Sounds like a cool guy.

Sounds like a cool guy.

A couple of vegan and clean skincare goodies I got from my first order from @thedetoxmarketcanada! 🌿✨ My skin has changed so much in just the past year alone. I went from very oily skin to acne-prone to eczema flare-ups and now surface dryness πŸ˜” So lately, I've been looking into the ingredients of all my skincare products and consciously trying to make an effort to buy clean, non-toxic, and organic products.  This is my second bottle of @oseamalibu's Blemish Balm, it's an amazing lightweight moisturizer that has really helped clear up my skin without drying it out or trigger my eczema. 🌸 I also wanted to try their Atmosphere Protection Cream which claims to hydrate and help provide barrier protection against visible damage caused by environmental stressors such as dry climates, wind and air pollution. 🌍 I’d love to know, what are some non-toxic & vegan skincare products/brands are you currently loving or would recommend?? πŸ’•

A couple of vegan and...

Ain't nuthin but a V-GANG, baby! ✌🏻✨🌱 VGANG: a group of people taking a hardcore gangster approach to wellness and conscience living. - defined by Will.I.Am
πŸ“Έ via @jemglo_cosmedx

Ain't nuthin but a V-GANG,...

My lips are instantly and intensely hydrated thanks to @nclabeauty’s [NEW] 100% Natural & Vegan Lip Balm! πŸ’‹ They have 8 flavors to choose from including Red Velvet, Almond Cookies, Marshmallow, and Watermelon!! πŸ‰ πŸ‰ πŸ‰  This watermelon Balm Babe smells and tastes like watermelon candy! Formulated with shea butter, cocoa butter, avocado butter, and coconut oil.
I love how light and moisturized this lip balm feels and I especially love how it doesn't leave that waxy feeling behind πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
Most lip balms on the market contain beeswax, lanolin, or honey, making them NOT vegan. And then there are some other brands that are NOT cruelty-free including Nivea, Chapstick, EOS*, Blistex, Aquaphor, and Vaseline.
*Note: EOS is sold in-stores in China but they claim that since they manufacture their products in China, they do not need to test on animals as required by law. However, EOS' products are still at risk of POST-market animal testing where Chinese officials will pull products off from store shelves and test them on animals, this is often done without the company's knowledge or consent. So at this time, we do not feel comfortable classifying any beauty brand selling their products in-stores in China to be "cruelty-free" to our standards.
#ncla #nclabeauty #balmbabe #nclabalmbabe #nclawatermelon #veganlipbalm #crueltyfreelipbalm #naturallipbalm #cleanlipbalm #gifted

My lips are instantly and...

Let's Get Sheet-Faced!! βœ¨πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Some of my favourite cruelty-free and vegan sheet masks include:
🌡 @elfcosmetics (All Vegan)
🌡 @pacificabeauty (All Vegan)
🌡 @acurebeauty (All Vegan)
🌡 @yesto
🌡 @andalounaturals
🌡 @100percentpure
Plans on getting sheet-faced this weekend? Share some of your favourite cruelty-free sheet masks!πŸ’•
πŸ“Έ via @popsugar

Let's Get Sheet-Faced!! βœ¨πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Some...

HAPPY 🍟 DAY! "You're not cheating on your diet by eating fries, you're cheating on fries by going on a diet."
πŸ“Έ via @jiffpom

HAPPY 🍟 DAY! "You're not...

Those JalapeΓ±o Kettle Chips are LIFE!πŸ”₯ I also love Takis, Sour Patch Kids Candy, Oreo Cookies in the Carrot Cake Flavor, Dad’s Oatmeal Cookies, and Doritos’ Spicy Sweet Chili chips! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»βœ¨ β€” all in moderation, of course πŸ™‚
What are some of your favourite accidentally vegan snacks?
πŸ“Έ via @livekindlyco

Those JalapeΓ±o Kettle Chips are...

Daydreaming of being on a beach right now with this gorgeous turquoise creme nail polish color called Son of a Beach by @heroine.nyc 🏝
All of heroine.nyc nail polish are cruelty-free, vegan, and 9-free! πŸ’š
#heroinenyc #gifted #beaheroine #beachbabes

Daydreaming of being on a...

Aren’t we all πŸ˜”πŸŒ±πŸŒ
// #regram πŸ“Έ via @thegoodtrade

Aren’t we all πŸ˜”πŸŒ±πŸŒ ....

Never too small to make a big difference βœŠπŸ»πŸ’•βœ¨
πŸ“Έ via @theveganbox

Never too small to make...

What’s Up? Cruelty-Free News (October 2016)

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What’s Up? is a monthly round-up of the latest news and updates in the world of cruelty-free beauty and lifestyle!

If you don’t have time to keep up with what’s been going on like which companies are no longer cruelty-free or new vegan beauty product launches, then don’t fret my friends! This round-up is sure to help keep you in the loop!

Becca Acquired by Estee Lauder

There goes, yet another, cruelty-free cosmetic brand bought out by a parent company that tests on animals. Estee Lauder has admitted to testing on animals when required by law and owns several other non-cruelty-free makeup brands likeΒ MAC and Bobbi Brown.

BECCA Cosmetics was known as a cruelty-free makeup brand with several vegan options but with reports of Estee Lauder acquiring the brandΒ has turned off some cruelty-free shoppers from supporting or buying BECCA Cosmetics ever again.

How do you feel about cruelty-free brands owned by a parent company that tests on animals? You can learn more about the points for and against supporting such brands in this post here.Β 

(Source: Business of Fashion)

Taiwan Bans Animal Testing!

YAY! Taiwan has banned cosmetic animal testing for both finished products and cosmetic ingredients. The new legislation will go into effect in 2019.

But that doesn’t necessarily mean all cosmetics you buy in Taiwan are cruelty-free asΒ Taiwan SPCA and #BeCrueltyFree Taiwan campaign coordinator Joy Liou explains,Β “Unfortunately, Taiwanese consumers can still buy cosmetics cruelly tested on animals if the product is imported, so our sights are now set on campaigning for an end to the import and sale of newly animal tested cosmetics.”

We’re moving the right direction, that’s what matters!

(Source: HSI)

Awaken your glow with Makeup Geek Highlighters. ✨These babies are almost ready for you!

A photo posted by Makeup Geek (@makeupgeekcosmetics) on

Makeup Geek Launches New Highlighters

Cruelty-Free cosmetic brand, Makeup Geek just launched 13 new highlighters! The new highlighters can be used on the face or on the body and they’re available in 7 signature shades and 6 duochrome shades!


8 out of 13 highlighter shades are vegan and carmine-free!Β 

  1. Midnight Sun
  2. Daybreak
  3. Ignite
  4. Luster
  5. Moon Phase (Duochrome)
  6. Electrify (Duochrome)
  7. Lit (Duochrome)
  8. Psychedelic (Duochrome)

ELF Just Launched New Vegan Makeup Brushes

ELF Cosmetics, known for their affordable makeup products, just launched a new line of chic vegan makeup brushes. The Beautifully Precise line includes 9 makeup brushes and they’re all super affordable! Like no joke, they’re only $5-12!



LUSH Just Released Holiday Collection!

It’s not even Halloween yet but that ain’t stoppin LUSH from releasing some of their goodies from their Holiday collection! and everything is super adorbs! I’m totally adding a bunch of these in my Holiday wishlist!


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  • Carma MacPherson
    November 3, 2016

    Ok, I am looking for a new make up line that is good and DOES NOT TEST ON ANIMALS, I used Mary Kay for years and then I found out they do test on animals πŸ™ I have found skin care products, but I am having a hard time finding a good cosmetic line. Please help-Carma

  • Lii
    November 2, 2016

    This is great! I love learning about what is happening in the cruelty-free world monthly. Will be sure to check up on this every month πŸ™‚

  • Laura
    October 29, 2016

    Love this round up – I’m definitely not up to date with all of this so reading something like this every month is super great. Those highlighters look amaaazing! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • Tamara
    October 28, 2016

    I’m so happy about this (not the BECCA thing but everything else^^) so thank you for the sum up πŸ˜‰

    • Vicky Ly
      October 28, 2016

      Glad you enjoyed the monthly news round-up, Tamara! and yes, it’s definitely sad to hear about BECCA =(

β€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.”― Marc Bekoff

This Hidden Feature In ELF’s Moisturizing Lipstick Will Blow Your Mind
What’s Up? Cruelty-Free News (October 2016)