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...

Beauty & The Beach – Vegan Cuts Beauty Box (May 2017)

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If you can’t be bothered with reading ingredients every time in order to know if something is vegan or not or you’re always on the hunt to discover new vegan products, then I highly recommend subscribing to Vegan Cuts monthly beauty box! I’ve had the pleasure of trying some of their past boxes and every month is always different and I’m always so pleased with what they include in each box!

When you subscribe to Vegan Cuts Beauty Box, each month you’ll get 4-7 cruelty-free and 100% vegan beauty products to try! Each box is $22.95, free shipping to US or if you’re in Canada (like me!) it’s CA$31.95 each month. They also ship internationally for $37.95.

Let’s dig into what was included in the Vegan Cuts’ Beauty & The Beach May 2017 Box!

Vegan Cuts May 2017 Beauty Box

1. Salis Skincare – Blackhead Removal Mask ($7.50)

This mask contains only 3 ingredients!! Redmond clay, Organic baking soda, Organic MSM. It’s a white powder where you’re supposed to mix with water until you get a toothpaste consistency. It says you’re only supposed to apply the mask as a spot treatment and not over the entire face. So I can see this package lasting a long time!

The directions also says you should apply this at night and to leave on overnight. It dries fairly quickly and doesn’t make your face feel tight or itchy.

2. Pair’d Beauty – Organic Spray Dry Shampoo ($6)

The only dry shampoo I’ve ever used is a DIY recipe that contains corn starch + cocoa powder so going from a powder to this organic spray dry shampoo is definitely different for me. I love how this spray only contains Distilled Water, Organic Maize, Organic Ethanol, Essential Oils. It does smell a little like alcohol when you first spray it but the smell doesn’t linger and thankfully it doesn’t leave your hair smelling like alcohol.

3. Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques – Pressed Eyeshadow in Sweet Pea ($14.50)

I got the shade Sweet Pea which is matte mauve color. To be honest, this color didn’t work for me and I found the formula to be too chalky and hard to blend. However I really like how they use natural ingredients to create this pressed eyeshadow!

4. Luxie Beauty – “Dream Catcher” Foundation Brush ($20)

This vegan makeup brush makes this box totally worth the cost of $22.95 considering that this brush alone is $20! It is a round shaped foundation brush with the most beautiful lilac + rose gold handle!

5. Little Moon Essentials – “Clear Mind” Mental Alertness + Energizing Mist ($3.20)

I am obsessed with this mist!! You wouldn’t expect to receive this in a beauty box but I’m glad they did!! This one contains a mix of rosemary oil, grapefruit oil, and eucalyptus oil. I’ve been spraying it non-stop while I’m sitting at the computer and need a little kick to get me motivated or inspired!

6. Nubian Heritage – African Black Soap Facial Cleansing Bar ($5)

This is my first time using a cleansing bar for my face and I loved the convenience of it! Don’t need to fuss over a pump, bottle caps, or lids. I was also concerned about the bar drying out my face but it actually left it feeling smooth and hydrated! My only gripe with this is the storage aspect, when I leave it out on my bathroom counter top, my guests think it’s a bar of soap for their hands!

Final Words on Vegan Cuts May 2017 Beauty Box

Vegan Cuts did such a fab job of curating this month’s beauty box in terms of product variation and value!! The total value of this month’s box is $56.20. There was a nice mix of skincare, makeup, hair products. I especially loved this box due to the fact that I wouldn’t have tried any of these products on my own so it’s been such a treat getting to play with new vegan products with this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box!

I’ve love to know, are you currently subscribed to a monthly beauty box? Would you give Vegan Cuts a try?

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