Interests: Aged and beaten sturdy primitive furniture, floor to ceiling book collections, ankle boots, vegan deserts, wardrobes of soft yet fitting casual wear, knee high socks, beds so deep in blankets you could become lost, 6am sunlight, handbags, successfully achieved bed hair, white cabinetry, city landscapes, letterpress posters, wide east facing windows, white wood trim, glass showers, stress relief mantras, self-esteem boosters, fabric textures and prints, hand crafted body care, floor grazing curtains, flowery perfumes, oversized sunglasses, hotel room balconies… and the list goes on.
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(via sailorvegan)Cupcakes For Breakfast.
True Blue Me & You: Doable Unique DIYs
DIY Inspiration: Nautical Neon Rope with Hardware Store Clasp. I try not to post “inspiration” DIYs if they aren’t doable - but this is so doable. Photo of $75 Bracelet from Spaces here. *Get colorful ropes/cords and clip from hardware store. Tie the ropes and hide them under the pink wrapped cord on the left.
Vegans of Instagram
I was so upset to learn that Pureology was bought by L’Oréal. As far as I know, Pureology is still vegan and cruelty free, but their new parent company is the devil incarnate. While I do agree that it’s good to see vegan companies get out there, there are some companies that far exceed evilness than others. L’Oréal is pure evil (no pun intended). They’re also the largest beauty and cosmetics company in the world.
L’Oréal owns ➡ Biotherm, The Body Shop, Cacharel, DIESEL, Garnier Fructis, Giorgio Armani, Inneov, Keratase, Kiehl’s, La Roche – Posay, Lancome, L’Oreal, Matrix, Maybelline, Pureology, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Redken, Shu Uemura, SkinCeuticals, Soft Sheen, Vichy, Viktor & Rolf, and Yves Saint Laurent. 💔
Ugh. It’s horrendous what they do. ✂ The most common animal tests are the Draize eye and skin irritancy tests, which are extremely painful and cruel. During this test, rabbits are often immobilized in full-body restraints while a substance is dripped or smeared into their eyes or onto their shaved skin. Laboratory technicians then record the damage at specific intervals for hours or days. Rabbits may suffer swollen eyelids, irritated and cloudy eyes, and inflamed skin, and in the case of irreversible corrosive damage, they may endure ulcers, bleeding, bloody scabs, or blindness. When they’re finished with them, they’re killed. 🔫
There was news that L’Oréal donated $1.2 million to the EPA “in collaborative research funding and access to cosmetic ingredient safety data….” That may seem like a lot, but $1.2 million is like toilet paper money to a multi billion dollar corporation like L’Oréal. That little press release also fails to acknowledge that it is perfectly possible to create cosmetics and associated products without torturing animals.
I’m not the type of person to drop my panties like the HSUS every time they strike a deal. Until animal testing officially stops, they won’t get a penny from me. In closing, L’Oréal can kiss my vegan ass. #vegansofig
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There was a lot of talk after the L’Oreal post about vegan, cruelty free makeup. Before I get to vegan brands, I think it’s important to learn about the sneaky animal ingredients found in most cosmetics. With makeup, I highly recommend sticking to reliable brands. Brands you know that are vegan (or vegan friendly) and don’t test on animals.
Giant cosmetic companies are not only testing on animals and using animal ingredients, but they’re putting harmful chemicals into their products. You should read the labels of your skin care and makeup like you do with your food. Your skin is not like a brick wall, what you put on it, will get into your system.
1⃣ Carmine aka cochineal (a red colorant from beetles used in cosmetics and foods; many makeup companies use micas that have been coated with carmine, or use this in red/purple colored makeup)
2⃣ Elastin (from cows)
3⃣ Lactalbumin (milk protein)
4⃣ Hyaluronic acid (usually from rooster)
5⃣ Lanolin/lanolin alcohol/lanolin oil (from sheep wool)
6⃣ Honey, Beeswax (common in lipsticks and mascaras)
7⃣ Collagen- a fibrous protein usually derived from animal tissue.
8⃣ Keratin - found in animal horns, hooves, feathers, quills and hair.
9⃣ Tallow - technically rendered beef or mutton fat, but it may also be derived from other animals, such as pigs.
1⃣ 0⃣ Castoreum (from beaver)
✳ Ingredients that can be from a plant or an animal:
1⃣ Lecithin (can be from egg yolk; can also be from soy)
2⃣ Squalene (can be from sharks; can also be from olives)
3⃣ Stearic acid/stearyl alcohol (can be from animal fat. can also be from vegetable fat)
✳ Many makeup brushes are made from animal hair; good alternative: taklon, which is a synthetic bristle.
For the full list get the “Animal Free” app from Symbiotic Software (iPhone/android) as well as Leaping Bunny or PETA’s cruelty free guides. #vegansofig