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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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๐Ÿ“ธ via @sokoglam

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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๐ŸŽจ via @justcomics_official

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...

List of Cruelty-Free & Vegan Foundation

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Finding vegan foundation that wasn’t tested on animals and doesn’t contain any animal ingredients or derivatives has been made easier with this guide to vegan liquid foundations!

Conventional foundation may contain ingredientsย derived from animal sources however it’s difficult to tell whether they are vegan-friendly just by reading the ingredient listย because mostย manufacturers do not disclose the ingredient source.

List of Cruelty-free and Vegan Foundation

Use this guide to find the right cruelty-free and vegan foundation to meet your desired coverage and please share in the comments belowย your experience or recommendations with any vegan foundations! =)

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15 Comments
  • Joanne
    April 22, 2018

    I need a list of hair care products that are cruelty free/vegan, please. Included, but not limited to: hair coloring products, shampoos and conditioners, hair sprays.

  • Carmen
    February 28, 2018

    Iliked diese articles and I am interesting what products are cruelty free.

  • Yolanda Martins
    September 22, 2017

    Vicky, your blog is fantastic, the best I’ve seen thus far. Content is informative and very attractive too. Wishing you many blessings, as those who fight for animal rights deserve every good thing!

  • Gen
    June 15, 2017

    I love your blog ? So lany good advice ! This is like my lifestyle guide ??

    Gen
    http://www.genuinedrop.me

  • Erin Briggs
    March 26, 2017

    Have you tried Tarte? Im currently obsessed!

  • Rhiannon
    August 2, 2016

    I just found your blog and I wish I would’ve found you sooner! I also see you’re a fellow Canadian ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve only read some of your posts but they are so informative and have helped my transition to a vegan and cruelty-free lifestyle much easier!

  • Kathie Mudge
    July 13, 2016

    Elf sells in China. I stopped buying their products last spring.

    • Vicky Ly
      July 14, 2016

      Hm.. where did you hear or find out that ELF sells in China? As far as I know, ELF has chosen not to sell in mainland China. If they’re selling their products in Hong Kong, then those products are actually NOT required by law to be tested on animals. I’ll do some digging now to investigate this allegation because that would be a shame! =(

    • Vicky Ly
      July 14, 2016

      Hi again Kathie! ELF got back to me very quickly and this is their response:

      “Thank you for your interest in elf cosmetics. Our products are manufactured overseas, mainly in China. We have strict quality control procedures to ensure that our products are free from lead and hazardous materials. Please note that we do not sell our products directly in China, due to our cruelty free policy.”

      For anyone else who is also reading this, to confirm… cosmetics MADE in China are NOT required to be tested on animals and only cosmetics that are SOLD in mainland China ARE required by law to be tested on animals.

      I personally believe elf cosmetics when they say none of their products are sold in China. But if you have other reasons to believe that elf cosmetics isn’t being truthful in their response and you have evidence that their products are sold in China, please let me know as I would be more than happy to look into it! =)

  • Amanda
    March 4, 2016

    Arbonne products are supposed to be vegan /cruelty free

  • Matias Alexandra
    January 14, 2016

    Hiii!! I have a question for you the brand wet n wild she sells for chine that’s does mean she’s not cruelty free even she’s a vegan product
    I hope you can help me โ˜บ

    • Vicky Ly
      January 15, 2016

      Hi Matias!
      More than happy to help! Wet’n’Wild products are actually NOT sold in China. Not sure where you got that information but if you found evidence that they do.. please email me at vicky@ethicalelephant.com linking any articles or posts suggesting that they do and I’ll look into it for you! =)

      They may sell and ship TO China when Chinese consumers buy from their website.. and in this case, their products do NOT have to be registered and therefore they don’t have to be tested on animals. It’s different if they have stores IN China (excluding Hong Kong) or any retail shops carry their physical products.

      Wet’n’Wild products may also be MADE in China and in that case, they also do NOT have to be tested on animals. The only case where they are required by law to test on animals is if they are selling their products in a store in China.

      Hope that clears things up for you, you’re always welcome to email me directly if you have any questions, Matias! =)

  • Summer
    October 13, 2015

    Great list of cruelty free foundations! Wet n Wild CoverALL is one of my favorites and is works great but I noticed the Wet n Wild 15SPF Ultimate Match is super watery and very hard to get out of the container. (I added some face lotion to it and put it into a new container and worked decently (: I defiantly want to try e l f foundations next time I pick up a new foundation. Thanks for posting this! (:

    • Vicky Ly
      October 13, 2015

      Oh you are so welcome, Summer! Thank YOU for reading =) I’ve heard the same thing about the Wet n Wild Ultimate Match foundation and that the coverage is very sheer and watery like you said. That’s a good trick about adding face lotion to it though! =) Definitely a great makeup hack!

โ€œMake ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.โ€โ€• Marc Bekoff

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