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...

Perfect Nails with *hype’s 3-Step Collection | Vegan Mani Monday

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This week, I’m trying out a Leaping Bunny certified nail polish brand called *hype. They are also 100% vegan and all of their nail polish and treatments are free of 5 potentially harmful ingredients: Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Camphor, and Formaldehyde Resin.

The one thing that really piqued by interest in trying out *hype nail polish is they claim their formula is made from up to 85% plant-based ingredients and derived from potatoes and corn!

I know, I had to read that twice to believe it!

They have a beautiful selection of over 40+ vegan nail polish colors, as well as, some nail treatments, top and base coats that are all 5-free and vegan! You can purchase *hype nails on their website or on Amazon.

*hype Perfect Nails Collection

They also have nail set collections that include a range of 4-6 of their nail polish or a mix of nail polish + treatments. I’m trying out their 3-Step Perfect Nails Collection.

Step 1: *Hype Nail Growth Booster

Claims: “A cocktail of seaweed extract, marine minerals and silicium promotes maximum nail growth and fortifies nail’s keratin to resist splitting, cracking and tearing.  Strengthens weak nails naturally.”

This growth booster goes on glossy and dries down to a semi-gloss. If you’re using this as a treatment, apply 2 coats on bare nails twice a week.

However I’m using it as a base coat so I applied just one coat. I am loving the BIG BRUSH, just one stroke is all I need!

Step 2: *Hype Vegan Nail Polish in Mint

Claims: “Banish those boring enamels and rejuvenate your manicure with this refreshingly cool sea-foam green.”

The Perfect Nails Collection by *hype comes with two nail polish colors, Mint 21 and Raspberry 05. This week, I wanted to try Mint 21 which is exactly how they described it, a cool sea-foam green. This color reminds me of the signature Tiffany Blue color! The polish applies nicely, this is with two coats.

I wasn’t sure about the BIG BRUSH at first, because I have really small nails so I was concerned that the bigger brush was going to be difficult to control.

The brush is actually tapered in the middle instead of being a flat brush so this made it really easy to apply the polish on my nails while giving it a very even and uniform finish. I’m actually digging the big brush after all!

Here’s a comparison of just how big the brush is on *hype’s nail polish.

I did however find that the nail polish takes a long time to dry. At first, I thought it was the top coat but even when I used a quick drying top coat, it did dry faster but not nearly as fast as other polishes.

Step 3: *Hype Vegan Top Coat

Claims: “Certified 83% naturally sourced ingredients. Provides nails with a tough armor which protects the enamel from chipping. Gives nails a brilliant, healthy shine.”

*hype’s top coat leaves your nails with a beautiful shine. You should let your nail polish dry down before applying this top coat otherwise it will drag the color off. Again, the big brush makes application of this top coat quick and easy.

Overall, I can’t get over how awesome *hype’s BIG BRUSH are to use to apply the growth booster, nail polish, and top coat! It really does make a difference where I can just apply ONE stroke and be done!

Have you tried *hype before?



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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