Is Briogeo Cruelty-Free & Vegan?

Briogeo Cruelty-Free Status

As I mentioned in my previous post on xoBeauty’s cruelty-free status, there are several factors to consider when determining if a company is in fact cruelty-free (see Why Cruelty-Free Claims Are Not Enough). I reached out to Briogeo and asked them a series of very specific questions in order to determine if they are cruelty-free. Their customer service team was kind enough to provide answers to all my questions. And I’m glad to say that […]

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Paula’s Choice Gentle Touch Makeup Remover [Review]

Paula's Choice Makeup Remover

As much as I love makeup, I hate removing it at the end of the day. Nevertheless, I always remove my makeup at the end of the day because I know it’s important to maintain healthy skin. So I really appreciate a product that can make the process of removing my makeup easier. In this post, I’m sharing my thoughts on Paula’s Choice Gentle Touch Makeup Remover.   Claims | Makeup Remover  Gentle skin-softening formula Non-irritating, […]

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Is xoBeauty Cruelty-Free?


It can sometimes be quite difficult to ascertain whether or not a brand is cruelty-free. There is a lot of conflicting information out there and there is no regulation of the the term ‘cruelty-free’. It is therefore not sufficient to simply ask a brand if it is cruelty-free because that brand’s interpretation of the term may be extremely flawed. So there are several factors to consider when determining if a company is in fact cruelty-free […]

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Does Lush Offer International Shipping?

Lush International Shipping

Since many beauty bloggers and youtubers are based in the United States, many of them seem to assume that the brands they mention are easily accessible to their readers and viewers. As a result, bloggers and youtubers will often unknowingly recommend products from brands that do not offer international shipping. -My goal is to make this blog as accessible as possible, for as many of you as possible, regardless of where you are located […]

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DermaE Scalp Relief Shampoo [Review]

DermaE Scalp Relief Shampoo Review

Anyone who has eczema or psoriasis knows that these are very unpleasant skin conditions and it can be very difficult to soothe the discomfort. I have struggled to find cruelty-free and vegan hair products that do not irritate or aggravate the psoriasis on my scalp. I have been using the DermaE Scalp Relief Shampoo consistently for some time now and wanted to share my thoughts with you.   DermaE’s claims DermaE claims that this […]

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Ciaté London Vegan Makeup List

Ciaté London Vegan Makeup List

While it can sometimes be difficult to figure out if a given brand is cruelty-free, it is even more difficult to ascertain which products are 100% vegan. Ciaté London is certified cruelty-free by PETA and Logical Harmony and has a good range of vegan products. In order to facilitate your shopping, here is a list of all Ciaté London’s current vegan makeup products. Let me know in the comments below which brand you would […]

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Sephora Sale Recommendations – April 2018 [Cruelty-Free & Vegan]

Sephora Sale Recommendations

If you are a fan of shopping at Sephora, you already know that the products they carry are not cheap! And on top of that, they only have two sales per year: one in April and one in November. So it’s a good time to stock up on your favourites or pick up products that you have been wanting to try. I have rounded up some cruelty-free and vegan products from Sephora that I […]

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YesTo Cucumbers Cleanser & Micellar Water [Review]

YesTo Cucumbers Review

Over the past few months, I have been using two product from YesTo Cucumbers several times per week and I wanted to briefly share my thoughts with you. Overall, they are both good products but I did prefer one over the other. Keep reading to learn a bit more about both products and find out what I think!   Cucumbers Daily Cleansing Gel for Sensitive Skin This lightweight cleansing gel has a slight cucumber […]

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas [Cruelty-Free & Vegan]

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

When I was younger, my parents taught me that Valentine’s Day is not just for couples but rather, it’s a day to share with everyone you love. So every year, my brother and I would receive a little gift on Valentine’s Day. (Mine was usually a book… I’ve always been a nerd!) As an adult, I still believe that Valentine’s Day is for everyone no matter if you are in a relationship or not. […]

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Project Pan Goals for 2018 [Cruelty-Free & Vegan]

Project Pan Goals for 2018

As I mentioned in my previous post, Project Pan is a personal challenge where the goal is to finish up some of your cosmetic products. There are different approaches when it comes to selecting which products to include in Project Pan. Some people choose one product from every category while others will include more products from their favourite makeup category (i.e. lipstick, base products, etc.). Personally, I have decided to select products that I […]

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