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DRINK WINE, NOT MILK ๐ŸทโœŒ๐Ÿปโœจ #vegan #sundayfunday
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#regram // ๐Ÿ“ธ via @neena.com.au

DRINK WINE, NOT MILK ๐ŸทโœŒ๐Ÿปโœจ...

๐Ÿ‘ฃ Every time I think of foot cream, I think of the scene from Mean Girls when Cady gives Regina George foot cream as a face moisturizer and Aaron is like, "Hey your face smells like peppermint" ๐Ÿ˜
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"๐˜๐˜ต'๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ'๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต." ๐Ÿฆถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‚
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It's sandal season and my feet is desperately in need of some TLC. I've been using and loving this cruelty-free + vegan foot cream from @cakebeauty and oh yah baby, it definitely smells like peppermint! ๐Ÿƒ (not recommended to use as a face cream ๐Ÿ˜ฌ)
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CAKEWALK ๐Ÿฐ ๐Ÿฆถ๐Ÿผ
A blend of sweet almond oil, avocado oil, and cocoa butter to nourish and moisturize your pretty litto feet. No parabens, phthalates, or GMOs. It's also Made in Canada! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ which you can grab at Shoppers Drug Mart ๐Ÿ’ž
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#cakebeauty #thisiscakeland #cakewalk #gifted

๐Ÿ‘ฃ Every time I think...

In other words... you do you, and Iโ€™ll do me! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปโœจ๐Ÿ’•
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๐ŸŽจ via @chiaralascura

In other words... you do...

Vegan Collagen Booster Gummies for Adults! ๐Ÿ’• 
These yummy sugar-free vegan gummies taste exactly like watermelon jolly ranchers! ๐Ÿ‰ If you're looking for a convenient, fun, and delicious vegan collagen supplement, I highly recommend @herbalandgummies Vegan Collagen Gummies!
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๐Ÿ‰ What is Collagen?
Collagen is an essential protein in our body and has many important functions, including providing our skin with structure and strengthening our bone. However, as we age, our body produces less collagen resulting in wrinkles and dry skin.
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๐Ÿ‰ The Benefits of Collagen Supplements
Collagen supplements aim to help support our bodyโ€™s natural collagen production and thereby slowing the aging of our skin. As a result, it may help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dryness of our skin.
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๐Ÿ‰ Is Collagen Vegan?
Traditional collagen supplements are not vegan as collagen is primarily sourced from bovine and marine sources. Herbalandโ€™s vegan collagen boosters contain plant-based ingredients to promote the bodyโ€™s natural collagen production.
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๐Ÿ‰ Ingredients of Herbaland Vegan Collagen Booster:
โ—ฆ Vitamin A (Vitamin A Palmitate) 900 mcg RAE (3000 IU)
โ—ฆ Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 90 mg
โ—ฆ L-Lysine 150mg
โ—ฆ Amla Fruit Powder 10mg
The raw materials are sourced from local farms in Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ and are organic, pesticide-free, non-GMO and natural.
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#herbaland #gifted #herbalandgummies #vegancollagen

Vegan Collagen Booster Gummies for...

Always keep a bottle of wine in the fridge for special occasions...
You know, like Wednesday. ๐Ÿทโœจ
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @sokoglam

Always keep a bottle of...

My #OOTD every day ๐Ÿ˜โœจ
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @theleaguewomen

My #OOTD every day ๐Ÿ˜โœจ...

Itโ€™s the weekend! โœจ Iโ€™m off to Club Bed featuring DJ Pillow and Mc Blanky ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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Who else is an unapologetic homebody? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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// ๐Ÿ“ธ via @niu.body

Itโ€™s the weekend! โœจ Iโ€™m...

Ainโ€™t nuthin but a plant thing baby!
๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒฟโ˜€๏ธ
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @heykokomo

Ainโ€™t nuthin but a plant...

No-bunny ๐Ÿฐ was harmed in the making of @vegancuts Summer Makeup Box! ๐Ÿ’„โ˜€๏ธ Here's a peek inside this season's box, it's PACKED FULL of amazing cruelty-free + vegan makeup products! Ranging from a fruit pigmented lipstick ๐Ÿ’, 100% natural lip balm ๐Ÿ‘„, a multi-use roll-on highlighter โœจ, and more!
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๐Ÿ’‹ What is this Makeup Box?
It's a quarterly subscription box, curated by @vegancuts, where every 3-months, you'll receive 4-5 ๐™›๐™ช๐™ก๐™ก-๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฏ๐™š (not sample sizes) vegan makeup products to match the season! โ˜€๏ธ
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๐Ÿ’‹ How much is it?
Quarterly Plan (1 box): US$39.95
Annual Plan (4 boxes): US$37.45/box ($10 SAVINGS!)
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๐Ÿ’‹ Is it worth it?
Heck yes! This Summer Makeup Box includes $103 worth of products alone! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป
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๐Ÿ’‹ Who is this box for? 
Perfect for yourself or as a gift! ๐ŸŽ Whether you're new to cruelty-free + vegan makeup or just love makeup in general, you'll definitely enjoy discovering all the goodies in each season's box! ๐Ÿ’•
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#vegancuts #vegancutsmakeupbox #veganbeautybox #crueltyfreebeautybox #gifted

No-bunny ๐Ÿฐ was harmed in...

๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š๐šŠ๐š— โ‰  ๐šŒ๐š›๐šž๐šŽ๐š•๐š๐šข-๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŽ
some cosmetics labeled as 'vegan' doesn't necessarily mean they're also cruelty-free.
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How? the term '๐šŒ๐š›๐šž๐šŽ๐š•๐š๐šข-๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŽ' is generally used to imply the products and its ingredients were not tested on animals, whereas the term '๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š๐šŠ๐š—' is generally used to imply the products do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products (like carmine, beeswax, lanolin, honey, etc.)
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๐“ท๐“ธ๐“ฝ๐“ฎ: I'm saying 'generally' here because this is how the cosmetic industry is generally using these two terms, that's not to say these are ideal or perfect definitions and tbh, if it were up to me, there wouldn't be a difference as almost all animal-derived ingredients cannot be obtained in a 'cruelty-free' manner, but I digress.
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๐“ฎ๐”๐“ช๐“ถ๐“น๐“ต๐“ฎ๐“ผ: swipe โžก๏ธ to see a couple of real-life examples of products that are vegan ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ cruelty-free.
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1๏ธโƒฃ Garnier claims their Ultimate Blends and new Fructis hair products are โ€˜veganโ€™, explaining these products do not contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products. But Garnier is actually not a cruelty-free brand, as Garnier does test on animals when required by law
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2๏ธโƒฃ In 2017, Lโ€™Orealโ€™s EverPure Shampoo and Conditioners were spotted with a โ€˜100% Veganโ€™ stamp on the packaging. Lโ€™Oreal claims these products are โ€˜veganโ€™ in which they donโ€™t contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products, but Lโ€™Oreal is definitely not a cruelty-free brand. Lโ€™Oreal does test on animals when required by law.
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๐Ÿ” Look for products that are both cruelty-free ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ vegan to ensure the products and its ingredients were not tested on animals ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ it doesn't contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
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Do you know of any other brands/products that claim to be vegan but isn't cruelty-free?๐Ÿค”

๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š๐šŠ๐š— โ‰  ๐šŒ๐š›๐šž๐šŽ๐š•๐š๐šข-๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŽ some cosmetics...

Why iHerb is the One-Stop Shop for Cruelty-free and Vegan Beauty Products + Giveaway!

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over 2,400 cruelty-free and vegan bath and beauty products at iHerb!

I’ve heard of iHerb.com before but had never ordered anything from their online shop because as a Canadian resident, I get anxious over having to pay higher shipping rates, extra custom duties and taxes, and waiting longer for my package to be clearedย from the border.

But when I heard that iHerb carries over 2,400 cruelty-free and vegan beauty products and offers some amazing deals, I knew I had to get in on this and place my first order at iHerb.com! I wanted to let you guys in on my first experience shopping on iHerb.com and if you want to enter for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree, you can find the details of the giveaway at the end of this post!

My iHerbย Veganย Shopping Review

Registration:

It takes seconds to set up an iHerb account, all that’s required isย your name, email address, and a password.

Registering on iHerb is super easy and takes a second!

Product Offerings:

I was informed that iHerb carries over 2,400 cruelty-free and vegan bath & beauty products and over 700 vegan foods! This made my shopping experience incredibly fun giving me a fabulous selection of products to browse and choose from.ย But one thing I noticed is that I did find some products that contained honey and shellac under the cruelty-free and vegan product filter.

Filter product searches to vegan and cruelty-free options on iHerb!

Again, I want to take the time to remind caring consumers toย always read the ingredient list of products that claim to be ‘vegan’. Not just on iHerb.com but anywhere for that matter because sometimes it’s the product manufacturers who are mislabelling their products and the distributors just pass the information along to the customer.

The great thing about iHerb.com is that their product descriptions are pretty thorough and I had no troubles with findingย additional product information, ingredient lists, and their customer reviewsย wereย also very helpful!

Vegan Products from iHerb.com!ย 

I really can’t stress enough the great selection of vegan and cruelty-free products that iHerb.com carries! For this review, I tried my best to include all sorts of products including face, hair, body, color cosmetics, and household products!

Prices:

It’s no secret that I am a serious bargain shopper, I take pride in being able to save $0.20 on any given purchase =) First off, I want to note that iHerb.com allow shoppers to easily change currencies so that you can comfortably shop in your local dollas! This is especially important for me considering the Canadian loonie isn’t stacking so well next to USD$.

The prices on iHerb.com are unbeatable! Seriously.

For example,

  • Organic Jojoba Oil is only CA$13.90ย on iHerb versus CA$26.49 on Well.ca
  • Acure Organics body lotion is onlyย US$8.50ย on iHerb versus US$9.99 on Acure Organics’ websiteย 
  • Real Techniques Beauty Sponge is onlyย US$4.79ย on iHerb versus US$6.99 at Ulta

Savings:

Not only are the prices on iHerb.com super attractive for a savvy shopper like myself, but they also offer some additional savings like an extra 10% discount for orders over $60 and a first-time customer savings of $5. If you’re interested in saving $5 from your first purchase at iHerb.com with no minimum purchase, feel free to use this coupon code:ย FVH641

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Shipping Process:

  1. Monday – placed my order
  2. Tuesday – received an email saying order has been shipped along with a tracking #
  3. Wednesday – received package! no signature required.

This is impressive considering that it was cleared from customs within a day! I can only speak from this oneย iHerb order so far but I think that sinceย I opted in to pay my custom duties and taxes at the time of checkout on iHerb’s website actually helped with the speedy delivery!

This is an optional service on iHerb.com where you canย pay the unforeseen custom taxes beforehand which was about $11 on a $100 order. This is the first time I opted in for this type of service and it definitely saved me the hassle and worry of having to pay later.

Overall iHerb.com Shopping Experience:

With unbeatable prices, quick & affordable shipping to Canada, and a fabulous selection of cruelty-free and vegan beauty products, I amย very pleased with my first shopping experience on iHerb.com. The only feedback I have is for iHerb to refine their vegan product filter option to make sureย allย products under this category does not contain any animal ingredients including honey, beeswax, shellac, lanolin, etc.


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7 Comments
  • Excellent article. I’m facing some of these issues as well..

  • Vos xxxx
    July 23, 2016

    Hey Vicky. i wanted to ask you about something but first of all. thank you for your hard work, i really appreciate your work and I’m glad i found you, you encouraged me to finally boycott non cruelty free brands and make a step forward.

    my question is do you know if the body shop is cruelty free or not? they say that they don’t test their products on animals but they also said a lot of complicated stuff that i didn’t get so please help me.

    ^_^

  • Gayle
    January 20, 2016

    Hi Vicky, Have you ever had any trouble with products being listed under the CF/Vegan tab that are not actually vegan? I just checked out the site for the first time because of your post, but I’m a little worried as several Physicians Formula mascaras came up that have beeswax in them and glycerin (not sure of its origin). Thanks

    • Vicky Ly
      January 20, 2016

      Hey Gayle! Yah, I noticed that exact same thing and mentioned that issue in the middle of this blog post. I spotted products that contained shellac and honey under the CF/vegan filter and have recommended iHerb to refine this category to make sure none of the products contain any animal products. So they are aware of the situation and hopefully they will resolve it asap!

      In the meantime, you can find a list of ingredients just below each product in the description =) Just gotta be on the look-out for now.

  • Angie
    January 19, 2016

    OMG you would be my BFF ever to shop with LOL- this is definitely one of my new fav blogs – I just ordered Dr. Mercola protein powder off Iherb.com & darnit, I had no idea they had so many other amazing things! Getting this order must have been all sorts of fun lol!

    • Vicky Ly
      January 19, 2016

      hahaha Yah I went a little crazy on this haul but I couldn’t help it!! it was so much fun and the competitive prices also justified the shopping spree! =) hehe

  • Kiki
    January 6, 2016

    This is a good and thorough review, especially from a vegan perspective. โ™ฅ

โ€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.โ€โ€• Marc Bekoff

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