As of September 2016 this blog will only feature Cruelty Free beauty brands and products. This is why there are some gaps in my posting schedule when you scroll back to the start of my blog, I have deleted all posts that contained non cruelty free products.
Here is a little bit of background information on my cruelty free journey.
Why did I go cruelty free?
It all started when I read this post by Steph from The Zombie Said. When I read it I had a lightbulb moment and realised that this was something that I cared about more than I had originally thought. That was when my cruelty free journey started and I started to do some research into it. I’ve found that there are some really great brands out there who are cruelty free that produce amazing quality products and it just goes to show that you don’t need to test products on animals to produce great products. Therefore, I choose to spend my hard earned money on brands who do not test on animals.
My stance on parent companies.
I personally do buy from cruelty free brands that are owned by non cruelty free parent companies. This is because I believe that by showing our support of a cruelty free company we are showing the parent companies where we want to spend our money – on their cruelty free brands. Some smaller cruelty free brands would not exist without a parent company and if that’s what it takes to give us more options for great cruelty free products I’m all for it. This is just my personal opinion on this topic and I encourage you all to do your own research to determine how you personally feel about this.
Vegetarian or Vegan?
I am a vegetarian now, although when I started my cruelty free journey I still ate meat. When I first started thinking about going cruelty free I asked #cfbloggers if they thought it was hypocritical of me to go cruelty free with my beauty products but still eat meat? The answer was a resounding no. Everyone was fully supportive of my decision and didn’t judge me for still choosing to eat meat, as changing my beauty products is still a contribution to the cruelty free community and raising awareness of animal testing in the cosmetics industry. There really is no need to harm animals for the sake of our own vanity. I have since made the decision to become a vegetarian after educating myself on the animal agriculture industry and the impact that it has on the world around us. Who knows, I may eventually go vegan too.
If you have any more questions about how/why I went cruelty free, please get in touch with me via Twitter or email me.