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Now that wet n wild is no longer cruelty-free, we recommend @jordanacosmetics as an affordable cruelty-free drugstore makeup option!πŸ’„πŸ° They also recently updated their site and started labelling which of their products are vegan and don't contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products!! ✨ You can find a list of Jordana's vegan products down below to help you shop cruelty-free α΄€Ι΄α΄… vegan on the go! ✌🏻
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Jordana Cosmetics 𝓋𝑒𝑔𝒢𝓃 Product List (2019)
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β™₯ Black Pearl Metallic Matte Liquid Lip Color
β™₯ Brow Powder Duo
β™₯ Cat Eye Liner
β™₯ Color Tint Blush
β™₯ Color Xtend Eyeliner
β™₯ Cosmic Glow Holographic Lip Gloss
β™₯ Creamy Liquid Foundation
β™₯ Creamy Liquid Foundation With Pump
β™₯ Eye Primer / Base
β™₯ Fabubrow Eyebrow Pencil
β™₯ Fabubrow Shape & Set Gel
β™₯ Fabuliner Bold Felt-Tip Liquid Eyeliner
β™₯ Fabuliner Liquid Eyeliner
β™₯ Fineliner Felt-Tip Liquid Liner
β™₯ Forever Flawless Pressed Powder
β™₯ Glow N’ Go Creamy Strobing Stick
β™₯ Instant Glow Liquid Highlighter
β™₯ Powder Bronzer
β™₯ Prime No-Pores Pore Refining Face Primer
β™₯ Quickbrow Micro Eyebrow Pencil
β™₯ Sculpt N’ Go Creamy Contour Stick
β™₯ Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color
β™₯ Take Cover Full Coverage Concealer
β™₯ Triple Play All Over Color
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πŸ“Έ via @jordanacosmetics

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What The F... @wetnwildbeauty?! πŸ˜’ This is why cruelty-free consumers have trust issues!
Incredibly sadden by the news and confirmation that @wetnwildbeauty products are indeed sold in mainland China where animal testing for cosmetics is required by law πŸ’” I have removed Wet N Wild from our cruelty-free directory lists, but please check out @logicalharmony and @crueltyfreekitty's posts for details about the recent news. A summary simply isn’t enough to explain everything that’s been brought to light and how Wet N Wild was caught lying about selling in China πŸ˜‘

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Be gentle with yourself on your journey to living and choosing cruelty-free. Know that you'll probably make mistakes along the way and that's OK. Give yourself permission to learn and grow, and to strive for progress, not perfection. It's not a race or competition to see who can be the best cruelty-free consumer, go at your own pace and always remember what you're doing IS making a difference to animals and the planet! πŸ°πŸŒπŸ’•// πŸ“Έ via @fequalshq

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Shell phones. 🀭 Couldn’t resist a turtley lame mom joke lol. I also couldn’t resist this stunning and adorable sea turtles smoothie bowl 🐒 made by @naturally.jo! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»βœ¨

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Vegan Leather: Cork

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We’re so over animal leather in 2018! With plenty of quality, durable, and sustainable vegan leather options available now, there’s really no need for us to be supporting or buying shoes, bags, and fashion accessories that came from a dead or living animal!

In an effort to make more ethical and informed purchases in 2018, I’ve been looking into vegan alternatives to leather and what makes them better than animal leather when used as materials in shoes, handbags, belts, and accessories.

So let’s talk about, cork leather!

I’m used to seeing cork used in corkboards and used to seal wine bottles. On the runway, I’ve only seen cork used in the heel of cork-wrapped wedges and used in the cushioning sole of Birkenstocks.


Vegan Arizona Birkenstocks Β· TOMS Sienna Wedge

In my research, I quickly learned the cork used in shoes, bags, and fashion accessories is a lot different from the cork we see and use in our homes.

What is Cork Leather?

The cork used as materials or fabric for shoes, bags, and fashion accessories comes from the bark of cork oak tree, mostly grown in Portugal and Spain.

Cork oak trees have their bark removed by skilled labour men every 7-9 years without damaging the trunk. The bark then grows back and is reharvested making it a truly sustainable product.

How is Cork Better than Leather?

For starters, cork leather doesn’t involve the killing of an animal so it’s completely cruelty-free and 100% vegan!

Unlike leather, it’s 100% natural, water repellent, stain and scratch resistant. (Corkor)

Can be made into a variety of colors and patterns.

Cork has naturally occurring anti mildew and anti bacterial qualities as well as water resistant properties!

Unlike the heavy chemical processing of leather, cork leather production is chemical-free. (Corkor)

How to Clean Cork Leather:

I especially love how low maintenance and easy it is to care and clean cork leather! All you need is water and soap, more on how to clean cork leather here.


Cork Fashion Products

I wanted to share some of the beautiful pieces of handbags and shoes made from cork, all the products I mention are 100% vegan.

I especially love the chic appearance of using cork with light or neutral hues. I’m in awe with seeing all the delicate patterns that cork leather can be transformed into! I couldn’t believe that some of these vegan bags and shoes were made from cork material!!

  1. Claudia Bag by Pixie Mood – made with cork and polyurethane (Original $75, on Sale $40)
  2. Convertible Belt Bag by HFS – made with roughly textured cork and shimmery gold sparkles ($225)
  3. Coconut Shoulder Bag by Pelcor – in chalk cork skin engraved in matte white ($220)
  4. Eloise Cork Vegan Wedges by Beyond Skin – vegan faux patent leather with cork cover heel ($140)
  5. White Croc Straight Clutch by Wilby – made from ultra light sustainable Croc skin style cork (Original $150, on Sale $140)
  6. Low Sneaker Chalk by Sydney Brown – cork upper with organic cotton laces, synthetic liner with recycled plastic bottle counter liner (Original $225, on Sale $155)
  7. Beige Bailey Rucksack by Wilby – made with thick cork leather ($125)
  8. Cameron Wristlet by Pixie Mood – made with cork and polyurethane ($33)
  9. Sverre in Grey/White by HENTIES – made with finest white cork and olefin (Original $195, on Sale $120)

I am also loving cork leather in textured dark colors with accents of silver or antique brass hardware or the look of cork’s natural brown paired with some black vegan leather. I’ve included some vegan products where traditional cork material is used as a footbed or sole for shoes as I really do love the look and durability of them!

  1. Grande Genesis in Black by Eve Cork – made from highest quality cork fabric ($179)
  2. Β Tavira Cork Purse by Marla Pais – made with cork quilted for an elegant look ($159)
  3. Β Abby Travel Clutch in Dark Cork by Pixie Mood – made with cork and polyurethane ($50)
  4. Β Flat Slide in Black by Sydney Brown – faux-nappa upper and synthetic liner, cork covered recycled-fiber insole ($210)
  5. Β Black Footbed Sandals by Will’s – made with Italian microfiber and faux suede liner over a cork cushioned footbed ($91)
  6. Β Reversible Cork Belt by Pelcor – comes in black or brown with a metal buckle ($119)
  7. Β Munich in Natural Cork Backpack by Matt & Nat – part of Matt & Nat’s Cork Collection ($170)
  8. Β Gena Black Veg Leather Clog by Good Guys – made with microfiber upper and a cork footbed ($110)
  9. Β Arden Wohl x CDC Eastlake T-Strap Stiletto by Cri de Coeur – made with faux nubuck upper and covered cork ($75)
  10. Β Cork Saddle Bag in Black by Corkor – made from cork and PETA-certified animal-free materials ($144.50)
  11. Preston in Black by Eve Cork – made from highest quality cork fabric ($219)

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3 Comments
  • Jack Moore
    April 27, 2018

    Wow You share the amazing products. Your product is really awesome. I found your website just right for my needs. It is very supportive and useful post. I would like to visit the post once more its valuable content. Thanks for sharing the great information. Good Luck!

  • Allie | LunaVida
    January 26, 2018

    These products are all beautiful! I love how far vegan fashion and products have come πŸ™‚

  • Mao
    January 25, 2018

    Never heard of cork leather before, but that’s awesome!!! Animal leather is really the way of the past already! Thanks for sharing!

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