicky, have you come across any perfume brands that don’t sell in China? So many of the big brands do so its hard to find a cruelty free one. Have already tried Lavanila & Pacifica but there are bound to be soo many more! Thanks, Sharron : .)

    • Vicky Ly
      April 1, 2016

      Hiya Sharron! That’s a great question that I’m sure lots of people are wondering the same thing because you’re absolutely right how many of the big name brands definitely sell in China and most of them are owned by L’Oreal and Coty.

      I don’t personally wear perfume since I’m super sensitive to certain smells. But Logical Harmony has a list of cruelty-free perfumes and if you haven’t seen it yet.. check it out here:

      I’ll also try and find some more brands for you, but it might take a couple of days to get back to you… so definitely take a look at the list from Logical Harmony in the meantime =)

“Make 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

Why The Dharma Store is Like a Souvenir Vegan T Shirt Shop!
Help Create the Ultimate Cruelty-Free Brand Directory List!