i was completely exhausted from basically midday b/c I got up at 6 and I spent the whole day fighting the urge to sleep and finally I had caffeine in the evening so I would be able to stay up a bit and watch the TI4 grand final at last
then chris fell asleep
and now I can’t sleep (because CAFFEINE) so I’m fucking around on the computer reading old writing because I can’t write anything new
i just did my tax return and OH MAN apparently you can make TOO MUCH MONEY and I do not get even very much of my tax back at ALL you guys
isn’t there a part of the bible where god gets mad at a fig tree for not having any figs on it and curses the fig tree?
yeah there legit is that’s 100% true
Oh my god
W E L L F U C K Y O U T O O J E S U S
i love scrolling through my dash for long periods because i will run into the same mountain goats song as reblogged by like half a dozen of you so i get to listen to it half a dozen times
With all the conflicting information out there it can be hard to figure out what companies are or aren’t cruelty free/vegan, so I decided to make a huge post detailing a ton of brands from drugstore to high end to indie that are cruelty free/vegan. Brands with an asterisk* are completely vegan!
- ELF*-Elf, or eyes lips face, is a vegan and cruelty free company that has makeup for extremely reasonable prices, with products ranging from $1-$8 for most products. NOTE: Although all of their color cosmetics are vegan/CF, they do sell brushes made of animal hair so check before purchasing brushes from them.
- Wet N Wild-Wet N Wild is another company with super cheap prices, starting at $.99 for some products. While they are cruelty free and do not test on animals, they do sell products that contain carmine, a colorant made from ground up beetles. Many of their products are vegan, just check before purchasing.
- Hard Candy-A Walmart exclusive company that is cruelty free but not vegan, although some products are. Check your labels for beeswax, lanolin and carmine if buying vegan. Known for their concealers and nail polishes.
- NYX-Another cruelty free company that is not vegan, although some products are. Known for their high end blush and lipstick dupes and very reasonable prices. Get 25% off your first order with the code WELCOME25. NOTE: owned by a parent company that is not CF
- Jane Cosmetics-Cruelty free with vegan options and most products under $10
- BH Cosmetics-Cruelty free with vegan options, they offer a huge selection of palettes at really affordable prices and frequently have sales where you can get free or highly discounted makeup.
- Physicians Formula-Cruelty free but not vegan, but with kind of high prices for the drugstore, check individual products for vegan selections. Known best for their high quality bronzers.
- Yes To Products-Most are vegan and all are cruelty free, check your packaging for beeswax if buying vegan.
- Ecotools Brushes*-Ecotools brushes are all vegan and cruelty free, and are also some of the best quality brushes you can find in the drugstore.
- RealTechniques Brushes*-Designed by Sam & Nic Chapman of pixiwoo fame on youtube, all of these brushes are vegan and cruelty free.
- Queen Helene Skincare-Home of the famous mint julep masque, they are a great option for affordable vegan skincare with only 2 non-vegan products in their lineup which are very easy to determine.
- Konjac Sponges*-Made from plant material, these are a great vegan face exfoliator for very cheap. Can be found online and at some drugstores.
- Anastasia Beverly Hills-Known for their brow and contour products, they offer some vegan options.
- TheBalm-Known for their highlighters, blushes, and eyeshadow palettes, they offer some vegan options and are commonly featured on Hautelook where products are discounted up to 50% off.
- Bare Minerals-Great quality mineral foundations and eyeshadows, they offer some vegan options. NOTE: owned by a parent company that is not CF, also sells brushes made with animal hair
- Beautyblender*-All of their blending sponges and cleaners are 100% vegan, but very expensive for a sponge.
- Bite Beauty-Known for their highly pigmented lip products, bite is a CF company with vegan options, however some of their products contain lanolin, a product derived from wool.
- LORAC-Some of the best quality eyeshadow on the market today, LORAC does not test on animals and has some vegan options, however all of their best selling palettes contain carmine.
- Makeup Geek-Known for their reasonably priced shadows of comparable quality to MAC, MUG offers a ton of vegan shadow and blush options as well as brushes, just check individual listings.
- NARS-Known for their intensely pigmented blushes and lip pencils, NARS is CF with some vegan options but prices are high compared to other companies with the same quality of products.NOTE: owned by a parent company that is not CF.
- OCC*-Known for their intense and long lasting liquid lipsticks called Lip Tars, they are an entirely vegan and cruelty free company. Note: lip tars contain peppermint oil, so if you have dry lips these can be very drying.
- Too Faced-Good quality eyeshadow palettes, bronzers and finishing powders, they offer some vegan options and vegan teddy bear hair brushes.
- Tarte-Amazing quality long lasting blushes, they offer some vegan options as well. NOTE: owned by a parent company that is not CF
- Urban Decay-Everyone knows about the Naked palettes, but not everyone knows UD is a CF company with clearly labelled vegan options on their site. NOTE: UD is owned by L’oreal, which is not CF.
My Favorite! If you don’t mind shopping online there are a number of great vegan and CF companies out there, plus you get the added benefit of supporting a small business! The only drawback can be a long Turn-Around Time, or the time spent waiting before your order is shipped. As these companies are run by a handful of people, this time can get get quite long. TAT is usually clearly stated on the home page of the site if this is a thing you might be concerned about.
- Darling Girl-DG offers a MASSIVE selection of loose eyeshadows, as well as blushes, eyeliners and primers. While they are not completely vegan, their ingredients lists are clearly displayed on each page so you can determine vegan status.
- Dawn Eyes Cosmetics-Probably the most afforable indie around, Dawn Eyes offers sample baggies of products for only $.50! While they are not completely vegan, all product listings clearly state whether or not a shadow is vegan. The website can be difficult to navigate, but you can always email dawn a list of the colors you want and she will invoice you so you don’t have to go to the trouble of adding each color individually to your cart.
- Fyrinnae*-Pronounced Fyear-in-ay, they offer a huge selection of vegan loose & pressed eyeshadows, blushes, finishing powders, bronzers, primers, and their own unique liquid lipstick formula called lip lustres. Don’t let the long TAT scare you, it’s only there to provide a buffer for when they get inundated with orders.
- Femme Fatale-Based out of Australia, femme fatale creates amazingly complex loose eyeshadows and blushes. They are not entirely vegan, they do use carmine in some of their shadows, but have a vegan friendly section on their website for easy browsing. International shipping can be pricey, but they offer sample packs of 15 shadows or blushes that ship free worldwide!
- Hello Waffle-Based out of Canada, HW offers eyeshadows based off of fairy tales like Rapunzel and Alice in wonderland as well as a number of blushes. While most of their shadows and blushes contain carmine, they have detailed ingredient descriptions to determine vegan status.
- Haus of Gloi*-The haus is an entirely vegan company that offers handmade soaps, scrubs, lotions, bath bombs, hair oils, lip balms, perfume oils, and even custom perfumes. They have a small general catalog of scents and a rotating seasonal lineup.
- Limnit Lipsticks*-They offer a selection of traditional and unconventional lipsticks in full size tubes and sample jars and are 100% vegan and scented lightly with amaretto fragrance.
- Little Sparrow*-They carry a wide selection of lipcolors, lip balms, eyeshadows, traditional and unconventional blushes, and everything is 100% vegan!
- Meow Cosmetics-Meow offers a staggering 86 color foundation range, with everything from the lightest light to deepest deep so you’re bound to find a match. While all of their foundations are vegan, some of their other products are not, but they have a detailed product info page denoting all non-vegan colors.
- Notoriously Morbid-Carrying a wide range of eyeshadows and a line of balms in a victorian gothic theme, NM has a convenient section on their site for all vegan options.
- Shiro Cosmetics*-Offering a huge range of eyeshadows with collections based off of things such as the Hunger Games and Pokemon as well as blushes, finishing powders, tinted balms based off of Miyazaki films, a lip gloss line based off of Nicolas Cage, and custom lipglosses that are all 100% vegan. You also receive free samples and candy with each order!
- Solstice Scents-In addition to a large perfume catalog, SS also offers a line of skincare as well as body butters, soaps, body spray oils and home fragrance. Nearly everything they offer is vegan, if not the products are clearly noted. Shipping is extremely fast, with most orders going out the same day.
- Victorian Disco*-Offering eyeshadows inspired by Harry Potter, Elder Scrolls, Sailor Moon and Adventure time, they also carry a small range of glosses and blushes that are all 100% vegan!
puff pastry as a pizza base is literally the best
He’s basically a Nice Guy caricature at this point. ‘Of course she’ll dump her boyfriend (who is a jerk because he’s not me) if I tell her I love her’. Pretty tedious.
AND LIKE. THAT WOULD BE A COOL THING TO EXPLORE? THE WHOLE NICE GUY SHTICK? but maybe if the character behaved like an actual human might instead of … idk something out of a text post on tumblr… idk it’s possible to write/explore an Asshole Nice Guy (which is clearly what JJ is trying to do) while also writing him like a sympathetic (misguided) human (which Sven has been and should be!)
i mean the dude’s crime is just “I have to make it absolutely clear how shitty this behaviour is!” which isn’t major, but it does feel kind of condescending, i doubt anyone is actually on Sven’s side here
|15-year-old me:||MOM I'm practically an ADULT ugggh you never let me do ANYTHING in olden times i could get MARRIED *eye roll into another dimension*|
|me now:||for my birthday i want food and to stay on your health insurance|
it’s 6 fucking 30 in the fucking morning and the fucking sun doesn’t rise for another fucking 45 minutes and I’m going for a fucking run to pretend that zombies are chasing me like a goddamn idiot baby what is my life what are my choices
Dedicated to all my fellow retail employees
All of these are oh so painfully true.
I used to work at McDonalds and literally every single one of them has happened to me. Ergh.
Last week a regular got pissed because we had to put her items through the scanner again because she had paid but the items hadn’t been taken out of the system for some reason. She didn’t have to pay a second time but she insisted that we had made her pay again and complained to the boss that myself and the other checkout girl with me ought to be penalised if not fired for our actions.