cruelty free cosmetics

DIY Deodorant That Works!

First things first, credit were it’s due. The recipe below I’ve adapted from Natalie at HelloDay. She’s a fantastic wellness writer with a no BS approach. Pop on over if you want to know her secret to living a healthy lifestyle with 2 adorable independent girls age 3 and 5, navigating life and fitness while currently pregnant with her 3rd, ‘littl’ dude’!

Being vegan there are 2 products I have had difficulty finding an alternative. Toothpaste and deodorant. (more…)

February and March Beauty Finds

Beauty Finds is back! 

As always I have 3 requirements when it comes to cosmetics and skin care. 1, No animal testing. While animal testing on cosmetics is banned in the European Union, India, New Zealand, South Korea (by 2018), Taiwan (by 2019) and Switzerland, many other countries it still goes (more…)

Brush Egg

I have a confession. When I first saw the Brush Egg in Sephora about a year ago, I hadn’t clue what it was. I came across it by the checkout outs (Sephora and their mini products by the checkouts. Always they nearly always get me!) and all in came in was a cellophane wrapper with a bar code. No description. Nada, but something said you’ll use it, so get it. 

Thinking it was a manual exfoliator I put in the queue with the other manual facial exfoliator/make cleansing better (more…)

Recycle Less Update #1

This is a first in a series of switch outs as I make my way to producing less waste, in particular plastic consumption. I don’t think I’ll ever be 100% zero waste, but the choices I make I can make a substantial difference in the amount of plastic I consume. Aside from the usual switches all over YouTube (skin care, water bottles etc) I’ve included kitchen and laundry switch outs. Skin care is the hardest for me to reduce as I love my beauty products!

Cosmetics and Skin Care

Body Soap

I switched out shower gel for body soaps and so far happy with the switch. (more…)