First deciding to make the change to a different lifestyle-–whether it be cruelty-free beauty, veganism or vegetarian, mndful living, or even a minimalistic lifestyle—can be a bit overwhelming.
If our goal is to actually change our way of living, and not simply claim to have picked up on such lifestyles because they just happen to be the “latest and greatest trend,” it is important to find like-minded people as you journey along the path.
Cruelty free blogs are one great source to find such like-minded people as you journey along the path to cruelty-free beauty.
Not only will blogs allow you to connect with others making that same journey, but cruelty-free blogs will help you find out whether your favorite beauty brands test on animals, discover the latest cruelty-free product releases, and exchange cruelty-free beauty tips and inspirations.
More and more bloggers today focus on cruelty-free cosmetics, animal rights, vegan lifestyle, being mindful about the products you choose on a daily basis, and anything and everything else related to that topic.
Below is a list of such blogs that I have recently started following on a daily basis.
I hope you will also find those blogs useful and inspiring as we move slowly, step-by step, towards having a better quality of life–one individual at a time, one product at a time..
1. A Life Cosmethic
Author…managed by two sisters – Carolyn and Sarah, and the story of their journey to find the best cruelty-free and ethical available “cosmethics”
Philosophy……Combining “cosmetics” with “ethics” to create “cosmethics.”
Purpose…to provide information to help readers choose, find and buy great cruelty-free and ethical cosmetic brands and products.
Topics covered…everything cruelty-free–from baby products, through fragrances and make up, to cleaning products
2. Coffee and Heels
Author…Sascha Camilli, a “fashion-obsessed” vegan who currently lives in London in 2011. In 2013 she was selected for the Marie Claire UK Inspire & Mentor Scheme and mentored to launch Vilda, the world’s first online vegan fashion magazine.She also manages public relations for PETA UK.
Mission Statement…“I don’t write only for the vegan crowd, but for everyone who’s curious towards a more compassionate lifestyle. And if you think about it…coffee and heels are two of the things that we new vegans have to “tweak” to adapt to our new lifestyle is, well, the coffee (that has to have soy milk instead of cow’s milk) and the heels (that have to be faux leather). So there’s a thought to that.”
Philosophy...”Compassion is a true source of happiness” – Dalai Lama
Topics covered…a personal diary infused with vegan fashion, cruelty-free beauty, yummy recipes and other adventures, plus travel diaries and my thoughts on everything from vegan chocolate cake to following your dreams.
3. Cruelty Free Kitty
Mission…to provide a complete, honest, and trustworthy resource about cruelty free brands and products
Topics covered..probably the most accurate and up to date information
4. Je T’aime by Hotashi
Author…Hotashi, a Canadian
Topics covered...cruelty-free beauty products available in Canada, her personal experience with living cruelty-free, the difficulties she faces and how she overcomes them.
5. Logical Harmony
Mission…to show that you can be animal-friendly without giving up anything
Topics covered…vegan beauty, product reviews, and the promotion of a healthy and animal-friendly lifestyle.
6. Lovely Witches
- Author…GemIma from South Wales, UK
- Purpose…to provide positive and encouraging place to find recommendations for cruelty-free beauty products
- Topics covered…cruelty-free cosmetics, skin care, hair care and vegan products…switching to cruelty-free products
7. My Beauty Bunny
Author…award-winning, Los Angeles-based beauty blogger Jen Mathews
Mission…to find the best in beauty from companies who do not test on animals
Topics covered…the absolute latest and newest cruelty-free beauty, hair, makeup and skincare products
8. Paint + Tofu
Topics covered…vegan recipes and DIY projects
Author…Courtney, a writer and a beauty addict
Topics covered...cruelty-free products and brands, honest reviews, how-to’s, lifestyle tips, pale girl beauty, hooded eye makeup, cruelty free beauty, and vegan fashion
10. The Little Foxes
Mission Statement…“I believe in living a conscious, compassionate, bold, passionate, fearless life with two primary goals: 1) Be happy and appreciative, and 2) Do things that help others (people, animals, this big spinning eco-system we live in) live better, rest easier, and flourish”
Topics covered…vegan lifestyle blog featuring beauty, recipes, fashion, and cruelty-free beauty giveaways
11. The Vegan Chickpea
Mission Statement...I’m going to make everything around me beautiful- that will be my life.”-Elsie de Wolfe
Topics covered...vegan beauty and fashion advice, what’s hot or not in the vegan community, inspirational and helpful product reviews, conscious consumerism, cruelty-free beauty, living a minimalistic, vegan lifestyle, and maintaining a healthy, active existence.
12. The Vegan Taff
Author…Kelly, a beauty obsessed vegan from Wales
Topics covered…budget-friendly cruelty-free beauty products, reviews arranged by alphabetical order so that you can quickly find the product which you’re looking for
13. Vegan Beauty Review
Author…Sunny, who has been living a cruelty-free lifestyle since the year 2000…co-author of The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty which is filled with recipes for vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free makeup, skin and hair products
Founded…the first vegan beauty blogger to hit the internet in 2007
Topics covered...the latest scoop on cruelty-free beauty products, the “expert” in vegan and cruelty-free deodorants, mommy and baby vegan products, cruelty-free resources, reviews, and recipes
14. Vegan Consultant
Author…Jenn from Las Vegas, NV
Purpose…to help you make cruelty free, plant-powered, compassionate, healthier, and more sustainable choices…to build a community of understanding where each of us in our journey and help inspire positive change through leading by example
Topics covered…resources, guidance, recipes, tips, tricks and inspiration to help you make these changes and to help make the choices easier for you