Friday, 24 July 2015

Becoming Vegetarian and Cruelty Free Makeup

I decided to cut down on the amount of meat I was eating few months ago, and I would say it's one of the best decisions I've made. I was never a massive meat eater, but you'd be surprised at how easy it is to leave it off your plate.

 On today's factory farms we are being permitted to keep animals in crampedcruel and oppressive conditions, disallowing them to raise families, build nests or do anything else natural and important to them. Others won't even see the sun or breath fresh air until they're loaded onto lorries and headed to slaughter houses.
We have taken it too far. Before I get the whole 'we are supposed to eat meat, animals eat other animals' statement laid on me, picture this: a world without meat. It's like a world without cars, pretty hard to imagine, right? In actual fact, we would be just fine, in fact, we would have more food to go round. Why are we growing crops to feed animals raised for meat rather than growing food for people?When you consider that it takes 4.5 pounds of grain just for 1 pound of chicken meat, this is inefficiency at its worst.

Obviously there are also loads of health benefits too. Cutting down on red meats in particular would reduce your likelihood for heart disease, the number-one killer of women. Fatty red meats and many processed meats are high in saturated fat, which raises LDL (bad) cholesterol and increases risk of coronary heart disease. Scarily, it has been proven that meat-cancer connection exists. There was a study in the British Journal of Cancer, those who ate the most red and processed meat were found to have the highest risk of breast cancer.

Vegetarian food doesn't have to be boring. Here is a great website I use to find new,exciting vegetarian meals. I particularly love using Jamie's pasta and pancake recipes. 

Did you know that loads of makeup is still being tested on animals? In fact, in China it is required. Since 2013, animal-tested cosmetics have been banned in the EU, but a loophole means some ingredients can still be tested.

Here is a list of brands that test on animals, and ones that don't. The results I found actually surprised me.
Makeup tested on animals           

                    Makeup tested on animals

Bobbi Brown
Revlon -Revlon did 3rd party testing on animals (selling in China) but have since pulled out which make them cruelty free!

Makeup not tested on animals
Burt’s Bee’s
Boots Natural Collection
Boots No.7
The Body Shop
Bare Minerals

So, I am not expecting everyone who reads this to agree with me, and that is absolutely fine. I just want to make people aware of what is going on in the world, and you're a meat eater you need to know the truth about how the animal gets to your plate. If you would like some more information on vegetarian recipes and making the switch please get in contact with me or leave a comment below.  


  1. This post is really eye-opening and inspirational! I had no idea that Rimmel tested on a animals, and the conditions that they are kept in nowadays. I really support your opinion!x

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    1. Thank you for reading, and I was also surprised that Rimmel and Maybelline test on animals.xx

  2. Just stumbled across your blog and its amazing, I love your posts they're so detailed and informative. I never realised that some of these brands tested on animals, its awful! The worst thing is that the more popular brands are the ones that test on animals!

    Ella x

    1. Thank you so much! It's terrible isn't it. xx

  3. I never would have realized this.. It is so surprising how some of the most popular and expensive make up brands do test on animals.

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  4. I'm a vegetarian too and the makeup tested on animals but was very helpful x

  5. These are amazing! They look super yummy too, Bobo xoxo

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