• Drybar is a brand I have found myself going back to over and over again. It all started when I was looking for a cruelty-free dry shampoo. I had heard of Drybar, but for some reason didn't think the bigger brands would be crulty-free. One day, I was at Sephora (per usual spending way more money than I should) and noticed the Drybar shelf. I shuffled on over without much hope but to my surprise, I saw the beautiful Leaping Bunny logo on their dry shampoo and the rest is history. Don't get me wrong, there are other haircare brands I love as well and I don't think every Drybar product is by far the best, but I sure do love a lot of their products. Most recently my very old, cheap, blow dryer kicked the bucket. It was not by a cruelty-free brand but it was purchased many, many moons ago when

  • Let's talk cruelty-free hair products and hair tools. Most people know that products like shampoo and hairspray can be tested on animals; however, don't forget about hair tools, like brushes and curling irons. While a curling iron itself is not going to be tested on an animal (at least, not to my knowledge), your basic Target or grocery store curling iron is very likely made by a company that also makes hair styling products and tests those products on animals. So while technically that curling iron is a cruelty-free product, the brand is probably not. If you really want to spend your money on truly cruelty-free items, make sure the brand in it's entirely is cruelty-free. This isn't difficult because either the brand is or it isn't - meaning brands either test all their hair styling

  • Let's talk about INIKA Organic, an Australian brand that is starting to get noticed and it should! It is, of course, cruelty-free, certified by Choose Cruelty Free Australia, the Australian version of the Leaping Bunny certification in the US. The products are also 100% vegan and are certified organic by Organic Food Chain Australia. While standards differ on what get's to be called "organic" depending on the agency or non-profit providing the certification (as there is not a worldwide standard for this term), in this case, it means the products contain 70% or more organic ingredients, which is pretty damn good in my book. I've personally tried multiple products from their line and will be buying most of them again. Right now, the products are available only through the INIKA Organic

  • Traveling is the best! But, seriously. And since I was traveling recently, I wanted to put together a list of must take products, all of which are, of course, cruelty-free. As amazing as travel can be, it can also be rough on the skin, especially when flying. Airplanes dry the sh*t out of my skin and the stress of travel can also cause additional skin issues. My philosophy when traveling is to be to bring products that multi-task, work well regardless of the condition my skin is in, and that help protect. First and foremost, that means washing it at the end of the day no matter what, EVEN WHEN TRAVELING! Second, it means hydration and sunscreen!  At home, if my skin is feeling particularly oily, dry, or irritated, I have a product or two I may use to help with that specific conce