I actually can’t believe that I have to write this post today. If you haven’t heard the unfortunate news, NARS, a cosmetic brand founded on cruelty free values has decided to forego ethics for profit and will start selling in mainland China which requires animal testing.
In the two days this has been announced, NARS has received a lot of obvious backlash. Time will tell if they listen to the criticism and use this as a publicity stunt much like the L’Oreal owned cosmetics brand, Urban Decay, a few years back.
Rest in peace NARS, maybe one day you’ll make it back into my personal collection, but until then, lets take a look at some fantastic cruelty free brands out there that would make great replacements in your ethical beauty collection.
The transition from winter to spring for me is my favorite time of year. In western Washington, the beginning of Spring is usually pretty cool and crisp, flowers are just starting to bloom, and the sun is starting to stay out for a reasonable amount of time.
Now is the time of transition where we try to figure out the balance of warm yet breathable clothing, moisturizing but not greasy face cream, and attempt to bring back some color to our complexion.
In celebration of the sun (it’s kind of a big deal here in the Pacific Northwest) let’s start the warmer months off right with these products that will make you prettier, happier and healthier.