Most of the cruelty free community already know this but recently Too Faced were acquired by Estee Lauder which many of us don't consider to be cruelty free. You can read more about it on Logical Harmony but for now, lets get into what this means for my bronzer situation...

Too Faced's Chocolate Soleil Bronzers have been my favorites for a while, so much so that i own all three shades to allow for all levels of tan i might be at that moment. As many of you have guessed, i am choosing to no longer buy from Too Faced so now is when i start bringing you some cruelty free vegan alternatives (with no parent companies who test).

So, my recommendation for the best bronzer of your life is actually... not a bronzer, but a foundation and its from 100% Pure. Their Fruit Pigmented Foundation comes in 9 shades (i'd say the darkest 4 shades will suit the biggest range of people as bronzers), contains the same pure ingredients you're used to seeing from 100% Pure and works impeccably as a bronzer.

Top to bottom: Golden Peach, Toffee, Mousse

The formula is beautifully pigmented and can be applied sparingly for a light glow or a little heavier/ layered to build up a more dimensional, sculpted look (see the shade mousse in action here). These have quickly replaced the Chocolate Soleil bronzers for me and i'm more than happy to make that switch.

Whats even better is that if you're choosing to buy now, 100% Pure currently have their 20% off Jingle Jingle campaign from December 8th (starting at noon PST) thru the 15th along with free brushes and minis while stocks last.

Check below for some swatches and you can always contact the wonderful people at 100% Pure if you ever need a shade match, too. They also have a Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer (remember, i'm showing you foundations) which is deeper again and has a gorgeous glowy sheen running through it, i just wanted to show you their lovely matte options for the matte lovers out there.

I could only swatch on my wrist since everywhere else is tattooed, rest assured they apply so freakin' smooth on the face!
Top to bottom: Golden PeachToffeeMousse

Hopefully this helps solve your bronzer woes and makes things a little easier for you if you're also trying to avoid brands with parent companies who test on animals. I truly love 100% Pure as a brand and you can see my video on alllll the products i own from them here.

note: affiliate links are used to help with the maintenance of my blog and product was supplied by 100% Pure per my request so i could show you swatches

Buying as a vegan or for a vegan can be tough sometimes, so allow me to introduce you to my secret weapon, Petit Vour.

Many of you have probably heard me talk about their subscription boxes or seen one of my haul videos but for those unaware, Petit Vour are a vegan cruelty free hub for all things beauty and lifestyle.

They carry such a wide range of products at all different price points so they're the perfect place to go for gifting ideas. I've shared my top picks in 3 price ranges below to give you some ideas...

$20 and under

100% Pure Bright Eyes Mask - $7 : These are the perfect stocking stuffer or reward treat (y'know, for all those awesome gifts you've picked for your loved ones) and a staple fix for all things in my house. Power out? Bright Eyes. Election stress? Bright Eyes. One too many mulled wines? Bright Eyes.
They are formulated to help depuff, brighten and hydrate and i love keeping a couple in the fridge for any such emergencies. (pictured)

Ellovi Lip Butter Collection - $18 : I don't think theres a single human out there who wouldn't benefit from a lip balm restock, especially for us Northern Hemisphere dwellers battling the winter dryness this season. Ellovi butters are nourishing, delicious and packaged in the most streamlined way. Perfect for lip balm lovers or a panicked secret santa option!

Rifle Paper Co Travel Journal - $15 : This is the perfect little gift for the avid traveler in your life or someone who is about to embark on a new life in a far away land. They also have regular journal options and some gorgeous wrapping sets.

$20 - $35

Little River Sock Mill Socks - $15 - $25 : I know some people dread receiving socks but theres not much i enjoy more and i can't be the only one who feels this way... right? Little River have lots of different prints and styles from footies to knee-highs and are all made right here in the USA. (pictured)

Moon Juice Power Dust - $30 : Many of us know (or maybe are) that person who drinks endless coffee but never quite gets what they want from it, so why not encourage trying something new by gifting them some Power Dust? Moon Juice create lots of different powder blends targeted to different moods or organs and they taste delicious!

Widu Wooden Bristle Brush - $25 : Widu create handmade Italian brushes and combs designed not only to detangle that mop but also to massage your scalp. This little travel sized option comes in different colors and i'd have to say the robin egg blue is my favorite.

$35 - $50

Poetic Blend Ghost Oil - $50 : Most gothic skin care award goes to.... Ghost Oil! All joking aside, this is a truly gorgeous product and "ghost oil" is right, is really does vanish without a trace leaving your skin feeling perfectly happy and balanced. Whether you're buying this for the skin care fanatic in your life, or the perfectly curated human who lives for an Instagram flat-lay, this is a beautiful product both to give and receive. (pictured)

Osmia Himalayan Body Buff - $42 : A chic twist on the traditional gift of bath and body products, this scrub is a lovely way to keep your skin glowing all winter long.

Lite + Cycle Lavender Candle - $48 : Another gorgeous more traditional gift item is this pillar candle. It's lavender scent is perfectly soothing and relaxing for anyone getting ready to embrace hibernation this winter!

Hopefully this gave you some gift ideas to work from but if you're still not sure, they also offer a Petit Vour gift card and they have a wonderful subscription box thats ideal for anyone embarking on a cruelty free or vegan journey and wants to try out lots of gorgeous new items every month.

I'm feeling a little less than stellar right now but LOTS of you asked for my top picks to grab during the Sephora VIB sale so here they are, vegan and cruelty free!

I tried to add in some bits i know and love, some that are new to me and some that i know are crowd faves.

As always, i have to remind you to sign into your Ebates account (or sign up via that link) first since they have 4% cashback right now!






Got some of your own vegan or cruelty free sephora favorites you want to share? Leave them in a comment below!