In honor of Earth Day, I thought I would share something I have been doing lately to be kinder to the animals of our planet. I've tried to choose bath and beauty products which are cruelty-free.
It started when I was introduced to Deep Steep, a line of bath and beauty products. I fell in love with their body wash and body butter, then I noticed the "crueltyfree" logo. I suddenly realized I could easily find products that I really liked and I could use with a clear conscience.
I knew about Burt's Bees and Yes To Carrots, so I started checking into their products a bit more. It took me a while, but I think I've settled on a facial cleanser and moisturizer I like from each of them. I'm also now using Yes to Blueberries shampoo and conditioner!
The next step was cosmetics. I'm a drugstore makeup kind of girl, so I checked into all the usual suspects, but couldn't find anything that was cruelty-free. Then, by sheer luck, I found out about Milani Cosmetics. Not only did they sport the "crueltyfree" logo, I was able to buy the line at my neighborhood CVS! I was ready to try it out.
I generally don't wear much makeup, so I started out just by choosing and buying foundation and eyeliner. I went with their cream-to-powder makeup and a couple different Liquid Eye pencil eyeliners.
I instantly loved the foundation, but the eyeliner was difficult for me to control. Back to CVS I went! This time I bought a couple of gel powder eyeshadow pots, an eyeshadow pencil, and a couple liquid eyeliners. I gotta say, I loved them all! Easy to apply and long-lasting; I was sold!
So, for Earth Day 2015 I felt like I was making steps toward leaving this planet a little better than which I found it. And I looked pretty doing it.
None of the companies described in this post contacted or compensated me. I just love the products!