For anyone who is wondering, NYX cosmetics are awesome + cheap + cruelty-free! The only thing I don’t love so far is their mascara (currently loving the equally eco-friendly Physicians Formula for that!!) #nyx #cosmetics #makeup #crueltyfree 💄💅👄

Origins line is cruelty free plus paraben free! I love their eye and face creams :)

Not to be the bearer of bad news, but Origins has recently been pulled off cruelty-free lists due to their decision to sell its products in China (which requires animal testing by law.)

Now that the EU has placed its animal-testing ban into effect, I’m curious to see what happens with some favorite brands now that they’ll have to choose between the two markets. The EU supposedly won’t stock their shelves with anything that’s been tested on animals, even if it was tested in some other country where it’s legal.

It’s getting increasingly confusing!

How is the cruelty-free shopping going?

It’s actually going really well, thanks for asking! I’ve replaced *most* of my bath/body/beauty items with more eco-friendly (and at the very least, cruelty-free) alternatives.

These are some of my faves:

Too Faced Cosmetics – foundation, blush, and bronzer

Physicians Formula – mascara, brow pencil, eyeliner

Alba Botanicals – shampoo, conditioner, face wash

Village Naturals – body wash (though I love Jason, for an occasional splurge)

St. Tropez – self-tanners

Basically all I need now is a good face moisturizer and eye cream. I have some in line to try, but first I need to finish my current bottles (which I thought were cruelty-free, but actually aren’t… which is a bummer because I really like these.) I’d like to find a good toothpaste next! I feel like that may be harder, unfortunately… especially since I’d have to impress Chuck with that one too 😉

Anyway, that was probably way more info than you wanted, but yeah – I am on a roll with it!