A quick disclaimer: The point of this post is to not shame or blame anyone who uses/buys cosmetics from companies who do test on animals. That is a choice that everyone needs to make for themselves and it would be completely impossible in modern life to avoid supporting (through $$$ or €€€ or £££) corporations who engage in unsavoury practices, whether it is testing on animals, exploiting workers, harming the environment, etc. We all make choices about the causes that we want to support and no one is perfect. I certainly am not.
|My childhood dog, Danny, who was the sweetest and most affectionate dog ever. |
If you didn't fall in love with him instantly, you were dead inside.
|My current #1 girl, Maleficent aka Millie (aka Plumpy Nut)|
|Count Oliver von Pickles, also known as Pickle Face|
|My newest kitten addition, Rabbie. This little bear is a monster, but I'm grateful to have |
rescued him from the streets nonetheless. Let's hope he grows out of his demon phase.
But one huge bonus of my new Cruelty Free status is that it is a fantastic excuse to try out some new brands. Currently at the top of my list are:
Kjaer Weis: side note—I ordered the Radiance Highlighter recently and will be reviewing it soon! Maeve over at Lilting Grace has made me want all of the Kjaer Weis, though, so I'm sure more purchases will be happening in the near future
Wayne Goss: Goss's brushes, available on Beautylish, are made from real hair. But they are certified cruelty free. I've ordered 2 eyebrushes so far, and I'm super excited to review them soon.
Ilia Beauty: I've got my eye on their lipstick in Pink Moon. It is a gorgeous shade and the formula looks like it is super creamy and super opaque!
For those interested, I normally check whether a brand is cruelty free on their own website or on one of the following:
Have you ever considered going cruelty free or are you currently cruelty free? Please share your thoughts and experiences below! And head to Bloglovin, Instagram, and Twitter to follow me!