What Does the Safe Cosmetics Act Mean for Animal Testing?

What Does the Safe Cosmetics Act Mean for Animal Testing?

Recently I have been seeing a lot of cruelty free and vegan brands promoting the Safe Cosmetics Act being run by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. This Act was first discussed on Logical Harmony in the post Animal Testing May Soon Be Required By Law in the United States. The primary goal of the Safe Cosmetics Act is to reduce the use of chemicals and toxins in cosmetics in the United States. To do this, published research shows that up to 11.5 million animals would be required to test and retest finished products and ingredients under the Safe Cosmetics Act for safety, reversing a decades-long decline in animal testing for cosmetics.

What does the Safe Cosmetics Act really mean for animal testing? Keep reading to find out how animal testing laws in the United States would be effected if the Safe Cosmetics Act were to pass.

Petit Vour Holiday Limited Edition Box

Petit Vour Holiday Limited Edition Box

While many are familiar with the monthly beauty box from Petit Vour, they also release Limited Edition boxes a couple of times a year. The most recent is packed with makeup and skin care that is perfect for winter weather. I was sent a Holiday Limited Edition Box and could not wait to try the items inside.

The Holiday Limited Edition Box retails for $45.00. It contains five full size products and three deluxe sample size products. It includes great skin care items, cosmetics that are great for daily use, and special cosmetic items too. It is a great mix of products and the box is an incredible deal.

Find out more about the products included in the Petit Vour Holiday Limited Edition Box and read my thoughts on each item in the rest of this post.

Blogger Essentials Gift Guide

Shopping for your blogger pals is one of the most fun trips you will make. Each item is cute, practical, and functional. This guide contains items that I consider must-haves this year for any blogger (and items that I personally would love to receive). They are going to keep them ready to go when working at home, but also when out on the go at an event.

  1. Kate Spade Monogram Correspondence Cards
  2. Kate Spade Tackle Box Desk Accessory Set
  3. Muku Shuttr – Selfie Remote / Camera Shutter for iPhone & iPad
  4. Ban.do Back Me Up iPhone Charger
  5. Nate Berkus for Target Stapler
  6. Sugar Paper Daily Planner
  7. Blog Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create a Community
  8. Kate Spade It’s Written In The Stars Mini Notebook
  9. I Woke Up Like This mug
  10. Sony DSC-QX10/W Smartphone Attachable 4.45-44.5mm Lens-Style Camera
  11. Starbucks Plaid Mug

 

 

 

Vegan Cheese Lovers Gift Guide

Vegan Cheese Lovers Gift Guide

This guide is made for those who are shopping for a cheese lover. A lot of non-vegans are surprised at how great vegan cheese is these days. There are some really delicious options available! This gift guide will help you pick the best options for your fellow vegan cheese lovers, or as an idea of what to bring to a holiday party to introduce more people to great vegan cheeses.

  1. Punk Rawk Labs Nut Milk Cheese – Choose from classic, herb, and smoked varieties.
  2. Vegan Vine Wine – The Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon can be shipped directly to your door.
  3. Iona Cheese Board – Made from marble and mango woods, it’s equal parts beautiful and functional.
  4. Langholm Cheese Knives – This set of 3 cheese knives goes perfectly with the cheese board.
  5. Miyoko’s Creamery Cheese – If there was ever a vegan cheese to try, this is it. Choose from a wide variety of flavors. All are amazing!
  6. Daiya Jalapeno Havarti Cheese – This cheese is a favorite among non-vegan friends of mine and is a great transition cheese.

Add in your favorite vegan crackers, some sliced vegan meats, and fruits and you have a beautiful set up.

 


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Get 40% Off Holiday Favorites from ELF!

Right now, E.L.F. is offering 40% off ALL products! This deal is only good on December 15th and 16th, so act fast. Featured above are some products that I want to pick up during this sale.

  1. Studio Blush Palette – This quad comes with four blushes that are perfect year round. It comes in two color shades, light and dark, so you get the colors that work best for you.
  2. Beauty Book Eye Shadow Sets – There is a smokey set or a natural set. These sets come with several shadows, a sponge applicator, mini shadow primer, and mini eye liner.
  3. Smudge Pots – Choose from 9 shades. There are neutrals and jewel tones. These are pretty alone but also great as a base for other shadows.
  4. Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow – Use these gorgeous loose shadows as a shadow or as a liner. Pick from 7 shades.
  5. Contouring Blush & Bronzer Duo – St. Lucia is the perfect dupe for the most popular shades of blush and bronzer from NARS.
  6. Moisturizing Lipstick – This gorgeous lipstick comes in 10 on-trend shades. There are gorgeous nudes, browns, and reds. Many are dupes for MAC shades.
  7. Matte Lip Color – Perfect for days you need to swipe on some color and go. All 6 shades go on smoothly and are long-wearing.
  8. Essential Lipstick – At only $1 per tube, you may as well stock up and try all 11 shades!
  9. Studio Blush – Many of these blush shades are dupes for popular blushes from NARS and MAC, but at a fraction of the cost (and totally animal friendly).
  10. BB Cream – This BB cream contains SPF 20 and comes in a 6 shades.
  11. 11 Piece Brush Set – This brush set covers all the basic and necessary brushes in any makeup collection. There are dupes for brushes from Sigma and MAC in this set.
  12. Baked Eyeshadow Palette – Pick from 4 different shade ranges. These shadow palettes are dupes for baked shadow collections by Sephora and Laura Mercier.
  13. Dramatic Lash Kit – Perfect for holiday parties. These lashes are cheap enough that you don’t need to feel bad about disposing them after 1-2 uses.
  14. Plumping Lip Gloss Set – This limited edition set contains 3 gorgeous shades. They are great for winter, but also year round.
  15. 3-in-1 Mascara – This is the best budget mascara out there. The want is perfect for easily coating all your lashes.
  16. 10 Piece Nail Polish Set – So many of these colors are gorgeous! At only $10, this set is well worth the investment.

E.L.F. is a cruelty free brand. All of their makeup items are vegan, as are the E.L.F. Studio brushes. The E.L.F. Essentials brushes are made from animal fur and are the only items from E.L.F. that are animal derived.

 

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