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Are you looking for recommendations or interested in the latest Leaping Bunny certified products? This blog is for you.  We review Leaping Bunny certified products, ranging from beauty, personal care, and household products, and provide you with the necessary information to help you make informed purchases.

The Leaping Bunny Program set the gold standard for certifying companies cruelty-free and free of animal testing.  We work closely with brands to help make shopping for animal-friendly products accessible and trustworthy.  Check out the shopping guide for our ever expanding list of cruelty-free companies.  The power is in the consumer and we hope to provide you with the tools to shop cruelty-free.

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Cruelty-Free Product Reviews

February 11, 2016

Body butter is a very popular product that is extremely important during these dry winter months. There is such a wide variety available on the market that it can be overwhelming to find the one right for you. Southern Comforts is a vegan fragrance company that stands out from the rest. Their super unique product names and fragrances provide a respit from the often overused, every day scents and offer something fun and different. Not to overlook their product formulations, Southern Comforts body butters are incredibly thick, nourishing, and melt into the skin without feeling greasy. The body butter's three main ingredients are shea butter, mango butter, and cocoa butter, which sooth the skin and provide superb moisturization.

Two Southern Comfort body butter scents are Baby Cakes and Mama Tried. Baby Cakes is described as orange blossom accord, buttercream icing, vanilla cake, bergamot, and birthday candles. Mama Tried consists of non-gourmand vanilla, blended whiskey, gardenia, and honeysuckle. Both fragrances are very unique and intriguing, intense but not overpowering. They are the perfect addition to your dry winter routine and also double as a fragrance.

February 09, 2016

Liquid lipstick has made quite the splash in the cosmetic world in recent years. They promise to provide a smudge-proof, long lasting, and matte finish to the lips. But the question is, do they deliver? Oftentimes, liquid lipsticks come at a premium and you want to make sure you are getting your money’s worth.  We agree!

Lime Crime makes vegan, cruelty-free liquid lipsticks that are the real deal. The Velvetines, as they are so aptly named, offer highly pigmented, vibrant colors that last all day. The above swatches (from left to right: Suedeberry, Pink Velvet, Red Velvet, Wicked) are only a small selection of the wide variety of shades that are offered. For more adventurous individuals, colors options include purple, green, and blue. The thin, saturated formula smells like cake batter. It applies with ease using the doe-foot applicator, which only picks up the smallest amount of product, avoiding clumps. Since these formulas are drying and lost lasting, be sure to moisturize your lips before applying. 

February 04, 2016

Over here at Leaping Bunny Headquarters, we are all about cruelty-free nail polish. In fact, we post our #manimonday every week on Instagram and Facebook. One nail product that often can get overlooked, yet is so pivotal in a long lasting and flawless manicure is a high-quality base and top coat.

Black Dahlia Lacquer, known for their innovate and high impact glitter nail polishes, makes an incredibly base coat and top coat. The No More Ridges matte base coat removes ridges and provides a smooth, even surface to apply your nail color. The formula is also very fast drying, which is convenient on those nights when you don’t have hours to give yourself a manicure. The Top Speed top coat is quick drying, and provides a high shine finish that will help make your manicure last.

All of Black Dahlia nail lacquers are vegan, 5-free (meaning it does not contain the toxic chemicals DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Resin, and Camphor). Check out our #manimonday posts to see this couple in action, as well more Leaping Bunny Certified nail polish brands.

February 02, 2016

Finding a high-quality cruelty-free and vegan liquid eyeliner can prove to be quite the difficult task. Add natural and made with organic ingredients to the list, and you may feel like giving up before you even start.

As luck would have it, 100% Pure makes a wonderful liquid eyeliner for all of purists out there. The Black Tea Long Last Liquid Eyeliner contains all-natural ingredients including organic black tea, organic aloe, oregano leaf, thyme, rosemary, and honeysuckle. The result is a highly pigmented, long lasting, and smudge-proof liquid eyeliner. Although it can sometimes be a challenge to apply liquid eyeliner against the lash line, the precision of the brush makes application a breeze. Be sure to wait about 30 seconds before allowing contact between the lined lash line and the tops of eyelid (such as by looking up or blinking), as this product takes a bit of time to dry.

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