So EVXO was good enough to send me some vegan, cruelty free makeup to try, and I am OBSESSED.
This makeup is now a staple in my makeup bag and travels with me everywhere. I was given brow pomade, two creamy lipsticks, and the best foundation ever (which subsequently smells like some sort of delicious cookie) to try.
Here are a few looks I tried with these products; I found that they all applied quite even and smooth; the brow pomade took a few applications to get right because my brows are light, but that was mostly user error from me not using the right brush.
Check out my looks and go pick up these products – I couldn’t give a more glowing (see what I did there) recommendation!!
Transform & revitalize your hair with the science of plant-based ceramides. Our exclusive Ceramide Complex repairs the hair cuticle, restoring moisture for softer, smoother, healthier hair. All-natural, sulfate free & color safe formulas add volume, balance oil or tame curls & frizz.
These shampoos and conditioners more than delivered; I used each type for two weeks at a time to get a complete picture of how each product worked.
…fortified with Rice Protein, which has a special ability to bind with oil. Removes just the right amount without drying or stripping, adding natural shine and highlights to hair. Safe for color treated hair. Sulfate free. All-natural orange-cream grapefruit fragrance. Neutral pH for daily use | Vegan | Gluten Free
My hair felt smooth, and looked the most shiny and revitalized after the two weeks with this particular product. And that is what it is supposed to do – strengthen and add shine.
Included in the ingredients are rice protein and panthenol in order to balance oil & restore radiance. I have combination skin, so my scalp can get flaky if I don’t use the right product!
…smoothes and softens wavy, curly and frizz-prone hair. Infused with a rainforest complex of Shea Butter, Jojoba, Argan, Passionfruit, and Açaí Oils to detangle and deeply hydrate. Leaves hair shiny, silky and manageable. Safe for color treated hair. Sulfate free. All-natural sweet almond fragrance. Neutral pH for daily use | Vegan | Gluten Free
My second favorite was the curl and frizz control duo; I noticed a difference in my hair’s sheen with these babies, too, and loved the scent they emitted in particular.
No flaky scalp after using this duo! Joy!
…adds texture and volume without weighing hair down. Fortified with Golden Barley Protein and Panthenol to strengthen and hydrate. Leaves hair looking and feeling fuller, softer and more radiant. Safe for color treated hair. Sulfate free. All-natural vanilla-ginger cardamom fragrance. Neutral pH for daily use | Vegan
I loved the fragrance they used in these, but I did see a little build up after using them for two weeks. I had to use the shampoo twice and scrub hard to make sure I had the shampoo rinsed out properly, so something in it makes it stick to the scalp a little more than the others!
Nevertheless, I love the ingredients and would recommend the Volumizing duo to anyone who wasn’t prone to build up like me.
All in all, I loved this line, and would recommend it to anyone searching for a solid haircare regimen.
PS: They also have an unscented duo, pictured above, but I have not tried it yet. 🙂
Here’s some cruelty free, locally made, and stunning style choices for you plant based travelers and fashionistas.
I can’t get enough of these luscious red tones from both cantiq LA and Wrenn.
You all may remember cantiq LA being mentioned in my Valentine’s Day post – cantiq LA is a local Los Angeles lingerie brand; the brainchild of designer Chelsea Hughes. Her lingerie is unique, handmade, and comes in a variety of gorgeous colors. I’m obsessed with it!
Chelsea is also releasing a new line of swimwear just in time for those summer pool parties and overseas jaunts that are likely in some of your summer plans. Stay tuned for wet by cantiqLA, coming soon!
The other half of this little collab, Wrenn, is a lovely vegan, cruelty free nail polish brand by Alissa Wrenn Smith. Her “5-free” nail polishes are inspired by the colorful stones featured in the druzy jewelry she makes.
I’m wearing the “Uncorked” color in the photos above.
What is 5-free nail polish?
5-free means that our polishes are NOT made with 5 of the most common and dangerous ingredients found in nail polishes that have been linked to cause cancer: Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor.
While this does not make 5-free nail polishes “Toxic-Free”, they are a much better alternative to any 3-free or regular nail polishes out there.
I’m always looking to feature beautiful, unique, vegan/cruelty free brands, and I’m delighted that I can point you all towards small business owners like Chelsea and Alissa who are killing the style game.
Do you have such a brand you’d like to share? Comment below and let me know what I should feature next!
Cosmetics – E.L.F. foundation and primer, Fior Minerals eyeliner, Marie Natie lip gloss, Jing Ai blush, E.L.F. bronzer, and Giovanni hairspray (Fior Minerals, Jing Ai, and Marie Natie I get discounted on Vegan Cuts marketplace! They also have a cool monthly beauty box that I’ll post about later.)
Ps: *Some of the links provided in this post are affiliate links, which means that if you purchase through these links I get a (very) small commission at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I use myself and firmly believe in.