Greetings, Vegan Beauty Recommendation and a Sale Alert

Greetings to everyone

I wanted to alert you to a few things.

1. Good Guys is having a deal of sorts. With the code SUMMERLOVE you can get free shipping which actually translates to about $50 off if you live in the US. Not bad! I got a pair of their light pink oxfords and I can’t wait. Will definitely post pics when I get them.

2. Somewhere on Facebook I came across the quote by William James “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does”.

Does it? I think it does as well.

One thing I’m interested in lately is which makeup companies test on animals. I recently saw a discussion on Facebook about it. From what I gathered, it is often hard to tell. Companies won’t tell you whether they do or not, however if their products are made in China, they are REQUIRED to test on animals. Animal testing for cosmetics–what is the point. It goes without saying that it is disturbing and cruel.

I have come across a great company recently though that is loudly and proudly 100% Vegan and cruelty free.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic Lip Tars.

They are like lipsticks but come in a little tube with a brush. You just use the tiniest dot from the tube, put it on your lips with the brush and it dries on your lips, so it doesn’t smudge and you can kiss someone or eat or drink and not worry about it. They’re amazing! I want all the colors.

They also come in a lot of crazy colors and I hear their black lipstick is especially good.

Beauty bloggers and vloggers love these things–I think it’s growing in popularity which is great. They also sell vegan makeup brushes, eye shadows, and foundations.

Just thought I’d let you know. I got two colors Femme (a light barbie pink) and Vintage (a great deep red).



My Non Leather Life T-Shirts and Visions of a Vegan Lifestyle Brand


A dream I have is to have my own vegan lifestyle brand. A la Martha Stewart.

Of course, everything would be animal cruelty free. There would be no leather, wool, suede, rich calfskin linings, fur trimmings etc. Everything would be fake.

One thing I love is the aesthetics of different companies. Some companies want to be all high fashion, and others are inspired by things like old movies.

Some companies are loud and proudly vegan, preferring to shout the truth about what is happening to animals from the rooftops (OlsenHaus comes to mind). Others prefer to simply present a non leather option with a more subtle animal rights message (Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather comes to mind).

What would my imagined company do? I think I would try to make a brand centered around the fabulous lifestyle of the most well equipped vegan ever–by that I mean, a vegan who never needs to hunt on the internet for cool shoes and what not. Oh no, she has it all already. She has every non leather item you could ever want.

What kind of girl is she? She is a very old fashioned, romantic soul. She lives alone, or perhaps she is married, or perhaps she has several BEAUX, who bring her fresh flowers.

She has a vintage car, and she lives on a farm, a vegan farm though. Maybe this farm grows sprouts or micro greens. She has a big greenhouse full of tropical plants which she collects on fabulous plant hunting and preservation vacations. She has a lavish bed full of DOWN-FREE comforters and pillows. A pair of tan non leather driving gloves lies by her bed side table.

She has a closet of non leather shoes. She has a cool fake leather jacket that looks like she found it in a thrift store. She has faux leather pants for when she needs to impress say, Prince.

She has hats, many hats–but with no wool in them. She has floral couches, with no leather trim. Even her car–the seats are upholstered with faux blue leather.

She likes to fashion herself after a gibson girl, lucy honeychurch from a Room With a View,

a pre-raphelite painting. She wears a golden circlet and flowers clipped to all her shoes.


A little fantasy for today.

Oh, and I made t-shirts!! Comment below if you would like to acquire one.