Note: If you see me mentioning that it’s a cruelty-free product or not, it’s because, starting January 2016, I’ll slowly transition to cruelty-free products exclusively, starting with all body care, makeup brushes (& cleansers), hair care & perfume. I’ll use up my products in hand and won’t repurchase if they are testing on animals. Not preaching guys but just making personal changes. Hope that by the the end of next year, all my makeup inventory will contain just cruelty-free brands.
Green Beaver Candy Cane * Body Wash *
Honestly, I have no idea where I bought this item but when I did, I bought 4. I found them when I started decluttering and, I rapidly put them to use. Truth be told, I use Christmassy scent all year long; there is nothing better than Candy Cane in July. I fell madly in love with this body wash and after my lucky discovery, I’m really glad I bought 4 🙂 100% certain that in the near future, I will buy again from this Canadian, family-owned company.
♥ Biodegradable, gluten-free & mostly cruelty-free
The Body Shop Olive * Body Scrub *
I’ve been buying The Body Shop scrubs for ages. They are one of the best and even by scrubbing 3 times/week, this 300ml lasts at least 2 months (easily). I always stock up when they are on mega sale after Christmas. I love Olive but my all-time favourite is Brazil Nut. I might try the Glazed Apple Sugar Scrub this year that my friend Kaily (Hello Kaily) is so found of.
♥ This company is cruelty-free
Yves Rocher Organic Vanilla * Eau De Toilette *
Seriously, I must have bought 10 bottles like this one in my lifetime. Vanilla is, hands down, my ultimate fragrance. It’s surprisingly good, affordable (50% off on your birthday month) and the smell lasts for hours. Since I won’t be buying this anymore, I found the best replacement in Lavanila (Vanilla Coconut & Vanilla Grapefruit). These smell 10 times better than the one from Yves Rocher (double yay!)
♥ This company is testing on animal 😔
Dr Jart+ Premium BB Beauty Balm *SPF 45*
Thanks to Tarababyz for letting the world know about this fantastic BB Cream. This product has been in my everyday summer routine. What more to ask than this mixture of moisturizer, foundation & suncare protection. I’m crazy about this product. Even the application is easy and effortless: I put a tiny amount between my fingers and I apply it using my hands.
Note: It’s not a cheap product by all means but one tube was enough to last all summer.
♥ Amen this product is cruelty-free (Otherwise I would have write directly to the company and start harassing them)!!
Make Up For Ever HD High Definition *Powder*
This powder was part of my “Project pan with a twist ” HERE . Right off the bat, this powder took me forever to finish. I may have found new favourite from Nars & Laura Mercier but when I started to focus on finishing this bad boy, I realized how much I love this powder. It kept me matte all day long and sets my makeup beautifully.
♥ I BEG MUFE to change their politics and please, pretty please, stop animal testing.
Note: When I will decide to become 100% cruelty-free, not buying MAC & MUFE products will be the hardest step. Some bad mouths (including BeardMan) could argue that I have enough eyeshadows to play with for the next 10 years 😉
Annabelle Eye Make-up Remover *Lotion*
This came with a value set that I bought a while ago (on sale of course!!!). I was so surprised at how much I love this remover. It doesn’t sting (non-irritating), is formulated without oil & really does a good job at taking off regular mascara without having to rub like crazy or to use half the bottle to get results. I saw these in some of this year’s Christmas sets, so it’s fair to assume that I will have a couple more of them after the Holidays .
♥ This Canadian brand is cruelty-free.
Revlon Brow Fantasy Dark Blonde
Couldn’t get rid of this product soon enough. I HATED it. The pencil section kept on breaking on me even if I was using it so gently, and the gel part is all gummy with no real colour payoff. Obviously I won’t be buying it even if it still exists??!!! Revlon has never been my company of choice, so not a big deal to boycott them for the rest of my life (and more…)
♥ Animal testing big time.
L’Oréal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes *Waterproof*
You can read my previous review HERE. Probably one the best waterproof mascara I’ve bought. Superb to use on my lower lashes. This item is discontinued so I need to find a new one. Any suggestions???
♥ L’Oréal is NOT cruelty-free.
Small changes can make a difference at the end of the day !