Makeup Monday: Cruelty-Free and Vegan Products

Makeup Monday

Over the past couple of years, I went from “sometimes putting eyeliner and lipstick on” to learning how to take care of your skin and how to do that with makeup. I just wanted to share the love for all things beauty and skin-care related. Let me know what you think!

Today, if you weren’t paying attention, I want to talk about cruelty-free and vegan products! I’ve always cared about animals so when I went vegetarian in college, it was for the animals. Yes, I was one of those girls. But just because I eat meat again, doesn’t mean I stopped caring.

The new “trend” now is to go cruelty-free and/or vegan in your makeup and beauty routine. I have to admit I might try this in the near future because I found out a lot of my favourite brands are cruelty-free. I found Cruelty Free Kitty, which offers a whole list of makeup, skin care, beauty, and nail care brands that are cruelty free, vegan, or both. I don’t know if this is a full list or even a true list, but judging from her Instagram, she does a lot of research, and if it is, I use a lot of brands that are on here already and that makes me pretty happy:

And recently, a beauty vlogger I follow recently decided to go cruelty-free and here is her video in which she destashes foundations that aren’t cruelty free:

I actually was going to include her in my Inspiration Thursday last week but decided to post her video today instead. In one of her cruelty-free videos, Miss Billy says she isn’t going to throw away everything that tests on animals, but she won’t buy anything new that does test on animals, so I think that’s what I’ll do too. I just bought a lot of drug-store makeup, but from now on, I’ll probably be more cruelty-free-conscious (if that’s the phrase for it?). What a great idea!

My Recencies: June 17-23

My Recencies

Another week, another My Recencies post! Every week, I will handwrite 5 things I did that week that made me happy, take a picture of it, and post it on Instagram. And that is what I (now) call My Recencies! Without any further ado, here is what I did this week!

Inspiration Thursday: #ProudToBe and the Glam Mukbang

Inspiration Thursday

Whenever I get to Thursday, I just feel like I need some extra inspiration to get me to Friday. This is what is getting me through today!

I’m a huge fan of the Philip DeFranco show and I feel like we have similar political leanings (though I probably don’t agree with him on everything) but this video he did defending the Youtube #ProudToBe video was pretty great. Specifically the segment from the beginning to 3:10, he talks about why it shouldn’t matter to you how or who people identify with regarding their sexuality and their gender. And I totally agree!

And now for something totally silly! Mukbang (“muhk-bahng”) is basically watching people eat as they talk to the camera or interact with a streaming audience. I don’t really know how I feel about them (I’m curious about them, not a fan but not totally weirded out) so I searched for mukbang videos on YouTube and I found this lovely lady! She’s pretty funny and I’ve never seen anyone eat so much sauce with their pizza before. She’s adorable and I loved this video a lot! I still haven’t seen a lot of other mukbang videos, but I really liked hers so I hope they’re all like this!

Check Out Episode #75 of the We’re The Worst Podcast!

If you didn’t already know, I started a podcast with my good friend Sowmya, and we’re over at We’re The Worst podcast! We talk about a bunch of things, from food to our aspirations and we even play games! This is what we were up to this week!


In our latest episode, we talk about something very near and dear to our hearts, the no-seriously-what-is-going-on-right-now couple that is Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston. I don’t know about Sowmya, but this is probably the first time I’ve ever gotten worked up over a celebrity couple in my life. We talk about how we feel (mostly negative, so if you’re pro-Hiddleswift, just a warning), why we feel this way, and different theories about why and how they got together. Gossip heavy episode! Some BTS info: We seriously scheduled a catch-up date solely to talk about this. I mean, Sowmya and I caught up from when we last saw each other, but we did talk mostly about these two and how we felt. Such emotions!

You can listen to the episode here and check out the rest of our episodes on our website!