Month: November 2018

iHerb Cruelty Free and Vegan Holiday Gift Guide

iHerb Cruelty Free and Vegan Holiday Gift Guide
iHerb Cruelty Free and Vegan Holiday Gift Guide FTC Disclaimer: This gift guide is sponsored by iHerb. I know you guys have heard me talk about iHerb a lot. Ever since I first discovered them (too many years ago to admit), I have been hooked! They have a huge variety of health and beauty products (over 30,000 to be exact), and that includes a lot of cruelty free brands that you already know and love. The prices are really good, and in fact they guarantee that you will receive the best value in the world (not just in the US – they ship with free or discounted shipping to over 150 countries). ...

New Skincare Treatments from Physicians Formula

New Skincare Treatments from Physicians Formula
New Skincare Treatments from Physicians Formula I thought you guys would want to know – one of your favorite cruelty free drugstore brands has launched some new goodies! Physicians Formula is at it again with some new additions to their cruelty free skincare line. Like the skincare that was launched last Spring, the new products are very effective, hypoallergenic, vegan, come in gorgeous packaging (perfect for gift-giving) and are ohhhh-so-affordable! The Perfect Matcha 3-In-One Melting Cleansing Balm ($12.95) –  Let’s start with the new Physicians Formula cleansing balm. This is a thick bal...

Consider the Animals Hurt and Lost in the Wildfires this Giving Tuesday

Consider the Animals Hurt and Lost in the Wildfires this Giving Tuesday
Facebook Will Match Your Donation to the ASPCA This Giving Tuesday! Animals have been hurt, lost, burned and even killed in the California wildfires and other recent natural disasters. It’s awful to watch this happen and not be able to help. But the good news is that you CAN help by donating to the ASPCA. Want to join me in supporting a good cause this Giving Tuesday? Facebook and Paypal will MATCH your donations on 11/27!! Click here to help animals now! I’m raising money for the ASPCA and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. My goa...

Tips for Taking the Best Travel Photos for Instagram

Tips for Taking the Best Travel Photos for Instagram
Photo taken in Edinburgh, Scotland, by Lauren McGlynn Tips for Taking the Best Travel Photos for Instagram Travel photography is the best way to bring souvenirs home. My husband and I LOVE taking photos at the places we visit. It’s obviously ideal if you can hire a professional photographer (like we did for these amazing pics right before our wedding in Edinburgh), but if you can’t, there are still ways to get some amazing photos while on your travels. We started by just taking pics for ourselves, then for the blog, and now it’s a fun, slightly competitive game of photo creativity that we bot...

2018 Cruelty Free Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deal List

2018 Cruelty Free Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deal List
2018 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals from Cruelty Free Brands It’s that time of year! Time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals! I do pretty much all of my holiday shopping online. Unless there’s some reason to go to a store, it’s just much easier for me to get everything I need online. I can even have things shipped directly to my family in Louisiana, so I don’t have to pack their gifts in my luggage. I’ve been collecting all the Black Friday and Cyber Week deals I can find from cruelty free makeup, skincare, haircare and lifestyle brands so you can get the best prices. I hope this is...

Can You Fight Depression and Anxiety with Supplements?

Can You Fight Depression and Anxiety with Supplements?
Do Supplements for Depression and Anxiety Really Work? Hey Beauty Bunnies, let’s get real for a minute. Clinical depression and anxiety are no joke. I’ve suffered from mood disorders my whole life, even as a child. I was officially diagnosed with major depressive disorder when I was 16 years old. I started on a roller coaster of prescription drugs, supplements, and other treatments that have often been difficult, sometimes with terrible side effects, but some of those depression treatments have also saved my life. These days, I feel happy and calm most of the time, and most people would NEVER...

Is CoverGirl REALLY Cruelty Free?

Is CoverGirl REALLY Cruelty Free?
Is CoverGirl Cruelty Free? Earlier this week, I received a ton of messages from you guys letting me know that CoverGirl is cruelty free and Leaping Bunny certified. You may wonder why I have been silent about this until now. I’ll be honest – I was shocked! CoverGirl is a huge brand that was formerly owned by Procter & Gamble and now owned by Coty. Neither parent company is cruelty free, and in the past their brands have always had a “when required by law” animal testing clause, so this news seemed to come completely out of left field. I had a lot of questions, and wasn’t prepared to share the...

LaserXX SculpSure Body Contouring Giveaway ($1600 value)!

LaserXX SculpSure Body Contouring Giveaway ($1600 value)!
SculpSure Body Contouring Review and Giveaway Hey Beauty Bunnies! I haven’t done a giveaway in a while because I’ve been too preoccupied with wedding planning. Well now that I’m back from my honeymoon, I’m diving right in with a KILLER GIVEAWAY ($1,600 value)! This is a REALLY good one you guys. I’m super excited about it! I’ve been getting SculpSure body contouring treatments at LaserXX in Los Angeles for the past few months, and the results so far have been amazing. I don’t have final results, so no pics to show you guys JUST yet, but I can tell you that when I went for my last wedding dres...

I Was Sick at My Wedding – a Wedding Survival Guide

I Was Sick at My Wedding – a Wedding Survival Guide
So yeah, one of my worst wedding fears came true – I was sick with a nasty cold at my wedding. I’m going to talk about that in a minute, but first I want to give you a full list of wedding tips in this wedding survival guide that I wish someone would have given me before my big day. I was a wedding first-timer (and not planning any more in the future haha!). Before the ceremony, I read lots of well-meaning wedding prep articles with some good advice as well as some terrible advice. My best friend got married a week before me, and I’ve learned lessons from her wedding and from mine. I’m going t...