PERSONAL CARE & BEAUTY

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  • Pacifica’s Stellar Gaze Mascara Though I own many different brands/kinds of mascara, time and time again I find myself reaching for this particular mascara! I love the formula, I love the brush (and I’m a brush snob), and of course I love the way it makes my lashes look. You can find it on Pacifica’s website, Ulta’s website, Amazon, or in select Ulta, WF, or Target stores.
  • Pacifica’s Eyeshadow Palettes Pacifica’s eyeshadow palettes are some of my favorites! The one I keep coming back to is called “Pink Nudes” which features shades of pink and brown. You can find it on Pacifica’s website, Ulta’s website,  Amazon, or in select Ulta, WF, or Target stores.
  • Pacifica’s Blushious Cheek Color (Blush) Hands down this is my favorite blush! It gives you natural, buildable, blendable, beautiful color without shimmer or glitter -I can’t stand sparkly blush. You can find it on Pacifica’s website, Ulta’s website,  Amazon, or in select Ulta, WF, or Target stores.
  • Lush’s Eyes Right Mascara Another great mascara option is Lush’s Eyes Right mascara! It’s formula is great but a little wet so I suggest saving it for days when you’re not rushing to do your makeup. You can find it on Lush’s website or in a Lush store near you. (Not everything Lush sells is vegan, though it is all cruelty-free, but what is vegan is clearly marked both online and in store so you never have to scan ingredients lists!)
  • Red Apple Lipstick This is my absolute favorite brand of traditional lipstick! Not only do these lipsticks smell amazing but they’re also moisture rich, have beautiful color payoff, and go on like vegan “butter.” My go-to shade is Audrey, I wear that color nearly every single day, but I also really love Petal Pusher which is a fun, bright pink color.
  • AuNaturale’s su/Stain Matte Liquid Lip Stain I’ve tried a lot of different brands of matte liquid lipsticks, and lip stains, and this one is by far the best! It’s easy to apply, has a fantastic texture, is long-lasting, and comes in a variety of amazing colors. I’m addicted to the color they call On Pointe!
  • 100% Pure This brand is all about innovation and making the absolute best product they can. Their super good for you makeup features only natural colorants and dyes, made from fruits, vegetables, teas, etc., which I absolutely love! (Not everything 100% Pure offers is vegan, though it is all cruelty-free, however they are currently working to phase out the non-vegan ingredients they use so soon they will be fully vegan!)
  • Cover FX My main love with this brand is their foundations. No matter which formulation/style of foundation you choose, you’re sure to be able to find the exact, perfect match to your skin tone because they offer a ton of shades and 3 different undertones! I also love their line of products which can be clicked together to create your own unique on-the-go makeup stick.
  • Eye of Horus’ Brow Define I’m pretty proud of my brows, they’re amazing and I get told that often, but even my amazing brows need a little help and that’s why I use this product! It looks natural, it’s easy to apply, it lasts, and it lets you get your brows done fast without the mess eyebrow powders and other pencils can cause. (Not everything Eye of Horus offers is vegan, though most of their stuff is, and it’s all absolutely cruelty-free!)
  • Julep’s When Pencil Met Gel (Eyeliner) This waterproof eyeliner blew me away the 1st time I tried it. It goes on incredibly smooth, has great color payoff, and lasts all day! There are currently 23 standard colors to choose from, plus some special colors only offered in gift sets and collections, but it should be noted that not all of the colors are vegan-friendly. The current list of colors to avoid if you’re vegan are Lilac Shimmer, Aubergine, Smoky Plum, Ocean Blue, Ultraviolet, and Radiant Amethyst. (Not everything Julep sells is vegan, though it is all cruelty-free.)
  • French Girl Organics Le Lip Tint I absolutely adore a good lip tint because there are some days when a lipstick is just too much. These lips tints smell amazing, feel amazing, and come in a whole slew of amazing colors. I’m seriously trying to collect them all -preferably 2 of each so that I can have a set at home and a set at work!

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  • Pacifica’s Makeup Removing Wipes Pacifica has a few different varieties of makeup removing wipes and I love them all! They’re gentle, effective, and smell amazing. You can find them on Pacifica’s website, Ulta’s website, or in select Ulta, WF, or Target stores.
  • Lush’s Rosy Cheeks Face Mask This mask calms my acne-prone skin without drying it out, it smells like heaven, and it’s hella refreshing because it goes on cold thanks to it’s need to be kept in your fridge! You can find it on Lush’s website or in a Lush store near you. (Not everything Lush sells is vegan, though it is all cruelty-free, but what is vegan is clearly marked both online and in store so you never have to scan ingredients lists!)
  • Lush’s Lip Scrubs I’m addicted to lip scrubs (and body scrubs) and Lush’s lip scrubs are my absolute favorites! Why? Because they taste (yes, you can eat them) and smell divine. My go-to’s are Mint Julips (mint chocolate) and Key Lime Pie. You can find them on Lush’s website or in a Lush store near you. (Not everything Lush sells is vegan, though it is all cruelty-free, but what is vegan is clearly marked both online and in store so you never have to scan ingredients lists!)
  • Formulary 55’s Face & Body Masks I do a face mask at least a couple times a week and this brand makes some of the best face masks I’ve ever used! They also make body masks too which are just as great as their face masks.
  • Alkmene Teebaumöl (Tea Tree Skincare) Everything in this German product line has tea tree oil which is great for your skin especially if you’re acne prone like I am! (Honestly tho, even if my skin wasn’t acne prone, I’d still use this stuff because it smells wonderful and makes my skin look fabulous.) It can be a little hard to find here in the U.S. but Amazon does carry some of the products in the line including a moisturizer which is beyond great. Trust me, these products are worth the hassle of having to search high and low for them!
  • Naturopathica I was introduced to this brand a few years back while at a spa and instantly fell in love. I absolutely love their Lavender Protective Moisturizer which is SPF 17. It makes my skin look and feel great, and the light, lovely fragrance calms me instantly whenever I use it. I also love their Retinol Renewal Concentrate which is perhaps the best anti-aging/anti-wrinkle product I’ve ever used. (Not everything Naturopathica offers is vegan-friendly, though it is all cruelty-free, but you can see every vegan thing they offer by simply clicking HERE!)
  • The Konjac Sponge Company (Face & Body Sponges) These sponges arrive in a hardened state but, as soon as water hits them, they instantly become as soft as vegan marshmallows! Each is made of Konjac fibre which helps to clean and refine your skin. There are ones for your face, for your body, and even one for freshly tattooed skin. You can use them with the cleanser or body wash of your choice or simply use them on their own -either way, I’m sure you’ll love them!

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  • Maui Moisture’s Thicken & Restore Bamboo Fibers Shampoo & Conditioner I couldn’t love the scent of this stuff any more if I tried -I wish they would make it into a perfume! Beyond smelling terrific, it also makes my hair look and feel way healthier.
  • Verb’s Dry Shampoo I don’t wash my hair everyday which means that sometimes I need a little dry shampoo. I love this one which smells clean, isn’t too heavy, and works in nicely -yay for no powdered wig look! (Not everything Verb offers is vegan, though most of their stuff is, and it is all cruelty-free!)
  • Lush’s Happy Happy Joy Joy Conditioner This conditioner has a strong floral scent which lingers on your hair all day long. Whenever I use it, I always get people telling me that my perfume smells lovely and quickly we discover that they’re actually smelling my hair. I thought for sure it would make me sneeze, because most floral scented things do, however it did not and for that I’m thankful because this conditioner literally makes me happy -I see why they named it what they did now! You can find it on Lush’s website or in a Lush store near you. (Not everything Lush sells is vegan, though it is all cruelty-free, but what is vegan is clearly marked both online and in store so you never have to scan ingredients lists!)
  • The Seaweed Bath Co.’s Shampoos & Conditioners I know what you’re thinking… seaweed? In my hair?? Absolutely! Bladderwrack seaweed, which is the seaweed this brand infuses into every product they offer, contains 65+ vitamins and minerals which help improve the health of your hair. Don’t worry, you won’t end up smelling like seaweed -the fragrances they offer are very spa-like! You can find their whole lineup of shampoos and conditioners on their website, Amazon, or at select Target stores. (Not everything The Seaweed Bath Co. offers is vegan, though it is all cruelty-free, but they do make an effort to clearly call out what is vegan-friendly!)
  • Unite My hairdresser introduced me to this brand and now I’m hooked! I love their BLONDA shampoo and conditioner (which helps keep my currently cool-toned blonde hair cool-toned), 7SECONDS detangler, argan oil, and GO365 hairspray.
  • oVertone Pigmented Conditioners (Gradual Hair Color) If you like to color your hair all kinds of fun colors then this is the conditioner you need! Fun colors fade fast so this product helps keep them vibrant and true by gradually adding back to your hair the color you’re loosing. Looking to go a fun color? You can use this stuff to tint your hair! If ever you stop using it, the color it added will eventually wash out meaning it’s not permanent hair color unless you use it constantly.

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  • Love Myself Organics’ Deodorant I’m a girl who runs hot so I need a deodorant that doesn’t mess around but is still healthy and natural -this one fits the bill perfectly! My favorite scent of the 3 they offer is Forever which is lightly scented of lavender. Just a fair warning, this stuff is a little harder in texture but if you let it warm up a bit in your armpit it goes on with ease. Oh and a little goes a long way. You can find it on Amazon as well as on their website.
  • Tom’s of Maine’s Deodorant This is another favorite deodorant brand of mine. These deodorants are gentle but effective and come in a variety of styles and fragrances to choose from including fragrance free, ones specifically designed for men, and ones specifically designed for kids/teens. They can be found on Tom’s of Maine’s website, on Amazon, or in select grocery stores. (Not everything Tom’s of Maine offers is vegan, though most of it is, and it is all cruelty-free! If you view the description of a product on their website it will clearly state “no animal ingredients” when a product is vegan!)
  • Skylar Body (Perfume) I’ve tried a lot of different cruelty-free and vegan perfumes but these perfumes are by far my favorites! There are a few different scents to choose from… the one I find myself using most often is Arrow which smells spicy, and warm, and all kinds of sexy. Not sure which one you’ll love? Order a sample set so that you can try out each scent before you commit to a full-size bottle of any or all of them!
  • BOX Naturals Cleansing Towelettes These handy, individually wrapped wipes are pH balanced and biodegradable. You can use them in a multitude of ways and all over your body (including down below) to get a shower-fresh clean feeling whenever you need it. There are 3 different scents to choose from but my personal favorite is Rose. Find them on BOX Naturals’ website or Amazon!
  • Lush’s Bath Bombs If you’re in the mood for a bath then you absolutely must get a Lush bath bomb! They’re cool, fun, smell great, and leave your skin feeling great too. I know people who hoard and collect these things -that’s how good they are. You can find them on Lush’s website or in a Lush store near you. (Not everything Lush sells is vegan, though it is all cruelty-free, but what is vegan is clearly marked both online and in store so you never have to scan ingredients lists!)
  • The Seaweed Bath Co.’s Body Washes & Lotions Much like their shampoos and conditioners, The Seaweed Bath Co.’s body washes and lotions make you feel as though you just had a spa treatment thanks to their amazing fragrances and fine ingredients. You can find their body washes and lotions on their website, Amazon, or at select Target stores. (Not everything The Seaweed Bath Co. offers is vegan, though it is all cruelty-free, but they do make an effort to clearly call out what is vegan-friendly!)
  • Aromatherapy Associates Bath & Shower Oils I love aromatherapy and these luxurious oils are one of my favorite ways to infuse a little aromatherapy into my day. While in the shower, I give myself a minute to take a few deep breaths of one of these bad boys and instantly I’m centered and calm. If you’re looking for the ultimate gift for someone, check out their miniature collection available on their website or Amazon! (Not everything Aromatherapy Associates offers is vegan, though it is all cruelty-free, but all of their bath and shower oils are 100% vegan!)
  • Deep Steep Dry Body Oils (Spray-On Moisturizer) After a shower, I like to lotion up but I don’t always like having to wait for the lotion to dry down. With these dry body oils, I get moisturized, lightly scented skin without the wait!
  • The Konjac Sponge Company (Face & Body Sponges) These sponges arrive in a hardened state but, as soon as water hits them, they instantly become as soft as vegan marshmallows! Each is made of Konjac fibre which helps to clean and refine your skin. There are ones for your face, for your body, and even one for freshly tattooed skin. You can use them with the cleanser or body wash of your choice or simply use them on their own -either way, I’m sure you’ll love them!

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  • BOX Naturals Cleansing Towelettes These pH balanced, biodegradable, individually packaged wipes can be used anywhere on your body but are absolutely perfect for your lady parts! Use them before or after intimacy, during your period, or just whenever for a shower-fresh clean feeling. There are 3 different scents to choose from but my personal favorite is Rose. Find them on BOX Naturals’ website or Amazon!
  • Seventh Generation’s Feminine Hygiene Products Seventh Generation’s tampons, pads, and pantiliners are all made of organic cotton, are fragrance-free, dye-free, and chlorine-free, and best of all they actually work! You can find them on Seventh Generation’s website or in select grocery stores nationwide.

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  • Lush’s Toothpaste & Mouthwash Tabs These unique, chewy tabs provide you with a perfect portion of toothpaste or mouthwash and are super convenient for when you’re on-the-go or traveling! You can find them on Lush’s website or in a Lush store near you. (Not everything Lush sells is vegan, though it is all cruelty-free, but what is vegan is clearly marked both online and in store so you never have to scan ingredients lists!)
  • Tom’s of Maine’s Toothpaste & Mouthwash Tom’s of Maine offers a bunch of different varieties of toothpaste and mouthwash to choose from! Each is gentle yet effective, and free from artificial colors, flavors, fragrances, and preservatives. (Not everything Tom’s of Maine offers is vegan, though most of it is, and it is all cruelty-free! If you view the description of a product on their website it will clearly state “no animal ingredients” when a product is vegan!)

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  • Petit Vour (Beauty Box Subscription Service) Each month I get a little box in the mail from Petit Vour and inside it I usually find 4-5 samples of cruelty-free and vegan makeup, skincare, etc. -sometimes there’s even a full-size product in their too! If I fall in love with anything I was sent, I can go onto Petit Vour’s website to purchase the product. Purchases on Petit Vour’s website earn you points which can then be redeemed for cash off your order. I know… awesome, right?! It really is a great service and I’ve discovered a lot of great cruelty-free and vegan products and brands because of it!
  • Preserve’s Shave 5 Razor Razors aren’t generally tested on animals but I felt super weird about buying them from the major brands who do test their other products on animals. To remedy this, I searched for a razor that was made by a 100% cruelty-free company and that’s when I came across this one. This razor is literally the best razor I’ve ever used and I appreciate the fact that it’s made from recycled plastic. You can find it (and replacement heads for it) on Preserve’s website or Amazon!
  • Mineral Fusion’s Nail Polish Remover This stuff is acetone-free, works great, and doesn’t smell like you’re bathing your nails in a bunch of toxic chemicals -cause you’re not! You can find it on Mineral Fusion’s website, Amazon, or in select WF or Sprouts stores.
  • Eco Tan This natural, organic, faux tanner brand absolutely amazing! I use their Winter Skin gradual tanning lotion often but I’ve also used their Cacao Tanning Mousse and loved the results I got from that as well. (Not everything Eco Tan offers is vegan, though it is all cruelty-free, but all of their faux tanners are vegan!)
  • The Konjac Sponge Company (Face & Body Sponges) These sponges arrive in a hardened state but, as soon as water hits them, they instantly become as soft as vegan marshmallows! Each is made of Konjac fibre which helps to clean and refine your skin. There are ones for your face, for your body, and even one for freshly tattooed skin. You can use them with the cleanser or body wash of your choice or simply use them on their own -either way, I’m sure you’ll love them!
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