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What are some of your fave cruelty-free + vegan skincare brands? ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒฟโœจ with literally hundreds of vegan options to choose from, making the switch to a cruelty-free skincare routine has never been easier! ๐Ÿ’– (๐Ÿ“ธ via @livekindlyco)

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The best things in life are CRUELTY-FREE! ๐Ÿ’ž๐ŸŒฟโœจ (via @inthesoulshine)

The best things in life...

Weekend mood ๐Ÿ’žโœจ
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Weekend mood ๐Ÿ’žโœจ . ....

๐Ÿ†• VEGANCUTS FALL MAKEUP BOX IS HERE! ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ“ฆ 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! ๐Ÿ’„ (Get $5 OFF with coupon code: ETHICALELEPHANT)
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Here's a peek inside this season's box:
๐Ÿ’‹ Powder Contour Kit from @aestheticacosmetics
๐Ÿ’‹ Cherry Matte Setting Spray from @pacificabeauty
๐Ÿ’‹ Eyeshadow in the color Garden Rose from @rmsbeauty
๐Ÿ’‹ Makeup blending brush from @labeautesoi
๐Ÿ’‹ 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! โœจ This season's box supports Sofi and friends at the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, MN. ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŒฟ
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Have you tried any of these vegan goodies before? ๐Ÿงก Iโ€™m obsessed with the cherry setting spray, it smells sooo good!! ๐Ÿ’
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#vegancuts #vegancutsmakeupbox #vegancutsbox #gifted #affiliate

๐Ÿ†• VEGANCUTS FALL MAKEUP BOX...

๐Ÿ”ฅ BREAKING NEWS: Shiseido acquires Cruelty-Free Beauty Brand, Drunk Elephant for $845 Million! ๐Ÿ˜
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Whatโ€™s the current situation with Drunk Elephantโ€™s cruelty-free status?๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
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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!!! โœจ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸปโœจSwipe ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป 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 theyโ€™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

๐Ÿ”ฅ BREAKING NEWS: Shiseido acquires...

All good things are wild & CRUELTY-FREE! ๐ŸฐโœŒ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒฟ

All good things are wild...

Buhaha I need this! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚ and all the other awesome vegan good stuff by @thepunkybunny ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป
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Speaking of vegan candy:
๐Ÿฌ Sour Patch Kids
๐Ÿฌ Twizzlers
๐Ÿฌ Jolly Rancher Hard Candy
๐Ÿฌ Air Heads
๐Ÿฌ Skittles (edit: Including the UK versions!) ๐Ÿฌ Dots
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Let me know what are some of your favourite vegan candy?๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป (๐Ÿ“ธ via @thepunkybunny)

Buhaha I need this! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚...

How often do u do your nails?๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป I like to do mine 2-3 times a week. โœจ I find it so therapeutic and I just love changing nail polish colours depending on my mood and the season! ๐Ÿƒ

These are some of my cruelty-free and vegan manicure essentials:
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๐ŸŒฟ Soy nail polish remover (acetone-free) by @786cosmetics - love how gentle, yet effective this nail polish remover is!
๐ŸŒฟ Nail cuticle oil - โ€˜So Rich,  Love Potionโ€™ by @nclabeauty - love the smell of ALL their cuticle oils!! They have travel-size ones too now!
๐ŸŒฟ Non-Toxic Base Coat by @siennabyronbay, the best sticky base coat Iโ€™ve ever used!
๐ŸŒฟ Clear Top Coat by @lovemissfrankie, love this because itโ€™s got a nice, wide-tapered brush which makes application quick and easy!
๐ŸŒฟ Hydrating vegan hand cream by @cakebeauty which smells like French vanilla cupcakes!!
๐ŸŒฟ And the color (swipe ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป) I have on today is from @siennabyronbayโ€˜s latest collection, the color is called Serenity โœจ
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#crueltyfree #crueltyfreenails #vegan #veganbeauty #vegannails #vegannailpolish #missfrankie #ncla #nclabeauty #siennabyronbay #786cosmetics #cakebeauty #gifted

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IKEA Canada launches a ๐Ÿ†• plant-based burger, Vำ’XT Burger! ๐Ÿ” It's currently only available at @ikeacanadaโ€™s new outdoor dining experience in Coquitlam, Canada. Find the white food truck, Foodbox, outside at this location to try their new vegan cheeseburger today! ๐ŸŒฑ
(Source: LIVEKINDLY)

IKEA Canada launches a ๐Ÿ†•...

Some bunny loves u when u choose cruelty-free! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒฟ .
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @bunnies_.lover

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What Makes A Product Cruelty-Free?

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The label “cruelty-free” is sadly unregulated. This means any company can virtually call their products “cruelty-free” and mislead consumers into thinking they are buying a product that is free of animal experimentation and testing.

To help you fully understand what it means for a brand to be ‘cruelty-free’, I’ve created this practicalย guide so that you don’t get duped into supporting a company that chooses to intentionally hurt animals.

Is “Cruelty-Free” and “Not Tested On Animals” the same thing?

Yes, the general definition for “cruelty-free” means that the product and its ingredients were not tested on animals.

Is that it?

We wish it was that simple! Unfortunately, a company’s animal testing policy is not just a yes or no statement.

There are several layers to investigate before we can acknowledge whether a brand is truly 100% cruelty-free and does not contribute to the millions of animals used in product testing each year.

Peelingย Back The Layers

What makes a product truly cruelty-free and not tested on animals at any stage of production?

We need to askย companies specific questionsย about the process in which they make their products, source ingredients, and also distribute their products.ย Here are theย questionsย we ask companies before determining if they are 100% cruelty-free:

  • does the company tests their products on animals?
  • does the company tests their ingredients on animals?
  • does the company commission any third parties to tests their products or ingredients on animals on their behalf?
  • do their ingredientย suppliers test on animals? How do they verify this?
  • finally, do they sell in countries that require products to be tested on animals by law?

If a company answers no toย all of the above and can assure you that their ingredient suppliers does not test on animals, then it is safe to say that YES! They are a cruelty-free brand!

What makes a brand "cruelty-free"?

Selling in China

A company can meet all of the above cruelty-free credentialsย butย sellย their products in China, where it isย requiredย by lawย that products must be tested on animals before they are soldย in their country. ย Until China changes their animal testing requirements, any brand that is available for sale in China isย not cruelty-free.ย 

Non-Cruelty-Free Parent Company

One last point to consider is whether the brand is owned by a parent company that does tests on animals.ย Some people have chosen to boycott brands solely because they are owned by aย non-cruelty-free company althoughย they meet all of the cruelty-free credentials including not selling in China.

This is a personal decision that we encourage you to draw your own opinions and conclusions about.

Asking specific questions will ensure the companyย and itsย products are truly cruelty-free andย will help you in deciding whatย companies you choose to support and where your money goes!

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2 Comments
  • Janet DelVecchio
    July 27, 2016

    I am interested in trying your lipstick…however, I am highly allergic to any products made with beeswax, synthetic beeswax and calamine., Do your products have any of these ingredients in them? My daughter is getting married in a couple of weeks and I am desperately looking for a lipstick that I can wear and haven’t been able to locate anything…hoping you can help.

  • MARIA ELENA
    May 17, 2016

    Great information Vicky! I’m always curious if I’m actually being cruelty-free and sometimes wonder if I should stop purchasing brands like Urban Decay, which I know are under the L’Oreal umbrella. :/

    Xo,
    Marรญa Elena from http://www.ambinityblog.com

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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