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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What can I say..? I’m just a hopeless ramen-tic! 🍜
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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)

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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! 👠🌿
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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! 💗
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Swipe 👈🏻 to see what each symbol means and which ones are considered vegan materials! 🌱
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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.
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Shoes: old from @callitspring

A quick and easy way...

Never too late for a fresh start ✨ doing something is better than doing nothing 🌱
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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...

Review: Madam Glam Elixir – NEW Nail & Cuticle Oil (Vegan)

This post may contain affiliate links.

Popular cruelty-free and vegan gel nail polish brand, Madam Glam recently launched Elixir, a cruelty-free, vegan, paraben-free, and gluten-free nail and cuticle oil.

They kindly sent me Elixir to try out.

Madam Glam – Elixir Cuticle Oil

Claims: “It’s All Natural: it contains Vitamin E, B & Jojoba Oil. All these special ingredients softens dry cuticles, making an easier job for you to take care of your nails and cuticles. Moisturized cuticles and fingernails is what makes a perfect manicure.”

Price: $24.95 or $12.48 for VIP members

Size: 15ml

Ingredients: Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E & Vitamin B

Packaging: Comes packaged in a recyclable cardboard box. Both the bottle and dropper are glass.

Directions: Every night, after doing your nails, to rehydrate the cuticles, use a proper amount of the cuticle oil and apply on cuticles, gently massage until absorption, it will repair and protect your nails. Tighten the cap after every use.

Review: There is virtually no scent to this cuticle oil, so this would be perfect for someone who is sensitive to fragrances or for someone who doesn’t like lingering scents on their hands after using a hand cream or oil.

I appreciate the size of Madam Glam Elixir. Most of my other cuticle oils are packaged in very tiny bottles with an itty bitty dropper, so I really liked the bigger size bottle of Elixir.

It’s super easy to use the cuticle oil with the dropper, you only need a small amount of oil for each nail. It does leave a glossy finish to your hands and you really want to make sure you keep rubbing the oil until your skin and nails absorb most of the oil or else you’ll have really slippery hands.

Immediately after using Elixir by Madam Glam, I noticed my nails definitely look more hydrated around the cuticles.

However, I found the oil does wash off easily if I wash my hands after application, which is probably why Madam Glam instructs to apply the cuticle oil at night so that you get a few hours of letting the oil soak in and work its magic and wake up to hydrated, nourished, and healthy nails!

Final Thoughts: Love the simple ingredients. Love the glass and size of the bottle. Definitely recommend for someone who is sensitive to fragrances as Elixir cuticle oil virtually has no smell. Does the job of hydrating my nails and cuticles 👌🏻

Where to buy? on madamglam.com

PR or Purchased? In full disclosure, Madam Glam sent me Elixir to try. 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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