5/11/17

55 Cruelty Free & Vegan Cosmetic Brands

Why I didn't do this sooner, is just beyond me - But a few months back I switched all of my makeup (and I mean ALL) to Cruelty Free and Vegan. Being in the beauty industry for over 12 years, I've always thought that you'd be limited to certain brands and there would no selection whatsoever. So, I never gave Cruelty Free and Vegans brands the slightest glance. But, here I am now, and it's truly amazing. Not only is it better for your skin, but you know what's going into the product itself, and there is no animal testing!

1. Anastasia Beverly Hills

2. Anabelle

3. Ardelle

4. Bare Minerals
5. Beauty Blender
6. Ben Nye

7. Becca

8. Bite Beauty

9. Bline

10. Bonne Bell

11. Burts Bees

12. Buxom

13. Colorevolution
14. ColourPop
15. Concrete Minerals
16. Cover FX
17. Dose of Colors

18. ECOTools
19. E.L.F
20. Everyday Minerals

21. GOSH

22. Hard Candy

23. Hourglass
24. Illuminare Cosmetics

25. Jane
26. Jeffree Star Cosmetics

27. Jordana

28. Josie Maran
29. Kat Von D
30. Lime Crime
31. LVX
32. Lush

33. Makeup Academy

34. Marcelle

35. Marc Jacobs Beauty
36. Milani

37. Mineral Fusion

38. Nars

39. Nudestix
40. NYX

41. Pacifica

42. Perfekt
43. Physician's Formula

44. Pixi

45. Prestige

46. RMS Beauty

47. Sigma
48. Sonia Kashuk
49. Strobe Cosmetics
50. SugarPill
51. Tarte
52. The Body Shop
53. Too Faced

54. Urban Decay
55. Wet'n'Wild


Let's talk! Have you tried any of these? Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear from you -- Just comment below!

2/16/17

SoCozy Kids Hair Care is SO All The Rage


When it comes to my kids, I feel like I'm constantly looking for the most safe, and time saving hair care -- And when the opportunity with SoCozy came along, I immediately jumped aboard! They were so very kind to send me a few of there AMAZING products. I've gotta hand to them, I truly do love these products. I'ts everything you would ever want, and need in kids hair care.
Order, or stop by your local Target to find these, and MORE great products!
The 3in1 is literally amazing - Its a shampoo, conditioner and wash! This truly does clean my little ones in no time at all, and is wonderful for all hair types (my two have thin, stick straight hair). The scent is amazing, and overall, they always feel beyond clean! With a 3.5 and 1 year old, there are lots of messes. AND, I love the fact that it suds up quickly. It's not one of those products that you need a lot of water for it to get the job done. There are no Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Formaldehyde, Synthetic Color, Propylene Glycol. Free of Gluten, Wheat and Nuts.

Key Ingredients 
- Keratin – Protects hair, helps to increase hair strength and minimize damage caused by brushing and overuse of hair accessories.
- Soy Protein and Silk Amino Acids – Strengthen and nourishes hair. Makes hair soft and shiny.
- Vitamin B5 - Nurtures and hydrates hair.
- Kiwi Fruit Extract – Conditions, nourishes and protects hair. Leaves hair soft and silky.
- Fruit Acid Complex (Lemon, Orange and Pure Sugar Cane) – Promotes healthy scalp. So no itchies.

I'm super in love with this detangler! I don't use this on my son because he has very short hair. But I do use this on my daughter, as her hair is getting longer. So even though she has thin, straight hair, that doesn't mean shes free of tangles. I't gentle, smells fabulous, and doesn't leave the hair feeling like there is a thick, greasy product in it. There are no Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Formaldehyde, Synthetic Color, Propylene Glycol. Free of Gluten, Wheat and Nuts.

Key Ingredients
- Keratin – Protects hair, helps to increase hair strength and minimize damage caused by brushing and overuse of hair accessories.
- Kiwi Fruit Extract – Conditions, nourishes and protects hair. Leaves hair soft and silky.
- Fruit Acid Complex (Lemon, Orange and Pure Sugar Cane) – Promotes healthy scalp. So no itchies.

Now this product rocks! I use this on my sons hair ALL. THE. TIME. Like I said before, his hair is shorter, stick straight, but it does get frizzy. So this is absolutely perfect! It's not greasy or thick, and the smell (I feel like I'm repeating myself haha) is awesome! There are no Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Formaldehyde, Synthetic Color, Propylene Glycol. Free of Gluten, Wheat and Nuts.

Key Ingredients: 
- Vitamin E – Moisturizes and soothes hair, scalp and body.
- Aloe Leaf Extract – Moisturizes and soothes hair and scalp.
- Vitamin B5 - Nurtures and hydrates hair.


SoCozy is built on 4 core values...So here's 4 more reasons why I adore this company:
1. So Smart. We believe knowledge is power, which is why education is at our core – the pulse of our brand. Advice, solutions, tips, trends – we serve as an extensive resource for moms, kids, stylists and salon owners.

2. So Safe. No nasties in here; just good, clean, honest formulations with ingredients that perform at the highest level. Safe and effective – and completely non-toxic – it’s great hair minus the harsh chemicals.
Made without parabens, formaldehyde, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic color, propylene glycol. Free of alcohol, gluten, wheat, peanuts and tree nuts.

3. So Easy. Because being a parent isn’t always easy, we make haircare that is: simple, fun, multi-functional products that streamline tub time, as well as solutions targeting specific hair concerns to make styling a snap.

4. So Cool. Take a strand. Through our products, website, social channels and unique collaborations, we encourage and support individuality. All kids, any hair type – we make it our mission to build confidence and inspire originality. Being you is our idea of cool.


I'm beyond happy with these products, and I just know you will be too!!

Let's talk! Have you tried this? Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear from you -- Just comment below!

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