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...

A quick and easy way to find out if your shoes are VEGAN and whether they were made from animal OR non-animal materials! 👠🌿
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Once you know, you'll never forget! ✨ I've been using this guide for YEARS now and it has saved me so much time and hassle! 💗
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Swipe 👈🏻 to see what each symbol means and which ones are considered vegan materials! 🌱
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NOTE: This pictogram does NOT guarantee whether the glue used contain animal products, please contact the shoe manufacturer/companies to inquire about the source of their glue.
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Shoes: old from @callitspring

A quick and easy way...

Never too late for a fresh start ✨ doing something is better than doing nothing 🌱
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I had failed to meet my personal goals to living minimally and more sustainably this month, but I will keep trying to do better — even if it means making some mistakes along the way! 🌎 (via @createcultivate)

Never too late for a...

Summer Dreams with Vegan Cuts Makeup Box (Cruelty-Free)

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Calling all makeup and animal lovers! You need to get your hands on Vegan Cut’s seasonal cruelty-free and vegan makeup box!!

It’s packed full of awesome animal-free goodness making it feel like Christmas in July! Discover new and exciting makeup from brands that don’t test on animals and products that don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients, all delivered right to your doorstep every season!

Vegan Cuts Makeup Box

Before I get into what was included in this season’s Vegan Cuts makeup box, here’s what you need to know:

  • Not to be confused with Vegan Cuts Beauty Box, which is also awesome!
  • The Makeup Box is a quarterly (not monthly) subscription
  • Price: $39.95/box
  • Ships to US, Canada, and Internationally
  • All makeup products are cruelty-free and 100% vegan
  • Includes 4+ full size products

The Vegan Cuts Summer Makeup Box was seriously PACKED full of a variety of makeup products. Included in the box was an eyeliner, liquid lipstick, brow gel, mineral face powder, false lashes, lash glue and a beauty bonus tool, a handy tweezer for the lashes! The total value of Vegan Cut’s Summer Makeup Box is $125.

Mineral Powder – Derma E ($22)

This has already made its way into my everyday Summer makeup routine! Whether I’m going out to run some errands, going for a jog, or heading to the lake, I always make it a priority to apply this sun protection mineral powder and carry it with me this Summer!

It’s a lightweight translucent powder so I can brush it on top of a full-face of makeup or no makeup at all.

Vegan Eyeliner – Honeybee Gardens ($9)

This is an amazing eyeliner pencil! It glides on so smoothly, very pigmented, creamy but doesn’t smudge after application. I’ve used this as both a top and bottom eyeliner. And it’s only $9!? I will definitely be repurchasing this bad boy!

SU/Stain Matte Lip Stain – Au Naturale ($25)

I’ve been dying to try this liquid lipstick! I’ve heard great things about this and it definitely did not disappoint! For a liquid lipstick, it’s not drying at all and surprisingly, very comfortable to wear on the lips. The formula is smooth, lightweight, and long-wearing.

I received the color On Pointe – a muted ballet shoe blush.

3-Piece Eyelash Kit – Sarah Jean ($55)

I received Sarah Jean cruelty-free false lashes in SJ001, which are very natural-looking falsies. Also included is Sarah Jean’s signature latex-free and hypoallergenic lash glue in clear and a bonus beauty tool, a handy tweezer.

I do like the style of lashes, they are much shorter than what I’m used to but I would totally wear these on a casual makeup day as they do help give me fuller yet natural-looking lashes. The lash glue is a cool concept, you apply the glue on the strip of the falsies and also apply the lash glue directly on your real lashes, as if you were applying mascara.

You do have to work quickly though as the lash glue becomes tacky almost immediately. I found it a little difficult to move and position the lashes because the lash glue was so tacky, this requires a couple more uses to get the hang of. The tweezers are to help clamp and blend your real lashes with the falsies.

Eyebrow Gloss & Set – Pacifica ($14)

This is supposed to set and thicken brow appearance while it nourishes. I’ve used this before and I think my brow hair are too long that it doesn’t really set them properly. But I will say that this product does make my brow hair look healthier, I guess that’s where the “gloss” part comes from?

Final Thoughts

An amazing variety and option of cruelty-free and vegan makeup in this season’s Vegan Cuts Makeup Box. For only $39.95, you get $125 worth of products!

My favorite products were the liquid lipstick, eyeliner pencil, and mineral powder with SPF.

Get your Vegan Cuts Makeup Box here!

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