What Does Wearing Makeup Say About You?

Wearing Makeup

I recently had a conversation with someone about how wearing makeup affects the way others perceive us. We live in a society where people are typically expected to look a certain way based on their gender and corresponding social roles. People frequently make assumptions about women and men of all ages based on the amount or type of makeup they wear. Or simply based on the fact that they wear makeup at all! On the […]

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Nude by Nature Vegan Makeup List

Nude by Nature Vegan List

Nude by Nature was born in Australia in 2008 with the commitment of creating 100% naturally derived cosmetics, formulated without unnecessary chemicals, synthetic ingredients or preservatives often found in cosmetics. They are 100% cruelty-free and have many vegan options. They recently launched in Shoppers Drug Mart, making them an accessible brand in Canada. (See my list of cruelty-free brands at Shoppers Drug Mart here) They are also available in Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, […]

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Cruelty-Free Brands at Shoppers Drug Mart

Shoppers Drug Mart

If you live in Canada, chances are that you have access to a Shoppers Drug Mart or Pharmaprix nearby. Nowadays, Shoppers Drug Mart is carrying more and more cruelty-free brands. In order to facilitate your shopping, I have put together a list of the cruelty-free makeup and skincare brands available at Shoppers Drug Mart. Please note that these brands may not be available at all Shoppers Drug Mart locations. I will continue updating this list […]

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Melt Cosmetics Vegan Makeup List

Melt Cosmetics 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. Melt Cosmetics is certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and Logical Harmony and has a wide range of vegan products. In order to facilitate your shopping, here is a list of all Melt Cosmetics’ current vegan makeup products.   Face Blush (all shades) Blushlight (all shades except Fire Fury […]

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Is Milk Makeup Cruelty-Free & Vegan?

Milk Makeup Cruelty-Free

As I mentioned in my previous post on cruelty-free claims, there are several factors to consider when determining if a company is in fact cruelty-free. I reached out to Milk Makeup 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 happy to say that Milk Makeup is cruelty-free!   Does Milk Makeup […]

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Why Cruelty-Free Claims Are Not Enough

Why Cruelty-Free Claims Are Not Enough

“Is your brand cruelty-free?” This question, while important, is in fact quite wanting. Consumers with good intentions will ask a brand whether or not it is cruelty-free and will rejoice when they receive an affirmative answer. Unfortunately, this question does not capture several important factors in the world of animal testing. In this post, I explain why asking this question and receiving plain cruelty-free claims is not enough.   1. No regulation of the term […]

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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?

xoBeauty

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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