I decided to do something different today! I’m letting you guys into my makeup bag!
I’ve had multiple reader request about cruelty-free, vegan, and natural make-ups and thought it would be fun to show you what I’m loving and why. I’ve always been a lover of animals (especially bunnies, duh), but when I was younger I never paid much attention as to if the brands I was using were tested on animals. I knew that I loved makeup and that was that. Never realizing that precious little animals were harmed in the process of making some of the products I use. I’m not vegan, but since I pay close attention to what I put into my body, I have been paying much more attention to what I put on my body as well.
If I’m going to put makeup on and let it soak into my skin, I should probably look at what’s in it, right? It’s something that we often forget about. If we aren’t eating it, then it must be ok, right? Wrong! If you have Celiac Disease or are truly gluten intolerant, make-up containing gluten might be having an effect of you. It’s seriously something that I never thought about until my friend was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Think about it this way. If you are putting chapstick, lipstick, or lipgloss on, you actuallyend up ingesting it throughout the day. As I was helping my friend find products that were gluten-free, I started going research crazy looking for natural cosmetic and skincare brands. I got totally sucked into the research and obsessed with what I was learning!
I learned that a majority of my make-up was cruelty free, not tested on animals and BDIH certified natural! I’ve been slowly transitioning my makeup bag and learning about new brands that are 100% vegan and even gluten-free! Unfortunately there are some drugstore brands that I use such as Maybelline, that still test on animals… but I’m making my way towards beauty without bunnies !
If you’re interested in transitioning your makeup bag towards more natural and cruelty free products, you can see lists by PETA of companies who DON’T test on animals , and companies who unfortunately do .
When learning more about Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, I found their slogan witty but sad at the same time! ” Speak out or the bunny gets it! ” It was worth a mention! I’m glad they like bunnies too!
* Speaking of curelty-free, I know that my Chanel makeup bag is made from lamb, and I do own other handbags that are made of leather etc. As stated before, I am not 100% vegan, but am currently transitioning my makeup to more natural and cruelty-free items! I respect your lifestyle, so please respect mine and others! xo
My everyday make-up! Love that Benecos Natural Powder Blush in Sassy Salmon!
As someone who has a collection of over 60 nail polishes, I fell madly in love with this one! It’s so shiny and glossy that it doesn’t even need a top coat! Someone even asked me if my polish was gel! Plus, it’s free from toluene, camphor, phthalates or formaldehydes. Cruelty free, gluten-free, & vegan! Happy bunny!
The Perks of Being a True Beauty:
My beauty box included a Benecos Brow Designer, Lavera make-up remover, Benecos nail polish, Lavera lip balm, True Organic sweet grapefruit soap, and two samples of True Baby sunscreen, and True Self Tanner! I ended up in LOVE with the make-up remover and polish and use the brow pencil to define my brows! I love trying new products, but love them even more when they are fantastic!
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