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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)

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

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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

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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

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

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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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IKEA Canada launches a πŸ†• plant-based burger, VΣ’XT Burger! πŸ” It's currently only available at @ikeacanada’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! 🌱
(Source: LIVEKINDLY)

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Some bunny loves u when u choose cruelty-free! πŸ’•πŸ‡πŸŒΏ .
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What Your Cruelty-Free Brand Isn’t Telling You

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What your cruelty-free brand may not be telling you

“But on the company’s website… it says they don’t test on animals. So that means they’re cruelty-free, right!?”

NO. NoOoOoooo. NOPE.

No one will ever just come out and admit that they test on animals. That’s like Nike labeling their clothes to say “made in sweatshops.”

It’s sad to hear but you cannot always trust what you read or hear from the company. They whole point of their website is to make themselves look good in order to sell you their newest and latest products.

But if they’re lying.. can’t they like, get into trouble?!Β You would think so. But for the most part, they carefully word their animal testing policy to make itΒ sound like they don’t test on animals when it’s just chock full of loopholes.

So what’s a cruelty-free consumer suppose to do? Spot these loopholes and ask questions before you buy!

5 Ways to Take a Hint That a Company Tests On Animals

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1. “…except when required by law”

This statement is so common and overused that many caring consumers can now spot it from a mile away. Currently there are no laws in the US, Canada, and the UK that require companies to test their products/ingredients on animals in order to prove they’re safe to use.

This statement is generally used when companies retail their products in countries that require animal testing (like Mainland China).

But some companies also add this disclaimer to their policy for other unknown reasons and when you ask in which specific cases is it required for them to test their products/ingredients on animals.. they usually don’t have an answer! So what are they hiding?

Related: Why Aveda, Smashbox, and Bath & Body Works Aren’t Considered Cruelty-Free


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2. “our final products are not tested on animals but we cannot confirm or speak for our ingredient suppliers”

This is a total cop-out statement. To ensure no animals were harmed during both the production stages and finished product, companies need to verify with their ingredient suppliers that they also do not test on animals.

Any company that says they can’t speak for their ingredient suppliers are simply stating the fact that they’re too lazy to follow-up with their suppliers and being cruelty-free is not a priority to them.


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3. “we follow local laws and regulations in every country we sell to”

And the award for The Most Generalized Statement a Company Can Make goes to…this one right here! Some countries require products to be tested on animals before they’re allowed to be sold in their country. This is the case for cosmetics sold in mainland China. So this vague statement may imply that companies are paying local officials to test their products/ingredients on animals!

Related: Understanding China’s Animal Testing Laws


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4. “The EU has an outright ban on the sale and marketing of cosmetics and ingredients that are tested on animals”

Yes, this is true but this is just stating a fact. Unless a company is only selling their products within the EU, then this statement can maybe get a pass in my books. But most brands sell elsewhere in the world too, so stating the EU ban isn’t enough to guarantee companies have done all their homework to ensuring no animals are used to test their ingredients around the world.


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5. “we are against animal testing”

Com’on now! Everyone is against animal testing but what are they exactly doing about it? Some brands can’t seem to elaborate more than just saying “we are against animal testing” or my personal favorite is when they tell you how much they love the adorable company dog that hangs out with them at the office!

They love animals so they can’t possibly test on animals, right? Not quite…. you gotta make sure you’re asking more than just what their favorite animal is!


Final Words

Not gonna lie.. it can be a bit tricky and slightly irritating to have to always read between the lines of a company’s animal testing policy. But with more practice and experience, it’s easy to get the hang of things! Keep at it and the animals will forever be grateful for all your hard work!

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