Help Ban Fur Sales in California!

On March 12, California’s Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee will vote on a bill to implement a statewide fur ban, which is the first vote needed in the process of this bill becoming law. Please call and email to urge your representative to vote “Yes” on AB 44 before March 12th! (California residents only)

Find your assembly member’s contact information by entering your zip code at idausa.org/findmyrep and clicking on the “California” tab.

When you call, introduce yourself and where you are calling from, and simply say “Please vote yes on A.B. 44 to implement a statewide fur ban because California residents do not support animal cruelty for vanity.”

Visit my alert to send a letter to your representative here.

To find out how you can help make California’s statewide fur ban a reality – even if you’re not a CA resident – visit furishistory.org

Let’s make fur history in California!

Celebrate Earth Day with Nature Inspired Art and Accessories from Rainbowgrove Dreams!

Happy Earth Day! Today is the PERFECT day to share the beautiful, nature-inspired and animal-friendly art and accessories from Rainbowgrove Dreams!

If you’re anything like me, you truly love nature! From the ocean to the forests, to the mountains. I’ve lived in and have loved them all! My admiration of nature and animals are reflected in my personal style and home. These items from Rainbowgrove Dreams fit my aesthetics and ethics perfectly and you will LOVE them too!

I’ve wanted to work with this company for quite some time! Laura, the founder of Rainbowgrove Dreams, aims to educate and ultimately change the world, just like me!

Rainbowgrove Dreams is a beautifully curated collection of unique accessories, art, and home decor items that are vegan, cruelty-free, and showcases the exquisite world around us! This wonderful company gives back to exemplary organizations like Mercy For Animals and Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary.

I truly appreciate a company that offers special items and supports worthy causes. It shows that their heart is in the right place! Alright, let’s get into the review!

Company: Rainbowgrove Dreams

Products

Dreamy Sky and Earth Wall Art

Casual Messenger Bag (Blue)

Retro Floral Design Wallet (Green)

Reviews:

 

To kick off this review, I’m starting with the item that just so happens to be one of my favorite art pieces of all time! The Dreamy Sky and Earth Wall Art is a stunning print on canvas that I could stare at for hours! The vibrant magenta and purple hues of the flowering fields pop against the dreamy, cloudy sky! I love art that gives you the ability to add your own personal flair to it. This item comes with 5 individual canvases that you can arrange as you see in the picture or any way you like! This is definitely a conversation piece that brings the beauty of nature into your home!

Next up, is the Casual Messenger Bag (Blue) by Amelie Galanti. This bag is perfect for just about every outfit and is very high quality. The faux leather has a glossy finish and the texture of actual leather. It has dark chrome hardware and multiple pockets and compartments to fit all of your belongings! It comes with a shoulder strap and a long cross-body strap so it can be styled to meet your needs. This bag is built to last, made with animal-friendly materials, and is the perfect everyday accessory!

Last up, is the Retro Floral Design Wallet (Green) that may just be the cutest wallet on the planet! This tri-fold wallet features an adorable, vintage-inspired floral pattern and high quality faux leather-esque material. It is large enough to fit all of your cards, bills, coins, and even your cell phone. This could even double as a clutch to add some springtime flair to your outfit! The inside is a pretty pink faux leather material with a sateen floral material inside the pockets. If you love vintage style, vegan accessories, or are just looking for a new item for the warmer weather, this wallet is it!

The Bottom Line

Rainbowgrove Dreams is a fabulous shop that offers special items that are anything but ordinary! The materials used are vegan and made to mirror the beauty of nature and the world around us. These items are gorgeous and of excellent quality, but most of all, they do not use leather and they are used to support fantastic organizations that make the world a better place for everyone.

This Earth Day, head on over to Rainbowgrove Dreams and check out all of the fabulous items that they have to offer!

 

*Special thanks to my sister for modeling!*

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Corkor’s Gorgeous Cork Bags… Perfect for the Eco-Fashionista on Your Holiday Shopping List!

Company: Corkor

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Corkor’s Goals:

“Sustainability is one of the biggest issues of our times. It touches many aspects of our lives, right down to the materials we choose to buy. In these defining times where our choices can and will define the future of the planet, cork stands out as the number one eco–friendly raw material.

At Corkor, we feel we can truly make a difference by providing people with a premium, eco–friendly alternative to other highly polluting products. Cork is good for the environment in more than one way: recyclable, reusable and sustainable, cork is also a high–end alternative to leather. Beautiful, sustainable and vegan accessories are our contribution to a better, greener world.”

Why Cork?

“The extraction of cork also maintains the vitality of the “Montado” habitat and promotes multiple economic, environmental and social gains, allowing for thousands of people to go on living and working in otherwise deserted areas of Portugal.”

waterproof, buoyant, elastic, fire resistant and unique in its appearance, it is a naturally harvested material, mainly originating in the cork oak forests located in the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal and Spain).”

Product: Cork Clutch Natural

Review:

Every girl needs a good clutch for nights out or days that you don’t want to carry around a huge bag. That’s why I am so excited to share Corkor’s Cork Clutch Natural with you! If this is your first time to my website (welcome!), you must know that my style is quite casual and based on comfortable, multi-purpose pieces with a rock and roll flair! Of course, my main interest is vegan, cruelty-free fashion!

IMG_1412.jpgOk, let’s start with the basics! The dimensions of this clutch are 7.5″ long x 4.7″ wide x 2″ inches deep, so it is roomy enough to fit all of your essentials like your phone, wallet, and other necessities. This bag is made of smooth, durable cork from Portugal (yes, the same stuff that tops your favorite wine bottle) that is water-resistant and super high quality.

The neutral color will match everything in your wardrobe which I truly appreciate because I seriously don’t have time to think about what bag matches my outfits on a daily basis!

I love that the natural cork gives it an earthy, eco-vibe while the super shiny, silver metal hardware gives it a classy and slightly edgy look (my fav!). This clutch easily transitions from a fun, daytime over the shoulder or crossbody bag to a sophisticated nighttime accessory, simply by removing the chain. I love multi-use products!

The Bottom Line

I adore this clutch! I love how it easily adds style to any outfit and is perfect for a casual trip to Whole Foods or for a night out! It truly is a special bag and you can count on people asking you about it when you wear it!

Using a sustainable material like cork is a genius idea! It just goes to show that leather and other animal products are not necessary to look fabulous! This clutch is sure to please anyone and everyone on your holiday shopping list!

Thank you, Corkor, for sending me this stunning clutch to review!

Jewels By SJB – Review

Company: Jewels By SJB

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‘Jewels by SJB is a collection of hand forged, cruelty free jewels made with attention to detail out of my home studio in Toronto, ON. I’m passionate about creating pieces that are not only cruelty free but also share the vegan message through hand stamping.
To create high quality pieces that are made to last I use genuine gemstones, .925 sterling silver and 14k gold fill metal.”

“G I V I N G B A C K – When you make a purchase from Jewels by SJB, you’re not only helping to spread the vegan message but you’re also helping to save animals in need. With each purchase, a portion of profits go to The Animal House located in Ocho Rios Jamaica.”

Pieces:

Delicate Hand-Stamped Sterling Silver Cuff  – C$26.25

Dream Stack – C$76.71

Green Amethyst Gem Drop (Silver) – C$36.75

 

Reviews:

I must admit, I had been eyeing up some of the pieces from Jewels By SJB for quite some time before reaching out to them about working together. Sue, the extremely kind and hard-working woman behind the company, is based in Ontario where she creates stunning pieces of jewelry for a great cause (see above).

The pieces Sue creates are eye-catching, dainty, and celebrate Veganism. With their beautiful gemstones, hand-stamped charms, and high-quality metals, there is truly a special piece to please just about everyone (the holidays will be here sooner than you think, guys!).

The first piece that I received was the Delicate Hand-Stamped Sterling Silver Cuff. The word VEGAN is hand-stamped into the super shiny sterling silver cuff. It is thin yet sturdy, and is able to be adjusted to fit various wrist sizes and is easily taken on/off.  I love this piece because it matches everything and looks amazing stacked with other bracelets. The reason I love this bracelet most of all, to me at least, is that it’s empowering! I don’t know how other vegans feel, but sometimes when I’m out in the real world, it seems that no one else shares my values. This bracelet is a nice little way to say, Hey! You’re kind, compassionate, and making a difference! Keep up the good work!”

Next, was the absolutely stunning Dream Stack set of 3 braceletsIncluded in this set are the faceted jade with a sterling silver heart charm bracelet, the “v” for vegan matte howlite bracelet and the aqua chalcedony adjustable bezel bracelet. All three look incredible when worn together, but are also interesting and beautiful enough to wear on their own.

The Faceted Jade with Sterling Silver Heart Charm Bracelet is probably my favorite out of the three. I just love the smoky blue/purple color of the beads and I absolutely adore anything with hearts on it (I have 3 heart tattoos!).

The “V” for Vegan Matte Howlite Bracelet is as cute as can be with its hand-stamped charm and round white beads with gray marbling. This bracelet is another piece that can be worn with anything and has secret Vegan inspirational powers (like the cuff)!

The Aqua Chalcedony Adjustable Bezel Bracelet is so gorgeous! The gemstone is my all-time favorite color and it pairs perfectly with the silver and white satin drawstring. It is adjustable to fit any wrist size, and each stone is one-of-a-kind!

Last, is the dainty and elegant Green Amethyst Gem Drop Necklace. This petite gemstone hangs from a thin silver chain and is the perfect way to draw attention to your pretty little face! Both the silver and gemstone catch the light and just glow! It is perfect to layer with other necklaces or to add some shine to your day on its own!

The Bottom Line

If you are looking for spectacular, unique pieces of jewelry that have a great message and also helps animals, I highly recommend Jewels By SJB. Sue is so talented when it comes to

making these beautiful works of art. It is easy to see that she puts her heart into every piece, and that makes her jewelry truly special.

Thank you, Jewels By SJB, for working with me! You are so kind and generous and your continued success is inevitable!

 

 

 

TASH Cosmetics Eye Pigment Reviews

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Company: TASH Cosmetics

“Our Mission: To create and provide natural cosmetics empowering men and women to make healthier choices for beautiful vibrant Makeup and quality-effective Skin Care.”

‘Made to Order, Cruelty-Free, Vegan Certified, Organic, Plant-based,  Free of Petrochemicals, Parabens, Genetically Modified Ingredients and Toxic Preservatives. (We only used plant based preservatives that come from Camellia sinensis-the green tea plant)”

Products:

Eye Candy Wet/Dry Loose Pigments – The Boom! (8 grams, $22.00 USD)

Eye Candy Wet/Dry Loose Pigments – Sexy SWAG (8 grams, $22.00 USD)

Eye Candy Wet/Dry Loose Pigments  – Vergis

Reviews:

These Eye Candy Wet/Dry Loose Pigments are super saturated and made with ultra fine pigments for an extremely bold and blendable look. As the name suggests, they can be used wet or dry. To get a bold look from the pigments, pat the eye shadow on with your finger or makeup brush.  For an extremely daring and spectacular look, apply the shadows with a wet brush. I used water, but you can use a mixing medium, liquid primer or even a little coconut oil.

These eye shadow shades are truly unique and have excellent pigmentation and color payoff. You will be impressed as I was!

The Boom! is a turquoise/blue shade with a diamond shimmer finish. It is buildable and gets darker as you layer it. As the light hits it, you see icy green to deep green shades. This eye shadow is absolutely stunning!

Sexy SWAG is a cooler brown with almost a purple tone to it with silver micro-sparkles. It is definitely high impact and draws attention to the eye. It is perfect for an amped up smokey eye! This would work beautifully with just about every skin tone. LOVE IT!

Vergis is a new shade, and will most likely be added to their website by the time I post this review. The eye shadow is a light olive green/deep gold shade that is very metallic looking and reflective. This high shine shadow can be used dry on the lid or added wet for a seriously gorgeous eye look!

The Bottom Line

TASH Cosmetics creates bold, beautiful eye shadows that are extremely pigmented and high quality. They are very blendable and a little goes a long way. The price is outstanding for the amount of product that you get.

I am so impressed with these pigments! I love to see companies that eliminate all of the unnecessary chemicals from cosmetics while still making amazing products. Of course, these products are vegan and cruelty-free! I highly recommend these Eye Shadows to anyone that wants unique, high impact shadows that are made without harmful ingredients!

Thank you, TASH Cosmetics, for sending me these products to review!