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Cruelty-Free Brands at Ulta (UPDATED FOR 2019!)

Cruelty-Free Brands Available at Ulta

Trying to figure out what the cruelty-free brands at Ulta are? This guide can help! For many beauty lovers, big chain stores like Ulta are one of the main places where we purchase cosmetics, skincare, and hair care. Ulta is unique in that they carry both high-end and drugstore brands. This makes it easy to do a lot of your beauty shopping in one place. Being aware of the cruelty-free brands at Ulta can be a challenge simply because they carry so many brands.  In an effort to make things easier for consumers, I wanted to create and share this list of cruelty-free brands at Ulta.

Take this guide of cruelty-free brands at Ulta with you the next time you go to an Ulta store (details on how to do that are in the post!) or reference it for easy online cruelty-free shopping!

Curious about some of the brands sold at Ulta aren’t cruelty-free? That’s also in the post!

Popular cruelty-free products sold at Ulta:

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Nail Care

The Ultimate Guide to Cruelty-Free Nail Polish Brands

The Ultimate Guide to Cruelty-Free Nail Polish Brands

When I first switched to using all vegan beauty and household products, I was really surprised at how easy it was to find vegan nail polish. There are a lot of cruelty-free brands that offer a lot of vegan options and there are also a lot of brands that offer vegan nail polish too. A lot of people have seemed really surprised when they learn that all nail polish isn’t vegan.

People know about animal testing and what brands to avoid because of that, but not about animal ingredients that polish can contain. The short story is that a lot of brands test on animals, but a lot of nail polish also contains animal ingredients. Read more about what makes nail polish vegan and learn what these animal ingredients are.

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Beauty & Cosmetics

Cruelty-Free Haul!

Cruelty-Free Haul!

I asked on Twitter if you guys wanted me to share this haul, even though it was filmed a while ago, and everyone said yes! Everything mentioned in this cruelty-free haul is also vegan. I think that these videos can be fun because it’s an easy way for you to let me know what products you want to hear more about or see features on. This video includes a mix of makeup, skin care, hair products, books and more.

The video is located behind the cut, so click the “read more” link to watch it.

Continue reading to watch My Cruelty-Free Haul Video!

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Beauty & Cosmetics, Product Reviews

Zoya Remove Plus Nail Polish Remover Review

Zoya Remove Plus Nail Polish Remover Review

One of the most buzzed about cruelty free nail polish removers is Zoya Remove Plus Nail Polish Remover. For years, I have been hearing nothing but great things about this Zoya nail polish remover.  Yet, for some reason, I resisted buying it until very recently. I figured that it was about time I gave it a try and could not wait to review it here on Logical Harmony.

Claims: “Clean and prep nails while moisturizing, nourishing and fortifying the nail plate for guaranteed extended polish wear. Nails are left without a trace of nail lacquer, without streaking or staining, hydrated and ready for a base coat.”

Continue reading to find out more about the Zoya Remove Plus Nail Polish Remover!

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Beauty & Cosmetics, Hair Care, Nail Care, Skincare

Black Friday Sales from Cruelty Free Brands

Black Friday Sales from Cruelty Free Brands

Black Friday means some big sales on beauty products. I rounded up a list of the deals out there that were for cruelty free brands with vegan options. It is noted next to each brand what their animal testing stance is. All brands listed have vegan options, but you may need to contact their customer service departments to find out what those are. Brands in bold are cruelty free with only vegan products.

  • Bloomingdale’s: Save up to 50 percent off sitewide, and take $25 off almost every $200 purchase with free shipping and free returns at Bloomingdale’s through Nov. 30. Cruelty free brands carried are Ciate and Deborah LippmannCiate and Deborah Lippmann are cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
  • Butter London: Take 30 percent off sitewide. butter LONDON is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
  • CVS: Among the Black Friday sales are options from Wet’n’Wild. Wet’n’Wild is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company. 
  • Macy’s: Among the Black Friday sales are options from Butter London and Too Faced. Butter London and Too Faced are cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
  • Mineral Fusion: 25% off all cleansers with code CLEANSE25 until November 30. 50% off sitewide + free shipping on orders $60+ with code CYBER50 on December 1. 30% off sitewide + free shipping on orders over $60 with code SAVE30 December 2-December 30. Mineral Fusion is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
  • NCLA (100% vegan!): Take 25% off sitewide on November 28 with code BLACKFRIDAY25. The same code can be used to get 25% off your custom wraps through the MyNCLA iPhone app. NCLA is cruelty free and all products are also vegan.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (100% vegan!): Take 20 percent off sitewide (November 28-December 1). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is cruelty free and all products are also vegan.
  • Pacifica (100% vegan!): Spend $50 and get $10 off your order with code 10THANKS. Spend $100 and get $25 off with code 25THANKS. Free shipping on all orders $25 and over. Double loyalty points. Pacifica is cruelty free and all products are also vegan.
  • Paula’s Choice: Take 15 percent off sitewide and get free shipping (November 28-December 7). Paula’s Choice is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
  • http://bit.ly/15IuBJN: Lots of beauty favorites are on sale! View all the sale items here. My personal favorites are All brands carried by Petit Vour are cruelty free. The brands included may not be 100% vegan themselves, but all items sold through Petit Vour are vegan.
  • Priti NYC (100% vegan!): Take 40 percent off sitewide (November 28 only). Priti NYC is cruelty free and all products are also vegan.
  • Rite Aid: Among the Black Friday sales are options from Alba Botanica, Avalon Organics, Jason Naturals, and Wet’n’Wild. Alba Botanica, Avalon Organics, Jason Naturals, and Wet’n’Wild are cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not 100% vegan companies.
  • Sibu Beauty: Take 60 percent off sitewide and free shipping on orders over $50 with code SIBU60 (November 27-December 1). Sibu Beauty is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
  • Target: Among the Black Friday sales are options from E.L.F. E.L.F. is cruelty free and has vegan options. All of their cosmetics are vegan and the studio brushes are vegan. However, the E.L.F. Essentials brushes are made from animal hair.
  • Too Faced: Buy one Better Than Sex Mascara (it’s vegan!) and take 50 percent off any one item of your choice online (November 28 only). Take $10 off $60 orders, $15 off $75 orders, $20 off $100 orders and 50 percent off sale items online (November 29-November 30). Too Faced is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
  • Ulta: Among the Black Friday sales are options fromButter London, DermalogicaToo Faced, and Ulta CollectionButter London, Dermalogica, Too Faced, and Ulta Collection are cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company. 
  • Vegan Cuts (100% vegan!): Lots of boxes and items in the Vegan Cuts shop are being discounted! This means beauty products, makeup, hair care, tees, purses, and more. You can also order past beauty boxes from their monthly subscription. All brands carried by Vegan Cuts are cruelty free. The brands included may not be 100% vegan themselves, but all items sold through Vegan Cuts are vegan.
  • Weleda: Take 30 percent off sitewide (November 28-December 1). Weleda is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
  • Yes To Carrots: Take 40 percent off sitewide with free shipping (November 28 only). Take 35 percent off sitewide (November 29-November 30) with free shipping. Yes to Carrots is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
  • Zoya: Buy 12 trio sets for $20 (a $30 value) and score free shipping (November 27-December 1). Zoya is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
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Nail Care

Orly No Longer Vegan Friendly

Orly is No Longer a Vegan Friendly Nail Polish Brand

Update December 2014 – Sadly, ORLY is no longer cruelty free. They have started selling in China, where animal testing is required by law.

Important! Please read an update on this issue here!

Orly was one of the most popular drugstore and salon picks for vegan friendly nail polish. Most stores carry the line and nearly every salon has it hand. The brand is cruelty free and was known for being a completely vegan line. Sadly, that is no longer the case.

On my most recent check-in with Orly the brand confirmed that they are still cruelty free. However, they also let me know that none of their products can be considered vegan.

If you’re looking to avoid animal ingredients and animal derived ingredients, I would suggest avoiding Orly polishes. A lot of people are surprised to hear that nail polish can contain these ingredients. The animal ingredients most commonly found in nail polish comes from insects and fish. Find out more in my post What Makes Nail Polish Vegan to get the details.

Thankfully,  Vegan nail polish is easy to find. NCLA, Flower Beauty, Zoya, SpaRitual, a.dorn, LVX, and ELF are just a handful of the brands out there with a completely vegan nail polish line.