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@nclabeauty now has vegan lip scrubs + lip balms!! πŸ’‹βœ¨ π™Žπ™π™‚π˜Όπ™ π™Žπ™π™‚π˜Όπ™ is a 100% natural, vegan lip scrub formulated with organic beet sugar and agave nectar to gently exfoliate and cleanse your lips. It also contains Vitamin C and E to help hydrate and brighten lips! 😘

π˜½π˜Όπ™‡π™ˆ π˜½π˜Όπ˜½π™€ is a 100% natural, vegan lip balm formulated with shea butter, cocoa butter, avocado butter, and coconut oil. I'm obsessed with this lip balm! It smells like watermelon candy πŸ‰ and keeps my lips hydrated and smooth without leaving a waxy residue behind! πŸ’•

NCLA has so many colorful flavors of Sugar Sugar and Balm Babe including:
πŸͺ Almond Cookie
πŸͺ Horchata
πŸͺ Red Velvet
πŸͺ Watermelon
πŸͺ Pink Champagne
πŸͺ Lavender
πŸͺ Matcha Tea
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NCLA is a cruelty-free and 100% vegan beauty brand ✌🏻🌸
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#ncla #nclabeauty #balmbabe #sugarsugar #veganlipbalm #veganlipscrub #gifted

@nclabeauty now has vegan lip...

Right?! πŸ˜’βœ¨ (via @hummusmem3s)

Right?! πŸ˜’βœ¨ (via @hummusmem3s)

Choosing cruelty-free DOES matter to the hundreds of thousands of animals that are routinely blinded, poisoned, and killed each year for cosmetic testing πŸ’‰πŸ€πŸ‡ Vote with your consumer dollars and help put an end to these inhumane, outdated, and unnecessary tests by choosing to only buy cruelty-free cosmetics and products 🐰🌿✨
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Thank you to all the amazing and incredible cruelty-free companies for committing to never test their finished products, ingredients, or formulations on animals, anywhere in the world πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’–βœ¨ Together, we CAN make a difference! ✊🏻
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(πŸ“Έ via @still___london)

Choosing cruelty-free DOES matter to...

What are some of your fave cruelty-free + vegan skincare brands? 🐰🌿✨ with literally hundreds of vegan options to choose from, making the switch to a cruelty-free skincare routine has never been easier! πŸ’– (πŸ“Έ via @livekindlyco)

What are some of your...

The best things in life are CRUELTY-FREE! πŸ’žπŸŒΏβœ¨ (via @inthesoulshine)

The best things in life...

Weekend mood πŸ’žβœ¨
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Weekend mood πŸ’žβœ¨ . ....

πŸ†• VEGANCUTS FALL MAKEUP BOX IS HERE! πŸ‚πŸ’›πŸ“¦ If you're just getting into cruelty-free + vegan makeup or you're like me, a vegan makeup addict, then you'll LOVE @vegancuts seasonal makeup boxes! πŸ’„ (Get $5 OFF with coupon code: ETHICALELEPHANT)
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Here's a peek inside this season's box:
πŸ’‹ Powder Contour Kit from @aestheticacosmetics
πŸ’‹ Cherry Matte Setting Spray from @pacificabeauty
πŸ’‹ Eyeshadow in the color Garden Rose from @rmsbeauty
πŸ’‹ Makeup blending brush from @labeautesoi
πŸ’‹ Eyeliner pencil in the shade: Bright Eyes from @100percentpure
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The scoop: 5 full-size cruelty-free + vegan makeup products with a total value of $100. You can customize the box by picking your choice of eyeshadow and eyeliner pencil colors! ✨ This season's box supports Sofi and friends at the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, MN. 🦁🌿
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Have you tried any of these vegan goodies before? 🧑 I’m obsessed with the cherry setting spray, it smells sooo good!! πŸ’
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#vegancuts #vegancutsmakeupbox #vegancutsbox #gifted #affiliate

πŸ†• VEGANCUTS FALL MAKEUP BOX...

πŸ”₯ BREAKING NEWS: Shiseido acquires Cruelty-Free Beauty Brand, Drunk Elephant for $845 Million! 🐘
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What’s the current situation with Drunk Elephant’s cruelty-free status?πŸ‘‡πŸ»
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Shiseido is NOT a cruelty-free corporation, they DO test on animals when required by law and the brand, as well as, some of their subsidiary brands (like NARS) are sold in mainland China and are required by law to test on animals.
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Shiseido does own two cruelty-free brands, bareMinerals and BUXOM.
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So.. will Drunk Elephant remain Cruelty-Free?
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YES! According to Drunk Elephant, they'll remain cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny certified!!! βœ¨πŸ™ŒπŸ»βœ¨Swipe πŸ‘ˆπŸ» to read their response when asked about their cruelty-free standing after the announcement.
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TL;DR - Shiseido (a non-cruelty-free corporation) acquires Drunk Elephant but they’ll remain committed to being cruelty-free. Drunk Elephant is not sold in-stores in China and has no plans to.
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#crueltyfree #crueltyfreenews #drunkelephant #shiseido

πŸ”₯ BREAKING NEWS: Shiseido acquires...

All good things are wild & CRUELTY-FREE! 🐰✌🏻🌿

All good things are wild...

How often do u do your nails?πŸ’…πŸ» I like to do mine 2-3 times a week. ✨ I find it so therapeutic and I just love changing nail polish colours depending on my mood and the season! πŸƒ

These are some of my cruelty-free and vegan manicure essentials:
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🌿 Soy nail polish remover (acetone-free) by @786cosmetics - love how gentle, yet effective this nail polish remover is!
🌿 Nail cuticle oil - β€˜So Rich,  Love Potion’ by @nclabeauty - love the smell of ALL their cuticle oils!! They have travel-size ones too now!
🌿 Non-Toxic Base Coat by @siennabyronbay, the best sticky base coat I’ve ever used!
🌿 Clear Top Coat by @lovemissfrankie, love this because it’s got a nice, wide-tapered brush which makes application quick and easy!
🌿 Hydrating vegan hand cream by @cakebeauty which smells like French vanilla cupcakes!!
🌿 And the color (swipe πŸ‘ˆπŸ») I have on today is from @siennabyronbayβ€˜s latest collection, the color is called Serenity ✨
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#crueltyfree #crueltyfreenails #vegan #veganbeauty #vegannails #vegannailpolish #missfrankie #ncla #nclabeauty #siennabyronbay #786cosmetics #cakebeauty #gifted

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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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