I just adore the lovely cruelty-free beauty community so much and I am always meeting amazing & compassionate women through it. There is a fun little Bunny Friendly Beauty Tag going around this blogger community and I am so thankful that Lucy from www.lucyvaldez.com tagged me in it! Read below to hear about my cruelty-free journey. 🙂 I would love to hear how I have inspired you along the way in the comments below!
- How long have you been on your cruelty free journey?
I have been on this journey since May of this year and I can’t believe I didn’t start sooner! It has been such a life changer and I firmly believe that I am a better person because of it.
- What made you decide to go cruelty free?
A friend of mine is always raving about her vegan makeup but I never really looked further into the company. I decided to do some research one night and then I stumbled across Logical Harmony. Reading Tashina’s blog really made me open up my eyes and realize what was going on in the beauty industry. I decided right then that I no longer wanted to be a part of animal cruelty. I cleaned out my makeup drawers, donated a ton of things, and started purchasing only vegan & cruelty-free products from there on. Best decision I ever made!
- What has been the hardest product to find a cruelty-free dupe for?
Hmm I would say eye contact solution, or normal medicinal creams that I typically used. Luckily there are a lot of options if you just do a little research! 🙂
- What product or brand do you wish was cruelty free?
I wish all brands were cruelty-free! I know someday we will get there. The one thing I find myself really missing, especially during this time of year, is Bath & Body Works. Although they may say that they are cruelty-free, they are not. It’s a total bummer. I’m hoping they move in a more positive direction in the future and be more transparent about things. One product that I really wish could be cruelty-free is contact-lenses. Sadly, most medical things are not.
- What is your holy grail cruelty free brand?
I have to agree with Lucy, Pacifica is seriously amazing! And Too Faced is probably the best high-end makeup brand, other than Anastasia Beverly Hills & Becca. But overall holy grail would have to be Pacifica. <3
- Name one cruelty free brand someone may not have heard of.
LunatiCK Cosmetic Labs— well you probably have heard of them if you read my blog haha But they are seriously awesome! There are a ton of small indie brands out there!
- Are you vegan? If so, for how long and have you had any struggles? If not, why not?
I am currently vegetarian making the transition to fully vegan, and choosing to eat vegan as often as possible! I have been making the transition for the past two months now and it hasn’t been easy. I think the biggest struggle I am having is giving up cheese. I am definitely addicted to it so weaning myself off of it hasn’t been easy. Everything else has been pretty simple for me though!
- What’s your favorite vegan friendly local venue?
There are a TON where I live but my absolute favorite would have to be this little coffee shop cafe called Drunken Monkey. I am fortunate to live in an area that has so many great options!
- You have 30 seconds to convert someone to a cruelty free lifestyle. What would you say to them?
Why not? There are soo many amazing brands and products out there that ARE cruelty-free and DO work just as well as your current products. If you had the opportunity to make a change in the world, in an animal’s life, why wouldn’t you do it? Did you know that even dogs and cats are tested on against their will? Could you imagine your pet being tested on? If you are working towards being a better & more compassionate person, I urge you to educate yourself about this matter and be the voice for those that cannot speak for themselves. If you ever feel overwhelmed or at a loss, I am always here to help!
Thank you again to Lucy for tagging me in The Bunny Friendly Beauty Tag! I am thankful for the kindness you have shown me and your incredibly informational blog! Definitely check her out if you haven’t already. To keep spreading the love, I am going to tag Lindsay from makeupsmecrazy! I look forward to hearing about your journey, Lindsay! 😀 XO