Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy VeganMoFo!!!

I can't believe it's been a whole year since the last VeganMoFo! I miraculously posted every day last time, but am sticking with the VeganMoFo goal of posting every weekday for this time around. I'm so excited to read all of your awesome blogs, try out recipes, spend more time at the farmers markets, and take lots of fun vegan-centric surveys (and maybe some freezer-tag???)!

And now, for the first day of the Vegan Month of Food, I present - a post on vegan makeup! Say, what?!? I know, I know, you can't eat it, but...... long story short, some jerk almost hit me on my bike yesterday, and swerving to avoid him, I crashed. Nothing major, but when I woke up today my body was wicked sore! So I left work after an hour and a half and laid around all day feeling sorry for myself, checking my Facebook, and eating Tofurkey brats. You all know the brat is where it's at, so I thought I'd share my recent love for Urban Decay Cosmetics instead.

A month or so ago, I saw a post on the PPK including a coupon code for like 30% off your entire order at! Urban Decay is a cruelty-free company, but only about half of their products are vegan, so make sure you see the purple paw print before ordering! Being the thrifty, glitter-loving vegan that I am, I couldn't resist some new lip stuff. I managed to limit myself to three: lipstick in Gravity (reddish purple), Ultraglide lip gloss in Gash (dark red), and XXX Shine lip gloss in Joyride (glittery bright pink).

Lipstick: B+. Long lasting and applies evenly, but without being thick at all. The only negative is that it isn't as shiny on the lips as it appears in the tube.

Ultraglide: C-. This gloss loses big points for being way too sticky! I can only wear it when my hair is pulled back, or try to discreetly peel the stray hairs off my lips all day. Not cool! It also isn't as shimmery as it appears in the tube.

XXX Shine: A+! I loooooooove this stuff! It's pretty, has visible glittery-shimmer, and gets bonus points for the minty freshness it gives the lips upon application!

Another thing I love about Urban Decay - each package states after the ingredients list: "We don't do animal testing. How could anyone?" Agreed!


Anonymous said...

I've not bought any make up since becoming a vegan - I've still been using up the old stock I had (and I seldom wear make up so it's lasting), but this stuff sounds / looks cool!

jessy said...

happy mofo to you too, Chelsea! i’ve missed you (and missed all the adorable & awesome kitteh pictures!)! i remember freezer-tag! yay! i always stay away from make-up because i don’t know what’s vegan. i’ve got the cruelty-free non-animal testing companies down, but i never know what’s vegan. your post is too awesome, and what a fantastical way to start off mofo! thanks, Chelsea!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Coo-eeee Chelsea. So happy to see you MoFo'ing! I've just seen your new picture and you look amazing girl.

Chelsea said...

Awww, you guys are so awesome!!! :)