February 24, 2017

Beauty Brand Stila Goes Cruelty-Free


What's Happened?...

Interesting news on the beauty front, thanks to blogger Cruelty-Free Kitty for providing the information on her blog. Cosmetic brand Stila, has pulled out of China, which is HUGE as China test on animals where their law permits. With this transition official as of 2017, Stila has been moved to PETA's list of brands who do not test on animals.

The Hope...
With Stila being such a huge brand in the industry, one can only hope more brands will follow their lead.

Not to knock down other brands, but with so many options to produce rich color and product sans testing on animals, why not?

Almost There...

The more I learn about animal testing, the more distraught I have become. As a beauty and lifestyle blogger and past beauty editor for a national magazine, I have sampled a slew of beauty treasures, and that's not to say my makeup bag is completely free of "no animal tested" staples. I am however, more mindful of what I'm putting on my skin; and thinking of the suffering these innocent animals go through to help me look glamorous.

Need Help?...
In this day and age, we have so many options of beauty goodness, and many cruelty-free beauty brands are duping high-end main stream (non-cruelty-free) ones. 
For example:  NYX, Wet "N' Wild, Tarte and of course Stila have several options to choose from. Check them out at your favorite market.

In Conclusion...

CHEERS TO STILA! any victory is a BIG victory in my book!

Stila by ladylisalove featuring Stila

February 16, 2017

Steal A Booch Smooch

Hey There!

Valentine's Day might be over, but that doesn't mean you have to stop spreading the love.

Clearly Kombucha  has a slew of delicious flavors for you
to shake, rattle and roll into a delicious cocktail, any night of the week!

Just add a bit of sparkling wine, or gluten-free fizzle to make any day an extended V-day.  Better yet, check out their list of recipes to find your perfect combination.

 Photos by @shoesdogsandchocolate

February 3, 2017


Hi-ya, gorgeous,

Let's talk!

All beauty girls (and guys) understand the fundamentals of playing up your God-given features with a peach hue on the cheeks or red stain on the lips. Heck, we can even redefine our noses and cheek bones with a fierce contour!

But, what if I told you those beauty products we adorn over aren't using cruelty-free ingredients? In fact, 100 million animals are tested and tortured each year for the sake of providing us our favorite date-night looks. This post is not to upset you, but rather provide awareness.

Animal testing dates back to the 1920s and although the history is dark, we can start making adjustments to transition towards a cruelty-free 21st century. In fact, there are over 7,000 safe ingredients cosmetic companies can choose from to create their products. Ingredients that don't need to be tested on animals, as they have already been approved and proven safe.  
To read more on the topic of animal testing, check out the Cruelty Free Kitty . This blogger has in-depth knowledge and facts to back up her statements, and I highly recommend her informative reads.

To shop for great beauty products without the guilt, check out my picks below! With Valentine's coming up, there's no better time to look for some goodies to make you feel and look like a goddess, and you'll be doing some good for little Rupert, also. Just think, the more you spend on products that don't test on animals, the sooner the testing will become obsolete and that's a beautiful thing to look forward to! #squadgoals

Start shopping!