Saturday, 30 March 2013

Animals are intelligent!

I know, this video has been around for few years now!

But it demonstrates that animals can think and are not only led by their instincts.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Nouveau Vegan

This year, I also want to share with you some blogs that I read.
I started with Mokajo in January, and I still recommend it to you. (It's in French)

The reason why I want to share those blogs is the same one that made me write my own blog.

There is plenty of cruelty free blogs out there, but most of them are Europeans or Americans.
Don't get me wrong, I think they're really nice to read.
But when comes the time to find the products they talk about in Quebec, it's not always available.

That's why I think it's interesting to share the Quebec blogs in order to help people from here that want to have a cruelty free lifestyle.

The blog I want to share is different than mine since it is mostly about food, but is as cruelty free as mine.

Simon shares with us his vegan lifestyle on Nouveau Vegan (in French)

He gives us his impressions about the products he buys.
He talks about recipes he tries, restaurants he gets to and even talked about a book he read lately.

He also writes often, so each time you visit his page, you know for sure you'll find a new post.
I like that!

I read his blog religiously!

I hope you will like it.
If later you look for his blog, it is included in my blog roll that you may find at the top of my blog.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Who could see your manicure from the dark side anyway ?

As you may know by now, OPI crossed to the dark side. If you missed the train, click here for more info!

Please don't cry, there are so may cruelty free nail polish brands out there!

So you can compare, know that a OPI bottle costs 8,95$ on

So here is some good options!

The bottles are not to size or in a preference order.

less than 5$

L.A. Girls - L.A. Colors - essence - elf - wet n wild - manic panic - Hard Candy - NYX

between 5$ and 10$

GOSH - Soulstice Spa - China Glaze - Zoya - Milani - Lime Crime - Nubar - Orly - Crabtree&Evelyn

between 10$ and 15$

SpaRitual - A England - Inglot - Gabriel Cosmetics

more than 15$

Suncoat - NARS - butter london - deborah lippman - illamasqua

So ? There's enough options ? :-)

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Sign the petition!

Lush needs your help!
Sign the petition! We want Canada to ban animal testing!

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Yesterday, Europe. Today, the world

After the entry into force of the law against animal testing in Europe, we must roll up our sleeves and continue the fight to ensure that tests will be prohibited anywhere in the world asap.

Here is a 37 seconds video from the Humane Society

Monday, 11 March 2013

March 11th, 2013 : The day the world became better!

Today is March 11th, 2013.
Remember that date, it is an historic day.

Now take effect a total ban on selling a product tested on animals in Europe.
Neither the ingredients nor the finished products can be tested.

I must say that this makes me very happy!

Millions of animals will be spared unnecessary suffering and all that is now past history.

However, do not lower the guard!

This law applies only in Europe.
Not in Canada, not in USA.

Not in China.
In that country, animal testing is mandatory.

And do not imagine that L'Oréal & ''friends'' have not found a loophole in the law.

It ain't the brands that have to be cruelty free. 
It is the products.

In other words, L'Oréal & other brands may sell a product in Europe, and another product in China.
And that's what they are doing.

Also, L'Oréal made it clear that they will continue to expand in China.

I see Europe as the first domino falling.

It is THE cosmetic market.
I'm pretty sure that the other countries will follow.

Even China has now a plan over 5 years to replace animal testing by other tests.

Let's keep hope, let's stay courageous.
The war is not over!


Sunday, 10 March 2013

I'm siiiiiiiick!

I have a cold.
Or a flu.
Whatever, I don't know what's the difference.
I've been told a million of times, but my brain refuses to stok that information.

I'm siiiiick and I hate it...  :-(

But I don't feel like taking medication just because!
We all know that it is tested on animals, and the flu or colds eventually go alone.

But still...

If I look on the Internet, there are all kinds of ways to treat the flu (or cold) naturally ...

''drink some rhum and go to bed!''

''drink some grog'' (what is that sh*t ?)

There's also a mixture of ''zatar''... sounds even worse than grog!

''thyme essence in milk''

Can we have some suggestions with stuff we have at home please?

I'm sick and I have no desire to run to the store to get a product that is impossible to find!

Anyway, not sure grandma's methods are for me.

I'll just go with Jamieson.
It's cruelty free and approved by PETA !

Now, I have to go to the drugstore ... Wish me good luck ...

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Against Static!

I recently discovered these reusable static eliminator & softener dryer clothes from the Canadian brand Attitude.

It is good for 300 uses.

If you are doing three drying / week, you're good for 100 weeks, almost 2 years...

Two years without having to think to buy the product!

Obviously, it is more environmentally friendly than disposable dryer sheets.
There's a waste every two years instead of every time you use it.

This product costs 12$ and  is good for 300 uses.
That is equivalent to 4 cents per drying ...

Is it economical enough to your liking?

If you buy the disposable sheets, and you want to make 300 drying using only one sheet at a time, it would cost you 18$.

And I base my calculation on the cheapest sheets I found on IGA's website.

For all these reasons, I decided to buy and try.

There are 2 clothes in the box are used together in one load.

It has been several times that I use the dryer clothes and the result is the same as the disposable sheets give you.
I have no static problem, I did not notice any difference in my clothes.
My clothes are as soft as they were with disposable sheets.

The only difference is that it does not leave a fragrant odor on clothes unlike some disposable sheets.

Having the same result as the standard product, but that is more environmentally friendly and more economical, it is not a difficult choice to make.
Plus, it is CRUELTY FREE!!

For the next two years, I do not think I'll talk about other dryer sheets... lolll

Monday, 4 March 2013

Tested on me!

Since it is not possible to verify ourselves if a cosmetic brand does animal testing or not, we have no other choice than trust its word.

Unfortunately, it is difficult to know if a brand is being honest and this leaves a possibility that we buy animal tested products even if we don't want to.

That's why I'm suggesting this homemade scrub today.

Since you are the one making it with simple ingredients, you are sure it is cruelty free.

I have modified the classical honey-brown sugar since I wanted a vegan scrub.
For those of you who'd like to know why, you may click here.

I used agave syrup which is more liquid than honey.

As for the quantities, we go as we do it.
We mix the 2 ingredients until it has the aspect we're looking for.

Then, you just have to use!

The sugar exfoliates well and agave syrup binds it all.
Obviously, it's a little sticky but not too much.

The exfoliating effect is as good as the one you would get with the store-bought product and much more economical.

Let me know how you like it!