Cruelty Free Cosmetics: China One Step Closer

Cruelty Free Cosmetics and China

China Just Took One Step Closer to Ending Animal Testing of Cosmetics

Exciting news just out – China has removed its legal requirement for animal testing for ‘ordinary’ cosmetics made and sold domestically. As many of you are aware, China is one of the few countries in the world where cosmetics animal testing is legally mandated. So this rule change is a really significant development. But it’s complicated too, so Wendy Higgins from Humane Society International’s Be Cruelty Free campaign helped me to understand. HSI has been working in China for more than a year to make this happen.   

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ncLA Nail Polish – LA Collection

NCLA Nail Polish – LA Collection

I previously reviewed another NCLA LA Collection, so here is a second post on the colors that were not included: Venice Beach Vixen and Hollywood Hills Hot Number.
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NCLA Nail Lacquer/Moxie Reviews

NCLA Nail Polish was started in Los Angeles, California, by its founder, Elin Dannerstedt, in February of 2011. The inspiration for NCLA Nail Polish comes from runway fashion and Los Angeles’ unique culture. Wearing NCLA Nail Polish means that you can have fashion at your fingertips, on your fingertips!

NCLA has do-it-yourself nail wraps and a line of lacquers. The LA Collection has 18, 5-free, LA inspired shades. All of the nail lacquers are 100% free of DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, and Camphor. They state that they are, “Never tested on animals. Ever.”

NCLA Nail Lacquer

Here is how the four nail polishes arrived:

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 The first nail polish to review is Venice Beach VixenI would agree that their “electric blue crème kicks ass!”

NCLA Nail Polish

Photo of NCLA Venice Beach Vixen taken outside:

NCLA Nail Polish

I used only one coat of Venice Beach Vixen. It applied smooth and covered well; very pigmented. I know that if I applied two coats, it would have been perfect, but I thought it would be interesting to show what it would like if someone was rushed for time and just wanted to get a quick manicure done.

The next polish is Hollywood Hills Hot Number:

 

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“Sparkle like a disco ball!”  This is a large flake multi color glitter that is really beautiful whether you are indoors or out. I liked this lacquer, and felt that with the multi color glitter, simply wearing it over a bare nail was very attractive! I needed two coats of this polish to distribute the glitter evenly over each nail. This polish, can be used over an NCLA nail wrap, or over another polish of your choice. Love that this is a very versatile polish!

NCLA Nail Lacquers

I like the square-shaped glass bottles. The cap is well designed so that it was easy to hold while applying polish. The NCLA polishes were very easy to apply, and touch-ups needed only to the tips after 4-5 days. I thought they were excellent quality polishes, and I would highly recommend.

 

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The Honest Company by Jessica Alba To Launch at Target

The Honest Company at Target

Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan’s The Honest Company will has announced a partnership with Target! Beginning on June 15 the merchandise will not only be in your local Target store, but also online at Target.com.
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If you’re not familiar with The Honest Company, it has only non-toxic, eco-friendly products. Target will carry The Honest Company diapers and wipes, and also items such as face and body lotion, and conditioner and shampoo.

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Dog for Dog Feed a Shelter Giveaway!

Dog for Dog

Dog for Dog has a Feed A Shelter giveaway! They want to give one 501(c) animal rescue or shelter organization (and one lucky Dog for Dog Fan) DOGSFOOD for a year.

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Dog for Dog and The Buddy Dog!

I’m going to nominate The Buddy Dog Humane Society, which is near where I live.

Buddy Dog

Here is how to nominate an animal rescue or shelter organization near you.

Leave a message on the Dog for Dog Facebook wall, and tag the shelter you’re nominating. Then write why they deserve to win DOGSFOOD for a year. Please do not leave your nomination in my comments, because it won’t count.

Dog for Dog will choose fifty of the organizations, and then have fans vote for the winner beginning on June 23, 2014.

Michael Buble, Snoop Lion and Chelsea Handler are going to be announcing the giveaway as well.

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dog for dog

 

Here are the details, and if you don’t have a Facebook Page, you can still enter by sending an email donate@dogfordog.com with subject line Feed A Shelter, and include your full name, mailing address and email address. Your email will be kept private.

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For Buddy Dog: A Night of Fashion, Fun, & Furry Friends

Help Buddy Dog

Join us for a night of fashion, fun and furry friends!  On Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs in Concord.  There will be an evening of shopping, raffles, silent auction, refreshments, and more! This will benefit the Buddy Dog Humane Society, Inc. of Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Buddy Dog and Lyn Evans

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On Thursday, June 5, 2014, from 5:00-8:00, Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs will be donating 15% of all sales that evening to Buddy Dog Humane Society, Inc. of Sudbury.

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Buddy Dogs

Buddy Dog and Lyn Evans

Tickets for the event are $10.00 (available prior to the event & at the door). Space is limited, so make sure to reserve your spot early! While RSVP is not mandatory, it is highly recommended. Can’t wait to see you there! 29 Main Street Concord, Massachusetts.

Buddy Dog Humane Society, Inc. of Sudbury, Massachusetts

Buddy Dog Humane Society is a no-kill shelter in Sudbury, Massachusetts. The dedicated staff works very hard to find responsible and permanent homes for all the animals their care.  The adoption counselors work with adopters to match them with a friend for life. Buddy Dog has a reputation as a premiere humane organization in metropolitan Boston. The staff is wonderful and they invite you to visit the Shelter to see the beautiful “buddies” that are patiently awaiting new homes.

Buddy Dog

Buddy Dog

Buddy Dog Humane Society, Inc. Sudbury, Massachusetts can be reached at (978) 443-6990   Click here for DOGS and Click here for CATS.

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