China Takes Steps to End Animal Testing in Cosmetics

HSI BCF China China Takes Steps to End Animal Testing in CosmeticsThis week, China took its first steps towards ending animal testing in cosmetics. Effective June 30, 2014, Chinese companies will NOT be legally required to test on animals for ordinary cosmetics sold in China. Ordinary cosmetics refers to makeup, fragrance, hair and nail care and excludes specialty items such as skin lightener and hair dye (further clarification below). For the first time, they will have the option to use existing ingredient data and results of validated non-animal tests.

The full press announcement from Humane Society International’s Be Cruelty-Free campaign (key details in blue):  CONTINUE READING…

POPSugar Must-Have Box

POPSugar Must have Box Blog Review POPSugar Must Have Box

This month, I had the pleasure of receiving the POPSUGAR Must-Have Box. This subscription service compiles POPSUGAR editors’ favorites in skin, hair, style with some misc treats (BBQ potato chips, anyone?) thrown in. CONTINUE READING…

MILANI & JORDANA Join PETA’s Cruelty-Free Companies List

Leaping Rabbit MILANI & JORDANA Join PETAs Cruelty Free Companies ListAs most of you know, there’s been some confusion about Milani and Jordana’s cruelty-free status lately. This week, I was informed of great news from PETA’s cosmetics testing division, Beauty Without Bunnies: CONTINUE READING…

Link Love May 2014

For the Love of Makeup Link Love May 2014 A mishmash of my current blog reading, ranging from cruelty-free news and product reviews, beauty blogging advice, and a touch of pure motivational wisdom.

*Burt’s Bees’ parent company, Clorox, tests on animals. Burt’s Bees has pledged to stay cruelty-free and remains Leaping Bunny-certified.

VEGAN CUTS Beauty Box May 2014

Vegan Cuts Review VEGAN CUTS Beauty Box May 2014A few months ago, I shared my first Vegan Cuts Beauty Box (my review). Today, I present you with beauty box #2.  CONTINUE READING…

3 Cruelty-Free Lip Balms for under $5

Affordable Cruelty Free Lip Balm Review 3 Cruelty Free Lip Balms for under $5It’s time for my third “lip balm stock-up” post (see the first and second)! This installation features balms from Palmer’s, Kiss My Face, and Burt’s Bees. CONTINUE READING…

JUICE Beauty Recertified by Leaping Bunny

Juice Beauty Logo JUICE Beauty Recertified by Leaping BunnyGreat news, beauty bunnies! Leaping Bunny, the gold standard in cruelty-free certifications, just re-certified Juice Beauty. After losing their certification a few years ago, Juice recommitted to the program and reclaimed its spot on the Leaping Bunny’s Shopping Guide. For details, check out the CCIC’s full press release.

TARTE Pure Marajuca Oil

tarte pure marajuca oil blog review TARTE Pure Marajuca OilSince its release, I’ve been on the fence about the Tarte Maracuja Oil. Given my love of body and hair oils (not to mention of learning about skincare and beauty routines from around the world), my interest was peaked. But I was also skeptical – after the huge success of Morrocanoil, it seems countless brands have jumped on the concept of bringing an exotic oil discovered during their international travels to their lineup. When Sephora offered a deluxe sample as one of their point rewards, it was the perfect opportunity to test it out myself (without committing to the price tag!) CONTINUE READING…

FLOWER Beauty Nail’d It Nail Lacquer in Make My Daylily

Flower Nail Polish Make My Daylily FLOWER Beauty Naild It Nail Lacquer in Make My DaylilyRecently, I entered Walmart for an unrelated-to-beauty purchase and left with FLOWER Beauty Nail’d It Nail Lacquer in Make My DaylilyLike my other FLOWER nail polish in That’s Just Dan-De-Lion (my review), it’s a soft, understated beauty. CONTINUE READING…

10 Things for Spring | What I’m Loving Currently

Things for Spring 2014 10 Things for Spring | What Im Loving Currently

Last spring, I did a 10 Things for Spring post. With the early days of spring upon us again, I decided to add a second installment (may I just say how exciting it is that this blog is old enough for once-annual series?) CONTINUE READING…