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! 🍜
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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)

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Cruelty-free is the only way to be!🐇✨

Cruelty-free is the only way...

A quick and easy way to find out if your shoes are VEGAN and whether they were made from animal OR non-animal materials! 👠🌿
Once you know, you'll never forget! ✨ I've been using this guide for YEARS now and it has saved me so much time and hassle! 💗
Swipe 👈🏻 to see what each symbol means and which ones are considered vegan materials! 🌱
NOTE: This pictogram does NOT guarantee whether the glue used contain animal products, please contact the shoe manufacturer/companies to inquire about the source of their glue.
Shoes: old from @callitspring

A quick and easy way...

Never too late for a fresh start ✨ doing something is better than doing nothing 🌱
I had failed to meet my personal goals to living minimally and more sustainably this month, but I will keep trying to do better — even if it means making some mistakes along the way! 🌎 (via @createcultivate)

Never too late for a...

bunnies are for cuddling, not for testing 💉🚫🐇 #endanimaltesting (via @veryfatrabbit)

bunnies are for cuddling, not...

My FAVE natural + cruelty-free skincare product of the month is hands-down this @juicebeauty #StemCellular Vinifera Replenishing Oil 🌿 It's an ahhhmazing multi-tasker -- I use it as BOTH a daytime primer and also at night for extra hydration, which is much-needed during the cold winter season 🍇
'Juice Beauty's STEM CELLULAR™ Vinifera Replenishing Oil is ideal for normal to dry complexions and especially beneficial for skin showing the signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles.'
This product is cruelty-free, vegan, and formulated without parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances.
#juicebeauty #farmtobeauty #gifted

My FAVE natural + cruelty-free...

Let It Snow – Cruelty-Free & Vegan Nail Polish

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I’m back for my second Holiday nail collection consisting of only 100% cruelty-free and vegan nail polish! If you haven’t seen my first post, it was a ‘Tis the Season to be Cruelty-Free! theme.

It’s not even December yet and some of us have already been hit with a snow storm! Inspired by the dream of waking up to a White Christmas, I’ve scoured the web to find some of the most beautiful snowflake inspired looks!

I also want to mention that although some of us dream and wish for a White Christmas, polar bears, and among other animals and sea creatures that depend on the ice habitat, are in danger due to warmer climates and shrinking ice levels. Please take the time to learn more from WWF.

Let It Snow - Cruelty-Free & Vegan Holiday Nail Inspiration


Let It Snow!

Purity by Zoya – according to Zoya’s website, this color can be best described as a bright, stark, perfectly clean pure white with a glossy creme finish.

Superstar by Furless – this icy cool color is such an elegant shade and adds a little touch of holiday sparkle to a traditional white creme nail polish

Chillin’ With My Snow-Mies by China Glaze – if you’re looking for a snowflake pattern, this combo from China Glaze of white hex glitters + clear base is your solution. I love how there’s a mixture of different glitter sizes!

Snow Globe by Ciaté – holographic or a ‘shattered glass’ effect is the hottest nail trend right now and I love this mix of beautifully delicate sprinkles of holographic flakes from Ciatè! Wear ontop of a lighter color for that winter white look or contrast with something darker and it’ll also create a stunning effect!

Something New by Color Club – I was looking for a color that reminded me of Frosty the Snowman and this unique blend of white and blue glitter from Color Club perfectly fits the bill!

 Which of these colors or effects would you rock for a Let It Snow theme?

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  • Shazia
    June 17, 2017

    Hi Vicky
    Can you find out if any of the shades in NYX slide on glide on stay on kohl pencils are vegan but especially carmine free?

    • Vicky Ly
      June 17, 2017

      Hi Shazia,
      I checked their website and carmine is listed as an ingredient for some shades like Platinum and Jewel.

      NYX is unfortunately one of the few cruelty-free brands with limited information about which of their products are considered to be vegan.

      They’ve told me in the past “Please note our products are not certified as vegan. As we have multiple manufacturers and product cycles, one line could have slightly different formulations and we are unable to give out generalized ingredient information.”

      I have a post about why I wouldn’t consider NYX to be a vegan-friendly brand here >>

  • Vivi
    December 13, 2015

    oooohhh the ciate looks so nice, I think with a lighter color or even white like you said.
    I think I can ask for a post Hanukkah present or something 😀

  • Sal
    November 24, 2015

    ha! the China Glaze one sounds right up my street and I love the name!

    • Vicky Ly
      November 24, 2015

      Hahaha I know, right!? I want a cozy sweater that says “Chillin’ With My Snow-Mies!” ?

  • Cassidy Taylor-Memmory
    November 24, 2015

    Such pretty nail polishes!

    Cassi x

    • Vicky Ly
      November 24, 2015

      Thanks Cassidy! =)

“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

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