Cruelty Free Beauty

     Lately I have been testing and trying out a ton of new makeup and beauty products because I have found a new love for watching Beauty YouTube channels. Is anyone as addicted as I am? The beauty reviews that I watch make me want to spend an entire day in Sephora testing and buying new beauty products, it's just so fun! So I thought it would be great if I put together a list of my current favourite cruelty-free beauty products that I use almost every day. When it comes to buying products, cruelty free is a must for me because as a devoted animal lover I just cannot justify buying products that have harmed innocent animals. There are so many great brands out there, drugstore and high-end, that do not test on animals so it makes makeup and hair product shopping really accessible and affordable, which I obviously love. I have linked every product below if you are interested in where you can buy them and their price point. Let's get started shall we.

1. Lavanila Natural Deodorant 
OK, so as far as natural deodorant goes this is the only (only!) one that actually works. I have tried literally every natural deodorant under the sun and this is the the only one that lasts all day and doesn't leave a nasty residue. The price on this deodorant is alarmingly high but I swear it is worth every penny and more. I cannot say enough good things about this stuff.

2. NYX Double Dare Blush
NYX is one of my favourite drugstore beauty brands because it is cruelty free, affordable as hell, and yet feels so high end. This blush is probably one of the most pigmented blushes I've ever tried and this colour looks very natural and glowy if you blend the crap out of it.

3. Wet n' Wild Eye Shadow Palette
This eye shadow palette is called Au Natural and it is just that. I don't like to get too crazy with my eye shadow colours and I find that these are the perfect natural tones. Also this is palette is $7 which is pretty insane for how great the quality of the shadows are.

4. Renpure Coconut Water Conditioner
I have been a lover of Renpure products for a long because they are extremely hydrating, natural and gentle on your hair. Lately when I find that my hair is feeling dry I actually start with this conditioner, massage it all over (including my scalp) and then rinse with a small amount of shampoo. You would think that washing your hair with condition would leave it super greasy and filmy but this conditioner leaves your hair feeling like literal silk. I'll even use this as a hair mask and leave it in my hair overnight.

5. Annabelle Biggy Bronzer
I would definitely consider myself an amateur when it comes to contouring and using bronzer. I always want my bronzer to look super subtle so that I don't look overly orange because let's be honest do I really know what I'm doing when I'm contouring my face? This bronzer is not only massive but it has a really nice sheen to it without being overly glittery.

6. Burt's Bees Anti-Blemish Moisturizer
I actually didn't start to moisturize my face until a couple of years ago. I have extremely oily skin so I have always been afraid to put moisturizer on it. This moisturizer has natural ingredients that fight against oil production that lead to breakouts so it's super hydrating without leaving you feeling greasy. I would definitely recommend this to anyone with oily or blemished skin.

7. Wet n' Wild Highlighter Stick
Oh the world of highlighting! As I said before I am really oily so the thought of highlighting my face also freaked me out. Why would I want to make my face shine even more than it already is? But after trying this highlighter stick I realize that highlighters are meant to make your skin glow rather than shine. I love that this product is in a stick because it makes application really fast and easy.

8. Evo Water Killer Dry Shampoo
I saved the best for last. My hairdresser actually recommended this dry shampoo to me and I have been religiously using it for a few years now. It gives the best matte look to your hair and the smell is absolutely amazing. I do find though that this product leaves a white residue in dark hair that you need to spend extra time rubbing out. But for blondes it is really easy to use.

      I hope you enjoyed my list of cruelty free products I use on a regular basis and I hope this inspires you to think about switching your products over to cruelty free. Which products do you swear by? Do you have a favourite beauty brand?

xo Sara


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