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...

ncLA Hello Kitty Nail Wraps (Cruelty-Free & Vegan)

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Thanks to ncLA, I recently rediscovered the joy of nail wraps!! I used to buy the Sally Hansen nail strips but since going cruelty-free and vegan, I stopped buying them as they test on animals. So I was ecstatic when ncLA sent me a bunch of their cruelty-free and vegan nail wraps to try!

The have a bunch of designs to choose from but I was most interested in their Hello Kitty nail wraps!

ncLA Hello Kitty Nail Wraps

The pack comes with 26 nail wraps, all ranging in different nail sizes and it also comes with the cutest Hello Kitty nail file! The Hello Kitty & Friends set features the fabulous Hello Kitty, Keroppi, Badtz-maru, Purin, Chococat, My Melody, and Tuxedo Sam.

Sadly, the pack didn’t include my favorite Sanrio character, Pochacco! =( Who is your fave character??

Application of ncLA nail wraps

Nail wraps are so much fun! I mean, who doesn’t enjoy putting stickers onto their nails?!

The instructions are easy: (1) Clean nails with remover (2) Apply a coat of clear nail polish (3) Choose correct size for each nail (4) Peel wrap and apply onto nail (4) Use nail file to remove the excess (5) Apply another coat of clear nail polish (6) Admire your instant nail art work!

Review of ncLA Hello Kitty Nail Wraps

It goes without saying that I LOVE the nail wrap designs of each Sanrio character! They’re all super cute!!

They applied easily and nicely where it was really easy to smooth out any air bubbles and edges. It does take a bit of practice to know how to file the excess off without leaving a raw edge.

I did have a hard time peeling some of the nail wraps off the paper, causing me to rip them off with the paper attached underneath.

Also, I may be the exception since I have extremely tiny nails, but most of the nail sizes didn’t work for me. For example, the smallest size of nail wrap could actually be used on my middle finger! So I struggled a bit with trying to find sizes that would fit my tiny nails. I ended up having to cut the one for my pinky to fit.

Overall, I think my nails look ADORABLE! I’ve always been an admirer of nail art but I don’t have the steady hands or patience to do my own so this is such a fab option for peeps like me!

I would definitely recommend ncLA’s cruelty-free and vegan nail wraps! They’re so much fun!


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3 Comments
  • Ariel Sahar
    May 22, 2017

    So cuuuute!!! I’ve never tired nail wraps, but I’d totally try these!

  • Molly
    April 30, 2017

    I love My Melody, Twin Stars, Hello Kitty, Keroppi and Ahiru No Pekkle (duck) but he’s been discontinued. At one point in the late ’90’s Keroppi was difficult to find.

    • Vicky Ly
      May 3, 2017

      yaaas. I totally forgot about Ahiru No Pekkle!!! and Twin Stars was definitely in my top faves Sanrio characters too!!

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