While a full recap of 2013 has already been posted on Logical Harmony, I wanted to take the time to point out the top ten reader favorites. These are the posts with the most page views, the most shares, and the most pins.
For a long time, one of the most well-known cruelty free brands has been MAC Cosmetics. It was also a common rumor in the vegan community that all their products are also vegan. Sadly, MAC Cosmetics is no longer cruelty free. Read more here.
A Tone It Up recipe that I kept hearing a lot about was the Bombshell Spell. However, I couldn’t find the recipe in the free version. After some digging on Google I finally found it! And… It had honey. It’s a simple recipe to modify so I decided to do just that and create a vegan Bombshell Spell for everyone to enjoy! Read more here.
Lately there’s been a lot of buzz about people realizing that products labeled “cruelty free” aren’t actually so. With the rise of popularity of these products, a lot of brands are throwing on the label just to make a quick buck. “Cruelty free” is now a marketing term for a lot of brands instead of the ethical stance that it should be. Read more here.
For many that use cruelty free and vegan cosmetics, it can be hard to find drugstore options. You may want them because you are traveling and need something that’s easily accessible or because you’re on a budget. Walking into the drugstore looking for cruelty free and vegan items can be an incredibly frustrating task. It seems like more drugstore brands test on animals than are cruelty free. Don’t get discouraged! There are still several brands out there that provide you with cruelty free and vegan options! Read more here.
When it comes to picking out vegan makeup products, finding out what’s vegan and what’s not can be a task. One of my main goals with my lifestyle is to use animal friendly items without having to sacrifice anything about my lifestyle. Using Logical Harmony, I want to show that you can do the same too. I want my pastels, burgundy, a shade of cappuccino, polish for the perfect French manicure and pink glitter nail polish too. Read more here.
When I first heard about Buffalo Cauliflower, I was a little skeptical. It sounded like a dish that could go one way or another and be either amazing or a waste of good cauliflower. I loved everything about the recipe on it’s own. Roasted cauliflower? Awesome. Buffalo sauce? Super tasty. Vegan ranch? Always good. Plus I’ve always wanted to find a good plant based option for buffalo wings. Read more here.
One decision I made this year was to finally get serious about fitness. This seems to be something that everyone struggles with. You promise yourself you’re going to work out, buy the gear, maybe last a week or two and then go back to nights on the couch. After years of accumulating fitness DVD’s and various bits of equipment, I decided that this was the year to put it all to use. Then I found out about Tone It Up. The timing couldn’t have been better! Read more here.
Logical Harmony focuses on living a vegan lifestyle. Specifically with beauty and household items. I think that it’s really important to let people know that there is a difference between cruelty free and vegan. For some people, buying vegan products is going to be an easy transition. For others, going cruelty free is all that they can do. Even just swapping handful of your products for cruelty free or vegan versions is great! What each person is able to do is going to be different, and it’s important to take whatever steps you are comfortable with taking. Read more here.
Lime Crime is a cruelty free brand whose vegan lipstick shades I have often admired, but did not try until recently. When I received the release statement about Babette I knew that had to change. Lime Crime Babette is cruelty free, vegan, and a creamy pastel coral shade. Coral is one of my favorite lip shades because it’s so versatile. I also love a good nude lip shade. Babette is the perfect mix of the two. Read more here.
The EU Ban on Animal Testing went into effect on March 11, 2013. The ban promised to end animal testing on products sold in the EU – a huge step for animal lovers, animal activists and cruelty free consumers alike. While this ban is a great and huge step in the right direction there is still a lot of confusion about what the ban actually does to stop cosmetic companies from testing on animals. Especially when it comes to brands that state they only test on animals, “when required by law”. Read more here.
Thank you to everyone who has visited and shared posts from Logical Harmony in the past year! Your support means so much to me!