Why Cruelty-Free Products Not Only Benefit Our Beloved Animals

Today we have an awesome collaboration guest post all about Cruelty Free beauty products! If you want to read more about cruelty free makeup and beauty products be sure to check out my post on Makeup Made in the USA which lists if the lines are cruelty free or not. Enjoy!

The beauty industry has risen to be one of the biggest commercial industries. However, there are still some cosmetics companies that do animal testing. While Korean beauty companies like Missha take pride in their company ethics, practices and values, there are still a lot of globally-available companies that pay for animal testing in China. You’d be surprised how a lot of these animal-cruel products still hit the shelf.

Animal cruelty is a serious offense but some companies still spend money on having their products tested on animals. There are a lot of reasons behind this practice, and this kind of testing has been done by top beauty brands for centuries. While some companies have stopped this kind of testing and resorted to healthier alternatives, there are still those that have stayed in the dark ages of product testing.

Here are some reasons why you should be supporting companies with cruelty-free products:

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What to Buy at Trader Joe’s

The best most delicious must try food, snacks, wines, dips, cheeses, frozen foods, and desserts from the one and only Trader Joe’s.

I have been obsessed with Trader Joe’s before I ever set foot in the popular grocery store. One of the big reasons I was excited to move to California? Trader Joe’s.

On my Instagram (@blushinginhollywood) I’ve been posting Trader Joe’s Tuesday where I recommend different products or quick recipes. I figured I’d put together a master list of all of my all time favorite products. Whether you’re visiting Trader Joe’s for the first time or just want to know what’s good at Trader Joe’s you can use this post as a reference!

Trader Joe’s Condiments/Salsas/Dips/Spreads

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What to Buy on Amazon for Your Home

Who doesn’t love a good Amazon Prime purchase? Over the past few years I have purchased some of my favorite household items from Amazon. This is a fun and strange mix of items from laundry detergent to a trash can and a vacuum cleaner. Some serious glowing up!

Laundry Products to Buy on Amazon

Fancy Laundry Detergent

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Zenni Sunglasses Review

Zenni Optical reached out to me and asked if I wanted to be a part of their new campaign focusing on how you can order and customize prescription glasses/sunglasses to your liking while being able to stay in a good budget (under $50).

This was PERFECT timing because my ophthalmologist told me I needed to start wearing prescription sunglasses everyday.

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How to Get a Natural Fake Tan at Home and Naomie Olindo from Southern Charm’s Self Tanner

Southern Charm on Bravo is coming back! And Naomie Olindo the bronzed business babe owner of Shop L’abeye has been sharing her beauty secrets on Instagram. Anddd I feel like we like all of the same things. Let’s talk about Naomie’s self tanner to get a gorgeous natural fake tan this summer.

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Why You Should Try to Implement Oils in Your Hair Care Routine

Today’s post is a guest post by Naomi Hassan. It’s super timely since I was just talking about how Denise Richards’ hairstylist adds tea tree oil and lavender oil to his DIY sea salt spray. I hope you enjoy!

We spend our lives chasing the perfect way to keep our hair in top condition, and using oils like tea tree oil for hair care seems counter-intuitive. I know you’re probably thinking we should be trying to reduce oils so we can avoid greasy hair, right? Actually, there are a number of reasons why using oils in your hair care is a great idea. Below I’ll share why, and how best to put them to use.

Why should you be using oils like tea tree oil for hair care?

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7 Sunscreens to Try

It’s Skin Cancer Awareness Month and I’ve had lots of questions about what sunscreens I recommend. I know there’s lots of confusion about sunscreen, but one simple thing to remember is the best sunscreen for you is the one you’ll actually wear! That takes some trial and error. Here’s some of my favorites:

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Patricia Altschul’s Skincare

One of my favorite people to follow Lauryn of The Skinny Confidential blog and podcast got the absolute privilege of touring Patricia Altschul’s home and interviewing her for the TSC podcast. Patricia Altschul is the matriarch/breakout star of the Bravo show Southern Charm which is returning for its sixth season this week. Lauryn is super skincare obsessed and loves a detail so when she was allowed into Miss Patricia’s dressing room she got all of the insider info.

Check out Lauryn’s Instagram @theskinnyconfidential where she shared this all on her Instagram stories.

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Denise Richards’ Hairstyle Secrets

Denise Richards’ hairstylist Carlos Ortiz was sweet enough to share some of the products and techniques he uses to get Denise’s sexy hair styles. I was honestly so surprised and delighted by these tips. I LOVE a beauty tip which means I’ve heard a LOT of them so it’s hard to surprise me with something new- but he did!! Be sure to follow Carlos on Instagram to see more of his amazing work @carlitos_hair.

Denise Richards’ Sexy Beachy Wavy Mermaid Hairstyle

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Is AGELESS By Ramona Worth the $40 Price Tag?

I asked my beauty and skincare blogger friend Kim (@sortofscientific on Instagram) who has a background in biology what she thought of Ramona Singer from Real Housewives of New York City’s new AGELESS by Ramona serum and if it’s worth the price tag. Here’s what she said:

AGELESS by Ramona

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