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Cruelty Free Gift Ideas For The Holidays

17/12/2017

*Some items are press samples

It’s that time of year when people start realising Christmas is just a little over a week away and that they haven’t got all the presents they need to get. If you’re one of those people, I have put together a list of cruelty free gift ideas that you can look through to find the perfect present for any beauty product lover out there. As with all my blog posts, everything mentioned is cruelty free and I have included a lot of vegan options as well.

Cruelty free gift ideas for the holidays
Cruelty free gift ideas for the holidays

The first thing that comes to mind when anyone asks me about a cruelty free beauty gift idea, is always Furless brushes (affiliate), as they’re all synthetic/vegan and of great quality. I have reviewed multiple Furless items on my blog previously including the Purple Power Makeup Brush Set, Couture Base Essentials Kit and Couture Body Contour Kit, but I have other brushes that I have yet to review as well. The two couture sets have a sleek all black design and are my absolute favourite brushes to use to get the perfect base. Between the two kits you can get the perfect finish for your foundation, concealer, powder, blush, contour and bronzer. If you are looking for kits that also include eye brushes then the Purple Power, Perfectly Pink or Black Beauty sets are a great option as they all come with a vegan leather travel case ($89.99 each). Each kit contains a different selection of brushes, so look at each kit to see which one is the best fit. If you’re buying for the ultimate beauty junkie, or even a professional makeup artist then you really can’t go past the Professional Makeup Brush Set. The Professional Set includes 20 different brushes to cover every sort of makeup application, and it comes with a fold out brush brush case that can be used as a brush belt ($169.95). If you’re only looking for a couple of brushes to gift then I really love the Black Beauty Small Domed Crease Blending Brush (ME3), Eyeshadow Brush (ME5), Multi Purpose Blending Brush (MF2) and the Angled Contour Brush (MF3). Any brush you choose from Furless will be of great quality, I use mine every time I put makeup on, plus they are really easy to clean.

Furless cruelty free and vegan Purple Power brush set
Furless cruelty free and vegan Purple Power brush set

If you want to buy just one makeup brush then Real Techniques have three new mini brushes out for the holidays (they are a lot smaller in real life than they appear online as they are small enough to be handbag brushes). They have the Mini Expert Face Brush, Mini Contour Brush and Mini Medium Sculpting Brush. There are also a couple of limited edition brush sets like the Smooth & Accentuate Kit and the Drape and Colour Kit. If you are buying a brush set then I still recommend the Furless brushes but Real Techniques are another cruelty free and vegan option. Real Techniques do however have the best affordable makeup sponge /beauty blender dupe on the market called the miracle complexion sponge and there is special Christmas packaging for that product as well. Real Techniques are available in Priceline in Australia. I will often buy my real techniques products from iherb as they’re cheaper that way but they’re often out of stock and won’t make it in time for Christmas now.

Mecca The Daily Defenders gift set
Mecca The Daily Defenders gift set

Every time Christmas rolls around, you can guarantee that Mecca will have a lot of gift sets on offer. You can find various gift sets from cruelty free brands with bad parent companies from both Mecca and Sephora like Becca, Tarte, Too Faced, Hourglass etc. What I want to highlight more though, are the gift sets made by Mecca themselves. Mecca have two completely cruelty free house brands, Mecca Cosmetica (focusing more on skincare) and Mecca Max (focusing more on makeup). Mecca Max only launched this year so I haven’t tried any of the products yet, but there are a couple of cute Mecca Max gift sets like the Glow Show Illuminating Duo $35 (includes a highlighter and metallic eyeshadow), Dewy Til Dawn Prep and Set Makeup Duo $32 (includes an illuminating primer and setting spray) and Max The Look Bold Gold $50 (includes illuminating primer, metallic eyeshadow, shimmer lip gloss and setting spray). The target audience for Mecca Max is younger than that of Mecca Cosmetica so you will see a lot more sparkles and shimmer in the Mecca Max line. I am a massive skincare lover, I think skincare, especially sunscreen, is a lot more important than makeup, so I do tend to like the Mecca Cosmetica sets more. Some of the gift sets from Mecca Cosmetica include The Great Protectors Face Sun Wardrobe $50 (includes face sunscreen, body sunscreen and lip sunscreen), The Daily Defenders SPF & Lip Duo $28 (Mini face and lip sunscreen), Best Face Forward Quick Fix Beauty Routine $80 (plumping balm, sheet masks and eye masks), and Fresh Faced Double Cleanser Set $40 (includes micellar water and facial cleanser). The Mecca Cosmetica Superscreen 50+ is one of my favourite facial suncreens, so it’s a good buy even if you get it for yourself. Also from Mecca you can buy the Josie Maran Cosmetics skincare kits, they have the 3 Step Argan Makeup Prep $35 and the Best of Argan Skincare Revivers $76.

Ere Perez eyeshadow palette, bronzer/blush and brushes
Ere Perez eyeshadow palette, bronzer/blush and brushes

If you’re looking for a cruelty free gift for someone who also likes more natural makeup then the Dusty Girls Quintessential Romance Eyeshadow Palette $36 is a nice gift with its rose gold packaging and vegan formula. Ere Perez has just launched 4 Chamomile Eye Palettes that are all vegan. The palettes are Beautiful (day to night collection), Gorgeous (mother earth collection), Pretty (vintage luxe collection) and Lovely (orient blossom collection). These eyeshadow palettes are ideal for sensitive eyes and retail for $40. I confirmed with Ere Perez that ordering before Wednesday the 20th December from the Ere Perez website and getting express shipping will mean that your order arrives in time for Christmas. You will find various other cruelty free gift ideas on their website like their newly released rice powder bronzers and nail polish range (which I will review in the new year). If you want to buy from a website with a wide range of cruelty free brands then Flora and Fauna (affiliate) and Nourished Life (affiliate) are great websites to look at. Both websites stock Ere Perez plus a lot of other cruelty free, organic and eco-friendly, makeup, skincare and hair care brands. I always turn to these sites when looking for cruelty free gift ideas or new brands to try.

BYS Cosmetics Peach eyeshadow palette
BYS Cosmetics Peach eyeshadow palette

Some cruelty free brands readily available in Australian stores (as well as on their own websites) include theBalm Cosmetics, Trilogy Skincare, Chi Chi Cosmetics, Designer Brands, Innoxa, Australis Cosmetics and BYS Cosmetics. I just reviewed the BYS Berries and Peach eyeshadow palettes which are available from Kmart and Target. Trilogy focus on natural skincare that works, they happen to be one of my favourite skincare brands. Every Christmas, Trilogy bring out mini skincare gift packs that focus on different needs so you can choose the pack that suits the receiver best. If you get stuck the Trilogy Rosehip Oil works well for all skin types and you can buy Trilogy from both Priceline and Myer. theBalm are famous for creating their cult highlighter, Mary-Lou Manizer (reviewed here), but I think their eyeshadow palettes should be talked about a lot more. I really like the Meet Matt(e) range which are 9 pan matte eyeshadow palettes. The palettes are called Meet Matt(e) Nude, Meet Matt(e) Trimony and the most recent palette (which is the only vegan one), Meet Matt(e) Ador. A makeup lover can never have enough matte eyeshadows in their collection. TheBalm is available at Target in Australia but the shelves are usually cleared out of all product, so you’re much better off checking out your local David Jones instead. Chi Chi Cosmetics, Designer Brands, Innoxa and Australis Cosmetics have all released new products for the holidays. Chi Chi Cosmetics (available at Target and Myer) have launched face palettes, eyeshadow palettes and perfume gift sets, I particularly like the roller ball perfumes as they are perfect to put in my bag and carry around with me. Designer Brands ( a vegan brand) have launched various eyeshadow and face palettes for the holidays, as well as a new line of fake eyelashes (it’s best to check the Designer Brands website for your local stockist). Innoxa (available at some Priceline stores and Myer) recently released vegan blushes and eyeshadow quads, plus a new foundation and colour correctors, but it’s best to stick to the eyeshadows and blushes as gifts as foundation shades are too hard to match for another person. Australis Cosmetics have had so many new releases this year, I know the contour book is popular with teenagers out there, as are many of their products.

BYS Cosmetics Berries eyeshadow palette
BYS Cosmetics Berries eyeshadow palette

If you’re in the USA then I recommend checking out Colourpop. I have reviewed a few of their products on my blog, but I plan on reviewing a lot more in the new year. They released a limited edition collection at Sephora for Christmas, plus they have their yearly NKLA collection that includes the Puppy Love and Cat Nap super shock shadows where all proceeds go to helping homeless pets. Colourpop provide free shipping for international orders over $50 which makes it a good American brand for Aussies to buy, but it won’t make it in time for Christmas now. Wet N Wild just released a Pro Brush line which features sleek pink metallic handles. They have to be some of the prettiest brushes on the market, so I am going to try and find a way to get them in Australia in the new year.

Colourpop Cosmetics Super Shock Shadows
Colourpop Cosmetics Super Shock Shadows

Something I try to do every Christmas, is buy products from small independent (often single person) brands. One easy way to do this is to buy from one of the Australian Indie Nail Polish brands. I listed a lot of the Australian Indie polish brands in my Guide To Australian Indie Polish Nail Polish blog post. Many of the brands have closed for their Christmas break but some brands are working through. I created a thread in The Australian Indie Polish Appreciation Society Facebook group where brands could comment their opening times over the holidays. Brands that said they will be open over the holidays and continue to ship throughout include Celestial Cosmetics, Hit The Bottle, Bettie Pain Polish, Sayuri Nail Lacquer and Powder Perfect (they will close on 5th Jan instead). I spoke to Megan from Bettie Pain Polish about shipping for Christmas and she said that the 22nd is the last day she can post (by express) to get to you in time for Christmas. I assume most of the other stores will be the same but you will need to check their Turn- Around Time (TAT) to make sure that they have enough time to fill your order and post it.

Cruelty free gift ideas for any beauty lover
Cruelty free gift ideas for any beauty lover

I hope this post helps you to find the perfect cruelty free gift. If you’re not looking for a present for someone else, these are still great ideas if you want to spoil yourself. I hope you and all of your loved ones have a happy and safe new year and I wish you all the best for the year to come. You can sign up to email updates to get all of my cruelty free blog posts sent to your inbox or follow me on social media – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. If you like any of these ideas, or have a great cruelty free gift idea of your own, then let me know in the comments – I would love to hear from you.

Love, Alinta

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    Outstanding post I really like it. The Beauty Bag

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Also tomorrow is my birthday and a present I would love is photos of people attending the reproductive rights rally in Melbourne. Please go tomorrow, wear a mask, and take a photo of yourself and send it to me 😉 best birthday present ever. 
#elate #elatecosmetics #elatebeauty #loveelate #lovealinta
    I know I promised a blog post on these a very long time ago but that didn’t happen so here’s some swatches instead. These are some of @elatecosmetics cruelty, vegan and sustainable pencils. There’s the 4 EyeColour Pencils Gleam, Mystic, Evolve and Merit which are buildable and easy to blend. I’m so pale that Gleam and Mystic and almost my skin colour but I still use them for highlights. Then there’s Hearth the EyeLine pencil which is a neutral brown. And finally the LipColours Enigma and Ardent which I’ve shown you how to use as lipstick and blush previously in a video. I probably get the most use out of Mystic and Ardent. Mystic is a good neutral shade on me and Ardent is one of my fave lip colours. Which one is your fave? Anyone who wants to buy Elate in Aus can head to the Flora and Fauna website (affiliate link on my blog). Also tomorrow is my birthday and a present I would love is photos of people attending the reproductive rights rally in Melbourne. Please go tomorrow, wear a mask, and take a photo of yourself and send it to me 😉 best birthday present ever. #elate #elatecosmetics #elatebeauty #loveelate #lovealinta
    3 months ago
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    Here’s a video of Bonsai’s recovery from cruciate ligament surgery this year. He ruptured his cruciate just before my wedding, and then had surgery shortly after.  As well as repairing the ligament, the vet also created a deeper groove in his knee so to give his knee more stability. This is his second knee surgery as he had his other one done a year earlier. It’s very common for the second knee to be injured within a year of the first. His surgery and recovery were complicated by his IBD and heart failure, but as you can see his leg is doing really well now. I’ve been updating you in my stories about his heart failure. He doesn’t have much much time left with us, so I thought I would upload this so you can see that knee surgery is worth doing. I know lots of people are scared of the recovery period because crating can be demanding on your time and stressful for the dog, but giving them proper use of their leg back is worth it. I’ve seen dogs in rescue that are forced to go years without this surgery and the results are heartbreaking. The recovery can be hard, especially if there are other medical issues at play, like with Bonsai, but a good vet will try to make the dog as comfortable as possible for the recovery period. Humans get help when they rupture their ACL so please do the same for your dog. If you’re wondering how Bons is going today, he’s recovered from yesterdays sedation and is happily sitting on my shoulder - as per usual. There’s no way of knowing when his time will be up, so he’s being spoilt and loved until that day does come. He’s my little shadow who I love very much 🌒
#rescuedog #crutiate #crutiateligament #dogsofmelbourne #chihuahua
    Here’s a video of Bonsai’s recovery from cruciate ligament surgery this year. He ruptured his cruciate just before my wedding, and then had surgery shortly after. As well as repairing the ligament, the vet also created a deeper groove in his knee so to give his knee more stability. This is his second knee surgery as he had his other one done a year earlier. It’s very common for the second knee to be injured within a year of the first. His surgery and recovery were complicated by his IBD and heart failure, but as you can see his leg is doing really well now. I’ve been updating you in my stories about his heart failure. He doesn’t have much much time left with us, so I thought I would upload this so you can see that knee surgery is worth doing. I know lots of people are scared of the recovery period because crating can be demanding on your time and stressful for the dog, but giving them proper use of their leg back is worth it. I’ve seen dogs in rescue that are forced to go years without this surgery and the results are heartbreaking. The recovery can be hard, especially if there are other medical issues at play, like with Bonsai, but a good vet will try to make the dog as comfortable as possible for the recovery period. Humans get help when they rupture their ACL so please do the same for your dog. If you’re wondering how Bons is going today, he’s recovered from yesterdays sedation and is happily sitting on my shoulder - as per usual. There’s no way of knowing when his time will be up, so he’s being spoilt and loved until that day does come. He’s my little shadow who I love very much 🌒 #rescuedog #crutiate #crutiateligament #dogsofmelbourne #chihuahua
    3 months ago
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    With it being #pridemonth, we are going to talk about the A in LGBTQIA+ (while you look at some of my rainbow-ish nails from over the years). The A stands for Asexual, or Aromantic, or Agender,, but not Ally. Asexuals are people who don’t experience sexual attraction to others (or only do in certain circumstances, like those who are grey or demisexual). It’s a spectrum, we’re all different. Many aces still have relationships, whether romantic, sexual or queer-platonic. Asexuality is about attraction, not relationship status. Aces are frequently erased from the queer community. Last pride was particularly bad for ace erasure and hate. Aces belong in the queer community. Many aces have a hard time coming to terms with being ace in our hyper-sexualised society, and then they have to deal with erasure from their own community too. I personally would have been saved years of worrying that something was wrong with me if someone had just explained the difference between sexual and romantic attraction to me as a teen. There are so many amazing aces out there who deserve to be supported, especially by the queer community. So, don’t forget to include the A if you’re going to use the LGBTQIA+ acronym, and show for aces, whether you’re in the community or an ally. 
#pride #asexualpride #LGBTQIA #pridenails #rainbownails
    With it being #pridemonth, we are going to talk about the A in LGBTQIA+ (while you look at some of my rainbow-ish nails from over the years). The A stands for Asexual, or Aromantic, or Agender,, but not Ally. Asexuals are people who don’t experience sexual attraction to others (or only do in certain circumstances, like those who are grey or demisexual). It’s a spectrum, we’re all different. Many aces still have relationships, whether romantic, sexual or queer-platonic. Asexuality is about attraction, not relationship status. Aces are frequently erased from the queer community. Last pride was particularly bad for ace erasure and hate. Aces belong in the queer community. Many aces have a hard time coming to terms with being ace in our hyper-sexualised society, and then they have to deal with erasure from their own community too. I personally would have been saved years of worrying that something was wrong with me if someone had just explained the difference between sexual and romantic attraction to me as a teen. There are so many amazing aces out there who deserve to be supported, especially by the queer community. So, don’t forget to include the A if you’re going to use the LGBTQIA+ acronym, and show for aces, whether you’re in the community or an ally. 
#pride #asexualpride #LGBTQIA #pridenails #rainbownails
    With it being #pridemonth, we are going to talk about the A in LGBTQIA+ (while you look at some of my rainbow-ish nails from over the years). The A stands for Asexual, or Aromantic, or Agender,, but not Ally. Asexuals are people who don’t experience sexual attraction to others (or only do in certain circumstances, like those who are grey or demisexual). It’s a spectrum, we’re all different. Many aces still have relationships, whether romantic, sexual or queer-platonic. Asexuality is about attraction, not relationship status. Aces are frequently erased from the queer community. Last pride was particularly bad for ace erasure and hate. Aces belong in the queer community. Many aces have a hard time coming to terms with being ace in our hyper-sexualised society, and then they have to deal with erasure from their own community too. I personally would have been saved years of worrying that something was wrong with me if someone had just explained the difference between sexual and romantic attraction to me as a teen. There are so many amazing aces out there who deserve to be supported, especially by the queer community. So, don’t forget to include the A if you’re going to use the LGBTQIA+ acronym, and show for aces, whether you’re in the community or an ally. 
#pride #asexualpride #LGBTQIA #pridenails #rainbownails
    With it being #pridemonth, we are going to talk about the A in LGBTQIA+ (while you look at some of my rainbow-ish nails from over the years). The A stands for Asexual, or Aromantic, or Agender,, but not Ally. Asexuals are people who don’t experience sexual attraction to others (or only do in certain circumstances, like those who are grey or demisexual). It’s a spectrum, we’re all different. Many aces still have relationships, whether romantic, sexual or queer-platonic. Asexuality is about attraction, not relationship status. Aces are frequently erased from the queer community. Last pride was particularly bad for ace erasure and hate. Aces belong in the queer community. Many aces have a hard time coming to terms with being ace in our hyper-sexualised society, and then they have to deal with erasure from their own community too. I personally would have been saved years of worrying that something was wrong with me if someone had just explained the difference between sexual and romantic attraction to me as a teen. There are so many amazing aces out there who deserve to be supported, especially by the queer community. So, don’t forget to include the A if you’re going to use the LGBTQIA+ acronym, and show for aces, whether you’re in the community or an ally. #pride #asexualpride #LGBTQIA #pridenails #rainbownails
    3 months ago
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    Plastic packaging and beauty products. What can one change do? When @trilogyproducts changed from plastic spatulas to bamboo ones, they stopped producing 208,000 plastic spatulas a year. For me, that means I now won’t be adding to my very large pile of plastic spatulas that I have accumulated over the years by using the Trilogy Replenishing Night Cream every day. No other night cream compares for me, so I’m glad I won’t add to that pile. I kept them all hoping that I would find a use for them but that has yet to happen 🤷‍♀️ A lot of beauty brands market that their plastic can be recycled, but many of those products can’t be put in curbside recycling. When they can go into the recycling bin it doesn’t mean customers are actually doing that, and even when the plastic does make it into the recycling bin, it doesn’t mean it’s actually recycled. There’s a huge amount of plastic in recycling centers that never gets made into something new. So I appreciate it when brands do make changes like this because I can see the result as a consumer. That doesn’t always mean the change is automatically better for the environment, because there’s no way of knowing if the brand uses more materials or greenhouse gases to make the new version. Beauty brands can be very cagey about their greenhouse gas emissions, particularly their scope 3 emissions. Therefore as consumers we can often only make best guesses as to which brands and products are the most sustainable choice. Changing plastic packaging is however a very obvious difference for customers, because we see the difference in where our waste goes. So as a customer I do like seeing brands moving to products that aren’t plastic, or at the very least using plastic that is easily curbside recycled. Many beauty brands have a long way to go before their products are easily recycled, but Trilogy is one of the brands who have made an effort to change this. So long story, short, I love Trilogy skincare products and appreciate that they are trying to make the brand more eco-friendly. What’s your opinion on this? Do you have a weird plastic spatula pile, or is it just me? 
#trilogy #trilogyskincare #discovertrilogy #lovealinta
    Plastic packaging and beauty products. What can one change do? When @trilogyproducts changed from plastic spatulas to bamboo ones, they stopped producing 208,000 plastic spatulas a year. For me, that means I now won’t be adding to my very large pile of plastic spatulas that I have accumulated over the years by using the Trilogy Replenishing Night Cream every day. No other night cream compares for me, so I’m glad I won’t add to that pile. I kept them all hoping that I would find a use for them but that has yet to happen 🤷‍♀️ A lot of beauty brands market that their plastic can be recycled, but many of those products can’t be put in curbside recycling. When they can go into the recycling bin it doesn’t mean customers are actually doing that, and even when the plastic does make it into the recycling bin, it doesn’t mean it’s actually recycled. There’s a huge amount of plastic in recycling centers that never gets made into something new. So I appreciate it when brands do make changes like this because I can see the result as a consumer. That doesn’t always mean the change is automatically better for the environment, because there’s no way of knowing if the brand uses more materials or greenhouse gases to make the new version. Beauty brands can be very cagey about their greenhouse gas emissions, particularly their scope 3 emissions. Therefore as consumers we can often only make best guesses as to which brands and products are the most sustainable choice. Changing plastic packaging is however a very obvious difference for customers, because we see the difference in where our waste goes. So as a customer I do like seeing brands moving to products that aren’t plastic, or at the very least using plastic that is easily curbside recycled. Many beauty brands have a long way to go before their products are easily recycled, but Trilogy is one of the brands who have made an effort to change this. So long story, short, I love Trilogy skincare products and appreciate that they are trying to make the brand more eco-friendly. What’s your opinion on this? Do you have a weird plastic spatula pile, or is it just me? #trilogy #trilogyskincare #discovertrilogy #lovealinta
    4 months ago
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