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Always keep a bottle of wine in the fridge for special occasions...
You know, like Wednesday. ๐Ÿทโœจ
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Always keep a bottle of...

My #OOTD every day ๐Ÿ˜โœจ
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My #OOTD every day ๐Ÿ˜โœจ...

Itโ€™s the weekend! โœจ Iโ€™m off to Club Bed featuring DJ Pillow and Mc Blanky ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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Who else is an unapologetic homebody? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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// ๐Ÿ“ธ via @niu.body

Itโ€™s the weekend! โœจ Iโ€™m...

Ainโ€™t nuthin but a plant thing baby!
๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒฟโ˜€๏ธ
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Ainโ€™t nuthin but a plant...

No-bunny ๐Ÿฐ was harmed in the making of @vegancuts Summer Makeup Box! ๐Ÿ’„โ˜€๏ธ Here's a peek inside this season's box, it's PACKED FULL of amazing cruelty-free + vegan makeup products! Ranging from a fruit pigmented lipstick ๐Ÿ’, 100% natural lip balm ๐Ÿ‘„, a multi-use roll-on highlighter โœจ, and more!
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๐Ÿ’‹ What is this Makeup Box?
It's a quarterly subscription box, curated by @vegancuts, where every 3-months, you'll receive 4-5 ๐™›๐™ช๐™ก๐™ก-๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฏ๐™š (not sample sizes) vegan makeup products to match the season! โ˜€๏ธ
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๐Ÿ’‹ How much is it?
Quarterly Plan (1 box): US$39.95
Annual Plan (4 boxes): US$37.45/box ($10 SAVINGS!)
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๐Ÿ’‹ Is it worth it?
Heck yes! This Summer Makeup Box includes $103 worth of products alone! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป
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๐Ÿ’‹ Who is this box for? 
Perfect for yourself or as a gift! ๐ŸŽ Whether you're new to cruelty-free + vegan makeup or just love makeup in general, you'll definitely enjoy discovering all the goodies in each season's box! ๐Ÿ’•
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#vegancuts #vegancutsmakeupbox #veganbeautybox #crueltyfreebeautybox #gifted

No-bunny ๐Ÿฐ was harmed in...

๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š๐šŠ๐š— โ‰  ๐šŒ๐š›๐šž๐šŽ๐š•๐š๐šข-๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŽ
some cosmetics labeled as 'vegan' doesn't necessarily mean they're also cruelty-free.
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How? the term '๐šŒ๐š›๐šž๐šŽ๐š•๐š๐šข-๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŽ' is generally used to imply the products and its ingredients were not tested on animals, whereas the term '๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š๐šŠ๐š—' is generally used to imply the products do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products (like carmine, beeswax, lanolin, honey, etc.)
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๐“ท๐“ธ๐“ฝ๐“ฎ: I'm saying 'generally' here because this is how the cosmetic industry is generally using these two terms, that's not to say these are ideal or perfect definitions and tbh, if it were up to me, there wouldn't be a difference as almost all animal-derived ingredients cannot be obtained in a 'cruelty-free' manner, but I digress.
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๐“ฎ๐”๐“ช๐“ถ๐“น๐“ต๐“ฎ๐“ผ: swipe โžก๏ธ to see a couple of real-life examples of products that are vegan ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ cruelty-free.
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1๏ธโƒฃ Garnier claims their Ultimate Blends and new Fructis hair products are โ€˜veganโ€™, explaining these products do not contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products. But Garnier is actually not a cruelty-free brand, as Garnier does test on animals when required by law
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2๏ธโƒฃ In 2017, Lโ€™Orealโ€™s EverPure Shampoo and Conditioners were spotted with a โ€˜100% Veganโ€™ stamp on the packaging. Lโ€™Oreal claims these products are โ€˜veganโ€™ in which they donโ€™t contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products, but Lโ€™Oreal is definitely not a cruelty-free brand. Lโ€™Oreal does test on animals when required by law.
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๐Ÿ” Look for products that are both cruelty-free ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ vegan to ensure the products and its ingredients were not tested on animals ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ it doesn't contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
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Do you know of any other brands/products that claim to be vegan but isn't cruelty-free?๐Ÿค”

๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š๐šŠ๐š— โ‰  ๐šŒ๐š›๐šž๐šŽ๐š•๐š๐šข-๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŽ some cosmetics...

CHOOSING CRUELTY-FREE MATTERS ๐Ÿฐ to the millions of animals that are routinely blinded, poisoned, and killed each year for cosmetic testing. ๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ‡ It's not ๐’ฟ๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰ a mascara. And it may not be a life or death decision for you but it is for all the innocent animals used for product testing. 
You're either part of the solution or part of the problem. Which side would you like to be on? 
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Choosing cruelty-free matters & You CAN help to make a difference โœŠ๐Ÿปโœจ
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CHOOSING CRUELTY-FREE MATTERS ๐Ÿฐ to...

Beating the Monday Blues with this gorgeous bluish-purple pastel nail polish color from @nclabeauty called ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿน All of NCLA nail polish are cruelty-free, vegan, and 7-free! ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿปโœจ #veganmanimonday

Beating the Monday Blues with...

Pretending to look busy is hard work. // ๐Ÿ“ธ via @rabbitsrealm

Pretending to look busy is...

Yess. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Letโ€™s bake it happen!๐Ÿงโœจ

Yess. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Letโ€™s bake it...

Vegan Collagen Booster – Herbaland Gummies for Adults

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Here on ethical elephant, we talk a lot about beauty products that we put onto our skin, but in this post, we’re going deeper. Skin deep, that is.

Beauty supplements have grown in popularity in the past several years and as someone who has definitely become more self-conscious and aware of my aging skin, I’ve been really interested with all the new beauty supplements launching that claim to give us younger-looking, supple, and clear skin. But most of these beauty supplements aren’t vegan as they contain some animal products or ingredients.

So, I was excited when Herbaland, a Canadian-based company specializing in nutritional gummies reached out to me to tell me about their new vegan collagen supplement! I’ve been trying it out for the past several weeks and I wanted to share my thoughts with you all.

If you’re also struggling with trying to find a vegan collagen beauty supplement, then this post is for you!

What is Collagen?

Collagen is an essential protein in our body and has many important functions, including providing our skin with structure and strengthening our bone. However, as we age, our body produces less collagen resulting in wrinkles and dry skin.

The benefits of Collagen Supplements

Collagen supplements aim to help support our body’s natural collagen production and thereby slowing the aging of our skin. As a result, it may help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dryness of our skin.

Is Collagen Vegan?

Traditional collagen supplements are not vegan as collagen is primarily sourced from bovine and marine sources. Herbaland’s vegan collagen boosters contain plant-based ingredients to promote the body’s natural collagen production.

Vegan Collagen Booster Gummies for Adults - Herbaland
Vegan Collagen Booster Gummies for Adults – Herbaland

Herbaland – Vegan Collagen Booster

What is it? Herbaland’s vegan collagen boosters are sugar-free vegan gummies for adults that claim to help in collagen formation, helps to maintain healthy skin, and provide antioxidants to the maintenance of good health.

Size: 90 gummies

Price: CAD$18

Claims: “Collagen is a protein that provides structure and strength in bones, muscles, and skin. This structure-giving property makes it essential for youthful skin. It is important to support the bodyโ€™s production of this โ€˜fountain-of-youthโ€™ protein, by fueling its production with vital nutrients. Vegan Collagen Booster is a fun, convenient, and delicious way to boost collagen production. Each gummy is packed with ingredients like Lysine and Vitamin A, to support collagen production and the maintenance of good health.”

“This product contains all natural sources of color and flavor. Free of preservatives.”

Vegan. Sugar-Free. Soy-Free. Non-GMO. Gluten-Free. Natural Ingredients. CGMP Certified.

Vegan collagen gummies for adults - Herbaland
Vegan collagen gummies for adults – Herbaland

Taste: These watermelon flavored adult gummies are so yummy tasting! They taste and smell exactly like watermelon jolly ranchers! I’m blown away by the fact that these gummies are sugar-free too, they taste like candy and I don’t really have a sweet tooth so I don’t like things to be too sweet and I find Herbaland’s gummies for adults to be perfectly sweetened ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Texture: Herbaland’s vegan gummies use a pectin base instead of gelatin (gelatin is derived from boiling animal skin and bones, gross!). But these vegan and animal-free gummies from Herbaland have a similar texture and chewiness compared to other gummies or candies with gelatin.

My Thoughts: I love the convenience of them and they’re super delicious so that makes it easier to eat them 3 times a day, I actually look forward to eating them because they’re so yummy! ๐Ÿ˜

I’ve been trying Herbaland’s Vegan Collagen Booster for over 3 weeks now, so I’m almost done the bottle. I take them with food at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I have noticed an improvement in the appearance and texture of my skin but I’ve also made from lifestyle changes like drinking a gallon of water a day and eating more fresh greens and veggies in my diet. So I’m not going to suggest that Herbaland’s collagen booster gummies are a magic pill that will give you clearer, younger-looking skin but I will say that in combination with a healthy lifestyle and diet, taking these gummies daily has improved the look and texture of my skin.

I’ve been trying to eat less sugar and processed foods so I do appreciate Herbaland’s clean, simple, natural, and mostly organic ingredients. This is totally aligned with the changes I’m trying to make in my life and also CAD$18 per bottle seems like an unbeatable price for something that is both natural and delicious tasting! And a bonus that Herbaland is a Canadian company! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Herbaland’s Vegan Collagen Booster

Overall, I would definitely recommend giving Herbaland’s vegan collagen booster gummies for adults a try! I’m thinking of trying out their other gummies for hair, skin, and nails next!

Packaging: Comes in a child-proof plastic (HDPE 2) medicine bottle. The gummies have a tendency to stick to one another so once you get to the bottom of the bottle, it can be challenging trying to reach the gummies stuck to the bottom of the bottle.

Ingredients: The raw materials are sourced from local farms in Canada and are organic, pesticide-free, non-GMO and natural.

Medicinal Ingredients per gummy (2.8g):

  • Vitamin A (Vitamin A Palmitate) 900 mcg RAE (3000 IU)
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 90 mg
  • L-Lysine 150mg
  • Amla Fruit Powder 10mg.

Non-Medicinal Ingredients:Isomalto-oligosaccharides, Purified Water, Organic Erythritol, Xylitol, Pectin, Natural Watermelon Flavor, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Natural Black Carrot Color, Organic Stevia Leaf Extract, Organic Sunflower Oil.ย 

Directions: Take 3 gummies per day with food.

There are 90 gummies in the bottle, so this one bottle will last you 30 days when taken 3 times a day.

Where to buy? online at herbaland.ca, on Amazon (CA), or Well.ca

PR or Purchased? In full disclosure, Herbaland sent me their Vegan Collagen Booster 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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