Cruelty-Free Beauty

Vegan Beauty

New Year’s Resolution number one: continue working on veganising my life! For the past few months I’ve been making changed to my diet to try and exclude animal products, and had a think about my clothing choices too (see my cruelty-free fashion posts here and here) But the next step is to makeover my make-up bag! Toiletries and cosmetics are a tricky one, as I feel it is more ethical to finish using all my existing products instead of throwing them away, and in general, labelling is more complicated than it is on food. I’ve put together a shortlist of the best vegan and vegetarian beauty brands out there, for myself and anyone else making the decision to change their shopping habits for the better!
 

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Cruelty-Free Fashion

Picture from http://www.veganfashionblog.com/ (a great read!)

Hello lovely reader, it’s Ruth here! About two months ago, I decided to turn vegan after a long stint of being an ethical vegetarian. It’s been tough-going at times especially while being a new university student learning to cook for myself, being pretty strapped for cash, and because of my eating disorder (which you can read about here) but I’m not giving up anytime soon! In fact, I’ve been thinking about extending this veganism, which by definition is a means to reduce the exploitation of animals, therefore isn’t confined just to food, so of course I’m referring to the big scary fashion world. Read more to find out my top ethical fashion blog and cruelty-free wishlist.

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DIY Pampering with Avocado, Lemon and Tea Tree

 
Avocados have so many benefits; from tasting damn great mashed on toast with a sprinkle of cracked black pepper, to providing the essential healthy fats and oils that boost health and fertility. With leftover avocados in the fruit bowl that were far too ripe to eat I decided to make myself a face mask from the superfood. Feeling in the pampering mood, after an exhausting and dreary week, I also whipped up a DIY hand soak for my dry, cracked nails.

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