Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lypsyl -- Review

Okay..remember that I wrote about Lypsyl and how I liked it?
Well it's been about a week I think now and I can safely say that this is NOT a product that I want to be using on my lips at all.

It felt great the first couple of days but near the end of the week that I had been using it, it dried out my lips to the point of pain. Now my lips are so dry that even vaseline is having a hard time healing them. That isn't a good thing!

I don't know what it is that's in this product that made my lips dry out so badly, but whatever it was it was bad. I've never had a lip balm do this. Not even chapstick did this to my lips in such a short amount of time! I had high hopes for this product was cruelty-free and came in such a cute applicator. *pouty face* Boo..

So I bought another product to hopefully combat the effects of this product in addition to the vaseline. Hopefully it helps. If it does then I will post another product review on it. Until then, chao~

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tap Water -vs- Bottled Water

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Bottled water. It's one of the things we buy without even thinking about it..Right? Well we should be thinking about it.

I just watched a documentary about bottled water. It was called Tapped. Very eye opening to say the least. I couldn't believe how bad drinking bottled water was. Not only for the enviroment, but for ourselves too. I didn't know that the plastic bottles could leach out into the water itself over time. So re-using these bottles is so not an option anymore.

Me and Wes are moving into a new place in about a week, so as soon as I'm able to I'm going to invest in a water filter. At least then I can be sure that the water I'm drinking is 100% pure water and nothing else. I had no idea bottled water could be bad for you.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Still searching..

For more products in real stores that are cruelty-free. *sigh* it's really hard to find them since not many of them are on the west-side of the U.S. I hate buying stuff online unless I know it works for me. At least if I buy it in-store then I don't have to pay for shipping lol :/

Anyway. I found a few other products that I will be using from now on. One is a lip balm that I just discovered at Walgreens. I looked it up before buying it of course and it is cruelty-free. They really need to put that on the label. lol

It's called Lypsyl. Here's a picture: Image and video hosting by TinyPic
It feels really good on my lips. I got the original lip balm in a tube. It's made out of Swedish Beeswax, Organic Shea Butter, and Coconut Oil. It has a refreshing mint scent/flavor to it too. Kinda wakes you up. xD

I just started using it, but so far I like it. =]

Next is TRESemmé hair products. Totally 100% cruelty-free. I used to use this stuff but switched due to the price(my frugal boyfriend convinced me) but since now I am trying to at least do my part in NOT supporting companies who do animal testing, I'm going to switch back to this brand once I run out of my current shampoo.

Now, I know by using these products I already bought is bad or whatever, but I already bought them before knowing they were tested on animals. The companies already have my money so I really don't see the gain I get or the loss they lose by me throwing what I already bought in the trash. Just trying to be economic and logical here.

I think that's all for now. I did want to mention that I cannot stop buying ALL animal tested products. Like my household items for cleaning, my hygienic stuff, or my medications. Simply because there are no other brands available to me right now within my price range. And like I said before, I don't like or want to buy online. So don't get me started on that. As much as I'd like to not buy these items I am currently forced to. However, I do intend to continue to NOT buy beauty items that are animal tested. That I will not budge on. And I am able to do so because there are many items on the market now that are cruelty-free that are available to me in CVS or Walgreens.

So, yeah. Until I am rich or better off financially, I will only be fighting the animal testing through beauty products. That is the area that is most tested on animals anyway, so it's all good. For now..

Well that is all from Miss Wendy. See ya' all again!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Put a stop to Animal Cruelty!

Do it now!
I just have come to a realization, that I can NOT live with myself any longer if I was WELL aware the products I use everyday were the cause of an innocent animal being hurt, in any way at all!

It's sad too, because most products sold in the stores ARE tested on animals. If not the product then it's ingredients. *sigh* Very sad indeed. So, in order to live with myself I have decided that I will do all in my power to NOT buy from companies that test on animals. As best as I can at least. Because realistically, if you are not able to spend the extra $ on a product that does not test on animals and you will starve or otherwise die or something without buying the product that does test on animals, then it becomes survival and then it is too bad for you, who have to spend that money on that evil product. But what can you do?

Anyway, that being try your damn hardest to NOT be put is such a situation. And stay informed. Always stay informed on what products are safe and what are not. Obviously you won't buy a product that is bad for you just because it's cruelty-free. That would just be retarded! lol

So after that saying all that now, I will proceed to list some products(not all because that would be a very LONG list lol) that are cruelty-free. Here we go..

P.S. for the cruelty-free list I'm going to just do beauty, since I do not really KNOW what products out there do not test on animals as of yet. I know who does, but as far as those who don't I'm only familiar with cosmetics..sorry.
  • Almay
  • Avon
  • Bath and Body Works
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Bonne Bell
  • Burt's Bees
  • Clinique
  • E.L.F.
  • Estée Lauder
  • Hard Candy
  • Hello Kitty
  • Kiss
  • M.A.C.
  • NARS
  • NYX
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
  • Revlon
  • Urban Decay
  • Victoria Secret
  • Wet 'n Wild

So above is the do not test list. Below will be the do test list.

All companies listed below DO; do animal testing. So I will try very hard to NOT buy products from them. And I encourage you all to do the same.

  • Procter&Gamble
  • Johnson&Johnson
  • Church&Dwight
  • Clorox
  • Lóréal
  • Cover Girl
  • Maybelline
  • SOS
  • Arm&Hammer
  • Mr. Clean
  • Air Wick
  • Band-aid
  • Carefree
  • Always
  • Clairol
  • Clean&Clear
  • Neutrogena
  • Olay
And many others..I tried to just list some of the most popular brands though.

Okay, so with all that being listed and said. I will wrap this up. Because it's getting rather long I think ^_^;

Here is a link to a search list for cruelty-free and animal tested products: Cruelty Search
Here is a link to the Leaping Bunny organization to help you go cruelty-free: Leaping Bunny

Both of those sites will also have information to lead you to more information to help stop animal cruelty in not only the U.S. but all over the world. One person may not think they can make a difference. But if that one person can convince more people to join in the fight then they can and will make a difference!