Ulta Beauty Steals

This is the moment I was waiting for, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz… for only $10.50!!!

Mario Badescu line is 25% off

Smashbox primer water is $16, today only!

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Colourpop concealer

Colourpop No Filter concealers are 2 for the price of $10. Get it while they last. Plus take an additional $5 off when you first signup.

Skinny Dip by Earthly Body

Brought this set for about $24.99 at an adult store. The smell is very sensual and smooth. The massage oil isn’t as scented as the lotion tho, but the candle wax can also be used as a massage oil.

All of these products contain an ultra-moisturizing blend of Hemp Seed and other nutrient-rich oils to help moisturize your skin. Skinny Dip scent is a combination of vanilla and cotton candy.

This set contains: 1oz Hand & Body Lotion, 2oz Bath & Shower Gel, 2oz 3-in-1 Massage Candle, and Lip Balm.

The set I purchased contained a massage oil instead.

Hand & Body Lotion
A non greasy formula that absorbs quickly and contains a nutrient rich blend of Hemp Seed and Argan Oil, leaving skin healthier looking, radiant, and silky smooth.

Bath & Shower Gel
Hemp Seed formula gently cleanses and moisturizes, leaving your skin velvety smooth and conditioned. You’ll never use drying bar soap again!

3-in-1 Massage Candle
Melts into a warm massage oil. The 100% natural blend of Hemp Seed and cosmetic-grade oils absorb to soften and condition your skin.

Lip Balm
Blend of Hemp Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba, Avocado and Vitamin E.

Massage Oil

100% natural blend of essential oils (including hemp, almond, grape seed, apricot and vitamin E) provides a slick, professional glide. This nutrient-rich formula absorbs into the skin for deep conditioning and moisturizing without a greasy residue.

 100% Vegan

 Not Tested on Animals

 Gluten Free

 No THC/Drug Free

 Paraben Free

 Made in the USA

 Phthalate Free

 Petroleum Free

 Free of Artificial Dyes

 Free of Propylene Glycol

 

This set can be found in Amazon for $22.95 and $15.99 on Earthly Body site.

I recently purchased the 16 (473ml) oz body lotion, can’t wait to start using it.

*Earthly Body are on PETA’s “No Test List” and Leaping Bunny certified.

Ulta Hot Buy

These are can’t miss deals. If you’re like me and loves smokey eyes, these are a few essentials that work best. The best part, they’re on SALE.

Naked Basics

Item 2251723

Original Price

$29.00

Sale Price

$19.00

Special Free Gift with Purchase!

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Ready, Set, Radiant Skin Mist

2.5 oz Item 2507353

Original Price

$25.00

Sale Price

$15.00

Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner

0.01 oz Item 2262288

Original Price

$21.00

Sale Price

$12.00

Special Free Gift with Purchase!

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Colors:

  • Raven (black)
  • Storm (smoke grey)
  • Sumatra (brown)
  • Violetta (prune)
  • Penny Lane (brown with shimmer)
  • French Navy (navy)

Spackle Supercharged Under Make-Up Primer

2.0 oz Item 2269440

Original Price

$32.00

Sale Price

$19.00

Special Free Gift with Purchase!

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Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor

0.13 oz Item 2303741

Original Price

$19.00

Sale Price

$13.00

Special Free Gift with Purchase!

Try them, and feel free to comment on your favorite product.

#SaveThemAll

ColourPop collaborated with NKLA + LAURA LEE for some time now and it’s time to say goodbye to the collection.

Plus, when you sign up you get $5 off your first order with a $10 purchase or more.

Profits from the purchase on any item of this collection will go to Best Friends. What a great way to shop while supporting a great cause.

Go ahead and #SaveThemAll!

About Best Friends

An animal welfare leader, Best Friends is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the US. For over 30 years, Best Friends Animal Society has been running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and building effective programs that reduce the number of animals entering shelters. A better world through kindness to animals is their vision. Their mission is to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets.

Join them in completing their mission today!

Happy Shopping.

*Colourpop is offering 20% off site wide for 48 hours. Ends 3/24

CF Products Made In China, Are They Tested on Animals?

Many of you probably wonder if cruelty-free products made in China undergo animal testing.

China requires skincare and cosmetic companies to submit to compulsory animal testing in government labs before approving products for sale in the country. These regulations mean either allowing animal testing, or losing access to a market worth $29 billion, according to Euromonitor.

According to Troy Seidle, Director of Research and Toxicology at Humane Society International, China’s Food and Drug Administration requires all imported cosmetics, new cosmetic ingredients, and “special-use” cosmetics such as hair dyes, deodorants and sunscreens, to undergo animal testing before being sold. Companies are required to submit finished product samples to the government for testing in a CFDA-recognized laboratory. Once approved for sale, provincial authorities also conduct post-market inspections of cosmetic products, which can include a further layer of animal testing.

Humane Society International estimates that as many as 500,000 animals are still being used each year around the world in cruel and outdated tests for cosmetic ingredients and products, animals who are then killed after a test.

What types of products require mandatory animal testing?

  • Makeup
  • Perfume
  • Skincare
  • Nail Products
  • Hair Products
  • Hair Dye
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen
  • Whitening Products

However, not all Chinese companies agree with such policy. JOMEYO, Diversity & Globalization of E-commerce Enterprise company became a core driving force of China Cross-Border E-commerce Ecosystem to help Brands open China market quickly and enhance brand visibility.

“Animal experiments are cruel, unreliable, and even dangerous “, said Frank Huang, CEO of Jomeyo . “As we know, there are many countries which support against animal testing. Nowadays, Chinese government are trying to implement some policies to replace animal testing. This is a good news for our import companies. As animal testing is like a trade barrier which blocked foreign companies outside China. We firmly support Cruelty free and against the use of animals as research tools”.

PETA has been working with the Chinese government to embrace non-animal cosmetics testing methods. Last year, the Chinese government signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the nonprofit Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc. (IIVS)—which helps industry and governments internationally accept innovative non-animal tests—to continue and expand this work in China.

Based on undercover investigation, cosmetics testing in China involves horrors like the archaic and painful eye irritant test—in which substances are dripped into rabbits’ eyes, causing redness, swelling, discharge, ulceration, hemorrhaging, cloudiness, and even blindness.

DraizeTest-PETA_MC_rabbitSource: peta.org

Does this mean that Cruelty Free products sold in China have to meet the same requirements?

Absolutely not! Many well-known brands found almost anywhere such as Wet N Wild are made in China but are not tested on animals. Only products being imported to the country require animal testing.

A way to identify whether a product is actually cruelty free is by looking for a Leaping Bunny logo. Also, certain animal groups have begun to provide “cruelty-free” endorsements for Chinese companies.

Major foreign brands like L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Shiseido, and Proctor & Gamble undergo animal testing for their products to be sold in China.

In recent years some companies with long histories of not testing on animals have agreed to have their products tested on animals in order to sell them in China. Such companies include Estee Lauder, Avon, Mary Kay, and L’Occitane. In 2012 Urban Decay, known for its motto “We don’t do animal testing. How could anyone?” made a decision to begin selling its products in China. However, they later reversed the decision after controversy from existing customers.

Two Faced sold the company to Estee Lauder who continue to sell their products in China. According to PETA:

Too Faced remains committed to its cruelty-free founding principles under Estée Lauder’s ownership. Additionally, the company has pledged not to enter any market, such as China, where animal testing is required for cosmetics.

When parent companies see that more cruelty free cosmetics are popular, it may lead to a decision to reject animal testing permanently.

Companies, like LUSH have refused to sell their products in China because of the law that China requires to have their products be tested on animals. LUSH only tests on human volunteers when developing a new product.

At Lush, cruelty-free means only using vegetarian ingredients and adhering to a strict anti-animal testing policy. We never test our finished products on animals and won’t buy ingredients from suppliers who conduct or commission animal tests either. In this way, we’re using our buying power to support like-minded suppliers which results in fabulous cruelty-free cosmetics.

The European Union began banning the testing of cosmetic products on animals in 2003.

The Cosmetics Directive provides the regulatory framework for the phasing out of animal testing for cosmetics purposes.

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Specifically, it establishes:

  • Testing ban – prohibition to test finished cosmetic products and cosmetic ingredients on animals;
  • Marketing ban – prohibition to market finished cosmetic products and ingredients in the EU which were tested on animals.

The same provisions are contained in the Cosmetics Regulation, which replaced the Cosmetics Directive as of 11 July 2013.

 

Let’s only hope China will decide to join in permanently making the right decision to end animal testing for good.

21 Steal Deals are Back!!

Ulta is offering 21 steal deals featuring some of their good products.

I’ll only be sharing cruelty free items on sale.

Beauty Steals® are available for one day – and one day only! They are special savings of up to 50% on our most-loved brands.

Plus, there’s an additional sale.

Today’s deals:

mar19-itcos50% OFF
IT COSMETICS*
Bye Bye Pores Pressed Anti-Aging Finishing Powder
NOW $14.50 \ REG $29

  • Blurs pores & imperfections for an airbrushed look on the go.

Harris Teeter Finds

First time I walked into a supermarket called Harris Teeter, I couldn’t believe how much cheaper some items are compared to a pharmacy store. The most exciting part was finding Live Clean shampoos and conditioners. The conditioner is amazing and smells good. The best part? Buy one get one free! That’s right, at the price of $5.99.

Discounts are applicable of course when you’re a VIC member, a rewards program offered in the supermarket.

I’ll be buying more of these for sure.