As a beauty blogger, I am always asking tips and advice from all the gorgeous divas I know, especially those in-the-know! But as they say; time to pay it forward. When asked “what’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever given?”, I had to think carefully.
Choose Vegan and Cruelty-Free
Let’s start with the obvious. Of course, first and foremost, I will shout it from the mountaintop that THE BEST choice I ever made was to go vegan and cruelty-free with my makeup and skincare. Not only does it support my lifestyle choices to protect animals and the environment, I can’t believe the difference it has made in my skin.
Keep it Simple
Something I’ve learned from following a vegan lifestyle has also been essential in streamlining my beauty routine. Sometimes the most significant impact comes from the smallest and simplest things. Because vegan beauty products are all natural, they are purer and free of toxins that could be absorbed through or irritate sensitive skin. Plus, plant-based materials are the original oil-free makeup.
They help in controlling sebum while being incredibly hydrating, without the chemicals that will dry out oily skin and cause even more breakouts! Fewer, more natural ingredients really DO make a difference in your skin and overall well-being; all while making you look naturally flawless to-boot! Believe me; vegan beauty is beauty from the inside out as well as the outside in, it’s your recipe for a gorgeous, natural glow.
Surprise Yourself: Experiment and Try the Unexpected
If I had to dig a little deeper? Try the unexpected. In making careful and conscious choices, I have discovered that some of my favorite products came from unlikely places. The biggest price does not necessarily deliver the biggest impact! Don’t get me wrong; there is nothing this princess loves more than my favorite items to provide that certain va-va-voom for that special occasion (even if it is just making a Monday feel special).
But, I have learned to balance my splurges at high-end boutiques with more budget-friendly purchases. I am now addicted to timeless staples from my health-care aisle at Whole Foods and am always trying out new colors or seasonal trends found at the drugstore or Target. A vegan beauty boost while balancing your budget!
And speaking of unexpected; in the process I have become proudly DIY, finding beauty inspiration in my own kitchen: talk about a surprise! Coconut oil has become the holy grail of beauty for a reason. It’s vegan, all natural, and the perfect supplement to enhance my skin and hair care routines. And don’t get me started on almond, argan and rosehip oils, all perfect for face, hair and body, as well as essential oils to customize my every mood.
Travel the World, While Saving the Environment
Go out and explore the world of vegan beauty. While researching smaller, newer beauty brands I have discovered amazing products from Australia to Iceland and back to my home backyard in the USA. Natural formulas like that made me look and feel fabulous. With more straightforward and minimal packaging that makes my bathroom shelf look simple and chic. All while helping cut down on wasteful extras that harm the environment. Better than a postcard, any day!
Spread the Love
A final tip? Spread the love! Part of being a beauty guru is spreading the gospel. Why not introduce others to the joys and benefits of vegan-friendly and cruelty-free makeup? When in doubt about what to give the beloved beauty junkies in your life (or if you just need to treat yourself); of course, there is no better surprise than in regular delivery of a vegan beauty subscription box. It makes everyday feel like your beauty birthday!