Laura Mercier is Now Owned by Shiseido

Laura Mercier is Now Owned by Shiseido

The cruelty-free status of Laura Mercier is debated in the cruelty-free community. While I do not consider them to be a cruelty-free brand, I know that a lot of people do. For this reason, I wanted to share the news that this week it was announced that Shiseido is set to acquire Laura Mercier.

For those who do consider Laura Mercier to be cruelty-free but wish to avoid brands with a parent company who tests on animals, this will impact you because Shiseido is not cruelty-free.

May Favorites

May Favorites

I have been trying out a lot of new products lately and am really excited to share my May Favorites with you. This month it features a mix of skin care, makeup, and even some clothing from Arm the Animals. Find out what products I am loving lately in my May Favorites video!

COOLA Vegan Products List

COOLA Vegan Products List

With summer right around the corner, more and more readers are asking about vegan sunscreen options. One brand that keeps coming up is COOLA. While COOLA is known as a cruelty-free brand, many people don’t realize what the COOLA vegan products are. There are a surprising amount, and it’s not just basic sunscreen! I recently talked to COOLA about the ingredients they use and worked with them to create this list of vegan options.

May Empties

May Empties 2016

Empties videos are a quick and easy way for me to share my thoughts on cruelty-free and vegan products with you after I have used them. Hear more about what I think of them and if I would re-purchase them or not. This month, I used up some skin care, hair care, and makeup.

Find out what products I used up recently in my May Empties video!

Jeffree Star Velour Lip Scrub in Strawberry Gum Review

Jeffree Star Velour Lip Scrub Review

When I placed my first order for some Velour Liquid Lipstick shades, I also picked up the Jeffree Star Velour Lip Scrub in Strawberry Gum. Because they can be drying, a good lip scrub is an essential if you plan on wearing liquid lipsticks. Trying one from Jeffree’s own line seemed like the best thing to try with his liquid lipsticks.

Claims: “Use our delicious sugar based lip scrub to prep your lips before applying any liquid lipstick. Take a scoop out and rub your mouth in circular motions. Lick away excess (yes, it’s edible!) or wipe off with a tissue.”