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. 🙌🏻
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. 🌿💖
Bite Beauty's Vegan Statement:
"Yes, Bite Beauty products are vegan.
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.
Further, we wanted to create products everyone can love-including people who crave clean, cruelty-free and vegan beauty."
📸 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. 🌍🌿
"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.
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.
Many of them are forced to live and work in shocking conditions.
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

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via

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”?
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.
Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
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.”
Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
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.
But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
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!)
 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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 🤔✨
(📸 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! 🍜
(📸 via

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)

Show your love & support...

Cruelty-free is the only way to be!🐇✨

Cruelty-free is the only way...

Piggy Paint Water-Based Nail Polish Color Review (Let’s Flamingle)

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A couple of weeks ago, I posted a list of cruelty-free, vegan, water-based nail polishes. Ever since I’ve been super curious to know how water-based nail polish differs from traditional solvent-based nail polishes and so I got my hands on one of the most popular kid-friendly water-based nail polish brands, Piggy Paint.

For the past 10 years, Piggy Paint’s mission has been to create non-toxic, premium products. Products that are worry-free and completely safe for kids – our kids and your kids. With an ethical, eco-minded vision, our company strives to offer the safest polish on the planet. Piggy Paint is non-toxic, virtually odorless, and free of ALL harsh chemicals. Our water based nail polish dries to a hard finish that doesn’t wash or peel off – and comes in a rainbow of fun colors! Cruelty-free, Vegan, and Made in the USA!

Piggy Paint

For this week’s Vegan Mani Monday, I wanted to share my initial review and experience with trying out a water-based nail polish for the first time.

Piggy Paint water-based nail polishes are marketed as kid-friendly because of their toxic-free and gentle formula. I grabbed this fun coral pink color called Let’s Flamingle.

Let’s Flamingle – Piggy Paint

Color: Let’s Flamingle is described as a matte, bright pink coral water-based nail polish color.

Price: US$7.99 or CAD$11.99

Formula: The color is surprisingly opaque, which wasn’t what I expected from a water-based nail color. I honestly thought they were going to apply like water color! The directions say to apply 2-3 thin coats. I have on 3 coats. It applies quite evenly but it dries streaky where you can see brush strokes and lines only once it’s dried.

This color definitely needs at least 3 coats to minimize the appearance of brush strokes which are apparent and noticeable when you look very closely and in person. The brush strokes aren’t picking up on the camera.

Piggy Paint suggests for maximum chip resistance, blow dry polished nails for 1 minute on warm heat/low blower setting. I tried blow drying in between each coat on one hand and found the brush strokes to be less noticeable compared to my other hand where I air dried for 60 seconds in between coats.

I was also surprised to learn the time it takes water-based nail polish to dry was relatively the same as traditional nail polish.

Wear Test: Unfortunately, Piggy Paint’s Let’s Flamingle only lasted 1 day before chipping on my nails. They do recommend applying the nail polish before bed so it can cure and harden completely overnight.

Comments: Overall, I am impressed and was pleasantly surprised with the application, color, dry time, and final look of Piggy Paint’s water-based nail polish. I think it’s a good alternative for kids to use instead of solvent-based nail polish and if you don’t mind the extra steps of blow drying your nails and requiring at least 3 coats of polishes.

The only downside was that it didn’t last that long, even with a water-based top coat (review of top coat coming soon).

I think kids are more into the experience of doing their nails like in a salon than how long the color lasts before chipping anyways. So I would definitely recommend making an afternoon activity of doing your nails with your kiddies using Piggy Paint’s water-based nail polishes!

Piggy Paint claims their polishes are low odor or virtually odorless and I admit they do not have that chemical smell that traditional nail polish has but I found Piggy Paint to smell more like arts and crafts paint.

All of Piggy Paint nail polishes are water-based, cruelty-free, non-toxic, made in the USA.

Ingredients: Water, acrylates copolymer, neem oil.

May contain the following colorants (depending on shade): Red 34 Lake, ultramarines, iron oxide, titanium dioxide, mica, red 28, yellow 10, violet 2, zinc sulfide/copper, copper flake, orange 5, and red 22.

Where to buy? I bought mine at, you can also get Piggy Paint on Amazon (US) and Amazon (CA).

PR or Purchased? I purchased this nail polish at

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