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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Johnson

Cruelty-Free & Sustainable Gifts for the Ladies

Updated: Feb 10

It's hard to believe but the holidays are just around the corner and if you celebrate, you're likely already stressing over what to get your loved ones and friends. No worries, I've compiled a list of cruelty-free ideas that will inspire and delight the ladies on your list.

I personally own and love each item in the collage. In fact, many have appeared in my monthly favorites. That's why I'm confident the lucky ladies on your list will love them too.

1) Angela Roi satchel / I've been carrying this satchel since I purchased it at the beginning of September. This bag is both luxurious and practical with multiple compartments perfect for organizing all your must-have items. Constructed of sturdy EPUL vegan leather, the bag is a bit pricey but well worth it. For reference, I have this in brown but plan to purchase another color in the future.

2) camp shirt / Next up is this super comfy camp shirt by Quince, a brand I discovered earlier this year. They pride themselves on creating sustainable, affordable clothing and accessories using organic materials and ethical business practices. This shirt is made of Lyocell, a biodegradable fabric made from cellulose found in wood pulp. It's so soft and comfy and even though it's slightly oversized, you still look put together wearing it. Pair it with jeans or shorts, or dress it up with some nice oversized linen pants.

3) Mario Badescu drying lotion / This has become a game-changer for me in getting rid of pesky blemishes overnight. The unique formula effectively targets and dries out pimples without over-drying the surrounding skin.

4) Urban Decay eyeshadow palette / This is a makeup lover's dream, offering a stunning array of pigmented and blendable shades. Whether you're into bold and vibrant or subtle and neutral looks, this palette has you covered. The high-quality shadows stay put all day, and the mix of matte and shimmer finishes allows for endless creative possibilities.

5) IL Makiage foundation / The formula provides excellent coverage without feeling heavy, and its long-lasting wear ensures a flawless look throughout the day. The diverse shade range caters to various skin tones, and the buildable coverage allows for a customized finish. For a radiant and airbrushed complexion, this foundation is a standout choice.

6) It Cosmetics face cream / This is a skincare essential that delivers hydration and nourishment in abundance. The lightweight formula absorbs quickly, leaving the skin feeling plump and revitalized. Packed with beneficial ingredients, including anti-aging compounds, this cream not only moisturizes but also works to improve the overall health and appearance of the skin. It's a daily indulgence for a radiant and youthful complexion.

7) scoop neck tee / This is quite possibly the perfect tee. Also purchased from Quince, the super soft material is made of a wrinkle-resistant, stretchy cotton blend. Pair it with any outfit to look polished.

8) Angela Roi pouch / This pouch is the epitome of elegance and functionality. Crafted with the same attention to detail as their signature bags, this pouch is perfect for keeping cards and money organized in style. The vegan leather feels soft yet durable, and the minimalist design adds a touch of sophistication to any ensemble.

9) ILIA lipstick / A must-have for those who crave clean, high-performance makeup. The richly pigmented formula glides on effortlessly, providing vibrant color with a satin finish. What sets it apart is the commitment to clean ingredients without compromising on performance. This lipstick not only enhances your natural beauty but also nourishes and hydrates your lips, making it a guilt-free indulgence for everyday glam.

10) Ecotools makeup brushes / These bamboo-handled brushes boast soft, synthetic bristles that effortlessly blend and apply makeup. The versatility of the brush set, coupled with the brand's commitment to sustainability, makes it a guilt-free and high-quality choice for achieving flawless makeup looks. These brushes are a staple for anyone looking to elevate their makeup application while minimizing their environmental impact.


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