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Cruelty Free – Have I given in?

Hello people! How are you all doing today? It’s finally the weekend which is fantastic. I hope you all have nice plans, whether it be doing nothing or the complete opposite! At least we now have something which vaguely resembles summer…

Anyway, what I wanted to write about today is really a sort of update on how I am getting on as a cruelty free makeup user. If you haven’t already seen my first post, then you can read about my change over here: Why I’m now a cruelty free blogger.

A few weeks ago, I decided enough was enough and that I would make the switch over to animal friendly products. For a long time I had felt bad about using products tested on animals, but never took things further. (As I said, if you’re interested in hearing more, then do look at the original post!).

So I know you’re all wondering… did I give in!? Well no, I did not! I’m still doing it much to my amazement (and relief). At first I thought I could do the change instantly. I mainly did, except then I realised there are a lot more small changes that I hadn’t even considered at first. Things like hand soaps and shampoos! I’d only really been thinking about the makeup side of things, so this initially put a spanner in the works. The thing is, in a kind and caring world, it should be really easy to change to cruelty free. The problem is, there are too many companies that aren’t putting this on their agenda, so the default is buying products tested on animals.

I didn’t want to be wasteful and throw out my current products, so what I said was that I would use them up and then anything I bought there onwards would be cruelty free. I’ve actually switched to using Lush hair products, which can be pricey but at least you know you’re doing good for the planet. I’ve got the shampoo and conditioner bars (the conditioner I’ll admit isn’t great, but LOVING the shampoo!). With the hand soap, I actually realised the Bayliss and Harding one I had is cruelty free anyway, so that was a relief! With makeup and skincare, my ‘go to’ shop is The Body Shop, as I know I can trust their products. Also I’m really impressed with Superdrug’s own skincare, as they are all not tested on animals!

I’ve actually been really enjoying the journey of switching to cruelty free. I thought it would be difficult, and yes, in many ways it is. But I just feel so much better knowing that I’m not benefiting from some animals unwilling torture. Sorry, I’m not trying to be dramatic, I just feel like I can post freely on here about my thoughts. If any of you have any tips or advice then do get in touch… I would genuinely LOVE to hear from you! Also if you’re thinking of making the change then say hi!

Thanks for tuning in, it’s been lovely 🙂 speak again soon, Jessica x

P.s. If you do want to chat, then I’m chatty on Twitter

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