Stacy B here! One thing about being on a budget that is tough is that sometimes to keep the prices low, you have to sacrifice something that might be important to you. Sometimes it’s quality, or packaging, or the type of company you buy from. Lately, Meg has been pretty vocal about companies that test on animals and how that’s not something she’s going to promote or support. Guess what that eliminates a lot of? Cheap drugstore brands! Bye Bye Maybelline, Dove, Almay, Chapstick, Clairol, L’Oreal and more.
Now ladies, promise me something. Promise me you’ll read to the end of this paragraph before you judge me. Promise? OK. Here’s my dirty secret. I don’t like animals. I am not an animal person, I don’t have pets, don’t want them and get a little weirded out when people call their pets their kids. But…(you’re still reading with an open mind, right?) I don’t want animals harmed. I don’t think they deserve to be hurt or tortured or used for experimental purposes. I know they feel pain in some capacity and I don’t want them to suffer. I just don’t want them in my house. So of course, when Meg said this site wouldn’t promote companies that test on animals, I was totally fine with that.
I guess I’ll have to try even harder to find products that are cruelty free on a budget! Hopefully that helps all you megheads too! You still like me, right?? 🙂
I found a great list on Peta’s website, you can search here for companies that do or don’t test on animals: Wow, what a list. I am pretty shocked. The don’t test list seems to be a lot shorter than the do test list! And, less recognizable too. Looks like this will be a good opportunity for me to branch out and step away from the mass marketed cosmetic giants.
I don’t have an actual product today because I had a whole bunch of Maybelline, Garnier and L’Oreal stuff in mind for the next few weeks. But, they are on the bad list so I’m going to get my butt to a drugstore with the good list in hand and look for some new things over the next week or so. The good news is some of the products I’ve been either reviewing lately or thinking about are on the good list. A few are: Wet n Wild (wow, not only a marketing makeover but a product one, too!) California Baby, Burts Bees, Giovanni, ELF, Revlon, OPI and NYX. Phew, there are some good ones on there!
My mission over the next few weeks is to get some great new products on a budget that are cruelty free. I may not want those animals in my house, but I don’t want them to die for what I put on my face. I’m also looking for recommendations of your favorite products that don’t test on animals! Send them my way, I need some ideas!