I'm generally a very health conscious person, and in particular over the last 2 years I've researched a TON on our food industry in America. Findings on that I'll save for another time. What this did lead me to was the products I buy for my company. I spend a ton on hair & makeup products to keep my clients looking their best. Someone once told me, every dollar you spend is a vote cast. That's powerful.
So I turned to my own industry, the world of Beauty. After researching just how makeup is made and tested, I quickly came across the most disturbing (and graphic!) news. Not only do most major makeup brands test on animals, it's absolutely inhumane and down right horrific. The treatment these animals receive is invasive and careless. Living in a bubble and pretending these beautiful creatures are just playing with blush is not only false, but ignorant. I'm not sure what I thought was happening, but perhaps an adorable bunny party where they were rushed off into mini ambulances when one broke out in hives? A girl can dream.
Once I saw this footage, and verified it's findings, I had to face the music and make the switch. If every dollar I spend is my vote, I was done voting for the enemy. I no longer consent to the abuse of God's creatures. Not just for my own sake, but more importantly for my clients.
This meant not only making a large investment into restocking my kit, but leaving a brand I've known and loved for many years (if you know me or have ever worked with me, you know which one that is!). Nonetheless, I knew it was the right thing to do, and I couldn't have been more excited.
So as of today, YES, all the makeup in my professional kit, used on every client I touch, comes from CRUELTY FREE MAKEUP COMPANIES (&/or Vegan where possible). 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
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