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...

March Beauty Favourites {All Vegan}

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march-favourites-vegan-cruelty-freeHere we are again with another monthly favourites round-up! The month of March has been particularly hard for me, dealing with a bunch of changes that I won’t bother to bore you with the details! I have been working on trying to build my comprehensive cruelty-free list and so thank you everyone that has taken my survey so far! It’s been so helpful to get an idea of how you guys shop for cruelty-free products and I’ll keep you updated with the progress soon!

Now, onto the good stuff where I tell ya what I’ve been loving during the month of March!

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Wooden Hair Brush

I got this wooden bristle hair brush a while ago and it wasn’t until I used a plastic hair brush for the first time in a few months that I realized what a difference it makes switching over to a wooden bristle brush. When using this brush, it feels like I’m giving myself a relaxing head massage and I especially love how the wooden bristles don’t create static! Not sure the specific brand that I purchased but I found something similar on iHerb.

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Jojoba Oil

Admittedly, I’ve been on the whole coconut oil bandwagon but it is considered to have a high comedogenic rating and therefore more likely to clog your pores so I’ve been trying all sorts of oils and in particular, jojoba oil is something that my skin has been responding quite well to! I’ve been using it as a body and face oil and even mixing it up in some clay masks! Although I like this brand of certified organic jojoba oil from Now, the bottle is horrendous. The oil seems to always be leaking out of the bottle even when the cap is completely closed and tightened.

meow-meow-tweet-deodorantMeow Meow Tweet Vegan Deodorant

This last week of March, the weather has been absolutely spectacular in Vancouver and I’ve been trying to avoid using deodorant since my beloved Schmidt’s deodorant has recently given me a rash and I’ve been drudging looking for something that compares to it. Luckily I had this sample of Meow Meow Tweet’s deodorant buried in my drawer that I’ve barely used. It’s safe to say that this is now my new favourite natural and vegan deodorant that actually works! and doesn’t make me itch my pits!

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‘Sweet Thing’ – Misa Nail Polish

Yup, it’s no surprise here that I’m loving another nude nail polish. Sweet Thing is more of a purply nude creme color with a bluish undertone. It reminds me of a beautiful lilac color which is totally Spring appropriate!

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ELF Poreless Face Primer

I wasn’t expecting to like this and bought it on a whim but I’m actually impressed with this primer, especially when it only costs $6! It glides on smoothly and I especially love using this before applying the ELF Flawless Finish Foundation. It creates a beautiful matte finish and keeps my oily skin under control for the better part of the day, wouldn’t consider it long-lasting though.

I wanna know, What have you been loving using this month? 

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