Cruelty Free - What it Means & What to buy!

Last week we did a review of some products that not only are amazing but travel well. Anne and Kat go over how to pack the proper Makeup kit for traveling to warm environments in their BTBS Travel Edition! Be sure to shop the show, there are a lot of juicy items to try.

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Anne had a slower week, moving into her Man’s House, Dog Momming and unpacking. Anne and Kat went to a meeting with their producer Shelli - a Pizza meeting at Kat’s favorite place…….The Alibi Room (in Greenwood).

Kat has had an influx of clients who have been hiring photographers for Dating Profiles. Recently a client who was in her late 50’s - 60’s. Kat LOVES doing “Mature Makeup” and her client started to talk about being a Maid of Honor in her friend’s wedding who happens to be around the same age, has never been married and is going ALL OUT. Fingers crossed she books! A Wedding like that is a freaking DREAM!

Anne and Kat have been receiving a lot of last minute requests for Weddings. Anne has booked all of her Key Saturdays for 2019, Last year. Beauty should be booked at least one year out. Kat mentions putting it high on your priority list, up there with your venue, food, photographer etc. End of story - if you want the best of the best, you need to book them almost a year in advance.

Anne and Kat go over some new brands, some are popular and known brands and some not so much.

What is Cruelty Free Makeup? Go back to PETA - they set the standard and certify brands that are cruelty free.
How is a company certified as cruelty-free?
Companies listed either signed 
PETA's statement of assurance or provided a statement verifying that they do not conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations, or finished products and that they pledge not to do so in the future.

Cruelty free does not = Vegan! Remember this, very important. Where did we find some brands that we reviewed? Go to Cruelty Free Kitty! GREAT resource for brands on top of PETA’s resources as well.

Anne goes over brands that Kat and herself have used, while they dont test on animals…the simple fact that they ship to china deems them Non-Cruelty Free / Cruel. Why is that? China has had a long standing requirement of testing products shipped in from other countries on animals prior to selling them in their country. HOWEVER, this recently has changed. While they have not stopped testing, they have made a huge step towards a change in their policy! They will no longer test UNLESS there is a reported reaction to a product that has been imported.

Check out Mega Babe Beauty!

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Kat begins with a deodorant she stumbled on at an ULTA in North Seattle. Oh, and it smells like ROSES (her favorite)!
BTW if you are shopping, ULTA in Alderwood is the shit. They have SO much to choose from and an extensive amount of Cruelty Free items. Ulta stores are pretty similar but after shopping there so much, each location definitely has it’s bonus’s.

Mega Babe is a bad ass brand that embraces the modern day woman. We sweat, we are body positive which means some of us have more curves than others. Lets talk about products that cater to the everyday woman and stop being so weird about confronting issues like “Boob Sweat” and “Thigh Chafing”. Megababe is not tested on animals, only on babes.

They were recently featured in Cosmopolitan! Evidently the Megababe Rosy Pits is tits. Read about the deodorant that had a 13,000 person wait list.

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Anne may not shop in drug stores for beauty often but loves a good online find including Morphe! Did you know…..MORPHE is cruelty free? CAUSE THEY ARE! They’re NOT Vegan, because they offer products with Lanolin, Beeswax and animal hair brushes, but also Vegan (synthetic).

The smell is great, it leaves a good finish.
Morphe is now opening Brick and Mortar Stores, which Anne & Kat will visit on their next trip. Stay Tuned for more favorites!

We are the show for the Multi Taskers! - Anne Timss
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Kat goes into her other cruelty free beauty fav - Bliss Oh My Gommage Gentle Polishing Cleanser.
The Scent is good, the feel is GREAT. It acts as a peel, it is gentle.
You can grab yours for $12.00! Oil Formula, cannot over scrub. No worries about redness or scarring here!

Bliss is also on “How I Built this”. The owner built it, sold it and then opened “Soap and Glory”. The owner is a total Boss babe.

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Tarte created a line for pre-teen / young girls who are getting into makeup. The packaging is so cute, its cruelty free, the color is great, the stay power is there. This company is known for it’s great, cruelty free beauty lines, and this is no exception!

The Velvet Matte Lipstick is a nice longwear with a powder like finish.

Check out all the Sugar Rush Line for products that are powered by Glitter and Good Vibes (who doesn’t love that?!)




Beauty finds for the week!

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Anne goes into Kat’s favorite thing in the world - a double duty beauty product! The Au Naturale Creme Multistick. Are you familiar with NARS Orgasm/ Deep Throat blushes? This is a good alternative! The “Grapefruit” is good as a creme blush, lip or even on the eye. Doesn’t budge and hello, multi purpose!


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Kat jumps on the Sugar Rush train and goes into some great deals that they have - 5 for $25! The Cake Butter Whipped Body Butter comes in travel size - as well as the “Mini Sugar Spritz Body Spray”. A nice subtle sweet smell that would tempt any sweet tooth!